The Subtle And Not So Subtle Dominance Of US Swimmers And Gymnasts

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Embed Code FiveThirtyEight We’re on the ground in Rio covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Check out all our coverage here.Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Aug. 10, 2016) we look at the different ways to appreciate the performances by U.S. swimmers and gymnasts at the Olympics. Is it better to marvel at the statistical dominance, or just sit back and be in awe of the athleticism on display? FiveThirtyEight’s very own Allison McCann also checks in from Rio, where she says things are going relatively smoothly. Then, an extended significant digit segment on Ichiro Suzuki, who just tallied his 3,000th hit in the majors. Neil Paine wonders: What would Ichiro’s career stats look like had he played his entire career in Major League Baseball?Links to what we discuss are here:Ben Morris on U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky’s prowess, and how others may join her assault on the record books.Allison McCann’s dispatch from Rio: a bit rocky, but overall no different from other major sporting events.The New York Times breaks down how Simone Biles completes her signature floor move, “The Biles.”In a sport usually decided by fractions of points, the U.S. women crushed their gymnastics opponents.Neil Paine says Ichiro Suzuki is a rare combo: “old and good.” read more

Job Loss at Texas Depot Follows Militarys Overseas Drawdown

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A planned reduction of 600 personnel at Red River Army Depot (RRAD), Texas, announced last month is a result of a declining workload that follows a drop in the tempo of the military’s overseas operations over the past 10 years. “Peak operational tempo for the present campaigns was achieved around 2008,” said Dennis Lewis of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. “Since then, we’ve been in a gradual state of reduction of operations. Equipment has been repaired, refitted and returned to their respective units, which is what RRAD does,” Lewis said. Unless Congress allocates funds to increase readiness, Red River’s workload soon will reach pre-9/11 levels, he added.Additional staff cuts may be necessary if the depot’s decline in work tempo persists, reports the Texarkana Gazette.Photo by Jennifer Bacchuslast_img read more

Youth shot dead by friends in Kalyani

first_imgKolkata: A youth from Bijpur was shot dead in Kalyani Jheel Par area late on Sunday night. Locals informed that the deceased identified as Raju Natta was shot dead by his own friends. Police later arrested three persons on Monday.Locals informed that Natta went to Kalyani Jheel Par area with some of his friends where they were consumeing alcohol. Among his friends, a few were against him due to some reasons. According to the sources, Natta and his friends have criminal records. A few months ago, due to some reasons, the group got divided. On Monday, Natta was asked to join the other team. But he refused to leave his current group of associates, resulting in a conflict. Natta was threatened by others over his refusal and soon a scuffle broke out. All of a sudden someone from them fired a shot which hit Natta. He was immediately rushed to Kalyani Jawahrlal Nehru Memorial Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. In order to save themselves, Natta’s so called friends fled. Later, Nattas family was informed. His family members went to the hospital and lodged a complaint with Bijpur Police Station. Upon receiving the complaint, police arrested three of his friends on Monday. They will be produced before Barrackpore Court on Tuesday. “Investigation is on. His family claimed that his friends had committed the crime. Nothing more could be said before a detailed investigation,” said a senior police official from Barrackpore Police.last_img read more