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13 Dec 18
Dementia

Liberty University Master of Public Health HLTH 634 Health Communication and Advocacy   MAINTAINING AND/OR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN DEMENTIA PATIENTS     LYNETTE CARROLL ID: L28971632 December 13, 2018 Words: 1,539                               Program Plan Title: Maintaining and/or Improving […]

13 Dec 18
iPhillySports

Why are there Flames on the ice? That would melt all of the ice. People forget that. Today’s game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be: Seen on TV locally via NBC Sports Philadelphia (or via stream on the MyTeams App) Seen on TV in Canada via Sportsnet Heard on radio locally via 93.3 […]

13 Dec 18
Hip2Save
Hop on over to Amazon where you can snag this Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Folding Wagon for just $52.99 (regularly $89.99) – lowest price! As another option, Target.com also has this Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Folding Wagon priced at $52.99 shipped after the automatic $10 discount at checkout. Amazon Deal Idea: Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Folding Wagon Just $52.99 shipped (regularly $89.99) Target Deal Idea: Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Folding Wagon $62.99 Automatic $10 off $50 toy purchase discount at checkout Final cost $52.99 shipped! *Even better, Target REDcard holders will save an additional 5%! This Radio Flyer wagon is three wagons in one – use it to haul toys or sporting equipment, as a bench, or for a fun ride for your kiddos. It easily folds with just one hand, and includes cup holders, quiet-ride tires and a telescoping handle for easy use. Save on this 130-piece Melissa & Doug train set!
12 Dec 18
Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Method shows around-the-clock interactions, gives insight into hummingbird health Credit: Don Preisler/UC Davis Beep” is not a sound you expect to hear coming from a hummingbird feeder. Yet “beeps” abounded during a study led by the University of California, Davis to monitor hummingbirds around urban feeders and help answer questions about their behavior and health. […]

12 Dec 18
DLabrie

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12 Dec 18
Jody Edgar

Ten games into what will almost certainly be his lone season in Durham, Duke’s Zion Williamson has treated college basketball like a rim on a breakaway. Which is to say, he has left it trembling. On game days, the anointed freshman effectively has a residency on “SportsCenter,” his highlights the fantasy-come-true of any sports-radio personality […]

12 Dec 18
FiveThirtyEight
Ten games into what will almost certainly be his lone season in Durham, Duke’s Zion Williamson has treated college basketball like a rim on a breakaway. Which is to say, he has left it trembling. On game days, the anointed freshman effectively has a residency on “SportsCenter,” his highlights the fantasy-come-true of any sports-radio personality or TV show producer. Need to fill time? Just discuss the comical absurdity of an 18-year-old throwing down midgame windmills with ease or opine that he’d be unable to handle the scrutiny if the Cleveland Cavaliers were to select him in the NBA draft. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski shepherded in one of the most heralded recruiting classes of the modern era this summer, an embarrassment of riches featuring the top three prospects in the country. Unsurprisingly, the Blue Devils rank among the top teams in the nation, their lone loss coming against the veteran-laden Gonzaga Bulldogs in Maui. RJ Barrett, the consensus top-ranked player from the 2018 class, leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring. Yet it’s Williamson who most often elicits the shock-and-awe moments that keep Instagram’s highlight-reel accounts fully stocked. It’s Williamson who draws comparisons — again and again and again — to the incomparable LeBron James. It’s Williamson who is appointment television.[footnote]Five of Duke’s next six games will be televised by the ESPN network.[/footnote] That’s because college basketball has never seen a player like him. With a 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame, Williamson looks more like a linebacker than he does a forward. The Wall Street Journal, with the help of a university physicist, found that attempting to draw a charge on Williamson is akin to colliding head-on with a Jeep. Among all active players in the NBA, only Boban Marjanovic outweighs him. And at 7-foot-3, Marjanovic is more than half a foot taller than Williamson. The build of the former South Carolina Mr. Basketball is certainly unorthodox. At Duke’s practice combine, Williamson’s vertical leap exceeded 40 inches. He corrals rebounds and defends the paint with the unadulterated violence of a center, runs the floor with the fluidity of a modern wing, possesses touch with both hands and has a shooting stroke that stretches to the perimeter. Relative to his size, Williamson’s athleticism doesn’t compute. He’s the Refrigerator Perry of the hardwood. In the one-and-done era of college basketball, Duke is no stranger to dominant freshman — players like Jahlil Okafor, Jabari Parker and Jayson Tatum. But what Williamson is doing in his first year at this level is downright historic for any player, let alone a freshman. One way we can assess a player’s contributions to his team is Box Plus/Minus, a metric that estimates the number of points per 100 possessions a player contributes above (or below) average using stats found in the box score. BPM has never seen a college player like Williamson. Among players who qualified for the points per game leaderboard at Sports-Reference.com and appeared in at least 10 games since 2010, the first year for which data for all players is available, Williamson’s mark of +20.4 ranks first among 25,793 individual seasons. Another way to evaluate a player’s contributions is using player efficiency rating. Williamson’s PER of 41.9 is the best mark by any player who saw action in at least 10 games since 2009, the earliest year for the data. _ It happens that Williamson is emerging at a moment in which the NBA is putting a premium on positionless players. A decade ago, Williamson might have been relegated to the post, his skill set withering away against taller opponents on the blocks. However, Krzyzewski doesn’t need to shoehorn Williamson in anywhere; ostensibly, he has free reign to roam the backside of the defense like a safety and run the floor in search of rims to pulverize. On one of the nation’s deadliest offenses, Williamson is likely the team’s most versatile player, dropping in a team-best 1.18 points per possession,[footnote]Among players with at least 11 possessions[/footnote] according to data provided by Synergy Sports. Because of his size and speed, Williamson has been a nightmare to defend in transition, where he contributes a team-best 1.48 points per possession.[footnote]Among players with at least 10 possessions.[/footnote] It doesn’t get any easier for the opposition in the half court, where he ranks in the 91st percentile in scoring. Fronting Williamson in isolation is a fool’s errand. He pours in 1.31 points per possession in those situations, good enough to rank in the 95th percentile nationally, with an adjusted field-goal percentage of 70 percent. Factor in his uncanny court vision and passing abilities, and the equation gets scarier. On isolation plays that include passes, Williamson is scoring 1.37 points per possession, which ranks in the 96th percentile. Allow him to find a spot on the interior of the defense, and you’re asking for more problems. Williamson scores a team-best 1.14 points per possession on post-ups, which ranks in the 89th percentile. When the opposing defense doesn’t send an additional defender, Williamson scores a robust 1.44 points per possession, which ranks in the 99th percentile. Williamson is adept at setting a pick in a pick-and-roll set, but he can also run it. On six pick-and-roll possessions as the ball handler, he scored 10 points. Defensively, Williamson is more than serviceable. As the primary defender, he allows 0.72 points per possession, which ranks in the 73rd percentile. Duke’s defense has improved considerably from a year ago, when Krzyzewski was so fed up with the team’s performance that he instituted a zone defense. This season, the Blue Devils are playing a zone base on just 3 percent of minutes and rank in the 97th percentile in points allowed per possession. Some of that certainly is attributable to the switchable Williamson, who averages two blocks and two steals per contest. His numbers already stack up well against the last five players to go No. 1 in the draft — and many draft projections indeed suggest he’ll go first overall. Zion sure looks like a No. 1 overall pick How Williamson’s scoring prowess compares with previous top NBA draft picks based on their national percentile rank in points per possession Points Per Poss. Percentile Draft Player School Overall Off. Transition Half-Court ? Z. Williamson Duke 95% 93% 91% 2018 D. Ayton Arizona 98 93 98 2017 M. Fultz Washington 71 52 70 2016 B. Simmons LSU 80 66 74 2015 K. Towns Kentucky 96 100 94 2014 A. Wiggins Kansas 77 85 68 2013 A. Bennett UNLV 97 93 94 2012 A. Davis Kentucky 99 94 99 2011 K. Irving Duke 99 90 98 2010 J. Wall Kentucky 63 56 48 2009 B. Griffin Oklahoma 94 88 92 2008 D. Rose Memphis 76 62 75 2007 G. Oden Ohio State 88 94 87 Source: Synergy Sports Williamson is averaging 20.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest, with a true-shooting percentage of 67.5. Only three other players since 1992 have hit those benchmarks, and each was an upperclassmen. And let’s not forget to factor his defense into the comparisons: No player in the past 25 years has averaged 20 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals per contest. But that’s where Williamson is. At its roots, basketball is a sport largely defined by the exploitation of mismatches. Williamson is a mismatch for virtually every player tasked with defending him, and he’s putting up numbers that haven’t been seen in at least a quarter-century. Williamson garnered a reputation as a high flyer by punishing rims and opponents at the high school level, but his first — and likely only — season at the college level has revealed a more polished game that extends to every area of the court, not just above the rim.
12 Dec 18
Art and Music in Our Souls

CAST OF CHARACTERS: BLAIR – F – Bartender XANDER – M – Bar Patron SETTING: A bar Lights up on BLAIR behind a small bar. She wears a nametag. She wipes down the bar. She grows frustrated. She’s alone. BLAIR I said no, Henry. (beat) God, you’re such a dick! (beat) I can say that […]

12 Dec 18
For Your Society

Last week, Maryland’s body of cannabis policymakers, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, unanimously decided to place multiple rigid regulations on advertisements for cannabis products and services. While the regulations are called “restrictions” in the official ruling, there are so many that the state has effectively banned all forms of advertising for anything related to medical […]

12 Dec 18
The Fan Grave

In December of 1996, an old friend was visiting the Joe Louis Arena and ran roughshod over his former team, the Detroit Red Wings.  He fought Brendan Shanahan, then Darren McCarty, then high sticked Aaron Ward, & glove punched Jamie Pushor. In the end the visitor had acquired 44 penalty minutes, which included a game […]

12 Dec 18
Festival Flyer

Latest update from Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival : [ad_1] Jess Glynne & CHVRCHES ANNOUNCED AS FINAL HEADLINERS FOR BELLADRUM 2019 PLUS Glasvegas, Richard Thompson – RT & MUCH MORE JESS GLYNNE will bring the 16th outing of Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival to a spectacular close headlining the final night of the event on Saturday 3rd […]

12 Dec 18
Sheritta Bitikofer Author Blog

I’ll stat by saying that this did NOT happen to me. Yes, I stood at Thayer’s Approach on the Vicksburg battlefield the other week, but the rest is fiction and concocted in my own imagination. Enjoy! I stood upon the edge of Union Avenue, the sun dipping low over the tree-lined to my right My […]

12 Dec 18
The Kingsman

Read the articles below or click here for the PDF version: FINAL – KINGSMANSFALL2018ISSUE12 Available Staff Positions for Spring 2019 The Kingsman is looking to fill two PAID POSITIONS for the spring 2019 semester and beyond. NO PRIOR JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. Layout Editor (~$70 per issue) – Your responsibility is the layout of our […]

12 Dec 18
Tales of a Southern Belle

As parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, godparents, etc, we try to pay attention to what out kids want leading up to Christmas, but still IT CAN BE SO HARD! The market is flooded with  a wide range of toys and electronics geared towards kids. We question if the item will be quality, is it worth the […]