Significant Digits For Friday April 10 2015

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this as an email newsletter, please subscribe. Seriously, clicking on things in order to read them? Yawn. Subscribe.7 playersSeven University of Kentucky players declared themselves eligible for the 2015 NBA draft. [Cincinnati.com] 20,000That’s a very nice, clean, round number, right? The Nikkei, Japan’s stock exchange, briefly broke this nice, clean, round number on Thursday, but promptly dipped below the nice, clean, round number. This type of financial news happens whenever a financial thing becomes a multiple of a power of ten. [Bloomberg Business]$76,000For the first time in a long time, former Rep. Aaron Schock will have to pick up a check. Marshall County, Illinois, is charging the disgraced former congressman — who resigned after allegations he pocketed reimbursements for mileage he didn’t drive — for the costs of the special election to replace him. [Peoria Journal Star]$25 millionAT&T call center employees sold customer information to outside parties on at least 3 occasions — leaking the information of as many as 279,000 customers. The telecom giant will now pay a $25 million fine. [The Washington Post]$91,541,053Hedge fund zillionaire Bill Ackman flipped a 13,500-square-foot penthouse apartment at One57, an enviable Manhattan address, for $91.5 million, the city’s second-highest condo sale ever. In related news, a local lifestyle reporter had an hour-and-a-half commute home to Jersey City’s Heights district due to Lincoln Tunnel traffic, and local reports indicate that yeah, screw it, Hot Pockets don’t really go bad, right? [6sqft]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news.And, as always, if you see a significant digit in the wild, tweet it to me @WaltHickey. Also, subscribe. 20 minutesNew York City mayor Bill De Blasio took the subway to work, riding an R train for 20 minutes to promote a push for transit money. The mayor was joined by Sen. Chuck Schumer, who presumably was just tagging along since he technically works in Washington, D.C., a quaint Amtrak stopover and tourist attraction located somewhere south of Philadelphia. [The New York Times via Gothamist]92.1 percentPercentage of software developers who are men, according to Stack Overflow’s 2015 developer’s survey. [Fusion]$429Cost of a roundtrip flight to Cuba from Orlando International, flying Island Travel & Tours, which will offer service starting in July. [Orlando Sentinel] 500 pot shopsTwo years ago, residents of Los Angeles voted to cap the number of stores allowed to sell cannabis at 130. Clearly the free market was not alerted of this limitation: The city announced on Thursday it had closed 500 medical marijuana dispensaries. [Reuters]1,000-foot water slideDetroit is getting a temporary water slide, which I guess is what passes for an infrastructure improvement these days. A single ride goes for $15, unlimited pass for $50. [Curbed] read more

Rick Nash not leaving Columbus yet

After weeks of speculation and countless rumors making their way through the media, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash is staying put. But comments from Columbus’ general manager Scott Howson still leave room for speculation about how long Nash will remain at Nationwide Arena. The National Hockey League trade deadline came and went at 3 p.m. Monday, and Nash was not moved despite Howson entertaining offers for Nash from multiple teams, according to reports. The lack of movement for Nash could become an awkward situation for the Blue Jackets after Nash’s agent, Joe Resnick, issued a statement to The Sporting News that pushed for a deal to be done by Monday’s deadline. “We’re hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets,” Resnick said in his statement. “However, if a deal is not reached, then the list of acceptable teams will not change at a later date.” Resnick referenced reports that Nash’s list of teams that he would approve for a trade would change if the Blue Jackets moved him over the summer. A no-trade clause in Nash’s contract puts him in the driver’s seat for which team he would end up with if a trade were to be made in the future. And, in a twist contrary to initial reports, Howson said in a press conference following Monday’s deadline that it was Nash who approached him about a trade and not vice versa. Nash had been adamant with the media about never asking the Blue Jackets to be traded. The rift between Nash and the general manager likely won’t improve as they are now in a public disagreement about the origin of the trade rumors. After Monday’s trade deadline past, Howson said Nash first approached the organization about a trade. Though Nash was the focus of the trade deadline league-wide, the Blue Jackets did make a trio of moves in the week leading up to the deadline. The only move the Blue Jackets made Monday involved sending center Sammy Pahlsson to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for two-2012 fourth-round picks. Former center Antoine Vermette was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday in exchange for goalie Curtis McElhinney, a 2012 second-round pick and a 2013 fifth-round pick. Since the 2009 season, McElhinney has been a member of four NHL squads and is rehabilitating an injury in the American Hockey League. Former Blue Jackets center Jeff Carter was shipped to Los Angeles on Thursday for defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first round pick. The condition is that the Blue Jackets will be able to choose if they want the pick to be in this year’s entry draft or next year’s. There was an audible roar from the crowd when the trade was announced prior to the start of Friday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Johnson, a former University of Michigan player, received an ovation from those in attendance when he arrived midway through the game. Howson made it clear that his most recent rebuilding of the Blue Jackets will be focused on drafting well as he stock-piled draft picks and only received two players in exchange for the three he dealt. The Blue Jackets will continue their season Tuesday when they host the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. read more

Tuchel hopes to see PSG duo playing against Napoli

first_imgWith Champions League clash with Napoli around the corner, Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel hopes to have all of his key players fit and ready for the big showdownThe Parisian have opened the new Europe campaign with a 3-2 defeat at Anfield before devastating Red Star Belgrade at Parc des Princes by six goals to one.The defending Ligue 1 champions now have beat Gli Azzurri if looking to move onto the top of their respective group.However, Tuchel might have to face the Italian giants without two indispensable first-team players, with both Marco Verrati and Angel Di Maria had to come off the pitch in PSG’s 5-0 triumph over Amiens last weekend.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The famous portal, Goal.com, have broadcasted Tuchel’s words ahead of his team’s trip to Naples.“[Verratti] felt a muscle discomfort,” Tuchel explained at his news conference.“Like Angel Di Maria. But I think they can play against Napoli. Same for Thiago Silva, who also felt muscle discomfort at the end of training [on Friday]. It was too risky to play this afternoon.”In the meantime, Layvin Kurzawa and Dani Alves won’t travel to Italy with the rest of the team, as both are struggling with injuries. As for the captain Thiago Silva, he should be fit, according to the reports.last_img read more

Salas family reach funding target for private search

first_imgEmiliano Sala’s family have reached their €300,000 crowdfunding target as they hope to continue the search for the missing striker, according to AS.On Thursday, Guernsey Police stopped the search for the Cardiff City striker, who was on board a Piper Malibu aircraft with pilot David Ibbotson when the plane went missing on his way to the United Kingdom from Nantes on Monday.Sala completed a transfer to the Bluebirds last weekend and travelled back to France to bid farewell to his former colleagues at Nantes.Search and rescue efforts lasted three days without a trace of the plane before the authorities made a decision to end their scanning of the area.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…The GoFundMe page created with the sole purpose of finding Sala and Ibbotson, surpassed the €300,000 mark on Sunday, with a donation of €30,010 from Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé taking it past the target. As of today, 321,434 euros have been donated.Mbappé is not the only footballer to contribute a substantial amount of money, as his club team-mate Adrien Rabiot donated €25,000 on Saturday, while Marseille captain Dimitri Payet also contributed €10,000 later the same day.last_img read more

August 10 2012 FLAM CHEN returns to ARCOSANTI for

first_imgAugust 10, 2012FLAM CHEN returns to ARCOSANTI for a one night only performance of RITES OV SPRING. “This is the assembly of life that it took a billion years to evolve, It has eaten the storms – folded them into its genes – and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady.”  —E.O. Wilson RITES OV SPRING has been a repertoire piece for FLAM CHEN since 2000. Partial homage to Martha Graham fused with the fascination of microscopic bugs life- RITES VO SPRING is ever changing, always relevant and completely at home inside the fluid line structures of Paolo Soleri.  Rites OV Spring explores the inner workings of the hive and the tension of those structures. Incorporating aerial acrobatics, fire dancing and other worldly stilt creatures — WE witness the death of the old queen and the founding of a new colony. Flam Chen is excited to vibrate another stupendous performance piece at Arcosanti. The experience is always astounding and transformative! Come out and support Flam Chen as they leap out of state on a Mid West Mini Tour to bring Rites OV Spring deep inside the country! The performance is tomorrow, Saturday, August 11, 2012, @8 pm. $20 general admission, $10 for Lasagna Dinner (served at 6 pm, reservations suggested 928-632-6217). For more information see www.flamchen.com or call 480-206-8228. This photo was taken in 2009 by James Horecka, Architect, AIA. Here are some of James gorgeous photos from last year’s performance by Flam Chen Electropolis.last_img read more

Rep Price encourages residents to visit during November office hours

first_img04Nov Rep. Price encourages residents to visit during November office hours Categories: News Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, has announced two office hour events for November, continuing her tradition of holding office hours each month.“The local office hours are the best way for me to meet with area residents and discuss what’s going on in Lansing,” said Rep. Price. “I look forward to these sessions and answering questions relating to state government.”The schedule for November includes:Friday, Nov. 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St., Spring LakeMonday Nov. 16, 10-11 a.m. at Park Township Hall, 52 152nd Ave., HollandAnyone unable to attend the office hour events can contact Rep. Price’s Lansing office at 517-373-0838. The representative also can be reached by email at [email protected] or by mail at N-1193 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.last_img read more