Posts Tagged: Scores


23
Dec 10

NBA Scores And More: Celtics Outlast 76ers, Take Winning Streak To 14 - SB Nation


Washington Post
NBA Scores And More: Celtics Outlast 76ers, Take Winning Streak To 14
SB Nation
about 10 hours ago: Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) and Kevin Garnett celebrate with seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, in Boston. The Celtics won 84-80.
O'Neal able to step up to the plateBoston Globe
Sixers fall to Celtics, 84-80Philadelphia Inquirer
Celtics win ugly, but they keep winningFOXSports.com
Philadelphia Daily News -NBA.com -MiamiHerald.com
all 480 news articles »

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22
Dec 10

Priebus Scores Bopp Endorsement

One of the best-known conservative voices on the Republican National Committee will support Reince Priebus in the race for national party chairman next month, according to an email sent to committee members today.

Priebus, the chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, has won backing from Indiana national committee member Jim Bopp, a prominent Republican attorney and the founder of a group of conservative members of the RNC.

Bopp’s group, the Republican National Conservative Caucus, was formed just before the 2009 RNC election. Many saw it as a way to coalesce behind a candidate other than Michael Steele, who went on to win the chairmanship.

Priebus “has successfully employed in Wisconsin and intends to implement in the RNC a leadership team approach, which I believe is vital for any Chairman’s success. This means bring together a top notched group of RNC members and professionals … to guide the RNC’s activities,” Bopp wrote in an email to fellow RNC members.

Bopp’s endorsement means 18 of the 168 members of the RNC publicly back Priebus, far more than support any other candidate for the chairmanship. And Bopp’s endorsement will help Priebus convince wavering conservatives that he is the right candidate for the job.

But getting conservatives to coalesce behind Priebus will be difficult, especially given that other conservative luminaries on the committee have already lined up behind other contenders. Virginia national committee member Morton Blackwell, who runs a training institute for young conservative activists, is backing former Michigan Republican Party chairman Saul Anuzis. Minnesota national committee member Evie Axdahl, a founding member of the conservative caucus, is backing former Bush administration official Maria Cino. Several prominent conservatives have already lined up behind former RNC co-chairman Ann Wagner as well.

Bopp has spent the last two years feuding with Steele, who canceled a large legal contract with Bopp’s Terre Haute, Indiana-based firm. The latest feud erupted when Bopp complained Steele had played the race card in announcing his re-election bid. On a conference call with committee members, Steele said his bid would test the GOP’s “willingness to be the party of Lincoln.”

After Bopp’s complaint, published in the Washington Times, Steele lashed out during a radio interview on a local Baltimore station. “Mr. Bopp is an idiot,” Steele told a WBAL host. “Jim Bopp has been against my chairmanship from the very beginning, and I understand that, maybe it has something to do with my cutting his million dollar contract with the RNC, I don’t know.”

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21
Dec 10

CBS: Obama ‘On A Hot Streak’ As He ‘Scores Political Victories’ in Congress

On Tuesday's CBS Early Show, substitute co-host Russ Mitchell announced that "the lame duck session of Congress could hand President Obama yet another victory" with possible passage of the START nuclear arms treaty. Moments later, Mitchell declared that "The President seems to be on a hot streak."

Mitchell got analysis from Republican strategist Dan Bartlett and Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons. Bartlett hardly offered an opposing viewpoint, as he completely agreed with Mitchell's assessment of Obama: "It's a great streak he's on. He's on a hot streak….this is a narrative now that the President can stitch together going in to the new year….they've got a lot to crow about going into the new year." The headline on-screen throughout the segment read: "Obama's Rebound?; President Scores Political Victories During Lame Duck Session."

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16
Dec 10

Paul Pierce Scores 32 as Celtics Beat Knicks 118-116 for 11th Straight Win - Bloomberg


CBC.ca
Paul Pierce Scores 32 as Celtics Beat Knicks 118-116 for 11th Straight Win
Bloomberg
Paul Pierce hit a 14-foot jump shot with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the Boston Celtics a 118-116 win over the New York Knicks. Pierce had 32 points as the Celtics extended their winning streak to 11
Loss aside, New York passes testBoston Globe
Knicks Turn Back Clock at MSGHoopsWorld
Celtics edge Knicks on Pierce jumper with 0.4 leftDailyrecord.com
San Francisco Chronicle -New York Times -CBSSports.com
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12
Dec 10

Clowe scores both goals in OT win - San Francisco Chronicle


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Clowe scores both goals in OT win
San Francisco Chronicle
AP Ryane Clowe scored his second goal of the game 3:52 into overtime to give the Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Saturday night at HP Pavilion. Clowe one-timed a pass from Marc-Edouard Vlasic to the inside corner past goalie Corey Crawford,
Niemi gets the win vs. CrawfordChicago Sun-Times
Great Time To Score TwoNHL.com
Hawks Game Day: Fall to Sharks 2-1 in OTChicago Breaking Sports - Tribune
San Jose Mercury News -Washington Post -ESPN (blog)
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9
Dec 10

Obama scores again: Mismanages EPA ozone regs, delays until at least July 2011

Let’s do a date check: Today is Thursday, December 8, 2010.  On Thursday, December 1, 2010, just seven days ago - and just 30 days before the end of the year - we were treated to this:

As recently as last Thursday, the agency said it remained committed to finalizing the new standards by the end of the year. The agency has said tightening the standard could save as many as 12,000 lives a year and yield health benefits worth as much as $ 100 billion annually in 2020.

OK. Sounds definitive.  Sounds important. Sounds critical. Sounds necessary. These things - standards and regulations - are complex.  They are written, reviewed, commented upon, rewritten, and finally released in a process that takes at least several months.  One can safely conclude, then, that when the EPA tells us on December 1 that we can expect the standards and supporting regs by the end of the month that they are in the final editing process.  They are dotting i’s and crossing t’s.  They have a complete draft that is refined, and are just doing the professional thing because they know the impact regulations have on businesses, governments, and people.  Printing will take time, blah, blah, blah.  Thirty days, folks, one last push for patience.

But wait.  Now we get this:

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it won’t be prepared to decide until next July whether to tighten a national air-quality standard for ozone.

Hunh?

That would be nearly a year after the agency’s original self-imposed deadline for settling the matter.

Hunh?

Here’s the conversation:

“Boss, concerning those ozone standards and regs, I need several more …”
“Days? Sure. It’s the holidays anyway.  December 31, January 7, no big deal …”
“Um, no, ma’am, months. I need several more months.”
“Help me understand.”

Obama’s people create the deadlines.  Obama’s people update us on release dates.  And then they backtrack by an additional half-year at the last moment.  Remarkable.

But it follows an announcement earlier this week:

On Tuesday, the EPA decided to delay another costly, controversial proposed regulation aimed at smokestack industries, saying it needed another year to finish rules aimed at reducing pollution from boilers and solid-waste incinerators.

We may as well let college students set their exam dates - the end of a semester is so fricking arbitrary anyway …

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9
Dec 10

Penguins extend winning streak to 11 games; Sidney Crosby scores two more goals - msnbc.com


Globe and Mail
Penguins extend winning streak to 11 games; Sidney Crosby scores two more goals
msnbc.com
At some point we'll just have to create a template for these Sidney Crosby/Pittsburgh Penguins games: just add one to the Penguins' winning streak, insert however many goals Crosby scores and then mention the other team if necessary.
Flyers-Maple Leafs PreviewCBSSports.com
NHL news, Dec. 8San Francisco Chronicle
Crosby keeps scoring, Pens keep winningReuters
Vancouver Sun -SportingNews.com -NHL.com
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3
Dec 10

Miami Heat’s LeBron James scores 38 in homecoming win against Cleveland - MiamiHerald.com


New York Times (blog)
Miami Heat's LeBron James scores 38 in homecoming win against Cleveland
MiamiHerald.com
LeBron James put aside the distraction of his first game in Cleveland as the Heat played its best game of the season. BY JOSEPH GOODMAN CLEVELAND — It was a cauldron of hate. There was pain here and wounds and it all smelled like sweat and alcohol.
LeBron James, the Villain, Returns to BoosNew York Times
LeBron James is in Cleveland, and Cleveland can't screw this upYahoo! Sports
Heat happy to put LeBron's return in review mirrorSportingNews.com
Chicago Tribune -Wall Street Journal -msnbc.com
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1
Dec 10

UN Watch scores major victory

Received via email from UN Watch (the website does not seem to be updated yet):

I just learned great news: German law professor Christian Tomuschat, the anti-Israel and anti-American official heading the U.N. committee to enforce the Goldstone Report, has resigned. The biased U.N. probe now has no leader, and is in disarray.

This unprecedented resignation follows a global campaign by UN Watch that exposed Professor Tomuschat’s egregious bias and breach of his obligation under international law to be objective and impartial:

•   UN Watch’s team of researchers tracked down and translated Professor Tomuschat’s German academic writings. We published a 30-page report revealing how he had frequently compared Israeli actions with the “barbarism” and “inferno” of World War II; how he performed legal work for PLO leader Yasser Arafat; and how he repeatedly accused Israel of “state terrorism.” This was reported worldwide.

•   When Tomuschat delivered his report to the U.N. Human Rights Council in September — calling for the investigation of Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni for alleged war crimes in Gaza — UN Watch was the only group to take the floor and directly challenge Tomuschat for his bias, stirring reactions from Tomuschat as well as the council president himself.

•   When Tomuschat then appeared at a U.N. press conference, journalists followed up on UN Watch’s campaign and challenged Tomuschat to defend himself.

Finally, thousands of UN Watch supporters worldwide have been taking action on our website every day to demand from the U.N. that Tomuschat resign. In the end, he gave in.

Stellar job by Hillel Neuer and UN Watch!



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1
Dec 10

NBA Scores And More: The Lakers Lose Again, Annual Lull Comes Early - SB Nation


Kansas City Star
NBA Scores And More: The Lakers Lose Again, Annual Lull Comes Early
SB Nation
about 12 hours ago: Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jim Weber) By Mike Prada - Editor The Los
Lakers lose to Memphis, and this three-peat isn't what they had in mindLos Angeles Times
Grizzlies-Hawks PreviewCBSSports.com
NBA roundup Grizzlies send Lakers to 3rd straight lossDetroit Free Press
FanHouse -OCRegister -Rotoworld.com
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29
Nov 10

NYT Drops ClimateGate-era Ethics Qualms, Publishes Scores of WikiLeaks Docs

The New York Times has taken an admirable stand on the potentially-criminal release of diplomatic cables by the online "whistleblowers" at WikiLeaks. Said one Times reporter: "The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here."

Oh, wait. That wasn't in reference to the WikiLeaks documents. That was the Times's former environmental blogger Andy Revkin discussing the so-called ClimateGate emails. The Times has, in fact, posted a number of American diplomatic documents obtained illegally by WikiLeaks, and containing massive amounts of sensitive diplomatic communications.

And so we get another glimpse of the amazing depths of the Gray Lady's hypocrisy.

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29
Nov 10

NYT Drops ClimateGate-era Ethics Qualms, Publishes Scores of WikiLeaks Docs

The New York Times has taken an admirable stand on the potentially-criminal release of diplomatic cables by the online "whistleblowers" at WikiLeaks. Said one Times reporter: "The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here."

Oh, wait. That wasn't in reference to the WikiLeaks documents. That was the Times's former environmental blogger Andy Revkin discussing the so-called ClimateGate emails. The Times has, in fact, posted a number of American diplomatic documents obtained illegally by WikiLeaks, and containing massive amounts of sensitive diplomatic communications.

And so we get another glimpse of the amazing depths of the Gray Lady's hypocrisy.

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28
Nov 10

Texas scores a “D-” in its regulatory process

As the Texas Sunset Advisory Committee takes a look at our environmental regulatory agencies this interim, perhaps they should consider Texas’ grade in a new report released by the Institute for Policy Integrity - a “D minus” the lowest possible grade of all the states reviewed because of  inadequacies in  how our regulatory decisions are made. The results of that report point to billions of dollars wasted and inadequate protections for Texans.

Institute for Policy IntegrityThe Institute for Policy Integrity, a non-partisan advocacy organization and think-tank dedicated to improving the quality of governmental decisionmaking and sponsored by the New York University School of Law developed fifteen points of evaluation for an ideal regulatory process.  Among them: regulatory review that properly calibrates rules; review that is consistent and buffered from political influence; and review that provides a balanced treatment of costs and benefits.  The Institute took a look at how states routinely regulate industries whose economic footprints climb into the hundreds of millions.

Nearly twenty percent of the American economy is regulated by state governments. But there are major concerns about how regulatory decisions are made. The results of “52 Experiments with Regulatory Review” point to rules that are often made ad hoc and in too many cases yield inefficient results that limit public benefit, wasting billions of dollars and providing inadequate protections for Americans—earning states an average grade of “D+” with the lowest possible grade being a “D-.”  Seven jurisdictions scored a D-, having met none of the guiding principles: Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas.

After more than a year of research, surveys, and analysis, Policy Integrity compiled the regulatory practices of all fifty states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) in one document. Comparing each set of laws and guidelines on paper to direct feedback from leaders on the ground, the report “assigns states a grade based on an evaluation of the quality of their review process.  To read the entire report, click here.

The fifteen guiding principles used to evaluate state practices are:

  • #1: Regulatory review requirements should be realistic given resources.
  • #2: Regulatory review should calibrate rules, not simply be a check against them.
  • #3: Regulatory review should not unnecessarily delay or deter rulemaking.
  • #4: Regulatory review should be exercised consistently, not only on an ad hoc basis.
  • #5: Regulatory review should be guided by substantive standards, to ensure consistency and to increase accountability.
  • #6: At least part of the review process should be devoted to helping agencies coordinate.
  • #7: At least part of the review process should be devoted to combating agency inaction.
  • #8: Regulatory review should promote transparency and public participation.
  • #9: Periodic reviews of existing regulations should be guided by substantive standards.
  • #10: Periodic reviews of existing regulations should be balanced, consistent, and meaningful.
  • #11: Impact analyses should give balanced treatment to both costs and benefits.
  • #12: Impact analyses should be meaningfully incorporated into the rulemaking process.
  • #13: Impact analyses should focus on maximizing net benefits, not just on minimizing compliance costs.
  • #14: Impact analyses should consider a range of policy alternatives.
  • #15: Impact analyses should include a meaningful and balanced distributional analysis.

The Diagnosis:  Some problems persistently and universally plague state regulatory practices: a lack of resources to conduct analysis and review rules; overly complex, duplicative, or obscure review requirements that deter agencies from pursuing regulations, reduce consistency, and block public transparency; and a historical bias that gives more attention to the potential costs of regulations than to their potential benefits.

Most states have some legislative review mechanism in place and require some economic impact analysis of proposed rules; many states also utilize gubernatorial review provisions, regulatory flexibility analysis requirements, or other structures. But most of these systems are not well designed to help calibrate regulations and maximize their net benefits. Over time, these lost benefits add up, and a poorly functioning review process cheats the public out of the efficient and effective regulatory climate that they deserve.

Here in Texas, we know that our regulatory agencies are not meeting the state’s need and this report just highlights that fact.  We would encourage each and every citizen to participate in the Sunset Review process to let our legislators know that we need change.

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Filed under: Global Warming Tagged: regulation, Rulemaking, Texas


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18
Nov 10

New NAEP Scores Reveal Education Shell Game

By Andrew J. Coulson

Over the past two decades, the media and federal education officials have tended to focus on modestly improving test score trends of 4th and 8th graders. As my colleague Neal has mentioned, New 12th grade results were released today, and they once again call that practice into question.

Whether one looks at the fixed “Long Term Trends” series of national test results reaching back to the early 1970s, or at the ever-evolving “Nation’s Report Card” series, it seems as though student achievement has improved a little over time at the 4th and (to a lesser extent) 8th grade levels. By the same token, both of those data series show little or no improvement in achievement at the end of high-school over the past one, two, or four decades. Indeed the most recent 12th grade results show a small but statistically significant decline in reading scores since 1992.

High school graduates are no better prepared today than they were in previous generations, despite the fact that we’re spending 3 times as much on their K-12 educations. Some of what they’re learning they may be learning a bit earlier, but when applying to college it’s the K-12 academic destination that matters, not the journey.

And that destination suggests that the past four decades of so-called public “school reform” have done nothing to improve the academic preparation of high school seniors for college, life and work. Not ESEA. Not NCLB.

Perhaps government is not the best source of progress and innovation after all? Perhaps if we want to see progress and innovation in education we should allow it to participate in the free enterprise system that has been responsible for staggering productivity growth in every field not dominated by a government monopoly?

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18
Nov 10

New NAEP Scores Confirm “F” in Feds

By Neal McCluskey

The recent elections made one thing very clear: Americans want a cheaper, smaller, more effective federal government. Today we have powerful evidence that a terrific place to start giving them that is education. New National Assessment of Educational Progress — so-called “Nation’s Report Card” — scores are out, and despite years of massive increases in federal education spending, as well as nearly a decade of No Child Left Behind “accountability,” stagnation is what we’ve gotten. Reading scores for 12th graders — our schools’ final products — are lower than they were in 1998 and 1992. In math all we have is a slight bump between 2005 and 2009, and no data before that because NAEP changed its math framework, making today’s results essentially meaningless. Looking at other NAEP tests — notably the long-term trends exam that tracks from the early 1970s — overall math achievement is almost certainly as lifeless as reading.

The Constitution gives Washington no authority to govern or fund American education, which is reason enough to get the feds out of our schools. If that doesn’t do it for you, however, that federal meddling has produced nothing but expensive failure should clinch it: It’s time to listen to voters and get Washington out of education.

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