Saturday, December 07, 2019 Ottawa Senators vs Philadelphia Flyers The odds and our simulations heavily favor the Flyers over the Senators. The projected score is PHI 3.2 and OTT 2.4, with Philadelphia winning 66% of the time. At -205 on the moneyline, Vegas gives the Flyers a 67 percent chance of winning. The moneyline has not moved significantly which indicates that the betting public agrees with the implied betting line probabilities. In their last 7 matchups the Senators are 4-3 and they have the large edge in profit at +273 to -221 units. In these games the Flyers averaged 3.7 goals per game and the Senators 3.4. EXPECTATIONS ODDS o6 VEGAS PROJ ML% SIM% PAST H2H Ottawa Senators +176 2.7 2.4 35% 34% 3.4 (4 Wins) Philadelphia Flyers -205 3.3 3.2 65% 66% 3.7 (3 Wins) VEGAS is the expected score based on the moneylines and over/under, PROJ is the average score from computer simulations, ML% is the implied probability of the moneylines adjusted for the juice, … [Read more...] about NHL Game Forecasts, Picks and Previews with Projected Scoreboard for Dec 7
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Here are the Top 10 takeaways from the Barna Group's 2016 Teen State of the Bible survey commissioned by the American Bible Society: 1. The sight of someone reading a Bible in public makes more than one-third of teens "happy to see other Christians around;" only 10 percent said such behavior is "old fashioned." 2. Seventy percent owned Bibles and 44 percent read them at least three times a year. 3. More than two-thirds spent at least 15 minutes in each reading. 4. Slightly more than half said Bible reading "brings them closer to God." 5. Seventy percent reported reading the Bible in its traditional book form. 6. For more than 8 in 10, the Bible came to mind as the quintessential "holy book" 7. Almost half of all teens considered the Bible a "source of hope and guidance;" 96 percent of Protestant and 67 percent of Catholics agreed. 8. Two in 10 of all teens considered the Bible the literal word of God; three in 10, the inspired word of God, with some verses symbolic. 9. … [Read more...] about Dust on the Bible? Not for these teens, survey finds
Iran is now incrementally walking away from the limits imposed on it in the nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA—exceeding the 300 kilograms of low enriched uranium it can have on hand and now enriching above the 3.67 percent allowed under the terms of the understanding. Don’t be surprised if it either starts to install its advanced centrifuges or begins to operate more than the 5,061 older centrifuges it is permitted for enrichment. Iran is not racing to produce weapons-grade material, but make no mistake, it is shrinking the time it will need to have a breakout capability.The Trump administration’s decision to end the waivers it had given eight countries to continue to buy Iranian oil, in late April, put the Iranians in a real bind. The country’s oil exports plummeted from roughly a million barrels a day to roughly 300,000. The resulting loss of revenue added dramatically to the already significant economic pressures caused by … [Read more...] about There’s a Deal to Be Had Between the U.S. and Iran
Weigh in on Facebook versus Instagram versus TikTok. Let's face it, social platforms haven't been getting much love lately. Between Facebook's ongoing fallout over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, TikTok being hit with a lawsuit over allegedly sending a user's data to China, Twitter's stock troubles and Instagram's continued issue with influencers not disclosing paid posts, major social platforms have continued to attract bad press in 2019. However, there have also been a few bright spots: Twitter got kudos from some after it banned political ads, while TikTok's popularity with teens has led to some public health initiatives starting on the platform as well as teens posting short history lessons there. According to a Pew study published earlier this year, the number of adults using social media usage has remained stagnant in 2019, compared with one year previously, showing that the growth of platform adoption has slowed. Still, about 69 percent of American adults use Facebook, while … [Read more...] about Hollywood Reporter Reader Poll: What Is Your Favorite Social Platform?
A reform to stop re-testing disabled pensioners for their benefits has launched today, Friday 31 May. In future any Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants over 65 will face only a “light touch” review once a decade - instead of stressful full eligibility tests every few years. But charities slammed the DWP for admitting today's launch is only a partial step. Currently the change will only apply to new claimants who start claiming PIP from today onwards. Almost 287,000 pensioners who already claim PIP are still waiting for a date when their re-tests will end. In March, when the reform was unveiled, a DWP press release said their re-tests would end “from Spring of this year”. And Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said the move was "imminent". But officials now say the 286,914 existing claimants will be brought into the reform “in the coming months”. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start … [Read more...] about DWP: Change to disability benefits begins TODAY – but there’s a major catch
A disabled AFL footy fan who was caught on camera being bashed by a bald-headed rival supporter has stopped going to watch his beloved Hawks play. Hawthorn fanatic Ben Ploegmakers told Daily Mail Australia it had been too hard for him to face the footy after he was brutally assaulted after the round seven clash. Police took months to charge 34-year-old Baxter man William Dearing over the alleged attack on Mr Ploegmakers. He will front Melbourne Magistrates' Court in September on a charge of unlawful assault. 34-year-old Baxter man William Dearing has been charged over the assault on Ben Ploegmakers. Terrifying video of the alleged assault was captured on camera Disabled footy fan who was horrifically bashed by a Melbourne supporter, Ben Ploegmakers (pictured), broke down in tears over the brutal attack Video captured of the alleged attack shows a burly man beating up the clearly rattled Hawks fan. Mr Ploegmakers said he was … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Burly footy fan accused of bashing a disabled supporter and calling him a ‘retard’ is charged – as his victim reveals he’s now ‘too scared’ to go games