Accurately Counting NBA Tattoos Isnt Easy Even If Youre Up Close

Ethan Swan’s database of NBA players’ tattoos is the most complete such record I’m aware of, but it’s not the only one. (Swan, whom I wrote about Friday, gave us permission to publish his data on GitHub; you can see it here.)The Sports Geeks have collected some information, but their page on NBA tattoos is out of date; many players currently in the league aren’t listed. The Tumblr Basketball Player Tattoos aggregates photos — including some really striking ones — but it hasn’t been updated in almost a year. (Let me know if you’ve seen other data sets.)Harvey Pollack, the 92-year-old director of statistical information for the Philadelphia 76ers, produces the only list I’ve seen that approaches the completeness of Swan’s. (My colleague Carl Bialik, who conducted the data analysis in the Swan piece, profiled Pollack last month.) Each year, Pollack dedicates a page of the Sixers’ printed statistical guide to tattoo data. The only one I could find that he put online was from 2010, the year before Swan got started.Unlike Swan, who simply Googles “NBA tattoo” and follows players on Twitter, Pollack and his staff get their information firsthand. They log the tattoos they see on visiting players and quiz team trainers about body art that may lurk beneath the players’ uniforms.But looking guys over as they dribble by doesn’t seem to be as effective as Googling. Swan counted 230 tattooed players in 2010-11, while Pollack found 198. The next year, they both came up with 237. Last year, Swan’s total was 250 and Pollack’s was just 157. (Pollack hasn’t released his total for this year.)So whom, specifically, did Pollack miss in 2012-13? Let’s take the Atlanta Hawks as an example. He counted tattoos on six Hawks but missed them on five others — John Jenkins, Shelvin Mack, Johan Petro, Mike Scott and Louis Williams. The design on Jenkins’s chest may have been hard to see through his jersey, but it should have been easy to see the tattoo on Mack’s arm — especially since he briefly played for the Sixers that season. read more

Buffon talks about splitting time in PSG goal with Areola

first_imgBuffon, 40, talked to RMC Sport about his time at Paris Saint-Germain and says he has no problem rotating responsibilities in the goal with fellow goalkeeper Areola, 25.Gianluigi Buffon has been splitting his time in the goal 50/50 with teammate Alphonse Areola since arriving at PSG and praised the young keeper’s talent. The veteran Italian goalkeeper said he had already done this at Juventus during his final couple of seasons and that it’s important that everyone on the squad feels needed.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“I’ve never had a problem letting other goalkeepers play, I did the same in the last year and a half at Juventus because it’s important for everyone to feel they are contributing,” Buffon said, according to Football-Italia. “Alphonse is a great goalkeeper and an exceptional guy, so when I see people and players like that, I am very happy for them to play.“I am sure within two years Areola will become a regular first-choice goalkeeper for France, as he has been steadily improving throughout the process.”last_img read more

Finance Minister to deliver Q3 report

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:quarter three, report, washington misick Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Feb 2015 – When Minister Washington Misick speaks to media today, it is expected to be a glowing report on the third quarter performance of the Turks and Caicos. The country is already basking in the highest recorded tourism growth for the region at around 35% for early in 2014 and a revenue surplus of nearly $20 million dollars, also for the first three months of the new fiscal year. During a recent Cabinet meeting, it was agreed that the fiscal performance report would be published in the Gazette and that the Gazette will soon become more accessible to members of the public. Free at the government’s website and $200 for annual email or hardcopy subscriptions. While the Q1 report showed a significant surge in recurrent revenue; Quarter two’s performance was not the same. It fell slightly below expectations by around 1% according to the government provided ‘Second Quarter Financial Report.’ The highest expenditure was government’s payroll at $16.8 million dollars, followed by healthcare costs at over $11 million dollars; slightly above what was earmarked and slightly above what was spent last year the same period. The first two quarters of this nearly ended budget year revealed that recurrent expenditure was $74 million or about 11% below budget estimates and the savings, according to the Ministry of Finance report was due to budgetary controls exerted over personnel costs and other operating expenses despite the 10% salary reinstatement being fully reflected this financial year. It will be interesting to hear what the Finance Minister shares later this morning… The report on the fiscal performance for Q3 will come at the Provo International Airport where there is also expected to be spotlight placed on airport workers and Immigration officers. TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membershiplast_img read more

2018 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby Is Underway

first_imgThe Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut fishing competition with the largest total payout in Alaska. Derby info available at: www.HomerAlaska.org/jackpot-halibut-derby.html Current Jackpot Derby leader, is Michael Eskelson of Sutton, brought in a 187.6lb 78″ fish. Michael was fishing on a private boat fishing with 40lb test weight line on a small salmon Penn reel. Derby Ticket purchased at the Sport Shed. 111 tags have been attached to halibut through Kachemak Bay, tags are worth $250, $500, $1000 with two tags big tags: Homer Charter Association tag worth $10,000 and the Homer Chamber of Commerce tag worth $25,000. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享From mid-May to mid-September every year thousands of anglers come to Homer, “The Halibut Fishing Capitol of the World”, to fish in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. The first week of the Jackpot Halibut Derby was a busy one with a 2005 and 2014 tag caught and 2 Jackpot Fish weighed in. You can purchase Derby tickets at businesses all over Homer, and tickets are required in order to participate. Winners will be announced at the September 20th Jackpot Halibut Derby Gala.last_img read more