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Seoul Viosys beginnt mit Massenproduktion von 25-Gbit/s-VCSELs für 5G-Kommunikationsanwendungen

first_img WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous article140 are missing after glacier breaks in India’s HimalayasNext articleThe Latest: Chiefs’ mistakes pile up; Bucs lead 21-6 at half Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Seoul Viosys beginnt mit Massenproduktion von 25-Gbit/s-VCSELs für 5G-Kommunikationsanwendungen Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Spinach and Bacon Quiche.

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 25 Views   no discussions Share Food & DiningLifestyle Spinach and Bacon Quiche. by: – April 1, 2011center_img Share Share A quiche is simply a pie filled with an egg-and-cream mixture and various meat or vegetable ingredients.This one has a mixture of bacon and spinach for a delicious meal that can be served any time of the day. If you do not have the time to make your own crust, use a rolled, refrigerated, unbaked instead to speed up the preparation time for this delicious pie.Ingredients1 recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)6 slices bacon, chopped8 beaten eggs1/2 cup dairy sour cream1/2 cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground white pepperDash ground nutmeg (optional)3 cups lightly packed chopped fresh spinach2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 ounces)1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 ounces)Cherry tomatoes, cut up (optional) DirectionsPrepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim; crimp edges as desired. Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook onion and bacon until onion is tender and bacon is crisp. Drain on paper towels.In a bowl stir together eggs, sour cream, half-and-half, salt, pepper, and, if desired, nutmeg. Stir in onion mixture, spinach, and cheeses.Pour egg mixture into the hot, baked pastry shell. Bake in the 325 degree F overn for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with foil to prevent overbrowning. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with cherry tomatoes.Makes 6 to 8 servingsSpinach Quiche: Prepare as above, except omit the bacon. Cook the onion in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine. Stir into egg mixture with spinach and cheeses.Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more

Can the Same Winds Blow for 42 Million Years?

first_imgUncritical dependence on the Geologic Column forces secular scientists into contorted positions.These deposits are 25 million years old. Whoops; they are now 42 million years old. That’s what PhysOrg is saying about deposits of wind-blown sandstone in China called loess (pronounced “lerse”). The word “upend” comes into play here (meaning, to turn previous ideas upside down):Earlier studies of the Asian climate’s history used rocks from the Loess Plateau in northwestern China to show dust accumulation began 25 million to 22 million years ago and increased over time, especially over the past 3 million years. It had been believed that these rocks reflected the full history of central Asian deserts, linking them with the rise of the Tibetan Plateau and a planetwide cooling.But Licht led previous research at the University of Arizona using much older rocks, dating back more than 40 million years, from northeastern Tibet. Dust in those rocks confirmed the region already was already parched during the Eocene epoch. This upended previous beliefs that the region’s climate at that time was more subtropical, with regional wind patterns brought more moisture from the tropics.Did the scientists actually measure the ages of these deposits? Not exactly; they assumed how old they are, depending on how they are classified in the geologic column by other authors. Interested readers can investigate the assumptions and methods in the paper by Alexis Licht and colleagues in Nature Communications.But when you upend one thing, often other things are also upended. Now, they have to believe dry conditions lasted twice as long, blowing dust in a westerly direction. “The origin of the dust hasn’t changed for the last 42 million years,” Licht says. What does that mean for climate change?“Understanding the mechanism of those winds is a first step to understand what controls rainfall and drought in this very wide area,” Licht said. “It also provides clues to how Asian circulation may change, since it suggests these westerly winds are a fundamental feature that have persisted for far longer than previously believed.”A lot can happen in a few thousand years, let alone 42 million. The Sahara Desert formed in a lot less time than that. Early peoples populated much of the region before it dried up. Is it plausible to expect westerly winds to keep depositing sand for 42 million years?“If we want to have an idea of the Earth’s climate in 100 or 200 years, the Eocene is one of the best analogs, because it’s the last period when we had very high atmospheric carbon dioxide,” Licht said.But he’s comparing millions of years to hundreds of years. If “understanding the mechanism” of winds is a “first step to understand” climate change, it’s not clear these scientists understand much at all. They just doubled the age of loess deposits in this part of the world, without even worrying about the implications.The abstract of the paper states pretty much the same thing: “Our results show that dust sources and near-surface atmospheric circulation have changed little since at least 42 Myr. Our findings indicate that the locus of central Asian high pressures and concurrent aridity is a resilient feature only modulated by mountain building, global cooling and sea retreat.” Those last three forces, one would think, should be pretty significant for altering winds and wind-blown deposits, if not stopping them altogether. Yet Licht thinks the winds kept marching along for millions of years, twice as many as previously thought, as if nothing happened.To secular geologists, the technique for dating the Earth is similar to secular biologists’ technique for inferring Darwinian evolution. The latter follows these rules: (1) Believe in Darwinian evolution with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind. (2) Observe a fact. (3) Make up a story to fit the fact into the evolutionary scheme, even if it upends previous beliefs. In secular geology, it goes like this: (1) Believe in the geologic column with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind. (2) Observe a fact. (3) Make up a story to fit the fact into the geologic column, even if it upends previous beliefs.The commonality of these methodologies suggests a common source. What could that be?Critical thinkers might be willing to consider alternative theories by flood geologists for how these massive loess deposits formed quickly after the ice age. They don’t require millions of years. Here’s one on CMI by Michael Oard. Here’s another by Walt Brown on CreationScience.com. (Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Two silvers for Van Dyk at Para Worlds

first_img2 September 2013South African Paralympic star Ernst van Dyk raced his way to two silver medals at the 2013 Para-cycling Road World Championships, which took place in the Canadian town of Baie-Comeau from 29 August to 1 September.Competing in the hand cycling H4 time trial, he pushed Italy’s Alessandro Zanardi and his custom-made bike all the way before eventually settling for silver.Van Dyk trailed by nine seconds at the first interval and ultimately finished just over 14 seconds back, but a comfortable minute and 15 seconds clear of Tim de Vries of The Netherlands, who picked up the bronze medal.‘A huge improvement’“This is a huge improvement from the London Paralympics, where I was fifth and one minute and 40 seconds behind him [Zanardi],” Van Dyk told the Road to Rio website.“He looked a bit shaken. I was only nine seconds behind him after the first lap, but he started after me, so his team was feeding him my splits so he could control the damage. Watch me next year!”In the road race, Van Dyk and Zanardi again battled it out for the gold medal, and although the South African was edged out in a sprint for the finishing line, both men finished in the same time of 02:03:32. Dutch competitor Jetze Plat took third, three seconds behind the leading pair.A fine effortReclining hand-cyclist Stuart McCreadie produced a fine effort to finish an impressive fourth in the time trial. He repeated that finish in the road race with an excellent performance.He was part of a five-man breakaway, but had his hopes of a higher finish dashed when his chain broke.Yusthin Lintnaar and George Rex contested the tricycle time trial, with Lintnaar finishing sixth in the T1 class and Rex, in his first season of international racing, taking third place in the T2 class.In second placeHe was in second place at the midway point of the race, just behind Spain’s defending world champion Aitor Oroza Flores. Rex, though, lost some steam in the more technical areas of the route and fell back to third, crossing the line 37 seconds adrift of Flores.Lintnaar found the pace tough to handle in the H2 road race and finished in ninth place, almost seven minutes behind the winner, David Stone of Great Britain.Rex was third in a three-man field in the T1 road race, but only a minute and 18 seconds down on Aitor Oroza Flores, who captured gold again. Rex led for much of the way and attacked on the climbs, but after an early attack on the last lap he was eventually dropped by Flores and the Czech Republic’s Jiri Hindr.Sole entrantJustine Asher was the sole entrant in the women’s H1 time trial and thus walked away a winner in 30:02.07. Asher was again the only entrant in the H1 road race and completed the event in 01:20:45.Roxy Burns, who usually competes on the track, managed seventh place in the women’s C4 Time Trial to round off a very successful season on the road.last_img read more

Mike Trout hits milestone homer to lead Angels over Royals

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, gets congratulations from Andrelton Simmons after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout’s 250th home run was memorable in more ways than one.Trout’s solo shot to left-center off traveled 473 feet and made him the sixth AL player to reach 250 homers before his 28th birthday as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Kat Tolentino forgoes last playing year, leaves Ateneo a champion Junis has allowed nine runs in the first inning 10 starts this season. Teams are hitting .333 against him in the opening frame (14 for 42), including four home runs.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: Kansas City has requested release waivers on Frank Schwindel, who was designated for assignment Tuesday. Schwindel was the opening day first baseman but had just one hit in 15 at-bats in six games. There is a possibility he could be re-signed to a minor league contract.Angels: OF Justin Upton (turf toe) is doing some throwing and hitting, but the only running he is doing is on a treadmill. He is eligible to come off the 60-day injured list near the end of the month but said that it will “be a while” before he returns.UP NEXTRoyals: LHP Danny Duffy (2-1, 3.97 ERA) has won his last two starts. He is 2-2 in seven career outings against the Angels, including a 5-1 loss on April 26 when he allowed three runs on five hits in five innings.Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (4-3, 5.05 ERA) has won three of his four starts since returning from the injured list (left ankle sprain). Teams have a .268 batting average against him, which is the highest among LA’s starting staff.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles added three in the sixth. Trout walked with one out before Ohtani clubbed a two-run shot over the right field wall for his first home run at Angels Stadium this season. Andrelton Simmons followed with a double to left and advanced to third on a throwing error. He scored on Calhoun’s sacrifice fly to center to make it 5-0.Kansas City got on the board with three in the eighth off Taylor Cole. Whit Merrifield had a two-run double and scored on Adalberto Mondesi’s bloop single.Lucroy, who had two hits, singled in Simmons in the eighth inning to extend the Angels’ lead to three runs.Junis also went seven innings and yielded five runs (four earned) on six hits with six strikeouts.“I thought he threw the ball well. He’s just not pitching with a lot of luck right now,” Royals manager Ned Yost said of Junis. “Every once in a while, you will throw a fastball down the middle and they will either foul it off or pop it up. That isn’t happening. Just got burned on a couple of mistakes.”TRACKING TROUTTrout joins Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Juan Gonzalez, Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez as the only AL players to hit 250 or more home runs before their age 28 season.He is also the 13th player to accomplish that milestone overall. Teammate Albert Pujols, Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Andruw Jones and Giancarlo Stanton reached it while playing in the NL.Eight of Trout’s 10 homers this season have come at home. The tape-measure shot fell 4 feet shy of his career best, which came at Coors Field off Colorado’s Chris Rusin in 2015.ROUGH STARTS PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES The first-inning blast off Royals starter Jakob Junis (3-5) was also his second-longest since Statcast began measuring them in 2015 and the third-longest in the majors this season.“I didn’t see it land. I stopped watching,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. “As soon as he hit it, I knew it was gone.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsShohei Ohtani also went deep and Griffin Canning pitched seven shutout innings as the Angels got their fourth win in five games this season against the Royals.Ohtani’s two-run homer to right in the sixth was his second of the season. Last season’s AL Rookie of the Year missed the first 34 games following Tommy John surgery. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP After going hitless in first seven at-bats, Ohtani has gone 12 for 35 with two home runs and has a six-game hitting streak.“I’m getting better each at-bat I get. It is not 100, but getting closer and closer,” Ohtani said through a translator.Canning (2-1) is only the second Angels starter to go at least seven innings, which is worst in the majors. The rookie right-hander retired the first 12 Royals he faced and allowed three hits with five strikeouts. Ty Buttrey worked the final 1 2/3 innings for his second save.“I wasn’t being super tentative and let my stuff work in the zone,” he said.After Trout’s homer, the Angels added another run in the second when Kole Calhoun led off with a double and scored on Jonathan Lucroy’s single.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Olympiacos Stuns Arsenal, 3-2

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares LONDON — A goalkeeping blunder by David Ospina helped Olympiacos beat Arsenal 3-2 in the Champions League on Sept. 29 and leave the Gunners in real danger of its first group-stage exit in 16 years.Ospina fumbled a corner over his line to give the visitors a 2-1 first-half lead, and substitute Alfred Finnbogason scored the winner in the 66th minute — almost immediately after Alexis Sanchez had drawn Arsenal level.Arsenal, which has advanced past the first group stage every year since 2001, has now lost both its opening games — and still has two meetings with Group F leader Bayern Munich to come. Bayern beat Dinamo Zagreb 5-0 to take a tight grip on first place in the group.“It leaves us in a bad position, but we are still in it,” Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger said. “We have to make a result in our next game against Bayern at home. We are not out of it.”Felipe Pardo gave Olympiacos the lead in the 33rd, but Theo Walcott equalized two minutes later as Arsenal looked likely to start an immediate fightback.However, the London club couldn’t prevent Olympiacos from securing its first ever European win in England in 13 games — which included three group-stage losses at Arsenal in the last six years.“The key factor today was our endurance,” Olympiacos coach Marco Silva said. “We ran a lot, we knew how to battle and how to remain determined to hold onto the result we deserved until the end.”Wenger decided to rest first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech, just as in the 2-1 loss at Dinamo in the first round, and it proved a costly decision.Ospina misjudged an inswinging corner in the 40th minute and had to backtrack before failing to hold on to the ball, letting it bounce on the line.The extra official behind the extended goal-line ruled the ball had crossed completely, although some TV replays seemed inconclusive. There is no goal-line technology in use in the Champions League.Wenger bristled after the game when he was asked about the decision to rest Cech.“I don’t have to sit here and give you an explanation of every decision I make,” the Frenchman said. “Ospina played 19 games last year and kept 14 clean sheets. … No keeper is mistake free. It could have happened to Petr Cech as well.”Olympiacos’ first goal also came from a corner, when Pardo was left completely unmarked outside the area, and his shot took a deflection to wrongfoot Ospina.Arsenal’s reaction was swift, though, as Walcott took a pass from Sanchez and broke into the left side of the area, firing a low shot toward the far post that Olympiacos goalkeeper Roberto got his hands to but could only deflect into his own net.Still it was the Greek side that went into halftime in the lead after Ospina’s howler, and the two teams traded quick goals again in the second half.Walcott turned provider for Sanchez this time as he lofted a cross into the area and the Chile striker leaned forward to head in his fourth goal in two games. But Olympiacos was back ahead a minute later after some more poor defending from Arsenal.Pardo set it up this time as his cross from the right flank found Finnbogason, who beat Per Mertesacker to the ball and slotted his effort past Ospina.Mertesacker had come on as a substitute after Laurent Koscielny went off injured.With Olivier Giroud suspended, Wenger only had the rarely used Joel Campbell to throw on in search of a late equalizer, but the Gunners didn’t come any closer than a free kick from Mesut Ozil that was punched away by Roberto.Walcott had a last chance in injury time when he broke into the area but shot well wide. (MATTIAS KAREN, AP Sports Writer) last_img read more

BC sending Forest Firefighters to help in Alberta

first_imgtwo hundred and thirty firefighters (consisting of 10 initial attack crews and 10 unit crews)three agency representativesa 19-person incident management teamfourteen supervisorsThe request for assistance was made through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, which co-ordinates the mutual sharing of firefighting resources between B.C. and other jurisdictions. All associated costs are covered by the jurisdiction that requested the resources.Considering the current and forecasted fire situation in British Columbia, sufficient personnel and resources remain in the province to respond appropriately to any fire activity here. Crews can be deployed out-of-province for up to 19 days, but can be recalled at any time.The BC Wildfire Service recognizes the importance of sharing firefighting resources given the invaluable assistance Alberta has provided to B.C. during the last two wildfire seasons, which were the worst in the province’s history. KAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Province of B.C. will send 267 wildfire personnel to Alberta to help with firefighting efforts.Firefighters and support staff will start arriving on Wednesday and Thursday and will be deployed as needed in the Province.Of the people being sent, the majority will be firefighters which include the following:last_img read more

Padres Yasmani Grandal Suspended 50 Games For Testosterone

Yasmani Grandal, a catcher for the San Diego Padres, has been suspended 50 games because of a positive test for testosterone.The commissioner’s office announced the drug penalty on Wednesday. The ban will take effect at the start of next season.Grandal made his big league debut this year. He hit .297 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs in 60 games. He turns 24 on Thursday.”I apologize to the fans, my teammates and to the San Diego Padres,” he said in a statement. ”I was disappointed to learn of my positive test under the joint drug program. I am responsible for what I put into my body. I must accept responsibility for my actions and serve my suspension.”Grandal was acquired by the Padres from Cincinnati last December. The Cuban native was traded by the Reds with pitcher Edinson Volquez in a package for pitcher Mat Latos.There have been seven suspensions this year under the major league program. Six of them were for performance-enhancing drugs – including Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon for positive testosterone tests – and one for a stimulant.The seven suspensions are the most in a year under the big league drug program since there were eight in 2007.There have been 101 suspensions this year under the minor league drug problem. read more

What A Badass Olympic Skier Can Teach Us About WorkLife Balance

19Luxembourg16.0– 8Estonia20.0– CountryLength of paid maternity leave, in weeks Paid maternal leave policies around the worldAmong countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2016 15Canada17.0– 5Ireland26.0– 26Israel14.0– 30Norway13.0– 6Hungary24.0– 7Italy21.7– 32Sweden12.9– 16Austria16.0– 27Japan14.0– 11Chile18.0– 25Germany14.0– Source: OECD Family Database 14Finland17.5– 22Turkey16.0– 31South Korea12.9– 12Denmark18.0– 1Greece43.0– 10Australia18.0– 20Netherlands16.0– Team USA has sent 20 fathers to Pyeongchang, but only one mother: Kikkan Randall. A three-time winner of cross-country skiing’s World Cup sprint title, Randall was part of a baby boom that happened after the 2014 Sochi Olympics, when four of the sport’s top athletes took time off from racing to give birth.1The others were Marit Bjoergen of Norway (whose silver medal in Saturday’s skiathlon earned her the title of most-decorated woman at the Olympic Winter Games), five-time Olympic medalist Aino-Kaisa Saarinen of Finland and Katja Visnar of Slovenia.These women didn’t just return to work — they came back to the highest level of a demanding sport, and all four are expected to compete in Pyeongchang. But Randall is doing so without the same safety net that her European colleagues have. And that’s left her facing the same challenge that many other American women experience: how to balance a grueling career with the demands of new motherhood. A job as arduous as being a professional athlete (or, say, director of policy planning at the State Department) has little room for compromise or scaling back, and that means that much of the parenting must fall to a spouse or outside help.The 2018 Games will be the fifth Olympic appearance for Randall, a 35-year-old cross-country skier from Alaska.2When I was an elite skier in the 2000s, Randall was an up-and-coming star. I never skied fast enough to make the Olympic team, and the U.S. women’s teams in 2002 and 2006 were unlikely contenders for medals. But since then, thanks in large part to Randall’s performance and leadership, the American women have become a force to reckon with — earning both World Cup and world championship titles. Minnesota native Jessie Diggins won the final World Cup race before Pyeongchang. In 2008, Randall, nicknamed Kikkanimal, made history by becoming the first American woman to win a World Cup in cross-country skiing. And in Pyeongchang, she has a legitimate shot at a medal.Mothers-to-be in most professions take time off after childbirth, but Randall’s situation was different: “I was on my maternity leave while I was pregnant,” she said. Because she remained on the U.S. ski team roster, she retained access to her health insurance, and most of her sponsors continued their support, in exchange for appearances, social media plugs and other publicity. She resumed training about three weeks after her son, Breck, was born in April 2016, with the support of her husband, Jeff Ellis, who parented while she trained. Having a husband who is willing to take on parental duties and, most importantly, to do so “unbegrudgingly” has been “a huge piece of the puzzle,” Randall said.There’s no such thing as a part-time return to work in elite sports, which usually require multiple training sessions each day, along with naps, massages, full nights of sleep and other recovery rituals. Of course, sleepless nights are almost a given for the first years of a child’s life. And Randall said that knowing Ellis will “take care of those night-time wakings before a race really helps.”She noted that her peers in Scandinavian countries have the benefit of paid time off for fathers as well as mothers. (Of the 35 countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. is the only one without paid maternal leave.) 17France16.0– 33Mexico12.0– 23Belgium15.0– 28Switzerland14.0– 29Iceland13.0– 4Czech Republic28.0– 2United Kingdom39.0– 21Spain16.0– 35United States0.0 3Slovakia34.0– 9Poland20.0– 24Slovenia15.0– 34Portugal6.0– 18Latvia16.0– 13New Zealand18.0– Randall’s Finnish peer Aino-Kaisa Saarinen had a child around the same time that Randall did, and she told me that her country has a mandatory four-month paid leave for mothers, which she started a month before her due date. After the baby was born, she and her partner received further benefits, including leave that they could split as they chose between the parents. “In our case, the dad took all that,” Saarinen said. (Not to mention the paid leave that fathers are entitled to.)Randall has competed in the predominantly Europe-based World Cup without that kind of paid leave but with Breck in tow for the past two seasons. It hasn’t always been easy. Although she emerged from childbirth without any serious complications (not all women do, as tennis star Serena Williams’s story demonstrates), the snap in her muscles didn’t return right away. And during her time off, the U.S. team “had gotten so strong,” Randall said. She sat out the second World Cup weekend after her return because she wasn’t skiing as well as her teammates.There have been many men who’ve continued competing after adding a child to their family, said Chris Grover, head coach of the U.S. cross-country ski team, but very few women. “Many of these guys are not primary caregivers and tend to come to the races Thursday and head back home on Sunday night or Monday,” Grover said. And while fathers may experience sleepless nights just like mothers do, they don’t need to physically recover after childbirth.Randall and her husband have built their work and family life around her job. Ellis secured a job as a media coordinator for the ski federation, which allowed him to travel the World Cup circuit with her. “He got the job so that we could see each other in the winter,” Randall said.Randall breast-fed her son until about a month into the racing season. Realizing that there would be at least four mothers coming to the World Cup with babies, the ski federation worked with the athlete commission, national ski federations and organizing committees to make formal recommendations encouraging race venues to provide a “baby room” with appropriate provisions so that moms can breast-feed and care for their infants as needed. Randall thinks she used these rooms much more than others in her cohort of new mothers. She said that may be because the others live in Europe, where most of the races take place, and can travel back and forth between home and races on a weekly basis.In Finland, Saarinen benefits from laws that guarantee child care facilities will be available. “The government also pays for most of it,” she said. That’s not all. “We also get child money from the government, which is about 200€ per month, a baby box with 48 items, and free and mandatory monthly health checks for baby and for the mom.”Things are different in the U.S. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 62 percent of parents of infant or preschool-age children report difficulty finding affordable, high-quality child care in their community, regardless of their income.Because Randall and Ellis are both working while on the race circuit, their parents and some friends have stepped in to provide child care, but paying travel and accomodations for these helpers isn’t cheap. In part because of the cost, Breck won’t be accompanying his parents to Pyeongchang. After calculating that it would run something like $15,000 to $20,000 for them to bring him and a caretaker along, they decided to send him to his grandparents’ house in Canada instead.As well as things are working out for her now, Randall acknowledges that her current situation is not sustainable. And it probably wouldn’t be scalable to the whole workplace either. Grover acknowledged that it’s difficult to imagine a ski team traveling around Europe with all the coaching staff’s kids, in addition to the team athletes.Randall plans to retire from racing after this season but will remain in the sport. She is president of the U.S. branch of Fast and Female, a group that encourages girls to participate in sports, and she’s running for election as an athlete representative on the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission. After two decades of competition, it feels right, she said. Success in a career like sports requires giving it your all, and that means family life can’t always come first. For a parent who wants to substantially take part in parenting, eventually something must give. read more

The Broncos New Quarterback Is Inexperienced But At Least Hes Not Peyton

By contrast, the average defending champ through 2015 returned a QB with 74.8 career starts and a lifetime AV of 66.5, meaning they were both pretty seasoned and pretty good. And that experience has traditionally been an advantage in the pursuit of a repeat Super Bowl bid. All else being equal, teams whose opening-day QBs have more career AV under their belt tend to perform better in the passing game. For instance, a simple regression would predict a 70-AV QB’s team to pass the ball with a half-standard deviation greater efficiency3According to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) metric. — the equivalent of four-fifths of an extra win over a full season — than that of a zero-AV QB, while a more complex fit suggests the same edge in experience could be worth even more, as much as a full standard deviation of passing efficiency or 1.7 wins. When the Denver Broncos begin their title defense with Trevor Siemian under center on Sept. 8, they’ll be in a rare spot for reigning Super Bowl winners. Last year’s starting QB, Peyton Manning, retired in March, guaranteeing Denver would become only the fifth champ of the Super Bowl era1Since opening day of 1967, because there was no defending Super Bowl champ in Week 1 of the 1966 season. whose opening-day primary quarterback2For the purposes of this entire article, I’ll be referring to a team’s “primary QB” — the player who led the team in dropbacks in a game — as a proxy for its starter, since Pro-Football-Reference’s Game Finder doesn’t provide data on which QB started each game. during the next season was not the same signal-caller who led the way on Super Sunday.And even among that group of new QBs, Siemian is almost uniquely inexperienced. Assuming he ends up being Denver’s primary passer in Week 1, he’ll join another Bronco — Brian Griese, who replaced John Elway in 1999 — as the only opening-day primary QBs for a defending champion whose prior career featured both zero career starts and zero points of career Approximate Value (AV). So, given Siemian’s lack of experience (let alone his meager draft pedigree), we’d expect him to lead a passing attack that’s fairly lousy. But even if Siemian spearheads a passing offense with a DVOA index4Which sets DVOA on a common scale where 100 is league average and a standard deviation in either direction is 15 points. of 90, two-thirds of a standard deviation worse than NFL average — as the average zero-AV opening day starter has during the Super Bowl era — it would represent an improvement to the Broncos’ passing attack.Simply put, Denver won the Super Bowl last season in spite of its passing offense, not because of it. In terms of passing efficiency, the Broncos were an entire standard deviation worse than league average last season, which equated to the NFL’s eighth-most inefficient aerial attack. And Manning himself was awful, producing the worst season of any Super Bowl QB in history. His backup, Brock Osweiler, wasn’t great either, but if Siemian’s 2016 performance can mimic Osweiler’s more than Manning’s, the Broncos will still be better through the air than they were a year ago.And with a defense as dominant as the Broncos still possess, that might be enough to contend for another Super Bowl, even given Siemian’s historic inexperience under center. read more