New HSPH online edX course will reach worldwide audience

first_imgIt’s time for biostatistics and epidemiology class. The professor is discussing Scotsman James Lind, who, in the mid-1700s, conducted one of the first-ever clinical experiments. Lind studied the way different foods affected sailors sick with scurvy and found that only those who added citrus fruits to their regular diet recovered. It’s an interesting lecture. But there’s no one in the classroom.Not yet, that is. That’s because the lecture is one of many currently being recorded in the state-of-the-art Leadership Studio at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) as part of a brand-new online introductory course in epidemiology and biostatistics that begins October 15, 2012. The new course, “Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research,” is one of the two inaugural courses being offered by Harvard this fall as part of edX, the online education platform launched last May by Harvard and MIT; the University of California, Berkeley, joined in July.EdX is a nonprofit global venture aimed at advancing online learning and generating a wealth of information about how students learn and how to teach them most effectively. Seven edX courses are being offered in fall 2012: three from MIT and two each from Harvard and UC Berkeley. Topics include computer science, chemistry, electronics, and public health.last_img read more


Sinclairville Man Arrested After Police Find Him Driving Stolen Vehicle

first_imgSINCLAIRVILLE – A Village of Sinclairville man was arrested Sunday after New York State Police say he was pulled over in a stolen vehicle.Troopers say Dakota Barber, 28, was pulled over for a traffic violation on Park Street.Through investigation, troopers discovered that the license plates did not belong to the vehicle, which was reported stolen from California.Additionally, the license plates were reported stolen from a truck stop in Tennessee, police say. Barber is charged with fourth and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.Police say Barber was placed under arrest, processed at State Police Barracks in Jamestown and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Mastic Woman Charged With Reckless Driving in Crash That Killed Mom

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jessica PistoleseA woman was arrested for reckless driving after a two-car crash that killed her 71-year-old mother in Brookhaven on Saturday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Jessica Pistolese was driving a Chevy Malibu westbound on Montauk Highway, when her vehicle struck a Chrysler 300 that was making a left turn onto the roadway from Horseblock Road shortly before 4 p.m., police said.Pistolese’s mother, Judith Rivera, of East Patchogue, was in the front passenger seat and was pronounced dead at the scene.Pistolese, 38, and the other driver, 51-year-old Aide Marichal, both of Mastic, were treated and released from Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for non-life threatening injuries.Pistolese was charged with reckless driving. She is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 4. Vehicular Crimes Unit detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more


IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 10

first_imgIMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds – 1. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz., 708; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 571; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 527; 4. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 524; 5. Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif., 516; 6. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 448; 7. Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif., 445; 8. Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas, 398; 9. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 393; 10. Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif., 384; 11. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 382; 12. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif., and Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif., both 376; 14. Glen Hibbard, Eu­less, Texas, 373; 15. Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 369; 16. Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas, 362; 17. Chad Melton, Springtown, Texas, Chris Olexiewicz, Chandler, Ariz., and Nate Warren, Phoenix, Ariz., each 347; 20. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 346. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 222; 2. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 205; 3. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 202; 4. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 189; 5. Herbert R. Wood, Kennedale, Texas, 172; 6. Marcus Thomas, Cor­sicana, Texas, 168; 7. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 164; 8. Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas, 143; 9. Tony Dowd, Mansfield, Texas, 137; 10. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 132; 11. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, and Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, both 115; 13. Justin Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 111; 14. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas, Shawn Mize, Crowley, Texas, and Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, each 100; 17. Jeff Emerson, Millsap, Texas, 99; 18. Charlie McDon­ald, Jefferson, Texas, 97; 19. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 87; 20. Bobby Ruffin, Cran­dall, Texas, 71. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 423; 2. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 415; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 375; 4. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 371; 5. Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 367; 6. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 333; 7. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 323; 8. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 293; 9. Cary White, Lamesa, Texas, 280; 10. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 266; 11. Jeff Bauser, Belton, Texas, 264; 12. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 261; 13. Adam Schwarz, Woodway, Texas, 251; 14. Dustin White, Lamesa, Texas, 246; 15. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 240; 16. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 234; 17. J.C. Howell, Mabank, Texas, 232; 18. Keith Cagle, Odonnell, Texas, 229; 19. Hunter Russell, Midland, Texas, 228; 20. Michael Therwhanger, Seminole, Texas, 226. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 384; 2. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 355; 3. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 297; 4. Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D., 290; 5. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 281; 6. Jerrad Steele, Andrews, Texas, 271; 7. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 270; 8. Craig Ebers, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 9. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 255; 10. Garett Rawls, China Spring, Texas, 248; 11. Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas, 221; 12. Daniel Van Haitsma, Boyd, Texas, 214; 13. Brandon Gaddis, Snyder, Texas, 210; 14. Lee Riley, Lubbock, Texas, 205; 15. Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M., 204; 16. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 194; 17. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 187; 18. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 186; 19. Jonathan Beard, Waco, Texas, 176; 20. Cody Stone, Lovington, N.M., 173. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 461; 2. Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif., 443; 3. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 320; 4. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 296; 5. Josh Wood, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 6. Timmy Reese, Yuma, Ariz., 290; 7. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., and Cody Daffern, Brawley, Calif., both 273; 9. Kyle Griffith, Taft, Calif., 255; 10. Keith Smith, Imperial, Calif., 251; 11. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 249; 12. Ben Kates, Tongan­oxie, Kan., 248; 13. Lee Jensen, Bakersfield, Calif., 233; 14. Schannon Mohamed, Braw­ley, Calif., 228; 15. Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif., 220; 16. Robert Gallaher, San Jose, Calif., 213; 17. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 200; 18. Al Sotomayor, Morgan Hill, Calif., 198; 19. Levi Kiefer, Bakersfield, Calif., 195; 20. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 192.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 424; 2. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, and Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, both 406; 4. Allen Montgom­ery, Fort Worth, Texas, 399; 5. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 376; 6. Chad Hertel, Abi­lene, Texas, 370; 7. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 341; 8. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 297; 9. Jarrett Roberts, Temple, Texas, 274; 10. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 273; 11. Alex Hickham, Conroe, Texas, 253; 12. Jeff Reynolds, Joshua, Texas, 251; 13. Kevin Green, Robin­son, Texas, 247; 14. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, and John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, each 244; 17. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 240; 18. Jay Coone, Burleson, Texas, 230; 19. Justin Cass, Abilene, Texas, 223; 20. Gene Burnett, Lean­der, Texas, 216. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brant Bachman, Weatherford, Texas, 190; 2. Julia Childs, Weather­ford, Texas, 176; 3. Willard Van Haitsma, Springtown, Texas, and Danny Jack Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, both 175; 5. Aubra Parker, Paradise, Texas, 171; 6. Michael Burnside, Mineral Wells, Texas, 162; 7. James Morehead, Joshua, Texas, 156; 8. Art Herzog, Hays, Kan., 152; 9. Judy Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 150; 10. Michael Smith, Stockton, Kan., 149; 11. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, Kan., 141; 12. Kirk Pfannenstiel, Hays, Kan., 140; 13. Richard Tegethoff, Kirwin, Kan., 139; 14. Madison Reed, Stockton, Kan., 138; 15. Stephen Covey, Midlothian, Texas, 125; 16. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 119; 17. Steve Beaver, Decatur, Texas, 117; 18. Andrew Soderland, Hays, Kan., 100; 19. David Bachman, Azle, Texas, 99; 20. Brandon Lobdell, Solomon, Kan., 98. West Coast Super Stocks – 1. Steve Nash, Pahrump, Nev., 99; 2. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif., 77; 3. Brady Bell, Bakersfield, Calif., 75; 4. Chad Weber, Santa Maria, Calif., and Lonnie Welch, Bakersfield, Calif., both 74; 6. Tim Randolph, Santa Maria, Calif., 70; 7. Billy Simkins, Bakersfield, Ca­lif., 67; 8. William A. Stevens, Bakersfield, Calif., 66; 9. Johnny Bedingfield, Bakersfield, Calif., 65; 10. George Bradburry, Pahrump, Nev., 63; 11. Wayne Coffman, Bodfish, Calif., 62; 12. James C. Wulfenstein, Pahrump, Nev., 36; 13. Dustin Chastain, Tonopah, Nev., 35; 14. Jim McCoy, Pahrump,last_img read more


Virtual success in Europe points to bright future for Golden Race

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles Golden Race has predicted that revenues for virtual sports will eventually surpass those generated by real events, after referencing the concept’s growing popularity in Italy.Speaking to Gambling Insider, the firm’s CEO Martin Wachter said that the “numbers in countries like Italy show that virtual sports has become one of the most popular games next to sports betting”.He added: “Our metrics also show that, in many other countries, the volume and traffic on virtual sports is almost the same size as in real, and way ahead of any other gaming revenue streams.”Seeking to explain this shift in behaviour, Wachter said: “I don’t think players see virtual sports as a replacement of the real thing, but rather a complementary gaming experience that revolves around their favourite sport – one they can play at any time of the day, every two or three minutes.“When we look at a soccer game for instance, the player has the opportunity to back his or her favourite team multiple times a day, and not only once a week.”Wachter was also asked about big trends in virtual sports, prompting him to speak of the prominent role played by the ‘On Demand’ service in Golden Race’s Mobile 2.0 and Desktop 3.0 versions.“A popular trend at the moment is making virtual games available on demand,” he commented. “Players can start the games right after choosing their bets, rather than waiting for the games to start following a fixed schedule.“This play method has great value, especially when players play by themselves on their computers or mobile phones. Golden Race released ‘On Demand’ versions of our top played games a while ago and both our clients and players love it!”In addition to 3D Horse Racing and 3×3 Basket, Golden Race has populated its 2018 roadmap with new game releases dedicated to speedway, motorbikes, American football, dirt track, tennis and basketball, as well as a complete fight league.When asked how Golden Race decides which sports are developed into virtual games, Wachter said: “To know what kind of sports you should develop next and for it to be successful is a bit like playing lottery: you never know if the players will like it.“We use market data to understand what real sports are most popular in each region. When deciding whether to bring a sport to virtual or not, it is important to consider whether we can create a virtual format that is not only appealing to players, but also remains comparable to the real sport.”Meanwhile, Golden Race has also launched the ‘Golden Race World Cup 2018’, a virtual football tournament featuring the 32 qualified teams for Russia. There will be a group phase, round of 16, quarter finals, semi final and final, with penalties to decide the winner for any knockout match ending in a draw. TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more