ESPN Releases New W-L Predictions For Country’s Top 25 Teams

first_imgA general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)With Week 4 in the books, ESPN’s FPI has updated its predictions for the rest of the 2018 season. The updates are now complete.One of the categories in the FPI is win-loss projections. These change on a weekly basis.You can see the full win-loss rankings here.Win-loss predictions for the top 25 are below. Note, these are the FPI top 25 rankings, not the official AP or Coaches Poll Top 25 rankings.Alabama: 12.2–0.7Ohio State: 10.9 – 1.5Georgia: 11.4 – 1.5Penn State: 10.6 – 1.7Clemson: 11.8 – 1.0Michigan: 8.9– 3.2Oklahoma: 10.7 – 2.0Washington: 10.1 – 2.5Notre Dame: 10.3– 1.7Auburn: 8.1 – 3.9Stanford: 9.7 – 2.7Michigan State: 8.2 – 3.9Texas A&M: 7.5 – 4.5Wisconsin: 8.9 – 3.9Miami (Fla.): 9.1– 3.4Mississippi State: 7.8 – 4.2Texas Tech: 8.5 – 4.0West Virginia: 7.9 – 3.4LSU: 8.3– 3.7Oklahoma State: 8.2 – 4.0Florida: 7.8 – 4.2Texas: 8.0 – 4.3Boise State: 10.2 – 2.5South Carolina: 6.6 – 4.4Duke: 9.1– 3.1ESPN’s full FPI can be found here.last_img read more

More ABC Kiosks for Airports

Story Highlights Speaking at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) Border Security Conference on June 19, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, Dr. Chang said the increase in the kiosks will positively impact the processing of incoming passengers at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Sangster International in Montego Bay, St. James. “This will contribute to an overall improvement in services being offered at our ports of entry, including a significant reduction in the wait time in the immigration hall,” he pointed out. Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says additional automated border-crossing (ABC) kiosks will soon be made available at the island’s two international airports.Speaking at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) Border Security Conference on June 19, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, Dr. Chang said the increase in the kiosks will positively impact the processing of incoming passengers at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Sangster International in Montego Bay, St. James.“This will contribute to an overall improvement in services being offered at our ports of entry, including a significant reduction in the wait time in the immigration hall,” he pointed out.Dr. Chang noted that the ABC kiosks, which were introduced in 2014, have boosted PICA’s capacity to process incoming travellers to the island.“Recent figures show that wait time within the immigration halls has dropped from a minimum of three hours to under 80 minutes during peak times over the last two years,” he said.The kiosks are a partnership between the Ministry of National Security and PICA, with the objectives of enhancing travel facilitation and achieving increased border security.The Minister expressed gratitude to the border security officers of PICA for their role in improving the borders of the country.“A safe and prosperous country is largely dependent on safe borders, and it is your efforts which are responsible for keeping undesirables out of our respective countries while welcoming all legitimate travellers and facilitating commerce,” he said. Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says additional automated border-crossing (ABC) kiosks will soon be made available at the island’s two international airports. read more

KSAMC to Meet With Party Promoters

Representatives of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) are set to meet with party promoters to discuss issues regarding the staging of entertainment events.Speaking at the KSAMC’s monthly meeting on Tuesday (September 10) at the Corporation’s office in downtown Kingston, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, disclosed that he had received a letter from party promoters earlier this week in which they outlined a number of concerns.These include the need for entertainment zones and venues for large events; the number of permits that they have to obtain to stage an event; and the attitude of the police.Senator Williams said that the promoters, in the letter, requested a meeting with the KSAMC, which will be arranged as soon as possible.“We have a responsibility to air the concerns because, as a municipality, we have some level of responsibility as it relates to the issuance of amusement licences, and we also have a responsibility to ensure that the environment within which the industry operates is orderly, structured and is fertile for investment,” he noted.“So, those discussions will take place at our level, and I am pretty sure those discussions will take place at other levels as it relates to the Noise Abatement Act,” he added.Meanwhile, the Mayor said that discussions are ongoing with the operators of the Hope Zoo and Hope Gardens in St. Andrew regarding complaints raised by the Hope Pastures Citizens Association about the noise emanating from events held on the compound and a possible solution to the problem.“We have placed a limit on events at those venues, and the operators of both Hope Gardens and Hope Zoo, having cooperated with the Corporation, they’ve been ironing out the difficulties and coming up with various solutions and measures to assist,” he said.The KSAMC has restricted the number of events staged at the venues to two per month.In the meantime, the Corporation is collecting data on the decibel levels emanating from the staging of events on the compound and the volume that presents a nuisance to the residents of Hope Pastures. Speaking at the KSAMC’s monthly meeting on Tuesday (September 10) at the Corporation’s office in downtown Kingston, Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, disclosed that he had received a letter from party promoters earlier this week in which they outlined a number of concerns. Representatives of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) are set to meet with party promoters to discuss issues regarding the staging of entertainment events. These include the need for entertainment zones and venues for large events; the number of permits that they have to obtain to stage an event; and the attitude of the police. Story Highlights read more