13Stanford def. Notre Dame43.435.7+7.7 13Auburn def. Alabama37.732.3+5.3 PENN STATE WIN % BY OUTCOME 11Rutgers99.996.3+3.6 10Michigan State99.4%79.2%+20.1 Which of Penn State’s games holds the most weight?PSU’s remaining 2017 matchups by the impact they have on the team’s playoff chances 10NC State def. Clemson41.530.6+10.9 WKOPPONENTMAKES PLAYOFFDOESN’T MAKE PLAYOFFDIFF. 11Miami (FL) def. Notre Dame42.035.2+6.8 13Michigan def. Ohio State35.419.2+16.3 WKRESULTMAKES PLAYOFFDOESN’T MAKE PLAYOFFDIFF. PROBABILITY BY PENN STATE OUTCOME Where they need help: As if losing to the Buckeyes wasn’t enough, Penn State fans now need to keep a close eye on every Ohio State game from here out. Because the teams share a division and because OSU now holds a head-to-head tiebreaker over Penn State, Ohio State will need to lose twice in conference play to give PSU a shot at winning the East. That’s not very likely; our model gives Ohio State a 44 percent chance of winning every remaining regular-season game, much less winning at least three of four. But OSU’s best chances to lose will come in its games at Iowa this weekend and at Michigan on Nov. 25, so those are also Penn State’s highest-leverage games left in the season (aside from the Lions’ own matchup against Michigan State on Saturday). The other games that need to go right for the Nittany LionsNon-Penn State matchups that have the biggest impact on the team’s playoff chances Each week in this space, we examine all the things a certain contending team needs to have happen in order for it to make the College Football Playoff. This week, we look at the Penn State Nittany Lions, who suffered their first loss of the season Saturday after a fourth-quarter collapse on the road against Ohio State.Current situation: Undefeated and ranked No. 2 in the country, Penn State had a clear playoff path laid out in front of it — provided it could beat the Buckeyes, that is, in what was the program’s biggest game since the late 1990s. The Nittany Lions scored on the game’s first play and held control for three quarters, but Ohio State kept chipping away at PSU’s lead late, capping off a 19-3 fourth-quarter run with a go-ahead touchdown pass from which Penn State never recovered. Now ranked seventh in the first edition of the CFP committee rankings, the Lions have only a 14 percent chance of making the playoff, according to the FiveThirtyEight model.What the Lions can do: Because the loss came relatively late in the season, it left Penn State without much time to rebuild its playoff status. Even if the Lions win the rest of their games, our model gives them only a 20 percent chance of making the playoff. One important factor driving that number is a lack of opportunities for another signature win down the season’s final stretch: According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Penn State’s future strength of schedule ranks just 67th in the country — easily the worst among the top 15 teams in the country by FPI. The only ranked team remaining on Penn State’s schedule (assuming it doesn’t go to the Big Ten championship) is Michigan State — and if PSU beats Michigan State, the Spartans will surely lose their ranking, which is currently only No. 24. With this weak slate of remaining games, it will be difficult for the Lions to impress the committee solely with their performance on the field before season’s end.Even so, here are the most important games left in the regular season for Penn State, based on the biggest difference in winning percentages between our simulations where the Lions make the playoff and ones where they don’t: Differences may not add up because of rounding. 11Michigan State def. Ohio State16.17.0+9.1 10Iowa def. Ohio State34.1%12.7%+21.5 Of course, it’s also possible that the committee could slot in both Penn State and Ohio State come selection day. (In 28 percent of simulations where the Lions make the CFP, the Buckeyes are also in, making OSU Penn State’s fourth-most-likely playoff “companion” behind Alabama, Georgia and Clemson.) But the chance of two Big Ten teams making the playoff is pretty remote; our model gives it an 8.3 percent probability of happening, mainly because it would require some major shakeups elsewhere in the country — most likely losses by Clemson, Washington, Notre Dame and/or one of the Big 12 front-runners — to clear space. And although the most common combination among those multiple-Big Ten-playoff-team universes features Penn State and Ohio State making the playoff together (47 percent of the times that two Big Ten teams make it), our model assigns a 27 percent chance to a scenario where Ohio State and Wisconsin are the Big Ten picks, and the Nittany Lions are left out.1And in 22 of our 20,000 simulations — or 0.1 percent of the time — three Big Ten teams somehow make the playoff.But maybe that’s also an area where the model doesn’t have enough information yet. If Wisconsin and OSU are on a collision course in the Big Ten championship (and they appear to be), then those Badger-Buckeye universes would mean that the committee selected a conference title-game loser for a playoff spot. That may not be very realistic: In 12 chances over three seasons, only once — Ohio State in 2016 — did the real-life committee pick a team that didn’t win its conference (and those Buckeyes didn’t lose their championship game but rather missed it entirely on a tiebreaker).That should give Penn State hope that its current odds are being slightly understated by our model — that if they just keep winning and get a little lucky, the Lions could slip in as a second Big Ten playoff bid at the very least. Then again, if college football’s playoff era has proven nothing else, it’s that the committee might do something we’ve never seen before. We’ll see whether that works in Penn State’s favor or not.Check out our latest college football predictions. Also, see what it will take for Notre Dame, Clemson, Washington and Oklahoma to still make the playoff. 13Georgia Tech def. Georgia29.522.9+6.6 13South Carolina def. Clemson27.521.2+6.3 13Maryland99.688.8+10.8 12Nebraska99.892.4+7.4 Based on two sets of simulations: one where the team makes the playoff and one where it doesn’t. Differences may not add up exactly because of rounding. 11Stanford def. Washington46.440.7+5.7
Kolkata: West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is exploring options for starting monorail services for easy and faster communication in areas of Salt lake and New Town that cannot be covered by Metro services.”We have already completed the feasibility study along with the cost evaluation for the project. We are now looking for investors,” HIDCO chairman Debasish Sen said on the sidelines of Kolkata regional dialogue on ‘Preparing for the Future of Urban Mobility’ organised by the Bengal Chamber and The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to HIDCO sources, the alignment for the monorail that has been created will start from Ultadanga station and will run through Sector I and Sector III in Salt Lake and will reach New Town. The total project cost has been estimated at Rs 4,500 crore.It may be mentioned that the two Metro projects — East West and Garia-Kolkata Airport Metros — work for which are going on in full swing will not be able to cover entire Salt Lake and New Town area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The monorail network will plug this gap,” a senior HIDCO official said.HIDCO is holding talks with start-up companies which can carry out real time analysis of CCTV footages to prevent accidents. The aim is to strengthen the ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ campaign initiative that was launched by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in July 2016. The state government has already done GIS mapping and have marked accident prone areas in New Town.Talking of various initiatives that have been taken in New Town, Sen said house owners have been given the nod to convert their ground floors into cafes by paying Rs 500 to the authorities.”A large number of people working in the IT sector, particularly women feel unsafe when they return home at night,” Sen said adding that this step will increase the sense of safety and security of the citizens.He also touched upon the introduction of three electric buses, 10 charging stations, dedicated cycle track, smart bus stations with outdoor gym equipment and a number of initiatives towards urban mobility in New Town.
The Garhi Winter Show 2018 was inaugurated on November 24 at the Lalit Kala Akademi Art Galleries of Rabindra Bhawan, Mandi House, New Delhi by Adesh Kumar Gupta, Mayor, North MCD and Uttam Pacharne, Chairman LKA.The inaugural ceremony took place in the gracious presence of JS Culture Ministry, Nirupama Kotru, Rajan Shripad Fulari, Secretary LKA, and other practicing artists, art critics and art lovers in a great number. The show will be on for public viewing till 3rd December, 2018 from 12 noon to 8 pm everyday at the Lalit Kala Akademi Art Galleries (nos.), Rabindra Bhawan, Mandi House, New Delhi. Around 250 artworks comprising of paintings, sculptures, graphics, ceramics etc. by over 130 artists have been put on display. Inaugurating the Winter Show 2018, the Chief Guest Shri Adesh Kumar Gupta congratulated the participating artists and said, “This is my second visit to the Lalit Kala Akademi and I feel honoured to be here. I congratulate Pacharne for his innovative ventures in the field of art since his joining the LKA as its Chairman. Artists always connect with the nature and the same can be witnessed in the artworks exhibited in this show. All the work here are really beautiful and unique in themselves.” Uttam Pacharne, Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, in his inaugural address, reiterated the glorious history of Garhi Regional Centre of LKA,. “The Garhi artists studio was established in 1976 when the DDA had allotted a four-acre land area with an aim to promote art. It was the profound and determined conceptualization of well-known artist Prof. Sankho Chaudhuri that took shape into what we know today as the LKA RC Garhi. Garhi studios have given the art world artists such as Gogi Saroj Pal, Arpana Caur, Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Dattatraya Apte, Jayant Gajera etc. to name a few.At present, over 350 senior as well as young artists are practicing at the RC Garhi. I congratulate all the participating artists in the show and express my hearty greetings to them,” he said. Congratulating the participant artists, JS, Culture Ministry, Government of India, Nirupama Kotru appreciated the efforts of the Akademi in the promotion of arts. She also promised every possible aid from the Culture Ministry.