Bad Betting Advice: Big Ten Preview Edition

Over the summer and in the lead up to the delayed but now-likely-to-happen season, I have provided a variety of mathematical analyses and previews of the 2020 college football landscape and Big Ten schedule. Briefly, over the years I have developed my own college football power rankings and tools to translate those rankings into predictions and probabilities related to how the season might progress.

Most recently, I presented my odds for each Big Ten team to win both their respective division and the conference as a whole. I also presented the number of expected wins for each team based on a series of probabilistic Monte Carlo simulations which take in account the historical uncertainty of the preseason rankings.

Now that we are less than two weeks away from the actual kickoff of a Big Ten game, several sources have started to release division and conference odds, as well as the

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Big surprise ‘a little surreal’ for Lyons-Decatur science teacher | Articles

While Timm relishes what small-town life offers him and his family, he said he encourages children to broaden their horizons.

“Our school’s gone 1-to1. Every kid (grades) 7 to 12 has a laptop,” he said. “Those kids are connecting to the world, and we can bring the world here through that process. So I want those kids to realize that, though you’re located in a place that you have to zoom in quite a ways on Google Earth to find us, that they have connections to the outside world, that they can bring themselves to the world while still getting a quality education here.”

Timm was inspired to become a teacher when, in high school, he attended a leadership conference in Washington, D.C.

Being named Teacher of the Year is “a little surreal,” he said.

“It was a surprise,” he said, but he had an inkling something was up when

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University in Gujarat gets Supercomputer ‘Param’; To help in AI, big data education and research



a group of people sitting posing for the camera: At present, Marwadi University has 400 students every year taking admission in the Computer & IT Department and 60 students in Computer Applications.


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At present, Marwadi University has 400 students every year taking admission in the Computer & IT Department and 60 students in Computer Applications.

By Dr. RB Jadeja

The Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST) of the Gujarat Government has granted Marwadi University with supercomputer ‘Param’. With this, Marwadi University is amongst only a handful of universities in the state to have the facility of a supercomputer. This facility will be equipped with a Param Shavak system developed at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) for high-performance computing and deep learning with x86 based latest Intel processor, 98 GB RAM, 16 TB storage, Nvidia based co-processing accelerator technologies, and software development environment.

Supercomputers support computation of large datasets, terabytes, or petabytes of data, with billions and billions of mathematical operations over several times faster than a regular Laptop or Desktop. The distinguishing

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Google’s big step to disrupt and improve higher education


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  • A small piece of a large cake can be very filling.
  • Fortune favors the brave.
  • Technology has made things easier.

Bob Dylan sang: “For times that are changing.” That’s what I thought when I read that Google announced that they were going to start offering six-month courses to give people the skills to acquire jobs that are in demand. The cost? A staggering $ 300. All I can say is “It was about time.”

Like Alibaba CEO Jack Ma , I started my career as an English teacher. In 2008, I saw the writing on the wall with the change in the market and I reinvented myself. I read, listened, watched, attended, and absorbed every book, CD, and

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5 big financial issues voters didn’t hear much (or anything) about in the Trump-Biden debate

For a rancorous first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, there was a whole lot that went unsaid.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate again on Oct. 15 in a town-hall format with undecided voters. Perhaps they’ll get to these critical personal finance topics then.


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Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate again on Oct. 15 in a town-hall format with undecided voters. Perhaps they’ll get to these critical personal finance topics then.

Unemployment is coming off double-digit rates in the spring after government shutdowns to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, yet joblessness is still high. But the candidates didn’t delve deeply into solutions for joblessness before cross-talk reigned. The same goes for the prospect of another round of fiscal stimulus and more federal unemployment benefits.

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Health care costs were another issue discussed briefly before turning into a slugfest. Meanwhile, millions of renters could be facing eviction starting next year, but interruptions — many from Trump — crowded out talk on that issue.

How about

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Physical Education Technology Market Next Big Thing | Jawbone, School Specialty, Sony

A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Physical Education Technology Industry Market Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive Landscape in 2020” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. TheCOVID-19 Outbreak-Global Physical Education Technology Market survey analysisoffers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Exergame Fitness, Pebble, Interactive Health Technologies, ASUS, Jawbone, School Specialty, Sony, Sqord, Garmin, Motorola Mobility, Nike, Fitbit, FITSTATS Technologies, Polar Electro, Focused Fitness & Konami.

What’s keeping Exergame Fitness, Pebble, Interactive Health Technologies, ASUS, Jawbone, School Specialty, Sony, Sqord, Garmin, Motorola Mobility, Nike, Fitbit, FITSTATS Technologies, Polar Electro, Focused Fitness & Konami Ahead in the Market? Benchmark yourself with the strategic

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PPHS preparing rising senior class to take a big step in their education

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Four years ago, Colten Lewis was a fledgling freshman starting a new school – a school that, at that time, had no track record. It was Purdue University’s grand experiment. Purdue Polytechnic High School is a unique charter school experience intended to offer hands-on education focusing on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas.

Today, Lewis is a senior, and come spring, he will be part of a first: Purdue Polytechnic High School’s inaugural graduating class.

For Lewis, it has worked out just as one would map out the formative high school years. He entered thinking he wanted to be an engineer. At the moment, he is looking toward business and entrepreneurship. He credits the school’s hands-on opportunities for guiding him. 

The school has embraced his interest for management and entrepreneurship, letting Lewis and a fellow student work through the logistics of starting a school

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UN General Assembly: How Theirworld campaigned for education as The Key to unlock big change – World

From inspiring speakers at a major digital event to a new toolkit for activists, we ensured the message was carried to leaders and decision-makers.

Education is the key to a better future. That was the message Theirworld carried to the 75th United Nations General Assembly this week, against a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and economic challenges.

Our campaigning – including a major digital event on Monday, September 21 – emphasised that education is the most important investment underpinning economic recovery, public health, civic participation and engagement in creating a better world.

Justin van Fleet, President of Theirworld and Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), said: “What we see in the news every day demonstrates why it’s important to invest more – not less – in education around the world. It has never been more important to build young people’s capacities for the future.

“Yet, as

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4 big questions you may have about college admissions during the pandemic, answered by an Ivy League dean and a former NYT education writer



a group of people sitting on a bench: Graduating Masters students from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) gather the day before their online graduation ceremony, in Manhattan, New York City, May 15, 2020. Andrew Kelly/Reuters


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Graduating Masters students from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) gather the day before their online graduation ceremony, in Manhattan, New York City, May 15, 2020. Andrew Kelly/Reuters

For high school seniors and their parents, and for families of high school juniors as well, the ongoing pandemic has impacted every aspect of the college search and application process. 



a close up of a sign: "THE COLLEGE CONVERSATION: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education," by Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg. Courtesy of Penguin Random House


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“THE COLLEGE CONVERSATION: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education,” by Eric Furda and Jacques Steinberg. Courtesy of Penguin Random House

Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT have become optional at most four-year colleges and universities, at least for this academic year and perhaps into the future. Many students who were scheduled to enroll on college campuses this fall have instead chosen to defer their arrival by taking a

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Pearson overcomes investor ire to hire new CEO with big pay packet

By Kate Holton

LONDON (Reuters) – Shareholders in educational publisher Pearson <PSON.L> sanctioned the appointment of former Disney executive Andy Bird as CEO on Friday, accepting the need for a multimillion-pound pay packet to secure his services.

The British company had to get the backing of shareholders to offer Bird a co-investment opportunity worth up to $9.3 million, a move it said was necessary to secure a “rare” talent whose experience fitted with Pearson’s requirements.

Of votes cast, 67% backed the move and Bird will take over as chief executive on Oct. 19.

“During this process, we have undertaken extensive engagement with our shareholders, in which Andy has been recognised as an outstanding candidate,” Sidney Taurel, Chair of Pearson, said.

Although Bird does not have direct experience in education, he has been on Pearson’s board since May and helped develop Disney’s direct-to-consumer strategy.

Pearson has endured a tumultuous four years

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