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Breaking: Road closed in Derry after suspicious object discovered

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 3, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter The Lone Moor Road in Derry has been closed following the discovery of a suspicious object. Diversions are in place. Previous articleMan arrested after break-in to Donegal car garageNext articleMultimillion euro flood relief scheme announced for Lifford News Highland Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Breaking: Road closed in Derry after suspicious object discovered Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterestlast_img read more

ICE agents break window to arrest man with children in car, video shows

first_imgCheyenne Hoyt(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Kansas City, Missouri smashed a car window to arrest a man with his children in the backseat, video streamed live on Facebook by his partner shows. Cheyenne Hoyt and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Florencio Millan-Vazquez, were taking their 7-month-old daughter to the doctor Monday morning when a jeep pulled in front of them “as soon” as they got in the car, Hoyt told reporters at a press conference. The couple’s 11-year-old son was also in the car, ABC Kansas City affiliate KMBC-TV reported. A man then exited the jeep and ordered Millan-Vazquez to get out of the car, Hoyt said, adding that the man identified himself as an ICE agent and stated he had a warrant for Millan-Vazquez’s arrest.The agents did not show the family a warrant, Hoyt said. Local ICE officials said they didn’t have to, and noted the man had entered the U.S. illegally twice, which is a felony.Hoyt posted a 32-minute video to Facebook Live documenting the incident, which had been viewed more than 56,000 times by Tuesday afternoon.For more than 20 minutes after the video began, Millan-Vazquez refused to comply with the officers’ orders to open the door.At one point, Millan-Vazquez told the officers that they “just can’t” break his window, and one officer responded by instructing him and the passengers to cover their face and eyes.“We’re going to do it the hard way, or the easy way,” a man in a pink shirt told Millan-Vazquez. “It’s up to you.”The man then smashed the window and unlocked the door before Millan-Vazquez was pulled out by another officer.Hoyt said she told Millan-Vazquez “not to resist because I didn’t want them to shoot him in front of my kids.”“I didn’t know how far they were willing to escalate this — how far they were willing to show that they didn’t care that the kids were in there,” Hoyt told reporters.A child inside the car could be heard in the video whimpering in the back seat.“I’m scared,” the boy says.An agent later approached and asked the boy if he was hurt in the incident, and he replies, “The glass hit me, but I didn’t get cut.”ICE officers were “left with no other choice” than to physically remove Millan-Vazquez from the car after “attempting to negotiate” with him for about 25 minutes, ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer said in a statement to ABC News, describing Millan-Vazquez as “uncooperative.”Millan-Vazquez, who is from Mexico, has a prior criminal history that includes misdemeanor offenses, Neudauer said.A federal immigration judge granted Millan-Vazquez voluntary departure in 2011, and he complied by returning to Mexico, Neudauer said. Five days later, he was “encountered by immigration officials after he illegally re-entered the United States under an assumed name,” and an expedited removal ordered was then issued.An alien who re-enters the U.S. after having been previously deported commits a felony, which is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, according to ICE.Millan-Vazquez will remain in ICE custody until he is deported to Mexico, Neudauer said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

EAA provided free plane rides over the weekend

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Over the weekend, local residents literally took advantage of the blue skies as the Experimental Aircraft Association offered approximately 75 free rides to those in attendance.Their goal was to introduce the public to the world of aviation.Various aircraft such as the Aeronca, the Britten Norman Islander and the Amphibious were out compliments of the EAA.While many were eager to fly, some were there to socialize while others were apprehensive.VP of Sales and Marketing, Kate Fredericks and Thomas Vanduimen, who has been flying for approximately 40 years, were a couple of the pilots giving rides on Saturday.In addition to free plane rides, attendees enjoyed lunch and an antique, classic, and hot rod car show all while implementing safe social distancing practices.We asked owner of Great Lakes Air, Robert Currier his favorite part of flying and he said, “Peace and the calm.”Currier encourages everyone to give flying a try and he said the lessons are not very expensive.For information on flight lessons, you can visit, eaa1021.orgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious J.C. Penney making steps toward closing its doors for goodNext U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division hiring additional stafflast_img read more

Successive governments fail sports sector – Rex Danquah

first_imgFormer Chairman of the Local Organization Committee (LOC) for CAN 2008, Rex Danquah has said that successive governments have failed the sports sector in Ghana.“None of the governments over the years has made sports a priority, leading to its current state,” he said.Rex Danquah was speaking with Afia Pokua the Vim Lady on Adom FM/Asempa FM’s Burning Issues about how Ghana can take advantage of sports to develop the economy.The government of Ghana spent millions of dollars in constructing and upgrading stadia in Tamale, Essipong, Accra and Kumasi.But Danquah observed that all the stadia and other structures built ahead of the CAN 2008 are current in deplorable states due to lack of maintenance.“Visit the various stadia built for CAN 2008 tournament and you will be shocked at the extent of damage,” he said. According to him, governments’ non-commitment to sports is evident in the number of pages dedicated to others sectors in the national budget and the State of the Nation address, while sports is virtually neglect.He suggested that aside football matches, the stadia could serve as venue for conferences, events, car park among other things that can earn some revenue for the country.Danquah bemoaned successive governments’ lack of interest in adopting recommendations made after CAN 2008 to maintain stadia and maximize the country’s gains from them.“Nobody has shown interest in applying recommendations I made in the report after CAN 2008 tournament”, he lamented. He also stated that it would be difficult to develop sports in Ghana if there is no existing law. “Sports can fully develop if there is a law governing it,” he suggested.last_img read more

A’s add former Twins outfielder on one-year deal

first_imgThe switch-hitting Grossman batted .271 with five home runs and 48 RBIs in 129 games with the Minnesota Twins last season. He split time between both corner outfield spots, playing 52 games in right and 34 in left.What likely piqued … MESA, Ariz. — It was already looking like there might not be enough spots available for the many outfielders when the A’s opened up camp, and now another will be added to the mix.The A’s have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Grossman.last_img read more

Wizards’ Thomas Bryant has a game for the record books

first_imgWashington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Jamal Crawford, right, during triple overtime of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Thomas Bryant’s perfect night was something the NBA hadn’t seen in nearly a quarter-century.Bryant’s 14 for 14 effort from the floor in Washington’s triple-overtime 149-146 win over Phoenix on Saturday night was the first such game in the NBA since Gary Payton had the same shooting numbers in Seattle’s win over Cleveland on Jan. 4, 1995.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “It’s amazing,” Bryant said. “I had no idea throughout the game and I had no idea after the game until people started telling me about it.”They will be telling him about this one for a long time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBryant became the fifth player to have a 14-for-14 game or better, joining Payton, Bailey Howell, Billy McKinney and Wilt Chamberlain. Howell was 14 for 14 for the Baltimore Bullets — the Wizards’ franchise — against San Francisco on Jan. 3, 1965, and McKinney was 14 for 14 for Kansas City against Boston on Dec. 27, 1978.Chamberlain had four such games — he was 15 for 15 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 20, 1967, an NBA-record 18 for 18 against Baltimore on Feb. 24, 1967 and 16 for 16 against Baltimore again on March 19, 1967, recording all of those for Philadelphia. He was 14 for 14 for the Lakers against Detroit on March 11, 1969. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño 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 James Harden scores 39, leads Rockets past Spurs Bryant scored 31 points on Saturday, more than he had posted in any other two NBA games of his career. He easily exceeded his previous career-highs for points (was 16), field goals (was five) and field goals attempted (was eight).Bryant was 3 for 3 in the first quarter, 1 for 1 in the second quarter, 2 for 2 in the third quarter, didn’t take any shots in the fourth quarter, 4 for 4 in the first overtime, 3 for 3 in the second overtime and 1 for 1 in the third overtime.The previous high for shots made without a miss in a game this season was 12, by Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis against New York on Oct. 31.“I had no idea,” Bryant said. “I was just in the flow of the game. I just let the game come to me. Then as soon as I felt that I was in a rhythm, I just went out and took it.”Bryant was also 3 for 3 from the foul line — adding to his perfect night. Of the others to go 14 for 14 from the field or better in a game, only Payton also didn’t miss from the foul line, as well.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “MVP, by far, by far,” Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who had a triple-double with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 15 assists, said when seeing Bryant’s stat line from the night’. “That’s my boy. He plays his tail off every minute.”Going back to Washington’s game against Houston on Wednesday, Bryant is 19 for 20 from the field and has made his last 16 shot attempts.The Wizards play at Indiana on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Jennifer Nierva still learning to keep emotions in check

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jennifer Nierva had herself one heck of a turnaround.National University’s rookie libero was downtrodden when the Lady Bulldogs lost to Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-19, 25-22, in their previous game in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Nierva tallied 30 excellent digs and 27 successful receptions in the game that ultimately eliminated the Lady Maroons from Final Four contention.NU, which was officially eliminated from the semifinal race several weeks prior, improved to a 4-9 record while the Lady Maroons dropped to 6-7 making way for University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University to lock up the last two Final Four spots.“When you’re a libero, you shouldn’t be emotional, you have to be steady always,” said Nierva. “Your attitude should always be straightforward to your teammates so you can always motivate them.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201302:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PBA fines Christian Standhardinger, Calvin Abueva, Doug Kramer for Game 2 antics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Nierva tallied just 12 excellent digs and 13 successful receptions and those numbers did not go well with the freshman as she left Filoil Flying V Center in tears.Just three days later, Nierva got back on the UAAP playing floor and completely showed University a defensive masterpiece in NU’s 25-21, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 17-15 victory Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.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, logisticsNierva said it was unbecoming of her when she broke down after NU’s loss to FEU and that, as the team’s libero, she should always remain composed for her teammates.“I shouldn’t be like that,” said Nierva in Filipino. “As a libero you should always play with consistency especially I’m the only libero in the team. Even if I commit an error or if I did something wrong, I should be composed as possible.”last_img read more

Norden Aims to Return to Profit in 2017

first_imgzoom As 2016 was a particularly difficult year for the shipping industry, Danish shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S said that its adjusted results for the year amounted to a loss of USD 35 million. Norden added that the results are in line with the latest expectations, as the company generated earnings in dry cargo and tankers which were 19% and 7% above the market, respectively.From the historical low in February, the dry cargo market gradually improved, while the markets within Norden’s product tankers business started the year with good rates that dropped considerably as more product tankers were delivered, and demand growth declined.“In general, the markets developed as expected in 2016, and Norden positioned itself towards them also on the long term through a number of initiatives,” Jan Rindbo, CEO of Norden, said.The company has focused and optimised the fleet, increased operator activities in dry cargo and reduced annual fleet operating costs by USD 15 million. This has not prevented a loss in 2016, “but it plays a part in creating the foundation for the fact that the midpoint of our expectations for 2017 indicates a profit.”“In 2017, in dry cargo we will focus on taking advantage of expected improved markets and strengthening our operator activities, while in tankers we are focusing on positioning ourselves towards possible market improvements after 2017,” Rindbo said.Against that background, Norden expects its adjusted annual results for 2017 to be in the range of USD -20 million to USD 40 million.last_img read more

Skeptical Football Manning Redux Ancient History And An Award For Tony Romo

Something marvelous has happened to me. I was transported to the seventh heaven. There sat all the gods assembled. As a special dispensation, I was granted the favor of making a wish. “What do you want?” asked Mercury. … “Choose — but only one thing.” For a moment I was bewildered; then I addressed the gods, saying: “My esteemed contemporaries, I choose one thing — that I may always have the laughter on my side.” Not one of the gods said a word; instead, all of them began to laugh. From that I concluded that my wish was granted and decided that the gods knew how to express themselves with good taste, for it would indeed have been inappropriate to reply solemnly: It is granted to you.— Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or Part 1There’s nothing more satisfying than to have the Hacker Gods1The non-omnipotent, non-omniscient beings who likely post-selected this universe as the answer to some even bigger question. laugh at you, and that’s pretty much what this past weekend of NFL action entailed. So let’s get right to it.Twitter question of the weekFollowing Peyton Manning’s costly interception with 2:25 left, down 5 points and in Seattle Seahawks territory, I took the opportunity to tweet the “Comeback King” chart from last week’s Skeptical Football column:I intended to gently remind people that Manning far outpaces the field in big comebacks, and that taking risks like the one that led to his interception is likely one of the main reasons why.But then things got crazy. Following a Seattle field goal, Manning got the ball back with less than a minute left, led the Broncos on an 80-yard touchdown drive in 41 seconds, and then scored on a two-point conversion to send the game to overtime. Twitter exploded. High drama, tempers flared, things were said.Even before the Seahawks took the first OT possession down the field for a touchdown, a number of people were questioning Manning’s comeback cred. The chart I tweeted showed that Manning has come back to win 10 of the 41 games in which his team has fallen behind by 15 points or more, which compares favorably to Tom Brady doing the same in five of 25 chances. Several people seemed underwhelmed by this difference, with many pushing back like so:@skepticalsports @ESPNStatsInfo also can be stated as manning 25%, brady 20% of the time. doesn’t seem quite as special that way.— Rich (@Liberty8691) September 21, 2014Some enterprising tweeters also pointed out that Andrew Luck already has three comeback wins in 13 opportunities, good for 23 percent.Granted, Manning’s comeback rate is only a few percentage points higher than Brady’s or Luck’s. But that doesn’t make it any less “special.” With the league average at just 5.6 percent, having 10 comebacks in 41 attempts is way, way more ridiculous and impressive than having five in 25.And those are very carefully calculated “way”s.Microsoft Excel has a function2Some version also exists in R and every other mathematical or statistical package on earth. called binom.dist() that can easily tell you the probability of something happening a certain number of times in a certain number of tries (an issue that, in my experience, comes up about every five minutes in life). It’s probably more useful than a sonic screwdriver.In this case, to find out the odds against each quarterback getting the number of wins he did, assuming they were all exactly as good as the league average,3Note that that this is slightly unfair to Peyton Manning, since he has accounted for about 10 percent of all the 15+ point comebacks in the NFL in the last 14 years, so he’s setting his own comparison level a bit. we plug in the numbers like so:=1/(1-BINOM.DIST([Comeback wins]-1,[Comeback opportunities],[League average comeback rate],TRUE))That spits out odds that lead to this chart:Yes, that’s a logarithmic scale. It needs to be because Manning’s results are that much better.4Here’s what that looks like on a non-log scale:Wowza.Peyton Manning’s 10 comebacks in 41 attempts is over 150 times less likely than Tom Brady’s five comebacks in 25.To put that in perspective: The odds against an average quarterback duplicating Brady’s feat are roughly the same as the odds of a .500 team winning its first six or seven games of the season.5Log 90, base 2 = 6.5. The odds against duplicating Manning’s feat are the equivalent of a .500 team starting the season 14-0.6Log 15,523, base 2 = 13.9.Chart of the weekThe NFL is now down to just three undefeated teams: the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cincinnati Bengals and Patrick Peterson’s Arizona Cardinals.Of these, the Bengals have been the most dominant, winning their three games by an average of nearly 16 points.The Eagles have needed three improbable comebacks (and as my colleague Neil Paine pointed out after Week 2 — and is still true now — they’ve spent most of this season trailing). However, the Eagles were a 10-6 team last year, and teams that start hot are far more likely to be successful if they have a track record.Since 1990 (when the league introduced a salary cap) there have been 72 teams that started 3-0 after winning eight or more games the year before, and 57 have made the playoffs (79 percent). There have been 24 teams that started 3-0 after winning seven or fewer games the year before, and only 12 of them made the playoffs (50 percent).Here are all the teams that have started 3-0 and whether they did or didn’t make the playoffs, arranged by the number of games they won the year before:Indeed, given that a team has started the season 3-0, knowing how many wins it had the season before is about twice as valuable as knowing what its margin of victory was in its first three games of this season (more on this later).While these probably wouldn’t have been the three teams most observers would have picked to start the season 3-0, they’re not really shocking either: The Bengals were 11-5 last year, and both the Cardinals and the Eagles were 10-6. While starting 3-0 certainly isn’t a guarantee of anything, immediate history suggests all three teams should be fine.Rookie QB watchThis was quite a week for rookie QBs! The top four quarterbacks in this year’s draft all saw action.As a reminder, my most basic criteria for evaluating a rookie quarterback’s career prospects (as discussed here, here, and here) are:Starting = GoodTouchdowns = GoodYards = GoodWins = Don’t careInterceptions = Don’t careCompletion percentage = Don’t care (possibly even a negative indicator, all else being equal)Our leaderboard for “best career prospects,” — which, yes, I just invented — is shaken up considerably. It had been basically just draft order until the start of the season, with Derek Carr on top since then, but now …Blake Bortles is on the board, and has re-assumed the No. 1 position. In a loss (which, according to my analysis, doesn’t matter) against Indianapolis, he had two touchdowns (good), 223 yards (good) and has been named the starter for next week (more starts = more good). Importantly, he’s starting early enough that any advantage Carr had in the rankings from his early starts should now be nil. The relationship between the number of rookie starts and career prospects isn’t very linear — the main thing that matters is that a QB starts at least four games; then it’s marginally better for him to start eight, etc.After limited action, Teddy Bridgewater is looking like he’ll start this week as well.Meanwhile, Derek Carr hasn’t really been lighting it up. Carr has only three TDs in three games, and is averaging under 200 yards per game. At this point, the main thing he has going for him is starting earlier than the others, but his stock is slowly dropping because he hasn’t been more productive.But it will take a lot of bad play for Carr to drop behind our favorite underweight QB Johnny Manziel, who is looking less and less likely to get much action as a starter this year. Manziel was in for a nifty-looking trick play, which was called back for a penalty, and was probably illegal anyway. According to my rigorous and proprietary analysis, acting ability is not a statistically significant predictor of a rookie QB’s future success.In case you missed itIf you haven’t read it, you should really click through to my colleague Neil Paine’s article from earlier this week that revisits the Greatest Show on Turf. I particularly liked this line: “The Rams anticipated what statistical analysts would eventually come to learn about football: Teams run when they win; they don’t win when they run.”That’s a causal chiasmus that holds true for so many things about football.Experimental chart of the weekIn Skeptical Football Week 1, we posted a chart showing the percentage of teams with a given record making the playoffs (since updated), and also noted that the odds were considerably different if a team had gone 12-4 or better the previous season. We’re still at a point in this season where the previous year’s results matter a good deal.We can combine each team’s results from this point in the season with its results from the previous season in a regression to see which is more important: what a team has shown over three games this year, or what it showed over 16 games the year prior. Using raw winning percentages or average margin of victory, we can predict wins or margin of victory for the remainder of the current season — which metric we use doesn’t really matter. Here, for the hobbyists at home, are a couple of examples of how to do these calculations yourself:To predict a team’s average margin of victory over its next 13 games, you can take 0.23 times its average margin of victory over the first three games, and then add 0.29 times its average MOV for the previous season.If you don’t have margins of victory to work with, you can predict a team’s winning percentage for the rest of the season like so: Start with a base of 30 percent, then add 0.18 times the first three games’ winning percentage and 0.22 times the team’s winning percentage from the previous year.For the whole set of teams since 1990, the first three games of the current season and the entirety of the previous season are roughly about equally predictive.But if we break the sample down by record, we can see that a disproportionate amount of the predictive work is being done by the 3-0 teams. Here’s a comparison of the previous season’s margin of victory with the percentage of games won over the remaining 13 games, broken down by number of wins after three games:Note that in the red plot there are fewer outliers and the slope of the fit is steeper. (If you look just at 3-0 teams, the previous season’s record is about twice as important as the margin of victory the team put up over the first three games.) Pedigree appears to be even better at separating the contenders from the pretenders than it is at predicting team performance in general.Gunslinger of the weekKudos to previous Gunslinger of the Week awardees Andrew Luck and Matt Ryan, who both took out their aggression on lesser opponents, going off against Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, respectively, for a combined 52 of 63 for 656 yards and four TDs, with no INTs. The same mindset that leads to a game-costing interception today may lead to game-breaking touchdowns tomorrow.But unlike the previous weekend, last week’s gunslinging produced more immediate results. Six quarterbacks won despite throwing interceptions (up from just one the week before). There’s nothing more exciting to me than seeing a QB who is scraping to get back in a game throw an interception, and then come back to win anyway — particularly if it’s a back-breaking pick-6.7I have a special place in my heart for pick-6s.Which is why, in a stunning upset, the Gunslinger of the Week award goes to … Tony Romo. I know, right? I demand a recount! But so it is. Throwing a pick-6 when down 14 and then managing to come back from 21 down to win anyway is just too much to ignore, despite Peyton Manning’s late-game theatrics against Seattle. Romo’s heroics deserve acknowledgement.Despite being one of the gunslingers fans most love to hate, Romo is actually a decent close-game QB. He has won 44 percent of games decided by less than a touchdown — no Brady (64 percent) or Manning (59 percent) to be sure, but better than the likes of Donovan McNabb, Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers, Kurt Warner, Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford. Along with Matt Ryan, he’s one of only two players since 1990 to win a game despite throwing five interceptions (in 2007 against Buffalo).Perhaps most interestingly, Romo has much better relative results in games when he throws one interception or more (where he wins 53 percent of the time) than in games where he doesn’t (where he wins 66 percent of the time).Among quarterbacks with at least 40 starts since 2001, that’s the fifth-highest winning percentage in games with an interception (behind Donovan McNabb and Ben Roethlisberger as well as Brady and Manning).Most empirically significant game of Week 4This is a no-brainer for me: It’s the Eagles vs. the 49ers, for at least three reasons:Colin Kaepernick is the most empirically interesting “running QB” to watch, since he doesn’t play for an amazing team like his counterpart up the coast.So far, Kaepernick and Alex Smith have both had their “career” years in the eight games they each played with Randy Moss. The more difficult matchups we see Kaepernick play, the better we understand his true skill, and by extension Moss’s, and by domino effect that of many others.Any time a team wins a lot of close or comeback games, it gets interesting. This year, the Eagles are ground zero for the question of how much skill there is to winning in the NFL, aside from just scoring and allowing points.Also, in a roundabout way, every time I watch the 49ers I feel like I learn something about the Seahawks, and what they’re all about is pretty interesting right now.Charts by Reuben Fischer-Baum. read more