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  • March Madness Crib Notes For Sundays Games

    West RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Oregon (87.3) at 7:45 p.m. EDT on TruTVIN DEPTHWisconsin (87 percent) vs. OregonPlayer to watch: Frank Kaminsky, WisconsinOregon’s offense — far and away the strength of the team — came to the rescue against Oklahoma State in the round of 64 as the Ducks shot 55 percent from the floor to outgun the Cowboys in a 79-73 win. But securing enough stops to beat Wisconsin might be a struggle for the defensively challenged Ducks. According to Ken Pomeroy’s ratings, Wisconsin easily owns the best offense in the country, a unit primed to take advantage of Oregon’s weak shot defense and inability to force turnovers. The Ducks also lack the risky traits that sometimes help heavy underdogs chance their way into upsets. But one path the Ducks might navigate to victory is to force the tempo and make the Badgers play at their pace. Oregon had the 33rd-fastest offense in the country this season (as measured by seconds per possession), while Wisconsin had the third-slowest. While Saturday’s top-billed matchups (specifically, Arizona-Ohio State and Kentucky-Cincinnati) looked sexier on paper than any in store on Sunday, day No. 2 of the round of 32 offers some solid games of its own — as well as fewer sleepers. Keep a particular eye on the trio of 2-versus-7 matchups, each of which should be reasonably competitive by the standards of this round.Here’s what else to look for:South RegionalGame to watch: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 8 San Diego State (a harmonic mean of 88.0) at 2:40 p.m. EDT on CBSUpset alert! No. 7 Iowa (27 percent win probability) vs. No. 2 Gonzaga at 7:10 p.m. EDT on TBSIN DEPTHDuke (85 percent win probability) vs. San Diego StatePlayer to watch: Jahlil Okafor, DukeAfter taking care of Robert Morris with ease in its opener, Duke moves on to face the slow-paced, defensively focused Aztecs. San Diego State has a tall team that ranks among the nation’s best at limiting opponents’ shooting efficiency and keeping them from getting to the line. But watch for Duke’s offensive rebounding (spearheaded by All-Everything center Jahlil Okafor) to offset some of SDSU’s defensive advantage. And when the Aztecs have the ball, scoring might be an ordeal. Neither of San Diego State’s two go-to guys on offense — Winston Shepard and Dwayne Polee — could even match the Division I average for efficiency when they ended an Aztec possession, a trend that figures to continue against a solid Blue Devils defense. East RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 7 Michigan State (89.5) at 12:10 p.m. EDT on CBSUpset alert! No. 5 Northern Iowa (55 percent) vs. No. 4 Louisville at 9:40 p.m. EDT on TBSIN DEPTHVirginia (72 percent) vs. Michigan StatePlayer to watch: Anthony Gill, VirginiaVirginia didn’t exactly look dominant against a stubborn Belmont team Friday, and now the Cavaliers must face an even tougher opponent in Michigan State. The Spartans have the talent to stick with Virginia — they’d have a 37 percent chance of the upset here if we based our prediction on preseason ratings alone — and their coach is familiar with deep tournament runs. Plus, Virginia operates its offense at a veritable crawl, slowing down the game and inviting the kind of variance that can prove deadly for a favorite. But other than their snail-like pace, the Cavaliers play a sturdy style as upset-proof as any, relying primarily on two-point shooting, ball security, rebounding, and an old-fashioned big, tough interior defense. It all makes for a team with few clear weaknesses, something Michigan State will likely learn the hard way.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. Midwest RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 7 Wichita State (87.6) at 5:15 p.m. EDT on CBSUpset alert! No. 5 West Virginia (55 percent) vs. No. 4 Maryland at 8:40 p.m. EDT on TNTIN DEPTHKansas (57 percent) vs. Wichita StatePlayer to watch: Fred VanVleet, Wichita StateWichita State’s offense clicked in the second half of its victory over Indiana on Friday, but the points may not come as easily against a strong Kansas defense that ranks ninth nationally in Ken Pomeroy’s schedule-adjusted ratings. The game may come down to whether Wichita State can execute its pick-and-roll — according to Synergy Sports, the Shockers’ pick-and-roll ball-handling efficiency ranked in the 93rd percentile of Division I schools; the Jayhawks’ defense was in the 85th percentile at stopping the play. At the other end, it’s worth watching whether the more interior-focused Kansas offense can adapt to take advantage of a Wichita State defense that dares opponents to move the ball around and shoot from the outside. read more

  • Women Get Equal Pay But Not Equal Billing At Wimbledon

    WOMEN’S SHARE OF MATCHESTIME Wimbledon’s scheduling isn’t just a matter of gender equality. It’s also about logistics. The scheduling can backfire on men. They don’t want to have to change courts mid-match or, worse, finish a match on what should be their day off. That’s more likely when they’re playing the second men’s match in a day on a court without lights, since as we’ve seen, men’s matches, on average, are longer than women’s. On three successive days of play this year, the second men’s match on No. 1 Court went five sets and had to be suspended or moved because of darkness.No. 1 Serena Williams and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki criticized the scheduling in media conferences here. “The women really haven’t gotten the opportunity here to play on the big courts,” Wozniacki said. She pointed out that on most days this year when men and women were both playing, No. 1 Court and Centre Court each had only one women’s match. (Men were less critical: Roger Federer said of the schedulers, “of course, they would try to be fair,” and Gilles Simon said, “I don’t see any big problems about the scheduling.”)Williams and Wozniacki have less to complain about than some of their peers, though: On days when she was competing with men for court time, Williams was on Centre for three of her four matches and on No. 1 for the other one. Wozniacki got one match on each of the two big courts.Yet former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who has two major titles to Wozniacki’s none, didn’t get on the two biggest courts in any of her first four matches. Neither did Lucie Safarova, the sixth-ranked woman and French Open finalist, in her four singles matches. Serena Williams’s sister Venus Williams, a five-time champ here, played three matches off the big two courts before finally getting to Centre — against Serena.A spokesman for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which hosts and runs Wimbledon, declined to comment beyond providing the club’s general position on order of play. “The major marquee players will normally be scheduled on the stadium courts with Centre Court and then No.1 Court seeing the leading names,” the club said in the statement. “This is expected by both the paying public and TV audiences alike.”Without further comment, it’s hard to know how the club determines who the major marquee players are.One factor I thought might have driven the unbalanced scheduling is the high-profile upsets in the women’s tournament, which might have left fewer marquee women available to feature.I checked, and that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least using several possible definitions of “marquee players.” Nine women who’d won Grand Slam titles (with a combined 41 major titles, 13 of them at Wimbledon) competed in singles at Wimbledon, compared with seven men with Grand Slam victories (46 majors, 13 of them at Wimbledon). The women major winners had 27 matches through this Monday. Their male counterparts had just 23 matches. Just 44 percent of these marquee women’s matches made it onto Centre or No. 1 — barely half the proportion of the men’s matches, with 87 percent. Add in former No. 1s and top 10 seeds, and the picture is even worse: The top women made it onto the top two courts 35 percent of the time, while the top men did 74 percent of the time.Simon and other male players have argued that women should get less prize money than men because, according to them, the men’s game is more popular than the women’s. With Wimbledon’s scheduling this year, the women have had half the opportunity to gain an audience and a fan base. Australian Open54%42% French Open4939 Wimbledon3828 U.S. Open5242 LONDON — It wasn’t until 2007 that Wimbledon became the last of the four tennis Grand Slams to award equal prize money to women and men. Women are still waiting on equal playing time in the tournament’s biggest stadiums.At Wimbledon this year, women got just 38 percent of the assignments to Centre Court and No. 1 Court (which is, confusingly, the second-biggest court) through Monday, including just 39 percent on Centre Court. That rate is different from the other Grand Slams. At the most recent editions of the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open, schedulers maintained balance between men’s and women’s singles on prime courts, at least by number of matches. At each event, when they were competing with men for prime court assignments, the women got between 49 percent and 54 percent of matches on the top two courts — including at least half the matches on the biggest court.1The gory details for this analysis: Along with Centre Court and No. 1 Court at Wimbledon, I used Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena for the Australian Open, Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne-Lenglen at the French Open, and Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium at the U.S. Open. I only included days in the tournament when both men’s and women’s singles matches were scheduled on more than one court — generally through the fourth round or quarterfinals, until the early or middle part of the second week of the tournament. I didn’t count walkovers. And I counted matches based on which court and day they started on. The websites of the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open don’t list total minutes of the match, so I added the minutes for each set. Any slight differences with official stats shouldn’t affect comparisons between men and women. For one French Open match that had no times listed, I estimated time based on the average time each point took in the other women’s singles matches that day.Who gets on which court is up to tournament schedulers. The top players want to play on a Grand Slam’s two main courts, which each have more than 10,000 seats. That’s where the most fans get to watch them and where journalists and broadcasters focus their attention. For the first week and a half or so of each two-week event, organizers must decide how to allocate that valuable real estate to matches from the men’s and women’s singles competitions.Counting matches understates the extent to which men’s tennis has hogged the spotlight at Wimbledon this year. Men’s matches, on average, take longer because men play best-of-five-sets while women play best-of-three at Slams. As a result, women got just 28 percent of match time on the top two courts at Wimbledon, compared with 39 percent to 42 percent at the other three majors. read more

  • Significant Digits For Friday March 25 2016

    0.015 rating pointsThere are close matchups, and then there are close matchups. Tonight’s Notre Dame-Wisconsin tilt belongs in that second category, with the teams separated by just 0.015 points in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings. It’s basically as close to a coin flip as you can get — our prediction model lists the game as exactly 50-50 for both teams. [Kenpom.com]19 percentage pointsIn a Sweet 16 field largely devoid of Cinderella candidates, 10th-seeded Syracuse will have to do. According to the FiveThirtyEight model, they started the tourney with a 1 percent chance of making the Final Four; now that probability is 19 percentage points higher, the biggest gain of any team left standing. [FiveThirtyEight]1995 seasonThe University of Virginia will be looking to make its first Elite 8 appearance since the 1995 tournament when it takes on Iowa State Friday evening. By most measures — including winning percentage, the AP poll and the Simple Rating System — this year’s Cavaliers are better than the 1995 version, but they’ll have to win to prove it — the bracket doesn’t lie. [Sports-Reference.com]3,950 winsNorth Carolina and Indiana are two of the most storied programs in the history of college basketball, having combined for 3,950 victories in 5,728 games since 1901, and they’ll face each other in Friday’s late game. With a 73 percent chance of winning, UNC has the edge to take win No. 3,951, according to our model. [Sports-Reference.com]118 winsThe University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has been completely unstoppable with Breanna Stewart leading the way these past few seasons. They’ve won 118 of their last 119 games — all by double-digits, and all but 18 by 20 or more points. UConn looks to extend their run against Mississippi State Saturday morning. [FiveThirtyEight]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news.And if you see a significant digit in the wild, send it to @WaltHickey — or to @Neil_Paine, I guess, if you feel like it. Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Regular host Walt Hickey is still on vacation, and NCAA basketball is still happening. As a result, I’m still here with another all-March Madness SigDig. Enjoy! read more

  • Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union Conducting Annual Telephone Fundraiser

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Patrol Officers Union is currently conducting its annual fundraiser.This fundraiser is a telephone solicitation by a private enterprise contracted by the Union to work on its behalf.Funds raised are returned to the community throughout the year in the form of charitable and civic events. High school scholarship program, the Officer Sean Collier Scholarship Fund, the Pink Patch Project benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the Veterans Day Coffee Social, and the Deming Way senior citizens Thanksgiving Dinner are but a few of the events the Union are able to continue to sponsor through the generosity of Wilmington residents.As always, be cautious of any sort of solicitation and if you have any questions about a caller’s legitimacy, please contact the Police Department at 978-658-5071.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Police Parol Officers Union.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police Patrol Officers Union Conducting Annual Telephone FundraiserIn “Police Log”NEMLEC Police Foundation Raises $9,500 Through All Pro VIP Season Ticket DrawingIn “Community”WILMINGTON GIVES: Wilmington Police Union Provide Early Thanksgiving To Deming WayIn “Community”last_img read more

  • WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Town Offers Tennis Lessons For Kids Ages 417

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent announcement from the Wilmington Recreation Department:Get back to enjoying the outdoors by considering some tennis lessons for kids – they’ll learn or improve upon their game with our team of expert instructors. Here are some great options to try to fit your schedule!Spring Tennis Lessons will run for 5 weeks on Thursdays from May 2 – 30 at the Shawsheen School Tennis Courts. Cost is $40.Children in Grades K – 1 will meet from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.Children in Grades 2 – 4 will meet from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Children in Grades 5 – 6 will meet from 6:30 – 7:30 p.mTennis Clinics for Grades 6 – 8 will be held Monday – Friday, June 17 – 21 and/or August 12 – 16 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the WHS Courts. Cost is $80 each.Summer Tennis Lessons will be offered by the week (June 24 – 28 and/or July 22 – 26), or in the evenings (Mondays for Grades 4 – 12 and Wednesdays for Grades K – 3). Check out our full schedule in our newsletter “Recreation Matters” or on our website.To register, visit https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/recreation, call 978-658-4270, or stop by Town Hall, Room 8, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Tennis Lessons For Kids & Adults Begin May 17 (UPDATED)In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Learn About Upcoming Offerings In Kayaking, Minecraft, Tennis & BalletIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Limited Spots Available In Playground Program, Kids Club & Morning TennisIn “Community”last_img read more

  • Budget 2015 Big Year Ahead For Smartphone Laptop Makers in India

    first_imgLong before comedian John Oliver re-directed America’s attention to the election that was happening in the world’s largest democracy, the BJP was already favourites to sweep the 2014 general elections. And but for a minor (or major?) blip in its path – in the form of AAP taking charge in Delhi – it has gone as expected for the BJP following the big win last year.But with Delhi Assembly elections also out of the way, hopes are pinned on the upcoming Budget to provide incentives to a range of sectors. Among all things, tech aficionados and manufacturers are looking ahead to what’s in store for them, especially in smartphones, laptops and related devices. The initial signs are positive, to say the least.The government, it seems, could come up with incentive packages in the upcoming Budget to promote manufacturing of electronic hardware, including mobile phones and laptops. The push is being seen as part of Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. Some announcements in this area are expected when the Budget is presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 28 February. The Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY) has suggested a 10-year tax holiday for manufacturing mobile handsets, tablets, laptops, desktops, telecom equipment, solar cells and medical electronics, according to a PTI report.The DeitY has also suggested a 10-year tax holiday for fresh investments in a block of 15 years in special economic zones, domestic tariff area, export oriented units and Electronic Hardware Technology Park.   Apart from tax holiday, it has recommended removal of special additional duty on inputs and components, differential excise duty structure for laptops and desktops and 5 percent interest subsidy for the electronics industry.The demand for interest subsidy is apparently to offset the impact of high interest rate of 14 percent paid by Indian firms, as against 3 to 4 percent by their competitors in other countries.The report, quoting sources said that this would also enable to tap India’s potential in manufacturing electronic hardware and give a fillip to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. This could also help in bringing down India’s import of electronic goods, currently estimated at $35 billion (around Rs. 217,600 crores) every year.Besides, the department also wants the 5 percent ‘Focus Product Scheme’ to be given to hardware industry to increase exports.As things stand, the latest suggestions from the DeitY is to bring Indian smartphone are electronics manufacturers to the top of the market.This is also a welcome move, considering most of the noise in the market is made by the likes of Apple or Samsung – both manufactured outside India. Lastly, for the ones who aren’t aware about it, the ‘Make in India’ initiative was launched last year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support domestic manufacturing and increase its share in the country’s GDP.How do you think this year’s Budget will play on Indian firms manufacturing smartphones and other gadgets. Let us know.last_img read more

  • Game of Thrones star John Bradley opens up about a major Jon

    first_imgJohn Bradley-West as Samwell TarlyHBOThe final season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us and fans are getting excited. The cast of the hit HBO show has been dropping hints and spoilers all around while the most recent revelations have come, courtesy actor John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly.Game of Thrones is packed with intrigue and betrayal, but there have always been some moments of innocence that have seeped through, and most of those moments have been due to Samwell Tarly. John Bradley recently spoke to EW about his character and a Jon Snow spoiler ahead of the final season premiere.When asked about his reaction to the script for season 8 John reminisced about how it was the beginning of the goodbye process and how reading the scripts gave him the knowledge that so many people in the world wanted. The final season of Game of Thrones is the culmination of almost eight years of work and there are millions of fans who would do anything to get any information they can before the show airs this month.  Samwell Tarly in Game of Thrones Season 7Instagram/ Game of ThronesAs for his friend Jon Snow, it was revealed in the last season that Samwell Tarly knows the truth of Jon Snow’s parentage. And John emphasises that the revelation will have an impact on Jon Snow and that he would rather hear it from Sam than anyone else.The last season left Jon Snow as clueless to his parentage as he has ever been in the last seven seasons, especially, when the season ended with Jon and Daenerys consummating their relationship. Once Sam reveals to Jon Snow who he really is, he will realize that Daenerys is his aunt. That will be quite an awkward moment. But it will be a blip in the final season which is sure to be packed with epic moments throughout its six-episode run.last_img read more

  • BookMyShow buys Hyderabadbased MastiTickets to boost presence in Andhra Pradesh Telangana

    first_imgIn a move to consolidate its presence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, BookMyShow has acquired MastiTickets, a Hyderabad-based online ticket booking platform, for an undisclosed amount.Gautamiputra Satakarni 2nd weekend box office collection: Balayya film crosses Rs 75 crore mark in 11 daysThe deal will include the transfer of MastiTickets’ key assets along with existing cinema partnerships to BookMyShow. The acquisition of MastiTickets, which was founded in 2014 by Ravi Narla, will provide BookMyShow access to 120 screens in the two states.”The acquisition will help us further consolidate our position and strengthen our footprint. We work with 530 cinemas in these two States and have added 175 of these in the last 12 months alone,” BookMyShow CEO and co-founder Ashish Hemrajani told PTI.Earlier in 2013, BookMyShow had acquired Chennai-based online ticketing player TicketGreen and in 2015, the ticketing platform took a majority stake in Eventifier, a Bengaluru-based social media analytics start-up. Last year, BookMyShow bought Chennai-based fan relationship management (FRM) solutions provider Fantain Sports.”We have charted an aggressive growth plan to increase BookMyShow’s reach and presence and the acquisition of MastiTickets fit perfectly into its expansion strategy. Hyderabad particularly has been a high performing market for us,” he said. The small team of seven to eight people working for MastiTickets would likely be absorbed by BookMyShow.last_img read more

  • 2 killed in Sylhet road crash

    first_img2 killed in Sylhet road crashA pickup van’s driver and helper were killed as the vehicle turned turtle on Dhaka-Sylhet road in Lalbar area of South Surma upazila in Sylhet district on Wednesday afternoon.The deceased are Al-Amin, son of Sundar Ali from Sadhurgaon village in Biswanath upazila and his helper Samsuddin, 17, son of a certain Abul, resident of Gabindapur village of the same upazila, reports UNB.Locals said they saw the pickup van going upside down around 2:00pm, leaving Al-Amin dead on the spot and Samsuddin severely injured, right after crossing a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.Later, they took Samsuddin to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.Dakkhin Surma police station officer-in-charge Khairul Fazal said the bodies were sent to the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.last_img read more

  • Columbus Day latest US debate over history race

    first_imgA demonstrator is detained by riot police during a rally against Columbus Day in downtown Santiago. ReutersShould Christopher Columbus still be honored?Coming on the heels of a growing movement to take down statues commemorating the pro-slavery Confederate Army from the civil war, it’s a question many US cities are now asking themselves.On Monday, crowds filled New York streets to recognize the so-called “man who discovered America,” even as he is increasingly denounced as embodying the genocide of indigenous Americans.Ruth Edelstein-Friedman watched from a folding camping chair while the traditional Columbus Day parade wound along a damp Fifth Avenue.“We brought our children. We wanted them to see the parade and the statues and everything before they get rid of them,” the retiree said.A government holiday in the United States, Columbus Day is named for the explorer, from what is now Italy, who landed in the present-day Bahamas in 1492.For Edelstein-Friedman and her husband Eduardo, who travelled specially from Miami, homages to Columbus could soon be a thing of the past.And the controversy has only escalated following the August clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia where a liberal protester was killed at a white supremacist rally seeking to prevent the removal of statue of General Robert E. Lee, who led the southern Confederacy during the 19th century American Civil War.However, no one has yet announced the end of the New York parade which, in good weather, draws more than a million spectators.It is as much a celebration of New York’s powerful Italian-American community, which is represented at its highest levels by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo.Both men proudly marched in Monday’s parade.President Donald Trump brushed aside criticism on Monday by describing the arrival of Columbus as “a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great nation.”Unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump cited no possible failings in the “discovery” of America.Dozens of US cities have already replaced Columbus Day with one honoring indigenous people, after a 1992 initiative from the leftist bastion of Berkeley, California.Over the past two years more than 50 cities across the country have followed. These include Los Angeles, the country’s second-biggest city which voted in August to honor indigenous people and not the explorer.New York’s parade continues but, even there, the fate of its Columbus statues is uncertain.One was erected in 1892 at the top of a 75-foot (23 meter) column above Columbus Circle at the foot of Central Park.‘Genocide’ or ‘revisionism’Last month somebody vandalized another Columbus monument, smaller and in the center of the park.One of its hands was covered in red paint to protest the blood that the explorer had on his own hands, while graffiti on the plinth read: “Hate will not be tolerated.”On Monday a handful of protesters, who have arrived several times, gathered in front of the Columbus Circle statue to denounce “genocide” and “slavery.”Police now guard the statue daily.Petitions and counter-petitions circulate, while the debate continues on Twitter where some denounce Columbus and seek the removal of statues but others condemn “the revisionism of history.”An electric nationwide debate over symbols of racism followed the Charlottesville violence.Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and 19 others were injured when 20-year-old James Fields allegedly drove into a crowd of protestors.New York Mayor de Blasio in August named a commission to decide on the fate of controversial monuments.It will announce its decisions in early December, a month after the municipal election in which de Blasio hopes for a second mandate.Given this, some people like Laura Scheyer and her husband Steve Cohn see the New York parade as something to be preserved.The couple were spending several days in New York after arriving from Seattle, where Columbus Day is no longer celebrated.“Every country has had problems with its history, where they suppressed people,” Cohn said.The parade “is people having fun, and we all deserve a little fun when you look at the world today, don’t you think?”last_img read more