Philadelphia Credit – OHCD Phila http://ohcdphila.org/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 22:44:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ohcdphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-5-150x150.png Philadelphia Credit – OHCD Phila http://ohcdphila.org/ 32 32 Summer programming begins for thousands of students across Philadelphia – CBS Philly https://ohcdphila.org/summer-programming-begins-for-thousands-of-students-across-philadelphia-cbs-philly/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 22:44:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/summer-programming-begins-for-thousands-of-students-across-philadelphia-cbs-philly/ PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This week, summer programming began for thousands of students across the city of Philadelphia. Inside Solomon Solis-Cohen Elementary School in North Philadelphia, these fifth graders are dividing fractions and honing their math skills, preparing for sixth grade. READ MORE: Philadelphia police increase patrols ahead of 4th of July weekend At first, that […]]]>

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This week, summer programming began for thousands of students across the city of Philadelphia.

Inside Solomon Solis-Cohen Elementary School in North Philadelphia, these fifth graders are dividing fractions and honing their math skills, preparing for sixth grade.

READ MORE: Philadelphia police increase patrols ahead of 4th of July weekend

At first, that wasn’t how 10-year-old Yasmeen Burgin wanted to spend her summer.

“Because I just thought it would be boring, but now it’s kind of fun,” Yasmeen said.

Now, after just four days, Yasmeen is eager to learn and is one of approximately 14,000 Philadelphia school district students participating in the summer program.

“I’m learning division, I’m learning millions and billions, and I’m learning to add,” Duvessa Teti said.

In the morning, students at all levels focus heavily on academics, and in the afternoon, they are more focused on activities and building a social-emotional connection.

The district says it cannot compare the number of students enrolled this summer to previous years because this program only started in 2021.

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“K-7 was new last year and this year,” said Dr. Malika Brooks, the school district’s academic support officer. “Before that, we only had summer bridge and credit recovery and EFY programming for students.”

The district’s academic support manager said that since the pandemic summer programming was expanded, with a focus on filling learning gaps and better preparing students for the upcoming school year so they don’t take not late.

“We encourage them to keep coming to the summer lineup every day,” Brooks said.

Yasmeen says she is enjoying time with her friends and is already looking forward to fall.

“When I go to sixth grade, I will learn more and know all the questions,” Yasmeen said.

The summer program will last five weeks until the end of July.

The school calendar has been approved and the first day of class is set for August 29.

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Reporting by CBS3’s Ryan Hughes.

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4th of July trip: AAA predicts record holiday traffic and gas prices https://ohcdphila.org/4th-of-july-trip-aaa-predicts-record-holiday-traffic-and-gas-prices/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 03:56:15 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/4th-of-july-trip-aaa-predicts-record-holiday-traffic-and-gas-prices/ SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – AAA is predicting a record-breaking holiday weekend for several reasons that will be frustrating for drivers. Not only is traffic volume expected to return to pre-pandemic levels, but it could also be the most expensive 4th of July ever at the gas pump. “I was so excited to have a Jeep […]]]>
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – AAA is predicting a record-breaking holiday weekend for several reasons that will be frustrating for drivers.

Not only is traffic volume expected to return to pre-pandemic levels, but it could also be the most expensive 4th of July ever at the gas pump.

“I was so excited to have a Jeep and now I kinda regret it,” said Gianna Rio, who shells out nearly $80 every time she fills up.

The price makes long trips not worth it for her.

“It definitely makes me guess where I’m driving – if necessary, if not necessary. But I work a lot so I have no choice but to drive,” she said.

She will stay close to home over the Independence Day weekend while Qua Wimes looks for a new job. The delivery driver is bleeding money on the road.

“I pretty much have to fill my tank twice a day just to be able to make money. I put in about $60 a day to make $125,” Wimes said.

AAA says gas prices average $4.96 a gallon in Philadelphia and surrounding counties, $4.84 in South Jersey and $4.83 in Delaware.

“We’re experiencing the highest gas prices ever for Independence Day weekend. We’re only about $5 a gallon in the five-county area of ​​Philadelphia,” Jana said. Tidwell, spokesperson for the AAA.

Expect higher holds on your credit or debit cards. Holds are placed to ensure that a customer can afford full payment. Some went from $125 to $175.

“If you’re using your debit card and your checking account balance is really tight, it could trigger an overdraft if you’re not aware of it in advance. There’s also a practical side to this too – the higher the hold saves you from having to swipe your card multiple times,” said Greg McBride, senior vice president and chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com

Still, AAA predicts crowded roads for the holidays, with traffic near pre-pandemic levels. More than 566,000 people in the Philadelphia area are expected to travel, most by car.

“Despite high gas prices, they’ll adjust their summer travel spending — or even their day-to-day life — just to make sure they can take that summer road trip,” Tidwell said.

For those traveling to their vacation destination, Philadelphia International Airport suggests travelers sign up to receive updates from their airlines.

FlightAware says nearly 800 flights were canceled nationwide Monday with 19 cancellations in Philadelphia.

“Flights were delayed, lots of people and very, very little customer service help,” said Monique Dollone, who was flying out of PHL on Monday.

If you’re driving to your 4th of July destination, AAA suggests avoiding rush hour traffic on Thursday and Friday. This is when your trip could double in time and you’ll be burning gas while sitting in traffic.

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NFC East Quarterback Hall Rankings https://ohcdphila.org/nfc-east-quarterback-hall-rankings/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 09:30:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/nfc-east-quarterback-hall-rankings/ In the NFL, there is no single position grouping that has more of an effect on a team’s winning percentage. If a team has a good one it’s probably good, if it has a bad one even the best supporting players won’t cover it, and if their best player drops to injury and there’s no […]]]>

In the NFL, there is no single position grouping that has more of an effect on a team’s winning percentage. If a team has a good one it’s probably good, if it has a bad one even the best supporting players won’t cover it, and if their best player drops to injury and there’s no is no adequate replacement plan in order, their season may end prematurely.

The Philadelphia Eagles, to their credit, experienced the importance of fielding a deep, talented quarterback room first-hand, and kept their winning ethos from 2017 alive and well into 2022.

But have their fellow NFC East teams done the same? Let’s take a look at quarterback halls across the division to see how each team compares to its peers.

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

4. New York Giants

The New York Giants are in an interesting position as a franchise. They have the highest-drafted homegrown quarterback of any team in the division, but didn’t pick his fifth-year option.

They have a new head coach who is known for running a quarterback-friendly program but hasn’t added any opt-level pass catchers in free agency or the draft to bolster their sub-par passing game. the average.

And they handed former Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor a two-year, $11 million deal which, while smart, signifies a clear lack of confidence in the post group heading into 2022. .

Most Important Performer: Daniel Jones

The New York Giants’ season rests largely on the shoulders of Daniel Jones. If he can finally live up to the potential former general manager Dave Gettleman saw coming out of Duke, the Giants might actually be decent. I mean, they have a good running game – assuming good health for Saquon Barkley – an improved offensive line, an improved defensive system and the inherent surprise that comes with having a new head coach.

If, however, Jones begins to struggle and slips back into his old bad habits, the Giants may well pick his replacement atop the 2023 NFL Draft.

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MLS One to Watch – Week 16 Philadelphia Union vs NYCFC https://ohcdphila.org/mls-one-to-watch-week-16-philadelphia-union-vs-nycfc/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 01:37:18 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/mls-one-to-watch-week-16-philadelphia-union-vs-nycfc/ This week’s MLS One to Watch is the Philadelphia Union hosting NYCFC on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. ET. The game will be available nationwide on FS1. Here are three reasons why you should log in: A showcase of MLS elites The league has entered a point in the season where there are many rematches. The […]]]>

This week’s MLS One to Watch is the Philadelphia Union hosting NYCFC on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. ET. The game will be available nationwide on FS1. Here are three reasons why you should log in:

A showcase of MLS elites

The league has entered a point in the season where there are many rematches. The Union handed NYCFC their only home loss of the season on March 19, with two first-half goals paving the way for a 2-0 result. While NYCFC certainly wants to return the favor, the game is more important than pride — the top of the Eastern Conference is on the line.

NYCFC are currently first with 27 points, with Philadelphia just one point behind in third. The New York Red Bulls are in second place, edging out Philly in the total win tiebreaker. The winner of Sunday’s game is guaranteed to be at least level on points for first place and could possibly have sole possession of first place as the Red Bulls are due to visit West leaders LAFC.

Beating another club near you in the table is the easiest way to get a higher seed in the playoffs, and since those teams won’t end up in the regular season, one can grab pole position and have the possibility of not looking back. Also, matches are more exciting when two top teams face off, which a one-on-three match will certainly provide.

Can NYCFC bounce back in interim manager Nick Cushing’s second game?

Last week’s game against the Colorado Rapids was the NYCFC’s first game after head coach Ronny Deila resigned to take charge of Standard Liege in Belgium. Assistant coach Nick Cushing moved a seat on the bench to caretaker manager for the rest of the season, with the club hoping internal promotion would bring a sense of stability. However, the team struggled to keep their composure, tying the Rapids 1-1 in New York.

HARRISON, NJ – JUNE 22: New York City FC midfielder Gabriel Pereira (38) controls the ball during the first half of the US Open Cup quarter-final match between the New York Red Bulls and the New York City FC on June 22, 2022 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

While the draw extended the club’s unbeaten streak to nine games, it was only their second draw during the streak and snapped a four-game winning streak. More importantly, NYCFC struggled to advance their high-powered offense against a Colorado team that has been poor all year and is currently below the playoff line. The attack finally came to life after Michael Barrios put Colorado ahead in the 68th minute, with Talles Magno equalizing just four minutes later.

The road back to the win column gets a lot tougher this week in Philadelphia. While teams often benefit from a new coaching bump, NYCFC may be too stunned by their coach abandoning them. Opponents can be silenced with a result this weekend, which would also allow Cushing’s side to reassert their place at the top of the East – both literally and metaphorically.

Philadelphia seeks to retain its native stronghold

Union are just one of two teams unbeaten at home this year, despite having just three wins from eight games. Either way, the positive results have gone a long way towards Philadelphia’s current spot in the table, and they would surely love to extend the mark with a win over a conference rival. NYCFC has only played five road games so far, the lowest amount in the Eastern Conference, so the Union should like their chances of coming away with another result.

CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 18: Philadelphia Union’s Mikael Uhre #7 and FC Cincinnati’s Nick Hagglund #4 challenge for the ball during the first half at Subaru Park on June 18, 2022 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Jim Curtain’s team is led by Daniel Gazdag (seven goals, three assists) and Julian Carranza (four goals, four assists). The team is anchored in defense by Jamaican international Andre Blake, whose 80.7 save percentage is the best in the league. Philadelphia also has six clean sheets this season, just behind NYCFC’s eight.

Honorable Mention: Austin FC vs. FC Dallas

Picking a game this week was tough as the Copa Tejas game between two surprising teams immediately stood out. Austin and Dallas are third and fourth, respectively, less than a year into a season that saw both clubs miss the playoffs. Austin has seen patience pay off in his second year as a club, all under Josh Wolff, while Dallas relies on a combination of increased spending and new head coach Nico Estevez. In addition to these scenarios, the Copa Tejas – and the whole fight for the best club in Texas – is always exciting. Austin hosts this edition on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will be available nationally on ESPN+, with various local viewing options in Texas.

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Still waiting for your tax refund? IRS Backlog Holds Millions in Returns – NBC10 Philadelphia https://ohcdphila.org/still-waiting-for-your-tax-refund-irs-backlog-holds-millions-in-returns-nbc10-philadelphia/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:02:51 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/still-waiting-for-your-tax-refund-irs-backlog-holds-millions-in-returns-nbc10-philadelphia/ It’s groundhog day at the tax office. After racking up a daunting backlog from 2021, the agency has an even bigger backup for this tax season than a year ago and its pace of processing paper returns is slowing, according to a monitoring report released Wednesday. . The National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent watchdog within […]]]>

It’s groundhog day at the tax office.

After racking up a daunting backlog from 2021, the agency has an even bigger backup for this tax season than a year ago and its pace of processing paper returns is slowing, according to a monitoring report released Wednesday. .

The National Taxpayer Advocate, an independent watchdog within the IRS, also said taxpayers are experiencing longer wait times on the phone and delays in processing paper returns range from six months to a year. .

The Taxpayer Challenges Report, which must be submitted twice a year to Congress, comes a day after the Internal Revenue Service announced it was on track to clear its backlog of 2021 tax returns this week.

The goals report to Congress contains proposals for lawmakers to consider moving forward.

“When I released my annual report to Congress six months ago, I wrote that ‘the paper is the kryptonite of the IRS, and the agency is still buried there,'” the national attorney wrote. Taxpayer Erin Collins in the report. “Fast forward to those goals Report: It’s Groundhog Day.

In Denmark, the UK, Spain and elsewhere, the government completes your tax return for you and you only need to sign the information on it. But in the United States, we often rely on private corporations to help us file our taxes; according to IRS data, the average American spends 13 hours and $240 to file their taxes. NBCLX storyteller Mackenzie Behm reflects on efforts to create a simpler, free ranking system in the United States and why it hasn’t happened…yet.

She added, “At the end of May, the IRS had a larger backlog of paper tax returns than a year ago, and its pace of processing paper tax returns was slowing.”

Collins, who serves as IRS ombudsman, said of the agency’s problems, “The math is daunting.”

According to the report, at the end of May, the agency had a backlog of 21.3 million unprocessed paper tax returns, an increase of 1.3 million from the same period last year. The agency fell short of its goal of hiring 5,473 new employees to process returns, with only 2,056 employees hired.

In addition, telephone wait times have increased to an average of 29 minutes, compared to the average wait time of 20 minutes last year.

“The fact that the backlog continues to grow is deeply concerning, primarily because millions of taxpayers have been waiting six months or more to receive their refunds,” Collins said.

In a joint letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who heads the Senate Finance Committee, Assistant Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo and IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said about six to eight employees of the IRS manually processes each paper return filed.

“What the agency needs to avoid a crisis like this in the future is sustainable, multi-year funding to invest in revamping outdated technology, improving service to taxpayers, and increasing voluntary compliance,” the letter reads.

“These resources will be crucial in automating operations to increase efficiency.”

The Taxpayer Advocate report said credit is due to the agency’s management for the burden it bears with “an extraordinarily complicated tax code”, outdated technology, inadequate staffing and persistent challenges resulting from the distribution of programs related to COVID-19.

“Despite these challenges, the tax system as a whole has held up well over the past two years,” the report said.

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SUMMARY | FC Cincinnati scores a point on the road against the Philadelphia Union with a 1-1 draw https://ohcdphila.org/summary-fc-cincinnati-scores-a-point-on-the-road-against-the-philadelphia-union-with-a-1-1-draw/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 02:54:12 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/summary-fc-cincinnati-scores-a-point-on-the-road-against-the-philadelphia-union-with-a-1-1-draw/ FC Cincinnati and the Philadelphia Union met to a 1-1 draw at Subaru Park on Saturday night. The hosts took the lead through captain Alejandro Bedoya after 17 minutes, but a diving header from Brandon Vazquez leveled the game in the 40th minute. The remaining 50 minutes were full of chances for both sides, but […]]]>

FC Cincinnati and the Philadelphia Union met to a 1-1 draw at Subaru Park on Saturday night. The hosts took the lead through captain Alejandro Bedoya after 17 minutes, but a diving header from Brandon Vazquez leveled the game in the 40th minute. The remaining 50 minutes were full of chances for both sides, but the game would end 1-1.

Vazquez scored his eighth goal of the season, tying Sebastian Driussi (ATX) for second in the league behind Jesús Ferreira (DAL) and Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ). Tyler Blackett provided the assist on Vazquez’s goal, his first since joining FC Cincinnati last summer.

The Orange and Blue will return home on Friday June 24 for the first time in over a month to face Orlando City SC. Kick-off from TQL Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game can be watched on Star64, streamed in-market on fccincinnati.com, out-of-market on ESPN+ and listened to on the radio on ESPN 1530.

FC CINCINNATI MATCH REPORT
FC Cincinnati at Philadelphia Union
Date: June 18, 2022
Competition: MLS Regular Season
Venue: Subaru ParkPresence: 18,717*
To start up:
* 7:38 p.m. ET
Time: 67º, clear

RATING SUMMARY: 1-2-F
PHI: 1-0-1PIN: 1-0-1

PHI- Alejandro Bedoya (Julian Carranza) 17′

CIN- Brandon Vazquez (Tyler Blackett) 39′

CALENDAR
PIN: Roman Celentano, Nick Hagglund, Geoff Cameron (Ian Murphy 74′), Tyler Blackett, John Nelson, Ray Gaddis, Obinna Nwobodo, Haris Medunjanin (Allan Cruz 86′), Álvaro Barreal (Luciano Acosta 77′), Brandon Vazquez, Brenner ( Dominique Badji 77′)

Substitutes not used: Kenneth Vermeer, Zico Bailey, Nick Markanich, Harrison Robledo, Alvas Powell

PHI: Andre Blake, Nathan Harriel, Jakob Glesnes, Jack Elliot, Kai Wagner, José Martínez, Alejandro Bedoya (C), Leon Flech (Matt Real 85′), Dániel Gazdag, Julián Carranza (Christopher Donovan 85′), Mikael Uhre (Cory Burke 63′)

Substitutes not used: Matthew Freese, Joe Bendik, Jesus Bueno, Stuart Findlay, Olivier Mbaizo, Cole Turner

STATISTICAL SUMMARY: PHI/CIN
Strokes:
13 / 17Shoot to the net: 5 / 5Checked in : 4 / 4Corner kicks: 3 / 8Faults: 10 / 12Off-side : 3 / 2Possession: 45% / 55%

SUMMARY OF MISCONDUCT
CIN – Obinna Nwobodo (Yellow Card) 55′
CIN – Haris Medunjanin (Yellow Card) 57′
CIN – Nick Hagglund (Yellow Card) 62′
PHI – Cory Burke (Yellow Card) 64′
CIN – John Nelson (Yellow Card) 68′

OFFICIALS
Arbitrator: Tim Ford
ast. Referees: Jeremy Kieso, Jeffrey Swartzel
Fourth official: Jeremy Scher
VAR: Sorin Stoica
AVA: Ian McKay

FC Cincinnati Head Coach Pat Noonan
On the result
“I thought it was a good point for us. I was really happy with the first 45 minutes, despite a goal where we could have done a bit better to finish this game and prevent the goal. We found a good rhythm after conceded. I thought it was important to even the score before half-time with the way we were playing. In the second half, there were still some good things. I think our third final game was a bit off in decision making and how we were able to get into the box I thought a lot of it was an extended service where we could have been a bit more patient. see the game, 1-1, I think that’s fair. They had a few good chances with some guys there towards the end where we could do a better job of marking in the box. But I’m happy with the group coming out of the break and his performance.

On the performance and how it went
“Based on what preceded those chances, I think there were times when maybe we could have found the next goal, our second goal and taken a lead. But certainly, late in the game, how do you do on the road, how do you defend the box, where we don’t concede looks like this because these could have very easily been converted They do a good job of pushing the numbers and getting their forwards running on your back line, in front of goal. So you have to be very aware of those late runs and those balls that are either knockdowns or balls that are cut. And those are some times where we could have done better.

On the goal of Alejandro Bedoya
“I have to look back, we can finish the game earlier. I know Tyler was trying to protect him, protect the abuser. I didn’t watch well and didn’t see a replay to be honest. So maybe just clean it up and see if we can just live to fight another day. But once the play continues, how to prevent Ale [Bedoya] to come inside like that where he does a good job of using defenders as a shield to find the back post. He hits well, there’s nothing more we can do. But we can definitely be better at closing that space, so he can’t get shot.

On getting results against good clubs, and whether he feels good about the club’s situation
“I do. We’ve had enough sample size with this group to believe we can get results in these games no matter how we play. I thought it was one of our best performance for probably 60 minutes. But they believe they can get the result, otherwise it wouldn’t have happened, because we were one goal down on the road against a good team. But we found a way to get there come back. And you come into half-time with some thoughts on what you can continue to do to be successful and some of the areas of concern. I think the group, regardless of who we’re playing against, certainly believe that we’re capable to get results. Do we understand the difficulty? Of course, but we’ve done it enough now against good teams to understand that it can be a constant.

Returning to Subaru Park
” It was great. It was nice to just be back in the building. It was a little different going in, but it was nice to see some familiar faces. People for whom I have a lot of respect and with whom I have good relations throughout the club. So that part was fun. It was nice to stand on the other side of Jim and watch our teams compete. I think both would say it was overall a pleasant experience. The result I think certainly helps them, but I enjoyed watching our guys play today, I thought they were very good.

On style of play and possession
“Well, I wish I could say we looked like that for several weeks. But I think the longer break allowed us to prepare for our opponent so that we could work on things again and again to try. to come up with ideas of how we could be successful. But the one area leading up to the break that we struggled with was our quality on the ball, our spacing, how well we were able to play under pressure, and then how we were able to attack after breaking the pressure. And I thought our first 45 were probably as good as any we’ve seen in this group this year, against a team that knows how to put pressure on the ball. And so I was very happy with it. But I think it was just the spacing, it was how we found the game changes, whether it was in the middle, whether it was around, I thought it was going to be important for us inch to play higher up the field. But then it was also how we could play centrally from those wide channels so we could pressure them and not rely on a wide serve over and over again. So thanks to the players for having the composure to move the ball in certain ways to allow us to play in their own half.

On Brandon Vazquez’ goal and the kick he took in the face
“Very brave, as you said. He did well. No problem there. I thought that was probably his strongest game overall. He faded a bit at the end, but he still does a good job of creating that chance at the end that I think Elliott is blocking on. But I thought about his heist, I thought about his ability to spin and keep us going [was very good]. We talked about it a lot during the break. It’s important, against a team that presses well, against a team that will play fast forward and cause problems. It’s important for our forwards to secure the ball and allow us to move our lines, and he did a very good job most of the time throughout the game, so very happy with his performance.

FC Cincinnati’s 2022 schedule can be viewed HERE. Fans can create their custom 3 Match Flex Plan today. Choose three matches and save on the price of tickets for one match without charge at the cash desk. Fans can choose the same seats for three matches or select different options around TQL Stadium.

Single game tickets for any of FC Cincinnati’s remaining home games are also available now, go to fccincinnati.com/tickets or call 513-977-KICK, that is. -say 513-977-5425, to find out more.

FC Cincinnati is playing its fourth season of MLS competition in 2022 and its second at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute FC Cincinnati news, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.

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How are the Eagles trending after four years of the ‘new normal’? – Philadelphia Sports https://ohcdphila.org/how-are-the-eagles-trending-after-four-years-of-the-new-normal-philadelphia-sports/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/how-are-the-eagles-trending-after-four-years-of-the-new-normal-philadelphia-sports/ The Philadelphia Eagles have reached the playoffs in three of four seasons since winning Super Bowl LII after the 2017 season. However, their 31-33-1 record during the regular season paints a picture that doesn’t match up. not to Doug Pederson’s proclamation of the “new normal” on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art before […]]]>

The Philadelphia Eagles have reached the playoffs in three of four seasons since winning Super Bowl LII after the 2017 season. However, their 31-33-1 record during the regular season paints a picture that doesn’t match up. not to Doug Pederson’s proclamation of the “new normal” on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art before the city’s masses of rabid fans.

The organization deserves credit for staying competitive under ideal circumstances and initially setting a high standard where playoff appearances in three of the four seasons could be considered a disappointment. Some NFL organizations dream of such a position.

How should the objective success of reaching the playoffs three out of four times be seen in the larger context of the organization?

Construction of the Roseman list

General manager Howie Roseman is as complicit as anyone in the failure to maintain success at the top of the NFL after Super Bowl LII. He made several damaging missteps in the draft, relied too heavily on Super Bowl heroes in their early years and struggled to replicate the success he had in free agency in the 2017 offseason. .

The 2018 and 2019 seasons consisted of disappointing rosters barely surviving in desperate circumstances due to serious injuries and poor performance to finish 9-7 and sneak into the playoffs. Pederson weathered adversity admirably throughout both seasons and found ways to keep his team together and capitalize on lucky opportunities to reach the playoffs. Roseman found ways to fill holes in the roster with lesser-known players filling in for injured starters. However, they just didn’t have enough to compete with the best teams in the NFL.

Bottom fell in 2020. The gaps caught up with the Eagles and played a major role in the organization’s deteriorating relationship with Pederson and Carson Wentz. Roseman himself created the need for a “transition period” in 2021, and the strategy limited the ceiling for a respectable season.

Exposing the weaknesses of the NFC East

The NFC East’s collective weaknesses have played a major role in Philadelphia’s ability to stay in the hunt for the playoffs every year despite recurring inconsistencies at the start of each of the past four seasons. The Dallas Cowboys fell short of high expectations due to underperforming talent. The Washington Commanders franchise has been marked by off-field dysfunction and (at best) mediocrity. The New York Giants were abysmal.

The Eagles have feasted on weak teams in Washington and New York since 2018 with a combined record of 12-4. Despite the streak of playoff appearances, their roster-building issues showed up against the mighty Cowboys. They are 2-6 against their arch-rival since Super Bowl LII.

Colt McCoy, Mark Sanchez, Josh Johnson, Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins, Taylor Heinicke and Garrett Gilbert have all played important snaps at quarterback Washington in games against the Eagles since 2018. Starters Haskins and Alex Smith have in some way sort swept their division rivals in two Matches 2020.

The Eagles suffered losses in divisional games to starters Daniel Jones and Andy Dalton while beating Jake Fromm, Mike Glennon and Ben DiNucci. Their highest hit points in the 2021 season came against equally overmatched reserves.

Competitive incompetence is not the true mark of a winning team and can inflate the interpretation of regular season performances. Average regular-season performances showed a 1-3 record against stronger NFL competition in four playoff games.

The Defensive Value-Over-Average (DVOA) measure “compares a team’s performance to a league baseline based on the situation to determine value-over-average.” soccer strangers ranked the Eagles 15th, 11th, 28th and 15th in overall stats over the past four respective seasons.

Do the Eagles have a good organizational culture?

When professional sports organizations exceed talent expectations on their rosters, analysts tend to credit the subjective idea of ​​a “winning culture” for explaining something they can’t quantify. What does winning culture really mean? Do the Eagles have a winning culture?

During the 2021 off-season, the Philadelphia plaintiff and Athleticism both published lengthy briefings that included troubling facts about the organization’s deteriorating relationship with Pederson and Wentz, the lack of proper collaboration between departments in football operations, and questionable draft strategies, among other points of contention. dysfunction.

The Eagles have unquestionably committed serious missteps that fall short of the ‘new normal’ standard set in February 2018. However, there are elements of the organization that have kept them afloat through the tough times and allowed them to stay. in conversation as one of the most successful franchises in the NFL since Jeffrey Lurie bought the team in 1994.

Lurie confidently proclaimed, “We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with,” in January 2021, just weeks after a 4-11-1 season ended.

His record of hiring head coaches justifies the confidence he has in his internal leadership. Andy Reid, Pederson and Nick Sirianni were all lesser-known coach candidates with experience as offensive assistant coaches who scored well in leadership and emotional intelligence. Sirianni hopes to replicate the success of two of the best head coaches in franchise history after making big strides during his rookie season.

The longtime Eagles owner clearly learned his lesson after appointing former head coach Chip Kelly too much power in 2015. He returned to the formula that built a strong organization. His first recruit, Ray Rhodes, also won AP Coach of the Year in 1995 before his four-year tenure ended badly.

Roseman found success despite his shortcomings. He consistently and confidently prioritized certain positions as a formula for success. He found ways to win despite difficult circumstances, which is the defining characteristic of winning culture.

Perception of success by fans

The relentless passion of Eagles fans can sometimes lead to polarizing beliefs. Just ask about the perception of Pederson, the only coach in franchise history to win a Lombardi Trophy, who is remembered just as often in Philadelphia for minor failures as for one of the most playoff series. notables in NFL history.

The perception of the Eagles as a failure since February 2018 is based on extremely high expectations that the team has never met. However, short of that goal, they are still one of five NFC teams to earn a playoff berth in three of the last four seasons.

Errors in roster construction prevented the Eagles from setting the “new normal” that Pederson spoke of. However, the 2021 transition point is now a thing of the past. The Eagles have their most talented roster since 2017, and they’ll be looking to enter a new era with higher expectations than the patchwork playoff berths that never result in championship contention.

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Flyers Project Profile – Philly Sports https://ohcdphila.org/flyers-project-profile-philly-sports/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/flyers-project-profile-philly-sports/ Simon Nemec, 18, is a Slovak defender who plays for HK Nitra in the Slovak Extraliga. Could he suit the Flyers? Another double-entry right-handed defenseman in the 2022 NHL Draft is Simon Nemec. He is ranked third among European skaters in the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings and is guaranteed to be an early first-round selection. […]]]>

Simon Nemec, 18, is a Slovak defender who plays for HK Nitra in the Slovak Extraliga. Could he suit the Flyers?

Another double-entry right-handed defenseman in the 2022 NHL Draft is Simon Nemec. He is ranked third among European skaters in the NHL’s Central Scouting Rankings and is guaranteed to be an early first-round selection. Nemec is considered the best defender in the entire draft class alongside David Jiricek.

In 39 games played with HK Nitra during the 2021-2022 regular season, Nemec scored 26 points (1G, 25A), and had a plus/minus of +13. In the playoffs, he appeared in 19 games and scored 17 points (5G, 12A), with a plus/minus of +2. He also represented Slovakia at the Junior World Championships, Winter Olympics and IIHF World Championships.

Strengths

Simon Nemec’s skating is a key part of his style of play. His first strides are fast, which benefits his two-way mentality. His transitions from offense to defense are already elite and that makes him a dangerous player on and off the puck.

Nemec’s puck handling and awareness are strong. He knows how to locate and set up his teammates with a breakout pass, and his shooting from the point is impressive. His first-class vision allows him to get the puck to the net in traffic. Nemec doesn’t hesitate when he sees a shooting opportunity and he’s not afraid to let it rip.

During the transition to defense, Simon Nemec does not let go of the accelerator. His robust stick control allows him to break up plays and his aggressiveness to join in a rush helps force turnovers.

Nemec isn’t the tallest defenseman at 6-foot-1 and he doesn’t usually aim for a big hit. However, he can use his body and smooth skating to push his opponents down the boards to end a game and change the momentum.

Weaknesses

There are almost no weak points in Nemec’s game, he really is a complete defender. One flaw that sometimes shows up, however, is his decisions with the puck. Nemec more than once found himself trapped between several players as he raced towards the net. He sometimes tries to do a lot, which can lead to turnovers and being out of position. His willingness to lead and join an attacking rush is a huge advantage, but he can get overconfident in his abilities.

His lack of physicality might worry some, but that won’t distract GMs from the skills he provides.

Comparisons/Potential

Nemec is very similar to Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi. Both players aren’t the most physical, but with their sharp skating abilities, offensive awareness and quick transitions to defense, they know how to shut down and cause their opponent problems.

Josi is a franchise defenseman with the Predators and arguably the best in the league. Nemec has the potential to become a No. 1 defenseman on an NHL team.

Is Simon Nemec made for the Flyers?

The Flyers lack talent in right defense and also with right-handed defensemen in general. Nemec would most certainly add much-needed support to a struggling blue line and could become a franchise talent in Philadelphia.

If Nemec is still on the board when the Flyers make their pick, it would be unwise to let him pass.

Photo credit: Alex McIntyre

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Two non-profit education associations will merge in the fall | Local News https://ohcdphila.org/two-non-profit-education-associations-will-merge-in-the-fall-local-news/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/two-non-profit-education-associations-will-merge-in-the-fall-local-news/ Two non-profit education organizations will merge in the fall. Philadelphia Futures and Steppingstone Scholars are merging to create an organization with a $10 million annual budget that will serve 3,000 city students a year. The merger was completed over an 18-month period and was aided by funding from the William Penn Foundation and the Nonprofit […]]]>

Two non-profit education organizations will merge in the fall.

Philadelphia Futures and Steppingstone Scholars are merging to create an organization with a $10 million annual budget that will serve 3,000 city students a year.

The merger was completed over an 18-month period and was aided by funding from the William Penn Foundation and the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund.

The decision was unanimously approved by the board of directors of Philadelphia Futures and Steppingstone Scholars. Upon formal amalgamation, which is subject to required government notices and approvals, the organizations will stand as a new entity.

“The merger of Steppingstone and Future is an unprecedented opportunity to better serve Philadelphia students through broader reach and significantly enhanced programming,” said Sara L. Woods, president of Philadelphia Futures.

“Students are at the center of the work we have undertaken since December 2020,” Woods said. “Their voices and strengths have led Futures and Steppingstone to this moment. As we unite our services and programs, our goals are clear.

“We aim to increase pathways to vital careers by helping more students in the district persevere and graduate from high school, as well as successfully earn a college degree or other post-secondary credential,” added Woods.

Founded in 1989, Philadelphia Futures provides support to first-generation low-income students at the University of Philadelphia with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary for admission and success in college.

Steppingstone Scholars was founded in 1999 and has provided academic enrichment programs and support to underserved students, their families, and schools. The non-profit organization serves students ages 10 to 24 by creating college-to-university and career pathways.

The new entity will be the preeminent organization in the city partnering with schools, colleges and businesses to provide real pathways for students from low-income and underserved communities.

The nonprofit will have a total of 71 employees, and 22 of those staff will be embedded in the 22 schools in the Philadelphia School District. By 2024, the nonprofit aims to serve 5,000 students per year.

Nearly $4.5 million will be spent each year on programs that will focus on building a college and professional culture and supporting educational transitions to ensure high school graduation.

Over the next year, 300 internships will be offered to high school and college students.

The new entity will also have 21 partnerships that will offer college credit courses to high school students, scholarship opportunities, and collaboration around student counseling and retention efforts to ensure academic success.

“Both organizations were created out of a deep and abiding love for the children of our city,” said Sean E. Vereen, president of Steppingstone Scholars.

“This love drives us to a shared mission that creating educational and professional opportunities for young people is the keystone to making Philadelphia a fairer, more livable, and more prosperous city,” Vereen said.

“In merging, we bring together decades of expertise, capital and partnerships, as well as a talented staff committed to advancing student success. This decision is about Philadelphia and the city we believe it can be, when we invest in our children,” Vereen added.

Woods and Vereen will serve as co-chairmen and lead an eight-person management team. Woods will oversee organizational operations and innovation, while Vereen will oversee student outcomes and experience.

A reconstituted Board of Directors will be co-led by Steppingstone Scholars President Deborah Hirtle and Philadelphia Futures President Raj Tewari.

“As we enter this exciting new chapter, we believe our combined organizations will be even better positioned and prepared to meet the changing needs of Philadelphia students and deliver on our promise to create pathways to economic mobility,” Hirtle said.

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Milwaukee Brewers odds, picks and predictions https://ohcdphila.org/philadelphia-phillies-vs-milwaukee-brewers-odds-picks-and-predictions/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:27:00 +0000 https://ohcdphila.org/philadelphia-phillies-vs-milwaukee-brewers-odds-picks-and-predictions/ The Philadelphia Phillies (27-29) and Milwaukee Brewers (33-25) meet Thursday to wrap up a 3-game series at American Family Field. The contest is scheduled to start at 2:10 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Phillies vs. Brewers odds with MLB picks and predictions. Series of the season: Philadelphia leads 3-2. […]]]>

The Philadelphia Phillies (27-29) and Milwaukee Brewers (33-25) meet Thursday to wrap up a 3-game series at American Family Field. The contest is scheduled to start at 2:10 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Phillies vs. Brewers odds with MLB picks and predictions.

Series of the season: Philadelphia leads 3-2.

The The Phillies have won 6 straight games. Philadelphia notched a 10-0 victory Wednesday and scored 6 or more points in 5 of 6 wins. Philly is 9-7 with a solid .801 OPS in its last 16 road games.

The The Brewers have lost 5 in a row and 7 of their last 8. Milwaukee’s offense has beaten .209/.281/.341 (.622 OPS) since May 22.

Phillies at Brewers projected starters

HPR Zach Eflin vs HPR Corbin Burnes

Eflin (2-4, 3.88 ERA) is selected for his 10th start of the season. It has a WHIP of 1.14, 1.8 BB/9 and 7.9 K/9 at 51 IP.

  • Tossed 8 scoreless innings in his last start against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, and it was a nice rebound after coughing up 7 runs in 6 innings at the New York Mets on May 28.
  • Has a 1.16 ERA at home versus an 8.10 ERA on the road, and that’s nothing new. Since 2020, he has recorded a 2.53 ERA in home games and a 5.89 figure on the road.

Burnes (3-3, 2.50 ERA) has a 0.92 WHIP, 1.7 BB/9 and 11.1 K/9 at 68 1/3 IP in 11 starts.

  • Allowed 5R in 3 2/3 IP in his last start Friday against the San Diego Padres. He had given the Brewers 6+ IPs in 9 straight starts prior to this round.

Phillies at Brewers dimensions and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; go to the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds center for a complete list. Lines last updated at 9:16 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Phillies +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Brewers -175 (bet $175 to win $100)
  • Racing Line (RL): Phillies +1.5 (-155) | Brewers -1.5 (+125)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: +100 | U: -125)

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Phillies picks and predictions at Brewers

Prediction

Phillies 4, Brewers 3

silver line

Records in 1-point games (Phillies 5-10, Brewers 13-7) and some other general factors bring some systemic tilt to Philly’s side. It’s done for a few betting wins in this series. However, the lean here is somewhat controlled by Eflin’s on-road performance and more so by price.

There is some value on the PHILLIES (+140) but it’s a PASS if the price goes down.

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Run line/Against the spread

Taking the run-and-a-half insurance due to Eflin Road Wrecks is an enticing idea, but the layout is too much. PASS.

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Both lifters are in good condition. Eflin’s results against teams not named the New York Mets have been impressive. The tag here is an outlier in the market. BACK AT LEAST 7.5 (-125).

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