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Oct
16

Gov. Wolf: Eight More Counties Going Green on June 19

first_img June 12, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today announced that eight more counties will move to the green phase of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 19. These counties include Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Monroe, Perry, Pike, and Schuylkill.Effective today, there are 46 counties in green and 21 in yellow.The data dashboard of county cases and criteria for reopening consideration can be found here.Gov. Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania outlines remaining restrictions for counties in yellow or green.As counties reopen, Pennsylvania continues to see a steady decline in cases, a positive indicator that its phased, measured reopening plan is working to balance public health with economic recovery.According to analysis by the New York Times, new COVID-19 cases are declining in less than half of all U.S. states and territories.“In Pennsylvania, not only did we flatten the curve, but we are continuing to keep case counts down even as we open our commonwealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “We will continue to take a measured, phased approach to reopening that relies on science and health experts.”Yellow PhaseAs of June 12, these 21 counties are in the yellow phase: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, and Susquehanna.As regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings, remain in place.The purpose of this phase is to begin to power back up the economy while keeping a close eye on the public health data to ensure the spread of disease remains contained to the greatest extent possible.Work and Congregate Setting RestrictionsTelework Must Continue Where FeasibleBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Business and Building Safety OrdersChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care and Prison Restrictions in PlaceSchools may provide in-person instruction only in accordance with Department of Education guidanceSocial RestrictionsStay-at-Home Order Lifted for Aggressive MitigationLarge Gatherings of More than 25 ProhibitedMasks are Required When Entering a BusinessIn-Person Retail Allowable, Curbside and Delivery PreferableIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities and Personal Care Services (such as gyms, spas, hair salons, nail salons and other entities that provide massage therapy), and all Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters) Remain ClosedRestaurants and Bars May Open Outdoor Dining, in Addition to Carry-Out and DeliveryGreen PhaseAs of June 12, these 46 counties are in the green phase: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Juniata, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York.After a county transitions to the yellow phase, it is closely monitored for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for 14 days, the county will transition to the green phase.The green phase eases most restrictions by lifting the stay-at-home and business closure orders to allow the economy to strategically reopen while continuing to prioritize public health. Some restrictions, such as mask-wearing, do remain in place.While this phase facilitates a return to a “new normal,” it is equally important to continue to monitor public health indicators and adjust orders and restrictions as necessary to ensure the spread of disease remains at a minimum.Work and Congregate Settings RestrictionsContinued Telework Strongly EncouragedBusinesses with In-Person Operations Must Follow Updated Business and Building Safety RequirementsAll Businesses Operating at 50% Occupancy in the Yellow Phase May Increase to 75% OccupancyChild Care May Open Complying with GuidanceCongregate Care Restrictions in PlacePrison and Hospital Restrictions Determined by Individual FacilitiesSchools Subject to CDC and Commonwealth GuidanceSocial RestrictionsLarge Gatherings of More Than 250 ProhibitedMasks are Required When Entering a BusinessRestaurants and Bars Open at 50% OccupancyPersonal Care Services (including hair salons and barbershops) Open at 50% Occupancy and by Appointment OnlyIndoor Recreation, Health and Wellness Facilities, and Personal Care Services (such as gyms and spas) Open at 50% Occupancy with Appointments Strongly EncouragedAll Entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) Open at 50% OccupancyConstruction Activity May Return to Full Capacity with Continued Implementation of ProtocolsAfter a county transitions to the yellow phase, the commonwealth closely monitors for increased risk, such as significant outbreaks. If overall risk remains mitigated for fourteen days, we will transition the county to the green phase.The state continues to use risk-based metrics from Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency data dashboard available here.The state continues to increase testing and ramp up contact-tracing efforts. As of June 11, there are a total of 496 contact tracers, and a total of 2,777 contacts being monitored. The Department of Health received a total of 80,498 test results in the past seven days, an average of 11,500 a day. The 30-day average of test results received is more than 10,500.There were 3,371 new cases added to investigations for the week of June 4 through 11.The latest business guidance, including outdoor recreation guidance, can be found here.Preliminary sports guidance can be found here.Ver esta página en español. Gov. 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Aug
13

Visa problems hit Eugene Diamond League – official

“And then yesterday he was given his visa. But to travel halfway around the world to arrive on the night before his event at a meet like this, he obviously did not come.”Jordan said Prefontaine officials would attempt to seek clarification from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in order to avoid a repeat in future.“Certainly we want to do something afterwards to find out what the heck is going on,” he said.“These are some of the greatest athletes in the world. It’s not like they haven’t applied for a visa before or they haven’t been to the United States.”Britain’s Oregon-based four-time Olympic champion distance runner Mo Farah, who has been a trenchant critic of Trump’s immigration crackdown, said he had noticed changes when passing through US customs.Farah said his training partner, Belgium’s Somalia-born Abdi Bashir who competes in the 5,000m in Eugene, had been subjected to greater scrutiny after arriving in the United States.“Abdi had difficulty getting through,” Farah said. “Normally he goes straight through but he got taken away for interviews. It’s a lot harder.” Britain’s Mo Farah (R) shakes hands with Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei after they competed in the Men’s 5000m at the Rio Olympics last year. The two are scheduled to run in Eugene Saturday night in an event that has been marred by denial of visas to some athletes, especially from Africa.Eugene, United States | AFP |  Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov is among around 10 athletes who have been prevented from competing in this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting because of visa problems, race officials said Friday.Tom Jordan, director of the prestigious two-day meeting at Eugene, said 2015 110m hurdles world champion Shubenkov and other athletes, mostly from Africa, had not been granted visas in time to compete in Oregon.“After many years of not having any problems with visas we had at least 10 athletes who were either turned down or delayed in their visa approval,” Jordan told reporters.The visa glitches come as the administration of US President Donald Trump is engaged in a sweeping immigration crackdown. Jordan however declined to say whether he believed the visa problems were directly linked to the Trump administration’s policies.None of the athletes who have encountered problems were from the countries included in Trump’s controversial travel ban which targets nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.“No one on the meet is on the travel ban,” Jordan said. “That’s not the reason. It’s not a direct Trump thing. But there is something going on.”Jordan said Shubenkov — who has returned to competition this season after being sidelined by Russia’s ban from athletics last year — had eventually been granted a visa, but only at the 11th hour.“He was initially told that his visa application would be reviewed — in June,” Jordan said. “So we replaced him. Share on: WhatsApp read more

Aug
13

Solskjaer says Man United unlikely to spend big in January

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Pogba still missingSheffield, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Saturday there is little hope of Manchester United being able to make significant additions to their under-performing squad in the January transfer window.United have been linked with a long list of potential new recruits as Solskjaer seeks to improve after an inconsistent start to the season.Names like England winger Jadon Sancho, currently with Borussia Dortmund but reportedly keen to return to English football, Leicester playmaker James Maddison and Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haaland, one of the most sought after young talents in Europe, have all been linked with United.A possible move for Haaland appears particularly plausible, given that Solskjaer worked with the forward while at Norwegian side Molde.But, given the constraints presented by the mid-season window, Solskjaer insists that talk of a wholesale injection of fresh blood in January is fanciful.“It is not about ‘x’ amount of money, it is about who do we think will be good for the club in the long-term, not just three or four months,” he said.“Not many clubs want to sell players that they would otherwise want to keep in January.“Maybe one or two could be a loan deal but that is not a big money thing, it is just to help the team. But we are getting players back and we are looking at what can be available for us.”– No firm return date for Pogba –Getting players back to fitness has been one of many challenges faced by the United manager over the opening weeks of the campaign, with French World Cup winner Paul Pogba the most notable absentee. There is still no firm date for Pogba to return form a persistent ankle problem, with the most optimistic estimates appearing to put his possible comeback in mid-December.But United’s difficulties in the centre of midfield have been exacerbated by the loss of Scott McTominay, who injured his ankle before the international break, and veteran Nemanja Matic who has only just returned to training after nearly seven weeks out.The problems do not appear likely to be solved in time for the start of next month which kicks off with United welcoming Tottenham, and their recently-appointed former United manager Jose Mourinho, to Old Trafford before visiting City in the season’s first Manchester derby.However, Solskjaer has pointed to the recent improvements shown by Brazilian midfielder Fred, a disappointment last season after a £52 million ($66.74 million) move from Shakhtar Donetsk, with his manager finally believing that the 26-year-old is living up to his potential.“First of all, the price tag, that is none of Fred’s concern, and it shouldn’t be because that is just how football has gone,” said the United manager.“The prices nowadays, you think, ‘Hmm’ but the market today is different to what it was. That shouldn’t be on Fred, that should be on us.“Fred came in, he did well to start with. Then he hit a difficult period. Then when I came in, he found it hard, then he had a very good period. And now he is having a very good period again. He is showing what we saw in him.“He is more confident, he believes in himself. He has come to a new country, the biggest club in the world, he is learning the language. He is speaking good English now, I don’t have to speak very slowly to him when we talk to him now.”last_img read more

Aug
6

Olympia Oyster by Colleen Cotey Selected as Percival Plinth Project Winner

first_imgSubmitted by City of OlympiaA sculpture by Colleen Cotey, titled Olympia Oyster, was selected by voters as their favorite Percival Plinth Project.“Olympia Oyster” by Colleen R. Cotey is the winner of the 2015 Percival Plinth Project People’s Choice Award, and will be purchased by the City of Olympia following exhibition on Percival Landing.From July 31 to August 31, the public was asked to vote for which of the 15 loaned sculptures along Percival Landing they believed should be purchased by the City for permanent display. Of the 426 votes cast, Olympia Oyster received 116. Great Catch by Marilyn Murch came in as runner up with 57 votes, with The Gardener by Louise McDowell holding third with 46 votes.Comments regarding why Olympia Oyster appealed to voters included the significance of its iconic theme and appreciation for the simplicity and elegance in its design.City Council approved the purchase on September 22, 2015.All remaining sculptures will remain on display until Spring 2016. Following the exhibition they will be returned to their artists and made available for private purchase. The winning sculpture will be moved to City Hall for one year before being reinstalled in its permanent location.For more information about the Percival Plinth Project, please visit www.olympiawa.gov/plinth, or contact Stephanie Johnson at 360.709.2678 or [email protected] Facebook98Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Dec
27

Immigration bill could soon reach Senate floor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsUntil partisan bickering sidetracked legislation in the Senate in early April, the chamber was working on a package that offered opportunities for eventual citizenship, a guest-worker program for some immigrants and measures to enhance border security. The tougher House bill focuses on border security and would crack down on illegal immigrants and those who employ them. Given the deep differences between Senate and House, negotiations could be long and heated. Frist said 14 Republicans and 12 Democrats would negotiate with House members should the Senate pass an immigration bill. Seven of the Republicans and five of the Democrats will come from the Judiciary Committee, with the rest picked by Frist and Reid. WASHINGTON – Senate leaders said on Thursday that they had broken a political stalemate and would bring to the floor next week an immigration bill that could put millions of illegal immigrants on the road to eventual U.S. citizenship. An agreement reached Thursday by Sens. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., the Republican majority leader, and Harry Reid, D-Nev., the Democratic minority leader, ends an impasse that has stalled action in the Senate for weeks while immigrants and their advocates have staged huge demonstrations across the country. The deal does not mean a bill will emerge from Congress soon. But it is significant that the Senate leaders agreed to proceed, because the chamber operates under peculiar rules and traditions that can bury legislation indefinitely. Frist and Reid said they hoped to schedule a vote before Memorial Day. Even if the Senate passes an immigration bill, it would have to be reconciled with a bill passed in December by the House. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Dec
21

Chelsea have the potential to challenge the big two this season

first_imgChelsea have shown some promise in the early games under Frank Lampard but the bookmakers would have you believe the Blues are not capable of mounting a serious challenge for the Premier League title this season.Liverpool and defending champions Manchester City are still regarded as the division’s two stand-out teams – and that’s with some justification given the quality of their attacking football.The odds found at websites like Mighty Tips highlight that City and Liverpool are much fancied to battle it out in another two-horse race for the top prize.While Chelsea are not among the favourites for the title, they are certainly favourites for this weekend’s game at Wolves despite the Midlands side establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with since coming up to the top flight.But could Chelsea be decent dark horses for silverware this season – perhaps in the Champions League, which begins next week?Attacking abilityThere are certainly signs that they are building a team with serious attacking ability – and that’s despite the current shortage of attacking options and the summer departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid.After a difficult start, Tammy Abraham has been in superb form in recent matches, suggesting he is capable of justifying Lampard’s faith in him and being the goalscorer Chelsea need up front.David McIntyre | With Willian and Pedro on their way back to fitness, new arrival Christian Pulisic finding his feet at Stamford Bridge and Callum Hudson-Odoi recovering from an Achilles injury, Chelsea have attacking players capable of giving any team problems.Defence can improveIt’s at the other end of the pitch where Chelsea have looked vulnerable – but that might be about to change.Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen have seemed vulnerable at the heart of the defence, but the imminent return of Antonio Rudiger could make all the difference. So too could the defensive midfield presence of N’Golo Kante, who has struggled with knee and ankle problems but is expected to be available after the international break.January signings?Lampard has of course been restricted by a transfer ban – but again Chelsea’s worries here might only be temporary.Reports have suggested that the club are increasingly confident that their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport will be successful, paving the way for Lampard to make signings when the transfer window opens again in January.If Lampard is able to bring in a striker to complement Abraham and perhaps get an experienced defender in to shore up that leaky defence, Chelsea could well upset the odds this season. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoSuper Boost WiFiEveryone In Tuen Mun Is Talking About This High Speed WiFi-BoosterSuper Boost WiFiUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndolast_img read more

Dec
17

Adobe’s Flex Challenges Web 2.0’s AJAX

first_imgFLEX is Adobe’s answer to developers for creating high-performance browser-based applications categorized as Web 2.0.  It provides Visual-Basic-like development tools for quick development of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). After a year of consolidating Macromedia assets, Adobe is beginning to move forward aggresively with their FLEX product.  Yesterday they announced an updated FLEX 2.0 with a much more attractive pricing model.As an Adobe Solution Network Developer member, this announcement was of great interest to us at Formtek.  With the global acceptance of Adobe’s PDF file format for document exchange, Adobe is similarly positioning FLEX as the next-generation standard for delivering Internet applications. There’s a lot to like about FLEX.  Maybe at the top of the list is its visual appeal.  It is possible to create browser applications with FLEX that are more similar to the look and interactivity of standard thick-client applications than those that are based on HTML and Javascript presentation alone.What makes FLEX especially attractive is the ubiquity of the Adobe Flash Plugin that FLEX applications are deployed to.  Microsoft is considered to have a monopolistic 85% of browser market share, give or take 5%.  But consider Flash.  Nearly all browsers support the Flash plugin, and almost everyone’s browser already has it installed.  With the near total availability of Flash, there is a single platform that can be developed for that will allow applications to behave and render consistently.The problem with FLEX has been the fact that it’s proprietary and not free.  With yesterday’s announcement of FLEX 2.0, that still remains true, but it’s more attractive than before.  The FLEX SDK is now available for free.  That’s a good start, but FLEX still comes with costs.  The FLEX IDE plugin for Eclipse run $499 (and $749 with Charting capabilities). But it is the middleware component where there is a steep cost.  The FLEX Data Services — FLEX middleware that provides high-performance synchronization of data and handling large data sets — comes free for a single CPU, but when scaled up to multiple CPUs is $20,000 per CPU plus maintenance and support.Adobe is saying that FLEX complements AJAX technology, but it is more acurately positioned as a competitor.  The market for RIA development has taken off over the last 18 months with Google’s introduction of Google Maps and GMail.  Google’s creative use of Javascript has reignited interest in Javascript and really created the space that everyone has been calling ‘AJAX’.But a major problem with Javascript AJAX is that browser implementations of the Javascript language aren’t consistent.  The code is brittle.  And testing and developing applications across many browsers and browser versions is a huge task.  AJAX development tools are becoming available to simplify that task, but they too usually come with a partial list of the total subset of possible browsers and versions.Google has done a great job creating their internet applications based on Javascript AJAX.  And that has really stoked interest in AJAX.  Google even provides a free Web Toolkit for building AJAX applications that allows developers to write and debug client interfaces using Java — the clients are deployed in HTML/Javascript.FLEX offers a compelling alternative to AJAX RIA development.  Technically it is superior.   It supports a wider range of browsers and browser versions.  The issue remaining for wide-spread acceptance is its proprietary nature and steep middle-tier cost.womens viagraviagra pills for salecialis generic lowest price viagrageneric viagra pills united statesordering viagra onlinecialis levitra sales viagracompare viagra to cialisnice canada online pharmacy viagrabuying viagra ukcheap online purchase viagrageneric viagra online pharmacypfizer viagra instructionsviagra buy order genericviagra alternative natural herbalimpressive herbal alternative viagrageneric viagra cheapestalternative female natural viagradiscount viagrabuy cheap viagra cialisviagra buying onlinelast_img read more

Dec
17

Netvibes Launches Ultimate News and Lifestyle Dashboard

first_imgIn late November, ReadWriteWeb asked the question, Can Netvibes pull off integration of real-time feeds into its existing dashboard product?. At the time, early testers were just gaining access to Wasabi beta. As of today the service will go live to the public concurrent with CEO Freddy Mini’s presentation at the Le Web conference. In addition to a number of magazine-style themes, some of the features designed for the real-time web include:Multipurpose Navigation: Users will enjoy the ability to read their feeds and insert widgets directly into the Wasabi home page.Smart Reader: In addition to delivering users’ RSS feeds, Netvibes Smart Reader lets users check their Twitter, Facebook, widget apps, notifications, podcast subscriptions, photos and notifications. Real-Time RSS:As promised, Netvibes’ feed delivery engine updates with full PubSubHubBub support. Publishing: In addition to being able to create more than 185,000 widgets, users can take advantage of the site’s no-code push publishing and notification tools as well as free hosting. The company’s premium product also allows users to monitor real-time brand conversations. Drag and Follow Widgets: Facebook, Twitter and MySpace widgets allow users to drag hashtags or usernames out of existing widgets in order to instantly create new specialized widgets. To test the product visit netvibes.com. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Real-Time Web#Start Pages#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Nov
30

Hong Kong expects Standhardinger to play full season in ABL

first_imgMOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Interestingly, the 28-year-old Standhardinger makes his ABL debut against Alab Pilipinas on Nov. 19 at Mall of Asia Arena. Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade PLAY LIST 01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next ‘Mini Jalalon’ continues to impress for the Chiefs in crucial stretch LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Christian Standhardinger. Photo from Fiba.comMike Heung, vice director of the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, shrugged off any concerns with the status of Christian Standhardinger on the team ahead of the new ABL season.A conflict looms following the application of Standhardinger for the 2017 PBA Draft but Heung is certain that the Fil-German big man will be with the Long Lions throughout the season.ADVERTISEMENT “He signed a contract with our team and the contract he signed is for him to complete the ABL season, this season,” said Heung. “So I think a contract is a contract and he will play for us. He will play this season for us.”The 6-foot-7 Standhardinger is the consensus top pick in the draft set on Oct. 29 despite him likely to miss the 2018 Philippine Cup due to his commitments with Hong Kong.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHeung said the addition of Standhardinger, who proved his worth in the international scene for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Jones Cup, Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon and Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia, gives the Long Lions a defensive anchor.“He’s a very good player and he can help our team a lot especially defensively.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

Sep
30

Gonzaga Women Earn Still More Chances To Play Close To Home

If you’re nostalgic for the days when Gonzaga was a reliable source of March Madness upsets, look to the women’s tournament.As a No. 11 seed, the Bulldogs are making an unlikely run, having already knocked off No. 6 George Washington and No. 3 Oregon State last weekend in Corvallis, Oregon. That earned the Bulldogs a trip home this weekend: They get to play in their city of Spokane, Washington, on Saturday against eight-time national champ Tennessee. Our March Madness predictions give Gonzaga a 31 percent chance of pulling off the upset, thanks to home-city advantage, and projects this matchup to be the closest of any Sweet 16 game on Saturday.Gonzaga’s women’s team has thrived in the NCAA tournament in recent years despite usually playing with a double-digit number next to its name. In 2009, Gonzaga won its opener as a No. 12 seed. That was the Bulldogs’ first tournament win ever. They lost narrowly in the next round, but the program was just getting started. Three times since then when seeded at No. 11, Gonzaga advanced to the Sweet 16. One of those times, in 2011, it went all the way to the Elite 8, the furthest any team seeded so low has ever advanced.In just the last seven tournaments, Gonzaga has written a significant portion of the short history of upsets in the women’s tournament. In 1994, the event expanded to 64 teams. Since then, favorites have ruled. In the last 22 tournaments, teams seeded 10th or lower have won just 102 games, according to data provided by ESPN Stats and Information. That’s fewer than five wins per year, over all rounds, for 28 teams. Gonzaga has eight of those 102 wins, all since 2009. No other program has more than four.Here are the teams with at least three wins as a No. 10 seed or worse since 1994:Gonzaga, 8BYU, 4Florida State, 4Kansas, 4Marist, 4UC Santa Barbara, 4Notre Dame, 3San Diego State, 3SMU, 3Stephen F. Austin, 3Gonzaga’s return to the Sweet 16 this spring after a two-year absence is particularly impressive because the Bulldogs are playing for a first-year coach. Kelly Graves, who led Gonzaga to its first NCAA tournament win in 2009 and three straight Sweet 16 appearances in the next three years, left to coach Oregon last April. Lisa Fortier, his longtime assistant, replaced Graves. Fortier also had to contend with the graduation of her two starting guards. She helped fill one of the vacancies on the coaching staff with her husband, Craig, who left Eastern Washington’s men’s program to work as one of her assistants.“Winning and losing, he’s fixed in,” the head coach told the Spokesman-Review of Spokane about her assistant and husband this week. “It’s been especially helpful in this first year.”Part of Gonzaga’s success stems from its good fortune to play so many games in and near Spokane, turning the national tournament into what sometimes feels like the Spokane Invitational. In 2010, as a No. 7 seed, Gonzaga won its first two games in Seattle. In 2011, the scheduling worked even more in the Bulldogs’ favor: They played their first two rounds at their home arena, and their next two at another arena in Spokane.1UCLA’s coach said “no favors were done” in scheduling for her Bruins, in a comment made before they lost to Gonzaga. In 2012 and 2013 Gonzaga again got to open at home, which helped it to a Sweet 16 berth in 2012 but wasn’t enough to upset Iowa State the next year. And this weekend it gets to play at a Spokane arena about a mile from campus.“It’s kind of like a home game for [Gonzaga] and so it’s going to be loud with a lot of people there, but we’re excited,” Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale told the AP.Gonzaga’s men used to be the ones regularly upsetting higher ranked teams. In the three tournaments from 1999 to 2001, each time Gonzaga was seeded 10th or worse, and each time the Bulldogs reached at least the Sweet 16. They won seven games altogether, six of them against teams with better seeds. Now the Gonzaga men regularly get much better seeds, including a No. 2 seed this year on their way to the Elite 8.“The men helped the Gonzaga name get out there,” Gonzaga women’s star Courtney Vandersloot said after leading the Bulldogs to the 2011 Elite 8, “and they showed that even though we don’t play in a big conference and we’re not really nationally known that we can go far in the tournament.”Perhaps in the future the Gonzaga women’s team will have the advantage of a favorable draw to go along with the home-court advantage it has already enjoyed.Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. read more