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Playing the Numbers

Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars

Author: Shane White

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674051072

Category: Games

Page: 299

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The phrase “Harlem in the 1920s” evokes images of the Harlem Renaissance, or of Marcus Garvey and soapbox orators haranguing crowds about politics and race. Yet the most ubiquitous feature of Harlem life between the world wars was the game of “numbers.” Thousands of wagers, usually of a dime or less, would be placed on a daily number derived from U.S. bank statistics. The rewards of “hitting the number,” a 600-to-1 payoff, tempted the ordinary men and women of the Black Metropolis with the chimera of the good life. Playing the Numbers tells the story of this illegal form of gambling and the central role it played in the lives of African Americans who flooded into Harlem in the wake of World War I. For a dozen years the “numbers game” was one of America’s rare black-owned businesses, turning over tens of millions of dollars every year. The most successful “bankers” were known as Black Kings and Queens, and they lived royally. Yet the very success of “bankers” like Stephanie St. Clair and Casper Holstein attracted Dutch Schultz, Lucky Luciano, and organized crime to the game. By the late 1930s, most of the profits were being siphoned out of Harlem. Playing the Numbers reveals a unique dimension of African American culture that made not only Harlem but New York City itself the vibrant and energizing metropolis it was. An interactive website allows readers to locate actors and events on Harlem’s streets.

Playing the Numbers

Author: Myron Turner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 55

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Playing the numbers

our stake in official economic data

Author: Daniel J. B. Mitchell,University of California, Los Angeles. Institute of Industrial Relations

Publisher: N.A



Page: 9

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Playing the Numbers

OMB and Paperwork Reduction : an Analysis of 1988 OMB Paperwork Decisions

Author: OMB Watch (Organization : U.S.),Gwen Rubinstein

Publisher: N.A


Category: Government paperwork

Page: 67

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Bankers, Writers and Runners

Playing the Numbers in Cincinnati

Author: John W. Harshaw

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781466438583

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 3006

Looking inside the Numbers Racket in Cincinnati, Ohio with the men and women that ran the game.

Numbers Choices Board--Playing with Numbers

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425878466


Page: 4

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This choices board assignment offers diverse options for all types of learners to show what they've learned. Written specifically for mathematics teachers, this lesson helps facilitate the understanding and process of writing choices board lessons.

Playing with Numbers

A Playbook to Build Numeracy for 3-7 Year Olds, Including Counting, Measuring, Sizes, Shapes, Patterns, Groups and Telling the Time

Author: Joanna Babb

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844765348

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3653

Provides puzzles and games to help children build math skills in counting, adding, subtracting, and measuring.

Face2face Elementary Teacher's Book with DVD

Author: Chris Redston,Jeremy Day,Gillie Cunningham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107654009

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 1672

The course for teachers who want to get their students communicating with confidence. face2face is an easy-to-teach General English course that helps adults and young adults to speak and listen with confidence. The Workbook with Key offers additional consolidation activities and a Reading and Writing Portfolio for extra skills practice.

The Numbers Game

Why Everything You Know About Football is Wrong

Author: Chris Anderson,David Sally

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024196363X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally reveals football's astonishing hidden rules Football has always been a numbers game: 4-4-2, the big number 9 and 3 points for a win. But what if up until now we've been focusing on the wrong numbers? What if the numbers that really matter, the ones that hold the key to winning matches, are actually 2.66, 53.4, 50/50, and 0 > 1? What if managers only make a 15% difference? What if Chelsea should have bought Darren Bent? In this incisive, myth-busting book, Chris Anderson, former goalkeeper turned football statistics guru, and David Sally, former baseball pitcher turned behavioural economist, show that every shred of knowledge we can gather can help us to love football and understand it even more. You'll discover why stopping a goal is more valuable than scoring one, why corners should be taken short, and why it is better to improve your worst player than to buy a superstar. You'll never play, or watch, a game of football in quite the same way again. The Numbers Game is essential reading for football fans everywhere and will also appeal to readers who loved Moneyball and Freakonomics. At 17, Chris Anderson found himself playing in goal for a fourth division club in West Germany; today, he's a professor in the Ivy League at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. An award winning social scientist and football analytics pioneer, Anderson consults with leading clubs about how best to play the numbers game. David Sally is a former baseball pitcher and a professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in the US, where he analyses the strategies and tactics people use when they play, compete, negotiate, and make decisions. He is an adviser to clubs and other organizations in the global football industry.

Mr. Natural's Christmas Carol Fake Book - Strictly by the Numbers -

Author: Lynne Vanne


ISBN: 1304637131

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 40

View: 5699

19 of your favorite Christmas Carols - Strictly by the Numbers - Includes melody numbers, chord numbers and lyrics for each song Tips on how to make your own arrangement Songs are playable in any key on any instrument Includes Mr. Natural's Major Scale Intervalometer for piano/keyboards

Guy Gets Girl, Girl Gets Guy

Where to Find Romance and What to Say When You Find It

Author: Larry Glanz,Robert H. Phillips

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757001260

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 751

A no-nonsense approach to escaping the "lonely singles" syndrome, this guide helps readers focus on who they are, who they want to be with, and how they can find that special person.

Network Marketing For Dummies

Author: Zig Ziglar,John P. Hayes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764552929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 3221

Explains how to become a distributor, develop a marketing plan, recruit and train a distribution network, and maximize downline income.

The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education

Playing with Numbers

Author: Alice Bradbury,Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315279037

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 6235

The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education explores and critically analyses the growing dominance of data in schools and early childhood education settings. Recognising the shift in practice and priorities towards the production and analysis of attainment data that are compared locally, nationally and internationally, this important book explores the role and impact of digital data in the ‘data-obsessed’ school. Through insightful case studies the book critiques policy priorities which facilitate and demand the use of attainment data, within a neoliberal education system which is already heavily focused on assessment and accountability. Using an approach influenced by policy sociology and post-foundational frameworks, the book considers how data are productive of data-driven teacher and child subjectivities. The text explores how data have become an important part of making teachers’ work visible within systems which are both disciplinary and controlling, while often reducing the complexity of children’s learning to single numbers. Key ideas covered include: The impact of data on the individual teacher and their pedagogical practice, particularly in play-based early years classrooms The problems of collecting data through assessment of young children How schools respond to increased pressure to produce the ‘right’ data – or how they ‘play with numbers’ How data affect children and teachers’ identities International governance and data comparison, including international comparison of young children’s attainment Private sector involvement in data processing and analysis The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education offers a unique insight into the links between data, policy and practice and is a crucial read for all interested in the ways in which data are affecting teachers, practitioners and children. ?

English in Mind Level 1A Combo Teacher's Book

Author: Claire Thacker,Cheryl Pelteret,Herbert Puchta,Jeff Stranks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521706353

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

View: 6870

This multi-level English course is for teenagers. The English in Mind Combo Level 1A Teacher's Book contains all of the teacher's notes for Level 1A Units 1-8.

The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS

Solving Crime with Mathematics

Author: Keith Devlin,Gary Lorden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101213469

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 4968

The companion to the hit CBS crime series Numb3rs presents the fascinating way mathematics is used to fight real-life crime Using the popular CBS prime-time TV crime series Numb3rs as a springboard, Keith Devlin (known to millions of NPR listeners as ?the Math Guy? on NPR?s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Gary Lorden (the principal math advisor to Numb3rs) explain real-life mathematical techniques used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to catch and convict criminals. From forensics to counterterrorism, the Riemann hypothesis to image enhancement, solving murders to beating casinos, Devlin and Lorden present compelling cases that illustrate how advanced mathematics can be used in state-of-the-art criminal investigations.

Math Games Grade 2

Author: Mary Rosenberg

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 0743937228

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 7650

Both teachers and parents appreciate how effectively this series helps students master skills in mathematics, penmanship, reading, writing, and grammar. Each book provides activities that are great for independent work in class, homework assignments, or extra practice to get ahead. Text practice pages are included!

Easy Dollars

Author: Isaac Nwokogba

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595143571


Page: 102

View: 4588

A Chinese proverb says, "The more you know, the more luck you will have." Another way of saying this is: Luck comes to those who dare to create it. Ea$y Dollar$ will help you create your own luck! Ea$y Dollar$ is the first book on the money-making opportunities in Pick 3-Pick 4 Lotto. Written by a daily games player for daily games players, the book has an easy-to-read style, with tables and charts; uses actual winning numbers from Texas Pick 3 to examine the number selection process and; demonstrates winning strategies using Play-Type Combinations. Have you ever wanted to play the daily lotto? Are you tired of buying tickets and losing? Do you want to make extra money? Do you have trouble understanding how to play the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games? If you answered any of these quesitions with a yes, then Ea$y Dollar$ is for you!

Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide

Author: Carolyn Buppert

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763733414

Category: Medical

Page: 496

View: 6468

"Every NP should own a copy of this book!" - The Nurse Practitioner Journal Written by a nurse practitioner who is also a practicing attorney, Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Second Edition provides the unique point of view of an author who knows what legal and business problems arise on a daily basis. The second edition to this best seller will teach you: --How to write an effective business plan using the most up-to-date information and planning strategies-How to avoid malpractice and other lawsuits-What rights an employed NP has-What to do if rejected for payment-How to effectively negotiate managed care contracts-How to get the highest marks on performance report cards-What must take place for NPs to become primary care providers-What decisions need to be made before starting a practice-How to handle patient flow-And more!Nurse practitioners and NP students who read this book will have a solid foundation of knowledge with which they may continue their practice confidently and effectively, whether it be in developing an employment relationship, undertaking a business venture, giving testimony before the state legislature, composing a letter to an insurance company about an unpaid bill, teaching at a school of nursing, or serving as president of a state or national organization.

Beginning Piano for Adults

Author: Karl Mueller

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9781929395644

Category: Music

Page: 95

View: 3540

Enjoy learning to play with this friendly, step-by-step method -- the grown-up approach to playing piano.

Making the Software Business Case

Improvement by the Numbers

Author: Donald J. Reifer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0768685087

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 6701

"Just the understanding and insights you will pick up about how people encounter and cope with combinations of technical, social, political, and economic opportunities and challenges make the book a joy to read and worth much more than the price of it alone." --Barry Boehm, from the Foreword This practical handbook shows you how to build an effective business case when you need to justify--and persuade management to accept--software change or improvement. Based on real-world scenarios, the book covers the most common situations in which business case analyses are required and explains specific techniques that have proved successful in practice. Drawing on years of experience in winning the "battle of the budget," the author shows you how to use commonly accepted engineering economic arguments to make your numbers "sing" to management. The book provides examples of successful business cases; along the way, tables, tools, facts, figures, and metrics guide you through the entire analytic process. Writing in a concise and witty style, the author makes this valuable guidance accessible to every software engineer, manager, and IT professional. Highlights include: How and where business case analyses fit into the software and IT life cycle process Explanations of the most common tools for business case analysis, such as present-value, return-on-investment, break-even, and cost/benefit calculation Tying the business process to the software development life cycle Packaging the business case for management consumption Frameworks and guidelines for justifying IT productivity, quality, and delivery cycle improvement strategies Case studies for applying appropriate decision situations to software process improvement Strategic guidelines for various business case analyses With this book in hand, you will find the facts, examples, hard data, and case studies needed for preparing your own winning business cases in today's complex software environment.

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