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first_imgWhile South Africa is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, thousands of people choose to settle in the country each year. For many, the quality of life, the climate and the business opportunities on offer, make it an attractive place to live and to prosper.(Image: Department of Home Affairs)Note: This article is currently under review as the regulations covering immigration and visas have been changed. In the meantime, please visit the Department of Home Affairs at www.dha.gov.za for more information.Brand South Africa reporterRead more:South Africa tightens immigration rulesSouth Africa opens new visa facilitation centresSouth Africa to enforce new regulations on travelling with kidsThe country limits the number of immigrants each year. This, according to the government, is to protect work opportunities for the country’s vast reserve of unskilled and semi-skilled workers. In line with international trends, potential immigrants who fall into the unskilled and semi-skilled categories will normally not be accepted as an immigrant worker in the country.Those wishing to immigrate to South Africa should also be committed to it, the government says, and be prepared to share their skills and expertise: “South Africa cannot afford to grant permanent residence permits to persons who are not seriously committed to settle in the [country] permanently and to investing their skills, assets, knowledge and experience for the benefit of themselves and the people of South Africa.“One of the most important aspects of immigration control is therefore that a visible connection be maintained between foreigners working in the [country] and the training of South African nationals.”Immigration trendsInternational population movements, influenced as they are by a variety of socioeconomic, political, environmental and other factors, are complex to measure. There are, in fact, no official figures available on the total number of foreign residents in South Africa.However, figures from South Africa’s 2011 Census suggest that 3.3% — or about 1.7-million — of the country’s 51.7-million population are “non-South African” citizens. According to AfricaCheck, data collated by the World Bank and the United Nations also suggests a migrant population of about 1.86- million people.A report by Statistics South Africa on immigration statistics drawn from Home Affairs data shows that 1 283 permanent residence permits were issued in 2012. About half of the issued permits were acquired using the relatives’ category status, while only 50 or 4% used refugee status.Nationals from Zimbabwe (20%), the UK (11%), Congo (7%), China (7%), India (6%), Germany (5%), Nigeria (5%) and DRC (3%) made up almost 64% the recipients of permanent residence permits.Emigration trendsWhile reasons for emigration are varied, and unique to individuals, many choose to settle in more developed countries in Europe or North America, where the earning potential for skilled labour tends to be higher.The exodus of skills from the country have affected the IT industry, the scientific and medical professions, including nursing, as well as teaching.The downfall of the so-called “brain drain” is a shortage of skilled labour at home. Yet the skills shortfalls are opportunities for some – providing business and work opportunities for a fresh wave of immigrants, and focusing skills development initiatives, as well as guiding tertiary education decisions at home.Statistics South Africa no longer collects information on emigration. However, data from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) quoted by Politicsweb in 2012 show 588 388 South African emigrants aged 15 or over were living in OECD countries in 2010.The countries with the highest numbers of individuals born in South Africa are, in descending order: the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, New Zealand, and Canada.A study released in 2014 by workforce management company Adcorp showed that nearly 359 000 “high skilled South Africans” have returned home from overseas assignments since the global financial crisis of 2008-9.“This is a sizeable number, representing 18% of the total pool of managers and professionals in South Africa and 12% of the total pool of graduates,” Adcorp said in a statement.Read more: Skills ‘flowing back into South Africa’Exceptional peopleEbrahim Ebrahim, the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, told the South African diaspora in Perth Australia in November 2013 that South Africans – no matter where they resided – could still be a part of South Africa’s growth and development.Brand South Africa’s Global South Africans programme believes South African expats “can be priceless resource for our country – your country – as we strive compete and win in the global economy”, he said.“Brand South Africa’s US country manager has done some research on America’s South African born population. It currently numbers around 85 000. Its household income is roughly double the US national median, likewise the value of the houses it lives in.“South Africans in the US are also vastly better educated than the general population and much more likely to have advanced degrees. Overall, Brand South Africa estimates, the net worth of South Africans living in America is around $13-billion.”Ebrahim said one of the most valuable contributions any Global South could make was to speak well and proudly of the country and to be living proof of the caliber of people South Africa produces.Read the deputy minister’s speech in fullVisit the Global South Africans website Source: Department of Home Affairs, Department of International Relations and CooperationWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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first_img17 January 2013This year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting opens on 22 January under the theme “resilient dynamism”. As in previous years, Team South Africa is going in with guns blazing.President Jacob Zuma is leading a team of top businesspeople and government representatives to the flagship event of the Swiss non-profit, which takes place every year at the end of January and is attended by heads of state, heads of corporations, academics, religious leaders, NGO officials and hundreds of journalists.South African delegatesFrom the private sector, South Africa’s delegates include Adrian Gore, CEO of Discovery Holdings; distinguished film producer Anant Singh; Eskom CEO Brian Dames; Sasol CEO David Constable; CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation Geoffrey Qhena; Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola; Telkom chairperson Jabu Mabuza; Mark Cutifani, the newly appointed CEO of AngloGold Ashanti; Cape Town University vice-chancellor Max Price; billionaire mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe; and Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, among others.Government representatives include Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Also travelling with the delegation is King Leruo Molotlegi, king of the Royal Bafokeng Nation.The main focus of this year’s Davos event is on global health. A number of sessions will focus on the development of sustainable national health systems and the continuation of workplace wellness and individual health.Major organisations including the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Gavi Alliance, known previously as the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, will be present in Davos.How Davos benefits South AfricaBy mingling with the best in the world, Team South Africa can learn from the insights of others, thereby enriching its focus towards improving the economy and the livelihoods of citizens.But Team South Africa is not just a bystander at this important global event, and with ever-increasing evidence of the African continent’s steady growth and development, Davos is the perfect platform to showcase the opportunities for investment and business.This year South Africa is taking part in various forums, and on 23 January will host a high-level thought leader session under the theme “Africa’s dynamism”. Here, key South Africans and their international counterparts will make a case for more foreign direct investment into Africa, highlighting the fact that the continent is a leading investment destination for good returns and sustainable socio-economic growth.South Africa and the continentA 2012 Ernst & Young report titled Repositioning the South African Investment Case, (PDF, 1.44MB) reveals that between 2007 and 2011, foreign direct investment (FDI) projects into Africa increased at a compound rate of almost 20%, while Africa’s global share of FDI relating to new projects rose from 4.5% in 2010 to 5.5% in 2011.South Africa itself is also a driver of growth in Africa. A November 2012 report published by the Financial Times indicates that South Africa’s trade with the rest of the continent grew to US$30-billion (R263-billion) in 2011. This is a threefold increase over the decade before.In addition, the report reveals that by the early 2000s, South Africa had become the largest single source of FDI into the continent outside of the oil and gas industry. The latter is an indication of the strength of South Africa’s diversified economy, and the high value goods and services it offers in the African market.MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterlast_img read more

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first_imgLearn how to condense and organize your expression based presets using Pseudo Effects in After Effects.If you’ve had any experience with creating expression based templates or presets in AE, than you probably know how disorganized your control layers can look. Usually there is no fixing this problem. However, with a little HTML editing and basic scripting, you can easily create simple Pseudo Effects in After Effects. Pseudo Effects are sometimes referred to as “custom expression controls” or “custom effect controls.” Whatever you call them, they can add a level of organization to your presets.In the following video tutorial created by Jesse Toula of BatchFrame, we’ll take a look at how to create Pseudo Effects in After Effects. This tutorial covers:Expression ControllersBasic HTML CodingBasic ExtendScript Scripting If you’re new to scripting, you can also check out Jesse’s AE Scripting Series on the BatchFrame website. If you want to learn more about writing expressions in After Effects, check out a few of the following resources on the PremiumBeat blog:How to Write If/Else Expressions in After EffectsTop 5 After Effects Expressions for Better DesignsAfter Effects Quick Tip: Linking Layers to CheckboxesHave any other After Effectstips for using or integrating Pseudo Effects into your current After Effects workflow? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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first_imgNLEX deputy coach Jojo Lastimosa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao is taking a much-deserved break after a strenuous past few months.Guiao will be absent from the Road Warriors for three games, starting from the 100-87 loss to Alaska, to go on a vacation with his family in Europe.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DeMarcus Cousins ‘pain-free’ but uncertain for NBA Finals opener LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “It’s just a good idea for the family and him to get away and forget about basketball for a while,” said Lastimosa.As for the Road Warriors, Lastimosa said Guiao told him to get a perfect record in his absence but that already got a blot after NLEX fell to the Aces sending the club to a 0-3 hole.“He told me that he’ll be gone for three days and that we should the 3-0 in that span, but we won’t be getting that target soon,” said Lastimosa, who also led the Road Warriors in the 2018 Governors’ Cup when Guiao was in Indonesia as Gilas Pilipinas’ coach in the Asian Games.Lastimosa held the fort and led the Road Warriors to three wins in the four games that he was in charge.“We still have our next two games, somehow we have to figure out a way how to keep the games close up until the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa said Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena that it was Guiao’s family who organized the trip for their father after the elections and also the PBA games drained most of the fiery coach’s energy.“Coach Yeng is in Europe, he’s on a cruise,” said Lastimosa. “It’s a treat from his family to get away from the game a little bit and to the things that happened to him in the last few weeks like the elections.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGuiao, a former legislator, lost to re-electionist Carmelo Jon Lazatin in the congressional race for Pampanga’s first district representative in the 2019 midterm elections.And while he was campaigning, Guiao was also busy with NLEX in the Philippine Cup where the Road Warriors missed out on the playoffs with a 4-7 record for the ninth seed. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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first_imgThe 2009 New South Wales State Cup saw Hennessey’s Hornsby Lions take out the Men’s Open title, and six weeks later he was part of the Australian Men’s Open side that defeated New Zealand in Auckland in the 2010 Trans Tasman Series.March saw Hennessey’s Sydney Scorpions side win the 2010 X-Blades National Touch League final for the first time in 10 years, while earlier this month Hennessey led the Hornsby Vawdon Cup Men’s Premier League side to the title over the Penrith Panthers, where he was named Player of the Final. And last weekend he stepped out in the red, white and green of the Wanneroo Lions, being a key factor in their 2010 WA Be Active State Championships Men’s Open’s title.2010 was the second year that Hennessey has played in the WA State Championships, something that he enjoyed being a part of. “Chance Bunce and I were playing in a side last year and he moved over here for Rugby and we could have one import per team, so he just rang me up and said he was starting a new side so if I wanted to come over and help the boys I could, so I said yes.”Hennessey was instrumental in Wanneroo’s title win at the WA State Championships, having a hand in the majority of the Lions touchdowns in their grand final win over the Southern Stars, which they won 10-8. He was impressed with the talent he witnessed at the event this year, and says he has definitely seen an improvement since last year’s championships. “This year it was heaps better, last year we were playing and our team wasn’t that good and we were still going pretty good against all of the sides. ““This year everyone’s trying really hard and it’s heaps better and they are learning from going to National Touch League’s or I’m not sure if they are getting videos, but they are learning,” he said. As well as playing in the tournament, Hennessey was also able to help the players in his team, sharing some of his experience and knowledge. “I’ve called a few of them aside and told them a few things, I think they’ve taken it in and hopefully they are getting something out of me being here.”Hennessey got the chance to meet the team from Ramingining, East Arnhem Land, on Sunday, something that both parties got a real benefit from. “It was unreal, a few of them they struggle with their English but they were telling me how they got over here and they’ve only been playing for three months. It’s unreal, they are the nicest blokes,” Hennessey said.  To see all of the results, news and highlights of the 2010 Be Active WA State Championships, please visit the following website:www.statechamps.com.aulast_img read more

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first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino delighted with kids after winning LaLiga Promises titleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez was delighted for their junior players after winning a first LaLiga Promises title in 16 years.Real defeated Inter Milan in the final.”We won the [Sergio] Ramos way,” Florentino said to El Transistor.”They have honoured Real Madrid’s spirit of never giving up.”In addition, the president publicly promised that the youths will get the recognition they deserve and be paraded at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to show off the title. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Neville shocked by Alexis’ Man Utd demiseby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Gary Neville is shocked by Alexis Sanchez’s failure at Manchester United.The Chilean joined from Arsenal to become the club’s highest paid player but managed only five goals in 45 games. He left to join Inter Milan on loan for the rest of this season as he was considered surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Neville told Sky Sports: “No-one could have foreseen the disaster that was about to happen with Alexis Sanchez.”I don’t know what happened to him. That wasn’t the Alexis Sanchez that played at Arsenal.”He wasn’t old when United signed him. He’d been proven.”He added: “We knew United would get only a couple of years out of him, I know his wages were massive.”But my point is, no-one could have foreseen how bad he would be for the club.” last_img read more

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal boss Emery: What I told Smith Rowe after substitution…by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has revealed his words to Emile Smith Rowe after his substitution against Eintracht Frankfurt.The youngster was taken off despite a decent performance in the 3-0 win.And Emery revealed his words to the youngster, and how he believes Smith Rowe can improve in the coming weeks and months.He said to the club’s official website: “With him, we need to do more work with him on the pitch and outside. “Last year, he started well with us and played some matches. After, he left he on loan to Germany and then when he came back he was injured. “He played some matches with the under-23s, so today was big challenge for him. It was a big opportunity but also we needed to protect him. “He worked very well and I was very happy with him. I told him that.” last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The recreation department of Fort St. John is promoting ‘Back to School with a Flash’ an incentive to encourage safety amongst students, citizens and classrooms.September 3rd through 27th, 2019, staff from the city’s recreation team want to see back to school safe for students by getting involved and possibly winning a prize. Students are being encouraged to be as bright and visible as they can with the use of reflectors and high visibility, take a picture and email with a description of why safety is important.Citizens that live on a direct school route are being encouraged to brighten their home for mornings as children travel to school. Take a picture and email your submission for a chance to win a prize.Teachers/ Classrooms are encouraged to take a group picture of their students in their safety wear and share why safety is so important and email your submission for a chance to win a bouncy party a the field house.The staff of the recreation department share prizes will be determined depending on entries and the ages of selected winners.Photo entries of your outfit, or lit-up house, or your whole class and a description of why safety is important must be submitted to [email protected]last_img read more

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There’s a new team atop FiveThirtyEight’s NFL Elo rankings this week, and it’s the one we discussed in this space last time around — the red-hot New Orleans Saints. Fresh off an impressive victory over the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans turned around and walloped the Bengals 51-14 in Cincinnati. Based on how they’ve been playing recently, there’s no team more deserving of the No. 1 slot than Dem Saints.However, New Orleans is also the fourth different team to hold the top spot in Elo so far this year, joining the Patriots, Eagles and Chiefs. That’s tied for the most handoffs of the No. 1 spot through Week 10 of a season since 2002 (when five separate teams held No. 1 to that point in the schedule). So we still don’t have a great sense of who exactly will be meeting up in Atlanta in February. In fact, there’s still a decent chance it might just be the two teams that are scheduled this week for an epic Monday Night Football clash — the Chiefs and Rams.Both teams sport 9-1 records, and they have similar strengths and weaknesses. According to Pro-Football-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System (SRS) metric, the Chiefs rank second in the league on offense and 19th on defense; the Rams rank third in offense and 14th on defense. K.C. is led by a couple of 23-year-olds: quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who leads the NFL in passing yards, and running back Kareem Hunt, who ranks fourth in rushing. L.A.’s pair are both 24: QB Jared Goff (second in passing yards) and RB Todd Gurley (first in rushing).A nationally televised matchup between two exciting, young, star-studded teams in opposite conferences is sure to have a Super Bowl feel to it. And our model does give the Chiefs the AFC’s best odds of winning the Super Bowl, while considering the Rams to be the NFC’s second-most likely winner (behind New Orleans). But it also bears remembering that prospective “Super Bowl previews” on the midseason calendar usually don’t predict the actual Super Bowl very well (though they do often come close).To gather a sample of similarly huge AFC-NFC showdowns from seasons past, I filtered our database of games for ones that:Happened in Week 5 of a season or later (to give Elo time to “catch up” with how good each team is).Featured two Top 5 NFL teams at the moment of the game, according to Elo.Matched up teams from opposite conferences.Going back to the start of the current NFL playoff format in 1990, there have been 36 regular-season games that could have been considered Super Bowl previews, according to the rules laid out above. Of those, only two — Bills-Giants in December 1990 and 49ers-Chargers in December 1994 — ended up actually foreshadowing the Super Bowl to come. (The Giants flipped their regular-season loss on its head, while the 49ers obliterated the Chargers both times.)There have been plenty more regular-season games where the eventual Super Bowl combatants met months beforehand — think Patriots-Rams in 2001 or Giants-Patriots in 2007. But few were hyping those as potential Super Bowl previews at the time (even if coaches had their occasional premonitions about meeting up in the postseason). And on the flip side, when it comes to games highlighted for their Super Bowl potential, the exact matchup often finds a way to get derailed over the remainder of the season.Of those 36 regular-season matchups in our data-set, 23 did contain at least one of the eventual conference champions — so the odds aren’t bad that either K.C. or L.A. will make their way to Atlanta on Feb. 3. 199615DEN1GNB2✓GNB AFCNFC DAL25.512.5ATL21.711.323.81535 Less playoff success7856196 PHI26.49.2NO98.51.610.81634 More playoff success100%97%75%58% 20076NWE1✓DAL5NWE MIN62.9%±17.5CHI70.1%±17.034.51565 NO64NO71NO 51, CIN 14+2.6– The best matchups of Week 11Week 11 games by ranking of average Elo ratings (using the harmonic mean) plus ranking of total potential swing for the two teams’ playoff chances, according to FiveThirtyEight’s NFL predictions 199716DEN3✓SFO2SFO 199015BUF3✓NYG2✓BUF CAR70.813.9DET3.63.417.21525 Another week, another loss for the readers against Elo, which now has beaten the field in nine of 10 weeks so far this season. This time, it was the Patriots’ surprising road loss to the Tennessee Titans that ended up costing readers the whole week — on average, they lost 16.6 points in that matchup, in a week where they lost by 12.5 total points. However, even though the readers have followed up their lone win of the season in Week 7 with three more losses in a row, they are getting better: In the season’s first six weeks, they lost by an average of 38.9 points per week; over the past three weeks, they’ve only lost by an average of 8.6 points.Among those readers who aren’t mired in a losing streak, congrats to David Ryborz, who topped all identified users in Week 10 with 148.6 points, and to Brian Hake, who continues to lead the season-long leaderboard with 808.4 points. Thanks to everyone who has been playing — and if you haven’t, be sure to get in on the action! You can make picks now and still try your luck against Elo, even if you haven’t played yet.Check out our latest NFL predictions. Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Elo’s dumbest (and smartest) picks of Week 10Average difference between points won by readers and by Elo in Week 10 matchups in FiveThirtyEight’s NFL prediction game NYJ63NYJ64BUF 41, NYJ 10-2.9– 20089TEN2GNB5TEN 20049PIT4PHI1✓PIT One of these teams might be special. The other, not so muchHow each team in a midseason “Super Bowl preview” game fared, on average, by the level it reached in the playoffs. 201015BAL5NOR2BAL Team ACurrentAvg. Chg*Team BCurrentAvg. Chg*Total ChangeGame Quality KC99.90.1LAR>99.9<0.10.11661 TEN62.517.7IND11.89.827.51506 LAC91.95.8DEN1.41.77.51519 20158DEN3✓GNB2DEN Playoff %Playoff % TB1.71.5NYG0.20.11.61398 199313MIA4DAL1✓MIA 199517PIT4✓GNB5GNB CIN34.217.2BAL24.413.230.41511 19998DEN5MIN2MIN PICKWIN PROB.PICKWIN PROB.ResultREADERS’ NET PTS 200612NWE3CHI5✓NWE WSH66.412.9HOU70.110.122.91507 Game quality is the harmonic mean of the Elo ratings for the two teams in a given matchup.*Average change is weighted by the likelihood of a win or loss. (Ties are excluded.)Source: ESPN Show more rowsSource: pro-Football-Reference.com 199110HOU4WAS1✓WAS SeasonWeekTeamElo RkMade SB?TeamElo RkMade SB?Won NE63NE74TEN 34, NE 10-16.6– 199415SDG4✓SFO2✓SFO PIT61PIT57PIT 52, CAR 21-5.4– GB23.113.0SEA29.112.725.61515 Share of teams reaching round 201610NWE1✓SEA3SEA ATL78ATL76CLE 28, ATL 16+0.8– 199513KAN3DAL1✓DAL 20088PIT3✓NYG4NYG Home teams are in bold.The scoring system is nonlinear, so readers’ average points don’t necessarily match the number of points that would be given to the average reader prediction. CHI65CHI67CHI 34, DET 22-0.1– 19926KAN5PHI3KAN In the grand scope of the NFL universe, having slightly better than a coin-flip’s odds to make the divisional round of the playoffs isn’t too bad an outcome. But for a pair of teams coming into a midseason game with Super Bowl aspirations, it is striking how rare it is for both to ultimately make significant playoff runs. Instead, one usually is left behind along the road to the championship. And, in case you were wondering, the winner of the Super Bowl preview advanced deeper into the postseason just 60 percent of the time, so it’s tough to say which team will be which, regardless of who wins the “preview.”Either way, this Rams-Chiefs game will treat the fans to some points. The over-under on the game is 63½ points — one of the highest point totals in NFL history. And according to our matchup quality metric (determined by the harmonic mean of the teams’ Elo ratings in each game), this is also the best game of the entire NFL season so far. The only factor holding this particular Super Bowl preview back might be game importance — i.e., how likely it is to swing either team’s odds of making the playoffs. Both teams have all but clinched playoff spots, so K.C.-L.A. drops to sixth place among Week 11 games once we account for a mix of matchup importance and quality: GB61GB69GB 31, MIA 12+3.9– 199013BUF3✓PHI5BUF 20026NWE4GNB5GNB 199512OAK4DAL1✓DAL 20136NWE2NOR5NWE 199714KAN4SFO1KAN LAC76LAC82LAC 20, OAK 6+1.2– 199116KAN5SFO3SFO Three of the last four midseason Super Bowl previews featured 50 percent of the eventual Super Bowl matchup: New England and Atlanta played at foggy Foxboro in Week 7 last season (itself a Super Bowl rematch), and the Patriots later went to the Super Bowl. Seattle and New England reprised their own earlier Super Bowl matchup in Week 10 of 2016, and the Pats also went to that season’s Super Bowl. And in 2015, the Broncos used a Week 8 win over the Packers as a stepping-stone along their Super Bowl path. The exception in that stretch was Arizona-Cincinnati in Week 11 of 2015 — which sounds like an absurd potential Super Bowl, except that both teams were a combined 15-3 going into the contest, long before an injury to Andy Dalton ruined Cincy’s season.But if one team tends to emerge from these kinds of games on a championship path, the other usually stalls out well before the Super Bowl. Here’s a breakdown of how often each team in our sample of games ends up making each round of the playoffs, depending on how much playoff success they had: 20177NWE1✓ATL3NWE 20035IND5TAM1IND PHI74PHI73DAL 27, PHI 20-0.5– ARI0.10.1OAK<0.1<0.10.11354 SF67%SF62%NYG 27, SF 23+4.7– But even if it won’t change the playoff race or give us a sneak peek at Super Bowl LIII, the Rams and Chiefs’ tilt should be fun. And once it’s over, we can look ahead to Week 16’s Saints-Steelers battle for yet another potential Super Bowl preview … that probably won’t contain both conference champs, either.FiveThirtyEight vs. the readersYou can check out FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings in our NFL prediction interactive, which simulates the rest of the season 100,000 times, to track how likely each team is to make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. On top of that, you can also pick against the Elo algorithm in our prediction game. You’ll be playing for bragging rights, and the chance to climb up our giant leaderboard.Using data from the game, here are the games in which Elo made its best — and worst — predictions against the reader picks last week: 19979NWE4GNB1✓GNB OUR PREDICTION (ELO)READERS’ PREDICTION 199317HOU4SFO2HOU 201811KAN2LAR4? 19927KAN4DAL5✓DAL IND56IND52IND 29, JAX 26-5.0– 201215NWE1SFO3✓SFO TB54WSH51WSH 16, TB 3+3.8– LAR69LAR74LAR 36, SEA 31+1.1– 20147DEN1SFO3DEN 200017IND4MIN5IND KC88KC93KC 26, ARI 14-0.1– 201511CIN4ARI3ARI PIT92.35.8JAX2.52.38.01547 20155CIN5SEA4CIN Team that had …Wild CardDivisionalConf. ChampSuper Bowl 20015BAL1GNB4GNB A brief history of regular-season “Super Bowl previews”NFL games after Week 4 in which both teams ranked among the Top 5 in FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings and were in opposite conferences, since 1990 200912NWE3NOR2✓NOR read more