New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co

first_imgALBANY, N.Y. – State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.As part of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office issued a subpoena seeking company records on harassment complaints and legal settlements to determine whether any civil rights and anti-discrimination laws were broken.“No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear,” said Schneiderman, a Democrat. “If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know.”The New York City-based company fired Weinstein on Oct. 8 after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades.More than three dozen women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have publicly accused the entertainment mogul of abuse. Weinstein has denied allegations of nonconsensual sex.A woman who answered the phone in The Weinstein Co.’s media relations office said the company had no comment on the subpoena or news of the investigation.One of Weinstein’s former assistants in London, Zelda Perkins, spoke to the Financial Times about what she said was repeated sexual harassment toward her. Weinstein walked around nude in front of her, asked her to be in the room when he bathed and the producer would often try to pull her into bed when she went into his room to wake him up.She told the paper she split a £250,000 settlement with another woman who she claimed was sexually assaulted by the producer.Perkins told the paper for a story published Monday that she was required to sign a non-disclosure agreement — a copy of which she was not allowed to keep.“I want to publicly break my non-disclosure agreement,” she said. “Unless somebody does this there won’t be a debate about how egregious these agreements are and the amount of duress that victims are put under. My entire world fell in because I thought the law was there to protect those who abided by it.”She sought legal advice after a colleague, who she did not name in the story, told her Weinstein sexually assaulted her at the Venice Film Festival in 1998.Perkins, who had declined comment to The Associated Press through her current employer, said the settlement agreement called for Weinstein to undergo counselling and called for a harassment reporting procedure to be set up at Weinstein’s then-company, Miramax.Emails seeking comment from the Walt Disney Co., which owns Miramax, and Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hofmeister were not immediately returned. Hofmeister has said Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.Police in Los Angeles, New York City and London are also investigating Harvey Weinstein over allegations of sex abuse in those cities.The Oscar winner was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild of America has started the process of expelling him.The allegations have prompted calls in Albany to use the power of the state to crack down on harassment. Democratic Assemblywoman Nily Rozic of Queens proposed legislation that would make designers, photographers, retailers and others liable for harassment experienced by models.Another lawmaker, Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan, proposed legislation that would make companies ineligible for state tax incentives if they fail to address chronic harassment problems in the workplace.Also Monday, ABC News said Ashley Judd will talk to anchor Diane Sawyer for Judd’s first TV interview since the actress-activist went public with allegations against Weinstein. The interview will air Thursday on ABC News platforms including “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.”Judd has described an incident two decades ago in which she said he invited her to his hotel room, greeted her wearing a bathrobe and asked if she would watch him shower.“Good Morning America” aired an interview with Matt Damon and George Clooney on Monday where both acknowledged they were aware of allegations Weinstein had slept with actresses, but not that he had assaulted them. Clooney described him in the interview as “a predator.”“I knew he was an (expletive),” Damon said. “He was proud of that. … I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy, but it’s not my business really. But this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on.”In more Weinstein fallout, a fired Nickelodeon producer facing allegations of sexual harassment expressed regret over his behaviour. Chris Savino, creator of the animated series “The Loud House,” posted the apology Monday on his Facebook page.“I am deeply sorry and I am ashamed,” he wrote. “Although it was never my intention, I now understand that the impact of my actions and communications created an unacceptable environment.”Savino has been accused of sexual harassment by up to 12 women, according to the website Cartoon Brew, which reports on animation industry news.Last week, Nickelodeon said it took allegations of misconduct seriously and that Savino was no longer working with the children’s TV channel.___AP Television Writers Frazier Moore in New York and Lynn Elber and Film Writer Lindsey Bahr in Los Angeles contributed to this story.last_img read more

Unknown Shalini Yadav to challenge Modi in Varanasi

first_imgLucknow: The Samajwadi Party has fielded Shalini Yadav as the joint candidate of the SP-BSP alliance in Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections.A light-weight candidate, Shalini Yadav has unsuccessfully contested he Mayoral polls in Varanasi on a Congress ticket in 2017.Shalini Yadav is the daughter of former Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson Shyamlal Yadav.Samajwadi Party sources said that none of the senior party leaders in the region were willing to contest against the Prime Minister and the party then decided to field Shalini Yadav who joined the party on Monday evening. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”I will work to the best of my abilities under the guidance of Akhilesh Yadav and try to wrest the seat from the BJP. The youth is on our side and nothing is impossible if you make the effort,” she told reporters.The Varanasi seat had been won by Murli Manohar Joshi in 2009 and became a VIP seat in 2014 when Narendra Modi defeated his nearest rival Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party by a huge margin of over 3.75 lakh votes.Polling in Varanasi will be held in the last phase of elections on May 19.last_img read more

Three Rwanda genocide suspects arrested in Europe UN prosecutor

Speaking at a news conference in Geneva, Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said that the three suspects had been apprehended in three different European cities: Emmanuel Ndinabahizi in Brussels, Emmanuel Rukundo in Geneva and Simon Bikindi in Leiden, the Netherlands.”All three are charged with genocide, complicity in genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide and crimes against humanity,” she said. The Prosecutor noted that although all three fugitives were arrested on the same day, their respective cases were not directly linked.Concerning next steps, she said the accused would now be transferred “to the Tribunal’s Detention Unit in Arusha, Tanzania, thereby bringing the number of detainees to 50.” The Prosecutor also expressed gratitude to the Dutch, Belgian and Swiss authorities for the assistance they provided throughout this “sensitive operation.” A fourth arrest planned for today in Italy was postponed by the country’s Government “on the ground that there was no proper legal basis,” Ms. Del Ponte said. “In the light of the charges weighing against the accused, I fervently hope that Italy will prove itself able to meet its responsibilities and that it will agree to cooperate with the ICTR.” read more

Removal of Syrias chemical weapons material complete announces OPCWUN mission

The removal of the most critical material for destruction began in early January, in line with an agreement brokered by Russia and the United States, by which Syria renounced its chemical weapons material and joined 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention.The focus in recent weeks had been on the removal of the remaining 7.2 per cent of the declared chemical weapons material which had been difficult owing to volatile security conditions.“With this last movement, the total of declared chemical weapons materials destroyed or removed from Syria has reached 100 per cent,” the Joint Mission stated in a news release. “The most operationally challenging task within the effort to eliminate the Syrian chemical weapons programme has come to an end.”UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement and congratulated the Joint Mission for completing “this most challenging of tasks” in an active war zone, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.In addition to completing the removal operation, the Joint Mission said that Syria has destroyed all declared production, mixing and filling equipment and munitions, as well as many buildings associated with its declared chemical weapons programme.With the exception of 12 production facilities that are awaiting a decision by the OPCW Executive Council, all of the declared Syrian chemical weapons programme has been eliminated in an “unprecedented timeframe and under uniquely challenging conditions.”The removal of the chemical agents out of Syria involved shipping them on commercial vessels provided by some Member States, and then loading them onto a United States ship and destroying them at sea using hydrolysis.The Joint Mission recognized the “constructive cooperation and commitment” demonstrated by the Syrian Government throughout the operation. It also expressed gratitude to a number of countries who provided critical resources and facilitated the operation in different ways. “A new chapter in the elimination process now begins,” said the Joint Mission, which thanked the Italian authorities for providing a port for transloading part of the cargo, after which the rest of the materials will be transported onward to the various destruction facilities. Notwithstanding the progress made on the chemical weapons front, the Joint Mission said it remained mindful of the human tragedy that has befallen the people of Syria who have been suffering through a conflict that is currently in its fourth year. “We hope that our contribution will ultimately make a meaningful difference for the Syrian people and the region.” read more

Nuclear programmes of DPR Korea Iran remain serious concern – UN official

The verification of nuclear activities was among the issues highlighted by Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as he addressed the opening of the Agency’s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna.It has been five years since IAEA inspectors were asked to leave the DPRK, whose nuclear programme remains “a matter of serious concern,” said Mr. Amano.He said that DPRK statements reiterating the country’s ‘right’ to conduct further nuclear tests, as well as its intention to restart its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon, are “deeply regrettable,” as are previous statements about uranium enrichment activities and the construction of a light water reactor. “Such actions are clear violations of relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” the Director General stated. “I call upon the DPRK to comply fully with its obligations, to cooperate promptly with the Agency, and to resolve all outstanding issues, including those that have arisen during the absence of Agency inspectors from the country,” he said, adding that the IAEA will continue to maintain its readiness to play an essential role in verifying Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.Meanwhile, the agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. However, Mr. Amano noted, the Agency is not in a position to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.Iran’s nuclear programme – which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend is driven by military ambitions – has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Last month, the Director General held meetings in Tehran with the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, and other senior officials as part of his efforts to advance high-level dialogue between the Agency and Iran.“I stressed the importance of the timely implementation of the Framework for Cooperation,” said Mr. Amano, referring to the agreement between the IAEA and Iran. “I noted Iran’s statement of its firm, high-level commitment to implementing the Framework for Cooperation and its stated willingness to accelerate the resolution of all outstanding issues.” He reported that Iran has implemented three of the five practical measures agreed with the Agency in the third step of the Framework for Cooperation. Two of these were implemented after the agreed deadline of 25 August. Iran has begun discussions with the Agency on the two remaining practical measures.The Agency asked Iran to propose new practical measures by 2 September to be implemented by the country in the next step of the Framework. Iran has yet to propose such measures.“In order to resolve all outstanding issues, past and present, it is very important that Iran continues to implement, in a timely manner, all practical measures agreed under the Framework for Cooperation, and that it proposes new measures that we can agree upon for the next step,” said Mr. Amano.During their week-long deliberations, the 35-member Board of Governors will discuss a number of issues in addition to DPRK and Iran, including measures to strengthen international cooperation in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety as well as activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications and nuclear verification matters.Mr. Amano told the Board that his report on Implementation of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety shows that progress continues to be made in improving nuclear safety throughout the world. Further consideration is being given to integrating activities under the Action Plan into the Agency’s regular programme of work after 2015.Also, work is continuing on the IAEA Report on the Fukushima Daiichi accident. Additional information on the accident is being released in Japan, and this will be considered as the Agency proceeds with its work. Formal publication of the Report is planned for next year’s General Conference. read more

Letter to the editor All Ohio State sports warrant attention not just

Letter to the editor: As a basketball player at Ohio State, I am both proud and honored that our university follows our sport the way they do. It is a privilege to play for Ohio State, to be a part of winning the Big Ten Tournament this year, and to have made it to the Elite Eight. I know that athletes in other sports that do not get much press coverage are also winning championships. Just two weekends ago, Logan Stieber won his second-consecutive national championship in his weight class in wrestling, and senior Marco Canevari marked the Scarlet and Gray’s single individual champion title in fencing by securing the gold medal in men’s epee on March 22. A day later, gymnasts Sarah Miller and Aly Marohn captured the Big Ten championship on the balance beam. Last Tuesday, The Lantern featured an article in which athletic director Gene Smith talked about how Ohio State isn’t just a football school. He talked about the success of our basketball team. It would be good to remember that in the other sports, there is a lot of success too. All athletes at Ohio State work very hard at being the best they can be at their sport. I wish that all athletes could receive the attention that our football and basketball teams get. They all deserve to be celebrated. Deshaun Thomas Third-year in sports management thomas.2366@osu.edu read more

Do The Celtics Have Enough Star Power To Win a Title Not

The Boston Celtics, after whiffing on trades for Jimmy Butler and Paul George, finally got some good news this week when Gordon Hayward announced that he was leaving the Utah Jazz to play for the Celtics. Although Isaiah Thomas would have some beef with this assessment, Hayward’s well-rounded combination of skills will probably make him the best player on the Celtics next year. He’s a good fit with the team’s approach.And yet, projection systems (including our own CARMELO) are somewhat skeptical of the Celtics, not expecting them to improve on last year’s 53-29 performance or to seriously challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers for Eastern Conference supremacy. Hayward is also fairly expensive; he’ll cost the Celtics $128 million over four years (the fourth season, 2020-21, is a player option). So let’s ask a tough question of Boston and general manager Danny Ainge: If Hayward is the best player on your team, could that team plausibly be good enough to win a championship?The answer is probably not. Hayward made the All-Star team last season, but he’s a long way from being a superstar. A handful of modern NBA teams — the 1988-89 and 1989-90 Detroit Pistons, the 2003-04 Pistons, and the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs — won a title with someone about as good as Hayward as their best player. But this is unusual: It requires a team to be constructed almost perfectly, with above-average players at nearly every position, a deep bench, and a cohesive rotation. It sometimes also requires a fair amount of luck.1The “Bad Boys” Pistons peaked just as the 1980s Celtics and Lakers were declining, but before Michael Jordan’s Bulls really took off, for example.But Hayward can be a building block toward a championship. He’s roughly as good as the second-best player on a typical championship team. That might sound like faint praise, but it’s no small achievement.Let’s develop some terminology to describe degrees of the stardom in the NBA. I’ll introduce three types of players: Alphas, Betas and Gammas.An Alpha is a player who’s as good as the best player on a typical championship-winning team. This is an MVP contender — one of the half-dozen best players in the league.A Beta is as good as the second-best player on a typical NBA champion. As I mentioned, Hayward is a good example of a Beta. Betas are usually All-Stars, perhaps even All-Star starters, and they’re among the best players at their position. But they’re not among the very best players in the league.And a Gamma is good as third-best player on a typical championship team. A Gamma might be an All-Star, but he usually won’t make one of the three All-NBA teams. He probably has one or two weaknesses (defense, shooting, etc.) along with his obvious strengths. But he’s still a very good player and might be the best player on a non-contending team. Thomas, although he’s somewhat difficult to evaluate because of his defense — various statistical systems rate it anywhere from mediocre to execrable2There’s a big difference between mediocre and execrable. If Thomas’s defense is merely somewhat below average, as the NBA’s opponents’ shooting data suggests, then his offense more than makes up for it and he’d probably qualify as a Beta. If it’s terrible, as RPM suggests, then Thomas is barely even an above-average player overall. Classifying Thomas as a Gamma, as CPM does, is something of a compromise between these assessments. — is a reasonably good example of a Gamma.At any given time, only a few dozen players in the league will rated as Alphas, Betas or Gammas. (CARMELO projects that there will be 35 of them in 2017-18, for example.) It’s these players who determine who competes for NBA championships. Doesn’t depth matter also? Well, sure. A well-rounded roster is often the difference between winning a title and losing one. But a team needs its share of star-level talent to compete for a championship in the first place. Otherwise, it’ll usually wind up like last year’s Celtics, a well-constructed team that was overmatched in the playoffs.Below, you’ll find a table listing the top three players on NBA championship teams since 1984-85 — the first year the league used a salary cap — as rated by a statistic called Consensus Plus-Minus. Consensus Plus-Minus, or CPM, is a statistic I use when I don’t want to get into arguments about the value of individual players. It reflects a combination of four popular statistics — Real Plus-Minus,3RPM is available from the 2000-01 season onward. For seasons prior to 2000-01, I use BPM twice in the average. Box Plus/Minus, Win Shares and player efficiency rating — equally weighted and translated to the same scale. It also adjusts for the player’s position, which the other metrics do not,4CPM measures a player’s value relative to the positional average, rather than relative to the league average. Right now, there’s an excess of good centers and point guards but less depth among small forwards and shooting guards. This adjustment helps Hayward, who plays both those positions. and it regresses players’ ratings to replacement level if they fall below a certain threshold of playing time.5If the player plays less than 20 minutes per team game — or 1640 minutes over an 82-game season — his actual CPM is blended with a replacement-level CPM of -2 points per 100 possessions. For predictive purposes, we think CPM is liable to be slightly less accurate than the blend of statistics CARMELO uses (a combination of RPM and BPM), but CPM is still a perfectly reasonable stat and much more in line with the consensus view of NBA players. Like BPM and RPM, CPM is expressed in net points added or subtracted per 100 possessions. So a player with a CPM of +2.5, teamed with four average players, would help his team to outscore his opponents by 2.5 points per 100 possessions, for example. 2000LakersO’Neal10.0Bryant5.0Horry2.5 1999SpursRobinson6.9Duncan5.2Elie2.8 Kyle Lowry3.7Paul Millsap2.6 2002LakersO’Neal8.4Bryant4.7Horry1.9 2006HeatWade8.0O’Neal5.2Mourning2.4 2011MavericksNowitzki4.9Chandler2.8Kidd1.9 216721.2– Rudy Gobert3.6Kevin Love2.4 2016CavaliersJames8.9Love3.2Irving2.1 PLAYER+/-PLAYER+/-PLAYER+/- 1993BullsJordan9.4Pippen3.6Grant2.7 DeMarcus Cousins4.1Isaiah Thomas2.8 STAR POINTSTEAMSCHAMPIONSCHAMPIONSHIP PROBABILITY How much star power does an NBA team need?Probability of team winning a championship based on star points 2004PistonsB. Wallace4.3Billups3.8R. Wallace*1.7 This makes for a fairly intuitive list. LeBron, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard are the league’s six Alphas. Chris Paul falls just short of the Alpha category; instead, he joins players such as Hayward, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Rudy Gobert and Anthony Davis on the Beta list. Gammas include players like Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, John Wall, DeAndre Jordan and Paul Millsap.So then all you need is an Alpha, a Beta and a Gamma and — presto! — you win an NBA championship? Actually, your options are more flexible than that. A team with an Alpha and a Beta — say, this year’s Houston Rockets — could probably skip the Gamma if they had a deep rotation. A team with no Alphas but three Betas — say, Jimmy Butler, Antetokounmpo and Kyle Lowry — would more than likely be good enough to contend for a title. A team with a very strong Alpha could go without a Beta and make up for it with two or more Gammas instead — that’s sort of how the current Cavaliers are constructed.To help teams think through these decisions, let’s invent one more statistic, which I’ll call star points. The formula is simple: A team gets three star points for each Alpha on its roster, two for each Beta, and one for each Gamma. Next year’s Warriors project to have 9 star points, for example: three each for Curry and Durant, two for Draymond Green and one for Klay Thompson.Even having that much talent on your roster doesn’t necessarily guarantee a title. But historically, a team’s chances of winning a title are remote if it has four or fewer star points. It has a fighting chance with five or six star points, depending on how the rest of the roster is constructed. And its probability increases rapidly once it acquires seven or more star points. CPM reflects a combination of Real Plus-Minus, Box Plus/Minus, Win Shares and player efficiency rating 1987LakersJohnson8.2Abdul-Jabbar2.2Worthy2.0 1991BullsJordan10.9Pippen4.9Grant3.6 2001LakersO’Neal8.9Bryant4.8Fox0.6 57479.5– 2015WarriorsCurry9.9Green4.4Thompson4.3 114700.0 Hassan Whiteside2.0 2010LakersBryant4.5Gasol3.7Odom2.2 YEARTEAMNO. 1 PLAYER+/-NO. 2 PLAYER+/-NO. 3 PLAYER+/- ALPHASBETASGAMMAS How good were the best players on recent NBA champions?Player ratings based on Consensus Plus-Minus (CPM) 1992BullsJordan8.7Grant5.7Pippen5.6 2007SpursGinobili7.2Duncan6.6Parker3.4 1997BullsJordan7.7Pippen5.5Kukoc4.1 Kevin Durant6.7Karl-Anthony Towns4.1Mike Conley2.9 1989PistonsLaimbeer3.8Rodman3.1Johnson1.3 Kemba Walker2.2 1995RocketsDrexler*6.1Olajuwon5.7Smith1.0 1985LakersJohnson5.6Abdul-Jabbar5.3Worthy1.6 2012HeatJames10.8Wade7.5Bosh1.7 This system isn’t perfect, but it lines up intuitively with how we evaluate teams. After the Warriors and their nine projected star points next season, the Cavaliers and Rockets are the closest thing the league has to ready-made title contenders, as they’re tied for second at five star points each. They’re followed by the Thunder, Timberwolves and Pelicans at four each; these four-point teams probably need at least one more thing to click (say, George taking the next step in Oklahoma City) to be title-worthy. The Celtics are one of several teams with three star points.This measure can underrate the importance of team depth; the Spurs, who have only three star points, are rated too low, for instance. The Celtics — although they’re losing a few players to make room for Hayward — are also a deep team, with lots of average or slightly-above-average players and lots of draft picks to keep priming the pump. They could probably compete for a title with five star points, therefore, instead of needing six or seven. Adding another Beta-level player might be enough to do the trick.It’s hard to see where that player comes from, however. The Celtics lost some of their financial flexibility in signing Hayward. And while they could develop a star player rather than acquiring one, giving more playing time to young players such as Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum could make them less competitive in the short run.If there’s one Celtics move that looks bad in retrospect, it isn’t necessarily trying and failing to acquire Butler or George, it’s trading the No. 1 draft pick for Philadelphia’s No. 3 pick, with which they chose Tatum. While Tatum has a fairly promising projection, he doesn’t have the upside of No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz, whose comparables include players such as Harden, Westbrook and Wall. The trade might have made sense for a team that already had its stars in place and wanted to develop complementary players around them, but the Celtics have plenty of complementary players and are short on stars.At the same time, it would be easy to underestimate the challenge Ainge faced. The Celtics’ 53-29 record last year was deceptive, in that it came against a weak conference and relied on what were arguably career years from several players, including Thomas.7The Celtics also outperformed their 48-34 Pythagorean record by several games. In many respects, they were a rebuilding team dressed up as a competing team. And precisely because the Celtics weren’t just one player away from contending for a title, Ainge needed to acquire a player like Hayward or Butler without compromising the Celtics’ ability to acquire or develop another such player down the road. Even if the Celtics are still a star away from seriously contending for a title — maybe even a superstar away — that’s closer than they were last week. Average7.44.62.5 To no one’s surprise, the best players on title-winning teams are usually extraordinary talents. Among the 33 NBA champions since 1985, the top-rated player on the team, according to CPM, was one of the three best players in the league that season on 23 occasions. And the team’s best player was among the top 10 in the league on all but three occasions. The exceptions were Bill Laimbeer of the 1988-89 and 1989-90 Pistons (CPM, perhaps dubiously, rates Laimbeer ahead of his teammate, the other Isiah Thomas) and Ben Wallace of the 2003-04 Pistons. Pretty much all the other No. 1 players are current or future Hall of Famers, however, with the possible exception of Manu Ginobili, who may be a borderline case.No matter how brightly he shines, however, a superstar usually can’t deliver a title without a good sidekick or two.6Take LeBron James’s 2012-13 season, for example, when he had a CPM of +10.6 and played almost 38 minutes per game — about as good as an NBA player can be under modern conditions. A team with that version of LeBron, plus a roster full of replacement-level players, would still project to go only 41-41, according to our forecasting method. A team with that version of LeBron plus a roster full of league-average players (as opposed to replacement-level players) would project to go 59-23, which is closer to being a title contender. League-average players don’t just grow on trees, however. On average, the second-best player on these championship teams was the 14th-best player in the league, according to CPM. And although not every champ had a classic “Big Three” like LeBron James’s Miami Heat, the third-best player on the championship team rated as the 37th-best player in the league, on average — still very solid.So let’s get back to the idea of Alpha, Beta and Gamma players, which were meant to correspond to a typical championship team’s best, second-best and third-best players. By looking at the historical data, we can define these classifications as follows:An Alpha has a CPM of +6.0 or higher.A Beta has a CPM of between +3.5 and +6.0.And a Gamma has a CPM of between +2.0 and +3.5.I re-ran CARMELO using CPM instead of its usual blend of statistics, and it projected the following players to be Alphas, Betas and Gammas for the upcoming NBA season: 1990PistonsLaimbeer3.8Rodman2.6Thomas1.7 2014SpursGinobili4.8Leonard4.8Mills3.2 Klay Thompson2.1 2009LakersBryant6.0Gasol3.6Odom3.0 2017WarriorsDurant8.3Curry6.7Green3.7 Stephen Curry7.0Nikola Jokic4.8DeMar DeRozan3.0 Who are the NBA’s championship-caliber players?Projections based on Consensus Plus-Minus for 2017-18 2003SpursDuncan7.5Robinson3.8Ginobili1.1 314342.8– CONSENSUS PLUS-MINUS Gordon Hayward3.8DeAndre Jordan2.7 1994RocketsOlajuwon5.8Horry1.9Thorpe1.6 Blake Griffin3.7Otto Porter Jr.2.5 2008CelticsGarnett7.8Pierce4.5Allen2.8 Victor Oladipo2.1 Kawhi Leonard6.8Anthony Davis4.3Paul George2.9 410321.9– CJ McCollum2.1 021600.0% James Harden7.4Jimmy Butler5.5Bradley Beal3.2 2005SpursDuncan7.5Ginobili7.1Barry1.9 1998BullsJordan6.0Pippen5.0Kukoc2.5 LeBron James7.0G. Antetokounmpo5.2John Wall3.0 Russell Westbrook8.2Chris Paul5.9Damian Lillard3.3 Draymond Green3.8Kyrie Irving2.8 1996BullsJordan9.4Pippen5.6Kukoc4.6 Star points: 3 points per Alpha player, 2 points per Beta player, and 1 point per Gamma player. Table includes all teams since the 1984-85 season. 1986CelticsBird7.7McHale5.4Parish2.5 CPM reflects a combination of Real Plus-Minus, Box Plus/Minus, Win Shares and player efficiency rating.* Player was acquired midseason. His +/- total reflects performance for entire season, and not just for the acquiring club. 642614.3– 725832.0– 8 or more13430.8– 1988LakersJohnson5.2Scott3.1Worthy1.9 2013HeatJames10.6Wade5.8Bosh1.2 read more

Buckeyes knock out Fighting Illini

After shooting just 8-for-24 from the field over his last four games, fifth-year senior forward David Lighty started Tuesday’s game against Illinois 2-for-9 and it looked as though his offensive woes were destined to continue. Despite his struggles, Lighty kept shooting. As he kept shooting, he eventually started scoring, and it didn’t seem as though he would ever stop. Lighty led a 13-2 second-half run in which he scored all of Ohio State’s points, leading the Buckeyes (26-2, 13-2 Big Ten) to an 89-70 win against Illinois (17-11, 7-8 Big Ten) Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center. Lighty finished with 21 points, 17 of which came in the second half, along with four rebounds and six steals. “It started opening up and they started laying off of me,” Lighty said of his second-half outburst. “I was just trying to find lanes, trying to make plays and be aggressive. Luckily shots started falling.” The Illini hung with the Buckeyes early on and cut the OSU lead to 33-30 after a 3-pointer from senior point guard Demetri McCamey with six minutes to go in the first half. But the Illini scored just two points in the final six minutes as the Buckeyes closed the first 20 minutes on a 14-2 run. Senior guard Jon Diebler capped the run with a 3-pointer as the half expired and, despite Illinois shooting a blistering 8-for-9 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half, the Buckeyes went to the break with a 47-32 lead. But Illinois, in desperate need of a résumé-building win, wasn’t going to go away easy. The Illini started the second half on an 11-2 run and quickly cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 49-43. Then Lighty took over. His 13 points and three steals during the next three minutes put the Buckeyes up, 62-45, with less than 12 minutes remaining. “Every time I looked out there he was like everywhere,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “His performance there in the second half was high-level and I think that David Lighty, he’s been here for five years, and I don’t think he’s ever gotten the credit he deserves for the player that he is and just the kid he is.” Illinois wouldn’t get any closer than nine the rest of the way, as OSU pulled away for a 19-point win. Junior guard William Buford scored 17 points, all of which came in the first half. Freshman forward Jared Sullinger scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season. After turning the ball over 18 times in Sunday’s loss at Purdue, the Buckeye had just three turnovers Tuesday, zero in the first half. Senior forward Mike Davis led Illinois with 18 points on 8-for-14 shooting. Tuesday’s loss was the Illini’s eighth loss in its last 12 games, and with only three games remaining, they need a serious push if they hope to make the NCAA Tournament. Illini coach Bruce Weber said that, despite all that was riding on this game for his team, Lighty was too much to overcome. “I’ve said since the beginning, I love him and I think he’s the (Big Ten) MVP,” Weber said. “He probably won’t get it because people aren’t smart enough, but he’s their heart and soul. “In the second half we made the run, but he just took over the game. Lighty, to me, is their heart and soul, and he’s the reason they win.” read more

President pledges support for Diocese of Guyanas education programmes at 175th

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew Bishop ordained, consecrated – in highly ceremonial event at St George’s CathedralMarch 10, 2016In “Local News”Gov’t pledges $1M to CIOG’s education programmes.December 26, 2015In “Business”President, First Lady attend 50th Anniversary MassMay 24, 2016In “Local News” President David Granger has pledged the Government’s support for ongoing educational programmes being implemented by the Diocese of Guyana even as he noted that religious organisations can play an integral role in the development of communities and by extension, the country. He said the State looks to them for partnership in the eradication of poverty, the fostering of social cohesion and the creation of a better life for all Guyanese.President Granger greeting and interacting with some of the members of the churchAccording to the Ministry of the Presidency, the President made these remarks at a special church service held at the Christ Church Parish on Waterloo Street to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Guyana.He said that the Diocese has been making strides in education since its establishment and this coincides with his goal of improving access to education for all the children of Guyana. “The Diocese, through the foresight of our first Bishop, established Queen’s College as early as 1844 and, later, the correctly-named Bishop’s High School, both of which still reflect the high standards set by their Anglican founders. The Diocese can be assured of my Government’s support for the Church’s educational efforts, as I have supported Hindu and Islamic schools, through the National Endowment for Science and Technology (NEST),” he was quoted by the MoTP as saying.President Granger added that the Diocese has always played a role in the promotion of peace, assisting the poor and impoverished and bringing people of different backgrounds together.According to the MoTP, the Head of State noted that the Diocese occupies a prominent place and plays a pivotal role in public and private life as he noted that Anglicans constitute almost seven percent of Guyana’s population. Anglicanism, he said, has transcended race, class and creed and has deep roots in almost all communities, with churches in every hinterland and coastland region, pioneering missions among Africans, Amerindians, Chinese and East Indians.“Growing up in Essequibo, Berbice and Demerara, I never had to travel more than 30 minutes from my home to reach an Anglican Church, so ubiquitous were they then. The Diocese of Guyana is home to some of Guyana’s most historic churches – the most spectacular of which, the Cathedral of St George, adorns our $100 currency note. The Diocese has been the spiritual home of my own family for over a century. I was baptised here 72 years ago, confirmed, and married here 47 years ago and still worship here. My father, born 111 years ago, and my children worshipped here. My grandchildren were baptised here,” President Granger said.First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger and acting Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge also attended the service. read more

Latest Mac malware disables Apples XProtect antimalware engine updates

first_img2011 has been an interesting year for the Mac ecosystem. There’s been a marked increase in the number of Mac-specific malware in the wild, most of which lurk in the shadows disguised as legitimate applications like the Flash plug-in — only to spring their booby traps on unsuspecting users following an ill-fated mouse click.Early versions were fairly unsophisticated, and they were easily neutralized by simply not entering an admin password when the installer requested. Malware authors are a cunning bunch, however, and they’re usually quick to iterate. That’s precisely what happened with the MacDefender trojan, which quickly learned how to install itself without that pesky password getting in the way.Apple acted quickly to mitigate the threat, offering up XProtect, a built-in anti-malware engine. With updateable definitions just like a full-fledged security app, XProtect handled its first few malware tests with aplomb. But now things are going to get a little trickier for Apple and XProtect alike.F-Secure has now found malware (Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.C) that can disable the XProtect updater, leaving users vulnerable to threats that would have been stopped in their tracks by refreshed definitions. The XProtect engine will continue working, its defenses just won’t be totally up to date. Things won’t get really dangerous until malware authors figure out how to completely kneecap XProtect.Minimizing the risk is easy enough if you’re an OS X user. For starters, grab yourself some free anti-malware protection — both Sophos and ClamXav offer solid security software for Mac. The next step is to exercise good judgement when you’re downloading software from the web. Don’t download the Flash plug-in from anyone except Adobe, for example, and stay away from sites that try to convince you they’re offering paid Mac apps for free.More at F-Securelast_img read more

Klopp hopes Van Dijk keeps up his good form at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes Virgil van Dijk keeps up the good performances after their 2-0 win against Wolves on FridayThe Dutch centre-back found the net for the first time in the Premier League for Liverpool to hand them a 2-0 victory at Wolves after Mohamed Salah’s opener.The result ensures Liverpool will be top for Christmas regardless of the outcome of today’s match between second-place Manchester City and Crystal Palace.Van Dijk has been a part of Liverpool’s unbeaten start in the league this season and has earned praise from the likes of Rio Ferdinand for his exploits.And Klopp hopes Van Dijk’s good form will continue.“I have no problem talking about individual performances, we do this constantly – but to the players, to the specific players,” said Klopp on the club website.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“He is in a good moment, he is very important for us and hopefully he can stay like this.“The work-rate, in general, is just outstanding. I love the boy, but the two in front of him [Fabinho and Henderson], what they have to cover, they have to run much more to make life halfway comfortable for the centre-halves, so they did well.“Dejan [Lovren] as well, playing after he had not a perfect pre-season and all that stuff, but now having game after game and that’s all good.“Without that, we don’t have a chance. We won, deserved, and Virg played a proper part in that.”Liverpool, who lead the Premier League by four points from City, will next take on Newcastle on Wednesday.last_img read more

Sarri gives Inter Milan advice on the Spurs

first_imgInternazionale and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in the second-to-last UEFA Champions League group matchItalian Lega Serie A club Internazionale Milan will visit English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.And Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has given the Italians advice.“Perhaps it was the worst Chelsea performance of the season, but it was also in a stadium that I don’t like. There is an enormous distance from the crowd, so you don’t get the usual atmosphere of an English arena,” Sarri told Sky Sports Italia.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We played badly against a strong opponent.”“Inter are a good team, so I just hope they don’t have the same initial approach that we did,” noted Sarri.“It’s important to contain them in the first 30 minutes, as that is when Spurs are really dangerous.”“Inter must also avoid losing possession in their own half, because when it comes to counter-attacks, Tottenham are one of the most effective teams in Europe,” he concluded.last_img read more

Children with special needs require better care Ruia Hospital

first_imgTirupati: A programme was organised by the Department of Psychiatry in Ruia Hospital on Sunday for the parents of children with special needs and several parents have attended the programme. The parents of children with special needs have to accept the reality and need a lot of patience to tackle various hurdles in day to day life. About one percent of total population are mentally retarded (MR), it was revealed. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us There are several types of disorders like mental retardation, autism deficit, hyper activity disorder etc., said Dr I Vamsi Krishna of Psychiatry Department. He said to The Hans India that the brains of children with mental disability do not develop properly which have four levels – mild, moderate, severe and profound. On the other hand, autistic children will suffer from symptoms like impaired social communication skills – both verbal and non-verbal, repetitive and rigid behaviours but may have good IQ levels. After diagnosis, based on autism scales course of treatment will be decided and mostly they need therapies than medical treatment. Also Read – 10 injured as school bus falls off bridge in Nellore district Advertise With Us When children are suffering from autism and need special care, parental care would be a must, stressed Dr Vamsi. They need to be joined in special schools to give training on special skills, which are imbibed in them their condition may improve. He underlined that it is not a disease but disorder. The doctor said that adolescent girls and pregnant women need to be given special care by providing nutritional food and regular follow-up and health care. These are known as primary preventions which can avoid ill effects to a maximum extent. Advertise With Us Professor and Head of Psychiatry department Dr N Nageswar Rao, Dr D Aruna, Dr P Ramya Keerthi, Dr Harish from NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Paediatrician Dr Tirupathi Reddy, 4th Additional District Judge G Ramgopal, SV Medical College Principal Dr G Ravi Prabhu and Ruia Hospital Superintendent Dr B Sidda Naik have spoken on the occasion.last_img read more

Defence White paper ignores plans for Sydneys Garden Island

first_imgPeak national industry body, Tourism & Transport Forum has led the industry reaction to the future growth of Sydney’s tourism sector being curtailed by the recently released Defence White Paper, which has sidestepped the critical issue of long-term cruise ship access to Garden IslandTTF Acting Chief Executive Trent Zimmerman said the White Paper all but ignores the issue, saying the Defence White Paper makes a passing mention of cruise ship access to Garden Island and in doing so passes the buck.He said, “It defers the decision to the Hawke Review report released 15 months ago and to an ongoing review process which appears to have made little progress, adding, “With the Navy reluctant to offer any certainty beyond next season, the tourism industry is calling for leadership from Canberra and a fresh commitment on access to Garden Island for the 2014/15 cruise season and beyond.Mr Zimmerman said, “Cruise ship schedules are locked in years in advance, so that certainty is vital to allow cruise ship and tourism operators to plan their activities.””Supporting the long term growth of the cruise sector should be a priority for the federal government and addressing future capacity constraints is critical to that objective.”A broader decision on additional cruise ship facilities east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is needed sooner rather than later, because a third of all cruise ships visiting Sydney will be unable to fit under the bridge within three years and that will rise to 56 percent by 2020.”Given its proximity to the city, Garden Island is the obvious choice.”With Carnival Australia operating or representing most of the cruise ships sailing to or from Sydney, CEO Ann Sherry said the paper comes just days after the release of industry statistics that again confirmed cruising as the standout success of Australian tourism in 2012 with an increase of 11 per cent in passenger numbers, the eighth consecutive year of double digit industry growth.Ms Sherry said that she is concerned the Defence White Paper released by the Federal Government leaves unresolved the vital question of long-term access to Garden Island to support the Australian cruise industry’s continued growth and increasing economic contribution, adding that the need for certainty in relation to access to Garden Island beyond the 2013-2014 summer cruise season was becoming increasingly urgent to allow itinerary planning that would ensure Sydney remains the hub of cruise industry operations in Australia.The New South Wales Government recently provided cruise vessel berthing facilities west of the Harbour Bridge at White Bay, to replace those at Darling Harbour, labelled by the industry as White Elephant Bay, with industry analysts saying both the White Bay and Garden Island scenarios make a mockery of Sydney, New South Wales’ and Australia’s commitment to the cruise sector.Source = eTB Cruise Expertlast_img read more

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