The Basha Uhuru Youth Festival, Constitution Hill’s flagship arts festival, is nowin its fourth year. Held to coincide with Youth Month, the festival takes place from 2 to 25 June 2016. It is a celebration of the artistic freedom of the youth of South Africa, showcasing some of the best in emerging creative talent in film, theatre, music, literature and contemporary art.Begun in 2012 as a week-long collaboration between Constitution Hill and the Johannesburg gallery, Kalashnikovv, the 2016 event is the first time the festival will be held throughout the month of June in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising. It’s also celebrating 20 years of the country’s Constitution.The Basha Uhuru theme this year is empowering the youth through the creative industry by affording them platforms for freedom of artistic expression.Embracing both history and the future, the festival will include a number of panel discussions addressing some of the challenges the youth of South Africa face today – issues of artistic freedom in the 21st century, free education and evolving movements such as the #FeesMustFall drive – and find ways to use the lessons of the past to find solutions to these contemporary concerns.Student leaders and other relevant key stakeholders will lead the discussions, encouraging all attendees to get involved and have their say in determining a positive way forward.The festival will feature a vast array of art exhibitions, film screenings, creative network exchanges and other discussions on the nature of art in modern South Africa as seen through the eyes of its emerging young creative talent.BashaUhuru Youth Festival is here,commemorating 40 yrs of the 1976 Soweto StudentUprisings. The festival is FREE! pic.twitter.com/E5M6QL7ZVN—Constitution Hill SA (@VisitConHill) May 31,2016Other, more unique exhibitions include a real-time tour that will re-enact the events of June 16th 1976. It follows the unfolding events on that fateful day from Orlando where students first gathered to the infamous Number 4 prison (where Constitutional Hill now stands) where students were incarcerated.There will also be a heritage cycling tour between the Hector Pieterson Museum and Constitutional Hill held throughout the festival.Constitution Hill is also offering complimentary tours to all young people between the ages of 18 and 22, including new additions to the year-round programme, the Walk With Madiba, Night and Time Travel tours.As Youth Month also coincides with Environmental Month, there will also be a focus on environmental awareness, including multi-media art exhibitions by young emerging contemporary artists incorporating the themes of conservation and ecological responsibility.The programme will climax with an all-star music concert at Constitution Square on 25 June, funded by the Department of Arts and Culture. The concert will feature a blend of contemporary South African musicians and DJs, names to be confirmed closer to the date.For the latest updates and additional information on exhibitions at the festival, follow the Constitution Hill social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter (@VisitConHill) and Instagram (@visitconhill).South Africa.info reporter
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Aptly-named consumer trend blog TrendsSpotting just released its poll from more than 30 social media influencers. The market research presentation identifies six trends that will change social media in 2010. In accordance with Ustrategy co-founder Ravit Lichtenberg’s predictions, the experts believe that 2010 will be the year that social media ROI is effectively measured. The question is, how do you measure a dollar value from Tweets and status updates?2010 Social Media Influencers – Trend Predictions in 140 Characters, by TrendsSpottingView more documents from Taly Weiss. I’ve been at the receiving end of enough agency pitches to understand that few public relations firms will promise a dollar or registration-based return for their time. In the words of one pro, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” In other words, PR can get eyeballs to your site, but it can’t guarantee revenue or members. That’s the job of a well-designed product. With social media, it’ll be interesting to see how return on investment will be measured. Below are some possibilities. PROSPECTING: Connie Benson, Director of Social Media and Community Strategy for Alterian says, “Social media monitoring will provide insight across all channels, as well as making social media an active outbound marketing channel.” In this case Benson alludes to the idea that ROI on social media may entail leads generation. In other words, here social media ROI might be measured in the number of social media-based pitches against the number of deals closed. STEWARDSHIP: Says President of New Marketing Labs Chris Brogan, “I see velvet rope networks where some kind of gating to keep out the commons will occur.” In the case of enterprise groups engaging in social media, this may mean establishing channel partnerships, enacting a service provider’s network and building self-moderating customer service programs. ROI in this case might correlate to return business via an enterprise-based social media channel. ADVOCACY: Rosetta’s Adam Cohen exclaims, “Marketing programs [will] focus more on activating brand advocates than general customers.” Whether this is measured through click-thru sales on embedded brand badges or the number of clients you receive through an advocate’s promo code, advocacy ROI is easily measured. Says Lichtenberg, “While the definition of ROI is evolving to better fit the world of relationships and networks, the ability to demonstrate ROI in hard numbers — not in followers or fans — will become a baseline business requirement in 2010.” If this is true, then many would argue that social media experts should have no problem measuring their retainer and hourly wage against a dollar value added. In reality though, there is more to social media than a simple dollar value, just as there is (hopefully) more to your company than making a sale. We’ve only just scratched the surface on social media ROI and we know there are more models out there. If you’ve got a good method for measuring your programs, let us know in the comments below. Tags:#NYT#start#startups Related Posts dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women’s singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships.By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the sport’s most prestigious event having won the bronze last year at Guangzhou in China.The 11th seeded Hyderabadi proved that she belongs right at the top of the sport by defeating Chinese World No 2 Shixian Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and 25 minutes at the 9,200-seater stadium.This is World No 12 Sindhu’s fourth victory over second seeded Shixian in six meetings.Meanwhile, her compatriot and seventh seed Saina Nehwal had to once again suffer a quarter-final defeat at the world meet when she lost 15-21, 15-21 in 45 minutes to Chinese World No 1 and top seed Li Xuerui.The last-eight match seems to be a jinx for the World No 7 Saina, who has now lost five matches on the trot at the Worlds since 2009.This is only the fourth time that an Indian was in line for a medal at the World Championships. Legendary Prakash Padukone started the trend in 1983 when he won the men’s singles bronze. It took Indian shuttlers another 28 years to win a bronze when Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa clinched the women’s doubles bronze in 2011.The Hydarabadi teenager won the women’s singles bronze last year and now was in line for a back-to-back medal at the prestigious world event.advertisementSindhu has a great chance of improving on the colour of the medal when she takes on the winner of the match between Chinese Taipei’s eighth seed Tzu Ying Tai and Spanish ninth seed Carolina Marin in the semi-finals on Saturday.
From Ireland’s win to England’s loss, the Six Nations was settled in Paris | Paul Rees Share via Email news With the Indian Ocean sparkling in the sunshine outside their hotel, England’s first few days in South Africa have not been awash with stress. All that is about to change, with Eddie Jones preparing to name a starting lineup that will differ substantially from his side’s last Test outing against Ireland at Twickenham in March. Saracens champions again as Chris Wyles leads conquest of Exeter Share on Messenger The hosts will also be a handful in the back row with the new captain, Siya Kolisi, the forceful Jean-Luc du Preez and Duane Vermeulen expected to comprise a similarly uncompromising loose trio. Bismarck du Plessis and François Steyn have both now been ruled out of the series through injury but, with Billy Vunipola still feeling his way back to full match fitness, England will still need all the willing alternative ball-carriers they can muster.Given the tighthead Harry Williams has not started a game for club or country since the end of January, it would also be a surprise if Kyle Sinckler does not make the front row alongside Mako Vunipola and George, hoping to stake an unanswerable claim in the absence of Dylan Hartley. England’s lengthy casualty list has also shortened the odds on recalls for Mike Brown and George Ford, both of whom were dropped to the bench for the Ireland Six Nations game.Brown could certainly do with a change of fortune in South Africa, having already endured two painful tours to the Republic. He was among the England players struck down by a stomach bug on the eve of his Test debut in Bloemfontein, which ended in a 58-10 defeat, and broke a thumb in the opening Test of the 2012 series in Durban. Read more England rugby union team Rugby union Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Topics Virtually every area of the team beaten 24-15 by the grand slam-winning Irish will have a refurbished look even if Wasps’ Joe Launchbury makes a miraculous recovery from a calf problem. With the 20-year-old Nick Isiekwe on the brink of a first international start and Alex Lozowski pushing hard for a midfield role, there could be as many as seven of Saracens’ domestic title-winners in the XV to face the Springboks in Johannesburg on Saturday.England will be immensely grateful if the powerful Isiekwe, equally comfortable at lock or blindside flanker, reproduces his recent club form alongside the Vunipola brothers, Maro Itoje, Jamie George and the captain, Owen Farrell, all of whom were Test regulars for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand last summer. Inviting Lozowski and Isiekwe to slot in alongside players with whom they are familiar has its obvious merits before a contest neither side can afford to start slowly.Launchbury has yet to train fully with his team-mates this week and England’s only other specialist lock on this tour is the uncapped Exeter Chief Jonny Hill. Even minus their regular pairing of Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager, the Boks can still pick from Pieter-Steph du Toit, the Gloucester-bound Franco Mostert and the 6ft 8in RG Snyman, none of whom take a backward step. Share on Twitter Read more Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp South Africa rugby team Share on Facebook
The Minnesota Vikings have decided to play things safe, and will sit star tailback Adrian Peterson and his surgically-repaired left knee for the remainder of the preseason.“There are no setbacks,” coach Leslie Frazier told reporters Tuesday afternoon. “We just feel like more time with him in practice with some of the things we’re doing and the progression of getting him ready for the season, it’s the right thing to do.”Peterson suffered a devastating knee injury in Washington on Dec. 24, requiring corrective surgery to replace his anterior cruciate ligament and repair his medial collateral ligament. Many questioned whether the All-Pro running back would ever play football again, let alone return by the start of the 2012 season.Peterson’s recovery from what could have easily been a career-ending injury has been nothing short of stunning. He vowed from the outset of his recovery to be back in time for the 2012 season opener.Leslie has remained cautious, however, about the Vikings’ franchise player, but had initially expressed a desire to have him experience some full-contact before the regular season began against Jacksonville on Sept. 9.He’s since had a change of heart.Ever the competitor, Peterson has understandably lobbied hard to be cleared to play, but sounded satisfied with the decision. His father has cautioned him about the importance of listening to his coaches and trainers as his recovery nears completion.The four-time Pro Bowler ran the ball 18 times in the full team portion of Monday’s practice, but the defense is still prohibited from touching him. Frazier anticipated the lifting of that no-contact rule sometime in the near future as to better his gauge his running back’s ability to suddenly shift direction and elude would-be tacklers.Peterson averaged better than 1,400 yards rushing per year over his first four NFL seasons and owns the league mark for the most yards in a single game (296). Injuries limited him to just 12 games in 2011, marking the only time in Peterson’s career that he’s failed to record a 1,000-yard season.
Just in time for the NBA’s free agent bonanza (headlined by LeBron James’s The Decision: Part III), FiveThirtyEight has re-launched CARMELO, our NBA player projection system, with forecasts for 2018-19 and beyond. Jason Terry-2.8-0.7-3.4437-0.40.0 Dwight Buycks-1.4-1.0-2.4449-0.20.6 Mario Hezonja-1.0-0.5-1.515510.15.5 Jerian Grant+0.5-1.0-0.515771.16.9 Dennis Schroder+1.4-2.4-0.920910.96.7 Mario Chalmers-1.1-0.1-1.39720.20.9 Mikal Bridges-0.9+0.1-0.811030.513.2 David Nwaba-1.4-0.6-2.01261-0.12.3 Omer Asik-3.5+1.0-2.5386-0.40.0 Thomas Welsh-2.3+0.2-2.1219-0.20.7 Justin Patton-1.9+0.3-1.6343-0.21.4 Alonzo Gee-2.2-0.1-2.3330-0.10.2 Kemba Walker+4.1-1.5+2.626256.326.0 PJ Tucker-1.1+0.8-0.317051.12.9 James Jones-1.7-1.1-2.8391-0.30.1 Brandan Wright-1.6+1.1-0.65340.10.7 Antonio Blakeney-1.2-1.6-2.8677-0.31.4 Nicolas Batum+0.5-0.2+0.220602.36.5 Stephen Curry+6.8-0.2+6.620889.642.8 Chris Johnson-1.8+0.9-0.9335-0.10.6 Jawun Evans-1.6-0.7-2.31115-0.43.5 Chris Paul+5.1+0.9+6.021209.132.4 Mason Plumlee-0.8+1.8+1.016101.55.6 Tarik Black-2.6+1.1-1.6820-0.31.0 Karl-Anthony Towns+4.0+0.8+4.826347.649.4 Ben Simmons+2.5+2.3+4.825248.865.5 2018-19 ProjectionLong-TERM Tony Parker-1.6-2.0-3.6724-0.80.0 K.J. 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See our projections for 2018-19 and beyond » Darren Collison+1.4-1.5-0.117991.64.7 Jonathan Isaac-2.4+2.1-0.312960.713.1 Bojan Bogdanovic-0.4-1.7-2.21770-0.41.3 Julius Randle+0.4-0.1+0.320401.29.0 Donatas Motiejunas-1.9+0.6-1.4480-0.10.7 Andre Iguodala-0.6+1.1+0.514581.73.5 Luka Doncic-1.0-1.2-2.21271-0.321.2 * Upside is a measure of WAR where values lower than zero are treated as zero instead. That is, it doesn’t punish a player for being below replacement level, but does reward him for being above replacement level. The 7-year calculation reflects the 2018-19 through 2024-25 seasons. 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Augustin+0.3-2.1-1.81255-0.10.9 Dorian Finney-Smith-2.0+0.0-2.0980-0.41.3 Bradley Beal+2.8-1.2+1.627055.327.4 Okaro White-1.6-0.1-1.7511-0.20.8 Thabo Sefolosha-1.8+1.8-0.19970.91.9 Ed Davis-1.7+1.5-0.212310.41.9 Cheick Diallo-1.5+0.0-1.5864-0.22.1 Tim Duncan-1.7+1.5-0.24660.20.5 P.J. Hairston-1.4-1.0-2.4442-0.11.1 Allen Crabbe+0.4-1.6-1.219800.74.6 Jalen Brunson-0.9-2.4-3.2415-0.41.6 Moritz Wagner-2.0-0.4-2.5487-0.61.7 Nicolas Brussino-2.3-1.1-3.4285-0.21.1 Hamidou Diallo-2.2-1.9-4.1331-0.41.8 Luke Babbitt-0.8-0.8-1.68280.00.9 Sources: ESPN.com, Basketball-Reference.com D.J. Wilson-1.3-0.5-1.7398-0.11.3 Khyri Thomas-0.9-1.3-2.2353-0.12.6 Ron Baker-1.6-0.3-1.87240.02.2 Tony Bradley-0.8-1.0-1.8233-0.21.0 Josh Magette-0.9-1.5-2.4379-0.20.8 Troy Brown-1.5-0.9-2.5936-0.312.9 Gary Clark-1.0+0.6-0.41780.11.7 Player▲▼Off. +/-▲▼Def. +/-▲▼Tot. +/-▲▼Min.▲▼WAR▲▼7-Year Upside▲▼ Jacob Evans-1.3-0.6-1.95640.06.2 Issuf Sanon-1.2-1.3-2.5153-0.13.6 Landry Shamet-0.9-2.0-3.0501-0.32.8 Vince Carter-1.3-0.6-1.98550.00.4 Justin Hamilton-1.9+0.6-1.2703-0.30.5 Kay Felder-1.0-1.8-2.8528-0.32.1 Maurice Harkless-0.6+0.7+0.116001.47.9 Zach LaVine+0.5-1.9-1.415620.46.1 Ricky Rubio+1.3+0.9+2.223105.021.1 Willie Reed-1.7+0.7-1.07020.00.9 Ray Spalding-2.1+0.8-1.32610.02.7 2018-19 CARMELO projections, in one chart Elie Okobo-0.9-1.5-2.4252-0.13.2 Alan Anderson-2.0-1.0-3.0280-0.20.0 Ryan Kelly-2.0+0.2-1.72900.00.8 Tobias Harris+1.2-0.5+0.724692.711.6 Marreese Speights-0.7+0.0-0.68450.10.8 Kyle Lowry+4.3-0.2+4.123197.528.2 Miles Bridges-1.3-0.9-2.21010-0.57.7 Tristan Thompson-1.3+0.1-1.31271-0.41.1 Semi Ojeleye-3.1-0.9-4.01008-1.60.5 Richaun Holmes-0.8+0.8+0.011890.54.4 Josh McRoberts-2.0+0.0-2.0295-0.10.2 Thon Maker-1.5+0.5-1.01390-0.35.2 JaVale McGee-1.7+1.1-0.6700-0.10.5 Jabari Parker+0.4-1.0-0.615410.67.2 DeMar DeRozan+2.4-1.5+0.923313.511.6 Troy Williams-1.6+0.1-1.58010.02.7 Brandon Jennings-0.4-1.6-2.0771-0.10.6 Marcus Smart+0.2+0.8+1.020933.319.7 Davis Bertans+0.3+0.4+0.712771.58.2 Yogi Ferrell+0.2-0.7-0.618731.38.0 Robin Lopez-2.8+0.8-2.11472-1.30.2 Bonzie Colson-1.3+0.1-1.11850.01.6 Marquese Chriss-1.4+0.7-0.818380.412.1 Andrea Bargnani-2.1+0.0-2.1328-0.20.0 Brandon Paul-2.1+0.0-2.1627-0.11.1 Alexis Ajinca-3.2+1.5-1.7456-0.30.2 Kawhi Leonard+2.6+1.9+4.616705.622.3 Alec Burks-1.1-1.0-2.1944-0.11.3 Markieff Morris-1.4+0.6-0.717310.42.4 Zaza Pachulia-1.5+2.0+0.69510.51.3 SG-1.1-0.8-1.9 Daniel Theis-1.3+1.9+0.612820.74.4 Davon Reed-1.6-0.8-2.4597-0.22.5 TJ Warren-0.1-1.4-1.519360.14.3 Damjan Rudez-1.6-0.5-2.1335-0.10.1 Manu Ginobili-1.7-0.4-2.1776-0.10.3 Damyean Dotson-1.0-0.9-2.07420.02.0 Charlie Villanueva-2.6+0.0-2.6271-0.20.1 Jahlil Okafor-2.5+0.2-2.4898-1.00.7 Al Jefferson-2.7+0.6-2.1532-0.50.1 Doral Moore-3.1+1.0-2.1107-0.10.4 Kyle O’Quinn-0.9+2.3+1.414041.76.6 Andrew Bogut-3.8+2.8-1.0443-0.20.2 Rashad Vaughn-1.2-1.0-2.1659-0.12.0 Gerald Green-0.9-1.2-2.1806-0.20.4 The basics of the system are largely similar to previous years, with the backbone of CARMELO remaining an algorithm that compares current players to past ones who had statistically similar profile through the same age. For instance, Utah Jazz phenom Donovan Mitchell is similar to players such as Gilbert Arenas, Ray Allen, Stephen Curry, Ben Gordon, Victor Oladipo and O.J. Mayo through this early point in their respective careers. Some of those players (Allen, Curry) became superstars, while others (Gordon, Mayo) didn’t really pan out. The combination of those good and not-so-good outcomes gives us a probabilistic forecast for the rest of Mitchell’s career.In a moment, I’ll describe the (relatively minor) changes to CARMELO this year, but first, a quick word about how the system did last season.How CARMELO Performed in 2017-18In the regular season, CARMELO performed very well, as its preseason projections were the second-most accurate of the 20 projection systems tracked by the statheads at the ABPRmetrics message board. It also correctly predicted the Warriors defeating the Cavaliers as the most likely NBA Finals matchup (not that this was a bold take, exactly).CARMELO was also among the most accurate regular-season prediction systems in its debut year in 2015-16, although it was one of the least accurate in 2016-17. What accounted for these differences? In 2015-16 and 2017-18, CARMELO used a combination of Real Plus-Minus and Box Plus/Minus to make its forecasts, whereas in 2016-17 it solely used BPM. (CARMELO uses a mix of two-thirds RPM and one-third BPM rather than weighting them equally.) While we’ll want another two or three season to know for sure, we strongly suspect that the RPM/BPM blend outperforms BPM alone.In addition to our preseason projections, we update our projections for teams — though not for individual players — during the season using a version of the Elo rating system. (These are our so-called “CARM-Elo” projections.) In contrast to our preseason projections, these in-season projections sometimes seemed pretty hinky last season, at least when it came to forecasting the NBA playoffs. Despite an adjustment that was meant to give extra credit to teams with more playoff experience, the system seemed to overcorrect based on how teams finished out their regular seasons — getting too bullish on the 76ers and Raptors, for example, and too bearish on the Warriors and Cavs.One potential shortcoming is that whereas our preseason projections use depth charts and projected playing time for each team, the in-season updates do not. For instance, they had no way to account for Curry’s injury late in the regular season and subsequent return in the second round of the playoffs. One solution could be to continuously update depth charts (and CARMELO player projections) throughout the season instead of just at the start of the year. We’re examining alternatives; just know, for now, that we think the preseason CARMELO projections are pretty smart, but that our Elo-based method for updating them during the season might require some rethinking.What’s Different In CARMELO for 2018-19The major fix to CARMELO this season isn’t a change in how the system projects players, but rather in how it values them. Like many modern statistical systems, CARMELO uses a notion of the replacement-level player in calculating player value. A replacement-level player, in theory, is someone who is freely or cheaply available, e.g. a G League player or someone signed to a contract for the league minimum salary.How good, or bad, are these sorts of players? They’re below-average — but it turns out they’re not that far below average. Over the past four seasons, players signed to minimum-salary contracts or two-way contracts subtract about 1.5 points per 100 possessions from a team’s scoring margin1According to our RPM/BPM blend from above. Also, note that this calculation is weighted by their playing time. Part of the benefit of picking guys up off the waiver wire is that you can churn through them quickly, cutting bait with unproductive players at little expense but occasionally finding a hidden gem, which helps raise the weighted average for these types of players., relative to an average player — somewhat better than the -2.0 points per 100 possessions that CARMELO had assumed before. Moreover, we found that the quality of replacement-level players differs quite a bit by position. As the NBA shifts to smaller lineups, it’s relatively easy to find reasonably productive bigs on the waiver wire (see my colleague Chris Herring’s story on the sad saga of Roy Hibbert). But it’s harder to find good wings or point guards. Thus, our calculation of wins above replacement is now position-based, using the values you see in the table below.2For players who split their time across multiple positions, we use a blend of his positions to calculate replacement level. Blake Griffin+2.0+0.5+2.420554.013.5 Malachi Richardson-1.1-1.0-2.2685-0.12.3 Justin Holiday-0.7+0.0-0.618321.24.6 Quincy Acy-1.4-0.4-1.81069-0.31.0 Isaiah Whitehead-1.4-0.7-2.2899-0.22.6 Serge Ibaka-1.1+0.7-0.318660.63.0 Reggie Jackson+0.7-2.1-1.414370.32.0 Robert Williams-1.7+1.5-0.35380.06.3 Chris Andersen-3.3+1.1-2.2312-0.30.0 Reggie Bullock+0.1-0.6-0.514951.15.0 Torrey Craig-1.6-0.9-2.6723-0.30.7 Devon Hall-1.2-1.6-2.8217-0.10.8 Luol Deng-2.1+0.5-1.66300.00.4 Darius Miller+0.6-1.6-1.113350.42.7 Kevin Knox-2.1-1.7-3.81039-1.44.8 Myles Turner-0.9+2.2+1.322382.519.5 Frank Ntilikina-1.8-0.3-2.11839-0.411.0 Markelle Fultz-1.3-0.5-1.99900.013.7 Corey Brewer-2.4+0.5-1.9898-0.10.5 Brian Roberts-1.7-1.8-3.5299-0.30.1 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-1.1-0.8-1.91109-0.114.0 Marcus Thornton-1.4-1.7-3.1401-0.30.2 Zach Collins-2.4+0.5-1.91473-1.24.8 Spencer Hawes-2.0+0.8-1.2569-0.20.3 Jerami Grant-1.2-0.1-1.215520.13.6 Robert Covington-0.2+3.0+2.822745.223.5 Taurean Prince-0.5-0.1-0.720091.18.7 Garrett Temple-1.5-0.3-1.812530.00.9 Mike Dunleavy-1.5-1.4-2.9425-0.20.1 Royce O’Neale-1.1+1.0-0.113111.06.3 Gordon Hayward+2.1-0.4+1.711122.27.3 Pat Connaughton-0.4-1.3-1.710990.12.5 Trey Burke+1.2-2.8-1.611210.12.3 Kirk Hinrich-1.7-1.7-3.4316-0.30.2 Donald Sloan-0.7-1.4-2.1352-0.10.4 Marco Belinelli-0.1-2.2-2.41292-0.30.6 Damian Jones-1.8-0.1-1.9590.00.1 Trevor Ariza+0.0+0.7+0.721342.76.4 Carmelo Anthony-0.2-1.3-1.51824-0.11.1 Jarell Martin-2.5+0.1-2.41274-0.91.2 Andrew Wiggins+0.8-1.6-0.826251.413.2 Buddy Hield+0.9-1.4-0.519261.49.8 DeMarcus Cousins+2.4+2.2+4.521006.026.5 Sasha Vujacic-2.1-0.6-2.7301-0.10.2 Isaiah Taylor-1.0-1.4-2.41000-0.42.0 Emeka Okafor-2.7+1.8-0.9313-0.10.2 Lauri Markkanen+0.1-0.4-0.322691.017.4 Patty Mills+1.4-1.9-0.517551.23.5 Terrance Ferguson-1.2-1.5-2.81081-0.52.7 Gorgui Dieng-1.7+1.4-0.314990.32.4 DeMarre Carroll-0.3+0.5+0.317731.74.5 James Michael McAdoo-2.0+0.4-1.6394-0.10.8 Mike Scott-1.1-1.1-2.1931-0.50.4 Jonas Jerebko-1.2+0.0-1.29230.10.8 Channing Frye-0.3+0.1-0.26900.30.6 Joe Johnson-2.1-1.2-3.4821-0.70.2 Kostas Antetokounmpo-3.8+0.0-3.8172-0.21.1 Jordan Mickey-2.1+0.2-1.9537-0.21.2 Trevon Duval-2.4-1.8-4.2200-0.31.4 Richard Jefferson-2.2-1.5-3.6426-0.50.0 Bryn Forbes-0.4-2.3-2.71084-0.51.5 Trey Lyles-0.1-0.2-0.316100.77.3 Arnoldas Kulboka-2.0-0.5-2.5600.01.5 Langston Galloway-0.1-1.0-1.111580.52.9 Nick Collison-2.0+0.1-2.0358-0.20.1 Noah Vonleh-2.3+0.7-1.61223-0.32.8 Chimezie Metu-2.8+0.3-2.5296-0.31.3 Aaron Harrison-1.3-0.7-2.06240.02.3 Brandon Knight-0.4-2.2-2.7757-0.40.7 Kris Humphries-2.6+0.0-2.5299-0.20.1 Omri Casspi-1.4+0.3-1.28370.20.9 Luis Scola-1.8-0.8-2.6376-0.30.0 Gary Trent Jr.-2.2-1.8-4.0474-0.53.7 Tyler Zeller-2.3+0.6-1.7937-0.70.4 Kris Dunn-0.6+0.4-0.217781.511.7 Sam Dekker-1.0-0.3-1.310910.13.2 Raul Neto-0.5-0.7-1.28440.22.4 Tyler Lydon-0.6+0.3-0.42720.22.9 Anthony Tolliver+0.2-0.7-0.512540.41.3 Draymond Green+0.9+3.4+4.323327.028.6 Doug McDermott-0.6-2.0-2.61377-0.80.9 Hollis Thompson-1.2-1.1-2.3641-0.30.6 Theo Pinson-1.5-0.7-2.31440.00.8 Montrezl Harrell+0.3+0.0+0.314090.86.0 Chandler Parsons-1.1-0.7-1.8879-0.10.6 Terrence Jones-1.6-0.1-1.7870-0.30.9 Patrick Patterson-0.6+0.5-0.113160.72.5 Markel Brown-1.4-1.3-2.7306-0.10.5 Archie Goodwin-0.3-1.4-1.75780.12.2 Steven Adams+0.1+1.7+1.823943.015.0 Ivan Rabb-1.1-0.2-1.3990-0.13.8 Kevin Hervey-1.6-0.7-2.3273-0.11.8 Emmanuel Mudiay-0.7-2.1-2.81429-0.93.1 Juancho Hernangomez-0.5-0.7-1.18810.03.3 Iman Shumpert-1.3-0.2-1.59950.21.6 Dewayne Dedmon-1.9+2.3+0.415050.73.3 Mike James-0.1-1.4-1.59100.11.5 Joe Harris+0.1-1.6-1.515250.43.5 Tyler Ulis-0.7-2.1-2.81487-0.83.0 JaKarr Sampson-2.4+0.7-1.7619-0.11.2 Al-Farouq Aminu-0.7+1.9+1.120072.710.0 Aaron Holiday-0.9-2.2-3.1547-0.42.2 Overall-1.2-0.3-1.5 Giannis Antetokounmpo+3.1+2.4+5.525589.857.3 Josh Huestis-2.8+0.7-2.1790-0.30.6 Anthony Brown-1.5-1.4-2.9440-0.31.4 Joe Young-1.0-1.9-2.9584-0.40.8 Dwyane Wade-1.4-0.6-1.911620.00.4 Rudy Gobert-0.7+4.7+4.121225.323.9 Monta Ellis-1.8-0.8-2.6897-0.40.3 Sindarius Thornwell-2.0+0.6-1.412860.45.4 Luke Kornet-1.2+0.6-0.78830.23.9 TJ Leaf-1.1-1.2-2.3780-0.51.8 PF-1.4+0.3-1.1 Plus-Minus (Points per 100 possessions) Malik Beasley-0.8-1.2-2.0750-0.12.8 Chandler Hutchison-0.9-1.0-1.9539-0.13.8 Jeff Teague+1.3-0.9+0.422072.56.9 Damion Lee-1.1-0.3-1.48830.32.6 Festus Ezeli-1.9+1.2-0.63520.00.7 Ty Lawson-0.6-1.6-2.1795-0.20.3 Khris Middleton+1.3-0.5+0.823773.313.6 Kyle Korver-0.2-1.0-1.210530.41.2 Ben McLemore-1.6-1.4-3.01037-0.61.0 Dwayne Bacon-2.6-0.4-3.0910-0.61.9 PositionOffenseDefenseCombined Ivica Zubac-1.9+1.4-0.5960-0.14.0 Ryan Arcidiacono-1.1-0.9-2.0626-0.11.9 Jonathon Simmons-1.3-1.2-2.51452-0.60.9 Johnny O’Bryant III-2.1-0.2-2.4542-0.40.7 Jared Sullinger-1.2+0.8-0.55940.21.9 Dante Cunningham-1.9-0.2-2.11134-0.50.4 Collin Sexton-0.6-2.5-3.11254-1.08.3 J.J. Barea+0.9-2.3-1.512060.21.1 Mirza Teletovic-1.2-1.1-2.4466-0.30.1 Steve Blake-1.3-1.5-2.8407-0.20.2 Jason Smith-3.0+0.4-2.6451-0.40.1 Keenan Evans-1.6-1.6-3.2188-0.20.9 Troy Daniels+0.1-3.4-3.21136-0.80.7 Isaiah Canaan-0.5-1.6-2.1846-0.21.1 Nerlens Noel-2.1+3.1+1.012581.17.6 Delon Wright+0.7+0.5+1.315412.513.0 Lance Thomas-2.5-0.8-3.3879-0.90.1 Skal Labissiere-1.7+0.1-1.61373-0.43.2 Gerald Henderson-1.6-1.6-3.3650-0.50.2 Malik Monk-0.4-2.9-3.41313-1.12.9 Aron Baynes-3.3+1.9-1.4972-0.30.4 Jameer Nelson-1.3-2.1-3.4701-0.70.1 Tyrone Wallace-1.5-0.4-1.91268-0.13.1 Shaun Livingston-2.0-0.3-2.4855-0.30.4 Dejounte Murray-0.8+1.9+1.218553.026.6 Deandre Ayton-0.5-0.2-0.71742-0.316.9 Briante Weber-1.0-0.7-1.75480.02.0 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot-1.1-0.9-2.01144-0.23.6 Allonzo Trier-2.2-2.3-4.5118-0.20.2 Zach Randolph-1.5-1.4-2.91050-1.10.1 Grayson Allen-0.8-1.6-2.5568-0.22.9 Amir Johnson-1.2+2.5+1.212301.43.6 Jarrett Allen-1.6+1.6+0.016890.412.0 Jarrett Jack-1.2-1.2-2.4940-0.40.4 George King-1.7-1.8-3.5125-0.10.2 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk-2.0-1.6-3.6318-0.31.7 Ronnie Price-1.7-1.0-2.7314-0.20.0 Kyrie Irving+4.2-1.7+2.622515.326.2 Courtney Lee-0.4-1.2-1.717230.21.6 Cameron Payne-0.4-0.9-1.310770.24.0 Lonzo Ball+0.4+2.1+2.524815.845.3 Dion Waiters-0.5-1.0-1.514130.32.3 Beno Udrih-0.6-1.5-2.2435-0.10.1 Shabazz Muhammad-0.9-2.5-3.5727-0.70.4 Glenn Robinson III-1.1-0.4-1.59140.22.6 Cedi Osman-0.7-0.7-1.39710.23.8 Isaac Haas-3.4-0.4-3.870-0.10.0 Bogdan Bogdanovic+0.4-1.6-1.219890.75.5 Patrick Beverley+0.3+0.1+0.414541.74.3 Nikola Vucevic-0.7+2.3+1.619672.28.3 Lance Stephenson-1.0-1.7-2.71163-0.60.7 DeAndre Liggins-2.6+0.2-2.4680-0.20.5 Melvin Frazier-1.5-0.8-2.3375-0.12.5 Andrew Harrison-0.5-0.6-1.115950.56.8 Avery Bradley-1.0-1.3-2.21558-0.31.2 Mindaugas Kuzminskas-2.8-1.3-4.1268-0.40.1 Gary Neal-2.3-1.8-4.1273-0.40.0 Jaylen Barford-1.7-1.8-3.5133-0.10.4 Dragan Bender-1.9+0.0-1.82020-0.810.2 Tim Hardaway Jr.+1.2-1.1+0.220572.39.9 Caris LeVert-0.1-0.6-0.618010.97.9 The overall effect of these changes is, first, to boost the value of guards and wings relative to big men, and second, to increase the value of star players relative to average ones. (If you can sign a guy who’s only slightly below average for the minimum salary, you shouldn’t pay that much of a premium to grab a merely average player instead.) We think this brings CARMELO a little closer to how NBA teams actually value players.3This higher replacement level also implies that there are a fair number of sub-replacement-level players who get regular playing time in the league. We think this makes sense too; a lot of these players are in their first or second NBA seasons, and the NBA is a tough league for rookies — but getting them regular playing time is important to their long-term development. Also, let’s be honest: a handful of NBA teams each season are tanking, and may deliberately employ counterproductive players.One other small modification is that we now issue projections for American-born players who had little or no NCAA playing time, such as Anfernee Simons (who decided to forgo his college eligibility) or Michael Porter Jr. (who played only three games at Missouri because of injury).4The adjusted college statistics provided to us by ESPN’s Stats & Information Group for our rookie projections are calculated for the top 100 draft prospects only, so we also use this method for rookies who fell outside the top 100 but who nonetheless require a projection. These projections use a limited set of information — namely the player’s position, height, weight, age, draft position, and their career number of NCAA minutes played. (Our regular projections for rookies, by contrast, use NCAA stats that have been adjusted for pace and opponent quality, as provided to us by ESPN’s Stats & Information Group). Last year, we’d introduced similar projections for players who played in Europe (or another international league) rather than the NCAA; this is simply an extension of that system for players who neither played in Europe nor the NCAA.Finally, as a small token of appreciation our for people who made it through this entire story on methodology, here are our new CARMELO projections in capsule form, with a summary of 2018-19 as well as long-term projections for the more than 600 players in our system. Have fun browsing through the CARMELOs and enjoying the drama of the NBA offseason. Jamal Crawford-0.9-4.0-4.9864-1.40.0 Jakob Poeltl-0.8+2.1+1.315791.713.6
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Sept 2015 – Safety tips from police this year focus on a combination of old school and new school advice as the new academic year rolls in. In the Turks and Caicos, Police are most concerned with road safety, smarter drivers and knowledgeable children. The Royal Turks and Caicos Police asks motorists to keep the speed limit in school zones, be alert especially in residential areas as we drive and to reduce distractions like our addictive cell phones, once on the road. Parents are encouraged to remind their children to never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars, to always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them and that it is still a good idea to rehearse with children their full name, address and phone number as well as walk with your children through the neighbourhood showing them places they can go in the event of an emergency; this includes a trusted neighbour or an open store.For more safety tips, just visit the TCI Police Facebook page, and let’s make the 2015/2016 academic year a safe one! Related Items:parents, police, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, school safety Recommended for you Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online
Trinkets & Treasures National Fair Online Auction Extended Related Items:collins house grounds, historic bahamas foundation, trinkets & treasures fair Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, 05 Feb 2016 – In a novel approach to mixing the atmosphere of a fair with serious fund-raising, nearly a dozen charities and causes will come together on the grounds of Collins House Friday and Saturday with booths filled with extraordinary goods from furniture to antiques, fine art to jewelry, books, collectibles and more.The event, hosted by the Historic Bahamas Foundation, is called Trinkets & Treasures and is believed to be the first of its kind to be staged locally. Participating organizations will walk away with 70% of all proceeds with 30% going toward Historic Bahamas Foundation. Those funds are earmarked for the restoration of The Hermitage, Cat Island.Trinkets & Treasures will open for buyers and bidders Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and again from 4- 7 pm. Gates open Saturday at 9 am. Live entertainment will begin at noon with a brief opening ceremony set for 1 pm.A live auction will follow at 2 pm with some 75 items up for grabs. Popular radio host and hospitality executive Ed Fields is serving as auctioneer.“We believe that the combination of participants, the causes and charities they represent and the goods they have selected to offer for sale to raise funds will be so unusual that it will bring antique-and-treasure hunting to the grounds of historic Collins House in a way that has never quite been done before in Nassau,” said Trinkets and Treasures Chair Diane Phillips. “We have participants who are donating thousands of dollars’ worth of valuable and unusual furniture, antiques, lamps, rare books, fine art and jewelry, including one-of-a-kind pieces. Some of these pieces have been in storage for years and are now being brought out because there is a place and a cause the owners want to get behind.”In addition to goods and experiences for sale or available by auction, the fairgrounds will be filled with food vendors, including the Rotary Clubs van, bouncing castle, music by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band and Rangers unit, Ambassador Chorale and others.“We also have special appearances – the new all-electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, will be available for test drives between 4-6 pm on Friday evening. Body painting artist Monty Knowles will be present with the Junkanoo nymph on Saturday and RBDF Acting Commander Tellis Bethel will share his story about The Lucayan Sea,” said Phillips.An online auction at auction.bahamalocal.com will continue until the live auction on Saturday. There is nearly $100,000 worth of goods and experiences up for grabs including a Stuart Cove Dive boating experience for 20, dinner at some of The Bahamas’ finest restaurants including Albany and Sapodilla, four $250 gift certificates from Super Value, gift certificates from Kelly’s Home Centre, a Ricardo Knowles original painting, tickets for two on Sky Bahamas, a weekend at luxurious Grand Isle Resort & Spa, Exuma, cigars, chocolates and luxury watches from Graycliff, numerous gifts from John Bull, Starbuck’s and La Perfumerie and much more. Arawak Homes is offering to waive all architectural and engineering fees – a value that could easily exceed $35,000 – even if the winner builds on her own lot. The first DFIA Director for the Caribbean is donating a kart, a door is making six sessions with a leading personal fitness trainer available and among the most sought after one of a kind luxury goods will be two original Harl Taylor bags.Admission is $1 at the gate and proceeds from sale of goods and the auction will go to participating organizations including Bahamas Red Cross, Sickle Cell Association, Historic Charles Towne, Blairwood Academy (for special needs teacher at Adelaide Primary and Gambier Primary), PMH Foundation, Prince of Peace Lodge, Links, Cofamibia, the Bahamas National Feeding Network and more. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Rangers Football Club midfielder Ryan Jack has called on his teammates to improve after their lacklustre displays in their last three games.The Ibrox side have failed to win any of their last three games, including a disappointing loss to Aberdeen and Jack believes a lack of quality at key moments has been the club’s main problem of late.“It’s tough to take off the back of Sunday,” he said, according to EveningTimes.“We wanted to put in a strong performance and get the three points. It wasn’t to be. So it’s disappointing.“We have a chance on Saturday to put the last two games to bed and put it right.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“It’s just motivation for the players to realise that every day you need to be on top of your game.“Every match at this club demands standards, you need to be at the top of your game every day in training or you get left behind.“As players, you just get your head down, keep working hard. It’s important we all stick together and I’m sure it will all be good.“Training has been excellent. It’s as good as it has been. Obviously, on the back of Sunday’s disappointment, there can be a hangover. But training was lively, it was a good standard.“You just have to keep working, there’s no other answer for it. Get your head down, stick together and it will change.”