ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » We associate hard work with success. We set personal and professional goals, develop plans to achieve them, and then get to work. But what happens when you struggle, or life doesn’t go according to plan? Great leaders and achievers don’t let setbacks derail them; rather, they reflect on what went wrong and what they can do differently to meet their goals.Author David Robson, who writes on decision making and behavior, published a recent article in which he stresses the importance of having a strategic mindset to reach goals. He reviewed findings from the University of Singapore in which researchers looked at metacognition and how aware people are of their own way of thinking.With a strategic mindset, people continuously question and refine their approach. To determine if you’re on the right path to this frame of mind, consider how often do you ask yourself these questions and then rate yourself (1=never, 5=all the time):When you’re stuck on something: What are things I can do to help myself?When you feel like you’re not making progress: Is there a better way of doing this?
A woman who lived less than a mile from her local hospital died after an ambulance took almost an hour to get to her house.Margaret Callaghan died just hours after being released from Letterkenny University Hospital in January 2018.The mother of eight had just undergone a non-emergency investigation and was released to her home at Bracken Lea at Mountaintop in Letterkenny. However, she suffered serious abdominal pain later that day and her family called an ambulance.During a pre-evidential inquest hearing at Letterkenny’s Coroner’s Court held today (Wed) it was heard how it took the ambulance almost an hour to get to Mrs Callaghan’s home.The 71-year-old died a short time later.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley told the hearing the full inquest will hear how there was an “offload delay” at Letterkenny University Hospital which led to the hour-long delay in getting an ambulance to Mrs Callaghan. He explained how ambulance protocol means that patients cannot leave an ambulance and allow the vehicle to be operational again until the patient is admitted to hospital.On the day in question, January 9th, 2018, there were two ambulances at the Accident and Emergency Department of Letterkenny University Hospital.Both had patients inside with one delayed for six and half hours and the other for three and a half hours outside the hospital.Dr McCauley told legal representatives for the HSE and the Callaghan family that there will be a number of factors which will have to be explored during the inquest.These will include a full report ordered by Dr McCauley into the “offload delay” situation at the hospital as well as the general movement of patients through the hospital. He said the report will address the “offload delay” on the night which included one ambulance waiting six and a half hours to deliver a patient which should have taken “between ten and twenty minutes.”Among those called to give evidence will be the Director of the National Ambulance Service, Cathal O Domhnaill.Other evidence will be given by Mrs Callaghan’s family, who were in court, and also medical evidence from various medical personnel as well as Gardai.Dr McCauley said he will also allude to a policy document on ambulance response times published following the death of another Co Donegal woman. Maura Porter, aged 70, died after it took an ambulance up to 50 minutes to travel 62 kms from Letterkenny to her hometown of Carndonagh after she was knocked down coming home from mass in December 2013.She later died from her injuries at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The Director of the National Ambulance Service, Cathal O Domhnaill told her inquest that there were nine ambulances covering Co Donegal on the night Mrs Porter died but that five had been delayed at Letterkenny University Hospital.The tragedy sparked a review of ambulance response times in the region.The key finding of the report was that the ambulance offload delay at Letterkenny University Hospital for several hours led to the depletion of ambulance services at Letterkenny hospital.Dr McCauley fixed the full inquest for a date in December.Woman died after ambulance took an HOUR to travel ONE mile to her home was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ambualnceDr Denis McCauleyhospitalinquestinvestigationletterkennyMargaret Callaghan
12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… After a 16-month ban, controversial music streaming service Grooveshark is back on Google’s Android platform. The shift represents a change of luck for the beleaguered company, who eagerly announced the news via email last night. Are things finally looking up for Grooveshark, or has the streaming music market moved on without it? The company apparently managed to convince Google that any piracy being committed in its name was done via third-party “rogue apps,” which let users do less legally defensible thing like actually download the streaming tracks. Grooveshark says it worked with Google have such apps removed.It’s an interesting move for Google to make, since the search giant has been working to ingratiate itself iwth content owners, even going so far as to factor copyright complaints into its search algorithms.But Grooveshark still faces a decidedly uphill battle for longterm viability, at least in its current form. For one thing, it’s being sued by all four major music labels in the U.S., each one claiming that Grooveshark encourages copyright infringement. Even though users can’t download music directly from Grooveshark (without third party hacks, apps or plugins), the labels say that the site’s model of allowing people to upload their collections and allow others to stream them violates copyright law. Grooveshark is also accused of actively encouraging users to upload infringing content, a charge the company denies. It was these copyright concerns that led both Google and Apple to pull the plug on the service’s mobile apps.Meanwhile, label-embraced streaming services like Rdio and Spotify are growing in popularity by the week. Those services have issues of their own (queasy indie artists and debates about royalty payouts), but they stand on firm legal ground and enjoy tight integrations with Facebook, which puts their products in front of millions of eyeballs. Even if it survives litigation unscathed, Grooveshark faces an increasingly competitive marketplace for streaming music.“At the end of the day we are trying to build a business that gets the consumers to pay for music and not only expand the revenue pie but optimize the cost side of the label equation,” Grooveshark PR Director Danika Azzarelli told ReadWriteWeb. “Getting the majority of the recorded music business to see the execution of our vision is one of our biggest challenges.”Then there’s the issue of its exclusion from the biggest smartphone platforms in the world. Google booted the app from Android in April of last year, following in the footsteps of Apple, who yanked it from the official iOS App Store two summers ago (it’s still available to jailbreakers). Grooveshark even saw its official Facebook page briefly deactivated due to a copyright-related takedown notice, although it was quickly restored.To cope with its app store bans, Grooveshark developed its own in-browser Web app using HTML5. As Facebook’s recent reversal on the HTML5 showed, the technology is not quite flawless yet. But for smartphone users addicted to Grooveshark’s brand of all-you-can-stream music, the mobile-friendly design is a pretty good compromise in the absence of native apps. Now that Grooveshark is back on Android, the company is planning to revisit the issue with Apple, which pulled the app in response to copyright complaints made by Universal Music Group. There’s no timeline on that yet, but users can expect an update on that front “very soon,” Azzarelli said.UPDATE:On Friday August 31, the Grooveshark app was again pulled from Google Play. We’ll update this story as more information becomes available. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#music#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts john paul titlow
AFC CUP PHOTOPhilippines Football League club Global Cebu starts its uphill climb to qualify out of its group in the AFC Cup on Saturday when it battles FLC Thanh Hoa of Vietnam at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi.Following the departure of skipper Misagh Bahadoran, midfielder Dennis Villanueva and defender Amani Aguinaldo, Global is faced with a tough task of getting its act together quickly with new signings Daniel Gadia, Jinggoy Valmayor, Curt Dizon and Ian Lee expected to play key roles.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “I’ve seen watching some of their games to see their strengths and weaknesses,” said Allado. “I believe the team had a good run last year. They also trained in South Korea which is colder than here so they are ready.”With Bahadoran’s departure, goalkeeper Patrick Deyto has been elevated to captain the side.Deyto said starting their campaign on the wrong foot in a group that also includes Bali United of Indonesia and Yangon United of Myanmar will be one of the keys to surviving the group stage.“I agree with our coach that playing away from home is always hard but we will do everything to get the full three points,” said Deyto.ADVERTISEMENT With extraordinary political theater, Winter Olympics begin Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Coach Marjo Allado’s charges will be up against a Thanh Hoa side that reached the final round of qualifying in the AFC Champions League a few weeks ago. Kickoff for the match is set at 5:30 p.m.The Filipino mentor admitted kicking off their campaign on the road makes their path to the knockout stages even more difficult.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“An away game is always tough to start a tournament but we will give our best to have a good result ,” said Allado.Allado is aware of the threat posed by Thanh Hoa, which finished second in the Vietnamese top flight last season. AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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. McDaniels-1.5-0.5-2.0423-0.11.3 Sterling Brown-1.9-0.2-2.11001-0.13.3 Jeremy Lin-0.3-1.0-1.38700.21.0 Jayson Tatum+1.2+1.7+2.927296.551.9 Marvin Bagley III-0.7-0.8-1.51693-0.715.2 Stanley Johnson-1.3+0.7-0.619261.011.6 Michael Porter Jr.-1.9-0.2-2.1887-0.47.8 Keita Bates-Diop-1.7-0.5-2.2255-0.21.1 Vince Edwards-1.5-1.2-2.7287-0.21.2 Meyers Leonard-1.0+0.3-0.7854-0.11.2 Jordan Bell+0.0+2.8+2.813102.516.4 Pau Gasol-0.9+2.3+1.415321.83.0 Khem Birch-1.4+0.9-0.58890.11.9 Chris Bosh-1.2+0.9-0.35710.10.9 Mike Muscala-0.8+0.6-0.212800.22.4 Solomon Hill-1.4+0.5-0.910110.42.4 Pablo Prigioni-2.4-1.3-3.7364-0.40.0 Taj Gibson-1.3+0.6-0.718560.31.6 Kevin Love+1.6+0.8+2.418873.310.7 Al Horford+0.5+1.9+2.421463.510.3 Paul George+2.1+0.6+2.726406.225.1 DeAndre Jordan-0.3+2.2+1.920942.79.1 Wilson Chandler-1.0-0.6-1.616300.01.3 Jarred Vanderbilt-1.0+0.3-0.74140.213.1 CJ McCollum+2.1-1.8+0.325762.912.5 Deron Williams+0.0-1.3-1.39080.20.8 Ekpe Udoh-1.6+3.7+2.15530.82.2 Travis Wear-1.6+0.1-1.54100.01.0 C-1.7+1.3-0.4 Nikola Jokic+4.0+2.1+6.221818.349.7 C.J. Watson-2.2-1.2-3.4317-0.30.1 Alex Abrines-0.1-1.4-1.511370.33.5 Clint Capela-0.5+2.4+1.920672.714.1 Zhaire Smith-1.2-0.4-1.69200.015.3 Miles Plumlee-3.6+0.8-2.8700-0.80.1 DeAndre’ Bembry-2.2+0.1-2.1762-0.31.6 Derrick White-0.5-0.2-0.71660.10.4 Pascal Siakam-0.8+1.2+0.516401.49.6 Derrick Jones Jr.-1.1+0.0-1.17890.12.9 Andrew White III-2.7-1.3-4.0420-0.50.6 Jerryd Bayless-1.2-1.7-2.9798-0.50.3 Nikola Mirotic+0.7+0.8+1.518382.610.9 Matt Barnes-1.5-0.5-2.0750-0.20.3 Luke Kennard+0.2-0.7-0.517161.414.2 Tyler Ennis-0.8-0.6-1.49400.13.7 Joffrey Lauvergne-1.8-0.3-2.1771-0.50.6 Terry Rozier+1.0-0.4+0.719292.515.9 Tim Frazier-1.0-0.7-1.710160.11.7 Brice Johnson+0.2+0.8+1.0840.10.8 Cristiano Felicio-2.3-0.4-2.7965-1.10.4 Salah Mejri-2.9+3.5+0.68790.51.0 Chris McCullough-1.2+0.0-1.24060.01.9 Randy Foye-2.4-1.1-3.5426-0.40.1 Boris Diaw-2.6-0.4-3.0426-0.40.0 Marc Gasol-0.7+1.8+1.220751.84.5 Kenneth Faried-1.0-0.3-1.3874-0.10.8 Mike Conley+2.1-1.0+1.115232.46.1 Gary Harris+2.0-1.0+0.923883.722.1 Frank Mason-0.1-1.9-2.01160-0.22.5 Anthony Morrow-1.5-1.8-3.3311-0.20.1 How good are replacement-level NBA players?Based on performance of players signed to minimum or two-way contracts, 2014-15 through 2017-18 Guerschon Yabusele-0.7+0.3-0.46570.33.5 Matthew Dellavedova-1.0-1.8-2.81056-0.60.7 OG Anunoby+0.4+0.5+0.920572.927.5 Shake Milton-1.6-1.4-3.1279-0.21.4 Andre Roberson-1.5+2.4+0.916632.410.8 Jamal Murray+2.4-2.0+0.423732.926.2 Shelvin Mack-0.4-1.2-1.612130.11.6 James Johnson-0.6+1.4+0.817402.16.1 Mohamed Bamba-1.8+2.3+0.612520.717.8 Hassan Whiteside-2.2+2.9+0.816751.46.0 Chase Budinger-1.6-0.3-2.0289-0.10.4 Will Barton+1.0-1.0+0.021902.29.0 Semaj Christon-2.0-1.6-3.7516-0.60.6 DJ Hogg-2.3-0.7-3.1144-0.10.5 Brandon Bass-2.0-0.5-2.4361-0.30.1 JaMychal Green-1.4-0.3-1.71536-0.51.2 Wesley Johnson-2.5+1.7-0.910850.51.5 LaMarcus Aldridge+0.5+1.1+1.622963.07.6 Greg Monroe-0.3+0.9+0.614781.14.0 Marcus Georges-Hunt-1.2-1.2-2.4379-0.11.3 Nik Stauskas-0.7-1.4-2.11059-0.12.2 Paul Zipser-3.1-0.5-3.6798-0.80.7 Jaylen Brown+0.4+0.2+0.622192.622.8 Goran Dragic+1.2-1.4-0.320001.64.7 Maxi Kleber-1.9+0.5-1.51225-0.31.6 Lucas Nogueira-1.7+3.6+1.910691.47.3 Isaac Bonga-1.7-0.7-2.3166-0.14.7 Dwight Howard-1.7+2.2+0.520721.03.0 Michael Carter-Williams-1.5+0.9-0.510880.73.9 Kevin Garnett-2.3-0.1-2.4436-0.30.0 Willy Hernangomez-0.8+1.3+0.511210.54.9 Eric Bledsoe+2.1-0.5+1.722184.115.9 CJ Miles+0.2-1.4-1.211570.31.4 Dario Saric+0.7-0.3+0.422512.213.6 Bismack Biyombo-3.2+1.0-2.21302-1.30.6 Cory Joseph-0.3-0.9-1.218180.53.8 Dakota Mathias-1.3-1.5-2.8155-0.10.6 Jamel Artis-1.9-1.0-2.9518-0.30.9 CARMELO NBA Player Projections: Our probabilistic forecast of what a current NBA player’s future might look like, based on similar players throughout history. 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
The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) is urging Victorians to contribute to the fund-raising efforts for the victims of the massive earthquake that has struck Nepal and surrounding areas. “It was heartening that the Australian Government had acted quickly and pledged to send $5 million in humanitarian aid to the people affected by the 7.9 earthquake that had its epicentre north-west of Kathmandu,” ECCV chairperson, Mr Eddie Micallef, said. The Victorian Government had also pledged $500,000 to the Nepal Region Earthquake Appeal established by the Red Cross.“The ECCV, as the peak non-government organisation representing ethnic and multicultural communities in Victoria, has more than 200 member organisations – some of which are from the Nepalese, Bhutanese and surrounding communities,” Mr Micallef added. “Our thoughts are with individuals and their families who have been directly affected by this natural disaster, and we ask that all members of the Victorian community give generously to help these people in such a desperate time of need. “We urge the international community to do all it can to provide support and aid to rebuild the towns and cities in Nepal and surrounding regions affected by the earthquake,” he stressed.Mr Micallef said it was tragic that reports were coming into Australia about people in Kathmandu and other areas having to live on the streets because they are terrified of aftershocks and are scared of returning to their homes. “However, as the extent of the tragedy is continually unfolding and being made clearer, we are calling on the Australian Government to consider increasing its contribution by putting more aid in place. “Media reports have indicated that members of the Victorian Nepalese and other communities are starting to raise funds so that they can directly contribute to the relief effort. We are urging all members of the Victorian community to give as much support as they can to help victims of this massive disaster.” *For further information contact ECCV chairman Eddie Micallef on 0413 127 422 and ECCV Media Advisor John Watts on 0400 195 480 or [email protected] Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram