UN to fund accountability process in Lanka

Nandy said the UN is ready to support the Government in understanding the nature and scale of the issues in Sri Lanka, and to look at joint and innovative solutions. He also said the UN would also encourage the adoption of a coordinated approach by all development partners to maximise aid effectiveness. (Colombo Gazette) The Peacebuilding Fund will support Sri Lanka, initially with $3 million, to establish and operationalize processes for building peace through reconciliation and accountability by addressing the critical core grievances of minorities in an inclusive and consultative manner. The United Nations today said that it is working with Sri Lanka to fund building peace through reconciliation and accountability by addressing the critical core grievances of minorities in an inclusive and consultative manner.The UN Country team is working with its counterparts – coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – and finalizing an initiative for support from the UN Peacebuilding Fund. In particular, with the support of the Fund, the UN is looking at supporting the Government in four areas including through technical support to establish an inclusive and credible domestic mechanism to address human rights violations and accountability and provide redress to victims and conflict affected groups, including families of the missing, in line with international standards. This was revealed by Subinay Nandy, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Sri Lanka at the Donor Conference on the Comprehensive Policy Framework and Formulation of the Resettlement Action Plan held today.“We in the UN are encouraged as we continue working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka, and see the consultation today as an important step in part of a longstanding partnership to ensure durable and lasting solutions for all internally displaced persons,” Nandy said. read more

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Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for 262 billion

NEW YORK, N.Y. – In a surprise move, Microsoft said Monday that it is buying LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion, a deal that could bring subtle but significant changes for the professional network’s more than 430 million members.LinkedIn will remain an independent unit of Microsoft. It will keep its name, and current CEO Jeff Weiner will stay on and report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. LinkedIn lets members network with other professionals, upload their resumes, catch up on career advice and search for jobs.For Microsoft, the deal presents an opportunity to cement itself as the tech company for the world’s professionals, helping them find jobs, learn new skills and do their work. Microsoft will also look for ways to combine Microsoft’s software for workers with the information stored in LinkedIn’s online professional network.For instance, Nadella told The Associated Press that Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana could mine LinkedIn for helpful data. “Cortana can wake up before you go into a meeting and inform you about all the people you are meeting for the first time and the connections you have with them,” he said.Similarly, he said, LinkedIn’s “news feed” — which provides articles and updates from your contacts on the network — could highlight information that’s relevant to a project you might be working on using Microsoft’s Office 365 software. LinkedIn users might see changes in the first year after the deal is closed, Nadella said.Microsoft may also integrate its business software with LinkedIn’s growing business of providing sales professionals with contacts and information to help make sales to large companies.LinkedIn, based in Mountain View, California, is by far Microsoft’s largest acquisition — much larger than Skype, which the company bought for $8.5 billion in 2011. Microsoft Corp., which is in Redmond, Washington, is paying $196 for each share of LinkedIn Corp., a 50 per cent premium over the stock’s closing price of $131.08 on Friday. The deal is expected to close this year.LinkedIn’s business and share price have been rocky recently. In February, it gave a surprise forecast for slower growth that led to a big sell-off, wiping out nearly $11 billion in market value. The company said at the time that its adjusted earnings would be 55 cents a share on revenue of roughly $820 million. Its stock climbed higher after it reported better than expected results for the first quarter, though not enough to recover from the earlier plunge.In an email to LinkedIn employees posted online , Weiner asked them to give themselves “some time to process the news.”“You might feel a sense of excitement, fear, sadness, or some combination of all of those emotions. Every member of the exec team has experienced the same, but we’ve had months to process,” he wrote. “Regardless of the ups and downs, we’ve come out the other side knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is the best thing for our company.”Microsoft has a mixed track record with acquisitions, having written off more than $10 billion it poured into companies such as cellphone maker Nokia and an online ad firm called aQuantive. Nadella expressed confidence that this one will succeed, citing the company’s more successful takeovers of Skype and Minecraft.LinkedIn shares soared 47 per cent to $192.50 in midday trading Monday. Microsoft shares slipped nearly 3 per cent to $50.01.___AP Technology Writer Brandon Bailey contributed to this story from San Francisco. Microsoft to buy networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion FILE – This July 3, 2014, file photo, shows the Microsoft Corp. logo outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft said Monday, June 13, 2016, it is buying professional networking service site LinkedIn for about $26.2 billion. LinkedIn, based in Mountain View, Calif., has more than 430 million members. (AP Photo Ted S. Warren, File) by Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2016 6:58 am MDT Last Updated Jun 13, 2016 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Our NBA Player Projections Are Ready For 201819

Beno Udrih-0.6-1.5-2.2435-0.10.1 Montrezl Harrell+0.3+0.0+0.314090.86.0 Donald Sloan-0.7-1.4-2.1352-0.10.4 Jameer Nelson-1.3-2.1-3.4701-0.70.1 Larry Nance Jr.-0.7+2.4+1.617242.312.2 Bam Adebayo-1.2+1.5+0.317980.915.2 Sources: ESPN.com, Basketball-Reference.com Mike Muscala-0.8+0.6-0.212800.22.4 SF-1.4-0.2-1.6 Vince Edwards-1.5-1.2-2.7287-0.21.2 C-1.7+1.3-0.4 Dante Exum-0.1-0.6-0.710570.77.2 Shabazz Muhammad-0.9-2.5-3.5727-0.70.4 Marvin Bagley III-0.7-0.8-1.51693-0.715.2 Gorgui Dieng-1.7+1.4-0.314990.32.4 Miles Plumlee-3.6+0.8-2.8700-0.80.1 Justin Patton-1.9+0.3-1.6343-0.21.4 Jordan Clarkson+0.2-2.1-2.01694-0.22.2 Marcus Morris-0.6-0.4-1.116280.11.8 Robin Lopez-2.8+0.8-2.11472-1.30.2 Jimmy Butler+3.3+1.4+4.723108.338.3 Tim Hardaway Jr.+1.2-1.1+0.220572.39.9 Spencer Dinwiddie+1.7-0.7+1.020223.017.1 Ray Spalding-2.1+0.8-1.32610.02.7 Isaiah Whitehead-1.4-0.7-2.2899-0.22.6 Troy Brown-1.5-0.9-2.5936-0.312.9 Joakim Noah-2.6+1.8-0.9348-0.10.2 LeBron James+5.4+0.8+6.2276411.541.0 Kawhi Leonard+2.6+1.9+4.616705.622.3 Chris Bosh-1.2+0.9-0.35710.10.9 James Jones-1.7-1.1-2.8391-0.30.1 Markieff Morris-1.4+0.6-0.717310.42.4 Gary Neal-2.3-1.8-4.1273-0.40.0 Matt Barnes-1.5-0.5-2.0750-0.20.3 Wesley Johnson-2.5+1.7-0.910850.51.5 Marvin Williams+0.0+0.4+0.417601.74.5 Amir Johnson-1.2+2.5+1.212301.43.6 Anthony Tolliver+0.2-0.7-0.512540.41.3 Mario Chalmers-1.1-0.1-1.39720.20.9 Yogi Ferrell+0.2-0.7-0.618731.38.0 Robert Covington-0.2+3.0+2.822745.223.5 Ricky Rubio+1.3+0.9+2.223105.021.1 Kemba Walker+4.1-1.5+2.626256.326.0 Andre Iguodala-0.6+1.1+0.514581.73.5 Brice Johnson+0.2+0.8+1.0840.10.8 Boris Diaw-2.6-0.4-3.0426-0.40.0 Goran Dragic+1.2-1.4-0.320001.64.7 Bradley Beal+2.8-1.2+1.627055.327.4 DeMarcus Cousins+2.4+2.2+4.521006.026.5 Russell Westbrook+6.3+1.0+7.3248112.452.7 Kyle Anderson-0.7+3.0+2.319313.822.2 John Wall+2.4-0.2+2.222524.920.0 Enes Kanter+0.6-0.2+0.318410.84.8 Timofey Mozgov-3.7+0.8-2.8512-0.70.0 Kelly Olynyk+0.8+1.3+2.117972.813.0 T.J. McConnell-1.3-0.1-1.316020.33.6 Chimezie Metu-2.8+0.3-2.5296-0.31.3 Shabazz Napier+0.2-0.6-0.513191.04.6 Lucas Nogueira-1.7+3.6+1.910691.47.3 Terry Rozier+1.0-0.4+0.719292.515.9 Reggie Jackson+0.7-2.1-1.414370.32.0 Kenrich Williams-0.8+0.0-0.91620.01.1 Kostas Antetokounmpo-3.8+0.0-3.8172-0.21.1 Bojan Bogdanovic-0.4-1.7-2.21770-0.41.3 LaMarcus Aldridge+0.5+1.1+1.622963.07.6 Carmelo Anthony-0.2-1.3-1.51824-0.11.1 David Nwaba-1.4-0.6-2.01261-0.12.3 Joe Young-1.0-1.9-2.9584-0.40.8 Andzejs Pasecniks-0.3+0.5+0.21980.12.9 Tristan Thompson-1.3+0.1-1.31271-0.41.1 Bonzie Colson-1.3+0.1-1.11850.01.6 James Johnson-0.6+1.4+0.817402.16.1 Rashad Vaughn-1.2-1.0-2.1659-0.12.0 Nemanja Bjelica-0.7+0.7+0.113081.13.1 Skal Labissiere-1.7+0.1-1.61373-0.43.2 Kevin Love+1.6+0.8+2.418873.310.7 Hassan Whiteside-2.2+2.9+0.816751.46.0 Alize Johnson-1.0-1.2-2.2254-0.21.1 Langston Galloway-0.1-1.0-1.111580.52.9 Malcolm Delaney-1.8-1.2-2.9928-0.60.4 Fred VanVleet+1.5-0.2+1.316572.716.7 Landry Shamet-0.9-2.0-3.0501-0.32.8 Damion Lee-1.1-0.3-1.48830.32.6 Kobe Bryant-1.4-1.6-3.0380-0.20.1 Joel Embiid+0.8+3.3+4.119444.828.9 Isaiah Taylor-1.0-1.4-2.41000-0.42.0 Marcus Smart+0.2+0.8+1.020933.319.7 MiKyle McIntosh-2.2-1.3-3.4105-0.10.2 Chris Paul+5.1+0.9+6.021209.132.4 Jared Sullinger-1.2+0.8-0.55940.21.9 D.J. Augustin+0.3-2.1-1.81255-0.10.9 Tayshaun Prince-2.9-0.6-3.5374-0.40.1 Harry Giles-1.0+0.1-0.92700.03.5 Jerome Robinson-1.2-1.8-2.9886-0.64.3 Ian Clark-1.0-2.1-3.21059-0.70.6 How good are replacement-level NBA players?Based on performance of players signed to minimum or two-way contracts, 2014-15 through 2017-18 Ian Mahinmi-2.7+2.1-0.6886-0.10.5 Solomon Hill-1.4+0.5-0.910110.42.4 Clint Capela-0.5+2.4+1.920672.714.1 Jason Terry-2.8-0.7-3.4437-0.40.0 Grayson Allen-0.8-1.6-2.5568-0.22.9 Rodney Stuckey-1.7-1.2-2.9415-0.20.2 Trevor Ariza+0.0+0.7+0.721342.76.4 Jrue Holiday+1.4+0.6+1.925975.420.5 Tyrone Wallace-1.5-0.4-1.91268-0.13.1 CJ McCollum+2.1-1.8+0.325762.912.5 Willie Cauley-Stein-1.5+1.6+0.219080.66.2 Eric Bledsoe+2.1-0.5+1.722184.115.9 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope+1.1-0.4+0.623893.416.4 Steven Adams+0.1+1.7+1.823943.015.0 Toney Douglas-0.8-0.7-1.54310.00.5 Serge Ibaka-1.1+0.7-0.318660.63.0 Jaylen Brown+0.4+0.2+0.622192.622.8 Joe Ingles+0.9+0.9+1.721243.712.2 Guerschon Yabusele-0.7+0.3-0.46570.33.5 Jayson Tatum+1.2+1.7+2.927296.551.9 Noah Vonleh-2.3+0.7-1.61223-0.32.8 J.J. Barea+0.9-2.3-1.512060.21.1 Steve Blake-1.3-1.5-2.8407-0.20.2 Mason Plumlee-0.8+1.8+1.016101.55.6 Aaron Gordon+1.0+0.3+1.323013.322.5 Myles Turner-0.9+2.2+1.322382.519.5 Iman Shumpert-1.3-0.2-1.59950.21.6 Paul Zipser-3.1-0.5-3.6798-0.80.7 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk-2.0-1.6-3.6318-0.31.7 Dewayne Dedmon-1.9+2.3+0.415050.73.3 Joe Harris+0.1-1.6-1.515250.43.5 Gary Trent Jr.-2.2-1.8-4.0474-0.53.7 Luke Kornet-1.2+0.6-0.78830.23.9 Thaddeus Young-1.1+1.5+0.421542.05.5 Brook Lopez-0.4+0.8+0.417280.72.7 Dejounte Murray-0.8+1.9+1.218553.026.6 Joe Johnson-2.1-1.2-3.4821-0.70.2 David Lee-1.2+1.2+0.15710.30.7 Patrick McCaw-1.9-1.1-3.01131-0.72.2 Kendrick Perkins-3.2+0.5-2.7183-0.20.0 Anthony Morrow-1.5-1.8-3.3311-0.20.1 DeMarre Carroll-0.3+0.5+0.317731.74.5 Zach Collins-2.4+0.5-1.91473-1.24.8 Nicolas Batum+0.5-0.2+0.220602.36.5 Brandan Wright-1.6+1.1-0.65340.10.7 Elfrid Payton+0.9-0.8+0.220672.113.3 Dennis Smith Jr.+0.1-1.5-1.422690.414.2 John Henson-2.1+2.1+0.115850.73.8 George Hill+0.8-0.7+0.116201.74.3 Brandon McCoy-3.3-0.5-3.8156-0.30.4 Moritz Wagner-2.0-0.4-2.5487-0.61.7 Dwayne Bacon-2.6-0.4-3.0910-0.61.9 John Collins-0.5+1.2+0.721961.923.3 Travis Wear-1.6+0.1-1.54100.01.0 Mitchell Robinson-2.4+0.1-2.4337-0.41.7 Maurice Harkless-0.6+0.7+0.116001.47.9 Gerald Green-0.9-1.2-2.1806-0.20.4 Kris Humphries-2.6+0.0-2.5299-0.20.1 Al Horford+0.5+1.9+2.421463.510.3 Ish Smith-0.2-0.8-1.017100.62.3 Marquese Chriss-1.4+0.7-0.818380.412.1 Darren Collison+1.4-1.5-0.117991.64.7 Devonte’ Graham-0.4-1.6-2.0413-0.12.0 Markelle Fultz-1.3-0.5-1.99900.013.7 Alan Williams-1.8+1.2-0.65880.01.4 Chris McCullough-1.2+0.0-1.24060.01.9 Tyler Lydon-0.6+0.3-0.42720.22.9 Jabari Parker+0.4-1.0-0.615410.67.2 Derrick Jones Jr.-1.1+0.0-1.17890.12.9 Tony Carr-1.5-2.0-3.5341-0.31.8 Michael Porter Jr.-1.9-0.2-2.1887-0.47.8 Elie Okobo-0.9-1.5-2.4252-0.13.2 Nicolas Brussino-2.3-1.1-3.4285-0.21.1 Thon Maker-1.5+0.5-1.01390-0.35.2 Greg Monroe-0.3+0.9+0.614781.14.0 Davis Bertans+0.3+0.4+0.712771.58.2 Chandler Parsons-1.1-0.7-1.8879-0.10.6 Alex Len-1.7+1.4-0.215520.23.6 Isaac Haas-3.4-0.4-3.870-0.10.0 Shaquille Harrison-0.4+0.1-0.38810.75.0 Tyler Johnson+0.2-0.5-0.319611.77.9 JaVale McGee-1.7+1.1-0.6700-0.10.5 Paul George+2.1+0.6+2.726406.225.1 Justin Anderson-0.9-0.9-1.79240.02.4 Josh Magette-0.9-1.5-2.4379-0.20.8 Robert Williams-1.7+1.5-0.35380.06.3 Roy Hibbert-3.2+1.7-1.6445-0.30.1 Malik Monk-0.4-2.9-3.41313-1.12.9 Shelvin Mack-0.4-1.2-1.612130.11.6 Mohamed Bamba-1.8+2.3+0.612520.717.8 Sergio Rodriguez-0.8-1.8-2.6583-0.30.2 Devon Hall-1.2-1.6-2.8217-0.10.8 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot-1.1-0.9-2.01144-0.23.6 Darius Miller+0.6-1.6-1.113350.42.7 Damian Lillard+5.4-1.5+3.925918.137.4 Denzel Valentine-0.3-0.4-0.618011.28.8 Karl-Anthony Towns+4.0+0.8+4.826347.649.4 Jarrett Jack-1.2-1.2-2.4940-0.40.4 Nerlens Noel-2.1+3.1+1.012581.17.6 Jeff Teague+1.3-0.9+0.422072.56.9 Torrey Craig-1.6-0.9-2.6723-0.30.7 Dorian Finney-Smith-2.0+0.0-2.0980-0.41.3 Andrew White III-2.7-1.3-4.0420-0.50.6 Jerian Grant+0.5-1.0-0.515771.16.9 Marcus Georges-Hunt-1.2-1.2-2.4379-0.11.3 Frank Ntilikina-1.8-0.3-2.11839-0.411.0 C.J. Williams-1.8-0.5-2.3830-0.20.9 Mike James-0.1-1.4-1.59100.11.5 Kris Dunn-0.6+0.4-0.217781.511.7 Josh McRoberts-2.0+0.0-2.0295-0.10.2 Michael Carter-Williams-1.5+0.9-0.510880.73.9 Overall-1.2-0.3-1.5 Melvin Frazier-1.5-0.8-2.3375-0.12.5 Derrick Favors-0.9+1.6+0.718671.46.4 Ersan Ilyasova-0.4+0.2-0.215760.82.5 Gary Clark-1.0+0.6-0.41780.11.7 2018-19 ProjectionLong-TERM Zaza Pachulia-1.5+2.0+0.69510.51.3 Tony Snell-0.4-1.2-1.617680.12.8 DeAndre’ Bembry-2.2+0.1-2.1762-0.31.6 Tyler Dorsey-0.4-2.4-2.81213-0.62.2 Anfernee Simons-1.7-1.4-3.0698-0.48.0 Devin Harris+0.2-0.9-0.89660.51.3 Taj Gibson-1.3+0.6-0.718560.31.6 Seth Curry+0.5-1.1-0.611870.83.4 Brandon Knight-0.4-2.2-2.7757-0.40.7 Tyson Chandler-2.2+1.9-0.39280.00.4 Stephen Curry+6.8-0.2+6.620889.642.8 Darrun Hilliard-1.8-0.9-2.7378-0.21.1 Ante Zizic-1.2+0.4-0.85650.02.8 Jordan Bell+0.0+2.8+2.813102.516.4 Andre Roberson-1.5+2.4+0.916632.410.8 DJ Hogg-2.3-0.7-3.1144-0.10.5 Jevon Carter-0.1-0.5-0.65500.36.2 Hollis Thompson-1.2-1.1-2.3641-0.30.6 Zach LaVine+0.5-1.9-1.415620.46.1 Pascal Siakam-0.8+1.2+0.516401.49.6 Tyler Cavanaugh-0.6-0.5-1.18800.02.0 Kobi Simmons-2.1-2.1-4.2987-1.40.6 Deandre Ayton-0.5-0.2-0.71742-0.316.9 Nene-1.8+2.3+0.57670.51.1 Tony Allen-2.7+0.5-2.2513-0.10.3 Tony Parker-1.6-2.0-3.6724-0.80.0 Metta World Peace-2.3-0.3-2.6456-0.30.1 Mike Scott-1.1-1.1-2.1931-0.50.4 Tyler Zeller-2.3+0.6-1.7937-0.70.4 Brandon Ingram-0.4-0.4-0.823280.817.1 Malik Beasley-0.8-1.2-2.0750-0.12.8 Lou Williams+2.9-3.1-0.220611.95.2 Terrence Ross-0.6-0.3-0.813030.73.2 Jarred Vanderbilt-1.0+0.3-0.74140.213.1 Sam Dekker-1.0-0.3-1.310910.13.2 Jerami Grant-1.2-0.1-1.215520.13.6 Kevon Looney-1.1+1.7+0.711741.18.6 Bismack Biyombo-3.2+1.0-2.21302-1.30.6 Willie Reed-1.7+0.7-1.07020.00.9 PJ Tucker-1.1+0.8-0.317051.12.9 Kevin Knox-2.1-1.7-3.81039-1.44.8 Jaylen Barford-1.7-1.8-3.5133-0.10.4 Joffrey Lauvergne-1.8-0.3-2.1771-0.50.6 Donte DiVincenzo-0.8-1.6-2.3701-0.24.9 Ty Lawson-0.6-1.6-2.1795-0.20.3 Omer Asik-3.5+1.0-2.5386-0.40.0 Rawle Alkins-2.2-1.5-3.8170-0.21.0 SG-1.1-0.8-1.9 2018-19 CARMELO projections, in one chart Glenn Robinson III-1.1-0.4-1.59140.22.6 Quincy Acy-1.4-0.4-1.81069-0.31.0 Aaron Brooks-1.7-2.0-3.8309-0.40.1 Frank Kaminsky+0.4-0.5-0.117870.75.7 Dirk Nowitzki-1.6+0.5-1.11134-0.20.4 JR Smith-0.7-1.4-2.11342-0.20.7 Amar’e Stoudemire-2.1+1.0-1.13120.00.2 Sean Kilpatrick-1.0-2.1-3.2763-0.50.4 Khem Birch-1.4+0.9-0.58890.11.9 E’Twaun Moore-0.3-1.3-1.618260.22.0 Andrew Harrison-0.5-0.6-1.115950.56.8 Juancho Hernangomez-0.5-0.7-1.18810.03.3 Rudy Gobert-0.7+4.7+4.121225.323.9 Anthony Brown-1.5-1.4-2.9440-0.31.4 Omri Casspi-1.4+0.3-1.28370.20.9 Isaiah Thomas+2.4-3.6-1.215150.42.1 Marcus Thornton-1.4-1.7-3.1401-0.30.2 Corey Brewer-2.4+0.5-1.9898-0.10.5 Bogdan Bogdanovic+0.4-1.6-1.219890.75.5 Rajon Rondo-1.0-0.4-1.413360.21.5 Dakota Mathias-1.3-1.5-2.8155-0.10.6 Dwight Howard-1.7+2.2+0.520721.03.0 Paul Millsap-0.5+1.9+1.316892.35.5 Justin Jackson-2.0-1.0-3.0256-0.23.5 Derrick White-0.5-0.2-0.71660.10.4 Issuf Sanon-1.2-1.3-2.5153-0.13.6 Anthony Davis+1.7+3.2+4.925738.242.4 Trevor Booker-1.6+0.7-0.911460.11.0 Jarell Martin-2.5+0.1-2.41274-0.91.2 Wayne Selden-0.8-1.6-2.4915-0.21.9 Jerryd Bayless-1.2-1.7-2.9798-0.50.3 Brandon Rush-2.2-1.0-3.3428-0.30.1 Richaun Holmes-0.8+0.8+0.011890.54.4 Richard Jefferson-2.2-1.5-3.6426-0.50.0 Jordan McRae-1.4-1.1-2.4325-0.20.4 Festus Ezeli-1.9+1.2-0.63520.00.7 Myke Henry-1.7+0.4-1.37550.02.4 Cedi Osman-0.7-0.7-1.39710.23.8 Dario Saric+0.7-0.3+0.422512.213.6 Chris Andersen-3.3+1.1-2.2312-0.30.0 Ekpe Udoh-1.6+3.7+2.15530.82.2 Lauri Markkanen+0.1-0.4-0.322691.017.4 Jamil Wilson-1.1-0.2-1.36030.01.4 Justise Winslow-1.3+1.1-0.118321.412.4 Jawun Evans-1.6-0.7-2.31115-0.43.5 Will Barton+1.0-1.0+0.021902.29.0 Aron Baynes-3.3+1.9-1.4972-0.30.4 Zhaire Smith-1.2-0.4-1.69200.015.3 Doug McDermott-0.6-2.0-2.61377-0.80.9 DeAndre Liggins-2.6+0.2-2.4680-0.20.5 Ben McLemore-1.6-1.4-3.01037-0.61.0 Boban Marjanovic-1.6+1.4-0.24490.00.8 Tyreke Evans+1.7-0.1+1.517173.110.4 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. Jaren Jackson Jr.-2.5+1.7-0.91456-0.117.9 Kyle Collinsworth-1.6+0.1-1.47330.11.7 Thomas Welsh-2.3+0.2-2.1219-0.20.7 Norman Powell-1.2-1.0-2.21034-0.21.9 Matthew Dellavedova-1.0-1.8-2.81056-0.60.7 Khris Middleton+1.3-0.5+0.823773.313.6 Shane Larkin-0.6-0.9-1.58980.12.3 Cole Aldrich-2.1+2.2+0.14880.11.0 Paul Pierce-3.4-0.3-3.8305-0.40.0 Jon Leuer-1.8+0.4-1.5892-0.20.7 Mike Dunleavy-1.5-1.4-2.9425-0.20.1 Thomas Robinson-1.8+0.3-1.5560-0.11.1 Josh Hart+0.5-0.7-0.317671.611.9 Danny Green-1.4+1.4+0.015621.54.4 Isaac Bonga-1.7-0.7-2.3166-0.14.7 Kevin Seraphin-2.6+0.2-2.3424-0.50.1 Briante Weber-1.0-0.7-1.75480.02.0 Randy Foye-2.4-1.1-3.5426-0.40.1 De’Anthony Melton-1.8+0.3-1.54510.19.4 Troy Williams-1.6+0.1-1.58010.02.7 Jusuf Nurkic-1.9+3.3+1.419192.013.5 Henry Ellenson-1.5-0.1-1.5707-0.22.7 Rodney McGruder-0.6-1.0-1.59580.22.0 Pau Gasol-0.9+2.3+1.415321.83.0 Cody Zeller-0.7+2.1+1.515111.99.5 Jose Calderon-1.2-1.1-2.3653-0.20.3 TJ Warren-0.1-1.4-1.519360.14.3 Tarik Black-2.6+1.1-1.6820-0.31.0 Tony Bradley-0.8-1.0-1.8233-0.21.0 Nikola Jokic+4.0+2.1+6.221818.349.7 Chris Johnson-1.8+0.9-0.9335-0.10.6 Channing Frye-0.3+0.1-0.26900.30.6 Marc Gasol-0.7+1.8+1.220751.84.5 Kirk Hinrich-1.7-1.7-3.4316-0.30.2 Wesley Matthews-0.7-1.1-1.91789-0.11.2 James Michael McAdoo-2.0+0.4-1.6394-0.10.8 Wilson Chandler-1.0-0.6-1.616300.01.3 Thabo Sefolosha-1.8+1.8-0.19970.91.9 Ramon Sessions-1.7-1.4-3.1546-0.40.1 Kevin Martin-1.4-1.4-2.9343-0.20.1 P.J. Hairston-1.4-1.0-2.4442-0.11.1 Salah Mejri-2.9+3.5+0.68790.51.0 Courtney Lee-0.4-1.2-1.717230.21.6 Doral Moore-3.1+1.0-2.1107-0.10.4 Derrick Williams-1.7-0.9-2.6483-0.40.3 Kevin Huerter-1.5-1.4-3.0793-0.57.6 Josh Huestis-2.8+0.7-2.1790-0.30.6 James Anderson-1.6-0.8-2.3314-0.10.5 Terrence Jones-1.6-0.1-1.7870-0.30.9 Sterling Brown-1.9-0.2-2.11001-0.13.3 Justin Hamilton-1.9+0.6-1.2703-0.30.5 Trey Lyles-0.1-0.2-0.316100.77.3 Donatas Motiejunas-1.9+0.6-1.4480-0.10.7 Justin Jackson-1.4-0.9-2.31525-0.63.5 Josh Smith-2.8-0.6-3.4296-0.30.0 Luke Babbitt-0.8-0.8-1.68280.00.9 Pat Connaughton-0.4-1.3-1.710990.12.5 Giannis Antetokounmpo+3.1+2.4+5.525589.857.3 Willy Hernangomez-0.8+1.3+0.511210.54.9 D.J. Wilson-1.3-0.5-1.7398-0.11.3 Jeff Withey-2.4+1.4-1.0393-0.10.3 Kent Bazemore-0.8+0.5-0.217401.65.2 Garrett Temple-1.5-0.3-1.812530.00.9 Darrell Arthur-1.7+0.3-1.4487-0.10.4 Nick Young-0.3-2.2-2.5902-0.30.3 Michael Beasley-1.1-0.5-1.61235-0.20.9 Dragan Bender-1.9+0.0-1.82020-0.810.2 Cory Joseph-0.3-0.9-1.218180.53.8 Jamal Crawford-0.9-4.0-4.9864-1.40.0 Evan Fournier+1.0-1.5-0.520041.47.1 Buddy Hield+0.9-1.4-0.519261.49.8 Emmanuel Mudiay-0.7-2.1-2.81429-0.93.1 Marcin Gortat-2.2+1.6-0.71639-0.20.8 Vince Carter-1.3-0.6-1.98550.00.4 Arnoldas Kulboka-2.0-0.5-2.5600.01.5 Eric Gordon+1.5-1.4+0.120102.26.3 Ron Baker-1.6-0.3-1.87240.02.2 Monta Ellis-1.8-0.8-2.6897-0.40.3 Jeff Green-1.2-0.7-1.91296-0.40.5 Dwyane Wade-1.4-0.6-1.911620.00.4 Austin Rivers+0.8-1.8-1.019730.95.4 Gerald Henderson-1.6-1.6-3.3650-0.50.2 Marcelo Huertas-2.0-1.7-3.7285-0.30.0 Nick Collison-2.0+0.1-2.0358-0.20.1 Lance Thomas-2.5-0.8-3.3879-0.90.1 Damyean Dotson-1.0-0.9-2.07420.02.0 Mike Miller-1.8-0.2-2.0395-0.10.2 Mike Conley+2.1-1.0+1.115232.46.1 Otto Porter Jr.+2.6+1.2+3.824157.037.7 Khyri Thomas-0.9-1.3-2.2353-0.12.6 Royce O’Neale-1.1+1.0-0.113111.06.3 K.J. McDaniels-1.5-0.5-2.0423-0.11.3 Plus-Minus (Points per 100 possessions) Trae Young+0.2-1.8-1.618070.116.6 Jakob Poeltl-0.8+2.1+1.315791.713.6 Spencer Hawes-2.0+0.8-1.2569-0.20.3 Carl Landry-1.9-0.1-2.0300-0.20.2 Ryan Arcidiacono-1.1-0.9-2.0626-0.11.9 Tim Duncan-1.7+1.5-0.24660.20.5 Aaron Harrison-1.3-0.7-2.06240.02.3 Alan Anderson-2.0-1.0-3.0280-0.20.0 Jeremy Lin-0.3-1.0-1.38700.21.0 Antonio Blakeney-1.2-1.6-2.8677-0.31.4 Evan Turner-2.2-0.2-2.31503-0.50.6 Dante Cunningham-1.9-0.2-2.11134-0.50.4 Andrea Bargnani-2.1+0.0-2.1328-0.20.0 Blake Griffin+2.0+0.5+2.420554.013.5 Taurean Prince-0.5-0.1-0.720091.18.7 Johnny O’Bryant III-2.1-0.2-2.4542-0.40.7 Alec Burks-1.1-1.0-2.1944-0.11.3 Ronnie Price-1.7-1.0-2.7314-0.20.0 Isaiah Canaan-0.5-1.6-2.1846-0.21.1 Lavoy Allen-2.2+0.1-2.1531-0.30.3 Nikola Vucevic-0.7+2.3+1.619672.28.3 Alex Caruso-1.6-0.2-1.78360.02.5 Tyler Ennis-0.8-0.6-1.49400.13.7 Jamal Murray+2.4-2.0+0.423732.926.2 Caris LeVert-0.1-0.6-0.618010.97.9 Gordon Hayward+2.1-0.4+1.711122.27.3 Jahlil Okafor-2.5+0.2-2.4898-1.00.7 Victor Oladipo+2.2+1.5+3.724897.738.0 Al Jefferson-2.7+0.6-2.1532-0.50.1 OG Anunoby+0.4+0.5+0.920572.927.5 Zach Randolph-1.5-1.4-2.91050-1.10.1 Jared Dudley-1.3+0.3-1.08140.20.8 Kyle O’Quinn-0.9+2.3+1.414041.76.6 Justin Holiday-0.7+0.0-0.618321.24.6 Collin Sexton-0.6-2.5-3.11254-1.08.3 Miles Bridges-1.3-0.9-2.21010-0.57.7 Abdel Nader-3.2-0.6-3.9525-0.70.4 Danuel House-0.9-1.3-2.2576-0.11.4 Brandon Jennings-0.4-1.6-2.0771-0.10.6 Kristaps Porzingis+0.0+2.3+2.320523.725.6 Malcolm Brogdon+0.7-1.1-0.417961.48.1 Julius Randle+0.4-0.1+0.320401.29.0 Chase Budinger-1.6-0.3-2.0289-0.10.4 Gary Harris+2.0-1.0+0.923883.722.1 PositionOffenseDefenseCombined C.J. Watson-2.2-1.2-3.4317-0.30.1 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. Jordan Mickey-2.1+0.2-1.9537-0.21.2 Avery Bradley-1.0-1.3-2.21558-0.31.2 Anderson Varejao-2.9+1.2-1.7347-0.30.0 Ryan Anderson+0.4-1.2-0.816000.21.6 Maxi Kleber-1.9+0.5-1.51225-0.31.6 Jason Smith-3.0+0.4-2.6451-0.40.1 Jodie Meeks-0.9-2.0-2.9682-0.40.3 Rodney Purvis-1.9-1.7-3.6504-0.50.6 Devin Booker+2.0-2.4-0.422721.818.2 Arron Afflalo-2.4-2.2-4.6568-0.90.0 Rodney Hood+0.1-1.8-1.715990.23.2 Charlie Villanueva-2.6+0.0-2.6271-0.20.1 Dion Waiters-0.5-1.0-1.514130.32.3 Luol Deng-2.1+0.5-1.66300.00.4 Andrew Nicholson-2.3+0.0-2.3363-0.20.3 Jonathan Isaac-2.4+2.1-0.312960.713.1 Harrison Barnes-0.2-1.0-1.222590.13.0 Allonzo Trier-2.2-2.3-4.5118-0.20.2 Luke Kennard+0.2-0.7-0.517161.414.2 Kevin Hervey-1.6-0.7-2.3273-0.11.8 Kyle Kuzma+0.3-1.0-0.723190.58.4 Delon Wright+0.7+0.5+1.315412.513.0 Theo Pinson-1.5-0.7-2.31440.00.8 Marco Belinelli-0.1-2.2-2.41292-0.30.6 Danilo Gallinari+0.4-0.2+0.315661.54.0 Shaun Livingston-2.0-0.3-2.4855-0.30.4 Kelly Oubre Jr.-0.3-0.5-0.820260.99.6 Mario Hezonja-1.0-0.5-1.515510.15.5 Marreese Speights-0.7+0.0-0.68450.10.8 Josh Okogie-1.3-1.1-2.4823-0.29.6 Sindarius Thornwell-2.0+0.6-1.412860.45.4 Josh Richardson-0.2+0.6+0.422772.715.0 JaMychal Green-1.4-0.3-1.71536-0.51.2 David West-1.7+2.7+0.98000.81.2 Andrew Bogut-3.8+2.8-1.0443-0.20.2 Mo Williams-1.1-1.7-2.9334-0.20.1 Wayne Ellington+0.7-1.8-1.114710.62.3 Jae Crowder-0.1-0.4-0.419111.14.5 Trey Burke+1.2-2.8-1.611210.12.3 Archie Goodwin-0.3-1.4-1.75780.12.2 Domantas Sabonis-1.0+0.7-0.319960.68.9 Jonas Valanciunas-0.4+1.0+0.718351.16.0 Damian Jones-1.8-0.1-1.9590.00.1 Brandon Bass-2.0-0.5-2.4361-0.30.1 Patrick Patterson-0.6+0.5-0.113160.72.5 Kevin Garnett-2.3-0.1-2.4436-0.30.0 Bruce Brown Jr.-1.1-0.6-1.73320.03.2 Eric Moreland-2.6+2.7+0.18740.63.5 Troy Daniels+0.1-3.4-3.21136-0.80.7 Leandro Barbosa-1.4-1.7-3.1348-0.20.1 Rudy Gay-1.0+0.7-0.312020.72.0 Milos Teodosic-0.2-1.2-1.310810.31.5 Raul Neto-0.5-0.7-1.28440.22.4 Klay Thompson+1.6-1.1+0.623763.211.6 Jacob Evans-1.3-0.6-1.95640.06.2 Norris Cole-1.1-1.4-2.5314-0.10.2 De’Aaron Fox-0.6-2.0-2.52198-1.08.3 Ivan Rabb-1.1-0.2-1.3990-0.13.8 Lonzo Ball+0.4+2.1+2.524815.845.3 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 » Luis Scola-1.8-0.8-2.6376-0.30.0 Jeremy Lamb+1.1-0.7+0.418192.310.2 Meyers Leonard-1.0+0.3-0.7854-0.11.2 Shake Milton-1.6-1.4-3.1279-0.21.4 Jonas Jerebko-1.2+0.0-1.29230.10.8 Terrance Ferguson-1.2-1.5-2.81081-0.52.7 Alexis Ajinca-3.2+1.5-1.7456-0.30.2 Keenan Evans-1.6-1.6-3.2188-0.20.9 Patty Mills+1.4-1.9-0.517551.23.5 Josh Jackson-1.2-0.8-2.01884-0.37.9 Adreian Payne-2.1+0.5-1.6476-0.10.8 Ed Davis-1.7+1.5-0.212310.41.9 Sasha Vujacic-2.1-0.6-2.7301-0.10.2 Trevon Duval-2.4-1.8-4.2200-0.31.4 O.J. Mayo-1.4-0.6-1.93850.00.4 Markel Brown-1.4-1.3-2.7306-0.10.5 Hamidou Diallo-2.2-1.9-4.1331-0.41.8 Tomas Satoransky+0.4+0.0+0.416201.99.5 Draymond Green+0.9+3.4+4.323327.028.6 Mirza Teletovic-1.2-1.1-2.4466-0.30.1 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. Luka Doncic-1.0-1.2-2.21271-0.321.2 Dillon Brooks-0.7-0.6-1.222750.69.2 Dennis Schroder+1.4-2.4-0.920910.96.7 Kay Felder-1.0-1.8-2.8528-0.32.1 Jonathon Simmons-1.3-1.2-2.51452-0.60.9 Dwight Powell-0.6+1.5+0.916111.57.4 Allen Crabbe+0.4-1.6-1.219800.74.6 Tobias Harris+1.2-0.5+0.724692.711.6 Ivica Zubac-1.9+1.4-0.5960-0.14.0 Tiago Splitter-2.4+0.2-2.3255-0.20.1 Yante Maten-2.6-0.4-2.9173-0.20.6 Davon Reed-1.6-0.8-2.4597-0.22.5 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson-0.8+0.8+0.019311.611.2 Stanley Johnson-1.3+0.7-0.619261.011.6 Nik Stauskas-0.7-1.4-2.11059-0.12.2 Jordan Hill-2.0+0.3-1.8283-0.10.2 Emeka Okafor-2.7+1.8-0.9313-0.10.2 Okaro White-1.6-0.1-1.7511-0.20.8 Cheick Diallo-1.5+0.0-1.5864-0.22.1 Wes Iwundu-2.7-0.1-2.81091-0.72.0 PF-1.4+0.3-1.1 Nikola Mirotic+0.7+0.8+1.518382.610.9 Reggie Bullock+0.1-0.6-0.514951.15.0 Wendell Carter Jr.-1.4+0.7-0.61215-0.215.1 Bobby Portis+0.2-0.8-0.515760.56.2 Quinn Cook+0.1-2.3-2.3882-0.21.5 DeMar DeRozan+2.4-1.5+0.923313.511.6 Alex Abrines-0.1-1.4-1.511370.33.5 CJ Miles+0.2-1.4-1.211570.31.4 Isaiah Hicks-2.1-0.3-2.4532-0.40.9 Frank Mason-0.1-1.9-2.01160-0.22.5 Kenneth Faried-1.0-0.3-1.3874-0.10.8 Ryan Kelly-2.0+0.2-1.72900.00.8 Derrick Rose-0.8-2.2-3.0883-0.60.2 Andrew Wiggins+0.8-1.6-0.826251.413.2 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist-1.3+0.7-0.517961.17.5 D’Angelo Russell+1.5-1.7-0.218341.615.5 Jamel Artis-1.9-1.0-2.9518-0.30.9 Aaron Holiday-0.9-2.2-3.1547-0.42.2 Alec Peters-0.9-0.4-1.26540.02.3 Lance Stephenson-1.0-1.7-2.71163-0.60.7 Treveon Graham-1.0-0.9-1.99450.02.3 Jalen Brunson-0.9-2.4-3.2415-0.41.6 James Harden+6.6+0.1+6.7249611.853.8 Bryn Forbes-0.4-2.3-2.71084-0.51.5 Deron Williams+0.0-1.3-1.39080.20.8 Ben Simmons+2.5+2.3+4.825248.865.5 Player▲▼Off. +/-▲▼Def. +/-▲▼Tot. +/-▲▼Min.▲▼WAR▲▼7-Year Upside▲▼ Keita Bates-Diop-1.7-0.5-2.2255-0.21.1 Semi Ojeleye-3.1-0.9-4.01008-1.60.5 Dzanan Musa-1.7-0.6-2.4224-0.15.9 Cristiano Felicio-2.3-0.4-2.7965-1.10.4 Kyrie Irving+4.2-1.7+2.622515.326.2 TJ Leaf-1.1-1.2-2.3780-0.51.8 Brandon Paul-2.1+0.0-2.1627-0.11.1 JJ Redick+1.4-2.3-0.917571.02.5 Kosta Koufos-2.3+1.5-0.81239-0.11.2 Lonnie Walker IV-1.6-1.8-3.4749-0.65.9 Alonzo Gee-2.2-0.1-2.3330-0.10.2 Tim Frazier-1.0-0.7-1.710160.11.7 Donovan Mitchell+2.2-0.1+2.126745.945.6 Damjan Rudez-1.6-0.5-2.1335-0.10.1 JaKarr Sampson-2.4+0.7-1.7619-0.11.2 Patrick Beverley+0.3+0.1+0.414541.74.3 Tyus Jones+1.7+0.2+1.818373.629.1 Tyler Ulis-0.7-2.1-2.81487-0.83.0 Raymond Felton-1.2-1.2-2.31001-0.30.4 George King-1.7-1.8-3.5125-0.10.2 Mikal Bridges-0.9+0.1-0.811030.513.2 Luc Mbah a Moute-1.9+1.4-0.613710.61.8 Al-Farouq Aminu-0.7+1.9+1.120072.710.0 Cameron Payne-0.4-0.9-1.310770.24.0 Daniel Theis-1.3+1.9+0.612820.74.4 Pablo Prigioni-2.4-1.3-3.7364-0.40.0 Brian Roberts-1.7-1.8-3.5299-0.30.1 Chandler Hutchison-0.9-1.0-1.9539-0.13.8 Semaj Christon-2.0-1.6-3.7516-0.60.6 Rodions Kurucs-1.9-0.5-2.41170.02.5 Kyle Korver-0.2-1.0-1.210530.41.2 Deyonta Davis-1.7+0.3-1.41100-0.42.7 Andre Drummond-0.5+2.9+2.524633.919.8 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-1.1-0.8-1.91109-0.114.0 Caleb Swanigan-0.7-1.6-2.2218-0.10.8 Malachi Richardson-1.1-1.0-2.2685-0.12.3 Manu Ginobili-1.7-0.4-2.1776-0.10.3 Kyle Singler-2.4-0.5-2.9300-0.20.1 James Ennis III-1.0-0.4-1.413720.22.2 Jarrett Allen-1.6+1.6+0.016890.412.0 Mindaugas Kuzminskas-2.8-1.3-4.1268-0.40.1 DeAndre Jordan-0.3+2.2+1.920942.79.1 Malik Newman-1.8-2.3-4.1147-0.20.4 PG-0.7-1.0-1.7 Kevin Durant+3.6+0.7+4.322016.827.3 Kyle Lowry+4.3-0.2+4.123197.528.2 Omari Spellman-1.6+0.2-1.4452-0.13.8 Dwight Buycks-1.4-1.0-2.4449-0.20.6 * 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. read more

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Mens Basketball Penn State rains on No 13 Ohio State from 3

Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) blocks a shot in the first half of the game against Penn State on Jan. 25 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThough Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop was questionable to start Thursday night’s game against Penn State with an illness, he was able to start for the Buckeyes, and when the team needed him most. With his team trailing by nine points with just over a minute left in the game, Bates-Diop made back-to-back 3s to bring Ohio State to within three. Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate made a layup to bring the game to within one point. With 15 seconds left and two made free throws by Penn State, Ohio State put all of its hopes of extending its win streak on the shoulders of Bates-Diop, who made a back-breaking 3-pointer with five seconds left to tie the game and seemingly send the game to overtime. Somehow, it was not enough. Sophomore guard Tony Carr banked in a buzzer-beating 3 to win the game for Penn State 82-79. No. 13 Ohio State (18-5, 9-1 Big Ten) was outscored 44-42 in the second half, dropping its first conference game of the season to Penn State (14-8, 3-5 Big Ten). Penn State was led by Carr, who finished the game with 28 points, five rebounds and five assists, shooting 9-of-12 from the field. Senior guard Shep Garner made 4-of-5 shots from 3 to finish the game with 14 points. For the majority of the game, the Buckeyes seemingly had nothing but rim-rattlers and near-makes from 3-point range, while Penn State made 11-of-14 from beyond the arc. But Ohio State finished the game strong on 3-point shooting thanks to the makes by Bates-Diop, going 7-for-15 overall. Bates-Diop finished with a team-leading 25 points. The two teams came out of halftime trading leads with five changes in the first four minutes. Penn State finally settled in with a 48-43 lead after going on a 6-0 run off three straight turnovers. The Nittany Lions added to that run with two more free throws after senior forward Jae’Sean Tate’s third foul of the night and Ohio State’s sixth of the half in just under five minutes of play.Trailing by 10, Ohio State made a push with a layup from Tate and redshirt senior guard Andrew Dakich. But Penn State with responded with a 10-4 run to bring the score to 67-54 and seemingly push the game out of reach. Tate finished the game with 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Penn State came out of the gate untouchable from beyond the arc, draining five straight 3-point attempts — all from the wing and a few steps behind the line — to take an early 16-6 lead after the first media timeout. Bates-Diop subbed out earlier than normal at the 14:49 mark in the game. He had missed his first shot before being replaced. Tate provided the Buckeyes with all their points during Bates-Diop’s one-minute long absence, drawing two fouls in the paint and making four free throws.After falling behind 20-8 with 14:13 left in the first half, Ohio State went on a 17-9 run to draw the game to within four points. Penn State added a point on a free throw, but Bates-Diop knocked down a wide-open 3-pointer and floated a tear-drop jump-shot from the paint to tie the game at 30.Ohio State closed out the first half on a 4-0 run to draw the game to 38-37 while Penn State limped to the halfway mark without scoring in the last 2:27 of the half. read more

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Mike Tindall Meghan Markle will do absolutely fine in nervewracking Royal life

first_imgMike Tindall Prince Harry’s relationship was confirmed in November 2016, when Kensington Palace issued an extraordinary statement criticising the extent and nature of interest in Ms Markle.“Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” his communications secretary said.“It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm.“He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’.“He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.” Tindall, father of the Queen’s great-granddaughter Mia, told the Sunday People: “It comes with a lot of history and the family that it is. It’s obviously nerve-racking.”But she has been under enough scrutiny and pressure in her day-to-day life so I’m sure she will get through it. She will be fine.”As long as they are both happy that’s all that you can ask for. I’m sure she’ll do absolutely fine.”He has not yet met Ms Markle. Mike Tindall Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall wed  Speaking at the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 golf championship at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire, this week, Tindall told the newspaper: “I’m obviously a big Suits fan.”It’s a very good show. I will definitely try and get the inside scoop on it.”center_img But, Tindall said, he is “obviously” a big fan of Suits, the Netflix drama which Markle is due to leave later this year.”It’s a very good show,” he said, speaking at the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 golf championship at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire. “I will definitely try and get the inside scoop on it.” Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall wed  Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle will do “absolutely fine” with the Royal Family, Mike Tindall has said as he admits the experience of dating royalty is “nerve-wracking”.Tindall, the ex-England rugby player and husband of Zara Phillips, said the actress’ experience in the public eye would help her adjust.Ms Markle, star of US drama Suits, is understood to currently be on holiday with Prince Harry in Africa, in a trip which has inspired much speculation about whether an engagement might be imminent. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Mark Bouris answers your business questions

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Q: Mark you seemed to be right last week, ABS showed less then expected inflation and the Reserve Bank did not lift rates – but many media commentators are still predicting a rise in interest rates over the next 6 months – what’s your view? Can we expect interest rises? Most economists now appear to think rates will be on hold in August with the economic numbers released over the coming months determining whether rates do indeed move up or stay on hold in the medium term. Mark from Oakleigh, VIC Thanks for the feedback Mark, the latest Consumer Price Index numbers released during the week did come in lower than most people had forecast. The underlying CPI now sits in the Reserve Bank of Australia’s preferred range of 2-3 per cent which will certainly help when the Reserve Bank meets next week to decide whether the official cash rate should go up or stay where it is. Most economists now appear to think rates will be on hold in August with the economic numbers released over the coming months determining whether rates do indeed move up or stay on hold in the medium term. As I mentioned in my last article I am certainly of the view that rates should stay on hold.Q: Hi Mark, I love the column, you said we need to be looking beyond housing as an investment, but as Greeks we seem to be doing pretty well in housing are you expecting the bubble to burst? Michael from Adelaide, SAHi Michael, firstly, thanks for the great feedback and I can certainly understand the passion you have for property. There is nothing wrong with being involved in housing development and indeed many people have done very well out of it. From a lender’s perspective however we have seen a tightening in the credit criteria that a lot of the major lenders use to asses development finance over the last couple of years. Given this I believe the housing market is in reasonable shape. From an investment perspective though the benefits of diversification are very important. By having investments in a range of assets you have some protection from any corrections that may occur in any one asset class. Talking to your local financial planner may help in giving you some options to think about but ultimately though it will still come down to what you are comfortable with.Q: Mark, I’m a 48 year old professional in welfare and arts – kudos but no money – I entered the housing market late. I don’t have much super, what should I do, invest in a property for my retirement, or pump my super till I am 60? Frank from Preston, VICHi Frank, investing in super or property is often a question that I get asked with the answer being there is never a hard and fast rule. Certainly, there are many benefits of investing to build your super such as the tax concessions of investing inside super rather that outside of it. Investing in super will also allow you to diversify your investments away from the one asset class of pure property. However, in saying all that, many people still love the fact that they can always touch and feel direct property rather than investing in a diversified range of assets such as cash, fixed interest and shares that most super funds tend to do. Either way the best place to start is getting some good advice from your local advisor. They will be able to talk you and your wife your to understand your goals before working with you to advise you on a strategy that will help you achieve these.Any questions readers may have for Mark please email editor@neoskosmos.com.au Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on mark.neos@ybr.com.au or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch.last_img read more

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Cultural Diversity Week in Vic

first_imgThe State of Victoria will be celebrating its cultural, religious and linguistic diversity, from 16 to 24 March, in a week of statewide activities and events. During the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Cultural Diversity Week, hundreds of events and activities will take place across the State as Victorians come together to celebrate community harmony and denounce racism. Cultural Diversity Week, run by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), is held annually to coincide with the United Nations day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, on 21 March. On the last day of Cultural Diversity Week, Sunday 24 March, the fifth annual Viva Victoria multicultural festival will be held at Federation Square. This free family-friendly event, that will take place from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, will celebrate diverse cultures that enrich Victorian community, carrying a rich program of exciting music and dance performances across four stages, and featuring some of Victoria’s finest multicultural performers. Enjoy cultural workshops, free kids activities and face painting in a dedicated kids zone, a quality arts and crafts market-place, tempting cuisine from all corners of the globe, a licensed beer garden, roving performers and much more. For more information visit www.multicultural.vic.gov.au or email culturaldiversityweek@vmc.vic.gov.au. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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IBM buys Greek Australians startup

first_imgIBM’s Watson group has announced it has acquired artificial intelligence company Cognea, co-founded by Greek Australian Dr John Zakos and Liesl Capper. Cognea was previously called MyCyberTwin.Cognea developed a cognitive computing and conversational artificial intelligence platform. The startup offers virtual assistants that relate to people through personalities. On the company’s AngelList page, NASA, HP and Start Farm were mentioned as customers.As IBM stated after the acquisition: “We believe this focus on creating depth of personality, when combined with an understanding of the users’ personalities, will create a new level of interaction that is far beyond today’s ‘talking’ smartphones. We welcome to IBM [Cognea’s] co-founders Liesl Capper and John Zakos, and the rest of the Cognea team.”Watson is the artificially intelligent, question-answering supercomputer developed by IBM. The Watson Group aims to further develop, commercialise and expand Watson and other cognitive technologies. When IBM launched Watson in January, it said it would invest $1 billion in the group to be used broadly for R&D and investments. The Watson Group has already backed Welltok, a maker of online healthcare management communities, and Fluid, which is building a cognitive shopping assistant.IBM says Cognea’s technology will be brought into Watson, giving the system the ability to have more real conversations with users.Before co-founding MyCyberTwin Dr Zakos worked for both mature and start-up IT companies at an international level. His experience spans both managing business development and leading technical teams in the development of emerging technologies in Asia-Pacific and the USA.Dr Zakos was a key member of the founding management and engineering teams that built the Mooter platform. Mooter, a global leader in search and contextual advertising technology, has attracted international recognition from several authoritative sources, including the MIT Technology Review.During his time at the IBM Research Lab in Japan, Dr Zakos’ work focused on the development of world-leading information retrieval and knowledge-mining technology. Previously at Ixla Limited, he was involved in the commercialization of award-winning digital photography and web publishing software.Holding a PhD in intelligent web technology, John Zakos has authored numerous publications and presented his work at international conferences and invited talks. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Information at Communication Technology at Griffith University, in Queensland and participates in collaborative research efforts with other academic institutions in Australia, in the USA and other countries.The Greek Australian computer scientist is also well known in Greece and was one of the main speaker last month at TEDx Thessaloniki 2014. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Macquarie Initiative celebrates 30 years of Modern Greek studies

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram On Saturday 4 February, students both past and present of the Macquarie University Greek Association (MUGA), along with the Macquarie University Greek Studies Foundation and AHEPA NSW, all came together to celebrate thirty years of the teaching of Modern Greek studies at Macquarie University. Over 250 people attended Beta Bar Sydney, which was generously supported by the Hellenic Club.The occasion, however, was not merely organised to commemorate the time since Macquarie University began offering lessons of the Modern Greek language, but also history and culture, with teachings exploring various aspects of Greek literature. To understand wholly what MUGA set out to achieve by hosting The Macquarie Initiative, one needs to simply think back 10 to 20 years back to the present, and all that is needed is a comparison of the attitudes towards learning new languages, more pertinently, Modern Greek. Then, observe the enrollment figures in Greek classes of the previous five years. The numbers explain everything. The decline in not only in the students undertaking Modern Greek at universities all around Australia, but the dissipating interest in Modern Greek studies as the cause of death for several Greek Studies departments all over the country. “We, as the students of Macquarie University, and proud, discerning members of our association realise that the ship we captain should be steered in the direction of intellect. That is why we launched a new movement with the Macquarie Initiative,” MUGA President, George Psihoyios told Neos Kosmos.“We did this to make sure students know that yes, you can still study Modern Greek and that it is still [a] wonderful and useful thing to know, as much as it is important. We cannot, however, create momentum without raising funds to support the Modern Greek Studies Foundation, to maintain the provision of resources for future students, so we can ensure there are still Greek classes for tomorrow.” Psihoyios praised the dedicated academic staff at Macquarie University, political and diplomatic representatives as well the vast array of business and community individuals and organisations in attendance. He also reflected on the importance of the continuation of the presence of academic programs in Modern Greek history, culture, language and literature, as well as reflecting the determination of all stakeholders, most importantly academics and students. Those present on the night also bared witness to the generous amount of over $23,000 donated to the Modern Greek Studies Program. The clear sentiment on the night, across all stakeholders of the Greek Australian and Philhellene community was loud and clear; the study of Modern Greek at Macquarie University is here to stay and flourish for the next 30 years and beyond.If Macquarie’s story and achievements have moved you and you wish to be part of their cause please contact the following representatives:Theophilus Premetis: 0419 718 159 or premetis@lpha.com.au George Psihoyios: 0414 262 388 or george.psihoyios@students.mq.edu.au* Michael Maglis is the Vice President of the Macquarie University Greek Association and a student of Macquarie’s Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies Department. Michael is also recognised as part of the re-introduction of the Association’s trademark publication, The Chronos.last_img read more

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Viewer numbers for 723 WWE Smackdown viewers up

first_img Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Facebook Velvet Sky WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte The 7/23 WWE Smackdown on Syfy drew 2.35 million viewers on Thursday night. This is up from last week’s show that drew 2.15 million viewers..Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Pinterest WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more

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Barcelona announces and deletes Denis Suarezs move to Arsenal

first_imgSpanish giants Barcelona on Friday announced that midfielder Denis Suarez had signed for Arsenal on loan until the summer but has deleted their statement.Unai Emery admitted earlier in January that Arsenal are only able to sign players on loan.“We cannot sign anyone permanently, only loan players this January,” he told 101greatgoals.In a statement earlier published on the club’s website before they deleted it, Barcelona announced Denis Suarez would join Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…The Nou Camp giants also confirmed that Suarez had signed a new contract set to keep him at the five-time Champions League winners until at least 2021.The statement obtained via 101greatgoals read:“FC Barcelona have also agreed on a loan deal for Suárez with Arsenal for the remainder of the 2018/19 season. The Premier League club will pay the player’s salary during this time and the agreement includes an option to buy.”last_img read more

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Missing Miami Springs teen who left concerning note found safe

first_imgShe has been located. Thank you all for your assistance. More details to follow. https://t.co/D73AYaZJcc— Miami Springs Police (@MiamiSpringsPD) August 8, 2019 She was found at around 8:15 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Springs teenager who left behind a concerning note has been found safe.According to family, Prisilla Gonzalez, 16, was last seen at home, along the 500 block of Payne Drive, at around 6 a.m., Wednesday.last_img read more

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Jackie Shane Groundbreaking Trans Soul Singer Finally Shares Her Story Music

first_img Facebook Jackie Shane, Groundbreaking Trans Soul Singer, Finally Shares Her Story & Music How Trans Soul Singer Jackie Shane Broke Barriers jackie-shane-groundbreaking-trans-soul-singer-finally-shares-her-story-music Following her first full-length release in 2017, which is currently nominated for a Best Historic Album GRAMMY, Shane has finally shared her powerful story with the worldAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 17, 2019 – 2:02 pm In the 1960s, Jackie Shane was a well-loved Toronto soul performer who broke barriers as a black transgender woman. But the wider world remained unaware of her story—until recently, that is.Any Other Way, Shane’s first full-length album released in Oct. 2017, is a two-disc collection of her previously unreleased hits and is currently nominated for Best Historical Album at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.As reported by the The Associated Press, in 2010 a Canadian-produced audio documentary focusing on Shane’s story was shared with the world and began to pique interest in the little-known performer. In 2014, archival label Numero Records reached out to Shane and eventually convinced her to work with them to release the album, which includes both live and studio recordings. (Prior to its release, Shane had put out a live album, along with a handful of singles, released in the ’60s when she was actively performing.)One of the singles, “Any Other Way,” which was not available digitally before 2017 and now serves as the title track of her album, was originally a midcentury regional hit in Toronto and Boston.Shane was born in Nashville, Tenn., where she got her start in music, but moved north when Jim Crow laws were implemented in the South. Eventually she joined Toronto’s burgeoning R&B scene, where she thrived there in the ’60s. In 1971 she returned home to be closer to her mother and family.After the release of her documentary, her story circulated in the news and social media, with modern LGBTQ+ icons like RuPaul and Laverne Cox sharing it.”I had been discovered. It wasn’t what I wanted, but I felt good about it. After such a long time, people still cared. And now those people who are just discovering me, it’s just overwhelming,” Shane told AP.  News center_img Email Twitter “I would travel with about 20 trunks. Show business is glamour. When you walk out there, people should say, ‘Whoa! I like that!’ When I walk out onstage, I’m the show,” Shane said. “I humble myself before my audience. I am going to sing to you and talk to you and do all the things I can so when you leave here, you’ll be back here again.”Any Other Way is now available on music streaming and download platforms, and, as mentioned above, is up for Best Historical Album, a category awarded to a record’s producers and engineers, as opposed to the artist. Douglas Mcgowan, the Numero label rep who produced the album, told AP he has invited Shane to join him as his guest at the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10.Catch the  61st GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.Chaka Khan Reveals First Album In 12 Years Coming Soon, Drops Video For Title Track “Hello Happiness”Read morelast_img read more

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Kapoor and Sons Will Fox Star Studios make money at the box

first_imgFox Star Studios, the distributor of Karan Johar’s “Kapoor and Sons,” is likely to do good business at the box office, based on positive celeb reviews. The Hindi film starring Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Fawad Khan will be released in theatres on Friday. The production and distribution house would be hoping to replicate the success of Sonam Kapoor-starrer “Neerja,” which earned gross income of Rs 100 crore in India in 24 days. The film’s distributor was Fox Star Studios. The movie’s three-week worldwide box office collection was Rs 121 crore. The distributor’s other movies did not do well last year; films such as “Bombay Velvet,” “Hamari Adhuri Kahani,” “Guddu Rangeela” and “Brothers” were either average or flopped at the box office.”Kapoor and Sons” could turn out to be the production and distribution house’s second big success in 2016, given that the Shakun Batra directorial has got good reviews by celebs such as Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Mahesh Bhatt and Farhan Akhtar. Also, with no major releases on Friday clashing with the movie, the opening day collection for “Kapoor and Sons” at the box office is likely to be good. But it will have to contend with “Teraa Surroor” released last week. The Himesh Reshammiya-starrer has collected Rs 10.29 crore till Wednesday, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.#TeraaSurroor Fri 1.79 cr, Sat 2.09 cr, Sun 2.58 cr, Mon 1.38 cr, Tue 1.27 cr, Wed 1.18 cr. Total: ₹ 10.29 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 17, 2016″Kapoor and Sons” will have 1,500 screens, according to Adarsh.Fox Star Studios is a joint venture between 20th Century Fox and Star India.In a related development, Eros International Media informed the stock exchanges Monday that the company, along with Pawan Kalyan Creative Works & Northstar Entertainment, will be releasing Telugu action film “Sardaar Gabbar Singh,” featuring Pawan Kalyan, across India April 18. It will also have a Hindi dubbed version to reach out to audiences in north India. The share price of Eros, which has distributed many blockbusters of late, continues to languish at the stock exchanges.The share closed at Rs 158.15 on Thursday on the BSE, down 39 percent from its Dec. 17, a day before the company released “Bajirao Mastani” starring Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. Its earlier film that did well at the box office was Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan.”last_img read more

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Lakme Fashion Week 2019 Vahbiz Dorabjee walks the ramp talks about body

first_imgVahbiz Dorabjee has been at the forefront recently for being vocal about body positivity and the unneeded pressure that comes from society regarding one’s appearance. Vahbiz’s swimsuit pictures recently went viral as women were seen sharing that they are inspired by Vahbiz and her confidence.After having judged a fashion show recently, this time around Vahbiz is back on the ramp as she opened the show for the plus-size brand All at Lakme Fashion Week. Vahbiz shares, “My journey in the industry had started as a model back in Pune and hence for me life comes back in a full circle as I walked for All. I loved being back on the ramp and I’m glad that I am on a path which not only gives me confidence but also other women out there. Let’s stop living by stereotypes and rather create positive examples! This fashion show is a movement and this is just the beginning! I applaud designers like Rina Dhaka who are breaking the ‘norms’ and redefining the ramp and fashion by creating fashion for literally ‘ALL’ sizes!”In an interview with Bollywoodlife, talking about the roles and projects that come her way, Vahbiz had said, “I do feel that my talent is untapped and I could do much better for myself. However, I’m not unsatisfied. I am thankful for everything I have bagged and the journey I have had so far. Everyone has a ladder they climb up and grow and so I am looking forward to more rocking roles. I believe in myself and I know that the journey ahead is going to be one that helps me challenge the actor inside me as well as entertain my audience.”The actress walked in a white feminine and dreamy in a flared asymmetrical dress leaving us mesmerized. Vahbiz is known to be one of the most well-dressed women of our industry who doesn’t shy away from showing off her curves and yet in the most elegant manner!last_img read more

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Trained attackers came to kill him DU VC claims

first_imgTrained attackers came to kill me, DU VC claimsDhaka University vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman on Monday claimed that the attack made on his residence during protests against the existing quota system in public service was a planned one to kill him, reports UNB.He came up with the remarks while briefing newsmen at his office in the morning.The VC also claimed that the attackers are not DU students but outsiders. “The attack was not carried out by the quota protesters. Masked attackers were trained and they came to kill me,” he said, adding that their aim was to destabilise the situation.A group of protesters demanding reforms in the quota system in public service broke the main entrance of the VC’s residence and ransacked several rooms and furniture early Monday.The protesters also set fire to two vehicles parked inside the VC residence.last_img read more

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Platform to nurture talent

first_imgA live painting competition of around 40 artists was also held on January 17 and 18. Padamshri S V Rama Rao, artist and art educator Qazi M Raghib, art director and art critic along with Anil Kumar Kohli, artist were the jury members to honor the event and selected the top three contenders for awards. The award ceremony will be held on January 24. Talking about Uchaan, it intends to provide the best of the environment and platform to all the artist fraternity and exhibit their artworks for the public viewing at large, by moving out of the conventional gallery display and bring in the new age innovative open display of artworks in hotels, malls, office complexes, public places etc and bring the artworks to the mass. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Uchaan in pursuance of its social initiative is supporting very talented artist Neelesh Ganesh who is autistic with high functioning disorder. He believes in expressing himself with power of artworks. Art from the heart is credo of his life. Forum of Indian Photographers & Artists is a non Profit making organisation promoting all branches of photography, performing arts and film making. It has successfully held several workshops and camps all over India.When: On till January 23 Timing:11:00 am –  7:00 pm Where: Gold Souk, Gurgoanlast_img read more

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Bridging Bosnia and Bengal is a mission for Dr Subasic

first_imgClad in a navy blue suit over a pale blue formal shirt, brown leather shoes, and looking through a pair of rimless thick-glassed spectacles, Dr Sabit Subasic – Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to India, smiles as he sits down on a beige sofa on the lounge of Taj Bengal Kolkata on a Thursday evening. It had been a very busy day – Dr Subasic visited Sister Nivedita University in the morning where he interacted with the administrative heads, faculty members, and students. Then he paid a visit to the corporate office of Techno India Group where he received a traditional welcome, and he can’t stop gushing about the red tilak on his forehead and the authentic Hilsa meal he enjoyed eating with his hands. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Techno India Group and Sister Nivedita University and Sarajevo School of Science and Technology to initiate exchange programs between the two universities. He says this is just the beginning, as he looks forward to Techno India Group spreading its wings not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina but all over south-eastern Europe.Dr Subasic looks visibly overwhelmed as he recalls meeting Satyam Roychowdhury, Managing Director of Techno India Group and Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University – “I first met Mr Roychowdhury in New Delhi when he came to my office at the embassy, and I felt an instant chemistry developing between us. We discussed the growth prospects of education, and he accepted my proposal to visit Bosnia. I’m glad I could join him and could arrange a fruitful trip for him in my country. His team has had positive discussions with the rectors of quite a few reputed state and private universities, and they will soon get into joint ventures to work for exchange programs. I’ve grown so fond of this man over the past few months. It was his first visit to Bosnia but it was a pleasant surprise that he already knew so much about the country.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt’s been four and a half years in India since the third day of March 2014, and Dr Sabit Subasic has fallen in love with the country and its youth. “I had two other opportunities four years ago. I had to choose from the three countries. I refuted all prejudices and chose India,” recalls Dr Subasic as he goes on to confess that everything about India, from cuisine to culture, has a unique charm.”Today, if I’m given an opportunity to choose from ten countries, I’ll still choose to stay in India,” his voice beams with confidence. Dr. Sabit Subasic had visited Srinagar in November 2017 to attend an interaction meeting organised by Kashmir Youth Entrepreneur Federation, which marked the first ever visit to Kashmir by any Bosnian authority. Refusing to surrender to frequent dispute and unrest, the ambassador says there is great scope for exchange of trade, commerce and tourism between the Kashmir and Bosnia. “War should not ruin such an important state. I fell in love with the natural beauty there, and I feel Kashmir is your Switzerland.”He stresses on the development of sports in India, and he strongly believes sportspersons can become efficient ambassadors of a nation.”India will become the youngest country in the world by 2020 with 29 years being its average age, which indicates there are talented young people in every sector. There is a saying (he quotes it in fluent Latin) which means you cannot have a healthy spirit if your body is not healthy.’ He talks about ace tennis player Novak Djokovic who hails from Serbia – a neighbouring country of Bosnia, saying that the youth icon is a better promoter of his country than all the classical diplomats put together.last_img read more

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Cumulative NET Framework updates for Windows 10

first_imgCumulative .NET Framework updates for Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on September 20, 2018 in Windows – 5 commentsMicrosoft plans to change how .NET Framework updates are delivered and deployed on devices running Windows 10 in the near future.Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, the October 2018 Update, .NET Framework updates will be provided in a cumulative format similarly to how updates for Windows 10 are provided. The new cumulative updates are also provided for Windows Server 2019.Net Framework updates are delivered either as standalone updates if the installed operating system is Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, or as part of the cumulative update on Windows 10 devices.The integration of .NET Framework updates in cumulative updates for Windows 10 put administrators between a rock and a hard place at times. The July 2018 updates for the .NET Framework demonstrate this clearly as they caused all kinds of issues on systems the updates were installed on.Cumulative .NET Framework updatesCumulative .NET Framework updates will be provided for systems running Windows 10 version 1809 or later only.Microsoft notes that it will only make available a single cumulative update and no separate security-only update for the .NET Framework on supported devices.Users who use Windows Update to install updates will notice that a new Cumulative Update for the .NET Framework will be offered alongside cumulative updates for the operating system. These updates are either installed silently in the background or on user request.System and IT administrators who use WSUS or other deployment platforms will see new .NET Framework cumulative updates when they check for updates for Windows 10 version 1809 or Windows Server 2019. The updates will show up under Windows Products in WSUS and if the updates include security updates, they will have the security updates classification as well.Updates that don’t include security patches are listed as “updates” or “critical updates” instead.Cumulative updates for the .NET Framework are also available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website where they can be downloaded.The cumulative updates won’t update the .NET Framework to a newer version according to Microsoft as they will only update already installed versions of the framework to the latest version.The updates are provided on Patch Tuesday as they follow the same servicing cadence as Windows 10 updates.  Each update replaces and supersedes the last cumulative update for the .NET Framework.Microsoft plans to release previews one or two weeks after the full release on Patch Tuesday so that system administrators and users can test the coming updates before they are made available via Windows Update, WSUS and other means.Second Tuesday of every month: new cumulative updates for .NET Framework is released.Third or fourth Tuesday of every month: previews of cumulative updates for the .NET Framework are made available for testing.Out-of-band updates may be released at any time, e.g. to fix critical issues.Closing WordsThe separation of .NET Framework updates on Windows 10 version 1809 and later is an overdue step. While it is certainly appealing to install a single update and be done with the updating, the past has shown that a single broken update can prevent the installation of all updates in those scenarios.Considering that cumulative updates include security patches, it has been quite problematic for system administrators as they had to decide whether to install the update and potentially deal with broken things or block the update and deal with potential security issues. (via Woody)SummaryArticle NameCumulative .NET Framework updates for Windows 10DescriptionMicrosoft plans to change how .NET Framework updates are delivered and deployed on devices running Windows 10 in the near future.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Clayton Holdings Acquires ValuAmerica

first_imgClayton Holdings Acquires ValuAmerica Share in Headlines, News, REO, Secondary Market, Technology October 9, 2015 498 Views center_img Provider of loan due diligence, surveillance, REO management, valuations, and consulting services to the mortgage and real estate industries, Clayton Holdings LLC, recently announced its newest acquisition: ValuAmerica, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based, national title agency, appraisal management company, and technology provider.ValuAmerica is a national title agency and a fully-compliant appraisal management company with coverage across all 3,143 counties in the U.S. The company’s award-winning technology platform, ValuNet xsp, helps mortgage lenders and their vendors streamline and manage their supply chains and operational workflows.“The acquisition of ValuAmerica significantly expands the scope of title and valuation services Clayton offers our mortgage clients and continues to show our commitment to being a complete solution provider to the mortgage and real estate industries,” said Joe D’Urso, president of Clayton. “In addition to a full range of title and closing services, we are able to offer a full suite of valuation products—from full appraisals and BPOs to enhanced automated valuation estimates (AVEs)—as well as flood, property and mortgage information.”Clayton noted that ValuAmerica will continue to operate under its current brand and at its current headquarters in Pittsburgh. ValuAmerica’s senior management team, which is led by Shawn Murphy, will remain on board and continue to provide the same level of quality products and service to its clients.No other terms of the transaction were announced.“Joining with Clayton and its parent, Radian, gives us the resources to further develop the technology, infrastructure and vendor networks required for today’s more competitive, compliance-focused environment,” Murphy said. “Our entire management team is pleased to join the Clayton family and excited to be a part of its future growth.” Acquisitions Clayton Holdings ValuAmerica 2015-10-09 Staff Writerlast_img read more

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