Michael Jordan41,011+8.77,474+10.2+1.5 Leonard’s BPM playoff bump — +4 — is tied for the 16th largest increase since the NBA-ABA merger among players that logged at least 2,000 regular season minutes and 500 playoff minutes in a single year. Some other players to increase their BPM by at least 4.0 points include Hakeem Olajuwon during the 1997 playoffs, Tim Duncan during his 2003 title run and LeBron James during his 2016 title run, to name a few.And this isn’t anything new for Leonard: He’s been upping his game in the postseason ever since he came into the league as a role player with the San Antonio Spurs.Below is a similar chart to the first, but this time we’re looking at career performance — comparing a player’s career average BPM in the regular season to their career average BPM in the playoffs since the merger in 1977. (In order to make sure our sample consists of players who played often in both the regular season and deep into the playoffs, each player’s career average BPM has been weighted by both their minutes played in the regular season and playoffs.2Specifically, we weighted the averages using the harmonic mean of the player’s regular season and playoff minutes in a given season. This gives us a better representative sample of players to compare Leonard’s career against.) Draymond Green14,979+3.84,332+6.5+2.7 Kawhi steps up his numbers in the postseasonBiggest average change in Box Plus/Minus (BPM) between the playoffs and regular season, among NBA players with at least 10,000 regular season and 2,500 playoff minutes since 1977 Most of the players that have a similar career BPM in the regular season to Leonard are right at or just below the dotted line, meaning they either get worse during the playoffs or at best they don’t improve. The few players who buck that trend include Michael Jordan, LeBron, Olajuwon and Leonard himself. Each of these players consistently dominated the league in the regular season and even more so in the playoffs.The players with the biggest difference between their regular season and playoff career BPM tend to be toward the middle of the pack in regular season BPM for the simple reason that the lower a player’s regular season number, the more room they have to improve their playoff production. Still, despite having one of the higher career BPMs in the regular season, Leonard ranks sixth on the list. The players in front of him are Isiah Thomas (the Pistons legend, not the other more recent one), Draymond Green, Rajon “Playoff” Rondo, Derek Fisher and Robert “Big Shot Bob” Horry. Those are the type of guys Green was referring to when he talked about the difference between 82-game players and 16-game players. Michael Cooper23,635+1.14,744+2.7+1.6 Career regular season and playoff BPM averages are weighted so as to give more importance to seasons where a player logged many minutes in both the regular season and playoffsSource: Basketball-Reference.com Isiah Thomas35,516+2.84,216+6.4+3.6 Kawhi Leonard14,404+5.73,806+7.4+1.8 Reg. SeasonPlayoffs Regardless of whether the Raptors ultimately finish off the Golden State Warriors and win the NBA title, Leonard’s performance this postseason will instill dread in opposing fan bases of “Playoff Kawhi” for years to come. Leonard wasn’t kidding when he referred to the 82 games during the regular season as “practice” and that the “playoffs is when it’s time to lace them up.”Neil Paine contributed to this article. Tayshaun Prince31,576+1.14,977+2.4+1.3 LeBron James46,235+9.710,049+11.1+1.4 Robert Horry27,069+2.86,823+4.8+2.0 This year’s NBA postseason has been a striking reminder of the difference between regular season and playoff basketball, particularly with respect to individual performance. The three finalists for the MVP award — James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George — all failed to match their production from the regular season in this year’s playoffs. On the other end of the spectrum is Kawhi Leonard, who after “load-managing” his way through the regular season, is now considered one of, if not the, best basketball players alive and has the Toronto Raptors one win away from their first NBA championship. (That win could come Thursday night in Game 6 in Oakland.)Before this year, LeBron James was the often-cited case of the rare player who took his already outstanding game to an even higher level in the playoffs. But during this year’s postseason, it’s Leonard, the two-way force of nature, who has become the go-to example of a player who seemingly flips a switch and magically turns into a better version of himself once the playoffs start.During the regular season, Leonard posted a +5.0 box plus/minus (BPM), a catch-all stat designed to capture a player’s all-around impact. Leonard’s regular season BPM was 15th best in the league. But in the playoffs, Leonard’s BPM has risen to +9.0, tied for second-best among all postseason players.It’s rare to see a player of Leonard’s stature lift his BPM at all in the playoffs. Of the 15 players that had a regular season BPM of +5.0 or better,1That does not include LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Karl Anthony-Towns and Jusuf Nurkic, who all had a +5.0 BPM or better in the regular season but did not play in the playoffs. only Leonard and Nikola Jokic increased their output in the playoffs. It’s even rarer to see someone as productive as Leonard lift his BPM by as much as he did. Ron Harper31,199+2.23,000+3.8+1.6 Vinnie Johnson24,308+0.02,671+1.6+1.5 Boris Diaw28,768+1.13,144+2.8+1.7 Derek Fisher32,719-0.86,856+1.1+1.9 PlayerMinutesBPMMinutesBPMDiff. Hakeem Olajuwon44,222+5.45,749+7.1+1.6 Rajon Rondo26,119+2.43,944+4.6+2.2 Bryon Russell19,805+2.43,081+3.8+1.4
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 13, 2017 – Kingston – Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, Trevor Forrest, is urging increased vigilance against cyber-crime, as everyone is at risk. He noted that last year, the country lost US$100 million due to cyber criminal activity, and a report for this year has indicated that more than 230,000 threats were detected in the space of a month.“You cannot get rid of the threats that we are facing, but you can only put measures in place to mitigate,” he said.“So persons need to understand that this is not something that just Government must do. Everybody has a responsibility to protect themselves and their businesses from these kinds of attacks, as everyone is affected by this,” he added.Mr. Forrest said persons who use automated teller machines (ATMs), pay bills or shop online, use WhatsApp or Twitter on their phone are at risk and must be sensitised about good cyber practices. He noted that the Government is doing its part to make persons aware of the procedures to undertake in order to protect themselves.He informed that in keeping with the National Cyber Security Strategy, the Ministry will be looking at some technical measures to better secure and monitor national assets, including energy, telecommunications and the financial system.“If you consider a day without electricity, think about the inconvenience, but also think about the cost,” he said, noting that “you can literally cripple economies when you shut down their financial systems”.FLOW’s Director of Networking and Security, Delroy McLean, who also addressed the session, said that monitoring of the company’s markets since 2015 has shown that Jamaica is the most impacted country in the Caribbean in terms of cybercrime.“In most cases (Jamaica is) exposed to 10 times more threats than any other Caribbean country,” he noted. He pointed out that many people, in using cyberspace, do not think about security, only about the convenience.Mr. McLean said the company continues to put protective measures in place, including recruiting and training young talent to assist in mitigating threats. He noted, however, that while “our core security protects the majority of our consumer networks at the first layer, the ultimate protection is up to the individual”.In the meantime, Head of the Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), Moniphia Hewling, stressed the need for persons to be cyber-safe by thinking before they click.“Constantly think of protecting yourself online by being aware and being careful what you share, post and click on,” she advised.October is being observed as Cyber Security Awareness Month internationally. The CIRT, through the Science, Energy and Technology Ministry, along with its partners, will be hosting and participating in a variety of activities during the month.Press Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has played down the penalty row involving Aboubakar Kamara after the Frenchman seized and missed a late penalty.Kamara argued with Mitrovic, who is Fulham’s designated penalty-taker, and appeared to have cost them a vital win when he missed the penalty during the Cottager’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town.Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri, who was angry with Kamara’s actions, he is considering dropping the Frenchman for Tuesday’s Premier League game at Arsenal, but Mitrovic, who secured all three points for the London club with a late goal was in a forgiving mood.“He’s a striker, he’s hungry for goals as well, maybe he wanted to score as well and he scored his last penalty,” the Serbian said, according to BT Sport.Report: Courtois’s agent arrested in money laundering case George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois agent has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation.The ugly word corruption is again staining the world of football. In…“It’s normal. He’s young; these kinds of things can happen. It’s normal.”“You need to take care of each other. We had a bit of an argument but in the end, he took the ball and I wished him luck and told him to stay focused and score. That’s what he’d do as well.““If he’d scored I’d have celebrated with him as I scored. The most important thing is we got the three points and everything is behind us.”“It was a six-point game. It was a big win. We felt it was a lot of pressure during the game, and in the end, after the goal, it was a big release.”
KUSI Newsroom, Police: Woman walks into Clairemont Easter service with toddler and gun April 21, 2019 Posted: April 21, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A woman walked into church services in Clairemont armed with a gun Sunday afternoon, police said.Churchgoers were able to wrest control of the weapon from the woman — who had a toddler with her at the time — and no one was hurt.The first 911 call came in at 12:02 p.m. reporting the armed woman at the Mt. Everest Academy, on Mt. Everest Avenue north of Balboa Avenue, San Diego Police Sgt. Robert Hawkins said.Easter Sunday services were being held at the school.“Members of the congregation were able to subdue her and get the gun away from her,” Hawkins said. “Police arrived moments later and were able to take her into custody.”Officers weren’t sure what the woman’s motives were. Hawkins said police were taking care of the child and the woman was being taken to county jail. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, October 25, 2018:Melinda N. Rhone (54, Medford) was arrested on a warrant. She was initially pulled over and given a written warnings for speeding on 93 North, between Exits 38 and 39. (2:45am)Police conducted a school bus evacuation drill at the North Intermediate. (8:46am)Police conducted an ALICE drill at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. (10:05am)Animal Control Officer rescued injured owl with possible broken wing on Kelley Road and brought to Tufts Veterinary Hospital. (1:11pm)Police and Fire responded to an oven fire on Pouliot Place. (1:53pm)A caller reported an 80-year-old patient walked out of Woodbriar facility. Police responded. Situation checked OK. Daughter had signed her father out and staff was with him the entire time. (5:29pm)Police notified DPW that the street sign for Fletcher Lane is missing. (6:07pm)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Main Street and Lake Street. Entrapment. 2 occupants sustained injuries and were transported to hospital. Both vehicles towed. (7:06pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 24: Tractor Trailer Involved In Hit & Run; Billerica Man Issued Summons; Driver Hurt In CrashIn “Police Log”
The original HoloLens is almost three years old. It’s time for an update. Bridget Carey/CNET This year’s CES wasn’t big on AR news, but Microsoft may be waiting until Mobile World Congress to spring information on the next expected update to its AR headset, the HoloLens. An invite to a press conference on Feb. 24 at MWC suggests the HoloLens 2 might be big reveal. Sure, the invite itself seems mysterious, with an image of a futuristic Barcelona, where MWC is held. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be giving the keynote, along with CVP Julia White and — most tellingly — Technical Fellow Alex Kipman, the creator of Kinect and HoloLens and head of Microsoft’s mixed reality efforts.The invite’s graphic doesn’t suggest much. Microsoft Microsoft hasn’t immediately responded to a request for comment, but the HoloLens 2 was expected to debut sometime in early 2019. Microsoft recently won a $480 million contract to supply the US Army with HoloLens headsets.The original HoloLens AR headset was first released in 2016, layering hologram-like 3D graphics into the real world in a stand-alone package, but has some technical limits including a narrow field of view. The next HoloLens may improve field of view and bring more advanced controls, as well as eye-tracking.Magic Leap’s first-generation AR headset, the Magic Leap One, debuted last year and aims for similar developer and enterprise territory. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s VR efforts for Windows 10, which resulted in a number of affordable “mixed reality” headsets in late 2017 through early 2018, have fallen relatively quiet since. 13:27 Augmented reality (AR) Rumors Microsoft Tags Magic and VR collide at CES 2019 with The Void 2 Share your voice 15 Photos Comments Wearable Tech At CES 2019, VR feels like a dream gathering dust: It’s a promise unfulfilled.Whirlpool’s high-tech oven uses augmented reality to help you cook: The door is a transparent LCD screen. CES 2019: The tech changing the way we play video games Now playing: Watch this:
Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Sphero Spider-Man 3 Share your voice 62 Photos The very best cosplay we saw at Comic-Con 2019 Tags Comments This movie is about to make even more money. Marvel Studios/Sony After a re-release of Avengers: Endgame pushed it over the Avatar-sized hump at the box office, it seems like Marvel learned a lesson: If they re-release movies with extra footage, its hardcore fan base will return to cinemas to watch again and again. Any excuse.According to Variety, starting Aug. 29, an extended version of Spider-Man: Far From Home is returning to cinemas with a brand-new four minute action sequence.Just one day ago, it was announced Spider-Man: Far From Home had become Sony pictures highest grossing movie ever. Post Avengers you’d be forgiven for assuming Marvel owned the rights to Spider-Man, but this movie was actually the result of an agreement between Sony and Marvel Studios. Both are now laughing (together) to the bank. The movie has already earned a whopping $1.108 billion at the box office and it’s safe to assume this re-release will rake in even more cash.Variety says the re-release will be available to watch in the US and Canada from Aug. 29. TV and Movies Marvel Sony
Applied Materials, Inc. has announced the appointment of Srinivas Satya as Country President for Applied Materials India. Satya succeeds Aninda Moitra, who will join the leadership team of the company’s Transistor and Interconnect Group.Srinivas Satya brings nearly two decades of experience to his new role, having successfully led several businesses and strategic functions within Applied. Most recently he was head of business development and portfolio management for the company’s semiconductor business.As India Country President, Satya will be responsible for the company’s overall India strategy and execution. He will focus on driving revenue opportunities in the region and increasing the technology and product development capabilities in India to drive innovation and growth for Applied.Accelerating engineering innovation in the region will be a key focus area for Satya, in line with the company’s strategy to leverage regional competencies in engineering and IT, and to enable faster development of industry-leading technologies and products.Applied Materials India is the largest organization for Applied Materials outside of the United States, and makes a significant contribution to the company’s capabilities across a number of product groups and functions.”As former head of business development for Applied’s semiconductor business, Srinivas will help identify key revenue opportunities and ensure sustained growth in India for Applied Materials,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, executive vice president and general manager of the Silicon Systems Group.Satya holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Holding placards inscribed with the names of the plane crash victims, relatives wait in front of the morgue of the Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital. Photo was taken by Kamrul Hasan on Wednesday.Shocked relatives of US-Bangla plane crash victims are eagerly waiting to receive the dead bodies of their near and dear ones two days into the tragic plane crash in Nepal.A total of 51 passengers including 26 Bangladeshis died in the plane crash of US-Bangla aircraft (BS 211) at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon.The bodies have now been kept at the morgue of Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital.A number of relatives with placards with names of their near and dear ones were standing in front of the hospital morgue.One of them was grandfather of co-pilot Prithula Rashid, also waiting in front of the morgue.”I do not know when I would receive the dead body of Prithula,” said the grim-faced elderly man.Nepali woman Urmila, mother of Sylhet Rageeb-Rabeya Medical College student Shretha Thapa, was standing with placard of her daughter’s name and wailing continuously.Cap 2: US-Bangla airliner co-pilot Prithula Rashid’s grandfather is seen waiting in front of the morgue of the Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital. Photo was taken by Kamrul Hasan on Wednesday.”I was waiting at the airport for my daughter’s arrival. I saw the plane landing and catching fire… I do not know when I will get the dead body,” she said when this author approached her.Deceased Alimuzzaman’s relative Faruk Ahmed said, “There is no certainty of receiving the dead body. Nobody can tell the exact date.”A total of 26 Bangladeshis, 24 Nepalese and a Chinese citizen died in the accident.The relatives fear it will take time to receive the dead bodies. The authorities said the dead bodies will be handed over after carrying out autopsies, chemical test and DNA test.The DNA test is being conducted to ascertain the citizenship and gender.Bangladesh civil aviation and tourism minister AKM Shajahan Kamal visited the hospital morgue.During the visit, head of the forensic department of the hospital Promoth Sherestha told the minister that autopsies of the dead bodies will be conducted soon. The identities of the bodies will be ascertained and later the bodies will be handed over to the family members, Sherestha added.*This report is rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.
Rice University students Caz Smith, right, and Kelvin Boateng have developed a device to help patients with diabetes easily monitor their feet for cuts or other injuries. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) A device developed by students at Rice University is designed to help patients with diabetes monitor their feet daily for cuts or other injuries. It feeds images of the top and bottom of a patient’s foot to a custom website that can quickly transfer them to doctors for analysis. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) ShareNEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to video and high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruthdavid@rice.eduMike Williams713email@example.comDevice for patients with diabetes puts feet firstRice University students design imager to help patients monitor their extremities for signs of injuryHOUSTON – (March 29, 2018) – Patients with diabetes are often at risk of cuts or other injuries to their extremities that they may not be able to feel or easily check. Rice University students have developed a device to help them find early signs of ulceration that, left untreated, could endanger their health and even lead to amputation.Mechanical engineering student Caz Smith and bioengineering student Kelvin Boateng, both Rice sophomores, completed a prototype of their inspection device, which looks something like a foot stand one might see in a shoe store but with a clear plastic top, cameras, lights, a mirror and electronics that allow people to easily inspect their feet. http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/03/0402_FOOT-3-web-1g49xij.jpgRice University students Caz Smith, left, and Kelvin Boateng have developed a device to help patients with diabetes easily monitor their feet for cuts or other injuries. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. Return to article. Long Description A device developed by students at Rice University is designed to help patients with diabetes monitor their feet daily for cuts or other injuries. It feeds images of the top and bottom of a patient’s foot to a custom website that can quickly transfer them to doctors for analysis. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University students Caz Smith, left, and Kelvin Boateng have developed a device to help patients with diabetes easily monitor their feet for cuts or other injuries. Photo by Jeff FitlowThe students said their device is simple to operate. A sliding top plate with toe separators is adjustable for the right or left foot. Once a foot is in position, the patient starts the device from the custom website, which lights LEDs inside, snaps photos of both the top and bottom of the foot and transfers them to the website by way of an onboard Raspberry Pi computer.“It’s much easier than a manual device, like a mirror on a stick, for people who aren’t flexible enough to look at the bottom of their feet directly because of their condition or age,” Smith said. “If your visual acuity is harmed in any way, you absolutely cannot see your foot from a mirror that is 3 or 4 feet away.”He said the device is now in the hands of another class of Rice engineering students who are studying ways to streamline the design and move it toward manufacturing.The students were advised by Rice lecturers Deirdre Hunter and Matthew Wettergreen and doctors Susan Fisher-Hoch and Anand Prasad and graduate research assistant Nelson Gonzalez of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.-30-This news release can be found online at news.rice.eduFollow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsVideo: Return to article. Long Description Rice University students Caz Smith, right, and Kelvin Boateng have developed a device to help patients with diabetes easily monitor their feet for cuts or other injuries. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Rice University engineering student Kelvin Boateng prepares the prototype foot inspection device for a test. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionA device developed by students at Rice University is designed to help patients with diabetes monitor their feet daily for cuts or other injuries. It feeds images of the top and bottom of a patient’s foot to a custom website that can quickly transfer them to doctors for analysis. Photo by Jeff FitlowImages are posted to an automatically generated website they can view on a cellphone or other device and forward to a doctor.The students took on the project last summer as part of Rice’s Summer Experience in Engineering Design program, working at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen with visiting international students Luis Felipe Silva of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and Christopher Dzuwa of the University of Malawi Polytechnic.“For me, this project had the coolest combination of electrical and mechanical engineering,” Smith said. An earlier iteration, he said, was a camera on a gooseneck attached to the end of a telescoping stick that patients could use to manually inspect their feet, but the new team took a path they decided would be less arduous for patients.“We wanted it to be an at-home device you could put in the corner of your bathroom or living room and have it stay there, as opposed to the device we inherited, which was more mobile but also much heavier and clunkier,” Boateng said.Patients with diabetes often suffer from diabetic neuropathy, nerve damage disorders that can numb feelings in their extremities. “Doctors want checking their feet to become part of patients’ daily routines, because wounds can become infected,” Boateng said. “If they’re not caught, they can lead to amputation.” https://youtu.be/RytluJqW-4EVideo produced by Brandon Martin/Rice UniversityRelated materials:George R. Brown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduImages for download: Return to article. Long Description http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/03/0402_FOOT-2-web-1m0vu36.jpgRice University engineering student Kelvin Boateng prepares the prototype foot inspection device for a test. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/03/0402_FOOT-1-web-1bctphb.jpgA device developed by students at Rice University is designed to help patients with diabetes monitor their feet daily for cuts or other injuries. It feeds images of the top and bottom of a patient’s foot to a custom website that can quickly transfer them to doctors for analysis. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis