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Tag: 上海千花网 Ag Dept denies egg farm permit

first_imgState Agriculture officials announced October 1, 2002, that they have denied the application by Vermont Egg Farm (VEF) for a proposed expansion that would have more than doubled the size of its Highgate facility. In an 8-page finding, the Department cited a number of concerns in denying the expansion, primarily centering on manure management and its direct relationship to the potential return of the fly problem that plagued the facility in its early years of operation. “I considered this decision very carefully,” said Agriculture Commissioner Leon Graves, “because a big part of my job is to encourage and support all of the diversified agricultural interests of Vermont including small, medium, large and expanding farming operations. In the end, however, Vermont Egg Farm simply failed to meet the requirements for adequate manure management as called for by the LFO (Large Farm Operation) law.” The expansion application has generated a great deal of controversy since being deemed complete the first time in February of 2002. Just over one month later, the application was rendered incomplete due to revisions of the manure management plan. After more than five months passed, an amended manure management plan was resubmitted to the Department of Agriculture by Vermont Egg Farm. The application was recently deemed complete again on September 10. In both cases, a 10-day public comment period was offered. Graves, who operated a small dairy farm in Fairfield for many years prior to being named Commissioner of Agriculture, said public input is a crucial part of the process. However, Graves said that for the LFO process to have legitimacy it can’t be subject to political concerns or popular opinion and each application must be judged on its merits on a case-by-case basis. “It is the public policy of this state as expressed in law, and my own personal belief as well, that diverse agricultural operations are essential to our rural communities and character, that farming preserves the environmental resources of the state, that farming furthers the economic self-sufficiency of the state, and that agriculture provides a general benefit to the health and welfare of the people of the state,” Graves said. “These policies do not equate this value to the relative size of an agricultural operation, however,” said Graves, “and it is for this very reason we have the LFO law in Vermont. To remain economically viable some farms may choose to expand and we have to allow them this option. At the same time, we have to make sure that this is done in an agriculturally sound way.” “We have been hearing about the increase of large farms inVermont. The truth is that only 17 farms in Vermont — just slightly over 1.1 percent of our approximately 1,500 dairy farms and less than 2/10 of one percent of our 6,700 total farms — are permitted as large farms.” “Furthermore,” Graves added, “all but one of our large farms are family owned and support not only the families that run them but as many as 20 other individuals and their families, not to mention the tax base of their communities and the businesses that supply them.” Graves encouraged anyone with questions about large farms and the LFO permit process to contact the Department of Agriculture in Montpelier.last_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 Inslee Announces Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening by County

first_img“We are able to do this thanks to millions of Washingtonians pulling together, in the face of sacrifice and suffering, and doing their part by staying home,” Inslee said during a press conference Friday. “But this does not mean that we are returning to normal. It means that after three months, we are successfully moving forward.”Starting on June 1, any county can apply to John Wiesman, secretary of Washington State Department of Health to move to the next phase from the phase that they are currently in. The application process will include target metrics set by the secretary and must be submitted by the county executive for review. Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee announced the expansion of Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening plan. The expansion comes as the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order ends midnight Sunday.The expansion moves Washington through the phased reopening on a county-by-county basis. With this new approach, counties will have more flexibility to demonstrate they can safely allow additional economic activity based on targeted metrics. Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page.last_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 Kaslo’s Kathryn Haegedorn, Trail’s Erin McLeod and Mckayla Yuris off to BC Hockey Female Under 18 evaluation camp

first_imgA quartet of Kootenay players have earned a trip to Salmon Arm this weekend to compete at the BC Hockey Female Under 18 evaluation camp.Trail’s Erin McLeod and Mckayla Yuris, Daley Oddy of Cranbrook and Kaslo’s Kathryn Haegedorn join 47 others hopeful looking to catch the eye of evaluators at the third of four stops on the U18 trail. Throughout the camp players are evaluated on their play, their fitness/strength, their attitude, and their perceived contribution to a winning team. Selected players will advance to the Team BC Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp. The Salmon Arm camp is an opportunity for the top players in the province to train and compete at an elite level and is meant to introduce players to the beginning of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence.  The four-day camp, beginning Thursday with registration, is run by the Team BC staff, provincial instructors and experts in the areas of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and other sport science principals.  Krause was selected to play for Team Canada at the World Under 18 Championships in the Czech Republic.center_img The High Performance Program prepares players for the National program where they will undergo the same fitness testing and attend similar types of camps.  This year three (3) BC players were invited to the Hockey Canada Identification Camp; Jordan Krause, Kimberly Newell, who played with the boys on the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, and Julia McKinnon. The U18 athletes will be evaluated on their play at the National Competition and successful players will be invited to the Hockey Canada U18 Identification Camp. last_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 Cara House shines a light on goodwill from Letterkenny businesses

first_imgAs Michael and Martin of ‘Helping Hands’ deliver the last of the Christmas hampers and gifts, Cara House wishes to thank all the businesses in Letterkenny that have helped to support the Letterkenny Community throughout the year.Helping Hands is a special initiative at Cara House which helps all age groups of the community. If you are unable for any reason to complete those small jobs around the house (indoors or outdoors), you can let the Helping Hands team do them for you at a reduced price.A special thanks goes out to: G8 FitnessOptum and Pramerica volunteersLetterkenny Lions ClubAldiLidlChill Out CafePeggy’s CafeStation House HotelDillon’s HotelMarks and Spencer’sWholegreen Wellness CentreZona Dance.Cara House would also like to thank all the volunteers in the Befriending, Dancing and Afterschool Services – not forgetting the staff!They wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year.Cara House shines a light on goodwill from Letterkenny businesses was last modified: December 20th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CARA HOUSECHristmasdonegalletterkennyThankslast_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 Chelsea v Stoke: Costa misses out

first_imgDiego Costa is left out of the Chelsea squad for the game against Stoke because of a minor tendon injury, despite manager Guus Hiddink saying the striker would start.Cesc Fabregas is on the bench, but there are recalls for John Mikel Obi, Willian and Baba Rahman – who replaces the injured Kenedy.Eden Hazard also starts again, his 200th appearance for Chelsea, while young defender Jake Clarke-Salter is on the bench.The Blues and the Potters are both chasing a fourth consecutive Premier League victory. A Chelsea win would take them above Stoke in the table and could take them up to seventh place.Stoke have a number of missing players, including defender Phil Bardsley who is out with a calf injury, but Geoff Cameron plays despite an ankle problem.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Baba, Ivanovic, Cahill; Matic, Mikel; Willian, Hazard, Oscar, Traore.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Pato. Remy.Stoke: Butland; Muniesa, Pieters, Cameron, Wollscheid; Whelan, Imbula; Shaquiri, Afellay, Arnautovic; Diouf.Subs: Ireland, Joselu, Walters, Teixeira, Crouch, Krkic, Haugard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 AMU tense after detentions

first_imgAfter student unrest on Thursday, Aligarh Muslim University remained tense on Friday.The former students’ union president Salman Imtiaz, vice president Hamza Sufiyan, secretary Huzaifa Aamir and a cabinet member were detained by police on Thursday. The present union was dissolved in June this year after completing its term.The outgoing members had demanded that the establishment of a police post on the university circle should be immediately stopped. They saw it as a move of the AMU administration to allow district police to interfere in the affairs of the campus. For a long time, a section of students has been painting Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor as being close to the RSS and the ruling dispensation. They are also sought removal of registrar Abdul Hamid, who is an IPS officer.On Thursday evening, the AMU administration rusticated Mr. Sufiyan for five years for repeatedly indulging in acts of indiscipline and suspended Mr. Aamir for creating ruckus on campus and putting a lock on the registrar’s office. They were also charged with destroying the university property.‘Azamgarh lobby’While the AMUSU members say that they were raising students’ demands, a source in the administration claimed that Mr. Sufiyan and Mr. Aamir belong to the ‘Azamgarh lobby’ and were nurturing political ambitions through the protest. “When they did not get support from senior students, they pulled high school students from ST High School out of their classes to join the protest,” the source said. Assistant Superintendent of Police Abhishek said that Mr. Imtiaz and a cabinet member have been given bail but Mr. Sufiyan and Mr. Aamir have been sent to jail under Section 151 of IPC. “A unit of the Rapid Action Force has been posted outside the campus,” he said.On Friday, the V-C in an appeal to students said that disciplinary action had been taken against some students only after repeated intolerable acts of indiscipline and criminal misconduct, and after they crossed the red line.Responding to the charge of establishing a police post in the campus, Dr. Mansoor said, “it is sad to know that some students are involved in rumour-mongering about the installation of a police chowki inside the campus.”last_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 Knicks hand Clippers ninth straight loss

first_imgInjured Haye pulls out of heavyweight rematch with Bellew NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games New York then led by 26 in the fourth quarter.The game was tied at 20 after one quarter, but the Knicks opened a double-digit lead late in the half after a 9-2 spurt and were ahead 56-44 at the break.“In the first half we weren’t moving the ball. One pass or no passes and the guys were shooting it,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. “Once we got into passing the ball and moving it from side to side, then we ended up with 20 assists in the final 32 minutes and that’s pretty good.”The Clippers traded Chris Paul in the offseason and the search for reliable guard play remains. Austin Rivers was 1 for 9 for two points, Lou Williams came off the bench to shoot 2 for 8, and rookie Jawun Evans shot 2 for 8.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles had won five straight at Madison Square Garden. … Clippers assistant Mike Woodson was the Knicks’ coach last time they beat Los Angeles, on April 25, 2012.Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr. played with a sore left foot and scored 13 points. He had been listed as questionable but Hornacek said Hardaway felt better after rest. … Enes Kanter had 12 points and 16 rebounds.STREAK SNAPPEDThe Clippers’ 10-game winning streak over the Knicks was their longest active streak against any opponent. Now it’s seven in a row against Portland and Orlando.STARKS WITH THE “STEAL” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Porzingis outplayed a frustrated Blake Griffin and helped the Knicks snap a 10-game skid in the series with their first victory over the Clippers in more than five years.“Bottom line, we just can’t sustain anything,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Right now we get it going a little bit and one thing happens and it just implodes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDoug McDermott added 16 points for the Knicks, including a 3-pointer that swung the momentum for good midway through the third quarter.“I got in there, had to bring some energy because we got off to a little slow start to start the third quarter,” McDermott said. Doc Rivers was talking to reporters before the game when former Knicks teammate John Starks walked by.“Can you bring my wedge back?” Rivers yelled out. “Guy stole my wedge and didn’t give it back.”Rivers said he had been without his golf club, which Starks contended that Rivers had left in his bag, for about two months.“You know, when someone allegedly leaves a club in your bag, the right thing to do is mail it back to them,” Rivers said. “That’s all I’m saying. At some point, it’s stolen.”UP NEXTClippers: Visit Atlanta on Wednesday.Knicks: Host Toronto on Wednesday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Los Angeles Clippers’ Jawun Evans (1) and New York Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn (9) fight for control of the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Things are going so poorly for the Clippers that they can’t even beat the Knicks anymore.Kristaps Porzingis scored 25 points and New York extended Los Angeles’ losing streak to nine games with a 107-85 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Griffin scored 21 points but shot just 6 for 18, picked up a technical foul and fouled out with 4:46 remaining. The Clippers (5-11) still haven’t won since Nov. 1 at Dallas, when they improved to 5-2.“Tonight was not a good showing,” Griffin said. “We have to put together 48 minutes rather than playing in spurts. We know as a team that this is not going to be the end.”Patrick Beverley returned after missing five games with a sore right knee and had nine points and six rebounds. But the Clippers are still without fellow guard Milos Teodosic and the rest of their backcourt play was mostly dismal.The Clippers fell behind by 17 early in the third quarter before running off 15 straight to cut it to 66-64 midway through the period. But McDermott hit a 3-pointer in transition and added another during a 12-0 response by the Knicks that gave them a 78-64 advantage with 4:11 remaining in the period.“I thought that was disheartening,” Rivers said. “I thought that took the spirit away but it shouldn’t and that’s where we’re at right now. When you lose nine games in a row, you’re in a losing streak, you start feeling sorry for yourself when things don’t go right and you can’t do that.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Tag: 上海千花网 Strides Made in Reducing Mosquito Breeding Sites in St. James

first_img She noted that the efforts of workers have led to over 11,039 premises being inspected for the month of February. The St. James Public Health Department has made strides in eliminating mosquito breeding sites across the parish, in order to reduce transmission of the dengue virus.Deputy Chief Public Health Inspector, Sherika Lewis, said that approximately 55 workers have been engaged to strengthen vector control activities.She noted that the efforts of workers have led to over 11,039 premises being inspected for the month of February.“This programme has been very effective in the reduction of mosquito breeding in the parish, where we are coming from an Aedes index of 33 per cent to 19 per cent at this time,” she pointed out.The Aedes index refers to the number of premises that have tested positive for mosquito breeding.“We have also commissioned two extra buses to transport these workers, so our reach is very extensive across the parish, and we have been getting rave reviews on the programme thus far,” Ms. Lewis added.She was addressing the monthly meeting of the St. James Municipal Corporation in Montego Bay on Thursday (March 14).Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, for his part, lauded the work of the vector control workers and the St. James Public Health Department.He noted that the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, has made $8.5 million available to councillors, which amounts to $500,000 each, to assist with vector control in their divisions.He encouraged the councillors to liaise with the Health Department “because they could assist you in identifying (mosquito breeding) locations in your respective divisions. They could also assist you in getting the materials in terms of what is required as well as flyers to sensitise citizens”.Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease that is transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito.Symptoms of dengue typically begin three to 14 days after infection. This may include high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a skin rash. Symptoms usually last two to seven days. Deputy Chief Public Health Inspector, Sherika Lewis, said that approximately 55 workers have been engaged to strengthen vector control activities. The St. James Public Health Department has made strides in eliminating mosquito breeding sites across the parish, in order to reduce transmission of the dengue virus. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 Child protection committees set up in over 40000 villages

first_imgKolkata: In a significant move to counter the challenges posed by various social evils against children, the Bengal government has set up child protection committees (CPC) in more than 40,000 villages across the state.One of the main objectives of the initiative taken by the Mamata Banerjee government is to ensure that there is a mechanism in place at the grassroot level, so that the children are protected from being abused. “We have so far been able to set up CPCs at 40,000 villages across the state and are in the process of starting 18,000 more CPCs in other villages as well. We have a plan to set up CPCs at all blocks and village levels to ensure that there is not a single incident of child abuse. These CPCs will monitor the villages to create a protective environment for children,” said Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”Every child is special and we need to ensure that a child’s voice is heard. Our department is committed to ensure that a child does not become a victim of abuse or atrocities under any circumstance. The primary job of the CPCs would be to evolve a mechanism for ensuring child protection,” she added. It may be mentioned here that India is home to the largest child population in the world and more than 40 percent of Indian children are vulnerable. They are subject to abuse, exploitation, deprivation and neglect. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTo fight all sorts of social evils, an Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) has been introduced in the state to create and spread awareness among people, so that children can be provided a safe environment. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the state plays a pivotal role in ensuring welfare and rehabilitation of children who are in need of care and protection, while the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) is supposed to bring the children into mainstream life after they indulge in any unlawful practice. One of the serious menaces in the society is child trafficking. To check such incidents, the state government has also introduced a plan of action to combat human trafficking. The CPCs, with the help of child welfare police officers, conduct surveillance to prevent trafficking of children.last_img read more

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Tag: 上海千花网 The Pacers Are Bucking Every NBA Trend And Its Working

INDIANAPOLIS — Even before this season, a campaign in which they’ve pieced together the NBA’s best record, the Houston Rockets and their unusual goals on offense have been an object of fascination. For years, there’s been intrigue surrounding Houston’s desire to shatter records by taking threes whenever possible. More recently, the team’s historic ability to score 1-on-1 has garnered attention. Houston Rockets304.4149.9230.7 Pacers3245+13 Indiana Pacers119.3%2728.3%2522.7 The Pacers and Rockets have different philosophiesHow the Indiana Pacers and Houston Rockets compare in key offensive metrics, 2018-17 season through March 21 Bucks4542-3 Nets2926-3 Rockets5766+9 Long-midrange attempts3-point attemptsFree throws Celtics4754+7 Heat4045+5 Thunder5548-7 76ers3949+10 Hornets4636-10 Blazers4250+8 Nuggets4843-5 Indiana’s ahead of scheduleProjected win totals for NBA teams if they continue their current pace compared with FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 preseason win projections Pelicans4347+4 Kings2426+2 Knicks30300 Hawks2624-2 Warriors6461-3 Bulls2627+1 Spurs5047-3 Far less talked about are the Indiana Pacers, arguably the league’s most surprising team this season. At 41-31, Indiana is vying for home-court advantage in the playoffs and is only a shade behind the reigning three-time conference champion Cavaliers. More interesting is how the Pacers are doing it: They have become the Anti-Rockets.Indiana’s offensive approach is diametrically opposed to the league’s best team. The Rockets are notorious for avoiding midrange shots; the Pacers hover nearly just as far above the league average in how often they take long twos as the Rockets are beneath it. The median team shoots from the 16- to 23-foot range about 12 percent of the time; Houston takes 4.4 percent of its shots from that distance, while Indiana takes a whopping 19.3 percent of its shots from there.The contrasts in shot selection don’t end with midrange jumpers. Unlike the Rockets, who take a league-high 50 percent of their shots from 3-point range and get to the free-throw line at the second highest clip in the league, the Pacers rank among the NBA’s bottom six in both 3-point attempt rate and free-throw attempt rate.A fair amount of that seems to stem from coach Nate McMillan’s offensive philosophy,1Larry Bird’s hiring of McMillan was initially criticized by many because of his reputation as a coach who slowed things down — a trait that ran counter to Bird’s stated desire to play more up-tempo after parting ways with Frank Vogel. McMillan, who’s since sought to get the Pacers to play faster, has argued that the long-held perception of his coaching style was unfair, given the sorts of rosters he was working with. which encourages pulling the trigger quickly if a defender is allowing the solid jump-shooting team more than a few feet of space.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/midrange2.mp400:0000:0002:18Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“We talk about playing early, playing late,” McMillan told me. “If you have an open look or a rim attempt early (in the shot clock), take it. If you don’t, then make teams defend. But when we have open looks, we want to take them.” The Pacers have often done that, with the caveat being that, in today’s NBA, those midrange attempts are often ones the defense would like for Indiana to take.Indiana has launched 1,273 open and wide-open 2-point jumpers,2From 10 feet and farther. “Open” means no defender was within 4 feet at the time of the shot. “Wide open” means no defender was within 6 feet at the time of the shot. over 100 more than the next closest team, according to Second Spectrum and NBA Advanced Stats. And in keeping with McMillan’s wishes, the Pacers rank third with 205 open attempts from midrange in the first eight seconds of the shot clock.Simply put, the Pacers aren’t in the business of turning down open looks — even the ones thought to be the least efficient. Clippers4644-2 Mavericks3026-4 Suns3121-10 Pistons3438+4 TeamRankShare of all shotsRankShare of all shotsRankper 100 FG attempts Jazz46460 Long-midrange attempts are 2-point jump shots from between 16 and 23 feet.Source: Basketball-Reference.com Magic3726-11 Grizzlies3521-14 Current pace for games through March 21 Cavaliers5748-9 T-Wolves5047-3 Wizards46460 Lakers3237+5 Projected season wins Raptors4561+16 TeamPreseasonCurrentDiff. Al Jefferson, a Pacers backup big man and former All-NBA center who’s been forced into action because of recent injuries to Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis, told me that his teammates have gotten frustrated with him at times for not always adhering to that shoot-it-if-you’re-open game plan.“They got on me in Philly because I turned down some open midrange shots. So I told them, ‘I guarantee you the next game, I’ll shoot it,’” Jefferson said after a loss to the East-leading Raptors. “Then tonight came and I turned down another open look and did a dribble handoff instead. And they all yelled at me: ‘Shoot the ball!’3Look carefully at the first clip, and you’ll notice a fan sitting in the third row (on the bottom left of the screen) standing up, gesturing to Jefferson that he should have taken the first open shot. Luckily for me, I shot the next one, and it went in.”Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/aljefferson.mp400:0000:0001:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“I guess that’s just the new NBA. I’m more old-school. But that’s the shot. You look at a lot of the bigs (on defense), and they back off when you set that pick. If the pop is open? That’s when my teammates will get mad at me if I don’t take it,” Jefferson said. “Even if you might miss it, take it. Because that’s what the defense is giving you.”It would be hard to say this approach hasn’t worked for Indiana, a team that was expected to struggle mightily on offense after trading Paul George. No one is more integral to Indiana’s strategy than Victor Oladipo,4Perhaps the simplest measure of his value: The Pacers, 41-25 with Oladipo, have gone 0-6 in games without their All-Star this season. who’s made the huge leap from mere starter to All-Star. (Not only have the Pacers improved slightly since last season, jumping from 15th to 12th in offensive rating, but they also sit in fifth place in the East.) But it’s also worth noting that their heavy reliance on jumpers — ones that some teams avoid like the plague — hasn’t hurt them. If anything, Oladipo and the Pacers have taken advantage of a market inefficiency by launching, and making, midrange tries at a much higher rate than other teams.Of course, the midrange shot is far from the sole reason Indiana is outperforming every preseason projection. Darren Collison is leading the league in 3-point percentage. The Pacers’ defense has improved and uses its length to create the second-most deflections in the NBA; they’re also tied at third for forcing the highest turnover percentage. Oladipo’s gambling instincts as a free safety occasionally help shorten a handful of defensive plays, not only helping keep Indiana’s young bigs out of foul trouble, but also creating quick, efficient looks the other way in transition.5The Pacers are sixth in offensive efficiency after forcing a live-ball turnover, and their possessions last an average of just 9.1 seconds after such plays, the NBA’s 11th-fastest pace, according to Inpredictable.Forward Thaddeus Young put it in much simpler terms: “We’re just playing basketball. We’re having fun,” he told CBS Sports. “When you have a team that’s just full of ISO players and it’s just isolation basketball, it’s not as fun. You’re just standing around watching.”While no one will mistake this offense for the perpetual-motion ones used in San Antonio or Utah, the Pacers seem to benefit from added movement in their sets — particularly in screen-handoff scenarios, where Indiana is one of the NBA’s most efficient, aggressive teams on a per-play basis.6They rank first in field-goal attempts stemming from direct handoffs and rank fourth in points per direct handoff, according to Second Spectrum.The real question with Indiana — beyond its tough schedule to close out the season — is how the club will adjust come postseason if the midrange looks don’t fall as frequently, or if opposing clubs begin crowding the Pacers’ space more than they’re used to. This month is already testing the former, as McMillan’s team has shot its worst percentage of the season7March has been the Pacers’ worst month from midrange by a country mile. They were shooting 36.9 percent from there heading into Friday’s game, a mark that would rank 25th. Their worst percentage prior to this was last month, when they hit 42.7 percent of those attempts, still good enough for the NBA’s ninth-best mark. from that part of the floor.Indiana has shown it’s capable of beating just about anyone in the East.8The Pacers took won three of four against the Cavaliers, split four games with the Celtics and won their first matchup with Toronto back in November. But if that cold spell carries into the playoffs, Oladipo and his teammates may be required to force the issue a bit more and use a more aggressive style than the one we’ve seen much of the season. “There’s plenty of times I walk up to him in games and say, ‘Don’t let them off the hook,’” Young said of Oladipo.9Oladipo is rare in the sense that he’s just as dangerous after a considerable number of dribbles as he is off the catch. His effective field-goal percentage is nearly the same after using seven dribbles or more as it is when he doesn’t use a dribble at all, according to data from Second Spectrum and NBA Advanced Stats.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/dipo.mp400:0000:0000:54Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.If the Pacers can avoid doing that, these Anti-Rockets could transform themselves into a tough out next month.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

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