Lucknow, Dec 4 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said that there were plans to set up sports academies in the state to promote “hidden talents”.The chief minister said that an atmosphere which promotes sports will be created in the state so that people from here could win medals in international tournaments.”There is a plan to set up sports academies in the state to promote hidden talents and for taking them forward…the government is working in this direction,” Adityanath said after presenting awards at a wrestling tournament in Chaturbanduari village under Unwan township. PTI SAB KJ
Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsAn Algonquin grandmother learned Tuesday she won’t be getting custody back of her two granddaughters after the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled the children should stay with their non-Aboriginal foster family where they are “thriving.”The grandmother was supported by the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan to have the children, under 10 years old, returned to her care after the Children’s Aid Society removed them about five years ago on July 24, 2009 in the Ottawa, Ont. area.They’ve been with their foster family for almost all of that time and the court found removing them may cause undue harm.“The children are doing well in school and are happy and comfortable with the (foster family). By all accounts, they are thriving,” the appeal court said its ruling.It’s illegal for APTN National News to name the children under care of CAS, or their grandmother.The CAS removed the kids from their grandmother because she allowed unsupervised visits with their mother, who they say was an alcoholic. They also determined the grandmother wasn’t capable to care for the kids because she was overwhelmed over a failed relationship at the time.When “protection workers” apprehended the children one sister was found alone in a home with her mother.“The residence was in a state of disarray. There were soiled dishes on the counters and dirty clothes throughout. It was cluttered and chaotic,” the court said.The little girl was sitting on bare mattress, alone in the dark, with her knees pulled up to her chest.She was rocking back and forth crying.Her mother, who wasn’t allowed unsupervised visits, was the only person there.A three-month custodial apprehension was put in place to allow for the grandmother to “stabilize her life” that went uncontested.Multiple times CAS approached Algonquins of Pikwakanagan to find a suitable First Nations home, but none could be found.The sisters were placed with their current foster family in March 2010.A first custody trial kept the children with the foster parents.In 2012, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan found a suitable home for the girls.A second trial was ordered.Between the first and second trial the grandmother was assaulted twice and her house seriously damaged by fire. When first responders arrived she admitted she’d been “heavily drinking.”After the second trial, that also kept the children with the foster parents, the grandmother was allowed visits.She’s been sober since February and promised the court the sister’s mother wouldn’t be allowed unsupervised visits; after all she is in jail according to the ruling.Experts testified at the second trial that the sisters identify their foster family as their parents.Chief Kirby Whiteduck testified then too.Whiteduck said removing Aboriginal children from their “communities leads to alcoholism, violence, suicide, anger and resentment.”The court heard the foster family has made efforts to show the girls their Aboriginal culture.The grandmother and band believed the trial judge was in error by not taking into account the girl’s Aboriginal culture, but the appeal court disagreed.“He was aware of the need to consider the least disruptive placement having regard to these considerations,” the ruling states. “That the children are thriving confirms the wisdom of the trial judge’s decision.”The grandmother is still allowed visits and the foster family is not looking to adopt the children.“The children are doing well with the (foster family) and want to continue a relationship with their grandmother. The CAS is currently facilitating access and should continue to do so. Adoption is not contemplated, so access is always subject to status review,” the ruling [email protected]
Tag: 上海千花mm自荐 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.
Tag: 上海千花mm自荐 FortisTCI takes on five collegiate for Summer
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jul 2015 – They get eight weeks on the job at FortisTCI; five summer college students were taken on at the nation’s power supplier and Ruth Forbes, Vice President of Human Resources and CFO said, “We are impressed with this year’s group of interns and the varying scholastic backgrounds…” Demetrio Quant is 22 and working in the Energy Production and Project planning division; 19 year old Angelique Pereira is in Customer Service; 18 year old Gabriel Saunders is in Environmental Health and Safety; Jonathan Chan Jon Chu is 18 and working in Executive Services and 27 year old Miguel Swann is in HR and Finance at FortisTCI. Related Items:Angelique Pereira, Demetrio Quant, fortis tci, Gabriel Saunders, Jonathan Chan Jon Chu, Miguel Swann TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners
AP, KUSI Newsroom, AP, KUSI Newsroom Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 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 SettingsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Indicted California Rep. Duncan D. Hunter is asking a judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships.In a motion Friday, the congressman’s lawyers say prosecutors are seeking permission “to focus the jury’s attention on Mr. Hunter’s infidelity.”They say evidence that some of Hunter’s relationships were romantic isn’t necessary for a jury to evaluate the case.Allegations about the married Republican congressman’s affairs were outlined in a government court filing Monday, connected to charges he and his wife illegally spent more than $250,000 in campaign funds.Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty this month to one corruption count.Duncan Hunter has said prosecutors have targeted him for political reasons.The trial is scheduled for September. Posted: June 29, 2019 June 29, 2019 Congressman Duncan D. Hunter seeks to block evidence concerning infidelity