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Consensual Cohabitation Between Two Adults Of Same Sex Not Illegal; They Have A Right To Live Together Even Outside The Wedlock: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesConsensual Cohabitation Between Two Adults Of Same Sex Not Illegal; They Have A Right To Live Together Even Outside The Wedlock: Uttarakhand HC [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jun 2020 11:11 PMShare This – x”[It] is the strength provided by our constitution, which lies in its acceptance of plurality and diversity of the culture. Intimacy of marriage, including the choice of partner, which individual make, on whether or not to marry and whom to marry are the aspects which exclusively lies outside the control of the State or the Society.” The Uttarakhand High Court recently made…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”[It] is the strength provided by our constitution, which lies in its acceptance of plurality and diversity of the culture. Intimacy of marriage, including the choice of partner, which individual make, on whether or not to marry and whom to marry are the aspects which exclusively lies outside the control of the State or the Society.” The Uttarakhand High Court recently made significant remarks with respect to the rights of adult homosexual couples to choose their life partner and to live with each other, without any pressure from their parents or the society. “Consensual cohabitation between two adults of the same sex cannot in our understanding be illegal far or less a crime because its a fundamental right which is being guaranteed to the person under article 21 of the Constitution of India, which inheres within its ambit and it is wide enough in its amplitude to protect an inherent right of self determination with regards to one’s identity and freedom of choice with regards to the sexual orientation of choice of the partner,” Justice Sharad Kumar Sharma observed. The remarks were made by the court while hearing a habeas corpus writ petition, filed by one Madhu Bala, against illegal confinement of her alleged partner Meenakshi, by Meenakshi’s mother and brother. Though the petition came to be dismissed on account of Meenakshi’s reluctance to continue her alleged relationship with the Petitioner however, the court made significant remarks with respect to rights of homosexual couples, where they want to live together. “Even if the parties, who are living together though they are belonging to the same gender; they are not competent to enter into a wedlock, but still they have got a right to live together even outside the wedlock. It would further be not out of pretext to mention that a live-in relationship has now being recognized by the legislature itself, which has found its place under the provisions of protection of women from Domestic Violence Act,” the bench held. The bench further remarked that while deciding cases such as the instant one, the court should not engage itself in social mores. It held that right to liberty and freedom of choice are “constitutional values” that cannot be abridged. “…Social values and morals they do have their space, but they are not above the constitutional guarantee of freedom assigned to a citizen of a country. This freedom is both a constitutional as well as a human right. Hence, the said freedom and the exercise of jurisdiction in a writ courts should not transgress into an area of determining the suitability of a partner to a marital life, that decision exclusively rests with the individual themselves that the State, society or even the court cannot intrude into the domain.” The court added, “[It] is the strength provided by our constitution, which lies in its acceptance of plurality and diversity of the culture. Intimacy of marriage, including the choice of partner, which individual make, on whether or not to marry and whom to marry are the aspects which exclusively lies outside the control of the State or the Society.” Reliance was placed on the following observations made by the Supreme Court in Soni Gerry v. Gerry Douglas, AIR 2018 SC 346, “it needs no special emphasis to state that attaining the age of majority in an individual’s life has its own significance. He or she is entitled to make his or her choice. The court can, so long as the choice remains, assume the role of parnis patriae. The daughter is entitled to enjoy her freedom as the law permits and the courts shall not assume the role of a super guardian being moved by any kind of sentiments of the mother or egotism of the father. We say so without any reservations.” Thereby the court concluded that in cases such as the instant one, it has to proceed “exclusively” on the basis of the detenu’s statement. “The court as an upholder of the constitutional freedom has to safeguard that such a relationship where there is a choice exclusively vested with a major person has to be honoured by the courts depending upon the statements recorded by the individual before the court. xxx In such type of circumstances it is exclusively the statement recorded of the detenue, who is said to be wrongfully/illegaly confined and who is said to be having a consensual or a lesbian relationship with the petitioner, which becomes of a prime importance, to be considered while parting with the judgment,” the court said. In the present case, the detenu expressed her unwillingness to live with the Petitioner and submitted that the Respondents, i.e., her mother and brother did not put any pressure upon her. The court dismissed the petition thus, “In view of the aforesaid statements and affidavit on record, this habeas corpus petition is dismissed; because of the statement recorded by the detenue herself before this Court today, that she is not under pressure or a wrongful confinement of respondent nos. 4 and 5. Thus, there could not be any writ of habeas corpus.”Petitioner was represented by Advocate Abhijay Negi; State was represented by Deputy Advocate General Sandeep Tandon with Mamta Joshi and Private Respondents by Advocate Jayvardhan Kandpal. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Bakkavor to close Scunthorpe pasta plant

first_imgFood manufacturer Bakkavor is to close its pasta production site at Scunthorpe. The plant will close on May 30.The decision comes after a 90-day consultation period, and affects 107 staff. A spokesman for the company said “the business is fully committed to doing everything possible to minimise its impact. “Bakkavor is working closely with the affected employees, focusing on finding them alternative roles at its other sites or with other employers in the region”.Bakkavor is an international food manufacturing company, which makes food for both hot and cold consumption, including pizza and speciality breads. Last month, it bought Italian pizza company Italpizza.last_img read more

In Short

first_imgUB deal in doubtMedia reports suggest that the sale of United Biscuits (UB) is in doubt after talks with potential buyer, Bright Food Group, fell through. The Shanghai-based company had visited UB’s British factories last month after UB’s private equity owners, Blackstone Group and PAI Partners of France, entered exclusive talks over a £2bn deal.Back to its rootsRenshawnapier Thornbury, part of the Real Good Food Company, has decided to go back to its roots and has rebranded itself as Garrett Ingredients the firm’s original family name when it was first formed in 1948. It supplies baking, sugar-based and dairy products to a large number of UK food manufacturers and suppliers, as well as offering technical expertise.Topping pie contractDoncaster-based The Topping Pie Company has secured a listing in Booths for its new Chilli Pork Pie. The firm has been supplying the supermarket since 2001.Scholarship extensionThe Manufacturing Institute has extended four of its 50% scholarship schemes, including its new Manufacturing Management Development Programme, for employees of small and medium businesses, with no previous formal higher education qualifications.last_img read more

Subdivision in Illinois Strives for Efficiency, Affordability

first_imgThe Illinois Housing Development Authority has applied federal stimulus funds, and in many cases low-income housing tax credits, to finance the construction of almost 2,500 affordable rental homes in the state. So far, the agency notes, the initiative has created about 3,000 jobs. One of the newest projects in the IHDA lineup, announced this week, is Lexington Farms, a subdivision in Jerseyville, Illinois, that will include 32 single-family homes, each with three bedrooms, two baths, an attached two-car garage, and about 1,230 sq. ft. of interior space.The homes will rent for $590 a month and are specifically intended for families earning 60% or less of the area median income. For a family of four, the income cap would be $40,980. Median family income in Jerseyville, a rural suburb of St. Louis, is about 36% lower than for the median for the rest of Illinois. Approximately one-third of all families in Jerseyville earn less than $25,000 per year.IHDA says that the subdivision also will offer families who qualify financially the option to purchase their homes through a rent-to-own program.Aiming for zeroThe performance goal for the homes is as ambitious as the project’s affordability target. The developer, Capstone Development Group, has designed the houses with a number of energy efficiency and renewable-energy features that are expected to keep annual energy costs near zero for each house. Exterior walls will be built to R-21 and attics to R-49, with a high degree of airtightness throughout, Capstone says.The houses will be equipped with solar power and wind power systems (no word yet on their power capacity), and will feature other green amenities such as water-saving fixtures and irrigation systems, low-VOC finishes, CFL lighting, and extensive use of recycled materials.Other components of the subdivision, including its system of streetlights and its community center, also will be powered by renewable-energy sources.Incentives to go greenFor affordable-housing developers in Illinois who want federal low-income housing tax credits, IHDA imposes several green-development mandates, including water-conservation measures, the use of Energy Star appliances, native and draught-tolerant vegetation in landscaping schemes, and information for each home’s occupants on how to maintain its green features. The agency awards higher tax-credit scores to developers who include in their proposals energy conservation features such as solar power and wind power. The federal tax credits applied to Lexington Farms were a result of a special allocation for counties hit by severe flooding and generated an additional $6.7 million in private equity for the project, IHDA says.The agency touts past successes with its green-construction initiative, including Wingate Manor, an affordable-housing development for seniors in Shiloh that earned the Multifamily Affordable Award in May at the National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Conference, in Raleigh, North Carolina.Groundbreaking at Lexington Farms took place on Tuesday. The first homes are scheduled to be completed and available for leasing before the end of the year, Capstone says.last_img read more

Controls on Plastic Waste Are Getting More Stringent

first_imgLess than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are following suit. On May 28, Malaysia’s environment minister announced that the country was sending 3,000 metric tons of contaminated plastic wastes back to their countries of origin, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Along with the Philippines, which is sending 2,400 tons of illegally exported trash back to Canada, Malaysia’s stance highlights how controversial the global trade in plastic scrap has become. Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam are all halting flows of plastics that once went to China but were diverted elsewhere after China started refusing it. They are finding support from many nations that are concerned about waste dumping and marine plastic pollution. At a meeting in Geneva in May, 186 countries agreed to dramatically restrict international trade in scrap plastics to prevent plastics dumping. As I show in my forthcoming book, “Waste,” scrap material of all kinds is both a resource and a threat. The new plastics restriction allows less-wealthy countries to exercise their sovereign right not to accept materials they are ill-equipped to handle. This narrows options for wealthy countries that used to send much of their plastic and paper scrap abroad, and is a small but symbolic step toward curbing plastic waste.RELATED ARTICLESAre We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?Beyond RecyclingChinese Decree Alters Recycling PictureE-Waste: Taming a Global Problem A trade with few rules The Basel Convention, which governs the international waste trade, was adopted in 1989 in response to egregious cases of hazardous waste dumping on communities in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. Many of its goals remain unfulfilled, including a ban on shipments of hazardous waste from wealthy to less-wealthy nations for final disposal, and a liability protocol that would assign financial responsibility in the event of an incident. And the agreement has largely failed to encompass newer wastes, particularly discarded electronics. The new provision, proposed by Norway with broad international support, takes a more aggressive approach. It moves plastic scrap from one category—wastes that can be traded unless directly contaminated—to another group of materials that are not deemed hazardous per se, but are subject to the same trade controls as those classified as hazardous. Now these plastics can be shipped overseas for disposal or recycling only with the express consent of the importing country. The United States signed the treaty in 1989, but never ratified it and is not bound by the treaty’s terms. However, Basel Convention member countries cannot accept any restricted waste imports from the United States unless they have reached a bilateral or regional agreement that meets Basel’s environmental provisions. The U.S. already has such an agreement with fellow OECD member countries. Operation National Sword, China’s policy restricting imports of post-consumer scrap, was a major driver for updating the treaty. Before the ban, China imported nearly half of the world’s scrap plastic and paper. Now scrap exporters in wealthy nations are struggling to find alternate markets overseas and boost domestic recycling. Crisis and opportunity for U.S. recyclers Trends in the United States illustrate these wrenching shifts. Plastic scrap exports to China plummeted from around 250,000 tons in the spring of 2017 to near zero in the spring of 2019. Overall, U.S. exports of plastic waste to all countries fell from 750,000 tons to 375,000 tons over the same period. Most U.S. waste and recycling policies are made at the local level, and the past year has been a transformative period. Without ready markets abroad for scrap, recyclers are raising prices, which in turn is leading some municipalities to reduce or eliminate curbside recycling programs. Many plastic products in groups 3-7, the least recyclable types, are being sent to landfills. More positively, recycling authorities have launched public education campaigns, and investment in recycling infrastructure is on the rise. There is palpable energy at trade meetings around improving options for plastics recycling. Chinese companies are investing in U.S. pulp and paper recycling plants, and may extend into plastics. Green-leaning states and cities across the nation have passed strict controls on single-use consumer plastics. However, businesses are pushing back, and have persuaded some U.S. states to adopt preemptive measures barring plastic bag bans. The greatest immediate pressure is on international scrap dealers, who are most immediately affected by the Norway Amendment and vocally opposed it. They are also under stress from the U.S.-China tariff wars, which could make it difficult for them to send even clean, commercially valuable scrap to China. Waste or scrap? Under the Norway Amendment, nations can still export plastic scrap if it is clean, uncontaminated, and of high quality. The measure effectively distinguishes between waste—which has no value and is potentially harmful—and scrap, or discarded materials that still have value. This bifurcation matters for the U.S. and other countries that formerly outsourced their recycling to China and are having trouble creating domestic demand for recovered plastics, because it makes a legitimate trade in plastic and other marginal scrap possible. However, there is still no guarantee that this scrap can be reprocessed without harm to workers or the environment once it has reached the importing country. Nor will the Norway Amendment do much to reduce marine plastic pollution directly. Only a tiny fraction of ocean plastics originate from shipped plastic scrap from rich countries. Most come from items that are used and discarded on land and never enter a recycling system. Curbing plastic pollution will require broader action, with a focus on coordinating scattered global initiatives and building up relevant international law. Implementing extended producer responsibility for plastics, which could require manufacturers to take plastic products back at their end of life and dispose of them in approved ways, would be a useful step. However, it should not supplant ongoing efforts to reduce production and use of plastics, which contribute to climate change as well as waste. Solutions may come from the top down in European nations or the bottom up in the United States. But as one Asian country after another shuts the door on scrap exports, it is becoming increasingly clear that business as usual will not solve the plastic pollution challenge. Kate O’Neill is an associate professor of global environmental politics at the  University of California, Berkeley. This article is republished from The Conversation under a creative commons license. Read the original article.last_img read more

Elbow replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesTotal elbow arthroplasty – discharge; Endoprosthetic elbow replacement – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had surgery to replace your elbow joint with artificial joint parts (prosthetics).Thesurgeon made an incision (cut) in the back of your upper or lower arm and removeddamaged tissue and parts of the bones. The surgeon then put in theartificial joint in place and closed with sutures (stitches).You were given pain medicine and learned how to manage swelling around your newjoint.What to Expect at HomeYour elbow area may feel warm and tender for 2-4 weeks after surgery.For the first week after surgery, you may have a soft splint on your arm to hold your elbow in place. Some people need to use a harder splint or brace that has a hinge when theincision has healedYou will need help with every choressuch as shopping, bathing, making meals, and houseworkfor up to 6 weeks. You may want to make some changes around your homeso it is easier for you to take care of yourself.You will need to wait4-6 weeks before you can drive. Your doctor or physical therapist will tell you when it is okay.You may be able to start using your elbow as soon as 12 weeks after surgery. Full recovery can take up to a year.Activity The amount you can use your arm and when you can start using it will depend on the condition of your elbow. Be sure to ask your doctor what limits you may have.advertisementYour doctor will have you go tophysical therapy to help you gain strength and use of your arm. If you have a splint, you may need to wait a few weeks to start therapy.Ask your doctor if you can begin to increase your movement in your elbow by gently opening and closing your elbow joint. (If you have pain or problems with your incision when you do this exercise, you may be doingit exercise too much.)You can reduce soreness after exercise by putting ice on the joint.After the first week, you may be able to use your splint only while sleeping.Ask your doctor if this okay. You will need to avoid carrying anything or pulling items even when your splint is off.By 6 weeks, you should be able to slowly increasedaily activities to help make your elbow and arm stronger.Do not lift anything heavier than 1-2 pounds when you do your exercises. Ask your doctor or physical therapist how much you can lift.You may also need to do shoulder and spine range-of-motion exercises.By 12 weeks, you should be able to lift more weight. Ask your doctor what other activities you can do at this point.Make sure you know the proper way to use your elbow before you start any activity or move your arm for any reason. Ask your doctor if you can:Lift things heavier than 10 to 15 lbs for the rest of your lifePlay golf or tennis, or throw objects (such as a ball) for the rest of your lifeDo any activities that make you lift your elbow over and over, such as shoveling or shooting basketballsDo jamming or pounding activities, such as hammeringDo impact sports, such as boxing or footballDo physical activities that need quick stop and start motions or twisting with your elbowPush heavy objectsWound CareThe stitches on your wound will be removed about 1 week after surgery. Keep your incision and the dressing clean and dryfor 2 weeks. You may change the dressing every day if you like.Do NOT shower until after your follow-up appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you when you can begin taking showers. When you do start showering again, let the water run over the incision, but do not let the water beat down on it. Do NOT scrub. Wash your incision gently and pat it dry.Do NOT soak the wound in a bathtub, hot tub, or swimming pool.PainPain is normal after elbow replacement surgery. It shouldget betterover time.Your doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicine. Get it filled when you go home so that you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain so pain doesnt get too bad.Ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medicine may also help. Ask your doctor what other medicines are safe to take with your pain medicine.Do NOT drive if you are taking narcotic pain medicine. This medicine may make you too sleepy to drive safely.advertisementWhen to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if:Blood is soaking through your dressing and the bleeding does not stop when you put pressure on the areaPain does not go away after you take pain medicineYou have swelling or pain in your armYour hand or fingers look darker than normal or are cool to the touchYou have redness, pain, swelling, or yellowish discharge from your incisionYou have a temperature higher than 101 F.Your new elbow joint feels loose, like it is moving aroundReferencesSurgical options for the arthritic elbow. Gallo RA, Payatakes A, Sotereanos DG. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008 May-Jun;33(5):746-59. Review. PMID: 18590859Throckmorton TW. Shoulder and elbow arthroplsty. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 12.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

Canada will push G7 partners to sign no plastics pledge to save

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada plans to use its presidency of the G7 this year to push fellow member countries to help stop the oceans from becoming massive rubbish heaps.At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trudeau hosted a roundtable discussion Wednesday on ocean protection with academics, political representatives and executives from multinationals including Coca-Cola and Unilever.He told the assembled group Canada is using its G7 year to bring forward issues that don’t always get a lot of attention at the highest levels of international governance, including ocean protection, “particularly around plastics and pollution.”In an interview later, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said that could include creating a “plastics charter or a zero waste goal.”The problem is no fairy tale message in a single bottle floating across the sea.It’s estimated as much as eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans each year. That’s the equivalent of approximately 630 billion single-use plastic water bottles.“The health of the oceans is under threat,” said McKenna, who was in Miami for meetings with local political leaders, academics and university students on climate change and clean technology.The plastics issue will be a main theme at the G7 leaders’ summit in Charlevoix, Que., in June, with follow-up planned for a G7 environment ministers’ meeting next fall, said McKenna.Last fall, Canada signed on to the United Nations Clean Seas campaign, which was launched in February 2017 to draw public attention to the massive amounts of garbage that are ending up in the world’s oceans.Despite a rise in both recycling and composting in Canadian cities and towns, Canadians are still among the most wasteful people in the developed world, with 25 million tonnes of waste ending up in landfills in 2014. Garbage produced by households went up 18 per cent between 2002 and 2014.Jay Ritchlin, the Suzuki Foundations’ director general for western Canada, said Canada’s role in the total amount of ocean garbage is small but its leadership could loom large. However, he said the only thing that is going to have an impact is the “complete elimination of disposable plastic products.”“You have to find ways to reduce the consumption whether by banning them outright or taxing them or creating incentives,” he said.“But we’re not going to tweak the edges of our manufacturing system and fix this problem. There is so much plastic out there … that this problem doesn’t go away without getting rid of a substantial portion of that material.”McKenna said Canada’s efforts will build on existing work by international organizations and multinational corporations. A number of companies, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonalds, Unilever and Procter and Gamble, have pledged in recent weeks and months to increase the amount of recycled material in their packaging and work on recycling the equivalent of everything they produce.In 2016, a report launched at the World Economic Forum claimed if nothing was done by 2050 there would be more plastic in the oceans than fish. It’s a claim some have questioned because of the difficulty in accurately counting either plastic or fish. But even those who cast doubt on the comparison admit there is too much junk in the ocean and it is having a negative impact.Plastic bags and bottles pose a deadly threat to marine life, trapping them so they drown, cutting them, or even being mistaken for food.Canada has committed as much as $2 billion to ocean protection, including increasing the amount of protected marine areas. Ritchlin said the Trudeau government is doing better than previous administrations but the question now is whether they will follow through with the commitments.— follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

Few Stars Have Ever Fallen As Fast As Carmelo Anthony

A player had to be very good in order to even suffer so large a decline in the first place, and Anthony certainly fit that bill … once upon a time. Many of the names on that list managed to bounce back and be quality contributors going forward, though few were as old (and none as bad) as Anthony has been recently. So in that sense, the collapse of Anthony’s game has been historic — we’ve never really seen a star’s numbers fall off quite so much in such a short time.If the Rockets do end up cutting ties with Anthony, he may still draw interest from certain NBA teams. (At the very least, the Melo-to-the-Lakers rumor mill is already starting to rumble back to life.) And, however small, there is some evidence Anthony could be more effective in a different system than that of the Rockets, where his game never meshed with Mike D’Antoni’s overarching philosophy at either end of the court. But whether due to fit or declining skills, it has been a nothing less than stunning fall for Anthony these past few seasons. 5Dwyane Wade28-31+9.4+5.9+6.33.9-5.5 Carmelo Anthony may have played his last game as a member of the Houston Rockets. Or maybe not. Who knows? Either way, the Carmelo Experiment in Houston hasn’t gone according to plan over the first month of the season. Coming off a charmed 65-win campaign in 2017-18, this year’s Rockets are below .500 — and while Houston’s problems run deeper than Anthony, he has done little to suggest they’re merely coincidental with his presence on the team.Going into the season, my colleague Chris Herring wrote that Anthony’s success or failure in Houston would largely depend on his ability to curtail his usual scoring tendencies and play effectively off the ball — finding opportunities for open shots (presumably off passes from Chris Paul and James Harden) and knocking them down. In addition, Anthony would need to prove he wasn’t a total liability on defense, considering Houston lost lockdown forwards Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute over the summer.Unfortunately, Anthony hasn’t really done much in any facet of that role so far. He has dialed back the share of team offense he’s using — down to a career-low 20.5 percent usage rate — which would normally be a positive sign of accepting a diminished function in the offense. But he’s also stopping the ball too often — he has assisted just 2.9 percent of teammate buckets while on the floor — and his shooting hasn’t been up to par. Anthony is hitting catch-and-shoot jumpers at an effective field goal percentage of just 51.8 percent, which according to Second Spectrum ranks 32nd out of 48 shooters with at least 50 attempts. More concerning, Anthony also ranks 224th out of 266 qualified shooters in overall quantified shot quality, Second Spectrum’s metric for judging the expected value of a shot (based on distance, defender proximity, etc.). Anthony has always excelled at making tough shots, but in order to fit into Houston’s obsessively efficiency-maximizing scheme, he needed to prove he could generate easy ones, too.Moreover, Anthony has been a prime culprit in Houston’s drop from sixth in defensive efficiency last season to 20th this year. According to Basketball-Reference.com, the Rockets are allowing an eye-popping 119.2 points per 100 possessions with Anthony on the court, 10.1 more than they do with him off the floor. That 109.1 mark without Anthony would rank 14th in the league anyway, so it’s more than just Anthony that’s causing the Rockets to slip from their defensive form of last season. His arrival certainly hasn’t helped the cause, though.Anthony’s friend (and fellow Banana Boater) Dwyane Wade tweeted Sunday that fans and journalists were trying to make Anthony “the fall guy” for Houston’s slow start, and he has a point. Looking beyond Anthony, Houston has three rotation players — Eric Gordon, Gerald Green and Michael Carter-Williams — with true shooting percentages below 50 percent. Harden hasn’t quite recaptured his MVP form from last year, and Paul appears to be slowing down at age 33. The Rockets look sluggish (they rank 28th in pace) and are making only 32.7 percent of their many three-point attempts, which ranks a shocking 25th in the league.1For comparison’s sake, they ranked 13th last year.But Anthony is also hitting new statistical lows in what has been an otherwise Hall of Fame career. At age 33 with Oklahoma City last season, he’d never been worse according to Player Efficiency Rating (12.7), Win Shares per 48 minutes (.071) or Box Plus/Minus (-3.8). Although there was hope he’d just slumped in a bad situation on OKC, Anthony is blowing away those old career-worst marks this season: He currently has a PER of 11.5 with .043 WS/48 and a BPM of -5.1.It’s not unheard of to see a player dip so drastically in production as he ages into his 30s, but it is shocking to see it happen to a player who has been as good as Anthony has been and also hasn’t suffered a major injury. According to Basketball-Reference’s data, Anthony’s 7.7-point decline in BPM from 2015-16 to 2018-19 is tracking to be the largest since the ABA merger for any player who logged at least 50 percent of team minutes over each season in a four-year span. PlayerAgesYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 44-year Change 8Terry Porter27-30+6.1+3.1+2.41.0-5.1 4James Worthy28-31+4.0+2.3+0.7-1.6-5.6 20Kevin Willis29-32+1.0-0.4+1.1-3.2-4.2 12Bobby Jones25-28+7.7+5.1+3.83.1-4.6 18Dwyane Wade27-30+10.7+9.4+5.96.3-4.4 Few players have ever declined so much as Melo, so quicklyBiggest decline in Box Plus/Minus (BPM) for qualified NBA players over a four-season span, 1976-2019 6Kareem Abdul-Jabbar37-40+4.9+4.5+1.6-0.6-5.5 7Derek Harper28-31+4.3+2.8+0.7-0.9-5.2 10Kevin Garnett27-30+9.9+9.7+7.95.0-4.9 2Mookie Blaylock29-32+7.2+3.6+4.90.2-7.0 9John Drew23-26+3.1+1.3-0.7-1.8-4.9 11Ricky Rubio25-28+1.9+0.8+1.7-2.9-4.8 13Julius Erving31-34+7.8+6.3+5.93.2-4.6 14Shawn Kemp24-27+6.5+3.1+3.82.0-4.5 15Dirk Nowitzki27-30+5.7+6.7+5.21.2-4.5 16Ray Williams25-28+4.0+3.1+3.9-0.4-4.4 BPM by Year in Span … 3Michael Adams28-31+4.4+1.7-0.1-1.6-6.0 1Carmelo Anthony31-34+2.6-0.7-3.8-5.1-7.7 19George Gervin30-33+1.1-0.4-1.3-3.3-4.4 Includes players who played at least 50 percent of available minutes each season in the four-season stretch.Source: Basketball-Reference.com 17Scott Skiles26-29+1.6-1.4+1.0-2.8-4.4 read more

Government and CARICOM countries explore sport Cooperation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, October 24, 2016 – Discussions are under way between the Government and some CARICOM countries to establish sport cooperation programs in the region.  The primary aim of the program is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technical skills of physical education teachers and coaches.Speaking at a recent press conference in Kingston, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said a delegation headed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness held meetings with Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and St. Lucia at the recent Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, to discuss the collaborative strategies for sport development.“As Minister with responsibility for sport, I am aware that we have physical education teachers and coaches who are underutilized, and in some of our neighboring countries there is a need to increase their cadre of technical skills in physical education and coaching,” she noted.Ms. Grange said that local sports academy G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, in St. Catherine, is being proposed as the main partner institution.  Under the cooperation deal, trained G.C. Foster graduates will have the opportunity to take up teaching positions at educational institutions in those countries.The program will also offer scholarships to students from those states to pursue specialized sport programs at G.C. Foster College.  Meanwhile, Miss Grange said the delegation’s visit to Brazil also provided an opportunity for follow-up discussions on the Jamaica Brazil Sport Cooperation Agreement.The draft document is now under review by the Brazilian government, the Minister noted.  “Brazil over many years has been an excellent sport partner, and with this new proposed agreement, we intend to broaden our relations and maximize the benefits in scholarships offered by Brazil and in other areas of development,”  Miss Grange said. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

National Weather Service issues flood advisory in San Diego

first_imgThe National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory. The areas include Riverside County in Southern California and Western San Diego County in Southwestern California until 4:15pm PST.At 1:16 PM PST, the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a line of rain and isolated thunderstorms moving East into Western San Diego county. Rainfall rates of 0.20 to 0.40 per hour are expected.This will likely cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Avoid the low lying areas and expect ponding of water on roadways. The total rainfall of 0.50 to 1 inch is expected through 5 pm.Some locations that will likely experience flooding include: Chula Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Temecula, El Cajon, Vista, Encinitas, National City, La Mesa and Poway.Further more, Father Joe’s Villages and Connections Housing Downtown will accommodate nearly 150 additional homeless residents Thursday evening due to the storm, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.The commission activates its Inclement Weather Shelter Program when temperatures drop below 50 degrees, the chance of rain is higher than 40 percent or sustained high winds are predicted. The program is funded through a partnership between the commission, the city of San Diego, Father Joe’s and Connections Housing.Father Joe’s can shelter an additional 113 residents throughout the night while Connections Housing can add up to 30 residents. Check-in at Father Joe’s begins at 4 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 5 the next morning. Check-in at Connections Housing runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 7 the following morning.Those at both shelters will have meals provided to them.As always we want you to remember:Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. National Weather Service issues flood advisory in San Diego January 31, 2019 , center_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather Tags: Weather FacebookTwitter Posted: January 31, 2019last_img read more