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Ruskin College accused of ‘victimising’ trade union reps

first_imgIn a statement, Ruskin College said: “Disciplinary investigations are internalstaff disciplinary matters which are entirely unconnected with any trade unionactivity of those involved. It would be wrong for any institutionto seek to discipline or suspend a member of staff as a result oftheir union activity; the notion that Ruskin College, the home of tradeunion education for more than 100 years, would do so is absolutelyinconceivable.  Ruskin UCU says that staff and students were not consulted on the move to shrink the college’s higher education programme. In a statement, the union said: “We firmly believe the college is being wound down for merger. This will see multi million pound assets, prime Oxford real estate and working-class resources built up over 120 years given free to the private sector.” The adult learning institution, which is affiliated to Oxford University, has been embroiled in an official dispute with UCU over its treatment of staff. The college, which has traditionally maintained strong links to the trade union movement, has recently moved to scrap trade union courses and to casualise teaching contracts in a bid to stem falling student numbers. The branch also accused the college offailing to carry out stress risk assessments for staff, in violation of their legalduties. Speaking to Cherwell,Dr Humber said: “Everywhere in the country I went to speak to people andaddress meetings support was fantastically genuine and warm. Of course, coupledwith this positive end of proceedings were – initially at least – feelings ofanxiety. UCU have criticized the college’s restructuringproposals on the grounds that falling student numbers are a result of poor managementrather than staffing costs or course content. Ruskin College received a 90% studentsatisfaction rating for the quality of its teaching in 2018, but just 35% forthe quality of its management – the lowest in the country. No data is availablefor 2019. These proposals led to a voteof no confidence in the college’s Principal in April, which was passed “unanimously”by Ruskin College’s UCU branch. The college’s business development plan has resulted in a pivot away from secure, long-term contracts towards the hiring of temporary and insecure agency staff. In 2018, the college spent 19% of staffing costs on contracted workers, compared to just 5% in 2015. These changes saw Ruskin College placed on UCU’s “list of shame” for academic institutions undermining staff pay and job security through casualisation. Two days after organizing the vote, Dr Humber was suspended from his post as a lecturer in health and social care. The Ruskin UCU branch said at the time: “We believe that Lee is being victimised in order to intimidate us as a union branch. This is utterly disgraceful behaviour from the management of a college with such deep roots in the trade union and labour movement.” The campaign to reinstate Dr Humber has attracted the support of ten union leaders and the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. In a statement following Dr Humber’s suspension, Ruskin UCU said: “We believe that Lee is being victimised in order to intimidate us as a union branch. This is utterly disgraceful behaviour from the management of a college with such deep roots in the trade union and labour movement.” Ruskin College did not respond to a requestfor comment. “Then, at last, we’ll be out of the Alice in Wonderland world of Ruskin-based disciplinary procedure, where they’ve consistently made up policy and process to suit their own ends, and on into the world of ACAS and Employment Tribunals where there are real rules by which both parties in this dispute must abide.” Speaking to Cherwell, Dr Humber praised“the absolutely fantastic amount of support I got from colleagues in the UCU,from the union leadership and from the thousands of other trade unionists whowrote their support and invited me to address their branch and union meetings.”center_img Dr Lee Humber was suspended from his position as a lecturer in health and social care in April, just two days after organising a vote of no confidence in the college’s principal, Paul Di Felice. After months in limbo, Humber was fired last week, prompting outrage from the UCU. Ruskin College denies that the dismissal was related to Dr Humber’s trade union activity. In that time, the number of in-house staff has fallen from 75 to 55. Ruskin UCU allege that more than 80 staff, disproportionately women, have left during that period, including three entire senior administrative and recruitment teams. The union allege that this high turnover isthe result of a “climate of uncertainty, stress and fear” created by thePrincipal. The text of the no-confidence motion passed by the group states: “Alarge number of women have stated in exit interviews that they are leavingdirectly because of the Principal.” In a separate incident, the Ruskin Students’ Union was forced to relocate its May ball to a local pub after what it described as “poor, bureaucratic management” of their budget by the college. Ruskin College have been accused of ‘victimising’trade union representatives after a University and College Union (UCU) branch officerwas fired in mysterious circumstances, and four others are due to be maderedundant. Asked how he wasinformed of his dismissal, Dr Humber said: “A simple letter. It was the 43rdletter they’d sent me (in the first 50 days of my suspension) arriving on theFriday as so many of their meant-to-be intimidating communiques had. It was nosurprise to any of us. “It was clear from the very start thattrade unionists and many, many others understood that this as an attack on meas a trade union officer, on our UCU branch and on the national uniongenerally.” “I worried about how Iwas going to support my family, whether the stress the dispute bought on mewould infect my young kids, about what would happen in the future. Thankfully,due to the great resilience of my family, itself underpinned by the incredibledepth and breadth of support we received, we’ve all grown out of it and we’refacing the future with great optimism.” “Trade unionmembership at Ruskin is actively encouraged among the staff and there arecurrently four unions well-represented in College. Contrary to claims, thevote of no confidence in March was not unanimous, even among UCU members,and was supported by less than 20% of staff. Ruskin College remainsthe largest provider of trade union training in the UK with up to 3,000 repstrained each year.” “They made variousallegations all of which we refuted in great detail in a 14-page document wesent to the disciplinary hearing. They’ve dismissed our refutation. We’ve nowappealed against this decision and they’ll turn that down too. Last week, Ruskin College’s management outlined a further phase of restructuring to take place before the new academic year, including the discontinuation of four of the college’s six higher education courses in a bid to make the college less reliant on trade union teaching for its income. All five employees due to lose their posts as part of these changes are UCU Branch Committee members, which has led to accusations that union activists are being targeted.last_img read more

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6 credit union marketing tricks that work every time

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you are managing the social marketing content at your credit union then you’ll want to read these 6 credit union marketing tricks that work every time. As a content marketing agency for credit unions, we know first hand what tricks work every time.Offer an Internal Staff Contest to Gain More FollowersIs your credit union relatively new to social media? Maybe you are looking to grow your followers? The first place we typically start with new clients is to have their credit union offer an internal contest to their staff on Facebook (but this can be replicated on any platform, like Instagram).Simply ask your staff to build up your followers with their family and friends to be entered to win a monetary reward (i.e. $100 Visa Gift Card). For every friend the staff member gets to ‘like’ the CU’s Facebook page, his or her name will go into the pot to win! If 10 friends ‘like’ the CU’s page, then that staff member’s name will be entered 10 times to win! This type of contest has been proven to be successful for several clients, and it also helps to boost excitement around the social movement among the staff at a CU. continue reading »last_img read more

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Former Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery seeks treatment for alcohol abuse, says firing was ‘appropriate call’

first_imgFormer Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery released a statement Friday clearing the air about his sudden and unexpected firing by the team on Dec. 10 .”Losing my job as head coach of the Dallas Stars last month was a wake-up call. It was also the appropriate call,” the statement from Montgomery reads. “I let the team’s front office, staff and players down. More importantly, I let my wife and my family down. MORE:  Jim Nill, Rick Bowness address Jim Montgomery’s dismissal”The team’s decision to end my role forced me to look into the mirror and decide whether I wanted to continue living a damaging lifestyle or get help. I decided to get help. I turned to professionals in the field of alcohol abuse for their guidance and counseling. It has been an overwhelming and a very humbling experience knowing that I am not alone.”Today, with the unconditional support of my wife and family, and many close friends, I took another step forward by admitting myself into an inpatient residential program, where I intend to take the steps to be a better husband, father, friend, coach and mentor — one day at a time. It’s a process I am committed to. As I do this, I ask that my family’s privacy be respected. Thank you.”MORE:  Stars players react to Montgomery’s firingMontgomery was in his second season as head coach of the Stars and had them playing well with a 17-11-3 record. He led Dallas to the playoffs in his first season, taking the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues as far as they could go in double-overtime of Game 7 in the second round, before falling out. When the head coach was released, the team announced the reasoning as “due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League,” which now seems related to alcohol abuse in light of Montgomery’s statement.Rick Bowness has coached the team to a 6-3-1 record in his interim tenure since taking over and the Stars sit third in the Central Division with 50 points at the midway mark of the season.last_img read more

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Trudy Ybarra, 69, Wellington: April 11, 1946 -March 4, 2016

first_imgTrudy Clara Ybarra died on Friday, March 4, 2016 at her home in Wellington, at the age of 69.Trudy YbarraTrudy was born the daughter of Virgil and Audrey (Boulanger) Herard on Sunday, August 11, 1946 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.On May 14, 1962, Trudy and Galdino “Socko” Ybarra, Jr. were united in marriage in Wellington. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage.Survivors include her husband, Socko Ybarra of Wellington; son, Jamie Ybarra and his wife Nedra of Wellington; daughter, Jeanie Watkins and her husband Brian of Wichita; son, Jesse Ybarra of Wellington; grandchildren: Taylor Ybarra, Tanner Ybarra, Chilson Ybarra, Logan Watkins, Warren Watkins, Tyler Ybarra, Manda Lynch, Taylan Ybarra, Madison Ybarra and Javian Ybarra; great-grandchildren: Hayden Watkins, Arianna Ybarra and Kendrick Ybarra; sister-in-law, Rachel Ybarra of Wellington, Kansas and brother-in-law, Andy Ybarra of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Charlene Payne. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the chapel of Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.Funeral Mass for Trudy will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wellington Food Bank. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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BEAUTY, BUBBLES AND BLUSHERS AT HOUSE WINE BAR & TAP ROOM

first_imgTonight (MON) at HOUSE Wine Bar & Tap Room sees the start of a series of “Beauty with Bubbles” make-up lessons which is the ideal opportunity to get together for some fabulous fun and proper girly time.There’s something for everyone.. This NEW Introduction and Information course is designed to give all you ladies a strong foundation of Technical Skills,Tools of the Trade, Skincare including cleansing and toning and an overall full face, from blusher, eyebrows, lips, cheeks, contouring and highlighting to your eyes and lashes.There’ll be plenty of bubble in HOUSE tonightThe classes will be held by Beauty and Make-up Artists Ethna and Caroline showcasing the latest new colour trends, fresh artistic techniques and make-up products such as Senna, Mac and other top brands.Various products and brushes will be available to order directly from the girls every Monday at great prices. Come along this Monday at 7pm in HOUSE Wine Bar & Tap Room and enjoy Champagne and nibbles for only €20 per person.To Book please contact Annmarie by email: [email protected] or Drop us a message on our Facebook page: facebook.com/housewinebarandtaproomBEAUTY, BUBBLES AND BLUSHERS AT HOUSE WINE BAR & TAP ROOM was last modified: August 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:HOUSEM bubblesletterkennymake-uplast_img read more

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Chelsea v Newcastle line-ups: Cahill left out, Blues trio return, three Magpies changes

first_imgGary Cahill has been left out of the Chelsea starting line-up for the game at Stamford Bridge, where Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and the fit-again Victor Moses return to the side.Azpilicueta, rested along with Hazard against Swansea in midweek, captains the team.Antonio Rudiger stays in – and there is also a starting place for Danny Drinkwater.As well as Cahill, Pedro, Willian and Davide Zappacosta drop to the bench, where they are joined by Michy Batshuayi, who is back in the squad after injury.Newcastle, meanwhile, make three changes, with Javier Manquillo, Dwight Gayle and Mo Diame coming into their starting line-up.The Magpies are without Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett and former Chelsea man Christian Atsu.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Cahill, Willian, Bakayoko, Pedro, Batshuayi.Newcastle: Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Lejeune, Mbemba, Ritchie, Merino, Diame, Murphy, Perez, Gayle. Subs: Elliot, Yedlin, Hayden, Shelvey, Joselu, Mitrovic, Aarons. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Putting

first_img17 August 2004A businessman from the Western Cape is set to take a traditional South African meal, pap and vleis, to the mass market – in a can. And it may help Africa’s hungry, nogal.Pap (a kind of mashed potato made from mealie meal), which is both nutritious and affordable, and vleis (Afrikaans for “meat”) have been the staple diet for millions of South Africans for years.As traditional as rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet, pap and vleis is also an integral part of the country’s ubiquitous braai (barbecue) culture.Now Western Cape entrepreneur Willem Steenkamp has found a way to put it in a can, and the world – especially other African countries – are sitting up and taking note.Steenkamp says one of the problems was figuring out how to keep the pap fresh – it gets sour after a few hours. According to Standards South Africa (stanSA), products with meat content have to be sterilised and have a shelf life of at least three years.“Pap alone is not a problem and does not need a long, intensive sterilisation process, but things get more complicated when meat is added, as it is more likely to contain hazardous bacteria”, Steenkamp said in a recent interview in Business Day’s trade supplement, The South African Exporter.To satisfy stanSA, the meat content had to be 40%, but Steenkamp battled the body down to 10% after market research showed there was demand for less meat.Steenkamp says even the machinery to put pap in a tin on the production line didn’t exist. And that was only half the problem.“The label is a problem all of its own, as it has to carry all the info that the health department and [stanSA] want on its nutritional information and ingredients as determined by an accredited laboratory, the recommended daily allowance and serving suggestions”, Steenkamp told The South African Exporter.Heating instructions also have to be “in an understandable sign form for those who can’t read”.Steenkamp says he expects success with his unique product in both the local and export market – and that his product could even go some way towards solving food shortages on the continent. “With this traditional African cuisine one can feed the hungry”, he said.He says there has been a lot of interest in his product from African governments, donor feeding schemes, and even mines. After samples were showcased in Japan, Steenkamp says prominent figures in government throughout Africa have contacted him.Steenkamp has negotiated a deal with Bull Brand, the established canned meat company, to manage the local marketing of the product, using their own label under patent-holder licence.The local retail market received the first tins in April and, according to Bull Brand, there is demand. “The chain stores indicated that they are very positive”, Steenkamp said.Some typically South African words and phrases used in this piece: Nogal – too, as well.Pap – a kind of mashed potato made from mealie meal (literally “porridge”).Vleis – Afrikaans for meat.“Rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet” – lines from a 1970s radio advert for Chevrolet denoting things truly South Africa. The complete phrase was “braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet”.Braai – barbeque.South African cuisine – a glossary of termsSouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Maldives on a song

first_imgA view of the dark blue waters and golden sandsAsk 10 people what they know about the Maldives and chances are that nine will repeat what I’ve just mentioned. The tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, just over an hour by air from several Indian cities, is the stuff that every stress,A view of the dark blue waters and golden sandsAsk 10 people what they know about the Maldives and chances are that nine will repeat what I’ve just mentioned. The tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, just over an hour by air from several Indian cities, is the stuff that every stress free vacation is made of and it remains one of the constant favourites of every TV channel and magazine dedicated to travel. However, no amount of research or hours spent poring over guidebooks quite prepares you for the epiphanic moment when you first see the islands from the air. The view is unexaggeratedly unique. The dark blue waters of the ocean punctuated with turquoise and emerald green patches of the islands, with golden and white sands as the prettiest embellishments one could imagine. When the aircraft begins its descent, it seems you are driving straight into a painting. Be prepared for loud shrieks and gasps at touchdown. The runway protrudes into a lagoon, giving the impression that you are actually landing on water.Now how many times have you heard that all’s well that ends well? I like to believe that anything that begins well must also end well. A trip to the Maldives is very likely to convert you to the latter school of thought. After that fantastic landing, how can anything go wrong? However, climate experts claim that all is not well with the archipelago. Global warming is eating into the Maldives, which, as the experts claim, may not even exist in 30 years.Seaplanes, offering a terrific view, are used as a mode of transport to far away islandsIt is a matter of conjecture if such projections have anything to do with the number of tourists that poured into the islands last year, a whopping 791,917, with China and Britain being the biggest contributors. The dark shadows of the 2004 tsunami are a thing of the past as the Maldives, a Sunni Muslim republic, constantly reinvents itself and its many resorts to battle stiff challenges from Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and even Seychelles.The Maldivian experience starts right from the time you leave the airport. Most resorts have their own speedboats to whisk you away into the villas while some, located farther, will book you on a seaplane. The views are terrific from anywhere on these jets, so don’t complain about the deafening drone from the engines, or panic if your pilot, mostly Australians, is swilling beer at take off. These men know the islands like the back of their hands and provide nuggets of information and trivia that no guidebook or search engine can throw up.Maldivians live in only 200 islands and the capital Male. Tourists visit over 90 islands each boasting of world-class resorts promising unadulterated solitude, pristine beaches skirting crystal clear waters, access to coral gardens and a host of water sports. Walk the beaches and your feet will thank you for the world’s best pedicure. Flitting baby sharks keep you company for as long as you are soaking your feet in the shallow waters at the private beaches. As evening descends, you may even catch strains of music floating in from faraway islands as locals get down to some relaxation after a hard day at work.The pace of life at a Maldivian resort can seldom get more varied. It has its own rhythm, which is refreshingly different from our own. If you are hankering for city comforts, you will find them all here though you may come across an exception with no TV sets. But it is this stark contrast to the city life that draws everyone to these islands. Fresh catch from the seaHere you wake up to the whispering of waves-the waters are shockingly close to the villas in most resorts, spend the day collecting shells or lazing on sun beds, mixed with swimming or snorkelling, sit back and sip a tall drink as you watch the sun go down, and feast on local or international cuisines. Some variety can come in the form of sunset fishing. This is when you are taken miles into the sea aboard a catamaran and are given a fishing line to watch as intently as you would an Alfred Hitchcock film. If you are not too unlucky, red snappers and sea bass will soon take the bait and end up on your dinner plate. Nothing can taste as delicious as fresh catch from the sea and that too, when the catch is yours. Other adventures include diving safaris. Even if you are a novice, it is possible to do some snorkelling. Most resorts have their house reef, where you can snorkel or learn to scuba. You could alternatively try the popular photo flights. These are short, scenic flights giving you the chance to click the most beautiful frames of the Maldives.Male, The capital has developed into a fairly cosmopolitan town though the seafront continues to be dominated by speeding motorbikes, bustling wet markets, cafes and eateries by the dozen and pesky tourist guides. If you are short on time, then skip everything else for a cup of tea at a local restaurant. The flavour of the brew is nothing to write home about but what accompanies the sugary beverage is interesting-a platter of Maldivian finger food. From crusty samosa-like savouries to coconut cupcakes, this gives you an authentic taste of the local cuisine. When you have had your fill, return to the comforts of your villa and soak in more of what the Maldives is known for the stunning natural beauty and tranquillity that grow on you.The writer is a Kolkata based travel freelancer.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Equinor Inks Deal for Two Shuttle Tanker Newbuilds

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 license Norwegian oil major Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has entered into contracts for two newbuilt shuttle tankers with the compatriot shipowner Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (Knutsen). The tankers will be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.The shuttle tankers are intended for the Roncador field, the third largest producing field in Brazil, in which Equinor recently acquired 25 percent interest.The Equinor’s equity production in Brazil is increasing to around 100,000 boe per day, an increase of around 60,000 boe per day, the company said.The newbuilt shuttle tankers will be used to transfer the crude to conventional tankers, and the crude will then be marketed around the world.“We have now secured the long-term solution for the lifting of the Roncador crude,” says Kjetil Johnsen, head of Shipping in Equinor.  “With these modern and fuel-efficient vessels, we will evacuate the crude oil in a safe, sustainable and cost-efficient way.”The vessels are designed for operations in Brazilian waters and will come in operation in 2020.In addition to the new shipping capacity for the Roncador production, Equinor has seven conventional tankers on long term contracts in operation for the Peregrino field.Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenselast_img read more

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LeBron Kyrie And Draymond All Made History In The Cavs Win

Together, LeBron and Kyrie combined for a Game Score of 72.4, the top single-game performance by a duo in the finals since 1984. That means their collective performance topped any by Jordan and Pippen, O’Neal and Bryant, or even James and Wade — and it’s not particularly close. 19925CHIMichael Jordan33.3Scottie Pippen24.557.8 2012Heat @ Thunder228 19934CHIMichael Jordan38.9Horace Grant23.462.3 11989Magic JohnsonLAL1+6.5+1.7+8.3 19904PORClyde Drexler33.9Jerome Kersey26.059.9 1993Suns @ Bulls321 19855LALMagic Johnson29.7James Worthy29.158.8 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 1992Trail Blazers @ Bulls228 When the smoke cleared on Game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to the seventh-biggest finals upset since 1984,1The earliest year for which Basketball-Reference.com has complete game-level data. according to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings (our favored way to get a snapshot of team quality). 2014Heat @ Spurs224 2003Nets @ Spurs221 2016Cavs @ Warriors526 42015Kyrie IrvingCLE5+4.7-0.8+3.8 51990Dennis RodmanDET1+1.3+2.3+3.6 20165CLELeBron James39.2Kyrie Irving33.272.4 92000Chris MullinIND3+2.4+0.8+3.2 Biggest NBA Finals upsets according to Elo forecast, 1984-2016 Source: Basketball-Reference.com 72016Kevin LoveCLE1+2.2+1.3+3.5 32000Kobe BryantLAL1+3.2+1.2+4.4 81996Nate McMillanSEA2-0.1+3.4+3.2 Dray is the second-best player to miss a finals game since ’84 But we shouldn’t let Golden State’s short-handedness take too much away from LeBron and Kyrie’s twin performances in Game 5. They scored 82 of Cleveland’s 112 points, accounted for 15 more with their assists to other Cavs and chalked up two of the top 22 single-game performances in the NBA Finals since 1984, according to Game Score, John Hollinger’s productivity rating. LeBron in particular dropped the second-best stat line of that entire span, trailing only Tim Duncan’s 2003 dismantling of the New Jersey Nets. 22016Draymond GreenGS1+1.4+3.7+5.1 101991James WorthyLAL1+2.3+0.5+2.9 BPM TALENT RATINGS Among players who played at least one finals game (i.e., those who were not injured earlier in playoffs, etc.)Source: Basketball-Reference.com, Daniel Myers 62015Andrew BogutGS2-1.4+5.0+3.5 20134MIADwyane Wade30.6LeBron James29.660.2 19871LALJames Worthy32.0Magic Johnson30.962.9 YEARPLAYERTEAMGAMES MISSEDOFFENSEDEFENSEOVERALL 19921CHIMichael Jordan36.9Scottie Pippen28.865.7 2001Sixers @ Lakers117% 1984Lakers @ Celtics127 YEARGAMETEAMNAMESCORENAMESCOREDUO SCORE Of course, Elo doesn’t capture that a certain someone was missing from Monday night’s game. Draymond Green, the Warriors’ all-world defender, playmaker and swag leader was suspended for Game 5 after picking up a flagrant foul from a shot at LeBron’s … [groin] area. The suspension was historic in its own right: According to the Box Plus/Minus talent ratings,2Consider these a slightly lower-fi version of ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus ratings, with the benefit that they can be computed going back to the 1970s. We’ve used them here in the past. Green is the second-best player to miss a finals game since 1984. (Magic Johnson’s 1989 absence takes the top spot — by a mile.) So take the magnitude of the Cavs’ Elo upset with a grain of salt. 2015Cavs @ Warriors224 YEARGAMEUPSET ODDS PLAYER 1PLAYER 2 1993Suns @ Bulls523 Top combined average Game Scores for single-game finals duos since 1984 20012LALShaquille O’Neal32.2Kobe Bryant26.158.3 Missing from this picture: the rest of the Cavs. Kevin Love, the team’s purported third banana, scored just 2 points and grabbed three rebounds, alongside four fouls and two turnovers. As a team, the Cavs had 16 turnovers and 22 fouls. That’s why it took both a historic suspension and a historic two-man performance for Cleveland to upset the Warriors and bring the series back to Ohio.Unfortunately for the Cavs, Green won’t be watching from next door in Game 6. And although LeBron and Co. will be at home, where Elo considers them 59 percent favorites to force a climactic Game 7, Cleveland was also the site of a late-game collapse and a double-digit defeat for the host team in Game 4. So the Cavs are not out of the woods yet — they’ve needed to make history to get this far against the defending champs, and to go any further, they’ll likely have to make some more.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. read more

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