Intelligence Brief: Will enterprises pay for 5G without service level agreements?

first_img Read more Previous ArticleKT mobile business gains on 5GNext ArticleOrange reopens doors to stores Intelligence Brief: Assessing latest developments in 6G and healthcare Intelligence Brief: Assessing recent spectrum developments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 13 MAY 2020 Blog HomeBlog Intelligence Brief: Will enterprises pay for 5G without service level agreements? Relatedcenter_img Over the past few years, we’ve been ramping our coverage of enterprise services as a core component of the GSMA Intelligence content agenda. I probably don’t need to tell you why.As a part of that focus, we kicked off a series of reports earlier this year to look at enterprise requirements in a 5G world. We started by looking at what enterprises will need from 5G services. But we then turned to a less-discussed topic, what operators will need to tap these enterprise 5G use cases. As you’d expect, we talked to a bunch of executives at operators around the world to test our theories and build an understanding of operator strategies. And, as you’d expect, the result was confirmation of some commonly-held expectations alongside the discovery of clearly divergent market views.The stuff we knowLast week, our good friends at Mobile World Live wrote up the latest instalment of our research on this topic. The top-line message, that standalone (SA) 5G is key to delivering on enterprise requirements, falls into the category of confirming existing beliefs. Whether it’s via slicing, massive IoT connectivity, or low-latency communications, the reality is that many enterprise-critical 5G capabilities will require SA. Combined with an interest in tapping digital transformation demands, this is why we see more than 70 per cent of operators highlight plans for SA deployment within the next three years.And that “interest in tapping digital transformation demands?” File that, as well, under confirmed expectations. Every operator we talked with cited B2B services as key to their 5G monetisation plans, some arguing there is no 5G business case without the enterprise.Neither point might seem particularly insightful. Yet, both are important reminders: SA and a push on enterprise services will define operator 5G strategies for years to come. They will set the context for future service and network innovations. Ultimately, however, the real question we set out to answer was less about stuff we know and more about stuff we don’t. Specifically, what operators will need to do in addition to launching SA if they want to leverage 5G into B2B success.The stuff we don’t knowIt’s unfair to suggest that we don’t know what operators need to do in pursuit of B2B revenues beyond simply deploying SA.Those who plan to target vertical industries will need ramp their vertical-specific profile, integration assets, and go-to-market capabilities. Those without a vertical market focus will need to loudly message the broader value of 5G to enterprises, while rolling out new services attractive to enterprises of all shapes and sizes, for example video surveillance, AR/VR-based training, and asset monitoring. And, of course, new network capabilities like edge networking and slicing will follow.But, if SA is about helping operators meet specific enterprise service requirements, it will have implications for the way in which services are consumed. After all, any enterprise paying a premium for 5G based on the promise of service performance guarantees will want to know the performance they are paying for has actually been delivered. A key question around SA monetisation, then, is whether operators are ready to provide this type of performance visibility.Are operators ready?As with so many things in life, the answer to whether or not operators are ready to prove they’re meeting promised 5G service level agreements (SLAs) is an unsatisfying maybe.On the one hand, operators have been successfully selling into the enterprise for years and SLAs have played a part in those sales. For the most part, those SLAs haven’t been particularly granular, based on metrics like coverage and availability. This is a far cry from the performance characteristics and metrics which are supposed to make 5G an enterprise game-changer. The suggestion, then, is today’s SLAs will need to evolve.Here, the good news is that some operators clearly understand this: about half the operators we talked with noted they would need to be more granular with 5G-based SLAs than they have been in the past, exposing metrics like latency and bandwidth on a real-time basis, potentially via direct integration into enterprise business systems. Unfortunately, this means the other half doesn’t see any real reason to change the way they provide performance visibility to their enterprise customers in a 5G era.For operators who plan to treat enterprise 5G at a high level, targeting services with less stringent performance demands, business as usual may suffice. But those hoping to execute on all the performance and digital transformation promises of 5G would do well to heed what one operator told us: “if you plan to charge for SLAs, your customers will want to know that they got what they paid for”.– Peter Jarich – head of GSMA IntelligenceThe editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Intelligence Brief: Does intent matter in network automation? GSMA Intelligence Tags 5GenterpriseGSMA IntelligenceGSMAilast_img read more

Metro Photo Challenge 2018

first_img Reddit The Good Lobby Awards 2018 → ← MOOC on Essentials of Youth Policy Deadline: 20 November 2018Open to: anyoneAward: a 5 day photographic expedition to ThailandDescriptionFor the 14th global edition of the Metro Photo Challenge, Metro is proud to present this year’s photography contest that will focus on feelings #MakeUsFeel. They happily invite you to participate in one of the three available categories: happy, hope or sad and/or angry starting september 24, 2018.HappyWhat makes you happy? Feeling happy is the most enjoyable feeling we always seek to experience. It can appear from the simplest to the most elaborate way. Capture the moment that makes you happy and upload the photo in this category to participate.HopeWhat brings you hope? When you are going through a hard time hope becomes a feeling that keeps us going and optimistic. It is also able to help us overcome tragedies and difficulties by making us feel the positive side. Hope can be anywhere! We invite you to find it, capture the moment, the people or place that brings you hope and upload your photo in this category to participate.Sad or AngryThere are moments in our life that make us sad or angry. What makes you feel this way? These feelings are part of our lives, they can make us stronger and even help us learn important lessons. If you are able to identify these feelings, capture them and upload the photo in this category to participate.EligibilitySome of the participation rules are:2.1 the Metro Photo Challenge 2018 (also referred to below as the “challenge”) is arranged by METRO together with local Metro subsidiaries and local metro franchisee around the world (jointly referred to as ”Metro” below). To be a part of Metro Photo Challenge 2018, and to have the chance of being a local finalist or a global grand prize winner, you need to upload at least one photo that meets the approved photo requirements (as defined below) in any of the three global categories – 1. “Happy”. 2. “Hope” 3. “Sad or/and Angry” – before November 20th, 2018.2.2 The Metro Photo Challenge 2018 will run between september 24th and the global winners will be announced on December 12, 2018. You may only compete in one country. The participating countries Ecuador, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Chile, Nicaragua, Mexico, Russia, Italy and Belgium.If any legal controversy or any type of claim arises, in the case “Mexico” as well as in the case of an “International Section” where anyone outside the countries referred to in the previous paragraph may participate, it will apply what is established in paragraphs 14 (APPLICABLE LAW) and 14.1 of these Terms and Conditions of the Metro Photo Challenge 2018.2.3 Please visit the websites of the respective countries to register and to accept the local terms and conditions for the challenge in that country. The local terms and conditions will apply in addition to these terms and conditions. In cases of discrepancies, the local terms and conditions shall apply.2.4 If you are not a resident of any of the Metro countries, you may still take part in the challenge via the “International section”.2.5 the Metro Photo Challenge 2018 is free of charge and open to anyone, other than employees, agents, contractors and consultants (or their families) of metro and its affiliates. If you are under the age of 18, you must provide metro with your parent’s or legal guardian’s approval to take part in the challenge, however to be awarded with the global grand prize you must be at least 18 years old.Read the full list of Terms and Conditions.AwardThe three (3) global grand winners, selected by the global jury will each receive the Grand Prize:A 5 day photographic expedition to Thailand to be held during the first or second half of 2019 (depending on the temporality of the weather conditions). The Grand Global Winners will be announced on the site on December 12, 2018, and the exact dates of the expedition to Thailand will be communicated to the Grand Local Winners, via e-mail, as soon as possible as of the aforementioned date.The Grand Prize has a total value of around 3,500 euros per person which includes: Round-trip from the country of origin of the Grand Global Winners; accommodation for the whole stay in Thailand (4 nights); and activities, transportation and guide during the whole stay. The Grand Prize is provided by Metro International Licensing, S.A.How to apply?For more information about the competition and how to apply please visit the official website. AdamStart COVID-19 Challenge – Submit Your Ideas for Combating CoronaVirus Tweet International Youth Math Challenge Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Metro Photo Challenge 2018 Reboot Health and Wellbeing Contest – Keeping Young People Safe September 27, 2018 Published by rosica +1 Pocket Similar Stories last_img read more

Man accused of killing pregnant wife, daughters formally charged with murder

first_imgWeld County Sheriff(DENVER) — The Colorado man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters has been charged with three counts of murder, prosecutors said.When Shanann Watts, 34, and her children, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, were reported missing last Monday by a family friend, Watts’ husband, Chris Watts, spoke to reporters, claiming his wife disappeared without a trace.Watts, 33, was then taken into custody Wednesday.The bodies of Watts’ wife and children were recovered Thursday.In addition to the murder charges, Watts is also facing counts of unlawful termination of pregnancy and tampering with a deceased human body, court documents showed.Watts will be in court for a hearing on his case Tuesday, records showed.He has not yet entered a plea and it is unknown if he has retained an attorney.Shanann Watts’ body was found in a shallow grave near an oil tank, according to court documents filed in Weld County and obtained by ABC News. The property she was found on is where Chris Watts worked, according to ABC affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver.The daughters’ bodies were found inside mostly full oil and gas tanks, according to a court document filed Thursday by Weld County prosecutors.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Loss Prevention Certification: Recently Certified September 2016

first_imgProfessional excellence requires dedication and responsibility, and is something that the best continuously strive to achieve. In order to maximize potential, it is therefore essential that professional development is seen as an ongoing process. We should always be looking for ways to improve our skills, abilities, and base of knowledge as a means to maximize performance. Loss prevention certification is a means of establishing and validating that standard of excellence.The Loss Prevention Foundation celebrates the Certified LP professional – Sponsor – David Lund, CFI, LPC, Vice President of Loss Prevention at Dick’s Sporting Goods“I found the LPC course to be a refreshing departure from the expected loss prevention focused content. Instead, I found the curriculum to be more retail centric in a way that shows loss prevention professionals how their expertise can be applied to the business more holistically. The LPC is more about becoming a leader that can communicate effectively and with understanding across the operation than it is honing traditional loss prevention knowledge.”Mark Gaudette, CPP, CFI, LPC, Director of Loss Prevention at Big Y Foods“The LPC certification is right on target in addressing the body of knowledge needed in our industry. This course is well developed and is a value for Loss Prevention Professional at all levels. Whether the new Loss Prevention specialist or the seasoned veteran, the course work offers industry specific information that is needed to be successful in today’s Loss Prevention arena. The LPC course is a must for all Loss Prevention management teams.”September 2016Loss prevention certification is an investment that we make in ourselves. It is not simply a commitment to higher learning, but also a dedication to reach a higher standard. Each of these individuals is helping to raise the bar for the profession; and has earned both their designation and respect of the loss prevention community.The Loss Prevention Foundation is pleased to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who have successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC).LP CertifiedAngela Branstrom, LPC Shannon Clausen, LPC Justin Dietel, LPC Craig Gassert, LPC Brian Gross, LPC Dustin Hudgins, LPC Lisa Kane, LPC Scott Ketelhut, LPC Randy Lima, LPC Harold McIntyre, LPC James Perillo, III LPC David Rivera-Santiago, LPC Dustin Ross, LPC James Runyon, LPC Kevin Shaw, LPC Duane Smith, LPC Robert Thompson, LPC Matthew Trader, LPC Michael Young, LPCLPQualifiedRomeo Acevedo, LPQ Joel Atwood, LPQ Christopher Coffey, LPQ, CFI David Cohen, LPQ Sherry Cramer, LPQ Christine Danielson, LPQ Alexa Dunn, LPQ Joshua Herold, LPQ Richard Ives, LPQ Serena Kelaart, LPQ* Jonathan McCormick, LPQ Shane Murphy, LPQ Kimberly Oglesby, LPQ Alma Rogers, LPQ Michael Rutland, LPQ Robert Toliver, LPQ Dustin Yost, LPQThe retail industry is extremely competitive, and loss prevention has become an integral component of a successful retail model. In order to remain successful our professional competencies must include flexibility, strong problem-solving and decision making skills, a superior knowledge base, and an ability to effectively apply our knowledge and experience to the diverse situations that we face on a day-to-day basis.It is our responsibility to manage the process; driven by individual learning experiences and carrying a personal signature for success. Continuing education, training and skills development, lifelong learning activities, intellectual nourishment and exposure to new ideas all contribute to that plan. Are you taking the necessary steps?To view the Recently Certified for August 2016, click here.For more information on loss prevention certification and the certification process, contact the Loss Prevention Foundation at Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Enterprise Search: Still Not a Reality For Most Organizations

first_imgThe goals and benefits of true Enterprise Search still elude most organizations.   While Enterprise Search technology has made big strides over the last decade, most organizations either don’t use it or have introduced implementations that reach only into collaborative systems and the corporate intranet.  Surprisingly, a report by Forrester shows that of organizations using Enterprise Search only half have included content management systems and file shares in the realm of searchable data, and only 18 percent of organizations have included line-of-business applications as searchable content.  You might well ask then, what’s the point of implementing Enterprise Search?The Forrester report shows that even in 2010 Knowledge Workers continue to complain that within their organizations that they are only able to find the information and documents that they are looking for about 50 percent of the time.  Many workers report that they prefer to search the Internet for information relevant to their job rather than use their internal search tools because it tends to be quicker and return relevant data more often.  Only 22 percent of workers say that they are using their company’s internet for finding and retrieving “team-only content”.Forrester found that employees at large companies (>5000 employees) use enterprise search 30+ percent times more frequently than employees of smaller companies, but interestingly, both groups report spending significant amounts of time searching for information to perform their job.  Larger companies have more resources to build out the infrastructure needed for Enterprise Search, but even with Enterprise Search tools available, search continues to be a bottleneck for people to effectively do their job.Not including all data stores into the range over which Enterprise Search can reach is one problem that impedes the effectiveness of search.  But there are also other problems that include out-of-date content and lack of information governance.  And perhaps the biggest roadblock to improvement is that many companies have still not made searchability of information in the enterprise a top priority.  While optimizing the findability of outward-facing web page data (SEO) is big business that many companies allocate large portions of their budget for, most companies do nothing to try to improve the findability of data within their organizations. Enterprise Search and Taxonomy projects are often at much lower priorities compared to other IT initiatives.  When IT managers were asked to rank the importance of various types of IT projects, Enterprise Search consistently ranked low.So the problem may not be one so much related to issues in the technology.  Organizations needs to become better aware of the benefits that good search tools and information governance would have on both employee productivity and quality of work, and they need to make search a higher priority in their organizations.  And Knowledge Workers need to bring this to the attention of their employers.last_img read more

Hack Your Help Files

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes You probably have lurking around your company a collection of moldy compiled HTML files, left over from another era when those were the cat’s meow and the latest and greatest in online help technology. Well, this week Mindtouch is prepared to help you convert them over into a more social setting and bring those dusty help files into something that can be more useful today. I am talking about help files that were designed by Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe RoboHelp, XMetal and several Microsoft products too. The company offers a SaaS-hosted help system called TCS that starts at $180 a month and goes up from there. Included is a new feature with the ability to do the compiled HTML conversions and import into TCS. Hierarchies, cross-link references, image and page formats are all maintained.When brought into TCS, they are searchable, indexed, and a Web-based knowledge base that instantly gives you the ability to do analytics on their content. Think of this as instant liberation for your legacy help desk software.While this isn’t all that sexy, it is a very utilitarian function and something worth investigating. Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#news center_img david strom 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more

Nambatac has high hopes for Letran after his departure

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors With chance to get another title at 38, Hugnatan turns back clock View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac doesn’t thinks his graduation would leave a big hole for Letran after seeing how great of a talent pool coach Jeff Napa has.“I don’t think that big of an absence for them because there’s a lot of players who could fill up my spot in my position,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups The 23-year-old swingman, who averaged 16.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in his final year, allayed fears on the Knights’ future after they missed out on the Final Four this NCAA Season 93.WIth Nambatac nursing two fouls in ihe Knights do-or-die game against San Sebastian, Letran showed a glimpse of what the future holds in the third quarter  as it went on a 14-4 run to grab a 47-39 lead midway through the period banking on the five of Bong Quinto, Jerrick Balanza, Jeremiah Taladua, Jeo Ambohot, and Lance Vacaro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingUnfortunately, the Knights just had one too many mistakes and fell to the Golden Stags, 74-69, in the fourth-place playoff on Tuesday.Despite all that happened this year, Nambatac is still optimistic on what the future holds for Letran with lofty goals already set for next year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m pretty sure they will bounce back hard next year. Even if I’m not on the floor, the toughness and intensity is still there. I can see their willingness to win, especially from our Team B players who have experience playing in big leagues. I can say that a lot of people will talk about Letran next year,” he said.As he bid his alma mater goodbye, Nambatac is satisfied with what he has accomplished in his eight-year stay, winning Rookie of the Year and MVP with the Squires in the juniors’ division, while also helping the Knights make it to the Finals twice and winning the NCAA championship back in 2015.“To be honest, I never expected any of this to happen. When I got to Letran, all I was thinking was to just play at my best so I could get a full scholarship and help my family. I never realized that I’ve already improved a lot and I’ve gone a long way. Not bad for an NCAA career. At least, I can say that I was able to help Letran win a championship,” he said.Walking away from Muralla and embarking on a new chapter on his basketball career, Nambatac is proud to hold his head high as he leaves a lasting lesson to the holdovers.“No one expects Letran to make it far every year, but game-in and game-out, we’re showing it to our doubters and the non-believers that we’re still here. We’re Letran: never give in and never give up,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard’s sister charged with murder—report

first_imgRiverside homicide police asked the judge to hold Williams without bail, saying she might flee and that she “has family that are well-off and could post her bail.”Leonard, who grew up in the Riverside area, recently signed a three-year, $103 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.The 28-year-old led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA title this past season, winning NBA finals MVP for the second time in his career. He also won the award with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday that the 35-year-old Williams is the older sister of NBA superstar Leonard.Williams and 39-year-old Candace Tai Townsel are being held without bail and are scheduled to appear in court on September 19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelCalifornia police said the incident took place the morning of August 31 when Afaf Anis Assad was attacked by two people in the bathroom of the casino. Police said Assad, who had her purse stolen, suffered a broken skull.Assad died Wednesday at a hospital, according to the Press-Enterprise. Bianca Andreescu’s 1st Grand Slam title at US Open prevents Serena Williams’ 24th Malasakit Center bill awaits Duterte signature NorthPort forces rubber match, blasts No. 1 NLEX Manila’s hidden reservoir to re-emerge as tourist draw OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 13: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors takes the court prior to Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPThe older sister of Los Angeles Clippers player Kawhi Leonard has been charged with the alleged murder of an elderly California woman at a resort casino, the US media reported on Saturday.Kimesha Monae Williams was one of two people arrested and charged with robbing and killing the 84-year-old woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California, located 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of Los Angeles.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:04BuCor chief confirms release of 3 Chiong sisters rape-slay convicts00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Foot fetish: Nibbles a specialty at Indonesian restaurant View commentslast_img read more

The Warriors Improbable Comeback

YEARTEAMOPPONENTROUNDGAMEQTRODDS Win probability calculated at the end of each quarter or overtime, based on FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratingsSource: 41994RocketsSuns2312.4 32000LakersTrail Blazers3732.0 51995RocketsSuns2513.5 As the Oklahoma City Thunder learned Monday night, it’s really tough to eliminate a defending NBA champion. After opening up a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals, the Thunder were poised to knock the Golden State Warriors out for good — they led for almost the entirety of Game 6 before collapsing down the stretch, and they took a 6-point lead into the second half of Game 7. None of that mattered; the finishing blow was always just outside of OKC’s reach.But, man, did the Thunder come close. In fact, according to our quarter-by-quarter analysis of seven-game playoff series since 1984,1The year the NBA playoffs expanded to 16 teams. the Thunder — with a peak win probability of 95.8 percent going into the fourth quarter of Game 6 — came the seventh-closest to a series victory of any modern team that went on to lose. And in the conference finals, only the Portland Trail Blazers’ infamous collapse against the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 was more unlikely.(The least likely comeback overall? Last year’s Houston Rockets, who went down three games to one against the Clippers before storming back to win three straight games — just like this year’s Warriors team.) 82001BucksHornets2624.7 LOWEST WIN PROBABILITY MOMENT But the Dubs pulled out a dramatic win in Game 6. Their reward: a Game 7 at home that had them as 66 percent favorites to win the series.2It’s worth noting that the betting markets (as measured by Inpredictable’s in-game odds) were never quite as bullish on OKC’s upset chances as the statistical models were. Perhaps the markets were factoring in the invisible aura of Golden State’s championship experience?The rest is history. The defending champions are returning to the Finals, in a rematch against LeBron and the Cavs.Check out our NBA Finals predictions. 102005MavericksRockets1337.5 Greatest best-of-seven NBA playoff series comebacks 91997HeatKnicks2616.6 12015RocketsClippers2630.3% 72016WarriorsThunder3634.2 Here’s how we crunched those numbers: First, we gathered quarter-by-quarter line score data for every NBA playoff game since ’84 and used Wayne Winston’s method of converting point margins to win probabilities to generate a win expectancy number for each team after every quarter. (Given the data we were working with, we couldn’t go deeper to, say, the play-by-play level to find the most dire circumstances within a quarter.) We then plugged those game-level probabilities into the formulae for winning a series, which allowed us to incorporate both the results of games already played and the expected outcomes of future games based on Elo.In terms of series win probability, the Warriors rode a wild roller coaster against the Thunder. At the start, our Elo-based projections gave them a 70 percent chance to win the series. However, by the end of Game 4, that had dropped to just 17.5 percent. A solid Game 5 win helped their odds, but by Game 6 the Thunder had them on the ropes. Entering the fourth quarter of that game, the Warriors stood only a 4.3 percent chance of winning the series. 22000KnicksHeat2621.8 62013HeatSpurs4634.2 read more

Rangers showed character during win over Hearts – Grezda

first_imgRangers midfielder Eros Grezda insists the team showed character during their 2-1 win over Hearts despite being one man down for more than 20 minutes.Rangers fell behind to an early own goal from defender Gareth McAuley but scored twice before half-time through Connor Goldson and Alfredo Morelos.Steven Gerrard’s men had to play the last 20 minutes of the game with ten men after Scott Arfield saw red for a late challenge on keeper Zdenek Zlamal.But Grezda reckons the team’s determination showed through as they battled to earn an important victory.He said, according to Evening Times: “It was a really hard game. The guys never lost belief after going 1-0 down and we came back fast. We are very happy.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“It’s a long way to the end [of the season] but for the moment we have a lot of games and we just have to go one by one.”“We have to give maximum effort in every game and go for the win. But the end is so far.”“As I said we go for every win so we will see what will happen.”“That’s football. We lacked a bit in the first 20 minutes but after they scored we showed our best face and scored two goals and that decided it.”“We played with less players in the second half but I’m really proud of the guys that they made it.”last_img read more