Getty Images The biggest news of the 2021 NBA Draft probably was the trade that pre-empted it -- the Los Angeles Lakers getting Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards in a trade hours before the first pick of the night . And that trade wasn't the only one. Picks moved hands at a rate that felt inconceivable, particularly in the second round. But the picks were made, and the grades were, too. Gary Parrish (first round) and Kyle Boone (second) offered their analysis below. A note before you read: There might seem like a lot of A+ grades in that first round, but Parrish would like for you to understand that his A+ grades were simply teams making the "right" choice -- the one he would make, the one he believed to be the best pick available. Trades aren't factored into these grades, but we've got team grades coming. Takeaways from NBA Draft night | NBA Draft trade tracker Round 1 NBA Draft Grades BY GARY PARRISH 1. Detroit Pistons : PG Cade … [Read more...] about 2021 NBA Draft grades: Pick-by-pick evaluations in trade-filled night with a bunch of high marks
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Dubbed “ The Great Resignation ,” workplaces are seeing a trend in employees quitting their jobs. A record four million workers called it quits in April alone, according to the Labor Department . Pandemic burnout, a collective reassessment about priorities and what matters most, a labor shortage and more companies calling workers back into the office may be some of the reasons behind this trend. Many Wall Street banks are telling employees they want them back in the office by Labor Day , and tech companies such as Apple are asking employees to come back at least three days a week starting in September. Yet as many as one in three employees are saying they’ll quit if they can no longer work from home, according to one survey . Why don’t people want to go back to work? “Quitting is about an employment boundary and a personal decision to prioritize self,” says Dr. LaNail R. Plummer, CEO of Onyx Therapy Group . “People … [Read more...] about The Great Resignation: Why Employees Don’t Want To Go Back To The Office
Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill that would require the Department of Education to investigate parent and student complaints regarding Critical Race Theory. Rubio introduced the “Protecting Students From Racial Hostility Act” amid growing concerns that the Biden administration’s Education Department Office of Civil Rights lead holds views akin to “anti-racist” scholar Ibram X. Kendi. The legislation directs the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to investigate parent and student complaints against the use of curriculum, teaching, or counseling that promotes “divisive concepts” and fosters “racially-hostile school environments.” The legislation would require that the OCR investigate when a parent or student submits a complaint alleging discrimination or the promotion of Critical Race Theory. Examples of discrimination include: One race is inherently superior to another race The United States is fundamentally racist An individual, by virtue … [Read more...] about GOP Urges Education Department To Investigate CRT Complaints. Biden Introduces Civil Rights Nominee Who May Approve Of CRT.
French engineering company Framatome has raised concerns about a possible leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant that it part-owns. Framatome, which supplies equipment to nuclear facilities across the world, reached out to the U.S. on June 8 to ask them to assist with the alleged issue at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in the Guangdong province, warning of an "imminent radiological threat," according to U.S. officials who spoke to CNN . The company's warning letter accused the plant of raising the limit on an acceptable amount of radiation detected outside of the plant to stop it getting shut down, but government sources told CNN that the Biden administration does not believe that the issue is yet at a "crisis level." The outlet reported that the U.S. would not have been involved in the situation were not for Framatome getting in contact with them to ask for assistance. The concern raised by the French company could have consequences in the weeks ahead, especially if … [Read more...] about Foreign company reports China nuclear power plant leak in unusual move
Pegasus is not a stranger to our shores. It first surfaced in our public discourse towards the end of 2019 . Researchers from University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab called up some telephone numbers in our country and informed them that their WhatsApp chats were compromised . There were some stirrings, but the controversy died out quietly and disappeared from our public discourse. The attention then was predominantly on the issue of how secure WhatsApp was and how weak its claims of end-to-end encryption were. WhatsApp’s public relations exercise to reassure its customers of its safety and privacy grabbed disproportionate attention. All these deflected the public’s attention from our Government’s involvement in the ugly saga and the misuse of NSO of Israel’s spyware to snoop on its own citizens. Parliament and civil society let the Government off easily. Perhaps, the impression that the surveillance then was largely confined to the Bhima-Koregaon happenings also contributed to its … [Read more...] about Joining the dots in the second coming of Pegasus