What Our Early NBA Projections Can Tell Us About Next Season

14PacersEast152243-3971-741 Peer into CARM-Elo’s NBA crystal ballEarly projected standings and playoff chances for the 2018-19 NBA season, according to FiveThirtyEight’s CARM-Elo model 22GrizzliesWest142832-5012-7<1<1 TeamConf.CARM-EloProj. RecordPlayoff ChancesCARM-Elo Adj.Make finalsWin title Source: Basketball-Reference.com, ESPN.COM 4ThunderWest164053-2991+1696 9NuggetsWest158048-3480-1331 20NetsEast145935-4737-161<1 11WizardsEast157948-3487+12123 9LakersWest158046-3672+3553 27BullsEast137027-559-21<1<1 24CavaliersEast140530-5218+18<1<1 When last we left the NBA, the Golden State Warriors were wrapping up their third championship in four years and staking their claim as perhaps the game’s greatest dynasty. Then a bunch of players switched teams, including LeBron James (to the Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (to the Raptors), FiveThirtyEight stat-namesake Carmelo Anthony (to the Rockets) and DeMarcus Cousins (to — who else? — the Warriors).Now that the league has settled into a period of relative calm with a little more than two months to go before opening night — and now that the full season schedule has been released — we thought we’d run an early preseason version of our CARM-Elo team ratings and season projections.A few notes before we get to the numbers: The depth charts that drive the projections are from ESPN.com, up-to-date as of Aug. 9. We didn’t scale the raw Elo ratings to an overall league average of 1505 (it’s about 1514 instead), so the ratings you see are very slightly inflated relative to what they will be when we do our proper projections in the fall. (But the average number of wins across the league does come out to a 41-41 record.)Now that all that’s out of the way, here are our way-too-early, extremely preliminary 2018-19 projections: 2RocketsWest166154-2894+30149 12PelicansWest157146-3670-1321 6CelticsEast163053-2995+14227 25MavericksWest137627-554+11<1<1 13BucksEast156447-3584-982 1WarriorsWest176664-18>99%+5453%42% 7T-WolvesWest162952-3088-264 In a completely shocking result, the Warriors are No. 1 in our CARM-Elo rankings for next season. OK, fine — that’s not very surprising. The Warriors project to win a league-high 64 games, and they have a 42 percent probability of winning yet another championship, which would make them only the third team to win four titles in five years.1Joining the 1949-54 Minneapolis Lakers and the 1960s Boston Celtics, who won 11 titles in 13 years. Perhaps that’s getting a little bit ahead of things, given how close the Houston Rockets were to eliminating the Warriors in the playoffs, but the CARM-Elo gap between No. 1 Golden State and No. 2 Houston (105 points) is greater than the gap between Houston and the No. 13 Milwaukee Bucks. Needless to say, it’s the Warriors’ ring to chase once again.Which isn’t to say there aren’t still interesting storylines to keep us tuned in. The Lakers are the most improved team in the league according to our model — thanks mostly to that LeBron guy, but also to some of the improving young talent around him. (Although all those improvements have simply brought them up to the Denver Nuggets level of Elo.) Our ratings also think pretty highly of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder, at least when compared with other gauges such as the Vegas over-unders. And contrary to what Jaylen Brown might think, the Leonard-led Raptors — and not the Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers — look like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference, with a 28 percent chance of making the NBA Finals. (Then again, our numbers were bearish on the Celtics last season as well, only to have Brad Stevens laugh in the face of the predictions like he usually does.)For all of the projections that went into this early forecast (including team-by-team playing-time allocations), check out our projections Google doc here. Also, you can break down detailed future projections for every player in the league using our CARMELO player projections.Jay Boice contributed research. 5JazzWest163754-2892-864 16BlazersWest150739-4337-71<1 15HeatEast151241-4164-1331 8SixersEast162352-3095-8165 28SunsWest136426-564-11<1<1 23MagicEast142433-4925-201<1 REGULAR SEASONPLAYOFFS 16SpursWest150740-4240+1911 26HawksEast137328-5410-16<1<1 21ClippersWest143533-4916-5<1<1 18PistonsEast149239-4355-122<1 19HornetsEast148138-4448-52<1 30KingsWest131921-611-17<1<1 3RaptorsEast164555-2797+18289 29KnicksEast135325-576-18<1<1 read more

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Road trip for mens volleyball starts in Romeoville

With four regular season games left before the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team sits in third place in the eight-team conference, 1.5 games back of first place Lewis University. The league’s regular season champion will be rewarded a bye during the tournament’s quarterfinal round. In 2012, the Buckeyes received the tournament’s lone bye on a tiebreaker after both OSU and Lewis finished the conference campaign with a record of 9-3. The last time the Buckeyes did not have the No. 1 seed was 2006, when they lost in the semifinals as the No. 4 seed against No. 1 seed Loyola of Chicago. Loyola of Chicago sits in second this season, one game behind the Flyers. Finishing at or near the top of the table will be crucial for OSU’s postseason success since tournament matchups are hosted by the higher seed. The Buckeyes have a 10-1 record at home this season, with the lone loss coming in a sweep at the hands of Lewis on March 2. Two of the Buckeyes’ remaining four league matches are on the road against teams of higher standing. OSU cannot afford to drop both matches if it wants to have a shot at earning the automatic berth into the semifinals. Coach Pete Hanson’s squad begins its road trip against Lewis on Thursday night in Romeoville, Ill. OSU senior setter Kyle Lawrence said he and his teammates have not forgotten about the Flyers victory in Columbus earlier this season, and they have been anticipating the rematch ever since. “We have a countdown going on in our locker room to Romeoville, so it’s definitely something we’ve starred on our schedule for the rest of the season. I think we have a little bit of fire under our butts right now after that loss at home,” Lawrence said. Lewis, meanwhile, is looking to regain its composure, coming off two losses in its last three conference matches. Flyers coach Dan Friend said he believes his players have gotten back to the form they had earlier in the season when they won their first eight out of the gate in conference play. “After last weekend, there were a few things we worked on in practice to get us into a better groove,” Friend said. After Thursday night’s contest, the Buckeyes will make the drive to Chicago to face the Ramblers on Saturday. OSU won its previous match against Shane Davis’ men on March 1 in five sets at home. After arguably its toughest week of the regular season, OSU’s schedule becomes much less threatening when it returns home on April 12 to play Quincy on back-to-back nights. The Hawks have only won four sets in league play and have no victories in 10 attempts against conference foes. Like Lewis, OSU is trying to rebound from subpar play as well. The team’s last road trip netted two losses, as the Buckeyes were only able to take two sets combined against the Mastodons of Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne and the Cardinals of Ball State. OSU (17-5, 7-3 MIVA) is currently ranked No. 11 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. It is the same position the Buckeyes opened the season in before climbing as high as No. 6 in February. The team has not dropped out of the poll’s top 15 all season. OSU senior outside hitter Nick Gibson said this time of year is generally full of exciting games. “We’re looking forward to some good competition, some big matches. It’s going to take a lot. We lost to Lewis here, we’re looking to get a good win there and carry us into the conference tournament,” Gibson said. The Buckeyes’ match against Lewis on Thursday is set to begin at 8 p.m. read more

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Carlos Hyde separates himself at running back defense matures for Ohio State

The Ohio State football team capped off its spring practice session with its annual Spring Game Saturday in Cincinnati, but the coaches and players believe there is still substantial work to be done. OSU’s assistant coaches met with the media Wednesday to discuss the improvements that need to be made, which players have stuck out during the spring and how they hope the leadership of last year’s seniors will be replaced. Carlos Hyde and Rod Smith: separating themselves from the rest Senior running back Carlos Hyde ran for 970 yards in his first season as a full-time starter in Meyer’s spread offense. His 16 rushing touchdowns led the team, and according to running backs coach Stan Drayton, Hyde and junior Rod Smith are going to be the main contributors for the position this fall. “I do believe that Carlos and Rod have separated themselves from both (sophomore Bri’onte Dunn and redshirt freshman Warren Ball),” Drayton said. “I feel like we have depth that can bring productivity to our offense which is something that is an unbelievable luxury to have. Carlos is clearly the starter, and I think Rod has separated himself from those guys right now.” Drayton went on to say Hyde has grown into a “phenomenal leader.” “It was critical that he establish himself with a young group of guys,” Drayton said. “He was like a coach out there. It was really good to see.” For the front seven, leadership is the key With former starters John Simon and Johnathan Hankins gone, linebacker coach and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell said the biggest thing that the defense has lost is leadership. “I think you’re always concerned about the leadership and the mentality and the way those guys are handling everything,” Fickell said. “You worry about how they gel together, how the leadership guys step up, how they make the other guys around them better.” Fickell said he was happy to see a number of guys “really maturing” this spring though, including junior middle linebacker Curtis Grant, who Fickell sees in the starting lineup with junior Ryan Shazier and sophomore Joshua Perry. Defensive line coach Mike Vrabel said the line made “good progress” during the 14 spring practices. The coaching staff and the players, though, are “not putting a lot of stock” in the 11 sacks the defense had during the Spring Game. Vrabel said the defensive line was more productive during scrimmages earlier in the spring than during the game because “you saw more consistent plays in the run game, runs that we’re going to see. Some of those guys in that first group didn’t see a whole bunch of runs (during the Spring Game).” Vrabel said that juniors Joel Hale and Michael Bennett in particular have made significant progress. “I think Joel Hale improved. I think we saw some things from him that we hadn’t seen from him last year,” Vrabel said. “Michael Bennett had a good spring. He was consistent, he was there every day. He was a leader for us and gave us a physical presence inside.” read more

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Opinion 5 defensive players who will make an impact for Ohio State

OSU sophomore safety Vonn Bell. Credit: Courtesy of OSULast season, the Ohio State football defense left a lot to be desired, and it might have to turn that around in a big way to support an offense that will be playing without senior quarterback Braxton Miller.The Buckeye defense gave up a total of 5,284 yards in 2013, including 3,752 yards through the air. If the team wants to have more success in 2014, some players will have to step up with only seven starters returning from last season.The following five players — not all of whom were starters last season — will have to take their games to the next level to help keep the Buckeyes’ championship hopes alive.1. Senior cornerback Doran GrantLet’s be frank: OSU’s pass defense was awful last season.Former Buckeye Bradley Roby had all the talent in the world, but he never seemed to be able to put it all together after an early-season suspension. Enter Grant, who showed some flashes of athleticism and talent, but still spent a fair amount of time getting beaten in the flats — along with the entire defense.Grant has big-play ability and has received a lot of praise from coach Urban Meyer this offseason, but will need to build on his 58 tackles and three interceptions from 2013 if the Buckeyes want to see a big jump forward in pass defense. Meyer went so far as to say Grant was playing to the caliber of an All-Big Ten cornerback in fall camp.He’s the only returning starter in the defensive backfield, and is by far the most senior player of them all. As a leader and as a player, if Grant turns a corner this season, it will be a completely new OSU defense.2. Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa Bosa played in all 14 games last season as a true freshman and did more than flash his potential as a dominating lineman. He arrived on campus already looking like an NFL-ready player and his production — especially later in the season — proved he has the potential to be one of the best ever at OSU.After tallying 7.5 sacks last season — second only to junior defensive lineman Noah Spence — Bosa has a chance to make a statement on a Big Ten and national level this year.The defensive line is the Buckeyes’ best position group, and Bosa just might be the best of the bunch.3. (tie) Sophomore safety Vonn Bell and redshirt-sophomore safety Tyvis PowellThe OSU safeties had a pretty rough go throughout 2013. Then-senior Christian Bryant broke his ankle against Wisconsin to end his Buckeye career, and the safeties were left without someone who was arguably their best player. C.J. Barnett was the other starter and he finished second on the team with 84 tackles, but Barnett has since graduated as well.In 2014, Bell and Powell look set to take their spots, hoping to do better than former OSU safety Corey “Pitt” Brown did filling in for Bryant last season.Both are extremely talented players, as Bell is one of the highest-rated recruits Meyer has brought to OSU and Powell played extensively last season. They even each had trademark moments last year: Bell had an incredible one-handed interception in the Orange Bowl while Powell sealed a win against Michigan with an interception on the Wolverines last ditch two-point attempt. Along with Grant, Bell and Powell have a chance to live up to expectations this season and transform the OSU pass defense into one of the best in the Big Ten.4. Senior defensive lineman Michael BennettBennett brings a lot to the table on and off the field. Meyer announced Monday that Bennett, along with Grant and three others, was voted a team captain by his teammates.As a leader, he’ll be the go-to guy on the defensive line, but as a player, he’ll still need to be dominant for the unit to live up to their best-in-the-nation potential.Last season the Centerville, Ohio, native totaled 11.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks while fighting through minor injuries throughout the season. If he’s fully healthy in 2014, Bennett could put together an even better season and be looking toward the first round of the NFL Draft next spring.5. Freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillanJunior Joshua Perry and senior Curtis Grant are the familiar returning names on the OSU linebacker’s depth chart, but McMillan could eventually leave Columbus as the best of the bunch.He was a five-star recruit coming out of high school as one of the best prep linebackers in the nation. That comes with a lot of lofty expectations as a freshman, especially at a school known for producing standout linebackers like A.J. Hawk and Chris Spielman.There’s almost nothing to go off of outside of high school footage and his performance in the Spring Game, but McMillan is going to see the field early and often if OSU coaches are to be believed.Regardless of whether he starts a single game this season, McMillan will be tasked with doing more than your average freshman, and all signs point toward him being up for the challenge.OSU’s season-opener is scheduled for Saturday against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

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Ohio State No 16 in inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

The Ohio State football team — ranked No. 13 in both the Associated Press top 25 and the USA Today coaches poll — came in at No.16 in the first-ever College Football Playoff standings, announced via ESPN on Tuesday evening.The Buckeyes (6-1, 3-0) are one of three Big Ten teams listed in the standings, which consist of 25 teams total. Nebraska is No. 15 while Michigan State ranks No. 8.Mississippi State came it at No. 1 while Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi round out the top four. At the end of the season, the top four teams in the College Football Playoff standings are set to compete in the first-ever College Football Playoff.The standings were decided by a panel of 12 members, including Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, Lt. Gen. Mike Gould and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In total, the panel is set to consist of 13 members, but former Mississippi and NFL quarterback Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence because of health concerns.With its new knowledge of where it stands in the playoff picture, OSU is set to return to the field against Illinois on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.Complete Standings:Mississippi StateFlorida StateAuburnOle MissOregonAlabamaTCUMichigan StateKansas StateNotre DameGeorgiaArizonaBaylorArizona StateNebraskaOhio StateUtahOklahomaLouisiana State UniversityWest VirginiaClemsonUCLAEast CarolinaDukeLouisville read more

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Couple celebrates 50th anniversary in same wedding clothes they wore in 1966

first_imgCarole-Ann and Jim Stanfield were shocked to find their old wedding clothes still fit, after going in the loft to find their wedding pictures and coming across the garments.They decided to wear their old wedding clothes on their 50th anniversary.The couple found the clothes because their granddaughter, Hayley, wanted the two to find their old wedding pictures.Mr and Mrs Stanfield from Tamworth, Staffordshire, obliged by rifling through their things in the loft, and came across the wedding dress and suit, gathering dust.The two last wore the outfits on October 1 1966.Mrs Stanfield said: “When Hayley discovered we still had our wedding outfits, she said we should try them on to see if they still fit. “Jim went up and dug them out. Hayley insisted we put them on but I said no, they’d been in the loft and they were dusty and smelly.”But she begged and pleaded so we did it for her – we were gobsmacked when we discovered they still fitted perfectly.”Their granddaughter also said they should have a party at which they could wear their old wedding outfits.The Stanfields thought this was a good idea and invited all their friends so they could celebrate their anniversary in the old clothes. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The two at their anniversary party The two at their anniversary partyCredit:SWNS  “A lot of people knew we were going to wear them, but they were still stunned to see us in them,” said Carole-Ann Stanfield. The two originally visited Malta after their wedding – and now they are planning a “second honeymoon” in Turkey.The couple met in 1962 in the men’s club where Jim Stanfield worked.They said the secret to a long marriage is plenty of laughter, and that the first thing Mr Stanfield noticed about the woman who would be his wife was her big blonde hair.Mrs Stanfield said: “Jim loved my big blonde hair, and I loved his humour – he is such a comedian and always makes me laugh. I think that’s the key,”We have very different interests and hobbies, but the laughter is what keeps us strong.”last_img read more

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Eurovision singer who picked up nil points at 2003 contest convicted of false

first_imgProsecuting, Kevin Slack said neighbours had given a witness statement saying Sean Creighton had moved into the singer’s home in 2010.He said: “Photos posted by her on Facebook showed her wearing a white wedding dress at the ceremony.“But each year, the defendant renewed her tax credit claim on the basis she remained a lone parent.”She told police she had not declared she was living with Mr Creighton because their relationship had initially been “rocky”.David McLaghlan, defending, said her ex-partner – the father of her two daughters – was not paying child maintenance, and that the defendant was “suffering depression and had started to drink too much”. Despite her wedding, Ms Abbey had been claiming tax credits as a single mum Despite her wedding, Ms Abbey had been claiming tax credits as a single mumCredit: David Dyson The singer – now known as Creighton-Abbey – admitted two counts of fraud and was handed a 30-week prison sentence, suspended for one year, plus a one-year supervision order.The fraudulent benefits are to be reclaimed through deductions on her future payments.Creighton-Abbey was one half of pop duo Jemini.Their off-key performance of their song Cry Baby in Latvian capital Riga was Britain’s worst entry in 47 years of the contest.Dorothy Brown, Director of Benefits and Credits Operations, HMRC, said: “This operation vividly illustrates how HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions are working together against benefit fraud, sending a strong message to anyone who thinks benefit fraud acceptable.“If you know of anyone who is committing tax fraud please contact our 24 hour Hotline on 0800 59 5000 and help us stamp it out.”And a DWP spokesman said: “Only a small minority of people try to cheat the benefits system, but cases like this show how we are rooting out those who are stealing taxpayers’ money and diverting it away from the people who really need it.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She famously picked up nil points for the UK in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest.And now Gemma Abbey, one half of former pop band Jemini, has been convicted of fraudulently claiming £52,000 in benefits.Despite Facebook pictures showing her wedding in the Mediterranean, Ms Abbey had been claiming tax credits as a single mum.Liverpool Crown Court heard she had also been making claims above her entitlement since April 2009 in respect of her youngest daughter, who has a “very serious medical condition”.last_img read more

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Soap actress says her engagement to notorious prisoner Charles Bronson is the

first_imgCoronation Street actress Paula Williamson plans to move in with Charles Bronson, should he be released Coronation Street actress Paula Williamson plans to move in with Charles Bronson, should he be released Ms Williamson met Bronson – who has been married twice, engaged to two other women and has a son by one marriage – when she wrote to him after reading a book he had written about his life.She said her parent may be concerned about her choice of groom – particularly her mother, a lab technician – but they “just want me to be happy”.As for conjugal rights, they will have to wait until his release.“I’d very happily spend the night with Charlie in his cell,” she said. “But it’s not allowed.” Charles Bronson seen leaving the High Court in London in February 2010Credit:Nicholas Razzell Paula Williamson, actress girlfriend of criminal Charles Bronson Charles Bronson seen leaving the High Court in London in February 2010 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It was Ms Williamson – who has appeared in a number of TV soaps, including Coronation St and Hollyoaks – who alerted press photographers when she visited HMP Wakefield, where Bronson is held in the segregation unit, last Monday.He had asked her to visit him that so day he could ask for her hand in marriage. Apparently he would have done it the next day – Valentine’s Day – but it was not his turn to receive visits.The couple plan to marry on her birthday in August, in the prison chapel.center_img Paula Williamson, actress girlfriend of criminal Charles Bronson She is not the first woman to develop a questionable relationship with a prison ‘lifer’ over a series of letters and occasional visits under the watchful eye of prison guard.But bit-part TV actress Paula Williamson insists she is more than just another woman who has developed an obsession with a ‘bad boy’.No, says Ms Williamson, her relationship with Charles Bronson – one of Britain’s most infamous prisoners – is the real thing.The 36-year-old has given a lengthy newspaper interview in which she insists that she and Mr Bronson, 64, will eventually marry when he is finally released after 43 years and counting behind bars, and settle down to a happy retirement together. Credit: Cherri Gilham/REX/Shutterstock “Charlie is a changed man. It is my hope that he will be released by my 40th birthday, in August 2020,” Ms Williamson told the Daily Mail.“In 2000 he was sentenced to life with a tariff of three to four years, which means he has served 14 years over his sentence. I don’t know why. I think Charlie’s been lost in the system. He’s a victim of his own infamy. He’s become a caricature of himself, really.“What really upsets me is when people think Charlie’s a serial killer. He was sent to jail for armed robbery.‘I know he’s done things in prison, and we have spoken about that. He admits he has lost his temper but has acted under extreme provocation.” Charles Bronson In fact they plan to buy a country cottage together, a stone one if you don’t mind, and have even spoken about having children.“I’m madly in love with Charlie and he’s madly in love with me. But even I can’t believe I’m marrying Britain’s most notorious prisoner,” she said. “We just want to be a normal couple.”This may be difficult, given that Mr Bronson, who was originally sentenced to just seven years for armed robbery, in 1974, has gone on receive regular increases to his sentence following repeated violent offences inside and outside prison.Bronson was released in 1988, but spent just 69 days on the outside before being arrested for robbery. In 1992 he was released again and this time returned to jail for conspiracy to rob after 53 days.Still, she lives in hope.last_img read more

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Police paid burglars £45k phone bill after handing him a mobile phone

first_img“Two people were arrested and interviewed in relation to the usage and they provided accounts with regards to their use of the mobile telephone, which included how it came into their possession.”In this case the evidential threshold was not met and nobody could be criminally charged.”The force said that following the blunder it had carried out a review into the policy of giving phones to criminals.The spokesman added: “Offenders are selected based on as much relevant information about the individual as can be gathered including offending, lifestyle and substance misuse.”The multi-agency team and its partners work together to support the individual’s journey to positively change their life through access to support services in accordance with their individual needs and re-offending risks.”A phone allows two way communications to provide encouragement and keep the individual on track.”Not only will the offender themselves benefit from the opportunity of making changes to their lives, the communities in which they live will also benefit.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Red-faced police have admitted paying a £44,500 phone bill – after giving a burglar a mobile to use for free.Officers gave the criminal the phone so they could keep tabs on him while he was on bail.But the burglar handed it to two friends when he was jailed – and they racked up a huge £44,500 bill in just six months.The staggering charges on the Orange contract phone were worth more than £250-a-day.The burglar’s two friends were arrested on suspicion of theft – but no charges were brought against them when it emerged the crook wasn’t asked to sign any forms when he was given the phone.North Wales Police has now admitted they settled the £44,500 bill.A spokesman for the force said: “This phone was provided under the Integrated Offender Management process in order to allow frequent support/communication of an offender in their rehabilitation into the community.”It was used for a number of months and the bills were paid monthly as part of the overall force-wide invoice.”In the case of this particular phone a contract SIM was mistakenly supplied as opposed to a credit limited PAYG (pay as you go) SIM card.”When the irregularity came to light in early 2014 the Deputy Chief Constable requested an immediate investigation into how this had occurred, and the matter was passed to Crime Services for further investigation.”A criminal investigation took place which established three individuals to whom the phone could be attributed.last_img read more

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Woman shot as police foil active terror plot in north London discharged

first_imgOfficers are continuing to search the property, as well two other linked addresses in London, police said. A woman shot and injured after police launched an armed raid and foiled an active terror plot has been discharged from hospital and arrested.Elite armed officers carried out a “specialist entry” into a terraced property in Harlesden Road shortly before 7pm on Thursday night.Police fired CS gas into the address, which had been under observation as part of a current counter-terrorism operation. Harlesden Road where the terror raid happened Scotland Yard said warrants of further detention were granted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, allowing the six to be questioned until dates between May 2 and May 4.The force said the address and people connected to it has been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an on going “intelligence-led” operation. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu confirmed after the raid that an active terror plot had been foiled.The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed of the incident, as is routine with police shootings, along with the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards. Harlesden Road where the terror raid happenedCredit:Evening Standard / eyevine During the raid, a 21-year-old woman was shot by police, and following hospital treatment, Scotland Yard said she has now been taken in for questioning.A spokesman said: “On the afternoon of Sunday, April 30, the woman was discharged from hospital and arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.”She has been taken into custody at a south London police station.” A further six people were also arrested in connection with the swoop, including five at or near the address in north London and one in Kent.Aged between 16 and 43, they were all arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts and taken to a south London police station for questioning.One has been named as Mohamed Amoudi, 21, a Yemeni-born British citizen who studied physics at Queen Mary University in east London. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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