Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, Sep. 24

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionParties must honor voice of the votersIt’s time Saratoga Board of Elections did its job and sanctioned or pulled party lines from any political party that uses placement on the ballot as a bait-and-switch scheme.I worked on the primary in Milton and Ballston, where voters rejected committee-endorsed candidates. In Milton, Zlotnick, Kerr and Isachsen won both the Conservative and Independence primaries, becoming the nominees against committee candidates the voters didn’t want.Even after multiple requests, neither the Conservative nor the Independence chair has taken the time to meet, let alone support, their designated nominees.In Ballston, bipartisan Connolly, Curtiss, and Solberg won in a landslide against the losing Republican committee candidates. Despite the voters’ sending an overwhelming message of confidence, the Republican chair hasn’t removed an active committee member who’s running against their own party nominees, in violation of Republican-filed bylaws with the Board of Elections.Plus, they’ve had fundraisers yet provided no funding or plan for the general election, despite spending thousands on their primary losers.In my opinion, such disdain for the voters’ wishes makes them unfit to receive ballot lines. These groups have abandoned their promises to constituents and decided that they are the ruling class; the voters and their votes aren’t relevant to them.That isn’t the reason they received the line in the first place and it’s not the ideals of our democracy which they represent. Until they adhere to the terms by which they received their line, they need to be taught a lesson and pulled from future ballots.Keith LewisBallston Spa Citizen militias should be properly armedThe Daily Gazette published letters on  Sept. 5 and 6 which describe “assault weapons”  as “weapons of mass destruction” and “pea shooters.”We have been in Afghanistan for 18 years trying to defeat people with similar pea shooters. The Second Amendment was intended  to assure that military firearms were in the hands of private citizens. There was a fear of tyrannical edicts from a strong central government with a professional army.The “militia” in the  amendment is not the National Guard. As in America’s Constitution, the militia were the people and the people were the militia. “A sound republic should rely on its own armed citizens.”Contemporaneous state constitutions used the term “bear arms” in a military  sense and no other. In 1777, citizens drafted for militia service were required to report with modern military equipment. Those reporting without a musket, bayonet, belt and knapsack, cartridge box and blanket were issued the missing items and the cost of the equipment deducted from their pay.Thomas Jefferson in 1781 complained that when he called out the Virginia Militia that they reported with shotguns and squirrel rifles.  He expected muskets and bayonets.The Fourth Amendment has been interpreted to equate cell phones and computers to be the referenced protected “papers.”A similar update to the Second Amendment would require a militiaman to report with a fully automatic M-16 and several large-capacity magazines.Art HenningsonScotiaMcConnell and Pence are Trump’s puppetsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence are definitely puppets for the president.Webster’s dictionary defines a puppet as “a jointed body with a hollow head whose behavior is determined by others.”A puppet is manipulated by strings from above. That makes Trump the puppeteer of both McConnell and Pence. He controls what they say and how they perform. Is it any wonder nothing is being accomplished?On the very first day of President Obama’s presidency, McConnell announced that the first thing on the Republican agenda was to ensure that Obama would be a one-term president. He failed.In my opinion, except for confirming several swamp creatures (Brett Kavanaugh comes to mind.), he has accomplished exactly nothing. McConnell runs the Senate like it is his own private domain.The other Republican senators seem to be just taking up space. Do they ever have a say about voting on anything? Do they dare disagree with the majority whip?The vice president is seldom heard from. I wonder if he ever has an original thought. And if he does, would he dare to confront the guy in the Oval Office? I doubt it.I also wonder if there will ever be a day without yet another catastrophe during Trump’s reign at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.Jane ReisengerSchenectadyPhotograph was of the incorrect shrineYou featured an article on Sept. 6 about St. Kateri National Shrine participating in a “National Weekend of Prayer” event.However, the text did not agree with the picture you published on C3 of the paper. Great article , but very misleading.Before you print something so important to so many people, you would be well advised to get the facts straight. I would hope you will correct this error. The picture is from The Martyr’s Shrine at Auriesville, not the Kateri shrine in Fulton.Helena CalvanoSchenectady More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. 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Retail investors prone to bias, herd behavior, experts warn

first_imgRetail investors, who have surged in numbers during the pandemic, are prone to behavioral bias and herd behavior, experts have warned, although the impact on the country’s stock exchange remained limited.The behavioral biases include confirmation bias, where people only want to hear things that align with their predisposed outlook and ignore those that are not, according to Budi Frensidy, a stock market expert from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Indonesia.Another type of bias is availability bias, which refers to the tendency of people taking action based on familiar information, without further investigation. Foreign investors dumped Rp 295.44 billion (US$20.3 million) worth of stocks on Tuesday, sustaining a trend of foreign net sells that amounted to Rp 19.11 trillion this year. Read also: Domestic investors dominate stock market amid pandemicOn June 8, retail investors’ average daily transaction value surpassed that of the institutional investors by Rp 2.9 trillion, the first time in history, according to IDX.However, Budi said that the behavioral bias would not significantly impact the market, as retail investors’ funds were only around 17 percent of those of institutional investors.Meanwhile, Anugerah Mega Investama director Hans Kwee said retail investors also tended to be influenced by herd behavior in that they are likely to react faster to negative news than positive ones.“When the market goes down, people tend to panic,” Hans said. “But when [the trading] is temporarily suspended following the decline, people return to being rational and that is why we can see prices rallying up,” he added, noting how regulatory actions could counteract investors’ behavioral dispositions. Hans attributed the rising participation of retail investors to the large-scale social restrictions implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which led to many people working from home.As of July 24, the average number of daily retail investors trading on the market increased by 52 percent year-on-year (yoy) in July, with the highest number recorded so far on July 24 when the bourse saw over 112,000 retail investors trading on a single day, according to data provided by IDX development director Hasan Fawzi.In July last year, the average was 60,000 daily retail investors.Almost 70 percent of the retail investors in the country were under 40 years old, Hasan said.However, he saw the trend as something positive, noting that the dominance of domestic retail investors would help the bourse to be less volatile against the foreign capital flight.“We hope that this can increase our capital market resilience level, especially in times of volatility or economic crisis,” Hasan said.Indonesia’s capital market is considered to be shallow at Rp 5.92 quadrillion in market capitalization as of Tuesday, a steep fall from Rp 7.26 quadrillion in 2019, IDX data showed.The IDX is planning to introduce new systems to prevent trading actions taken based on asymmetric information. Hasan said that the bourse is developing a watch list board to highlight companies that have issues with liquidity, volatility or irregular price discovery mechanisms, so that investors could be made aware of the risks when investing in these stocks. It is also working into integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect irregular market activities, such as false trading and stock price manipulation, to improve market surveillance.Read also: Market manipulation among common violations found at IDX: OJK “Retail investors run into behavioral bias, something that institutional investors do not experience, as institutional investors have to refer to a set of guidelines or strict rules,” Budi said during a webinar on Tuesday, saying that, for example, institutional investors had to keep their losses within a predetermined percentage range.Retail investors, on the other hand, are more flexible in their investing, and their asset allocation is determined by more varied factors, including their age, in comparison to institutional investors whose asset allocation is solely determined by their ability to take risks, Budi explained.During the pandemic, the local bourse saw a significant increase in domestic retail investors’ participation, while foreign investors sustained selling pressure on the market. The number of retail investors at Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) has reached over 1.2 million, growing by 12.17 percent as of June 30 from December last year, according to data shared by Budi.According to IDX data, the bourse on Tuesday comprised of 62 percent domestic investors and 38 percent foreign investors. At the end of last year, the shares of domestic and foreign investors were 55.71 percent and 44.29 percent, respectively.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Ian Wright tells Chelsea fan to ‘go and **** yourself’ after Arsenal salvage draw

first_img Top articles Bellerin scored a superb equaliser in the dying moments of the game (Picture: Getty)Wright was delighted with the spirit Mikel Arteta’s ten-man side showed to come away from Stamford Bridge with a point – and the legendary ex-Arsenal striker mocked Azpilicueta as he celebrated Bellerin’s late equaliser.The clip which showed Wright imitating Azpilicueta’s celebration was later uploaded to his Instagram page and, unsurprisingly, it did not go down too well with Chelsea fans.‘That literally shows what a calibre of a team Arsenal are… celebrating a draw like it’s a last minute winner,’ one supporter replied.Wright had no time for the ‘ridiculous’ comment, though, and told the Chelsea fan to ‘go and **** yourself’ as he felt he had every right to celebrate.‘What a ridiculous comment! We know exactly where we are!’ Wright responded.‘But you think any Arsenal fan wasn’t delighted with coming back to draw at Chelsea when people are constantly we have no fight or heart? Yes we are celebrating a draw.‘And you can go and **** yourself.’Shkodran Mustafi was largely at fault for Chelsea’s opening goal – and David Luiz’s sending off – in the first half and Wright believes the German’s calamitous display proves he’s just ‘not good enough’ for the club.‘We saw his heartfelt message to fans, the problem is he’s not good enough,’ the former England international told Premier League Productions.‘He’s had multiple chances at Arsenal and he continues to let them down. I’m not digging him out or anything. He is not good enough.‘They are playing him because they’ve got no choice and that’s unfortunately why Arsenal can’t get rid of him.’ by Metro Full Screen Video Settings Ian Wright tells Chelsea fan to ‘go and **** yourself’ after Arsenal salvage draw About Connatix V67539 PLAY Read More Coming Next 1/1 Skip Read More Read More 1 min. story Manchester United captain Harry Maguire center_img Lampard rues missed opportunities against 10-man ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:41FullscreenLampard rues missed opportunities against 10-man Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/lampard-rues-missed-opportunities-against-10-man-arsenal-2093126/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.However, Wright with pleased with the spirit Arsenal showed to fight back and salvage a point in the dying moments of the London derby.He added: ‘It gives you the confidence to know that you’re always in a game.‘You go down to ten men and you’re organised enough to know you can’t just sit back and just soak everything up. We’re still gonna try to get forward like we saw Hector get forward and score the goal.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They’re confident in the fact they know exactly what they’re doing now which is something that, when you watched under Unai Emery, they looked all over the place and it’s a game I do not think we would have been anywhere near getting anything out of.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There are so many positives. All that needs to happen now is eradicate the little things, Lacazette… the silly mistakes like Mustafi’s, those kind of things.‘Then all of a sudden, Arsenal come here and with ten men they could win that game but it takes time for those things to happen.’Will Arsenal finish in the top four this season?Yes0%No chance0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results SPONSORED Skip Ad Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jan 2020 3:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Ian Wright told one Chelsea fan to ‘go and **** yourself’ following the 2-2 draw (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright has hit back at a Chelsea supporter who mocked him for celebrating Arsenal’s 2-2 draw like the side had just scored a last-minute winner at Stamford Bridge.Cesar Azpilicueta appeared to have secured victory for the hosts as he prodded the ball past Bernd Leno from close range with six minutes remaining of Tuesday night’s thrilling Premier League clash.But Hector Bellerin, who wore the captain’s armband for the Gunners, had other ideas and picked out the corner of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s net from the edge of the box to salvage a 2-2 draw at the death.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier in the second half, Gabriel Martinelli further underlined his enormous potential with a solo wonder goal to cancel out Jorginho’s 28th-minute penalty.ADVERTISEMENT / Advertisement Comment Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisementlast_img read more

UK government no longer on hook for BT Pension Scheme buyout

first_imgThe UK government has won its appeal against a ruling that would have forced it to fund an insurance buyout for the £40bn (€50.5bn) BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) in the event of sponsor insolvency.The Court of Appeal did, however, dismiss a second argument from the government that it should not be liable for pension scheme members who joined post-privatisation.BT, a previously state-owned telecommunications provider, was given assurances at privatisation by the government regarding the funding of its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme in the event of insolvency, known as the Crown Guarantee.However, these assurances were never clearly defined by the government of 1982, leading to confusion over to whom the guarantees were extended, and how much. In search for clarity, the BTPS, backed by sponsor BT, challenged the legal definition of the Crown Guarantee and the government’s belief that it only covered members of the BTPS at the time of privatisation.In 2010, the Royal Court of Justice (RCJ) ruled against the government and said it was to cover all BT employed members in the event that the telecommunications provider ceased operation.The Court also ruled, however, that the government should provide funding calculated on an insurance buyout basis, significantly more expensive than covering actuarial deficits or deficit recovery plans.Then taking the case to the UK Court of Appeal, the latest ruling diverged away from one RCJ finding and said the government’s guarantee would only extend to continuing deficit recovery payments already in place in scheme rules, over the buyout cost.This means, should BT become insolvent, the government would de facto become the sponsoring employer to the BTPS, providing deficit recovery payments.However, the UK government lost its second appeal, as the Court ruled the Crown Guarantee covers all BT employed members of the scheme, irrespective of privatisation.The legal implications of the ruling are still being considered by all parties, with no clarity over whether the BTPS will be allowed to remain as a standalone entity in the event of BT’s insolvency, or whether it would transfer to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).It is understood the PPF is studying the Court’s ruling to ascertain probabilities of the lifeboat fund becoming responsible for the UK’s largest private sector DB scheme.It is also unclear whether the BTPS’ deficit, which was £5.9bn at the end of March 2013, would be carried onto the government’s balance sheet, given the inherent guarantee.When contacted by IPE, HM Treasury declined to comment on the case.Complications regarding BTPS’s relationship with the PPF extend further, as the scheme was previously exempt from paying the expected levy of the fund, implicitly based on the fund technically being public sector with a Crown Guarantee.However, telecommunication rivals of BT challenged this, and the European Commission ruled the fund could not be exempt from the PPF levy.On the ruling, BT said it was considering the ruling, including the possibility of an appeal to the Supreme Court, the final court of appeal for the UK.A spokesman for the BTPS said the trustees would review the judgement and highlighted the possibility that all three parties – scheme, sponsor and government – would appeal the ruling.“It is important to remember the Crown Guarantee is only relevant in the highly remote circumstances that BT becomes insolvent,” they added.A spokesman for the Pensions Regulator, whose objectives include protecting the PPF, said: “Subject to any appeals, we will consider the issues and what this may mean for the regulation of the pension scheme.”last_img read more

MEPs stick with IORP II delegated acts in vote on sustainability proposal

first_imgPaul Tang, Dutch MEP and ECON rapporteur on “disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks” proposalTang added: “The report voted today strengthens the disclosure requirements of financial products, and more importantly, asks from investors to carry out a due diligence on their investment decisions.“This means that institutions can no longer hide behind their clients to justify investment at odds with sustainability goals. Investors will now be required to avoid, mitigate, and report on the sustainability risks produced by their investment products.”ShareAction’s Choidas said the committee’s vote “set a very high level of political ambition” for the next steps of the Commission’s sustainable finance action plan.She added that the “evolving understanding” of the material impacts of and on investments was a “crucial component” of the committee’s text.“We believe this regulation has set the wheels in motion for a more socially just and environmentally sustainable financial system, by proposing such an understanding of what constitutes sustainability risk,” Choidas said.Next stepsMEPs will now begin negotiations with the European Council, the body for member states, as part of what is known as the “trilogue” process.These negotiations could begin next year, according to an EU official. She said technical work on all three of the Commission’s legislative proposals was ongoing within the Council, with the disclosure proposal the most advanced.The objective was to reach an agreement on the Council’s negotiating position by the end of the year, she said. Matthies Verstegen, senior policy adviser at PensionsEurope, said delegated acts were “a prescriptive legislative tool aimed a harmonisation, which cannot take account of the diversity in the European pensions landscape”.“Pension funds increasingly look to align their investments with the values of their members and society at large,” he said. “However, we are disappointed the amendment to remove the delegated acts in IORP II from the proposal was narrowly defeated.”PensionsEurope is still to discuss the result of the ECON vote with its members.The pension fund bodies also argued against changes to IORP II as the directive was still under implementation – member states have until mid-January to transpose it into national law.The directive includes new requirements related to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors that have yet to be put into practice and evaluated. However, Eleni Choidas, EU policy manager at ShareAction, a London-based responsible investment advocacy group, said it was “very pleased that the Commission has been empowered to adopt delegated acts on IORP II”.“With this empowerment, the Commission has received a tall order to ensure that all pension savers have their long-term interests taken into account by their trustees, and to ensure their money is invested sustainably,” she added.Expansion of ESG requirementsThe rules adopted by MEPs appeared to shift the focus to include the social and environmental impact of investments, as well as the effects of social and environmental issues on investments.This was at least partly linked to the introduction into the legislative text of a requirement for “due diligence” and the definition of sustainability risks.“Under the new rules,” said the European Parliament’s Socialist and Democrats group, which led the ECON vote, “investors and asset managers will be required to include [ESG] considerations in their decision-making processes and carry out due diligence on their investment decisions.” Members of the European Parliament have decided to allow delegated acts under IORP II in a vote on one of the Commission’s sustainable finance proposals, despite pension fund opposition.The decision was taken as part of the vote in the parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON) on its version of the Commission’s proposal on “disclosures relating to sustainability investments and sustainability risks”.Paul Tang, the MEP charged with developing the parliament’s response to the Commission’s proposal, had suggested scrapping the provision for delegated acts under the EU occupational pension fund directive, but this amendment was defeated in the ECON vote earlier this week.PensionsEurope, the EU’s main pension fund lobby group, lobbied against the delegated acts for IORP II, with groups such as aba, the German pensions association, and Eumedion, the Netherlands-based corporate governance and sustainability forum for institutional investors, also opposing the provision.last_img read more

NZ Tourism Search for first Aussie gay wedding in NZ

first_imgTacky Tourism Board – using a highly controversial law change which was rejected by more than half of NZ’ers (80% according to Campbell Live!!). But your tax money is paying for it. By the way, you know who the Minister of Tourism is, eh?And ironically, Australia has just rejected attempts for the law to be changed to recognise gay couples who tie the knot overseasYahoo News 24 June 2013New Zealand’s tourism promoter wants to fly two Australians across the ditch to become the first same-sex couple to wed under new marriage equality laws.Tourism New Zealand on Monday launched its search for the first Australian same-sex couple to marry under the Marriage Amendment Act, which comes into effect on August 19.“We are excited to be making history and working with one lucky same-sex couple to become the very first from Australia to be married here in New Zealand,” said Tim Burgess, general manager of Tourism New Zealand’s Australian operations.The prize includes return flights from Australia, accommodation, a special wedding ceremony and reception.Details about the exact wedding location will be revealed in July when the winning couple is announced.http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/17722007/search-for-first-aussie-gay-wedding-in-nz/Family First slams Tourism Board’s gay marriage ‘stunt’ONE Newshttp://tvnz.co.nz/travel-news/family-first-slams-tourism-board-s-gay-marriage-stunt-5476480last_img read more

PAHO and Min of Health Meet to Plan for 2020/2010

first_img Tweet Share Share 136 Views   no discussions CoronavirusInternationalLifestyleLocalNews PAHO and Min of Health Meet to Plan for 2020/2010 by: – February 11, 2020center_img (left to right) Dr David Johnson, Hon Dr Irving McIntyre, Mrs Letitia Lestrade-Wyke, Dr Yitades GebreThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has met with the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment to discuss the Biennial Work Plan.According to PAHO Representative for the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Yitades Gebre, special priority will be placed on the address of non-communicable diseases such as dengue and the recent outbreak of coronavirus.Dr. Gebre says that of the short, medium and long term priorities set for Dominica’s health sector, PAHO considers the ones which are most immediately advantageous.He listed, “Non-communicable diseases and mental health; climate change and the environment, resilient health systems, and strengthening the strategic planning agenda are the three areas of priority for the Ministry of Health and for us to support.”Dr Gebre listed communicable diseases like dengue as well as disaster preparedness and response.Dr Gebre assures that PAHO will work with the Ministry of Health to reach the international health ideals. Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Permanent pork ban sought

first_imgOne of the provisions of Gamboa’sproposed ordinance states that the city’s anti-swine fever task force will beplaced in charge of preventing the importation and sale of hogs and porkproducts coming from areas affected by swine fever. Gamboa recently introduced anordinance that would permanently ban the entry of pigs and pork productsfrom Luzon and other African swine fever (ASF)-affected areas.  The councilor cited Mayor EvelioLeonardia’s existing executive order forming the city’s anti-ASF task force.But Gamboa wants to solidify the campaign through the passage of an ordinance. Earlier, City Agriculturist andAnti-ASF task force head, Atty. Goldwyn Nifras, recommended a ban on theimportation of pork into the city amid ASF scare. BACOLOD City – In a bid to protect thecity’s hog industry, Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr.  is pushing to institutionalize measures toavert the spread of the dreaded African swine fever (ASF). He also said that his proposedpolicies were patterned to the ordinance implement by the provincial governmentof Negros Occidental and other local government units. The proposed ordinance on ASF waspassed in the city council for first reading on Dec. 11./PNlast_img read more

Delhi marathon receives record of 18,500 enthusiasts entries

first_imgNew Delhi: The 5th edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon will see a record of 18,500 running enthusiasts lining up for glory, with Sachin Tendulkar flagging off one of the country’s most prestigious marathons on February 23.The marathon, organized by NEB Sports, will see runners from all walks of life coming out in large numbers to be a part of the event which will flag-off from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and traverse through the iconic streets of Delhi.Recognized as the National Marathon Championship by Athletics Federation of India (AFI), the event will see runners compete in four different categories: Full Marathon (42.2k), Half Marathon (21.1k), Timed 10 K and 5K Swachh Bharat Run. The Full Marathon will start at 4:00 am, followed by the Half Marathon at 6.15 am, and the Timed 10k and 5k run at 7:30 am and 8:30 am respectively. IANS Also Read: Tokyo Marathon organisers to offer runners surgical masksAlso Watch: Ex- SAMPRITI-IX , Indo- Bangladesh Joint Military exerciselast_img read more

Boeheim says Ennis could have used another year at Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said on ESPN SportsCenter on Friday morning that point guard Tyler Ennis could have used another year at SU to improve his NBA stock.Ennis declared for the NBA on March 27, five days after Syracuse’s loss to Dayton in the Round of 32, and said “I feel this experience has helped prepare me to fulfill my lifelong dream – to play in the NBA,” in a statement. But Boeheim thinks that from a physical standpoint, he could be more prepared. “I think he’s a great college player,” Boeheim said. “I think physically he probably could’ve used another year. A little bit different than Dion Waiters who I had a couple of years ago who left. I think Dion was physically better, more physically ready.“I think when you go to the NBA you need to be as physically ready as you can be.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim called Ennis — who averaged 12.9 points and 5.5 assists per game on the season — a tremendous player and a “very, very smart point guard.” He said Ennis has the skillset to emerge as a good NBA point guard, yet added that it’s the hardest position to break into in the NBA.“It’s just a question of him landing in the right place,” Boeheim said.Ennis is currently ninth on Chad Ford’s “big board” of prospects. He’s slated as the No. 16 pick on NBADraft.net and No. 14 pick on DraftExpress.com. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more