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TORONTO, May 19 (Reuters) – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board will continue to invest in the fossil fuel industry even as it seeks to meet its sustainability goal, CEO John Graham said on Thursday. , adding that the fund was “cautiously optimistic” about market returns. given the Russian-Ukrainian war, the pandemic and supply chain issues.

Canada’s largest pension fund, known as CPP Investments, will not outright pull out of energy companies on their way to net zero, but will instead fund companies to help them transition to net zero. net zero goal, Graham said.

“We will not pursue a general divestment path. We will continue to invest in energy, oil and gas and hard-to-shrink sectors with a view to being an engaged active investor,” Graham said in an interview.

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CPP, which managed C$539 billion ($420 billion) at the end of March, has set a goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 for its portfolio companies and own operations.

Some C$26 billion of CPP funds are committed to sustainable energy through private equity investments.

CPP Investments manages the pensions of 21 million Canadians.

It closely monitors inflationary trends, and Graham said the fund is betting on its diversified portfolio of investments to protect retirees from global market volatility.

RPC has produced a net return of 6.8% over the past fiscal year and has generated an 11% return in a decade. Investments in real estate assets such as infrastructure, real estate and stocks have helped the company gain “natural protection” against inflationary pressures, Graham said.

CPP said it has no direct investments in Russia, just “passive and indirect” investments through public markets. “They may have some exposure to Russia. But it’s the management team and the board of these companies that are thinking about what to do,” Graham said.

Although the Indian market has underperformed this fiscal year, Graham said the CPP continues to be “constructive for investing in India.”

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Why the 2022 NFL Rookie Class has high expectations: Recent drafts tell the story https://monbestof.com/why-the-2022-nfl-rookie-class-has-high-expectations-recent-drafts-tell-the-story/ Thu, 19 May 2022 16:39:44 +0000 https://monbestof.com/why-the-2022-nfl-rookie-class-has-high-expectations-recent-drafts-tell-the-story/

Travon Walker, Aidan Hutchinson, Derek Stingley Jr. and the other 259 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft will want to thank — or curse — the previous four draft classes, which raised the bar for year one expectations.

The 2018-21 draft classes are the four most productive classes in their rookie seasons since the seven-round draft began in 1994, in terms of Pro Football Reference’s “approximate value,” which, by its definition, “attempts to put a number on the seasonal value of a player at any position. Players in these draft classes played more snaps and contributed faster than any Year 1 class in recent history.

Perhaps the draft picks are more poised than ever for the NFL to contribute and thrive right away. Maybe the head coaches adapted better to the players coming out of college. Perhaps NFL teams prefer cheaper labor by using their drafted players as soon as possible, especially during their rookie seasons. It’s probably a mixture of these factors.

Still, it’s not just hyperbole to say that rookies have made an impact earlier in the past few years.

For reference, here is a general idea of ​​the type of player corresponding to each numerical value:

  • 10+ AV (in about top 120 players this season; mostly Pro Bowl-level players; most starting quarterbacks)
  • 8-9 AV (about top 121-270; some Pro Bowl players, but overall very influential players)
  • 5-7 AV (about top 271-600; solid starters and rotating contributors).

Below is an overview of the overall Year 1 VA of each draft class over the past 20 seasons:

Class AV rookie draft since 2002

(TOTALDCAV: total approximate value of the draft class)

Class AV rookie draft since 2002

YEAR

TOTALDCAV

RANK

2021

595

3

2020

604

2

2019

588

4

2018

611

1

2017

545

7

2016

553

6

2015

523

12

2014

535

8

2013

535

8

2012

566

5

2011

535

8

2010

484

13

2009

465

15

2008

444

18

2007

418

20

2006

531

11

2005

447

17

2004

473

14

2003

419

19

2002

461

16

The 2006 class seemed like an anomaly at the time. Rookies like Colts tailback Joseph Addai (15 AV), Jaguars tailback Maurice Jones-Drew (13), Chargers linebacker Marcus McNeill (13), Saints tailback Reggie Bush (12), Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (12) and Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (10) was the headliner in this category.

The 2007 class obviously did not follow well. Only three players finished Year 1 with an AV over 10: 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis (17), Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (12), and Browns left tackle Joe Thomas (11). And only six draft picks have finished with an AV over 8.

The rise really started in 2011. Cardinals cornerback (and All-Pro returner) Patrick Peterson finished that season with a 22 AV as a rookie, which ranked second in the league, behind Cardinals quarterback. Packers Aaron Rodgers, who won the league MVP. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton amassed an AV 19, tied for seventh in the league.

Classes after 2011 brought incremental increases. The past four years have blown them all out of the water, though, and it all started with the 2018 class, led by players like Colts linebacker Darius Leonard and guard Quenton Nelson.

Below is an overview of the top AVs in each of the last four classes for Year 1. Each chart displays draft picks with an AV of 8 or higher:

Last year featured the most rookies with an AV of 10 or more since 1994. A player with an AV of 10 or more means that player ranked in the top 100-120 players in that particular season , depending on how the metric ranks players each year. In 2021, Pro Football Reference placed a value of over 10 out of 104 players. Eight of them were beginners.

Fourth-year Bills quarterback Josh Allen led the league with a AV 19 last season, but Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons was right behind him, tied for second in the league with Montreal quarterback Chargers Justin Herbert, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp.

The Chiefs also found two good offensive linemen in this draft, with center Creed Humphrey (second round) and guard Trey Smith (sixth round). I also thought Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II would be among the players in the graphic above. Surtain finished with a 7 AV, which is always good for a cornerback, tied for 10th among all corners last season.

And of the five quarterbacks selected to the top 15 picks, only the Patriots’ Mac Jones made it onto that list. He started all 17 games for the Patriots in his rookie year, with a 67.6 completion percentage and 22 touchdowns. The Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence came next with a 7 AV.

Commanders edged rusher Chase Young and Panthers defensive back Jeremy Chinn tied with 16 other players for 24th in the NFL with a 14 AV.

What’s also telling, though, is how Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow finished his rookie season with just a 7 AV, thanks in part to his season-ending knee injury, reducing his first year to 10 games. Burrow earned an AV 15 last season en route to a Super Bowl appearance. Meanwhile, Justin Herbert’s 13 AV in his rookie season tied him with 11 players for 42nd with fellow quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford.

You could say Buccaneers tackle Tristan Wirfs had the most significant impact of anyone on this chart. Wirfs solidified Tampa Bay’s good tackle, giving Tom Brady the protection the quarterback needed in the pocket until a Super Bowl win.

And the Eagles could still kick themselves for taking another wide receiver (Jalen Reagor) a pick before the Vikings’ Justin Jefferson rolled off the board. They are still trying to address that incident, most recently trading for AJ Brown in the 2022 draft.

The 2019 class seemed less about the first round and more about overall depth, given that the 2019 first-round picks rank 10th in first-year AV (more on that below).

For example, “Minshew Madness” had an impact after the Jaguars quickly pushed the sixth-round quarterback into the lineup. Additionally, 49ers second-round receivers Brown and Deebo Samuel have proven to be invaluable.

Meanwhile, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was tied with 11 others for 26th in the league in 2019. And Niners rusher Nick Bosa helped prove he deserved to be the No. 2 pick.

As for Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, he never eclipsed a 9 AV in his first three seasons. Strong quarterbacks are usually in the double digits at forward. This metric is another example of why Jones’ future in New York after the 2022 season is in serious jeopardy.

Leonard had a monster impact in his rookie season, much like Parsons. The Colts defenseman tied for third in the AV with then-Rams quarterback Jared Goff and then-Chiefs width Tyreek Hill. Oddly enough, Leonard missed the Pro Bowl and still landed as a first-team All Pro his rookie season. Leonard led the league in total tackles (163) and solo tackles (111).

Nelson wasn’t too far behind, tied for 20th in forwards in 2018, alongside Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Saints running back Alvin Kamara and tackle Ryan Ramczyk and Ravens linebacker CJ Mosley.

Quarterbacks also played a major storyline in this draft. No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield was the only passer to reach double digits in AV. The Ravens’ Lamar Jackson probably would have hit double digits had he started the full season.

Then there was Sam Darnold of the Jets and Bills QB Josh Allen with a 7 AV. One quarterback has remained essentially the same over the years, while the other has a case for being one of the best players in the NFL these days.

As for Giants running back Saquon Barkley, his 14 AV in 2018 was just one less than his AV of the last three seasons combined (15).


Overall value comes from every pick in every round, not just the first round. This has been well documented from the classes exposed above. But hitting top picks early certainly seems to be part of the trend, with three of the top four first-round classes (2021, ’20, ’18) also making the top four overall.

AV First Round Rookie Class

(TOTALRD1AV: total approximate value of lap 1)

Year TotalRd1AV Rank

2021

199

2

2020

189

4

2019

169

ten

2018

206

1

2017

142

18

2016

147

16

2015

154

13

2014

166

11

2013

173

7

2012

181

5

2011

197

3

2010

173

7

2009

151

14

2008

173

7

2007

166

11

2006

175

6

2005

132

19

2004

149

15

2003

122

20

2002

143

17

There’s this 2011 class that sneaks into the top four. Adding Peterson and Newton are Broncos rusher Von Miller (12), Bengals wide AJ Green (10), Falcons wide Julio Jones (10), Texans rusher JJ Watt (10) and left tackle of the Cowboys Tyron Smith (9). Pretty strong group, I would say.

The 2019 class was not as heavy as the others over the past four years in terms of “value” in the first round of the first year. Bucs linebacker Devin White likely would have been a double-digit player if he hadn’t missed three games. And seven of the players in the class with an AV of 8 or more were drafted outside of the first round. This is the most non-Day 1 picks of any class with these values ​​in the past four years.

The rankings varied significantly between the general classes and the first-round classes. What that tells me is that teams now rely more on the whole draft to play earlier.

The snapshot tally of draft picks over the past decade also tells the story. The increase in values ​​over the past four seasons coincides with the rise in total offensive and defensive snaps from Year 1 picks since 2013 (totals via TruMedia). I added the average number of weekly snaps because the 2021 season added a 17th game:

Rookie draft pick kicks in

Year snaps Weekly average

2021

72847

4285.1

2020

68964

4310.3

2019

69070

4316.9

2018

70574

4410.9

2017

63531

3970.7

2016

65845

4115.3

2015

61752

3859.5

2014

64795

4049.7

2013

65548

4096.8

The narrative surrounding the 2022 NFL Draft class centers on this crop being less heavy than some of the past few years. As 2019 has shown, it’s not just about round 1 to produce value in the first year. Either way, it looks like teams are more willing to play draft picks sooner and more often than ever. These clear trends point to higher expectations in general for a freshman draft class.

Can the Class of 2022 deliver?

(Photo by Micah Parsons and Rashawn Slater: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Cannes Highlights Day 2: Festival Celebrates Tom Cruise and “Top Gun: Maverick” https://monbestof.com/cannes-highlights-day-2-festival-celebrates-tom-cruise-and-top-gun-maverick/ Wed, 18 May 2022 20:33:39 +0000 https://monbestof.com/cannes-highlights-day-2-festival-celebrates-tom-cruise-and-top-gun-maverick/ CANNES, France — When Jeff Nichols first attended the Cannes Film Festival, he was a 21-year-old student interning at the event’s American Pavilion. His days were mostly spent waiting tables, but every once in a while Nichols would get his hands on a premiere ticket, put on a tuxedo his mother had bought him, and sit high up on the balcony of the Grand Theater Lumiere. Every time he landed there, he felt on top of whatever he wanted to do in life.

Since then, Nichols has returned to the festival with two films he directed: “Take Shelter,” starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, and Matthew McConaughey’s drama “Mud.” This year, he will be one of the jurors who will decide the winner of the Palme d’Or. At a jury press conference on Tuesday, Nichols, now 43, said his invitation was a complete honor.

“I can guarantee you that I will watch each of these movies with the same enthusiasm as when I was 21,” Nichols said.

The host, Didier Allouch, adds curtly: “You will have a better place.

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In its 75th year, an invitation to the Cannes Film Festival remains highly coveted, even though the film industry has changed irrevocably in the two decades since Nichols first attended. Since French theaters have been lobbying the festival to exclude streaming films from competition, Cannes sometimes feels like a throwback: a place where the big screen is so revered you wouldn’t know the outside world was consuming films. of art on much smaller screens, if at all.

The most significant concession Cannes has made to change viewer habits is the abundance of billboards and banners along the Croisette, the city’s main boulevard, touting official partner short video app TikTok. of this year’s festival. Does this union suggest that the festival is hedging its film bets, or is it just a savvy way for Cannes to reach a user base of over a billion young users?

It’s perhaps a reminder that Cannes has more to sell than art films, even when some of those entries – like Palme d’Or winner “Parasite” or last year’s hit “La worst person in the world” – continue to strike a cultural chord. Cannes also sells glamor in the form of red carpet images that are broadcast around the world. And the perfect backdrop of the Croisette, where that red carpet is set off by azure summer skies and an even richer blue sea, also provides the perfect launch pad for studio blockbusters:” Top Gun: Maverick” and the glitzy “Elvis” by Baz Luhrmann. will make its Cannes debut this year alongside independent films like Kelly Reichardt’s “Showing Up,” starring Michelle Williams as an artist tending to an injured pigeon.

After the 74th edition of the festival was constrained by the emergence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, Cannes this year is partying back to its fullest. The number of journalists here has almost tripled since last summer, the evenings are once lively and the opening night film, “Final Cut”, was directed by a big name from Cannes – French director Michel Hazanavicius, whose film ‘The Artist’ debuted here in 2011 before winning the Best Picture Oscar.

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Hazanavicius has had all the ups and downs Cannes has to offer: Three years after his win with ‘The Artist’, he returns with the war drama ‘The Search’, which earned him such derisive boos and whistles during of its screening in the press that the film narrowly escaped the Croisette alive. Still, Hazanavicius couldn’t stay away: Although his zombie comedy “Final Cut” was originally scheduled to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the film pivoted to Cannes when Sundance went entirely virtual.

“I feel like I was born in Cannes for ‘The Artist,’ but I died in Cannes for ‘The Search,'” Hazanavicius told IndieWire this week. “It’s a poker game. You come with your cards but you never know.

And you come because when Cannes connects, there’s nothing else like it. Perhaps that’s why the festival’s opening ceremony on Tuesday night was able to attract a big-name surprise guest: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who showed up via satellite. In his military fatigues, he spoke to the couture-clad crowd about the power of cinema to reshape how we think about war and the people who fight it. Quoting “The Great Dictator” by Charlie Chaplin, Zelensky said, “The hatred of men will pass, and dictators will die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.”

As he spoke, I thought back to the jury press conference, where the jurors – which include actress-director Rebecca Hall and jury president Vincent Lindon, who starred in the Palme d’ Gold from last year, “Titanium” — were asked if the film still retains any cultural primacy in a world dominated by, well, TikTok. Another member of the jury, the director of “The worst person in the world”, Joachim Trier, intervened to say that cinema is “a very radiant and progressive art form that we all love”. Then he smiles.

“People are saying he’s dying,” Trier said. “I do not believe it one second.”

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The universal pension will come into effect from July next year https://monbestof.com/the-universal-pension-will-come-into-effect-from-july-next-year/ Wed, 18 May 2022 04:50:00 +0000 https://monbestof.com/the-universal-pension-will-come-into-effect-from-july-next-year/

The long-awaited universal pension scheme will take off in July next year. All citizens between the ages of 18 and 50 will be entitled to the benefits of moving.

The Ministry of Finance plans to make a large number of citizens benefit from the pension scheme before the next national elections scheduled for December 2023.

Finance division officials say they have formulated a roadmap to implement the private sector pension scheme. Work is now underway around piloting the system from next March.

The division has already drafted a bill to create a supervising body for the pension scheme and has sought advice from relevant ministries.

The bill was finalized on Monday at an inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Principal Finance Secretary Abdur Rouf Talukder.

“The bill will be presented to the cabinet for approval later this month. If approved, it will likely be passed as a bill in the next budget session of parliament,” said a responsible for the finance division.

The Ministry of Finance plans to establish the Pension Supervisory Authority as soon as possible. Different pension products will be prepared in January-February after appointing necessary manpower by December.

Two ministry officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Business Standard that the government is now focusing on two issues: first, dealing with the effects of the Russian-Ukrainian war and second, introducing a pension system full-fledged universal from next July. year.

For now, all citizens except government employees between the ages of 18 and 50 can enroll in the universal pension scheme and pay a fixed monthly contribution, as low as Tk 100, to the pension fund. . Under this scheme, registrants will benefit from the facility from the age of 60 until their death.

A number of questions regarding the bill were raised by various departments during the interdepartmental meeting. For example, a civil servant asked the finance secretary what the pension system would be for a citizen who enters the civil service at the age of 24 after joining the universal pension scheme at the age of 18. years.

Will they be included in the existing pension system for civil servants or will they remain in the universal pension scheme? And if they come under the state pension system, what will happen to their six-year contributions to the universal pension fund?

“We haven’t thought of that yet. Hopefully these issues will be clarified in the universal pension rules,” the finance secretary told the meeting.

According to the bill, Bangladeshis working abroad will also be able to participate in the universal pension scheme. Under this scheme, prospective retirees can pay contributions on a monthly and quarterly basis. It will also be possible to pay in advance and in installments.

Citizens can open pension accounts based on the information provided on their national identity card. A person will be eligible to receive a monthly pension if they pay fees for at least 10 consecutive years. The pension will be granted at the prescribed rate against the deposit as well as accrued dividends once they reach the specified age, 60 years. A person will then receive a monthly pension until death.

A person’s nominee will be entitled to his monthly pension if he dies before age 75 and will receive it for the remaining period.

Additionally, if a person dies before fulfilling their 10-year fee-paying quota, the deposit will be returned to the applicants along with the profits.

There will be no possibility to withdraw the money deposited in the pension fund all at once, but 50% of it can be taken out as a loan, which must be repaid with interest.

The pension deposit will be considered as an investment and will benefit from a tax allowance. And the monthly amount that retirees will receive will be completely exempt from income tax.

The government will assume the expenses associated with the administration of pensions and other related costs. The regulator will invest the money deposited in the fund in accordance with prescribed guidelines and strive to maximize profits.

In April 2014, then Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith first discussed the introduction of a private sector pension system during a pre-budget meeting with government officials. non-governmental organizations.

During his budget speech in June of that year, he made an announcement to this effect and asked the Financial Institutions Division to finalize the pension plan.

He reaffirmed his commitment in the following years and announced the launch of a pilot project to introduce a pension scheme for private bank and corporate employees in 2018. He also announced the introduction of a universal retirement from 2021.

But after the first announcement, two years passed due to a dispute over which department of the Ministry of Finance would manage the pension scheme.

Over the next two years, a team led by an additional secretary from the Finance Division visited various states in India and gave a presentation in 2016 on how to launch the program.

The initiative came to a halt when the team leader, former ARM Additional Secretary Nazmus Sakib, was transferred to the Office of the Chief Comptroller of Imports and Exports in 2017. He went on pre-retirement leave (PRL) in 2019.

In 2020, an initiative was taken to prepare the concept paper by employing Nazmus Sakib under an outsourcing agreement, but it did not work out due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Stressing that the introduction of a pension system for the massive labor force of around six crore is a daunting task, the officials at the time said that many preparations, including the building of institutional infrastructure and techniques and the hiring of foreign consultants, had to be done to work there. begin.

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‘This is a hate crime,’ Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia says of Korean Lounge shooting https://monbestof.com/this-is-a-hate-crime-dallas-police-chief-eddie-garcia-says-of-korean-lounge-shooting/ Tue, 17 May 2022 20:13:00 +0000 https://monbestof.com/this-is-a-hate-crime-dallas-police-chief-eddie-garcia-says-of-korean-lounge-shooting/

At 3:38 a.m. Tuesday, the Dallas Police Department announced on Twitter that they had arrested a suspect they believe was responsible for a shooting that injured three Korean women at a hair salon a week earlier. .

Shortly after 2 p.m., Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia told a news conference that officers were able to locate the suspect, Jeremy Smith, by matching his vehicle, a red Honda minivan, to to that seen in surveillance footage.

Smith, 37, is being held in the Dallas County Jail on $300,000 bail and faces three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Dallas County arrest records.

During the investigation, Garcia said on Tuesday, Smith’s girlfriend told detectives that Smith had become paranoid about people of Asian descent after a car accident with an Asian man two years ago. (He “had been under the illusion that the Asian mob was after him or trying to harm him,” his girlfriend also said, according to an arrest warrant.)

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Jeremy Smith, 37, is accused of shooting three women in an attack on a Korean hair salon.

Dallas County Jail

“As I’ve said before, hate has no place in our city,” Garcia said at the press conference, adding that additional patrols and security cameras have been placed in the neighborhood around the salon.

“It’s a hate crime,” Garcia said. The shootings come at a time when hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased across the country.

Later in the conference, when asked again if enhancements for hate crimes would be applied to charges, Garcia said, “I’m not going to go into detail.”

Earlier in the day, the FBI and Justice Department said they had opened a federal hate crimes investigation into the shooting, The New York Times reported. “We are in close communication with the Dallas police and are partnering to fully investigate this incident,” Dallas FBI spokeswoman Melinda Urbina said. Time.

Garcia also noted that police have yet to determine if Smith was involved in two other shootings: one in Oak Cliff on Tuesday and another at the same mall as the barbershop on April 2.

All three victims are in “stable and recovering condition,” Garcia added.

In 2021, hate crimes rose 39% in 37 major US cities, according to preliminary data collected by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.

In 21 of those cities, anti-Asian hate crimes had increased by approximately 223%. (In Dallas, however, the number of recorded hate crimes rose from 40 to 33, according to the data.)

On Friday, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said he wanted “our city’s Asian American community – which has horribly faced an increase in vitriol in recent years – to know that the City of Dallas and the people of Dallas are on their side.”

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Doc Rivers praises Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid after distracting Sixers season https://monbestof.com/doc-rivers-praises-tyrese-maxey-and-joel-embiid-after-distracting-sixers-season/ Mon, 16 May 2022 23:33:47 +0000 https://monbestof.com/doc-rivers-praises-tyrese-maxey-and-joel-embiid-after-distracting-sixers-season/

The Philadelphia 76ers entered the 2021-2022 NBA season with a tough hurdle to clear. Ever since the Sixers dropped Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, three-time All-Star Ben Simmons has wanted to leave Philly.

At the start of last offseason, Simmons asked for a trade. Since the Sixers couldn’t find one worth doing, Simmons stayed on board. However, he was not actually on board. As he began to show up for practices and morning shootouts, Simmons had no intention of playing for the 76ers again.