Western Conference (NBA)

The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is one of two conferences that makes up the association, the other being the Eastern Conference. Like the Eastern Conference, the Western Conference is made up of 15 teams, organized in three divisions; the divisional alignment was adopted at the start of the 2004–05 season, when the now Charlotte Hornets began playing as the NBA's 30th franchise. This necessitated the move of the New Orleans Pelicans from the Eastern Conference's Central Division to the newly created Southwest Division of the Western Conference. Notes c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs y – Clinched division titled x – Clinched playoff spot * – Division leader Notes denotes an expansion team. Denotes a team that merged from the American Basketball Association. * denotes a team that merged from the National Basketball league Western Conference was named Western Division until 1970 31: Los Angeles Lakers/Minneapolis Lakers 8: Golden State Warriors/San Francisco Warriors 6: San Antonio Spurs 4: Houston Rockets 4: Atlanta/St.

Louis Hawks 4: Oklahoma City Thunder/Seattle SuperSonics 3: Portland Trail Blazers 2: Fort Wayne Pistons 2: Milwaukee Bucks 2: Phoenix Suns 2: Utah Jazz 2: Dallas Mavericks 1: Anderson Packers 1: Baltimore Bullets 1: Chicago Stags 1: Sacramento Kings/Rochester Royals a 1 2 3 The New Orleans Hornets temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City due to the effect of Hurricane Katrina. The majority of home games were played in Oklahoma City. B 1 For the 1949–50 season only, the NBA had three different conferences, resulting in three different conference champions; the Anderson Packers of the Western Division had to play the Minneapolis Lakers of the Central Division in a best-of-three series in the NBA semifinals, with the Lakers winning 2–0 and advancing to the 1950 NBA Finals to take on the Eastern Division champion Syracuse Nationals

Nokia 3

Nokia 3 is a Nokia-branded budget Android smartphone from the Finnish company, HMD Global. Nokia 3 when released was the second-most affordable smartphone by HMD, it launched with Android Noguat 7.1.1 and can be updated to Android Pie 9.0. The phone uses a MediaTek system on a chip MT6737, has a polycarbonate back shell with a metal frame; the phone receives regular monthly security updates. Due to the affordable price, Nokia 3 is seen as a spiritual successor to the Nokia X family, released back in 2014; the Nokia 3 has a 5.0-inch LTPS IPS LCD display, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded using microSD cards up to 256 GB. The phone has a 2630 mAh Li-Ion battery, 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 8 MP front-facing camera with auto-focus, it is available in Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper White colors. Nokia 3 ships with Android 7.1.1 is upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie. In 2018 HMD Global said all their first generation Nokia phones will have one more year of Android updates.

The Android Oreo beta was available for the Nokia 3 from February 26, 2018. The final Oreo release for the Nokia 3 came on April 12, 2018. On December 20, 2018, HMD released the update to Oreo 8.1. On June 3, 2019, HMD released the update to Pie 9.0. It was announced on 26 February 2017, a day before Mobile World Congress started, along with the higher-end Nokia 6, lower-end Nokia 5, a new version of the Nokia 3310; the Nokia 3 was released in India on 13 June 2017. It was released in United Kingdom on 12 July 2017

John Alexander Smith

John Alexander Smith was a British idealist philosopher, the Jowett Lecturer of philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford from 1896 to 1910, Waynflete Professor of Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy, carrying a Fellowship at Magdalen College in the same university, from 1910 to 1936. He was died in Oxford. Smith was educated at Inverness Academy, the Edinburgh Collegiate School, Edinburgh University, at Balliol College, Oxford, to which he was admitted as Warner exhibitioner and honorary scholar in Hilary term 1884, his most visible accomplishments were his work with William David Ross on a 12-volume translation of Aristotle, his Gifford Lectures for 1929–1931 on the Heritage of Idealism, which were never published. The'Moral' tag in his Professorial title disappeared with R. G. Collingwood's appointment in 1936. Smith expressed some unease about the combination of'moral' and'metaphysical' in his inaugural lecture Knowing and Acting: The framer of the Chair's regulations, he remarks, describes the Professor's duties'in a way which rather sets a problem than furnishes guidance.

The Professor, he says,'shall lecture and give instruction on the principles and history of Mental Philosophy, on its connexion with Ethics.' He distinguishes two great departments of philosophical thought — so recognizedly different as to be assigned for separate treatment to two other Professors in the University — and he enjoins that they shall be afresh discussed in their connexion with one another, yet with respect to their distinction. It can scarcely be his meaning that his Professor should attempt the invidious task of harmonising the divergent accounts given of Logic by the Wykeham Professor and of Ethics by Whyte's Professor, of performing in public the higher synthesis of his colleagues' several contributions to philosophic truth, or — less arrogantly — of indicating or reinforcing their latent consonance; such a task, had it been required or suggested, I could not have undertaken.'Smith interpreted the requirements of his professorship as metaphysical, though he is referred to as a Professor of Moral Philosophy as in Alastair Horne's biography of Harold Macmillan:'... he recalled the words with which his Professor of Moral Philosophy, J.

A. Smith, had opened a lecture course in 1914:'Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life – save only this – if you work hard and diligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education. Smith's early and predominant interests were literary and philological, as he makes clear in Contemporary British Philosophy, Second Series, ed. J. H. Muirhead, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1925:228. At the turn of the twentieth century he espoused a form of realism but by the time of his appointment to the Waynflete Professorship had come under the sway of the Italian philosopher, Benedetto Croce; the philosophy of Giovanni Gentile exerted a powerful influence. There is a good account of Smith's life and career in Sir David Ross' entry in the Dictionary of National Biography, 1931–40. See Mabbott, J. D. Oxford Memories. Thornton, 1986, p. 74. J. Part of My Life.

Collins, 1977, pp. 77, 144, 152. A. N. Wilson's biography of C. S. Lewis, a colleague of Smith's at Magdalen, makes reference to Smith as does Lewis' voluminous published correspondence. For personal glimpses: Buchan, John. Memory Hold-the-Door. Hodder & Stoughton, 1940, p. 49. E. An Edwardian Youth, Macmillan, 1956. D. Lindsay. Basil Blackwell, 1971: 41, 43, 45, 51, 52, 113. Age and Youth. Oxford University Press,1953, p. 319. E; the Life of Hastings Rashdall. Ixfird University Press, 1928, pp. 127, 221. H; the Life and Philosophy of Edward Caird. Thoemmes, 1991, pp. 156–7. Collins, 1980, p. 90. For philosophical assessments, see Coates, A. A Sceptical Examination of Contemporary British Philosophy. Brentano's, 1929, pp. 163–87. The Magdalen Metaphysicals. Mercer University Press, pp. 47–75. In Sir Roy Harrod's The Prof, London: Macmillan, 1959: 18–21, there is a observed if unsympathetic account of Smith's contribution to a debate on relativity theory with F. A. Lindemann Dr Lee's Professor in Experimental Philosophy at Oxford, shortly after the First World War.

Smith was the subject of a clerihew which acquired some currency at Oxford: "J. A. SmithSaid Christianity was a myth; the reference to'Mr Palmer' is to the Reverend Edwin Palmer, Corpus Professor Latin at Oxford, 1870–95. Knowing and Acting, Oxford, 1910.'Introduction' to The Ethics of Aristotle, tr. D. P. Chase, London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1911, vii-xxviii. Erratum: on xiii, 13 lines from bottom'man' should read'main'.'On Feeling', Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, XIV, 1913–14, 49–75.'General Relative Clauses in Greek', The Classical Review, 31, 1917, 69–71. Review of T. L. Heath, A History of Greek Mathematics, The Classical Review, 37, 1923, 69–71; the Nature of Art, Oxford, 1924.'Philosophy As the Development of the Notion and Reality of Self-Consciousness', Contemporary British Philosophy: Second Series, ed. J. H. Muirhead, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1925, 227–244. Foreword, Syed Zafarul Hasan, Cambridge, 1928. On Hasan'Artificial Languages', Society for Pure English, Tract XXXIV, Oxford, 1930, 469–77.