NBA: Heat retire O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey

Posted in jetevarl on February 10th, 2020

first_imgTaiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Retired Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey is raised during halftime at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Miami. The Heat retired O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)Shaquille O’Neal fulfilled a promise in 2006 to bring Miami its first NBA championship and the Heat said thank you on Thursday by retiring his No. 32 jersey.The jersey was lifted to the rafters in an emotional but sometimes light-hearted halftime ceremony that included O’Neal’s mother, Lucille, arriving on the court behind the wheel of a scaled-down 18-wheel truck.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise NBA: Ex-Nuggets coach George Karl lambasts Carmelo Anthony in new book Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a miniature version — right down to the words “Diesel Power” written on the side — of the semi that O’Neal once drove into town when he made that initial promise back in 2004.But the best thing about Thursday night for the Heat was they rallied from a 19-point second-quarter deficit to beat O’Neal former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, 115-107 and snap a three-game losing skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliO’Neal deflected the praise Thursday, thanking Heat boss Pat Riley as well as his teammates, especially star guard Dwyane Wade, who became the other half of the club’s one-two scoring punch.“When you win championships, it becomes contagious. I felt like I still had a lot to give I just needed another piece. D-Wade was that piece,” O’Neal said. “It was already his team so I wasn’t going to redecorate the Christmas tree.” Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports “We knew the fans were going to be out here to see Shaq’s jersey hanging. We knew it was going to electric, and we wanted to give them a show. It was a lot of fun playing in this arena tonight.”Whiteside and Winslow each had 23 points and 13 rebounds. Whiteside has 23 double-doubles this season, tying him for the NBA lead with Russell Westbrook and James Harden.It was the first career double-double for the second-year forward Winslow as the Heat (10-20) snapped their three-game losing streak. All three of those losses came at home.Paul hurtIn Los Angeles, despite losing Chris Paul to a hamstring injury, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-101 at Staples Center.Paul suffered a strained left hamstring early in the third quarter and did not return. He finished with team-high 19 points, six assists and seven rebounds in 23 minutes.Without Paul, the Clippers received a boost from their bench. Marreese Speights had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Raymond Felton added 13 points. Jamal Crawford chipped in 11 points. The Clippers’ reserves outscored the Spurs’ bench 58-31.Elsewhere, Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-102.Boston won its fourth in a row, sealing it with two free throws from Thomas and two from Jae Crowder during the final 14 seconds after Indiana closed to within 105-102 on two C.J. Miles free throws with 19 seconds to play.Jeff Teague had a season-high 31 for Indiana, which lost its second straight. Paul George and Miles each had 19 for the Pacers, and Thaddeus Young added 15 points and 12 rebounds. MOST READ Retired Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O’Neal shouts and waves to the fans after his jersey was raised during halftime at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Miami. The Heat retired O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team trailed by seven points at halftime, said Miami got an emotional lift from listening to Shaq’s acceptance speech.“It was like going down memory lane. It felt like 2006,” he said. “Shaq engaged the entire crowd with incredible class.“Our players were sitting there with eyes wide open. They saw a vision of what we’re trying to build and what the arena is like when you have a legitimate championship-contending team. It was a special presentation.”Indeed it was. O’Neal’s message didn’t go unnoticed by Justise Winslow. He scored a career-high 23 points and Hassan Whiteside had his sixth double-double in a row to lead Miami past the struggling Lakers, who have fallen on hard times since the days of O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.“It was a great environment,” said Winslow, who posted a career high in points and a season high in rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View commentslast_img read more

‘Well done, boys,’ Gor boss Williamson asserts

Posted in jetevarl on January 12th, 2020

first_img“I am relieved we got a point which is important than none and I would like to thank my players who fought relentlessly despite being two goals down. The players showed maturity and never panicked even when they conceded,” Williamson told“We will ensure we make amends on the mistakes that led to the two goals but I am happy with the general performance which was great and the fans who gave us massive support during the entire game even when we were down,” he added.The Scotsman emphasised that his side was on track to winning its first title since 1995 saying they are getting closer with nine matches to go after they opened up an eight-point lead over second placed Ulinzi Stars with a point.“We expect to maintain our form in the league and win the rest of our matches since our major aim this season is to win the league title which I believe is possible,” the coach who took over from Croat Zradvko Logarusic stressed.Ingwe’s title hopes took a severe blow after Luc Eymael’s side failed to hold on to a commanding 2-0 lead with half an hour to go despite climbing to third as the rest of the league took a breather to pave way for the derby.Belgian Eymael made headlines ahead of the encounter with doubts about his future at Leopards but returned to give the club a timely boost after reportedly departing the side without leave.“We deserved to win the game but we lost concentration towards the end. We will fight to the end,” the Ingwe boss said after the encounter.Gor are scheduled to travel to Awendo to visit their ‘B-side’ Sony Sugar although in the past, the encounter has been held elsewhere due to security concerns over the tiny Awendo Green Stadium while Leopards have another tricky clash against champions Tusker at Kasarani to look forward to.Ulinzi who have roared back to the title race face unpredictable Mathare United in Nakuru.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, August 26- Gor Mahia’s tactician Bobby Williamson reserved grovelling praise for his players after charging from 2-0 down to hold archrivals AFC Leopards in his first ‘Mashemeji’ derby on Sunday.Goals from Noah Wanyama and a Paul Were screamer set Ingwe on their way to a first victory over K’Ogalo in five games but a ‘customary’ Dan Sserunkuma finish and David Owino’s well placed leveller saw the sides share spoils in a pulsating encounter at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.last_img read more

#SHRM14 HR Motivators: Josh Rock

Posted in uwvmwtei on December 18th, 2019

first_imgI personally like and use Twitter more than the others. It allows me to rock out content in short, but valuable bursts and to engage job seekers and fellow HR pros. HR doesn’t create culture, but brings it to the forefront of the organization. HR professionals have the enviable opportunity to take what might be a quiet thread and make it the most attractive component of the company. Q. What social media platform do you use the most for your job and why? Q. What advice would you give to people who would like to work in the HR profession? Join us! Bring your passion & excitement each and everyday to the most valuable profession in business.center_img We Know Next is finding and interviewing HR Motivators at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition.  Below is a Q&A with HR professional Josh Rock.Q. What advice would you give other leaders about employee engagement?Like Nike’s tag line states, “Just Do It!” It’s when you have the chance to engage employees and affect their “corporate life” that you take things to a new level. Take the time to put a deeper value behind the people in your company and the will do the same in their loyalty and productivity. Q. How do you think HR can positively affect the culture at their organizations? Josh Rock is a National Account Manager with College Recruiter.  He is the Technology Director for Minnesota SHRM. He is on Twitter at @JRock96.last_img read more

US Open: Sania crashes out in Round 2

Posted in iphgegfl on November 28th, 2019

first_imgSania Mirza crashed out in the second round of the women’s singles event of the US Open after suffering a staright set defeat at the hands of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkovaof Russia here today.Apart from Sania, curtains also fell on defending champions and third seeds Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy’s campaign while Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi entered the men’s doubles second round yesterday.Sania was no match for Pavlyuchenkova as the 20th seed Russian blew away her Indian opponent 6-2 6-4 in an hour and 21 minutes.In the men’s doubles event, Paes and Dlouhy were the first of the two pairs to take the court and were in for disappointment as the Czech-Slovakian combination of Martin Damm and Filip Polasek rallied to beat them 6-7 (7) 6-3 6-4.Paes has been a two-time champion (2006 and 2009) and three-time runners-up at the Grand Slam event with different partners. Interestingly, the Indian veteran’s 2006 title triumph at the Flushing Meadows came with Damm.However, Bopanna and Qureshi ensured that the Indians had something to cheer about when the 16th seeded duo defeated Americans Brian Battistone and Ryler DeHeart 6-3 7-6 (7).Bopanna and Qureshi will now play against the winners of the match between the unseeded teams of Americans Sekou Bangoura and Nathan Pasha and Michael Kohlmann (Germany) and Jarkko Nieminen (Finland).last_img read more

10 months ago​Lookman warns Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi about Bundesliga

Posted in iphgegfl on October 28th, 2019

first_img​Lookman warns Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi about Bundesligaby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Ademola Lookman has a warning for young English stars looking to move to Germany.Many youngsters are considering the Bundesliga as a great option, as they get limited chances at top English clubs.Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is the latest who could make a move, with Bayern seriously interested.But Lookman, who was on loan at RB Leipzig last season, knows that it is not easy to find success in such a competitive league.”Everyone’s scenario is different, all our situations are different,” Lookman is quoted as saying by “So I think it is about the experience because wherever you go you can say you are going to play, but you have to prove it.”It is for an experience, learning new football, learning a new style, just being around it.”It was different football [in Germany], but I wouldn’t say it was daunting. It was just another experience, take it in your stride and get used to it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Phillip Dorsett Taken No. 29 Overall In NFL Draft

Posted in yemiwbag on October 27th, 2019

first_imgPhillip Dorsett poses infant of NFL draft logo.Phillip DorsettPhillip Dorsett, a speedy wide receiver out of Miami (Fla.), was taken No. 29 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Round 1 – Pick 29 @Colts select Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami #NFLDraft— #NFLDraft (@nfl) May 1, 2015Dorsett, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound wideout, surged up NFL teams’ draft boards over the past couple of months. He had an excellent combine and impressed numerous franchises during individual workouts. Dorsett was a serious deep threat with the Hurricanes, averaging 24.2 yards per catch, with 10 of his 36 catches going for touchdowns. According to, Dorsett’s closest comparison is John Brown. Here’s more: He can challenge teams vertically inside or outside and he has home-run potential after the catch as a slot receiver. With smaller wide receivers like T.Y. Hilton and Antonio Brown proving that small and fast can win in the NFL, Dorsett should be coveted by more than one team and has the potential to turn into a star in the NFL.The Green Bay Packers are now on the clock.last_img read more

Sobeys pulls support from expo where father convicted in sons death will

Posted in hawtgbjn on October 13th, 2019

first_imgA national grocery chain says it’s no longer a sponsor of a series of “wellness” expositions where a man convicted in the death of his toddler is scheduled to be a featured speaker.Sobeys had been sponsoring the Health and Wellness Expos of Canada, which lists David Stephan as a speaker at events this month and next in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.But in an emailed statement on Sunday, a spokeswoman said the company couldn’t support the organizers’ decision to host Stephan as a speaker.In 2016, Stephan and his wife were both found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis.Their trial in Lethbridge, Alta., heard they treated the 19-month-old boy with garlic, onion and horseradish rather than taking him to a doctor. The Stephans eventually called 911 but the little boy died in hospital.Stephan was sentenced to four months in prison, and his case is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court in May.last_img read more

Russian S400s delivery may be earlier than planned Turkey

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first_imgAnkara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Turkey’s disputed Russian S-400 missile defence systems could be earlier than initially planned, Hurriyet daily reported on Wednesday. Ankara’s purchase of the S-400s risks US sanctions and has further strained already tense relations with Washington. US officials are concerned over the incompatibility of the S-400s with NATO military hardware as well as Ankara’s increasingly close relationship with Russia. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”The S-400 missile defence system was to be delivered in July, maybe we will bring this forward,” Erdogan told Turkish journalists on board his plane after a Russia visit, the newspaper said. Erdogan was in Moscow on Monday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the S-400 purchase and joint coordination in Syria on the agenda. “This step that we have taken for our country’s security neither targets a third country nor does it give our sovereign rights over to a third country,” Erdogan said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIn a bid to stop Turkey purchasing the S-400s, the US has offered to sell the US Patriot system but Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said this was not guaranteed. “If the United States does not want to sell the Patriot, tomorrow we can buy a second S-400, or another defence system,” he said during an interview with NTV broadcaster. He said Turkey did not only need the S-400s but also “other defence systems”. Last week, Washington put a freeze on its joint F-35 fighter jet programme with Turkey in protest over the S-400 deal. Turkey planned to buy 100 F-35A fighter jets, with pilots already training in the US.last_img read more

TMC helped BJP to gain ground in Bengal not CPIM Yechury

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first_imgKolkata: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has refuted claims that it was helping the BJP get a foothold in Bengal, and asserted the Left will come out with “surprising results” in the Lok Sabha polls. He said it was the Trinamool Congress which had facilitated the BJP-RSS to gain ground in the state. “It is a blatant lie that CPI(M) workers are helping the BJP. It is a canard spread by the saffron party and the TMC. They are trying to create a narrative that in Bengal, the fight is between the BJP and the Trinamool. This is completely wrong. “I can assure you that the Left will come out with surprising results. Our performance will be like (football legend) Lionel Messi scoring a goal dribbling past his opponents,” Yechury said in an interview to a Bengali news channel on Thursday. The senior CPI(M) leader’s comments come in the backdrop of allegations by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the Left was working towards transfer of its vote share to the BJP in the fight against the TMC. The Left Front would get the support of the young generation in the polls, he said. “The TMC had forged an alliance with the BJP in 1998. In Bengal, after coming to power, the TMC ensured that secular forces are cornered in order to make space for the BJP,” Yechury said. He also said that if the people are allowed to vote freely and fairly, they would cast their ballots in favour of the Left.last_img read more

Anyone Could Win The AFC North — Except The Browns

Posted in qntkvqtv on September 28th, 2019

5ClevelandAFC North5.93-2.9 To go with our 2016 NFL predictions, FiveThirtyEight is previewing each division. RANKTEAMDIVISIONPROJECTEDACTUALDIFFERENCE AFC North fans are blessed with one of the NFL’s most exciting divisions. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals have all been successful and evenly matched, politely taking turns in the top spot. In fact, the AFC North is the only division that has never had a back-to-back-to-back champion: 3BaltimoreAFC North9.35-4.3 2015 WINS The Ravens’ 2015 misfortune was twofold. They did terribly in close games, with their first eight losses coming by margins of six, four, four, three, five, eight, two and two. They also had a ridiculous number of injuries. Neither of these issues were totally random; strategy can cost teams in close games, and players are more likely to get injured when they’re members of one of the NFL’s oldest rosters. But luck played a major part too, and the Ravens are a trendy bounceback candidate for 2016, with Vegas putting their over/under at 8.5 wins. We expect them to improve as well, but only to 7.6.Cleveland BrownsWhile AFC North has never had a repeat champion, it does have the most predictable bottom-feeder in the NFL: 2San DiegoAFC West8.44-4.4 How will your favorite NFL team do this year? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » This year will not be the year that streak is broken. And while Cincinnati took the crown in 2015, we give them just a 36 percent chance of repeating.Pittsburgh SteelersIt’s hard not to think of the Steelers as a defensive team. The franchise that gave us the Steel Curtain also had the best sustained defense of the 21st century. From 2000 to 2012 they allowed the fewest yards in the NFL six times and finished in the top 10 every season.No longer. The Steelers have quickly transformed into an offense-first squad, 21st in yards against and 3rd in yards gained last season. They have the best wide receiver in the NFL and the best running back unit (after Le’Veon Bell wraps up his three-game suspension). They went 8-4 in 2015 when QB Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t out with an injury, and Vegas has them at 10-1 to win Super Bowl LI. That’s tied with Panthers and behind only the Patriots, Seahawks and Packers. Our biggest misses of 2015 4San FranciscoNFC West8.05-3.0 The Cleveland Browns have finished last in the AFC North for five straight years and in 11 of the last 14 seasons. It’s the kind of franchise that’s in a position to make some gambles, so this season they signed quarterback Robert Griffin III and made him their starting QB.The saga of RGIII has been such a bummer these last couple of seasons that it’s easy to forget just how great he was in 2012. As a rookie, Griffin led the league in yards per attempt (8.1), edging out Peyton Manning. He also tied Tom Brady for the league’s lowest interception rate (1.3 percent) and added 815 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. He closed out the season with seven straight wins to lead Washington to the playoffs, and if it were not for Adrian Peterson’s incredible 2,097-yard season, Griffin might have had a legitimate case for MVP.Griffin took huge steps backward in 2013 and 2014 and then got benched for a year. But if the 2016 version of RGIII can be three-quarters the player he was in 2012, he could be the best quarterback the Browns have had in years. It’s something to hope for, at least.VIDEO: How one spurned Rams fan found a new team Our preseason Elo projections are a little less bullish, putting Pittsburgh as the seventh-most-likely Super Bowl winner. The Steelers could improve from last season just by having Roethlisberger for all 16 games, but they’re without their starting running back for three games, plus receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended for the year and veteran tight end Heath Miller retired. Bryant and Miller combined for 1,300 receiving yards in 2015.Cincinnati BengalsThere are a lot of ways an NFL franchise can be depressing. The Bills lost four straight Super Bowls. The Browns and Lions have never made it to one. And the Cincinnati Bengals are winless in their last seven playoff games, wasting some of the best seasons in the franchise’s history.Last year was especially brutal. The Bengals looked outstanding at the start, going 8-0 with wins over the Chiefs, Seahawks and Steelers. After their Week 9 victory over the Browns, the Bengals hit a new franchise Elo high of 1672. (This was only good for third-best Elo in the NFL at that moment, which itself is pretty depressing, if you think about it). They finished at 12-4 with a +140 point differential — the best regular season in franchise history — but they lost starting QB Andy Dalton to injury in Week 14.Everyone knew what was coming next. Like clockwork, the Bengals lost their Wild Card game for a fifth straight year. To refresh your memory on the specifics, Cincinnati trailed 15-0 entering the fourth quarter, pulled ahead 16-15, and and then committed not one but two egregious personal fouls to hand Pittsburgh a game-winning field goal. Cincinnati will carry over a lot of its talent from 2015, but very little pride.Baltimore RavensWhat happened to the Ravens? The 2014 squad was the 7th-best in the NFL per our final pre-Super Bowl Elo ratings, after a 10-6 season that ended at the hands of eventual champion New England. Going into 2015, we projected Baltimore to win 9.3 games, with a 55 percent chance of making the playoffs. They went 5-11. 1DallasNFC East9.84-5.8 read more