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LeBron James, Lakers start fast in racing past Hawks

first_imgPhivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study “I’m just trying to put on a show for him and give him a reason to be like, ‘OK, we might come to another game,’“ James said.The 34-year-old James said it was “fantastic” to play in front of Bryant, who helped the Lakers win five NBA titles during his 20-year career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I know he came to a game last year,” James said. “Just having him in the building, knowing what he did to this franchise, and for me and my teammates what it means to be a part of Laker Nation, the Laker family, it’s a beautiful thing. I was one of the kids who had the chance to come out straight out of high school. He did it and I was just watching him. It’s just so surreal for me, a kid from Akron to be able to have a guy like Kobe take time out of his day. Even at this point in my career it’s still special.”James joined the Lakers last season. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Brunei wary of much-improved PH in SEA Games netball SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing PLAY LIST 01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption LATEST STORIES Lakers: With Avery Bradley out, Caldwell-Pope earned a second straight start and third of the season after scoring 16 points in 99-97 victory over Sacramento on Friday night. … Dwight Howard energized the crowd when he blocked Parker’s shot early in the second quarter. … Bryant was shown on the big screen with 4:25 left in the first half and rose to acknowledge a standing ovation.UNIQUE DOUBLEBack at Staples Center less than 24 hours after absorbing a 49-point loss to the Clippers, Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce asked if he preferred the games were split up. “Yes,” he said. “Back-to-back on the road is tough no matter who the opponent is. Obviously you have two special teams with a lot of special talent with both of the L.A. teams. It makes it extremely difficult.”UP NEXTHawks: Return home after a five-game road trip to host Milwaukee on Wednesday night.Lakers: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to finish a four-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee MOST READ “I became part of the family and he welcomed me with open arms as well as everyone else. Just to have that support from one of the greatest Lakers to ever play is just special to me,” James said.In a quarter full of highlights, James’ biggest play provided his first points. After JaVale McGee blocked Jabari Parker’s shot, James grabbed the ball, passed to Danny Green and took the return pass for a slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet two minutes in.James added two layups, a 3-point shot and a three-point play to help propel the Lakers to their 25-point lead with 3:17 still to play in the opening quarter.He also fed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for consecutive baskets. James finished with 12 assists for his 11th double-double this season.“He’s been at just an extraordinarily high level and dominating,” coach Frank Vogel said of James. “His effort on the defensive end has really spread throughout the group and the group has really bought into being dominant on the defensive end of the floor. We saw that in the first quarter with how we controlled the game from the start. Offensively, the shot making, his decision making, zero turnovers, 12 assists, I mean are you kidding me?”ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ The Hawks were routed 150-101 on Saturday night by the Clippers, who played without Kawhi Leonard.Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points in the Lakers’ 11th win in 12 games. Rajon Rondo had 15, Anthony Davis 14, Caldwell-Pope 13 and Green and Alex Caruso 11 apiece.Davis had five of the Lakers’ 14 blocked shots.Trae Young scored 31 for the Hawks, who lost four of five on a swing through the West. Cam Reddish had 13 while Allen Crabbe, Parker and De’Andre Hunter each scored 11.After falling behind by 25, the Hawks stopped the Lakers’ onslaught by going on a 13-0 run to close to 34-22. They got to 40-30 before the Lakers pulled away again. Green put an emphatic stamp on a 69-41 halftime lead when he swooped in to corral James’ missed shot for a slam dunk with 11 seconds before the buzzer.James then hit consecutive 3-pointers for the Lakers’ first points of the second half and added a nice fallaway jumper.“It’s tough when you can’t make shots,” Young said. “Give a lot of credit to them. They’re one of the best defensive teams in the league. We’ve just got to be better knocking down shots, working on our game and trying to be more crafty around defenses like them.”“They were making a lot of blocked shots, making a lot of big plays. We had a lot of things that didn’t go our way. That’s how our season’s been. We’ll get down big and we have to fight so hard to get back into the game that we take all the energy out of ourselves and hard to get ourselves back into the game.”TIP-INSHawks: Crabbe had a four-point play in the first quarter when he hit a 3-pointer and was fouled by Troy Daniels. He made the free throw to cut the deficit to 34-20. … The Hawks have lost three straight and six of seven. Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dunks against Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES — LeBron James wasn’t about to send Kobe Bryant home disappointed.With the former Lakers great sitting courtside, the team’s current ranking superstar scored 12 of his 33 points during a breathtaking opening nine minutes for Los Angeles, which raced to a 25-point lead and handed the Atlanta Hawks their second ugly loss in 24 hours at Staples Center, 122-101 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Flow of armored vehicles to war zones hits snag

first_imgEven as the military puts in more rush orders for MRAPs, shipping them to Iraq and elsewhere by military transport is proving more expensive than expected. Brogan said Friday that the Pentagon is looking at commercial aircraft or ships as the volume of MRAP delivery increases. “We are geared up at least in the near term for every single vehicle that we produce to be flown into theater,” said Brogan. He declined to specify where in Iraq the MRAPs are being delivered. Ladson, S.C.-based Force Protection Industries Inc. and Fairfax, Va.-based General Dynamics Corp. have received contracts worth over $1 billion to build more than 1,900 vehicles by February 2008. Aldrich said Force Protection is not experiencing production delays and expects to stay on schedule the rest of the year. Other contractors, including Armor Holding Inc. – acquired in July by U.S. subsidiary of British defense conglomerate BAE Systems PLC – and Navistar International Corp.’s, subsidiary International Military and Government LLC, have each won several contracts to build more MRAPs. At the end of July, the Pentagon opened a second competition to attract other companies to help build MRAPs because of high demand. Wall Street expects at least 14 other companies to submit test vehicles by mid-September, including AM General Corp., the maker of armored Humvees, Oshkosh Truck Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., Ceradyne Inc., L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. and Textron Inc., and two international companies, including Regis Trading International of South Africa and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann of Germany. Contractors will be selected in early December. However, Aldrich says additional vendors slow the process even further as they face the challenge of building an MRAP for the first time.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Contractors and the government are feeling the strain of the Pentagon’s rush on MRAPs, which are built with a V-shape hull to repel improvised explosive devices commonly used by enemy insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. Brogan said the South Carolina facility is expanding capacity to keep up with vendor deliveries. The delays are “the result of a hurried process that was not well-defined,” Michael Aldrich, a vice president for Force Protection, an MRAP manufacturer, said in a telephone interview. Earlier this week, the Pentagon said it would fall short of its goal of delivering 3,500 vehicles by year-end. To date, roughly 400 MRAPs have been delivered to Iraq and an additional 1,100 will arrive there by year-end, the military now says. Aldrich added that the military’s MRAP problem won’t “end with late deliveries. It’s going to be exacerbated by a replacement-parts nightmare trying to sustain these multiple vehicles … and it’s going to be prohibitively expensive to keep doing that.” The Pentagon has ordered more than 6,415 MRAPs and plans to award a second round of contracts later this year. ABERDEEN, Md. – The U.S. military is scrambling to outfit thousands of mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles with radios and other equipment, delaying shipment to soldiers for protection from roadside bombs. The Marine Corps commander in charge of MRAP delivery said Friday that five armored-vehicle makers are delivering hundreds of MRAPs to a military facility in South Carolina, which is struggling to keep pace with putting all the necessary equipment on the volume of vehicles needed overseas. “Different things happen in the continuum and there are certainly going to be time lags associated,” said Gen. Brig. Michael Brogan at a demo day for the media to test-drive three MRAP models at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a military test site. The MRAPs look and feel like Humvees on steroids, with tires as big as those used on trucks in demolition derbies. last_img read more

Pedro latest: Liverpool and Man United have NOT made move for Barcelona star

first_img Pedro 1 Barcelona are waiting for Manchester United and Liverpool to make a firm offer for Spanish forward Pedro.As talkSPORT told you this month, the 27-year-old is likely to leave the Nou Camp this summer in search of more regular first-team football.The Premier League seems likely to be the La Masia youth graduate’s next destination and the treble winners are expecting bids from England’s top sides, according to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial.Pedro has a release clause of £21million writted into a new four-year contract he signed with Luis Enrique’s men last month and both United and the Merseysiders are prepared to meet that valuation.Despite scoring 11 goals last term, Pedro has struggled to nail down a consistent spot in Barca’s forward line – which consists of the heralded front three: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.Pedro, who has won three Champions Leagues at the Catalan club, could have a major say in his next move and is likely to be swayed by regular playing time next season ahead of the 2016 European Championship.last_img read more

Wenger calls on Arsenal to be ‘united’ after wretched run dashes title hopes

first_imgArsene Wenger has called on everyone at Arsenal to be “united” despite growing disenchantment at recent results.The Gunners have suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats to Watford and leaders Chelsea which have left them 12 points behind the Blues.Wenger’s side are just one point ahead of Liverpool in the fourth and final Champions League qualifying spot and the likelihood of missing out on the league title yet again has raised questions over Wenger’s future.The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer and is yet to say whether his intention is to stay or walk away. But he has urged everyone at the club to unite in this tough period, with a home game against Hull coming up on Saturday lunchtime.“Ideally you want everybody to be happy,” he said when asked what would influence his decision on whether to sign a new contract.“Arsenal is made of special strengths, and that strength is to be united when things go wrong.”The Gunners boss was also asked if he would be interested in signing England goalkeeper Joe Hart but has denied any interest.Additionally, the long-serving manager made it clear he expects on-loan midfielder Jack Wilshere to return to Arsenal once his spell at Bournemouth ends. The Arsenal boss has called for unity from everyone at the club 1last_img read more

We’re fortunate to still be in the FA Cup, says West Ham boss David Moyes

first_imgDavid Moyes said his side were fortunate to still be in the FA Cup as West Ham played out a goalless draw in an uncomfortable game at Shrewsbury.The hosts dominated most of the proceedings and the Hammers needed keeper Joe Hart to keep his side in the game on Hart’s return to his hometown club.Jon Nolan fired a great chance over late on while the Premier League side could only muster two shots on target in the game.And Moyes hailed Hart’s first-half performance in what was a difficult encounter for West Ham.“Yes. We were fortunate to get a replay. Shrewsbury were better than us so we’re pleased to still be in the FA Cup,” Moyes told talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams.“We had hardly any attempts at all. I think we had one or two but very few.“In the first-half, Joe Hart made a couple of really good saves but I don’t think anyone should be surprised because Shrewsbury are doing well in their league, they have a bit of momentum themselves so it was always going to be a tough game.”The West Ham boss suffered FA Cup humiliation at the hands of Shrewsbury as Everton manager in 2003 but lightning did not strike twice for Moyes who named many young players in the tie.And Moyes revealed Winston Reid sustained a groin strain while Josh Cullen was rushed to A&E after losing two teeth after a clash with Mat Sadler.“We tried to put the most experienced team out available to us and we did,” Moyes added. “As you can see there are not that many Premier League teams who have won their games that easily in the FA Cup. They are difficult to win.“No matter what, I want to get through so we need to find a way of getting a team that will beat Shrewsbury.”last_img read more

Klopp admits Everton thrashing ‘didn’t surprise’ him – despite making five changes

first_imgMillwall vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 19:45) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORTHuddersfield vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Burnley (Saturday 15:00) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Manchester United (Saturday, 17:30) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Swansea (Sunday, 12:00) – talkSPORT 2 A much-changed Liverpool easily thrashed their Merseyside rivals “The boys know now. It is easy for me to tell them how good they are but when they don’t play, it’s not so easy for them to understand.“When they play and deliver like they did tonight it is very, very important sign for the whole squad.”Klopp also admitted he actually wasn’t as ‘brave’ as he wanted to be ahead of the game, with more starting XI changes planned had he possessed more courage.“The only two boys I didn’t bring in were Joe [Gomez] and Naby [Keita],” added the Reds boss. “Joe we saw [as a substitute] and Naby is in outstanding shape.“It was only me not brave enough to make those decisions.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network 1 AFP or licensors Jurgen Klopp was delighted as his much-changed Liverpool side ran riot against Everton to maintain their eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table.The German rang the changes on Wednesday night amid an intense run of fixtures throughout December for the Reds, with five alterations to the starting XI that beat Brighton last weekend. LIVE on talkSPORT Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week… Key forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were among those on the bench, and the back-up players showed their worth at Anfield with Divock Origi netting a brace and Xherdan Shaqiri also scoring in the 5-2 Merseyside derby thrashing.Klopp was bold to make so many changes ahead of such a key game for the Reds, but his decisions were vindicated as the terrible Toffees were routed at Anfield.And while the German admits his side’s brilliant performance was expected, he hardly believed they would claim victory in the incredible way they did.“We had to make changes, that is clear,” said Klopp after the match. “Some people maybe weren’t happy we did that before a derby.“As a manager you hope for it and when the boys deliver it is the best feeling you can get as a manager, actually. It worked out like that.“It didn’t surprise me but I didn’t expect it in that manner. It was really good. It helped us, not only with the three points.last_img read more

Jackson County Sheriff shot near Tampico

first_imgMeyer was shot twice while responding to a report of two suspicious people just south of Tampico in the 5800 block of State Road 39, Wayman said. Meyer managed to return fire and shot the suspect in the left arm, Wayman said.Deputy Meyer was wearing a bulletproof vest, but was hit in both of his shoulders. The suspect was hit in the arm.The suspect’s condition is not known at this time.The investigation is ongoing. The suspects’ names have not been released. A 46-year-old Jackson County deputy shot the man who opened fire on him Wednesday night near Tampico.Officer Rick Meyer of Seymour and an unnamed suspect were both flown to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with what Lt. Andy Wayman described as non-life-threatening wounds. Meyers is listed in stable condition.last_img read more

People First, THEN Performance

first_imgYou can’t get to performance without people.Often, we seek out new leadership models, new approaches to innovation, new decision-making frameworks in organizations in hopes that we will help our people do their work smarter, faster, more effectively. Often, we do so at great expense, and at great risk.What we tend to overlook, however, is the role people play in performance.It’s far easier to send people to training, to have them adopt a new approach, or to change the way they do things than it is to embrace the incredible complexity of the humans in our organizations.But that’s precisely what we must do.How well do you know the person sitting in the office next door? What about in the office across the hall, down the hallway, across the courtyard, and at that off-site location? What do you know about them beyond their job title? What about the people you pass in the hallway every single day?Why do they do what they do?Who are they when they’re not at work?True performance, GREAT performance, happens when people trust and rely on each other. Training, approaches and strategies are important, but get supercharged when we factor in the humans in our organizations.It’s our job to build practices and environments that focus on people and relationships as much as processes. It’s our job to navigate the complexity of this task, knowing full well that while it may not be an easy sell in the c-suite, it’s where true performance begins.Originally posted on Carlos Escobar blog.last_img read more

Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback

first_img Posted on 12th October 2017Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX FeedbackYou are here: You know that user feedback is crucial — after all, your users will decide whether your app succeeds or not — but how do you know whether users are being fair and objective in their feedback?We can tell you: They won’t be. All of your users will be giving you biased feedback. They can’t help it.The post Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback appeared first on Smashing Magazine.From our sponsors: Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback HomeWeb DesignDon’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

Kluivert: ‘De Ligt has Juve regrets’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Patrick Kluivert has claimed that Matthijs de Ligt slightly “regrets” joining Juventus over Barcelona. Barca were among the favourites to sign De Ligt over the summer, but the defender eventually left Ajax for Juve. Nonetheless, Kluivert – now academy director at Camp Nou – believes his countryman would have been better off moving to Spain. “I didn’t personally try to convince him about joining Barcelona,” the former Milan striker told Mundo Deportivo. “I only told him about the positive aspects of Barcelona as a club and city. “We are obviously talking about a great defender and in the end he made a choice. I think he slightly regrets it now, but that’s the way it is. “In life, you must make choices, sometimes good ones and sometimes bad. You have to learn from your decisions.”last_img read more

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