“From OUCA’s point of view it was bad luck” says Thomas. “It’s bad for OUCA that no one did anything. I’ve been to some events before and never seen anything like this.” “At the end of the day, the joke was on him when myself and Natalie went to the front of the room and made it quite clear that there was no place for his views in either OUCA or The Oxford Union.”William Hall, the president of UCL Conservatives, said that “UCLU Conservatives has banned this individual from future events and he was asked to leave immediately following his comments.”This event coincides with OUCA celebrating its re-affiliation with the University. Shina confirmed that “last week OUCA re-affiliated with the University following a meeting with the Senior Proctor and the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.”OUCA had the right to use the University’s name in its title removed and was not allowed a stall at this year’s Fresher’s Fair, following allegations that members participated in the telling of racist jokes at hustings. Alistair Strathern, Co-Chair of the OULC, said that “while OUCA have now been granted re-affiliation with the university, history would suggest that it will not be long before the next controversy arises that undermines both their right to bear the University’s name and their legitimacy as a credible political society.”When contacted about the state of OUCA’s re-affiliation, a spokesperson from the University Press Office said the Proctors “have satisfied themselves each term that OCA was operating satisfactorily.”According to the University Press Office, since OUCA has satisfied the Proctors for the minimum period of two terms on the Register, it was entitled under the Regulations to re-apply for permission to use the Oxford University name.When contacted about the recent events of the Port & Policy meeting, the Press Office declined to comment on whether the University would now review its decision to allow OUCA the use of the “U” in its name. Burton, who heard of the heckling after she had finished her speech, was said to have been “highly offended by Van Rij’s comments”.An OUCA member present at the event said that Nick Gallagher, who was implicated in the race-related scandal that had OUCA disaffiliated from the University last year, “had a go at Thomas and McLean for attacking free speech, and said they had a ‘16th century attitude to humour’. Max Lewis tried to chuck him out but he refused to go.”Another student present said that “emotions seemed to be running fairly high”.Although Nick Gallagher officially resigned his membership following the row over racist hustings last year, he is still allowed to attend and speak at Port & Policy.As a Union member he is allowed on the premises where Port & Policy is held, and can regularly attend the meetings at the discretion of the OUCA president.Gallagher was contacted by Cherwell but declined to comment.A Facebook profile in Van Rij’s name listed a call for “preservation of the white man and his state” as one of his ‘Favourite Quotations’. The quote is from pro-Apartheid South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, but was removed not long after the event. According to eyewitnesses, Van Rij later tried to “seduce” Tara Burton, attempting to kiss her ten minutes after he had interrupted her speech.Laura Winwood, president of the Oxford Union, then went to the front of the room with OUCA President Natalie Shina and stated that misogyny was not tolerated by either OUCA or the Union, and asked the room if anyone had a problem with women and in particular with female leadership Then debate continued after the president of the UCL Conservatives apologized. “Members of OUCA responded quickly against him. Laura asked him to leave” said McLean. “Max Lewis pointed out that it was unacceptable behaviour.” A joint event between OUCA and the UCL Conservative Association last Sunday resulted in a student being banned from future events, following sexist remarks made against a member of OUCA.Vitus Van Rij, a student at Kings College London who had come to the event with members of UCL, chanted “kitchen, kitchen, kitchen” while one female member was speaking.He also told her to “get back to the dishes”.Students from University College London had been invited to OUCA’s weekly Port & Policy, which is held in Oxford Union rooms.Tara Burton, a second year Theology student, was speaking in favour of the motion “This house believes that comprehensive schools have been a comprehensive failure.” She was interrupted by Van Rij despite several calls from Max Lewis, the Political Officer, for quiet.“Within two sentences this guy said, ‘Shush, you’re a woman’. Half way through he said ‘Get back to the dishes love’, and by the end he was chanting ‘kitchen, kitchen, kitchen’” said David Thomas, a member of the association. Jocky McLean, another OUCA member who was present at the event, said the guest was “clearly dismissive” and “started getting louder and louder in an attempt to shut her up.”“He started saying loudly, and then shouting pretty manically, ‘Kitchen! Kitchen!’. It was completely disgusting behaviour.”“When Tara Burton finished, Jocky McLean and I stood up and shouted at him, we demanded he apologise. He didn’t, he just walked out,” Thomas said.According to Natalie Shina, OUCA president, the President of the UCL Conservative Association later ejected Van Rij. When first approached for comment, Shina denied knowledge of the incident, claiming in an e-mail that she had not heard anything offensive said.Later however, she acknowledged that the comments had been made.
Georgia’s cotton crop sustained at least $100 million in losses following Irma’s trek across the state, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker.The hurricane, downgraded to a tropical storm when it moved through Georgia on Monday, Sept. 11, blew heavy winds through Georgia’s cotton crop.“I strongly feel that the crop has been significantly damaged across the entire state,” Whitaker said. “How much it’s been damaged is very difficult to estimate, but a 10 percent loss across the entire state is very realistic and is likely what occurred, with losses much higher in some fields.”A 10 percent damage estimate equates to approximately $100 million in total losses and a $75 loss per acre, he said. However, Whitaker believes that estimate could rise to 20 percent or higher once all damage has been reported and calculated.Open cotton bolls were affected by Irma, and this was the state of the majority of Georgia’s cotton crop at the time Irma came through.Among the Georgia counties that sustained significant losses, Colquitt County saw fields with 200 to 400 pounds of lint per acre of cotton blown onto the ground. In Tift County, Georgia, one field that was ready to harvest lost an estimated 670 pounds of lint per acre.In contrast to Hurricane Matthew, which impacted southeastern Georgia in 2016, Irma had a statewide impact. Irma’s winds reached more than 50 mph, while Matthew’s winds stayed around 40 mph, according to Whitaker.“Though Irma was not a hurricane when it came through Georgia, it still was a very dangerous storm system that blew down cotton plants and caused lint damage to a lot more,” Whitaker said. “Much of the cotton I have seen has been blown over and wrapped together, which will cause issues with spraying and harvesting for the rest of the season.”Winds that blew through fields from several different directions caused the rooting out of cotton plants around the stem at ground level. The heavy winds blew the dirt around the base of the stem which could complicate the cotton’s ability to stand through the rest of the growing season. The leaves of windblown cotton plants are now turned over and will be sun bleached and ultimately fall off, Whitaker said.“This will greatly affect the ability of the crop to continue to fill any immature bolls,” he said. “With less energy being made from a plant with fewer leaves, maturity could slow and affect younger bolls.”Cotton that is blown over can also be extremely susceptible to boll rot, which damages the growing fruit of the plant. As a result, the quality of the cotton fiber is expected to decline.“Hopefully, we can avoid any more weather-related events that will have a negative impact. Georgia had an incredible crop this year, and Irma was a setback when we didn’t need it,” Whitaker said. “But I’m amazed by the positive attitudes of our cotton farmers. We’ll still have fantastic yields in many places, all things considered.”
The number of deaths among probable COVID-19 cases is higher than that of confirmed COVID-19 cases in most of Java, Indonesia’s most populated island, the World Health Organization has revealed.In its latest Indonesia Situation Report, the WHO showed that from June 22 to July 12, Jakarta reported 296 deaths of probable cases — formerly classified by the government as patients under surveillance (PDP) and people under observation (ODP) — or three times higher than the 87 deaths of confirmed cases.During the same period, East Java reported 699 PDP deaths and 64 ODP deaths, also higher than 491 deaths of COVID-19 patients in the province. Central Java and Banten, meanwhile, recorded 325 and 25 PDP deaths, respectively, while the number of deaths among COVID-19 patients in the respective regions was 276 and five. The Health Ministry only recently revised its guideline for COVID-19 handling and prevention and expanded the definition of COVID-19 deaths “for surveillance purposes” to include the deaths of probable cases.As of Friday, the official COVID-19 death toll made public by the Health Ministry stands at 3,957, the highest in Southeast Asia.East Java, currently the hardest-hit province, recorded the most COVID-19 fatalities with 1,338 deaths, followed by Jakarta with 719, Central Java with 285 and West Java with 188.Read also: WHO urges Indonesia to test more suspected patients amid high death rateHowever, data compiled by volunteer group Kawal COVID-19 shows over 8,000 PDPs and ODPs deaths nationwide as of Monday.Tempo magazine also reported that an internal COVID-19 task force database had shown 13,885 COVID-19-related deaths as of July 3.In its report, the WHO said it also expected an improvement in the diagnosis of suspected cases (PDPs and ODPs) as the ministry had adopted the updated WHO criteria on patient discharge in its revised national guidelines, which no longer require asymptomatic patients and patients with mild to moderate symptoms be tested negative twice.WHO noted that as of Wednesday, the daily number of swab samples tested for follow-up tests remained higher than the number of suspected cases tested.The UN health body added that on certain days, the number of samples tested was almost the same as the number of suspected cases tested, but it might not have been the situation due to timing issues related to a transition to the application of new data management.Indonesia has so far tested 2,532 people per million population, with the assumption of a national population of 270 million, according to the government’s data. Topics : “Deaths among patients under surveillance [PDP] have been substantially higher than the deaths among confirmed COVID-19 cases in most provinces in Java,” the WHO said, citing data reported by the six provinces.A Flourish chartJava, an island of some 141 million people, currently has almost 60 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, the WHO noted.The official tally of COVID-19 infection in the country stands at 83,130 nationwide as of Friday, 47,532 cases of which were recorded across the aforementioned six provinces of Java.Over the past months, volunteer groups crowdsourcing COVID-19-related data have revealed that deaths among PDP and ODP have indeed been higher than the deaths of COVID-19 positive cases, though the exact numbers have never been announced publicly by the government.
0Shares0000Jose Mourinho acknowledges Paul Pogba’s winning display as the Frenchman comes off towards the end against Young Boys © AFP / Alain GROSCLAUDEBERN, Switzerland, Sep 20 – With Paul Pogba putting his stamp on games and Jose Mourinho in an upbeat mood, the atmosphere around Manchester United is markedly more relaxed than it was just a few weeks ago.United’s 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League in Bern on Wednesday was not completely straightforward, with the visitors on the back foot before Pogba emerged to score twice in the final 10 minutes of the first half. But Mourinho’s side ended up thoroughly deserving their victory against a team that had won nine out of 10 games this season and were determined to impress on their Champions League group-stage debut.Pogba’s decisive contribution while wearing the captain’s armband also stretched to an assist for Anthony Martial’s third goal in the second half, and his performance came after he stood out on his 100th appearance for the club in last Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Watford.“If someone asks me to do that again, I don’t think it’ll go where it did,” admitted Pogba of his terrific opening goal at the Stade de Suisse, which he followed by scoring a penalty before half-time.“I’m very, very happy to have scored two goals and to have helped decide the game,” said the France star, who has four goals in total this season, three from the spot.The 25-year-old has not always enjoyed a harmonious relationship with Mourinho, being routinely dropped last season.In recent weeks, doubts have been raised about what his agent Mino Raiola might have in mind for Pogba’s future. Yet in Bern, Pogba delivered for his manager.“I don’t think he can score goals every match, but the goal he scored today, the first goal, is not different than the fantastic save (Ben) Foster had in the last match,” Mourinho said of a player who also netted for France in the World Cup final.“If he starts arriving in possible scoring positions that can be a plus for the team, so I am happy with that. The team had good stability in midfield, allowed him to go to these kind of positions.”It is now three straight wins in three away games for United, after Premier League successes at Burnley and Watford.– Delight at Dalot –Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot impressed on his Manchester United debut © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINIAfter speculation that he could be sacked in the wake of the 3-0 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur last month, the Portuguese’s mood has changed for the better.He expressed delight at teenager Diogo Dalot’s debut performance at right-back, was full of praise for Luke Shaw, and left the Stade de Suisse press room joking with reporters.“At half-time I told the players it is the third time in a row we arrive at half-time winning 2-0 — against Burnley we didn’t finish off but we didn’t concede, against Watford we concede and we were in trouble,” he said.Martial rounded out the win by marking his first start in a month by netting his first goal since January.The manager added: “I think our best period was exactly the period in the second half where we scored our third goal and we killed the game.“In the second half the players were responsible, they were ambitious, so I liked that.“But what I like most is that after two defeats, three matches away, and three victories — I don’t say phenomenal performances but three good, solid performances, and let’s go back home Saturday.”Wolverhampton Wanderers are up next, while United are also at home in their next Champions League game against Valencia.A win against the Spaniards will be a big step towards the last 16 before a double-header against Juventus, as United seek to improve in Europe following last season’s exit to Sevilla in the first knockout round.“We had a tough season in the Champions League last season — we want to do much better this season,” Pogba insisted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Long story short, every one of my NFL picks for Week 7 will win. You have Eagles coach Doug Pederson’s word on it:49ers 27, Washington 7: Only the dumbest team in America would think they could beat these red-hot 49ers. But, I digress, Washington interim coach Bill Callahan is 16 years removed from his Raiders’ dumbest-team days. Line: 49ers -10Raiders 23, Packers 21: Gruden’s Gypsies remain hot on the road and win in Lambeau Field, marking the Raiders’ first tundra triumph since 1987. Line: …
9 June 2003The Kruger National Park is to use a R10-million poverty relief grant from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism to create more jobs, step up its skills training projects, and extend existing social ecology programmes to neighbouring communities.Speaking at Mopani in the Kruger National Park at the official launch of the poverty relief project on Friday, acting park director Josias Chabani said some of the poorest communities in the country lived just a few metres from the boundaries of the wildlife sanctuary.“This programme is important because it confronts the problems of inadequate staff accommodation and unemployment in these communities,” Chabani said.Blake Schraader, head of the park’s contractor development programme, said the tenders for the building of new staff housing would be awarded to emerging local contractors trained by the park’s technical staff and that labourers would be recruited from nearby villages.He said ongoing training would be given to the contractors, in order to help establish their businesses, where they could employ their own workers as part of a multiplying job-creation process. Among the skills that the contractors are being trained in are masonry, carpentry, plumbing and road drainage.Schraader said he believed the contractors would successfully transfer these skills to other people in rural communities adjoining the park.Piet du Plessis of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism said the R10-million grant was proof of the government’s commitment to the alleviation of poverty.“The department would especially like to see women and disabled residents of the area benefitting from this job-creation programme,” said Du Plessis. “It’s exciting to see how the park’s management has grasped this opportunity, and entered into the spirit of community development.”Source:BuaNews
17 November 2014 Families grieve for their departed relatives at a moving reception ceremony to welcome home the victims of the collapsed church guest house in Lagos, Nigeria. (Image: GCIS)Two months after the fatal collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the South African victims returned home to an emotional reception ceremony.The ceremony, held at a hangar at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria on Sunday 16 November, was attended by the victims’ families, military officers and government officials. The formal proceedings included a prayer, a reading from the Bible, the singing of the national anthem and a moment of silence. The names of the dead were read out by Cassius Lubisi, the director-general of the presidency. The ceremony was broadcast live across the country on state television.On 12 September this year 116 people, 81 of them South African, died when a guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos collapsed.South Africa agreed to repatriate the remains of three Zimbabweans and one DRC national who were using South African travel papers, bringing the total number of bodies to be repatriated to 85.‘We share in your grief and sorrow’Speaking at Sunday’s ceremony, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the return of the bodies was “a sombre moment for the people of South Africa”.“The people who perished in that tragic event in Lagos, Nigeria on 12 September were not mere statistics,” he said. “These were people who lived among us. They are South Africans. They are a part of us. These people were our colleagues and friends.“They were beloved wives, husbands, sons and daughters. They were our brothers and sisters. To the bereaved, we wish to say that, as a nation as a people, we share in your grief and sorrow. We understand that the loss you have suffered remains unbearable and incalculable.”Ramaphosa said the families should take solace from the fact that all South Africans shared in their bereavement and the dead could now rest in peace in the land of their birth.After the ceremony, uniformed military officers played the Death March as four forensic pathology trucks carrying the bodies left the airport en route to provincial mortuaries.Uncontrollable cries could be heard from the families, with some people collapsing. Counsellors were on hand to console grieving relatives.Earlier on Sunday, a cargo plane carrying 74 of the 85 who will be repatriated landed at the airforce base under strict security. The plane was met by justice minister Jeff Radebe, who chairs the interministerial task team set up to oversee the repatriation process, along with health minister Aaron Motsoaledi and social development minister Bathabile Dlamini.A total of 12 victims were from the Eastern Cape, two from the Free State, 22 from Gauteng, 23 from Mpumalanga, 13 from Limpopo, six from North West, five from KwaZulu-Natal and two from the Western Cape. The only one province not affected by tragedy was the Northern Cape.DNA testing to identify victimsOn Saturday, when the cargo plane carrying the victims left Lagos, Radebe thanked Nigerian authorities for their help and said the identification process had been difficult.“Over the last six weeks, the focus has been preparations to repatriate the deceased,” he said. “The verification of the mortal remains has been the most difficult part. This was because of the gruesome nature of the accident, which made the identification process difficult. The verification process resorted to the DNA tests at the laboratory.“Our medical team working with the Nigerian medical team has done a sterling job in this regard. Today we still sad about the tragedy but somehow relieved that the long wait for a number of the families will finally end.”SAinfo reporter and SANews.gov
Twitter launched its first sponsored promotion on @earlybird today, the official e-commerce account that ReadWriteWeb first reported on earlier this month. Followers of the account got a link retweeted for buy one get one free tickets to Disney’s new movie Sorcerer’s Apprentice.The contrast between this launch and the launch of Twitter’s other new advertising product, sponsored trending topics, is remarkable. It seems to send a clear message about @earlybird promotions: They are for weaker products that can’t handle the open public conversation of trending topics. That’s ok, it’s a good idea in fact – but that’s what seems to be happening. The first promotion that used sponsored trending topics was another Disney movie, Toy Story 3. When that promotion launched, we called it groundbreaking, because the promotional message appeared on a search result page side-by-side with whatever the public has to say about the product. Twitter explained that sponsored trends could only be purchased for subjects of existing widespread conversation among users. If a good number of people aren’t already talking about something, Twitter won’t sell you a conversation starter.With @earlybird deals it’s very different. And the choice of promotions seems symbolic.Toy Story 3 is a really good movie. People were talking about it and saying very favorable things. I went to see it because Michael Moore said it was great – and it was.Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a bad movie. It got terrible reviews from top reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s not the kind of thing you’d promote by drawing peoples’ attention to the public conversation about it. It’s the kind of thing you’d promote by giving buy one get one free tickets to it. It’s a good idea for Twitter to offer both kinds of advertising: a new, social media option like trending topics and an old-fashioned push broadcasting option. There’s a whole lot of money to be made in sponsored broadcasts on Twitter.We’ve asked Twitter’s communication team for its opinion about this theory and will update this post if we hear back.Update: Twitter’s Matt Graves wrote us in response to our inquiry and offered this: “We’ve gotten a lot of interest from advertisers in participating in the @earlybird program, which gives us the luxury of picking & choosing the types of deals we offer to @earlybird followers.“Quite simply, we are choosing offers where people with a strong affinity for a product get a rare shot at a great deal, and where brands benefit from the social excitement & awareness around a great offer.”I think that means he doesn’t agree with my theory. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#advertising#Analysis#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Westbrook was attempting a jump shot Tuesday against Sacramento when he and defender Bogdan Bogdanovic collided. Westbrook was issued a flagrant 1 foul, but that was downgraded.“After review, we determined that the contact was part of Russell’s downward shooting motion and the defender was moving forward into his shooting space,” Frank said.A flagrant 1 is considered unnecessary contact. The flagrant 2 is deemed unnecessary and excessive — and a foul doesn’t have to be considered intentional to be determined dangerous. The league reviews all flagrants and can upgrade, rescind or leave them as called on the floor. If a player exceeds five flagrant foul points during the season, he will be suspended for the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony pass each other after the Kings defeated the Thunder 94-86 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NEW YORK — The NBA said Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony’s flagrant 2 foul will stand, but rescinded the flagrant issued to Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City’s last game.The league also fined Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan $15,000 apiece for their criticisms of the officials after the call against Anthony on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both were unusual plays in that flagrant fouls are usually called against defensive players. Instead, Anthony and Westbrook were whistled for contact they created while attempting shots.Anthony drove to the basket and elbowed center Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a shot that went in during the Thunder’s loss in Portland on Sunday. The basket was overturned after review and Anthony was hit with the automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCrew chief Rodney Mott said after the game that referees ruled the contact was excessive and not a natural basketball move and the league agreed.“We reviewed it, the same as we review all plays of this nature, and agree with the on-court officials that the foul met the criteria of hard contact above the shoulders with high potential for injury,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “While attempting to draw a foul, Anthony extended his elbow into his opponent’s face, which is dangerous and reckless in nature.” Alford to sit 3 UCLA players reportedly involved in shoplifting in China Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games
MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 22 on 10-for-19 shooting for the Celtics, who scored a season-high 135 points one night earlier in a win over Indiana — but were held under 100 for only the fourth time all season, the first since Nov. 17.Irving went to the Heat practice court immediately after the game, shooting for about 30 minutes.“Just good to get some shots up, just release some stress a little bit after a tough loss,” Irving said.Marcus Smart scored 18, and Jayson Tatum and Marcus Morris each had 17 for the Celtics.Miami outscored Boston 17-4 in the final 3:07 of the first half and took a 61-43 lead into the break — the largest halftime edge for the Heat since November. And an 11-3 run to start the third pushed the lead out to 72-46, which would seem to indicate that Miami was in complete control.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Looks were deceiving.Boston scored the next 16 points, with Tatum getting six of them and the Celtics were right back in the game. Wade made a 3-pointer to stop the run, and scored eight points in the final 3:47 of the quarter as the Heat took an 83-72 lead into the final 12 minutes.Tyler Johnson got a pair of 3s to fall in a 67-second span early in the fourth, and just like that Miami was back up 95-76.“They really, really shot it and made big ones when we came back in the second half to stymie that,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “But that’s a result of being comfortable all night.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston trailed for 4:04 in its last four games, combined. It trailed for 4:14 in the first quarter alone Thursday. … Boston has now lost three straight to Miami, the first time that’s happened since 2012.Heat: It was Miami’s 400th consecutive home sellout. … Winslow wore “RIP Sammy Farkas” on his sneakers, a tribute to a Miami Beach teen who died in a fall earlier this week. … Jones made a 40-footer to end the first half, and had a 60-footer to end the third quarter hit the rim and bounce off. … James Johnson got rave reviews from teammates for dunking on Irving in the opening minutes. “Definitely nice,” Tyler Johnson said.HELLO, AGAINBoston and Miami didn’t play each other in 2018 — the last meeting between the clubs, before Thursday, came on Dec. 20, 2017. The Celtics played every other NBA team at least once in 2018; the Heat played every team besides Boston and Golden State, who they last faced on Dec. 3, 2017 and won’t see for the first time this year until Feb. 10 in Oakland.NOTHING EASY Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives to the basket against Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI — Dwyane Wade knew the Boston Celtics would make a run.He also decided when it should end.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The game’s first free throw came more than 17 minutes after tip-off, when Winslow got to the line for Miami. Boston didn’t take a free throw until 10:31 remained in the third quarter.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Orlando on Saturday. Boston is 7-2 in its last nine games against Orlando.Heat: Host Memphis on Saturday. It’ll be the 41st game — the midpoint — of Miami’s season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Las Vegas police seeking Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in rape case Wade scored eight of his 19 points in a third-quarter spurt that saved Miami from what was starting to look like a freefall, and the Heat went on to defeat the Celtics 115-99 on Thursday night. Miami led by as many as 26 shortly after halftime, then saw the Celtics peel off 16 unanswered points before Wade helped quickly restore order.“I’ve been on this train with him for a long time,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He has a way of making all of us look a lot better. … Sometimes this league is just about having great players in those important moments, swing moments during the course of a game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsJosh Richardson scored 18 points for Miami, which set season highs with 18 3-pointers and 33 assists. Derrick Jones Jr. scored 14, and Justise Winslow scored 13 points and added a career-high 11 assists for the Heat.“We’re trying to move up. We’re trying to continue to get better,” said Wade, who helped the Heat even their record at 20-20. “You want to be able to win some of these games against the top teams.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda with CWG medalists in Sonipat.In an embarrassing case of carelessness, two Commonwealth Games participants were handed over empty envelopes by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during a felicitation ceremony on Friday.Organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat, Hooda distributed cheques worth Rs 13.72 crore to various state players who represented the country at the Games.Athlete Jaideep Singh and swimmer Prashant were shocked when they opened their envelopes to find nothing inside. “I stood fourth in discuss throw at CWG. I was deeply hurt after opening the envelope. The government should not treat sports-persons like this,” Jaideep said.While Jaideep received the envelope himself at the event, Prashant’s reward, in his absence, was received by Haryana Paralympic Association general secretary Giriraj Singh.”Though Prashant and Jaideep had not won any medal in Commonwealth games, their names were included at the last minute in the participant category for a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh each,” Giriraj Singh told media-persons.Giriraj said that names of Prashant and Jaideep were missing from the list that was handed over by the Indian Olympic Association to the Haryana government and the matter was brought to the notice of the sports department by the state paralympic association. Though the department included their names at the last moment, they forgot to put the cheques inside. After realising the mistake, deputy director, awards branch of the sports department, Subhash Sharma assured that the cheques will be sent to the players within 10 days.advertisement
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