Montrezl Harrell, Danilo Gallinari help Clippers hold off Grizzlies

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Ivan Rabb (10), and guards Avery Bradley (0) and guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, center, handles the ball between Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0) and forward Ivan Rabb (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) handles the ball between Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0) and forward Ivan Rabb (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers calls to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, center, drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Delon Wright, left, and center Joakim Noah in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) lies on the court after being fouled in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) drives against Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) as Grizzlies forward Ivan Rabb defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff calls to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) looks to pass around Memphis Grizzlies forwards Ivan Rabb (10) and Bruno Caboclo (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah (55) dunks against Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace (9) as center Joakim Noah (55) moves for position in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell celebrates after dunking during the first half of Friday’s victory over the Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Harrell matched his career high with 30 points. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0) takes a three-point shot in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers reacts to a referee’s call in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) handles the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) forces a jump ball against Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0) drives against Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) handles the ball againstLos Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah (55) handles theh ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah (55) shoots the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) controls the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Bruno Caboclo (5) and forward Ivan Rabb in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah (55) gestures in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah (55) gestures in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers stands on the court in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) handles the ball against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah (55) and Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) struggle for position in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies forward Justin Holiday plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Bruno Caboclo (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, left, and Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell play in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers forwards Montrezl Harrell (5) and JaMychal Green stand on the court between plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) shoots in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers looks on from the sideline in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Garrett Temple (17) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons (25) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyler Dorsey (22) and Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) sturggle for control of the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) looks to pass the ball ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guards Tyler Dorsey (22) and Mike Conley (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, left, talks with forward Montrezl Harrell after the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari (8) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Ivan Rabb (10), and guards Avery Bradley (0) and guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, center, handles the ball between Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0) and forward Ivan Rabb (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)NextShow Caption1 of 42Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac, center, handles the ball between Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley (0) and forward Ivan Rabb (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)ExpandMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Danilo Gallinari went on a scoring spree midway through the fourth quarter Friday to make sure the Clippers maintained their hold on the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.Gallinari scored 23 points, including 10 straight in the fourth quarter, Montrezl Harrell matched his career high with 30 points, and the Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-106 in their first game since the All-Star break.“I was just reading the defense, and my team needed me to be aggressive,” Gallinari said of the scoring outburst. “I was just trying to control the game as much as possible on the offensive and defensive end.”Lou Williams was 6 for 15 from the field and finished with 18 points, while Harrell was 11 for 14 shooting. The two reserves have become a dynamic pair for the Clippers running the pick-and-roll. Harrell said the Grizzlies’ defense hedged toward Williams, taking his shot away and opening opportunities for Harrell. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “We were able to make shots, but first you have to get stops in order to get the ball to be able to make shots,” Bradley said of the Grizzlies remaining competitive down the stretch. “That’s what we were able to do.”TIP-INSClippers: The game marked the return of Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green, traded by the Grizzlies at the deadline for Bradley. … Harrell also scored 30 points earlier this season, on Nov. 26 at Houston. … The Clippers were 6 of 25 from 3-point range.Grizzlies: Forward Chandler Parsons, who hadn’t played since the third game of the season, returned to the rotation, playing almost 20 minutes and scoring three points, hitting one of his seven shots. … Noah also had 11 rebounds, recording his third double-double of the season. … Bradley has scored at least 15 points in three out of four games since joining Memphis.DIPLOMATIC DOCRivers was asked before the game about Thursday night’s rift between the Houston Rockets and the officials, although the question didn’t specify the players or official. Rivers said there are times when a call goes against you and your first impression is someone has it out for you.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img “That doesn’t mean the official’s doing anything wrong,” he said. Then he added: “Look at me, defending the officials. I’m so proud of myself right now, I don’t know what to do. It’s the after-the-All-Star-Break version of me.”JAREN JACKSON UPDATEMemphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said after the game, that rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., who sat out with right quad soreness, aggravated the injury in practice Thursday. He said the team would be cautious before he returns from the “deep bruise.” Jackson missed a Feb. 1 game at Charlotte with the same right quad issue. “There must have been a moment (Thursday) in practice where he re-aggravated it,” Bickerstaff said. As for his return, the Memphis coach said Jackson could have played, but the team didn’t want to risk further injury. “At this point for him, it’s not something we are willing to risk, so we’ll be cautious with him,” Bickerstaff said.UP NEXTThe Clippers next play at the Denver Nuggets on Sunday at 2 p.m. PT Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “That’s definitely what (the Grizzlies defense) did,” Harrell said of Memphis concentrating on Williams. “Every pick-and-roll we were in, whether it was the four or the five, they jumped down and showed as hard as they can. … Now, you’ve got me rolling down the middle of the floor and low guys trying to roll over and replace and step up for that spot.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers added: “(Harrell) and Lou Williams had the pick-and-roll going.”The victory left the Clippers in eighth place in the West, two games ahead of Sacramento.Mike Conley scored 25 points and Joakim Noah had 22 as the Grizzlies lost their third straight. Avery Bradley scored 17.Memphis was within 108-104 with less than 20 seconds left when Bradley got a steal. But Noah couldn’t handle the pass on the fast break, ending the Grizzlies’ chances. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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OÙ EST FRANCOIS? MYSTERY SURROUNDS WHEREABOUTS OF AWARD-WINNING FRENCH BUSINESSMAN

first_imgHE WAS once lauded by the Taoiseach as a business genius, but today mystery surrounds the whereabouts of one of Donegal’s best-known businessmen, Monsieur Francois de Dietrich.The French-born entrepreneur was even handed the 2009 Emerging New Business Accolade by Mr Cowen at a glittering ceremony at the Mansion House.However before Christmas his Bastille Bistro restaurant in Letterkenny closed down just eight months after opening. A previous restaurant on the site – Catch Up – quickly won a reputation for bad food and poor service and also closed. And his Fasre estate agency business and Etic Solutions businesses, mainly based in Ballybofey, appear to have ceased trading.Donegaldaily.com has made numerous attempts to interview Mr Dietrich to ask him about how he felt hitting the bottom after such highs just 18 months ago, but we have been unable to reach him.After being handed his award by the Taoiseach, the Frenchman said: “This award recognises our innovative approach to business and the continuing need for creativity in this uncertain market.“We think outside the box at ETIC to provide services in a very different and fresh way, primarily to the tourism and hospitality industry, through the launch of a new international hotel brand to Ireland, as well as a contemporary restaurant chain. “Etic Solution’s portfolio of businesses also include an estate agency that implements an innovative marketing approach, the only specialised chef recruitment agency in Ireland, a French Language school, event management and PR agency.”The businessman had already bagged an award and a grant from the County Enterprise Board.During his time in Donegal, Mr De Dietrich made many friends, particularly in GAA and rugby circles.He once sponsored a ‘Beat the Banker’ charity night held at the Mount Errigal Hotel to raise money for a local school – and also put money into sponsoring Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.There were reports recently that he may have moved to Belfast where he also owned a French restaurant also called Bastille on the trendy Lisburn Road in the south of the city. However when donegaldaily.com spoke to that restaurant last night we were told: “Francois has nothing to do with this restaurant anymore.“It is under new management. Francois sold the restaurant four weeks ago.”When we called to his home in Ballybofey, there was no answer to his home – and an answering machine at his home number is so jammed with messages, it cannot take anymore.Last night one local businessman who knows Mr De Dietrich well told us: “It is absolutely amazing how many people Francois got to know here in Donegal and in other Border counties. “Many of them have been asking about him and are wondering if he has moved back to France or another European country.“He would be known to most of the movers and shakers in the county and would have had business dealings with many of them.“But his whereabouts at the moment is something of a mystery.”Do you know where Mr de Dietrich is? [email protected]Ù EST FRANCOIS? MYSTERY SURROUNDS WHEREABOUTS OF AWARD-WINNING FRENCH BUSINESSMAN was last modified: January 20th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Chelsea v West Brom player ratings

first_imgSee also:Chelsea boss reveals Cech injury scareChelsea easily see off 10-man West BromMourinho hails ‘beautiful’ Chelsea displayMourinho: Everyone fit for Schalke gameChelsea boss not interested in ReusFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Kurtenbach: The big difference between Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo heading into prove-it Week Two games

first_imgBoth of the Bay Area NFL quarterbacks turned in bad Week One performances.Both faced elite defenses. Both were let down by their supporting casts, to varrying degrees, up front and out wide. Both threw three interceptions.But there is a big difference between 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s poor game against the Vikings and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s poor performance against the Rams, and that difference is why I’m betting on Garoppolo to bounce back in Week Two and why I’m not …last_img

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Steve Kerr explains why DeMarcus Cousins’ rehab is ‘tricky’

first_imgOAKLAND — If only the Warriors had to evaluate DeMarcus Cousins solely on the strength of his left quadricep muscle. Instead, the Warriors have listed DeMarcus Cousins as questionable when the Warriors play the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday for other reasons, too.“DeMarcus is making good progress. But the timing of this whole thing is tricky because he misses two months,” Warriors coach … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

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Conversations with leading women in business

first_imgMathiba MolefeThe IAAE Tshwane panel consisted of Khanyi Dhlomo of Ndalo Media, Cynthia Mkhombo of Masana Hygiene and Lindiwe Shibambo of Maid 4 U. The host on the day was Lynette Ntuli, chief executive of Innate Investment Solutions and founder of Ignite SA (from left to right). (Images: Mathiba Molefe)The panel of esteemed speakers at the latest leg of the I Am An Entrepreneur (IAAE) series in Tshwane drew a crowd of aspiring and up and coming business people who were interested in hearing the opinions of the panellists and how they had managed to overcome the challenges of being an entrepreneur.The event’s focus was put firmly on the role that women have to play in developing South Africa’s economy. It touched on some of the challenges they face as well as opportunities available in the competitive and fast-growing field of entrepreneurship.Most of the audience was made up of women looking to hear inspirational stories shared by guests present at Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History in Tshwane’s inner city.The event, held on Saturday, 10 September, was hosted by Lynette Ntuli, a hugely successful entrepreneur and business women in her own right. She was joined on stage by Khanyi Dhlomo of Ndalo Media, Cynthia Mkhombo of Masana Hygiene and Lindiwe Shibambo of Maid 4 U.Representatives from each of the partners Power FM 98.7, MTN Business, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Brand South Africa and Renault South Africa were also present to share their thoughts on the subject.“I’m so happy to see so many beautiful, but also brilliant and motivated women out here today with us,” said Linda Sangaret, the chief marketing officer of Brand South Africa.“But I wish to challenge you because I realise that, as women, we fight for so much, but also that all of this cannot be achieved if we don’t have our men fighting along our side.”“If you’re here today ladies, it’s because you know you can play a part in changing our country. You know that you can create jobs and alleviate unemployment.”Most of the audience was made up of women looking to hear inspirational stories shared by guests present at Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History in Tshwane’s inner city.PASSION WITH ACTIONBoth the guest speakers and audience shared the sentiment that even though there is a lot being done to advance women’s involvement in the economy, there is still a way to go for women to properly tap their potential and become drivers of change and development.“As to why this event is so important to me is that I know, as a woman in business, is that our experience of business is slightly different to that of men,” said Ntuli, getting discussions under way.“We need to have our own conversations about our own participation in the economy.”True to the aim of the event, the speakers delved further into issues like getting your business off the ground, the importance of being able to trust those you work with, putting your head down and putting in the hard hours, as well as ways to secure funding from bodies like the IDC.“We all think that everybody is born successful, and that’s not the point,” Ntuli explained. “We’re all on a journey, and part of the journey is introspecting.”The road to being a successful entrepreneur isn’t a straightforward one. It is fraught with challenges and obstacles that make it risky. But a genuine love for what you do and persevering during difficult times is what makes an entrepreneur according to the panel.“Business is not all glamorous and nice. There will be failures, there will be hard times,” explained Shibambo. “Every time you face a failure, you face a challenge or you face a hard time. Always remember the last time you faced them and how you overcame them. Draw strength from that.“There is no way that in life or in business that everything is going to be smooth and nice. That is a lie.”The event also afforded members of the audience a chance to interact with the panel that consisted of some of the country’s leading women in business.MAKE IT HAPPENOne of the event’s other aims was to reassure those who had fledgling careers in business or were in the early stages of starting their own businesses to continue striving for greatness and have faith in their ability to make a difference in South Africa.Speakers also encouraged people, women in particular, to start their own businesses and take advantage of investors looking to harness their great potential.“What would you do if you were not afraid,” asked Naomi Mtshali of the IDC. “Why are you not doing it? What is stopping you?”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through business? Do you know of any business person who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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Personal Finance Ethics Webinar

first_imgDr. Michael Gutter and financial practitioner Jerry Buchko are presently a highly-anticipated webinar on ethical issues for financial professionals on Tuesday, August 2. Register now for Personal Finance Professional Ethics & Standards of Practice  – A Professional Dialogue.Image by Mark MorganThis webinar training will be offered and conducted as a facilitated professional discussion and participation in the discussion will be encouraged. Participants will be expected to review the professional ethics and standards of practice for their respective certification bodies ahead of the discussion session. A high level introduction to the subject of ethics will be offered as a primer for understanding the basics of ethics (for those who may not have had any previous formal education or training in ethics) and this will, along with the pre-session readings, help to serve as a framework for approaching the discussion of case studies. A number of brief case studies will be presented, and participants will be given an opportunity to respond in text to questions posed about each case study, including how they might respond in these situations. We will then consider and discuss the case study scenario and our various responses.This webinar is approved for 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed and CPFC-credentialed participants.From our evaluation surveys, we know many of you have been requesting a session on ethics we anticipate a highly engaged audience for this webinar. Join us on Aug. 2 for this great session.last_img read more

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Street court art, technology intersect in latest testimonial to PH love for hoops

first_imgRead Next “The passion for basketball in Manila is unlike any other city in Asia,” said Nike Southeast Asia and India senior marketing director Bulbul Khera.“We want to inspire young ballers to realize their full potential through the physical and digital aspect of the sport.”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 shutoutThe partnership that brings to life this unique experience exemplifies this union-waiting-to-happen. Google is working in tandem with Nike to perfect the marriage of technology and basketball science.The app is, indeed, novel. But perhaps the one that is expected to draw much attention are the Hyper Courts that feature comics-inspired artwork from American artist Arturo Torres, who painted images of Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Russel Westbrook. LeBron James’ likeness is spread over two courts in Bonifacio Global City. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTorres is no stranger to millennial art, as he is known for his signature superhero-themed illustrations of rappers, basketball stars and New York Times best-selling books. Now, his artwork is sprayed in six hardcourts—a colorful encouragement for young kids to pursue their hoop dreams.“I want the kids that play on these courts to know that they can be like the superstars I’ve drawn,” Torres said. “Sure you have to put in the work, but no one can tell that you can’t do something. With Nike Hyper Court you can go out there and prove them wrong—to anyone that’s ever said no to you.”James’ image was placed in the Titan Love Court in Taguig, while Bryant’s Hyper Court is at the Ususan Court also in Taguig. The Comembo Covered Court in Makati was transformed into Durant’s image, while the Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Paranaque has a drawing of the fiery Westbrook. The YCL Covered Court in Quezon City bears the image of Kyrie Irving.Match the inspiration the illustration creates plus the training courses the app produces and Nike hopes the next star will be one of the young kids doing drills on the Hyper Courts.“Nike Hyper Court enables these ballers to train anytime without worrying about access to training drills and training costs,” said Khera.ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion A composite photo of all five courts featuring NBA stars (from left): Lakers legend Kobe Bryant at Ususan Court in Taguig, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook at Scarlet Homes covered court in Parañaque, Cleveland’s LeBron James at Tital Love Court in Taguig, Boston’s Kyrie Irving at YCL Covered Court in Quezon City, and Golden State’s Kevin Durant at Comembo Covered Court in Makati. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOStep into one of these custom-painted courts. Whip out your smartphones and tap on an app. Here, in Nike’s latest testimonial to Filipinos’ love for basketball, hoop artistry meets technology.The global sportswear giant unveiled five NBA-themed street courts and a specialized app that gives ballers access to drills and videos customized by some of the best players in the world.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Lascuña snatches crown with solid finish Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Xavi Nunag, an assistant coach for Meralco in the PBA, designed the training drills on the app by studying the tendencies of Nike athletes in the NBA. App users can actually select which player they will pattern their drills after. Irving’s profile, for example, puts emphasis on shooting and ball handling.“Its a godsend for us coaches,” said Nunag of the app. “It’s like having a coach there in the app without really needing the presence of a coach.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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These athletes also joined 2019 Traslacion of Black Nazarene

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Vosotros, who now plays for Caloocan Supremos in the MPBL, joined his then girlfriend’s “panata” starting 2008.Jervy Cruz, who is returning to action for Ginebra this season after a conference-long absence due to injury, also joined the festivities at Quiapo Church.Screengrab from Jervy Cruz’ Instagram post.Phoenix star forward Calvin Abueva, a devotee since his NCAA days at San Sebastian, was also spotted with his son during the Traslacion.In an interview with ABS-CBN, Abueva said that he hopes the new year can bring change after the hardships he experienced in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 MOST READ Screengrab from Borgie Hermida’s Instagram account.Hermida, who is now an analyst in the NCAA and the team manager of the Bataan Risers, has been attending the procession, which attracts millions of devotees yearly, since 2005.Ex-La Salle star Almond Vosotros was also at Quiapo with his wife Cess, whose family has been followers of the Black Nazarene for decades, and two-year-old daughter Caela.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 stars LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MANILA, Philippines—Despite their daily grind, these athletes still made sure to celebrate the feast of the Black Nazarene by joining Thursday’s Traslacion around Manila.Former San Beda Red Lion Borgie Hermida, a long-time devotee of the Black Nazarene, was once again present on Thursday, keeping his vow to join the Traslacion for 15 years now.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiefer Ravena misses chance to share floor with Alyssa Valdez as NLEX muselast_img read more

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EAGLES SOAR OVER COFFS

first_imgFor the Mens and Womens 40’s Division Northern Eagles, the 2004 NTL’s has so far been a successful tournament. Both teams remain serious competition contenders after the end of the round games today. The Womens 40s are definitely not strangers to victory. The side, which has consisted of the same core players for over 10 years, won the Inaugural Over 40’s division at the 2003 NTL’s after winning the Womens 35’s division in 2000. This year they won’t be letting threatening teams such as Sydney Scorpions or the Hunter Hornets stand in their way. “We have the talent to win, if we get it together at the right time,” says ex-Australian representative and Coffs Harbour local, Cate Simms. “At this level and age, it’s really who stays the fittest, wins.” They deny a home side advantage over the rest of the teams. “City sides train more often and play at a high standard more often than we get to”, says Cate. But the accolades are not why these women play the game. “There’s such close friendships in the seniors, there’s no egos here, we all just enjoy each others company, and like staying fit”, says Therese Spear, who also represented Australia, along with three other of their team mates. The Mens 40’s are also enjoying similar success at this year’s tournament, having lost only one game, despite having only trained together for the past three months. The only competition they had played together before coming to the 2004 NTL saw them win just one game….in the 35’s division though! Even though Sydney Scorpions are also their main threat, “realistically we’re looking at getting into the final,” says Australian World Cup representative, Steve Hancock. They are enjoying their time in Coffs Harbour and are quick to praise the tournament. “It’s great, the fields are always in great condition, good location as it’s only two hours from home, and the NTL’s is always a hard, quality tournament, where you get to play teams that you wouldn’t normally play”, says Steve. And, just like the women, they play for the friendships. “There’s a great social aspect of the tournament after the games, its great to catch up with players from years before.” says Steve. But unlike the women they believe that they do reap benefits of being the home side. “We only have to travel two hours, and travel usually makes it tough, we also get a good turnout of players and spectators because we’re closer, our costs are lower. Both teams agree that they love having NTL’s in Coffs Harbour as “it is an incredible facility and perfect for the game of touch, and it also generates a huge amount of money into the area”, says Cate. “Touch is an incredible sport to watch, not just at the Opens level, it’s a game for families and people of all ages to enjoy”. By Lisa Plummer pictures by www.sportingimages.com.aulast_img read more

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