A look into the bond Kevin Durant cemented with Spencer Hawes

first_imgSEATTLE – The fans kept cheering Kevin Durant and yelling out his name.Even as the Warriors’ star attempted to attend to every Sonics fan and luminary he could, nothing would stop him from connecting with someone that has meant the most to him. Shortly after his pre-game routine in his first stop here since his rookie season with the former Seattle SuperSonics, Durant spotted former NBA center Spencer Hawes.Durant gave him a big hug . Durant and Hawes then talked as if they are siblings. In …last_img read more

Things to know: Erik Karlsson opens up about Sharks first game vs. Senators

first_imgSAN JOSE — Under normal circumstances, Sharks coach Pete DeBoer would be concerned about the trap awaiting his team at SAP Center Saturday night.After an emotional win in Las Vegas Thursday, the Sharks are returning home for a date with the NHL’s 30th ranked team, the type of opponent that can be hard to get up for after three straight division wins.Fortunately for DeBoer, the Sharks (26-13-7) are playing the Ottawa Senators (17-23-5) and the dressing room is determined to get a win for Erik …last_img read more

Three takeaways from A’s extra-inning win over Cleveland

first_imgThe A’s have won three of four … OAKLAND — The A’s are getting the hang of these extra-inning celebrations.For the second time in three days, Oakland players spilled out of the dugout to celebrate a walk-off home run.Matt Chapman did honors Friday night, launching a solo shot over the wall in left field to give the A’s a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians in 12 innings.The winner followed the solo home run Stephen Piscotty hit Wednesday in the 13th to beat the Cincinnati Reds.last_img read more

“The Emerald Lakes” GC24VY3 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 4, 2010

first_img SharePrint RelatedAn Easter (Island) Geocache – Rano Kau – Rapa Nui (GC22ZGB) – Geocache of the WeekMarch 27, 2013In “Community”Jellyfish Lake – Ongeim’l Tketau GC11A56 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 28, 2012May 28, 2012In “Community””Glaciar Perito Moreno – Patagonia” GC1JPHG GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 23, 2011May 23, 2011In “Community” View of “The Emerald Lakes” “The Emerald Lakes” (GC24VY3) reveals the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s Tongariro National Park.  Geocachers hike to the top of Mt. Tongariro to discover the three picturesque lakes.  The lakes themselves began as craters formed during volcanic activity.Geocacher funkymunkyzone created the cache in March of this year.  The difficulty two, terrain 4.5  EarthCache requires a day hike of nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles).There are three requirements to claim the EarthCache.  Geocachers must use their GPS units to record the elevation of each of the three lakes, describe the color of the lakes and take a photo of the lakes showing their GPS device at the published coordinates.View of “The Emerald Lakes”More than a dozen geocachers have already logged a smiley on the cache.Continue your exploration of the some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world.  Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Thursday 21 Jan – Tour Diary

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first_imgGive us a rundown of your day?The day started off as usual with a team meeting at 9am in one of te player rooms. We then made our way to the stadium (The Trusts Stadium) where we are playing, for the official jersey presentation & team photos. It is always a proud moment receiving your Australian Jersey!We were lucky to have most of the afternoon off so our fearless leader Drummy (who knows his way around Auckland) suggested we visit Wai Wera Hot Baths for some R & R. Whilst is was very relaxing in the hot pools it was more fun taking each other on down the waterslides that were also there.  It was very amusing to see and hear our assistant coaches Peter Forrester and Paul Sfeir take on the slides as I don’t think they were designed for people of their structure! The bus trip home from the hot baths was alot quieter as most of the boys fell asleep. That night we had the official welcoming and opening with all the teams, referees and officials. Steve Price, Australian Rep, Queensland Rep, former and mighty Bulldog and now Auckland Warrior, was there as a guest speaker. He spoke about three things that have got him where he is today.Support, Sacrifice & HonestyIn brief, they meant:Support – From family, friends and the people around you.    Sacrifice – You need to make sacrifices to get to the top. Need to prioritise and work towards your goal.  Honesty – you have to be honest with yourself. Not to make excuses or look for other people to blame when things aren’t going your way.To finish up, I am really looking forward to this series. I am looking forward to playing the Kiwi’s on their home turf and wearing the Australian Colours. Much love to everyone back home.How is the team shaping up for the 2010 Trans Tasman?The team is looking really good for the Trans Tasman. There is a really strong feeling within the team as everyone is very tight and looking forward to taking on the Kiwi’s together. What is the Atmosphere like in the team?As mentioned before the team is very close and there is a good vibe amongst the players. There has been plenty of laughs (where the boys are comfortable enough around each other to let go of bodily gases). But also we know when to knuckle down & focus when it is time.Did you bring anything with you to make it feel more like home?My mum and my sister!What do you do before a big match to prepare physically and mentally?Nothing special. I try to do things as normal and to relax as much as possible which usually involves kicking back and watching a movie. On the way to the game I normally listen to music and start think about my role in the team.Explain to the players back home, what are your feelings when you running onto the field for an international match?First and foremost I obviously feel proud and honoured to wear the Aussie colours and represent my country!!!  There are a few nerves but also plenty of excitement.last_img read more

Targeted Growth Program Case Study – Rosalie Touch Association

first_imgRelated LinksTGP Case Study – Rosalie If your affiliate is looking to grow its junior numbers, why not take inspiration from Rosalie Touch Association (RTA), who were a successful applicant in the 2012/13 Targeted Growth Program.For RTA, establishing a junior development program, a first for the club in its 25-year history, was reason enough to apply for funding for the Targeted Growth Program. And the result of involving juniors for RTA has been a massive success, as Dr Kit Frazer explains. “We wanted to run coaching clinics for the juniors to introduce them to the basic skills of the games through a number of fun games and drills progressing to modified games and then full games,” Frazer said. “We advertised the program through the local schools, public and private, local press and also local rugby clubs. Members of the committee also helped as community coaches in the local schools development program.”“We ran a Level 1 coaching course for our junior coaches and ensured all had working with children checks.”Frazer says that it was clear that the affiliate was suffering from an ageing demographic and that the infusion of youth every year from now on will rejuvenate the club. “We enrolled 145 children and commenced our program on Thursday, 18 October. The development phase ran for eight weeks until mid-December 2012 and we subsequently identified approximately 30 keen and talented kids to play in Mixed Under 12’s and Boys 15’s at the WA Junior State Championships (earlier this year).”“We also now have several of the older kids enrolled and playing in some of the senior teams at Rosalie,” Frazer said. Applications for the 2013/14 Targeted Growth Program (TGP) are now open and all affiliates are encouraged to apply. For more information, please click on the following link:www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=13&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=3893&cHash=ddf3ad2ae2 last_img read more

9 days ago​Southend move on from Henrik Larsson

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Southend move on from Henrik Larssonby Freddie Taylor9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthend have lost out on the chance to make Henrik Larsson their next manager.The Swedish legend was seen as the favorite for the job, but it appears that any deal is now dead in the water.Sportbladet says Tommy Johnson was set to take over as the head of recruitment at the club.It was part of the deal to bring Larsson as manager.Johnson is backing out and is taking another job, which means Larsson is reconsidering as well.Larsson told the Swedish newspaper: “I was ready to sit down on a plane, fly over and sign on. Everything was basically clear.”Johnson felt important because he knows this league.”Of course it’s sad. At the same time, I know how this business works. Nothing is done until everything is signed.” last_img read more

Education Minister Says NCU’s Rescue Programme Should be Emulated

first_img “From a Christian perspective, if we know and appreciate that education is so important and the poor cannot afford it, to the extent that God has prospered us, we should give to those who can’t afford it,” Senator Reid said. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has hailed Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Restoring Every Student’s Confidence Using Education (RESCUE) programme as something worthy of emulation throughout the entire sector. He was delivering the main address at NCU’s Alumni Homecoming Fundraising Banquet, held at Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, on November 11. Story Highlights Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has hailed Northern Caribbean University’s (NCU) Restoring Every Student’s Confidence Using Education (RESCUE) programme as something worthy of emulation throughout the entire sector.He was delivering the main address at NCU’s Alumni Homecoming Fundraising Banquet, held at Golf View Hotel in Mandeville, Manchester, on November 11.“From a Christian perspective, if we know and appreciate that education is so important and the poor cannot afford it, to the extent that God has prospered us, we should give to those who can’t afford it,” Senator Reid said.Close to US$80,000.00 was pledged by members of the alumni association during the banquet for the RESCUE programme, which targets students who have the desire to get a university education but lack the financial resources to do so.Senator Reid said that NCU’s programme to ‘RESCUE’ students is commendable, adding that educators want to impact the lives of everyone.“From a spiritual point of view, the Lord has said to us, those whom he has prospered are to give of what they have to others, so they can be developed to become wholesome and productive citizens,” the Minister said.Senator Reid said that for many years, on average, only 30 per cent of the population was able to get beyond all-age school, and that between 55 and 67 per cent of the current workforce of 1.3 million do not have the equivalent of secondary certification or higher, largely because they did not get to complete their education.“The economy has changed, so there has to be a correspondent shift in how the workforce is prepared, and the Christian community has to understand that reality also. For the economy to function effectively, we need more trained and certified individuals,” the Minister said.Senator Reid said the church has a part to play because if many of the persons waiting to be educated are allowed to fall through the cracks, they will become uneducated and unskilled people who will turn to crime.“As a Christian community, if we can’t solve the social problems, nobody else can,” the Minister said.Meanwhile, President of NCU, Dr. Lincoln Edwards, said the university wants to keep the RESCUE agenda uppermost in everyone’s mind, through a three-year campaign aimed at raising funds for scholarships for needy students, and to construct a well-needed dental hygiene and community outreach centre to treat the needs of the region and to finance special NCU initiatives in at-risk communities.He said another critical element of the RESCUE initiative is to help reduce crime and violence in Jamaica, as the more students that are enrolled at NCU, the less will be available to be influenced by criminal elements.last_img read more

Minor girl sexually assaulted by class 6 student in Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: A six-year-old girl was on allegedly raped by his juvenile neighbour in Bhodsi area of Gurugram. The accused is a student of class 6. A case has been registered under the POCSO Act and investigation is underway.The incident happened when the mother of the victim went out, leaving the girl alone at their house in Bhondsi area. It was then the accused got into the house and raped the six-year-old. The suspect and the rape survivor living in the same neighbourhood. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe girl’s parents leave her alone at home when they go to work every day. The boy was aware of this and took advantage of the situation and attempted to rape the girl, her parents told the police. The girl, according to the family, told them that the 11-year-old boy tried to force himself on her when she was alone at home. The girl also said she was told by the suspect not to tell her parents about the crime. A case was registered at Bhondsi police station under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act on Friday. The boy is also being interrogated by cops. In a more disturbing trend that came forward, it was revealed that Gurugram also leads in a number of sexual assault cases against the minors. There were 354 cases registered under the protection of children from sexual offences Act (POCSO). Co-incidentally the figures were way lower that Faridabad that has total cases of 412 cases of sexual crimes against minors. The official data from the Gurugram police reveals that on an average of 15 children go missing from the city every month.last_img read more

The Big Five in North American Pro Sports

Yesterday, Ritchie King and I ran the numbers on the most popular teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and the English Premier League, according to the number of Google searches they generate.The rankings compared teams within each league. But we can also make cross-sport comparisons. What’s the most popular North American professional team in any sport, as judged by Google search frequency globally?It’s either the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox. Each generates about 30 percent more Google searches worldwide than the most popular NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys, and almost 40 percent more than the most popular NBA team, the Los Angeles Lakers. You can skip down to the giant chart at the end of this blog post to see how all teams in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB compare to one another.The Montreal Canadiens, the most popular NHL team, aren’t particularly close to the most-searched teams in other leagues. Does that mean there’s really a “Big Three” rather than a “Big Four”? (Disclosure: ESPN doesn’t broadcast NHL games, and the league isn’t the subject of all that much focus at the network.)I’d say that the NHL’s status as a major league isn’t in question. The average NHL team generates about two-thirds as much Google search traffic as the average NBA team. There’s a gap there, but it’s no larger than the one separating the NBA and MLB. Furthermore, there’s a lot of overlap in the rankings. The 60th-percentile NHL team (roughly speaking, the Washington Capitals) is about as popular as the 40th percentile NBA team (the Philadelphia 76ers).Keep in mind that these figures are based on global search traffic, so that includes traffic in Canada. Canada — despite its much smaller population — generates almost as much revenue and fan interest for the NHL as the United States.But if we’ve included the NHL, what about Major League Soccer, the Canadian Football League and the WNBA?We have bad news for fans of women’s basketball. The most popular WNBA team, the Seattle Storm, generates only about one-quarter as much search traffic as the least popular Big Four team, the Columbus Blue Jackets.MLS has a better argument. Its most popular teams, the LA Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders, generate more search traffic than the Blue Jackets. The Galaxy and Sounders also earn about as much search traffic as the least popular NBA team, the Milwaukee Bucks.If MLS has a case, the CFL probably does, too. Two of its teams, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Edmonton Eskimos, also surpass the Blue Jackets in search popularity.But we’ve neglected the league that has the strongest case for inclusion alongside the Big Four. You may have heard of Mexico. It has the 11th-largest population and the 14th-largest economy in the world. It’s a part of North America. And soccer is awfully popular there.In fact, Mexico’s top professional soccer league, Liga MX, is comparable to the NHL in terms of global popularity. Liga MX’s most popular team on Google, C.D. Guadalajara, produces about as much search traffic as the Canadiens, the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Bulls.So, if we’re talking North America — not just the U.S. — there’s really a “Big Five”: the NFL, the MLB, the NBA, the NHL and Liga MX. The most popular teams in MLS and the CFL are more popular than the least popular teams in the Big Five, but their inclusion is debatable, especially because they are surpassed by other leagues playing the same sport on the same continent.In the spirit of inclusivity, we’ve ranked the teams in all seven North American leagues in the humongous chart below. (Rankings are taken relative to the average team across all seven leagues, which works out to be roughly the Buffalo Bills or the Cincinnati Reds.) We haven’t included the English Premier League. The top teams in the EPL swamp everybody else in global search traffic; even the Yankees are no match for Man U. read more

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