India moved up a notch to overtake Japan as the fifth most attractive investment destination in a survey of global CEOs, even as the International Monetary Fund said that the country will once again emerge as fastest growing major economy in 2018 amid signs of an improvement in the overall economic environment.In a survey conducted by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, chief executives said that excluding their home market they are most likely to invest in the US, followed by China with the world’s largest economy expanding its gap as corporate chiefs expect more rapid growth in America. While China held on to its popularity, India moved a up slightly but still trailed Germany and the UK as an investment destination.Read it at Times of India Related Items
1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Teodoro had Falcon guard Jerrie Pingoy hounding him throughout the match but JRU’s husky wingman still managed to put up a game-high 23 points.“Actually, he didn’t find any difficulty against Pingoy,” said Meneses as they advanced to the semifinals of the pre-season league. “If there’s one person who’ll stop Teytey, it would be Teytey.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Well, there are two people who can stop Teytey, himself and me. If I don’t put him in the game, then I stopped him. If he doesn’t want to play, he stops himself.”Teodoro, however, isn’t a man to talk about his talents that much, and he said he was just following Meneses’ orders. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m just ready every game, it depends on coach Vergel on how we will play,” said Teodoro. “Whatever the game plan is, that’s what I’ll do.” FILE — Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there’s one person Jose Rizal University head coach Vergel Meneses trusts, it has to be Teytey Teodoro.Meneses virtually put Teodoro atop a pedestal after the Heavy Bombers blasted Adamson, 67-56, in their quarterfinals matchup in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala erupts for 32 as La Salle barges into semis with FEU rout MOST READ View comments
golflightningPGA Tour Championship First Published: August 25, 2019, 2:08 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Los Angeles: At least six fans were injured after lightning struck trees at the PGA Tour Championship on Saturday, forcing suspension third-round play at the season finale.A statement from the PGA Tour said four fans were injured after two lightning strikes hit trees near the 16th tee at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, showering debris over nearby fans. Paramedics treated the four spectators while two other injured fans also received treatment before being hospitalised.”Our latest report is that their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening,” the PGA Tour said in a statement.Dramatic slow-motion footage of the incident screened by NBC television showed a lightning bolt hitting a large tree near the fans before bursting into flames.The lightning strikes hit the course shortly after players had been removed for safety reasons as storms rolled into the area.Third round play will resume on Sunday at 8 am local time (1200 GMT).”The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance,” the PGA Tour said.When play was halted, Justin Thomas led the leaderboard on 12 under with only five holes of the third round completed.Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy was a shot off the pace on 11 under after going through the first five holes at one over par.Brooks Koepka was alongside McIlroy on 11 under after also finding the early going tough, recording bogeys on the first and third holes to be two over through five.
Nita Ambani told reporters, “Today, we commenced the very ambitious Reliance Youth Sports, which is a unified multi-sports programme for schools and college. It was digitally launched by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We are very excited and today there was good match between the two girls teams. “The Foundation is for girls and boys. We have spent a lot of time studying and identifying the gaps. It is going to be a multi-sports competition. We are starting with football this year. Next year, we plan to launch it in 8 more cities and introduce some more sports. So its a five-year plan programme that we are launching and today was the first match,” Ambani said. Asked how she feels being an IOC member, Ambani said, “I am very humbled and privileged to be elected as the IOC member. I want to take this opportunity to spread the spirit of Olympics, and to ensure that we have sports integrated in a holistic way for our youths in our nation.”Asked about the Prime Ministers decision to set up a Task Force for effective participation in the next three Olympic games, she said, “We need support of public and private organisations for supporting and creating an ecosystem of sports in our nation”. PTI NRB CM CM
Los Angeles, Nov 25 (PTI) Singer Liam Payne is working on new music with English rock band Ordinary Boys frontman Samuel Preston.The One Direction member has joined hands with Preston and producer Sylvester Sivertsen for his upcoming music.The trio hit the Wendy House recording studio in London on Thursday. Samuel and Sylvester shared on Instagram a photo of the them in the studio.Sporting a black bomber jacket, a tee and jeans, Liam smiled widely while standing at the center.”Music! with @sylvestermusic and @liampayne,” Samuel wrote alongside a trophy emoji.Sylvester, meanwhile, captioned it, “Big day in the studio today with @liampayne.”Back in October, Liam shared a snippet of a never-heard-before track. The 23-year-old singer also hit the studio with Pharrell Williams. PTI SHD SHD
Mumbai, Aug 10 (PTI) The inaugural edition of the Cue Slam, the Indian Cue Masters League, will change the sports perception in India, says ace cueist Saurav Kothari.Kolkata-based Kothari is part of the Gujarat Kings, which will compete in the league commencing from August 19 in Ahmedabad. It will be telecast live on Sony ESPN.”In our sport, there are lot of players who are at the threshold of breaking out in the big league, but they cant make it. These players will now get an access to playing with the top players of the country and some of the top players of the world. It is going to help change perception of the people (about the sport),” Kothari told PTI here.The league has five sides in it, with five players in each team. It is to be played on a round robin cum knock-out format. Each tie will consist of five matches with three 6 Red snooker and two 9 Ball pool matches per tie.Citing the example of Kabaddi, Kothari feels the moment any sport comes on television, its dynamics change.”The moment your sport comes on television, it just changes the whole dynamics. It is going to help a lot in changing the perception of people of snooker being a vibrant career option,” he said.According to him, the league was the need of the hour as all sports were coming into the “Indian Premier League bandwagon”.”When the sport evolves, we are all going to benefit. Our sport is at an established level. We are looking at good times for billiards and snookers,” added Kothari.advertisementGujarat Kings is owned by Padmanabh Sports Pvt Ltd.Ashish Shah, the chairman and managing director of Padmanabh Industries, expressed satisfaction over his team competing in the league. PTI NRB GK RYS
In the T20Is, India comprehensively outplayed the hosts to clinch the series 4-1. India looked out of sorts only in Hamilton but they bounced back in style in the last match and will aim to carry the momentum to the shortest format with some more promising players joining the squad.”We would be looking to win the series and carry the momentum back home for the Australia series,” Shikhar Dhawan told reporters on Tuesday.This T20I series will also be a good opportunity for youngsters like Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill to rise to the occasion and stake a claim for a World Cup spot.Veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni also returned to the T20I squad after a long hiatus. The Ranchi stumper last featured in a T20 match in July.In the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli who has been rested, Rohit Sharma will lead the squad and will be aiming to repeat the result of the T20I series.Apart from that, India’s batting seemed settled with the likes of opener Shikhar Dhawan, swashbuckling batsman Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav and Dhoni in the squad.In the bowling department, India will miss the services of pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who has also been rested.Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack which comprises of Mohammad Siraj, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed and all-rounder Hardik Pandya.What time does the 1st T20I between India vs New Zealand start?advertisementThe first T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 6, Wednesday at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.What TV channel and live stream is the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 1st T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at Westpac Stadium in Wellington from 12.00 PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 1st T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 1st T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 1st T20I between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.
As Australia get ready to take on England in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-final, spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it’s England’s World Cup to lose, adding that Australia will look to have fun as the side will enter the match as underdogs.”They (England) are full of world-class players. They have been the No. 1 team for a couple of years now. They should be going into this World Cup as favourites. It’s all on them. It’s their World Cup to lose if you ask me. We have got nothing to lose, only got stuff to gain,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Lyon, as saying.”That’s the exciting thing about it. We are going to go out there, we are going to compete, we are going to have fun, we are going to have a smile on our face, we are going to try and improve,” he added.Australia were defeated at the hands of South Africa by ten runs and as a result, the team finished at the second spot in the tournament standings with 14 points from nine matches.India defeated Sri Lanka on Saturday and as a result, the Men in Blue finished at the top spot and will face New Zealand in the semi-finals.England semi-final test of character for Australia: LyonLyon said that the semi-final match against England will be a true test of character for the team, adding that playing against the number one team will be a massive challenge.”Yes, it is going to be a test of character. We are playing against the world’s No. 1 team. They are favourites to win the World Cup. So it’s going to be a massive challenge. Playing against England in England in a semi-final doesn’t get much better,” Lyon said.advertisement”Every time you play against England, you want to compete hard against them and try and come out on the top. Obviously, their side is full of absolute superstars, and we are definitely going in as underdogs,” he added.In the match between Australia and South Africa, the latter won the toss and opted to bat first. Skipper Faf du Plessis scored a century to allow Proteas to post a challenging score of 325/6 in fifty overs.Australia’s opener David Warner played a knock of 122 runs, but he was not able to take his team over the line as Australia suffered a 10-run defeat.The Down Under team will take on England in the semi-final on July 11.Also Read | Doesn’t get bigger than England vs Australia semi-final, says Aaron FinchAlso See:
Transfers Wenger shocked by Dortmund criticism over Aubameyang affair Guy Atkinson 04:17 1/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Arsène Wenger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang A. Sánchez Arsenal v Crystal Palace Premier League Borussia Dortmund Manchester United Bundesliga The Arsenal manager is surprised to have been the subject of transfer jibes from Germany, with it his opinion that he has done nothing wrong Arsene Wenger has responded to Borussia Dortmund’s claims that Arsenal have bid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by stating he will only talk about players when a deal has been confirmed.Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke claimed the Gunners had made a €50 million offer for Aubameyang on the same day that Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United – with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going in the opposite direction – looks set to be finalised. Speaking after Arsenal’s 4-1 destruction of Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Wenger explained that the only reason he is able to talk about the Sanchez-Mkhitaryan deal is because it is close to being completed. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He said of Dortmund: “They are responsible for their own statements. I cannot stand up for what they say but if we sign somebody we’ll announce it. “I half announce today Sanchez and Mkhitaryan because that’s likely to happen but the rest, we are not close to anything.”Wenger had been warned by Dortmund earlier in the week to focus on his own side, but the Frenchman is adamant that he is unaware of what he has done to prompt their ire.He continued: “I don’t know what I said. I said, ‘Nothing happens and that I cannot comment on it’, so I am quite surprised that it looks to be a tactical reaction rather than anything else because I didn’t say anything.”I said I didn’t know anything about it.”When asked if Olivier Giroud would be moving to Dortmund as part of any deal for Aubameyang, Wenger said: “No, we are nowhere near anything with Dortmund.”
Wayne Rooney has urged Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho to snub overtures from Manchester United and continue to build his career in Germany.Sancho enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2018-19, contributing 13 goals and 19 assists in all competitions for the Bundesliga runners-up.Such form saw the former Manchester City teenager earn a first England call-up and interest from Old Trafford began to grow in the prodigious talent. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Reports suggest United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League saw them end their pursuit of Sancho this summer, though interest remains in the 19-year-old.But former Red Devils captain Rooney, who remains the club’s all-time record goalscorer, has warned Sancho of the dangers of returning to the Premier League, instead believing his development will be aided by remaining on the continent.”Dortmund is a great club with great fans, they trust their young players and you can see that in Sancho and the progress he has made in the last 12 months,” he told Bild.”Now Jadon has to ask himself whether he would get the playing time he gets in Dortmund when he moves to England, or would he just sit on the bench?”Playing time is so important for a young player like Jadon, so if he gets the most playing time in Dortmund, he should stay there.”With a move for Sancho off the table, United instead moved for Swansea City winger Daniel James to bolster their attacking ranks as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oversees his first summer transfer market as manager of the 20-time English champions.Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has followed James through the entrance doors at Old Trafford with reports suggesting Harry Maguire could follow if the club meet Leicester City’s asking price, though this figure seems to be rising every week.Sancho, meanwhile, will be hopeful of combining with Dortmund new boys Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt next season following their arrivals from Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.Lucien Favre has also added Germany international defenders Nico Schulz and Mats Hummels to his squad as he looks to again challenge Bayern Munch for supremacy in Germany.
Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee Here at The Manual, we’re big fans of STAG’s inaugural Austin store. So when we heard that the clothing and lifestyle brand has opened their second store in Venice, California, we were over the moon.The 3500-square foot space is aptly located on Abbot Kinney Bvld. “We think STAG will be right at home on Abbot Kinney,” explains co-founder Don Weir. “We’ve been visiting Venice for years and discovered long ago that Abbot Kinney has a unique, laid-back sensibility that we really identify with.” Among their selection of ‘provisions’ for the contemporary gent, you’ll find an eclectic yet carefully edited selection of casual apparel from brands including Alex Mill, Ralph Lauren RRL and Faherty Brand, accessories, grooming essentials, original artwork, homewares and one-off vintage furniture. There is also a small offering of locally crated goods including eyewear by Vuarnet and MOSCOT. Essentially, everything you want to blow your pay cheque on, under one roof.In the spirit of all-singing, all-dancing retail spaces, the open-plan store also houses a loft space for special events and collaborations.Ultimately, co-founders Steve Shuck and Don Weir have succeeded in creating a retail destination that guys will want to hang out in – they wholeheartedly encourage their customers to stop in and share a beer with them. We recommend stopping by next time you’re in town for a t-shirt or perhaps, for a drink and a chat. The Business of Delivering Booze to Your Door, According to Drizly’s Founders 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts 1. Stag 2. Stag 3. Stag 4. Stag 5. Stag How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style
zoom The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have agreed to federal mediation under the auspices of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliations Service, to help settle the ongoing contract dispute between the West Coast dockworkers and their employers.Back in December, PMA publicly asked for federal mediation in the eight-month-long contract dispute, with ILWU making no official request.However, according to Allison Beck, Acting Director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, FMCS received ”a joint request for assistance from the parties.””We are prepared and ready to render prompt assistance. Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh, a senior FMCS mediator with extensive collective bargaining experience in this industry, has been assigned to help the parties bring these important negotiations to a mutually acceptable resolution,” said Beck.The news of the involvement of a federal mediator comes days after PMA accused ILWU of withholding skilled work force from Southern California’s ports.
The commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption filed a case against former Transport Minister Kumar Welgama today.The former Minister has been accused of making an illegal payment of over Rs. 3 million to an official of the Transport Board when he was the Minister of Transport. (Colombo Gazette)
Hailing the new venture, Carol Bellamy, the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), stressed that good nutrition – both before and after birth – is essential to helping children’s bodies and brains develop properly. Despite some successes in this area, micronutrient deficiencies are still common in populations in developing countries, she told a joint press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, where a special session of the General Assembly on children is currently under way. Adding vitamins and minerals to staple foods like flour and milk has been a common practice in the industrialized world for decades. The new initiative “will bring the benefits that the industrialized world has had an opportunity to enjoy for some time much sooner to those who are not able to enjoy those at this point,” she added.The alliance was also welcomed by Zambian President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa and the President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, who took part in the launch event. President Mwanawasa said the initiative would make a positive contribution in his country. “Inadequate iodine in food consumed by Zambians in some parts of the country continues to have devastating effects on pregnant women and young children,” he said. According to GAIN partners, funds available for the first year will be between $20 and $25 million, with more than $70 million committed over five years, including $50 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “We see this initiative as extremely important on its own, and also the example of the kind of public-private kind of partnership that can bring together the skills and resources to address crying needs for the world’s children,” said Mr. Gates, the Foundation’s co-founder.Illustrating the impact of micronutrients, Mr. Gates pointed out that in the case of measles, if a child was getting sufficient Vitamin A, mortality was reduce by over 30 per cent. “There’s really a virtuous cycle that we all believe in getting going here and that is: as children are more healthy, they’re able to learn more… women choose to have fewer children, economic opportunities go up,” he said.Mr. Gates cited the success of iodized salt, which had helped young people across the developing world, but added that in the areas of iron, Vitamin A and folic acid, “we’re falling short for literally billions of children.” Addressing the issue of corporate participation, John Pepper, Chairman of the Board of Procter and Gamble, stressed the need for the private sector to support governments in the area of nutrition. “It’s a question of will, it’s a question of focus, and it’s a question of organization,” he said. “We have technologies that we know now can bring iron, iodine, Vitamin A and others at an extremely low cost into a variety of foods which people have every day.”
You don’t have to like basketball or be a fan of the NBA or even care about Derrick Rose. But if you have a heart and love a story of redemption, you almost have to root for the Chicago Bulls’ point guard.He is an athletic promise that has been denied total fulfillment in the most cruel fashion: injury. Three times.Other great talents have had their bodies fail them, but few cases have been as polarizing as Rose’s. For some reason, countless NBA fans have, instead of empathizing or even feeling sorry for Rose, have called him “soft” and selfish as he endured rigorous rehabilitations.Mind you, none of these “critics” had gone through playing in the NBA and overcoming a torn ACL, then suffering from a torn medial meniscus and then aggravating that injury and requiring a third surgery in three years. How was Rose “soft” for not coming back until he believed he was ready? How can someone judge how someone else’s body feels?In fact, Rose should have been credited for not rushing back, for taking control of his career and not succumbing to outside pressure. Instead, he was criticized by people who apparently do not understand the mental and physical toll major injuries take on a world-class athlete.All that, and there was Rose this weekend, stronger than ever, if not physically, certainly mentally. He played brilliantly and explosively in the Bulls’ Game 1 first-round playoff victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored 23 points and displayed the kind of dynamic speed, power and quickness that made him the league’s MVP just four years ago.When he left the game to a standing ovation at the United Center, it marked a triumphant end of an emotional return, a return his naysayers hardly believed would happen this year when he was felled about three months ago.“I only had, like, three goals,” Rose said of his first playoff game in three years, “and that was to have fun, have no expectations and to compete.”That’s another thing about Rose. Despite all the criticism, he remained centered and humble, always resisting the urge to fire back. That takes strength.“I’m grateful to be playing with my teammates,” Rose said. “They allow me to play the way I normally play. It’s an honor. I’m really fortunate because I think, anywhere else, it wouldn’t be the same.”Maybe Rose will never return to NBA MVP form. Here’s the thing: He doesn’t have to be that player again. He can be just what he was Sunday and still rank among the game’s best.“You’re talking about a guy now who’s sort of in the middle of his career,” Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He’s been through a lot. I think early on, you’re 22 years old, you’re the M.V.P. of the league, and there weren’t many bumps in the road. He’s hit a few bumps. He’s gotten through those.”That’s the other thing: Those who called Rose “soft” got it backward. He showed strength in coming back after the first injury. He empowered himself by creating a timetable that worked for him. People didn’t like that he said he wanted to be healthy enough to play with his kids when he quit basketball—a noble gesture from here. He showed enormous strength in coming back after the second injury, when he could have emotionally collapsed. And to suffer a third surgery a few months ago, only to return before the season’s end, and to play as he did in Game 1. . . strength.Of course, there are many who will stick to their original position on Rose. But they will be missing the fact that Rose is still here, still playing, still has his head up. For all he has gone through, that’s hardly soft.
On Friday night, the Miami Heat buried the Indiana Pacers under a barrage of 3-pointers, taking Game 6 by 25 points and advancing to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive season. The Heat were 11 of 26 from behind the 3-point arc (the third game in this series that their 3-point makes hit double-digits). Outside shooting is a central pillar of Miami’s offense, but the degree to which it used these shots to beat the Pacers was surprising.The Pacers had one of the stingiest defenses in the NBA during the regular season, and defending the 3-point line was one of their biggest strengths: the Pacers both discouraged 3-point attempts and held down their opponents’ 3-point accuracy. The Heat, meanwhile, were one of the most frequent and accurate 3-point shooting teams during the regular season.With a great defense matching up against a great offense, competing strengths dancing around a specific facet of the game, we would expect the results to fall somewhere in the middle.Not so much. In the Eastern Conference finals, the 3-point battle was won, emphatically, by the Heat’s offense.The Pacers didn’t limit the Heat’s 3-point attempts. The Heat took more. And those 3-point shots weren’t forced. They came within the framework of Miami’s offense; the Heat even pushed their accuracy past their own regular-season mark.The Heat’s 3-point shooting from the corners was particularly important. Other than a shot at the basket, no other location, on average, yields a higher expected value than a corner 3-pointer. Against the Pacers, the Heat took nearly twice as many of these shots as the Pacers’ defense allowed during the regular season.This 3-point bombardment came from just about everywhere. Six different Heat players made six or more 3-pointers in the series, and six different players made at least one corner 3-pointer. Six different Heat players assisted on a 3-pointer. In short, the load was shared in making and facilitating these shots.In their half-court offense, the Heat almost always have their eye on an open 3-point look. The Heat’s opponent in the NBA Finals is still to be determined. Both the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder present stout defenses. But the Thunder were roughly middle of the pack in the regular season in limiting 3-point attempts and makes. The Spurs, on the other hand, were among the league’s best — similar to the Pacers. Of course, the Heat have just shown they can get the shots they want against an elite defense keyed toward stopping them.Correction (May 31, 8:00 p.m.): A previous version of this post incorrectly counted the number of Heat players to make seven or more 3-pointers and at least one corner 3-pointer in the Eastern Conference finals.
← Previous Story THW Kiel sign Blaženko Lacković Next Story → Chema Rodriguez extends in Veszprem until 2017 It is now clear that Spanish left back Joan Canellas talks with RK Vardar Skopje. The 30 years-old Spaniard is in Skopje, where he watched the match of the Women’s EHF Champions League between ŽRK Vardar and Swedish Savehof. THW Kiel member spent time at “Jane Sandanski” hall together with RK Vardar Skopje director Davor Stojanovski.Rumours, obviously, were going into right direction. Everything happened only a day after THW Kiel announced signing of RK Vardar left back Blaženko Lacković.
Duncan Crozier-Shaw has been missing since Wednesday morning. Image: Crozier-Shaw family https://jrnl.ie/4805771 Image: Crozier-Shaw family Thu 10:27 AM 94,492 Views Share444 Tweet Email5 By Hayley Halpin 67-year-old Dublin man with dementia missing in Costa del Sol Duncan Crozier-Shaw was last seen in the El Corte Inglés Shopping complex in Costa Mijas. Duncan Crozier-Shaw has been missing since Wednesday morning. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 12 Comments Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 10:27 AM Short URL A 67-YEAR-OLD DUBLIN man has gone missing in Spain since yesterday morning. Duncan Crozier-Shaw, a 67-year old man from Rathgar who has dementia, had been on holiday with his wife in the Fuengirola area of the Costa del Sol.He has been missing from the El Corte Inglés Shopping complex in Costa Mijas, his family said, since 11.30am local time this Wednesday 10 September.He was wearing blue shorts, a pink polo shirt with green stripes, and sunglasses when last seen. He is 5ft 7in in height, of slight build, with sallow skin and greying dark hair.His family said that he is also an epileptic and has missed some doses of his medication, so could be disoriented or confused.If you have any information, please contact either the local police, the Irish embassy in Madrid (0034 914364093) or Madeleine Crozier-Shaw. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade told TheJournal.ie that it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.- with reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha
Some 36,000 disability allowances will be cut at the end of the month, following a national investigation into fraudulent claims, the government said. Deputy Health Minister Markos Bolaris said the government would save 111 million euros in false claims following a census of some 240,000 benefit recipients. “It’s come to our attention that people who were receiving benefits for blindness were actually continuing to drive. So, when you think about it: these people were going to an eye doctor for their disability exam and then another eye doctor for their driving licence.” Health Minister Andreas Loverdos announced this week that during the second phase of the census, when the beneficiaries are examined by the Centre for Certifying Disability, the savings are expected to reach the 230 million euro mark. The minister noted that 36,294 of the registered beneficiaries failed to present themselves for the census. More specifically, 203,998 beneficiaries presented themselves as opposed to 240,292 that received benefits. This meant that benefits spending would be reduced from 941,289,609 euros in 2011 to 830,650,500 euros in 2012, a saving of 110,639,109 euros. Loverdos gave examples, noting that of 125,368 registered recipients for benefits of severe disability in 2011, only 108,200 turned up for the census and the remaining 17,168 are assumed to have been receiving the benefit illegally. Similarly, nearly half of those receiving benefits for unprotected minors failed to participate in the census. Ministry officials said clusters of suspected fraud had been found, with blindness claims unusually high in Chios, Kavala, and Iraklio and other claims high in Halkida, Serres and Komotini. The census was carried out between February 1st and March 16th this year, in order to create a nationwide register of benefit recipients and a map of the frequency of disabilities by area, both to check the benefits given and to preclude cases of people drawing benefits in two different areas. Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram