Why Warriors argue Stephen Curry is “underrated”

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!PHILADELPHIA – The Warriors’ star has shattered countless scoring records. He can score from seemingly any distance. He has guided the Warriors to three NBA championships in the past four years.Yes, Stephen Curry’s credentials are well chronicled. Therefore, it is not surprising to hear teammate Andre Iguodala argue that Curry is “the second best point guard …last_img

PE stadium still in the game

first_imgPort Elizabeth stadium is still in the running to host Confederation Cup matches in 2009. (Image: Fifa)Tamara O’ReillyFollowing inspection tours of the five stadiums that are being prepared for the 2010 World Cup by Fifa and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), it was announced that all stadiums being used for the main event will also be considered for the Confederations Cup in 2009.This was particularly good news for the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth as concerns over its readiness to host Confederations Cup matches were raised during an inspection in November 2007, and in March this year the board of directors kept a watchful eye on Port Elizabeth. The R1.2 billion stadium with a 48 000 seating capacity is the only one being built from scratch and has been given until March 2009 to complete construction while the deadline for the other stadiums is December 2008.Speaking at a briefing following a marathon two-day board meeting, Irvin Khoza, chairman of the LOC, said the decision to retain Port Elizabeth as one of the host cities for the Confederations Cup was buoyed by the acceleration of construction since concerns were first raised.“At this stage all five stadiums are still in. We are placing tight monitoring on all of them and if by any chance any of them fails to comply with the agreed deadlines, they will be removed from the Fifa Confederations Cup schedule,” says Khoza. “Port Elizabeth is a new stadium and that’s why we have been patient with them. Recently they accelerated the process, which gives us comfort. That the Fifa Confederations Cup is a success is a matter of national pride.”To ensure that stadiums are delivered according to Fifa technical requirements and timelines, the progress of all five stadiums will be closely monitored by the LOC Technical Team. The department of Sport and Recreation and the Department of Public Works will also join in the monitoring.The 2009 Confederations Cup, or the Cup of Champions as it is commonly known, will take place in South Africa from 14 to 18 June. It is contested by the winners of each of the six Fifa confederation championships including the 2006 world champions Italy as well as winners of Fifa’s European and Asian tournaments.It is imperative that the deadlines given to the stadiums are met as tickets can only be sold once seat locations are known. The match draws will take place in November and tickets will go on sale soon afterwards.LinksMandela Metro SA 2010last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — March 20, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180320_RyanMartinSome slight changes to the outlook this morning, as moisture seems to be bent on drifting a bit farther north. We still do not see anything working north of I-70 this morning, but we have to allow for a better spread of moisture from I-70 southward. Rain this morning will try to end as snow early this afternoon, particularly from central Ohio east toward the PA line. NW Ohio sees nothing today, and most of north central Ohio is devoid of precipitation as well. However, northeast Ohio can pick up some light snow later this afternoon.Cold air stays over the state behind this system for tomorrow through early Friday morning. Wrap around cloud cover and moisture will be in overnight tonight through tomorrow and likely brings accumulating snow to a large part of the state. Accumulations of a coating to 3 or 4” are likely with 80% coverage through tomorrow. The map above is one model depiction of snow…and it is likely over done on the 5-6-7 and 8 inch snow totals…but it does show a good geographical coverage of snow here. This map also puts the snow way too far to the west too…but you get the idea: from tonight through tomorrow, it is not going to act like spring at all anywhere in Ohio. Snow ends tomorrow night as the nor’easter for the east coast moves north and away. It stays cold through Thursday, and temps moderate some by Friday as south winds arrive ahead of the next front.That system moves in for Saturday midday through Sunday morning. Latest models are shifting the heavier precipitation farther south out of this event. Right now we will keep rain totals of .25”-5” the southern half of the state, but are ready to give the northern half a pass for the time being. In the south, we have to be prepared to see the precipitation end as wet snow again, with minor accumulations.Dry for Monday of next week, but we have another system coming in for overnight Monday night through Tuesday. This event can bring .25”-.75” precipitation to 70% of the state, with the heaviest action seen over central and southwest Ohio. The map above shows a snapshot of early Monday morning. Then we take a minor break with dry weather Tuesday night and Wednesday, followed by another batch of scattered showers for Thursday, adding another .25” over 60% of the state.Moderate to heavy rains arrive for Easter weekend on the 31st and 1st. We are raising rain totals to .5”- 2” over 100% of the state. This will be a very moisture laden system. But then we go dry for the 2nd through the 5th for the remainder of the extended forecast window.The rest of the extended window has a system for Easter weekend on the 31st and 1st, bringing .25”-75” rain potential to about 70% of the state. However, temps look to stay normal to slightly above normal for the entire extended period.last_img read more

Zynga’s Hemorrhage Continues: 18% Of Staff Laid Off

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#games#now#social networking#zynga readwritecenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Zynga, the social gaming company that rode the Facebook wave on its way up, is finding the way down brutal. The company is laying off 18% of its staff – 520 employees, to be precise – in yet another move to slow its rapid decline. The company is also closing its New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas offices as part of an effort to save $80 million. AllThingsD first reported the story. (See also: Can Zynga Bounce Back With Online Gambling?)Zynga’s recent efforts to stem its bleeding have included a management shake-up in April and some changes to its board of directors. Now it’s time to see if drastic cost-cutting and a reorientation toward mobile can save the once high-flying purveyor of Farmville and related social games. Related Posts last_img read more

Zion’s freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

first_imgWilliamson is day to day with a mild right knee sprain and is progressing as expected, team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Thursday night.By Thursday morning, Nike, which manufactured the shoes Williamson was wearing, also was feeling the impact of the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe company’s stock closed down 89 cents at $83.95 on Thursday as the sportswear manufacturer became the target of ridicule on social media. A spokesman said Nike has begun an investigation into what it called an “isolated” event.“Shoes have failed before, but not as visibly,” said Matt Powell, a senior industry adviser for sports for the NPD Group, a market research firm. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Playing before a crowd littered with celebrities — from Spike Lee to former President Barack Obama — Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of the game as his Nike PG 2.5, from Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George’s signature sneaker line, tore apart. Williamson wears that model frequently during games and hadn’t had any obvious problems.The 280-pound Williamson is one of the most powerful players in the game, and he tried to plant with his left foot as his right foot was slipping. The blue rubber sole ripped loose from the white shoe and Williamson’s foot came all the way through the large gap. He ended up in an awkward-almost-split, clutching the back of his right knee . He walked to the bench and a few minutes later headed to the locker room, leaving the wrecked shoe under his chair.George said Thursday that he has talked with Nike to see what went wrong and what happened to the shoe.“It hasn’t happened to me as long as I’ve been in this shoe,” George said. “We’ve made three generations, going on four now of my shoe, of being successful. So I didn’t necessarily feel any way about that part — the negative part of it. My only concern was for Zion, honestly.”Since Duke is a Nike-sponsored school, Williamson has his choice of that company’s footwear.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES NBA, union forward talks on ending ‘one-and-done’ Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Duke’s Zion Williamson sits on the floor following a injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina, in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, North Carolina—Soon after Zion Williamson’s shoe ripped apart, Nike’s stock price took a hit.The freak injury during one of the college basketball season’s marquee games immediately sparked debates about everything from the shoe manufacturer to insurance issues and whether the likely NBA lottery pick should risk his professional future by continuing to play for the top-ranked-for-now Blue Devils.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes 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 “I’ve seen guys bust through shoes but not sprain their knee,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He’s gone down a couple times where he’s slipped and saved the ball. That’s what I thought happened. He goes so fast that maybe if there’s something slippery, that happened.”The injury also set off a fresh round of debate about whether Williamson — the possible No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, should he leave Duke after his freshman season — would be wise to end his college season in an attempt to avoid an injury that could jeopardize his pro career. NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen made the case for it a month ago, saying on ESPN that “I would shut it down.”Asked to respond on Feb. 5 to those comments, Williamson turned to his locker room sidekick, walk-on Mike Buckmire, and asked, “Buck, would you hate me if I shut down the season?“I couldn’t do that to my teammates,” Williamson continued. “Again, thank you for, like, seeing the confidence in me and the type of player I can become. But I love college too much to stop playing. I wouldn’t give this up.”Now that he’s actually hurt, it’s unknown if his feelings have changed.It’s also unclear, if he decides to continue his college career, whether Williamson has an insurance policy to protect him in case of injury like many other elite college athletes have purchased.DeGeorge on Thursday could not confirm a report by Action Network that Williamson had an $8 million loss of value policy written by Winston-Salem-based International Specialty Insurance that would pay out if he slipped past the 16th pick in this June’s draft. Officials at ISI did not return telephone and email messages Thursday.Loss of value polices are not offered by the NCAA, but the governing body does offer disability insurance.Spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the NCAA allows schools to purchase loss of value policies on a player’s behalf. She added that the NCAA also facilitates a disability insurance program for players in five sports, including men’s basketball, in which athletes can purchase policies with preapproved financing to protect against future loss of earnings due to injuries suffered in college. Duke spokesman Jon Jackson said the university does provide the resource for athletes to purchase policies in limited cases but declined to comment on specific instances.There are no NCAA restrictions on how much insurance a player can purchase, or if the player wants both types of policies, Osburn said. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town A few years ago, former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore took out a disability insurance policy.He purchased a $1.8 million insurance policy through the NCAA program. Lattimore had a clause in his policy that it would pay out if he did not play four NFL games. Lattimore never played in an NFL game but only received about $270,000 from the policy, in part because he did get a signing bonus when he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round.He purchased the policy prior to his sophomore season in 2011 then renewed it the following year. That season he dislocated his knee in a game suffered several torn ligaments when he was tackled. Lattimore currently works as the director of football player development at his alma mater.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Coach still hoping last-place Adamson makes Final Four

first_imgThe Lady Falcons fizzled out against Far Eastern University in five sets, 30-32, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13, Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo but Getigan believes they can rack up enough wins for a spot in the Final Four.“We’re still looking forward to the Final Four and I always tell the players to remain positive,” said Getigan in Filipino. “I was actually happy because we were able to get the first set because we usually lose that one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe past three games saw the Lady Falcons drop the first set except for their game against University of the Philippines wherein they started strong but eventually lost in four sets, 25-27, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21.Getigan said he has to be the motivator his team needs and not be the one who will start any negativity since the Lady Falcons have to win their remaining six games to at least give themselves a  shot at the No. 4 spot. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Amid injuries, captain Jerrili Malabanan keeps FEU together in win over Adamson Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Onyok Getigan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Adamson University sits at the bottom of the standings in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament but that fact doesn’t dampen the hopes head coach Onyok Getigan.Getigan, who replaced Air Padda earlier in the season, is still hopeful that his team can still crack the top four of the standings despite its lowly 1-7 record.ADVERTISEMENT A 7-7 record could give the Lady Falcons the fourth seed but it will take more than their own effort with the University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle, University of the Philippines, and FEU all squeezed in at the No. 2 with identical 5-3 records.“The players’ confidence will come from me, I can’t say anything negative about us right now,“ said Getigan. “ We just have to move forward, practice better, and just be hard workers on the floor. It just so happened that FEU worked harder than us earlier.”Getigan admitted that his team was not in the best of moods after the loss to the Lady Tamaraws but he told his players to move on from the defeat and keep marching forward.“They were really down on themselves at first but I told them that the game was over so we shouldn’t look back at it,” said Getigan. “We have to move forward and learn from our mistakes and not on the loss.”ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View commentslast_img read more