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Warriors HQ Podcast: Did the Bucks expose the champ’s weaknesses?

first_imgOn this episode of the Warriors’ HQ Podcast, Dieter Kurtenbach and Logan Murdock sift through all the things that went wrong in Thursday night’s blowout loss to the Bucks at Oracle Arena.Could Milwaukee actually be the Warriors’ toughest competition in the league or was this game (that didn’t feature Draymond Green and saw Stephen Curry get injured) a one-off?Also, did Giannis Antetokounmpo claim MVP front-runner status with the win and Curry’s struggles?They also go over the start to the …last_img


Franklin Barreto makes A’s Japan roster, What about Opening Day?

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — Franklin Barreto’s locker inside the clubhouse at Hohokam Stadium sits right at the entrance. A hallway separates that locker from those that are filled by A’s stars like Matt Chapman, Matt Olson and Chad Pinder.It’s fitting for where Barreto currently stands at his career in relation to those three.Just a couple of years ago Barreto was not only ascending through the minor leagues alongside those three, but he was also considered the best prospect of the bunch. Barreto was …last_img


Tackling Aids, poverty – the Thanda way

first_img30 November 2011Five years ago, at the age of 22, Angela Larkan established non-profit organisation Thanda.org to fight the impact of HIV/Aids and poverty in rural communities. Today, her project supports over 300 children daily, and she is working to bring hope to thousands more through her model for community change.Last year, Larkan was named the winner of Brand South Africa’s inaugural Mzansi Soul Awards, which recognise people who express the spirit of ubuntu in contributing to a better country for all South Africans.Recognition of her work went international in September this year, when she was chosen to be featured in Levi’s “Go Forth” campaign, which rallies for positive change in the world by showcasing the work of “pioneering individuals from across the globe who are tackling the greatest challenges of our time”.The Thanda After-School projectThanda, which means “love” in isiZulu, is a non-profit organization under Orphans Against Aids which provides support for Aids orphans and other vulnerable children in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Larkan, who says she grew up in South Africa “not understanding why some people lived in luxury and some were sleeping on cardboard”, decided to tackle one of the country’s biggest challenges, and began researching HIV/Aids and its impact on poorer communities.This formed the basis for a unique, workable, sustainable model for supporting South Africa’s orphans and vulnerable children. The Thanda After-School project was created three years ago as a prototype of this model to help overburdened communities care for their orphan children.Thanda After-School makes use of existing resources to provide daily after-school support to vulnerable children, enabling them to stay in their community while acquiring the skills they need to break out of the cycle of poverty and HIV/Aids.Based on traditional community structure“Thanda is based on the traditional Zulu community structure, where family members and neighbours help children in need, no matter how thinly stretched resources are,” Larkan explainsCreated alongside the community members of Mtwalume on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Thanda provides after-school support for over 300 children from within existing buildings such as classrooms and sports fields.Thanda gives the children a meal and the skills to help them reach their full potential and become active members of their community. All the staff members are role models employed from within the community.Levi’s said of Larkan: “This inspiring young woman is defining a new approach to ending poverty and HIV/Aids in rural communities, and developing a new model of orphan care that could be implemented throughout Africa.”Says Larkan: “I would like to show people that although it’s scary to start something new or to go against what everyone else is doing with their lives, the rewards are invaluable, because when you help a crying child in need, support a grandmother who feels alone, or enable a teenager to have hope, we all feel that lost humanity once again.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


Give Your People Your Full, Undivided Attention – Episode 150

first_imgIf you want to change your realtionship with your people, then the advice on this short video will give you a simple, one-step recipe for doing so.last_img


NLEX eyes QF bonus

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Can Pacquiao wangle a rematch now? 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments NLEX is tied for the lead with idle Barangay Ginebra at 7-2 and Guiao had said that he thinks the magic number for a top four slot—and a twice-to-beat privilege—would be eight wins.“It will be tough. But who knows? We could get lucky again in one of our last two games,” he said.Aaron Fuller has proven to be exactly what the doctor has ordered to resuscitate NLEX. Then there’s Guiao’s genius of tweaking the local lineup to get the players he wants.“I think the players just jelled earlier than I anticipated,” Guiao said as Larry Fonacier, JR Quiñahan and Alex Mallari have come to fore and are immediately playing with impact for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Alex Mallari is among the newcomers who have taken the lead for NLEX’s turnaround this season. —Sherwin VardeleonANTIPOLO—Yeng Guiao hasn’t had this kind of a view for quite a while.The NLEX coach is looking down on almost everyone for the first time this PBA season, and the Road Warriors take the first of two shots to nail down a big quarterfinal advantage in the Governors’ Cup with a win over TNT KaTropa Wednesday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Weather permitting, tip off is at 7 p.m. and Guiao knows exactly what’s in store for his Road Warriors if they win.“That’s the good thing with our situation right now—we know what we need to do to get a top four slot,” Guiao said.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 Texters, meanwhile, will play for the first time in eight years with Ranidel de Ocampo no longer part of the squad after dealing the veteran forward to Meralco in a trade that also involved Phoenix.TNT got Justin Chua, who Meralco first shipped to the Fuel Masters. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more


We have plans for Sehwag: SA coach

first_imgSouth Africa coach Corrie van Zyl has said that his team has worked out special strategies to counter India opener Virender Sehwag during the three-match Test series.”Sehwag would realise very quickly that he is now in South Africa and not on the tame pitches of his homeland. I know he has been successful against us in the past, but that was mainly in India. Look at his record in South Africa,” van Zyl told the Afrikaans daily Beeld.”It is easier to bowl to him here than in India, where the bowlers are punished heavily for every small error,” Van Zyl said. Sehwag was recently described as the most destructive batsman in world cricket today by West Indian legend Vivian Richards and the Indian opener is currently toiling hard to get acclimatised with the conditions in South Africa.Team India coach Gary Kirsten said Sehwag was of immeasurable value to the team.”Even if he gets just 30 or 40, he does it so fast that he always places the opposition’s bowlers under pressure. He also makes it much easier for the other batsmen around him, by taking the pressure of them,” Kirsten said.Sehwag has hit five centuries against South Africa in 12 Tests, with his 319 off just 304 balls against the Proteas in Chennai in 2008 remaining his highest Test score.Corrie rued that the Super-Sport Park pitch at Centurion had slowed down but feels that there should be enough spice in the strip to bother the Indian top-order in the first Test starting December 16.advertisementThe Test venue on which the Proteas have had most success isn’t what it used to be but van Zyl is still hopeful that there would be some pace and bounce.”The wicket has had a lot of traffic – what with Champions Trophy and Champions League – and they struggle to get grass to grow on it. That’s why it’s slowed down,” van Zyl said.”They (the groundsmen) are confident they can prepare something with pace and bounce,” he added.- With PTI inputslast_img read more


10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on bench

first_imgReal Madrid coach Solari explains leaving Isco on benchby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari left Isco on the bench for victory over Rayo Vallecano.Real overcame Rayo 1-0 via a Karim Benzema strike, with Solari pleased about the win, which he discussed after explaining his benching of Isco.”My interest is in ensuring that all players are well, happy and committed and we all work for that,” he said.”I try not to make mistakes in the formation or the substitutions and I do that because it is part of my job.”With the way the match went, I brought Dani Ceballos in for Marco [Asensio] because he was tired then Fede [Valverde] for the midfield and Vini came in because he was the only forward on the bench who could replace Benzema.”We were dominant against Rayo and should have gone in at half-time with a more comfortable lead but when you don’t take your chances you will suffer.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


16 days agoLionel Messi: Why I plan to stay with Barcelona

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lionel Messi: Why I plan to stay with Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLionel Messi has hinted he’s willing to play out his career with Barcelona.Messi, speaking on RAC1, insists he and his family are happy and settled in the city.He explained: “My idea has always been to stay here, it has always been the case and it has not changed. “An extension? I think not, I do not have all the information about it, but for the moment there is nothing according to what my father tells me. Whenever there were negotiations, I always stayed away from the discussions because there were never any problems, everything was always clear. “Today, my idea and that of my family is to finish my career here. Especially because I’m settled in the club and I feel good within the club, after for family reasons, because we are happy in this city, and for my sons also not to change their friendships and break them, I lived it and it had hurt me a lot on a personal level.” last_img read more


Venechanos aims to take OSU womens lacrosse to new heights

Ohio State women’s lacrosse coach Alexis Venechanos and Samuel L. Jackson might have a little something in common. “She reminds me of ‘Coach Carter’ and that’s my favorite movie,” said Gabby Capuzzi, junior midfielder and team captain. Ken Carter is a tough-love high school basketball coach portrayed by Jackson in the 2005 film. Mental toughness is something Venechanos focuses on every week in practice, Capuzzi said. Each week there is a new “mental toughness challenge” during practice, and the player who wins the challenge wears a construction worker’s vest the following week during workouts. Venechanos, 30, is in the middle of her first season at the helm of OSU women’s lacrosse. She is just the second coach in the program’s history, which began in 1996. Former coach Sue Stimmel led the Buckeyes for 15 seasons and compiled a 122-111 at OSU. Stimmel resigned last May to pursue other professional opportunities.  This season has been about introducing philosophies and getting players dedicated to bringing the program back to prominence, Venechanos said. “We aim to empower our student athletes to be the best they can be,” she said. “We challenge them every day and look to improve.” Senior midfielder Maghan Beaudrault said Venechanos’ philosophy blends aspects of men’s and women’s lacrosse, particularly on offense. “It has been a breath of fresh air,” she said, “something new.” Before coming to OSU, Venechanos led the Massachusetts women’s team through four seasons, from 2007 to 2010, and was an assistant at Northwestern from 2004 to 2006. When Venechanos first took over at Massachusetts, the program had not qualified for the NCAA Tournament in more than 20 seasons. By her third season, in 2009, the Minutewomen returned to the postseason, and also appeared for a second consecutive time in 2010. The Buckeyes have not played in the NCAA Tournament since 2003. However, Venechanos said she envisions a similar turnaround at OSU like the one she conducted at Massachusetts. “We have a program full of strong people and a strong base,” she said. The team is 6-4, with a 0-1 record in the American Lacrosse Conference, which Venechanos considers the strongest conference in the nation. With five games remaining for OSU, four of which are against conference opponents, Venechanos said a return to the NCAA Tournament this year is still possible. A berth in the semifinals or championship during the ALC Tournament should garner consideration for an at-large NCAA berth, she said. In any event, both Capuzzi and Beaudrault are both excited about the future of the program under Venechanos. “She is tough and pushes us to reach high potential,” Capuzzi said. “The future is bright for the program.” Beaudrault said she is happy to have been a part of the beginning of the process and that she will be proud to look back at the program in a couple of years. “I’m confident the program will be taken to levels we never thought of before,” she said. The OSU women’s lacrosse team continues ALC play against Vanderbilt on at noon Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more


In 2nd straight shutout Ohio State baseball takes down Marshall 50

Fueled by some early hitting and a strong performance from freshman right-hander Jake Post, the Ohio State baseball team defeated Marshall, 5-0, on Wednesday. “All (the offense) need to do is support this pitching staff and crunch out a few runs,” said OSU head coach Greg Beals. “You give that group of pitchers a four-run lead right off the bat, it’s going to be a tough ball game.” The Buckeyes wasted no time to take the lead, scoring four runs in the first inning. Redshirt senior center fielder Joe Ciamacco started the top of the first by singling to center field. After he stole second, redshirt senior infielder Ryan Cypret followed with a base hit to right center, scoring Ciamacco. After senior infielder Kirby Pellant was retired on a pop up, sophomore right fielder Pat Porter reached on an error when Marshall sophomore shortstop Sergio Leon slipped trying to field a groundball. In the next at bat, freshman infielder Jacob Bosiokovic scorched a double to deep left center to score the runners and put OSU up, 3-0. Marshall redshirt sophomore pitcher Kyle Kessler was then replaced by senior right-hander Matt Hummel. A wild pitch by Hummel allowed Bosiokovic to cross the plate for the Buckeyes’ fourth run of the inning. The Buckeyes threatened again in the bottom half of the second by putting three runners on base, but they were unable to get them home. A lightning delay in the middle of the third halted action for 40 minutes before play was resumed at 8:05 p.m. The delay did not seem to slow the OSU offense down, however, as they were able to tack on another run in the bottom of the fourth. Leading off, freshman infielder Troy Kuhn narrowly beat out a groundball that deflected off of Marshall senior first baseman Nathan Gomez’s glove for a single. A stolen base advanced Kuhn to second before redshirt senior first baseman Brad Hallberg was able to knock him in with a base hit up the middle. Ciamacco said that the offense is starting to realize what it does best. “Our coaches always talk about our identity as a team, and I mean, for a lot of us, we’re a whole bunch of speed guys,” Ciamacco said. “We just need to put the ball in play and let our wheels do the talking for us.” Post (2-0), tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four batters. Despite a solid outing, the right-hander thought he had more gas left in the tank. “I felt like I could have went longer,” Post said. “Either way the coaches were just concerned with the gap, you know sit down for a while and pick it up. They just wanted me to take it easy.” In relief, the quartet of sophomore Ryan Riga, redshirt senior David Fathalikhani, redshirt junior Tyler Giannonatti and sophomore Trace Dempsey sustained the shutout for the Buckeyes. With the win, OSU improves to 21-10 on the season while Marshall, which used eight pitchers in the game, dropped to 13-19. The Buckeyes are set to travel to Lincoln, Neb., over the weekend for a three-game series against the Cornhuskers. The first game is scheduled to begin at 5:05 p.m. on Friday. read more

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