NBA: Jason Kidd brushes off comparisons to Lonzo Ball: ‘It’s a stretch’

first_imgView comments Although the pair posted eerily similar statistics in their first 12 games as a pro, Kidd downplayed any comparison between him and the young upstart from UCLA.“It’s still early in his career, and it’s a stretch,” the floor general turned bench boss said in an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“He has to understand what it means to play hard and what it means to win, and how to win at the highest level. It takes time, and hopefully in three years maybe there is a better comparison, but right now it is a stretch and he has a ways to go.”Much like Ball, Kidd was also drafted second overall in 1994 and was an inconsistent scorer in his early years. If Ball truly shares the same mold as Kidd, he’ll certainly have his work cut out for him, as his predecessor went on to make 10 All-Star appearances, nine All-Defensive teams, and six All-NBA rosters, culminated by a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues ‘just in my head’Coach Luke Walton: It ‘would be silly’ to tinker with Lonzo Ball’s shooting styleADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Batang Pinoy gets going Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd checks the scoreboard during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Chicago Bulls, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Chicago.  APIn his first 12 games in the NBA, highly touted Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is viewed as a tall, pass-first point guard who struggles to put the ball in the hoop.The same could be said for first ballot Hall of Famer and now Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, when he first entered the league in 1994.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mbala, Ravena lead Mythical Team

first_imgLATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Paul Lee confident he will be back before new season starts Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Mbala ran away with the award after amassing 96.58 total statistical points (SPs) after averaging 26.0 points, 13.08 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals.Joining Mbala in the Mythical Team are Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena (66.50 SPs), NU guard J-Jay Alejandro (63.86 SPs), UE scorer Alvin Pasaol (63.43 SPs), and La Salle high-flyer Ricci Rivero (56.29 SPs).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneUniversity of the Philippines’ Juan Gomez de Liaño has also been cited as this season’s Rookie of the Year after netting 11.61 points, 6.15 rebounds, 2.54 assists, and 1.0 steal in his first year in Diliman.In the women’s division, NU bruiser Jack Animam has also been tabbed as the Season MVP after collecting 77.29 SPs. Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena dunks against University of Santo Tomas in the second round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBen Mbala has officially been named UAAP Season 80 MVP.The Cameroonian big man led defending champion La Salle to a return trip to the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Completing the women’s Mythical Team are UE’s Love Joy Sto. Domingo (75.64 SPs), NU teammates Rhena Itesi (71.14 SPs) and Ria Nabalan (69.00 SPs), and University of Santo Tomas’ Sai Larosa (61.00 SPs).Marian Justine Domingo of UP has also been named as the Rookie of the Year.The awarding ceremonies will be held before Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 Finals on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Mourinho’s warning underlines extent of Man United’s fall

first_img3 ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ “To go to Juventus level? Barcelona level? Real Madrid level? How can we reach that level?” Mourinho asked reporters, adding: “Man City level? How can we reach that level?”A reply came. “Investment?”“Yes,” Mourinho said.Yet he had just put out a team containing a center forward costing $97 million (Romelu Lukaku), a center midfielder costing a then world-record fee of $116 million and signed from Juventus (Paul Pogba), while an offseason signing for about $70 million (Fred) was on the bench, failing to make it on as a substitute.Mourinho has spent more than $500 million on players since joining United in 2016. Either the money hasn’t been spent well or Mourinho isn’t getting enough out of them.Lukaku, for example, has gone eight games without a goal and looks short of confidence playing for United.“No criticism at all, and a complete understanding that the player is a fantastic professional that wants to give everything for the team,” Mourinho said. “But I have to agree his moment is not sweet, not just with the goals he is not scoring but in his confidence, movement, touch. He is not linking the game well with the team.“But he’s our striker and a good striker and a striker we believe in.”Mourinho finished the game by responding to the goading of Juventus’ fans by holding up three fingers toward them, denoting the Champions League-Serie A-Italian Cup treble he won with Inter Milan — Juve’s rival — in the 2009-10 season.Just three days earlier, he was sticking three fingers up at Chelsea fans who were hurling abuse at him at Stamford Bridge, a reminder of the three Premier League titles he won at the London club over two spells. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Yet Mourinho wasn’t finished there. In lavishing high praise on Juventus and the Italian’s club re-emergence as one of Europe’s top clubs, he also appeared to be sending a thinly veiled message to United’s board.“A bit far,” Mourinho said, when asked how far United was behind Juventus. “Juventus is (Italian) champion for seven years in a row, two Champions League finals in the last four or five years and not happy with what they have. They want more, they want more.“They had (Gonzalo) Higuain, (Mario) Mandzukic, (Paulo) Dybala, they want more. They want Ronaldo. They had (Andrea) Barzagli, (Giorgio) Chiellini, (Daniele) Rugani, they are not happy, they want more, they want (Leonardo) Bonucci. And they go for the best players in the world. A big, big club with a big past, but with also a big desire to have a big future.”Just like the United of yesteryear.Mourinho said his team, essentially, was no longer in the same league as Europe’s powerhouses.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Mourinho continues to hark back to his trophy-laden past.It’s the future he and United have to worry about.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next So, the manner of United’s 1-0 loss to Juventus in the Champions League — and the nature of Jose Mourinho’s comments after Tuesday’s match — were stark reminders of just how far the team has fallen.“Since the draw,” Mourinho said, “we knew it would be a fight with the Valencia for the second position.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThey were remarkable remarks from the manager of a club as huge as United, and it felt like Mourinho’s team took that inferiority complex into the game against Juventus.United’s players looked in awe of their opponents — left back Luke Shaw acknowledged as much, saying his team gave Juventus “too much respect” — and had only 28 percent of the possession in the first half. United had only two shots on target in the whole match. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ManU coach Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during the Champions League group H soccer match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)MANCHESTER, England — The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford revived memories of much better times at Manchester United, when England’s biggest club had a slew of the world’s best players and no trophy felt beyond them.It was only a decade ago, after all, that United was winning the Champions League and three straight Premier League titles. Ronaldo was the poster boy of the generation that included Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Communities Remain Below the Ladder in W/A Oil Palm Industry

first_imgDelegates at the regional dialogue organized by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) that brought together representatives of advocacy groups from Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Cameroon.…SDI dialogue conference unveilsAs the oil palm industry becomes attractive to West Africa because of its humid climate, and fertile soil, inhabitants of communities wherein the investment goes on remain in tears as their land is grabbed randomly thus leaving them with limited accessibility to their own land.At a recently held regional dialogue organized by the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) that brought together representatives of advocacy groups from Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Cameroon, it was unveiled that in most of the agreements leading to getting land for oil palm plantations, community members are left unaware. Instead, they are startled by the movement of bulldozers clearing their land, and this has resulted to conflicts between investors and the communities.It can be recalled that when oil palm investment began in Liberia during the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, there were instances of conflict plantations operated by Sime Darby in Grand Cape Mount and Bomi counties, and Golden Veroleum in Sinoe and Grand Kru counties.Community dwellers, who rely on the land for farming and other sacred activities complain that companies were clearing their land indiscriminately without respect for protected forest and sacred destinations.The regional dialogue held from November 27 to 28, 2019, aimed to assess the impact of the project launched on January 15 this year with the aim to Improving Communication and Understanding of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Standard, and mechanisms and their application in Liberia and at the regional level.”In continuation, the project seeks to create platforms at the national level to train rights-based NGOs, and communities affected by oil palm plantations on how to effectively use the RSPO standards and mechanisms, and how to effectively and efficiently engage with the RSPO so that their concerns and needs are fully taken in.”Mr. Lavala addresses the opening of the SDI regional dialogue.Lavala further said the oil palm industry in Liberia is very strategic, because it creates employment, changes the lifestyle of farming activities, and promotes urban migration as many people because of opportunities have for years seen Monrovia as the only place of opportunity for seeking job.“But considering all of that, we realize that we have signed a lot of agreements, not too sure of how to work with our communities; and not too sure we have a quarrel next door that we have to be extremely careful with,” he added.Dr. Chris Kidd, an expert from the United Kingdom (UK), who shared his view on the oil palm industry in West Africa, noted: “There is a huge demand for investment in oil palm in West Africa, because the region has a large area of land, which attracts that. Also, Indonesia and others have gone out of land where the industry is huge.”Dr. Kidd said the RSPO was meant to bridge the gap between the communities and the companies, but oil palm companies that are not a part cannot live by its mandate and rules, and therefore it cannot resolve conflicts arising between such companies and the communities.He said without the RSPO, it will be expedient if a national government devises a policy that will bring cohesion between companies and communities in order to prevent and avoid conflict.Ubrei-Joe M. Mariere, Project Officer for the Nigerian based Democracy Outreach Program, and he Environmental Rights Action Friends of the Earth, described the RSPO as “Satanic,” arguing that it is there for the oil palm companies, and not community sensitive as companies continue to grab land from community members without remorse.Chairman of the Multi-Stakeholders Platform for Bomi County, Abraham B. Combay, said unlike the past when communities were not involved with the operations of investors in the oil palm industry, the coming of the RSPO has brought some improvements by enhancing the involvements of communities.Director for Partners Initiative for Conflict Transformation in Sierra Leone, Maxwell V. Kemokai, says the problem with the Sierra Leonean oil palm industry puts local community members under the ladder as the government of the past only dealt with the investors, and the local paramount chiefs, who do not account for the transaction to the local communities.For Nornor Bee of the This is my Backyard (TIMBY) project of SDI, said her work to liaise with communities in using an app developed to send information about human rights abuses, and other gross violations by companies has been working well.At the end of the dialogue, the delegates came out with a declaration outlining some challenges, and ways to address them.According to the declaration, some countries in the region are initiating reforms to increase financial flow through investment to address poor governance, and management of natural resources, including land and forests.  The group observed also that despite the reforms, land acquisition by oil palm companies is often characterized by lack of respect for the rights of local communities.The delegates in their declaration notes with emphasis that community rights should be at the center of natural resource governance and management, especially those related to land lease agreements.It further called for expansion of a large scale mono-culture; ensure that oil palm companies respect the collective rights of customary land owners and users and operate in a way that enables communities to secure benefits from their resource; ensure access to information through robust monitoring and reporting of oil palm companies’ compliance to national laws, and international standards as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, and ensure that women and other marginalized people have their rights respected, including access and equal participation in natural resource management with specific focus on land.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Waste site riles up residents

first_img“Most people even don’t know their permit is up for renewal,” she said. “I’m asking that the council deny approval of the permit.” The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has scheduled an informational meeting for 5 p.m. March 8, to be followed by a public hearing on the permit at 6:30 p.m. Both will be held at El Rancho High School, 6501 Passons Blvd. Officials also will take written comments. Robert Kou, an operations enforcement supervisor with the Department of Toxic Substances Control, which has overseen the site for the past 10 years, said officials from his agency inspected the site in 1998 and again in 2000 and found no violations. “We have not seen any complaints or claims within the last nine years,” he said. “We do have another inspection scheduled this year.” Gas Co. spokesman Peter Hidalgo said residents and businesses have no reason to be concerned. “We continue to be ultra-sensitive to residents and neighbors,” he said. “We have a track record as a responsible corporate citizen.” The Gas Co. uses the facility to store and ship materials such as small tools, pipes, paint and gas meters that are used at other Gas Co. facilities throughout Southern California, Hidalgo said. He said the materials kept there are “low-level hazards.” “We’re not dealing with jet fuels or anything like that,” Hidalgo added. “We have had very positive and very transparent operations in Pico Rivera. There’s nothing for us to hide and that’s how it has been for decades.” Still, Salazar is worried about what might go wrong. And she has received the support of Community for Truth in Politics, or C-TIP, a local activist group. “We’re going to do anything we can to make the issue an issue of common knowledge,” said Raul Murga, C-TIP’s executive director. “Our group was created to raise awareness of all issues concerning residents, voters, students and seniors. And any issues that affect residents, we will support.” Sandy Friedman, spokeswoman for the Department of Toxic Substances Control, said her agency regularly conducts public comment periods on pending permits and also holds public hearings as a matter of policy. “The comment period allows the public to say, `This will disturb me in this way.’ Our goal is to find out anything that they are concerned about,” she said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – For Henrietta Salazar, a hazardous-waste storage facility next to railroad tracks in her Pico Rivera neighborhood is a potentially deadly combination. “You’re storing gallons of this stuff, and if we ever had a derailment, none of us would make it out of here,” she said. Salazar and a local residents’ activist group are trying to drum up public attention now that the storage facility at 1801 Rosemead Blvd., which is owned and maintained by the Southern California Gas Co., is facing a permit renewal process. Specifically, she and others are trying to spread the word about an upcoming public hearing on the permit. last_img


first_imgBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE: First two points on the board in Division One for Donegal and a good night all round at MacCumhaill Park.As with last week, it took Donegal quite a while to get into their stride and get up to the pace of the game. A lot was made of the team’s second half performances in last year’s All-Ireland march – that was primarily due to the reserves of fitness that the players had in their collective tanks – at present though its more to do with the tank running a little low. The side found enough in the second half though to put this game to bed as the Down challenge fell away just as it did in last year’s Ulster Final.The first half was a scrappy affair with the Mournemen employing a running game but didn’t make too much headway. They simply don’t have the physicality to burst through the Donegal rearguard although they did manage to win a few frees and with Donal O’Hare in good form from the boot they went in three points to the good. The hosts’ handling throughout the game was a particularly impressive facet of the game; time and again players caught balls over their head or even one-handed and unlike the Irish at the Aviva today, the ball stuck. Its another insight into the training that Jim and Rory put this team through – its not all running and strength work. Clubs across Donegal and indeed all over the country are trying to emulate the McGuinness template with players enduring arduous long runs, numerous ascents of sand dunes and countless hours in the gym. It cannot be overlooked though that this Donegal team possesses superb footballers with extremely high skill levels – that, as much as the conditioning of the squad, is the reason why we are All-Ireland Champions.Donegal weren’t at the races but whatever was said at half time had the desired effect. They immediately reeled the visitors in and took control of the game. They would keep Down scoreless until the latter stages of the game, while ten white flags were raised at the other end.A quiet and subdued crowd in Ballybofey were awoken from their slumber with the news that Neil Gallagher was going to join the action for the second half. He had a huge impact on the game and gives such an important physical presence around the middle third as well providing his ability to win primary possession. Gallagher replaced Martin McElhinney who again failed to stamp his authority on the game at midfield; the hard work required in the engine room doesn’t allow him to show his full skillset. The St Michaels man is better suited to a deep lying half forward role where he can use his driving power and penetration to trouble defences. Indeed in last year’s league encounter with Down he did just that early on and gave Donegal some impetus at Pairc Esler.That night last year in Newry, we were without our twin towers strike force of Colm McFadden and Michael Murphy but last night they were both in the side, the latter shaking off the hamstring injury he picked up last week. McFadden still looks a bit off the pace and the three week break will help him regain some of his sharpness. No such worries with the country’s form player Murphy however, his six-point haul last night brought his total for the week to twenty-four for county and college. God help the UCD defence who have to face him in the Sigerson quarter-final this Thursday. Those six-points were key to Donegal registering their first points of the campaign and just as vital was the contribution of Mark McHugh. The Kilcar man is such a vital cog for this team, his paws are on so many of our scores and there isn’t a blade of grass on a pitch that he doesn’t cover at some stage during a match.So much of Donegal’s approach centres on players using their physique to carry the ball into a tackle and then off loading, thus creating space for the receiver. So often that receiver is McHugh – he is the main outlet anytime one of his team-mates go on a foray into traffic.Neil McGee picked up the Setanta man of the match award and while he did have a fine game, its quite possible that it was a case of mistaken identity. The older brother Eamonn gave a commanding display from start to finish and often it was him and not Neil who came marauding out of defence to instigate another Donegal attack.Its hard to know where this Down side goes from here, two defeats and they are propping up the table with Kerry and Cork in Division One. Not bad company to be keeping but James McCartan’s men face a huge task in trying to retain their status in the top flight. They’ve always produced classy footballers and still have plenty of them in their ranks but getting a coherent plan together is crucial in the modern game and they have yet to find the right blueprint.The teams are on the same side of the draw in this year’s chase for Anglo Celt honours so they may meet again. Tyrone will of course have a lot to say about that on May 26th and next up in the league is the dress-rehearsal for that crunch encounter. How seriously either team will treat that remains to be seen, neither manager will want to give too much away but as always with McGuinness and Harte it will be fascinating battle. Roll on Healy Park. CATHAL MacSUIBNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: A GOOD NIGHT AT MacCUMHAILL PARK was last modified: February 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)Tags:Allianz NationaCATHAL MacSUIBNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: A GOOD NIGHT AT MacCUMHAILL PARKDonegal GAAdown gaalast_img read more

Breaking News: Major rescue operation as car overturns and enters water

first_imgA major rescue operation is underway after a car overturned and slipped into waters near Lifford.The single vehicle accident happened just after 7pm between Porthall and St Johnston.It is understood there was more than one person in the car. The local emergency services backed up by the Rescue 118 helicopter have rushed to the scene.We will bring you more on this story as it happens.Breaking News: Major rescue operation as car overturns and enters water was last modified: July 16th, 2017 by StephenShare 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

‘He’s Championship class!’ – QPR fans react to loanee’s man-of-the-match display

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter were impressed by out-on-loan midfielder Michael Doughty’s man-of-the-match performance for Swindon on Saturday.Doughty scored a penalty and also set up the Robins’ second goal in a televised 2-2 draw at Peterborough.And those Rangers supporters who saw the game were unsurprised by a stat underlining Doughty’s influence at Swindon this season – with some feeling he should still be at Loftus Road.Michael Doughty has had a hand in all five of Swindon’s league goals this season (2 goals, 3 assists). #Swindon #QPR— Jack Supple (@Jack_Supple) September 3, 2016How Michael Doughty can’t get a look in for Wales is beyond me. He’s Championship class in L1. Had a hand in every #STFC goal…— Ashley Allen (@QPRFC_Ash) September 3, 2016Not quite sure what happens between Swindon & Shepherds Bush but even allowing for 1 Div lower Doughty’s performances deserve analysis. #QPR— Barry Byrne (@ByrneBarry) September 3, 2016Jeez I see Doughty is tearing up league 1 again, it’s a shame he hasn’t done it in a QPR shirt yet— Conor (@conorbarz88) September 3, 2016Yes Michael Doughty!— Soph (@sophqpr) September 3, 2016We better not loan out Doughty again next season— Polter (@PerfectPolter) September 3, 2016Swindon fans who have been watching him all season were also full of praise…Doughty has yet again proven why he is the best in that team, simply untouchable— Joshua Peters (@joshuapeterss) September 3, 2016Doughty made it look easy today— Aidan (@aidan_stfc) September 3, 2016Doughty involved in every Town goal this season. What a player. #STFC— Dan Johnson ن (@danwjonson) September 3, 2016See also:QPR’s Doughty returns to Swindon on loanIns and outs: every summer deal done by Chelsea, Brentford, Fulham and QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Nestlé’s Chocnology hits Google’s sweet spot

first_img“Maslow Reconstructed” by Orijin. The designer explains: “The Mayans were known for their triangular temples and chocolate. ‘Maslow Reconstructed’ breaks down the concept of hierarchy so that the triangles coincide and exist where there is no structure, reminding us that our greatest need lies in redefining our histories and who we are.” (Image: Melissa Jane Cook) MEDIA CONTACTS • Aaron Kohn Director: Museum of African Design +27 084 951 2060 RELATED ARTICLES • Driven by imagination • Steampunk chugs along in South Africa • Win cements South African artist’s ingenuity • Ndebele car art in New York • Art auction at Wits to dazzleMelissa Jane CookNestlé South Africa launched the world’s first 3D-printed chocolate exhibition, Chocnology, at the Museum of African Design, or MOAD, in Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct on 7 November.The event heralded the announcement of a new version of search giant Google’s Android operating system, KitKat. The exhibition featured some of South Africa’s greatest design talents, including Joey HIFI, Marchand Le Roux, Arno Kruger, Muti, Liron Segev, Rene Roussouw, Hans Fouche, Orijin and Am I Collective.“The coming together of two very different worlds – chocolate and technology – inspired the idea of creating chocolate artwork made possible through the use of innovative technology,” said Kevin Corlett, business executive manager for chocolates at Nestlé.3D-printed chocolateAll designs had to be created on the Android operating system using freely available 3D modelling tools. The designs were then printed out in chocolate by Hans Fouche of Fouche Chocolates, using a RepRap 3D printer, a free-standing desktop printer capable of printing its own plastic parts, to easily and cheaply replicate the machine. Fouche used to design Formula One cars, and now sells 3D-printed chocolates and cake décor from his Centurion-based business.Speaking to the website, Fouche said printing the sculptures was painstaking work. “For many of the complex designs, I had to print two layers at a time and then physically stick the sculptures together, otherwise they would have collapsed under their own weight during construction.”KitKat, or Android 4.4, is available for download onto some Android devices and Google’s flagship Nexus 5. The phone and operating system aim to display Google’s search and voice-recognition capabilities.A Google statement on the Android website says: “Android is the operating system that powers over one billion smartphones and tablets. Since these devices make our lives so sweet, each Android version is named after a dessert: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean. As everyone finds chocolate so tempting, we decided to name the next version of Android after one of our favourite chocolate treats, the KitKat®!”last_img read more

New district hospital opens in Soweto

first_img2 May 2014 Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi officially opened the R730-million, 300-bed Zola-Jabulani District Hospital in Soweto on Wednesday, saying the new facility would help to ease the load on Soweto’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The new hospital will provide accident and emergency services, maternity and post-natal care, as well as gynaecology, obstetrics, radiology, outpatient and pharmaceutical services. It has three theatres for minor operations such as caesarean sections and appendectomies. So far, 921 professionals have been appointed to the hospital, including 26 doctors, 451 nurses and 148 admin staff, and R49.7-million has been spent on medical equipment for the facility. The hospital will mainly service the northern and western communities of Soweto, including Dobsonville, Emdeni, Meadowlands, Moletsane, Mofolo, Zola and Jabulani. Speaking at Wednesday’s opening, Motsoaledi noted that Chris Hani Baragwanath had 2 888 beds, far above the World Health Organisation’s recommendation. He said a hospital with over 1 200 beds was difficult to manage. He said South Africa’s population was growing at a rapid rate, with major implications for its health care facilities. “The solution is to build more hospitals,” he said, adding that in his opinion two more hospitals were needed in Soweto. Referring to the Health Standard Compliance Office, Motsoaledi said inspectors would visit the new hospital to check issues like infection control, the attitude of staff towards patients, cleanliness and waiting times for patients. Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane apologised to the community for the long time it took to open the hospital. “When we came into office in 2009, we committed ourselves to give Soweto the best.” Premier Mokonyane urged the community to look after the new infrastructure. “Let’s treasure this place,” she said. Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more