OKLAHOMA CITY — Reggie Jackson sat silently in the locker room, slumped down in a chair with his arms crossed, a towel over his shoulders and ice on his knees.Minutes earlier, he missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 94-92 win over Oklahoma City on Nov. 21. The Thunder lost their fifth straight and now have the league’s second-longest losing streak.Jackson, who led the Thunder with 21 points and eight assists, had played one of his better games of the season before the miss. He went for the 3-pointer and the win instead of the two and overtime.“Tonight wasn’t a bad shot,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “We probably could have gotten something at the basket. We were in the bonus and down two and had shooters on the court. I thought he could have had an opportunity to drive, but he did get a good look. He got a clean look and a clean three. The ball went in and out.”It was the kind of good fortune that has eluded the Nets in a 5-7 start. The Nets held on with defense, limiting the Thunder to 27 percent shooting in the fourth quarter.Jarrett Jack scored 23 points off the bench, Deron Williams scored 17 points and Brook Lopez had 16 points and 10 rebounds to help the Nets snap a five-game losing streak.“We came in with the mindset we were going to win, and even when we were behind, we stuck together and pushed through,” Lopez said. “I think there was just a lot of effort. We did a good job getting rebounds as a team. All five were crashing the boards, boxing out, so I think it made it easier.”Serge Ibaka had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Anthony Morrow had 11 points and Steven Adams added 10 for Oklahoma City.The Thunder, besieged by injuries all season and at times limited to eight active players, finally got some depth. Andre Roberson started after playing limited minutes the previous game and missing the seven games before that with a sprained left foot. Brooks used 10 players in the first half, and Oklahoma City led 53-49 at the break.The Thunder led 63-60 early in the second half when Jackson drove to the hoop and threw down a hammer dunk on both Lopez and Kevin Garnett that got the crowd energized. Oklahoma City continued the charge and expanded its lead to nine, but the Nets cut the deficit to three in the final seconds of the third quarter.Brooklyn led 93-85 after a 3-pointer by Jack with just over 2 minutes to play. But the Thunder rallied, and a pair of free throws by Jackson cut the Nets’ lead to 93-90 with 46 seconds remaining.Oklahoma City got a stop, then Jackson scored on a bank shot with 5.5 seconds left. Johnson was fouled with 4.9 seconds left, and he made one of two to give the Thunder the ball, down two with 4.6 seconds left, before Jackson’s miss.CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shares
Portimonense president Sampaio waiting on offers for Man Utd, Southampton target Nakajimaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePortimonense president Rodiney Sampaio insists they’re still waiting on offers for Shoya Nakajima.The Japan international has been watched by Manchester United and Southampton, while he also attracted an enquiry from Leicester City.However, speaking with O Jogo, Sampaio says “no concrete offers” have arrived for the midfielder.Nakajima has returned to Portugal after being injured while with Japan at the Asian Cup.Sampaio added: “It is annoying for the player and the club, but Nakajima is calm and now there is little to do but to recover.”Very quickly, he will be back on the pitch and in our team.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man City coach Simon Davies under pressure at Anderlechtby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSimon Davies is under pressure at Anderlecht.The former Manchester City youth coach is Vincent Kompany’s No2 at the Belgian giants.But after a dismal start to the season, HLN says Anderlecht chiefs are seeking to add greater expertise to the bench.The move has the support of Kompany – with Davies the most likely to make way.Craig Bellamy is also under the spotlight, with the Welshman currently reserves coach.
Rufus Warren MSU CheerleaderMississippi State offensive lineman Rufus Warren is listed at 6-foot-7, 299 pounds on the school’s website. He has to handle large, athletic SEC defensive linemen on a regular basis, but when it came time to lift up an SEC cheerleader today, Warren wasn’t sure how to handle it.Here’s the video of Warren lifting up an MSU cheerleader. He does the job, but admittedly wasn’t too steady and seemed quite happy to be put her down as soon as possible.VIDEO: We are on our way to the coliseum, but first Rufus Warren tried out to be a cheerleader. #HailState pic.twitter.com/8dej0QMc7v— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) July 16, 2015Warren will probably take some good-natured ribbing for that, but he seemed pretty comfortable laughing at himself.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced last month.Matt Maddox, who was appointed CEO on Feb. 6 after Wynn resigned, said in an interview Monday that people should “hold off making any judgment until the investigations into the accusations are complete.”Wynn Resorts is facing scrutiny by gambling regulators in Nevada and Massachusetts, where the company is building a roughly $2.4 billion casino just outside Boston. Regulators in Macau, the Chinese enclave where the company operates two casinos, also are inquiring about the accusations.Wynn has vehemently denied the misconduct accusations and attributed them to a campaign led by his ex-wife. An attorney for Elaine Wynn has denied that she instigated a report in the Wall Street Journal detailing the allegations.The newspaper reported last month that a number of women said Steve Wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement.Wynn Resorts has created a committee to investigate the allegations and review the company’s internal policies and procedures to ensure a “safe and respectful workplace for all employees.”Maddox, who does not sit on the board of directors, said he would leave it up to lawyers and investigators to decide whether the findings of the investigation should be made public.Many describe Wynn as the father of modern-day Las Vegas, and by the company’s own admission, his knowledge was crucial for its success. So much so, the company recently told regulators that the “business may be significantly impaired” if it lost Wynn’s services.But Maddox said Wynn Resorts is positioned to move forward without its founder and develop a number of projects in part because two longtime executives responsible for design and architecture remain with the company. He also is putting together an “innovation advisory team” to provide input.“The idea is that our future projects are going to continue to be leading in innovation and creativity,” Maddox told The Associated Press at the employee dining hall of the Wynn Las Vegas casino-resort. “We are continuing to move forward as fast as we can.”The company closed its golf course in Las Vegas last year as a step toward the development of a lake and hotel project called Paradise Park. Last month, it bought a 38-acre site along the Las Vegas Strip that Wynn, before resigning, said would be developed into a roughly 2,000-room hotel.Maddox said the company will pursue both projects and the possibility of obtaining a license for a casino in Japan, where lawmakers approved a long-awaited law late last year on “integrated resorts,” the first major hurdle in allowing casinos to open. Further legislation is expected to take several more years.Maddox, 42, is one of Wynn Resorts’ first employees. He joined the company when Wynn founded it in 2002, two years after the mogul sold the business that built the Bellagio, Mirage and Treasure Island resorts.Initially, he spent the majority of his time raising the money to build the Wynn Las Vegas casino-resort. He later worked in Macau before returning to Sin City in 2006. He led the company through the Great Recession as the chief financial officer and became its president in 2013.Maddox said the company’s board of directors had been developing a succession plan for roughly four years, and Wynn’s resignation simply accelerated its implementation.“They, along with Steve, decided to make me the president of Wynn Resorts with the idea that eventually, assuming things continue to work well, I would become the CEO,” he said.He said the company will keep its name and logo, which is Wynn’s signature.“Wynn is about the 25,000 people who work here,” he said. “The name stands for quality. It stands for service. And it’s something that all of these 25,000 people look up to.”Maddox defended the company as gender inclusive, citing that 40 per cent of management are women, but wants the number to increase. He has established a new leadership initiative with an immediate goal of looking at gender inequality and instituted a six-week paid parental leave policy and merit-based scholarship fund.“I’m going around in the town halls explaining not only is the company stable, it’s strong. So, all of you are safe,” he said. “We are going to keep executing what we do. And I’m pointing out at each town hall that this is a zero-tolerance company.”___Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reginagarciakNO .
LUXOR, Egypt – Two colossal statues of pharaoh Amenhotep III were unveiled by archaeologists on Sunday in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions.The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised at what European and Egyptian archaeologists said were their original sites in the funerary temple of the king, on the west bank of the Nile.The temple is already famous for its existing 3,400-year-old Memnon colossi — twin statues of Amenhotep III whose reign archaeologists say marked the political and cultural zenith of ancient Egyptian civilisation. “The world until now knew two Memnon colossi, but from today it will know four colossi of Amenhotep III,” said archaeologist Hourig Sourouzian, who heads the project to conserve the Amenhotep III temple.The existing two statues, both showing the pharaoh seated, are known across the globe.The two restored additions have weathered severe damage for centuries, Sourouzian said.“The statues had lain in pieces for centuries in the fields, damaged by destructive forces of nature like earthquake, and later by irrigation water, salt, encroachment and vandalism,” she said.One of the “new” statues — its body weighing 250 tonnes — again depicts the pharaoh seated, hands resting on his knees.It is 11.5 metres (38 feet) tall, with a base 1.5 metres high and 3.6 metres wide. Archaeologists said with its now missing double crown, the original statue would have reached a height of 13.5 metres and weighed 450 tonnes.The king is depicted wearing a royal pleated kilt held at the waist by a large belt decorated with zigzag lines.Well-preserved alabaster head Beside his right leg stands nearly a complete figure of Amenhotep III’s wife Tiye, wearing a large wig and a long tight-fitting dress.A statue of queen mother Mutemwya, originally beside his left leg, is missing, archaeologists said.The throne itself is decorated on each side with scenes from that era, showing the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt.The second statue, of Amenhotep III standing, has been installed at the north gate of the temple.The archaeologists also showed several other ancient pieces of what they said were parts of other statues of the ancient ruler and his relatives, including a well-preserved alabaster head from another Amenhotep III statue.“This piece is unique, it is rare, because there are not many alabaster statues in the world,” Sourouzian told AFP.The head, shown briefly to some reporters and fellow excavators, has also weathered centuries of damage.Its nose, eyes and ears are intact, and some signs of restoration centuries ago are clearly evident, archaeologists said.Close to the head lies a statue of princess Iset, Amenhotep III’s daughter.The pharaoh inherited an empire that spanned from the Euphrates to Sudan, archaeologists say, and he was able to maintain Egypt’s position mainly through diplomacy.The 18th dynasty ruler became king at the age of around 12, with his mother as regent.Amenhotep III died in around 1354 BC and was succeeded by his son Amenhotep IV, widely known as Akhenaten.Luxor, a city of some 500,000 people on the banks of the Nile in southern Egypt, is an open-air museum of intricate temples and pharaonic tombs.
Paris Saint-Germain remain locked in talks with defender Jerome Boateng over a summer move but they are yet to make contact with Bayern Munich to discuss a sale, says CEO Karl-Heinz RummeniggeBoateng is understood to be considering his future at the Allianz Arena this summer and has previously stated his desire to try out new challenges in his playing career, before it’s too late.Just last week Bayern CEO Rummenigge announced that the German’s representatives were in discussions with PSG over a move this summer and he has provided an update following the club’s 3-2 defeat to Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.“There has been no contact with PSG,” he said, as quoted by ESPN.“Neither has a fee or anything monetary been discussed.”“I know that Jerome’s agents are in contact with Paris — a final decision has yet to be made, though.”The 62-year-old further elaborated on his comments from last week regarding Boateng’s talks with PSG.Match Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“At the moment there is no direct contact between the clubs,” said Rummenigge.“However, I think there is contact between his agents and PSG.“Now, we have to wait and see whether, at the end of the day, we can find a basis on which we can agree on a transfer.“We have to find a transfer fee that would be acceptable for both. In principle, we have enough players at this position, even if Jerome leaves.”Boateng has made a total of 258 appearances in all competitions in his seven seasons at Munich and is contracted at the club until 2021.
Dump fire burning, deliberate act says Minister No arrests likely for landfill fire, says Minister Recommended for you Related Items:#FireIce, #JubileeGardensfire, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 20, 2017 – Nassau – Two weeks later and that dump fire in Jubilee Gardens is still burning – a persistent situation and Minister of Environment, Kenred Dorsett gave the update that it is 90% contained. It was said by the Minister that the 10% still burning is causing enough smoke to keep residents out of the subdivision for a little while longer says officials.Gel Tech Solutions has left, but they have also left their FireIce product for ground use. Fletcher Air has been kept on to conduct more air drops of the product as the Minister has forecast that it will be another week before repopulation of Jubilee is encouraged. It was explained that Environmental Health has a plan to assist with the transition back home for the hundreds of residents and that another fire in Carmichael Road is demanding EHDs support of the Fire Department as well.As for where waste and garbage is going while the landfill is being extinguished; Senior Deputy Director, Thomasina Wilson said to media that residential waste is going to the original landfill and that commercial and industrial waste is being taken to Spikenard Road where hurricane debris is usually stored.#MagneticMediaNews#JubileeGardensfire#FireIce#NassauDumpfire Air quality diminished, Acquinas monitoring
Share Juan Lozano/APIn this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo Mylinda Byrd Washington, 66, right, and Louvon Byrd Harris, 61, hold up photographs of their brother James Byrd Jr. in Houston. James Byrd Jr. was the victim of what is considered to be one of the most gruesome hate crime murders in recent Texas history.John William King is scheduled for execution Apr. 24 in Huntsville. He’s convicted of a murder that many have called a modern-day lynching.In the early hours of June 7, 1998, King, along with co-conspirators Lawrence Brewer and Shawn Berry, picked up James Byrd, Jr. while he was walking home in Jasper. The trio chained Byrd behind Berry’s 1982 pickup and dragged him three miles down a county road, dismembering and killing him. They dumped much of his body in front of an African-American church for parishioners to find on their way to Sunday services.The crime inflamed racial tensions in east Texas. The Ku Klux Klan and Black Panthers came to town soon afterward.“Blacks and whites were both afraid to be out in the street,” said Ricardo Ainslie, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin who researches ethnic conflict. He wrote a book about Byrd’s murder.Byrd’s death reverberated across the country. Texas passed the James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act in 2001, and a federal statute bearing his name passed in 2009.Juan Lozano/APThis Friday, April 12, 2019 photo shows the gravesite of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas. Byrd was killed on June 7, 1998, after he was chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged for nearly three miles along a secluded road in the piney woods outside Jasper in what is considered one of the most gruesome hate crime murders in recent Texas history. In front of Byrd’s gravesite, which was surrounded by a fence after being twice desecrated, sit the burial plots for his mother and father. Byrd’s mother, Stella, died in 2010, while his father, James Sr., is still alive and resides in Jasper.Since Brewer was executed in 2011 and Berry is serving life in prison, Ainslie says King’s execution will close the final chapter in the saga.“It’ll bring back this experience in some ways, but then, hopefully the community will be able to move forward,” Ainslie said.According to the Beaumont Enterprise, if King decides to be buried in Jasper, his body will lie only about 100 yards from the body of Byrd.King will be the third inmate executed in Texas this year.Byrd’s mother, Stella, previously spoke with Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse about her fight to get hate crime legislation passed in Texas and the spotlight that was put on her and her family in the wake of the heinous act. You can watch the full interview, below:
The conclusion of CRY’s forty day long photo journalism campaign – Click Rights – Focus on the Child, was marked by an exhibition in the Capital. The exhibition displayed photographs illustrating the reasons that keep so many Indian children out of school. These photographs have been contributed by concerned citizens across the country as well as some of India’s finest photographers. The campaign is an outcome of the belief that a powerful visual can convey the situation far better than words and can inspire large scale social change. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Eminent photographers who contributed their work to the campaign include Raghu Rai, Neeraj Priyadarshi, Sudharak Olwe, Amit Pasricha, Dinesh Khanna, Fawzan Hussain, Prashant Panjiar, Vicky Roy, Altaf Quadri, Kaushal Parekh, Mexy Xavier, Ram Rehman and Himanshu Panchal to name a few.CRY will share the photographs collected as evidence with local and national government bodies to demand every child’s right to education. The Click Rights dossier will be shared with the HRD ministry in the month of October. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSpeaking about the campaign, Soha Moitra, Regional Director- North, CRY said, ‘Our aim was to raise public awareness about critical issues confronting children in India today by using photography as a medium.’The month long campaign witnessed a series of workshops and panel discussions on Photography for social change by eminent photographers like Raghu Rai. With a focus on the youth our campaign partners ranged from students’ groups from reputed academic institutions like IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, Institute of Home Economics, Delhi and IIM Calcutta. Corporates like HCL Technologies Foundation, MTS, HP, Mu Sigma and Mphasis and Photography Clubs like Nazar Foundation, National Academy of Photography and Photopeer supported the campaign as partners.