LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

first_imgJames attempted to do it at home on Saturday, but finished with just 18 points on eight of 17 shooting in a 148-124 blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.– Young King –Prior to Tuesday’s game, James took to Instagram to congratulate himself. “The House you are about to be apart of has only 6 seats in it …. Congrats again Young King,” he wrote.James started out as a high school phenom who grew up to play for his hometown Cavaliers’ team, then the villain who left for Florida and eventually to the favourite son who returned home.He was drafted first overall by Cleveland in 2003 and in February 2008 he became the youngest player to score 10,000 points.Five years after James played in his first all-star game in 2005, he made “The Decision” to take his talents to South Beach to play for the Miami Heat.The move paid off with his first NBA title in June 2012, when the Heat beat Oklahoma City in five games.After much success in Miami, James announced on July 2014 he was returning to Cleveland and two years later he delivered a championship, ending the city’s 52-year title drought.James could now make a run at the league’s all-time scoring record — Kareem’s career total of 38,387 points.But before that, there are more milestones to collect. Coming into Tuesday’s game, James led the NBA in field goals made this season (463) and over his career, he has made 10,886 field goals which is 19 away from surpassing Nowitzki (10,904 FGM) for eighth all-time in league history.Share on: WhatsApp Los Angeles, United States | AFP | LeBron James made NBA history on Tuesday, hitting the final shot of the first quarter to become the youngest player ever to reach the 30,000 career regular season point milestone.James, who turned 33 on December 30, surpassed Kobe Bryant as the youngest player to hit the 30,000 figure. Bryant was 34 years and 104 days old when he reached the mark.The Cleveland superstar James did it by nailing a step back jump shot against the San Antonio Spurs with 1.1 seconds remaining in the first for his eighth point of the contest.James finished with 28 points on 10-of-23 shooting from the field in the Cavaliers’ 114-102 loss to San Antonio, boosting his total to 30,021.James came into the game needing just seven to scale the height only six others have achieved so far. He joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928), Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) and Dirk Nowitzki (30,808) on the select list of high scorers.“Congrats #KingJames. Welcome to the club!!!” Nowitzki wrote on Twitter.James opened his scoring night with a drive and a left-handed layup with 7:19 left in the first quarter. He added two more points on a finger roll layup with just over four minutes left. He got to within one point of the mark with 64 seconds to go with his first successful jump shot of the game.“Congratulations to LeBron on reaching 30,000 points – yet another milestone in an extraordinary career that continues to inspire,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver.There was a very good chance history would be made on Tuesday at the Spurs AT&T Center arena as James came into the game averaging 26.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game this season.last_img read more

Zarikoff one hits Northport as LVR romps to 10-0 victory

first_imgZarikoff was unstoppable, tossing a one-hitter and striking out 12 Northport batters. The Bomber chucker surrendered one walk as LVR did not commit an error in the game for the first time this season.The Bomber hitting attack was lead by Zarikoff Austin and Reese Tambellini, Gun Woo Park, and Hano Southam, each collecting two hits.In the opener, Austin Tambellini pitched a complete game giving up two hits, three walks and at one point in the game struck out 11 batters in a row.The difference in the game was the six unearned runs by Northport.LVR was led offensively by Zarikoff, Austin Tambellini, Casey Harrison and Matt Brind’Amour all collecting two hits. The L.V. Rogers Bombers gained a split during a doubleheader against Northport Monday in the Washington State town.Braeden Zarikoff pitched a complete game to power the Bombers to a 10-0 win over Northport.The host team won the opener 7-6.last_img read more

Dube solar project in time for COP17

first_imgWhen complete, the rooftop solar systemwill be the biggest in Africa.(Image: Dube TradePort)MEDIA CONTACTS • Vincent ZwaneDube TradePort marketing and PR+27 32 814 0000Emily van RijswijckThe first phase of a massive rooftop solar energy project is currently underway in Durban. KwaZulu-Natal. The project was launched just ahead of COP17, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change talks which began in the harbour city on 28 November.Once both phases are completed in April 2012, the project will be Africa’s biggest rooftop solar installation, generating in excess of 600 kilowatts peak (kWp) – this is sufficient to power two fresh produce packing and logistics facilities.The project is located in the massive new multi-use Dube TradePort development, 30 kilometres north of Durban.About 990 solar panels will be attached to the roofs of two warehouses in the AgriZone, the trade port’s agricultural hub.In the first phase, the project will generate 220 kWp in total, equivalent to supplying 150 households with electricity.“With the completion of the second phase, an additional 400 kWp will be produced, making this the largest roof mounted photovoltaic system in Africa,” confirms AgriZone project executive Mlibo Bantwini.The solar panels have capacity to provide power for all the needs of the energy-intensive fresh produce pack houses. In the first phase alone carbon emissions will be reduced by 294 tons per year.Using the latest solar technology, little or no maintenance will be required other than to clean the panels from time to time.“This system will not require any major further investment for the next 20 years and will bring about considerable reduction in carbon emissions,” says Bantwini.Looking to the futureThe Dube TradePort is a 60-year master development plan consisting of several complementary and interconnected developments.The completed development will comprise the new King Shaka International airport, the Dube TradeZone linked to the Dube cargo terminal, and Dube City, a property development which will serve aviation and local communities. The plan is to make the city into a green precinct.The first phase of the airport, cargo terminal, trade zone and Dube City has been completed and is fully operational.The AgriZone is one of the key components of this multibillion-rand project, and includes the most advanced greenhouse hydroponics facility in Africa. Through its climate controlled greenhouses it already produces 50 000 cucumbers and three tons of tomatoes per week for large retailers.A sophisticated tissue culture facility with the capability to propagate three-million plants per year is also located here.A separate greenhouse for cut flowers and pot plant production will be developed in 2012. The project currently employs more than 100 local people.Aviation and cargo clusterDube City is the first purpose-built aviation orientated city in Africa. On completion, the 24-hectare facility will include a mix of hotels, conference and entertainment venues, retail stores, and company head offices.Speed and turnaround times are key to freight handling. According to Bantwini the Dube cargo terminal has the most sophisticated ramp-handling equipment available in South Africa.A fully automated air bridge conveyer system provides direct access to air freight forwarding companies in the adjacent TradeZone. A major advantage is that Customs, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Port Health, South African Revenue Service and South African Border Police are all housed within the cargo terminal, says Bantwini.“For the first time in South Africa, customs services are fully integrated with cargo terminal operations, providing one-stop regulatory, all-hours service for the convenience of shippers and forwarders.”Addressing challenges of climate changeThe Dube TradePort as a company also views itself as a responsible developer which responds proactively to climate change in all aspects of its business. To realise its vision Dube TradePort is working together with Swedish climate consultancy and carbon offset company Tricorona Climate Partner.“In response to the challenges of climate change and as the host city of COP17, we would like to accelerate our efforts in lowering our climate impact, and develop a more sustainable business model in the aviation and trade port business” says Rohan Persad, Dube TradePort CEO.Rainwater harvesting, recycling and converting green waste into compost are just a few of the strategies to be implemented in the future.“A rehabilitation program over three years will revive 619 hectares of the grounds while the cargo terminal’s paperless trade program has already been initiated, and will in time dramatically reduce its own paper use as well as that of its related customers and service providers,” Bantwini adds.Eskom goes solar In the meantime, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility has launched the first of its three solar photovoltaic pilot projects at the Lethabo Power Station near Vereeniging in Gauteng. Kendal in Mpumalanga and Eskom’s head office at Megawatt Park in Gauteng will likewise be fitted with solar panels.The entire project will cost about R90-million (US$11-million) and will supply electricity for internal use at the two power stations and at the head office. The expected reduction in the company’s carbon footprint is about 2 845 tons a year.The lessons learned from the pilot projects will support the rollout of these systems across all Eskom’s coal-fired stations over time, the utility confirmed.The total electricity generated from all three solar plants will be about 1.55 megawatts (MW).Eskom was also looking to other renewable sources.“We have undertaken to invest in renewable energy projects and in cleaner coal technologies and these solar panels are an important first step towards that,” said Eskom CEO Brian Dames at the launch of the project.The utility’s Sere Wind Farm near Koekenaap in the Western Cape province will, on completion, generate 100 MW of power, with construction planned for early 2012.last_img read more

7 Things Producers Look for When Using “Staff Me Up”

first_imgLooking to expand your filmmaking resume with some additional experience? Here are some tips on using platforms like Staff Me Up.Cover image by gnepphoto.It’s a well-known fact that the film and video world is a “who you know” industry. Whether you’re a grip, a gaffer, a director of photography, or a director, it takes time to build a career — and you do it job by job. While the best advice will always be to work hard and make solid connections, you should also know about a new wave of platforms aimed at helping producers put together their crews.Staff Me Up is a great example of how filmmakers and crew members can find gigs in today’s digital world. We chatted with a producer who regularly hires through Staff Me Up about what makes a strong profile for a candidate that ultimately gets the best gigs.1. Clear PhotoImage by Dean Drobot.When a hiring producer is scanning profiles, the first thing they’ll see before they even get into your credentials is your photo, so it needs to be clear and do a good job of representing yourself. Not having a photo is simply not an option. A producer needs, first and foremost, to know that you’re a real, accountable person who isn’t just spamming a website or running some scam. You don’t have to be a knock-out, but a photo that clearly shows who you are is important.2. Credits Are KeyImage by Zorik Khutoryan.As frustrating as this sounds, you gotta have credits to get credits in this industry. A full list of past gigs and credits on your profile is the strongest way to stand out. It shows that you’ve done the jobs and have the accolades to prove it.If you’re just starting out, however, don’t let this dismay you. Credits can come from both big projects and small ones, so if you’ve worked on projects in film school or with friends on weekends, those count if you can build them up and get them recognized on places like IMDB.The bottom line is that if you’ve done something, give yourself credit for it, and add it to your profile.3. Similar ProjectsImage by gnepphoto.Once a producer looks at the credits, he or she is very likely to look for similar project experience. If you’ve worked on reality TV show productions in the past, you’d be a good asset on a similar team in the future. So, if you’ve found success working in a particular medium or genre, include this in your profile so you’ll stand out for those producers looking for help on similar projects.4. Resume as PDFImage by jamesteohart.This may seem like a minor concern, but if you don’t follow the instructions and upload a PDF resume, you may lose out on more jobs than you realize. When reviewing candidates, producers often batch-download resumes once they’ve whittled down a list. They can forward these resumes and send them to other producers and team members for review. If you have a resume that won’t open (or even won’t download), it’ll just get deleted.5. LocationImage by zhgee.Apps and platforms like Staff Me Up are great for producers who are working on projects both in-town and out-of-town. If you’re in a mainstream hub like Los Angeles or New York, that’s great — you may find gigs in your town or get flown out to gigs based on your experience. But, if you’re a professional anywhere else in the world, producers may be want to hire you in your current location (or nearby) instead of shipping a crew out to your locale.6. Pro MemberImage by SFIO CRACHO.Staff Me Up, like most “free” sites these days offers a Pro Membership option. It’s not necessary, and it will never disqualify you in the eyes of any producer, but having it won’t hurt either. It’s just another way to show that you’re a real person and that you’re invested in your career.7. Google SearchPerhaps the most interesting piece advice we learned from a hiring producer who uses Staff Me Up is that “You will be Googled.” All the information you choose to include is highly important — you get to put your best foot forward. However, be prepared (and do what you can to monitor) for all the information about you based on an online search of your name and profession. If you’re careful about what information about you is available online, this could work to your benefit because the more a producer can learn about you and your work, the more likely they are to hire you.Other ConcernsIf you’re just getting started using digital staffing platforms like this, know that you might get many notices and inquires before your first hire. Staffing procedures usually begin (and like to be locked up) several weeks (usually 6 weeks) before the gig, so keep a tidy calendar. Often, you won’t have to worry about travel considerations, so consider travel miles to and from gigs as part of your payment.And, as always, the best way to find consistent work and good gigs is to be ready, reliable, and positive. Once you get on with a good producer or production company, chances are very high that they will use you again and again — which is always the ultimate goal.For more tips, tricks, and resources on freelance film and video production, check out some of these articles.Freelance Tip: How To Make Sure You Get Paid By Your ClientsTax Deductions and Resources for Freelance FilmmakersFreelance Tips: 7 Best Practices for Invoicing ClientsFreelance Video: Managing Client ExpectationsShould You Ever Give Your Client The Unedited Project Footage?last_img read more

Flood-battered Kolhapur, Sangli limping back to normalcy

first_imgState to ask for ₹6,800 cr in flood aid  The situation in Shirol tehsil, which was severely affected by floods, has also improved as maximum help is being provided there, he said.On Wednesday morning, the water level of the Panchganga river at Rajaram weir inKolhapur was at 42.11 feet, marginally below the danger line of 43 feet, he said.“Till Tuesday, carcasses of 150 animals were disposed using scientific methods to prevent health hazards,” he said.In Sangli also, the flood waters have receded and the Krishna river is flowing below the danger mark.“At 6 am on Wednesday, the Krishna river’s water level at Irwin bridge was at 41.9 feet against the danger mark of 45 feet,” an official at the Sangli collectorate said.Till Tuesday, 49 deaths were reported in flood-related incidents in five western Maharashtra districts of Sangli, Kolhapur, Pune, Satara and Solapur, divisional commissioner Dr Deepak Mhaisekar earlier said.The state government has been banking on discharge of water from the downstream Almatti dam on the Krishna river in neighbouring Karnataka for the flood situation to ease.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the state government will seek an assistance of Rs 6,813 crore from the Centre – Rs 4,708 crore for Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Rs 2,105 crore for Konkan, Nashik and rest of Maharashtra.He said a cabinet sub-committee headed by him will discuss changing rules for rescue, relief and rehabilitation, while an expert committee will be appointed to suggest action plan in case of excessive rainfall, like 700 per cent in four days (that parts of western Maharashtra witnessed recently).PTI SPK GK GK 08141136 Life is slowly inching back to normalcy in flood-ravaged Kolhapur and Sangli as flood waters have receded in these districts of Maharashtra and the key rivers there are now also flowing below the danger mark, officials said on Wednesday.Till Tuesday, 6.45 lakh people were shifted to safer locations in Kolhapur and Sangli, which have been the worst affected by flooding following heavy rains in western Maharashtra and Konkan region.“In Kolhapur, life is inching back to normalcy as the relief measures and work to restore various services are going on in full swing,” an official at the collectorate said.Also Readlast_img read more

Frustrated Knights focused on own bid amid 3-way tie for no. 4

first_imgNadal makes Shanghai semis, ties Agassi for wins in Open Era The Knights had the chance to lock up the fourth seed but Napa’s team faltered in the end game against the defending champions.San Beda went on an 11-2 game-closing run to take the victory and deflate Letran’s hopes of an easier path to the semifinals.“Of course we’re frustrated because the players gave it all,” said Napa. “But we’re still positive and we have to win against Benilde.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran is in a precarious predicament heading into the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.After their loss to San Beda, the Knights failed to get a precious edge in the race for a spot in the semifinals as they dropped to 8-9 and tied with Arellano and San Sebastian at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT And in the event that all three teams win their respective final matches in the eliminations, they would be relegated to playoff games to figure out who gets the last semifinals spot.Knights head coach Jeff Napa, though, is not focusing on the fate of the Chiefs and the Golden Stags.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 shutout“We don’t care what the other teams will do,” said Napa in Filipino Friday after the 73-68 setback at Filoil Flying V Centre.“All we care about right now is the must win on Tuesday against College of St. Benilde. So let’s see what happens.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Manny Pacquiao set to fight unbeaten Keith Thurman in July

first_imgCherry on top Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring against undefeated champion Keith Thurman on July 20, six months after retaining his WBA (Regular) welterweight title.The Filipino boxing legend on Sunday announced the news on social media.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony01:06Manny Pacquiao trains in LA for last time before Keith Thurman fight03:16Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman hold final press conference ahead of bout02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs), the reigning WBA (Super) welterweight champion, is expected to give Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) a stiff challenge which the fighting senator didn’t get against Broner and Lucas Matthysse, whom he stopped in seven rounds in July last year.The 30-year-old Thurman edged Joselito Lopez by majority decision in his previous fight last January.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The summer just got a little hotter! pic.twitter.com/SxcZsEauNq— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) May 12, 2019FEATURED 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, logistics Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Pacquiao dominated Adrien Broner for 12 rounds in his last bout on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. View commentslast_img read more

11 days ago​Tottenham bank on HSBC for men and women

first_img​Tottenham bank on HSBC for men and womenby Ian Ferris11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham has announced a new five-year partnership with HSBC as its Official Banking Partner for both the men’s and women’s teams in UK and Hong Kong, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukAs part of this new strategic agreement, HSBC will work with the club to engage fans through a range of activities including co-created digital campaigns and play a supportive role in the sport-led regeneration of the local area in Tottenham, north London, alongside the club. Spurs Head of Partnerships Fran Jones, said: “We have developed a strong relationship with HSBC over a number of years and this new partnership is a natural expansion of this. “The club is committed to supporting the continued regeneration of Tottenham and we look forward to integrating HSBC into our existing employment and education programmes, as well as creating impactful new initiatives together.” HSBC Global Head of Brand Partnerships Jonathan Castleman, added: “The deal provides us with an opportunity to connect with new and existing customers. “We’ve always believed that sport has an amazing power to bring people together, promote physical and mental wellbeing and drive inclusion, so we are excited to be working with Tottenham Hotspur.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more