WASHINGTON >> Bradley Beal fell a point short of his career high Sunday.He’ll have to settle for making a fan out of Chris Paul.Beal scored 41 points — including 18 during the third quarter — in the Washington Wizards’ 117-110 victory over the Clippers. In the process, he left the nine-time All-Star Paul thoroughly impressed.“Brad looks like a totally different person,” said Paul, who scored 13 points and had 12 assists for the Clippers. “This is the Bradley Beal he should be all the time. (Today) he was aggressive. In order for this team to be as good as they probably want to be, he got to be like that.” Markieff Morris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and John Wall added 18 points and 11 assists for the Wizards.After going down by seven, Washington closed the game on a 22-8 run to seal their third straight win and fifth out of six.The Wizards shot 80 percent (12 of 15) from the floor in the fourth, and on the other end held Blake Griffin scoreless after he had scored 26 in his first three periods.“We wanted to make him shoot jump shots,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “The ones he was making, in the second half he still made a few, but we still just wanted to stay with that strategy, and it paid off.”DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and 17 rebounds for the Clippers, who played the final 1:08 without ejected coach Doc Rivers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This little stretch we’ve been winning games, but our defense still hasn’t been great,” Paul said. “You want to win and learn at the same time, and it finally caught up with us.”Beal hit 6 of 10 3-pointers and shot 13 of 23 from the floor during a night when he repeatedly took the initiative to drive the lane.And after his outburst in the third quarter helped Washington recover from an 11-point deficit, Beal’s 3-pointer from the right off Wall’s transition feed made it 102-102 with 5:01 left.Some 90 seconds later, Morris’ alley-oop slam of Wall’s lob gave Washington a 106-104 lead, its first after halftime.Then Morris’ leaning jumper after Jordan missed a pair of free throws made the lead six. Rivers received two technicals in the aftermath, and Beal hit both foul shots to make it 116-108 with 1:08 to play.“He was able to get to the paint, get to the rim and get to the free throw line,” Wall said of Beal. “We found him a couple time in transition for some 3s. He was being aggressive on his own. And that kind of helped us get back into the game.”Three of Griffin’s seven assists resulted in alley-oop dunks for Jordan, including a stunning reverse slam that made it 83-80 with 2:13 left in the third quarter.Doc Rivers’ dismissal came after his son, Clippers guard Austin Rivers, received his fifth technical of the season late in the first half.
Baba Rahman is expected to start for Chelsea against Manchester CityKick-off: 4pm, Sunday 21 February 2016Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands)Match in a nutshell: Guus Hiddink aims to continue his love affair with the FA Cup as Chelsea host Manchester City in the stand-out tie of the fifth round.BetVictor.com preview: Man City could struggle against improved Chelsea Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: John Terry (hamstring), Kurt Zouma (knee), Alexandre Pato (match fitness), Radamel Falcao (thigh).Fitness tests: Loic Remy (calf).MANCHESTER CITYRuled out: Jesus Navas (hamstring), Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Fabian Delph (calf), Samir Nasri (hamstring), Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring).Fitness test: Bacary Sagna (knee), Wilfried Bony (calf). Possible line-upsChelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Hazard, Pedro; Costa. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.Manchester City: Caballero; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Otamendi, Kolarov; Fernando, Aleix Garcia; Celina, Manu Garcia, Sterling; Iheanacho.Subs from: Hart, Wright, Sagna, Clichy, Angelino, Kompany, Humphreys, Horsfield, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, Barker, Aguero, Bony. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: W D D W D (9 points)Home: W D D D D (7 points)Manchester City total: L L W D W (7 points)Away: W D W D L (8 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Costa 12; Willian 9; Oscar 8; Pedro 5; Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Cahill 2, Fabregas 2, Traore 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Ivanovic 1, Kenedy 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Matic 1, Terry 1.Manchester City: Aguero 18; De Bruyne 12; Sterling 10; Iheanacho 9; Bony 8; Toure 6; Fernandinho 4; Silva 3; Delph 2, Kolarov 2, Kompany 2; Demichelis 1, Manu Garcia 1, Nasri 1, Navas 1, Otamendi 1.Last five meetings16 August 2015: Man City 3 Chelsea 031 January 2015: Chelsea 1 Man City 121 September 2014: Man City 1 Chelsea 115 February 2014: Man City 2 Chelsea 03 February 2014: Man City 0 Chelsea 1Chelsea 1 win, Man City 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal left Chelsea needing to score three times in order to stay in the Champions League.Diego Costa hauled his side back into the tie by scoring 10 minutes after Adrien Rabiot’s goal, but the Blues striker went off in the second half after appearing to pick up an injury.And worse followed for Chelsea when Angel di Maria’s cross was volleyed in from close range by Ibrahimovic.Paris St-Germain, 2-1 up from the first leg, scored after 16 minutes at Stamford Bridge.Di Maria played the ball into the penalty area and Ibrahimovic drifted away from Branislav Ivanovic before crossing low from the right for Rabiot tap in.Ivanovic had earlier prevented a PSG goal by sliding in and clearing the ball after keeper Thibaut Courtois had been beaten by Di Maria’s angled shot.After going ahead, the French champions seemed to be in control. But Chelsea battled on and were rewarded by Costa’s 26th-minute strike – his 11th goal in his last 15 matches.Willian exchanged passes with Pedro and set up the Spain international, who showed great composure to shift the ball away from Thiago Silva and fire into the net.But by the midway point of the second half, PSG were firmly on course for the quarter-finals.Costa went off on the hour mark and Ibrahimovic scored seven minutes later.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa (Traore 60).Subs: Begovic, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
But none of that seems to matter.At the season’s halfway point, I’m still asking “Why can’t … Click here if you’re unable to view video or photo gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — These Raiders aren’t particularly imposing and they’re nothing close to a complete team.Their offense is overly reliant on one player and their defense is one of the worst units in the NFL. They’ve been blown out three times already this season, and their wins — all of them — have been nail biters.
Discussion at the media briefing held in Beijing in August to report on the status of South Africa’s 2010 preparations.A press conference held in Beijing on 21 August 2008 shed light on South Africa’s ongoing preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup – and the message to the world is that SA is on track to deliver the goods.South Africa’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) held a press briefing in Beijing on 21 August 2008 to report on the status of the country’s preparations to host the Fifa World Cup in 2010. The delegation was led by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Finance Jabu Moleketi, and LOC CEO Danny Jordaan.Other members of the delegation included Minister in the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa Dr Essop Pahad, Fifa Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke, Commissioner Andre Pruis of the South African Police Services, and Ray Wheland of Zurich-based MATCH AG, the company tasked by Fifa to provide ticketing and hospitality services for major Fifa events such as the 2009 and 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments.Presidents office Dr. Essop PahadThe briefing took the form of a panel discussion forum facilitated by Government Communication and Information Systems and the national Department of Sports and Recreation.South Africa has taken full advantage of the media opportunities presented by the Beijing Olympics, which has attracted 5 600 accredited journalists and other media professionals from all over the world, said CEO of Government Communication and Information Systems and official government spokesperson Themba Maseko.Speaking at the briefing, held at South Africa’s Ekhaya (isiZulu, home) Hospitality Centre in the Westin Chaoyang Hotel, Minister in the Presidency Pahad said that the 2010 World Cup must be used as a vehicle to project a whole new image of South Africa, and the African continent, to the world.“For us this event is much more than sport,” said Pahad. “It is about South Africa’s and Africa’s ability to host the world. It is about getting out from underneath the welter of negative press coverage our continent receives. It is about informing the world that Africa has much to offer, that our people are ready to receive the world, ready to host those who come to the World Cup and that when they come they will receive a wonderfully unforgettable African experience.”Ready to welcome the worldLOC CEO Danny Jordaan re-iterated South Africa’s readiness to hold an event of the magnitude of the World Cup, adding that construction is ahead of schedule in most cases. “In terms of our stadium construction programme, our deadline for the Confederations Cup venues is December 2008,” he said. “Those stadiums are there and they are being upgraded. In terms of stadium readiness, we can say here, that will be ready by the end of 2009. All the stadiums will be complete for kick off.“For the rest of the stadiums, the completion date is October 2009. Eighty percent of those stadiums will be completed by July 2009.”In a media briefing held on 13 August 2008 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Deputy Finance Minister Moleketi said that South Africa is meeting the timelines set in terms of development and construction. “We have covered a lot of ground. The timelines and the deadlines that we set ourselves have been met, and those are also in keeping in ensuring that we are indeed ready to host 2010.”The panel in discussion at the media briefing held in Beijing in August to report on the status of South Africa’s 2010 preparationsWith regard to tourism, an extra three million tourists are expected to visit South Africa during the World Cup, boosting the number of tourists in a single year to 10-million. “We are there to give them an experience to ensure that they come back with their families and friends,” said Moloketi.Tourism to South Africa currently contributes more than 8% to the country’s GDP, and is expected to leap to 12% in June and July 2010.The entire Southern African region will gain from the World Cup in tourism terms, said Pahad. “Tourism SA is in the process of linking 2010 to a range of other tourism experiences throughout the country and the region. Travel throughout the region will as far as possible be relatively easy and seamless.”The minister went on to mention the Univisa, which will allow visitors to travel to all countries in the Southern African Development Community region on one visa.Jordaan also commented that the successful hosting of the World Cup will open the door to other prestigious events, and possibly even the Olympics which, too, has never taken place on African soil. “It is very important that we succeed in this world cup, because nothing less is required to open the door for the last major event on the continent the Olympics.”Fifa added its voice to the discussion, with the organisation’s secretary-general Jérôme Valcke affirming that Fifa and South Africa are working hard together to ensure that the highly-anticipated event will happen in South Africa. “If we say the World Cup will take place in South Africa, it will take place in South Africa. We are on the right timing and the right track to ensure that all goes according to plan.”Andre Pruis, the South African police commissioner, assured delegates that the World Cup will be a safe and secure event, saying most of the safety and security infrastructure is already in place.Setting the examplePahad paid tribute to the People’s Republic of China for successfully hosting the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “From the spectacular opening ceremony to the unfailing courtesy of all the volunteers and the performances of the athletes representing the People’s Republic of China we can all agree that these Olympic Games are simply phenomenal,” he said.In January 2008 China and South Africa celebrated a decade of international relations. Relations between the two countries did not take off in 1994 because of a dispute involving Taiwan, but on New Year’s Day 1998 bilateral relations were established and have developed smoothly ever since.A report on the official Chinese government portal says that in 2000 the volume of bilateral trade reached $2-billion, at that time more than 20% of the total trade volume between China and the entire African continent. And by the end of 2006, the volume of Sino-South Africa trade had almost quintupled to $9.8-billion.Celebrating Africa’s humanityWith the Beijing Olympics drawing to a close, the attention of the world will now shift to Africa. The 2010 World Cup, the first ever to take place on the African continent, is not only viewed as a South African event, but an African event that will boost the country’s and the continent’s standing in the global community. “Our destiny is linked to that of the rest of Africa,” said Pahad, “and we are working to build a better South Africa, a better Africa and a better world.”Useful linksSouth Africa 2010SA TourismDepartment of Sport and RecreationJoburg host city website
Tags:#Apple#Steve Jobs adam popescu Apple’s HeadquartersAnother dream of Jobs was to create a futuristic spaceship like Cupertino facility on the grounds of the old Hewlett-Packard headquarters. Jobs made his last public appearance (against his doctor’s wishes) to pitch this idea to the Cupertino city council.The plan calls for a giant new Apple complex on the site of HP’s old space where Jobs worked part-time at the age of 13. A 2.8-million-square-foot building that resembled a metallic dome with natural light, the design put 12,000 people in one building, taking the idea of an office park to a whole new level. The Cupertino city council approved the project while trying to strongarm him to open an Apple Store in the city, which Jobs coyly declined. The project is supposed to be completed in 2015. Here is Jobs presenting to the Cupertino city council in June of 2011: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “I know that it’s possible I will die and leave Laurene with a half-built boat. But I have to keep going on it. If I don’t, it’s an admission that I’m about to die.“Steve Jobs on the then-uncompleted yacht in his biography by Walter Isaccson. Like Tupac’s hologram at the Coachella music festival, and the CGI generated likeness of Elvis appearing in Coca-Cola commercials, the ghosts of past giants still walk among us. Perhaps none more than Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple. When Jobs passed away in October 2011 he left a slew of unfinished secret projects that never saw the light of day. Now, a year after his death, one of his most personal visions has been completed.It’s called the Venus, and it’s a 260-foot yacht, a minimalist design that Jobs conceived and that his biographer Walter Isaacson described as an “obsession” for the Apple co-founder.True to his singular vision, the Venus is a floating Apple device, with seven 27-inch iMacs on board, sleek like a floating piece of hardware, a vertiable Air Force One for the tech giant, albeit one he never got to play with. The vessel is made of lightweight aluminum and a special glass conceived by Apple engineers. The ship was built by a Dutch manufacturer with the interior done by renowned designer Philippe Starck.As a token of appreciation for the completed project, yesterday Jobs’s widow and three of their children were on hand for the yacht’s formal launch in the Netherlands. As a token of appreciation, Jobs’s family gave custom iPods and wrote personal thank you notes to everyone who worked on the yacht (see what I mean here). Details about the vessel’s price or what the family plans to do with it are as yet unknown. Here’s a video look at the Venus’s launch via the Dutch blog One More Thing: Secret ProjectsJobs’s yacht wasn’t the only secret project he was working on. Another project was Apple University, an executive training program to mold employees into thinking like the enigmatic Jobs. In 2008, Jobs accelerated his vision after his second medical leave and hired Joel Podolny, the dean of Yale University’s School of Management who left that post suddenly to lead the push in Cupertino.The project was closely guarded and said to mirror in structure Jobs’s other company Pixar, which developed a Pixar University training program. The basic idea behind Apple U was to impart Jobs’s thinking to Apple’s worker bees so they could keep his vision alive after he was gone. Jobs even developed university level courses to teach the business principles that helped him lead the tech behemoth. It’s unclear where the project is now, but it appears Podolny is still with Apple as of this July and an “Inside Apple Recruitment” video. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Photo courtesy of Bas van der Ploeg Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
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The first film Arnold Schwarzenegger ever saw was Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan. “The idea that a human could swing from tree to tree and talk to lions and chimpanzees was fascinating… I thought that was a good life,” Arnie writes about the experience as a boy growing up in the Austrian town of Graz.He never swung from tree to tree, nor did he talk to the chimps, but the incident may have shaped his quest to become an iconic film star. The “good life”, as Schwarzenegger later writes, automatically translated to America and American movies for a little boy growing up in post-World War II Graz, a place fraught with terror because “every time Russia and America argued about anything we felt we were doomed”.The early pages of Arnie’s autobiography are full of such sweet random reminiscences, which should make it a must-buy for true-blue fans dying to know the man behind the phenomenon. These trips of nostalgia, though, would seem like a stark contrast to all that has kept him in the news lately.Like every autobiography, the scandalous is either underplayed or ignored. The two-time California ‘Governator’ goes slow on two-timing details that wife Maria Shriver charged him with and that led to divorce proceedings for the couple a while back.”Secrecy is a part of me,” he writes. Selective secrecy is a part of any autobiography, we know.The things Arnie does choose to talk about however are written in a lucid style often mixed with wit. “Nobody wanted a war. Our interest was more in the girls,” he reveals.advertisementThe dry humour pervades as he recalls how the producers of his Hollywood break, Hercules in New York, suggested he change his name to Arnold Strong because Schwarzenegger was “a ludicrous name”. A restaurant episode from his early days in America as a young man reveals his gaffes with the English language. He ordered for “garbage” when he meant cabbage.Peter Petre, Schwarzenegger’s co-writer of what the actor calls ‘My Unbelievably True Life Story’, has done a good job in structuring the text. If the idea was to come out with selective revelations, Petre does well to cross over smoothly from one episode in his subject’s life to the next without making the omissions too glaring.Arnold Schwarzenegger seen during one of his election campaignsThe focus on presenting Schwarzenegger as a picture-perfect celebrity perhaps has logic. He is a public figure with an illustrious political life. More than engage in a tell-all exercise and scandalise, maybe he wanted to inspire fans with only positivity. This idea would seem in sync with what he writes at one point: “Every time I meet a great person … I try to ask how they made good and to figure out the angle that has worked for them.”Tracking the mind of a celebrity often gives you a picture on what made him successful. In Arnie’s case, you gather the secret is two-fold. First, he has an innate knack of making money. Second, there’s his appreciation for intelligence.Early in the book, we learn how Balloon Belly – as Arnie was called in his boyhood days – always had a head for business. He would sell ice-cream at a public park as a kid in Graz (“my first entrepreneurial venture”) to raise money for watching films, just as much later as a budding bodybuilder/trainer in the US he ensured his Arnold Schwarzenegger Fitness Booklets sold well by throwing in free AS accessories.The second key to his success comes out in the pages where he discusses his inspiration, ‘Mr Austria’ Kurt Marnul. Glancing through the sports pages of a newspaper, he saw a photo of Marnul for the first time. “I felt inspired by the guy’s achievement,” Arnie writes. “But what really struck me was that he was wearing glasses. … I came away fascinated that a man could be both smart and powerful.”Running into nearly 600 pages, the book has Arnie talking of a lot of things – his first love, his frenzy for gymming by the time he was 15 and how his habit of pasting posters of “naked bodybuilders” in his room made his mother seriously doubt his sexual orientation.In a delightful chapter he recounts how he was punished at an Army camp where he drove tanks for running away to participate in the Junior Mr Europe contest (which he actually won). Or how, by the time he was 18, magazines were describing him as “the Austrian kid who was 18 years old with 19-inch biceps”. His encounters with Hollywood greats such as Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood also make for a good read.advertisementThe book has the essential add-ons. There are ample bodybuilding tips and details for aficionados besides rare pictures that give it collector’s value.Total Recall, named after one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biggest box-office hits, is pretty much what all autobiographies always are: part justification of wrongdoings, part glorification of achievements, part sentimentalising of the good ol’ days, and fully readied to regale the fans.
9th Race: The REd Rufus Plate Cat.III dist.9th Race: The REd Rufus Plate Cat.III dist. about 1200 M Green Striker (Mr.A.K.Jaiswal) 62.5 K.Mukesh First Lavender 61.5 B.Dileep Second Time Is Luck 59 carried 55.5 Ajit Singh Third Sacrifice 59.5 carried 58 S.S.Tanwar Fourth All 12 ran Won by: 1-1/2 l, 1-1/4 l, Short-head Time:One minute 13.37 seconds Tote paid by: Rs 40 for win, Rs 15, Rs 7 and Rs 26 for places Winner trained by: ApamSharma Joint Favourites: 1 Lavender 2 Sacrifice Forecast: Rs 202 Quinella: Rs 76 Shp: Rs 22 Tanala: Rs 1,332 each paid on 101 tickets 1st Treple: Rs 525 paid on 89 tickets 2nd Treple: Rs 410 paid on 204 tickets 3rd Treple: Rs 2,553 paid on 58 tickets consolation Jockpot: Rs 4,178 paid on 74 tickets jockpot: Rs 90,189 paid on 8 tickets. PTI COR DRS SDL SSC