Antetokounmpo buzzer-beater lifts Bucks over Knicks

first_imgAggressive Hornets sting Westbrook’s Thunder Antetokounmpo’s teammates mobbed him in celebration, and Bucks coach Jason Kidd said the final moment was a team effort.“The guy who makes the shot gets all the credit, but passing the ball, getting the ball to Giannis is important,” Kidd said.“He (Antetokounmpo) is going to play thousands of games so he is going to have thousands of opportunities to hit game-winners. Tonight, I thought he got to his strength and he took his time. It wasn’t a rushed shot. It shows his growth.”Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter. He came up with a huge defensive play with eight seconds remaining, slapping Derrick Rose’s inbounds pass off the Knicks star’s leg to set up Milwaukee’s final possession.Officials initially called the ball out of bounds off the Bucks, but reversed that decision after a video review.ADVERTISEMENT Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and New York Knicks’ forward Lance Thomas, left, react to a referee’s call in the waning seconds of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. The Bucks defeated the Knicks 105-104. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Giannis Antetokounmpo drained a step-back jumper as time expired to lift the Milwaukee Bucks to a 105-104 NBA victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.Milwaukee’s standout Greek forward made the first game-winning shot of his 3 1/2-year NBA career.ADVERTISEMENT We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 30 points and 11 rebounds, but the Knicks, who were without injured big man Kristaps Porzingis for a third straight game, lost their sixth straight.Rose and Mindaugas Kuzminskas added 15 points each for the Knicks, who have allowed at least 100 points in the six defeats.Greg Monroe, whose free throw with 33 seconds remaining pulled the Bucks within 104-103, contributed 18 points and nine rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICKcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports He posted his 16th double-double of the season with 27 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who improved to 18-16.His streak of 13 straight games with 20 or more points is the longest by a Milwaukee player since Michael Redd had 14 in a row in 2006.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngLance Thomas did all he could to defend the shot, but after dribbling through traffic and turning, Antetokounmpo managed to make some space and seal the win for a Bucks team that had battled back from a 16-point third-quarter deficit.“I work on that shot a lot,” Antetokounmpo said. “I was patient. I knew I could shoot the ball over the top of anybody at any time. I wanted to make sure I took the last shot.” View commentslast_img read more

Hibernian edge out Rangers 3-2 in Scottish Cup final dress rehearsal

first_imgBut the defensive focus which saw them past the Premiership leaders evaporated inside the opening five minutes as they handed Cummings the opener.James Tavernier only had to pick out a blue jersey as he took a throw in but instead lobbed in between Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson, leaving the Hibs striker to steam through and smash his 24th goal of the campaign past Foderingham.Oxley denied Tavernier his chance to make instant amends as the keeper stood up to block the right-back’s lob but a blunder by the stopper at the other end put Hibs two-up after 18 minutes.There looked little threat as Stokes threw over a cross from the right but Foderingham got his feet in a muddle and ended up clawing the ball into his own net.Oxley, though, was just as culpable as the visitors grabbed themselves a lifeline four minutes before the break. Tavernier stood a high ball up to the back post but the Hibs number one’s attempt to push it over his crossbar backfired as the ball cannoned off the woodwork leaving Holt to turn it in.Rangers looked brighter after the break but it was Hibs who struck next on 57 minutes. John McGinn’s deep corner was headed back into the six-yard box by Paul Hanlon. Tavernier tried to nod it clear but the ball only reached Gunnarsson who lashed home his first Hibs goal from five yards out.Stokes had Foderingham at full stretch with a free-kick but Hibs had to cling on in stoppage time after McKay rocketed home a 30-yard beauty for Gers with five minutes to go. Hibernian fired out a cup final warning to Rangers as they boosted their hopes of catching Falkirk with a 3-2 Easter Road win over the Ladbrokes Championship winners.Alan Stubbs’ side made the most of their opportunity as Gers let their standards slip after dumping rivals Celtic out of the William Hill Scottish Cup on Sunday.That triumph set up a May 21 final with the Edinburgh men but it was the Leith hosts who put down a marker for the Hampden clash.Jason Cummings’ eighth goal against Gers in the last two seasons gave Hibs an early lead before a gaffe by Wes Foderingham saw the Ibrox men fall two down for the first time on league duty this season. There was no guard of honour from the home side for Mark Warburton’s champions but another mistake from Easter Road goalkeeper Mark Oxley – restored to Alan Stubbs’ line-up despite Conrad Logan’s Hampden heroics in their semi-final win over Dundee United on Saturday – did gift the visitors a goal back as Jason Holt prodded home.However, a third from Norwegian full-back Niklas Gunnarsson ensured Barrie McKay’s second wondergoal in the space of three days counted for nothing.The victory now moves Stubbs’ team to within three points of the second-placed Bairns with a game in hand.The Light Blues have received unending praise for the attacking game-plan they deployed while overcoming Ronny Deila’s Hoops.last_img read more

SA-DRC pact paves way for Grand Inga

first_img20 May 2013 With South Africa confirmed as a key partner, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced October 2015 as the launch date for construction of the first phase of what could eventually be the largest hydroelectric plant in the world. The Grand Inga project on the Congo River is expected, once all the phases are complete, to generate a massive 40 000 MW of electricity, bringing renewable power to half of the African continent. The initialling of a historic energy cooperation treaty between the DRC and South Africa in Lubumbashi in March was a key milestone in the process of bringing the project, first conceived in the early 1970s, closer to fruition. At a meeting in Paris on the weekend, organised by the DRC government and with a high-level South African delegation in attendance, a range of stakeholders consulted on the implementation of the first phase of the project, Inga 3, which is expected to cost in the region of US$12-billion and produce almost 4 800 MW of electricity. Two existing dams, Inga 1 and 2, have been in operation since 1972 and 1982 respectively, together generating nearly 1 800 MW. In terms of the March treaty, South Africa “expects to purchase a significant share of the electricity production of the new dam, thus confirming itself as a key partner,” the DRC government said in a statement on Saturday. “As such, the Republic of South Africa will take 2 500 MW of the 4 800 MW of future power production of Inga 3, thereby becoming the principal purchaser.” Garrith Bezuidenhoudt, chief of staff in South Africa’s Department of Energy, said in the statement that the South African government had “affirmed our commitment to the project by already provisioning for this purchase in our budgetary plan”. Inga 3 is expected to fill the power gap in the DRC, with its fast-growing population and expanding industries, and to help meet burgeoning demand in South Africa. Subsequent phases, adding up to an eventual total capacity of 40 000 MW, will allow countries in southern Africa, north-east Africa and parts of west Africa to benefit from production at the site. “Grand Inga will thus provide more than half of the continent with renewable energy at a low price,” Bruno Kalala, the DRC’s minister of water resources and electricity, told Saturday’s meeting. However, Kalala said, issues around transport and connectivity had yet to be addressed. “Inga is a factor for integration, at both a regional and international level.” According to the DRC government, three consortia are competing to develop the project: Sinohydro and Three Gorges Corporation from China, the operator of China’s Three Gorges dam, currently the world’s largest; Actividades de Construccion y Servicios, Eurofinsa and AEE from Spain; and the Daewoo-Posco-SNC Lavalin consortium from Korea and Canada. The Africa Development Bank, which has been involved in the project since 2009, is financing the base studies and consultants, and has been joined by the World Bank, the French Development Agency, the European Investment Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa. “The question of financing is a major issue in the selection process,” said Hela Cheikhrouhou, director for energy environment and climate change at the African Development Bank. “It is the public-private partnership financing solutions which will be vital for the success of the project.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Social Media Management System Spredfast Secures Series A Funding

first_imgTaking advantage of the increasing importance of social media management for businesses, Spredfast, a finalist at this year’s Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW, has received $1.6 million in funding from Austin Ventures. Featured here on ReadWriteWeb in January, Spredfast is the first enterprise-class social media management system. Spredfast supports companies at both the enterprise and SMB levels, allowing businesses to manage their social media campaigns through a single dashboard. Spredfast incorporates data from multiple platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and most blogging platforms (such as WordPress, Blogger and MoveableType). As the information from these platforms is in one location, and as the service integrates both Omniture and Google Analytics, Spredfast facilitates social media automation and then ties social media analytics with Web analytics to secure “click to conversion” metrics. The pricing for the services range from free to $100 per initiative per month. Since its public launch in January, Spredfast has attracted Oracle, AOL, HP and IBM to its customer base.“We’ve been working to establish Spredfast as the ‘Omniture for social media’, a valuable tool for anyone trying to effectively manage and measure a social media initiative,” said Kenneth Cho, Spredfast’s CEO. “Our relationship with Austin Ventures, specifically with AV partner Mike Dodd previously of Omniture, is great validation of the huge gap Spredfast is filling in the social media market and the reception so many customers are having toward the product.” Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups last_img read more

Boeing eyes a solution with Google Glass

first_imgDo you ever wander what happened to the Google Glass, that amazing looking contraption that was pushed so heavily a few years ago? Though it doesn’t seem to have become the worldwide phenomenon Google was hoping for, many businesses have found important uses for it.Boeing is a company that manufactures aircraft for airlines and governments around the world, and each of these planes have thousands of wires that make up various electrical systems. In order for all these various wires to be installed properly, thousands of Boeing’s employees spend their days making wire harnesses.See Also: Google Glass is Edging Toward a Reimagining- And a Relaunch“Wire harnesses are very complex and very dense, and the technicians have to use what are, in essence, roadmaps to find the attachment points and connector pins. There are so many that it can be information overload at times,” states Kyle Tsai, a research and development engineer with Boeing Research and Technology.Making the tedious, tolerableThis process is incredibly tedious, difficult and time consuming, which has prompted the company to search for a better solution that will allow employees to finish this process in a lesser amount of time, hands-free. Boeing has actually been searching for an alternative for many years. Back in 1995, the company tried augmented reality with a head-worn apparatus named the Navigator 2. However, due to the limited technology during that time and the cost of hardware, Boeing did not find this idea to be a viable solution.Fortunately, Google Glass has come into existence. With the aid of Google Glass, employees can finally get some valuable assistance. “Now we’re in an era where hardware is no longer the constraint,” says Jason DeStories, another R&D engineer.Though it’s great that Boeing has found a better way to handle this wire issue, the price point for Google Glass is still pretty high, at $1,500. At this price, Google Glass may remain purely a tool for larger companies or a novelty item for those who can afford to throw money on it. Google Glass 2 is set to be released soon. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Amanda Razani Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puckcenter_img Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Related Posts Tags:#Boeing#Google Glass#Google Glass 2#Internet of Things#IoT#Navigator 2 last_img read more

No tribute is enough for Rahul Dravid, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgIndia’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has said no tribute can be enough for his teammate Rahul Dravid, who is expected to announce his retirement from international cricket on Friday.”I have shared my best moments with Rahul Dravid. No tribute can be enough for him,” Tendulkar, who is four months younger to Dravid, said.Tendulkar said he will be missing Dravid, who made his international debut five years after the batting maestro donned the India jersey.”For me there’s only one Dravid. I will miss him in the dressing room and on the field,” he said.Dravid is the second highest run scorer in Test cricket after Tendulkar. They both have captained the national team and were the safest pair of hands in the slip cordon in the last decade.last_img

Yeng Guiao all praise for ‘veteran’ Kiefer Ravena

first_imgLATEST STORIES PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid “It’s a learning experience for him,” he quipped.Guiao, though, couldn’t stop himself from praising the second overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, saying: “The way he played today, he played better than most veterans would play in that situation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Meralco learned that the hard way on Friday when the fiery mentor gave his super rookie the key to make the game-winning plays in the Road Warriors’ 87-85 victory over the Bolts.“I had no hesitation setting those plays for him because I know he will make the right decisions,” said Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRavena did make his coach look like a genius, repaying that faith with ballsy plays in the final minute.The 24-year-old guard first drilled a huge three-pointer over Nico Salva to push NLEX up, 83-82 with 43.2 seconds remaining. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertecenter_img View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games However, Ravena almost turned into a goat after he fouled Chris Newsome with 15.3 ticks left, allowing the and-one play which knotted the score at 85.“It was a defensive lapse on Kiefer’s part,” Guiao admitted. “Kiefer and Newsome were involved in those key plays. We had a foul to give, and he could have given that foul, but that’s the way it goes.”Luckily, Ravena had the guts to step up to the plate in those waning seconds and he atoned for his miscue with the game-winning turnaround jumper over Newsome with 0.9 ticks to spare to cap off an amazing fightback from the Road Warriors.“Kiefer just made the big shots like a veteran, like somebody who’s a 10-year veteran in this league,” the mentor said of Ravena, who finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. “Whether he made those shots or not, I would not have faulted him for the decisions he made.”Guiao knows that close finishes like these, especially this one which gave him a glimpse of how big the neophyte’s heart is, could only be beneficial for the rookie and the team moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Chris Ross after another SMB loss: We have to play better Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netYou don’t always see veteran coach handing the reins to any rookie when the game is on the line.But NLEX coach Yeng Guiao isn’t just any other coach and Kiefer Ravena isn’t just any other rookie.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more