first_imgMission Hills Group will design and build the school and its six indoor courts, but it will be operated by NBA China.The NBA already has three training academies in China for top male and female prospects.NBA China chief executive David Shoemaker said in a Mission Hills press statement: “This groundbreaking NBA Basketball School in Haikou further builds upon our commitment to developing young basketball talent in China. “We are delighted that Mission Hills Group shares our vision and are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the government’s pledge to grow a sporting culture in Hainan Province.”Hainan, sometimes referred to as China’s equivalent of Hawaii, already hosts a Barcelona football academy, also in partnership with Mission Hills.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck07:50BYS Academy: Create a Fall Glam Makeup Look01:37Protesters 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Along with football, basketball is the most popular sport in China and Bryant said the new facility — construction begins later this year — will be a boon to the Chinese game.“The Chinese youth will benefit from a complete approach to player development that combines NBA-quality coaching with NBA-level training,” said the retired five-time NBA champion.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“I believe this partnership will lift the game of basketball to a higher level in China.”The 39-year-old was in the city of Haikou, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, to unveil the project.center_img Retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant enjoying himself during his Mamba Mentality Tour on Saturday night, June 25, 2016, at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLos Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant announced plans Tuesday for China’s first NBA basketball school, a development the 18-time All-Star says will improve the game in the country.The NBA Basketball School-Mission Hills Haikou will be open to male and female players from junior up to professional level after its completion in 2019 and could help unearth the next Chinese basketball star.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Teammates in a few minutes? @TheSMBeermen #PBADraft2017 pic.twitter.com/HyTRoJmJX2— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) October 29, 2017Fajardo knows the acquisition of Standhardinger makes San Miguel a much more dangerous team but he doesn’t want to get too far ahead of himself and the Beermen have not done anything yet at this point.“It’s not that easy to win. You have to take it one game at a time, one conference at a time. I hope he could really help us win not only games, but also championships,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 NBA: 76ers rookie Fultz out indefinitelycenter_img MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “We’re glad that we got him. I believe that he could be a huge contributor for us to help us win games and hopefully the championships,” he said.READ: Standhardinger ‘very excited’ to play with Fajardo at SMBFEATURED 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 shutoutFajardo, though, admitted that the only concern is how Standhardinger would fit in with the Beermen’s system considering that won’t suit up until midway through the conference due to his commitments with Hong Kong in the Asean Basketball League.“Of course, it’s important to him to adapt to coach’s system. We already have something set with our team and he has to find a way to fit right in,” he said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo may have only played a couple of minutes together with No. 1 overall pick Christian Standhardinger in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, but he’s convinced that his fellow Gilas Pilipinas mainstay will help San Miguel Beer in a lot of ways.“He’ll bring the hustle and energy. He can really help us because you already know what he’s capable of, which is high on rebounding,” Fajardo said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Gameslast_img read more

first_imgLonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass the ball as he drives against Dennis Smith Jr. #1 of the Dallas Mavericks during a semifinal game of the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 108-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLonzo Ball seems to be just what the Lakers needed.Yes, it’s only summer league, but Los Angeles is mired in a playoff drought and in much need of some excitement. Enter the No. 2 pick in the draft.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “All press is good press, technically,” Finish Line content manager and creative strategist Brandon Edler said. “Just the fact that we continue to talk about their every single move is amazing for their brand. … Maybe his dad is just on a completely different level and he’s sitting there thinking, ‘Maybe this isn’t a great way to sell the shoe, but we’ve got everybody talking about us and every time somebody’s talking about us, that’s great for Big Baller Brand.’”Ball and his boisterous father, LaVar, just might be marketing geniuses with how they’ve kept his sneaker choice as headline news despite turning down lucrative offers from the major brands.The sneaker rotation is clearly a deliberate plan and LaVar continues to tell people he’s asking for a huge deal with one of the major companies.Many have criticized the hype machine and multiple summer league players have said they wouldn’t wear the brand. But those same players were supportive, even envious, of the concept of having their own independent fashion and sneaker line.The Ball method is certainly unconventional. Rarely does someone promote their own brand by featuring products from other companies. But Lonzo said that’s part of the Big Baller Brand — having the independence to do what one wants.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments LATEST STORIES Ball has created a buzz around the Los Angeles franchise — on and off the court.He has averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds in six summer league games in Las Vegas. The California native with Showtime-like flair has two triple-doubles and four double-digit assist games while leading the team to Monday night’s championship game. He will miss the final contest with a mild calf strain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHis absence Monday is almost throwaway line in the final chapter of Ball’s summer league story.The 19-year-old Ball made more headlines wearing different brands of sneakers each game. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant It’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 The circus atmosphere off the court somewhat overshadows what Ball has done on the court.Ball has been impressive with is play-making skills.It all makes the 6-foot-6 Ball seem like an ideal for La La Land.He grew up in the suburb of Chino Hills and the City of Angels is used to big point guards with next level passing ability. Fellow rookie Kyle Kuzma has averaged 20.5 points per game in large part due to Ball’s pinpoint passes.Magic Johnson, the Lakers president of basketball operations, immediately laid out his expectations after drafting Ball — for the rookie’s number to hang from the Staples Center rafters. And the former UCLA star is making the architect of Showtime and owner of five championship rings look like a soothsayer.“Passing translates, I don’t care what level you’re on,” Johnson told Lakers.com. “Lakers fans are thirsty. … This team will be exciting and it starts with that point guard position. ”Lakers fans in Vegas are all on board for the Ball era.“I like the idea the Balls are taking control of their own lives and trying to start their own brand and do things their way,” said Mark Appelbaum, 51, who sat courtside in a Kobe Bryant high school jersey. “It’s brought life and excitement back to the Lakers because Lonzo brings life and excitement with the way he plays.“I don’t look at it as being brash I look at it as being confident. … I think it’s funny that people are making a big deal about it, he’s just doing what he wants.” El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Greater Noida: Home side UP Yoddha produced an all-round performance to beat Puneri Paltan 43-39 in a Pro Kabaddi League match here on Sunday.Captain and lead defender Nitesh Kumar, with a High 5 (6 tackle points), was the star for the UP team as they clung on to the match despite a late effort from the Pune side to stage a comeback. Even though the home side had secured a place in the season seven play-offs, they played with more passion on the mat against a Puneri Paltan squad that evidently lacked motivation.The dropped shoulders of the Pune players showed signs of an unhappy camp and the UP Yoddha side, despite resting some senior players, were quick to pounce on the opportunity, inflicting an All-Out in the fifth minute of the match.The trend continued as Rishank Devadiga, Monu Goyat and Surender Singh picked up easy raid points against a Pune defence that lacked cohesion.In the defence, captain Nitesh Kumar picked up four points for UP in a first half that saw the home side inflict another All-Out with three minutes remaining for the break.The first half ended 29-15 with UP well on top.Puneri Paltan started the second half with a much better attitude and got their rewards immediately when Manjeet’s two touches fetched them an All-Out in the third minute.With the margins reduced to 6 points, Pune tightened their defence to match UP Yoddha move for move.UP’s Nitesh Kumar secured his High 5 in the fifth minute of the half but both teams failed to open up a healthy lead.Surjeet Singh and Amit Kumar picked up High 5s for a massively improved Pune defence as they levelled the points with under three minutes left in the match.Rishank Devadiga managed a two-point raid in the penultimate minute of the match and the home side followed it up with a successful tackle on Nitin Tomar to open a three-point lead.Amit Kumar’s successful two-point raid in the last minute gave UP a lead and they went on to seal the match from there. pklPKL 7pro kabaddi 2019Pro Kabaddi League 2019 First Published: October 6, 2019, 11:20 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp snappy with Italian, English reporters after Liverpool defeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was snappy with questions from both English and Italian reporters after their Champions League defeat at Napoli.Klopp admits he was unimpressed by claims that Napoli were superior and fresher.He rapped: “Tonight the questions are really a challenge, to be honest. I think the guy from Sky Italia asked me or told me Napoli was much better than us. I didn’t see that game, so I don’t know exactly where he was when the game happened. But now you say we were tired. Who had the cramps? Who was on the ground? Liverpool players or Napoli players? “After the 2-0 they looked fresher than us, after the 1-0 they looked fresher than us – that’s normal. You have a boost. But there was no fresher team on the pitch. There was no physical problem apart from the normal physical problems in a game like this, which is very intense [because] both teams fight hard and all that stuff. It’s not a physical problem tonight. We have to finish the situations off. “How everybody is in life, you need positive moments and you can run forever. We didn’t have really positive moments tonight. They obviously got the second air, so they could go again. That’s normal, but that was not the reason.” last_img read more

first_imgSyracuse players in a pregame huddle.YouTube/SyracuseThe Syracuse Orange were hit by the NCAA with some rough sanctions this past offseason, but unlike last year, in 2015-2016, the team will be eligible for the NCAA Tournament. Of course, they’ll need to post a better record than 18-13 to make it happen.Friday, ahead of the team’s first game of the season, Syracuse released a hype video titled #CuseMode. It features highlights of the team’s preseason games this year. Check it out:Syracuse returns a number of key contributors from last year’s squad – including Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije, Kaleb Joseph and Tyler Roberson. It’ll be interesting to see if they can compete in the ultra-competitive ACC.last_img read more

first_img Mr. Malcolm will receive the Badge of Honour for long and faithful service to education. Story Highlights Principal of Windward Road Primary and Junior High School in Kingston, Norman Malcolm, is among over 170 Jamaicans who will be conferred with National Honours and Awards by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, at Kings House on National Heroes Day, Monday, October 21.Mr. Malcolm will receive the Badge of Honour for long and faithful service to education, adding to his already impressive résumé of awards.Other honours which the distinguished educator has received include: the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Education; the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Golden Torch Award; and the Ministry of Education’s Teacher of Excellence Award. He is also a two-time Lasco Principal of the Year nominee.Windward Road Primary’s Vice Principal, Noel Pennant, who nominated Mr. Malcolm for the National Award, describes him as a very interactive Principal.“I nominated Mr. Malcolm because I believed it was time for him to be recognized for the work he has been doing. He has a passion for all things that are educational. He locates resources and ensures that his teachers and students have all they need to function adequately and progress. He is very deserving of this award,” Mr. Pennant explains.Having had his life transformed through education, Mr. Malcolm, a man of humble origins, has made it his mission to facilitate a similar experience for his students.“Education is responsible for where I am today. And if it did that for me, I am entrusted to ensure that it does the same for everyone who comes under my care; that is my daily drive. So it, sometimes, makes no sense (that) I have an office, because my job is to be on the school grounds, in the classroom, where everything is happening,” he tells JIS News.In advancing his mission, this transformational leader has sought to continuously improve Windward Road Primary’s physical appearance and enhance its curricular and non-curricular deliverables.With the help of his staff, Mr. Malcolm has piloted several initiatives at the school. These entailed construction of three rooms, inclusive of a computer lab and a reading room, with assistance from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) which provided approximately $26 million for the undertaking.This particular initiative has served to strengthen the relationship between the school and residents of adjacent communities, who were recruited to carry out construction activities.“The wall at the school gate says: ‘The School Belongs to the Community, Protect It’…we strongly believe this. We have not had a break in for the past 10 years (as) community members protect the school. We enjoy an extraordinary relationship with community,” the Principal shares.Under Mr. Malcolm’s stewardship, Windward Primary’s academic performance has improved significantly. This is partly attributable to his firm belief in the use of technology to advance the institution’s learning/teaching experience.Through this thrust, the institution has, among other things, been able to win the ‘Flow in My School Technology Competition’, which identifies and recognizes institutions integrating technology in their curriculum.“We are proud to say that we were able to challenge some traditional high schools and we came out as victors. We also take pride in the fact that we are the leaders in the initiative to integrate technology and education,” the proud Principal states.The school’s latest technological pursuit is the use of Mimio technology in the classrooms. The Mimio Teach interactive system is attached to a wall or dry-erase board using magnets and is, thereafter, connected to a projector and computer.The Mimio system is operated using a stylus pen attached to a computer, which is calibrated to the Mimio Teach system. This enables the user to manipulate the contents of their computer while these are displayed on the dry erase board.“All our classrooms have white boards that can use this type of technology and our students are quite familiar with its use,” Mr. Malcolm highlights.The Principal says based on Windward Road Primary and Junior High’s exemplary track record, the students enrolled recognize and acknowledge it as an institution of excellence and a school of choice. “The fact that a student is at this institution means that their lives have been transformed,” he says.Mr. Malcolm attributes the school’s accomplishments, under his stewardship to a very supportive and dedicated complement if staff. “I, probably, have the finest staff in all of Jamaica, who are highly motivated. Everyone here shares our vision, from the man at the gate, right up,” he points outEvidence of this, he cites, is borne out in the fact that he has been able to encourage teachers to come to school at least 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement of classes, to assist students with their assignments, as well as facilitate interaction with parents. This interaction, he says, better enables parents to assist their children with home work, adding that “the students perform better, as a result.”Mr. Malcolm describes his tenure at Windward Road Primary and Junior High School as a “fulfilling experience”, while noting that due recognition has been given to all the work that he and his team have done over the years. He also offers encouraging advice to fellow educators.“All of us in the field of education need to understand that we are a part of a transformation process. We are here to make a difference in our children’s life and we need to become motivated. (Memories of) the child that you fail to help meet his or her needs will come back to haunt you. If you are not yet motivated, get motivated and do the job you were entrusted to do,” he urges. Mr. Malcolm is described as a very interactive Principal. Principal of Windward Road Primary and Junior High School in Kingston, Norman Malcolm, is among over 170 Jamaicans who will be conferred with National Honours.last_img read more