Former USA star Wade anticipates super competitive World Cup in China

first_imgDwyane Wade lived highs and lows in his time with the United States national team, an experience that tells him there are no certainties for the Americans less than three months away from the opening tip of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.At the 2008 Olympics, Wade was a leading player in the USA “Redeem Team” that captured the gold medal. He had also played for the Americans at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and 2006 World Cup in Japan, when the United States finished third. “You learn from every experience. You learn when you win, you learn when you lose. The most important thing is to move on and work hard to win the next one. It was tough to lose in Japan, but we bounced back.”Wade, a three-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, brought the curtain down on his 16-year NBA career a couple of months ago. He says he’ll be keeping tabs on the World Cup in China, which is the biggest event on the international sports calendar this year.”Oh yes, absolutely,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing some games and seeing the most talented guys in the world competing at international level.” As for finishing third in Japan in his one and only World Cup, Wade said:  “We wanted to win the world title but we failed on our mission. It was disappointing because we knew we had all the tools to win the title, but we had a tough game against Greece that ended our dream.”The Greeks won, 101-95. The Americans claimed a 96-81 triumph over Argentina in the Third-Place Game.“I KNOW EVERYONE IN CHINA CAN’T WAIT FOR THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT AND IS EXCITED TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYERS AND TEAMS. THE STAGE IS GOING TO BE GREAT; THE TOURNAMENT IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE BEST EVER.”- Wade”We were able to bounce back and win the bronze, but this tournament wasn’t the best we had because we didn’t reach our goal,” Wade said. “But I think that we all learned from it and that it helped us in the following competitions because we won the gold.”We came back two years later at the Olympics (in Beijing) with the mindset of ‘We’re going to win and not have the same performance that we had in Japan.’center_img “It’s going to be a very exciting tournament with some very intense games,” Wade, now 37, said to “China is going to be the center of the basketball world and the teams are going to give everything. Team USA is going to fight to keep their crown after their title in Spain five years ago.”The top three spots are going to be tough to reach for every team. The battle is going to be very, very intense.”“YOU HAVE SO MANY TEAMS BUILDING GREAT ROSTERS, LIKE AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND SERBIA, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT CAN HAVE VERY GOOD RUNS. THE BATTLE FOR THE MEDAL SPOTS IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING.”- WadeWhile he’s confident two-time defending champions USA will boast a terrific squad at the first-ever 32-team World Cup, he also knows other countries will have good reasons to aim high.”In general, the level of competitiveness has grown a lot in recent years. You have so many teams building great rosters, like Australia, Canada and Serbia, for example, that can have very good runs,” he said. “The battle for the medal spots is going to be very interesting. Many teams can reach those last three spots.”Going to China for a national team tournament, which Wade did 11 years ago, is going to be an exciting trip.”When you play at this level, you experience the passion of other countries for basketball and their love for their national team,” he said.”China is going to be such a great host and the tournament is going to be so great.”The fans, the environment, the love for basketball is very good there, and I’m sure that it’s going to be a huge success both on and off the court. I know everyone in China can’t wait for the start of the tournament and is excited to see their favorite players and teams. The stage is going to be great; the tournament is going to be one of the best ever.” read more

What channel is Patriots vs. Chiefs on today? Schedule, time for NFL Week 14 game

first_imgQuarterback Tom Brady hasn’t exactly been himself this season. He is fifth in the league in passing yards (3,268) but his 18 touchdowns, six interceptions and 52.1 QBR are all middle of the road when compared to the rest of the NFL. What’s keyed the Patriots this season is their defense. MORE: Watch Patriots vs. Chiefs live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)New England has been one of the best defensive teams in the league this season. The Patriots rank second in yards allowed per game (258), tied for fourth in sacks (40), second in passing yards allowed per game (163.5), fifth in rushing yards allowed per game (94.5) and second in takeaways (29).Kansas City (8-4) seems to be hitting its stride at the right time after winning three of its last four games. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been his usual stellar self throwing for 20 touchdowns, two interceptions and 2,983 yards. The Chiefs also hold a two-game lead over the Raiders for first place in the AFC playoff picture with four games to go. Along with the Patriots, the Chiefs have games with the Broncos, Bears and Chargers to end the season.Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Patriots vs. Chiefs game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 14 NFL schedule.What channel is Patriots vs. Chiefs on today?TV channel (national): CBSTV channel (Boston): WBZTV channel (Kansas City): KCTVLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Patriots vs. Chiefs game will be shown on CBS to select viewers in the Midwest and Northeast. For local viewers in Boston and Kansas City, you can find the game broadcast on your CBS affiliate station. Jim Nantz will call the Patriots vs. Chiefs play-by-play action, and Tony Romo will provide analysis.You can also live stream Patriots vs. Chiefs by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 14Patriots vs. Chiefs: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Dec. 8Time: 4:25 p.m. ETThe Patriots vs. Chiefs game will start at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 8.After Sunday’s game, the Patriots will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals while the Chiefs return home for a visit from the Broncos in Week 15.Patriots schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8vs. Steelers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 2Sept. 15at Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 29at Bills1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Redskins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6Oct. 10 (Thursday)vs. Giants8:20 p.m. ETFOXWeek 7Oct. 21 (Monday)at Jets8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Browns4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 9Nov. 3at Ravens8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 10BYE—Week 11Nov. 17at Eagles4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Cowboys4:25 p.m. ETFOXWeek 13Dec. 1at Texans8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 14Dec. 8vs. Chiefs4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 16Dec. 21vs. Bills4:30 p.m. ETNFLNWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSChiefs schedule 2019WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sep. 8at Jaguars1 p.m. ETCBSWeel 2Sep. 15at Raiders4:05 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sep. 22vs. Ravens1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sep. 29at Lions1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Colts8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 6Oct. 13vs. Texans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 7Oct. 17 (Thursday)at Broncos8:20 p.m. ETFOXWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Packers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Vikings1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 10Nov. 10at Titans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 11Nov. 18 (Monday)at Chargers (Mexico)8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 12BYEWeek 13Dec. 1vs. Raiders1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 8at Patriots4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Broncos1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 16Dec. 22at Bears8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Chargers1 p.m. ETCBS The Patriots try and avoid losing back-to-back games as they host the Chiefs in Week 14 on Sunday.New England (10-2) is coming off its second loss of the season after falling 28-22 to the Texans in Week 13. While it wasn’t expected the Patriots would make it through the regular season undefeated, it always makes headlines when they do lose.last_img read more

Town teams up for Mandela statue

first_img17 July 2012The town of Worcester in the Western Cape is to become home to a new sculpture of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela. The sculpture, the world’s fifth of the anti-apartheid activist, will be unveiled on his birthday on 18 July.Although Mandela has retired from public life – he made his last public appearance at the final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in Johannesburg – art such as this sculpture offers the public an opportunity to connect with the iconic freedom fighter.Well known resident artist Lorna Reade was responsible for creating the statue that will be placed in the town’s garden of remembrance on Church Square.“It was an honour to do this for Worcester,’ Reade says.Creating visual memoriesThe sculpture, created to celebrate Mandela’s life and 94th birthday, is an important addition to the town’s cultural, political and social history.“Many people in Worcester have a personal connection with Mandela,’ she says. A long-time friend, Bibi, frequently visits Mandela and another resident, Jan Moolman, remembers him from the time when he worked as a skipper who shipped prisoners to Robben Island.“It was lovely meeting all these people,’ Reade says.She says that artists have an important responsibility to capture the legacy of Nelson Mandela through various forms of art.“Artists have the privilege of creating visuals of Mandela that people will remember. They make him accessible to everybody.’A community initiativeThe Mandela statue project came about when a member of the community approached the Breede Valley Municipality, the Worcester Business Forum and Reade as the artist.According to Reade, one of the first ideas was to create a torso, but then they decided that a statue would be a more fitting tribute.The municipality also came on board, giving its written consent and support for the project.The Breede Valley Municipality donated R100 000 (US$12 200) towards the completion of the statue. “This was a generous donation because it wasn’t budgeted for,’ she says.“We then decided to make it a community project and get everyone in Worcester involved,’ she says.Pledge forms were distributed to residents, businesses and even schools were approached to make small donations. In doing this, the community could make the project their own.An informal Mr MandelaThe 1.8-metre statue, which will stand three metres tall once it is mounted on a base, consists of a metal armature framing, covered with clay. The final stage of completion will be the bronzing of the statue and should be ready by mid-July.“The statue is of an informal Mr Mandela,’ Reade says. He will be holding a walking stick in his hand and will have an expression of compassion on his face.Reade wasn’t commissioned to do the sculpture, for her it was a labour of love. When the artist took on the job, she used numerous photos to ensure that her portrayal of Mandela is accurate.Since starting work on the statue in May 2012, she found herself spending many hours on a ladder, or lying on the floor on a cushion, delicately fashioning every detail.She explains that because the sculpture is so big, people will spend a lot of time looking up at it. This means that every detail that can be viewed from below, from the shape of his hands and fingernails to the folds and fit of his shirt, has to be perfect.“I spent many hours on my back working on the area under his hand where he grips his walking stick,’ she says. “I developed quite a bond with the sculpture.’She says that one of the benefits of starting on the sculpture in May was the weather. “Starting in May meant that the heat in Worcester had gone,’ she explains. “This was good because the clay was easier to work with and didn’t dry out so quickly.’A time capsule for future generationsThe names of all the children involved in the project will be written on a scroll and placed in a stainless steel time capsule, which will be built into the base of the sculpture.“Children from schools in Worcester have been invited to draw pictures, poems or write letters to Mandela that will be preserved in the capsule,’ she says. It will also contain messages from residents.She says the initial idea was to open the capsule in 100 years’ time, but discussions are still underway as to the exact number of years, which might be closer to 50.First published by – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

TNT import Rice ejected early in Game 4

first_imgPBA IMAGESEmotions got the better of TNT import Glen Rice Jr. on Sunday and was ejected in the first quarter of TNT’s all-important Game 4 tussle against Ginebra.The high-scoring reinforcement threw the ball to a fallen Kevin Ferrer with 1:41 left in the opening frame with the KaTropa leading, 35-23.ADVERTISEMENT After the Gin Kings called timeout, Rice continued to trashtalk with the Gin Kings bench as TNT personnel tried to restrain him.He was then attested with a flagrant foul penalty one and a technical foul, ending his stint in Game 4 quickly.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 shutoutRice had two points, three rebounds, five assists, and a steal in his 10 minutes of play for the KaTropa.He is averaging 31.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists for the conference. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Gamescenter_img Ateneo sweeps first round, outlasts La Salle Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight TNT team manager Virgil Villavicencio escorted him back to the team’s dugout, but quickly left the Big Dome midway through the second quarter.TNT, which has its season on the line, is still on the driver’s seat, 66-52, against Ginebra at halftime. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

CFO recommends bypass of Cabinet House of Assembly for 21 million spending

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Aug 2015 – The Governor is pulling constitutional rank and will go ahead and give $2.1 million dollars for security listed under the Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police Force in the new Budget Supplementary. A special or extra edition of the Gazette reveals that because the Cabinet and by extension the House of Assembly are unlikely to grant the resources, the Governor, Peter Beckingham and Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Turnbull have agreed that in keeping with the CFO Ordinance section 4 (3) and the Constitution, section 72 (1)b and with the approval of the Secretary of State, in London, they will go ahead with the supplementary – already rejected by Cabinet Ministers – which includes millions and millions of dollars for extra security. It is unclear and not stated who the security is for. During a recent post cabinet press conference, Premier Rufus Ewing said his team rejected the request for $4.3 million in security money for the Helen Garlick team and the Finance Minister, Washington Misick admitted that their decision not to approve that money could be vetoed, so to speak.This Budget Supplementary will next be sent on to London and if approved as is, then it could be passed in an Order in Council by the Governor… never even having to go the House of Assembly for wider debate. This decision to make a constitutionally executive decision, which bypasses the elected government, underscores what the Premier said in House of Assembly last week as he expressed frustration at not getting immediate approval for funds for a second Reverse Osmosis Plant for Grand Turk to help the water shortage predicament there. Hon Sharlene Robinson, Opposition Leader: “I’m still asking who or what presented these difficulties…”Hon Rufus Ewing, Premier: “This country knows who we talking about, my Minister of Finance is the minister responsible for Finance but he ain’t in charge of finance!” It was also explained to Magnetic Media that this request for security under the Police, never came to the Appropriations Committee of the House of Assembly. Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Related Items:appropriations committee, CFO ordinance, grand turk, hon. rufus ewing, reverse osmosis, sharlene robinson Jitney row on social media elicits warning from PDM Leader Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for youlast_img read more