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Russell Westbrook joins Wilt in NBA history as Thunder thump Lakers

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “I’m not going to try to put it into words but like I said on the floor, that’s who it’s for,” Westbrook said. “I’m going to leave it at that.”Chamberlain set the lofty mark with 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists in a 1968 game.Westbrook also tied Chamberlain for second all-time in 15-point, 15-rebound, 15-assists games with eight. Oscar Robertson had 14 such games in his career.Lakers coach Luke Walton said his team narrowed in on three keys to beat the Thunder, even with his own depleted lineup — transition defense, taking care of the ball and boxing out.The Thunder outscored Los Angeles on the fast break 34-8, the Lakers turned the ball over 21 times and Oklahoma City won the rebounding battle 50-39.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — With the outcome all but decided and just over a minute remaining, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan wanted to get Russell Westbrook out of Tuesday’s game.Westbrook wasn’t having it, waving off Hamidou Diallo.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez score late in 4-4 draw for Barcelona at Villarreal View comments Moments later, Westbrook grabbed a rebound and nearly snagged another as the ball glanced off his fingertips after a miss.On the next possession, Westbrook snagged a final rebound and joined some elite company in NBA history in the Thunder’s 119-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.FEATURED 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, logisticsWestbrook became the second player in league history to have 20 or more points, rebounds and assists in a game, finishing with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists. Wilt Chamberlain was the only other player to accomplish the feat.After the game, Westbrook dedicated the win to rapper Nipsey Hussle. The musician, like Westbrook a Los Angeles product, was shot and killed on Sunday in Los Angeles. “I tried to attack the paint,” Westbrook said. “A lot of teams for me load the paint and stop me from getting to the paint, so I tried to use that to my advantage, drawing three or four people and finding open guys.“I tried to set the tone early.”Westbrook finished 8 of 23 from the field as Oklahoma City won for the third time in its last 10 games.Caldwell-Pope led the Lakers with 23 points.The loss was Los Angeles’ second in the last six games despite playing with a roster missing its stars.“I thought we brought the energy level that it takes to win,” Walton said.INSIDE PRESENCEWithout Tyson Chandler available, the Lakers weren’t able to offer much resistance at the rim, especially early.Eleven of Oklahoma City’s first 12 baskets came near the rim.Westbrook assisted on eight of those. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Thunder: Thunder center Steven Adams briefly left the game before halftime after being fouled by Moe Wagner. Adams told trainers he couldn’t hear out of his right ear. He shot free throws before heading into the locker room. Adams started the second half. . Earlier Tuesday, the NBA rescinded the technical foul Russell Westbrook received Sunday in a loss to Dallas. It would’ve been Westbrook’s 17th of the season, pushing him one away from a second one-game suspension. . The Thunder have trailed at halftime in 17 of their 20 games since the All-Star break. . Former Thunder guard Alex Abrines, who was released in early February, was at the game as a spectator.UP NEXTLakers: Host Golden State on Thursday night.Thunder: Host Detroit on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When they get what they got off of those three things, it’s going to be really hard to win the game, even if you shoot the ball well like our guys shot tonight,” Walton said.The Lakers shot 47.6% from the field.Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Westbrook explained the wave-off after the game.“I knew that he had a close friend pass away,” Donovan said. “For a few guys on our team relationship-wise, it’s kind of hit them pretty hard just in the last couple days.“For Russell, that was something that really, really meant a lot to him.”After Westbrook clinched the mark, grabbing the rebound on Lance Stephenson’s miss in the final minute, he drew a large ovation from the crowd before leaving the game for Diallo.Oklahoma City had struggled in the first half recently, trailing in eight consecutive games entering Tuesday.The Thunder, despite leading by as many as 11 points early, looked to be heading toward another halftime deficit when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope put the Lakers ahead with a 3-pointer late in the second quarter.But Oklahoma City closed the half with an 11-6 run and took a 59-55 lead into halftime.Though Westbrook struggled from the field early — missing 12 of his first 14 shots — he was effective on the offensive end from the start, with 10 first-quarter assists. “We told our guys, he’s a rare player — he’s not a one-man, stay in front (player),” Walton said. “It takes two, three guys walling him up. We were OK giving up jump shots, even if they hit them, to anyone but Paul George. So if you weren’t guarding Paul, we should’ve been in the paint.“He had some rebounds where we’re putting two, three guys on (Steven) Adams trying to get him off and Russ has always been a fantastic offensive rebounder.”TIP-INSLakers: Power forward Kyle Kuzma missed his second consecutive game with left foot tendinitis. Kuzma was joined by LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Tyson Chandler as Lakers missing the game due to injury. . Before the game, rapper Nipsey Hussle’s music was played in the Lakers’ locker room. The musician was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday.Thunder: Thunder center Steven Adams briefly left the game before halftime after being fouled by Moe Wagner. Adams told trainers he couldn’t hear out of his right ear. He shot free throws before heading into the locker room. Adams started the second half. . Earlier Tuesday, the NBA rescinded the technical foul Russell Westbrook received Sunday in a loss to Dallas. It would’ve been Westbrook’s 17th of the season, pushing him one away from a second one-game suspension. . The Thunder have trailed at halftime in 17 of their 20 games since the All-Star break. . Former Thunder guard Alex Abrines, who was released in early February, was at the game as a spectator.UP NEXTLakers: Host Golden State on Thursday night.Thunder: Host Detroit on Friday night.TIP-INSLakers: Power forward Kyle Kuzma missed his second consecutive game with left foot tendinitis. Kuzma was joined by LeBron James, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and Tyson Chandler as Lakers missing the game due to injury. . Before the game, rapper Nipsey Hussle’s music was played in the Lakers’ locker room. The musician was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Im now ready for Bollywood Mumtaz Sorcar

By on August 31, 2019

first_imgAce magician PC Sorcar Junior’s youngest daughter, Mumtaz, who has appeared in 30 films in seven years, is a boxing freak. In fact, it is her love for this sport which has her pretty excited about her big release Guru. Another film scheduled to hit the theatres this May is a Bengali feature, Raktakarabi, based on Rabindranath Tagore’s dance drama. Mumtaz, who loves cooking and dancing when she is not shooting, is also working for two new Tamil films this year and says that she is now ready take up more roles in Bollywood. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMumtaz, tell us about your first big release of 2017, Guru…. My first big release this year will be Guru, the Telugu remake of a hit Tamil film directed by Sudha Kongara, Irudhi Suttru. The Hindi version was the critically acclaimed Saala Khadoos. Guru is the story of two women boxers who are in fact sisters and the changing dynamics of their relationship. The coach is played by Venkatesh. The sisters come from a poor family and their father is a fishmonger. I’m playing the elder daughter, who gets into boxing because she wants to land a job in the Police force to support her family. The younger one is a natural wrestler and under a good coach, who even lands the World Cup. At one point, sibling rivalry separates the duo but they come together again. I am into boxing and so I could play the part since the whole film is about professional boxers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveYou also have a big Bengali film to be released this year, Raktakarabi…. Yes, for the first time, Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Raktakarabi’ will see a celluloid version. I play the role of Nandini but then it is a modern interpretation. The central character Nandini is a revolutionary, just as Tagore had conceived her but the times have changed. Raktakarabi is a political film, a reflection of our times. Bishu Pagol has been assayed by Kaushik Sen in Raktakarabi and the musical score has been done by Debojyoti Mishra. Raktakarabi’s most celebrated stage version was Bohurupee’s 1954 production, with lead characters played by the legendary Sambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra. This is your second Amitava Bhattacharya film….Yes, last year, I assayed the very difficult role of Chitrangada in Bhattacharya’s maiden film, titled Conditions Apply. That film was based on the life story of Chitrangada, a eunuch whose true identity gets exposed and how society treats her after they get to know that she is not a woman. Chitrangada connects with herself but goes through a period of deep turmoil. In a way it is the most difficult role that I have assayed till date. The film was meant for the festival circuit. On Bollywood…There are offers. Recently, there was an offer for a commercial film but I wasn’t ready at that time. I wanted to be sure, to work on myself first. Now that I’m better than what I was and have some acting experience of working in different cities, I’ve matured as a human being. Most of these regional films gave me new units and different languages to deal with. I was the only Bengali there and I thought people expected something from me, as the representative of Bengali cinema. I’m now ready for Mumbai. You are known to be a workout addict, how do you relax?Right now, I’m taking physiotherapy because of a small back injury which I got while working for Saala Khadoos though I never stopped acting. At the moment, I’m not working out fervently. Otherwise, I exercise everyday under the guidance of coach Ranodeep Maitra. As for relaxing, we are one big happy family and we have a lot of fun when all of us – especially the three sisters – are together. We all have different careers and are busy during the whole day, but we usually get together for dinner and exchange notes. I also love cooking and my bakes are pretty famous in the family circuit. Plus, we have three pets – two Mastiffs and a stray one – who I adore.last_img read more

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Air France creating lower cost airline to better compete

By on August 20, 2019

first_img PARIS — Air France plans to create a new budget airline in hopes to better compete with Mideast carriers and low-cost rivals.Parent company Air France-KLM said in a statement Thursday that the new airline would focus on routes where Air France is struggling against cheaper competition.It said the airline would run long-haul flights for tourist and business travel. It would use Air France pilots who volunteer to work under new rules “adapted to its competitive position.” Air France staff have protested job cuts and other cost-cutting in recent years.CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is presenting the plan Thursday to the works council.In quarterly results Thursday, Air France-KLM noted a “highly uncertain” global context and “special concern about France as a destination” after deadly extremist attacks. Tags: Air France, KLM Air France creating lower cost airline to better compete Thursday, November 3, 2016 Share Source: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Sunwing has September promo for Huatulco Puerto Escondido

By on August 19, 2019

first_imgTags: Sunwing Friday, September 1, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group TORONTO — Until Sept. 30 agents can earn 4% bonus commission and receive STAR Agent Reward Points that convert into cash for all new bookings to Huatulco and Puerto Escondido with Sunwing.Plus, each time an agent makes a booking to any participating resort, they’ll gain a ballot for a chance to win an all-inclusive vacation for two to Huatulco. The more bookings agents make, the more chances to win. A seven-day vacation package will be given away each week during the promotion.All participating resorts are offering special offers during the month, from limited-time savings and complimentary room upgrades to resort credits of up to $500 per couple and special welcome amenities.Huatulco’s National Park is a recognized UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Travellers seeking adventure can snorkel above colourful reefs, kayak through rapids, go horseback riding along the beach, or enjoy some quiet fishing.Huatulco’s neighbour, Puerto Escondido, offers beachgoers a laid-back vibe and the perfect relaxing retreat with its golden sands, along with a variety of exotic wildlife like several species of sea turtles. The area is also popular for many watersports such as surfing and its waters are ideal for all skill levels.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterSunwing is partnering with a number of top-rated resorts including Barcelo Huatulco, Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco, Park Royal Huatulco, Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa, Hotel Villablanca, Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa and Posada Real Puerto Escondido to offer reduced rates on select vacation packages during the month.Clients can also take advantage of resort credits at Barcelo Huatulco, Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa and Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa. Holiday Inn Huatulco guests get a potential free marine-view room upgrade (based on new bookings departing Dec. 19, 2017 – April 30, 2018) while couples that choose Las Brisas Huatulco can take advantage of discounted massages and a free romantic dinner.For more details on the current promotion visit sunwingagents.ca.center_img Sunwing has September promo for Huatulco, Puerto Escondido Posted by Sharelast_img read more

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