Big Three take Heat to second place in Eastern Conference



The Miami Heat have taken control of second place in the Eastern Conference after a 100-77 rout of their nearest rivals Boston. James scored 34 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven assists for the Heat.

Miami leapfrogged the Celtics with the win, their first over Boston in four attempts this season. Paul Pierce led Boston with 24 points.

With Boston losing 95-94 against Washington, Miami's (57-24) win set up a postseason match-up with the No 7 seed Philadelphia.

"This game was just as important as yesterday's, because it was drawing closer to wrapping up the two seed," Heat guard Dwyane Wade told reporters.

Wade scored 21 points, and Miami also got 15 points and nine rebounds from Chris Bosh, the final member of the team's 'Big Three'.

The Los Angeles Lakers' worrying slide to end the regular-season continued as they went down 120-106 to the Oklahoma City Thunder, their fifth straight loss.

Kevin Durant scored 31 points and Russell Westbrook added 26 as Oklahoma City climbed to within a game of the Lakers in the battle for the No. 2 seed in the West.

The Dallas Mavericks are now also one game behind Los Angeles after beating the Phoenix Suns 115-90.

Dirk Nowitzki had 19 points and Shawn Marion added 18 and 11 rebounds.

Chicago have already secured top seed in the East and enjoyed yet another win as they beat the Orlando Magic 102-99 behind 39 points from Derrick Rose.

Orlando thought they had tied it with a Jameer Nelson three at the buzzer, but it was called no basket.

The Memphis Grizzlies continued their push for a high seed in the West by beating the New Orleans Hornets 111-89 behind 18 points from OJ Mayo and 16 more from Marc Gasol.

Carmelo Anthony poured in 34 points, scoring the winning basket with five seconds left, as the New York Knicks held off the Indiana Pacers 110-109.

Rodney Stuckey's 24 points led the Detroit Pistons to a 112-101 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, ending a run of 11 road games without a win.

Jerryd Bayless had 19 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the New Jersey Nets 99-92, while Marcus Thornton had 21 points to power a come-from-behind win for the Sacramento Kings, who topped the Golden State Warriors 104-103.

Ex-Hornets owner talks of his attempts to keep the team in New Orleans

George Shinn said he sold the Hornets for about $50 million less than he could have because he wants the club to remain in New Orleans, and he would be willing to buy back in as a minority investor should a viable Louisiana ownership group come together.

Shinn, who has rarely been to New Orleans since selling the club to the NBA in early December, returned Monday to present $500,000 from his foundation to a Salvation Army program aimed at helping the working poor find stable housing.

Afterward, Shinn said he plans to donate much of his wealth to charity, and for the same reason, rejected a $350 million offer from Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison.

"He sent me an offer in writing and I just couldn't find it in my heart to do it," Shinn said, adding that he worried Ellison would move the club to the West Coast.

Moore is top pick in WNBA draft

Maya Moore was selected by the Minnesota Lynx with the first pick in the WNBA Draft on Monday.

Moore helped UConn win a record 90-straight games and also led the school to two national championships.

The four-time All-American averaged 22.8 points this season and 19.6 during her career. She was also the only collegian to play on the US women's national team that won the gold medal at the world championship last October.

Moore is the second straight UConn player to be taken with the first pick in the draft. Tina Charles went to the Connecticut Sun last season and earned the league's rookie of the year honors.

Moore was followed in the draft by: Elizabeth Cambage of Australia (Tulsa), Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga (Chicago), Amber Harris of Xavier (Minnesota) and Jantel Lavender of Ohio State (Los Angeles).

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Directors: Various

Starring: Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton, Jonathan Bailey

Rating: 3/5

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How I connect with my kids when working or travelling

Little notes: My girls often find a letter from me, with a joke, task or some instructions for the afternoon, and saying what I’m excited for when I get home.
Phone call check-in: My kids know that at 3.30pm I’ll be free for a quick chat.
Highs and lows: Instead of a “how was your day?”, at dinner or at bathtime we share three highlights; one thing that didn’t go so well; and something we’re looking forward to.
I start, you next: In the morning, I often start a little Lego project or drawing, and ask them to work on it while I’m gone, then we’ll finish it together.
Bedtime connection: Wake up and sleep time are important moments. A snuggle, some proud words, listening, a story. I can’t be there every night, but I can start the day with them.
Undivided attention: Putting the phone away when I get home often means sitting in the car to send a last email, but leaving it out of sight between home time and bedtime means you can connect properly.
Demystify, don’t demonise your job: Help them understand what you do, where and why. Show them your workplace if you can, then it’s not so abstract when you’re away - they’ll picture you there. Invite them into your “other” world so they know more about the different roles you have.

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Champions League quarter-final, first leg

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, Tuesday, 11pm (UAE)

Matches can be watched on BeIN Sports

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Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry

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UAE athletes heading to Paris 2024

Equestrian
Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi, Abdullah Al Marri, Omar Al Marzooqi, Salem Al Suwaidi, and Ali Al Karbi (four to be selected).


Judo
Men: Narmandakh Bayanmunkh (66kg), Nugzari Tatalashvili (81kg), Aram Grigorian (90kg), Dzhafar Kostoev (100kg), Magomedomar Magomedomarov (+100kg); women's Khorloodoi Bishrelt (52kg).


Cycling
Safia Al Sayegh (women's road race).

Swimming
Men: Yousef Rashid Al Matroushi (100m freestyle); women: Maha Abdullah Al Shehi (200m freestyle).

Athletics
Maryam Mohammed Al Farsi (women's 100 metres).

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Dubai works towards better air quality by 2021

Dubai is on a mission to record good air quality for 90 per cent of the year – up from 86 per cent annually today – by 2021.

The municipality plans to have seven mobile air-monitoring stations by 2020 to capture more accurate data in hourly and daily trends of pollution.

These will be on the Palm Jumeirah, Al Qusais, Muhaisnah, Rashidiyah, Al Wasl, Al Quoz and Dubai Investment Park.

“It will allow real-time responding for emergency cases,” said Khaldoon Al Daraji, first environment safety officer at the municipality.

“We’re in a good position except for the cases that are out of our hands, such as sandstorms.

“Sandstorms are our main concern because the UAE is just a receiver.

“The hotspots are Iran, Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq, but we’re working hard with the region to reduce the cycle of sandstorm generation.”

Mr Al Daraji said monitoring as it stood covered 47 per cent of Dubai.

There are 12 fixed stations in the emirate, but Dubai also receives information from monitors belonging to other entities.

“There are 25 stations in total,” Mr Al Daraji said.

“We added new technology and equipment used for the first time for the detection of heavy metals.

“A hundred parameters can be detected but we want to expand it to make sure that the data captured can allow a baseline study in some areas to ensure they are well positioned.”

The biog

Family: wife, four children, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren

Reads: Newspapers, historical, religious books and biographies

Education: High school in Thatta, a city now in Pakistan

Regrets: Not completing college in Karachi when universities were shut down following protests by freedom fighters for the British to quit India 

 

Happiness: Work on creative ideas, you will also need ideals to make people happy

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Founders: Venkat Reddy, Mohammed Al Bulooki, Bilal Merchant, Asif Ahmed, Ovais Merchant

Based: Dubai, UAE

Industry: Digital receipts, finance, blockchain

Funding: $4 million

Investors: Privately/self-funded

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Should late investors consider cryptocurrencies?

Wealth managers recommend late investors to have a balanced portfolio that typically includes traditional assets such as cash, government and corporate bonds, equities, commodities and commercial property.

They do not usually recommend investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies due to the risk and volatility associated with them.

“It has produced eye-watering returns for some, whereas others have lost substantially as this has all depended purely on timing and when the buy-in was. If someone still has about 20 to 25 years until retirement, there isn’t any need to take such risks,” Rupert Connor of Abacus Financial Consultant says.

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Name: Direct Debit System
Started: Sept 2017
Based: UAE with a subsidiary in the UK
Industry: FinTech
Funding: Undisclosed
Investors: Elaine Jones
Number of employees: 8

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If you go

The flights
There are various ways of getting to the southern Serengeti in Tanzania from the UAE. The exact route and airstrip depends on your overall trip itinerary and which camp you’re staying at. 
Flydubai flies direct from Dubai to Kilimanjaro International Airport from Dh1,350 return, including taxes; this can be followed by a short flight from Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti with Coastal Aviation from about US$700 (Dh2,500) return, including taxes. Kenya Airways, Emirates and Etihad offer flights via Nairobi or Dar es Salaam.   

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Company Profile

Company name: Fine Diner

Started: March, 2020

Co-founders: Sami Elayan, Saed Elayan and Zaid Azzouka

Based: Dubai

Industry: Technology and food delivery

Initial investment: Dh75,000

Investor: Dtec Startupbootcamp

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List of alleged parties

 

May 12, 2020: PM and his wife Carrie attend 'work meeting' with at least 17 staff 

May 20, 2020: They attend 'bring your own booze party'

Nov 27, 2020: PM gives speech at leaving party for his staff 

Dec 10, 2020: Staff party held by then-education secretary Gavin Williamson 

Dec 13, 2020: PM and his wife throw a party

Dec 14, 2020: London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey holds staff event at Conservative Party headquarters 

Dec 15, 2020: PM takes part in a staff quiz 

Dec 18, 2020: Downing Street Christmas party 

Disposing of non-recycleable masks
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  • Do not put them in a recycling bin
  • Take them home with you if there is no litter bin
  • No need to bag the mask
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Round 4: Beat Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-0
Quarter-final: Beat Marketa Vondrousova 6-0, 6-2
Semi-final: Beat Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4
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