Curry, Warriors miss shots down stretch, lose to Kings

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, left, is fouled by Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Stephen Curry just plain missed when it mattered most and said so afterward. Steve Kerr insists he got what he deserved being ejected for going absolutely crazy at the refs and losing his cool. The Golden State Warriors showed some flaws and played one of their worst games yet.Draymond Green failed to knock down a 3-pointer from the top of the arc at the final buzzer and DeMarcus Cousins scored six of his 32 points in overtime and overcame several key mistakes as the Sacramento Kings snapped a 13-game losing streak to the Warriors with a wild 109-106 win Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Darren Collison scored 18 points and the bench added 45 for Sacramento, which lost 117-106 to Golden State at the Golden 1 Center last month as the Warriors rallied in the second half.Kerr was tossed with 3:34 left in the third and had to be held back near midcourt by assistant coach Mike Brown as the reigning NBA Coach of the Year moved toward official Bill Spooner. Kerr, irate and swearing after a pair of loose ball fouls on Kevon Looney 18 seconds apart, pointed and gestured while repeating profanities.“I got what I deserved. I deserved to be ejected — so I was. I have no complaints,” Kerr said. “I was angry.”After four straight Kings free throws — one for a technical on Green — Kerr erupted. Curry and Klay Thompson hit consecutive 3s, but that momentum was short-lived.Golden State dropped to 0-3 in OT this season.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Warriors: F David West, out since sustaining a non-displaced fracture of his left thumb Jan. 18 against Oklahoma City, continues to make progress and could return as soon as Wednesday given the team has a couple of days to practice and work him back into the mix.Kings: F Omri Casspi, out the last 10 games with a strained right calf, will not return until after the All-Star break. “We’re going to be a little conservative with it,” coach Dave Joerger said.UP NEXTWarriors: Golden State has a rare and helpful three-break between games before hosting Chicago on Wednesday.Kings: Host the Bulls on Monday looking to snap a four-game skid in the series and get their first home win against Chicago since Nov. 20, 2014.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beermen enter semis, fight off Painterscenter_img Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG “We got what we deserved — before I was tossed and after,” Kerr said. “It was one of the worst games we played all season. We had no purpose. The ball didn’t move. I didn’t even recognize our team out there tonight. Maybe we were due for one.”Curry’s layup attempt with 4.9 seconds left clanked off the rim and the two-time reigning NBA MVP also missed a short jumper with 6.9 seconds left, but finished with 35.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnCousins was unable to corral the rebound on the first miss and the ball went out of bounds at the baseline to the Warriors for one more try with 6.2 ticks remaining.“I just missed it,” Curry said. “Tough way to end the game with a shot at point-blank range to erase all the mishaps earlier.” Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member A night after recording his sixth career triple-double, Cousins had 12 rebounds and nine assists to just miss another. This win could provide some much-needed momentum for Sacramento, in a stretch with 11 of 13 home games.With Sacramento ahead 96-95 in regulation, Cousins also became furious with Spooner and received a technical with 2:08 to play for yelling and gesturing in frustration. Curry hit the tying free throw to tie it at 96.“There are no excuses. It’s something we’ve been preaching for a long time,” Cousins said. “I’m so proud of my team. We came out and got a big win. We competed from start to finish.”Green walked off on his own after missing a driving layin at Cousins 1:17 before halftime and going down hard by a cameraman. He grabbed his right knee, an X-ray was negative and he was back on the court by the 10:09 mark of the third.Sacramento guard Arron Afflalo was back after missing Friday night’s 105-103 home loss with a stomach virus.Green returned from a one-game absence with a bruised left shoulder and Shaun Livingston also was back after being sidelined the past two games with a strained mid-back.DURANT’S OFF NIGHTTypically the epitome of efficiency, Kevin Durant wasn’t his usual steady self.KD was held without a field goal until his dunk 3:19 before halftime and wound up with 10 points in a rare off shooting night. He was 2 for 10 from the field and missed all six of his 3-point tries, but had nine rebounds and five blocks.TIP-INS Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Holmes, Cotroni hunt Contender semi berth

first_img Holmes used his encounter with Breton to give himself some ring work, before the referee stopped the fight in the third round. Cotroni had a more difficult passage, even though he too won inside the distance. Miller won rounds one and two, with aggressive boxing, but he ran out of steam in the third and was defenceless. The referee therefore stepped in and called a halt, giving Cotroni a technical knockout victory. Both men seem to be evenly matched. Holmes has a 14-6 record, while Cotroni has 12 wins, eight losses and a draw. Holmes declared yesterday that he “is much fitter and sharper” and expects to win, and Cotroni expressed similar sentiments. “I am ready. I have been working hard since the last fight and I am in very good condition” he stated. “My aim is to win the top prize of $2-million” he added. Holmes wants this to be his breakthrough year, having been to the finals twice before and lost. “I have done the work, and having seen Cotroni fight, I am sure that I can beat him. I am planning to take the fight to him, and see what happens from there. I want to be the Contender champion this year, and to do so I have to beat him. This is someone in my way to a good payday, and I have to take care of business,” he said. Another hard-fought and entertaining contest seems to be on the cards. Ring work Jamaica’s Richard Holmes, a finalist in the Wray and Nephew Contender series last year, is trying to get back there, and tonight, he clashes with Francesco Cotroni from Canada in the third quarter-final of the 2017 series, at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. The card starts at 8.30 with two amateur bouts, and the main event which will be broadcast on Television Jamaica, is scheduled for a 9.30 start. Two boxers have already booked their semi-final places. They are Sakima Mullings from Jamaica and Canada’s Phil Rose. This year, the contest, which is in the junior-middleweight division, started with eight boxers from Jamaica and eight from Canada and the numbers have been decreased each week, until only six now remain. The boxers are vying for the 2017 Contender junior-middleweight title, and prize money of $2-million to the winner, $500,000 to the runner-up, $250,000 for third place and $200,000 for fourth. Holmes and Cotroni safely navigated the preliminary round without any difficulty, against opponents that did not bring much to the table. Holmes went up against Mike Breton who had a 1-3 win/loss record, and ended that fight at the 29 seconds mark, of the third round. Cotroni went up against Gregory Miller, who had a record of one loss and no wins.last_img read more

Bale doesn’t want Cristiano back at EPL

first_img0Shares0000CARDIFF, October 8- Gareth Bale says he does not want to see Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid for a second spell in English football.Portuguese star Ronaldo maintained his incredible scoring burst on Sunday night with his 22nd La Liga hat-trick — equalling the record of Real icon Alfredo Di Stefano and former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra — in Madrid’s 5-0 rout of Athletic at the Bernabeu. But stories of a summer return to Manchester United refuse to go away and Ronaldo has even been linked with a sensational move across town to English champions Manchester City.Yet Real teammate Bale is in no doubt as to what he wants to see happen regarding Ronaldo’s future and it does not involve him returning to England next season.“Definitely not,” Bale said while on international duty ahead of Wales’ Euro 2016 home qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus.“He’s shown what a world-class player he is year after year scoring the goals.“Obviously he’s a player we wouldn’t want to see leave. Of course [I] want to see him stay at Real Madrid.”Bale was also linked with free-spending United last week after Real Madrid fans made it clear they were unhappy with his performances this season.Cristiano Ronaldo has racked up the scoring this year while Gareth Bale has struggled in his second season in Spain.The Welshman enjoyed a stunning debut season in Spanish football following his world-record 85.3 million-pound move from Tottenham, scoring in both the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals.But his displays have come under scrutiny in the Spanish capital this term and, ahead of Sunday’s game, the influential Madrid newspaper Marca ran a poll asking whether Bale should be relegated to the bench.Around 60 percent voted in favour of Bale being dropped, but the 25-year-old quashed talk of him leaving Madrid next summer.“I signed a six-year deal last year so I don’t really think so,” Bale said.Bale’s focus for the next week is on Wales and their quest to qualify for a first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.Wales won their opening game in Andorra last month and could take a big step towards the expanded Euro 2016 finals in France by beating Bosnia and Cyprus at the Cardiff City Stadium.“We have massive potential and I want to make history with Wales and qualify for a major tournament,” Bale said after being crowned Welsh footballer of the year on Monday night for a record fourth time.“We’ve got off to a positive start in the group with three points and we feel we’ve got the momentum behind us.“We want to carry that into the next game and get a positive result.”-ESPN FC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Unsure economy hits Big 3’s sales

first_imgCLINTON, Mich. – Tom Wright’s dark-blue GMC Sierra Extended Cab pickup is 12 years old, but so far he’s dismissed any thought of replacing it. Although it has 165,000 miles on it, Wright says times are a little too slow in the carpentry business to replace the truck, which he uses for work and to haul around his family. Much to the detriment of Detroit’s Big Three, people like Wright are delaying truck purchases, cutting into profits and forcing Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group to idle some assembly lines. Pickup sales overall are off 15.7 percent in the first seven months of the year from the same time last year. Industry analysts say the people delaying truck purchases fall into two categories: those like Wright who use pickups primarily for work and those who use pickups as their personal vehicles. Most sales are for personal use, and analysts say that with $3 per gallon gasoline, many of those customers are leaving the market for more fuel-efficient vehicles. “The customers who don’t have a need for the product have opted for something else,” said Tom Libby, senior director of industry analysis for J.D. Power and Associates. So the Big Three, which rely more on trucks for profits than their foreign competitors, are likely to face more hard times as truck demand softens even further in the second half of the year, analysts say. Nearly 32 percent of Ford’s sales came from pickup trucks through July of this year, the highest percentage in the industry, according to Autodata Corp. GM’s was 25 percent, while Toyota’s was at 11.5 percent. Kip Penniman, an analyst with KDP Investment Advisors in Montpelier, Vt., predicted that Ford would be particularly hard-hit later in the year as GM and Toyota come out with brand-new pickups that could cut into the F-series’ market share. “If they don’t do something with the pickup trucks, which is their bread and butter, these guys are just gonna see some very sharp distress over the next several years until they finally turn around,” Penniman said. Ford’s own take on pickups isn’t as dire. Ben Poore, marketing manager of Ford’s truck group, said the market already is starting to stabilize, even though it has lost some buyers who don’t need pickups for work. “As people get used to and re-calibrate to the gas price, they tend to come back into the pickup market,” he said. Poore said while home building and the general economy may be down in some regions, it’s booming in others, so the demand for pickups should remain strong. He disagrees that new products will cut into the F-Series’ sales, saying that Ford actually gained share when Nissan Motor Co. entered the full-size pickup market. It’s customers like Wright, though, who also bring hope to industry executives. No matter what happens to fuel prices or the economy, Wright and thousands of others will someday have to replace their trucks. “I have to have a truck for what I do,” said Wright, who hauls tools and other work supplies in the bed. “I would not think of anything else.” Some analysts expect the pickup market to stabilize later this year, and they don’t see a day where cars supplant trucks as the top-selling models in America. “Large pickups certainly haven’t boomed this year,” GM Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner said in a recent interview. “From our experience, they’ve held in there pretty well,” he said, adding that GM is in the final months of selling relatively old models. “That segment seems to be a little more robust to the fuel economy prices than maybe the large SUVs are.” Still, some analysts are predicting more turbulence for the Big Three as the market continues to shift to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. If gasoline stays high, manufacturers who rely on pickups and SUVs will continue to suffer, said Ken Bernhardt, professor of marketing at Georgia State University in Atlanta. “Let’s say I’d rather be Honda and Toyota than Ford and GM if gas prices stay at $3 or higher,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Sales of Ford’s F-series pickups, the highest-selling vehicles in the nation, are down 12.3 percent. The No. 2 seller, the Chevrolet Silverado, is off 20.1 percent as the company changes production to a new model. Dodge’s Ram line is down 11.7 percent. Last week, Ford announced that it would cut production by 168,000 vehicles, or 21 percent, in the fourth quarter to bring supply back in line with growing inventories. GM already has cut vehicle production by 7 percent to 8 percent in the third quarter, and Chrysler on Wednesday said it would cut production in the fourth quarter by an unspecified amount. The company already announced a 10 percent cut in third-quarter production, mostly in trucks and sport utility vehicles. Wright, 45, who lives near Clinton, a village about 60 miles southwest of Detroit, says he gets mailings from his dealer telling him it’s time to buy. But as long as the Sierra remains dependable and the economy remains uncertain, he’ll keep it. “I just have a hard time justifying $30,000 for a new truck right now to replace this one,” he said while installing new windows in a downtown building. “There’s no sense in spending the money right now, the way I look at it.” last_img read more

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Announced

first_img2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament BracketRosemont, Ill. – Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland and Purdue are the top four seeds in the 2016Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday night. The 19th annual event will be contested from March 9-13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.After winning the outright Big Ten Championship for the second time in four years with a 15-3 conference record, Indiana is the tournament’s top seed and will open play at Noon ET on Friday. Second-seeded Michigan State completed the season with a 13-5 conference record. The Spartans will open play in the quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Iowa, Maryland, Purdue and Wisconsin finished the year with matching 12-6 conference marks. Based on conference tiebreaking procedures, the Terrapins are the No. 3 seed and the Boilermakers claimed the fourth seed, as both teams earned a double-bye. On Friday, Maryland will open play at approximately 9 p.m., while Purdue will get underway at approximately 2:30 p.m.Iowa earned the No. 5 seed and will begin play in Thursday’s second round at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wisconsin is the sixth seed and will take the court at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday.Ohio State finished the conference season with an 11-7 record to earn the No. 7 seed. The Buckeyes will take on 10th-seeded Penn State at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Michigan finished with a 10-8 conference record and claimed the eighth seed. The Wolverines will oppose No. 9 Northwestern at Noon on Thursday.The first round of the 2016 event begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday when No. 12 Illinois faces No. 13 Minnesota, followed by No. 11 Nebraska against No. 14 Rutgers at 7 p.m.Big Ten Tournament semifinal games will be played on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. ET. The championship game tips off at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. Every Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament game will be nationally televised with coverage from CBS Sports, ESPN or ESPN2 and BTN. Since the event’s inception in 1998, every tournament contest has been televised.Six different programs have won the Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State and Michigan State have each claimed four official titles. Defending tournament champion Wisconsin has won the event three times, Illinois and Iowa have won two titles, and Purdue has won the tournament once.last_img read more

Waynesville Man Charged with Murder After Saturday Shooting

first_imgA shooting in Waynesville left one man dead over the weekend.Justin Scott Fuller, 29,  has been charged with murder. The incident happened Saturday afternoon at 271 Provost St. in Waynesville.Officers responded to a call at 1:33 p.m. of multiple gunshots being discharged. Christopher Phillips who was pronounced dead at the scene.Fuller fled the scene but was found on a neighboring street.Authorities say the investigation into the incident is continuing. They ask anyone with information to contact the Waynesville Police Department at 828-456-5363.Fuller is scheduled to appear in court May 3.last_img read more

Google SA seeks top pupil doodler

first_imgYoung football fans may soon see their logo adorning the home page of Google South Africa.(Image: Doodle4Google) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ali MerifieldCorporate Communications, AfricaPractice+27 11 022 6561RELATED ARTICLES • Google with South African flair • Young footballers in Cape Town • Google Earth zooms in on SA • Google to put Africa onlineJanine ErasmusGoogle South Africa is getting in on the 2010 Fifa World Cup action by inviting local school children to enter their football-themed Google logo into an international Doodle4Google competition and stand a chance not only to win enticing prizes, but to have their entry displayed on the search engine’s home page.Based on the original Doodle4Google competition of 2005 in the UK, the new edition carries the theme of “I love football”.With the World Cup just weeks away, children between the ages of four and 17 from 18 countries will stretch their creative muscles to design a logo that shows how sport, and football in particular, transcends borders and cultures and brings people together.Participating African countries include Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. They are up against youngsters from Australia, Czech Republic, the UK, US, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.Past winners may enter, but they aren’t eligible to win.Former head of Google South Africa Stephen Newton expressed his excitement about the upcoming football tournament that will inspire hundreds of children to reach for new creative heights. “Google is about the people who use it, and this is a great opportunity for South Africans to shape the way Google looks for a day.”Tough competitionEntries will be evaluated by a group of creative heavyweights, and assessed for creativity, artistic prowess and effective communication of the theme, while taking age into account.Overseas, they include Google webmaster Dennis Hwang, Paige Braddock of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Susan Brandt of Dr Seuss Enterprises, Andy Harkness of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Keith Malone of Lego, and Bob Pauley of Pixar Animation Studios.The distinguished South African judges include irreverent cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, television personality Lebogang Mzwimbi, and Sandra Fivaz, who edits the Sunday Times ReadRight supplement.The panel is responsible for short-listing 10 finalists. A public vote, held between 1 and 7 June via the internet and text message, will determine which of the hopefuls go through to the international round.The winner of each national competition will take home a laptop and a framed copy of their artwork. Like the other country winners, the top South African artist will also enjoy the excitement of having his or her design displayed on Google South Africa’s home page for a full day during the World Cup.This is potentially huge exposure for the young winner, as millions of people will access the search engine to keep up to date with the football extravaganza.The South African winner will then go forward to battle it out with the other 17 international winners. All the national winners will appear on the competition’s website and will be subject to the same public voting process between 21 and 28 June.The grand prize is a 10-day trip in South Africa for the winner and three other family members. The overall winning entry will dominate the global home page for the whole of 11 July, the day of the World Cup final and the culmination of years of anticipation for football fans around the world. Here it will be seen by a massive online audience.The global runner-up will win two VIP tickets to a Premier League football game of Google’s choice, in the UK. Both prizes cover international travel costs – where necessary – as well as domestic trips and accommodation.Children wishing to enter the South African competition don’t have to be citizens, but must at least have permanent resident status.Only one entry per child is allowed, and the competition closes at 9am on 3 May 2010. Contestants can find all the necessary details on the South African competition website.Young creative mindsThe annual Doodle4Google competition is open only to school children, who are invited to submit their own Google doodle, based on the chosen theme. In the US, which is not participating in the “I love football” competition, the current theme is “If I could do anything, I would…”The winning entry is chosen by a public vote, and it is then featured for 24 hours on the country-specific Google home page. Besides the UK and US, competitions have been held in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand, China, Egypt, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Mexico, and the Netherlands.However, this is the first time that Doodle4Google is taking place at an international level as well as national, and the first time that African countries are participating.Google doodles are variations on the official Google logo, usually involving a clever manipulation of the letters of the search engine’s name. They are used to commemorate special events such as Valentine’s Day, the Olympics or Earth Day, the birthdays of remarkable human beings such as Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Darwin, Michael Jackson and Beethoven, or holidays such as Christmas and Easter.Other momentous revelations, such as Nasa’s confirmation of water on the moon, have also been celebrated in a doodle.Clicking on a Google doodle leads to a list of Google-indexed links relating to the event.The doodle was first used in 1999 when a little stick figure was seen behind the second “o”, to celebrate the annual Burning Man art event in Nevada, which was attended by a few Google staff members that year. Since then more than 300 American and 700 international doodles have appeared on Google home pages around the world.Ali Merifieldlast_img read more

HR News for February 11, 2015

first_imgPharmacist with Needle Phobia Awarded $2.6M By Allen Smith  2/10/2015The failure to list the ability to administer immunizations as an essential function in a pharmacist’s job description contributed to the pharmacist winning an Americans with Disabilities Act claim that he was fired for his needle phobia. A federal jury awarded the pharmacist $2.6 million on Jan. 22, 2015.To continue reading this article, please click here.   Workplace First Aid Kit Standard Expanded Two classes of first aid kits introducedBy Roy Maurer  2/10/2015The industry consensus standard on workplace first aid kits has been revised to meet the needs of more-diverse worksites, according to the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the organization responsible for the changes.To continue reading this article, please click here. Recruiting and Retaining People with Disabilities By Roy Maurer  2/9/2015The White House announced Feb. 3, 2015, the release of a new resource guide for employers related to the employment of people with disabilities. The guide is a federal interagency effort full of tips on how to legally and proactively recruit, retain and promote workers with disabilities.To continue reading this article, please click here. Lessons Learned from Anthem Data Breach Experts say HR should be vigilant about protecting HR data, especially at restBy Aliah D. Wright  2/10/2015It’s being called the largest data-breach disclosure by a health care company ever.As many as 80 million customers and the company’s employees have had their employment data, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates stolen. According to news reports, the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Anthem Inc., has already been sued over the breach.What’s more, thieves are now trying to scam the victims further via e-mail and by telephone, claiming to be Anthem and asking victims to provide additional information either over the phone or by clicking on bogus links in e-mails.To continue reading this article, please click here.   Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines.center_img Falling Oil Prices Prompt Surge of Job Cuts By Roy Maurer  2/10/2015Planned job cuts for January 2015 reached a two-year high, with 40 percent of those attributable to cost-cutting in the energy sector, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.To continue reading this article, please click here. Textual Feelings in the Workplace By Donald D. Gamburg  © 2015 Ogletree Deakins  2/9/2015Electronic communications can play a significant role in romantic relationships. Employers have been confronting, with increasing regularity, the impact of these communications in the workplace. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there is no better time to ensure that your policies, agreements, and training properly minimize employer liability associated with these communications.To continue reading this article, please click here. Top Talent Management Trends for India in 2015 By Sharad Verma  2/10/2015As the business environment has improved, most businesses are looking for growth drivers.Identifying top talent—critical employees with unique skills and the leaders of tomorrow—has meant looking at new solutions and offerings, redefining competitive advantage, restructuring as well as strategic talent management.To continue reading this article, please click here.last_img read more

Mkhitaryan back for Roma

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Roma have announced their squad for the Europa League match against Istanbul Basaksehir tomorrow, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nikola Kalinic returning. The Armenian has been out of action for nearly two months, and is included in the squad. Another return is on-loan striker Nikola Kalinic, who has been out of play since mid-October. Roma are still without long-term casualties Bryan Cristante and Davide Zappacosta. Javier Pastore and Alessandro Florenzi are also out through injury, but Leonardo Spinazzola is included despite seeming to sprain his ankle in training this morning. The Giallorossi lost their last game in the competition to Borussia Monchengladbach, and the pressure is on to progress to the round of 32. Roma beat the Turkish side 4-0 on match day one in the competition. Roma squad for Basaksehir: Pau Lopez, Cardinali, Fuzato; Smalling, Kolarov, Santon, Fazio, Mancini, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Perotti, Veretout, Zaniolo, Diawara, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko, Kluivert, Under, Kalinic, Antonuccilast_img read more