Barea, Mavs end another Raptors 6-game streak

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles against Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDALLAS — J.J. Barea has fresh memories of San Antonio scoring the final 13 points in a recent Dallas loss, and Atlanta getting the last five with the score tied in the Mavericks’ most recent game.The diminutive guard was happy to have a key role in a different ending for the last-place team in the Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Heat rally in 4th, top struggling Magic View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 23 points but didn’t score in the fourth quarter, while DeRozan couldn’t get going at all after averaging 37 points on a three-game road winning streak that ended.Hounded by Dallas defensive specialist Wesley Matthews most of the game, DeRozan scored eight points while shooting 19 percent (3 of 16). His previous low was 20 percent (1 of 5) in his only other single-digit game this season — two points in a 112-78 win at Atlanta in November.“A lot of shots I took that were in the paint, normally shots that I make,” said DeRozan, who averaged 32 points during the most recent six-game winning streak. “Missed a lot of floaters, easy things. One of them nights.”The teams combined to make just five of 31 shots in the final 8 minutes — including two misses by Serge Ibaka with the Raptors trailing by three before Barea hit a layup with 10 seconds left after dribbling out most of the shot clock.The Raptors (23-9) came into the game with the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference but shot under 40 percent for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto, and Ibaka added 12 points and 12 boards.Barea scored the first six points and hit a capping 3-pointer on a 17-0 run that put the Mavericks in front 83-73 late in the third quarter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barea scored 20 points, including a clinching layup in the final seconds, and the Mavericks ended another six-game winning streak by the Toronto Raptors with a 98-93 victory on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).The Mavericks held DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors to season lows in shooting percentage as Toronto lost for just the second time in 14 games, with each loss coming after six straight wins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I was thinking about our problems closing out, last three minutes, I was like, (hoping) it doesn’t happen again,” said Barea, who tied the team high with four assists. “Something we’ve got to learn. We’ve got to do a better job of getting some important buckets at the end.”Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points and fellow German Maxi Kleber had 15 points and matched his rookie season bests with five blocks and eight rebounds. Harrison Barnes had 16 points and 10 boards.last_img read more

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma receives the international Renaissance Woman of the Year Award 2012

first_imgBrand South Africa wishes to congratulate the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on receiving the International Renaissance Woman of the Year Award 2012.Dr Dlamini-Zuma’s accolade is a timely recognition of her outstanding leadership qualities that are deeply embedded in Ubuntu and her quest for the realisation of a better and united Africa.Said Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola: “The award is a tribute to the tenacity and inspirational qualities of African women leadership. Undoubtedly in Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, South Africa, Africa and the world, have a principled and formidable leader worth emulating by all.”Note to EditorsBrand South Africa, previously known as the International Marketing Council of South Africa, officially changed its name to best align with its mandate of building South Africa’s nation brand reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness.last_img read more

Equipment versus Envelope

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Designers of high-performance homes know that there is always more than one way to reduce energy use. It can be daunting to optimize investments in energy-saving measures: even with the help of computer modeling software, designers need to exercise judgment.Designers face such questions as: Does it make more sense to upgrade the attic insulation from R-40 to R-60, or to upgrade the water heater to a more efficient unit? Does it make more sense to upgrade from double-glazed to triple-glazed windows or to upgrade from a gas furnace to a ground-source heat pump?Needless to say, it’s always possible to make any home into a zero-energy home by simply installing a photovoltaic (PV) array large enough to meet its needs. However, it make no sense to buy a $300,000 PV array for a wasteful house if less expensive measures can be used first to lower the home’s energy requirements.Zero-energy home designers start with the smallest possible home. They then optimize the home’s orientation and improve the home’s air tightness, insulation thickness, and window performance. They also specify very efficient HVAC equipment.Each new incremental improvement — for example, more attic insulation — saves less energy. At some point, it’s cheaper to install more PV than to further upgrade the envelope.Energy consultants who need to determine when to stop improving the envelope and equipment, and when to add PV, can choose from more than a dozen available residential energy modeling programs. All existing modeling programs have limitations.One of the most interesting modeling programs is Building Energy Optimization (BEopt), a software program developed in 2004 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The program determines the least-cost path to develop a zero-energy home. For example, an NREL study conducted by Ren Anderson, Craig… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more