Mavericks Lose Dirk Nowitzki to Knee Surgery

The Dallas Mavericks have suffered their first loss of the season due to the arthroscopic surgery on the right knee of star Dirk Nowitzki.Nowitzki, who is 34, will miss at least six weeks rehabbing his knee and the beginning part of the regular season.Nowitzki sat out the Mavericks’ last three preseason games due to soreness and swelling to his right knee. He wanted to put the surgery off until after the season, but was advised that he needed to have the procedure because of the inflammation he is dealing with now.Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle addressed the media Friday about Nowitzki’s absence for the next six weeks.“We’ve got to really buckle down,” Carlisle said. “Six weeks is a long time. A week and a half of it is non-season time, so that’s a bit of a plus, but NBA games are hard and we’re going to have to have everybody ready to play. Simple as that.”With the loss of streaky guard Jason Terry to the Boston Celtics in the offseason, the offensive load will be relegated to newcomers O.J. and Darren Collison.The 11-time All-Star has had his knee drained twice this month by Mavericks’ medical staff, to have the swelling return days later.  Nowitzki tried to rest and ice his knee, while doing low-impact conditioning work this week.  After seeing no progress in his efforts he decided to have surgery.Nowitzki spoke to the media Monday after following three consecutive practices and the return of the swelling.“If it’s going to keep swelling up on me, that’s obviously not a way to go throughout an 82-game season and hopefully long playoff run,” Nowitzki said.He was first bothered by the knee during last season’s training camp, which caused him to take four games off to focus on his conditioning. Nowitzki went on to average 21.6 point and 6.8 rebounds last year for the defending champions, which was his third worst statistical year since entering the league in 1999. In the 1999 season he averaged 8.2 points and 3.5 rebounds as a rookie.With the Mavericks tipping the season off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 30, everybody apart of the team will have to step their level of play up if they do not want to be at the bottom of the standings in the Western Conference.“It’s never going to be easy to lose a game-changer for six weeks,” Carlisle said. “We know that, but we’re going to have to make up for it in other areas. We’re going to have to play with grit and guts, and we’re going to have to raise our level of efficiency in all areas.” read more

The Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance And Maritme Security Summit 2015

first_img Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Related Items:bahamas, Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security, conference Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour, 26 Mar 2015 – The Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Conference 2015 was convened at the Melia Nassau Beach this week. This is the third year for the security conference which was cohosted by The Ministry of National Security and The Royal Bahama Defence Force. Conference organizer, Mr. Alexander Stephenson, stated that “CABSEC 15 seeks to promote regional cooperation and the exchange of information in order to combat transnational organized crime and to enhance security throughout the Caribbean Basin”. The Minister of National Security, Hon Dr. Bernard Nottage, addressed the conference on Wednesday morning where he appraised panelists and delegates of the government-backed Sandy Bottom project, a major financial investment and capital development project, designed to ensure that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is well equipped to provide effective maritime dominance for the security of Bahamas territorial waters. Acting Commander Defence Force, Captain Tellis Bethel, also addressed the conference where he spoke on the modernization and decentralization process currently underway at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. Captain Bethel stated that important keys to regional security include transformational leadership, government support and regional partnerships. Other notable attendees included: Ambassador Secretary of Multidimensional Security of the Organization of American States, His Excellency Adam Blackwell, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union, Her Excellency Paola Amadei, High Commissioner of Canada to the Bahamas, His Excellency Robert Ready, Commodore Hans Lodder, Commander Netherland Force in the Caribbean/Director Dutch Caribbean. Countries and territories represented at this year’s CABSEC meeting were: Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, and Dominican Republic. Delegates from: Barbados, Curacao, Germany and Mexico were also in attendance. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more

Rewild Mission Bay event

first_imgRewild Mission Bay event KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Right now Rose Creek is essentially a glorified drainage ditch. They would like to see it treated as a park land. KUSI’s Dan Plante has more on the story. KUSI Newsroom August 1, 2019center_img Updated: 6:50 PM Posted: August 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Prime accused arrested Kejriwal assures help to deceaseds family

first_imgAccording to police, Ameen Pehalwan has more than a dozen criminal cases registered against him. The cases include robbery, attempt to murder, rioting. In 1995, he was first arrested for an attempt to murder, later he was held in 1999 and then in 2001. In 2010, after being released from jail, he started a construction business in the area. Earlier, the Delhi Police had arrested the other four accused in the case. The incident took place on Sunday night when Shahnawaz was returning home with his two sons. Mid-way, he hit an i20 car, after which the argument turned violent. Shahnawaz was beaten to death and when he was rushed to LNJP hospital, he was declared dead.On Wednesday, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay met the family members of the deceased. Meanwhile, the family members of the victim met CM Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat on Wednesday. The minister of Home Jitender Singh Tomar and minister of Environment Asim Ahmed Khan were also present. Kejriwal assured the family of all possible help on behalf of the government.last_img read more

Transcending emotions through sculptures

first_imgAdmirers of art and art forms, specifically sculptures are in for a treat as the national Capital gears up to witness the best of sculpture works by three prominent women sculptors. Called ‘Trilogy of Expressions’ will showcase the works of Sheela Chamariya, Christine Margotin and Geeta Juneja from January 20-29 in the national Capital. The show will celebrate the continued vibrancy and influences of delicate human emotions and response to inner as well as outer world. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The 25 odd works by each of the sculptors offer a rich tapestry of expressions and perfectly reflect their individual moments in exciting depictions. Works of Sheela Chamariya will visually enchant one and their intent will capture the imagination to one’s core. She chooses to narrate her soft delicate world through the strength of bronze, with prominent lines and flat surface. Geeta Juneja’s abstracts are sensuous and suggestive and her works are inspired by her own thought and mood. She is an artist who traverses the regime of abstraction. The intrinsic individuality of shapes and compositions is what defines her work. Somewhere it gives the viewer an impression of assemblage as seen in ‘Aristocrat’ and few others, which then is rendered in a very subdued surface. Her works are essentially bold. Viewers will gaze into the multitude of distorted features in sync with each other and defined, leading to subjective interpretation. The emphasis is not only on expression but also on the spaces and forms which creates an aura of its own. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixChristine is a French artist, who specialises in classical and realistic presentation. Her expression is essentially related to the joy of childhood. She creates and conveys her deeper ideas and contemplative moments. Her figures speak volumes about children’s innocence and attitude. “After a nap”- a bronze by Christine is holding on to her toy, captures simple action of our everyday life and highlights the beauty and grace that we often overlook being continuously on the run.  It also creates its own melody and rhythm giving an insight to a child’s inner world and possessiveness Sheela Chamariya will also be exhibiting a small installation titled ‘Dana Chugneynaa Aye Chidiya’ to bring in to the notice a major issue of sparrow extinction. The main motive of this installation is to request people to save them and give them a home to come back. She inspires public to feed them, give water to them when they are in our homes. She also emphasises on the need to limit the amount of pesticides and chemical in the garden and firms.Where: Triveni Kala Sangam- Sculpture Court, Tansen MargWhen: January 20 to 29Timings: 11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more