Miami Heat

15 Feb 19
Raptors Realm

The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend from Charlotte is literally in a few hours, so here’s a rundown of how the Toronto Raptors will be represented this coming weekend.   Friday OG Anunoby was selected to represent Team World at the Rising Stars game, as they will face against Team U.S.A. at 9:00 P.M. (EST). He […]

15 Feb 19
Portland Roofers

Contents Metro area (503 Asphalt roof repair Commercial asphalt roofing shingles Toll: (800) 545-1191 tel 26 gauge pre-painted steel flashings Asphalt shingles are the barrier that provides a Portland area roof protection from the sun, wind, rain, snow, ice, and debris. A Portland roof has to be able to stand up against incredible strong and […]

15 Feb 19

The New Orleans Pelicans mutually parted ways with general manager Dell Demps, the team announced on Friday. Demps had served in that role with the franchise since June 2010. The Pelicans selected Danny Ferry as interim general manager. “We will immediately begin the process of restructuring our basketball operations department,” Pelicans owner Gayle Benson said […]

15 Feb 19
Fortune

Can tech let us wear a LeBron James’ Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and LA Lakers jersey at the same time?

15 Feb 19

The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with general manager Dell Demps, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday. Demps had held that role with the franchise since June 2010. Demps was unable to make a deal at the Feb. 7 trade deadline for disgruntled superstar Anthony Davis, who is under contract through the 2019-20 season, with […]

15 Feb 19
HoopsHype

As the Los Angeles Lakers head into the All-Star break, some are worried that superstar LeBron James has put on significant weight.

15 Feb 19
The Mercury News
WASHINGTON — Who’s afraid of the Green New Deal? I’m not. It’s ambitious, aspirational, improbable, impractical — almost as audacious as putting a man on the moon. We used to be able to think big. Let’s do it again. Since the 14-page resolution was introduced in Congress last week by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., critics have been falling over themselves to denounce the Green New Deal’s policies as prohibitively expensive, totally unworkable or somehow Venezuelan. If those opponents would stop shouting long enough to actually read the document, they’d see that it’s not a compendium of concrete policies at all, but rather a set of goals. And they are the right goals. The Green New Deal seeks to outline a national project for our time — not just a response to a grave environmental threat, but a framework for enhanced growth, opportunity and fairness. The laudable aim is to play offense, not defense, in the fight to limit climate change. We are going to have to wage that battle one way or another. Why not do it on our terms, before Miami slips underwater and the yet-unburned parts of California go up in flames? The best historical analogy is not the New Deal but World War II, when mobilization of the nation’s vast productive capacity not only defeated Germany and Japan but also generated unprecedented domestic economic growth, hugely expanding the middle class. Once again, the planet faces a dire threat. Once again, the United States can help lead the world to victory. It’s a massive overreach, critics of the Green New Deal say. But any effort to address climate change that is commensurate with the scale of the problem is going to look like an overreach. Worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases — the cause of global warming — are beginning to level off, but they need to start falling, and fast, if we are to spare our grandchildren and great-grandchildren an ecological nightmare. Can we really shift entirely to clean energy sources within 10 years, as the resolution pledges? Well, certainly not if we don’t try. In 1961, when JFK announced the goal of sending an American to the moon and back by the end of the decade, NASA scientists had only a vague idea how to do such a thing. They figured it out, and succeeded in 1969. Breakthroughs will be needed, for example, in solar energy technology and battery storage. Why should China — now the world’s biggest producer of solar panels — be allowed to make these innovations and reap the resulting economic benefits? Why not the United States? It’s too expensive, naysayers complain. They point to a clause in the resolution that calls for “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States” to make them more energy-efficient. That sounds absurd — until you remember the massive blackout drills that took place across the country during World War II. People participated. It was their patriotic duty. Windows, roofs, doors, appliances — all have to be replaced every once in a while, and all can be made less wasteful of energy. And as for goals such as making sure every American has “high-quality health care” and “affordable, safe and adequate housing,” well, those have been Democratic Party positions for a very long time. Acting alone would be pointless, skeptics say. Indeed, China is now by far the world’s biggest carbon emitter, with the United States second and India a fast-rising third. What would be the point of going to great effort to reduce U.S. emissions while others just burn more coal? Think about it, though. We are, after all, the second-biggest emitter, which means that any substantial reduction would indeed have measurable impact. Also, officials in China and India, unlike those in the Trump administration, understand and accept the conclusions of climate scientists. China may be adding coal-fired power plants, but it is also making massive investments in clean energy. Do you really want Beijing to lead the way into the future? Shouldn’t it be Washington? That’s a rationale for the Green New Deal that the Make America Great Again crowd should embrace. If you believe in American exceptionalism, you believe that the United States has a duty to lead at moments of crisis. This is such a moment. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Look at the big picture. Unless you deny the science of climate change, you have to believe that we need to take bold action. Stop all the nitpicking. Enough with the posturing. Let’s talk about what to do.
15 Feb 19
East Bay Times
WASHINGTON — Who’s afraid of the Green New Deal? I’m not. It’s ambitious, aspirational, improbable, impractical — almost as audacious as putting a man on the moon. We used to be able to think big. Let’s do it again. Since the 14-page resolution was introduced in Congress last week by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., critics have been falling over themselves to denounce the Green New Deal’s policies as prohibitively expensive, totally unworkable or somehow Venezuelan. If those opponents would stop shouting long enough to actually read the document, they’d see that it’s not a compendium of concrete policies at all, but rather a set of goals. And they are the right goals. The Green New Deal seeks to outline a national project for our time — not just a response to a grave environmental threat, but a framework for enhanced growth, opportunity and fairness. The laudable aim is to play offense, not defense, in the fight to limit climate change. We are going to have to wage that battle one way or another. Why not do it on our terms, before Miami slips underwater and the yet-unburned parts of California go up in flames? The best historical analogy is not the New Deal but World War II, when mobilization of the nation’s vast productive capacity not only defeated Germany and Japan but also generated unprecedented domestic economic growth, hugely expanding the middle class. Once again, the planet faces a dire threat. Once again, the United States can help lead the world to victory. It’s a massive overreach, critics of the Green New Deal say. But any effort to address climate change that is commensurate with the scale of the problem is going to look like an overreach. Worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases — the cause of global warming — are beginning to level off, but they need to start falling, and fast, if we are to spare our grandchildren and great-grandchildren an ecological nightmare. Can we really shift entirely to clean energy sources within 10 years, as the resolution pledges? Well, certainly not if we don’t try. In 1961, when JFK announced the goal of sending an American to the moon and back by the end of the decade, NASA scientists had only a vague idea how to do such a thing. They figured it out, and succeeded in 1969. Breakthroughs will be needed, for example, in solar energy technology and battery storage. Why should China — now the world’s biggest producer of solar panels — be allowed to make these innovations and reap the resulting economic benefits? Why not the United States? It’s too expensive, naysayers complain. They point to a clause in the resolution that calls for “upgrading all existing buildings in the United States” to make them more energy-efficient. That sounds absurd — until you remember the massive blackout drills that took place across the country during World War II. People participated. It was their patriotic duty. Windows, roofs, doors, appliances — all have to be replaced every once in a while, and all can be made less wasteful of energy. And as for goals such as making sure every American has “high-quality health care” and “affordable, safe and adequate housing,” well, those have been Democratic Party positions for a very long time. Acting alone would be pointless, skeptics say. Indeed, China is now by far the world’s biggest carbon emitter, with the United States second and India a fast-rising third. What would be the point of going to great effort to reduce U.S. emissions while others just burn more coal? Think about it, though. We are, after all, the second-biggest emitter, which means that any substantial reduction would indeed have measurable impact. Also, officials in China and India, unlike those in the Trump administration, understand and accept the conclusions of climate scientists. China may be adding coal-fired power plants, but it is also making massive investments in clean energy. Do you really want Beijing to lead the way into the future? Shouldn’t it be Washington? That’s a rationale for the Green New Deal that the Make America Great Again crowd should embrace. If you believe in American exceptionalism, you believe that the United States has a duty to lead at moments of crisis. This is such a moment. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Look at the big picture. Unless you deny the science of climate change, you have to believe that we need to take bold action. Stop all the nitpicking. Enough with the posturing. Let’s talk about what to do.
15 Feb 19
BallerBet

The power forward has not played in a game since 2016 due to blood clots. In a new interview, Bosh says he made the decision after halting a recent comeback attempt. The 35-year-old is expected to officially leave pro basketball on March 26. Miami will also retire his number that same date. Alongside LeBron James, […]

15 Feb 19

With it being all about love this month, our founder, Shaniqua, shares a poem about one of her great loves. She never understood why men wept at football until basketball penetrated her heart. Falling in love tens of years after watching the sport live drawn in naturally; the relationship evolving, becoming a meaningful part of […]

15 Feb 19
ManageByStats

We’re into the first Quarter of the New Year, which means it’s the perfect time to look ahead to what will be the absolute must-attend conferences for Amazon Sellers in 2019. Here in the States we just went through a Polar Vortex, we may be in for a Heat Vortex come summer — all sorts […]

15 Feb 19
ahavabite

Did you know that potatoes are actually good for you? When I think of healthy food, potatoes definitely don’t come to mind. Recently, I volunteered with Wellness in the Schools, a nonprofit organization that “teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better”. I volunteered with a cooking lab at a school at Miami Dade, […]