Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Reside…

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874318/rotterdams-skyline-to-reach-new-heights-with-150-meter-residential-tower Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsWritten by Osman Bari Share Projects Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential TowerSave this projectSaveRotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874318/rotterdams-skyline-to-reach-new-heights-with-150-meter-residential-tower Clipboardcenter_img Recommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroSave this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsThe tower’s form follows a trio of crowns which each serve separate functions and conditions. The bottom crown fits into the surrounding urban environment with a logical arrangement of balconies and facades, offering a “direct translation of the many qualities of living at altitude: excellent views, outdoor space and comfort.” The middle crown relates to other towers in the area, and creates a widening accent through a gradient of balcony transparency. Save this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsCooloren’s uppermost crown is dedicated to penthouses which, similarly to the middle crown’s apartments, have a continuous balcony wrapping around the façade. This is made possible through the structural outrigger system that is central to the construction, allowing sweeping views of the cityscape with fully glazed corners and uninterrupted horizontal glazing.Save this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of V8 ArchitectsContrasting the tower’s explicit verticality, the horizontal parking garage accommodates a 1500 square meter rooftop garden for the residents, also serving as a buffer against heavy rainfall. In total, the tower’s 50 floors house 280 apartments, ranging in size from 60 square meters to 400 square meters.Construction on Cooltoren is scheduled to begin later this year, with completion estimated for 2019. Check out the video above for an additional perspective. ArchitectsRudolph Eilander, Michael RaaphorstDesign TeamJeroen van Rijen, David Spierings, Taro Yoshikawa, Emilia Serowiec, Serena Contardi, Arno Kwint, Martine Duyvis, Niels Roodbergen, Sophia van Rooij, Federico RossonDeveloper / Project CoordinationU VastgoedArea35000.0 m2Project Year2017PhotographsV8 ArchitectsArchitectsV8 ArchitectsNews via: V8 Architects. Project gallerySee allShow lessMomoyo Kaijima on the Origins of Atelier Bow-WowArchitecture NewsGardening Shop Strubobuob / Innauer-Matt ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyRotterdam’s skyline is set to welcome a soaring new addition in the form of Cooltoren, V8 Architects’ 150-meter tower that upon completion, will become the city center’s tallest residential tower. Located in the Baan quarter, the design aims to integrate itself within the post-war urban fabric of the district and embody Rotterdam’s historical double layered characteristics – that of the low rise and the skyline.+ 26 The Netherlands Apartments ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeV8 ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRotterdamNewsUnbuilt ProjectapartmentResidentialArchitecture NewsV8 ArchitectsRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on June 26, 2017Cite: Osman Bari. “Rotterdam’s Skyline to Reach New Heights with 150 Meter Residential Tower” 26 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?鹿特丹天际线新增添的150米高的住宅摩天大厦是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Harvard loves LL Cool J

first_imgLL Cool J, recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, has been named the 2014 Harvard University Artist of the Year. The two-time Grammy Award winner will be awarded the Harvard Foundation’s most prestigious medal at the foundation’s annual award ceremony during the Cultural Rhythms festival on Feb. 22.“The students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation are delighted to present two-time Grammy Awards host, musician, and actor LL Cool J with the 2014 Artist of the Year award,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation. “His pioneering contributions to a new genre of music and distinguished history of creativity have been lauded by young people around the world, and he is greatly admired for his excellent humanitarian efforts through the Jumpstart program, an initiative that creates early education programs in low-income neighborhoods, which increases school readiness and reduces the achievement gap.”LL Cool J (nee James Todd Smith) is the star of one of television’s highest-rated shows, “NCIS: Los Angeles.” His performance on the show as special agent Sam Hanna garnered him NAACP Image awards in 2011 and 2012. He previously won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist in 2003 and hosted the show in 2007. Most recently, he hosted the Grammy Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014.He was the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums, in addition to “The Definition” (2004) and “Todd Smith” (2006), both of which achieved gold status.  The multiplatinum artist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a hip-hop artist. In 2008, LL Cool J released his last disc for Def Jam, the critically acclaimed “Exit 13.”Throughout his career, LL Cool J has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. He has been an avid philanthropist involved in numerous causes including literacy for kids, and a music and arts programs in schools. Celebrating its ninth anniversary, his charity Jump & Ball tournament — which takes place every August in Queens, N.Y., his hometown — aims to give back to his community by offering a five-week athletic and team-building program dedicated to bringing wholesome fun to young people. He is also a member of the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet, which raises funds and awareness for initiatives tied to the organization.The Harvard Foundation, the University’s center for intercultural arts and sciences initiatives, honors the nation’s most acclaimed artists and scientists each year. Previous Harvard Foundation awards have been presented to several distinguished artists, including Shakira, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah, Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek, Wyclef Jean, and Herbie Hancock.Tickets for the daylong cultural festival will be available to Harvard ID holders on Feb. 13-14 for $13. Tickets will be available for the general public beginning Feb. 15 for $20. Tickets may be purchased at the Harvard Box Office.last_img read more

Kiffin announces three assistants to staff

first_imgIn an offseason fraught with instability among his staff, USC head coach Lane Kiffin has finally solidified his assistant coaching situation.On Saturday, Kiffin announced the hiring of three new coaches to his staff:  Mike Summers, Tommie Robinson and Mike Ekeler. Summers will be the offensive line coach and running game coordinator, Robinson will be the passing game coordinator and running backs coach, and Ekeler will be the linebackers coach.“I am excited to have completed the reconstruction of our staff,” Kiffin said in a statement. “It was a very exhaustive and thorough process. Mike Summers, Tommie Robinson and Mike Ekeler bring extensive coaching backgrounds to the Trojan program. They all are looking forward to start working with our players immediately.”Summers has 33 years of coaching experience, with all but one season at the college ranks. He has primarily served as an offensive line coach but has also been an offensive coordinator. He has had career stops at Arkansas, Louisville, Kentucky, Oregon State and Ohio.This past January, he was hired as Western Kentucky’s offensive line coach before coming to USC. In 2010, when he served as offensive line coach and run game coordinator, the Wildcats averaged nearly 140 rushing yards per game and scored the third-most points in school history with 406.“Mike Summers has been an integral part of many high-powered offenses, including one that led the nation in scoring,” Kiffin said. “I was particularly impressed by how highly regarded he is by fellow coaches and by the players he has coached.”Robinson has coached running backs for the Arizona Cardinals over the past three years. In 2011, he helped Beanie Wells become the first player in franchise history to rush for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.Prior to his stint in Arizona, Robinson coached at Georgia Tech for four years, with one year as wide receivers coach and three years with tight ends. Other stops in Robinson’s college coaching career include Oklahoma State, UNLV, Utah State, TCU and Arkansas. From 1998 to 2000, he helped coach receivers and special teams for the Dallas Cowboys, where he worked with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and helped the team win the NFC East title in 1998.“Tommie Robinson is a veteran who not only is an effective coach and teacher, but also is known for developing great relationships with his running backs,” Kiffin said. “I know he will do that here and hold our players accountable on and off the field.”Ekeler last coached at Indiana, where he was the team’s co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for two years. Prior to that, he spent three years as Nebraska’s linebackers coach and contributed to a defense that, in 2010, ranked third nationally in pass efficiency defense, fifth in pass defense, ninth in scoring defense and 11th in total defense. The Huskers won the Big 12 North Division title each year he was on staff.He coached three years as a defensive graduate assistant at LSU from 2005 to 2007. LSU ranked third nationally in total defense each year he was on staff and won the 2007 BCS national championship. Prior to that, Ekeler was a graduate assistant at Oklahoma for two seasons, during which the Sooners lost in the national championship game, once to USC in 2005.Ekeler played at Kansas State under current KSU coach Bill Snyder from 1991 to 1994. He was appointed team captain by Snyder in 1994 and is the only player ever appointed captain by Snyder during his tenure at the school.“I have followed Mike Ekeler’s career and have been very impressed with what he has accomplished on and off the field,” Kiffin said. “He will bring intensity, energy and command to our linebacker group. He is also a proven recruiter on the national level.”Additionally, Kiffin announced that James Cregg will remain as offensive line coach, while associate head coach/special teams coordinator John Baxter will also coach tight ends. In addition, quarterbacks coach Clay Helton added the title of offensive coordinator.last_img read more

Character and quality help Bolton bounce back in style

first_img ‘Bouncebackability’ is a priceless commodity in the world of sport.For Jake Bolton, one week in August proved beyond doubt that he has that valuable skill in his locker.The talented Wiltshire golfer has just finished a week’s coaching at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa where the cream of the English men’s amateur game gathered to plan and prepare for the 2020 season.Bolton hopes to make the team in 2020, but in order to do so a player must demonstrate guts as well as talent.In the case of the 21-year-old, he now knows that he not only has the technical ability to succeed, but the psychological strength to cope with the rollercoaster ride of top-level sport.In August, Bolton fielded a tough phone call from England Golf’s head of performance Nigel Edwards telling him that he had not made the cut for the Home Internationals.It was a painful blow, but it was not a knockout punch.Bolton picked himself off the canvas and a week later pitched up in St Andrews to play in the Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship – and duly came from behind to win with a final hole birdie.From adversity came triumph and that week has helped Bolton learn an awful lot about himself.“It’s been great being with the squad again,” admitted Bolton in between sessions on the range, the gym and the course with his England colleagues.“It’s been a productive week and tiring – but that’s always a good thing. That shows it’s been intense.“It comes at the end of a year that has its fair share of ups and downs but one that I’m sure will stand me in good stead.“100% winning the Scottish Stroke Play was the highlight of my season.“I had a call from Nigel the week before saying that I wouldn’t be part of the Home International squad which was really disappointing.“I had to pick my chin up and keep going so to win the Scottish the very next week was a big thing for me.“Nigel actually mentioned it during this get-together which was a nice touch.“I walked off after the third round in Scotland not knowing what was happening as I hadn’t played that badly yet shot five over par.“I had a couple of mudballs, two flyers. I wasn’t angry but just frustrated and had lots of mixed emotions.“I went to the putting green, tried to re-group and got myself together to shoot seven under and win.“I birdied the 18th to win by a shot. My dad claims he inspired me.“He told me that our flight was leaving at 9.25 that night and if it went to a play-off we’d miss the plane!”With five minutes to spare, the duo made check-in although such was the high of winning that they might not have needed the plane to fly home.It may have been the Duke’s course rather than the Old Course, but victory at the Home of Golf was still sweet.Ryder Cup stars Paul McGinley, Stephen Gallacher and Andy Sullivan are all previous winners of the trophy. So too another of England Golf’s graduates, Tommy Fleetwood.“To see the other names on it made me go ‘wow’” added Bolton a member at Ogbourne Downs GC since the age of 10.“To have my name underneath Tommy’s gives me great confidence going into 2020.“I proved to myself that I can be a winner and that’s a huge psychological boost.“The barrier to clear just appeared to get a little bit bigger with every tournament that passed me by.“I won the English amateur stroke play but lost in the last 32 of the match play.“In the Dutch Junior Open I played well and finished sixth.“I played an event in Florida in April and led going into the final round. I shot level par and lost by one.“Then the week before that I played in the Hampshire Salver and got beaten on the countback!”Last week Bolton made use of the five-star facilities at Woodhall Spa. Short game coach Graham Walker is someone he’s particularly happy to lean on.“I want to use the England sessions as a baseline for working on things into the New Year,” added Bolton.“Stats say you should hit 85% of greens from 150 yards – but there’s no use hitting it to 50 feet as you won’t make a lot of birdies.“Graham has been unbelievable with me.“You don’t realise the improvements until you look at stats for a season.“From when I first started working with Graham last year my short game stats have improved by 10%.“If I can improve another 10% then I’ll be right up there. I’ve always been a good putter, so if I can knock the ball closer to the flag I should see better scores.”**Jake was part of a 15-man preliminary squad which met at the National Golf Centre last week . They will meet regularly over the next few months at Woodhall Spa and at a warm-weather training camp at Quinta Do Lago in Portugal to prepare for the 2020 season.** 14 Oct 2019 Character and quality help Bolton bounce back in style last_img read more

Riyad Mahrez’s knock against Bayern Munich is not as bad as first feared

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures LATEST MANCHESTER CITY NEWS silverware Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars targets Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Mahrez was left in a heap after Chris Richards tackled him Riyad Mahrez is in contention to feature in Manchester City’s Community Shield final with Chelsea on Sunday despite suffering an ankle injury against Bayern Munich last weekend.The Algerian was forced off in the first-half of Sunday’s 3-2 win in Miami over the Bundesliga champions. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January possible standings 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED whoops However, City said in a statement that Mahrez has been given the all-clear to return to training later this week.“A scan has revealed no significant damage,” said City.Mahrez, who signed for £60million from Leicester this summer, could therefore play in the Premier League curtain-raiser against the Blues, a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 3pm on Sunday. smart causal last_img read more

SA police ‘keeping their eye on the ball’

first_img30 June 2010 South African National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele is committed to making sure that the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ continues to be a safe one as the tournament enters the final phases. “This is a demanding but intriguing period in the history of this country,” Cele said this week. “And undoubtedly up to now, actions are speaking louder than words. Our success can be attributed to the security plan that is now proving to be a winning one.” While many teams have been sent home, there are still plenty of fans routing for their team, with many more arriving on a daily basis. “With numbers increasing as we are approaching the end of tournament. This leaves us with a mammoth task until the final whistle,” Cele said. Since the beginning of the tournament a Joint Operational Committee has been meeting on a daily basis to ensure that security measures are adequately deployed. With a staff complement of over 44 000 police members dedicated to the tournament, support from the South African Defence Force, Interpol and respective competing nation’s police services, the host nation has taken security seriously. “There are 225 foreign police officials based here in Pretoria,” said Cele. “They are here in an advisory capacity to assist South African security agencies to have a better understanding of how fans from various countries behave.” There have been a few minor incidents, which can be expected during a massive gathering of people such as the Fifa Word Cup™. However, the South African police have dealt with these efficiently. “World Cup security and normal policing are equally important, hence none was compromised,” said Cele. “Instead, our men and woman in blue went beyond the call of duty.” The rate of investigations, arrests and prosecutions around tournament incidents has been increased, and Cele feels that this improved service will continue long after the tournament is over. “The money, the training and the methodology are going to stay with the South African Police Service. We are now capable of continuing at this same pace after the World Cup. We must keep this momentum up for the benefit of the country. “We are going to work hard for the last 10 matches,” Cele said. “We have re-committed ourselves to carry out our duties with diligence and pride, this we owe to South Africa, the African continent and the world.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

A New Multifamily Will Put Passive House Performance to the Test

first_imgA planned multifamily project in Minneapolis will give designers a chance to see just how much of a difference Passive House construction makes when it comes to energy consumption, if not tenant comfort.Hook and Ladder Apartments, named after a nearby firefighting museum, is being planned as a pair of nearly identical looking buildings with a total of 118 apartments. Half the project will be built to a slightly enhanced state energy code, the other half to the PHIUS+2015 standard of the Passive House Institute U.S. According to a post at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Hook and Ladder will be the first Passive House multifamily project in the state.The $20 million project will provide housing for people earning less than 60% of the area’s median income. The developers hope to show lenders and property owners that the added costs of Passive House construction can be offset by lower operating costs, the Star Tribune said.Newport Partners, a California-based real estate firm, will own Hook and Ladder, but Kim Bretheim of LHB Architects in Minneapolis, which is designing it, said that the impetus came from a neighborhood association and Becky Landon, an affordable housing consultant in the area.Construction of the 117,000-square-foot project is expected to start in 2018, Bretheim said by telephone, and take about a year. Heating and coolingHemer called the plans for heating and cooling one of the most unusual parts of the project. On the conventional side, through-the-wall Magic-pak units provide both heating and cooling as well as a fresh air intake.For the Passive House building, designers chose a variable-refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump system with a half-dozen rooftop compressors and ducted fan-coil units in each apartment. Fresh air will be provided by an energy-recovery ventilator.As for renewables, Hemer said that’s still being studied. The roof of the conventional building may get photovoltaic panels while the Passive House side gets some kind of solar thermal system for hot water.“Right now we’re in the scoping out stage,” Hemer said. “We want to see if we have enough money in our renewable energy budget to cover that system.” With limited sunlight in winter, gas-fired hot water will have to be part of the mix even if the project finds money for the solar thermal system. RELATED ARTICLES “Pricing we have now shows the cost of the buildings is essentially the same,” Bretheim said. “The difference is that one is Passive House, and one has underground parking.”Sharing the same site, the two buildings will have the same mix of apartment types, and draw on the same pool of tenants. Because so many building and site characteristics will be the same, Bretheim said, the project will provide an unusual opportunity compare the performance difference between the two types of construction.Costs for heating and cooling on the Passive House side should be considerably different than those on the conventionally built side, he said. In order to keep out-of-pocket expenses for tenants roughly the same, Newport Partners will pay all monthly utility costs. Maine Gets Another Passive House Multifamily ProjectA Passivhaus Multifamily in Maine Nears CompletionThe Largest Passivhaus Building in the U.S.Multifamily Passivhaus Project Starts in OregonPassivhaus Apartment Complex Would be a GiantPassivhaus Townhouses Are Underway in Philadelphia The price of parkingBoth sides of the apartment complex might have been built to the Passive House standard had it not been for the need for off-street parking, Bretheim said. The conventionally built side will have an underground parking garage, while the Passive House side will be built partially on a slab with no below-grade parking. Meeting Passive House specs will add roughly 10% to the cost of that building — about what the underground parking cost on the conventionally built side. Keeping construction simpleDesigners looked for ways to keep construction relatively simple so subs won’t be spending a lot of time and money figuring out unfamiliar building techniques.“We wanted to make sure from a cost containment perspective that we were doing it in a simple way that does not leave the subcontractors who have never done this before filling uncertainty with cost margins,” Bretheim said. “We’re trying to build innovative walls consisting of components that people individually are used to building but add up to a cost-effective thermal and airtight barrier.”Differences between the two buildings were detailed by Jeff Hemer, the project manager for Hook and Ladder.The exterior wall assembly for the conventional side of the project is a 2×8 stud wall with 8-inch fiberglass batts (compressed to 7 1/4 inches), commercial-grade Tyvek, and double-glazed fiberglass windows. Hemer said the cavity insulation would have an R-value of 24, with a wall assembly R-value of just under 22. On the Passive House side, walls will be framed with 2x6s and insulated with R-21 fiberglass batts. On the exterior is a 2-inch-thick insulated sheathing combining plywood and polyisocyanurate foam. A layer of OSB on the inside of the stud wall will be an air and vapor barrier. In addition, the wall gets a service cavity on the inside for wiring. Hemer says that the total R-value for the Passive House wall is about 30.Windows on the Passive House building will be triple-glazed vinyl. Windows for both sides of the project are coming from Pella. Cladding on both buildings is a mix of masonry, fiber-cement, and metal paneling.On both buildings, there’s no cavity insulation in the I-joist roof framing but polyiso on top of the framing: R-36 on the conventional side, R-45 on the Passive House side.Hemer said that modeling showed that R-30 exterior walls were enough to meet Passive House requirements. “One of the things we studied was the envelope systems of the buildings,” he said. “The Weidt Group studied a lot of variations of R-values for wall assemblies, roof assemblies, and windows in order to find the sweet spot for those R-values and find that place where it made the most sense to invest in enhancing certain parts. You can build an R-50 wall, but the return on that is so minuscule that it’s not worth the money to do that.”last_img read more

Nets Rocket to First Win

first_imgHOUSTON — Coach Lionel Hollins and the Brooklyn Nets have been working hard all season with nothing to show for it.That work finally paid off the night of Nov. 11 with their first win of the season.Bojan Bogdanovic came off the bench to score a season-high 22 points with nine rebounds and lead the Nets to a 106-98 victory over the Houston Rockets.The Nets entered the game 0-7 and the Rockets had won four straight after opening the season 0-3.“When you get a win it validates all the preaching and all the working that you’re doing,” Hollins said. “When you do get a victory you can say: ‘Hey, this is what we’re talking about.’ Because in that victory there’s a lot of things that I’ve been preaching and other coaches have been preaching.”Brooklyn scored six straight points to turn a tie game into a 99-93 lead with 3 1/2 minutes remaining. Thomas Robinson led the way in that stretch, scoring four points highlighted by a dunk after a steal.Marcus Thornton made a 3-pointer for Houston, but Bogdanovic hit one with 1:37 left to stretch the lead to 102-96.“It was the first time we didn’t have black holes in our game,” Bogdanovic said. “That’s the biggest reason why we won.”James Harden led Houston with 23 points, cooling off after scoring 43 and 46 in the last two games.The victory was Brooklyn’s first in Houston since March 13, 2006, ending an eight-game skid.Joe Johnson added 16 points and 10 assists for Brooklyn. Brook Lopez had 14 points and 12 rebounds.“We responded to their runs,” Lopez said. “We played our most complete game of the season. Obviously it’s good to get that first one. It’s a breakthrough.”The Nets scored nine consecutive points, capped by a 3-pointer by Wayne Ellington, to take a 91-87 lead with 6 1/2 minutes remaining. Dwight Howard missed two layups on consecutive possessions to leave Houston empty-handed.Howard had 10 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks.“I’m worried about our team right now,” Houston coach Kevin McHale said. “We haven’t caught a rhythm yet. I’ve said it all since we’ve been together. We haven’t been able to put together long runs of just good, solid basketball.”A layup by Trevor Ariza ended a drought of more than three minutes for the Rockets after that. That was the start of a 6-2 run that tied it at 93-93 with less than five minutes left.The Rockets trailed by six at halftime but used an 18-6 run to take a 79-68 lead with just more than three minutes left in the third quarter. Harden, Ariza, Thornton and Patrick Beverley all made 3-pointers for Houston in that span.An 11-4 spurt by Brooklyn cut the lead to 83-79 entering the fourth quarter. Brooklyn scored the last six points of the first half to lead 55-49.(KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoBarkley insists Chelsea confident they can exact Tottenham revenge

first_imgBarkley insists Chelsea confident they can exact Tottenham revengeby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoss Barkley is confident Chelsea can exact revenge on Tottenham when the two clubs meet in the EFL Cup semi-final.Tottenham beat Chelsea in an emphatic victory at Wembley last month.”Tottenham are a good side but we come into it with confidence and knowing what we need to do to reach the final,” said Barkley. “We will train really hard.”That will be in the back of our minds [Chelsea’s defeat at Wembley] because there are our rivals and we want to beat our rivals. It’s going to be a very exciting game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Ohio House Of Representatives Member Bill Patmon Wrote Cardale Jones A Personal Letter, Called Him “12 Gauge”

first_imgOhio representative Bill Patmon's letter to Cardale Jones.Ohio State’s Cardale Jones accomplished a great deal in 2014-2015, ascending from a third-string signal-caller to the starting quarterback for a team that won the Big Ten title, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football National Championship Game behind his leadership. It looks like he can add one more accolade to his repertoire too – an official congratulatory letter from Ohio House of Representatives member Bill Patmon.Patmon wrote to Jones, and used the QB’s nickname “12 Gauge” in the header, to congratulate him on his accomplishments. Jones posted a photo of the letter on Twitter.Cardale “12Gauge” Jones pic.twitter.com/ErDzXLqV6A— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) February 23, 2015Ironically, it’s not even a sure bet that Jones will be starting for the Buckeyes in 2015. There’s no word on whether Patmon also wrote to J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller.last_img read more