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first_imgChelsea have joined the medical response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak by making made their Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available to NHS staff assisting with the crisis. The Premier League giants will allow NHS workers to use the four-stay hotel in west London for the next two months, with the offer open to any staff working at hospitals “in the north-west London region”, but that could be extended. Blues owner Roman Abramovich, who it is believed came up with the initiative, will be covering the costs of providing the accommodation. A Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea Football Club is joining the medical response to the coronavirus outbreak in London with the news the National Health Service (NHS) has accepted the Club’s offer to make the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available for NHS staff. “The initiative came from club owner Roman Abramovich and, after contact with the NHS was made by Chairman Bruce Buck, it was decided the best way Chelsea can assist the NHS is to provide accommodation for NHS staff.Advertisement Meanwhile, fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace have offered staff assurances over pay following the outbreak of coronavirus. With the leagues shut down until at least April 3, and many expecting it to be for much longer, the finances of clubs up and down the country have been hit, with non-league Barnet already making 60 staff redundant. Parish also said matchday staff who have lost work due to the suspension of the Premier League will not be out of pocket. Read Also:Chelsea, PSG make contact with Juventus for €60m Pjanic He said in a statement on the club’s official website: “Firstly, in order to ensure the impact of this health crisis is minimised, we will not be placing any of our colleagues on statutory sick pay for health issues relating to Covid-19 during this crisis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very Remarkable2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterSan-Francisco Runner Creates Art Just By Jogging AroundThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

first_imgA caution-free race made it hard for anyone to recover from a mistake as Bowers went on to win after starting 10th. Shayne Bailey was second from 11th. Jayden Bears ran a great race, finishing third.  Luke Stallbaumer started eighth on his way to a second place finish and Tim Eaton finished third.  Laps were winding down and it looked like Peeler had a hold on the win. But, as he’s frequently this year, J.J. Baumli, was not going to let the party end without his presence. In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Blake Peeler put himself to the head of the class early while Carson Masoner stayed with him lap after lap. In the IMCA Modified division there’s always passing going on. Steven Bower Jr. shared the national points lead going into the weekend and quickly drove through the field at Bethany. Baumli kept driving around cars and when he got to Peeler and Masoner he just kept going. Baumli picked up win number three at Bethany this year from his eighth starting spot. Peeler and Masoner finished second and third, respectively.  BETHANY, Mo. (July 25) – Austin Charles quickly went from fourth to first Saturday night and led every lap on his way to his first Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win at Bethany Speedway this season. Austin Charles made his first visit to victory lane at Bethany Speedway following the Saturday night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event. (Photo by Judy Staley) Race number three of three straight Saturdays comes up this weekend, Aug. 1. Car counts are some of the highest every week, since Bethany opened back up in 2018 and the excitement level is even higher.last_img read more

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo and Sepp Blatter have been caught up in an extraordinary spat after the FIFA president claimed to prefer Lionel Messi in a speech to the Oxford Union.Blatter also appeared to mock the Real Madrid player’s fondness for preening his hair.Real demanded an apology, which Blatter issued via Twitter on Tuesday night, and the Portugal Football Federation have described the comments as ‘unfit and inappropriate’.Ronaldo’s response was to post a YouTube video of  Blatter’s efforts to mimic him in front of laughing students and to tweet: ‘This video shows the respect and consideration that FIFA has for me, my club and my country. Much is explained now.’Blatter, speaking on Friday, was comparing Ballon d’Or nominees Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi, who were both shortlisted yesterday.He jumped to his feet, marched across the floor and said: ‘They are both exceptional players, but they are totally different. They are totally different stars.TRANSCRIPT OF SEPP BLATTER ON MESSI v RONALDO AT OXFORD UNION ‘They are both exceptional players, but they are totally different. They are totally different stars.‘Lionel Messi is a good boy, that every father and every mother would like to take home. He’s a good man, he’s very fast, and he’s not exuberant, he’s playing well, he’s dancing.“He’s a kind man, a good boy. That’s what makes him so popular, and naturally he’ll always get a lot of votes because he plays well and scores goal.‘The other one (Ronaldo) is something else. He is like a commander on the field of play. (Blatter then mock marches around the stage and receives a round of applause).‘This is the other side of football and it’s good to have commanders on the field. ‘They don’t have the same attitude and that gives life to football. One has more expenses for the hairdresser than the other but that doesn’t matter.‘I can’t say who is the best – there will be a contest again this year at the Ballon d’Or.>‘I like both of them, but I prefer Messi.’;last_img read more

first_imgThe geocaching community is about giving back by getting a little dirty and clearing a lot of trash. Cache In Trash Out, or CITO, helps preserve the natural beauty of the geocaching world by cleaning up litter, removing invasive species, planting trees and building trails.CITO events are held all year long, especially during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out the CITO calendar for events and join one near you. And who says good deeds go unrewarded? Earn The Nature Lover souvenir during the 7 Souvenirs of August by attending a CITO event in, you guessed it, the month of August.Interested in bringing friends along on your CITO adventure? Share geocachers in action at CITO events with this CITO video in English or this CITO video in Czech and German. Summer Time is the Right Time for CITO Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img SharePrint RelatedConfirmed Geocaching souvenir moments for 2019January 9, 2019In “Community”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) announcement for 2019January 7, 2019In “Environmental Initiatives”last_img read more

first_imgTags:#hack#Tools How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img CouchOne and Nodejitsu have formed a partnership to offer CouchOne’s CouchDB hosting service through the Nodejitsu platform. Nodejitsu is a node.js hosting platform running on Rackspace‘s servers. Adding CouchDB support makes a lot of sense, considering the overlapping developer interest in CouchDB and node.js. According to the announcement from the two companies, many Nodejitsu customers are already using CouchOne’s service in conjunction with Nodejitsu.This partnership follows the announcement of two other node.js platform hosts: nodeJsCloud and Duostack. Considering the rising popularity of node.js and Salesforce.com‘s planned acquisition of Ruby on Rails platform-as-a-service provider Heroku (which is also experimenting with node.js), competition in the node.js hosting space is likely to heat-up quickly. Hopefully, that will mean good deals for developers.CouchOne’s move to integrate with a node.js PaaS is interesting, considering that Salesforce.com also recently announced a hosted database service.For more on node.js and why it’s so hot, check out our own Audrey Watters’ interview with Guillermo Rauch on why developers should pay attention to node.js. klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

first_imgYesterday, ReadWriteWeb reported on the findings from Pew Internet and American Life Project’s latest study regarding the Internet content people are willing to pay for. The result? People are willing to pay for quite a bit. In fact, 65% said they paid for some form of content – whether it was music, games, news, software, e-books or something else entirely.But that got us thinking – what mobile content is worth paying for? What apps are worth purchasing outright? What is worth paying for on a subscription basis? And what content have you paid for yourself? Let us know in our weekly poll.It used to be that selling an application was the only way for developers to make money, but more and more, we’re seeing in-app purchases, subscriptions, virtual goods and other sorts of revenue-generating schemes taking hold in mobile applications.And we’re wondering – what have you paid for? I’ve paid for apps, of course, and subscription services like MOG’s streaming music ($10/month) and iHound’s iPhone-tracking/geo-fencing software, but I’m not a fan of paying for virtual goods, but that’s mostly because I’m not a gamer.Now your turn to tell us: what content have you paid for? Note that you can select multiple responses in the poll below. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Poll center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Stock manipulation!That was the cry from Apple fanbloggers last month when the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple had reduced component orders, a possible sign of softening demand for Apple products. That story broke nine days before Apple was to report its earnings, and sent the stock reeling downward.But if that was the case, then who’s manipulating Apple stock now, with this sudden barrage of “leaks” about the iWatch?Does no one else think it’s kind of remarkable that this unreleased product suddenly starts showing up in dozens of blog posts and press stories? And that these leaks happened, coincidentally, right after Apple’s stock endured a brutal slide from just above $700 in September to a low of $435 in January?The last stock plunge took place after Apple reported disappointing earnings for the holiday quarter, and ended up treading water in the $450 range. That was Jan. 28.Note what happens next. On Feb. 5, the Wall Street Journalreports that after taking a beating on Wall Street, Apple has been “subtly increasing some of its PR,” doing things like sending reporters “more favorable third-party reports on the company.”In other words: Apple wanted to get the stock back up, and so its flacks were reaching out to reporters and briefing them on background, trying to convince them that things at Apple were better than what Wall Street believed.(See also Apple May Not Have A Choice But To Release A Watch, by Matt Asay)Anatomy Of A PumpMeanwhile, just as Apple’s flacks have started working the phones, we start to hear drumbeats about a miraculous new product. Wow! What a coincidence.And what is this product? Why, it’s an amazing, life-changing, paradigm-shifting, stolen-from-the-future gorgeously designed product, a product that you’ve always wanted and needed though you never thought about it before, a product that will once again put Apple ahead of everyone else: The iWatch.Bits and pieces about Apple doing a watch have been floating around since at least last year. But suddenly, in the past few weeks, just as Apple has started briefing reporters, this story starts heating up.It begins with things like this post on Jan. 30 by MG Siegler of TechCrunch. Siegler, who basically operates as an unpaid Apple PR guy, says he’s getting a Pebble smartwatch, and then on goes for a couple thousand words about how huge this whole smartwatch thing could be and boy does he want one and man wouldn’t a smartwatch just change everything and wow, I bet Apple and Google are looking at this space, don’t you?Then on Feb. 5 comes this even more incredibly overlong piece by Bruce Tognazzini, a former Apple interface designer, who suddenly, for no apparent reason, feels prompted to wax on for thousands and thousands of words about all the amazing things that Apple’s iWatch (he’s already given it a name and says it “will fill a gaping hole in the Apple ecosystem”) might do.The Story Goes MainstreamThen, on Sunday, the drumbeats turned into something more, when two major newspapers both ran iWatch stories.One scoop came from Jessica Lessin at the Wall Street Journal, the same reporter who wrote about Apple doing more briefings with reporters. (Weird, right?) Another scoop came from Nick Bilton at the New York Times, whose story ran online on Sunday and then had a nice big spot on the front of Monday morning’s Times business section.A big section-front story on a Monday morning in the New York Times! What fortuitous timing! You’d almost think it had been planned. Bilton’s story cited as sources “people familiar with the company’s explorations, who spoke on condition that they not be named because they are not allowed to publicly discuss unannounced products.” Wonder who that could be?And what is the significance of the iWatch? “Investors would most likely embrace an iWatch,” Bilton writes, “with some already saying that wearable computing could replace the smartphone over the next decade.”Ah, yes. Investors. Mustn’t forget them. Ahem.Bilton even got an interview with the CTO of Corning Glass Technologies, the company that supplies Apple with glass for the iPhone. The Corning guy doesn’t talk specifically about making a watch, but he says that it could be done. What’s noteworthy here is that this is one of Apple’s big suppliers talking to the press, on the record, about something that brushes up against Apple. If you know anything about Apple you know that this doesn’t happen without Apple’s permission. Don’t believe me? Go try to get an interview with Foxconn, about anything, and see if they’ll do it without Apple’s permission.And We’re OffSo now we’re off to the races. As the Atlantic Wire points out, when the Journal and the Times both run the same story within hours of each other, “The Apple iWatch Rumors Just Became Apple iWatch Reports.”The story has been everywhere. Huffington Post, CBS, ABC. Everywhere. We’ve even seen photos of what it might look like, long descriptions of all the amazing features it might have, and all the problems it might solve. You won’t need passwords! It will have an NFC chip so you can buy stuff with it. It will be a TV remote. It will give you driving directions. It will tell you who’s calling on your phone, and send you reminders.But why is Apple leaking this story now? Philip Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune picks up on the timing and has five theories:To distract people from Google GlassTo boost Apple’s stock priceTo deflect attention from iTV, which isn’t ready yetTo deflect attention from the story about Wall Street demanding Apple distribute some of its huge cash stashTo lower expectations about what an iWatch may do.All great theories. I’ll go with the stock price, thanks.Guess What, It’s WorkingOh, and gosh, look what’s been going on with the stock price in the last 11 days. Why, since bottoming out below $440 on Feb. 4, the stock has been climbing and climbing. Just today it’s up more than $7 to $482 — on the basis of a product that as far as anyone knows does not actually exist, and might never exist.Oh, and goodness me, but today we’re also getting a fresh leak about the iPhone 5S, with photos and everything!All those fanbloggers who were screaming about stock manipulation last month? It takes one to know one, I guess.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Apple#Google#iPhone#iWatch The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan lyons What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

first_imgTags:#Big Data#Facebook#Microsoft#social#twitter Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img markhachman A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Ten days before Hollywood hands out its Oscar statuettes, a pair of studies – one by Microsoft’s in-house “Nate Silver,” and another measuring social influence – have already picked the winners.Microsoft Research’s David Rothschild, who, like Silver, used early polls to correctly predict the outcome of the presidential elections in all but Florida, has used the predictive nature of the early awards shows to place his bets on who will be winning the various Academy Awards. Meanwhile, an English analyst firm, Brandwatch, has attempted to slice social media data in a couple of new ways (by both critical reaction and popular acclaim) to anticipate the winners.And who are those winners? The envelopes, please…Best Picture:ArgoBest Director: Steven Spielberg (Rothschild, Brandwatch popular) / David O. Russell (Brandwatch critics)Best Actor: Daniel-Day LewisBest Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (Rothschild, Brandwatch popular) / Jessica Chastain (Brandwatch critics)Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones (Rothschild) / Christoph Waltz (Brandwatch popular) / Robert de Niro (Brandwatch critics)Best Supporting Actress: Anne HathawayBest Animated Film:BraveBest Original Song: Adele’s “Skyfall“The remaining categories, including best makeup, screenplay, documentary shorts, and others, can be found on the respective sites: Predictwise for Rothschild’s predictions, and the Brandwatch Oscars site.Why Will They Win?In November, Rothschild used the same methodologies employed by quant hero Nate Silver to determine the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election: examining polling information collected before the election to determine the outcome. In February 2012, Rothschild wrote that Obama would win, well before election season got underway. As it turned out, of course, he was right.(See also Why Nate Silver Won, And Why It Matters and Nate Silver’s Model A Stunning Portrait Of Logic Over Punditry) “I approach forecasting the Oscars the same way I approach forecasting anything, including politics,” Rothschild said in a blog post. “I look for the most efficient data, and I create statistically significant models without any regard for the outcomes in any particular year. All models are tested and calibrated on historical data, with great pains taken to ensure that the model is robust to ‘out-of-sample’ outcomes, not just what has happened in the past. The models predict the future, not just the past.“Thus, the science is identical, but there are differences in which data prove most useful,” Rothschild wrote.The predictive models that Rothschild could tap into are the ones that most people are now using to handicap Oscar races: previous awards shows like the BAFTA awards, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, and the Golden Globes. Some data he tossed out: For elections, fundamental data such as past election results and economic indicators can be used as predictive tools. But in movies, box-office figures and even ratings are not statistically effective, he said.“I focus even more heavily on prediction markets, which are very robust, but I also include some user-generated data that helps me learn more about correlations within movies and between categories, such as, ‘How many categories will Lincoln win?” Rothschild added.Finally, he updates his results in real time. Naturally, there’s a way to tap into these results yourself: the Oscars Ballot Predictor app for Microsoft Excel, one of the few apps to provide real-time data for Microsoft’s Office suite. The app allows users to vote, and includes the real-time, up-to-date Oscar predictions.What could be Rothschild’s next step? “Sports is something we’re looking at,” a Microsoft spokeswoman said via email.Whose Opinion Matters: Critics, Or Audiences?Brandwatch has taken a more “traditional” approach: pull together mentions of each actor, director, movie, or other category across a broad swath of social media to look for positive, relevant references that can indicate a good chance of winning.Brandwatch taps into the Twitter firehose, and to date relevant Oscar mentions have totaled 304,550 mentions, with about 1,400 to 1,600 per day being added at the end of January. Naturally, that number will go up. Twitter makes up about 40% of the data that Brandwatch samples, according to a FAQ provided to ReadWrite.One surprise, it found, was that Lincoln was the early odds-on favorite to win Best Picture. But sentiment flipped after Argo started winning the title at the Producers Guild of America, British Academy Film Awards, LA Film Critics Association, the Golden Globes and others.What Brandwatch tries to do – differently, it says, from other studies – is pull together the volume of positive predictions. There are two variables: the number of mentions, as well as the sentiment behind them. This tries to ensure that a large number of comments on Helen Hunt’s red-carpet dresses, for example, won’t be factored in any more than a smaller number of positive comments for rival Jessica Chastain’s performance.However, the study also breaks down the projected winners by two categories: Critics, both “professionals” at major papers, plus semi-pro bloggers at enthusiast sites, and the general public. The skews show both sides of the acting industry, who aren’t paid critics but know their business presumably more than the average joe.Brandwatch was hired to perform the study by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), most known for its aggressive stance on copyright and attacks on file-sharing networks. But Brandwatch suggests another use for the data: “The findings hold wider implications for the film industries. If winners diverge from viewer favorites, this could indicate a greater need to relate to target audiences. Further qualitative analysis can uncover why film titles are recommended online: vital information for gaining endorsement and boosting box office takings. Key actors and directors can be correlated with film titles: To what extent does an established cast boost online reputation (and by extension sales)?”It’s not quite clear why Brandwatch’s critic/public split is a better gauge than Rothschild’s single number. But if you’re running a betting pool, the smart money is on Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway going home with Oscar on their arm.Image source: flickr/ebbandflowphotography.last_img read more

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Robert Bolick shows his worth in statement game for NorthPort MOST READ “We both aimed to win it in our last bout but only one can get that, so we decided to eat desserts together,” said Folayang in the post where he was seen posing with a piece of chocolate cake.The loss to Aoki in Tokyo was Folayang’s first defeat in four fights after he racked up three straight victories in 2018.Aoki’s win, meanwhile, was his redemption against Folayang who beat him in 2016 for the very same belt they fought for in Japan on March 31.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—All’s well that ends well for Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDespite losing the ONE World lightweight championship to Aoki in Japan, Folayang shared his light-hearted moment with his foe during dinnertime of the ONE Elite Athlete’s Retreat at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa.Folayang (21-7) was left unconscious 2:34 into the first round of ONE: A New Era’s main event after Aoki (43-8) locked him in an arm triangle choke, but things ended in the cage with the two sharing their mutual respect after. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport An elite performance DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “These are games that now have significance as far as one team’s going one direction, and one going the other, possibly,” Nurse said.No doubt. Milwaukee starters Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez and Malcolm Brogdon are all headed for free agency, although the Bucks can match offers for Brogdon. Nikola Mirotic is also a free agent this summer.The Raptors, meanwhile, have no bigger free agent than two-way star Kawhi Leonard, who can opt out of the final year of his deal. An NBA Finals berth, or better, in Leonard’s debut season north of the border would certainly be a boon to Toronto team President Masai Ujiri when free agency opens on June 30.MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks need a win to prolong their hopes of reaching the finals for the first time since 1974. Then a Western Conference team, Milwaukee lost to Boston in seven games. One season later, star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left for the Lakers, and the Bucks haven’t played for a ring since.Toronto won twice in its previous Eastern Conference finals appearance, taking Games 3 and 4 at home against Cleveland in 2016. After that, LeBron James and the Cavs showed their class in Games 5 and 6, outscoring the Raptors by a combined 64 points.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard looks to pass during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Raptors won 105-99 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)TORONTO — There’s no escaping the reality of what’s at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Antetokounmpo played 39 minutes in Game 5. He played 45 minutes before fouling out in Toronto’s double-overtime win in Game 3, but hasn’t topped 39 in any other game this postseason. His regular-season high was 42, in an overtime loss to the Knicks on Dec. 1.TURNOVER TURNAROUNDToronto trailed 16-4 after making its fourth turnover of the game with 7:55 left in the first quarter of Game 5. The Raptors had just two more turnovers the rest of the game, one each in the second and third quarters.MORE MIDDLETON?Middleton shot 2 for 9 in Game 5, the second time this series he has taken fewer than 10 shots. MIddleton has had 11 or more attempts in Milwaukee’s other 12 postseason games. Budenholzer said he didn’t mind the low shot total in Game 5, pointing to Middleton’s 10 assists.“The ball is in his hands, he’s making great decisions, he’s doing things that are really positive and really impactful,” Budenholzer said.Middleton had one 10-assist game in the regular season, against Miami on March 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cleveland swept the Raptors out of the second round in each of the past two seasons, but LeBron’s departure from the East and Leonard’s arrival in Canada have helped put Toronto in its best position ever.With his team heading home in need of one more win to set up a finals showdown with Golden State, Nurse knows the Raptors still face a daunting task in Game 6.“As hard-fought as all these have been, and believe me, they have been, I expect this one to be the hardest fought of them all,” Nurse said.Here’s what to know before Game 6:NO LIMITSNurse won’t be worrying about how much playing time his stars log on Saturday night.“It’s a whatever-it-takes game,” he said. “It’s an unlimited-minutes night.”BREATHER BENEFITS?Budenholzer, on the other hand, said he sees value in keeping Antetokounmpo’s minutes below 40.“You need to be able to produce and perform, including in the fourth quarter, so I don’t feel any different about how much we use him,” Budenholzer said. The Bucks, who finished as the NBA’s top team in the regular season and once led this series 2-0, have no more room for error after their first three-game losing streak all season.These two teams have spent months trying to stay even-keeled, treating everything as just another game. That’s starting to get a lot tougher.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s an elimination game,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. “It’s just a fact.”Raptors coach Nick Nurse added to that, suggesting the outcome of the series could have franchise-altering implications. MOST READlast_img read more