Youth recovering after violent assault with broken bottle

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous article19 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleBreaking: Garda forensics at Letterkenny premises News Highland By News Highland – July 9, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook A young male is recovering from injuries sustained during a violent assault in Letterkenny. The incident happened on the Market Square area of the town in the early hours of Friday morning last.It’s understood that a group of youths got into an altercation and a broken bottle was subsequently produced.A male received cuts to his arm as a result of the attack.Garda Claire Rafferty say they are eager to get more information in relation to the incident:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/markeysqassault1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+ Youth recovering after violent assault with broken bottle Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Commission still can’t quite put minds at rest

first_img Previous Article Next Article Ever since the draft code on data protection appeared last October, HRmanagers and employers have been up in arms about the draconian rules they faceand the difficulty of making much sense of the code’s 200 standards. Last week,the Information Commission convened a special conference to reassure us all.Fat chance. On the plus side, the commission has agreed to simplify the code, getexperts in to write the final draft and let important bodies, including theCIPD, look it over. This will at least make it clearer how the contradictionsbetween last year’s RIP regulations, which appear to authorise e-mail andInternet monitoring, fit in with the guidance in the code. The revised codewill also make it easier to distinguish between what the commission thinkswould be nice for employers to do and what firms must do to avoid breaching theData Protection Act. But the key worries for employers haven’t been resolved. Although DavidSmith, the Assistant Information Commissioner, acknowledged that the originalversion didn’t take on board the risks for employers, he did not suggest therewould be any changes of substance in the revised code. And the lucky people whohave to implement it are, you guessed it, the HR profession. Data protection is a complex area covering the legal requirements of theemployment contract and the Human Rights Act, as well as direct data protectionlaw. It is not the commission’s job to find a middle ground between employersand staff, but simply to interpret the law. At the conference, a learned lawyer compared data protection law at work toa game of snakes and ladders. As another speaker pointed out, at this rate itcould be more like playing Russian roulette. Noel O’Reilly, Editor Comments are closed. Commission still can’t quite put minds at restOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Diplomats discuss LGBT rights abroad

first_imgOn Thursday night, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy hosted “Out Abroad: LGBT, Public Diplomacy and Global Rights,” a reception and discussion on the complex and evolving discourse of homosexuality in diplomatic relations.The event, which was held in Wallis Annenberg Hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., was co-sponsored by the USC LGBT Resource Center. It consisted of speeches from three guest speakers that preceded a panel moderated by the center’s director, Rev. Kelby Harrison.Attitude shift · Patrick J. Linehan, the Center on Public Diplomacy’s Diplomat in Residence, spoke about his personal experience as a gay man. – Kristen Zung | Daily TrojanPatrick J. Linehan, CPD Public Diplomat in Residence and Former Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan, spoke of his early experiences working for the state department as a gay man.“When I joined the state department in 1984, the commissioner there said, ‘There’s no room for homos in the department. If you’re queer, you’re out,’” Linehan said. “There were no gays and by that I mean no one talked about it because you would lose your job.”Linehan affirms the United States has made remarkable progress in recent years; when he met his husband, Emerson, in 2002, no state permitted gay marriage. The nation, however, remains somewhere in the middle on the spectrum of countries in support and resistance of LGBT rights.“We recognize on the one hand there are countries way ahead of us, like Sweden and the Netherlands,” Linehan said. “On the other extreme in places like Uganda and Russia, we have people who could be put to death or imprisoned simply for being gay. Nationally, and with the world as a whole, we still have a long, long way to go.”Douglas Janoff, Senior, Canadian diplomat and diplomat in residence at the University of Kentucky, presented his findings on homophobic violence across the world and how organizations like the United Nations and the Council of Europe are responding.“My research focuses on how LGBT discourse has arisen in these human rights forums and what that tells us about attitudes around the world,” Janoff said.Janoff cited various countries’ support or rejection of resolution 17/19 “Human rights, sexual orientation, and gender identity” of the Human Rights Council and how they reflected regional trends. While almost all European states supported the resolution, hardly any African nations or predominantly Muslim states were in favor of it.Janoff described how individuals around the world find it difficult to reach out to others and advocate for their rights, particularly in countries where human rights are so severely suppressed.“It can be a lonely life, very isolating, when everyone around you is in a social pattern not accustomed to homosexuality,” Janoff said. “You have to be strong within yourself.”Monica Trasandes, director of Spanish-Language and Latino Media for GLAAD, addressed the issue of LGBT rights in Latin America as it is portrayed in the media.“There’s been a real problem acknowledging LGBT rights in Latin America since many parts are very evangelical and religious,” Trasandes said.In the final panel, all three speakers made remarks about LGBT rights in the international community moving forward.Trasandes hopes to instill the idea of coexistence between faith and support for LGBT rights in Latin America.“Whenever I speak to people who insist to me their faith really tells them homosexuality is a sin, I just tell them that I know lots of people who are devoutly Catholic who do not see faith and supporting homosexuality as an either-or situation,” Trasandes said.From the perspective of the role of the United States, Linehan emphasizes equality as a whole in any diplomatic activity.“As a diplomat, it is my job to advocate on U.S. policy,” Linehan said. “Our government advocates for human rights and that everyone should be treated equally.”last_img read more

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Black Stars confident but still cautious

first_imgThe president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has offered a confidence booster with words of assurance from the Black Stars camp.In his usual calm and relaxed manner, the FA chief conceded that the going has been tough but this was to be expected since Ghana is always a big prize for teams to claim in any competition.“When teams face Ghana, they know they are up against the best so they always raise their game and come out fighting.”A tough opening group 2-2 draw, followed by a hard fought 1-0 win over Mali has set up a potentially tricky encounter against fast improving Niger in the final Group B engagement on Monday. A win for Niger could see them through in the event of a draw or a DR Congo win over Mali in the other encounter.In an exclusive interview with Oxigen Fans Diaries, the GFA president assured Ghanaians that the Stars camp was brimming with confidence but at the same time, there is an acute sense of responsibility not to underestimate fellow West African opponents Niger.“Before our game against DR Congo and similarly against Mali, we were 100% confident of victory, so that is the same mentally we will take into the game against Niger on Monday”. Although the injury situation in the Ghana camp could be better, it is by no means a disaster.The good news is that captain Asamoah Gyan, Anthony Annan, Isaac Vorsah, Boakye Yiadom and Johnathan Mensah are all available for selection on Monday.Who will start and who will be on the bench depends on the level of risk coach Kwasi Appiah is willing to take. With two yellow cards already, injured Mubarak Wakaso would have been suspended anyway.The player is also keen to return to action but is clearly the biggest long term injury concern for Ghana.Nyantakyi however is focused on playing his part of the deal to ensure his boys deliver; ‘’The players have been provided with all the motivational packages they need to make the dream of a fifth continental title a reality so there’s no doubt in my mind about what is left for them to do’’. The Black Stars must pick up all three points against Niger to maintain top spot and stay in Port Elizabeth where they will play the quarter finals.last_img read more

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Knysna gets crafty ahead of World Cup

first_img1 March 2010 With teams and fans alike expected in and around the Knysna area during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, the coastal town is preparing for a major influx of tourists to hit its picturesque shores. Knysna, situated along the scenic Garden Route on South Africa’s south-east coast, aims ensure that the benefits of hosting the World Cup spill over into its local communities, in particular local crafters. Knysna Tourism, with the assistance of the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI), have taken this cause on board. Knysna Tourism chief executive officer Shaun Van Eck says the World Cup represents potential economic growth for all sectors of the community. “We have a variety of craft markets overflowing with talent, and we have to ensure that the local community, from which this talent originates, also benefits from the 2010 festivities,” says Van Eck. To ensure this happens, Knysna Tourism is facilitating a series of workshops targeted at local crafters looking to diversify their skills. The first workshop, presented by Craig Carbutt, Rural Outreach Officer of the CCDI, was themed around craft awareness. It focused on the use of official trademarks relating to the tournament. Van Eck explained that by educating the crafters in these restrictions, they hope to help them to create pieces that they can exhibit and sell during the tournament without contravening any regulations. Local crafters, including Shirley Keyser, left the trademark workshop inspired and confident that they could create products that would interest football fans without infringing on any restrictions. “Although I was initially nervous about what I could and couldn’t produce for the event, after the workshop I felt inspired and confident that my business would directly benefit from the World Cup,” says Keyser. The awareness workshop also provided crafters with information on the tastes of the international tourists they can expect to encounter during the event. Carbutt says the crafters were given tips and hints on the buying behaviour of consumers. For example, the CCDI recommended that crafters look at innovative ways of incorporating participating countries’ flags, team colours and badges into their craft designs. Keyser, who is currently devising creative ways of including the Danish flag in her craft, says since the workshop she has begun looking at her designs in new ways. “As a result, I’ve seen an increase in orders,” says Keyser. Local crafter Heather Boyle, who currently supplies 26 craft shops around the country, is also expecting more orders during the event. “Our product, the Africa Time Clock, should meet the tastes of international tourists, and we anticipate that as our stockists get more feet through the door during the World Cup, we’ll see our orders escalate,” she says. Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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Club Travel honours Mandela at Sisters Incorporated

first_imgClub Travel staff were given the chance to bid on the handmade blankets and the money raised enabled Club Cares, to buy 67 winter blanketsClub Travel staff rallied behind Mandela Day and the “67 Blankets for Madiba” campaign by using nearly 50km of wool to craft blankets, which were auctioned and the money used to buy 67 winter warming blankets for abused women and their children at the Sisters Incorporated shelter in Kenilworth, Cape Town.The handmade blankets were created by staff members, their family and friends with knitting needles; crochet hooks and wool, provided by Club Cares, their CSI division, to knit 30cm x 30cm squares. Nearly 5km of wool was used to create each blanket, which took about five days to stitch together into handmade patchwork blankets.Club Travel staff were given the chance to bid on the handmade blankets and the money raised enabled Club Cares, to buy 67 winter blankets. Staffers then handed out the blankets at Sisters Incorporated, which was founded in 1959 and offers a safe haven to single mothers-to-be who are considering placing their baby up for adoption, and to women who are victims of rape or domestic violence.“I certainly thought we were being overzealous when purchasing 60 balls of wool, 20 sets of knitting needles and 15 crochet hooks but found that we had to ‘top-up’ within days due to our team’s enthusiasm. Before we knew it, we had knitted and crochet squares coming in from Club Travel team members, their families, friends and our partners too, which resulted in a few team members working around the clock to make these squares into blankets,” said Luana Visagie – Club Cares Committee.“This was a true team effort with even those who had not knitted since school, getting back into the craft and now wanting to continue knitting. Club Cares was launched in 2002 and I believe it’s continued success is largely due to the passion our staff share when it comes to giving back to communities in need. Staff personally donate a set amount of money to Club Cares on a monthly basis and Club Travel then matches the contribution made by staff – this, along with the physical involvement by staff, has resulted in many wishes being fulfilled.”Sisters Incorporated provides full board and lodging, three meals a day, clothing, toiletries and bedding. They empower the women in their care through skills training and support by operating a full-time crèche for their children. They also help the women to find employment and access legal assistance as well as medical care.“A heartfelt thank you to Club Travel for blessing us on this Mandela Day. You have helped us to assist the many woman and children and victims of domestic violence, who live at our shelter. From our staff, thank you for holding our arms up!” said Linda Fugard, Manager at Sisters Incorporated.last_img read more

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Meet Bryce Roberts: The Man Who Challenged AngelList

first_imgBryce Roberts is co-founder of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) and an investor worth paying attention to. Roberts is in the news this week because of his high-profile critique of Angellist, the hot new investment network Robert Scoble has called the new Silicon Valley hype machine. Roberts celebrates 10 years in venture capital this month. He began as part of Salt Lake City’s Wasatch Venture Fund (now Epic Ventures), an affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in March of 2001. We thought readers might like to know more about this interesting player in the tech community.“I tend towards a more concentrated approach to seed investing where we make fewer, larger, investments and take an active role in working with the companies we fund. Frankly, I just don’t buy the notion that making an investment is akin to throwing a dart in the dark. Worse, I think its a dangerous idea to promote.” -Bryce Roberts, Why I Deleted My AngelList AccountSince co-founding the OATV fund in 2005, Roberts has made investments in the popular geo-location site Foursquare (where he’s a board member), Parakey (founded by Firefox creator Blake Ross and acquired by Facebook), UK-based Path Intelligence, a site dedicated to tracking shopping patterns and “quantified self” fitness tracker service RunKeeper.  As an undergrad, he studied philosophy at Brigham Young University.Roberts recently offered some interesting advice to would-be fund raisers who’ve not yet launched their companies.  “If you’re looking for funding for a prelaunch product or service, you’ll need a to be a very interesting person [or someone] with deep expertise in your field,” Roberts wrote in a guest post on Mashable. “Amplifying that expertise through blogs, Twitter, live streams will get you the attention of VCs, too. If you don’t qualify as either, all the right intros in the world won’t get you VC funding.”You can follow Roberts on Twitter (where he’s most active), his personal blog Bryce.vc, on Facebook or on Quora. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting leela cyd rosscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#People in Tech#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soon

first_imgPH chinlone squad catches eye of gold-medal coach Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR At 30 years old, Rousey might still have plenty of fight left in the tank but has remained mum about her future in fighting.She also got recently engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne and has continued pursuing an acting career.  Khristian Ibarrola. /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women’s bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas.  APAlthough her last two matches ended in brutal knockout losses, Ronda Rousey remains one of the catalysts in catapulting women’s MMA (mixed martial arts) into the mainstream.But as far as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is concerned, Rousey may never step foot on the octagon again—this time, for good.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games “I think she’s going to retire,” White candidly spoke of Rousey to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim. ”She hasn’t announced that. She hasn’t said that to me, but it’s what I believe.”The former Olympian judoka’s recent actions certainly point to an early retirement from the sport—refusing to answer any MMA-related questions from the media and instead focusing on TV and movie appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingFurthermore, Rousey is the only ranked UFC fighter to have not gone through USADA’s (United States Anti-Doping Agency) mandated testing in 2017, after being tested on nine occasions last year.Rousey’s first career setback came at UFC 193 in 2015, when she was on the receiving end of a brutal head kick from Holly Holm. She returned a year later but suffered the same fate against current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. View commentslast_img read more

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This woman has a unique dandruff home remedy: Wash your hair with urine

first_imgWhat is your go-to solution for dandruff? We are guessing many of you would recommend home remedies like lime juice, cold curd massages, or other things. But have you ever thought of using urine to wash your hair to get rid of dandruff?Miriam Lancewood, a former teacher-turned-wilderness explorer apparently washes her hair with urine and that has worked well for her, by her own admission.Previously a sports teacher, Miriam ditched the comfort of her home and city life in 2010 and left to live in the wilderness of New Zealand with her husband Peter.While speaking to Mamamia’s No Filter podcast, Miriam revealed that almost 9 years ago, when she left with her husband to live in the wild, she did not miss much from the comfortable city life, apart from shampoos.Miriam said she struggled with a bad bout of dandruff during her first winter away from home.However, husband Peter, might have had a trick up his sleeve. She said, “Peter said he’d heard something about the eskimos up north who treat their dandruff with morning urine. I thought I’d give it a go. What does it matter?’The 34-year-old, hailing from Wehl in Holland, recalled peeing in a little tin and wetting her hair to allow it to become more absorbent.She said that she poured the tin of morning urine over her head and she waited until she could smell it. However, Lancewood later washed it off with soap. “It works really well,” she added on the podcast.advertisementThe urine trick is just one of the many unusual things the couple does to make life a little easier in the wild.She also uses charcoal and ash to brush her teeth!ALSO SEE: Author loses necklace with mom’s ashes at airport, post goes viral. Internet saves the dayALSO WATCH: Two cute lion cubs make adorable debut at Vladisovstok zoolast_img read more

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What to Watch For in the NBA Finals

For all the talk this season about conference imbalance in the NBA and the inequity of its playoff structure, things seemed to have worked out just fine. Measured by point differential, we’ve ended up with the best teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences in the finals, and fans everywhere get the chance to watch a rarity in pro basketball: an NBA Finals rematch.Who’s going to win? The old adage is that defense wins championships, but this matchup is all about the offenses.The San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat have had the two best offenses in these playoffs and, surprisingly, both have been more efficient than they were in the regular season. Their offensive systems are different, but they have the same basic goal: Create good shots. With that in mind, here are some things to watch for:Spurs movementIn April, a study by two members of the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective found that, after controlling for time of possession, the Spurs’ offense had more movement and more passing than any other offense in the league, and by a wide margin. Indeed, according to the NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking Statistics, the Spurs’ offense has featured more movement during the playoffs than the other three conference finalists.Movement Per Minute of PossessionPassing and ball movement are not perfect proxies for offensive effectiveness, but in the Spurs’ case, they are symptomatic of an offense that is working well. San Antonio doesn’t have any player as individually brilliant as Miami’s LeBron James to consistently pull good shots out of thin air, so the Spurs rely on their collaborative system. The distance traveled is of particular importance. On average, the five players on the floor for the Spurs cumulatively travel nearly 500 feet farther per minute of possession than the players for the Heat. That’s 500 extra feet of screening, rolling and cutting, searching for seams in the defense and open space on the perimeter.The Heat’s defense plays at a frenetic pace, aggressively trapping pick-and-roll ball-handlers and flying around the perimeter in a series of rotations to cover shooters. It can be devastating when done well, but the Spurs are uniquely suited to turn this aggression against the Heat.Shot selectionWhile a key indicator of the Spurs’ offensive health is the movement and passing they use to create shots, the key for the Heat is simply the location of their shots.The Heat spent most of the past two weeks burying the Pacers with 3-pointers. These outside shots buoy Miami’s offensive efficiency, but the Heat’s 3-point shooting is also a reflection of how easily James, Dwyane Wade and the Heat’s other ball-handlers get into the lane and collapse the opponent’s defense.In his NBA Finals’ preview at Grantland, Zach Lowe pointed out some of the methods the Spurs used to defend the Heat in last year’s playoffs, and how they resulted in a slew of mid-range jump shots. If we look at the breakdown of the Heat’s true shot attempts (which includes field goal attempts and trips to the free-throw line) we can see just how far last year’s pattern was from what the Heat have just done.Miami Heat Shot SelectionFor the Heat, 3-point attempts are tied to their ability to get inside the defense. James, Wade, Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers were able to get into the lane with ease against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals, and the result was that nearly 30 percent of Miami’s true shot attempts in that series were 3-pointers (which they made at an obscene 40.8 percent clip).In last year’s finals, however, by walling off the paint and offering up mid-range jump shots to the Heat, the Spurs were able to keep them away from the rim, off the free-throw line and inside the 3-point line. The Heat will surely have some adjustments ready this year, and we should be able to tell a lot about how they are working just by looking at the locations of their shots.LineupsThe offensive systems each team employs to create good shots revolve around lineups. The Heat would prefer to play small, arraying three and sometimes four shooters around James. The Pacers were loathe to change gears and try to match up with them, but the Spurs may be more willing. They have more depth than any of the teams the Heat have played in these playoffs, and San Antonio is much more comfortable using that depth in a variety of arrangements.A big issue in last season’s finals’ matchup was the way the Heat’s small lineups forced the Spurs to separate Tiago Splitter and Tim Duncan. The Spurs used that pairing for about 20 percent of their regular-season minutes, then just over 11 percent in the finals. But Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich has been more aggressive this season about experimenting with different lineups.It is tricky to parse statistics for the Spurs between big and small lineups because of the big and small skill set of Boris Diaw. When he’s playing power forward for the Spurs, the “big” or “small” nature of the lineup depends on the matchups and what he’s being asked to do. But having him on the floor allows the Spurs to have their cake and eat it, too.Back to the NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking Statistics: Diaw was third on the team in touches per game, at 49.2, during the regular season. While Diaw is capable of scoring in a variety of ways, he averaged just 9.1 points per game because his role in the Spurs’ offense often called for him to be a facilitator. He averaged 38.9 passes per game; about 79 percent of his touches involved moving the ball to another player. This usually worked out well for the Spurs, as Diaw is among the best big man passers in the game. His assists created an additional 6.7 points per game for the Spurs during the regular season.In the Spurs’ Game 6 victory to close out the Oklahoma City Thunder, Diaw saw a lot of extra touches by virtue of playing some extra minutes, but it was what he did with those touches that made the difference.The Boris Diaw StoryIn Game 6, Diaw’s touches accumulated nearly 50 percent more points for the Spurs than they did during the regular season or in the series to this point. This increased output from Diaw was needed, with the Spurs struggling to hit 3-pointers and Tony Parker sitting out the second half with an ankle injury.Diaw’s ability to shift between big and small defensive assignments, and scoring and facilitating roles on offense, may allow the Spurs to sidestep a lot of the matchup land mines the Heat have waiting for them.MarginsThese teams are incredibly talented, well-coached and, ultimately, evenly matched. Each has a series of counters available for every obvious advantage the other will try to exploit. That’s why this series will be won at the margins and in the minutiae. Little things — the Spurs forcing the Heat to make one extra defensive rotation, the Heat getting the ball to a 3-point shooter instead of settling for a seemingly open jump shot around the free-throw line, and the tiny in-game matchups that shift the rotations — will be the deciding battles. read more

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