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Locked On Hoosiers - Daily Podcast On Indiana Hoosiers Football & Basketball
Trayce Jackson-Davis NBA prospects, Reese Taylor transfer to Purdue

Locked On Hoosiers - Daily Podcast On Indiana Hoosiers Football & Basketball

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 26:42


The midway point of the season - and the holiday break - gives great reason to look ahead at Trayce Jackson Davis' NBA prospects. Jacob Rude (@JacobRude) looks at where TJD is projected to be drafted and what the pros and cons of his game are. The show also includes Reese Taylor traveling to Purdue, Victor Bezerra signing with the Chicago Fire and Noah Vonleh making his debut with the Shanghai Sharks. Subscribe to our YouTube: https://linktr.ee/lockedonhoosiers Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. NetSuite Over twenty-seven thousand businesses already use NetSuite and RIGHT NOW through the end of the year NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind financing program to those ready to upgrade at NetSuite.com/LOCKEDONNCAA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Bout that Life (AAU Life and basketball talk) Podcast
”Bout that Life” AAU Basketball and Life talk Episode 27

Bout that Life (AAU Life and basketball talk) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 52:57


Coach C. Collins and Coach MJ are ready to talk more AAU basketball, life and everything in between. In this episode, the coaches get the chance to sit down with a legend on the court Vernon "Schea" Cotton.  This man has all the knowledge and accolades to back up any sort of hype he received.   He released a documentary in 2016 entitled "Man Child", it has won various awards and Schea is currently on tour showing the movie in various places and also spreading the word of his cautionary tale of highs and lows.  This man is an LA legend and the coaches are honored to be able to sit down and ask about his journey. Coach MJ being from LA he has plenty of memories of the LA superstar who was quoted by Kevin Garnett as being "Lebron before there was a Lebron".  In his documentary former Warriors Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson, as well as Paul Pierce and Elton Brand are among those appearing in the film.  Tyson Chandler also shares his memories of young Schea, as does NFL Hall of Famer Randy Moss, as written by NBC sports.   If you wish to support the show Podbean Patron: https://patron.podbean.com/boutthatlifeaau Patreon Account: https://www.patreon.com/join/Boutthatlife? Cash App: https://cash.app/$phenixfitness23 PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=XKVLCD8U3MC36 Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/CoachCCollins   AAU basketball is talked about heavy and the entitlement that some players have with social media changing the perception of the work it takes to truly be great. The coaches talk about the different story lines of the NBA like the Warriors off to a hot start and the Lakers struggling with the "Westbrook" experiment. The discussions are hard hitting and very grounded this episode so you don't want to miss out.  Coaches being held accountable as leaders of young men and women is also brought up and a special shout out to Coach Deonard Wilson of Grant high school for making this episode happen and as always there are no punches pulled.   If you wish to support the show Podbean Patron: https://patron.podbean.com/boutthatlifeaau Patreon Account: https://www.patreon.com/join/Boutthatlife? Cash App: https://cash.app/$phenixfitness23 PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=XKVLCD8U3MC36 Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/CoachCCollins   Guest: Vernon Scheavalie "Schea" Cotton (Basketball Legend/ Pro athlete) •  Cotton at the time has been compared to the fanfare of LeBron James' prep career, and some have referred to him as "LeBron before LeBron." • Youngsters would wait for over a half-hour for his autograph.  In 2014, Cal-Hi Sports hailed him as "arguably the most ballyhooed youth player in [California] history. • Sophomore at Mater Dei HS year, Cotton averaged 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading Mater Dei to a 36–1 record and a state championship, their third in 13 seasons.  • He was voted All-Southern Section Division I Player of the Year, and was named to the All-Southern Section Division I Team for the second straight year.  Cotton also became the first and only sophomore to be named Cal-Hi Sports Division I State Player of the Year •  Cotton played professionally for 10 years, and picked up several languages over a career that saw him play in seven countries and numerous U.S. leagues.[6] He landed with KK Partizan in Belgrade, Serbia, where he played 20 games for Vlade Divac's former team in 2002. He then joined the Shanghai Sharks, Yao Ming's former team in China. After playing abroad for two years, Cotton returned to Long Beach in 2003 to play for the ABA's Long Beach Jam—he was the first player signed by the new franchise. • Domestically, he also played in the United States Basketball League and toured with the Harlem Globetrotters. His career also took him overseas to France, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Mexico. " Guys looking at one side of the floor dont see Stepen Curry shooting 0ne thousand shots a day" -Schea Cotton   Go Give Schea Cotton your support Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scheacotton/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScheaCotton Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfMNPiR-G8Y Website: https://www.therealmanchild.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScheaCotton Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schea_Cotton   This episode we get to see the perspective of a hard working basketball legend, Man Child, entrepreneur , philanthropists, and man of the people give some great insight on the culture of basketball and show love to the coaches.  Coach C. Collins and Coach MJ are going to see if Schea Cotton is really Bout That Life!!!   Please Support the Show Podbean Patron: https://patron.podbean.com/boutthatlifeaau Patreon Account: https://www.patreon.com/join/Boutthatlife? Cash App: https://cash.app/$phenixfitness23 PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=XKVLCD8U3MC36 Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/CoachCCollins   Sponsers Dr. Dish the best shooting machines on the market https://www.drdishbasketball.com/ Hardwood Palace http://www.hardwoodpalace.com/tournaments/   Courtside Tournamnets https://www.courtsidecenter.com/youth-tournaments   West Coast Takeover Tournaments (Sacramento CA) https://www.westcoasttakeover.com/teams/?u=WESTCOASTTAKEOVER&s=basketball   Zennify At Zennify, we know how to focus, build and balance. Through clear vision and purpose, we can solve even the most complex technical and business issues. And as your trusted advisor, we'll transform your organization—inspiring productivity and innovation throughout.   https://www.zennify.com/   West Coast Legends Athletics With more than 20 years experience of custom apparel we have thousands of product choices and custom options for your Athletic Team, Program and Organization.    https://wclathletics.com/   Bout that Life Instagram Follow our Journey https://www.instagram.com/boutthatlifepodcast/     Click Here to follow the Coaches Coach C. Collins IG: https://www.instagram.com/hoopstariam/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.collins.106 Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Christo53408073 Feel free to check our bonus episodes "Coaches Rize Time" Training Site: https://www.phenixfitness23.com/contact-us AAU Club Information: http://www.ybadawgs.com/   Coach MJ(God Given Talent) IG: https://www.instagram.com/ggtbasketball/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=mark%20jeffries   Mirrorless Media Group(Johann Tate) Video production IG: https://www.instagram.com/nocapyog/    

Instant Trivia
Episode 242 - Movie Costumes - 1954 - Classic Ads And Slogans - Sportsmen - Skin Deep

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 7:15


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 242, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Movie Costumes 1: He got all dolled up in Chanel and Dior in "To Wong Foo...", a far cry from his "Dirty Dancing" duds. Patrick Swayze. 2: She slunk across a piano in a slinky red dress in "The Fabulous Baker Boys". Michelle Pfeiffer. 3: She wore dozens of trendy costumes in "Clueless" but says she looks goofy offscreen -- as if!. Alicia Silverstone. 4: Theodor Pistek won a Costume Design Oscar for this Tom Hulce film; Mozart was so well-dressed. Amadeus. 5: Theadora Van Runkle designed the gun moll getups Faye Dunaway wore in this 1967 film. Bonnie and Clyde. Round 2. Category: 1954 1: On April 1, the Senate voted to grant simultaneous statehood to these two territories. Alaska and Hawaii. 2: On February 23, this man began inoculating children against polio in Pittsburgh. Dr. Jonas Salk. 3: This heavyweight boxing champ defended his title twice in 1954, both times against Ezzard Charles. Rocky Marciano. 4: 5 congressman were shot and wounded in the House by nationalists from this U.S. commonwealth. Puerto Rico. 5: On May 7, 1954 the French were defeated in this Vietnamese battle and soon withdrew their troops from the country. Dien Bien Phu. Round 3. Category: Classic Ads And Slogans 1: "Look Ma, No Cavities". Crest. 2: "I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing". Alka-Seltzer. 3: It's "Two--Two--Two Mints in One". Certs. 4: "They Plump When You Cook 'Em". Ball Park Franks. 5: "We'll Leave the Light on for You". Motel 6. Round 4. Category: Sportsmen 1: Known as "Mac the Strife", this tennis champ once told an umpire, "You are the pits of the world". John McEnroe. 2: He spent 5 seasons with the Shanghai Sharks before becoming the Houston Rockets' center in 2002. Yao Ming. 3: In 2006 "The Bus" went into the garage as this running back played his last game in the Super Bowl. Jerome Bettis. 4: This 26-year-old Spanish professional golfer is nicknamed "El Nino". Sergio Garcia. 5: This 18-year-old phenom from Nova Scotia was chosen No. 1 by Pittsburgh in the 2005 NHL draft. Sidney Crosby. Round 5. Category: Skin Deep 1: Wrinkles at the corner of the eye, perhaps caused by squinting while bird watching. Crow's feet. 2: Contact dermatitis can be the result of contact with this plant, Rhus radicans. Poison Ivy. 3: The little sections of dead epidermis around your fingernails. Cuticles. 4: This term for a balm for the skin or the conscience goes back to the Sanskrit sarpis, "melted butter". Salve. 5: The skin's 2 exocrine types of glands are sweat and these, which produce oils. Sebaceous glands. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia!

Strictly Bball
Building The ULTIMATE Shanghai Sharks Meme Team!!!

Strictly Bball

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 24:18


Joe and Nolan are back this week to put together some EPIC Shanghai Sharks meme team lineups. The boys waste no time recounting Ben Simmons' Shanghai Sharks-esque playoff performance. How does he fit into this star-studded roster? Of course Jimmer Fredette is a shoe in on this meme team, but how will the chemistry be with Kyle Kuzma? ⏰ CHAPTERS ⏰ 0:00 The Actual Starting 5 for the Shanghai Sharks 8:48 GuangDong Tigers Rule the CBA 10:24 Joe's All-Time Shanghai Sharks Team 18:34 Ben Simmons Best 3-Point Shooter In The League? 23:51 Closing Thoughts

Just Ingredients
17 - Jimmer Fredette, professional basketball player, nutrition plays a role in an athlete's career

Just Ingredients

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 61:40


American basketball player James Taft Fredette, famously known as Jimmer Fredette, currently plays for the Chinese Basketball Association franchise Shanghai Sharks. He started playing for the BYU Cougars during his college days and became the NCAA Division 1 top scorer in the senior year. He then became the National Player of the Year in 2011. In his debut season at CBA, he became the top scorer of the league with 37.6 points per game, winning him the CBA International MVP award in 2017. In today's episode, Jimmer Fredette shares about his basketball journey and how proper nutrition plays a huge role in his success. He discusses how professional athletes are really focusing on nutrition these days to perform better on the court, help prevent injuries, and prolong their years on the court. He teaches how to maintain a nutritious diet through different stages of life such as college and then as a new parent. Most importantly, Fredette teaches how to persevere through trials and never give up. Contact: Instagram: @jimmerfredette_32 Fredette Family Foundation: https://jimmerosity.org/ For 20% off and free shipping at Active Skin Repair: Use code JI20 at checkout at https://shop.bldgactive.com/?rfsn=3035199.6c6f37

The Clinic: All-NBA Podcast
NBA PLAYOFFS: Deandre Ayton is the HERO in game 2 against the Clippers, Hawks versus Bucks, Shanghai Sharks draft, NBA Draft Lotto, Free Alex Caruso, and MORE!

The Clinic: All-NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 35:39


NBA PLAYOFFS: Ayton is the HERO in game 1 against the Clippers, Hawks versus Bucks, Shanghai Sharks draft, NBA Draft Lotto, Free Alex Caruso, and MORE!

DTP ENTERTAINMENT
DTP Episode 19 "Shanghai Sharks, Nets v. Bucks, Ben Simmons, Hawks v. Sixers, Shortened 3 Point Line, Red Mamba, Chris Livingston, etc."

DTP ENTERTAINMENT

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 61:12


LISTENERS DISCRETION (PROFANITY INCLUDED) FULL Installment of Episode 19. Topics: Game 7 Nets v. Bucks, Steve Nash Game plan, Coach's Decision, Rotations are Important, Bruce Brown, Mike D'Antoni, Joe Harris, Ben Simmons, Shaq, Hawks v. Sixers, Give Credit to the Hawks, Chris Paul too much credit, "Chris Paul Effect", Jae Crowder to Phoenix, Modern Day Exploitation, OG Tik Tok Roast, There's No Peak, Hand checking, Jrue Holiday, Hawks in 6, Skills Pay the Bills, Shortened 3 Point Line, Steve Kerr Record, Slave Ball, Alley-Oop Excitement, Level of Talent, KD Shot v. MJ Game Winners, Red Mamba, Kevin Huerter, Terrance Mann, Alonzo Trier, Brad Stevens, No Such Thing As Prime, Paul George, Chris Livingston, Grant Hill Cap, 1998 NBA Finals Box Score, Adrian Griffin & Paolo Banchero, Larry bird, Tyrese Maxey, etc.    Link: https://linktr.ee/dtpent

Facts Over Acts Podcast
Shanghai Sharks Starting Five

Facts Over Acts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 66:18


This Week The Crew Breaks Down Round 2 Of The NBA Playoffs Is "The Process Era" Done In Philly? Who's Advancing To The NBA Finals?

World of Basketball with Fran Fraschilla
Jimmer Fredette - BYU Legend

World of Basketball with Fran Fraschilla

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 41:22


Fran Fraschilla is joined by former BYU superstar (now with the Shanghai Sharks) Jimmer Fredette. The two discuss a wide variety of topics, including:Jimmer on the most surprising thing about playing basketball in ChinaJimmer on why he thinks basketball is so popular in ChinaJimmer on why no strong guards come out of ChinaJimmer on how he got better throughout his four years at BYUJimmer on feeling invincible on the courtJimmer on embracing the hate on the roadJimmer on his shooting range opening up lanes for teammatesJimmer on what he has learned in China that would have helped him in the NBAJimmer on coaches letting him be him on the courtJimmer on the Panathinaikos-Olympiacos rivalry 

The Black Announce Table
Episode 170 - "Shanghai Sharks"

The Black Announce Table

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 124:27


- Andrade requesting his release from WWE - Eric Bischoff announced for WWE HOF - Does age really matter in wrestling? - Will we get a triple threat at Wrestlemania? - Monday Night Raw/Friday Night Smackdown Recap - Lashley/McIntyre at Mania - New Day/Styles and Omos at Mania - WWE Fast Lane predictions - TTMN listener questions - So much more - Enjoy!

Hot Grits Podcast
46. Hank Aaron v Barry Bonds; HS reunion; A dream Super Bowl; Jimmer dropped 70; HGP Bowling pros

Hot Grits Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 48:36


Episode 46 of The Hot Grits Podcast with Travis Jaudon & Spencer Maddox has a little bit from every sport. The rundown of topics includes: The NFC/AFC Title games and Tom Brady returning to yet another Super Bowl (:45) ..... Can we get rid of the roman numerals already? (6:15) ..... Is Aaron Rodgers joining Deshaun Watson and Matthew Stafford in the QB carousel this off-season? (11:30) ..... Hawks playoff ceiling updates (14:55) ..... Jimmer Fredette A.K.A. The Mormon Megalodon dripping buckets in China this week, drops 70 points for Shanghai Sharks (18:40) ..... Kobe Bryant has been gone for 1 year. Is anybody in the NBA today close to his intensity/mentality? (21:20) ..... Hank Aaron passes, and baseball has got to figure out who its All-Time Homerun King is (24:25) ..... UFC 257 recap and what bar was Spencer at? Travis needs answers (30:30) ..... Spencer attends his 10-year High School Reunion (35:40) ..... Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens were trending upwards for induction into the Baseball HOF (as of late Tuesday), ‘they' are getting closer to induction (37:45) ..... Twitter's trending headlines for Jan. 26 (41:15).      *PLEASE consider donating ahead of the Feb. 28 Coach's Corner Charity Bowling Match featuring The Hot Grits Podcast versus Rubbin' & Grubbin', Karl & Chad, and the 19th Hole with the Herb Brothers. You can write a check with your donation ($1 - $1 Million) made out to "Help Save One of Our Own", write "HGP" in the memo line, and drop it off at Coach's Corner in Savannah before Feb. 25. OR Email us with your preferred method of donating at HotGritsPod@Gmail.com*

Onorato & Bagnardi
Former Naismith Player Of The Year Jimmer Fredette

Onorato & Bagnardi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 33:03


Jimmer Fredette joins the show to talk about the next step in his career; signing with the Shanghai Sharks.

Four for Forty
Episode 4: Coronavirus 2nd Edition, April 17th, 2020

Four for Forty

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2020 65:00


Coronavirus 2nd Edition features discussion around the sense of optimism in American sports, the return of professional sports beginning with the PGA, the Bulls (overdue) front office moves, and what the NBA's new Professional Development Program might look like for its hottest high school prospects. Plus, anytime the UniLions baseball team from Taiwan and Jimmer's Shanghai Sharks are mentioned in the same episode, it's worth tuning in. Thanks for listening! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/4for40/support

Locked On Clippers - Daily Podcast On The LA Clippers
Recap of the Clippers 127-87 win over the Shanghai Sharks, Terance Mann Mania on The Freshies, and a Maurice Harkless season preview -- Locked On Clippers 10/7

Locked On Clippers - Daily Podcast On The LA Clippers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2019 38:02


Well, Terance Mann is here and isn't going away. WIll and Chuck talk the good and the bad from the Clippers 127-87 win over the Shanghai Sharks, say hello to Terance Mann Mania, get hyped on Markless, and wonder where Patrick Patterson is.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Big Time Basketball - A RADIO.COM Sports Original
James Harden's New Shot and Can Joel Embiid win MVP and DPOY?

Big Time Basketball - A RADIO.COM Sports Original

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2019 58:37


Brain Scalabrine and Steve Ceruti start off the show talking about James Harden's new shot, which he debuted in the Rockets exhibition game last night vs. the Shanghai Sharks. They then discuss Joel Embiid losing 20 pounds and his comments that he wants to win MVP and Defensive Player Of The Year in the 2019-2020 season. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief
The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief, episode 72

The Caixin-Sinica Business Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2018 12:17


Welcome to the 72nd installment of the Caixin-Sinica Business Brief, a weekly podcast that brings you the most important business stories of the week from China's top source for business and financial news. Produced by Kaiser Kuo of our Sinica Podcast, it features a business news roundup, plus conversations with Caixin reporters and editors. This week: We analyze a new report that shows China's economy is facing mounting downward pressure in November, adding to concerns that the world's second-largest economy is further slowing. We note that China's yuan hit a 10-year low against the U.S. dollar in October and there is little expectation the yuan will strengthen significantly. We hear that Canadian embassy officials in Beijing were allowed access to two Canadians who were detained last week. Their arrests came just after Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou (孟晚舟) was arrested in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which says she was involved in financial transactions that violated U.S. sanctions on Iran. We learn that former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman has been hired by beleaguered Chinese tech giant ZTE to conduct what the company says will be an “independent” national security assessment of its products. We discuss the fall of Zhang Shaochun (张少春), former vice minister at the Ministry of Finance, who pleaded guilty to accepting $10 million in bribes this week. Zhang was dismissed from public office and expelled from the Party in September. We report that the Shanghai Sharks, the city's basketball team, apologized after fans allegedly yelled, “Why didn't your team get murdered during the Nanjing Massacre?” during a match against Nanjing Monkey King, a team that comes from the city that saw mass killings of civilians by invading Japanese troops in 1937. In addition, we talk with Charlotte Yang, reporter at Caixin Global, about what's happening with the Made in China 2025 initiative amid the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. We also chat with Doug Young, managing editor of Caixin Global, about Apple in China.

The Jimmy Rex Show
#69 - Jimmer Fredette - John Wooden Award Winner, NCAA Player of the Year, & BYU Legend Talks About the Ups & Downs of Life in the Spotlight

The Jimmy Rex Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2018 74:04


James Taft "Jimmer" Fredette[1][2] (born February 25, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Fredette was the 2011 National Player of the Year in college basketball after ranking as the leading scorer in all of NCAA Division I during his senior season for the BYU Cougars. He was selected with the tenth overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. He spent the majority of the 2015–16 season in the NBA Development League, during which he won the All-Star Game MVP. In 2016, he joined the CBA's Shanghai Sharks, and during the 2016–17 CBA season, he led the league in scoring, at 37.6 points per game, counting all phases of the season, and won the CBA International MVP award.2010-11 Nations leading scorer (28.9 points per game)2011 National Player of the Year (Naismith, Wooden, AP, Oscar Robertson, NABC, Adolph Rupp, Sporting News, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com, SI.com)2011 Lowes Senior CLASS Award2011 ESPY for Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year2011 first-team All-American (John R. Wooden Award, AP, Sporting News, State Farm Coaches for NABC Division I, USBWA, Basketball Times, CBSSports.com, SI.com, Yahoo! Sports, FoxSports.com, Lute Olson)2011 MWC Player of the Year2011 All-MWC First Team2011 MWC Tournament MVP2011 NABC All-District 17 First Team2011 USBWA All-District VIII First Team2011 USBWA District VIII Player of the Year2011 Dick Vitale National Player of the Week (Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Jan. 17)2011 ESPN.com Weekly Watch National Player of the Week (Jan. 10, Jan. 17)2011 MWC Player of the Week (Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 28)2011 South Padre Island Invitational MVP2011 Bob Cousy Award Finalist (Final 5)2010 USBWA National Player of the Week (Dec. 13)2010 Basketball Times All-America Second Team2010 NABC State Farm Coaches' Division I All-America Third Team2010 Lute Olson All-America2010 AP All-America Honorable Mention2010 Sporting News All-America Third Team2010 NABC All-District 172010 USBWA All-District VIII2010 USBWA All-District VIII Player of the Year2010 CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America First Team2010 MWC All-Tournament2010 All-MWC First Team2009-10 MWC Player of the Week (Nov. 16, Dec. 28, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Feb. 22)USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (Jan. 4)2009-10 Naismith Trophy Midseason Candidate2009-10 Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist2009-10 Wooden Award Candidate2009 HoopTV Las Vegas Classic MVP2009 Fiesta Bowl Classic MVP2009 CollegeHoops.net High-Major All-America Honorable Mention2009 USBWA All-District VIII2009 MWC First Team2009 MWC All-Tournament2008-09 MWC Player of the Week (two times)

Locked On Podcast - NBA Channel
Locked on Rockets — October 5 — Veterans again set positive tone as Houston routs Shanghai

Locked On Podcast - NBA Channel

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2017 24:43


The Rockets (2-0) won big over the Shanghai Sharks, 144-82, and our Ben DuBose credits the team's veterans — including Chris Paul, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza, and Nene — with setting a positive tone early in the preseason with a high level of energy and commitment. #Rockets #NBA #Shanghai Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Locked On Rockets - Daily Podcast On The Houston Rockets
Locked on Rockets — October 5 — Veterans again set positive tone as Houston routs Shanghai

Locked On Rockets - Daily Podcast On The Houston Rockets

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2017 25:43


The Rockets (2-0) won big over the Shanghai Sharks, 144-82, and our Ben DuBose credits the team's veterans — including Chris Paul, James Harden, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza, and Nene — with setting a positive tone early in the preseason with a high level of energy and commitment. #Rockets #NBA #Shanghai Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

BYU Sports Nation
Defensive Back Playmakers

BYU Sports Nation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2017 50:25


Who is the next big playmaker among the BYU defensive backs in 2017? Brian and Spencer discuss. Former defensive back, Brandon Bradley joins Studio B to share his input. Plus, we play "What's the Chance" and Jimmer Fredette signs a 2-year contract with the Shanghai Sharks!

Celtics Talk
Episode 38: Guest Guerschon Yabusele; The Jaylen Brown/Marcus Smart argument

Celtics Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2017 36:24


In this week's episode of the "Celtics Talk" podcast, A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper discuss the latest news around the Boston Celtics. Off the top, we discuss (1:40) where the Celtics currently sit in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Can they overtake the Cavs for the top spot? Next, we discuss rookie Jaylen Brown (7:05), who has been playing really well since the All-Star break, but also got into a little bit of an argument with Marcus Smart on the bench. Could this be a lingering issue? The guys also talk about the under appreciated Avery Bradley (13:10) and the decision Danny Ainge could have with the top two overall players in the draft probably being point guards (16:07), and one of them might have a very "supportive" father. (21:58) Sherrod talks with 2016 Celtics draft pick Guerschon Yabusele, who played this past year for the Shanghai Sharks in China. Yabusele talks about his injured ankle, the possibility of getting a few games in this year in Maine in the D-League, and his goal to make the team next season.

Celtics Talk
Episode 38: Guest Guerschon Yabusele; The Jaylen Brown/Marcus Smart argument

Celtics Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2017 36:24


In this week's episode of the "Celtics Talk" podcast, A. Sherrod Blakely and Kyle Draper discuss the latest news around the Boston Celtics. Off the top, we discuss (1:40) where the Celtics currently sit in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Can they overtake the Cavs for the top spot? Next, we discuss rookie Jaylen Brown (7:05), who has been playing really well since the All-Star break, but also got into a little bit of an argument with Marcus Smart on the bench. Could this be a lingering issue? The guys also talk about the under appreciated Avery Bradley (13:10) and the decision Danny Ainge could have with the top two overall players in the draft probably being point guards (16:07), and one of them might have a very "supportive" father. (21:58) Sherrod talks with 2016 Celtics draft pick Guerschon Yabusele, who played this past year for the Shanghai Sharks in China. Yabusele talks about his injured ankle, the possibility of getting a few games in this year in Maine in the D-League, and his goal to make the team next season.

NEWSPlus Radio
【专题】慢速英语(英音)2017-03-06

NEWSPlus Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2017 25:00


2017-03-06 Special EnglishThis is Special English. I&`&m Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Here is the news.Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged organizers to host an outstanding Winter Olympics in 2022 while calling for balanced development of winter sports.President Xi visited venues for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics recently. He listened to briefings on preparatory work and watched the training of winter sports teams.The president said the 2022 Beijing Olympics will be an iconic event and should be hosted in a sustainable, open-minded and frugal way with a lasting legacy.He said the games will provide a good opportunity to develop the country and boost national morale. He made these remarks during a meeting attended by members of the organizing committee and other departments.Xi also stressed the importance of post-event use of venues, saying the games must be free of corruption.Beijing was host to the 2008 Summer Olympics. It won the rights in 2015 to co-host the 2022 Winter Olympics, with a city in neighboring Hebei Province. Beijing will become the first city in the world to have held both the winter and summer Games.This is Special English.A Russian supply spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station.Russia&`&s Mission Control Center said its Progress space freighter has been mechanically captured by the International Space Station.The space ship will deliver around 2.5 tons of scientific equipment, fuel, food, water, medicine, a spacesuit and other supplies to astronauts at the space station.The freighter was launched following a faulty one in December, in which the Progress spacecraft burned up shortly after lift-off. You&`&re listening to Special English. I&`&m Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Chinese tech firm Hisense Group has launched its dual-display smartphone, the Hisense A2.The Android smartphone has a 5.5-inch AMOLED panel as its primary display, and a 5.2-inch E-ink screen on the rear side.The E-ink screen features sunlight visibility and low power consumption. It can display a static image without using any power.The handset has fingerprint sensors on both sides. It costs around 3,000 yuan, roughly 440 U.S. dollars.Hisense is based in Qingdao City in the eastern province of Shandong. The company is best known for its televisions. It has launched a series of smartphones including the King Kong model, which is a tough and durable handset with a shatter proof screen and thick rubber strips adorning the top and bottom.This is Special English.A group of Turkish scientists are on their way to Antarctica to set up the country&`&s first scientific research base there.A team of nine researches will conduct feasibility studies into the base.One of the researchers told the media that their target is to set up a research base to open their studies to Turkish scientists.During their 30 days expedition, the Turkish scientists will also focus on research into climate change and sea life.The researcher said all the countries in the world will one day go to Antarctica for salvation from the worst-case drought scenario, as the continent holds 70 percent of the world&`&s fresh water reserve.Antarctica is governed by the Antarctic Treaty which came into force in 1961 with 53 participant countries. Antarctica is allowed to be used for scientific research purposes only.Turkey is one of the 25 countries with an observer status under the treaty, and has no right to vote.You&`&re listening to Special English. I&`&m Mark Griffiths in Beijing. An Alliance of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation has been launched.The alliance is a response to the country&`&s call for mass entrepreneurship and innovation. It is hoped the initiative will further Shanghai&`&s already developing and exciting entrepreneurial scene.The alliance intends to unite the wide range of innovative forces acting in Shanghai. It aims to promote cooperation and sharing, as well as to advance innovation in the fields of technology, product development, and business.Another aim of the alliance is to enhance the connection between large enterprises and small and medium-sized ones. It is hoped this will be achieved through the sharing of capital and technology.This is Special English.More than 300 million people across the globe were living with depression in 2015, accounting for more than four percent of the world&`&s population.According to new global health estimates by the World Health Organization, depression is the largest single contributor to global disability.The global health estimates cover depression and other common mental disorders, providing details on the prevalence of depression and anxiety. It also looks at the health problems as a result of these disorders, at both global and regional levels.The number of people living with depression increased at a rate of 18 percent between 2005 and 2015. This was as a result of the over all growth of the global population, and an increase in the number of people surviving to ages at which depression is more common.Almost half of the total number of people living with depression are in South-East Asia and the West Pacific region.The World Health Organization said low levels of recognition and access to care for depression and anxiety lead to an estimated global economic loss of a trillion U.S. dollars every year.The World Health Organization launched a one-year campaign on depression on World Mental Health Day, on Oct. 10, last year. The overall goal of the campaign is to help more people with depression seek and get help. You&`&re listening to Special English. I&`&m Mark Griffiths in Beijing. You can access the program by logging on to crienglish.com. You can also find us on our Apple Podcast. Now the news continues.Former NBA basketball star Yao Ming has put reforming the domestic game&`&s management at the top of his agenda. Yao was newly appointed chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association. China&`&s only NBA Hall of Famer was chosen to head the country&`&s basketball governing body by the unanimous vote at the national congress of the China Basketball Association. Yao is the association&`&s first chief drawn from outside government ranks.Yao has been a backbone of Chinese basketball during his 14-year athletic career. He is tasked with pushing reform of every aspect of the game, including professional league operation, youth cultivation and national team development.Yao said the most urgent need is to reform the Chinese Basketball Association league&`&s management and operation, to attract more investment and attention, while enhancing its influence.Before the reshuffle, the Chinese Basketball Association had been run by officials promoted from within government ranks who retained all major decision-making powers, from athletic operation to commercial development.Now 36 years old, Yao bought his hometown club, the Shanghai Sharks, in 2009. He said his personal expectation is to help the national team regain its form at the 2019 FIBA World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.This is Special English. A musical adapted from Taiwan pop star Jay Chou&`&s directorial debut has landed in Shanghai after its premier before Beijing audiences in December.Produced by a top Broadway team, "The Secret" can be categorized as a jukebox musical, like the universally acclaimed Mamma Mia. The musical features over 20 popular songs by Jay Chou, which help to tell the story. The musical is based on the 2007 film. One highlight of the show is its nostalgic sentiment and the classic songs integral to the whole storyline.The musical marks the first time in Asia that a film has been deemed adaptable by a Broadway production team.Its success since its Beijing debut can be largely be attributed to the top-notch production crew, many of whom are Tony Award winners.Although the musical is produced by an international group, the story itself is identical to the plot of the original film, and is entirely Chinese in origin.You&`&re listening to Special English. I&`&m Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Indonesia will host a series of events to mark the anniversary of the Tambora volcano&`&s devastating eruption in 1815, as part of its effort to promote tourism in the country.The events will include festivals, sports and cultural activities being held in April and May .The project is titled Tambora Greets the World. It is the third in a row, following similar events held in the past two years.Various cultural activities will be held at tourist attractions in the country. People from home and abroad have been invited to participate in fun activities including mountaineering.A 10-kilometer Marathon and cycling have been planned in Aceh province in April. Domestic and foreign athletes are expected to take part in the events.The Tambora eruption occurred in April 1815, and was regarded as one of the most devastating eruptions in modern human history. Many parts of the world were covered by volcanic ash, resulting in extreme climate conditions. This is Special English.An animation series co-produced by China and Saudi Arabia has premiered in Saudi Arabia.The 26-episode series, Kong Xiaoxi and Hakim, features a Chinese boy and his friendship with a Saudi Arabian boy who is from a family of food connoisseurs. Kong helps Hakim&`&s family restaurant defeat local Western competitors by using traditional Chinese cooking methods.This is the first film and TV cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia. The series took three years to complete, presenting a comprehensive picture of Chinese cuisine, clothing, martial arts as well as Saudi Arabian culture and food. It will be broadcast in the two countries and other Arabian countries.According to Chinese producers, the plan for a second season is on the agenda. The second season will focus on Hakim&`&s experience of learning traditional martial arts in China.You&`&re listening to Special English. I&`&m Mark Griffiths in Beijing. The remains of a fortification built 550 years ago have been found in central China&`&s Hunan province.The walls are similar to the Great Wall in norther China. It stretches 18 kilometers on hills, with 12 kilometers well-preserved in Huaihua city. Archaeologists say the walls might have been used to mark the boundaries between different settlements. They also found evidence of four military camps near the walls, as well as tombs, quarries and a training ground.The ruins are one of the largest military sites in the province. The finding will help with the study into the history of China&`&s unification process in ancient times. This is Special English.A woman from Turkey has broken a Guinness World Record with a 120-meter horizontal apnea dive under ice.Accompanied by her husband and coach, Derya Can completed swimming 120 meters in 1 minute 47 seconds under the 35-centimeter ice-coated Weissensee lake in Austria.With her dive, Can shattered French Aurore Asso&`&s record of 112 meters.In December, Can set her new record by performing a 111-meter dive in the variable weight with fins category in the southern province of Antalya, surpassing another Turkish female free diver&`&s record of 110 meters.She had also broken the world record in the variable weight apnea without fins category, by reaching a depth of 94 meters.This is Special English.Aliens landed at Milan&`&s fashion week with Annakiki by Chinese designer Anna Yang, who debuted in the Italian city with an out-of-this-world collection.Chinese designers are making serious headway in Milan, which is hosting newcomers.Yang was born into a tailor&`&s family and became keen on fashion at the age of 8. She later studied in South Korea and France before establishing her own label in 2012. She participated and displayed her designs at the London and Paris fashion weeks in 2014 and 2015 respectively.(全文见周六微信。)

Locked On Rockets - Daily Podcast On The Houston Rockets
Locked on Rockets — Oct. 3 — Postgame takes on Nene, Harden and more from the preseason debut

Locked On Rockets - Daily Podcast On The Houston Rockets

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2016 23:41


What did we learn about the Rockets from their big win over the Shanghai Sharks to open the 2016-17 preseason? Ben explores a large set of positives (Nene's post play, James Harden's leadership, bench wings) and a few of the question marks (Ryan Anderson's finishing, Clint Capela's free-throw shooting) following the 131-94 win at Toyota Center on Sunday night. #Rockets #NBA #JamesHarden Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

NEWSPlus Radio
【专题】慢速英语(英音)2016-04-11

NEWSPlus Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2016 25:00


This is NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Here is the news. China will require its armed forces to open more barracks to the public this year. The PLA Daily, the flagship newspaper of the military, says the move is part of a greater effort to promote national defense education among its citizens. Various "Open Day" activities have already been planned, offering visitors a glimpse of life at military camps nationwide. Students from Tsinghua University will have an opportunity to visit the military Navy bases. Moreover, students from western China will be invited to participate in a summer camp at a barracks of the Rocket Force which was established last December. China will launch a defense education campaign this year as it marks the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of China and the 80th anniversary of the end of the Long March. The Long March started in October 1934 and lasted for a year. It was a forced expedition that eventually laid a foundation for the Communist victory in the civil war. This is NEWS Plus Special English. Millions of Chinese people went out for tomb-sweeping following an age-old tradition to mourn their deceased relatives during the Qingming Festival. On Tomb-sweeping Day, which fell on April 4th this year, more than 5 million people paid visits to 150 burial sites nationwide monitored by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. During the three-day Tomb-sweeping holiday, more than 13 million people across China visited cemeteries, an increase of almost 4 percent compared to the same period last year. The festival falls around April 5th each year. People traditionally honor their ancestors by sweeping their tombs on the day, and the government made it a public holiday in 2008 to preserve the tradition. In recent years, more modern and eco-friendly ways of honoring the deceased have emerged, including "sweeping tombs" on the Internet. Apart from tomb-sweeping, many Chinese people also take advantage of the holiday to make sightseeing trips as warm spring weather encourages outdoor activities. Railway authorities estimated that train trips in the country hit 41 million during the holiday travel rush. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Former NBA eight-time All-Star Yao Ming has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The official announcement was made in Houston in the United States where Yao played for the Houston Rockets for nine years. An article on NBA.com says Yao was far more than just another talented prospect when the Houston Rockets made him the No.1 pick in the 2002 draft. The 7-foot-6 center from Shanghai was a bridge for the NBA to make inroads into China and was a key player in the globalization of the game. The star center from China began his career with the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association before becoming the number one overall selection in the 2002 NBA Draft. Yao averaged 19 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game for the Rockets over his NBA career. He retired in 2011 aged 30. This is NEWS Plus Special English. Chinese children's fiction writer Cao Wenxuan has won the Hans Christian Andersen Prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy. Cao was the first Chinese writer to ever to win and be shortlisted in the Hans Christian Andersen competition, which is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. The prize has been given since 1956 by the International Board on Books for Young People, the leading international organization for the promotion of children's books. It is awarded every other year to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The selection criteria for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize include the aesthetic and literary qualities of writing and illustrating as well as the ability to see things from the child's point of view and the ability to stretch the child's curiosity and imagination. The complete works of the author and of the illustrator are taken into consideration. The prize can be awarded only once in a lifetime for each winner. For this year's award, 28 authors and 29 illustrators were nominated by the organization in March. Only five authors were shortlisted as finalists, and Cao was among them. He is renowned for "Grass Hut", "Fire Mark" and many other works. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Chinese authorities have demanded various measures be taken to counter violence against medical personnel, provoking trouble at medical institutions and other hospital-related crimes. A circular says assaulting medical personnel and restricting their freedom should be stopped and perpetrators be held accountable. The circular was jointly issued by government authorities including the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Ministry of Public Security. Medical institutions are advised to pay special attention to key groups including patients with severe mental disorders, and keep a list of patients and their relatives who repeatedly harass the institutions or threaten revenge against medical personnel. The circular noted that troublemakers who cause substantial loss will face criminal penalties; and police will be properly deployed to help maintain order in hospitals and their vicinity. This is NEWS Plus Special English. The Chinese government is moving to ban "exotic names" given to streets, buildings and complexes to protect traditional culture. In recent years, real estate developers and some local governments have used names based on locations and buildings in western countries. Commonly used names include "Manhattan" and "Venice". The authorities say the phenomenon has proliferated, causing as much anger as amusement, and prompting heated debate on public and online forums. Critics say the western names undermine long-standing cultural traditions and don't reflect Chinese core values. The authorities have decided to ban the use of names inspired by locations overseas, and have ordered the removal of the imported monikers by the end of June next year. To curb the growing use of western names, China's Civil Affairs Ministry has ordered governments at all levels to standardize geographic names and protect local traditions. The ministry says place names that are "over-the-top, West-worshiping, weird and duplicative" must be eradicated from all locations, including residential compounds and large buildings. They will be replaced with new ones that can better reflect China's culture and history. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. You can access the program by logging onto NEWSPlusRadio.cn. You can also find us on our Apple Podcast. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know by e-mailing us at mansuyingyu@cri.com.cn. That's mansuyingyu@cri.com.cn. Now the news continues. Parts of the 110-year-old Beijing Zoo may be relocated to improve the living conditions of the animals at the zoo and ease traffic jams for visitors. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning says it is working on the possibility of the partial relocation of the zoo. Built in 1906, Beijing Zoo was the first public zoo in China. It receives 5 million visitors each year. The zoo's location in the city's core means that some animals have suffered from noise, despite soundproofed facilities. The zoo is also packed with tourists at weekends and holidays, resulting in heavy traffic jams and restricted passenger access to the nearby subway station. A similar proposal in 2004 suggested relocation of the entire zoo, but was sidelined by objections. In January, the topic was reintroduced by an official from the International Institute for Urban Development in Beijing. The new one recommends that animals fit to live under the current conditions should stay. The remaining animals will still fulfill the basic needs of tourists, as well as give local residents some memories to hold on to. This is NEWS Plus Special English. A large number of endangered snow leopards have been caught on camera on the northern part of Mt. Qomolangma in Tibet. Researchers say a total of 17,000 photos were taken by 64 infrared cameras placed in a county in Tibet in southwest China. Among the photos, 600 contained snow leopards and the rest captured movements of other endangered animals including lynxes, red foxes and golden eagles. The researchers surveyed the population density of wild snow leopards in two counties on the north face of the mountain last year. In January, researchers found clear images of snow leopards from seven infrared cameras they had placed at an altitude of 4,000 meters. The total population of snow leopards in the area can still not be determined, but researchers will come up with more specific protection plans for the animal after collecting more information on their population, prey and habitat. Snow leopard is one of China's top class protected animals. They are usually found in the Himalayas in central and south Asia at altitudes between 3,000 and 5,500 meters. The animal has rarely been seen in the wild over the last century due to loss of habitat and poaching. It's estimated that fewer than 10,000 snow leopards live in the wild worldwide, with around 3,000 in China. The 34,000-square-km Qomolangma National Reserve was set up in 1988 at an average altitude of 4,200 meters. It is the world's highest nature reserve. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Beijing will plant no more female poplars or willows in its urban area in the next five years to reduce catkins, which are cotton-like seed clusters that fill the air and create a nuisance in spring. Even when there is no smog, Beijing residents are often seen wearing masks in April and May to avoid the catkins. There are 2 million female poplars or willows in urban Beijing, accounting for over 5 percent of the city's landscaping trees. The city uses flower inhibitor on these trees to prevent them from producing catkins. Other measures include washing trees with high-pressure water guns and collecting the fallen seeds. Female trees will gradually be replaced in further urban construction and renovation projects. This is NEWS Plus Special English. (全文见周六微信。)

NEWSPlus Radio
【专题】慢速英语(英音)2016-04-11

NEWSPlus Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2016 25:00


This is NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Here is the news. China will require its armed forces to open more barracks to the public this year. The PLA Daily, the flagship newspaper of the military, says the move is part of a greater effort to promote national defense education among its citizens. Various "Open Day" activities have already been planned, offering visitors a glimpse of life at military camps nationwide. Students from Tsinghua University will have an opportunity to visit the military Navy bases. Moreover, students from western China will be invited to participate in a summer camp at a barracks of the Rocket Force which was established last December. China will launch a defense education campaign this year as it marks the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of China and the 80th anniversary of the end of the Long March. The Long March started in October 1934 and lasted for a year. It was a forced expedition that eventually laid a foundation for the Communist victory in the civil war. This is NEWS Plus Special English. Millions of Chinese people went out for tomb-sweeping following an age-old tradition to mourn their deceased relatives during the Qingming Festival. On Tomb-sweeping Day, which fell on April 4th this year, more than 5 million people paid visits to 150 burial sites nationwide monitored by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. During the three-day Tomb-sweeping holiday, more than 13 million people across China visited cemeteries, an increase of almost 4 percent compared to the same period last year. The festival falls around April 5th each year. People traditionally honor their ancestors by sweeping their tombs on the day, and the government made it a public holiday in 2008 to preserve the tradition. In recent years, more modern and eco-friendly ways of honoring the deceased have emerged, including "sweeping tombs" on the Internet. Apart from tomb-sweeping, many Chinese people also take advantage of the holiday to make sightseeing trips as warm spring weather encourages outdoor activities. Railway authorities estimated that train trips in the country hit 41 million during the holiday travel rush. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Former NBA eight-time All-Star Yao Ming has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The official announcement was made in Houston in the United States where Yao played for the Houston Rockets for nine years. An article on NBA.com says Yao was far more than just another talented prospect when the Houston Rockets made him the No.1 pick in the 2002 draft. The 7-foot-6 center from Shanghai was a bridge for the NBA to make inroads into China and was a key player in the globalization of the game. The star center from China began his career with the Shanghai Sharks in the Chinese Basketball Association before becoming the number one overall selection in the 2002 NBA Draft. Yao averaged 19 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game for the Rockets over his NBA career. He retired in 2011 aged 30. This is NEWS Plus Special English. Chinese children's fiction writer Cao Wenxuan has won the Hans Christian Andersen Prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy. Cao was the first Chinese writer to ever to win and be shortlisted in the Hans Christian Andersen competition, which is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books. The prize has been given since 1956 by the International Board on Books for Young People, the leading international organization for the promotion of children's books. It is awarded every other year to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The selection criteria for the Hans Christian Andersen Prize include the aesthetic and literary qualities of writing and illustrating as well as the ability to see things from the child's point of view and the ability to stretch the child's curiosity and imagination. The complete works of the author and of the illustrator are taken into consideration. The prize can be awarded only once in a lifetime for each winner. For this year's award, 28 authors and 29 illustrators were nominated by the organization in March. Only five authors were shortlisted as finalists, and Cao was among them. He is renowned for "Grass Hut", "Fire Mark" and many other works. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Chinese authorities have demanded various measures be taken to counter violence against medical personnel, provoking trouble at medical institutions and other hospital-related crimes. A circular says assaulting medical personnel and restricting their freedom should be stopped and perpetrators be held accountable. The circular was jointly issued by government authorities including the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Ministry of Public Security. Medical institutions are advised to pay special attention to key groups including patients with severe mental disorders, and keep a list of patients and their relatives who repeatedly harass the institutions or threaten revenge against medical personnel. The circular noted that troublemakers who cause substantial loss will face criminal penalties; and police will be properly deployed to help maintain order in hospitals and their vicinity. This is NEWS Plus Special English. The Chinese government is moving to ban "exotic names" given to streets, buildings and complexes to protect traditional culture. In recent years, real estate developers and some local governments have used names based on locations and buildings in western countries. Commonly used names include "Manhattan" and "Venice". The authorities say the phenomenon has proliferated, causing as much anger as amusement, and prompting heated debate on public and online forums. Critics say the western names undermine long-standing cultural traditions and don't reflect Chinese core values. The authorities have decided to ban the use of names inspired by locations overseas, and have ordered the removal of the imported monikers by the end of June next year. To curb the growing use of western names, China's Civil Affairs Ministry has ordered governments at all levels to standardize geographic names and protect local traditions. The ministry says place names that are "over-the-top, West-worshiping, weird and duplicative" must be eradicated from all locations, including residential compounds and large buildings. They will be replaced with new ones that can better reflect China's culture and history. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. You can access the program by logging onto NEWSPlusRadio.cn. You can also find us on our Apple Podcast. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know by e-mailing us at mansuyingyu@cri.com.cn. That's mansuyingyu@cri.com.cn. Now the news continues. Parts of the 110-year-old Beijing Zoo may be relocated to improve the living conditions of the animals at the zoo and ease traffic jams for visitors. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning says it is working on the possibility of the partial relocation of the zoo. Built in 1906, Beijing Zoo was the first public zoo in China. It receives 5 million visitors each year. The zoo's location in the city's core means that some animals have suffered from noise, despite soundproofed facilities. The zoo is also packed with tourists at weekends and holidays, resulting in heavy traffic jams and restricted passenger access to the nearby subway station. A similar proposal in 2004 suggested relocation of the entire zoo, but was sidelined by objections. In January, the topic was reintroduced by an official from the International Institute for Urban Development in Beijing. The new one recommends that animals fit to live under the current conditions should stay. The remaining animals will still fulfill the basic needs of tourists, as well as give local residents some memories to hold on to. This is NEWS Plus Special English. A large number of endangered snow leopards have been caught on camera on the northern part of Mt. Qomolangma in Tibet. Researchers say a total of 17,000 photos were taken by 64 infrared cameras placed in a county in Tibet in southwest China. Among the photos, 600 contained snow leopards and the rest captured movements of other endangered animals including lynxes, red foxes and golden eagles. The researchers surveyed the population density of wild snow leopards in two counties on the north face of the mountain last year. In January, researchers found clear images of snow leopards from seven infrared cameras they had placed at an altitude of 4,000 meters. The total population of snow leopards in the area can still not be determined, but researchers will come up with more specific protection plans for the animal after collecting more information on their population, prey and habitat. Snow leopard is one of China's top class protected animals. They are usually found in the Himalayas in central and south Asia at altitudes between 3,000 and 5,500 meters. The animal has rarely been seen in the wild over the last century due to loss of habitat and poaching. It's estimated that fewer than 10,000 snow leopards live in the wild worldwide, with around 3,000 in China. The 34,000-square-km Qomolangma National Reserve was set up in 1988 at an average altitude of 4,200 meters. It is the world's highest nature reserve. You're listening to NEWS Plus Special English. I'm Mark Griffiths in Beijing. Beijing will plant no more female poplars or willows in its urban area in the next five years to reduce catkins, which are cotton-like seed clusters that fill the air and create a nuisance in spring. Even when there is no smog, Beijing residents are often seen wearing masks in April and May to avoid the catkins. There are 2 million female poplars or willows in urban Beijing, accounting for over 5 percent of the city's landscaping trees. The city uses flower inhibitor on these trees to prevent them from producing catkins. Other measures include washing trees with high-pressure water guns and collecting the fallen seeds. Female trees will gradually be replaced in further urban construction and renovation projects. This is NEWS Plus Special English. (全文见周六微信。)

Made in China
Episode 18 James Scott Pushes Performance with the CBA's Shanghai Sharks.

Made in China

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2015 42:29


James Scott, Pro Athlete Performance Coach, knows how to achieve best performance. Every time.

Travel Tales
Chris Lusvardi

Travel Tales

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2011 53:04


Screenwriter Chris Lusvardi got permission from his pregnant wife to travel around China and follow the Shanghai Sharks professional basketball team.

Lost in America
#18: Turner Sparks Returns to America

Lost in America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 65:13


Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Mordecai Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) get kicked out of the Ense studios once again and take refuge in Long Island City to record their first episode together of 2017. Turner recounts his trip to see Jimmer Fredette play for the Shanghai Sharks and updates listeners on his Obamacare situation while Kaplan reveals the thrilling conclusion to the "Will Teddy Kaplan get into kindergarten?" saga. This episode is sponsored by Ense, available in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

Lost in America
#47: Donnie Does - Trump Rallies, China Living and Barstool Sports

Lost in America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 1970 65:31


Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Michael Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) have Donnie (@DonnieDoesWorld) from Barstool Sports on to talk about his wild life in China as the Shanghai Sharks foreign brand correspondent, getting kicked out of the Clemson band at the SEC Championship game and his run in with United States President Donald J. Trump. For Donnie's hilarious video "The Shark Knight", go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgRNoH56318. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy