"It brings me immense joy to celebrate my 34th birthday with this initiative. Every child deserves a quality education, this includes their right to have access to safe and clean drinking water and toilet facilities in schools. I hope we can contribute to this with Gracia Raina Foundation collaborating with Yuva Unstoppable. It is truly humbling to see the upgraded facilities benefiting thousands of kids. This is an excellent start and we look forward to transforming many more schools in the future. There was no better way I could have celebrated my birthday, it was a truly heartwarming experience," an emotional Suresh Raina stated. … [Read more...] about Suresh Raina targets 34 schools on his 34th birthday to help 10000 students get health and sanitisation intervention
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First, the Hawks drafted Onyeka Okongwu, the defense-first, high-energy big man out of USC who can back up Clint Capela at center (and you could argue Capela is a new addition because the strong pick-and-roll center never played a minute for Atlanta before the coronavirus shutdown last March). Then in free agency, the Hawks used their cap space to grab Danilo Gallinari, one of the league’s better stretch fours and another player who will space the floor. They likely added Bogdan Bogdanovic at the two guard, a perfect fit as a secondary playmaker with size next to Young (Sacramento can still match Atlanta’s four-year, $72 million offer, but likely will not). … [Read more...] about Which NBA team had the best offseason? Five teams who improved the most.
Gallinari will boost Atlanta, mostly offensively. He’s a talented scoring forward with deep shooting range. Defensively, where the Hawks have the most room to improve? Gallinari is not hte answer. He also has a troubling injury history and is now 32. … [Read more...] about Report: Hawks signing Danilo Gallinari to three-year, $61.5M contract
6. Had a good conversation with Dan Quinn on Saturday night. The fired Falcons coach has done something I think is really bright. “I did a 360 on myself,” Quinn said. He asked TV journalist/analyst Laura Okmin to reach out to 30 to 40 people Quinn had either coached with, coached, or knew well in his NFL life. Quinn asked Okmin to talk to these 30 or so people about what the coach needed to do better. No names; Quinn wanted honesty, and told Okmin to grant anonymity. “I wanted to know my blind spots,” Quinn said. “Most often, when you’re the head coach, people tell you what they think you want to hear. I wanted to get the truth, right between the eyes.” So Okmin reached out and reported back to Quinn. He was a bit coy about what exactly he learned, but one thing he discovered is he didn’t have the kind of pipeline that a coach needs to have to last a long time in one place. He needed to develop—as coaches like Bill Belichick, Mike … [Read more...] about FMIA Week 11: Patrick Mahomes and the Moments Competitors Love; Alex Smith and the Spirit of Thanksgiving
Blue Jackets Still Looking For Offense The biggest priority for the Blue Jackets this offseason is still working out a new contract for restricted free agent center Pierre-Luc Dubois. It is expected that will eventually get done, but it is still a very delicate negotiation given the Blue Jackets’ history with restricted free agents and contract negotiations. … [Read more...] about NHL Rumor Roundup: More on season start; Hoffman a fit for Blue Jackets?