Q House / Q concept

first_imgPhotographs:  Quang DamClients:Van Thi Thien NhanEngineering:Quoc TrungCity:Hoa XuanCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Quang DamRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. Q house is a small house, located in a suburb of Da Nang, Vietnam. With 100 square meters of land, the design was formed with the idea of a tropical house so it can suit well with the Mid-Vietnam weather conditions.Save this picture!© Quang DamThe architect’s idea was a house with a simple shape with all rooms and spaces are chaining-operating that can match well with the owners’ needs. There are many problems with houses in cities, especially cities in Vietnam, including a small area of land, lack of natural light, ventilation… The lack of natural light and the ventilation of a house are the most important problems that are needed to be solved first. Due to these thoughts, the Q house was designed to have a large front garden, which is also used for car parking. This garden can help to deliver the need for natural light and air. It also is a nature “threshold” for this house.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!SectionPlants and trees have an indispensable role, as a highlight of Q house, which helps to create relaxing spaces inside a small house. You will always feel the relaxation when in the house because of all the natural energies and ideal temperatures that were created by the combination of available local materials, plants and the use of neutral colors. Save this picture!© Quang DamSave this picture!© Quang DamThis house is a home of a new-married couple. They love nature, they love plants, they love fishes and they love each other. They had talked to us for so long before this project’s idea was formed. They talked about their life before this, about all the tiny studios they used to live in, and how terrible they were for them. That’s why they wanted a house full of light and air, a house with plants and fishes, a house with a natural atmosphere, and house, is also a home, with happy tears. Fortunately, after this project was completed, most of the owners’ demands were well delivered. They love this house and thanked us for making their dream comes true, a dream of having a perfect house from their childhood’s imaginations. Last but not least, we hope this new house will be able to keep growing not only their happiness but also their kids’.Save this picture!© Quang DamProject gallerySee allShow lessElisabeth de Portes School Library and Restaurant / Christoph Schwander ArchitektenSelected ProjectsHaiyang Village / EXH DesignSelected Projects Share Houses Architects: Q concept Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Q House / Q concept Q House / Q conceptSave this projectSaveQ House / Q conceptSave this picture!© Quang Dam+ 37Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929571/q-house-q-concept Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily 2019center_img CopyHouses•Hoa Xuan, Vietnam Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929571/q-house-q-concept Clipboard Photographs Vietnam Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeQ conceptOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHòa XuânOn FacebookHoa XuanVietnamPublished on December 04, 2019Cite: “Q House / Q concept” 04 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

COVID-19: One Year Later

first_img COVID-19: One Year Later About Author: David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Magazine, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / COVID-19: One Year Later The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Courts Find CDC Lacked Authority in Nationwide Moratorium on Evictions Next: Examining FHFA’s Commitment to Diversitycenter_img Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the April 2021 edition of DS News magazine.When the COVID-19 pandemic hit full force last March, mortgage lenders and servicers, as with many other businesses, were faced with a situation they had never encountered. Though the industry was very experienced when it came to dealing with natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes that would force office closures and otherwise impact business, those events were localized and limited in scope.The COVID-19 pandemic, however, was global. Even a year later, the battle against COVID-19 continues, although widespread vaccination has offered some sense that the end to the closed offices, reduced travel, and other pandemic-mandated measures may be on the horizon.“We’ve never gone through a pandemic before; everything was different,” said Brian Gould, SVP of Operations for Genworth Mortgage Insurance. “The thing that comes closest is a hurricane, but that is short-term … and the rebuild starts right away.”The pandemic resulted in the industry working within new forbearance and foreclosure rules, an unexpected jump in volume, the challenges of managing a largely remote staff, and an extremely long path back to some semblance of the previous industry environment. Some of the changes necessitated by COVID-19, however, are expected to become permanent.Home prices increased, while rates for 30-year fixed mortgages dropped nearly 100 basis points during the course of the year, according to Freddie Mac, driving refinancing demand.Joe Zeibert, Head of Global Mortgage Solutions for Nomis Solutions, explained, that adding to the complexity for the mortgage industry were more frequent price changes for loans due to swings in the underlying environment (loan risk factors, etc.).“Last year will go down as probably the best year in the history of mortgage lending in terms of not only the value but also the profit that was able to be manufactured during a period of time. It’s not something that could have been expected,” said Paul Buege, President and COO of Inlanta Mortgage.However, homeowners who had requested forbearance had to exit before being eligible, Gould said. So, lenders had to advise those homeowners how to cancel forbearance. Once someone had used it, even if only for a month, they had to make at least three timely payments before exiting. Before the pandemic driven rules, the homeowner in forbearance had to make 12 timely payments before exiting.“We’ve never experienced a shock of so many people going into forbearance at once,” Gould said.CHANGES IN FORBEARANCE, FORECLOSURESThe pandemic and resulting economic crisis resulted in foreclosure and eviction moratoria implemented at the federal, state, and local levels, many of which extended into 2021.In mid-February, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Agriculture announced a coordinated extension and expansion of forbearance and foreclosure relief programs through June 30, including:Foreclosure moratoria for homeownersThe mortgage payment enrollment window for borrowers who wish to requestforbearanceUp to six months of additional mortgage payment forbearance, in three-month increments, for borrowers who entered forbearance on or before June 30, 2020.THE NECESSITY OF DIGITAL SOLUTIONSLenders and servicers who quickly embraced the shift in technology, or that had embraced digital solutions before the pandemic, tended to fare well, similar to during the 2007-2008 mortgage crisis, Zeibert said. The size of the organization didn’t matter as much as the technology culture itself.Historically, staff could be added or shifted to meet changes in industry volume. But last year’s surges were more than personnel alone could handle. Genworth had typically moved staff from the front end to the back end to help with forbearance surges, but the declining interest rates also meant that the volume was increasing for original and refinanced mortgages, Gould said. As such, the company had to shift people from other areas and rely more on technology to meet the demand.“I never can remember it being busy on the front end and the back end at the same time,” Gould said. “We also were proactive in asking for forbearance files for people in forbearance because we wanted to know ahead of time from a loss reserving standpoint and how many people needed help.”The industry had to quickly convert as many paper-based processes as possible to digital. Genworth used OCR technologies to automatically index recognized documents and extract data.“Accounting has historically been a paper-based system; we had to get more efficient,” said Brian Lynch, President of Advantage Systems. Providing an auto-sign capability on checks minimized the need for people to go to an office to physically sign. It was just one of many paperless options the industry and customers finally embraced, even though they weren’t new.“Until March, there were still a lot of mortgage applications being taken at the kitchen table,” added Joe Camerieri, EVP, Mortgage Cadence. “Then everything shifted to Zoom and phone calls. Overnight, everything went to consumer-direct. You were doing everything electronically not only to transact business, but also to source business.”Lenders and servicers mandated that vendors bill electronically. So rather than accepting a paper invoice, scanning it, and paying it, everything was handled electronically from end-to-end, eliminating paper. Lynch said, “With the hands-off approach, you can facilitate people working from home. That way, they are focused on their work, not on moving paper around.”“If we had to do this 10 years ago, we’d have failed,” said Stanley Middleman, CEO of Freedom Mortgage, who cited the internet, connectivity and various other technologies for aiding the industry in moving to remote work and handling the surge in volumes. “We were able to effectively communicate vertically, horizontally, with our peers, our subordinates, and our superiors,” Middleman said. “We were able to work with our regulators, our competitors, allies, and friends. All the people that we interface with have all come together as a community and really bonded to the satisfaction of the consumer.”“Though homebuyers briefly paused their activity at the start of the pandemic,” said Steven Plaisance, Interim President of Mortgage Banking for Gateway First Bank, “they were ‘resilient,’ actively buying homes and seeking new mortgages in the second half of the year.” Continued low interest rates meant refinance activity remained strong as well.Rick Seehausen, President and CEO of Cherry Creek Mortgage, credits his company’s proprietary loan origination system for the ability to be nimble and achieve the company’s best productivity ever. Volume doubled, but the company increased staff by only 15%. Even when activity spiked, loan processing time increased only slightly, from 21 days to 23 days.“I’ve been hearing about digitizing the mortgage process and electronic closings and have been involved in many committees and panels over the years, but it never got a lot of traction,” Seehausen said. “But this last year, for the first time, I think it did.”Closings still represented a bit of stumbling block, Seehausen added. “We had no problem originating loans, processing, underwriting, and closing them. We were just as efficient if not more so during the pandemic than we were pre-pandemic. But at the end of the day, if a borrower needs to get to a title company along with a seller and a real estate agent and notary, etc., face-to-face, it’s a challenge.Seehausen added that various fintech companies are developing solutions to solve the issue.Another challenge, Gould added, was income, employment, and other necessary documentation. Tax filings for individuals and businesses were delayed three months, from April 15 to July 15. Some related documentation was delayed as well. Many businesses laid off employees or terminated them, but some of the traditional electronic verification methods lagged in updating this information. The issue was even more pronounced for some of the self-employed, many of whose businesses were particularly hard hit by the pandemic.Genworth and other lenders had to rely on additional online research, as well as telephone verification, to confirm employment and other pertinent information, Gould said. Buege added that consumers have become more comfortable with digital verification of income as well as digital submission of personal documents.Inlanta embraced screen-sharing technology to help lender/servicers and consumers somewhat replicate the connection they would have if conducting business in a more traditional setting.Though now there are adequate safety protocols in place that a customer can come into the office, many still prefer conducting business remotely, Buege noted. “They have clearly shown us that mortgage, like so many other aspects of life today, is going online. They like that they don’t have to drive across town, have some coffee, do the application, then drive back home. The whole transaction is much quicker.”Similarly, lenders could handle more closings virtually because they weren’t wasting time driving from location to location, Buege said.TECHNOLOGY NEEDS OF REMOTE STAFFGenworth, Gateway, and others already had staff using laptops for some time before the pandemic hit. In that regard, they were better prepared than some others for staff to shift to work-from-home. However, some were challenged by slow internet connections. Genworth provided stipends to employees who needed to upgrade their internet speeds (if upgrades were available).Freedom Mortgage expected the declining interest rate environment and was concerned about some of the reports about COVID-19 as early as February, so they started buying staff laptops before the pandemic truly hit the nation.Middleman said, “We were able to make the transition almost immediately. We got way out ahead of a lot of this. … We certainly didn’t expect the social and political and physical turmoil that we saw. But we did expect the economy to have a hiccup because it was running too hot.”Since the company had added the laptops early and staff productivity was high, Freedom Mortgage was able to respond to the pandemic more quickly than if workers had still been in the office. Middleman said, “We took every possible step we could to deal with this on every possible level we could imagine.”Going digital was also a boon for Freedom Mortgage’s staffing needs. Middleman added, “We were able to expand our recruiting nationwide to fill our needs. What’s the difference if you’re talking to somebody via the phone, or Zoom, if they’re in California or Wyoming or Florida or Philadelphia? It didn’t really matter to us where anybody was. By becoming a mortgage company without boundaries, without a ceiling, we’re able to grow fantastically. We added thousands of people, and our system was set up to manage and train and equip. And we did it and remained almost 98% remote.”Communications between management and staff was critical as the pandemic first began, and remains so now as some lenders/servicers have started returning to the office.Gateway First Bank established a pandemic committee to help with the COVID-19-driven changes, said Steven Plaisance, Interim President of Mortgage Banking at Gateway. The committee helped the leadership team stay updated with the proper federal authorities and communicated to employees through the proper channels.The pandemic committee included representatives from each line of business. There is also a smaller subcommittee of five people. The subcommittee was charged with communicating about the business environment during different stages of the pandemic. The full pandemic committee would handle issues such as where Gateway stood in terms of forbearance, participation in Paycheck Protection Program, what to tell employees sent home to work remotely, etc.“We sent out over 300 communications,” said Melissa Bogle, Gateway’s VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications. “Some of those were informational on taking equipment home, updates on when we would bring you back, etc.”Ongoing communications were critical not only to maintain the Gateway culture, but also to helping employees who were used to the camaraderie of an office setting to dealing with the isolation of remote work, Bogle added.“I ran an executive meeting every morning, every day, for an hour, and tried to coach the executives about what I wanted them to do with the people that work for them,” Middleman said. “We problem-solved every day, and we had a new fire that we put out every day.”“We weren’t exactly sure what this was going to look like for our employees,” admitted Claudia Mobilia, SVP of Operations for Embrace Home Loans. Though a few were working remotely already, once the World Health Organization declared the pandemic, the company suddenly had 95% of its employees working remotely, providing a management challenge.Managers were accustomed to chatting with the staff about the workday and the events of the night before, working to build those relationships as well as discussing expectations for the day to come. Managers could also have informal discussions with employees, but the end of in-office work ended those common conversations.“One of the biggest single days,” Mobilia said.Cherry Creek implemented several management programs and management-development programs that have helped manage the remote workforce. Seehausen said, “Our view is that we would like to have an environment where people are back in the office. But we are respecting what we’re hearing, which ranges from ‘I love to work from home’ to ‘I can’t wait to get back to the office.’”MANAGING ISOLATIONLike other mortgage companies, Embrace Mortgage shifted to video streaming for management/staff meetings, opting to utilize Microsoft Teams (Zoom and Google Hangouts are other popular choices in the industry).“I think that helped ease the situation,” Mobilia said. “While I can’t come up to you and ask you how your day was yesterday or this morning, I can see you on a video, and I’ve learned to read the emotions of my teammates through video.”However, the video meetings tend to run longer than in-office meetings, Mobilia said. To avoid that, she said it’s essential to have a focused meeting agenda. She schedules her thrice-weekly meetings with her groups to be no more than 15 minutes long. Even so, she includes a short amount of time for personal discussion, replacing water-cooler discussions, which she says are important to include along with business purposes of any meeting.People who are sociable by nature were hardest hit by the change to remote work, Bogle said. Helping Gateway deal with the situation was the “Chief Fun Officer,” Hobie Higgins. He put out monthly videos with various updates, sometimes as often as weekly.“It was all about engagement,” Bogle said. “It was all about shout-outs to people, fun type of things, just so people still felt part of the organization. That was wildly successful.”The fun continued with Gateway’s private Facebook group, which would include various contests, complete with gift card prizes. Vogel added, “It was just another way of trying to keep people engaged with each other and take a break from everything that was going on.”Gateway also held several mental health webinars discussing issues like how to cope with working remotely. A virtual physician app made available to employees had a mental health component to it.LOOKING AHEADOnce most people are back in the office, Mobilia expects to have less-frequent virtual or in-office meetings. A hybrid meeting featuring remote and in-office workers doesn’t work too well, she added.While Embrace will have a larger percentage of staff work remotely when COVID-19 wanes than it did before the pandemic started, most entry-level workers, IT staff that maintain the equipment, and some others whose work dictate they be on site will be in the office, Mobilia said.Work will remain remote for many, however. Even those returning to the office are likely to go in only a few days a week, according to Lynch. “Management gets to reduce its footprint somewhat. It’s going to have major impact on in terms of how much they pay in rent.”Rent can be a major expense for organizations with multiple offices, Lynch added. Reducing that expense helps the bottom line.Another way lenders and servicers can control expenses is through technology, which enables better scalability and provides more reliability than loan officers, for example, because the latter can go to a competitor and take their business with them. Camerieri said, “The pandemic has neutralized the importance of the physical presence of human beings who source business in the marketplace. I think the pandemic has opened up the eyes of a lot of originators as looking at different ways to generate business.”Technology will also help lender/servicers maintain their profits as interest rates increase and margins tighten, Camerieri said. “Once you get into margin compression, it almost doesn’t matter how much volume you have coming in, really, if you’re not quick and nimble and have lower costs,” Zeibert added. “The lenders who have the technology to deliver the right price points to the right people at the right time will win. Those who don’t, will lose.”“Mortgage bankers are traditionally slow to hire and slow to fire,” Seehausen agreed. So those that have relied largely on people to handle the spike in volume in 2020 will be challenged if volume drops off as expected in the second half of 2021.One of the many technologies lenders were forced to embrace more during the pandemic was desktop appraisals, Camerieri added. While the technology alleviated the need for someone to physically visit theproperty, only time will tell if the savings will be worth the extra risk since there is no inspection of the inside of a home.The pandemic highlighted that mortgage customers are ready for a different type of experience. Buege added, “They want that high-touch, high-service experience. They want to get on the phone and to talk to a competent professional mortgage lender, but then they want [the mortgage] to be delivered to them in a digital experience. There’s no going back. The consumers have made their mark; they’ve shown the mortgage industry that they want a digital experience with that high-touch service. And that’s where our focus is going to be for the coming year.” Share Save April 1, 2021 2,574 Views  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago COVID-19 2021-04-01 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: COVID-19 Subscribelast_img read more

COVID-19: Gorontalo only province unscathed as Indonesia records highest daily death toll

first_imgEast Nusa Tenggara (NTT) became the latest province to confirm the presence of COVID-19 within its borders on Thursday, bringing the total number of provinces affected to 33.Health Ministry data showed that East Nusa Tenggara had confirmed one case after previously only reporting a suspected infection. The province followed Bengkulu, which reported its first confirmed case on Mar. 31. A Flourish mapGorontalo is now the only province in the archipelago that has not reported any COVID-19 infections. Local news outlets said on Monday that 29 patients under surveillance in the province had tested negative, leaving 6 people under surveillance and 1,255 under general monitoring. Achmad Yurianto, the ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, said on Thursday afternoon that 337 new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 3,292. The death toll also rose to 280 as the ministry reported the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities in a single day: 40 deaths. The figure doubled Indonesia’s previous highest one-day death toll of 20, on March 26.“This is a heartbreaking figure for us because we know that viral transmission among the public is still taking place,” Yuri said in his daily press briefing on Thursday.Jakarta remains the hardest-hit province with 236 new confirmed cases, bringing the total tally to 1,706 cases and 142 fatalities in the capital.Topics :last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Split Games With Lady Greyhounds

first_imgThe 8th grade Lady Bulldogs ended the regular season on a good note getting a win last night against Brookville 40-30.Their tenacious defense and not give up attitude helped to seal the win. Catherine Raab and Denise Davalos lead the team with 10 points each, Paige Oldham put in 2 3’s for 6, Chloe Saler and Callie Main each put in 4 and Kenzie Laker, Shalee Harrington, and Katie Brewer each chipped in 2 points.Don’t forget to wear your Blue and White on Monday as the team prepares for the SEI Tourney.7th grade got beat 25-24.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Horn.last_img read more

NBA awards 2019: Complete list of finalists, winners for MVP, Coach, Rookie of the Year and more

first_img“Make your mess your message.”Robin Roberts wins the Sager Strong award 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3j7K3Y7WKv— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 25, 2019Hustle AwardWinner: Marcus Smart, Celtics The 2018-19 NBA Hustle Award goes to… @smart_MS3 ! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/2dH1RfT5YF— NBA (@NBA) June 25, 2019Moment of the YearWinner: Derrick Rose’s 50-point game against the Jazz.Derrick Rose’s 50 point game wins the first House of Highlights Moment of the Year award. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/pLzLxKppH7— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) June 25, 2019Executive of the YearWinner: Jon Horst, Bucks Congratulations Jon Horst on being named Executive of the Year!! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/yb0Ach3dgn— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 25, 2019 Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Lakers believe they have ‘strong shot’ to sign superstar Celtics free agency: Boston exploring ‘different opportunities,’ Danny Ainge says Lonzo Ball reacts to being traded from Lakers to Pelicans Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 2019 MVP.The Bucks star took home the trophy at the NBA awards show Monday. Rockets guard James Harden and Thunder wing Paul George were also finalists for the honor. Here is a complete list of the 2019 NBA award finalists and winners:Most Valuable PlayerWinner: Giannis Antetokounmpo, BucksOther finalists: Paul George, Thunder; James Harden, RocketsGiannis got emotional as he paid tribute to his family while accepting the #KiaMVP trophy. 🙏 #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/T8p5XH73cZ— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 25, 2019Rookie of the YearWinner: Luka Doncic, MavericksOther finalists: Deandre Ayton, Suns; Trae Young, HawksHere’s the ROY’s speech! pic.twitter.com/uQyVMqz4zi— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) June 25, 2019Coach of the YearWinner:  Mike Budenholzer, BucksOther finalists: Michael Malone, Nuggets; Doc Rivers, ClippersThe @Bucks ‘ Mike Budenholzer accepts the 2018-19 Coach of the Year trophy! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/0f4hcaJKy8— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 25, 2019Sixth Man AwardWinner: Lou Williams, ClippersOther finalists: Montrezl Harrell, Clippers; Domantas Sabonis, Pacers Lou Will had jokes before collecting his third 6th Man of the Year award 🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/BanzGXNUKC— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) June 25, 2019Defensive Player of the YearWinner:  Rudy Gobert, JazzOther finalists: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks; Paul George, Thunder “It’s a team game and when you have guys that bring it every night and come every day with the same focus and compete like we do, it’s inspirational.” #TakeNote | @rudygobert27 pic.twitter.com/vRAMMXJWQU— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) June 25, 2019Most Improved PlayerWinner:  Pascal Siakam, RaptorsOther finalists:  De’Aaron Fox, Kings; D’Angelo Russell, Nets🌟 @pskills43 of the @Raptors wins the 2018-19 Most Improved Player! #KiaMIP #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/5hPCexZov1— NBA (@NBA) June 25, 2019NBA Cares Community Assist AwardWinner: Bradley Beal, WizardsOther finalists: Jarrett Allen, Nets; Mike Conley, Grizzlies; Tobias Harris, 76ers; LeBron James, Lakers; Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers; Khris Middleton, Bucks; Donovan Mitchell, Jazz; Dwight Powell, Mavericks; Pascal Siakam, Raptors”We all have a platform… Please, please let’s give back to the youth. They need us, they’re the future… It’s way bigger than basketball.” #DCFamily | @RealDealBeal23 pic.twitter.com/yc4u1g3g5m— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) June 25, 2019Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year AwardWinner:  Mike Conley, GrizzliesOther finalists: Steven Adams, Thunder; Jared Dudley, Nets; Channing Frye, Cavaliers; Rudy Gay, Spurs; Udonis Haslem, Heat; Andre Iguodala, Warriors; Kyle Korver, Jazz; Khris Middleton, Bucks; JJ Redick, 76ers; Garrett Temple, Clippers; Thaddeus Young, PacersSportsmanship AwardWinner:  Mike Conley, GrizzliesOther finalists: Steven Adams, Thunder; Harrison Barnes, Kings; Al Horford, Celtics; Khris Middleton, Bucks; Kemba Walker, Hornets“This is truly a great honor.”Mike Conley wins the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year and the Sportsmanship Award! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/yZbbJ6zeBn— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 25, 2019Lifetime Achievement AwardWinners: Larry Bird, Magic JohnsonCongratulations to Larry Bird and Magic Johnson on receiving the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award! #NBAAwards pic.twitter.com/Vqb0tDk3Eg— NBA (@NBA) June 25, 2019Sager Strong AwardWinner: Robin Roberts Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season. He shot 57.8% from the field and added 1.5 blocks per game, as well.Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was named the Rookie of the Year while Raptors forward Pascal Siakam secured Most Improved Player. Related Newslast_img read more

Klopp wants Liverpool to do more than preserve unbeaten run

first_img“We changed a lot of positions through the year and only with the goalkeeper it looks like we have to stick to our opinion for 20 years if we’ve made a decision one time! So I changed not my opinion, but I changed the situation now, that’s all.”– ‘David v Goliath’ –Liverpool expect to have winger Mohamed Salah and centre-backs Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren available after the trio suffered a bout of illness.Record signing Virgil van Dijk has resumed training having missed the win over Manchester City with a hamstring problem.Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal claims the match at the Liberty Stadium will be a meeting of “David versus Goliath”.Carvalhal’s side are bottom of the Premier League but there has been in a slight upturn in form with just one defeat in five games since the Portuguese took charge.“It’s not just the three attackers Liverpool have,” Carvalhal said. “They have a good midfield, good defence, a good goalkeeper and good substitutes.“If we just care about our opponents we will not play, so we must block them and the main attributes that they have and we will try to make it difficult for them.“But like other big teams they also have some weak points, very few, but we must try to fight against the strong points they have.“It’s David v Goliath, but surprises do happen and we will be ready to prepare a surprise.”Swansea striker Tammy Abraham remains a doubt with an abdominal injury but midfielder Renato Sanches is set to be in contention following a hamstring problem.Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted he has not given a second thought to his team’s 18-match unbeaten run ahead of their trip to Swansea City on Monday.Klopp’s side have been in imperious form recently, and ended Premier League leaders Manchester City’s hopes of going through the season without losing following a thrilling 4-3 win at Anfield last time out.The Reds also eased to a 5-0 thrashing of Swansea on Boxing Day, however Klopp has told his players to forget about the statistics and focus on the task in hand ahead of the league match in south Wales.“If nobody told me how often we didn’t lose, I’d have no idea about it,” he said.“That’s all the past and I’m not really interested. You can look back on a season after the season, not during. It’s not important.”The German added: “We feel in a good moment. I see the boys training every day and it looks good, that’s the truth, that’s why we can play like we played so far.– ‘No easy games’ –“But we have to do it again. As a Liverpool player you cannot perform one week and then two weeks not –- we need to deliver consistently, every day and each game.“It’s only the next game and I can’t imagine any easy games in the Premier League. And Swansea is for sure not an easy game.“They are bottom of the table but they are in a good way. What you have seen since the new manager has come in is a big improvement.”Klopp revealed that Loris Karius will continue in goal ahead of Simon Mignolet and the German will get the opportunity to establish himself in the position.“Of course Loris has to deliver, he knows that, but now he is the No.1,” Klopp explained.last_img read more