MANILA, Philippines – After blowing away virtually everyone's expectations as a first-year player, Utah's Donovan Mitchell is ready to leave behind his exceptional rookie season and focus on what comes next for him and his team. Selected 13th by the Denver Nuggets before getting traded to the Jazz, Mitchell averaged 20.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game as a rookie. He led the Jazz to the playoffs, where he elevated his performance, norming 24.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. With him leading the charge, the Jazz claimed an upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. They went on to lose in five games to the Houston Rockets in the semifinals. The 21-year-old Mitchell holds many fond memories from his rookie season. He particularly remembers how Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook went out of his way to talk to him following a playoff game. "Growing up, Russell was my favorite player," he said Sunday … [Read more...] about News NBA: Utah’s Mitchell ready to move on from sensational rookie year
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Donald TrumpNobel Peace PrizeOpinion He shouldn't clear space in his trophy case just yet, ending Iran deal may scupper his chances at winning the award By George Koo May 13, 2018 11:34 AM (UTC+8) Share Tweet Linkedin Print Email Share 0 Comment 0 Figuratively speaking, President Donald Trump may have been on track to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his actions toward North Korea only to give it back for his decision to tear up the Iran deal. According to his supporters, he apparently doesn’t care much about the peace prize and a lot people share his disdain. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox After the warmongering years of the Bush administration, the Norwegian selection committee rushed to give the prize to Barack Obama at the beginning of his presidency. Subsequently, when he really didn’t do much if at all to further world peace, the Nobel Peace prize became bit of a joke, dismissed as a political gimmick However, … [Read more...] about Is Trump getting ready to take home the Nobel Peace Prize?
Vocabulary: accelerate : to happen or make something happen at a faster rate - เร่ง, เร่งความเร็ว, เพิ่มความเร็ว acting : doing the work of the usual person in a particular job while they are not there, or until a new person starts - ที่รักษาการแทน affairs : events affecting a government, military, organisation, etc. - กรณียกิจ, กิจธุระ approve : to give official permission - อนุมัต attribute to : to believe that something is the result of a particular situation, event, or person’s actions - ถือว่าเป็นของ boost : to increase; … [Read more...] about Get ready to spend: Shopping tax break begins Nov 11
source Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump is set to announce tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum as soon as Thursday. The move is a concrete step toward the more protectionist trade policies the president has promised. It will likely prompt retaliation from other countries, including China. Increased trade protectionism, and possible retaliatory measures, could increase the fears of a broader trade war. President Donald Trump is set to announce new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum as soon as Thursday, a move that could trigger significant economic repercussions. “Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, … [Read more...] about Trump is getting ready to fire the first shot of a trade war — and it could have serious economic repercussions
IT HAS been almost six months since former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled the country just before a court verdict in a criminal case that stemmed from her government’s corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme. She lived in seclusion overseas for months until, shortly before the New Year, she was spotted in public in London. Just last week, Yingluck was photographed in Beijing with her brother Thaksin, who is also wanted by Thai authorities. The siblings later went to Tokyo and then Hong Kong. Politicians in the Pheu Thai Party who are loyal to the Shinawatras expect Yingluck to “say something” about her political future soon. A party source said there would be “not too long to wait” before she called a press conference. At such an event, Yingluck was expected to explain why she decided to flee the country. Such a press conference is likely to be held in Hong Kong late this month or early next month, according to a critic of the … [Read more...] about Yingluck gets ready to make her move