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ND research labs donate supplies to help fight PPE shortages

first_imgAs hospitals around the country face shortages of personal protective equipment, or PPE, Notre Dame research labs that have paused operations have donated their supply of PPE to the Saint Joseph County Unified Command, which is leading the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica Brookshire, senior program director for the Office of Clinical Partnerships at Notre Dame Research, said 34 labs had donated supplies as of April 2. “A communication went out on March 20 to all faculty regarding the lab ramp-down process,” Brookshire said in an email. “In this communication, it was mentioned that local healthcare providers were in need of PPE and if they had items to donate to contact me.”As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise globally, PPE suppliers have struggled to meet the massive increase in demand. Sherri Bucher — adjunct associate professional specialist at the Eck Institute for Global Health and global health practitioner — said combatting COVID-19 is a complex process for many reasons, emphasizing the difficulty of dealing with a completely new virus.“Within the public health and the medical setting, we talk all the time about evidence-based guidelines, evidence-based policies, evidence-based medical and nursing care,” Bucher said. “When you are presented with something that has very little evidence base, it’s really hard to respond to it.”While the virus causing COVID-19 is in the same family as the coronaviruses that cause the common cold, influenza, SARS and MERS, Bucher said it appears those who have been infected are highly contagious before they have begun showing symptoms, leading to the possibility that some of those infected never show symptoms at all. The delayed display of symptoms, Bucher said, has facilitated the rapid and extensive spread of the virus.The complexity of the disease and the global scale of the outbreak has upset a delicately balanced system of supply and demand for PPE, Bucher said, in which the healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, public health and financing sectors all play a part. This list, Bucher said, is by no means exclusive.“They‘re all part of a system to ensure that there‘s the right kind of PPE, that it‘s good quality, that it reaches the people who need it when they need it,” Bucher said. “That system, which is very complicated and is across many different sectors, has to work cooperatively to make sure that the supply and the demand meet each other. Even in the best of times, this is a really complicated system.”Even with rationing measures in place, the amount of PPE needed for a hospital treating patients with COVID-19 is massive.“For example, in the state of Indiana, there’s one health system I know of that — and this is conservative, this is under sort of rationing — they still use between 15,000 and 30,000 facemasks a day,” Bucher said. “That’s one health system within the state of Indiana, that‘s not the number of masks in all the state of Indiana every day. That‘s just six or seven hospitals. So if you multiply that by county, by state, by federal, you can start to see the quantity that‘s needed.”For a disease like COVID-19, Bucher said, the World Health Organization recommendations for PPE include goggles, aprons, gloves, face shields and more. Further, PPE needs to fit properly in order to be effective and requires specific machinery and materials.“Many of our medical commodities, of course, are manufactured in China and China has been slammed,” Bucher said. “They had their manufacturing shut down. They‘re just now getting started. But they‘re very cautious, as they are right to be because they‘re worried about a second wave of COVID-19. It‘s not as simple as just converting a factory that makes pillowcases to a factory that makes face masks.”Between the lack of concrete information, the multiple models predicting the spread of the disease and a shortage caused by simultaneous demand in 180 countries, Bucher said, hospital administrators are doing the best they can with the information they have.“If you‘re a good hospital administrator, you want to plan very conservatively,” Bucher said. “You want to plan for the worst case, and in that case, you need to try to preserve your PPE. At the same time, you want to protect your health care workers and you want to protect your patients. So it’s just a really hard problem and I don‘t think there’s any easy answer.”Brookshire said she feels proud of the way Notre Dame faculty has responded to the crisis.“At a time that they were asked to hibernate their work, they gave of their resources to help others,” Brookshire said in an email. “In addition, I heard from colleagues that they were sharing the need for PPE with friends/family/co-workers and thinking of additional opportunities to help the community.”The most common item donated has been gloves, but there have been thousands of individual items donated as well. While the high-quality items found in research labs are preferable to homemade masks, Bucher said, she is confident hospital administrators will find a way to use the masks thousands of people across the country are sewing and donating. Any sort of contribution to hospitals is part of the solution, Bucher said. She emphasized that the attitude of community solidarity is “the best part of humanity” and is key to combating the virus.“The only other way we‘re going to get through this as a society, in addition to trusting science, is to pull together,” Bucher said. “There is no ‘them’ when it comes to this virus. There‘s only us.”Tags: COVID-19, Notre Dame research, PPE, St Joseph County Unified Command, World Health Organizationlast_img read more

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Stylish acreage by the mountain has it all for laid-back living

first_img6 Horseshoe Court Samsonvale floorplan.There have been a number of notable additions in the years they have lived in the home, including a 14m in-ground pool and the Jarrah timber flooring in the home. Character charms at 6 Horseshoe Court SamsonvaleThe 2.01ha property sits in a quiet cul-de-sac in Samsonvale, a suburb with plenty of larger lifestyle properties that are in a commutable location to Brisbane. Ms Towland and her partner were originally from the outer suburbs of Belfast and said they loved the space available to them that would not have been possible in their home town.The Hamptons style home was built in 2007 and has a large floorspace that is ideal for larger families.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours ago 6 Horseshoe Court, SamsonvaleTHIS home nestled near the base of Mount Samson was the perfect home for Kerri Towland to experience the best of southeast Queensland living.The Northern Irelander had been living in nearby Samford Village for a few years when she and her partner David Mawhinney wanted to move to a true acreage home. “We really liked the property and the layout and the view,” Ms Towland said. “The first thing I noticed about the home was the view.” Perfect for large families.Although her family do not own any horses, she said the street was very popular with horse owners because of its wide open spaces.Her family are moving closer to Brisbane for schooling, and she said the home would be ideal for people that love the outdoors and families with teenagers because the large floorplan could give them separate areas.center_img The home is centred on a spacious open-plan living area.Despite the size, the home is centred on an open plan living area that includes an expansive kitchen that was recently renovated. “I spend most of my time in the kitchen to be honest,” she said. 6 Horseshoe Court Samsonvale“It has a broad family spectrum,” she said.The home is on the market now.last_img read more

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Gold Coast home offers luxury lifestyle in Sanctuary Cove

first_img2227-2228 The Masters Enclave, Sanctuary Cove.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“He spent a lot of time in the office and on the phone — he was involved in lots of charities too,” Mr Gibbs said.The home sits on an almost 2500sq m block and also has a pool, media room and water features.It is hidden in a quiet street surrounded by the trees and lush grass of the golf course.Mr Gibbs said they wanted to find a buyer that would appreciate the home for what it was.“Mum and dad loved it,” he said.“Hopefully someone grabs it and loves it as much as they did.” 2227-2228 The Masters Enclave, Sanctuary Cove.Their son, Andrew, said while the home held a special place in the Gibbs family, it was much too big for his mother.He said his parent’s built it with entertaining in mind.“They’ve always had a lot of people around for dinner so it was always about that,” Mr Gibbs said.It was also important for his father to have a large study. 2227-2228 The Masters Enclave, Sanctuary Cove. 2227-2228 The Masters Enclave, Sanctuary Cove. Address: 2227-2228 The Masters Enclave, Sanctuary Cove Agent: Jordan Williams, Kollosche Prestige Agents Price: $3.495 million Inspections: By appointment 2227-2228 The Masters Enclave, Sanctuary Cove.THE sophisticated grandeur of this modern mansion is bound to leave guests in awe.High ceilings with what appears to be endless windows add to the scale of the Sanctuary Cove home while neutral tones and wood finishes give it a modern edge. It was built almost a decade ago by former Queensland politician, the late Ivan Gibbs, and his wife, Doris.last_img read more

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AFCON Tournaments Get Summer Dates; Participating Teams Increase To 24

first_imgRelated The trophy is handed over by a tribal chief©Barry Aldworth/BackpagePixThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed that the African Cup of Nation (AFCON) tournaments would now be held in the summer (June and July) starting from the 2019 edition in Cameroon.The tournament, which normally takes place in January and February, has led to various disputes between countries and European clubs who find it hard to release their players in the middle of two European season.In addition to being held in the summer, the number of teams competing at the tournament has increased from 16 to 24. The no. of teams participating has been increased for the first time since 1996, when he was moved from 12 to 16 teams.The aforementioned changes were endorsed by the CAF executive committee at a meeting in Rabat, Morocco.CAF also considered allowing countries from other continents to participate or even host the tournament but that idea was jettisoned meaning AFCON will continue to hold in Africa every two years with African countries only.The announcements followed a two-day symposium, organised by Caf president Ahmad Ahmad and attended by current FIFA President Gianni Infantino, to discuss the state of African football.last_img read more

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Aquaculture conference later this month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Learn more about seafood safety and the 2016 economic outlook for the fish farming industry during the Ohio Aquaculture Association Annual Conference Jan. 29-30.The conference will feature aquaculture experts with Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University South Centers as well as other industry professionals.The focus of the conference is to help enhance aquaculture enterprise profitability, said  Christie Welch, director of the OSU South Centers’ Ohio Cooperative Development Center and farmers market program.“OSU South Centers staff members will be sharing their expertise in areas ranging from business planning and direct marketing to aquaponics,” she said.In addition to an aquaculture and aquaponics trade show, nationally recognized seafood experts John Ewart and Doris Hicks of the Delaware Sea Grant Program will speak during the event, said Bill Lynch, president of the Ohio Aquaculture Association.“Their discussion will focus on the U.S. seafood and aquaculture industry situation and outlook, seafood safety, benefits and risks of seafood, and aquaculture products in the diet,” Lynch said. “They will also discuss efforts to communicate the positive message about seafood and aquaculture issues.”Other topics to be discussed include:* Direct marketing and pricing for profit.* Using market maker semographics.* Assessing the market.* Crops, bed materials and growing media for aquaponics.* Advantages and limitations of cooperatives in new and emerging industries.* Successful business planning and financing an aquaculture operation.The conference will feature a keynote speech by Laura Tiu, specialist in marine education, fisheries and aquaculture for the University of Florida Extension. Before she took her current position, Tiu was the aquaculture specialist for OSU Extension.The conference will be held at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, on the north side of Columbus. The event runs 1-8 p.m. on Jan. 29 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 30. Registration is $100 for OAA members and $150 for nonmembers. After Jan. 15, registration is $125 for OAA members and $175 for nonmembers.To register and for more information, go to ohioaquaculture.org/conference.last_img read more

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Higgins joins Ohio Farm Bureau staff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentTy Higgins has been named director of media relations for Ohio Farm Bureau. He will be the organization’s primary point of contact for journalists reporting on farm, food, environmental and public policy issues. Higgins also will contribute content across Farm Bureau’s print, broadcast and social channels and will work with Farm Bureau members as they communicate with public officials and consumers.  For the last eight years, Higgins has been a farm broadcaster, writer and network director for Ohio AgNet and Ohio’s Country Journal, where he has been deeply engaged in issues important to both farmers and the public. His 23-year career includes farm broadcasting at WRFD radio and the Agri Broadcasting Network and as an on-air personality for WHOK radio in Columbus.  Higgins will work alongside Ohio Farm Bureau Senior Director of Corporate Communications Joe Cornely, who will retire at the end of 2019.  He and his wife, Angela, are parents of two children. He’s a member of Delaware County Farm Bureau and is active in youth sports in the Olentangy Local School District area.  Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities. Learn more at ofbf.org.This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.Editors: A high resolution photo of Ty Higgins is available to accompany this story.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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An Overview of HID Lighting

first_imgThree recent columns provided a brief history of lighting, an overview of fluorescent technology, and a look at the challenges of improving streetlights. Following a side trip into the issue of “passive survivability,” I’m returning this week to illumination with an overview of high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting.HID lighting involves creating an arc of electricity in a sealed bulb containing mercury vapor and other gases. One of the advantages of HID lighting is long lamp life—which is important in outdoor and hard-to-reach indoor applications. Another advantage is the potential for very high light output from a concentrated light source—useful in illuminating Fenway Park, for example. All HID lamps require a ballast to produce the proper electric current to start and then maintain the electric arc. Because of this ballast, most HID lamps take several minutes to turn on (referred to as restrike delay)—which is one of their drawbacks.There are four basic types of HID lighting:Mercury vapor is the oldest type of HID lamp and still the most common outdoor lighting in some areas. When new, mercury vapor lamps produce a bluish light, though it yellows (and dims) as the lamps age. The efficacy of mercury vapor lamps is mediocre (20-60 lumens per watt), which is better than incandescent, but not as good as most fluorescent or other HID lamps. Because of the relatively low efficiency of mercury vapor lamps, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 banned their manufacture and sale in the U.S. beginning in 2008. So, as the older mercury vapor lamps in use today fail, they will have to be replaced with other options. As described a couple weeks ago in the story about West Dummerston Village, replacing older mercury vapor lights can be problematic.High-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps produce a yellowish-orange light (low “color temperature”); these are fairly common along highways. HPS lamps use high-frequency, high-voltage current to ionize xenon gas in a sealed bulb. This process vaporizes a sodium-mercury amalgam, and when an electric arc passes through this gas mixture electrons are released from the sodium atoms, producing the visible light. The efficacy is very high (up to 150 lumens per watt—compared with about 15 for incandescent lamps and up to 100 for the best linear fluorescent lamps). The light quality of most HPS lamps is quite poor, however, with a color rendering index (CRI) of just 20-25, compared with 85 for the best fluorescent lamps and 100 for incandescent light bulbs (a few newer HPS lamps are better, but with an energy performance penalty). This means that colors don’t look natural under HPS light. HPS light output also drops off significantly over time—“lumen depreciation” in tech-speak.Low-pressure sodium has the highest efficacy of any light source today (up to about 200 lumens per watt) but the light quality is the worst, with a CRI of close to 0. In fact, under the deep-orange low-pressure sodium glow, it’s hard to distinguish a red car from a blue car. Most light sources produce a wide spectrum of light, while low-pressure sodium is limited to a very narrow band—in the orange part of the spectrum. Due to this “monochromatic” nature of the light, astronomers like low-pressure sodium, because they can use filters to block out its light pollution. In towns near astronomical observatories, such as Tucson, Arizona, ordinances are sometimes passed to allow only low-pressure sodium for street lighting.Metal halide has emerged as the most popular form of HID lighting. Introduced around 1960 as a modification of mercury vapor lamps, metal halide lamps incorporate mercury vapor along with such metal halides as sodium-iodide and thallium-iodide. The result is a reasonable efficacy (50-115 lumens per watt) and much better light quality than other HID light sources, with much whiter light and CRI ratings of 65 to 93. They also will restart more quickly if they are turned off (restrike time of just a few minutes). While the efficacy is lower than that of high-pressure or low-pressure sodium lamps, metal halide light shows off colors much better, so it is often possible to get by with lower total light output, thus achieving savings. The expected lamp life of metal halide lamps (10,000 to 20,000 hours) is lower than that of HPS, some of which are rated at over 30,000 hours.The light quality of metal halide lamps is good enough to use indoors, and you will commonly see this form of lighting in big-box stores, warehouses, and other buildings with high ceilings—though in these applications, newer T-5 hi-bay fluorescent lighting, which can be turned off and on instantly, is now providing serious competition. Metal halide is also now the outdoor light source of choice along streets, in parking lots, and in sports stadiums.A big drawback to all HID—plus fluorescent—lighting is the mercury required to produce light. Mercury is a potent toxin, and both the mining of mercury and the disposal of lamps can release the mercury into the environment. Next week we’ll look at LED lighting, a relatively new technology that avoids the mercury.last_img read more

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17 Free Anamorphic Lens Flares for Your Videos and Motion Graphics

first_imgThese anamorphic lens flares are ready for your video projects and motion graphic design — with everything from subtle flares to bright light hits.PremiumBeat has bundled 17 free anamorphic lens flare overlays for you to use in your videos and graphics. We shot these overlays in a controlled studio environment and captured them organically with professional anamorphic lenses. Download them now for your next video!Featuring the song “Rising From The Flames” by Simon Stevens and footage from Shutterstock.Download the 17 FREE Anamorphic Lens FlaresTo download these free lens flare overlays, simply click the button below. These lens flare overlays are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets. DOWNLOAD 17 FREE ANAMORPHIC LENS FLARESUsing The 17 FREE Anamorphic Lens FlaresThe great thing about lens flare overlays is that they are compatible with any nonlinear editing or compositing software that includes blend mode options (every editing program should include some version of this). However, we created them mostly with Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Final Cut Pro in mind.How to use the lens flares in PremiereImport the lens flare folder, or the lens flare of your choice, into your project.After laying the footage to which you’d like to add the lens flare on top of your timeline, drag your lens flare of choice to the video layer above the main video layer.Click on the “Effect Controls” tab, and in the opacity area of the effect controls tab, you’ll see blending mode options. Here, you’re free to use whichever one you like best, but for a more natural-looking lens flare, you’ll want to use “Screen.”If you’d like to add more punch to the lens flare (brighten it up), you can try the “Linear Dodge” (Add) blend mode.You may want to change colors or customize the brightness or contrast of the lens flare. To do this, use the Lumetri Color effect. Here, you can change the color of the flare or customize the contrast using the curves dropdown. Some lens flares need a little bit more contrast for certain scenes.How to use the lens flares in After EffectsImport your folder of flares.In the composition to which you want to add flares, drag your flare of choice down into the composition.Now, you can select the blend mode of choice for your particular scene or design. I recommend “Add” or “Screen” mode. Sometimes overlay or hard light can yield an interesting result.If you’d like to customize the color or contrast of your lens flare, I recommend using a curves effect to play with the contrast, and if you’d like to change the color, I recommend the hue/saturation effect. You can find both of these in the color correction section of the effects dropdown.How to use the lens flares in Final Cut ProIt’s very easy to use these flares in Final Cut. First, import your folder of flares or the specific one you want into your project.Lay the lens flare you like onto the video layer above the main video to which you’d like to add the flare.In the top right, there is a compositing options tab. Here, you can select your overlay mode from the dropdown.“Screen” or “Add” are going to be the best blending mode options for most situations. Feel free to experiment.If you’d like to change color or contrast, you’ll find various color correction tools in the effects panel. Interested in more information on lenses? Check these articles out.Roundup: 5 Budget Zoom Lenses for Beginning FilmmakersBuyer’s Guide: The Best Macro Lenses on the MarketGear Basics: Is Filming with a Pancake Lens a Viable Option?5 Reasons You Should Purchase a “Nifty Fifty” 50mm LensBest Lenses for Gimbal Cinematography What Are The Anamorphic Flares?We captured these lens flares with Atlas Orion anamorphic lenses, and a Panasonic AU-EVA1.For more information about these lenses and for our full review, watch the video below.last_img read more

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What You Signal When You Move Price in the Wrong Direction

first_imgLowering your price to compete with your competitor’s pricing sends a strong signal to your prospective clients. Unfortunately, that signal isn’t what you might believe it to be.A Question of ValueYou believe lowering your price will signal that you are a greater value, and that your dream client will believe they can have what they really want while paying less. You believe that a lower price will position you as an alternative to your competitor’s price, which some people will surely feel is too high. You know that some people will in fact buy based on your lower price.But the lower price is a different signal to other people. Even though you may not like this, your lower price may be perceived as an admission that your offering isn’t as good or complete as your competitor’s offering. Some of your dream clients will see this as your capitulation, your surrendering the higher value play to your competitor. Those prospects who want the very best will often believe that something with a lower price is inferior.Price is a ShortcutPricing is a heuristic; it’s something that lets us learn something for ourselves. When you buy something that you believe is a bargain and it fails to deliver value, you have learned that lower price often means  you are making concessions when it comes to value. When you pay more, you learn that things of higher quality tend to cost more, and they also tend to outperform similar items that cost less.Like much else we do in sales, we project our beliefs about what we sell, sometimes unknowingly. A lower price can make it easier for you to acquire clients who care deeply about price. Many of these same clients believe price and cost are the same thing. A higher price can make it easier for you to acquire clients who care deeply about value, and who recognize that paying more delivers that greater value.Pricing isn’t easy. But moving prices down may not accomplish what you hope it does, and it may cause longer term damage to your overall strategy. Moving prices up is a show of confidence, that you are flexing your value creation muscles, proving that you are in the same category as what might have been a higher priced competitor.Make sure you move pricing in the direction that helps you accomplish your strategic goals.last_img read more

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Durant planned for this title months ago in picking Warriors

first_imgKevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title11K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 OAKLAND, California— They made their group plea to Kevin Durant last summer, Stephen Curry and the core of the Golden State Warriors traveling cross-country to go at a prized free agent the only way they do it around here: with “Strength in Numbers.”Durant didn’t really need a hard sell that day in the Hamptons. He chose Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and a chance at his first championship over returning to Oklahoma City. Scorned and scrutinized from every angle for that decision, Durant triumphantly raised his arms and an MVP trophy Monday night all these months later— beaming as a first-time NBA champion, just as planned.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Durant and Curry were always right in the middle, yet they stayed loose and focused by building their own relationship — not to mention shooting skills — through regular shooting contests that were oh so close.READ: Warriors finish off Cavaliers in 5 games, regain NBA title “The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable,” Curry said. “It’s kind of crazy to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are and (to) see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable.”Durant, an eight-time All-Star who only needed a ring to cement his superstar status, scored 39 points in a championship-clinching 129-120 victory and averaged 35.2 points and 8.4 rebounds in these Finals.“I’m just happy for him. He’s had an amazing career, but he just took it to the next level,” coach Steve Kerr said. “He was incredible all season long. He had an amazing series, just dominated. Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was, but until you break through and win that first championship, there’s always still something there. I’m just so happy Kevin has broken through. And there’s more to come from him.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic games Converse shoes sold for $190K Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guidecenter_img What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage READ: Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for Warriors Durant came back late in the regular season from a 19-game absence with a left knee injury, then dealt with a tender calf early in the playoffs. Still, he insisted he had another notch to raise his game, and he certainly found it. He dramatically drove and dunked on Cleveland’s defense, knocked down big 3-pointers and blocked shots while handling the load of defending King James.Ten years after becoming the No. 2 draft pick behind Greg Oden, Durant has reached the pinnacle. Whenever he is asked about his own accomplishments, he is always quick to offer a reminder just as he did with a new NBA champions hat on his head: “It’s a team sport.” He can’t do it alone.“I can’t believe it, but I have to,” Durant said recently of where he is after a decade. “I’m really proud where I am right now as a player and being as consistent every year as I’ve been. That’s something I talked about coming into the league, wanting to do it year in and year out. I’ve been able to accomplish that individually. But this is not an individual sport. So I’ve also realized that as far as becoming more of a team player, since my first year I’ve grown so much and I’m proud of myself in that area as well, but I’ve got a long ways to go.”READ: Durant makes his mark in Game 1 of NBA Finals for WarriorsThis is a major start. For those guys in the Hamptons recruiting Durant that day and all the others, they can’t wait for more.“We felt like Kevin could come in and help us and, like I said, make it all complete,” Green said. “And he showed that. Finals MVP, 4-1, world champions. Doesn’t get much better than that.”RELATED VIDEOGolden State Warriors celebrate NBA Championship2.5K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 He hugged mother Wanda many a time. And Curry, too. Even LeBron James, celebrating the fight and brilliance they each demonstrated during an entertaining back-and-forth basketball show in this Finals trilogy. Golden State in 2015, the Cavaliers last year, the Warriors again this time.READ: Kevin Durant’s menacing defense leads the way for WarriorsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I hear all the narratives throughout the season that I was joining, I was hopping on bandwagons, I was letting everybody else do the work,” Durant said. “But then that was far from the truth. I came in and tried to help my team. Like I said, tried to be myself, be aggressive and sacrifice as well.”For all that chatter about chemistry on a super-team — some called them “supervillains” — how there might not be enough shots for all the big-time scorers, the Warriors kept winning as the world watched the every move of the East Bay franchise under a microscope. 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