Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I have to see the banners,” said Rivers, who, remember, coached the Boston Celtics team that lost the 2010 NBA Finals to the Lakers in seven games (during which, current Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo averaged 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists for the Celtics).Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Two years before that, Rivers and Rondo – who also will miss Friday’s game, sidelined with a grade 3 sprain to his right ring finger – did their part to delay the Lakers’ 16th championship banner, beating them in six games for the title.But even though the Clippers have won 21 of their past 24 games against the Lakers, theirs is no Lakers-Celtics rivalry.The Clippers have no championship banners, nor do they have any All-Stars as of yet on their roster; the Lakers have three All-Stars, including James, a perennial pick.The Lakers are, according to Forbes, valued at $3.3 billion, second-most in the NBA. At $2.15 billion, the Clippers rank eighth on that list. The Lakers are averaging 18,997 fans per home game, according to ESPN, which has the Clippers bringing in 17,063. Clippers still without Montrezl Harrell, who is in a 7-day quarantine Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie Fans might get to see Marjanovic – who is averaging 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in sporadic action this season – on Friday. Rivers said he likes how he matches up against centers who don’t often shoot 3-pointers, a description that fits the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac, Tyson Chandler (and, if he’s available following a bout of pneumonia, JaVale McGee).Related Articles PLAYA VISTA — If you’re a friend of Clippers coach Doc Rivers and you were hoping he could hook you up with tickets to see LeBron James live this holiday season, you’re out of luck.For one thing, James is recovering from a strained groin and is expected to miss the game between L.A.’s NBA teams on Friday night at Staples Center. For another: This will be the Lakers’ home game, and so the Clippers will be guests in their own building – thus, the reduced allotment of tickets.“Where it gets different is people call you for tickets and you have to explain to them, ‘It’s the Lakers’ game guys, it’s not our home game so I don’t have as many tickets,’ ” Rivers said at his team’s practice Thursday. “No matter how many times you say that, they look at you dumbfounded like, ‘Don’t you get the same seats?’ ‘Well, no, we don’t.’ ”That’s not the only difference, of course. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed There also are some commonalities – they share a hallway, and before the Lakers tipped off against Sacramento on Thursday night, identical 20-14 records, which puts them both in playoff contention for now. They’re also both top-10 in the NBA in pace and scoring.And both teams have players who produce “M-V-P!” chants when they’re at the free-throw line.For the Lakers, that’s James, who Thursday was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for the third time – and who is, arguably, the greatest basketball player of all time.For the Clippers, it’s Boban Marjanovic, the 7-foot-3 Serbian center who – fun fact – actually, statistically, is in that greatest-ever conversation too.At least according to the Player Efficiency Rating, a system developed by John Hollinger to sum up all of a player’s positive accomplishments, to subtract the negatives, and return a per-minute rating of that individual’s overall performance.By that metric, Marjanovic’s career PER of 27.8 is right there with Michael Jordan’s (27.9) and James’ (27.7). In his first three starts this season in place of McGee, Zubac has proved a difficult cover around the rim, averaging 17.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocked shots.“He’s definitely done a great job for us and I think he’s earned the trust of his teammates and coaching staff,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said recently of the 7-foot-1 Croatian center. “So it’s nice to have that going for us right now with all the injuries and illnesses.”Count also on the heavily hyped Lakers and upstart Clippers sharing the same agenda when they finally meet, about 40 percent of the way into the season: They’ll both be fighting for an important Western Conference ‘W.’“Everybody’s gonna hype it up as Lakers vs. that other team, but we don’t really care about that,” the Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell said after the Clippers hung on to defeat the Kings on Wednesday. “They gotta come in and lace their shoes up just like we gotta do, you know?“We’ll come in with an offensive and defensive game plan, we’re gonna look to execute on both ends of the floor and we’re looking to come out with the win. That’s all it’s about, man.”The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram drives to the basket as Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander defends during a preseason game at Honda Center. The teams have their first regular-season meeting on Friday night. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful”
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Important dates of events to remember for Wellington High School Seniors:Thursday, April 2, 2015 â€“ 2:30 p.m. â€“ Jostens will be here to distribute senior items. Any balance due on these items will be need to be paid before you can receive the items. If your senior is unable to be here at that time to pick up their order, parents may pick them up or the student can get them at a later time in the counselorâ€™s office.Wednesday, April 29, 2015 â€“ 10:00 a.m. â€“ Senior Meeting in the WHS Auditorium. Students will be given their senior check-out sheets and information regarding Senior Class Night, Baccalaureate and Graduation.Sunday, May 3, 2015 â€“ Baccalaureate â€“ 2:00 p.m. â€“ First United Methodist Church -Â This is a faith-based ceremony.Â Even though attendance is optional for this service, several members of the community and several high school seniors spend a lot of time planning the service and it would be wonderful to have the service well attended.Â Monday, May 11, 2015 â€“ Regular School Day -Senior Finals â€“ Fifth through eighth periods.Tuesday, May 12, 2015 â€“ Senior Finals â€“ First through fourth periodsÂ â€“ seniors dismissed after fourthÂ period.Thursday, May 14, 2015 â€“ Required Marching Practice â€“ 1 p.m. â€“ Meet in the Main Gym. Seniors will receive their 10 tickets to give to family and friends for priority seating at graduation. If you havenâ€™t turned in your check-out sheet, please do so at this practice. An all-school assembly will follow the marching practice which seniors are required to attend.Thursday, May 14, 2015 â€“ Senior Class Night â€“ 7 p.m. â€“ meet in the Auxiliary Gym by 6:30 p.m. Wear cap and gown.Sunday, May 17, 2015 â€“ 2 p.m. Graduation CeremonyÂ – Seniors need to report to the auxiliary gymnasium no later than 12:45 p.m. Susan Treft will be taking individual pictures and a class picture. Please remind your family and friends who have a ticket for priority seating, the doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and they must be in the WHS main gymnasium before 1:45 p.m. At that time we will allow the general public to be seated.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢ANY SENIOR WHO does not wish to participate in Class Night or Graduation Ceremony please advise Mr. Hatfield or Mrs. Yates.SENIOR FEES/FINES must be paid in full and senior check-out sheets handed into Mrs. Yates before students will receive their diploma.Follow us on Twitter.
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsAs if life couldn’t get any worse for the Nelson Leafs after Saturday’s 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League shellacking at the hands of Murdoch rival Castlegar Rebels.But it can.The Leafs open play Friday against another one of those Murdoch teams the Heritage City franchise has yet to defeat this season.Saturday, the road get even bumpier when Nelson travels to the South Okanagan to meet a team that has suffered only one regulation loss this season — the 24-1-1-4 Osoyoos Coyotes.“It’s real frustrating against Castlegar and Beaver Valley is another divisional team we haven’t done that well against,” Leaf coach and GM, Chris Shaw said following Saturday’s loss. “The rest of the league has felt our presence and we’ve handled them quite nicely and the rest of the teams in our division.”“But we’ve got to learn to beat the two top teams in our division, which is the most important games for us,” Shaw added.Nelson, fourth in the Murdoch with a 15-12 record, is 8-2 outside the division.Nelson attempts to snap the streak against the Hawks, a team that has jumped ahead of the Rebels in the Murdoch race.Unfortunately, for the Leafs Beaver Valley enters the contest tonight at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena as one of the hottest teams in the league. The Hawks are 9-1 in the last ten.Beaver Valley is led by Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro. The 19-year-old native of South Slocan lead Beaver Valley in scoring with 36 points, including 17 goals. Another Nelsonite with the Hawks is Justin Niminiken has 16 points for Beaver Valley. The Osoyoos game is the first of three on the road for the Leafs. Next week Nelson travels to Kimberley and plays a return engagement with the Hawks before hosting Grand Forks Sunday, December 12.The contest against the Bruins is the last game before the Christmas [email protected]
Erik Leslie scored twice and field general Bill Clark controlled the tempo of the game sparking Jackson’s Hole to a 3-2 victory over Club Inter in the final of the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters League Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.The victory completed a sweep of the medals for Jackson’s Hole, winners of both the first and second-half titles before claiming the ultimate prize, the playoff crown, Sunday.Jackson’s was knocked out of the playoffs last year in the semi finals.Leading 1-0 on a first half goal by Leslie, Club Inter rallied to tie on take the lead in the second half on goals by John Colbeck.However, just when it appeared the upset would happen Leslie notched his second of the game to tie the game at 2-2.Then with time running out, second-round draft pick Morgan Dehnel, overlapping from his defensive position, snapped the tie as he put a shot past Club Inter keeper Jeff Frost.Jackson’s advanced to the final by sneaking past Real Nelson 3-1 while Club Inter knocked off defending champion Bia Boro.Lily Whites outlast Dirty Dozen to claim Finley’s Ladies Rec All season long the Dirty Dozen and Lily Whites battled for top spot in the Finley’s Ladies Rec Soccer League.In the end it was the Lily Whites getting the last laugh as the regular season runner up got past Dirty Dozen 6-4 in the final of the Finley’s Ladies Rec Soccer League Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.The win was the first for the Lily Whites.Lily Whites advanced to the final by stopping Red Dog 4-2 while Dirty Dozen eliminated the 2010 playoff winner, Finley’s Jiggers [email protected]
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that XpressBet.com will present a free Belmont/Santa Anita handicapping seminar this Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the track’s East Paddock Gardens. Hosted by top handicappers Jeff Siegel, Aaron Vercruysse and Millie Ball, the seminar will feature a complete analysis of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes as well as a comprehensive look at the Belmont Day card and Santa Anita’s 11-race program on Saturday.All attendees will receive a free issue of Thoro-Graph Sheets for the Belmont Stakes, and the first 100 fans will get a free American Pharoah hat.With Santa Anita-based American Pharoah seeking to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, there is tremendous interest in the Belmont Day racing card and a large crowd is expected at Santa Anita, which will open early Saturday at 8 a.m.Longtime stalwarts at HRTV, Siegel and Vercruysse are now in the process of developing The Stronach Group’s (TSG) digital efforts, while Ball is currently serving as Santa Anita’s daily simulcast paddock host along with Michelle Yu.First race post time on Friday is at 4 p.m. Admission gates will open for simulcast wagering at 11 a.m. ALL ATTENDEES TO RECEIVE FREE THORO-GRAPH SHEETS FOR BELMONT STAKES, FIRST 100 TO GET FREE AMERICAN PHAROAH CAP
A Berbice labourer is now dead after being hit by a neighbour in what was described as an act of revenge, leaving a one-day-old baby fatherless.Dead: Muhammed AllyDead is Muhammed Ally, 24, of Benet Dam, Rosignol, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).According to reports, Ally and some of his in-laws were walking out of the street on their way to the New Amsterdam Hospital to visit Ally’s wife, who had given birth to a baby girl on Friday, when the incident occurred.This newspaper was told that Ally was attacked by a neighbour, who hit him to his head with an iron pipe. Following the blow, he collapsed and was picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The neighbour was subsequently arrested.Guyana Times understands that Ally’s in-laws and the suspect, who was released from prison last week, have an ongoing feud.In January, the suspect was remanded to prison after an attack on one of the in-laws.Ally had been living on the East Bank of Berbice and then moved to East Canje before marrying and joining his wife at Rosignol last year.
Fernando Torres’ 40th-minute goal gave Chelsea the lead in the Community Shield encounter at Villa Park – but they were then reduced to 10 men when Branislav Ivanovic was sent off.Torres got his season off to an encouraging start by coolly firing home after collecting Ramires’ pass.Two minutes later, defender Ivanovic was red-carded by referee Kevin Friend for a reckless challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov.Manchester City looked the more dangerous side before Torres’ opener, with Chelsea keeper Petr Cech saving Carlos Tevez’s early free-kick and denying Samir Nasri at close range.Cech was also able to gather Vincent Kompany’s header from James Milner’s right-wing corner before City striker Sergio Aguero sent an effort wide of the target.The Blues did then start to threaten, with Frank Lampard shooting straight at keeper Costel Pantilimon, who also kept out Eden Hazard’s 25-yarder but was unable to prevent Torres putting the European champions ahead.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A worker at the Royal Bafokeng Stadiumin North West, which is being refurbishedfor the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The SouthAfrican government is to spend millions oninfrastructure development, which is seenas crucial for job creation and turning theeconomy around.(Image: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Wilma den HartighAs the international economic crisis continues, South Africans are not going to be left out in the cold. Proposed interventions by a joint government, business and labour task team will help buffer individuals, industry and business against the worst effects and ensure the country is ready to take advantage of the next upturn.South Africa’s response includes a number of plans to avoid massive job losses. At a recent meeting of the Presidential Joint Economic Working Group, government announced its intention to pledge R10-billion (US$1-billion) over the next three years as part of an initiative to save jobs during the international economic crisis.A special national jobs initiative is one development on the cards. Led by the Presidency, it will bring together a range of new and revamped separately administered programmes.It will also bring together development finance institutions such as the Industrial Development Corporation and government departments such as Public Works, Labour and Trade and Industry. It will coordinate and fast-track financing of industrial and special employment and social measures to avoid job losses.Parties committed to a jobs strategy that would respond to any contemplated large retrenchments (defined as more than 50 employees) through a mixture of support measures from the Trade and Industry Department and other government agencies.Training and skills development is listed as a top priority. Employers would be encouraged to avoid retrenchments and retain people who could lose their jobs. Skills development opportunities would be offered to workers who would ordinarily face retrenchment. These programmes will be introduced in such a way as to keep people in employment, but reskill them as an investment for future economic recovery.The Expanded Public Works Programme has also been identified as an important tool to provide employment to those who are not currently absorbed into the labour market. With Phase 1 of the programme having already created 1-million jobs, Phase 2 is expected to create an additional 2-million full-time jobs.The task team document also suggests that 1million unemployed youngsters and women be employed in public employment programmes such as home-based care, school cleaning and renovation, tree planting and school feeding.In an attempt to create stable employment, government will also be discouraged from outsourcing and using casual labour.Sanlam chief economist, Jac Laubscher, said other measures to avoid retrenchments such as job sharing, longer leave and salary cuts are valid proposals. In fact, such measures have been introduced elsewhere in the world with great success. However, he said implementation could be more difficult as it will be a matter between employers and employees.The task team report also recommended a macroeconomic response. Measures include using the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) forum to enter into discussions with the Reserve Bank on the interest-rate regime and ways of lowering the cost of capital.Labour, business and community stakeholders have also tabled proposals to introduce tax relief for low-income workers, the poor and companies in distress. These plans and their implications will come under discussion soon.“The most important thing that government can do is provide macroeconomic stimulus,” he said, adding that such measures have already been put in place in the budget.Furthermore, he said that a reduction in interest rates is another important way to stimulate the economy. South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni and the monetary policy committee are expected to cut interest rates by a full percentage point for the second time this year, reducing the repo rate to 9,5%. The cut is likely to come when the committee meets in mid-April; they may even cut it sooner at an unscheduled meeting.Professor Harry Zarenda from the School of Economics and Business Sciences at Wits University agreed that the budget expenditure directed at infrastructure and social upliftment is substantial.“My argument is that the slowdown in the world economy represents a breathing space for South Africa to get its house in order and take advantage of the turnaround when it occurs,” Zarenda said.He added that South Africa is in a good position to respond to the economic crisis: “South Africa can take these measures to protect our economy and the poor because in previous years we handled our finances with discipline. We saved money when our economy was doing well.” As a result, South Africa can increase spending on public services without hurting the economy.Another major concern is the threat of de-industrialisation. To avoid this, the task team has proposed industrial and trade policy measures. Sector-specific strategies will be introduced to help vulnerable sectors that are facing major job losses and company closures.Strategies will include a plan of action for sectors with declining competitiveness and performance. Some of the vulnerable sectors indentified include clothing, textiles and footwear, mining and the auto sectors, agriculture, private services and construction. According to the document, the Department of Trade and Industry will finalise proposals with labour and business in these sectors to provide a rescue package to the affected industries.Doret Els, an economist with the Efficient Group, said although construction is one of the smaller sectors in South Africa, it is receiving significant support through local infrastructure development. Els said the auto sector is a large export product and its performance and production will largely depend on how the international economy recovers.Laubscher pointed out that support for specific industries must be approached with caution given the fact that the budget already provides significant fiscal stimulus. Rescuing industries that are perhaps not running their business properly could be dangerous.“The size of our fiscal stimulus is one of the biggest. If you add the decline in interest rates, there will be a lot of stimulus in the economy,” he said.He added that the current contracting economic climate is a necessary part of the economy as it will put a stop to inefficiencies created during better economic periods.A number of other interventions have been proposed: one of them is getting tough on illegal imports into South Africa to help local companies retain jobs and stay afloat through the slowdown.Industries can also capitalise on the negative effects of climate change by developing strong capacity in green technologies and industries. This includes a plan to develop and invest in a programme to create “green jobs”. Government will be tasked to develop a proposal for greening of existing manufacturing and service activities.The electrical and electronics, engineering and building material industries, already identified as showing early signs of distress, will also be assisted.The report suggests that development finance institutions would need to play a significant role alongside government in order to save jobs and keep the South African economy buoyant.The joint committee mandated development finance institutions to place rescue package proposals to government and the task team within four weeks.Laubscher suggested that the issue of credit provision needs further discussion.“South Africa’s banking system is still working even though they have tightened their lending standards,” he said. There is a danger that companies who can’t obtain finance from banks could get finance from development finance institutions instead, even if the business is not viable.Zarenda added that he is somewhat skeptical about how the interventions will be financed and the ability and capacity of the working group to successfully implement them. But he said the plan is interesting because it is similar to those presently adopted in the US and Europe in terms of its protectionist bias.“Given the present climate in the world economy it will be more readily accepted in principle,” he said.Els said that although the plan is not that detailed, government should be commended for interacting with business and labour about the economic crisis.“It is a step in the right direction for South Africa,” she said.Useful linksNational Treasury South African Reserve Bank
View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss LATEST STORIES Filipinos collected two silver and two bronze medals in karate to add to the Philippines’ medal haul Tuesday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Jayson Ramil Macaalay won silver in the men’s kumite -60kg event, where Senthil Kumaran of Malaysia bagged the gold.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next Rexor Tacay also settled for silver in the men’s kumite -67kg, bowing to Thailand’s Supa Ngamphuengphit in the final.Orencio delos Santos came away with a bronze in men’s kata individual while Junna Tsukii also snagged the bronze in the women’s kumite -50kg.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Gymnastics chief sees ‘2 or 3 more’ gold medals LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games
Ahead of World AIDS Day, December 1, the second annual (SHOPATHON)RED launches this week, jam-packed with winnable celebrity experiences and hundreds of products that fight AIDS with (RED).Video: (SHOPATHON)RED 2016 InfomercialIt all kicked off on a special ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! (RED) Show, (11.35ET|10.35CT), with surprise guests and special performances from Bono, The Killers, Channing Tatum, Kristen Bell, Julia Roberts, DJ Khaled, Neil Patrick Harris, Halsey, Herbie Hancock and more.Bono, co-founder, (RED), said; “In the three decades since AIDS started its march across our planet, the world has lost 35 million people to this treatable, preventable disease. Heartbreak and loss to the power of 35 million is unthinkable, as is the fact that 400 babies are still born every day with HIV because their mothers can’t get access to a 30 cent pill. So, (RED) is making it easy for everyone this holiday season to be an activist. And by giving (RED) to your friends and family, you’re making them activists too.”He added: “As you celebrate Thanksgiving this week in America, I want to say thank you to the American people for all your country has done in the fight against HIV/AIDS. You may not know it, but there are 18 million men, women and children around the world whose lives have been saved because they got the medication they needed, largely thanks to America. Your leadership on AIDS has been heroic and it has always been bipartisan. That is a reason for you to be proud and for all of us to be grateful.”“Thanks to the kindness of some of the biggest stars in the world, we have a great show for a great cause. World AIDS Day is December 1 and I’m honored to be a part of this very special night to benefit (RED),” said Jimmy Kimmel.In partnership with online giving platform Omaze, (SHOPATHON)RED is the only place where fans can enter to win – or gift chances to win – a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences with big stars for as little as a $10 donation to fight AIDS. Experiences include: • Win a chance to have U2 play for just you during a full dress rehearsal! • Join Channing Tatum in Las Vegas for ‘Magic Mike Live’ and be his personal guest at the exclusive after-party • Have tea with Julia Roberts and Bono… You can even bring your problems and they’ll attempt to give you advice! • Hit New York City, have dinner and see a show with Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, with (COCA-COLA)RED matching every donation-to-win, up to two million dollars • Hold on tight as you take the jet ski ride of your life and Snapchat with DJ Khaled • Go backstage VIP at The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Carpool Karaoke! • Hangout at the recording studio and have lunch with Liam Payne • See ‘Hamilton’ and go backstage with Alexander Hamilton himself, Javier Munoz • Be Richard Branson’s VIP guest at a mystery Virgin event • Fly to Korea for a VIP experience with K-Pop superstar, G-DragonThese experiences and others are available only on Omaze.com/RED, with proceeds going to the fight against AIDS with (RED). Donors can get 1000 chances to win and an exclusive (RED) T-shirt for a $100 donation, or a notebook and 500 chances to win for a $50 donation. All campaigns will also have exclusive merchandise available for purchase, including autographed items. Entries close on January 18, 2017.From today through December, RED.org is stocked with hundreds of stylish products, all of which help fight AIDS. To ease the strain of holiday shopping, Hollywood actress Robin Wright appears in a special (SHOPATHON)RED infomercial, sharing tips on how to fight AIDS… while lying down. Whether its sipping a refreshing (BELVEDERE)RED cocktail on a fake bearskin rug, listening to music on (BEATS)RED headphones, or simply luxuriating in a Pour les Femmes nightgown, Robin brings her unique take on how to shop, recline and fight AIDS all at the same time! The infomercial was produced by Vice and directed by Martin Granger.From stylish (APPLE)RED accessories to the new LOKAI x (RED) bracelet and even the launch of a striking new (VESPA 946)RED scooter, there are gift ideas for everyone at all price points, with (BANK OF AMERICA)RED as the official payment provider for (SHOPATHON)RED.Brands featured in (SHOPATHON)RED include aden + anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Apple, Beats by Dr. Dre, BedHead, Belvedere Vodka, Billecart-Salmon, Bombas, Bucketfeet, Deborah Lippmann, Dyson Inc., Ergo Depot, Fatboy USA, FEED, Fresh, GAP, Girl Skateboards, Global Goods, HEAD, Indego Africa, Kano, Jonathan Adler, Le Creuset, Moleskine, Mophie, Paperless Post, Pour Les Femmes, S’Well, Solange Azagury Partridge, Starbucks, Stephen Webster Ltd., The Giving Keys, Theory11, Tictail, Ubuntu Made, Vespa, Wolfnoir and WTRMLN WTR.Deborah Dugan, CEO, (RED), said; “It’s really extraordinary to see so many brands and talented people come together to fight AIDS this holiday. As (RED) marks a decade in the fight, it seems fitting that this year’s (SHOPATHON)RED gives people more ways than ever to shop (RED) and save lives. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every dollar spent is at least doubled, meaning more impact on the ground in Africa where it’s needed most.”“(RED) consistently displays innovative ways to support the fight against AIDS, bringing people and products together, and raising millions to combat this disease. Thank you (RED)!” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of The Global Fund.