QPR plan to send players to Malaysia on loan, says director

first_imgQPR director Kamarudin Bin Meranun has told reporters in Malaysia the club plan to send its reserves and youngsters there on loan.Rangers have visited to play two matches as part of a three-game tour of Asia, which will end with a trip to Indonesia.“We have more plans for Malaysia and Malaysian football. We are open to discussions and ready to share our knowledge and expertise with local football clubs here,” Malaysian media quoted him as saying.“We have talked to a few local clubs here to share our ideas and experiences. We also plan to send our reserve or youth players to play in the local leagues.”Do you think QPR sending players on loan to Malaysia would be a good idea? Click here to vote Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Fish farming in a shipping container

first_imgAccording to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the global returns for commercial fish farming recorded by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in 2008 totalled 33.8-million tons, worth about US$60-billion.Lungile Mafilika inspects a breeding tank at The Fish Farm. (Image: Innovatedevelopment.org)Brand South Africa reporterFrom salmon to ornamental koi, fish farming is clearly big business. But that hasn’t stopped a couple of South African social entrepreneurs from making it fit inside a 12-metre shipping container.Alan Fleming, director of The Business Place, an entrepreneur development and assistance organisation in Philippi, Cape Town, has designed a fully functional shipping container fish farm that he describes as “profitable, affordable, repeatable, transportable, lockable and stackable”.Fleming, who has been developing the project along with gardener-turned-aquaculturist Lungile Mafilika, says the Fish Farm is a “simple business opportunity capable of producing four tons of fish a year”.Local idea, global recognitionThe Fish Farm is on a final shortlist of 23 “technical solutions for basic supply problems” that are in line to win the inaugural “empowering people Award”, a competition launched by German-based organisation Siemens Stiftung at the UN Summit for Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.Over 800 entries from around the world were submitted for the award, which aims to “connect innovations for basic supply problems in developing countries with potential partners, investors and other key players in development work”.The winner will be announced in Nairobi, Kenya on 30 October.Alan Fleming believes The Fish Farm is a cheap innovative solution to the problems of food security and emplyment. (Image: LeadSA)Feeding a family of fourFleming recently outlined the Fish Farm’s costs in an interview with Anton Crone on the blog Bright Continent, saying: “This prototype cost R150 000 (US$18 750). The next prototype should cost less, and produce four tons of fish per year, at a net profit … of R36 000 ($4 500) per year.“I’m trying to reach a situation where it gives four people (or maybe one family) an income and/or high quality protein, right where they live.“I’m working with taking the operational expense of electricity out of the equation, and dumping into it a capital expenditure item of renewable energy (solar, wind, batteries). This adds R200 000 ($25 000) to the price … if it gives four people a permanent livelihood, then that means about R80 000 per livelihood.”‘South African innovation in action’The farm comprises six tanks of 1 500 litres each in a row, a 200-litre solids filter (to deal with solid waste), a 5 000-litre bio-filter (to deal with the chemical waste), a circulation pump and an aerator.It dumps 1% of its volume per day to maintain water quality. This nutrient-rich water can be supplied to vegetable farmers as an additional source of income.Fleming says the farm can be stocked with tilapia, a hardy fish that feeds on phytoplankton, microscopic plants. This is cost-effective for a cash-poor collective or family, as fish protein fish food, for carnivorous fish, is expensive.The Fish Farm is also designed to meet the livelihood and food needs of poorer urban families or farming collectives: the space required for the container is minimal, and it can operate on energy obtained from solar power.Additionally, at scale, it could help relieve pressure on marine ecosystems which are seeing fish stocks decline.“The Fish Farm is South African innovation in action,” Fleming told News24 last month. “With urbanisation on the increase and unemployment a crisis, it demonstrates globally that amazing solutions to inner-city intensive protein production, new livelihoods which create new sources of wealth, and less reliance on a depleting marine environment are completely possible.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Central Fill – All Plant Drills

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two Drills in OneCrustBuster / Speed King, Inc. offers two drills in one with the new 4700 Series Central Fill – All Plant Drill which is both a central fill and a box drill.  Growers can drill large acreages such as wheat or soybeans without stopping to refill seed boxes for a long period of time, saving labor and helping to finish sooner.  They also have the ability to turn off the central fill hopper and drill with only the seed boxes for small acreages with lower seed rates such as alfalfa and milo. Operators can choose which setup works best for their crop and acreage.  The 4700 Series All Plant Drill is equipped with a 200 bu central fill hopper that continuously supplies seed directly into the seed boxes.  The monitored, equally measured supply and constant flow of seed into the drill’s boxes gives the operator confidence and full control.The best features of CrustBuster’s All Plant Drills are retained, including the proven Parallel Linkage Openers that maintain constant down pressure for precise depth control throughout its 10″ of operating range. The adjustable Wobble Slot has the proven ability to meter a wide variety of seeds, ranging from cover crops to wheat, soybeans and many others.  Standard on this drill is CrustBuster’s Hydraulic Drive which gives you variable rate control, individual section shut-off control and reduces the need to change sprockets. A choice of 7 1/2″ or 10″ spacing is available. CrustBuster has engineered a flexible drill that works as both a central fill and box drill. It’s available in both 40′ and 45′ width models which can quickly fold down to a 15′ 10″ road width, allowing mobility between fields. The central fill hopper is equipped with a low level sensor. This drill’s variable rate control is ISO compatible. Like all of CrustBuster’s All Plant drills, this drill is designed for no-till as well as minimum and conventional tillage.For more information visit our website www.crustbuster.com or call 620-227-7106last_img read more

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Startup Stimulus: Obama Proposes $30 Billion For Small Businesses

first_imgEarlier this week we told you how New York Times op-ed contributor and author Thomas Friedman urged President Obama to take steps to help foster a new age of innovation and entrepreneurship. Well it seems that Obama may have received that message, as Wednesday night during his State of the Union address to Congress the president proposed a bill to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. Perhaps Obama listened to Friedman, or maybe he saw the frenzied excitement that grows around new innovations like the iPad – either way, the president seems to have taken the first baby steps toward a more entrepreneurial culture in America.In the first quarter of a speech that lasted nearly seventy minutes – due in no small part part to the customary and, at times, comically frequent applause breaks – Obama leveled his focus on small businesses, calling for a $30 billion bill to help them attain credit from banks.“We should start where more new jobs do — in small businesses,” said Obama. “Companies that begin when an entrepreneur takes a chance on a dream, or a worker decides it’s time she became her own boss.”Obama also called for a tax credit which will go to small businesses that raise wages or hire more employees, along with with the reversal of taxes on small business investments. Instead of paying capital gains taxes, Obama proposed that small businesses should instead be given tax incentives for investing in things like new plants and equipment. One idea that Obama did not mention which could bolster the nation’s innovative spirit is the so-called “startup visa” which could bring foreign entrepreneurs to the U.S. and create jobs – a movement we wrote about earlier this month. As is the custom when the president gives his yearly address to congress, the Republican party chooses a representative to deliver their formal response. This year’s choice, Senator Bob McDonnell from Virginia, warned of growing government and increased spending, but agreed with the president that inspiring growth in small businesses is critical.“We must enact policies that promote entrepreneurship and innovation so America can better compete with the world,” McDonnell said. “What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation and litigation that kill jobs and hurt the middle class.”Embedded below is the White House video of Obama’s speech. Skip ahead to 13:14 to hear the president’s ideas for entrepreneurs and small businesses.Photos by New York Times photographer Doug Mills and White House photographer Pete Souza.Disclosure: ReadWriteWeb is a syndication partner of the New York Times. chris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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Decorate your house with timeless furniture

first_imgLiving In Style’s collection is inspired by the Baroque interiors of Chateau de VersaillesA canopied four-poster bed, once a courtier’s love alcove in 16th century China, a latticed jharokha straight out of a Rajasthani princess’ boudoir or a chaise longue from the Renaissance age, you can now time travel in,Living In Style’s collection is inspired by the Baroque interiors of Chateau de VersaillesA canopied four-poster bed, once a courtier’s love alcove in 16th century China, a latticed jharokha straight out of a Rajasthani princess’ boudoir or a chaise longue from the Renaissance age, you can now time travel in the comforts of your home with these vintage beauties. After a phase of minimalism where wrought iron and monochrome were bywords for chic design, all things vintage and opulent are making a comeback in the decor domain. If you do not have your grandmother’s well preserved collection to plunder, there are plenty of options in the market which will take your home on a trip down memory lane, without the ‘second hand’ tag.A sliver of silverFrom elaborate four-poster beds to traditional dressers, old is truly gold now. But like all things retro, there is a thin line between over-the-top and truly interesting.Delhi-based couturier, Adarsh Gill, whose home collection has earned an A-list clientele just like her famously ornate saris, says old styles and trends have made a comeback, but with a modern twist. “The emphasis is on dramatic pieces which combine clean lines with rich fabric and accents,” says Gill who scored a hit with her silver furniture and furnishing fabrics in cotton, silk and jacquard.Adarsh Gill uses silver to craft her opulent range of furniture and home accessoriesThe designer who has been making furniture and accessories with the prized metal for over two decades now, borrows from various inspirations, from Art Deco to Mughal courts.”I like to combine all the looks to create a warm, eclectic blend. Place a colonial chair next to a very ornate Renaissance chaise longue, an intricate cornice next to a straight-lined Art Deco chair,” suggests the vintage enthusiast whose own home is a treasure trove of pieces from across the world.The repertoire of Adarsh Gill Home, her decor label, includes sofa sets, dining tables, consoles and four-poster beds in silver, as well as pretty accessories like vases, mirrors, lamps and tea sets.School of coolFor many, the word vintage still conjures up images of moth-eaten sofas and fireplaces. But in its new avatar, it combines kitsch with luxury. An example is Kaji, the decor store in Kolkata which retails quirky accents and ornate furniture.”Vintage is back in vogue, it’s the new black. For instance, sofas and chairs with nice curves and intricate detailing in wood and metal are popular. Also, richly upholstered pieces, a hallmark of the 60s style of furniture, is the rage,” says Kaji’s owner Shrivant More, who gave up a career as a chartered accountant to pursue his design ambitions.A carved swing which combines wood and metal from Ethnic KraftsThe retro section of the store offers an interesting visual repast, with a high-backed chair upholstered in a deep shade of burgundy, a vintage sofa done up in rich tones of red velvet, and leather chests decorated with applique work. These share space with vibrant Marilyn Monroe prints and antique knick knacks. You can expect to shell out anything upwards of Rs 12,000 for these items.Vintage wondersIf it’s some undiluted old-world charm that you are looking for, you will still be spoilt for choice with a range of styles across price brackets on offer in the retail space.advertisementAn ornate jharokha with intricate lattice panels from Ethnic KraftsMumbai’s The Great Eastern Home, offers handcarved furniture pieces in dark wood. From teak bar units reminiscent of the lavish holiday homes of the Raj to Art Nouveau dining sets, the influences are as varied as it gets. What’s more, there’s furniture that flaunts clean lines and organic patterns typical of the 19th century European school of design as well.From limited-edition carved cabinets and console tables to four-poster beds, the store displays products which span the entire spectrum, from Early Tudor to influences of the arts and crafts movement. Their four-poster beds begin at Rs 1.63 lakh.A bright chair upholstered in velvet with silver floral patterns from Kolkata based store KajiUnderstandably, vintage furniture is equated with stately styles and luxurious designs. Mumbai-based store, Living In Style, offers an aptly titled Versailles range, which is inspired by French chateaus and their famed Baroque interiors. The bedroom and dining room range, starting at Rs 22,000, sports wooden frameworks accented with silver and gold effects in a muted colour palette dominated by white and beige.If a heritage look with a local spin is more your thing, then Ethnic Krafts, a Delhi-based manufacturer of traditional furniture, offers a range fit for the havelis and palaces of Rajasthan. From intricately-carved swings to ornate sofas and beds, they are crafted in timber and polished by artisans of the desert state. Pieces from the line, which begins at Rs 1.25 lakh, can be found in that most elite address of all, the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Printed cube seats and a bright red sofa. These furniture items are from Kolkata based store KajiFlea findsAnd if you are on a shoestring budget, you can always head to the old furniture markets in your city. If you are in Delhi, check out the Sunder Nagar market where you will find second-hand furniture from across the country.From a Parsi-style wardrobe with its distinctive carvings, to rosewood-panelled doors salvaged from South Indian temples, there’s plenty to choose from.A four-poster wooden bed with an intricately carved canopy with floral motifs, from The Great Eastern HomeMumbai’s Oshiwara market is another place to score some timeless treasures for a bargain. Here you will find beautiful antiques, Raja Ravi Varma oliographs, chipped but dainty old china , painted chests and ottomans, all stacked high and low along the sidewalks.The market is famed for both originals and replicas of furniture pieces that once graced the grand palaces of Kathiawar, Gwalior and Bhopal.So leave behind the mod this season to give your home a classy makeover with these grand old pieces of yore.advertisementlast_img read more

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Heat clamp down on Giannis Antetokounmpo, top Bucks

first_imgBREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Milwaukee got within 82-81 on a 3-pointer by Tony Snell with 2:42 left. Richardson made a pair of free throws, Wade had Miami’s next four points on a pair of midrange jumpers, and the Heat finished on a 12-6 run with Richardson’s dunk the exclamation point“Play of the game,” Wade said.The Bucks missed 12 of their first 14 shots from the field and were 0 for 13 from 3-point range before finally getting one of those to fall.It tied a franchise-best for fewest points allowed in a first quarter by the Heat, and Antetokounmpo was held scoreless in an opening quarter for the second time in his last 129 games.The Bucks scored 30 points in the second quarter and took a 38-37 lead at the half, but Miami opened the third on a 14-2 run and kept the lead the rest of the way. Bledsoe said Wade’s two late jumpers were the difference.“D-Wade being D-Wade,” Bledsoe said.TIP-INSBucks: Even with the loss, the last time Milwaukee (22-10) got off to a better 32-game start to the season was 1990-91 (24-8). … It was a tough turnaround, schedule-wise, for Milwaukee. The Bucks played an 8 p.m. game in Boston on Friday, and their plane didn’t get to the gate in Miami until 3:34 a.m. Saturday. “I guess I’d be lying if I didn’t say this was one of the more unique (back-to-backs) I’ve seen in all my years,” Budenholzer said.Heat: Miami outrebounded Milwaukee 56-48. … The win was Miami’s 500th regular-season victory at AmericanAirlines Arena, their home since Jan. 2, 2000. They’re now 500-274.YEAR OF WAITING PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Embiid, Simmons lead 76ers over short-handed Raptors “They tried to hit us first, they were physical with us,” said Antetokounmpo, whose previous season-low was 12 points. “We came from a back-to-back, but that’s not an excuse for us. We didn’t make shots, we had a lot of open looks that didn’t go in, but just being able to stick around and be in the game and have a chance to win says a lot about this team.”Richardson scored 16 points and Wade had 13 for Miami. Hassan Whiteside had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk and Johnson each scored 11 points for the Heat.Middleton scored 18 points and Eric Bledsoe added 17 for the Bucks, who shot 37 percent from the field — and 9 for 43 from 3-point range. It was the sixth-worst 3-point percentage in NBA history for a team taking at least 40 shots from beyond the arc.Miami shot only 38 percent and improved to 5-4 when shooting under 40 percent this season, by far the best in the league in that department. The rest of the NBA has won about 9 percent of the time when shooting that percentage or worse.“Just couldn’t make a couple plays down the stretch,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.ADVERTISEMENT It was that kind of night for the Heat. With balanced offense, airtight defense and by completely frustrating Giannis Antetokounmpo, Miami extended its season-best winning streak to four games with a 94-87 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.“We have to be able to commit to this,” Spoelstra said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAntetokounmpo was held to nine points on 3-for-12 shooting, the Bucks shot 37 percent and scored the 87 points — all season-lows. Milwaukee came in leading the NBA at nearly 118 points per game but scored only eight points in the first quarter, tying a franchise low for an opening period and setting a season-low for the entire NBA.Still, the Bucks clawed from 17 down to within one in the final minutes before Miami closed on a 12-6 run — fueled in part by a couple of big mid-range jumpers from Wade. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Dion Waiters’ last appearance with the Heat. He hurt his left ankle in the first quarter of Miami’s win over Dallas on Dec. 22, 2017, had surgery a few weeks later and hasn’t played since.UP NEXTBucks: Visit New York on Christmas Day, Milwaukee’s first game on the holiday since 1977.Heat: Visit Orlando on Sunday, the 24th and likely final time Wade plays there.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. (5) goes up to shoot over Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton (24) and forward Thon Maker, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — This is what Miami coach Erik Spoelstra means when he says he wants everyone involved.This was one play for the Heat in the final moments Saturday night: James Johnson blocked a 3-point try by Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, the ball ricocheting to Justise Winslow, who knocked it to Josh Richardson, who tipped it to Dwyane Wade, who then tapped it forward to Richardson for a dunk.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Olympiakos deals Rick Pitino, Panathinaikos first loss in Euroleague

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Olympiakos broke open the game late in the first half with a 10-0 run that extended its lead to 36-21. Olympiakos led by as many as 21 points and Panathinaikos could not get closer than 12.There was excitement until the end, though, as Olympiakos was seeking to erase Panathinaikos’ 13-point win (93-80) earlier in the season to have the advantage in case of an equal win-loss record. Olympiakos (10-6) is in fifth place and Panathinaikos (7-9) is 11th. The top eight teams after a 30 home-and-away regular season will advance to best-of-five playoffs, with the winners going to the Final Four, on May 17-19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSerb center Nikola Milutinov, whom Pitino compared to former NBA greats Charles Oakley and Buck Williams after the game, had 18 points and 18 rebounds for Olympiakos, while guard Nick Calathes led Panathinaikos with 13, all in the second half.“It is only one game. There are many more,” he told the Associated Press when asked how the team would bounce back. But he also agreed “100 percent” with the assessment of veteran American forward James Gist that Panathinaikos “played hard but not smart”. “And it wasn’t just the fouls,” he said, still smarting from the ease with which Olympiakos’ players seemed to get a basket and a bonus free throw for 3-point — and, in one, case, 4-point plays, as well as a couple of “unsportsmanlike” fouls that let Olympiakos keep possession after the free throws. LATEST STORIES Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)PIRAEUS, Greece — Rick Pitino’s winning streak with Greek club Panathinaikos is over.After two straight victories in his first European coaching job, Pitino’s team was dealt a 79-65 loss on the road Friday to archrival Olympiakos in a game for the Euroleague, Europe’s premier club competition.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentscenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue In all, Olympiakos made 19 of 26 from the foul line, compared to only 3-for-6 for Panathinaikos.Pitino was immediately thrust into a high-pressure situation, with Panathinaikos being out of the Euroleague’s top 8 after recent setbacks. Pitino did win his opener, a Dec. 28 victory over Russian powerhouse CSKA , currently third in the standings and, two days later, had an easy victory in Greece’s domestic league. But it was his fate to next face Panathinaikos’ main domestic rival, a game taken very seriously indeed by the fans of both sides, arguably a more intense rivalry than anything he experienced with Kentucky and Louisville.The day before the game, more than 50 hardcore fans visited Panathinaikos during a training session, to urge the team to beat the hated Reds of Piraeus. The club president, Dimitris Giannakopoulos, a man known for his volatile temper, was also there to give a pep talk.A win would have immediately elevated Pitino to near demi-god status with Panathinaikos’ fans. As it is, he still has the excuse of the newcomer at a difficult stretch, but the hardest of the hardcore fans are already murmuring. Pitino’s contract only extends to the end of the season and he will probably not have to find that, in Europe, coaches are far more expendable than what he’s been used to. Larry Brown, unceremoniously fired after six months with Auxilium Torino on Dec. 27, already knows.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James out at least 1 more week with groin injurylast_img read more

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Bucks Βeat Suns 109-105 Ηours after Firing Jason Kidd

first_imgMILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute, Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105 on Monday night hours after firing coach Jason Kidd.Brogdon added a steal with 40 seconds left after the Bucks double-teamed guard Devin Booker in the backcourt. Brogdon lobbed a cross-court pass to Middleton, who hit a jumper from the left corner with 24 seconds left for a 105-100 lead.Middleton also hit a fade-away jumper from nearly the exact same spot with defender Isaiah Canaan in his face with 54 seconds left for a three-point edge.T.J. Warren had 23 points for Phoenix, which has lost four of five.Kidd was fired hours before the game, ending a three-plus season tenure that included two playoff appearances but stretches of inconsistency on both ends of the floor. Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd as a young core of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Brogdon blossomed into top-flight players.The Suns fell to 17-30, making them an ideal opponent for the Bucks to beat in their first game under Joe Prunty, the former assistant who will replace Kidd the rest of the season.Prunty was fiery at times on the sideline and jawed with an official, a contrast from Kidd’s typically mild-mannered demeanor.Middleton and Brogdon sparked the Bucks in the closing minutes by dominating in the backcourt.Eric Bledsoe added 19 points for the Bucks against his former team. He was dealt to Milwaukee earlier this season in a trade that sent Greg Monroe to Phoenix.Monroe finished with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Troy Daniels added 15 off the bench for PhoenixThe Bucks started slow, then used a 24-10 in the first quarter to get back in the game that was tied at 53 at halftime.TIP INSSuns: Monroe played for the first time in three games, and his 30 minutes were his most since playing 34 on Jan. 3 against Denver. Coach Jay Triano said he wanted to give a break to Tyson Chandler, the 35-year old starting center averaging about 26 minutes over his previous nine games. “He has been going hard,” Triano said. “We’ll give (Monroe) a chance to come back home where he was and see how he plays.”Bucks: Antetokounmpo missed a second straight game with right knee soreness, sticking with a plan put in place by Kidd.UP NEXTSuns: At the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.Bucks: Host the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.—GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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