Lakers unveil statue of Elgin Baylor outside Staples Center

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Baylor was named to the All-NBA First Team 10 times in his career, and holds the all-time record for most points in an NBA Finals game (61).Baylor was the first player in NBA history to score more than 70 points in a game. He scored 71 against the New York Knicks on Nov. 15, 1960.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bryant provided his message to Baylor via video.“I’ve stole so many of your moves, it’s not even funny,” Bryant said.West held back tears when speaking about the friendship between him and Baylor. The two played together in Los Angeles.“This is one of the greatest men I’ve ever met in my live,” West said.Baylor was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977. He made the NBA All-Star team 11 times, and won the All-Star Game MVP Award in 1958-59, the same year he was Rookie of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT “I certainly appreciate all the wonderful things people have said about me,” Baylor said. “But without the wonderful teammates, (this) certainly wouldn’t have been possible. I’d just like to thank my teammates.”The Lakers selected Baylor first overall in the 1958 NBA draft. He averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds in 14 seasons for the franchise, including the first two when it played in Minneapolis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownVarious Lakers alumni spoke during Baylor’s ceremony, including O’Neal, Johnson, West and Abdul-Jabbar. Johnson said Baylor put entertainment into the NBA, and will always remember that Baylor set the Finals record for single-game points against the Boston Celtics on the road.“You did some things that Dr. J, Michael Jordan, Kobe (Bryant), myself, we couldn’t do,” Johnson said. “I tried to do it. I just couldn’t hang that long in the air.” View comments Elgin Baylor stands next to a statue, just unveiled, honoring the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers great, outside Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)LOS ANGELES — The Lakers unveiled a statue of Elgin Baylor before Friday night’s home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.Baylor’s statue became the sixth that decorates the front of Staples Center, joining Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West and Chick Hearn.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Resilient Spieth rallies, stays in contention at Masters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebacklast_img read more

ISG launched SKF seal jet machine

first_imgIndustrial Supply of Guyana Incorporated (ISG), a subsidiary company of Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP) has launched the SKF Jet Seal Machine, in keeping with its agenda of developing the industrial sector in Guyana.A demonstration of how a seal can be made using the new machineThe machine, which is the first of its kind in Guyana, can manufacture seals using “SKF technologies” for hydraulic and pneumatic applications. Some of its advantages include that it can produce sealing solutions for most industries, it is efficient in manufacturing components up to 600 millimetres in diameter, and it has a variety of seal designs and features a short delivery time.Along with optimised sealing materials, the Seal Jet can solve almost any sealing problem. Over the years, numerous materials for the manufacturing of these seals were developed which includes polyurethanes, elastomers and thermoplastics.With this new technology, job opportunities are created for the training of recruits to function in this capacity.Chief Executive Officer of MACORP, Guillermo Escarraga noted that there is a window of opportunity in the manufacturing sector and it is one which the company has been committed to improving.To eradicate the need for imported products, he noted that they eliminated all the challenging factors and made the investment, which is worth over $80 million.“We are telling everyone that the opportunity to become a manufacturing company exists and we want to take that opportunity. We wanted to offer solutions…We decided to make that investment and we’re talking about an investment that goes above $80 million,” said Escarraga.He explained that the introduction of the machine was accompanied by other apparatus, which will make the operation easier.“We complimented the introduction of this machine with a hydraulic test bench that will help us remove, assemble and disassemble the large cylinders. Those large cylinders really high torque to be able to be put together.”One of their customers, Dayanand Ramdass of Everlasting Forest Products, was also present during the unveiling ceremony as he lauded the numerous benefits which are associated with the sealing equipment.“Before they brought this machine in, I had to depend on substandard seals that were available locally. I could not get proper seals no matter where I went. They were really expensive for the type of durability and the amount of time it lasted,” he recollected.Ever since the purchase of the machine, Ramdass noted, “There is minimum downtime and it doesn’t cost as much. That’s the biggest advantage. The second thing is that I can develop and manufacture any seal design that I want so I can make a seal that is much better than what came with the original machine.”last_img read more