Tuesday, September 8, 2015

LeBron James, Miami Heat ballin' out of control

LeBron James and the Miami Heat looked incredible against the Orlando Magic, avenging their earlier loss to Dwight Howard and company. King James led the way for the Heat, dropping 23 points in the very first quarter. James finished the game with 51 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, while shooting 68% from the field.

The Miami Heat jumped off to an early lead, thanks to James' strong start. By halftime, they led the Magic by 10 points. The Second half started like the first and the Heat continued to dominate the Magic. They stretched their lead to 16 at the end of the third, but got sloppy on defense. The Heat allowed 37 points in the fourth quarter, and the Magic comeback brought them within three points. Luckily for the Heat Ryan Anderson was unable to hit the three pointer, and Miami went on to win the game. The Heat are once again building up momentum, and increased their winning streak to four games with Thursday night's victory.

Chris Bosh especially struggled on the Feb 3 game, only making 3 of his 12 field goal attempts. Bosh finished the game with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Dwyane Wade (missed most of the third quarter due to a hard foul from Dwight Howard) also shot poorly going 5-12 from the field. He ended the night with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Eddie house was the only other player on the Miami roster to reach the double digit mark. He went 4-9 for the field and managed to pull as many rebounds as Bosh. House has been the one player on the Heat bench that consistently delivers for his team.

LeBron's amazing performance was definitely needed by the Heat, since the other two members of their "big three" didn't have the type of performances one would normally expect from them. Still LeBron performance was enough to give the Miami Heat a 104-100 victory over a solid Magic basketball team. No time to rest yet though, the Heat have another game in less than 24 hours against the Charlotte Bobcats.

David is a Miami Heat fan that has followed the team for 15 years
Associated Press, " LeBron James scores 23 of his51 points to lead Heat "
All stats and game information from espn.com

5 Best Online Tutoring Services

There are a number of reputable online tutoring services that can provide you with a decent education on a wide variety of subjects. These online services allow you to learn even complicated subject matters from the comfort of your own home. Here are some of the best online tutoring services available online for you to choose from.

This is a good online tutoring service that covers a wide variety of subjects, from grade school to college. Students are not just given notes to study on their own, they actually have certified instructors that provide direct instruction and feedback to the students. Smartthinking.com also works very well with students who seldom need tutoring services, as their tutoring plans are very flexible. Tutoring services start from $35 per hour.

This tutoring service, allows students to customize their learning plans according to their abilities. For those who learn well on their own, they offer a cheaper program in which they provide notes and learning material, and the student learns on their own. They also allow those on this program to contact tutors on topics the student needs assistance. In addition, E-tutor.com offers an assisted program which gives the student access to instructors, and even guarantees personal time. Programs usually start around $99 a month, and assisted programs typically charge an extra $100 fee.
Best for those that require a significant amount of tutoring, this services offers students unlimited tutoring services for a flat monthly fee. They also have certified instructors who are knowledgeable in a wide variety of fields. They offer discounts up to 50 percent, for students that enter a long term commitment. The only downside to this service is that students must pay for at least a month's worth of tutoring to use their services, which might not be appropriate for those who only need a few hours of tutoring every now and then.

Another good tutoring service, that covers a wide variety of subjects. They are one of the few top online tutoring services that mainly hire North-American instructors. Their program works well for all types of students as they do not require any commitment. Services can be purchased for as low as $30 for an hour.

With instructors to help young and older students alike, this service offers students unlimited online tutoring services for a flat fee. With prices starting as low as $24 per month for unlimited tutoring, it is a good option for all students.
These are the top online tutoring services that are available right now. Any one of them will be beneficial to you or your family in your journey towards a proper education.

LeBron James, Miami Heat too hot for Cavaliers

No serious basketball fan can claim to be shocked watching LeBron James and the Miami Heat light up the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third time this season. The Cavaliers were traumatized after the first meeting between the two teams which resulted in an easy victory for the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers went into a severe depression after that meeting, and were on a 20 game losing streak prior to facing LeBron and company for the third time. Sympathy must not be in the training manual for the Heat as they showed no mercy on the spiraling Cavaliers.

The Miami Heat jumped off to an early lead thanks to Dwyane Wade, and finished the first quarter with a 15 point lead. The Cavaliers did manage to outscore the Heat in the second quarter, and kept the lead within single digits at halftime. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, LeBron was on fire late in the third quarter and he ended any hopes of a potential Cavalier comeback.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat assault, scoring 34 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. LeBron had a decent showing as well with his 24 points and 8 assists. Former Cavalier Zydrunas Ilgauskas also got his licks in against his former team finishing with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Mike Miller led the Heat from three point range, making two of his three long-range attempts. He finished the game with a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down 11 boards.

The Jan 31 win over the Cavaliers, put the Heat ½ a game ahead of the Chicago Bulls for the second spot in the eastern conference. The Heat bench stepped up once again and three players besides the "big three" finished the game scoring in double figures. The Miami Heat have really improved their team basketball play, and doubts surrounding their bench are slowly beginning to fade away. The next game for the Heat will be on Thursday against the Orlando Magic, a game that will surely be played with playoff intensity. A win for Miami against a tough Orlando team; currently ranked fourth in the eastern conference, will boost team morale even further.

David is a Miami Heat fan who has followed the team for the past 15 years.

Associated Press, " Dwyane Wade, LeBron James help heat deal out 21st straight... "
All stats and game information from espn.com

Best Destinations for Fitness Travel

There are many places fitness enthusiasts can go in the pursuit of greater challenges, and these locations will satisfy all fitness fanatics. There are several places I've been to in the past that I would highly recommend to any fitness enthusiast seeking new thrills.

Galveston, Texas
Galveston beach; 45 minutes from Houston Texas, is a destination I frequent when it comes to fitness travel. In Galveston, there are free ferry services that transport you to the nicer sides of Galveston such as Crystal beach. Crystal beach is a prime location for those new to surfing, since the waves are relatively small compared to other popular surfing locations. This makes it an ideal location to learn surfing. Shark attacks aren't common there either, so you don't have to freak out every time you see a weed floating around. Admission to the beach is free, just bring your board and you're ready to go.

Mount Diablo
If you're up for traveling to the San Francisco bay area, you will probably enjoy a visit to this beautiful landmark. There are many activities to do at Mount Diablo like running, hiking and biking until you're ready to drop. The best part is that it only costs 10 dollars for admission into the park.

Yellowstone National Park
Good location for many leisure activities such as climbing and hiking, this fitness travel destination offers some really good horseback riding as well. With multiple resorts, and locals all too willing to take you riding for around 50 dollars an hour, you can enjoy the wildlife and scenery Wyoming has to offer.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Better suited for hardcore fitness fanatics, many top gyms are located in Las Vegas Nevada, mostly due to the strong UFC presence. In Vegas, you can test your fitness levels in top gyms like "xtreme couture" and "Cobra Kai". With lots of options from aerobic kickboxing to cardio drills, you don't have to be into martial arts to have fun at these gyms. Another perk to Vegas is the fact many of these gyms let new-comers train for free.

San Marcos, Texas
This is a good location for those that enjoy water sports. Here you can kayak on the San Marcos river and enjoy a thorough workout without any worries. There are many companies available in the area that will loan you all the required equipment for as low as 30 dollars. Feel free to catch up on your swimming as well, the water is cleaner than any pool you have ever swum in.
These are the top fitness travel destinations I would recommend for any fitness minded person, seeking new challenges.