Here’s the ESPN.com Article on 76ers’ Brett Brown embraces Mike D’Antoni hire: ‘All going to benefit’

Here’s the ESPN.com Article on 76ers’ Brett Brown embraces Mike D’Antoni hire: ‘All going to benefit’

 

PHILADELPHIA — If 76ers coach Brett Brown is concerned about his job security now that Philadelphia has hired Mike D’Antoni as associate head coach, he certainly didn’t show it Friday.

Brown praised D’Antoni effusively hours after the Sixers announced his hiring, calling the veteran coach “one of the most innovative minds” in recent NBA history. He also made it clear that he’s embracing the addition of D’Antoni to his staff.

“He’s a hell of a resource and a hell of a coach,” Brown said. “I think we’re all going to benefit.”

Christmas Day Foods List

Christmas Day Foods List

Albania[edit]

  • Traditional Albanian pumpkin and walnut pie – Byrek me kungull dhe arre

This is a traditional Albanian pie cooked usually on Christmas Eve, especially in Catholic families. The ingredients are wheat flour, pumpkin, walnuts, vegetable oil (if fasting is considered) or butter, a pinch of salt and black pepper. Sometimes oregano is added. The pastry layers are traditionally homemade, filled with baked pumpkin mixture, which contains butter, salt and pepper. On top of the mixture, chopped walnuts are sprinkled. Layers are then folded up, put on a flat baking dish in a circular shape and baked. It makes a very delicious and light side dish for Christmas or any other occasion.

Argentina[edit]

 

Vitel toné

Australia[edit]

 

Candy Cane can be hung as edible decorations.

Belgium[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

 

Gingerbread house

Chile[edit]

 

Pan de pascua

Colombia[edit]

 

Colombian Buñuelos

 

Colombian natilla

Colombian Christmas dishes are mostly sweets and desserts. Some of the most popular dishes include:

Cuba[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

 

Christmas cookies (vánoční cukroví)

The traditional meal (served as dinner on Christmas Eve) consists of either fish soup or pea soup and fried fish (traditionally carp) served with potato salad. The recipe for potato salad differs slightly among every Czech family. The main ingredients are: potato cooked with jacket, canned peas, onions, cooked carrots, parsley and celery, pickled gherkins, cooked eggs and mayonnaise. Some families may add grated apples or salami. The best potato salad is prepared a day before Christmas Eve so that all the ingredients can “mellow” for a day. The Christmas dinner should be the first food consumed that day. Those who do not break the Christmas shrove are believed to be able to see a golden pig on a wall.

Before the Christmas holidays, many kinds of sweet biscuits are prepared. The Christmas cookies are then served during the whole Christmas period and exchanged among friends and neighbours. Very popular is also a preparation of small ginger breads garnished by sugar icing.

Here are some Christmas Eve Traditions

Here are some Christmas Eve Traditions

  • Christmas Traditions in Australia In Australia, December 25 falls during summer vacation, so many of the country’s Christmas festivities take place outdoors. The most popular event of the Christmas season is called Carols by Candlelight. People come together at night to light candles and sing Christmas carols outside. The stars shining above add to the sights and sounds of this wonderful outdoor concert.
  • Christmas Traditions in China The small number of Christians in China call Christmas Sheng Dan Jieh, which means Holy Birth Festival. They decorate their homes with evergreens, posters, and bright paper chains. Families put up a Christmas tree, called a “tree of light,” and decorate it with beautiful lanterns, flowers, and red paper chains that symbolize happiness. They cut out red pagodas to paste on the windows, and they light their houses with paper lanterns, too.
  • Christmas Traditions in England It is cold, wet, and foggy in England at Christmastime. The day before Christmas is very busy for families in England. They wrap presents, bake cookies, and hang stockings over the fireplace. Then everyone gathers around the tree as someone tells a classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol.” Children write a letter to Father Christmas with their wishes and toss their letter into the fire so their wishes can go up the chimney. After the children fall asleep on Christmas Eve, Father Christmas comes to visit.
  • Christmas Traditions in Ethiopia Ethiopia follows the ancient Julian calendar, so Ethiopians celebrate Christmas on January 7. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church’s celebration of Christ’s birth is called Ganna. It is a day when families attend church. Everyone dresses in white. Most Ethiopians don a traditional shamma — a thin, white cotton wrap with brightly colored stripes across the ends. Twelve days after Ganna, on January 19, Ethiopians begin the three-day celebration called Timkat, which commemorates the baptism of Christ.

Here’s the NBA.com Article on Warriors fans return Bucks’ mockery with own shirts

Here’s the NBA.com Article on Warriors fans return Bucks’ mockery with own shirts

— Golden State Warriors fans showed they can get into the T-shirt message game, too.

A week after Milwaukee fans predicted Golden State’s first loss with “24-1” T-shirts, a handful of Warriors fans responded by wearing shirts with “10-18” written on the front for the rematch with the Bucks.

Milwaukee, which handed Golden State its first loss after 24 wins to open the season last Saturday, came into this game with a 10-17 mark.

Bucks coach Jason Kidd says he takes it as a compliment that Warriors fans are concerned with his team: “They took the time out to waste money on the T-shirt, which is cool.”

Warriors coach Luke Walton says he didn’t see the shirts in Milwaukee until watching highlights after but found them funny.