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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:36 pm
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It's about 7 weeks away from World Celebrity Pro-Am at Mission Hills Golf Club in Haikou.

So Yao Ming was busy to brush up his golf skills lately.

He was seen here practicing his golf swing and teeing yesterday.

Iain Roberts, an Executive Director of Mission Hills Group in charge of the club's golf academies expansion and development of international tournaments directly flew into Shanghai to give Big Yao clinics.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:52 pm
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NOT SURE IF you guys can watch this video outside of China.

A video of Iain Roberts, the Executive Director of Mission Hills Group, who used to be a professional golfer, trying to brush up Yao Ming's swinging/teeing skills.

http://www.iqiyi.com/sports/20120904/35 ... _eTime=239


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:39 am
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Found out WHY Yao Ming could not be in Beijing on September 7 (Friday) to receive his 2012 Men of the Year Award from GQ China.

He was in Zhuhai in Guangdong on that day to attend the opening ceremony of a Global Materials Transparent Factory of his endorser, Guangdong By-Health Co.,Ltd, one of China's largest nutritional supplement manufacturers/suppliers.

He was asked to speak a few words during the opening ceremony in his capacity as the Global Ambassador/Image Spokesperson for By-Health.

Yao Ming
said: "My personal creed is to strive to excel in everything I do. I think this should apply to any enterprises as well, and I believe Guangdong By-Health is also striving to excel in what they did.

From the stand point and perspective of a consumer, whether it is food or drugs, security should be of the utmost priority. Consumers would have confidence and less to worry if they are able to see everything transparent of the food or drugs they consumed, from raw materials sourcing, production processes and quality control and assurance. Therefore, as an ordinary consumer, I look forward to having more and more of such transparent factories for enterprises in the future for China which will be more transparent to us (consumers) and let us have more peace of mind."

After the opening ceremony, Yao Ming was guided and took a tour of the factory and the laboratories to learn about some of the production processes.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:31 am
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Yao Ming appeared today (September 10) in Shanghai to announce the launch of the 2012 Global Pambassadoe campaign.

The campaign, organized by Chengdu Panda Base and WildAid, sponsored by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Yao Foundation is a 3-month competition to develop global knowledge and awareness about giant panda conservation.

The aim of the campaign is to recruit 3 panda-lovers who are passionate about protecting the endangered species, and have a strong sense of social responsibility. These 3 individuals will serve in their official capacity as a "Chengdu Pambassador" for one year, and will be asked to participate in a "Global Panda Conservation Tour" in 2013 to visit pandas hosted in 11 countries and initiate local activities to raise awareness for endangered animal protection.

Unlike the successful 2010 program out of which 6 pambassadors were selected from more than 60,000 global conservation activists to become a panda care-taker at the Panda Base in Chengdu for one month, the focus of the 2012 program is shifted from panda breeding and rehabilitation in captivity to re-introduction into the wild.


Here are the official press release

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chengdu-b ... 00305.html

and photos at the launch in Shanghai today.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:38 am
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Yao Ming is such a busy man !!!

This morning (September 11), in his capacity as the Charity Ambassador for Shanghai, he attended the launch of "Open Your Eyes To See the World" 放眼看世界 charity campaign at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.


This year is the 20th anniversary for the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Instead of organizing large scale celebration, the bank decided to give back to the community/society by launching a charity campaign/project to subsidize the surgery expenses for children suffering from strabismus aka crossed eyes.

The subject charity campaign aims to provide surgical fee assistance for needy families of children with strabismus to correct their vision to help the children to have self-confidence and better future. The campaign will span over the next 3 years (2012-2014) to help more than 2,000 needy families of children undergoing surgery. Shanghai Pudong Development Bank will fund a total of about $ 6.5 million Renminbi, with most of them raised/donated by the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and its employees.

Phase 1 of the campaign will confine to Shanghai and Chongqing in Sichuan, and it is expected to cost about 2.5 Million Renminbi and will help more than 900 needy families of children. Then in the next 2 years, the campaign will be rolled out further to other cities of Guiyang, Kunming, Urumqi, Hohhot in mid-west China.

Representatives from the Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Children's Charity Foundation, Shanghai Municipal Health Bureau, Shanghai Children's Health Foundation, the First People's Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center, Chongqing City Charity Federation attended the launch this mroning.


Here are some photos at the launch this morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:51 am
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Yao Ming is currently in Perth, Australia with his team Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks.

For the second consecutive year, Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks is invited to participate in a 3-day Cable Beach Invitational Tournament in Broome.

3 other teams will also be participating including: Perth Wildcats, Singapore Slingers and another CBA team from China, Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.

Here are some photos of Yao Ming as a honorable guest in an activity this morning in Perth making new connections as well as old friend like Andrew Vlahov, a 4-time Australian Olympian who played for the Boomers at the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics, and currently the CEO and Managing Director of RV Sport, the premium sports and event marketing company that organized this Cable Beach Invitational. Vlahov is also the owner of the NBL Perth Wildcats franchise.

Yao Ming and Andrew Vlahov
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Yao Ming needs to do more for the sports system instead of just grinning randomly. Is he going to mentor some big Chinese players?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:09 am
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Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks beat Zhejiang Guangsha Lions 71 ~ 60 in their debut game in the 2012 Cable Beach Invitational yesterday in Broome.


Both team fielded 1 expat player. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions fielded their 7ft 3 Peter John Ramos, while Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks fielded one the two of their newly signed expats, the 25-year-old 6ft 6 Elijah Millsap, the younger brother of Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap, who played previously for NBDL Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Elijah Millsap
played well, scored 21 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 1 block shot in 24 minutes of play, and seemed to have adjusted and gelled easily into the Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks, which is coached by Dan Panaggio, ex head coach for NBDL Los Angeles D-Fenders.

It is Dan Panaggio who recommended and recruited Elijah Millsap to join the Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks.

And prior to the game, Yao Ming seemed itchy and competed shooting free throws with his buddy Liu Wei (who did not play in the game with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions) !!! :shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:21 am
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Prior to the game with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, the players of Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks conducted a short basketball clinics with small kids in Broome and had had some fun.

Here are photos from yesterday's activities including the very first photos of Yao Ming shooting his free throws since his retirement last July !!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:02 am
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Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks beat Singapore Slingers 49 ~ 40 in the second match in the Cable Beach Invitational Tournament yesterday.

After taking a 2-point lead (12 ~ 10) in 1Q, the Sharks were subdued to score only 5 points in 2Q, and trailed for most of 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter. They were behind by 9 points with 4 minutes left in 4Q, but they turned on their turbo, strengthened on their defense, rallied on a strong 13 ~ 2 run, and came from behind to have the last laugh over the Singapore Slingers.

Their new expat Elijah Millsap led all scorers with 13 points. Millsap was instrumental in Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks' comeback as he scored 8 of his 13 points in the final quarter. He also added 17 rebounds.

Max Zhang Zhaoxu
also did well to score 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 blocks.

Liu Wei
did not play, and Shanghai MAXXIS Sharks' 18-year-old point guard Zhang Yuan got his second consecutive start, and did okay to score 4 points and dished out 4 assists.


Here are photos of Yao Ming watching his team played vs Singapore Slingers by the courtside.



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