Work hoarse?

first_img Comments are closed. Work hoarse?On 1 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. More and more people use their voice at work whether in a call centre or aclassroom.  This presents a challenge theOH team which needs to help workers develop strategies to look after theirvocal health.  By Carey Gardner In modern societies about one third of the labour force works in professionsin which the voice is the primary tool. And this number is in- creasing withthe development of new employment arenas such as telephone banking and callcentres. Recent research has suggested that teachers, trainers and instructorscomprise a large proportion of the population who seek help and therapy forvoice disorders. Although voice problems are common, they are most common inprofessions where there is a heavy vocal loading, for example, prolonged voiceuse, long speaking distances and in the presence of background noise1. Smith et al2 found that schoolteachers report voice problems at a rate ofnearly three times that of a randomly selected group of individuals who workedin a variety of other occupations2. The voice is the primary instrument of communication for humans bothsocially and in the workplace. Although rarely life-threatening, voice problemscan have a tremendous impact on daily life3. According to Perkins, because the human voice is a powerful indicator of anindividual’s physical and emotional health, personality, identity and aestheticorientation as well as an acoustic signal for speech, singing, drama andemotional expression, voice disorders may exert a profound effect on affectedindividuals4. Voice disorders can result from many causes including disease processes, congenitalabnormalities, faulty use of the vocal mechanism, and psychogenic causes. Themajority of voice disorders are due to the latter two factors, that isfunctional rather than organic causes5. Koufman6 suggests that the voice in actuality is the entire person, sinceany abnormality of the psyche or soma can give rise to an abnormality of thevoice. Therefore, the voice is a measure of a person’s overall sense ofwell-being. He also claims that traditional medicine has created a dichotomousmodel of disease – organic versus functional – but many voice disorders can beboth organic and functional simultaneously. However, this dichotomy has littlerelevance to understanding the management of voice disorders. The causes of voice change Voice changes appear to be associated with vocalisations that occur overlong periods of time, at a high volume, at an unusual pitch, with excessive orinappropriate tension, in the presence of unhealthy vocal fold tissue or due toa combination of these factors7. Over the past 10 years there have been several studies that have sought toidentify the nature, frequency and risk factors that contribute to voicesymptoms experienced by teachers. However, research is important in identifyingrisk factors for any profession where there is a heavy vocal loading andenvironmental risk factors. A survey by Sapir et al8, which was designed to assess the prevalence andimpact of voice loss, suggested that it was prevalent among teachers. More thanhalf of teachers suffered more than three voice symptoms, and these symptomsadversely affected their ability to teach effectively. Teachers also felt thattheir voice was a chronic source of frustration or stress to them8. In research by Smith et al2 teachers complained that teaching had an adverseimpact on their voices, and 39 per cent had cut down on their teachingactivities as a result. Further research on teachers in comparison to individuals working in otheroccupations, suggested that teachers are at a high risk for disability fromvoice disorders and that this health problem may have significant work-relatedand economic effects: 20 per cent of teachers but only 4 per cent ofnon-teachers had missed work due to voice problems2. A group of aerobics instructors were studied by Long et al9. Results showedthat a significant number of instructors experienced partial or complete voiceloss during and after instruction, as well as increased episodes of hoarsenessand sore throats unrelated to illness. Several studies indicate teaching produces a high risk of voice symptoms,and that the problem is related to vocally abusive behaviours associated withthe occupation. This health problem may have significant work-related andeconomic effects on the affected individual. The working environment Individuals who use their speaking voice as the main instrument of theirprofession are often required to speak for prolonged periods where optimalvoice quality and projection is demanded, in environments which are notconducive, and where they are required to place exceptional and continualdemands on their voices in stressful circumstances. Noise Background noise can be significant in the development of vocal symptoms.Individuals will increase the volume of their voice in noisy situations inorder to be heard. Therefore, vocal intensity and the consequential strainincrease proportionately in order to communicate effectively in noisyenvironments10. Humidity and temperature A hot dry environment can be detrimental to the voice and humidification maybe required, especially during the winter. Dehydration should be avoided sincethis can affect the vocal process and it is important to have access todrinking water to lubricate the vocal system. Pace of work and job content Prolonged periods of using the voice can contribute to vocal fatigue. Notall vocal demands are of equal importance. Therefore a schedule of work thatleaves room for voice rest and recovery should be developed. If workers are suffering vocal problems and throat symptoms due to thenature of their work this has important implications from an occupationalhealth point of view since employers have responsibilities under legislationsuch as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health andSafety at Work Regulations 1992. This legislation requires employers to carryout systematic health and safety inspections of their premises and practicesand to identify any risks or hazards to their workers arising from thosepremises or practices. Employers are then required to take action to eliminatethe risks and hazards to health identified, or reduce them as far as is reasonablypracticable. Remedial action could apply to environmental considerations such as roomacoustics, speaking duration, distance, humidity and noise levels. Combined with remedial environmental changes, where required, and areduction in risk factors associated with vocal abuse and overuse, thedevelopment of health education programmes focusing on the voice may help to preventthe development of voice symptoms. Education would increase awareness of the factors that affect voice health,and encourage workers to become more attentive to the risk factors that lead tovocal fatigue and discomfort. Chan has detailed a programme of vocal hygiene education. This programmeincludes: – Education on the anatomy and physiology of the vocal system – Explanation of vocal abuses, talking loudly, forced whispering, forexample – Lifestyle behaviours that can affect voice health – smoking, caffeine, andalcohol, for instance – Education on healthy vocal use including strategies to maintain order, bynon-vocal signals such as clapping, which aims to conserve the voice – Moving closer to the target audience to alleviate the need for strenuousvocal effort11. The impact of a voice disorder on an individual is considered immeasurable,and the resulting symptoms such as vocal fatigue, hoarseness, voice loss anddiscomfort of the throat, can affect a worker’s ability to function andtherefore may have significant work-related and economic effects. Voice dysfunction can lead to increased sickness absence, reduced effectivenessand may in severe circum- stances, lead to the individual leaving employment. Clear evidence is emerging from a number of recent studies for developmentof strategies and educational programmes for the maintenance of voice health. The voice is the primary instrument of one-third of the labour force and assuch every effort should be made to protect it. References1. Vilkman E (2000) Voice problems at work: a challenge for occupationalsafety and health arrangement. Folia Phoniatr Logop 52(1-3):120. 2. Smith E, Lemke J, Taylor M, Kirchner HL, Hoffman H (1998) Frequency ofvoice problems among teachers and other occupations. Journal Voice, 2(4):480-8.3. Garrett.CG, Ossoff RH (1999) Hoarseness. Medical Clinics of NorthAmerica, 83 (1):115-123. 4. Perkins WH (1971) Vocal function: a behavioural analysis. In:Travis LE,ed. Handbook of speech, pathology and audiology. New York: Appleton-CenturyCrofts. 5. Herrington-Hall BL, Lee L, Stemple JC, Niemi KR, McHone M (1988)Description of laryngeal pathologies by age, sex and occupation in a treatmentseeking sample. .Journal of Speech & Hearing Disorders, 53:57-64. 6.Koufman, James A. Medicine in the vocal arts. Center for Voice Disordersof Wake Forest University. http://www.bgsm.edu/voice/medicine_vocal_arts.html 7. Gotaas C, Starr CD (1993) Vocal fatigue among teachers. Folia Phoniatr(Basel), 45(3):120-1. 8. Sapir S, Keidar A, Mathers-Schmidt B (1993) Vocal attrition in teachers: surveyfindings.European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 28 (2): 177. 9. Long J, Williford HN, Olson MS, Wolfe. (1998) Voice problems and riskfactors among aerobics instructors. Journal Voice, 12(2):197-207. 10. Rontal E, Rontal M, Jacob HJ, Rolnick MI (1979) Vocal cord dysfunction –an industrial health hazard. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol,88(pt 1):818-21. 11. Chan RW (1994) Does the voice improve with vocal hygiene education? Astudy of some instrumental voice measures in a group of kindergarten teachers.Journal Voice, 8(3):279-91. Carey Gardner RGN, BA(hons), BSc OHN (Bristol) Specialist NursePractitioner is a health adviser for Bupa Wellness (Cardiff) The manifestation of voice disordersVocal fatigue a problem that begins to occur as the speaking dayprogresses and which worsens during the dayLaryngeal fatigue affects the physical sensations and effort andperceptual quality of voice productionHoarseness a term used to describe a change in a person’s normalvoice quality or change in normal pitch, vocal abuse is one of the most commoncauses of hoarseness and can lead to other vocal pathologies such as vocalnodulesAphonia loss of voiceOdynophonia pain and soreness in the throat with prolonged vocal useVoice break or voce “crack”A loss of pitch range Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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‘Great Gatsby’ Book Sales Soar as Film Debut Nears

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York ‘The Great Gatsby,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel, which is considered by many an American masterpiece.When a film or television adaption of a popular novel hits screens, book sales frequently experience a spike, breathing new life into fading titles and allowing more acclaimed pieces to indulge in the brief hysteria brought on by Hollywood’s obsession to recreate—many times unsuccessfully—a beloved bestseller.But what happens when the piece of literature is one of the great American novels that’s graced bestseller lists for more than eight decades and has been read by millions—whether as required reading at a high school or college, or simply for leisure—before there was any hint of a new film? Are there still people out there clamoring to get their hands on the paperback or e-book?If the novel is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s nearly century-old The Great Gatsby, set on Long Island, then the answer is a resounding “yes.”“Historically, when a movie based on a book comes out we usually see a jump in the sales of the book,” Sara Nelson, editorial director of books and Kindle at Amazon.com, said in an email. “However, with The Great Gatsby we’ve seen a much larger jump than we usually see.”To put Gatsby’s recurring dominance over the book publishing world in perspective, print books sales have quadrupled compared to what they were last April on Amazon.com. Its Kindle sales are also skyrocketing. Amazon’s e-book sales are 10 times what they were this time last year, Nelson said. As of Thursday, The Great Gatsby was the No. 1 selling book on Amazon.com and No. 3 on Kindle’s bestseller list.Brick and mortar retailers, such as Barnes & Noble and local independent bookstores, can also testify to Gatsby’s renewed hot streak. Apparently, people just can’t get enough of the opulence and lavish lifestyle of the Roaring ’20s that Fitzgerald depicts in the 88-year-old novel.“This is a perennial bestseller without the movie attention, but the attention has helped sales significantly,” Patricia Bostelman, vice president of marketing for Barnes & Noble, said in a statement.Gatsby is doing so well that Huntington’s Book Revue has had to increase the number of copies it sells, said one worker who picked up the phone at the shop.At The Dolphin Bookshop, a Port Washington staple, the enthusiasm for the new film, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, is palpable.“Sales have picked up,” said Dolphin staffer Andrea Kaminsky, who just moments earlier sold the book to a local book club eager to read the novel in anticipation of the film. “It is talked about a little more than usual.”Long Islanders are also relishing in pre-release celebration of the film because the novel is set in their backyards. The story plays out on LI’s Gold Coast and it is said that a once-ritzy Sands Point mansion that has since been razed was the inspiration for the book. Baz Luhrmann, the movie’s director, is expected to highlight a red carpet event before a pre-release screening in Port Washington next Wednesday. The movie is set to be released Friday, May 10.“The thought that it’s right here, this is where it happened,” adds to the excitement, said Kaminsky, adding that a customer came into the store and proclaimed, “We’re in Gatsby country!”Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan pictured in the film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” (Photo: Warner Bros.)Book sellers are also looking to cash in on the movie’s buzz by introducing a redesigned movie tie-in version of the book featuring DiCaprio and other cast members on the cover. It will no doubt add to the book’s already impressive showing on bestseller lists, but not even one of Hollywood’s most decorated actors can compete with the original Gatsby and its iconic cover.“Currently, the traditional paperback edition of the book is outselling the movie tie-in edition by a wide margin,” Amazon’s Nelson said.So what is it about Gatsby, widely considered Fitzgerald’s best work, that has made it such an American classic?“The most obvious thing, it may sound really simplistic, it’s one of the most beautifully written novels in existence,” said Paula Uruburu, professor of literature and film at Hofstra University.“It captures really the spirit of America at its most giddy moment in the ‘20s,” she continued. “In some ways it’s interesting because it came out at of such a specific period but it’s really timeless because it’s so much about American culture and human nature, too.”“Gatsby represents the materialism and the idealism of the American dream,” added her colleague, Scott Harshbarger, associate professor of English at Hofstra. “He’s a self-made man who adopts an opulent lifestyle and throws lavish parties all to pursue a romantic ideal conceived in his youth. That the story ends tragically suggests that there is something hollow about the American dream, even though the tragedy itself continues to compel and inspire.”If the novel’s history of success is any indication, Luhrmann’s film should rake in millions at the box office, simply by riding the book’s coattails.Uruburu can’t get enough Gatsby. She has taught the novel at Hofstra for more than 20 years and she’s never grown tired of it.“I never do,” she said with a laugh.last_img read more

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Ellsworth boys, girls race past Orono in openers

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 ELLSWORTH — With the long wait for basketball season behind them, the Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ basketball teams marked their much-anticipated returns to the court in style.Ellsworth’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams rolled to decisive road wins against Orono over the weekend to begin their respective seasons 1-0. The wins marked refreshing returns to the court for both Ellsworth teams, which ended their 2016-17 seasons on losing streaks with losses in the prelims.The Ellsworth girls’ team took to the floor Friday night and sprinted out to a 20-6 lead in the first quarter. From there, the Eagles were able to coast to a 57-35 victory.Trinity Montigny and Katelynn Bagley combined for 23 points for Ellsworth (1-0), which got contributions from nearly every player on the roster throughout the course of the game. Ten of the Eagles’ 12 players scored, and the visitors shut down Orono on defense to secure the win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It was a pleasant surprise because you never know how well it’s going to go for you in that first game,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “Any time you hit seven 3s, you’re going to be in the driver’s seat. We’re normally a team that tries to pound the ball inside a little more, but we had all those open looks and made them count.”Prior to the season, Ellsworth players pointed to Orono as a measuring stick for the team’s potential. The Eagles’ 29-21 win over the Red Riots last year was a major part of their late-season turnaround, and with four straight road games coming up later this month, Pooler saw the game as a sign of what his team can do going forward.“From our starters to our bench, everybody did their jobs,” Pooler said. “When you can get that type of effort, hustle and shot making against a solid team in your first game, that’s always a huge, huge plus.”Less than 24 hours later, Ellsworth’s boys’ team registered an equally impressive win when it defeated a defending Class B North runner-up Orono squad 64-47. The game was moved from its original 5 p.m. start time to 3 p.m. as a result of the impending snowstorm that blanketed much of the state Saturday evening.Just as the girls’ team had done the night before, the visiting Eagles took the lead early and held on the rest of the way. Zach Harris scored 35 points in the much-needed win, which snapped a losing streak of four games dating back to last season.Sophomore Jackson Curtis was Ellsworth’s second-leading scorer with 16 points. Jared Hamilton added four points, and Brad Smith, Connor Crawford and Sam Giffin had three each.The Ellsworth boys were originally scheduled to play again Tuesday night, but their home opener against Old Town was pushed back to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 13, prior to the girls’ game at 7 p.m. Inclement weather made travel conditions Tuesday unsafe for the visiting Coyotes.After the games against Old Town, the boys’ and girls’ teams will return to action this weekend for rivalry matchups when they head on the road to face George Stevens Academy. The boys’ game begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and the girls’ game tips off that time the following day.Update: The doubleheader between Ellsworth and Old Town scheduled for Wednesday was postponed following Regional School Unit 34’s decision to cancel school for weather-related reasons. The boys’ game will be made up at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, and the girls’ game will be made up that time Dec. 21. Latest Postscenter_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

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Four local football teams begin NCS playoff campaign on home turf this weekend

first_imgEureka >> The rain has arrived on the North Coast this week, and the same can be said when it comes to the start of the North Coast Section football playoffs.Four out of the five local teams involved in postseason play this year will not only be in action this weekend, but all four of them will be playing within Humboldt County lines. Both Fortuna and Arcata host first-round games tonight, while Big 5 champion Eureka and Ferndale will open things up at Albee Stadium and Coach Carlson Wildcat …last_img

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New racing season opens with a bang

first_imgThe season-opening night at the Redwood Acres Raceway did not disappoint on Saturday, with a thrilling race in the Super Six Challenge Series Late Models.Mic Moulton took the checkered flag in the 50-lap feature, but had to hold off Northern California racing legend Jim Walker over the final few laps as the latter appeared to be closing the gap.David Henderson had a solid night and placed third.Walker showed everyone how it’s done in qualifying with a fast time of 15.685. Scott Baker won the …last_img

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Too Busy to Read This? Save it for Later with ReadItLater’s Newest Service

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Other Digest features include an “edit topics” option that lets you create your own categories and a sharing feature that allows you publicize your digest for others to read. Future Plans: ReadItLater for iPad and Premium ServicesFor now, the Digest is free for all beta testers on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, in a few weeks, the new Digest option will transform into a subscription-based premium service. Those who use ReadItLater’s free service will be presented with just a simple list of headlines as before while the Digest will only be available to subscribers. Pricing for the service will be announced in the coming weeks.Weiner says this represents “a very good taste of what to expect from ReadItLater on the iPad,” hinting at the service’s future offering for users of Apple’s highly anticipated slate computer. Those interested in beta testing the Digest feature can sign up at http://readitlaterlist.com/digest to try the new service for themselves. sarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… ReadItLater, the company behind the Web browser add-ons and mobile applications that let busy Web surfers mark articles for later reading, has just released a new service that will make it easier for you to finally catch up on your saved items. Before, as you browsed the Web (either via desktop or mobile), you could use ReadItLater to accumulate a list of items you didn’t have the time for at the moment. This was especially helpful for when you came across longer, thought-provoking articles – the kind you really wanted to sink your teeth into by devouring them word-for-word. Unfortunately, the ability to quickly tap a button to add something to your reading list was so easy – perhaps too easy – that users ended up with long, unwieldy lists of saved content. Now ReadItLater is introducing a new Digest feature which helps you get caught up by automatically sorting and organizing articles for you. Digest: Imposing Order on the Chaos of Unread ItemsReadItLater’s creator Nate Weiner calls the new Digest “Read It Later with a brain.” Instead of being presented with a simple list of headlines as you were before, the Digest organizes all your articles and groups them into topics. Its layout is somewhat reminiscent of Feedly, the popular start page made up of your Google Reader RSS feeds and Twitter posts. Like Feedly, which organizes topics by Google Reader folder names and tags, the Digest also employs a categorization system of sorts. The difference is, in ReadItLater’s case, that filtering and organization is performed automatically with no extra effort required on your part.Articles you saved about the latest gadgets would end up in one section, for example, and those about politics would end up in another. Even if you’re typically focused on just one topic – like, let’s say technology – the Digest is able to break down those similar articles by sub-category. Tags:#Product Reviews#Real World#web Case in point – my digest. All the articles are focused on tech but are broken up into categories like “mobile,” “Apple,” “business,” and “advertising.” The sorting algorithm slips up a little though and creates one page of “Technology” articles – well, that would be all of them, wouldn’t it? It also oddly categorizes a CNet article about Google Buzz’s privacy issues under “advertising.” Still, even with these small misfires, this new organized homepage – like a personal TechMeme of saved content, makes it much easier to know where to begin attacking your long list of unread items.Interacting with Articles and other FeaturesWhen you click on an item to read it, it pops up in a separate overlay window on the screen. Options at the top let you see “more” or “less” of the article or you can click “original” to be redirected to the website where the article was first posted. And as before, you clear an item off the list by clicking the check mark.last_img read more

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Ladon suffers stunning loss to Kazakh in world championship

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Rogen Ladon.Rogen Ladon bid in the 17th AIBA World Championship came to a sudden halt as he suffered a stunning split decision defeat to Zhomart Yerzhan of Kazakhstan at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.Seeded fifth in the light flyweight tourney and already getting a bye in the round-of-16, Ladon had a tough time dispatching his Kazakh foe as he was matched with a feisty challenger from the start.ADVERTISEMENT The referee called Yerzhan’s attention numerous times in the match for clinching and using his arms to ward off the 2015 bronze medalist, but despite the warnings, the bout went on, with Yerzhan possibly earning points solely for his grit.Not helping Ladon’s case was him failing to land his power punches, which could have helped his case when the match went to the scorecards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith Ladon bowing out early, the Philippines’ hopes are left on the shoulders of Dannel Maamo in the flyweight division.However, his path to the championship is expected to be a rocky one as he braces for top-seed Yosvany Veitia of Cuba. View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games PH fights for gold in men’s squash LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Dennis Smith returns after trade drama as Mavs beat Clippers 106-98

first_imgDallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) drives against LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. The Mavericks won 106-98. (AP Photo/LM Otero)DALLAS — Dennis Smith Jr. faked a pass and hit a layup in one sweeping motion a few minutes before Luka Doncic dribbled behind his back at the free-throw line and drove for a left-handed layup.The Dallas Mavericks are back to trying to figure out how to make the two young stars fit in the same backcourt.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Usain Bolt hanging up boots on football dream View comments UP NEXTClippers: At Miami on Wednesday, with LA trying to avoid getting swept in two-game season series for second straight year.Mavericks: Both of this season’s meetings with the Pistons are in the coming week, Friday in Dallas and Jan. 31 in Detroit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Patrick Beverley scored 16 points while Avery Bradley and Lou Williams had 15 apiece for the Clippers, who lost for the sixth time in seven games coming off a win in San Antonio that ended a season-long five-game losing streak.The Clippers missed 16 straight shots in the second half, including their last 15 of the third quarter. But they still led 88-83 in the fourth before going 4 of 16 to finish the game. They shot 36 percent overall.“We had wide-open shots tonight. They just didn’t go in,” coach Doc Rivers said. “So every once in a while you’ll have that game.”Harrison Barnes stopped a recent 3-point shooting slump by making three of five from long range, including one for the biggest Dallas lead at nine points with less than a minute remaining. Barnes scored 20 points in just the third win in 10 games for the Mavericks.Smith and Doncic shared the floor for the final 2:14, with Smith starting that stretch with a long pass to Jordan for the dunk. Soon after, Doncic worked methodically for a jumper for a 101-93 lead with 1:22 to go.TIP-INSClippers: Williams returned after missing two games with a hamstring issue. He was 5 of 16 from the field, including 1 of 6 from 3. … Leading scorer Danilo Gallinari missed his second straight game with back spasms.Mavericks: G Wesley Matthews made one of four from 3-point range and needs two more to become the first undrafted player with 1,500 career 3-pointers. … Doncic had seven rebounds and six assists. … Dirk Nowitzki, in his record 21st season with the same franchise, made two of four from long range and finished with eight points. The 40-year-old played 10 minutes, right on his season average.ROUGH SHOOTING IN WINDoncic and Smith struggled from long range, combining to go 1 of 14 with several shots that missed the rim. Doncic had his third straight rough shooting night, going 5 of 15 to put him at 14 of 46 (30 percent) over the past three games. Smith was 6 of 17. Smith was the unquestioned starting point guard during a solid rookie season, but Doncic brings many of the same qualities, more polished because of the 19-year-old rookie sensation’s experience as a young pro in Europe. The Slovenian is Dallas’ leading scorer.After missing six games under increasingly questionable circumstances with trade talk percolating, Smith returned — and was immediately restored as a starter by Carlisle alongside Doncic, who matched Smith with 17 points.“It shouldn’t happen,” Doncic said of the absence of a teammate he considers a friend. “It’s bad for a team.”Smith stayed away for three games — the previous home game last Wednesday and a two-game road trip. Back stiffness was the official reason for the first three games Smith missed, but that changed to illness while he was absent. Carlisle said on his radio show last week that he believed Smith’s representatives were advising him to stay away.“It was tough,” Smith said, changing the topic to the game for each question about his absence. “But you know things happen. We got a win tonight and that’s the important thing.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds in his return after a week away from the team amid trade talk, and the Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-98 on Tuesday night.Smith had two of his four assists on a layup and alley-oop dunk in the fourth quarter for DeAndre Jordan, who had 13 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in his third game against the team with which the 6-foot-11 center from Texas spent his first 10 seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I thought he was great, just really tremendous, and everything we needed: speed, attacking, shot-making, a couple of amazing assists,” coach Rick Carlisle said of Smith. “It has been tough for him, being away from his teammates, and he played one of his best games since he has been here.”A 21-year-old in his second season, Smith’s future and role with the Mavericks is already in doubt because of the sudden emergence of Doncic. 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