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Rashard Lewis

Rashard Quovon Lewis is an American former professional basketball player. Lewis entered the NBA directly from Alief Elsik High School, he rose to prominence in the NBA as a scorer with the Seattle SuperSonics, was a member of the Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Miami Heat. He garnered one with Seattle and another with Orlando. Lewis reached the NBA Finals three times, winning an NBA championship in 2013 as a member of the Heat. Despite being recruited by Florida State and Houston, Lewis bypassed college and opted for the 1998 NBA draft, wherein he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 32nd overall pick. At the time of his selection, he was the last player remaining in the "green room", where fifteen of the top draft prospects sit until their selection, he and teammate Ray Allen made Seattle a contender during the early 2000s. In 2001, Lewis was selected to play for the United States in the Goodwill Games, in which they won the gold medal. On October 31, 2003, Lewis scored a career-high 50 points to lead the SuperSonics to a 124–105 win over the Los Angeles Clippers to close out a two-game series in Saitama, Japan.

Lewis was named an All-Star in 2004–05. Lewis holds the SuperSonics' record for most three-pointers made, having passed Dale Ellis for second place on November 22, 2005, Gary Payton for first place on March 13, 2007, when Lewis made his 918th three-pointer in a game against the Detroit Pistons. After playing his first nine seasons for the Seattle SuperSonics, Lewis joined the Orlando Magic in July 2007, as he agreed to a six-year sign-and-trade deal worth $118 million. In his first season with the Magic, Lewis was moved from his usual small forward position to power forward; that year, he made 53 more three-pointers than his previous single-season record. During the playoffs, the Magic reached the second round, with Lewis contributing a 33-point performance against the Detroit Pistons in Orlando's only win of the series. Lewis was the Magic's top scorer in the playoffs and set personal records in points and assists. Lewis started the 2008–09 season as the team's second leading scorer, earning an appearance in the 2009 NBA All-Star Game.

In the 2009 NBA Playoffs, Lewis hit a game-winning shot in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, what he called the biggest shot of his career. The Magic won the series and advanced to the NBA Finals, where they were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. On August 6, 2009, Lewis was suspended without pay for the first ten games of the 2009–10 season after testing positive for a banned substance. On December 18, 2010, Lewis was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Gilbert Arenas. In 60 games for the Wizards over two seasons, Lewis averaged 9.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. On June 20, 2012, Lewis was traded, along with the 46th pick in the 2012 NBA draft, to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor. On June 30, 2012, the Hornets waived him. On July 11, 2012, Lewis signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat; the move reunited him with former Seattle teammate Ray Allen. The Heat finished the 2012–13 season with a league-best 66–16 record.

Lewis won his first NBA championship with the Heat's Finals series victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Lewis earned rave reviews from Heat coach Erik Spoelstra for the way he defended in Game 3 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers though he finished without a single point, assist or steal. Lewis worked his way into the starting lineup during the series, earning notoriety for helping the team despite a lack of impressive box score statistics in games 3 and 4. In Game 5 of the series, Lewis started again, scored 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting from behind the three-point line. In Game 6, Lewis scored 13 points as the Heat advanced to the NBA Finals; the Heat went on to lose the Finals to the San Antonio Spurs in five games. On July 19, 2014, Lewis signed with the Dallas Mavericks. However, just four days his contract was voided by the Mavericks after he failed his physical when it was discovered that his right knee required surgery. In 2017, Rashard joined the 3 Headed Monsters of the BIG3 basketball league, a team that included NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton as the head coach, teammates such as Jason Williams, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and Kwame Brown.

The 3 Headed Monsters went 7-1, reaching the Championship game, where they lost to undefeated Trilogy. Lewis was awarded MVP for the season. List of National Basketball Association career games played leaders List of National Basketball Association career 3-point scoring leaders Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com Rashard Lewis at nba.com Rashard Lewis on IMDb

Jorge Goeters

Jorge Goeters is a Mexican racecar driver. At the present time, Goeters competes full-time in the NASCAR Mexico Series in Mexico. In the past few years he competed at the international level on a limited basis, running a handful of races in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, NASCAR Busch Series, Champ Car World Series, A1 Grand Prix, Rolex Sports Car Series, he is known for winning the pole position for the inaugural Busch Series race in Mexico City. Goeters had an early start in motorsports, beginning in motocross at age 8, he won several championships in Mexico, as well as international events in this discipline, before making the move to auto racing in 1993. In 1996, he won his first national championship, in the Prototypes category; the next year he won the Mexican Trans-Am series, in 1998 he went to compete in the United States. In 1998, he had a successful debut season in the Indy Lights championship, in which he earned one Pole position, one track record, two top five, two top ten finishes. Back in his homeland, he won the Mexican Formula 2 Championship in 2001, the MasterCard Truck Series Championship in 2002.

In 2004 he took part in the inaugural season of the Desafío Corona stock car series, finished 4th in the championship. 2005 was a eventful year for Goeters, as he won the championship in the Desafío Corona series, made his NASCAR and Grand-Am debut, as well as his lone start in the Champ Car World Series. Goeters won a popular pole position in his NASCAR Busch Series debut at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, driving the No. 66 Canel's/Scotiabank Ford Taurus for Brewco Motorsports. He led 24 laps, but had to retire from the race with an engine failure, he ran two more Busch Series races in 2005, driving the No. 32 Chevy for Braun Racing, with a best result of 9th at Watkins Glen International. He contested a Champ Car race in Monterrey, Mexico for PKV Racing, but had to retire with mechanical problems on Lap 24, he made his lone NASCAR Nextel Cup Series start at Watkins Glen, driving the No. 50 Dodge for Arnold Motorsports. He led some laps during the race, but finished 35th as a result of small contact in the closing laps.

In 2005, he competed in the Rolex Sports Car Series event at Watkins Glen. After his success in the 2005 season, Goeters looked to continue his career in the United States, in 2006 the announcement was made that he would drive for a new team in the Busch Series, Latin American Racing. Still, Goeters took part in a handful of races in the Busch Series, he returned to run the Mexico City race with Brewco, finishing 14th, joined Jay Robinson Racing to drive the No. 49 Ford. He finished 41st at Bristol and 24th at Nashville, but failed to qualify at Las Vegas, Texas and Richmond in the team's underpowered car. Goeters left the team, made another start in the season finale at Homestead, driving the No. 63 car for Spraker Racing Enterprises, but retired with mechanical problems. In 2007, Goeters competed in the NASCAR Busch Series as a road course ringer, he ran at Mexico City, Watkins Glen, Montreal, with strong qualifying performances in the three races. However, his only good finish came at home.

He competed in the Rolex Sports Car Series race at Mexico City, in the opening event of the A1 Grand Prix series for Team Mexico. He drove full-time in the NASCAR Corona Series, in which he won a race at Guadalajara and finished 6th in the championship. In 2008, he returned to run full-time in Mexico, finished 6th in the NASCAR Corona Series, driving the No. 4 car. During the 97th lap of a 100-lap Corona Series race at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed in Amozoc, Puebla, on June 14, 2009, Goeters made contact with Carlos Pardo, which caused the latter to lose control of his car and impact against a barrier sideways at over 200 km/h causing the disintegration of the car and Pardo's death; as the race was over the time limit, the standings of the previous lap were taken into account and Pardo was posthumously declared winner. Goeters is part of a racing family that includes his brothers Patrick and Eduardo, who have competed in several categories in Mexico, including the NASCAR Corona Series. = Team standings.

Jorge Goeters driver statistics at Racing-Reference

Languages of Sri Lanka

Several languages are spoken in Sri Lanka within the Indo-European and Austronesian families. Sri Lanka accords official status to Tamil; the languages spoken on the island nation are influenced by the various languages in India and Southeast Asia. Arab settlers and the colonial powers of Portugal, the Netherlands and Britain have influenced the development of modern languages in Sri Lanka; as per 2016, the Sinhala language is spoken by the Sinhalese people, who constitute 74.9% of the national population and total about 16.6 million. It uses the Sinhala abugida script, derived from the ancient Brahmi script; the Veddah people, totaling 2,500 in 2002, speaks the Veddah language, of which the origin is debated. The Tamil language is spoken by Sri Lankan Tamils, as well as by Tamil migrants from the neighboring Indian state of Tamil Nadu and by most Sri Lankan Moors. Tamil speakers number around 4.7 million. There are more than 40,000 speakers of the Sri Lankan Malay language English in Sri Lanka is fluently spoken by 23.8% of the population, used for official and commercial purposes.

It is the native language of 74,000 people in urban areas. A handful of the 3,400 people of Portuguese descent speak Sri Lankan Portuguese creole; the Muslim community in Sri Lanka uses Arabic for religious purposes. Used nowadays is Arwi, a written register of Tamil that uses the Arabic script and has extensive lexical influences from Arabic. Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, Sri Lanka Department of Official Languages, Sri Lanka Ethnologue report for Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Country Studies