James has triple-double, Cavs beat Hornets for 7th straight

first_imgTIP-INSHornets: G Nicolas Batum (bruised left elbow) was unavailable after being re-injured Wednesday against Washington and is day to day. He has only played in five games because of elbow injuries. Lamb returned to the starting lineup in Batum’s spot. … Charlotte’s only road win came against Memphis on Oct. 30.Cavaliers: Rose sustained his injury while driving to the basket on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s averaging 14.3 points in his first season with Cleveland. … G Iman Shumpert (sore left knee) could return Monday after missing his third straight game.UP NEXTHornets: Host San Antonio on Saturday.Cavaliers: Travel to Philadelphia on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After Smith split a pair from the line, both teams missed 3-point attempts and Charlotte called time with 11.1 seconds left. Jeremy Lamb missed a 3-pointer after the Hornets inbounded at midcourt and the rebound was tapped out to Kemba Walker, but his 3-point attempt fell well short.For Black Friday, the Cavaliers wore black uniforms. Cleveland also wore black jerseys when it won the first championship in franchise history, but the current edition is minus the sleeves from Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneJames also switched from yellow to black shoes after scoring six points in the first half.Smith had 16 points, while Kevin Love had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, drives past Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James had 27 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists, J.R. Smith made the tiebreaking free throw with 48 seconds left, and the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to seven straight with a 100-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.James had season highs in rebounds and assists in his 57th career triple-double. He’s 41-6 in the regular season against Charlotte and the Cavaliers have won 12 of 13, including eight straight against the Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Tim Tebow working out, preparing for Year 2 in pro baseball OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Dwight Howard had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte, which fell to 1-8 on the road. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marvin Williams scored 17 points for the Hornets, whose three-game winning streak ended.Howard’s free throw broke a 93-all tie after Love was called for a blocking foul. Love thought he established position in the lane and waved his hand in disgust following the call.Howard added two free throws and Kidd-Gilchrist’s layup following James’ turnover pushed the lead to 98-93.James made a foul shot and converted a three-point play, cutting the lead to one. Kidd-Gilchrist hit a free throw but James scored on a drive that tied the game with 1:48 left.Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose left the team earlier this week to handle a personal matter. Coach Tyronn Lue expects Rose, who has played in just seven of Cleveland’s 19 games this season because of a left ankle injury, to return to the team.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Back’s fine as Federer serves up warning to rivals

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Heat erase 5-point deficit in 34 seconds, stun Hornets Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Federer was struck down with back trouble last year when he lost to Alexander Zverev in the final of the Montreal Masters and subsequently withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters. But on the evidence of his form in the year’s opening Grand Slam in Melbourne, he looks back to his serving bestFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 36-year-old said the renewed freedom in his back was contributing to the improvement in his serving.“Just the back being fine again,” Federer said after beating Gasquet. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Switzerland’s Roger Federer waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after losing to Belgium’s David Goffin during their men’s singles semi-final match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 18, 2017.David Goffin won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKRoger Federer says he is regaining the rhythm and consistency of his silky serve following his recovery from a back injury as he steps up the defense of his Australian Open title.The Swiss maestro moved into the last 16 with a commanding straight sets win over Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Saturday with his serving game a feature.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I think right now I’m fine again. Look, bad backs always come and go I think for all of us players.“You just have to deal with it as good as possible. You hope they don’t hit you at the wrong times, and that when it does hit you, you get over it very quickly.”Federer enters the second week of the Australian Open with a round of 16 encounter against erstwhile training partner, Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “The problem is, when you have back issues, when you’re scared or you don’t have the confidence in your body.“It robs you by of say 20 or 30 percent of your capabilities maybe on that particular shot only, but it’s enough to make you almost half the player that you normally are.“Sometimes it takes time. When it hurts, it hurts. It’s just not point-for-point mentality because it’s difficult. Finally when you’re free again, you find better zones, more consistency.”Federer said serving consistency was a big thing in top-level tennis of fine margins between players.“Can you serve like this for five hours? That’s the goal. When you’re carrying an injury, clearly it’s tougher,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

What is there to celebrate?

first_imgDear Editor,Burnham told us that the word Mashramani was coined from an Amerindian term meaning “play after work”; but, in essence, what is there to play? What is there to celebrate? When a sizable section of our working people are out of a job and nothing by way of an income to finance their families, the question needs to be asked again: What is there to celebrate? This is the stark reality of a Guyanese existence.Soon after taking office, over 2000 Amerindian brothers and sisters was fired. Those of our original Guyanese brethren were dismissed for no apparent reason, the only sensible reason was that they were hired during the PPP/C time in office, and as such were branded party supporters. You are speaking of ordinary people who were eking out a living just like anybody else, with no political strings attached. And even if they had political lineage, aren’t they entitled to have one?Soon after, the Government began the dismantling of the sugar industry, closing four estates and firing near 7,000 workers, with the excuse again that the industry was a drain on the public purse.So where was the drain on the public purse when you could have bloated the same system with more individuals than their former employer? Again, this is the good life that the PNC-led coalition wants us to believe in.Further to our discussion is the fact that when news came to us that Government is mulling the idea of the reopening of the sugar estates and the rehiring of the dismissed workers, this came to us as good news. However, we are now of the understanding that this is not so, only two of the four estates would be reopening, and a handful of workers rehired. This Government has done it again — using taxpayers’ money to first rehabilitate those two estates, then practically giving them away.Finally, ours is a miserable existence in this part of the globe fashioned and left for dead under a vindictive, spiteful and uncaring regime.So, during this period of so-called celebration, our country is mourning; mourning that we are ever so divided and pauperized by an evil regime. In reality, there is nothing to celebrate.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

‘Waterways Project Improves Lives in Slum Communities’

first_imgContract workers of the Beaches & Waterways Project in New Kru Town have said that they are able to care for their families with the meager salaries they earn from the project.Interviews conducted at the conclusion of the disbursement of four months of arrears at the First International Bank branch on Bushrod Island in Monrovia last week revealed that through the project they are able to provide life’s basic necessities for their families.The contractors said despite the tension in the wake of the Christmas season, the FiBank on Bushrod Island understood their anxieties and worked with them to get their arrears, even after the festive season. “I have been with the project for the last three years,” said an older woman, who identified herself as Anita Doe, “I am able to find food and do a little selling for myself.”Another female worker and a widow, identified only as Ms. Togba, said she is a grandmother of five children. “It is through this work that I care for them and myself.”Many of the young women workers said they are single parents who don’t have any financial support other than what they earn from working with the Beaches & Waterways Project. A majority of the young workers are students, some at various universities, including the University of Liberia.The project now has a total number of 1,701, from a previous total of 1,900. The Borough of New Kru Town has 550 workers, according to Senior Monitor for New Kru Town and Chairman of the Project, Android Young Jr.Young said there are 435 workers from West Point, 335 from ELWA and 381 from Mamba Point.He said the project has made positive impact on the lives of the workers and they are grateful to President Sirleaf, through Mr. Binyah Kesselly (Commissioner, Liberia Maritime Authority), for initiating the project to reclaim Monrovia’s beaches that were polluted with human waste. Young told the Daily Observer in an interview at the Beaches and Waterways Project that the project could not have come at a better time, and expressed the workers’ appreciation to President Sirleaf, Commissioner Binyah Kesselly and former project manager Cecelia Cuffy-Brown for the initiative, and how it has been handled.Commissioner Kesselly had described the project as “reclaiming our beaches one community at a time.”President Sirleaf declared that she “wants to make Liberia a maritime nation by keeping our beaches clean, healthy and attractive” through the Beaches & Waterways Project. The project now has an annual budget to be managed by the Ministry of Youth & Sports.The army of contract workers has helped reclaim Monrovia’s beaches and also reduced a number of preventable diseases in slum communities, residents told the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gender, Social Inclusion Policy to be implemented by year end

first_imgSocial Protection Minister Amna Ally on Tuesday announced that the Government is working to ensure that a National Gender and Social Inclusion Policy can be implemented before year end. This policy is intended tackle negative economic, cultural and social practices that hampers equality.“The National Gender and Social Inclusion Policy is expected to be implemented during the second quarter of 2019 and will aim to mainstream gender issues into all sectors in order to eliminate all negative, economic, social and cultural practices that impede equality and equity,” the Minister explained.She added that the policy is likely to strengthen links between the Government, non-governmental organisations and even the private sector to mainstream gender equality in respective sectors. Moreover, the policy will develop, maintain and provide gender sensitive information and gender disaggregated data for the purpose of planning and implementing projects.While speaking on the progress, Guyana has made in relation to gender equality, the Minister pointed out that she was specifically pleased with the representation of women in Parliament, adding that Guyana is well ahead of many developed countries.According to her, 31.9 per cent of seats in the National Assembly is occupied by women.She also boasted that Guyana has met its target of eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education. This, she noted, was progress towards achieving universal primary education standards.Meanwhile, the Deputy Programme Manager for Gender and Development at the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Ann-Marie Williams explained that Tuesday’s forum was specifically designed to trace Guyana’s progress in Regional Gender Equality since 1975 through the United Nations Decade for Women.Within that decade, three major conferences were held; the first was hosted in 1975 in Mexico which bore fruit of two documents. The first was the declaration of Mexico and the equality of women and their contribution to development while the second encompassed the world plan of action for the implementation of the objectives of international women’s year.Later on in 1980, the second conference was hosted which was used to report on the previous event. The third conference was held in 1985 which celebrated the accomplishments of the decade of women. It also established an agenda to guide future efforts to promote equality for women, worldwide.Some 10 years later, the Beijing conference was hosted to accelerate the implementation of policies to ensure equality.She said, “We’re taking time out to look at the progress that have been made and also the challenges and we know that within the challenges lie opportunities so as we move towards 25 years of Beijing, it is time for us to literally take stock”.It was explained by her that next year will commemorate 25 years since the fourth World Conference was hosted and Guyana will be responsible for bringing together Governments and other stakeholders to consult on the priority areas that Guyana chose to work on after the Beijing conference.Williams told Guyana Times that a few of the areas Guyana was expected to work on were education, health and women in decision making among others.Guyana, like other countries, she said, will have to report on how they kept the promises they made for women and girls.last_img read more

Local MLA Candidates on Oil and Gas Subsidies

first_imgOil and Gas industry subsidies were one of the topics up for debate last night at the local, May 12th election, all-canadidates forum, at the Northern Grande Hotel. Four of the five declared candidates for Peace River North attended and, in this order, here’s part of what we heard from Indepedent Arthur Hadland…New Democrat, Jackie Allen…Pat Pimm of the BC Liberals…and Liz Logan of the Green Party…. [asset|aid=1298|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b1fe0418b34fac7bdce252c5e5be581f-Forum-Oil & Gas_1_Pub.mp3] The four candidates…and note, Sue Arnston of the Refederation Party was a no-show…answered over 20 questions from concerned residents. – Advertisement -The next forum for the local constituency candidates is scheduled for May 4th, at the Hudson’s Hope Community Hall, from 7 to 9pm.last_img read more

SBVC aims for historic upset

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – Guards Frankie Bench and Zulema Barajas knew their San Bernardino Valley College women’s basketball team might surprise some opponents. But for other Wolverines, the confidence started showing much later. The Wolverines (20-7) find themselves on the brink of a state tournament appearance for the first time in school history. They play at No. 5 seed Fullerton (26-8) at 7 p.m. Saturday and would advance to the Elite8 in Fresno with a victory. Not bad for a team that went 4-23 a year ago. “This year we played Ventura the second game of the season and only lost by five (67-62),” said Bench, one of just four sophomores on the squad. “Last year we lost to the same team by more than 20. So I knew right then how much better we were going to be.” The Wolverines have won eight straight games, but it was one win in particular that provided the spark for the postseason run. SBVC gutted out a 73-70 overtime win against Chaffey the next-to-last game of the regular season, avenging a dramatic one-point loss in the first round of conference play. “We really wanted that game,” freshman forward Ronisha Edwards said. “We play hard together. It showed we had each other’s backs.” “That’s when it all started coming together,” added freshman Shy Walter. “That made us believe we could play with anyone.” The Wolverines have excelled despite not having one double-figure scorer. Freshman point guard Jasmine Marshall (9.9 points, 2.9 steals, 2.4 assists per game), Walter (9.6 ppg, 2.1 spg, 2.1 apg) and sophomore forward Ja’Nae Westmoreland (9.5 ppg, 9 rebounds per game) are all close though. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Just making the playoffs was a victory in itself because the school hadn’t done that since 2001. The Wolverines qualified as the No. 3 team out of the Foothill Conference behind champion Mt. San Jacinto and runner-up Antelope Valley, both of whom are still alive in the playoffs. But coach Sue Crebbin’s team went further, stunning No.4 seed Orange Coast 61-59 in a playoff opener last Friday. That marked the first playoff win in the 30-year history of the program and was the biggest upset in the state draw, North or South. At No. 14, the Wolverines are the lowest seed left in the women’s draw. It also meant that all four Foothill Conference representatives won at least a game, as Chaffey won a play-in game earlier that week. “For so long people have talked about the Orange Empire Conference, and for good reason,” Crebbin said. “So this is good for us as a conference. It gives us some credibility, especially winning those head-to-head games against the power conference. I would put our top four teams up there with any other conference.” last_img read more

New airport bag-screening process endorsed for LAX

first_imgA web of conveyor belts would whisk bags directly from the ticket counters to the screening rooms, allowing travelers to drop off their luggage when they check in, much like in the old days. On Monday, the airport commission inked a $192 million contract with Swinerton Builders for a new baggage system in Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Additional costs included in the project – such as inspections and utility upgrades – bring the project’s final price to $224.75 million. The main international terminal is already undergoing a floor-to-ceiling renovation that includes a new baggage system. Airport officials expect to hire a contractor for the remaining terminals next month. The new baggage systems should be ready to sort and screen by 2009 or 2010. The truck-size bag-screening machines that clutter the lobbies of Los Angeles International Airport would disappear into the background of some terminals under a project approved Monday worth nearly $225 million. The machines have been a part of air travel since shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Passengers have had to haul bags to one of them, often creating crowds that could be vulnerable to attack. Officials also want the machines out to open up more space. Their plans call for new screening rooms – in some cases, new buildings – that would get the big machines out of sight and out of the way. In all, the Los Angeles airport agency expects to spend nearly $900 million to upgrade the baggage systems at LAX and L.A./Ontario International Airport. It has been counting on the federal government to reimburse most of the cost, but a recent report indicated that might not happen. doug.irving@dailybreeze.com (310) 543-6649160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Allardyce relaxed over new West Ham contract

first_img1 West Ham manager Sam Allardyce West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists he is relaxed about the prospect of being offered a new contract at the club despite his current deal expiring at the end of the season.Allardyce led the Hammers to promotion from the Championship two years ago and the team have enjoyed an excellent start to their third campaign in the top flight, sitting fourth in the Premier League table.The team’s form, boosted by the arrival of a number of impressive summer signings, will be particularly satisfying for the boss, who was criticised by fans last season and appeared to have been ordered to impose a more attractive style of play by club co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan in a statement from the pair earlier this year.Allardyce signed a two-year extension to his contract in May 2013 but the former Bolton manager is happy to wait before committing his future again.“The conversations are the same as they were in the first year in the Premier League – we’ll see how the season progresses and when the time is right,” he said.“If it has progressed to a certain level that they want to offer me a new contract, that’s fine.“At my age it doesn’t particularly worry me a great deal. Contracts are made and broken in the entire football industry – it doesn’t mean anything like it used to because a long or short contract doesn’t protect you.“It’s a winning culture you need – if you continue to win, you improve the club.”West Ham’s strong start owes much to the form of their summer signings who have adjusted quickly to the pace of the English top flight.Diafra Sakho has scored five goals in as many games but the likes of Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate, Alex Song and Aaron Cresswell have all made valuable contributions.“Is this the best team I’ve had here? It looks like it,” Allardyce added.“It’s been a big bonus with the new players hitting the ground running, producing quality form straight away.“Every new signing has made a really good contribution – it’s lifted the rest of the team, increased the quality and energy.“We have a good environment. My early days with Bolton taught me not to just think about the player – think about the family and how you integrate them into the culture.“It’s hard to do, particularly if they don’t speak English well. That’s been one help we’ve had – the environment here is a happy one and one where everyone is accepted.”last_img read more

MUFC transfer news: deal done in 24 hours, fee agreed, Bayern swap deal and more rumours

first_imgMemphis Depay will be officially unveiled as a Manchester United player on Friday, but there could be more players being pictured wearing the famous red jersey come the end of this transfer window. There are a number of players unsure of their place in Louis van Gaal’s squad but if it seems as though the club are lining up some some big name signings to replace them and help them improve on last season’s fourth-place finish.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest Manchester United transfer rumours. 5 Robin van Persie: Striker to begin fresh talks with Fenerbahce – click the arrow, above right, to see more Manchester United transfer rumours – The Daily Star are reporting that the Turkish club’s director Guiliano Terraneo has travelled to London ahead of a £12m move to join former teammate Nani, who signed for Fenerbahce this week. 5 5 Morgan Schneiderlin: Club hopeful of completing signing before summer tour – click the arrow, above right, to see more Manchester United transfer rumours – The Red Devils fly out to the United States on Monday and The Guardian report that the Frenchman will also be on the plane, providing United meet Ronald Koeman’s £27m valuation of the player. Angel Di Maria: Argentine involved in sensational swap deal with Bayern duo – click the arrow, above right, to see more Manchester United transfer rumours – United will look to offload their record signing to the German champions but want Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Gotze in return, according to the Daily Express. Sounds a bit far-fetched, but we shall see. 5 David De Gea: Real Madrid agree fee with Manchester United – click the arrow, above right, to see more Manchester United transfer rumours – According to Spanish newspaper El Confidencial the goalkeeper will sign a six-year contract as current no.1 Iker Casillas is closing in on a move to Porto. 5 Matteo Darmian: Italian was Van Gaal’s second choice – click the arrow, above right, to see more Manchester United transfer rumours – The Irish Independent have revealed Darmian’s move only came about after Everton rebuffed overtures for Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman. Darmian looks set to complete his move in the next 24 hours. last_img read more