Dinwiddie, Russell help Nets get first win without LeVert

first_img“Having his rim protection just changes the equation,” Atkinson said of Allen. “I thought we were excellent defending the rim tonight.”Dwight Howard scored a season-high 25 points for the Wizards before fouling out in the fourth quarter. He also grabbed 17 rebounds as Washington failed to win its fourth straight.Bradley Beal scored 20 points and John Wall had 16. But the All-Star backcourt duo combined to shoot only 14 for 38 on a night Washington went 3 of 17 from beyond the arc, posting season lows in makes and attempts.For the Nets and their NBA-leading 3-point defense, it was all according to plan.“We wanted to make a point of being aggressive and stick with their stars,” Dinwiddie said. “Obviously, Wall and Beal are phenomenal players, and hopefully, if you can contain them, you set yourself up to beat the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Spencer Dinwiddie scored a season-best 25 points, D’Angelo Russell had 23 and the Nets beat the Washington Wizards 115-104 for their first win since LeVert’s gruesome foot injury.“It feels good because of those circumstances,” Atkinson said. “You want to confirm that we can still be a good team. We love Caris, we miss him, but we’ve got some good players in that locker room.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsLeVert is Brooklyn’s leading scorer but suffered what was originally feared to be a season-ending injury Monday. Doctors found no fractures, though, and he is expected to avoid surgery and return later this season from a dislocated foot.Jarrett Allen had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his return after missing two games due to illness. The Nets had lost five straight in Washington and ended a three-game slide overall. LATEST STORIES Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Neither team led by more than six in the first half before Brooklyn used a 19-5 run to build a 79-64 advantage in the third. Russell scored eight of those points — five from the foul line — and found Joe Harris and Allen Crabbe for 3-pointers.Washington briefly got back within eight, but the Nets reclaimed a double-digit lead and kept it throughout the fourth quarter.“We didn’t make shots,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We turned the ball over and gave them a lot of opportunities. But defensively, we could not stay in front of the basketball.”CARIS COMING WITH?Atkinson is hopeful LeVert will be able to join the team on the road in the near future.“Not right now, but I’d say soon,” Atkinson said of LeVert’s ability to travel. “He’s kind of walking around.”MID-RANGE MENTALITYBeal said part of his team’s shooting struggles Friday came from overthinking whether to take the mid-range jumpers Brooklyn was inviting.“I think the biggest thing with us is we just got to be confident in everything we do,” Beal said. “No matter what shot it is, man. A 3, a layup, a floater. Just be confident in everything we do. I think sometimes we second-guess a lot, and it gets us in trouble.”TIP-INS Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid lead Sixers past Jazz Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell (1) shoots between Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard (21) and guard John Wall (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Washington. The Nets won 115-104. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson thinks the Nets can succeed without Caris LeVert.They took the first step toward proving it Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedcenter_img 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Nets: Russell scored 13 of Brooklyn’s first 21 points on 6-of-8 shooting. … F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson sat out with a sprained right ankle.Wizards: Had held opponents under 30 points for seven consecutive quarters before Brooklyn scored 30 in the second. … Wall picked up his fourth technical foul of the season with 6:02 left in the third quarter, and his first flagrant with 59 second remaining in the game.UP NEXT:Nets: Host the LA Clippers on Saturday night.Wizards: Play the fourth game of a five in a row at home Sunday night vs. Portland.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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. View commentslast_img read more

Dutch Photographer IV: Kru Town

first_imgPaul Julien (1901-2001) was an anthropologist from the Netherlands who traveled through Liberia in 1932. Andrea Stultiens (1974) is a photographer and researcher from the Netherlands. She tries to connect the past that was documented by Paul Julien to the past as remembered in Liberia and the way it is connected to the present. Julien’s photographs are part of the collection of the Netherlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.From July 19th till August 19th 2014 Julien’s photographs and the film he made will be on display at the National Museum. Leading up to this some of the stories are shared in History & Us columns by Andrea Stultiens. Comments or questions are most welcome on info@andreastultiens.nlThis week’s photographs by Paul Julien take us to Krutown, while what he writes about it, and what this leads us to, probably says more about how Africa at large was perceived in other parts of the world than about the reality in Liberia in 1932.Julien does not refer to what is currently known as Krutown, but to old Krutown, located just below the Catholic mission on, as I have been told, the rocks that in the 1940s would be used to construct the Freeport. When describing Kru-town for a Belgian magazine in 1933 Julien notes that, “The Americo-Liberian society, that is without any doubt the most civilised part of the state, has ever since Liberia was founded certain contradictions to the native population of the coast and interior. These contrasts are sometimes very obvious, sometimes hidden, but they exist, and for instant last year, in 1932, they surfaced in a painful way during the Kru-war.”It is remarkable how he writes about ‘the Kru-war’ as a war that should be known to the people in Belgium, a country then still recovering from the first World War that destroyed it a decade and a half earlier. Maybe it is just the terminology used that made it hard for me to find any references to this Kru-war. Easier to find are references to the revolt that, according to a strange short article in an Australian newspaper on October 13th 1932, included “Tribal fighting, in which chiefs enter the fray wearing tall hats and other striking adornment.” Dr. Mackenzie was a member of the League of Nations hygiene section and “despatched to the interior of Liberia to pacify the Kru tribes.”The article reports how “Dr. Mackenzie […] penetrated into a wilderness previously untrodden by white man…” in the hinterland where he supposedly had to “cut tracks in the virgin forest where warlike tribes in ambush awaited the chance to kill stragglers.” He found that “18 tribes were concerned in the rebellion; 42 towns were burned and 12,000 men, women and children were driven into the bush and were dying of starvation.” Mackenzie supposedly established peace within four months and “induced the tribes to return to their own territories.”According to Paul Julien the territory of the Krus was actually south of Monrovia. He types them as ‘historically seafaring people’ that work on cargo ships that pass Monrovia and continue along the West-African coast. While Anthony Morgan, the initiator of the Historical Preservations Society of Liberia explains in an online article the complexity of the use of the name Krus, since, according to him, it is a collective term that was used by Europeans for all “with whom they traded as far back as the fifteenth century.”Paul Julien visits Krutown and describes it as being in a “sharp contrast to Monrovia, of which it is not even two minutes walking distance away. [It] consists completely of square huts with grass thatched roofs. It is obviously situated on the shore, with a wide sandy beach separating it from the surf.”When comparing the two he makes sure the Belgian audience will understand what he means, by relating to what they should know. “Up, in Monrovia, the city still reminds one of a capital city, with streets and buildings that, even though only from afar, remind one somewhat of Europe.” While in Krutown, “The narrow muddy alleys that wind in a marvelous disorder through the village are the set for the life of the coastal residents. Small naked youngsters run around in the sand. Elswewhere a Kru-mother is taking care of her baby while smoking a pipe. Every now and then there is a child, seated in a dooropening, holding a book. These are the students of the mission school located just above Kru-town. I wander through the village for hours, and all this time I am followed by a group of children. The youth have a lot of interest in my filmcamera and every other toddler jumps aside frightened when I point the lens at him and he hears the purring sound of the transport of the tape inside the machine.”The result of the transported tape in the machine will be on display at the National Museum in July, and next week Julien will show us what Broadstreet and Ashmunstreet looked like in 1932.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BSC Launches Entrepreneurship Competition For Young Liberians

first_imgThe BSC-Monrovia director disclosed that the pending competition will provide the winners the opportunity to undergo training that will enable them to understand the concept of Business Ideas Generation (BIG). According to him, the training will also help them know how to start a business. He pointed out that if the young entrepreneurs understand the content of developing a business and how it benefits their ventures, “then it will improve standards.”Speaking to the many young hopefuls at the launch, Dennis said: “Many successful young Liberian entrepreneurs you see here today went through the same competition that you are about to be a part of. I encourage you to take advantage of this business opportunity and become one of Liberia’s biggest entrepreneurs.”The competition, according to the director, is open to the public and is expected to kick off in October this year.Meanwhile, during the official lunch of the competition one of the beneficiaries of the BSC program who shared his experience with some of this year’s  hopefuls, said there are many ways to startup a business, but the first step is to come up a good business idea that will create an environment for others to benefit. Mahmud Johnson of J-Palm Liberia, who specializes in the sale and production of products derived from palm and palm kernel oil, said it was the good business idea that he put forth during the competition that got him to where he is today. Johnson thanked BSC-Monrovia and its partners for the level of support to him and other successful Liberian entrepreneurs, and encouraged other potential Liberian entrepreneurs to take the competition very seriously as they too may give their testimonies someday.Those interested to enter the business idea competition can do so by filling out an application form at the BSC-Monrovia office at the UL campus on Capitol Hill (Former Warehouse, IT Building, UL).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Cross section of potential entrepreneurs at the launchBy Simeon S. WiakantyThe Business Startup Center (BSC) – Monrovia has launched an entrepreneurship idol business competition in Monrovia. The competition was lunched over the weekend at the UL Auditorium on Capitol Hill. The program brought together partners representing the German Embassy near Monrovia, representatives from the Liberia Chambers of Commerce and many young Liberians who want to be entrepreneurs following the successful completion of the requirements of the competition.BSC-Monrovia is a local business development service provider with support from the German Embassy near Monrovia and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce. The organization was established in 2010 with the aim of promoting and supporting small to medium size businesses in Liberia. For the competition, BSC-Monrovia will bring on board young potential Liberian entrepreneurs who have good business ideas but lack the opportunity to start or manage a business.BSC Director, William R. Dennis, II.Speaking at the official lunch of the competition, the director of the BSC program, Mr. William R. Dennis, II., told the audience that BSC’s major focus is to see small to medium size enterprises in Liberia become stronger, adding: “That’s why BSC over the years has been providing support to young Liberian entrepreneurs through a competition.” Mr. Dennis pointed out that economically Liberian businesses have been dominated by the public sector, or government, and said “strengthening the private sector will make small to medium businesses strong.” He stressed further that for the Liberian economy to be successful and strong, there is a need to focus on small businesses in the country.last_img read more

IT consultant pleads guilty to litany of child pornography charges

first_imgAn IT consultant has pleaded guilty to a litany of charges related to child pornography.Donegal man Kieran Griffin appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to 14 separate charges. The charges include both the possession and production of child pornography as well as the sexual exploitation of a child.All charges date relate to dates between 2011 and 2017.Griffin was arraigned and spoke only to plead guilty to the charges.His solicitor Frank Dorrian indicated that other charges would be dealt with during sentencing.Griffin of Ballyhurke, Cashel, Fanad pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography at Ballyhurk, Cashel, Fanad on February 2, 2017.He also pleaded to the same offence at the Letterkenny Shopping centre on July 18, 2016 when he was allegedly caught with the pornography on a mobile phone.Griffin also admitted engaging in threatening, abusive or intimidating behaviour on June 5, 2016 at Letterkenny Shopping Centre.He also admitted five charges of sexual exploitation of an unknown child by inducing or coercing them to engage in sexual, indecent or obscene acts under the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act at Ballyhurk, Fanad on separate dates between October 2011 and October 2016.He also pleaded guilty six further charges of production of child pornography at Ballyhurk, Cashel, Fanad on six dates between January 2012 and August 2016.Judge John Aylmer ordered the preparation of a probation report and remanded Griffin on continuing bail to the April sitting of the court.IT consultant pleads guilty to litany of child pornography charges was last modified: December 10th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:child pornographydonegalFanadguiltyKieran Griffinplealast_img read more

GAELIC GAMES: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgSENIOR FOOTBALLMalin senior footballers travel to Scarvey on Friday night to play Buncrana in a challenge game. Throw in at 8.00 All support welcome 25 CARD DRIVEA very successful card drive was held in the clubhouse on Friday of last week, well in excess of 70 eager card players were in attendance, with many travelling from as far as Fanad, Strabane, Glentogher and all corners of the parish. The overall winner on the night was Patricia Walsh (formerly Mc Gonagle) from Clontagh, who picked up a prize of €400. Runner up was Jim Hume from Strabane, 3rd Prize went to Patrick Mc Laughlin (R) Ballylannon, Malin and 4th prize went to Edward Mc Hugh from Cranford. There was a raffle held on the night where many Easter Eggs went to well deserved homes, and also Patrick Collins picked up 6 tumblers…..no more drinking out of mugs in the Collins household! Big thank you to everyone who helped out on the night and to the card players who travelled such distances and made the event such a success.BAZAAR All roads lead to St Patricks Hall, Malin on Friday March 8th where the club are holding their Monster Bazaar to help raise funds for the under 14s trip to Leeds in the summer. There will be some great prizes up for grabs, televisions, bicycles and hampers, to name just a few, all for as little as 50 cent per ticket. Proceedings get underway at 8 o clock sharp. Anyone who is on facebook and is a friend of the Malin GAA page can “Like and Share” the event to be included into a draw for a hamper on the night. To donate a prize or get some more information on the event, just contact Packo Mc Laughlin (Fildara) on 086 1961666.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 2-4-1-5-6-3-7. The €50 winner was Brigid Mc Colgan, Bocan, Culdaff with the €20 sellers prize going to John Collins. Next weeks lotto jackpot is €600 and we thank the local community for its continued support.EASTER CAMPMalin GAA club are running an Easter camp for boys and girls aged from 5 to 13 starting on the 3rd of April and running until the 5th. Camp co ordinator is Charlie Byrne and all coaches in attendance have been garda veted. Each child will recieve an O Neills football and an Easter egg. The camp will cost €30 for the first child in a family, €25 for the second child per family and €20 for the third child per family For more details contact Charlie on 087 4103782 or Danny 086 8988180.SENIOR TRAININGCircuit training continues for the senior and reserve panel at 7-00 on Tuesday and Thursday in the club gym. Any players who have not paid their club membership must do so before the beginning of the season. Any outstanding membership will be collected by Paul Mc Laughlin (Fildara) at training. LADIES TRAININGTraining continues Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30, training will now take place outside, so please bring suitable footwear and clothing.UNDERAGE GIRLS TRAININGU16/U14 Girls continue training on Wednesday’s at 5:15pm, those in 6th class or above are able to attend this session. Each session €2 and those attending are asked to bring suitable training gear for outside, along with mouth guards. U12 Girls continue to train on Wednesday’s at 4:15pm, newcomers are encouraged to attend this session, as there continues to be new faces at the training each week.U10/U8/U6 Girls continue to train on Saturday mornings, please note that from Saturday the 9th of March this training will begin at 11:15 and end at 12:15. Coaches will be present from 11am, with the session begin at 11:15am. Last Saturday, saw 30 girls attending this training and newcomers aged 5-10 years are encouraged to attend this session. U10/U8 will be spending part of the session outside, weather dependant and are asked to bring suitable clothing.UNDERAGE BOYS TRAININGTraining continues for the Under 6 age group in the club, gym on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11-15. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend.Training for the Under 8 age group takes place in the club gym from 11 to 12-30 on Sunday mornings also in the club.This is followed by training for the Under 10 age group, which runs from 12.30 to 1.30.The underage 16-football squad are currently training in the club gym on Tuesday at 5.00 and in the Malin stables on Saturday evening at 7.00.OFF THE WALL“Off The Wall” is the exciting new Indoor initiative launched by CLG Bord Inis Eoghain, to be held over the next 6 weeks. The aim is to improve the skills of our U12 players, where skills are performed with both right and left feet and hands and are scored on either a time or points basis. For this challenge, skills include, kick pass from various distances aiming for target on wall, quick reaction & accuracy fist pass at 3 targets. Kick for score on the move from different positions and finally Zig Zag soloing at speed. To view videos of these four skills check out our Facebook page where coach Charlie Byrne discusses the skills required for the challenge with underage players demonstrating the skills needed. You can also view these videos on the Malin GAA channel on youtube or by contacting Pat Mc Laughlin (F). Special word of thanks to Rory Lynch Carndonagh GAA, Vernon Kelly Moville GAA and Calvin White, Conor O’ Neill, Bronagh Mc Carron, Sean O’ Neill, Allanah Mc Daid and Shauna Mc Gonagle (all Malin GAA) who feature in the videos.BIG BREAKFASTMalin GAA will be running “The Big Breakfast” on St. Patrick’s Day from 10am to 2pm in the Clubhouse. €5 for Adults and €3 for Children, a great way to start St. Patrick’s Day before heading to the parades!HURLINGTraining continues for girls and boys continues at 5-6pm for under 6’s and under 8’s and 6-7pm for under 10’s and 12’s. Each session costs 2 euro and all equipment is provided. We would love to have new coaches to help out; no experience required just energy and enthusiasm, as we will provide training. If you need further information contact Grace on 0868047199CLUB SHOPThe Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 1-30. There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. Also the club will submit an order to the suppliers on the first day of each month for any club stock, which is currently not available in the shop. Please note that the replica shirts are loose fitting, not the tight fit that the senior side wears. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.NEW TO YOUHave you any spare clothes cluttering up your home? Well don’t throw them out!! Malin GAA are opening a NEW TO YOU shop in Malin in the coming days with all money received going to help fund the under 14 trip to Leeds. So why not start your spring cleaning and put any unwanted clothes into a large sack. More details will be available shortly on where to drop them off.MATCH DAY VOLUNTEERSYour club needs you!!! We are looking for volunteers to give 3 hours of their time during the season to help man the club tuck shop during home games. Duties include serving tea, coffee and snacks. If we can get enough people on board to help share the workload, it would mean you would only be required to help out for just one game during the entire season. Anyone interested is asked to send their name and contact number to Paddy on 0868668531.PITCH BOOKINGSCould all team managers contact hughie mccolgan(0863543210) to advise of your training and match times for the season ahead. Hughie will keep a timetable for the field to avoid double booking. Any team that do not the field booked in advance can not be guaranteed that it will be available when requested.NOTESAnyone wishing to have information included in the club notes are reminded to contact Martin Doherty on 086 1585880, or alternatively send an email to the new club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email address.MAILING LISTAnyone wishing to be included in the club text service, to avail of club fixtures and news are asked to send their number to 0868668531 or also you can follow the club and receive regular updates on the clubs facebook page.GAELIC GAMES: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 4th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAELIC GAMES: MALIN GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

Five arrested for attacks on Africans in Noida

first_imgFive people were arrested in connection with attacks on African students in Noida, which sparked concerns over their safety and made External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj promise immediate action.Ms. Swaraj spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after being approached by an African student, who pleaded for action, describing the situation as “life-threatening situation.” Four Nigerian students were attacked by a group of Noida residents who took out a candle light march on Monday after 17-year-old Manish died last week due to suspected drug overdose. Also Read Boy dies of suspected drug overdose; Nigerians booked Sushma speaks to Adityanath on attack on Nigerian students in Greater Noida  She was responding to a tweet from a student who requested her to “act fast as living for us in Noida is becoming a life-threatening issue.”Sujata Singh, Superintendent of Police, Greater Noida, said the protesters became violent during the protest march and started beating up the Africans they saw on the road. “They also went to Ansal Mall and caused havoc and beat up Africans there. The police then rescued them and moved them to a safe place,” she said. “The police had to use force to dissuade people from attacking and arrested five people from the spot. Many of them who were there trying to play mischief have been identified as the entire event had been videographed,” Daljit Chaudhary, ADGP, Law and Order, told reporters in Greater Noida. An FIR has been registered and action would be taken accordingly, he said.   The protest march was taken out after the police released some Nigerians detained for questioning in connection with Manish’s death. Following the incident, Nigerian High Commission officials went to meet the injured persons and said they felt “unsafe”. A senior high commission official said the mission was in touch with the External Affairs Ministry on the issue.In a series of tweets, Ms. Swaraj said, “I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident [sic].”  Also Readlast_img read more

Michigan Court Backs Dad on Parental Rights, Cites Indian Child Welfare Law

first_imgThe Michigan Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the father of two American Indian children is entitled to withdraw his consent to terminate his parental rights because the adoption of his children has not yet been finalized.Read it at Freep Related Itemslast_img

LeBron flattered by Philly fans’ free-agency fawning

first_imgRead Next “That’s dope,” he said.The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 outside Cleveland, and each contains a message asking James to sign with the Sixers this summer as a free agent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe signs, which were paid for by a Chester, Pennsylvania, company were inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” But their objective was to entice James to come to Philadelphia.Although James may not see the signs because they’re not on any route he would take from his home in Bath, Ohio, to Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time champion was warmed by their sentiment. One of three billboards trying to entice Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James to come to Philadelphia are shown near a highway, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 outside Cleveland, and each contains a message asking James to sign with the Sixers this summer as a free agent. Although James may not see the signs because they’re not on any route he would take from his home in Bath, Ohio, to Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time champion was warmed by their sentiment. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James has Philadelphia’s basketball pulse racing.The NBA superstar still hasn’t seen three billboards urging him to join the 76ers, but he’s flattered by the idea that a city would want him to play there.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Three billboards trying to entice Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James to come to Philadelphia are shown near a highway, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 outside Cleveland, and each contains a message asking James to sign with the Sixers this summer as a free agent. Although James may not see the signs because they’re not on any route he would take from his home in Bath, Ohio, to Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time champion was warmed by their sentiment. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)“It is actually very flattering that I’m sitting here at 33 and in my 15th year and teams or guys — I don’t want to say teams because that becomes tampering — but people in their respective city want me to play for them,” he said. “That’s cool I think.”James’ appreciation caused a commotion on social media as Sixers fans began dreaming of No. 23 in one of the team’s jerseys. NBA tampering rules prohibit teams from having any involvement in recruiting players, but there’s nothing to stop fans from making their pitch.“We’re passionate about Philadelphia,” Asher Raphael, co-CEO of by Power Home Remodeling, the company that paid for the billboards told ESPN. “We have an amazing city. It’s the best sports town and it’s an awesome place to live. We think the best athletes should want to play here.”The Sixers will visit the Cavaliers on Thursday night.James can opt out of his contract with Cleveland following this season and the superstar can hit the free-agency market.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The first billboard includes a “#23” in maroon with a crown, on a court with four numbers — the jerseys for Sixers Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric and Robert Covington. The second billboard has the motto: “Complete The Process,” a takeoff on the Sixers’ “Trust The Process” mantra and the third says: “#PhillyWantsLeBron.”James’ free agency figures to be the NBA’s biggest offseason story, and the four-time champion recently shot down any discussion about his future until this season ends.Following Tuesday’s shootaround before the Cavs hosted Brooklyn, James initially pretended he was unaware of the billboards.“A lot of potholes on 480,” James joked. “Got to be careful with the cars. Got to be very careful. That’s why I don’t do much driving. I sit in the backseat. You talking about the billboards, though?” Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Without Ronaldo, Madrid loses to Espanyol in Spanish league Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

Two arrested with fake currency notes in Telangana

first_imgHyderabad, Mar 9 (PTI) Two persons were today arrested in neighbouring Ranga Reddy district of Telangana and fake currency notes with face value of Rs 2.65 lakh was seized from them.Acting on a tip-off, that an international racket is trying to circulate counterfeit notes in Ranga Reddy district, a police team stopped a motorbike yesterday at Burugupally Cross Road and recovered two bags containing currency notes, Superintendent of Police Rema Rajeshwari R said.On checking, it was found that the currency notes in the denomination of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 were fake. The two persons riding the motorbike, identified as, M Prakash and M Ravinder, were arrested after questioning, the SP said.During interrogation, the duo who are residents of Ranga Reddy district, confessed that they met a person at Malda Railway Station in West Bengal last week, who allegedly belonged to a cross-border Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racket, Rajeshwari said.They received the fake currency notes after giving Rs 90,000 in original currency notes, the SP said adding a case has been registered against the duo under relevant sections of IPC and investigation is on. PTI VVK DK NSDlast_img read more

FIFA president ‘disappointed’ by empty stands at Koreas qualifier

first_img“I was looking forward to seeing a full stadium for such a historic match but was disappointed to see there were no fans in the stands,” he said in an interview published on the FIFA website.“We were surprised by this and by several issues related to its live broadcast and problems with visas and access for foreign journalists.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceNo foreign media were at the game — the first competitive men’s match to be played in Pyongyang between the two sides, whose countries are still technically at war.Frustrated South Korean fans who were not permitted to travel to the game will have to wait days to see it on television after officials bring back a DVD recording. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers View comments US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon PLAY LIST 01:13US says it will resume talks with North Korea soon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue “The game of attacks and counterattacks ended in a draw,” summarized the official Korean Central News Agency in a two-line dispatch.Infantino said he and his team had raised questions of free press and speech with North Korea’s football association.“We will certainly keep pushing so that football can have a positive influence in (North) Korea… and other countries around the world,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “For us, freedom of the press and freedom of speech are obviously paramount, but on the other hand it would be naive to think we can change the world from one minute to the next,” Infantino said.The match comes in the wake of a series of North Korean missile tests that raised tensions in the region, and after the breakdown of talks with the US over Pyongyang’s weapons programs.It is a far cry from the cross-border warmth of last year, when South Korean President Moon Jae-in seized on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to broker the Pyongyang-Washington discussion process.The only simple way to follow the match, which the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) had billed as “one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures” for years, was a limited online text commentary posted on the FIFA and AFC websites.Meanwhile, North Korean state media did not offer much in the way of colorful description in its report on the match.ADVERTISEMENT Aldin Ayo mum on Rhenz Abando benching in UST win over UP MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES In this photo provided by the Korea Football Association, South and North Korean, wearing red uniforms, players play during their Asian zone Group H qualifying soccer match for the 2022 World Cup at Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. South Korea soccer officials say they can’t see a telecast of the historic World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang between their national team and North Korea, and think the game was proceeding at an empty Kim Il Sung Stadium. (The Korea Football Association via AP)FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he was “disappointed” after attending a historic but bizarre World Cup qualifier between North and South Korea that had empty stands and no live broadcast.The rare match in the North Korean capital ended 0-0 on Tuesday, with Infantino one of the few people allowed to see the surreal game play out at Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politicslast_img read more