LeBron just what doctor ordered for lowly Lakers

first_imgNishikori feeling ‘tough’ after overcoming wrist injury “You can look at the (NFL Dallas) Cowboys and you can look at the (NFL New England) Patriots, you can look at Manchester United, the Boston Celtics — these are like historical franchises.“And for me to be a part of that, I think it’s a great move not only for me but for my family and for the history of basketball in general.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’James was speaking to ESPN on Monday in one of his first interviews since leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and signing with the Lakers.The 33-year-old James is entering his 16th NBA season. He has won three championships and made it to the finals nine times, including a streak of eight years straight. LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. (AP Photo/Phil Long)LeBron James says he is looking forward to the challenge of turning around the Los Angeles Lakers, who are coming off the worst five-year period in franchise history.“I like the challenge of being able to help a team get to places that they haven’t been in quite a while,” James said. “And obviously the Lakers haven’t made the playoffs in a few years, but the Lakers organization and historical franchise matches up there with all the greats.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “At the end of the day, the guys love to play ball, and that’s what they do every single day. I love that,” James said.“And bringing Lance (Stephenson) and JaVale (McGee) and Beas (Michael Beasley) and (Rajon) Rondo, they’re guys that every day that they wake up they think about the game of basketball. And everything else is secondary.“So we look forward to all the challenges.”The 15-year NBA veteran was third in the league last season with 27.5 points a game, matched his career high with 8.6 rebounds and had a career-high 9.1 assists.James has played in 1,143 career regular season games for the Cavaliers and Heat, averaging 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists.He ranks seventh in career NBA scoring with 31,038 points and also won Olympic gold medals in 2008 at Beijing and 2012 at London.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ James had agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, leaving the Cavaliers after four seasons in which he led them to four NBA finals.James brought Cleveland its first major sports crown since 1964 when the Cavs won the 2016 NBA crown but lost three of four finals showdowns with the Golden State Warriors. He decided to make a move in hopes of rebuilding the Lakers into a winner.When James joined the Miami Heat, he led them to a 58-24 record and took them to the finals in his first season in South Florida.The Lakers were 35-47 last season and haven’t made the playoffs since 2013, hitting the bottom after compiling 16 championships.They haven’t gone past the second round of the playoffs since Kobe Bryant led them to consecutive NBA titles in 2009 and 2010.ADVERTISEMENT 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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Family of Danforth shooting victim Reese Fallon says she wont be forgotten

first_imgTORONTO – The family of a young woman who was killed in a mass shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood says she won’t be forgotten “for one moment.”In an obituary posted online by the funeral home where her service will be held, the family says 18-year-old Reese Fallon will be “deeply missed.”Fallon died after a gunman shot at pedestrians and restaurant-goers on Toronto’s bustling Danforth Avenue last Sunday.Ten-year-old Julianna Kozis and the accused gunman also died as a result of the attack, and 13 others were injured.The obituary says Fallon had recently graduated high school, and was set to study nursing at Hamilton’s McMaster University in the fall.It says she loved her coworkers at Loblaws, and adored her friends in the Young Liberals “who embraced and loved the strong and sassy girl she was.”“We wish our sweet angel eternal peace and light,” the obituary reads. “We will never forget you for one moment, and we will always carry you in our hearts.”“Reese will be deeply missed by her big sister Riley and her little sister Quinn,” the family says.“She will be deeply missed but not forgotten by all of her close honorary family members, cousins, extended family and of course all of her close and beautiful friends,” they said.A public visitation will be held for Fallon on Sunday, followed by a funeral service on Monday.last_img read more

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No Drugs or Alcohol Found in Junior Seaus System

There was no alcohol or drugs found in Junior Seau’s system when he shot and killed himself at his home in May, according to the autopsy report released by the San Diego County Medical’s Examiner’s Office on Monday.The girlfriend of the former NFL All-Pro linebacker found his body with a single gunshot wound to the chest.The 16-page report stated that the body of the former NFL All-Pro linebacker was found to have Zolpidem, which is often found in the sleeping aid Ambien, and traces of the anti-inflammatory drug Naproxen. All of the substances were deemed “consistent with therapeutic use,” wrote Deputy Medical Examiner Craig Nelson.Perhaps even more mysterious was that the autopsy found Seau’s brain to be normal with no underlying hemorrhaging or contusions. His family has donated some of his brain tissue for research following widespread concerns over whether his 20-year professional football career played some kind of factor in his death.Questions now remain as to why Seau, 43, chose to kill himself on May 2 at his suburban Oceanside, California home. No suicide note was ever found and friends and family have insisted that Seau never appeared distraught or depressed.Police investigators said Seau killed himself with an unregistered .357 caliber revolver that had five hollow-point bullets inside. Authorities also found his cell phone lying on his bed, although it was missing its memory chip.Seau, a former USC All-American, was the fifth overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft and went on to become a 12-time Pro Bowler in the NFL.He sustained minor injuries in October 2010 when his SUV plunged down a 100-foot cliff, just hours after he’d been arrested for domestic violence following an incident between him and his girlfriend. Seau later insisted that he was never suicidal, but that he’d instead fallen asleep at the wheel. He was never charged in the domestic incident. read more

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Govt to spend over 8m on Public Sector pay raise

first_img Related Items:budget, public sector, raise, salary, washngton misisck Recommended for you Government surplus $60M, slammed by PDM Party Government gets extra $11 million; 2015/2016 Budget now $236 million Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Feb 2015 – The Salary pay grade review is done and come April 1st, most public sector workers will be getting a raise; it’s a raise the Finance Minister last week announced will cost the country over $8million dollars. “I think the Public Service regarding exercise is costing the Government close to $9 million overall. So we are at a stage now where we are in a position to start to focus on the people who work in this economy in the public Sector, who is responsible for collecting revenue, and who is responsible for helping Government to function and they will finally be recognized by having their pay scales regarded.”While the actual review of government worker salaries is the responsibility of the Deputy Governor’s Office as Anya Williams heads up the Civil Service; it is up to the elected government to budget for the increases which Minister Washington Misick when describing the Financial and Strategic Policy Statement for this upcoming budget year said: A key policy highlighted in the FSPS was the implementation of the proposed pay and grading review, to address pay anomalies in the public service, and assist in the recruitment and retention of critical front line staff. “There was a pay grade exercise done previous to the current government coming to office which had suggested somewhere between $4 and $5 million dollars of additional expenditure to re-grade public service so that they were adequately compensated and so that people were in the right grade based on the performance requirements of the positions of they were expected to hold and perform at. The government did not have the money until now to do so, now that the country has rebounded and the government has the money a decision was made to implement the regarding exercise, and as I said, in terms of some new posts in the re-grading itself we are spending an extra $9 million dollars on public service salaries.”Last month the Premier announced that his administration, is this year, more focused on people. FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT 2015/2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 18, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6PMGENERAL SITUATION:  THE COMBINATION OF A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN AND A TRAILING TROUGH EXTENDING FROM HURRICANE JOSE CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE BAHAMAS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS AND MODERATE TO LARGE SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN. BEACHGOERS SHOULD ALSO REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT BEACHES MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES.ALL AREASWEATHER:   VARIABLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TOMORROW.ADVISORY:  BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS:  VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET BUT UP TO 6 TO 8 FEET IN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN.OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE 81 °F      27 °CDAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE  91 °F      33 °CSUNSET: 7:10PM                                                              SUNRISE: 6:57AM TUEMOONSET: 6:23PM                                                         MOONRISE: 6:17AM TUEHIGH TIDE: 7:21PM                          &                             7:45AM                TUELOW TIDE: 1:42AM TUE                  &                             1:58PM TUETROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JOSE, TROPICAL DEPRESSION LEE, LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN, AND ON HURRICANE MARIA, LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROGRESS OF MARIA.ELSEWHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER /C.G. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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We always play to win Joao Mario

first_imgThe Inter Milan footballer has set his objective to beat Benevento in the Coppa Italia clash to be played on Sunday.Internazionale Milan and Benevento will face off on Sunday in a new Coppa Italia fixture.And for Inter’s Joao Mario, his team is only looking for a win.“We always play to win. We want to do well in the new year and we now have two important cups that we must try to win,” he told the club’s official website.“Benevento has given their all to be able to play this match, therefore, we’ll have to pay maximum attention. If we want to reach the final then obviously we’ll have to win.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Thanks to the Coach and my teammates, I’ve regained my confidence and I’m now enjoying a positive spell,” he added.“I was ready when I started against Lazio and it went well for both myself and the team.”“Right from the beginning, we knew that we were a strong side. We’re always battling to improve our league position,” he commented.“I always look to make sure I’m ready and my focus is already on the next match. That is the most important thing for me.”last_img read more

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