James’ 59th career triple-double leads Cavaliers past Lakers

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Lakers, who played without starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, were within 113-108 when James slashed down the lane, took a feed from Love and dunked before crashing into seats beyond the baseline. He came back moments later and dropped a short bank shot to put Cleveland up by nine.James can be a free agent next summer and because of his connections to Los Angeles (he owns a film production company, and recently bought another home there), the Lakers are already one of the teams being mentioned as a possible landing spot for the three-time NBA champion. James has said he wants to finish his career with the Cavaliers, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about his next move and the conjecture only figures to intensify as the offseason approaches.James has also been complimentary toward Ball, further fueling talk about him one day playing near Hollywood.TIP-INSLakers: C Brook Lopez shot consecutive air balls from the foul line in the second quarter, drawing a huge cheer from the crowd. … Rookie G Josh Hart made his first career start in place of Caldwell-Pope, who was scratched for personal reasons. … Coach Luke Walton has been impressed with how well Ball has adapted to the pros. “He plays the hardest position in the NBA,” Walton said. “He’s 20 years old and he’s doing it in a huge market and one of the greatest organizations in sports. He’s handled all that, good press, bad press, people talking about his shot, people talking about this and that. He’s been solid. Teammates love him. He makes them better, which is probably my favorite skill that he has.”Cavaliers: F Tristan Thompson was a late scratch after he experienced soreness in his left calf while warming up. Thompson returned on Tuesday and played six minutes in his first game since Nov. 1. … Coach Tyronn Lue did not have any update on G Isaiah Thomas, nearing a return from a hip injury that has delayed his Cleveland debut. The All-Star recently started taking contact and playing 4-on-4. … Thomas will have his No. 2 jersey retired by Washington on Feb. 15. … With his second 3-pointer, J.R. Smith passed Chauncey Billups (1,830) for 11th place on the career list. … Cleveland made 15 3-pointers and has made at least 10 in a club-record 18 straight games.BALL BROTHERSADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, front left, and Los Angeles Lakers’ Josh Hart, right, battle for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Lonzo Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.James finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to move a tie with Larry Bird for sixth place on the career triple-doubles list. He also put the Lakers away with a dunk and short runner in the final two minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Ball’s younger brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo, sat behind L.A’s bench. Earlier this week they signed with a professional club in Lithuania. As the pair watched Lonzo work on his jump shot before the game, fans who wanted to get close to them were kept at a distance by security personnel.UP NEXTLakers: Host Golden State on Monday.Cavaliers: Host Utah on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Knicks hold on to beat Nets after Porzingis leaves Love scored 13 in the third quarter, when the Cavs opened an 11-point lead on the way to their 10th straight home win. Jose Calderon added a season-high 17 points for Cleveland.Brandon Ingram scored 26 for the Lakers and Ball had 13 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds.FEATURED 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 folkIt was the first on-court meeting between James and Ball, the Lakers’ highly touted rookie whose outspoken father LaVar has brought both attention and animosity toward his son.LaVar Ball, who did not attend the game, launched his “Big Baller Brand” to promote his three talented sons. James gave them an in-person lesson in the business of basketball. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

34 Graduate from LEAD Teacher Training Program

first_imgA teacher training program under the auspices of Liberia Educational Action for Development, a local NGO, on Sunday, May 18, graduated 34 trainees in the various methodologies in the teaching profession.The training program is instituted by LEAD to complement government’s strive aims at revamping the education sector. The gender-based ceremony witnessed the graduation of 19 males and 15 females. A male trainee, Ballah Gobewole took the first place followed by a female, Comfort Johnson Greenfield—a second placer and the third placer, Augustine T. Fokoe, respectively.Sunday’s graduation ceremony held at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) was the 14th Commencement Convocation of the LEAD National Teacher Training Program.LEAD Executive Director, Z. Elijah Whapoe said, the entity came into existence in November 1995 at the height of the Liberian civil war with the desire of filling in the gaps left behind by trained teachers and other educationalists within the education system of the country. Since that time, the institution has trained and graduated over 1, 129 trained ‘C’ Certificate teachers.The situation, Mr. Whapoe said created and unstoppable brain-drain at the time which seriously undermined the Ministry of Education’s (MOE’s) delivery capacity in attempt to bring about quality education in the country.“Because of increased demands, along with great enthusiasm received within the needy educational sector, LEAD has been able to make immense contributions in the area of teacher education.”Accordingly, LEAD has been operating within the guidelines set by the Division of Teacher Education, Certification Accreditation at the MOE.LEAD vision is for all, especially the needy, to have access to quality education. It desires creating an enabling environment for the needy by providing teacher training and other education-related services.The major programs include In-service and Pre-service teacher training; Functional adult literacy; School construction and renovation; Updating libraries and reading rooms, and providing scholarships for the needy.In the health and sanitation services, LEAD concentrates on family life education (reproductive health education); promotion of general/personal hygiene; dissemination of HIV/AIDs related education as well as rehabilitation of war-ravished health facilities and community latrines and wells.The institution is involves with the development of parents-teachers-students associations (PTSAs); girls’ education, civic and human rights education. It further conducts vocational skill training; build community capacities; conflict management and resolution; ethnic and value building; peace-building and trauma counseling, etc. In his keynote address earlier on the topic, “Legacy of Liberia: Staggering Education with all Kinds of Teachers,” the Assistant Minister for Teacher Education at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Moses Blonkanjay Jackson, charged the graduates to come on board to strengthen the country’s education system, which Mr. Jackson claimed resembles a limping dog.“When something is staggering, it is walking unsteadily, it is crippled and it is limping like a dog that has been hit by a speeding car and trying to move. That is how the Liberian education sector appeared to be staggering at least a decade ago, and maybe still is.”According to Assistant Minister Jackson, Liberia students have a legacy of poor performance in school subjects; in the tests administered annually by the Monrovia office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC); in university entrances; on the job when they managed by hook or crook to get employ upon the completion of their school year.He said, those who called themselves college students in the country cannot “even compose a fitting letter of application; our students cannot speak good English, and so they cannot write.”Under such conditions, Assistant Minister Jackson believes that the status of education in Liberia is lopsided and staggering; it not quality; it is discouraging, and it does not meet contemporary standards.The ceremony brought together several education stakeholders, among them, chief education officers, district education officers and other international partners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Private properties to be sold through tax sale

first_imgThe cleanup project is expected to cost approximately $250,000, which has already been put in the City’s 2010 budget. The City of Fort St. John will be holding its annual tax sale of various properties.Unless delinquent property owners in Fort St. John pay up three years worth of taxes, by Monday at 10 a.m., their properties will be sold at a public auction.- Advertisement -The auction will start at a minimum bidding price depending on the property.As of Sept. 9, there were 25 properties listed by the City as being up for tax sale. By Friday, that number has dropped to three.Any successful bidder on a property will have to immediately pay the city the amount bid.Last year, the land around the Fort Hotel went up for tax sale. If the owner doesn’t pay all taxes owing on the property by Monday, then the City will take over ownership. Mayor Bruce Lantz told Issues and Answers on Wednesday, that if that happens, the City would begin immediate remedial action to clean up the property.Advertisementlast_img read more

Increased interim payments to help BC farmers recover from 2019 losses

first_img– Advertisement -All farmers enrolled in AgriStability who expect to receive payment are eligible for the increased interim payment. The Province says the difficult market conditions in 2019 are expected to result in higher than average AgriStability program payments to farm producers. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia has announced that farmers enrolled in the federal-provincial AgriStability program will be eligible to receive a much higher interim payment this winter to help them through a difficult 2019 agricultural year. According to the Government, increasing the maximum interim payment from 50 to 75 percent of the estimated final payment will improve cash flow for farmers and help them continue operations as they recover from losses. center_img The increased interim amount offers timely support for grain and oilseed producers in the Peace region who have lost crops due to early snowfall. Applications can be submitted by visiting the Province’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man City star loves Balotelli and thinks Man United bought best

first_img 5 5 2. James Rodriguez – Real Madrid – Click the arrow for more – Following an unbelievable World Cup, there was little doubt that Rodriguez would be included in this list, but in what position? The Colombian was the second player listed by Toure, who described Real Madrid’s £63m signing as “a fantastic one”. 5 5. Mario Balotelli – Liverpool – Click the arrow for more – Yaya Toure saved a special mention for his friend and former team-mate Mario Balotelli, who joined the Merseysiders from AC Milan for £16m in the summer. “I hope he is going to do well with Liverpool because he has been involved in a few problems in the past year,” Toure said. “I think this year he is coming more mature and he can control all of that,” he added, claiming Balotelli is one of his great friends, “like my brother”. 5 4. Alvaro Negredo – Valencia – Click the arrow for more – The fourth name from Toure was another team-mate – Alvaro Negredo – who left the Premier League champions for Valencia on loan in the summer. “He has been brilliant for us this last year and I think he will be a great move,” he explained. “We will be sad to see him go because he was one of our top strikers in the last year. Of course he had a couple of events and he needed to go back to his country, but I think we are going to miss him a lot.” 1. Angel Di Maria – Man United – Click the arrow for more – Perhaps a little surprising was the first name Toure mentioned – Man United’s British record signing Angel di Maria. The City midfielder named the former Real Madrid man as one of his best signings of the summer, but will he be as welcoming when Di Maria and co. head to the Etihad this weekend? 3. Radamel Falcao – Man United – Click the arrow for more – A surprise inclusion, Toure showed little hesitation in naming Man United’s £6m loan acquisition Radamel Falcao among his top summer signings, saying: “He is a great striker, unbelievable.” This weekend marks an already pivotal stage in the season as Man City and Man United face off in the 168th Manchester derby – LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT, Sunday 2 November from 1pm.With United trying to return to former glories and reigning champions City looking to remain in the title race, it promises to be a feisty affair, but that hasn’t stopped City hero Yaya Toure from praising their bitter rivals.Speaking to Nissan, the Ivory Coast international was asked to pick his top five summer transfer window signings, with some surprise inclusions.Click the arrow above to see who he named.Nissan are the official automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League 5last_img read more


first_imgPre-tax profits at the firm that operates the five-star Lough Eske Castle Hotel near Donegal town declined by 25% to €738,081 in 2013.Solis Lough Eske CastleThe hotel is owned by Donegal man Pat Doherty’s Harcourt Developments which recently obtained unlimited status, meaning the property group is no longer required to file accounts.However, the Irish Examiner reports that accounts filed by Lough Eske Developments Ltd with the Companies Office show that the hotel recorded the drop in profit after revenues fell from €6.87m to €6.75m in the 12 months to the end of December 2013. The directors’ report says “2013 was another positive year for the hotel, turnover decreased slightly but the hotel has still been profitable”. The directors state that although conditions are still challenging in the hotel industry “the company is confident of seeing continuing improvement, with sufficient amount of business already secured”.The profit in 2013 takes account of non-cash depreciation costs of €666,194. Numbers employed at the hotel reduced from 149 to 134 with staff costs reduced from €4.5m to €4.37m.Accumulated losses last year reduced from €7.424m to €6.686m. The firm’s cash during the year increased from €164,223 to €307,680.  FIVE STAR DONEGAL HOTEL SEE PROFITS FALL BY 25% BUT STILL TRADING WELL was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 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:donegalDonegal TownPat DohertySolas Lough Eske Castlelast_img read more

Leicester star Riyad Mahrez ‘could play for Barcelona one day’ – Xavi

first_img Mahrez has scored 17 goals and provided 11 assists for Leicester this season Barcelona legend Xavi believes Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez has the potential to play at the Nou Camp.Mahrez has been a revelation for the surprise Premier League leaders this season, scoring 17 goals and laying on 11 assists in 32 appearances.While conceding he had not heard of the Mahrez before this season, Xavi, who now plays for Qatari club Al Sadd, thinks all the top clubs in Europe will be chasing the Algerian this summer.“He is a very good player,” Xavi told The New Arab.“He suddenly came to my attention this season, I didn’t know about him before, but this season he has blown up. He has made a name for himself among the top names in the English league and played exceptionally well.“Thanks to what he has done for his club, he can now play for any big club in Europe.“He could play for Barcelona in the future. He is talented, but that [where he plays] is not in my hands these days.” 1last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgEAST LOS ANGELES – A motorist was booked on suspicion of drunken driving Saturday after running a red light and causing a crash that left one person dead and a Pico Rivera man injured, authorities said. The crash at Third Street at Indiana Street in East Los Angeles was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 2:55 a.m., officials said. A 19-year-old Los Angeles man speeding in a 2006 Honda Civic westbound on Third Street failed to stop for the red light and struck the right side of a 1988 Ford Mustang. The passenger in the Mustang, a 19-year-old Los Angeles woman, was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the Mustang, a 23-year-old Pico Rivera man, suffered serious injuries. The driver of the Honda Civic, who suffered moderate injuries, was treated and booked. Diabetes seminar set at hospital MONTEBELLO – Beverly Hospital’s monthly Diabetes Wellness Hour is a free seminar series about diabetes and how to care for those with the disease. The event, “Tuning Up Your Body,” will offer information about regular blood tests and health checks for diabetics and other issues relating to the disease. It will take place from 11 a.m. to noon March 16 at the hospital, 309 W. Beverly Blvd. For more information, call (909) 591-1888. Museum slates reptile show LA HABRA – The Children’s Museum, 301 S. Euclid St., will present a series of performances this month, including a reptile show and garden workshop. Reptiles Galore will feature lizards, snakes and other reptiles to touch and learn about. The show, free with museum admission, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. Children can make special deserts at a Dirt Cup Treats event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18. A Family Garden Workshop will teach children and adults about how plants grow with hands-on activities. This event will cost $10 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling (562) 905-9665. Families can make green milkshakes at the museum’s Leprechaun Shakes event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on March 21 and 23. The museum will celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday with a seed-planting event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25. Pre-School Friday Storytelling will take place at 10:30 a.m. March 31. General admission to the museum is $5 per person. For more information, call (562) 905-9793. Hospice Care training volunteers SANTA FE SPRINGS – Hospice Care of California will hold training for volunteers from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Tuesday through March 28. Training will be held at 14111 Freeway Drive, Suite 321. For more information, call (714) 577-9656. Free cooking class at Activity Center LA MIRADA – A free cooking class that features recipes for desserts, main dishes and holiday fare is being held free of charge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through May 16 at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Participants can watch while the dish is prepared and also sample it. For more information, call (562) 902-3160, or visit www.cityoflamirada.org. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

LAPD cops recognized

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsHe was recently given the national Top Cop award for California, which honored Ramos and three other LAPD officers for going “above and beyond the call of duty” on March 10, 2005. He was patrolling the streets that night when a call for backup came over the radio. Officers were pursuing possible DUI suspects who were throwing beer cans and fireworks out of a car window. Ramos and his partner, Chris Uvrina, responded to the call. The fireworks turned out to be gunshots. The gunshots were coming right at police cars, and they kept coming. Ramos caught up with and followed the suspect’s SUV Chevrolet Blazer as its occupants fired shots at his car and other police cruisers pursuing them. After about 20 minutes, the suspect vehicle crashed into an iron fence, but the gunshots didn’t stop. The occupants of the car moved to the back seat and kept firing from the rear window. Ramos said he tried to find cover behind his car door, but it wouldn’t stay open because he had parked on an incline. The closest cover was 20 to 30 feet away, and the hostile bullets kept coming, said Ramos. “I was very frightened,” he said. “We had to do something to stop this guy from killing us or somebody else. I knew when he started to shoot at us that he’d made a commitment to kill us or to be killed.” So, he said, he began a short walk that felt felt to him like an eternity. Walking and firing his rifle in the direction of the bullets that were coming at him, Ramos made it safely to the nearest cover – a trash can. Soon after that, fellow officer Charles Wunder fired shots that ended the shootout. His bullets hit both suspects, killing one and injuring the other. After the incident, officers found 500 rounds of ammunition in the SUV, and Ramos was told that the suspects had intentionally lured police into a gunfight. “They wanted to go out like Al Pacino in the movie “Scarface.” They wanted to kill an officer or be killed by an officer. They wanted to go out in glory. I don’t know what satisfaction they got from that,” said Ramos. Ramos and three other officers in the gunfight were nominated by their colleagues for the National Association of Police Officers Top Cop award, and received it last week. On May 16, they were honored by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, in Washington D.C. “Ramos is a legitimately humble man,” said James Dau, spokesman for Sanchez. “He believes the award is recognition for all officers, not just himself.” On Monday, Ramos emphasized that successfully ending the gunfight that night was a team effort. “There were other officers who were there that night directing traffic and providing support that didn’t get the recognition they should’ve gotten,” said Ramos. “But it wouldn’t have worked without them.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – In the middle of a gunfight with two suspects determined to kill a cop, Officer Ozzie Ramos realized he had no cover. That’s when he heard gunshots “whiz” by his ear. “It was like a war zone,” Ramos said. Ramos, 34, of Whittier works one of the most dangerous police beats in the county – the 77th Street Division in Los Angeles. last_img read more

Warnock fears for his own job after seeing Cardiff’s nightmare run

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has joked he will face a fight to keep his job this season after the new 2018/19 Premier League fixtures were announced on Thursday. Manchester United Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule Who do Arsenal start against and when is north London derby? PL fixtures in full REVEALED This is who your Premier League team will play on the first day Warnock admits it would take a miracle to save Cardiff from relegation, given their lack of financial resources compared with their new rivals.However, the Bluebirds boss insists there is more than enough spirit in the team to give them a fighting chance.“We all know how difficult it’s going to be, but all the lads are looking forward to it,” he added.“We’ve got to try and enjoy it. REVEALED Who do Man City start against and when is Manchester derby? PL fixtures in full REVEALED Warnock has joked he could be out of a job by Christmas Chelsea Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule Full 2018/19 Premier League fixtures list confirmed 3 “I know it’s alright me saying that when we’re coming up against these huge teams, and it would be a miracle [to stay up].“We’re rock bottom with the bookies and our wage bill is going to be just over half of Huddersfield’s, and it’s the same with transfers, so we’re going to be up against it. REVEALED REVEALED When are the Manchester, north London and Merseyside derbies? 3 Premier League fixtures Every single one of Liverpool’s 2018/19 Premier League fixtures REVEALED Tottenham Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule Cardiff face back-to-back games against Chelsea and Man City – the past two Premier League champions 2018/19 Premier League fixtures released “But we’ve got great spirit in this team. We’ve got some great characters in the dressing room and I know we’re not easy on the eye, but we play a lot more than people give us credit for.“We’ve got one or two decent players and if we bring four or five more into the squad we’ll give teams a good game.“But we’re going to need to be fortunate injuries, because we can’t afford our best players to get injured really.” REVEALED REVEALED The Bluebirds, back in the top flight after finishing second in the Championship last term, have been handed a relatively kind start – away at Bournemouth, and then Newcastle United at home before a trip to Huddesfield Town.But the Welsh side then face a nightmare run of games in September and October, where they will play five of the Premier League’s ‘top six’ clubs.And Warnock, whose promotion with Cardiff was a record eighth of his career, admits he will have his work cut out for him this term.Reacting to the newly-released fixtures on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the veteran boss said: “We’ve got Arsenal at home, Chelsea away and then Man City at home in September – it’s a great league isn’t it?“Then in October we’ve got Tottenham away, Fulham at home and Liverpool away – it’ll be about, ‘can I last ‘till Christmas?’“I’ve just been over to Malaysia, I went to see my owner to talk about next season and what we’re looking it.“When I left I said to the staff there, ‘I hope I see you next year, but you know what’s like this managerial job!’” Dates for the fiery Premier League games we can’t wait for next season 3 REVEALED last_img read more