41 returning Ilonggo OFWs all negative for COVID-19?

first_imgILOILO City – Forty-one seafarers stranded in Metro Manila were scheduled to return to Western Visayas either last night or early this morning. The seafarers would also be subjected to another RT-PCR test. The seafarers were all tested by the Department of Health via the more reliable reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) process, he added. The ship transporting them left the Port of Manila on Thursday night. But Treñas said the President was fed with the wrong information. He denied having prevented Manila-stranded overseas workers from returning to Iloilo. The ship would first dock at the Bredco Port in Bacolod City for the disembarkation of the Bago City seafarers before proceeding to Fort San Pedro in Iloilo City, said Villa. In the case of the Iloilo City seafarers, Mayor Jerry Treñas said, they would again be tested via RT-PCR and while waiting for the results (which could take two to three days) they would be billeted at a hotel. Just this May 4, President Rodrigo Duterte issued a warning to Treñas. They were all negative for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Atty. Roy Villa, spokesperson of the Western Visayas task force on the new coronavirus disease. “I’d like to address local executives. It is your duty to help and protect your constituents. I have no quarrel that you want the contagion stopped right then and there at your doorstep,” Duterte said.  “But you know, OFWs are citizens of this country. Whether we like it or not they have this constitutional right to travel abroad and to come home after working there.” “We will clarify this. Indi nami nga ginaguba ang syudad. Lain diri ang nagakatabo, lain man sugid sa babaw,” said Treñas. Instead of prohibiting overseas Filipinos from returning home and leaving them stranded, the President said local governments should provide special facilities for them to complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine./PN * OFWs must have certification that they have finished a 14-day quarantine Of the 41 seafarers, 25 were residents of Iloilo province; 10, Iloilo City; five, Guimaras; and one, Bago City in Negros Occidental. On the part of the Iloilo provincial government, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said, LGUs were prepared to accommodate the returning seafarers in their respective quarantine facilities.center_img Upon disembarkation at Fort San Pedro, the seafarers from Iloilo city and province, and Guimaras would be taken to a hotel on General Luna Street for 14 days of quarantine. Subjecting the seafarers to RT-PCR test in Manila was in line with resolutions No. 12, 13 and 14 of the regional COVID-19 task force on the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). They set the following protocols: * OFWs must have medical certificates attesting to their being asymptomatic and in good health condition “Sa city of Iloilo, hindi ninyo tinanggap ‘yung mga (returning) overseas Filipino workers. Sir, mayor, nakikiusap ako sa inyo…magkakaroon ho tayo ng problema if you resist,” said the President in a televised address to the nation. “I think may naga-intriga. Sa akon paglantaw lain ang information ang nagalab-ot sa babaw,” he said. * OFWs must have undergone RT-PCR test with negative result conducted within seven days prior to boarding However, according to Villa, the local government units (LGUs) of these seafarers have the option of taking them directly to their respective quarantine facilities. “May iban nga ma-deretso na sa ila banwa…but siling ko…mapreparar gid…kita sang alternative facility,” said Defensor. Treñas did not name anyone who could be giving President Duterte with false information but gave a hint, “Sila man to may access sa babaw.” Duterte said he may be forced to “operate” through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Seafarers with negative test results would be allowed to continue their quarantine at home, said Treñas. “Sumunod kayo sa magandang paraan, o pipilitin kong sumunod kayo. I don’t want to embarrass people,” the Chief Executive said. On April 29, the first batch of Ilonggo OFWs stranded in Metro Manila returned to Western Visayas. As of May 8, 23 of them tested positive for COVID-19 (Aklan, one; Antique, three; Guimaras, two; Iloilo province, four; Negros Occidental, four; Bacolod City, two; Iloilo City, seven).last_img read more

Juve confident Vidal will stay put

first_img “All the requirements are there for Vidal not to leave before the end of the transfer market,” Juve general director Giuseppe Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport. “The contract extension he signed has made more solid the marriage between Juve and Vidal. “Vidal has always said he wanted to stay here and we are more than happy to keep him.” Vidal, who has also been linked with Arsenal, moved to Juve from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2011. He made 32 league appearances for the Bianconeri last season, scoring 11 times and setting up five others to greatly contribute to Juve clinching their third successive scudetto. Juventus are confident reported Manchester United target Arturo Vidal will remain at the club. The Chilean midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League this summer. The 27-year-old Vidal only signed a new contract with Juve back in December, which will see him tied to the Turin-based club until June 2017. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Steve Kay starts term as new dean of USC Dornsife

first_imgMonday marked Steve A. Kay’s first day as the 21st dean of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where he said he is excited to play a role in working with students in addition to expanding the school’s opportunities and programs.Goals · As the dean of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Steve Kay hopes to increase research opportunities. – Photo courtesy of USC Media Relations“When I came to interview at USC, the clincher for me was really walking around the campus,” Kay said. “I saw such energy amongst the students.”Kay came to Dornsife from UC San Diego, where he served as dean of the division of biological sciences and held the Richard C. Atkinson Chair in biological sciences. He also served as a distinguished professor of cell and developmental biology. Prior to working at UCSD, Kay held positions at Rockefeller University, the University of Virginia and the Scripps Research Institute.Kay said he is looking forward to starting his work at Dornsife and building on the college’s current programs, largely by working hand-in-hand with faculty and staff.“The first goal I have for Dornsife is to listen [to staff and faculty],” he said. “Listen to them about what they view as the most exciting opportunities and goals. I see us as being able to be very nimble in terms of identifying the areas where we can achieve very rapid progress.”Kay received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom and continued his research in genetics and genomics, becoming one of the world’s top experts on genes and circadian rhythms. He has published more than 200 papers and has had research cited in Science magazine’s “Breakthroughs of the Year” in 1997, 1998 and 2002.As the head of Dornsife, Kay has several goals for his tenure, including more research and hands-on opportunities for students.Kay’s background in the sciences has him looking forward to a few changes at Dornsife.“We have plans to be building a new science building on campus,” Kay said. “That’s something I look forward to being a part of.”He said he also hopes to expand the interdisciplinary programs, such as the philosophy, politics and law major.“I think that seeking out ways in which we can look at fields that are not traditionally put together is one of the areas that offers many opportunities,” Kay said.Personal connection with students is also important to Kay. Through the course of his professional life, Kay has had more than 50 of his former Ph.D. students of his become faculty chairs and administrators at other universities across the country. When he was dean at UCSD, Kay led a large academic division with almost 6,000 undergraduates, hundreds of graduates and postdoctoral researchers, as well as four faculty departments.“I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with so many influential students and researchers,” Kay said.In reference to his new position, Kay emphasized the importance of using education as a means of benefiting society.“I believe very much that education is really the most powerful tool we have for the development of human capital,” Kay said.last_img read more

Kawhi files lawsuit against Nike over ‘Klaw’ logo

first_imgToronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard has filed a lawsuit against Nike in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in an attempt to reclaim control over a logo Leonard says he created.“In 2011, just after being drafted to the National Basketball Association, Kawhi Leonard authored a unique logo that included elements that were meaningful and unique to him,” the lawsuit reads. “Leonard traced his notably large hand, and, inside the hand, drew stylized versions of his initials ‘KL’ and the number that he had worn for much of his career, ‘2.’ The drawing Leonard authored was an extension and continuation of drawings he had been creating since early in his college career.“Several years later, as part of an endorsement deal with Nike, Leonard allowed Nike to use on certain merchandise the logo he created while Leonard continued to use the logo on non-Nike goods. Unbeknownst to Leonard and without his consent, Nike filed an application for copyright registration of his logo and falsely represented in the application that Nike had authored the logo.”Leonard addressed the lawsuit briefly while talking with reporters Tuesday ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.“It happened over a long time ago. You guys are just finding out. Not a big worry of mine,” Leonard said.A Nike spokesperson declined to comment.The lawsuit goes on to say that Leonard intends to use the “Klaw” logo in various capacities — including clothing lines, footwear and in connection with sports camps and charity functions — but that Nike has objected to his doing so. Leonard, therefore, wants to regain control of the logo, which he created while he was part of Jordan Brand’s stable of athletes.Since then, though, Leonard became a shoe free agent — before eventually signing a deal with New Balance earlier this season. The Boston-based company has created multiple campaigns involving Leonard this season — one being “Fun Guy,” and another, more recently, being “King of the North,” playing off a phrase from the recently concluded HBO series “Game of Thrones.”The nine-page lawsuit would, in theory, allow for a new campaign with New Balance sometime in the future — or at the very least would again give Leonard (should he win) control of a logo he says should be his.The lawsuit goes on to explain, in detail, how Leonard came up with the idea for the logo, which was developed at the start of his rookie season during his lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign with the San Antonio Spurs.“Leonard is known for his extremely large hands,” the lawsuit reads. “Throughout his career, spectators have noticed Leonard’s large hands and they are often described as contributing to his success as a player.“Since at least his college years, Leonard contemplated and conceived of ideas for a personal logo which would be unique to him and reflect something meaningful relating to his own image. In late December 2011 or January 2012, Leonard refined a logo he had been creating for several years that encompassed his large and powerful hands, his initials and his jersey number.“Leonard shared his original work of authorship with family and friends, solicited the advice and expertise of a creative designer, received comments and suggestions, and made modifications to his design.”Later in the lawsuit, it states Leonard and Nike have gone back-and-forth multiple times over the past several months regarding the use of the logo, with the last correspondence being in March, when Nike told him, “it owns all intellectual property rights in the Leonard Logo and demanding that Leonard immediately cease and desist from what Nike claimed was the unauthorized use of the Leonard Logo.” Source: ESPN Finally, the lawsuit says the goal of the plaintiff is for Leonard to be declared the sole author of the logo; that Leonard’s use of his logo doesn’t interfere with Nike’s rights, including “without limitation any rights Nike may claim to possess with respect to the Leonard Logo”; and that the defendant committed fraud on the Copyright Office in registering the Leonard Logo, along with “any such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper.”Leonard and the Raptors will face the Warriors for Game 3 of the Finals at Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. The series is tied at a game apiece.last_img read more

Watch EPL Live: Machester United Vs Stoke City on JOY Sports on Multi TV

first_imgTune in to JOYSports and ADOM TV on MULTI TV this and every Saturday for live action from the English Premier League as Manchester United taking on the stubborn Stoke City @ 2:00pm prompt.Expert Pre-match analyses with Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang and his team commences at 1:30pm with Kick off at 2:00pm. Remember that this game is exclusive to JOYSports, your 24 Sports Channel on Multi TV.MATCH FACTSSir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography may have given Manchester United a sly boost by resurrecting his beloved siege mentality. The only current player to come under quote worthy criticism, Wayne Rooney, has merely reaffirmed his allegiance to David Moyes – a manager many doomsayers predicted he wouldn’t work well with – and once more the Old Trafford gates clang shut to outsiders.Rooney went on to inspire a narrow but important defeat of Real Sociedad, and few would doubt he could do the same against struggling Stoke; with Norwich (in the League Cup), Fulham and Sociedad up next, United could build a fair head of steam before meeting Arsenal. Crisis?What crisis?  Three little points but eight huge places below Moyes, Mark Hughes has a similar job on: changing the attitudes of a club dominated by its previous manager. At least it’s a change that most fans and players wanted, but Stoke wouldn’t have chosen to be 16th, just a point above the relegation zone.  JOY Sports ………….. the thrill of the gamelast_img read more

LeBron James delivers triple-double as balanced Lakers outlast Anthony Davis, Pelicans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWith so many storylines and angles floating around the game, it was difficult to keep track. All of the subplots delivered to some degree:• Much of the pregame hysteria centered around James’ comments that it would be “incredible” to play alongside Davis, which opposing coach Alvin Gentry said amounted to tampering. But if the two stars are planning to team up sometime in the future, it wasn’t readily apparent during the game. James earned his third triple-double of the season, flexing his playmaking muscle more than his scoring prowess with 14 assists to go with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Davis was his dominant self, scoring and rebounding, with 30 points and 20 boards, but was limited to just four points in the final frame.Afterward, James said he didn’t think his comments were inappropriate or tampering. And he wasn’t surprised by how much attention they drew: “Of course not. No. Anything I say will generate something.”• Randle, the former seventh overall pick of the Lakers in 2014 who grew to be alienated from the organization, returned to face his old team in the midst of a career year. He was given an appreciation video in the first quarter, but nonetheless attacked the Lakers with fury: He finished with 21 points and eight rebounds, but his last shot was blocked by Zubac, his former teammate, and the sequence essentially ended the Pelicans’ last hope.The video was a nice touch, he later said. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “It was a nice gesture, just being able to reflect on my four years here,” he said. “It was a good thing. It was exciting. I’m appreciative.”• Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup after lengthy injury stints. Rondo made his first three shots and piled up nine assists coming off the bench against the Pelicans, for whom he played last season. Ingram had some clear rust (6-for-14 shooting) but nonetheless provided a needed scoring punch with 18 points.Walton praised both players, but Ingram in particular for finding a way to blend back into the Lakers’ playing style at both ends of the court. Ingram acknowledged sitting out for seven games helped him adapt.“What I learned the most was how good the ball movement was and on the defensive side where we need to help and how good they got each and every game,” he said. “So I just try to add to it, I just try to put myself in the position where I can help.”• The third straight absence of JaVale McGee created an opening for an unlikely Lakers starter: Zubac. The third-year big man – who has spent most of the season out of the playing rotation – had one of his best games ever from the opening possession, when he flushed a dunk off a pick-and-roll with Lonzo Ball. He finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds on 8-for-10 shooting, and McGee (who has been out with illness) tweeted his pride in his younger teammate in the fourth quarter. Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions But overall, two things stood out for the Lakers (19-13). The team won, which was a soothing balm after grinding East Coast trip, during which they went 1-3. But also on display was the kind of balance that comes with being (mostly) healthy: Every Lakers starter was in double figures, led by Kyle Kuzma who had 23 points, and rounded out by Ball who had 12.While Davis, Randle and Jrue Holiday were all strong for the Pelicans, their overall supporting cast paled in comparison to the Lakers. It might be food for thought for Davis if he’s truly considering pushing to move West.It might also be something to think about for James, who lit media fires in the past week by speaking openly about a desire to play with Davis and 2003 draft pick Carmelo Anthony. Several Lakers said in the last few days that James had not addressed his comments to the team as of Friday morning, when he skipped shootaround. His current cast helped pick up the shooting on a night when he was a pedestrian 8 for 20 from the field and could not hit a 3-point shot.James acknowledged the team feeling more whole played a major role in the win.“When we have our depth,” he said, “we’re very good.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs PreviousThe Lakers’ Ivica Zubac blocks a shot by the Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the second half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. Zubac had a double-double in a rare start to help the Lakers to a 112-104 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac, center, dunks as New Orleans Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday, left, and Anthony Davis watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers greets, former Laker Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans before the game at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James, left, drives to the basket past the Pelicans’ E’Twaun Moore during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. James had a triple-double (22 points, 12 rebounds, 14 assists) in the Lakers’ 112-104 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans scores in front of Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his basket with LeBron James #23 during the first half against the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks in front of Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebound from Julius Randle #30 and Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives on Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a pass between Tyson Chandler #5 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Solomon Hill #44 of the New Orleans Pelicans loses a rebound between LeBron James #23 and Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram dunks against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes for a rebound between Brandon Ingram #14 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots a jumper in front of Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs with Alvin Gentry of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives on Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Tim Frazier #10 of the New Orleans Pelicans is fouled by Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: E’Twaun Moore #55 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket on Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, is pressured by New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, left, grabs a pass next to New Orleans Pelicans’ Tim Frazier during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis dunks as Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, and Rajon Rondo celebrate a basket by Rondo during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James is defended by New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, dribbles the ball past New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a shot in front of Ivica Zubac #40, Lonzo Ball #2 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: E’Twaun Moore #55 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket on Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a shot in front of Ivica Zubac #40, Lonzo Ball #2 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers comes up with a rebound in front of Jrue Holiday #11, E’Twaun Moore #55 and Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a screen from Lonzo Ball #2 during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a fade away jumper over Darius Miller #21 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers calls for a shooting foul during a 112-104 Laker win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his dunk in front of Julius Randle #30, Kenrich Williams #34 and Frank Jackson #15 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebound in front of Julius Randle #30, Kenrich Williams #34 and Frank Jackson #15 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Darius Miller #21 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers directs the offense during a 112-104 Laker win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a shot in front of Tyson Chandler #5 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Julius Randle #30 during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers blocks the shot of Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts after a Pelican foul during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans is defended by Kyle Kuzma #0, Lonzo Ball #2 and Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives on Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a pass in front of Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Alvin Gentry of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a 112-104 Los Angeles Lakers win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers saves a ball from out of bounds during a 112-104 Laker win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers palms the ball before the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, is defended by New Orleans Pelicans’ Frank Jackson, front left, and Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday, center, drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James walks across the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis dribbles the ball past Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle, center, competes for a rebound with Los Angeles Lakers’ Josh Hart, left, and Tyson Chandler during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis share a light moment during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his foul during a 112-104 Laker win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Actress Penny Marshall tribute before the game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ Ivica Zubac blocks a shot by the Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the second half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. Zubac had a double-double in a rare start to help the Lakers to a 112-104 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 60The Lakers’ Ivica Zubac blocks a shot by the Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the second half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. Zubac had a double-double in a rare start to help the Lakers to a 112-104 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — After all the build-up, a week of fiery yet futile speculation, Friday’s game between the Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans proved to be the rare match-up that lived up to the hype.A 112-104 Lakers victory was not assured until the final minute, when LeBron James made a pair of free throws, spot starter Ivica Zubac delivered an authoritative blocked shot, and L.A. rode out the threat of MVP candidate Anthony Davis and company.Afterward, James, who missed shootaround with an unspecified illness, said he was feeling the effects of going all-out for the win as his sore feet rested in ice water.“My energy is very low right now,” James said. “I guess being back on my home floor and being around my teammates gave me enough energy to make plays and help us win.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Ivory Coast appeals to CAS over loss of 2021 Cup of Nations

first_imgFILE PHOTOAbidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the decision to strip the country of the 2021 African Cup of Nations on Thursday.The Confederation of African Football took the 2019 tournament from Cameroon due to delays in preparations and offered it the 2021 finals, which had already been awarded to the Ivory Coast.“The FIF was surprised to learn that the president of CAF (Ahmad Ahmad) decided on his own authority, without any prior consultation … to reassign the 2021 edition, which was entrusted until then to the Ivory Coast, to Cameroon,” the FIF said in a statement. “The preparation and work required to organise this great competition, which is particularly important for all Ivorian football and the Ivory Coast, constitutes important economic, financial and human investment.”Ahmad has indicated that the Ivory Coast has now been offered the hosting rights for 2023.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Boca Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka Gives Up U.S. Citizenship to Represent Japan at 2020 Olympics

first_imgBoca Raton resident Naomi Osaka, two-time Grand Slam champion and currently the world’s third-ranked tennis player, is giving up her U.S. citizenship in order to represent Japan in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Osaka, who is of Japanese and Haitian descent, was born in Japan before she and her family moved to South Florida in 2006 from New York, where they had lived since 2000.According to Japan’s Nationality Act, individuals who hold dual citizenship are required to choose one nationality before their 22nd birthday. Osaka turns 22 this Wednesday.She says, “It is a special feeling to aim for the Olympics as a representative of Japan. I think it will be more emotional to play for the pride of the country.”Osaka already represents Japan in the Fed Cup and on the WTA Tour. Most recently, she surged past Ashleigh Barty, winning the 2019 China Open.She also became the first Japanese player to win a major after defeated Serena Williams in last year’s U.S. Open final, before earning her second Grand Slam tournament win at the 2019 Australian Open.The Olympic Channel reports that Osaka will only be permitted to represent Japan next year if she plays for that country in at least one more national tennis competition organized by the International Tennis Federation.last_img read more

Teen charged for murder of Unity man

first_imgA 17-year-old on Friday morning made an appearance before the Chief Magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, charged with killing a Unity, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man.Murder accused Marlon GarrettThe charge was read to Marlon Garrett of Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, by Magistrate Ann McLennan.It is alleged that on September 11, 2016, at Robb Street, Bourda, he murdered 34-year-old Omesh Chetram, of Unity, ECD.The matter was adjourned for October 18, 2016.According to reports, the deceased had an argument with the defendant at Board Market after the deceased was accused of stealing items from his stall. The defendant whipped out a knife and stabbed the deceased once to the lower region of his abdomen.The defendant then made good his escape. Chetram was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The defendant was later arrested and charged with the offence.last_img read more

‘Koo’ System to Help Rural Dwellers

first_imgMr. Jonako Binda of Bong County and a senior personnel analyst at the Internal Affairs Ministry is organizing the “Koo for Rural Self Development,” to help unite rural dwellers to work for each other’s interest.The Koo System is widely practiced in rural Liberia where two or more people join to help or work for each other, especially during the farming season. Binda said people’s homes were either broken down or damaged during the civil war and lack of material support has made it difficult for their reconstruction. He added that most of the youths have grown up with little or no skills while unemployment is rife among them in rural Liberia.“The idea for this initiative is to mobilize and encourage rural dwellers to help themselves and construct better houses,” Binda said. He said leadership for accountability and implementation will be set up to ensure the success of the exercise. “I will organize committees to call on the national government, individuals, humanitarian organizations as well as rural dwellers to contribute towards the process either in cash or in kind, which will be tools such as cutlasses, hammers, nails, saws, axes, shovels, diggers among others,” Binda stated. The most difficult part of the Koo System, he said would be feeding, and therefore the youths would be encouraged to get involved in agriculture, and would also appeal to national government, humanitarian organizations, individuals, as well as rural dwellers to support this exercise.“This could also help develop our country because it will be a community initiative where the young people and those with technical skills will be encouraged to participate to rebuild homes for themselves and their communities,” he said. Binda said the exercise would be organized like a cooperative business in which young men and women are brought together to work for each other. “I am convinced that Liberian youth, when they are properly organized, can work on this project,” he added. Binda said the association is expected to be launched shortly and the fifteen counties will be grouped into four regions. A team with experience in building and other disciplines would form part of the leadership. He will work along with county authorities for the implementation of the Koo System through town hall meetings and will also need the assistance of the National Housing Authority (NHA) and political leaders. The Koo System is practiced in rural Liberia to provide help to rebuild the community, as well as provide support by using young men and women to engage in community service.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more