Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “His approach has been great the last couple of days,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “I’m happy for him.”While the Cavaliers will be at full strength, Golden State forward Andre Iguodala is out because of a bone bruise in his left knee that sidelined him for the last four games of the Western Conference finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWarriors coach Steve Kerr said he was pleased to see Love cleared for Game 1.“It didn’t surprise me,” Kerr said. “I’m glad he’s playing. We want everybody playing, everybody healthy and out there competing.” LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentscenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Watered-down Gilas for Asiad Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love juggles a basketball during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA’s concussion protocols and is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.Love was injured early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston and was not able to play in Game 7 of that series. He traveled to California with the Cavaliers and was on the floor with them during practice Wednesday at Oracle Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Tams make it

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “It’s going to be a tall order because we’re going up against a team that swept the second round. But we’ll see,” he added. “The staff will prepare tonight. It’s a tough match-up. We’ll see.”The Tamaraws and the Eagles tangle on Nov. 24.It was a matchup that hung in the balance in the stretch as La Salle looked poised to forge a semifinal duel that would have sent cash registers ringing.The Green Archers, leaning on Aljun Melecio and Santi Santillan, pushed the Tamaraws to a 64-68 corner. Melecio later buried audacious, off-balanced scoop to keep that four-point buffer for La Salle.But Tuffin’s jumper cut the deficit to 68-70 and a La Salle miss gave FEU roughly 20 seconds—without a timeout—to craft a final play on the fly, resulting in Tolentino’s three.“It was all them,” Racela said. “Those shots didn’t come off timeouts.”Still, Santillan had a chance to steal the game on a perfect play off a La Salle timeout, but flubbed a short stab underneath the basket.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Azkals near semis berth LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We’ve been working for this for nine, 10 months. We didn’t want this [year] to go to waste,” added Tuffin, who chimed in with 11 points to go with Tolentino’s 15.And FEU coach Olsen Racela, meanwhile, tempered the celebration with a sobering reality.“[This] is just one phase of our goal. We’re onto the next phase,” said Racela, an Ateneo legend.A familiar foe awaits the Tams in the next phase. FEU pushed Ateneo to within a defensive stop of a huge Final Four upset until a clutch trey by Isaac Go rescued the Blue Eagles.And if the Tamaraws had a hard time then, Racela expects an even more difficult time now.ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern University beat La Salle’s Final Four hopes black and a little shade of blue.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Led by a coach who still proudly traces his roots to Ateneo and on the heroics of a former Katipunan cager, the Tamaraws sealed a semifinal duel with the No. 1 Blue Eagles by ousting the defending champions’ fierce rivals.Arvin Tolentino nailed a three-pointer in the final three seconds to cap a breathless sequence in the stretch and give FEU a 71-70 victory over La Salle Wednesday in the knockout game for the last UAAP men’s basketball Final Four berth at Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTolentino, though, passed off credit to his teammates, particularly Kenneth Tuffin, who set up the endgame drama with a bold step-back jumper.“My shot is just as big as Kenneth (Tuffin’s),” said Tolentino who stuck the three-point dagger with 3.1 left. “It’s as big as any basket we made in this game.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

Businessman nabbed with 2kg cocaine at Albion

first_imgA popular businessman of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, was on Saturday morning nabbed at Albion, Corentyne, Berbice, with just over 2kg (2000g) of cocaine. The businessman, 44, who was a passenger in a minibus bearing registration plate BMM 3323 was reportedly heading to Springlands, Berbice.Based on information reaching Guyana Times, the Police stopped the vehicle during a routine roadblock in front of the Albion Police Station at about 09:30h. During the exercise, Police ranks observed the businessman acting in a suspicious manner and subsequently asked him to disembark with the haversack he was carrying. A search of the haversack unearthed two well wrapped parcels.The businessman was immediately arrested when the substance was tested and proved to be cocaine. It was weighed in his presecn and amounted to 2000 grams.He is expected to be charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.last_img read more

City of Fort St. John Recreation to offer Archery Tag

first_imgFor more information, you can email FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John Recreation is offering Archery Tag.According to the City, Archery Tag is an ideal activity for workplace team building, parties, or just something fun to do with friends.City staff will set up inflatable barriers and will provide you with bows, arrows, and masks; all you have to do is show up and shoot.- Advertisement -Archery Tag will be taking place at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse.If you are interested in this activity, you can book a time online or by calling City Recreation at 250-785-4592.It is to note that these bookings are available on weekends only at pre-allocated time slots.Advertisementlast_img read more

Evans leads Lakers past Golden State

first_imgOAKLAND – It was only two weeks ago in Cleveland that Lakers coach Phil Jackson offered a reminder that life in the NBA is nothing more than a six-month roller-coaster ride between winning and losing. His team was on the downward plunge that Sunday, ultimately bottoming out with a six-game losing streak. Now the question is if the Lakers are back on the upswing after their second cruise-control victory in 72 hours. They beat the Golden State Warriors 102-85 Sunday at Oracle Arena, building a 20-point lead in the second quarter and beating their division rivals for the seventh time in seven games since Jackson’s return last season. They did it with Maurice Evans making his case to stay in the starting lineup, scoring a career-high 26 points, and with the Warriors making just 2 of 193-pointers and 9 of 21 free throws. Golden State came in averaging 105.8 points a game. “I told the players this afternoon that we have Mo on our side,” Jackson said, “and we have to stay with it, in more ways than one.” Are the Lakers back after their six-game losing streak? The answer might come tonight against the Utah Jazz, who are leading the Northwest Division with a 37-18 record. “You can’t forget about (the skid) because it’s so easy to happen,” Evans said. “You have to really stay focused and try and build this streak the other way because … teams are good in this league and they can take control in a minute’s notice.” The Lakers did just that at the start of the second quarter, turning what had been a four-point game into a 20-point rout. Once again Shammond Williams and Aaron McKie were the first guards off the bench, but Evans came through with the play of the game. Evans leaped to steal a pass by Sarunas Jasikevicius, then hit a shot that lived up to his Kobe Bryant-given nickname of “Lotto.” With Jasikevicius wrapping him up with both hands, Evans tossed in a layup while drawing the foul. center_img “I think that’s what having good strength will allow you to do,” Evans said, “is still make a run at tough shots.” The next possession, Evans buried a 3-pointer to send the Warriors into a timeout down 44-28. 160Want 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

Immigrant mom challenges incumbents

first_img“I would like a member of the school board to participate in the student site council to support communication skills with district teachers and parents,” she said. “I will make communication with the community a priority.” Davis, 79, says she is seeking another four-year term for the same reason she ran in 1986 – to help children. “Anything I can do for kids I’m there for them,” she said. “I want kids to get up there and be somebody.” Davis has lived in Lennox since 1963 and said she has always been involved with the schools. Her son graduated from Lennox High School in 1976, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren have attended district schools. She has served on the board of the Centinela Valley Youth Service since the early 1990s. Although Davis is the only board member and only candidate who doesn’t speak Spanish, she supports the district’s bilingual education program. But she wants to see more students speak fluent English at an earlier age. “I don’t want to take away their Spanish or anything,” she said. “But we’ve got to prepare our kids.” Superintendent Bruce McDaniel said 80percent of students in the district are learning English. Davis said everyone in the district should be helping students excel. “We’ve got to make sure that everyone’s in tune together,” she said. “We all have to work together.” Fajardo, who replaced Trini Jimenez on the board after he moved out of the district, said she wants trustees to focus on lifting student achievement, and she believes more parental involvement is needed to make that happen. “More than anything we need to get our parents involved,” she said. “We need to have an open school policy where parents feel comfortable to come to the schools and (we need to) help them understand the school process.” Fajardo, whose 5-year-old daughter attends Moffett Elementary, said she wants to hold training sessions for parents that will teach them about their children’s school system. After teaching for nine years at Lennox Middle School, Fajardo, 34, began this year teaching algebra at Animo Jackie Robinson High School, a charter school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She worked for three years at Loyola Marymount University as assistant director of bilingual programs and was part of the university’s adjunct faculty. Instead of continuing to try out new programs, Fajardo believes Lennox needs to reflect on past mistakes. “I want us to stop trying things, and I want us to start evaluating things,” she said. “We’re hitting and missing. I don’t want us to miss, I want us to reflect.” One issue the winning candidates will need to reflect on is declining enrollment in the 6,800-student inner-city district. McDaniel said enrollment is down 19 percent over the past five years. As a result, the tiny district under the flight path of Los Angeles International Airport has lost more than $5 million in state money, he said. Whoever captures seats on the board Tuesday will need to deal with a reduced budget because of those lost state funds and be open to acquiring money in other ways, McDaniel said. laura.davis@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Mercedes Ibarra, president of the Moffett Elementary PTA, is trying to topple one of the two incumbents – Mary Davis, first elected in 1986, or Angela Fajardo, who was named to fill a board vacancy in May. Ibarra, who moved to Lennox 15 years ago after emigrating from Nicaragua, said she wants the school board to interact more with the largely immigrant community. Ibarra, 44, said the school board decides issues “only at the table. They don’t come to the different schools to see problems and listen to the parents, listen to the teachers and listen to the students.” The mother of two girls who attend Lennox schools, Ibarra is in her second year as Moffett PTA president. She formerly owned a clothing store and is now taking night classes to improve her English. Ibarra wants to get board members out in the field more, specifically to school site councils. LENNOX: PTA president faces school board veteran and a new appointee. By Laura E. Davis Staff Writer A Lennox school trustee with 21 years of experience and another appointed to the board just five months ago face a challenger in Tuesday’s election who says she can do better. last_img read more

Spurs fans will love what Mauricio Pochettino has promised to do in January

first_img“We need as a club in January to try to refresh the squad to move the club on.”Lamela marked his first Premier League start of the season with his fifth goal of the campaign, the Argentinian unmarked as he headed in Moussa Sissoko’s cross. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Erik Lamela scored the only goal of the game to give Spurs the win shining 2 2 Pochettino could be forgiven for feeling smug given Spurs are flying so high despite becoming the first side in Premier League history not to bring any new faces in during the summer transfer window.But instead the Tottenham boss warned that the purse strings will need to be loosened in January if his side is to continue to challenge at the top.“In football you always need to think you can improve and you need to try to improve your squad,” he said.“If you say to me we were so clever because we didn’t sign anyone, and now after nine games it’s the best ever start in Premier League for the club, I’m not going to be that type of person who is going to say ‘yes we are geniuses’. Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “We wanted to sign people. But the circumstances arrived, and it’s the best start in the Premier League for Tottenham.“Maybe it’s a coincidence, or maybe it’s because we are geniuses. But in January we are going to try to sign players.“Today we can say ‘well done’ but if you ask me if I’m happy, yes I’m happy with the result but I think you cannot play with destiny, you need to build the team properly. gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice tense Pochettino embraces Manuel Pellegrini Mauricio Pochettino admitted he will have to buy in January to refresh his Tottenham Hotspur squadErik Lamela fired Spurs to a 1-0 victory against West Ham to lift them into the Champions League places with 21 points from their opening nine games.last_img read more


first_imgSHARON Black has spoken of her delight at her husband’s safe ascent of Mount Everest.Donegal businessman Jason reached the summit at 7am this morning.“We can say it’s official and it’s mission accomplished,” said Sharon today. “It’s just amazing. He’s already back down at 8,200 metres and he’s very very tired so he’s going to stay there for tonight and continue his descent on Monday morning.”She said she wanted to thank everyone in Donegal for all their support “thoughts and prayers.”Messages of support have been flooding in for Jason.You can see more on our story here: ‘WE’RE SO DELIGHTED JASON MADE IT TO THE TOP OF EVEREST’ – SAYS CHUFFED WIFE SHARON was last modified: May 20th, 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:’WE’RE SO DELIGHTED JASON MADE IT TO EVEREST’ – SAYS CHUFFED WIFE SHARONlast_img read more


first_imgGreat day for the Outdoors today across Donegal. Picture by Annemarie McGowanIT will be another warm day across County Donegal today, the forecasters agree.Temperatures will be 10C at dawn and slowly rise through the morning as any remaining cloud lifts, hitting 14C or 15C by 11am.By the afternoon this could reach 16C or 17C, according to most forecasters. It will be fine through the evening but it could be cloudier, especially along coasts by dusk.There is less agreement about the weather on Saturday – all forecasters say Donegal will become cloudier tomorrow, with rain arriving at some stage.Irish Weather Online says the afternoon is most likely to see rain.All the forecasters are giving rain for Sunday morning, but with bright and sunny spells arriving by Sunday teatime.   BEAUTIFUL AND HOT: THE DD FRIDAY WEATHER REPORT was last modified: May 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal Daily weather reportFRIDAYWeekendlast_img read more

FaceChipz: Internet of Things Meets Social Networking

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Remember POGS? Don’t feel bad if you don’t – you’ve just dated yourself, that’s all. These round collectible discs were used to play a children’s game (also called POGS) back in the 1990’s. Thanks to the incredible popularity of these little tokens, collecting POGS became a generation-defining fad for the demographic group known as the millenials. Where baby boomers had baseball cards and Generation X had Garbage Pail Kids, the young members of Gen Y had their POGS. Now prepare yourself for POGS’ return – POGS 2.0, if you will. Except this time around, the chips have been wired for the digital age. And today, the “game” is a social network called FaceChipz instead of a old-fashioned variation on marbles. FaceChipz: If POGS Was a Social NetworkFaceChipz is a new social networking site designed just for kids. Intended primarily for the “tween” set who’s outgrown children’s websites but hasn’t quite aged into Facebook yet, FaceChipz merges real-world networking with an online component. After purchasing a starter set of five chips, the child has their parent register an account for them on the FaceChipz website. Then the game begins. The child registers all their chips online using the unique identification code found on the back of each token. When all the chips have been registered, they can be distributed to friends. In return, the child’s friends will hand them their FaceChipz. When the exchange is complete, the child returns to the computer to register the new codes from the chips they’ve collected. The end result is a social network of friends with a physical counterpart in the real world – a brightly colored collection of FaceChipz that can be toted around just like POGS were decades ago. Social Networking Training WheelsParents will appreciate the fact that the FaceChipz network offers a more secure and private environment for their kids than traditional social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. No strangers can solicit friendship requests here – the child’s only online friends are those they’ve connected with in real life. There isn’t even a search mechanism for friends to find each other without first trading chips. While that design decision is obviously meant to keep FaceChipz sales steady, the company claims it has another goal as well: to prepare children for the online world of social networking. Reads the company website, “FaceChipz wants to help kids stay safe, but also enable them to communicate using today’s technology platforms…If your kids are savvy enough to make appropriate real world friendships, we believe that those relationships will be suitable and appropriate for the digital network they create.”Other privacy protections are offered too. For example, the code on the back is only valid upon first entry. Afterwards, if a lost chip ended up in a stranger’s possession, they couldn’t use the code to connect to the child. Also, FaceChipz profiles are designed so kids are only permitted to post a limited amount of information and their email address is not stored. FaceChipz makes sure that none of their site’s pages are indexed by search engines. Finally, when the child is ready to graduate to a more adult network, their account can be permanently deleted.Will FaceChipz Become the New POGS? All the elements are there that could make FaceChipz a success: collectible tokens, an online element and parent-friendly company ethics. There’s another bonus, too: the chips are cheap. A five-pack is just $4.99 at ToysRUs and the one-time site registration fee is only $1.00. If anything, the fee is only there so mom or dad get involved and are made aware of the child’s online activities. However, in this day and age, FaceChipz may be too innocent a portal to attract tweens. On a web filled with insane YouTube videos and the (often disturbing and occasionally pornographic) webcam-hopping service, Chatroulette, will a “your first social network” site even have a chance? Will today’s youngest generation take to a modern equivalent of POGS or have they seen too much already? Only time (and sales figures) will tell.Thanks to Springwise for spotting this. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Tags:#Internet of Things#Product Reviews#Real World#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos sarah perezlast_img read more