Lue seeks more aggressive LeBron after NBA playoff loss

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lue says that can’t happen again for James in game two on Wednesday.“He has to be aggressive and set the tone early,” Lue said. “We talked about that today, him just being aggressive early, setting the tone, especially for these new guys, bringing these guys along.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 crown“He understood that, but once again, he’s always a guy trying to get his teammates off early, get them guys going, then try to feel the game out. But be ready to set a tone.”Cleveland shot only 38.5 percent from the floor, with six turnovers and five baskets in the first quarter. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells instructions to players in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says he wants to see more aggressive play from LeBron James after a blowout loss to Indiana to open the NBA playoffs.James had a triple double against the Pacers in a 98-80 game-one home loss Sunday, but the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player went 10 minutes at the start of the game before taking his first shot and by then Indiana led 25-8.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Vajda reunion a ‘fresh start’ for Djokovic after Agassi split Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident “It’s about being more aggressive, attacking the basket,” Lue said. “It’s also about physicality on post ups, things like that. We’ve got to take better care of the basketball, give them less points in transition.“We just got to do a better job offensively scoring the basketball and taking care of the basketball We can’t give up 21 points in transition. That’s where they thrive.“If we can take those little easy points away, I think we’ll be fine.”The loss was the first by James in a first-round NBA playoff series since 2012 when his Miami squad lost to New York.Lue said he would look at lineup changes, which could see more time on the court for two veterans of Cleveland’s 2015 championship run, guard J.R. Smith and forward Tristan Thompson.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Who Are They Determined that Liberia Will Forever Remain a Village?

first_imgThe room was hushed. No one made a comment. What that Minister did not realize was that when one points a finger at someone else, four of the pointer’s own fingers are pointing back at him.The burning question here is, how do Liberians travel day after day and year after year, see the phenomenal progress other countries are making, and return home and sit down ‘kplekeh’—the Liberian word for doing nothing. It is as though we Liberians are blindfolded when we travel, yet enjoy all the progress and development in other people’s country and forget everything once we land back at RIA. The 70-year-old returnee from Ghana was not like that. The minute she boarded the tattered bus from the aircraft to the RIA terminal she could not help remembering the new, modern buses she rode from the aircrafts to the terminals both at the Abidjan and Accra airports. How was this clear-sighted Liberian woman and patriot, who had traveled to many parts of the United States, to feel on return to the despicable experience at the airport in her own beloved country?She was naturally saddened to see and experience what she saw at RIA, contrasted with what she had seen in Abidjan and Accra. What is the difference between Liberia, La Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana?This question is directed at RIA Managing Director Bako Freeman and the Chairman of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, Gbehzohngar Findley, chiefly responsible for Liberia’s airports.Yes, we know that a new terminal and runway are being built. But what of the current airport situation? Can RIA not find the money to acquire some new buses to ferry passengers to and from aircrafts? Do these officials not see the difference when they travel?We challenge these two officials, Messrs. Freeman and Findley, to acquire immediately some new buses for RIA, to ferry passengers to and from aircraft and save Liberia from being considered a village.Two more questions—first, how is the fire service at RIA? Second, will the new terminal have the capacity to receive aircraft directly into the terminal as is done in modern airports around the world? What of escalators, vertical and horizontal? Will these be features in the new terminal that will make it more user-friendly and attractive?Let all of us Liberians make up our minds to improve our country in every way. This determination is the beginning of progress in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A 70-year old woman recently returned from a 10-day vacation in Ghana and was shocked to see ramshackle (rundown) buses ferrying passengers from the Air Ivoire aircraft to the Roberts International Airport Terminal.She should not have been shocked, because these were the same buses that ferried her and other passengers to the same aircraft when they departed Liberia 10 days earlier. So why the shock this time?Well, is it not one of the results of foreign travel—to see how other people are doing and to compare their progress with ours in Liberia? Any traveler who fails to make that comparison shows that he or she is lost in blindness, passivity and total lack of patriotism. For how can one travel and see broad daylight progress elsewhere and forget about one’s own situation at home?Remember the story that was told in one of our earlier Editorials about a Liberian Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) who in the late 1970s made a 12-hour transit stop in Nairobi. A former MICAT colleague, who was then working in Nairobi, happily received this Minister and hosted him during his stopover. With equal enthusiasm, the former MICAT employee took his distinguished guest and former colleague on a tour of Nairobi to see some of the positive developments taking place there. These included the city’s diversified architecture—English, American, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Japanese. The guest was taken also to various supermarkets, where most things there, including food and household utensils, were produced in Kenya. Also visited were some of Nairobi’s magnificent buildings and skyscrapers, including the Kenyatta Conference Center, with its revolving terrace restaurant; and stalls of fresh flowers throughout the city grown in Kenya and exported by weekly jumbo jets to Europe and North America. The Minister was also shown impressive highways in a country that became independent only 13 years earlier. He was treated to lunch in a plush Nairobi restaurant and dinner at home before catching his 2 a.m. Air India flight.Why are we retelling this story? The reader will understand when he learns once again what this Minister said on his return about his Nairobi host.One day, standing in a room at the Executive Mansion in Monrovia, this Minister, in the presence of President William R. Tolbert Jr. and some of his senior officials, declared: “And that Kenneth Best boy sitting in Nairobi is so anti-Liberian, it’s not funny.”last_img read more

Court Places Stay Order on MacDella Cooper’s Election

first_imgMacDella CooperFour days after Macdella Cooper was elected on a white ballot by partisans of the Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD) as its standard bearer, the Civil Law Court ‘A’ yesterday placed a stay order on the entire election process.Madam Cooper was elected along with several other candidates at a just ended national convention the ULD conducted on Saturday, April 22 in Monrovia.The court and authorities of the National Election Commission (NEC) had earlier warned the party not to carry out the election.The stay order now means Madam Cooper and other elected officials of the ULD will not be recognized as people to lead the party pending the outcome of a hearing that Judge Yussif Kaba has scheduled for Monday, May 1.Kaba’s decision was due to a request filed to the court by Jonathan A. Mason, standard bearer of the ULD, and several executives who sought the court’s intervention for a “Petition for Declaratory Judgment.”In their complaint, Mason alleged that on April 19 the national executive committee of the party met in a special session and took a decision that the ULD was not prepared to hold the convention on Saturday, April 22.Mason further alleged that the decision was based on the lack of proper preparation that will provide a level playing field for all the contestants.That action was also to ensure the adequate provision of needed logistics for the smooth conduct of the party’s 3rd national convention.“It was unanimously agreed that the convention which was previously scheduled for April 22 must be postponed,” the complainant noted.In total disregard to the NEC resolution, Mason claimed that the acting national chairman, Solomon G. Khan, defiantly decided to hold the convention on April 22, “where they elected officials including the standard bearer, chairman, vice chairman, general secretary and others.”The document also alleges that on April 20, the ULD  through it secretary general and other officials sent a communication to NEC complaining that acting chairman Solomon G. Khan  is unilaterally planning to hold the party’s  annual convention  in sharp contravention  of the decision reached by the NEC on April 19.They claimed that in response to that communication, the NEC wrote Khan, which letter was signed by NEC’s Director of Public Affairs Joseph Yarsiah advising Khan “to refrain from all activities  in connection with the holding of ULD’s planned convention on April 22 pending the resolution  of the matter.”Unfortunately, they alleged in the complaint, Khan went ahead to hold the convention that “illegally and unconstitutionally elected Madam Cooper as standard bearer and other officials.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies weekend preview

first_imgThe Huskies currently occupy fifth place in the league, but only sit one point behind Dawson Creek for fourth. If the Huskies can manage to win out this weekend, they will sit comfortably in the fourth place ranking.Saturday’s game at the North Peace Arena will start at 8:00 p.m. The Huskies will have their paws full over the weekend.The Fort St. John Huskies will look to earn a crucial four points as they play back to back games on Friday and Saturday night.- Advertisement -Friday, The Huskies will travel to Beaverlodge to play the seventh place Blades. The Huskies and the Blades have danced twice already this year, with each team winning once. In both of those games, the winning team has scored seven goals on their opposition.If unable to attend Friday’s game, tune into 100.1 Moose FM for the live broadcast. Make sure to also tune in to the pre-game show, which starts at 7:45 p.m.Puck drops at 8 p.m.Saturday, the Huskies will play at home, welcoming the second place Peace River Navigators. The Huskies and Navigators have played each other three times already this season, with Fort St. John unable to secure a victory in any of those games.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘The best batting of my life’

first_img– Hetmyer ecstatic after qualifying thrillerGuyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) star batsman Shimron Hetmyer was one of the happiest persons after last night’s qualifying match between the franchise for which he plays and the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR).In the match-up, winning of which has launched the Guyana Amazon Warriors into Sunday’s final, Hetmyer completed another heroic feat in the 2018 season of the Hero Caribbean Premiere League.Having led the Guyana Amazon Warriors to their most critical win of the tournament, the left-handed Hetmyer, batsman extraordinaire, revealed that he is having the time of his life. He described the 122-run chase by which the TKR succumbed as “a bit of a task”.Hetmyer eventually smashed 39 runs after getting off to a slow start. He showcased pure brilliance to revive the chase alongside countryman SherfaneShimron Hetmyer hitting a maximum in yet another one of his fiery inningsRutherford.Speaking to the media afterwards, the 21-year-old Berbician idol noted that this CPL season has been the best batting experience of his life. “I’ve found some form coming into the Bangladesh series to now, and I think it’s the best I’ve felt batting all my life. I will just try to keep on, and keep this form going from now on,” he proudly stated.The youngster also disclosed that he is happy with the support of the home crowd at Providence, noting that the team strives to put on a show just for the fans.“The crowd support is fantastic here. I’ve always loved playing in Guyana in front of this crowd; they always come out and support us. This year, we tried to take it one step further just for them,” the batsman disclosed. The Warriors have just one more game to win — on Sunday, September 16 — to bring the CPL Cup home for the first time. To this end, Hetmyer noted that the team has no preferred opponent for Sunday’s encounter.“No, I don’t! Actually, we don’t think too much about the opposition. We just look atShimron Hetmyer of Guyana Amazon Warriors hits 4our game and where we could improve, and then just play the game how we see it,” he calmly stated.Guyana’s opponent in the 2018 final will be decided on Friday, September 14 when the Trinbago Knight Riders clash with the winners of eliminator one at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad & Tobago.last_img read more

Solid turnout for 8th annual Paddle for the Peace

first_imgPeople brought out their canoes, kayaks and boats to this years event put on by the Peace Valley Environment Association.Andrea Morison is the coordinator for the Peace Valley Environment Association. She says the event helps provide awareness about the issues facing the Peace if construction of the Site C dam is approved.“It makes people see not only the beauty of the Peace, but the ecological values that are within this valley, and that are severely threatened by the Site C dam,” Morison explains. “What were talking about is widening the river by up to three times, so this means that we will lose about 16,000 acres of agricultural land, and we’ll also lose about 15,000 acres of boreal forest.”- Advertisement -Morison adds that there are two different explanations from B.C. Hydro, and the B.C. Government that contradict each other as to why they are hoping to have the dam built.“There’s basically two different stories that are coming from the government and B.C. Hydro combined, and in the first case B.C. Hydro is stating on the one hand that the province of British Columbia is going to need this power over time, and they said it is definitely not for the liquid natural gas industry,” Morison says. “But on the other hand we’ve heard clearly stated over and over again from our Premier and other Ministers that we need Site C specifically for liquid natural gas.”Morison says the liquid natural gas industry has not secured buyers yet, and as such it is a significant gamble to ruin the land when the market has not been established. Advertisement “It’s an extremely risky proposition. They haven’t said that industry is going to pay for the bulk of this infrastructure if it is indeed for their use. With this agricultural land, we know that traditional food producing lands around the world are not able to provide as much food as they have in the past due to weather and weather patterns,” she argues. “We know that other countries are buying agricultural land in the Peace because they recognize the value of that, and yet our own province is willing to wash that much soil, 16,000 acres, down the river, so it’s really not in the interest of British Columbians.”last_img read more

Another boost for Liverpool! Real Madrid defender ruled out of Champions League clash

first_img Sergio Ramos in action for Real Madrid 1 Liverpool have been handed another major boost ahead of their Champions League tie against Real Madrid with the news Sergio Ramos is the Whites’ latest injury victim.The Spain international has added to Carlo Ancelotti’s woes and joins wing wizard Gareth Bale, who is suffering with a gluteal muscle injury, on the sidelines after aggreviting a knock he recently picked up in training.According to spanish newspaper AS, both players will not travel to Merseyside for Wednesday night’s mouthwatering clash at Anfield and are big doubts for Saturday’s Clasico clash against Barcelona.But the good news for Los Blancos is that centre-back Raphael Varane and forward Karim Benzema are ready to return.last_img read more

Pele says feeling ‘much better’ after medical treatment

first_img0Shares0000Pele, 78, seemed on good form at a promotional event in Paris on Tuesday © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Apr 5 – Football legend Pele said Friday he was feeling “much better” after receiving hospital treatment in Paris for a urinary tract infection.“The anti-biotics are working… I feel so much better,” the 78-year-old Brazilian said on his official Twitter account. “Thank you for all your love!” he told his fans, joking: “I think I’m ready to play again.”The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to a Paris hospital on Wednesday, the day after appearing at a promotional event with France striker Kylian Mbappe.Pele’s declining health has been a cause for concern in recent times, and the meeting with Mbappe — the only other teenager apart from Pele to score in a World Cup final — had already been postponed last November.Previously, Pele had admitted to not feeling robust enough to light the flame at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Before that, he spent time in intensive care in Brazil in late 2014 following a kidney complaint.On Tuesday, the man who was named FIFA’s player of the 20th century spent the entirety of his encounter with Mbappe sitting down, but appeared on good form at the event organised by a watch manufacturer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man has pleaded guilty to having sex with a child in a jeep in Co Donegal.The man appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he was charged with the offence.The man, who cannot be named, only spoke to plead guilty to the charge. The court heard that he is charged with the defilement of a child under the age of 17 years between June 15th and August 8th 2007.The court heard that the accused is now being sent forward for sentence in January.A victim impact statement has also been ordered.The accused has also been placed on the sex offender’s register.MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HAVING SEX WITH CHILD IN JEEP was last modified: October 29th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgIt’s a Double Framed & Signed 1992 & 2012 Donegal Jerseys…..and the most wanted piece of memorabilia in Donegal GAA history.And this is your last chance to get your hands on it in an auction run by The Cope Dungloe.All Proceeds are in aid of The Cope Community Trust, which is a non-profit making trust set up to assist Local GAA Clubs, Schools. The group has helped North West Cancer Group, Local GAA Clubs, National & Secondary Schools, Women’s Rape Crisis Centre, Rosses Curragh & Community Centres.It is being auctioned on ebay and bidding ends TODAY.Search Keywords: Donegal Jersey to find the product on ebay.This is a beautiful piece of Donegal Sporting History, which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Donegal winning the Sam Maguire. CLICK HERE TO BID: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Donegal-GAA-All-Ireland-Final-Autographed-Jerseys-2012-1992-Players-Signed-/251164963215?pt=UK_Sports_Memorabilia_ET&hash=item3a7a99318f#ht_2312wt_754  WOW! YOUR CHANCE TO GET SIGNED DONEGAL JERSEYS FROM 1992 AND 2012 was last modified: October 18th, 2012 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:WOW! YOUR CHANCE TO GET SIGNED DONEGAL JERSEYS FROM 1992 AND 2012last_img read more