It’s done: Wade makes it official, signs with Cleveland

first_imgHe took a hard look at going back to Miami, listened to sales pitches from Paul George and Carmelo Anthony in Oklahoma City, even considered San Antonio and got a call from Golden State.But in the end, he wanted to play again with James — someone Wade calls his brother.“I definitely think I can help him in different ways,” Wade told the AP via phone as he sat in his new locker room. “He is, in today’s game, the greatest basketball player that we have. So he doesn’t need me to help him be great. But there’s other areas that I’ve been able to be there, to help him think about things a certain way. He knows I’m going to put the work in with him. He knows I’m going to be right there.”Earlier Wednesday, James said he feels like a little kid having Wade with him again.“Come on, man, this is like one of my best friends,” James said after the first of Cleveland’s two practices on the day — the second one set to be Wade’s first with the Cavs. “It’s kind of like when you start school and you walk into the classroom and you’re not quite sure who your classmates are and when you walk in there and one of your best friends is in there, you’re like: ‘Oh, yeah, this is going to be fun. It’s going to be a good class.’”ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Dec. 25, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade talk following an NBA basketball game in Miami. Wade is expected to sign Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, with the Cavaliers, reuniting the 12-time All-Star with James, a former Miami teammate and one of his best friends. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)The wake-up calls for Dwyane Wade were coming at 5:45 a.m. for much of the summer. An hour or so later, he and LeBron James would be in the gym together working on their games.And the chemistry was as good as ever.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees 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 MOST READ “When you play this sport, getting to those moments, getting to the Eastern Conference finals, the Finals, that’s when you feel alive,” Wade said. “And I haven’t felt that in a couple years. And I wanted to make sure I put myself in that position. If I don’t win one, my career path is not going to change, but damn it sure will feel great.” In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ronaldo surprised by increasing criticism DAY6 is for everybody “He drives me to want to be better,” Wade said.They’ll be grinding together on a daily basis now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWade signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday to reunite with James, with whom he went to four NBA Finals and won two championships in Miami. Wade’s deal was finalized quickly after he cleared waivers, which he had to do after getting a buyout from the Chicago Bulls over the weekend.“I’m all about the challenge,” Wade told The Associated Press. “If I didn’t want the challenge, I would have stayed in Chicago. But I wanted the challenge of being back on that big stage and playing in those moments and seeing what I’ve got. So I’m not going to talk about what I’ve got. I want to go out there and show, when the lights are the brightest and the games are the biggest, that’s when I’m alive. And I need that.” A good team, too.Wade and James spent four seasons together with the Heat, winning two championships and making the Finals four times as a duo as devastating as any in league history. They’ll now join forces on a Cleveland team that saw Kyrie Irving traded to Boston and the roster get remodeled by adding Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, former league MVP Derrick Rose and free agents Jeff Green and Jose Calderon.Wade has talked to coach Tyronn Lue about his role and seems assured that he’ll be in the mix for a starting job.“You want to earn your spot, but I definitely wanted to make sure it wasn’t something that was off the table,” Wade said. “I don’t want ever to be given anything in this league. I want to feel like I earned it. That’s kind of how you want it coming to a new team. … This is a deep team. That really excited me about the potential of this team and what you need to compete with a Golden State. You need a deep team to compete with them.”Wade has said many times that a fourth ring isn’t a make-or-break goal for him. His legacy is secure. He’s a certain Hall of Famer. He’s one of the best to ever play the game.That doesn’t mean another title is irrelevant, though. And he gave back about $8 million in the buyout with the Bulls to get this chance, after taking smaller-than-he-could-have-gotten deals in Miami multiple times to help the Heat and their championship quests.“I want to compete for it,” Wade said. “I’ve always said if I don’t win another one, it’s not going change the course of my career and what I’ve been able to accomplish. But as everyone knows, as has been very highly documented, some of it documented the wrong way, I’ve probably given back the most money of any player in NBA history. And it’s always been to be in position to compete for a championship.”The Cavaliers have been to the last three NBA Finals; add the Miami years in there, and James has been to the title round in seven consecutive seasons.Wade hasn’t played a June game since 2014.He’s hoping that changes in 2018. View commentslast_img read more

Ravena vows to be ‘more ready’ in Game 3

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’ll be ready. I’ll be more ready on Wednesday. I can’t be playing like this, especially on a series where we know how important every game is in the semifinals,” he said.Also adding to his confidence is the presence of coach Yeng Guiao in crucial situations.“The numerous seven-game series that he’s won and lost, he knows how to control the minutes of his players. In this game, we just didn’t find any solution to Paul (Lee), and that’s tough that he shot 50 percent from the field the whole game,” he said.“We have to step it up. We’ll learn from this, rest, forget about this, and be ready on Wednesday.”.@ArangkadaNLEX’s @kieferravena talks about the team’s mindset after this Game 2 loss. #PBA2018 Jalalon anchors Hotshots defense against Ravena Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX super rookie Kiefer Ravena was man enough to tip his hat to Magnolia, especially with its defensive adjustments in Game 2 on Monday.“We have to give credit also to the defense,” Ravena said in the Road Warriors’ 84-99 defeat to the Hotshots in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ravena dealt with the pesky defense of Jio Jalalon and was limited to nine points, seven assists, and three rebounds against five turnovers in 21 minutes of action.“The familiarity of him being since college, that’s one of our perks playing alongside each other with Gilas. The battles we played internationally and the practices we’ve had together, you will always learn something when it comes to the tendencies of one person,” he said. “With Jio, maybe he really took the job to defend me because he knows me too well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: Jalalon anchors Magnolia defense against RavenaRavena vowed to bounce back from this forgettable performance as he promised to be better equipped to handle the Magnolia defense for the all-important Game 3. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson — Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 12, 2018 View commentslast_img read more

US figure skater Mariah Bell probed for reportedly injuring South Korean rival

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The officials refused to speculate what action, if any, the International Skating Union (ISU) might take, admitting it was “difficult to prove” intent on Bell’s part.“At this stage we can’t conclude Bell caused the injury on purpose,” a Korea Skating Union official said, adding that Lim’s parents also brought the clash to the body’s attention.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It is hard to tell just by watching the video footage of the incident.”The 16-year-old Lim, skating in her first senior world championships, was patched up before scoring a personal-best 72.91 points to place fifth in the short skate at Saitama, just ahead of Bell. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Justin Melton gets it done for Magnolia on both ends in crucial win Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “The problem with Mariah Bell was that she was skating too close to the edge and her blade stabbed into Eunsoo’s leg,” tweeted one fan.“Putting all bullying rumors aside, shouldn’t she have apologized?”The glitzy world of figure skating is more commonly associated with frilly skirts and hairspray but is no stranger to controversy, most notably when American Tonya Harding’s ex-husband and bodyguard arranged an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan in the run-up to the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.Plenty of skating fans came out in support of Bell, while others called for calm.“First of all people need to CALM DOWN and analyze,” suggested one Twitter user.“Why would a veteran skater like Bell injure someone during a PUBLIC PRACTICE in front of hundreds of fans? None of the fans, who were taking notes, said ANYTHING about a collision.”Olympic champion Alina Zagitova leads the standings heading into Friday’s free skate at the world championships in Saitama.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next From L-R – Figure skaers Mariah Bell and Lim Eun-soo. Photo from AFPFigure skating’s ruling body is set to investigate claims America’s Mariah Bell deliberately injured South Korean rival Lim Eun-soo during a warm-up at the world championships in Japan.Korean officials told AFP on Thursday that they had lodged a formal complaint following the incident, in which Lim’s management agency alleged Bell kicked their skater, causing a cut to her leg, while limbering up for the women’s short programme on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ As social media lit up in South Korea in condemnation of Bell, 22, the ISU was set to meet later Thursday to discuss the claims, said media and communications manager Selina Vanier.American skate officials were not immediately available for comment.Lim’s All That Sports agency said there was reason to believe Bell’s act was deliberate, claiming Lim was skating close to the rink wall away from her rivals and the American collided with her from behind.Lim and Bell both train under coach Rafael Arutyunyan and the Korean skater’s management also alleged Bell had been “bullying Lim for months” leading up to the world championships, according to local media.The management company also claimed Bell failed to apologize after the incident, a point many on social media jumped on.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

ECOWAS Ambassador Wants Experience Sharing

first_img– Advertisement –  To avoid proliferation of small armsThe Ambassador of the Economic Community of West Africa, Tunde Ajisomo, has called on stakeholders within the Mano River basin as well as the ECOWAS to share experiences in combating the proliferation of small arms.Small arms are any weapons that are illegally in the possession of a citizen for hunting and other reasons, according to the UNDP country director Pa Lamin Beyai. He added that it includes single barrel guns and any other weapon illegally carried by civilians or citizens.Speaking at the one-day stakeholders’ meeting organized by the Liberian National Commission of Small Arms (LINCSA) in Ganta, Nimba County recently, Amb. Ajisomo said sharing experiences to fight or curtail the proliferation of small arms is the best way.He said it is not easy to locate small arms because those in possession are not willing to leave the arms, but urged stakeholders to design an idea that can make the carriers to stop carrying arms. “Develop an idea by providing scholarships for the children who are in possession of the arms,” he added. Amb. Ajisomo noted that if money is used to retrieve the small arms, the carriers and the manufacturers will demand more and there will be more small arms.The Ambassador urged Liberians not to carry small arms during the election period, saying that “small arms are not for ballot papers.” He said the rules of election should be respected by everyone and should not be used for violence or carrying small arms.The one-day stakeholders meeting involved superintendents from Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland, and Lofa counties, and representatives of other counties, including Gbarpulu, Cape Mount. The authorities of Nimba County were not present, although they were supposed to be part of the meeting, according to LINCSA.The heads of the Guinea Small Arms Commission and his Ivoirian counterpart attended the meeting and shared their experiences in collecting small arms within their respective countries. They expressed great successes in the pilot phase of their small arms control programs.The ECOWAS – EU Small Arms and Light Weapons Project is a regional initiative by ECOWAS and funded by the EU in a pilot weapon collection development, which is commonly known as “Arms for Development”.  The project is conducted within the broader context of disarmament and community development, or what is known as “weapons for development” in two clusters covering six countries in the Sahel.  They are Niger, Mali and Northern Nigeria, Mano River Union, including East of Liberia, Guinea Forestiere and North East of Sierra Leone.The Liberia component of the project is being implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms in selected communities in Grand Gedeh, River Gee, and Maryland counties.The project has four outputs which seek to create and enhance community awareness of the dangers associated with the illicit proliferation of small arms and armed violence as well as strengthening the capacity of security institutions and communities to enhance safety. Most importantly, it seeks to encourage voluntary weapon surrender/collection in return for community based development projects. The second phase of the program will include Nimba, Lofa, Gbarpolu and Cape Mount counties, according to Mr. James Fromoyar, head of the LINCSA.The Superintendent of Grand Gedeh, Mr. George Solo, on behalf of the superintendents of the pilot phase counties, reaffirmed their commitment to fully cooperate with the small arms program, but cautioned LINCSA to empower them in order for them to engage community leaders through palaver hut discussions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Amb. Tunde Ajisomo speaking at the programlast_img read more

Getaway car driver remanded

first_imgECD robberyTwenty-eight-year-old Travis John of South Ruimveldt Georgetown, alleged driver of the getaway car used in the July 17th East Coast Demerara robbery in which a man who had just withdrawn money from a bank had been pounced upon and robbed of some $1.7 million, was on Friday arraigned before the Mahaica magistrate on a charge of robbery.He denied the allegation that he, along with others, had been involved in theThe getaway car at Mahaica Police Stationrobbery.Guyana Times had previously reported that, moments after the ECD resident had arrived home after withdrawing the cash, he was pounced upon and robbed.The three gunmen had reportedly pulled up in a Spacio motor car and relieved the victim of his cash; but the Police were promptly contacted, and the getaway car was seen on the Mahaica Railway Embankment with one of the perpetrators attempting to change a fake licence plate which had been used during commission of the robbery.This alleged perpetrator was apprehended, and the Police are said to be still on the hunt for the other two gunmen. The stolen cash was not recovered.John has been remanded, and will return to court on August 3.last_img read more

Alleged ganja trafficker released on bail

first_imgTwenty-nine-year-old Ruth Caniff appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman facing a charge alleging that on September 15, 2018, at Bartica Stelling, Essequibo River, Region Seven, she had in her possession 10 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution’s case is that Caniff was at the Bartica Stelling when a Police constable conducted a search on the woman and found a plastic bag containing the cannabis.Caniff denied the charge, and Magistrate Latchman released her on $20,000 bail. The case will continue at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img

Fort St John Huskies to host Exhibition Series September 14 & 15 at North Peace Arena

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Before the start of the regular 2019-2020 season, the Fort St. John Huskies will be host to an NWJHL Exhibition Series.As part of the Exhibition Series, the Huskies will be hosting two games as they take on the Cold Lake Junior B Ice.Both games will be taking place on September 14 at 8:00 p.m. and September 15 at 12:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement -Admission for the Exhibition Series is by donation.The Huskies’ first game of the regular season will be on the road to Grande Prairie on September 20 as they take on the JDA County Kings.The second game of the season for the Pups will be in Dawson Creek on September 27 as they take on their Alaska Highway rivals the Junior Canucks.Advertisement The first home game for the Huskies will be on September 28 as they host the Sexsmith Vipers at the North Peace Arena.To see the full regular season schedule, you can visit the NWJHL’s website.last_img read more

Roman Abramovich ‘has told Chelsea squad that Antonio Conte will be next boss’

first_imgChelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told the club’s players that Antonio Conte will be the manager next season, according to reports in Italy.The Italian has been heavily tipped to take over at Stamford Bridge this summer as the Premier League champions look to replace Jose Mourinho.Conte’s contract with the Italian national side expires after Euro 2016 and, after success with Juventus, he is eager to return to club management.Chelsea too are keen on the 46-year-old with widespread reports claiming a deal is in place for him to take over.And, according to Corriere dello Sport, Abramovich has told the Blues squad that Conte will definitely be in charge from next season.The Russian is said to have held a team meeting at the club’s training ground in Cobham during which he made the announcement. Antonio Conte, the Italy manager 1last_img read more

Kids learn about genocide

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Armenian Genocide – once observed primarily by Armenian-Americans and marked by events in parochial schools and annual protests at the Turkish Embassy – is taking on a greater role in the culture of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Unified School District has launched a genocide curriculum that more effectively teaches students about the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 – considered the first large-scale genocide of the 20th century. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo hosted the first in a series of training workshops Monday, with more than 300 teachers reading witness testimonials and looking at survivors’ photographs in the “iWitness” exhibit on display at his office. “I run an office where every day truth is powerful. It leads us to justice, and I think the images out there speak truth and justice,” Delgadillo said. “This isn’t a huge demonstration, but, hopefully, it will inspire these kids and teachers to follow that same lead and demonstrate courage at every turn.” The Genocide Education Project developed the curriculum. It focuses on the 1915 genocide by the Ottoman Empire against its Armenian citizens, but it also includes materials on other genocides of the 20th century – the Holocaust, Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Darfur. California schools are required to discuss the Armenian Genocide in their 10th-grade modern world history classes. Two El Camino Real High School history teachers said “iWitness” – with its stark portraits and poignant stories of victims – brought to life for them horrors from nearly 100 years ago. “We have a world history book – and it’s an excellent one – but it only has two or three paragraphs devoted to this time,” said James DeLarme, a 10th-grade teacher. “This really opens your eyes and makes it real as to what happened. It will help when I teach students about what happened.” Teacher Devon Krodle said it was the emotion of the stories that impressed him. “When you hear these stories and see the pictures, it gives you a better sense of the reality of that period,” he said. The Turkish government blames the deaths of Armenians on civil war rather than an orchestrated massacre, and the U.S. government has not yet formally recognized the killings as a massacre. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, has been trying for years to push through a bill officially recognizing the genocide, but has met with resistance from Congress because of America’s relationship with Turkey. “I think we need to do whatever we can do to help educate the public by teaching its youngest members what genocide really means, to help them understand their own history and what’s going on elsewhere in the world like in Darfur,” Schiff said. L.A. Unified’s goal is to expose its students to facts about human rights violations in the world. In March, district teachers attended training on a new Holocaust curriculum that helps them put the topic in perspective and increases their sensitivity to the events, officials said. “As a people, if we’re not aware of how prevalent genocide has been in (the last) century, then it will keep happening,” Clay said. “The key point we want to make is that we want to impart to students the factual material and let the students make up their own minds.” The idea is to study the similarities and differences of all genocides, because no genocide can be studied in isolation, said Raffi Momjian, executive director of the Genocide Education Project. “The key is training teachers on how to address human rights topics, and our ultimate goal is to empower students to learn why and how these things happen,” said Momjian, whose nonprofit group develops instructional materials about human rights and genocide. “As they grow up and hear about these things, hopefully they become an informed and active citizenry.” Staff Writer Rick Orlov contributed to this report. (818) 713-3722last_img read more


first_imgA youth group in Co Donegal last night (WED) put on patrols to protect Junior cert students as they celebrated the results of their exams.The group handed out free tea, coffee, water and biscuits in a bid to reduce the risks faced by teenagers.The Letterkenny Youth and Family Service in Co Donegal also had a free shuttlebus so that students got home safely. Spokesman Gary Glennon said the service was the start of an eight-week pilot project aimed at reducing the risk factors for young people in Donegal’s biggest town.“Some young people feel marginalised for one reason or another and we have been told what can go on and that is what made us do this.“So we are reacting to what we have been told by young people and decided to go in and help.“But we wanted to on in and help them on their terms,” he said. The Street LK project was based at a specially-erected tent on Letterkenny’s Main Street.YOUTH SERVICE LAUNCHES PATROL SERVICE AS STUDENTS CELEBRATE was last modified: September 15th, 2011 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:junior cert resultsletterkennhyletterkennyLetterkenny Youth and Family Servicestudentslast_img read more