Silly or Philly?: LeBron swats talk of Philadelphia visit

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sixers TV game analyst Alaa Abdelnaby said he was told that James, who has three kids, looked at private schools in Philadelphia last month.“I’ve told this to a few other people, and I have no problem saying this,” Abdelnaby said on Philly Sports Talk. “My brother lives in the Philadelphia area and he told me that LeBron, last week through a superintendent, was in the area checking out some private schools during the All-Star break.”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 folkAt Thursday’s shootaround before the Cavs hosted the Sixers, James was asked if he was in Philadelphia.“Pennsylvania? Nah,” he said. “What are you talking about? Over the All-Star break, I was on vacation and then went to Los Angeles.” UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer The NBA prohibits teams from recruiting potential players. But there’s nothing to impede fans from wooing James, and that will likely intensify as the offseason nears.With a young roster featuring center Joel Embiid and do-it-all forward Ben Simmons, Philadelphia could be an attractive landing spot for James, who famously left Cleveland in 2010 and signed with the Miami Heat.James already has a bond with the Australian-born Simmons, who is represented by Rich Paul, one of James’ closest friends and business partners.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next One of three billboards trying to entice Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James to come to Philadelphia are shown near a highway, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Cleveland. The three billboards were unveiled on Monday on busy Interstate-480 outside Cleveland, and each contains a message asking James to sign with the Sixers this summer as a free agent. Although James may not see the signs because they’re not on any route he would take from his home in Bath, Ohio, to Quicken Loans Arena, the three-time champion was warmed by their sentiment. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — This LeBron James-to-Philly stuff is getting either silly — or serious.Just days after three billboards, paid for by a Pennsylvania company, popped up in Ohio urging James to sign with the 76ers this summer as a free agent, the three-time NBA champion reportedly was spotted in the Philadelphia area over the All-Star break touring area high schools.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Brian ‘T-City’ Ortega took perilous path to UFC 222 chance Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Following the group interview session, James was still wondering why he was asked about being in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. Told that it was because of reports that he was spotted there, James grimaced.“That’s disgusting,” he said.During the All-Star break, James took his family on a quick getaway to Mexico before playing in his 14th All-Star game. He was named MVP for the third time as a team of players he picked beat a team captained by Golden State’s Stephen Curry.The 33-year-old James said this week that he was flattered Sixers fans are covet him. He can opt out of his contract this summer — he has a $35.6 option — with Cleveland and become a free agent.“You can say it’s a distraction, it’s not,” he said. “It is actually very flattering that I’m sitting here at 33 and in my 15th year and teams or guys — I don’t want to say teams because that becomes tampering. But people in their respective city want me to play for them. That’s cool I think.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Teen slapped with wounding charge

first_imgA Lindener was granted bail by Magistrate Clive Nurse on an unlawful and malicious wounding charge, when he appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.Martin Fraser Junior, 18, of Constabulary Compound, Mackenzie, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Javick Dennis on March 29, at the Bayroc Community Centre Ground at Wismar, Linden.He was granted bail in the sum of $40,000 with the case continuing on June 29.last_img

Kuru Kururu man jailed, fined $2.7M for narco trafficking

first_imgTwenty-eight-year-old Andell Solomon of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, East Bank Demerara, was sentenced to three years in jail and was ordered to pay a .7 million fine by the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Solomon was charged in April after he was caught by Police with 1000 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.On the day in question, Solomon was allegedly travelling in a public minibus, when Police stopped the bus and carried out a routineAndell Solomonsearch. During the search, Solomon was found with a blue haversack which contained the illicit drug.He openly denied the charge during his arraignment, after it was read to him by the Chief Magistrate.Before handing down her sentence, Magistrate McLennan asked Solomon if he wanted to close the case since his lone witness failed to show up and deliver his testimony. Solomon agreed to conclude the matter.He was found guilty as charged by the court, having considered evidence given by the prosecution and the fact he had knowledge of the drug in the haversack.last_img read more

German Victory Reflection of National Mindset

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Nairobi to host County Assemblies Games

first_img0Shares0000Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice ElachiNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 2 – Nairobi County has been handed the rights to host the inaugural County Assemblies Sports Association (CASA) scheduled to take place August 26-September 1 in various venues across the capital city.This is the first time after the assemblies broke away from the Kenya Inter Counties Sports Cultural Association (KICOSCA) that brings together County Government and Assemblies due to separation of powers as legislatures. A budget of Sh22 million has been set aside for preparations of the games with Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi handed over hosting rights for the games that will bring together 17 disciplines among them soccer, Volleyball, Netball, Athletics, Basketball among others.“Soccer just like just concluded FIFA World Cup bring people together let us embrace peace and harmony and come out compete but shake hands after win or defeat, that will be greater way of interacting with all Counties all as a family’s,” Elachi said.Ten venues among them the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani where the opening and closing ceremony will take place, will host the competitions.Others venues are Barclays Plaza, KCB Ground , KCA University, Camp Toyoyo, City Stadium and Ruaraka Stadium.Over 2,000 participants are expected in Nairobi City for the two-week action-packed event with the Nairobi County football team upping preparation for the games and are expected to challenge for Soccer and Volleyball titles.KICOSCA games move to Kisii County with Gusii Stadium ready to host all County Government side games.-By Jemimah Mueni- 0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Naive’ Rashford’s red card can’t temper Mourinho’s joy

first_imgThe 20-year-old reacted by putting his head into Bardsley’s face, earning the dismissal that prompted a critical assessment from United boss Mourinho.“I don’t know what happened. I would say it was naive. It was a kid and a very experienced man,” Mourinho told the BBC.“Bardsley’s been in the game for 20 years and Marcus is a naive boy.”Rashford had earlier won a penalty that was wasted by United midfielder Paul Pogba, who saw his effort saved by Joe Hart.The miss continued a troubled start to the campaign for French World Cup winner Pogba, who was criticised by Mourinho in the close-season for his erratic effort levels for United.“I never blame a player for missing penalties. I blame the ones who refuse to go up there. Paul’s scored some good ones for us,” Mourinho said.It was still a good afternoon for Mourinho despite the unwanted contributions from Rashford and Pogba.United’s win, secured by two Romelu Lukaku goals, steadied the ship after successive defeats against Brighton and Tottenham had condemned the club to their worst start for 26 years.On the day United fans flew a banner over Turf Moor that was critical of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward — who has feuded with Mourinho over transfer policy — this was an encouraging result for the Portuguese coach.“It was a very, very good performance. They played very well as a team,” Mourinho said.“The three points were an important thing, the quality of the performance and happiness of the team is an Old Trafford response – the way Old Trafford reacted to the boys in the Spurs defeat was important.“We should score many more goals. The result shouldn’t have been open until the last minute.“There were lots of good performances but (Marouane) Fellaini was fundamental, together with (Chris) Smalling and (Victor) Lindelof.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marcus Rashford saw red in Manchester United’s win at Burnley © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYBURNLEY, United Kingdom, Sep 2 – Jose Mourinho labelled Marcus Rashford as “naive” after the Manchester United striker was sent off for a headbutt in his side’s 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday.Rashford saw red when Burnley defender Phil Bardsley appeared to kick out at the England international after a challenge.last_img read more

The 2016 FA Cup semi-final draw – all you need to know

first_imgWhen is the 2016 FA Cup semi-final draw?The draw will be made on Monday 14 March at approximately 7.20pm.How can I watch the draw?The draw will take place during The One Show on BBC One which begins at 7pm. Or you could listen to talkSPORT and get all the latest news!When will the matches be played?The semi-finals will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 23 April and Sunday 24 April.Which clubs are in the draw?Crystal Palace, Everton, Watford and Manchester United or West Ham United. 1 The FA Cup draw details are below last_img

UC loses fee case, must pay millions

first_img “The university believes that there was no contract regarding the amount of fees,” he said. “All the increases which were prompted by the state crisis were justified.” The court also found that UC broke contracts with more than 47,000 students when their educational fees were raised after they had enrolled and been billed in 2003. 160Want 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant UC officials say it was always made clear to students that fees could change under certain circumstances. They say the state’s budget crisis of the past few years and subsequent cut in UC funding forced them to ask students to pay more. In his ruling made public Monday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge James L. Warren found that UC broke its promise to students who first enrolled in professional schools in 2002 or earlier. The ruling said contracts were breached with other students when fees were raised in 2003 after they had been billed. He ruled that the school should pay nearly $34 million to more than 9,000 students, but no payments will be made while the case is pending. Mo Kashmiri, a UC Berkeley law school graduate and one of the original plaintiffs, said the ruling was “a great victory for students.” Still, he said he was disappointed UC will be filing an appeal. “They’re going to waste a lot of money in legal fees,” he said. Spokesman Ricardo Vazquez said UC officials believe the ruling is incorrect. BERKELEY – A judge says the University of California owes millions to students who sued claiming that fee increases amounted to a breach of contract. UC officials, who maintain there was no contract, said Monday that they will appeal the ruling. The case stems from a suit filed by professional students alleging that UC failed to keep a promise to keep fees stable during their three-year course of study. In fact, fees increased a number of times. last_img read more

REFLIEF FOR RESIDENTS AS CRASH BARRIER INSTALLED

first_imgResidents in Convoy have welcomed the installation of a crash barrier on the outskirts of the village.It follows a year-long campaign to have the barrier erected ended this week after contractors carried out the work on Monday.Councillor Liam Doherty said he is delighted by the news.“Following an accident last July involving a car, the barrier here at McElwain’s Corner just outside of Convoy was badly damaged and eventually removed.” “This was of course very concerning for local residents in the area as the barrier was originally erected to not only protect drivers but also those living nearby as the section of road is on a very dangerous bend.”“Following the accident last year I decided to raise a motion at a Municipal District meeting of Donegal County Council at which I called on the Council to support the immediate replacement of the structure.”“Thankfully, my motion was passed and the Council agreed to pay for a new barrier which was installed on Monday by Contractors.”“Obviously this is very welcome news for those living nearby who have been extremely anxious to have the barrier replaced as quickly as possible.” “Those living near the site feared for the safety of their children while playing out in the garden or around the house because of the increased risk created without the crash-barrier protecting their property.”“However, while it may have taken longer than I would have liked, I am certainly glad that this matter has now been resolved and that local people now have greater peace of mind.”REFLIEF FOR RESIDENTS AS CRASH BARRIER INSTALLED was last modified: July 1st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Liam Dohertyconvoycrash barrierlast_img read more

Swing music night in Buncrana in aid of children’s autism education

first_imgAn event is taking place this Saturday at the Lake of Shadows Hotel in Buncrana in aid of iCARE (Inishowen Children’s Autism Related Education). The musicians promise to take you back to the 1940s by performing swing music.The event will feature Paul Lambert, Sean McCarron, Anne Tracy, Frank Cassidy, and La Ringabellas. Doors open at 8pm, and the show begins at 8:30pm.Tickets are only €15, and the price not only includes a great show, but a buffet as well!   Swing music night in Buncrana in aid of children’s autism education was last modified: August 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:autism educationbuncranaiCAREswing musiclast_img read more