OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty ImagesBy LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(MILWAUKEE) — In his third campaign for president, former Vice President Joe Biden — who found his “comeback kid” moment in South Carolina on this year’s primary trail — will formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in a speech Thursday — 33 years after he made his first bid for the White House.Under day four’s theme of an “America’s Promise,” Biden will finally assume center stage at the Chase Center in Delaware — more than 800 miles away from Milwaukee, where the speech was slated to take place in person before the coronavirus pandemic upended the committee’s plans and forced a shift to a mostly virtual format.Thursday is the Democrats’ last night to make their case in primetime before Republicans take the spotlight next week and President Donald Trump accepts his party’s nomination from the White House.“Being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are,” the Democratic National Committee said in a release. “On the final night of the convention, we will hear from those who can speak to Joe Biden’s leadership and character. Joe Biden will speak about his vision for uniting America to move us forward out of constant chaos and crisis, and for delivering on that promise for all.”Thursday’s primetime programming includes speeches from four of Biden’s former opponents in the race for the Democratic nomination — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Andrew Yang — along with two officials who were on his shortlist for running mate: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.While Trump has slammed Democrats this week for airing pre-taped DNC speeches, Biden said he doubts the party will ever return to conventions of the past, deeming the new format provoked by the pandemic landscape “inclusive,” “creative” and “a template for the future.”Here is Thursday’s lineup of speakers:Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete ButtigiegCalifornia Gov. Gavin NewsomAtlanta, Georgia, Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsSen.Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.Andrew YangFormer New York City Mayor Mike BloombergFormer Vice President Joe BidenWith performances from:The ChicksJohn Legend and CommonCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
By Mike LowePortland Press HeraldORONO — Belief.That’s what Joe Harasymiak has been preaching to the University of Maine football team for a year. Belief in the team. Belief in what can be accomplished.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAnd Saturday afternoon, the Black Bears accomplished something no one foresaw four months ago. Picked to finish eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll, Maine earned the outright conference title and a berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs with a 27-26 win over Elon at Alfond Stadium.The Black Bears needed one last defensive stand to clinch their first CAA title since 2013 and got it when linebacker Sterling Sheffield hit Elon quarterback Daniel Thompson as Thompson was throwing a fourth-down pass, forcing a fluttering incompletion with 58 seconds remaining that clinched the win.“I really can’t describe it,” said Harasymiak. “To be so close the last two years, being in November and not getting it done, being 1-5 — the same core group of guys coming back — you preach a message, and they’ve believed in it, and this is the result.”The victory lifted Maine to 8-3 overall and 7-1 in the CAA. Elon, playing for its playoff life, dropped to 6-4 and 4-3.Maine lost starting quarterback Chris Ferguson in the second quarter when he reinjured his right shoulder. But while the Black Bears’ offense struggled, special teams and defense carried them.Earnest Edwards broke two kickoff returns for touchdowns of 95 and 93 yards, and Kenny Doak kicked two field goals, the second set up by a blocked punt.Maine appeared to take control in the third quarter. After Skyler Davis of Elon kicked a 39-yard field goal to pull within 17-13, Edwards took the ensuing kickoff 93 yards up the middle for a touchdown. Daniel Rymer then blocked a punt, setting up Doak’s 19-yard field goal that made it 27-13 with 6 minutes, 22 seconds left in the period.But Thompson rallied the Phoenix.He threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Cole Taylor, after which he led drives resulting in two more Davis field goals. Elon then trailed 27-26 with 4:33 left in the game.The Phoenix had one last chance, getting the ball with 3:07 left at their 47. Jaron Grayer intercepted Thompson but fumbled on the return, and Elon recovered at its 39.The drive got to the Maine 42. But after two incomplete passes, the Phoenix faced a fourth-and-5 situation.Maine called a timeout with 1:03 left and changed its defense.“I thought using that timeout was important in terms of just gathering the guys together and giving them the call so we’re all on the same page,” said Harasymiak. “Ultimately, we made the right call.”Originally, the Black Bears were going to stunt their four defensive linemen, but they instead went with a speed rush. Sheffield came around the right tackle and hit Thompson’s arm as he threw, the ball fluttering incomplete.“Definitely one of the memorable plays of my career,” said Sheffield. “Just happy to help my team.”Black Bears given No. 7 seed in FCS playoffsMaine players gathered Sunday at Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor to watch the playoff selection show, and it didn’t take long for the team to learn it had received the No. 7 seed in the 24-team tournament.The Black Bears will play at noon next Saturday, Dec. 1, in Orono against the winner of the Jacksonville State vs. East Tennessee State first-round game to be played Saturday, Nov. 24.It will mark the first NCAA football playoff appearance for Maine since 2013, when it was seeded fifth.
February 13, 2020 STEPPING UP: The Mountaineers are led by Oscar Tshiebwe and Derek Culver. Tshiebwe is averaging 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds while Culver is putting up 10.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. The Bears have been led by MaCio Teague and Jared Butler, who have combined to score 29.4 points per outing.BIG 12 BOOST: The Bears have given up just 56.2 points per game to Big 12 opponents so far. That’s an improvement from the 60.3 per game they allowed in non-conference play.MIGHTY MACIO: Teague has connected on 35.7 percent of the 143 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 15 of 34 over his last five games. He’s also converted 81.4 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK STATS: West Virginia has dropped its last three road games, scoring 69.3 points and allowing 80.7 points during those contests. Baylor has won its last 11 home games, scoring an average of 71.6 points while giving up 55.9.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Bears have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Mountaineers. Baylor has an assist on 41 of 66 field goals (62.1 percent) across its past three contests while West Virginia has assists on 34 of 72 field goals (47.2 percent) during its past three games.GETTING DEFENSIVE: West Virginia has held opposing teams to 37.3 percent shooting from the field this year, the fifth-lowest percentage among all Division I teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 14 West Virginia (18-6, 6-5) vs. No. 1 Baylor (22-1, 11-0)Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Baylor goes for its sixth straight win over ranked opponents against No. 14 West Virginia . Baylor’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs 83-71 on March 23, 2019. West Virginia came up short in a 58-49 game at home to Kansas on Wednesday. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com No. 1 Baylor looks to knock off No. 14 WVU Associated Press
“We sent a 3-man delegation to Austria to compete at the Special Olympics Winter World Games. We participated in two novel sports – Unified Floor Ball and Floor Hockey.“Our athletes had an amazing time but didn’t forget to bring home the prize. They won the gold medal in Floor Hockey and Silver Medal in Unified Floor Ball a total of 20medals (12 gold and 8 silver),” stressed Osibodu.He was full of appreciation for all the family members of the athletes, the coaches, volunteers who dedicated their time and supported their children.“Special Olympics is special to us and we will always give our best to the athletes to ensure that they are always celebrated,” pledged the SONigeria board chairman.The Head of the Nigerian Delegation to the Games, Misan Eresanara, revealed that the trip to Austria was a special experience for the special athletes.“It was two weeks of fun. We had our high moments and low moments when two of our athletes were injured. Thank God the injuries were not so serious as to create panic for our team,” recalled the leader of delegation.He said that the athletes were Nigeria’s good ambassadors at the Games. “Our athletes were well behaved. They were always together and showed great promise during competition.For athletes coming from temperate rejoin, the winter weather in Austria was however challenging to them. “Even the food was also a culture shock so to say.”Despite not having the right equipment to train, the National Director of Special Olympic Nigeria, Naomi Saliu, promised that the athletes are going to do better at the next games slated to hold in Abu Dhabi next year.One of the athletes, Olatunji Daniel who celebrated his 18th birthday at the Games, told THISDAY that the experience in Austria would remain in his memory for life.“If anyone had told me before the Games that I will celebrate my birthday in a foreign land, I would have doubted it. But came back with medals to further make me happy.“We competed against athletes from India, USA, Indonesia, Morocco, etc“We didn’t have the equipment. We had only two weeks to train with the equipment before we traveled yet were better than athletes from other countries,” concludes the athlete.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s 31-man delegation to the 2017 Special Olympics Winter World Games in Austria was hosted to a rousing reception in Lagos on Tuesday for doing the country proud, winning a total of 20 medals.The special athletes won gold in Unified Floor Ball and a silver in Floor Hockey, two novel sports they participated in for the first time at the games in Austria.In all, Special Olympics Nigeria returned to Lagos with 12 gold and eight silver medals.Speaking at the reception, Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics Nigeria, Victor Osibodu, was full of praises for the athletes.
It was his first league start for the Blues in over three years but Moses was far from overawed – producing a man-of-the-match display with his natural attacking instincts and desire to track back.The Hull victory was the start of a record-equalling 13 consecutive Premier League wins for Chelsea and 22 consecutive league starts for Moses, until he briefly succumbed to injury in April.Moses played only three internationals this year, but in his first he scored in a sensational 4-0 destruction of Cameroon that knocked the African champions out of qualifying and smoothed Nigeriaâ€™s eventual passage to a third straight World Cup.Now Moses could become the first Nigerian since Jay-Jay Okocha in 2004 to win the BBC award. However, he will have to edge out four other candidates who have also put in impressive performances over the past year.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang â€“ Gabon and Borussia DortmundNot once in the long history of the Bundesliga had an African ever topped the leagueâ€™s scoring charts outright until Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit 31 goals in 2016-17.The tally not only enabled the Gabon international to eclipse the feats of Ghanaian Tony Yeboah, who twice finished joint top scorer in the 1990s, but also become only the fourth man to net over 30 goals in Germanyâ€™s top flight – and the first in 40 years.Equally impressive was the fact the Dortmund starâ€™s 31 goals came from just 32 games, as a player with blistering pace and a poacherâ€™s nose earned his place in the Bundesligaâ€™s team of the year for the second year running.A Champions League hat-trick against Benfica in March helped him to hit 40 goals overall, one of which won the German Cup final as Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1.Aubameyangâ€™s form was so good he was nominated for Fifaâ€™s Best Player of the Year award – the only African to receive such an accolade – while the 28-year-old was joined by fellow BBC African Footballer of the Year nominee Sadio Mane on the Ballon dâ€™Or shortlist.Internationally, the Gabon captain had a year to forget as his country became only the fourth Africa Cup of Nations hosts to exit in the group stage, despite his two goals in three games.Naby Keita – Guinea and RB LeipzigNaby Keita may have started the 2016-17 season as an unknown but he ended it with his name in the Bundesligaâ€™s team of the year – a public poll in which the 22-year-old received the most votes of any midfielder.RB Leipzig were certainly the surprise package of last season – the Bundesliga debutants finishing in second place – but their Guinean midfielder ran them close.Just five minutes into his league debut, Keita – an unheralded purchase from Leipzigâ€™s Austrian sister club RB Salzburg – scored an 89th-minute winner against Borussia Dortmund to set the tone for the season.In total, he netted eight league goals – among them a goal of the season contender – while also providing seven assists.But it is Keitaâ€™s all-round game that truly impresses. A box-to-box midfielder who is damaging at both ends of the pitch, he has been described by an opponent as being like â€œtwo playersâ€. The fleet-footed Keita is a player most coaches would love to field.The Conakry-born star impressed so much that Liverpool agreed an African record transfer fee of at least Â£48m to secure his services in July 2018 – with Leipzig later saying they would not have sold him but for the triggering of his release clause.Keita is primarily on the list for his club exploits because Guinea found the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia too tough, even if the midfielder did score in qualifiers against Libya and Tunisia.Sadio Mane – Senegal and LiverpoolSenegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mane performed so well in 2017 he was not only voted by his fellow professionals onto the PFA team of the year but he was also one of just two Africans to make the Ballon dâ€™Or shortlist.He also shone as Senegal reached their first World Cup since 2002. A clinical victory over South Africa at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane sealed their place in Russia, with Mane key to the Teranga Lionsâ€™ victory with both assists in a 2-0 win. In his best goalscoring return for Senegal in a calendar year, Mane struck four times in nine internationals.It was all a far cry from the beginning of the year as Mane displayed a resilience to match his searing pace, trickery and finishing prowess.For after an initial blaze of optimism – scoring in Senegalâ€™s first two group games at the Africa Cup of Nations – Maneâ€™s year took a bitter twist. His decisive miss in the quarter-final penalty shootout against eventual champions Cameroon reduced Mane to a crumpled, distraught figure.So how Liverpool were grateful for the way in which the steely Senegalese responded, for they had won just once without him in a seven-game spell in which they had exited both domestic cup competitions.He duly inspired the Redsâ€™ first win since his departure for Gabon when scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over high-flying Spurs, before also netting in vital wins over Arsenal and rivals Everton, against whom Mane scored in home and away wins.He ended the season with 13 goals – his best Premier League tally – despite missing nearly all of April and May after having knee surgery.Mane finished his debut Liverpool campaign as the clubâ€™s joint top scorer – sharing that honour with Philippe Coutinho despite playing fewer games – and helped the Reds qualify for the Champions League with only their second top-four Premier League finish in eight years. Liverpool player of the season and playersâ€™ player of the season awards soon followed.Mohamed Salah – Egypt and LiverpoolMohamed Salah may have scored over a century of goals but he will forever be remembered in Egypt for just one – the late strike against Congo in October that took the Pharaohs to their first World Cup in over a quarter of a century.Egypt – African champions a record seven times – had not reached a World Cup since 1990, but Salah was given the chance to seal their place in Russia from the penalty spot deep into stoppage time with the score at 1-1.The 25-year-old somehow ignored the crackling fever to slam home, sparking nationwide euphoria and prompting President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi to praise the forwardâ€™s ability to handle the pressure of over 80 million expectant Egyptians.The goal cemented his reign as King of the Pharaohs in 2017, with the team nicknamed â€˜Salahâ€™s Egyptâ€™ thanks to the winger often inspiring a limited side to the top.Salah scored five of the seven World Cup qualifying goals that took Egypt to next summerâ€™s tournament. He was equally impressive at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, where he earned a place in the team of the tournament after having a hand in four of Egyptâ€™s five goals – scoring twice – as the North Africans finished runners-up to Cameroon.However, Salahâ€™s outstanding form has not been restricted to internationals. After joining Liverpool from Roma in June, the start to his Anfield career could scarcely have gone better as he was named the clubâ€™s player of the month in August and September.A goal on his debut helped him rack up seven goals in his first 11 Premier League games, and he has fared even better in the Champions League, with five goals in six games.Salahâ€™s superb start in England was a continuation of his fine form in Italy, where the diminutive player was a key figure in Romaâ€™s best league placing in seven years.He scored 15 times and provided 11 assists in a league famed for its defending as Roma finished second, trailing champions Juventus by just four points.This is the first time Salah has been nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year and he would be the first Egyptian to win it since the legendary Mohamed Aboutrika in 2008.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Voting for the BBC African Footballer of the Year is now open as Nigeriaâ€™s Victor Moses along with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Naby Keita (Guinea), Sadio Mane (Senegal), and Mohamed Salah (Egypt) were revealed as the five names to vie for the award.The past season has been a breakthrough one for Moses who finally nailed down a place in the starting lineup of eventual Premiership champions, Chelsea. After years of loan moves, the 26-year-old cemented his role at Stamford Bridge – so much so that he became an integral member of their Premier League-winning team.The date Moses might look back on is October 1, 2016, when Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, following comprehensive defeats by Arsenal and Liverpool, switched to a 3-4-3 system and fielded Moses in an unfamiliar right wing-back role at Hull City.
“My answer to him was if you would have moved your feet, you wouldn’t have hurt your hand,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said on Friday. “He just started laughing.”The Lakers are hardly laughing after losing someone Scott predicted this week could win the NBA’s sixth man of the year award. Young’s injury suddenly leaves them thin at small forward, which has also lacked Ryan Kelly (strained left hamstring) and Xavier Henry (back spasms).Scott has leaned toward starting Wesley Johnson, a move that seems more likely with Young’s injury. But that absence will also likely open up playing time for second-round draft pick Jordan Clarkson and shooting guard Wayne Ellington. Learning the ropes So much for the Lakers’ hope to stay healthy. Barely a week into training camp, and the Lakers have already suffered their first major injury.Lakers forward Nick Young is anticipated to be sidelined for six to eight weeks because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, his agent, Mark Bartelstein told this newspaper. The Lakers have not provided a timetable, and Bartelstein stressed that Young’s timetable will become more definitive once he has surgery on Monday with Dr. Steven Shin of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.Should Bartelstein’s timetable hold up, Young would stay sidelined from mid-November toward early December, sidelining him for the Lakers’ eight exhibition games and between 10-17 games to open the 2014-15 season.Lakers coach Byron Scott said the injury happened at some point in Thursday’s practice. Various accounts suggest Young injured his thumb after trying to steal the ball from Kobe Bryant. Those who saw the incident said both Young and Bryant playfully exchanged trash talk before and after the injury happened. No matter how hard he tried, Clarkson simply could not keep up with Bryant. His physical presence became too overbearing. Bryant’s footwork proved too crafty to anticipate. His elevation became high to reach.So when Bryant’s fade-away jumper swished into the bottom of the net during Thursday’s scrimmage, it seems understandable that Clarkson nearly tripped over himself trying to stop the shot.“Don’t hurt yourself,” Bryant chided to the Lakers’ rookie. Still, Bryant has embraced Clarkson, calling him “a steal of a pick” after the Lakers paid $1.4 million to the Washington Wizards to draft him with the 46th overall selection of this year’s draft. Three months after Clarkson led the Lakers’ Summer League team, averaging 15.8 points and five rebounds, Bryant gushed about what Clark has shown with his playmaking, shooting and driving through the first week of training camp. “I like him. He’s a hard worker and a curious player,” Bryant said. “He tries to pick things apart and tries to learn and absorb as much as he can.”Clarkson has absorbed plenty from Bryant, ranging from learning how to defend him and how to handle his trash talk. “You use it as motivation,” said Clarkson, who played last season at University of Missouri. “I really am not a big talker, I soak it in and keep pressing on and use it as motivation. It pushes me and helps me get better.”He said itLakers forward Jeremy Lin on Young’s “Swaggy P” nickname: “He’s super cool, but I find it ridiculous everyone comes in and calls him Swaggy. He has to earn it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
However, her miss from under the post then proved costly, as South Africa sensed an opportunity to turn the screw. A change at goal keeper for Uganda failed to stop the flow of Potgieter goals, and although the boisterous Ugandan fans in the crowd were doing their best to lift their team, the game was slipping away from the She Cranes.South Africa won the third quarter 15-10, taking an overall 46-33 lead into the final quarter.History was beckoning for South Africa, as despite their second-placed finish in 1995, changes to the format of the tournament meant they had never actually played in a semi-final before.They weren’t in the mood to let history slip away, and had stretched their lead to 16 within the opening minutes of the final quarter. Athleticism from Msomi and accuracy from Potgieter and Holtzhausen contributed to the Proteas’ most dominant quarter of the game, as they ensured that their semi-final spot was booked with a relatively comfortable margin of victory in the end.The Proteas will now face fellow unbeaten side England in a clash to determine who will win the group, and whether their opponents in the semi will be current holders Australia or New Zealand.South Africa’s Karla Pretorius said:“We knew they were going to be a tough opponent – they always bring their best game against us. They have a typical African style of play and it definitely wasn’t easy for us – it was hard work but a good start and a good finish got us through.”*****SOURCE: nwc2019.co.ukShare on: WhatsApp South Africa went into the lead early, and held on. PHOTO WORLD NETBALL CUPFT: 40 67Liverpool, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Their 67-40 win ensures that the Proteas and England join Australia and New Zealand in the last four.Uganda fall out after a brave showing, and will seek to improve on their 8th placing at the last World Cup when they take on Jamaica in a match that could determine who competes for 5th and 6th positions.A strong middle phase of the game from Uganda narrowed the early gap that South Africa had established, but the Proteas’ ability to snatch possession and punish errors ultimately resulted in a comfortable victory.Maryka Holzhausen and Lenize Potgieter helped South Africa to get their noses in front early on, while the trademark assured passing of Bongiwe Msomi was a feature early on.Uganda were stern opponents from the start though, and came back to within one, missing the chance to equalise when Stella Oyella’s shot lacked accuracy. Shadine Van der Merwe then produced a close-range interception to get her side back on track, with them soon re-establishing a decent gap.Potgieter was ruthless in front of goal, meanwhile at the other end, Oyella was outscoring her team-mate Peace Proscovia.Potgieter eventually registered a miss with South Africa’s 24th shot of the game, but both teams continued to score at a good rate, with Uganda producing the composure and accuracy in front of goal to outscore their opponents 13-12 in the second quarter.The lead South Africa had accumulated in the first quarter saw them through to half time with a lead, though, at 31-23. It had been a competitive first half between the top two nations in Africa, and both sets of attackers had impressed, shooting at over 90% accuracy.The competitive nature of the contest continued into the third quarter, with an Oyella-inspired Uganda bringing the gap down to five at one point, 35-30.
Wade’s arrival in “The Land” is a much-needed boost to the Eastern Conference Champion’s back court after losing Kyrie Irving via trade and in the wake of new point guard Isaiah Thomas’ expected indefinite absence due to injury.Meanwhile, both Wade and James recently celebrated their on-court reunion over a glass of wine. /raDWade & LeBron after their first practice together in CLE… 🍷😂(via mrdwyanewade/Snapchat) pic.twitter.com/PKNwaTaHld— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 28, 2017ADVERTISEMENT 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 Dwyane Wade talks with LeBron James. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPIn case you missed it, former Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade recently reunited, as the latter signed a one-year deal to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.READ: It’s done: Wade makes it official, signs with ClevelandADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Although the news did not come as a surprise for most fans given the duo’s tight-knit relationship, the Cavs had to fend off multiple teams that were also interested to sign the 12-time All-Star.Even at 35 years old, the three-time NBA Champion has received much interest from Western Conference powerhouses San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, not to mention a possible return to Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut after making Wade’s signing official on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), James couldn’t be more relieved that his team was able to bag the sought-after superstar.“I’m happy we were able to keep him away from everybody else,” James candidly told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Neymar leads PSG past Bayern, Batshuayi stuns Atletico
Former NBA veteran Brian Scalabrine talks to the press during his media availability at the NBA Philippines headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.It’s undeniable that Brian Scalabrine has had one of the most well-loved careers in the NBA.His greatest on-court achievement is winning the title with Boston in 2008 but he will always be remembered for his off-court antics.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was also in 2008 that the “White Mamba” delivered one of the most epic post-game press conferences of all time.And a decade later, Scalabrine said he was “hammered” during the time he bared his plans to rewrite NBA history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We win the championship, I go back [to the locker room] and I drink two bottles of champagne and then you end up on the podium and that was not a good recipe,” said Scalabrine during his media availability for NBA 3X on Thursday at NBA Philippines headquarters in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.“I had a great time and I was going to go out and make sure to call out a few people.” A little bit of backgrounder, a reporter from Europe asked Scalabrine about not playing a single minute during the whole six games of the championship round.That was when Scalabrine said that time will pass and he will still be an NBA champion and that after 30 years he can claim to his kids that he was the Finals MVP.And one more thing, the time Scalabrine used to talk during the NBA Finals post-game press conference was originally slotted for Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.“Kobe was supposed to go and I kind of jacked his podium so that was an epic interview,” said Scalabrine, who played for the Celtics from 2005 to 2010. “When I go back and watch it I think that it held up pretty good for me being this hammered.”ADVERTISEMENT Asian Games: Regalado keeps gold medal bid alive in pencak silat DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs
The Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC), for Women’s Empowerment, has officially launched an awareness campaign called “You Can Stop Ebola -Women Working Toward Zero Cases” in four communities in Monrovia and its environs.ABIC and its partners indicate that as complacency starts to engulf Liberians in the fight against Ebola, especially in public places, the campaign’s aim is to intensify anti-Ebola awareness in market places. It is also providing logistical support for four major markets, including Jorkpen Town Market, LBS Community Market, ELWA Community Market, and Du-Port Road Market.The campaign will ensure that these major markets that it has selected will benefit from regular collection of garbage, intense awareness and sensitization about Ebola, its prevention and control.The initiative is being undertaken by several institutions, including the Leadership Development, International Peace & Security in collaboration with the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund (SMWF), Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), Paynesville City Corporation (PCC), Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), and the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP).A release from ABIC states that nearly five months since the outbreak of Ebola severely intensified in the country, women have been mostly affected by the virus due to their role as caregivers in homes and their vulnerability especially in market places.ABIC Establishment Coordinator, Cllr. Yevette Chesson Wureh, said that in the midst of the Ebola crisis, women are “breadwinning for their families in the shackles of economic adversity created by the Ebola virus across the country.“The prevailing evidence is that most of the market women have not been trained on the preventive measures of Ebola thus leaving them unprotected and vulnerable in market places and communities,” she added.“We cannot be complacent as our number of infected cases decreases. We must remain vigilant and continue to protect ourselves and families against Ebola. Our sponsor, the Urgent Action Fund has recognized this important ongoing need to educate and support women at this crucial time. We thank them,” Cllr. Wureh stated.The ABIC boss indicated that Liberia is still in a situation where no one can predict the outcome of Ebola; adding, “Ebola is real; it is dangerous and has no cure. It is still in Liberia.”Noting that the disease has killed over 2000 people in Liberia, with majority of the dead being women, Cllr. Wureh said “we must not neglect the preventive measures such as washing hands, keeping our distance, and avoiding personal contact especially with sick people showing the following symptoms: vomiting, running stomach, fever headache, muscle pains, rash and red eyes, no contact with dead bodies. This must be our daily recitation,” she warned Liberians.With the erection of hygiene stations in some market places, Cllr. Wureh said, the issue of lack of training of market women and sensitization on clean and safe environment still need serious attention as the preventive measures of Ebola also demand cleanliness.She meanwhile disclosed that for Ebola to be 100% eradicated from Liberia, there should be an organized women’s sector such as the market women who must be empowered with anti-Ebola logistics, Training of Trainers (TOTs) and the creation of an enabling environment for market women’s participation in the fight against Ebola.“Until Liberia is declared Ebola free, we have to continue to sensitize and educate so as to provide a clean and safe environment for market women, who are mostly bread winners and caretakers of their children until we can stop Ebola and work towards Zero cases,” she stated.Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo described the awareness campaign as an initiative that will help empower market women in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Mayor Mvogo urged all Liberians not be complacent with the reduction in new cases but must continue to observe the preventive measures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)