first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Set to debut in October, the same month James suits up for his new team, the series looks at the changing role of athletes in the current political and cultural climate against the backdrop of the NBA.Its title comes from a comment Fox News host Laura Ingraham made to James in February when she sought to rebuke him for talking politics during an interview.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’James is the executive producer of the series along with his business partner Maverick Carter and his agent Rich Paul. Gotham Chopra, who directed Showtime’s “Kobe Bryant’s Muse” in 2015, helmed the project.The series traces the modern history of the league and its players starting with the 1976 merger of the freewheeling American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association, how the top players have expanded their notoriety off the court in fields such as business and fashion while becoming icons in the process. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ James has another show, “The Shop” debuting Aug. 28 on HBO in which he leads conversation and debate among his guests in barbershops around the country.James found himself drawn into politics last week when President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on him in a tweet after an interview aired with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive.Although James has long been a Trump critic, calling the president “U bum” in a 2017 tweet, the tweet was Trump’s first attack on the player, who just opened up a school for underprivileged children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump posted. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ FILE – In this Monday, July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is churning out content for the small screen. James is behind the three-part documentary series “Shut Up and Dribble” announced Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, by Showtime. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — LeBron James has yet to play a minute for the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the NBA superstar is already busy in Hollywood.James is behind the three-part documentary series, “Shut Up and Dribble,” announced Monday by Showtime.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Vidal hopes to win Champions League title with Barcelona Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgThe Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) in its continued staff development drive, conducted a one-day intense training for several categories of employees from various departments.The training was facilitated by National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officials.The facilitator from GRA going through his sessionRegional Executive Officer (REO) Pauline Lucas disclosed that the training sought to better educate the staff on a number of NIS and GRA matters pertaining to payments, filing of returns and other documents, Government’s two per cent on certain payments among other critically important issues.The REO pointed out that such training is pertinent in ensuring that the employees from the RDC can better serve and respond to the public’s concerns on various matters.“This is part of our efforts to ensure that we become more effective and efficient, thus delivering enhanced service to all. We as a region recognises that if we are going to better serve the public that we must be knowledgeable of all issues, thus better serving those that we come into contact with. As such, as the REO, it’s my responsibility to ensure that optimum training is available to employees so that they can better serve,” she said.Employees representing several departments attended the training, which according to the REO, forms part of the Region’s 2018 focus on enhancing training for staff at all categories. Among some of the departments that staff was drawn from were Education, Accounts, Health, Engineering, Registry, Personnel, NDCs and administration.The Region Four REO noted that such training was executed regularly as they recognised the importance of better educating their employees, who in turn would better educate the public. She promises that they will continue on the path of executing several training forums, noting that each section of the Region has training geared at enhancing the skills and knowledge of every level of employees.“We as a region are responsible in equipping our staff with the right knowledge, skills, and tools to better deliver and that is what I can assure you that I will continue to do as the REO,” she promised.Commenting on the training that was provided, several employees thanked the REO for bringing the training to them, stressing that they were now more equipped to better serve the general public.The staff noted that such an aggressive plan of regular training would certainly boost their efficiency, adding that the public could be guaranteed a better service.Meanwhile, Regional Chairman Genevieve Allen stressed the need for more training, declaring that it all served in better improving the continued quality of care being offered by the Region.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s unfathomable that Pippen could compete against guards half his age – but Phil said Sunday the Lakers have talked to Michael Jordan’s former sidekick. Uh, bad idea. If you want geriatrics who played in the triangle offense, why not Mike himself? He’s 44, but let’s guess that he has more left than does Scottie. Luke Walton will never be confused with Papa Bill, when it comes to talent, but since Luke got hurt, the Lakers are 6-12. His (looming) return will be a bigger bump than Pippen could provide. Look for the Clippers to pass the Lakers in the standings. Even with Shaun Livingston done and Sam Cassell dragging. The Clips have more talent still standing than do the Lakers, and trail them by only 3.5 games with 23 left. Which means the Clips might have a shot of winning a series, against Utah or San Antonio, while the Lakers are roasted by the Suns. Or Mavs, if they fall to No. 8 in the West. And they could. The Lakers are desperate, but not Scottie Pippen desperate … Phil Jackson’s team has lost eight of 11, Lamar Odom may be out for the season with a shoulder injury and Kobe Bryant is playing like he has no faith in anyone else in a Lakers jersey. Granted, that allowing can’t-get-there-from-here Humboldt State to host the NCAA Division II West Regional this weekend is nutty … but second-seeded Cal State San Bernardino could have avoided the mess if it hadn’t blown a game at UC San Diego. Cal Poly Pomona, for that matter, could have hosted had it not lost to Cal State Stanislaus, Monterey Bay and Sonoma State. Now everyone heads to the rainforest in Arcata. The CIF State basketball playoffs, which begin Tuesday, are organized by enrollment. That means lots of Inland Empire teams in Division I – six in the boys bracket (No. 8 Riverside King, No. 11 Arroyo Valley, No. 12 Corona Centennial, No. 14 Perris, No. 15 Murrieta Valley, No. 16 Kaiser) and four in the girls bracket (No. 2 Miller, No. 5 Etiwanda, No. 11 Silverado, No. 12 Perris). Division I is open to 16 Southern California schools for the first time, up from eight, and is a direct result of the high number of high-enrollment schools in this half of the state. Arroyo Valley makes its state playoffs debut at Los Alamitos on Tuesday, one week after losing in the Southern Section Division II-AA semifinals. The Hawks had “one-and-a-half” practices since falling to St. Bernard 57-52, coach Scott Smith said. “It’s going to be a little tough getting back in the mode, not knowing if we were going to be in the state playoffs,” Smith said. “So we’ll just go down to Los Al and have some fun.” Scary first-round D1 matchup: D4-AA finalist Kaiser (18-13), which faced five private schools with enrollments under 500 in its CIF-SS push (which ended with a title-game loss to Ontario Christian), at top-seeded L.A. Fairfax (23-5). Way-scary potential second-round matchup: Twentyine Palms at Artesia in D3. These two played seven divisions apart in the CIF-SS postseason. Twentyine Palms won D4-A by defeating Sherman Oaks Buckley; Artesia won D1-AA by defeating Santa Ana Mater Dei. Mater Dei rarely loses in the CIF-SS playoffs. Before falling to Artesia on Saturday, the Monarchs’ only Southern Section postseason defeat since 1991 (!!!) was to Pacific – in the 1998 Division I-A semifinals. Mater Dei won 14 CIF-SS titles in 15 years, according to Scott Smith, who coached that `98 Pacific team. Indulge us in a stroll down memory lane. Pacific topped Mater Dei 70-69 on a last-second putback by Demond Huff before a standing-room-only crowd at San Gorgonio High School. Pacific got 17 points off the bench from “where’d he come from?” guard Bobby Tossetti, 5-of-7 from 3-point range. Miller’s second-seeded girls seem to have the best chance of reaching the state title game March 24 in Sacramento. They would have to win four times, probably getting top-seeded Long Beach Poly in the SoCal final at Pauley Pavilion, March 17. Just a reminder of how tough it is to make the NBA: Mater Dei has put something like 100 players in Division I college basketball. But its NBA alumni? The list: Miles Simon (five games), Cedric Bozeman (23 games), Jamal Sampson (65 games in five seasons) and the Great Success, Leron Ellis, who averaged 3.0 points in 91 career games in three seasons in the 1990s. Major League Soccer is holding its breath. David Beckham left Real Madrid’s game Sunday with a potentially serious knee injury. Becks out for the season would be, uh, bad for MLS. Good news on Harold Strauss: The popular Colton High School football coach was discharged from the hospital Friday after suffering a heart attack the previous weekend and undergoing angioplasty to clear an artery. Strauss, 48, felt good enough Sunday afternoon to be “out of the house, visiting a friend,” daughter Tami said. Los Angeles’ attempt to play host to the 2016 Summer Games is a waste of time. The International Olympic Committee 1) isn’t going to make L.A. the first three-time host and 2) isn’t going to award the Games to anyone in the U.S. as long as anti-American global sentiment remains high. Ever want to be a face in a sports movie crowd? The Web site is looking for people willing to hang around a basketball gym during shooting in Los Angeles later this month for Will Ferrell’s next movie, “Semi-Pro.” Major League Baseball’s preseason is far too long. Only the National Football League spends more time doing nothing that matters. UCLA’s Bruins probably need to win only once in the Pac-10 Tournament this week to secure a regional No. 1 seed … but we doubt their ability to make the Final Four. Let alone win it. UCLA is just too soft inside. USC’s Trojans may be in the midst of a season-ending four-game losing streak. After getting swept in Washington, the Trojans open the Pac-10 tourney vs. Stanford, and a defeat should leave them about a No. 6 seed (and thoroughly vulnerable) in the NCAA tourney. When John Masi and Big West champion Long Beach State rolled into UC Riverside on Saturday – and rolled out 91-75 victors – the smattering of UCR fans in the crowd had to be thinking: Did we fire the right guy two years ago? Stan Morrison, UCR athletic director, dumped Masi, the Riverside coaching icon who was 462-269 in 26 seasons (42-89 after the ill-advised move to Division I), and the Highlanders have gone 12-46 since. It would have been wiser to keep Masi and fire Morrison. Kudos: To NBA guys Steve Nash and Chris Kaman for getting haircuts. Condolences: To Nash and Kaman, who found out the hard way that length doesn’t hide thinning hair. Lookalikes: Barry Bonds, Gary “Can’t Talk About Human Growth Hormone Stories” Matthews Jr. At least when it comes to “looking guilty.” Where are they now? Diana Taurasi, WNBA scoring champ from Don Lugo High School, is spending another winter playing basketball in Russia, where the money is better. Taurasi is with Spartak Moscow Region, which plays Dynamo tonight with second place in the Superleague Standings at stake. They said it: “Scottie, don’t do it. Don’t hurt yourself, man. You’ve had a great career.” – Lakers alumni Michael Cooper on a Pippen comeback. And finally: Phil Jackson loves old guys, but a 41-year-old guard should be too much even for him. And if it isn’t, then Jerry Buss, please stop him. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img But the answer is not Scottie Pippen, who graciously informed the NBA last month that he is ready for a comeback. At age 41. Three years after playing in his last competitive game. last_img

first_imgPOMONA – Two elected officials with ties to the city were recognized for their service to the community Friday during the third annual Cesar Chavez Day Breakfast. Assemblywoman Nell Soto, D-Ontario, and Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, were recognized for their work in favor of local communities and representing Chavez’s ideals of nonviolence, social justice and service to others. Speaking at the event was Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers Union. “Part of honoring three strong women today is remembering women hold up more than half of the world,” said Jose Calderon, master of ceremonies of the gathering that drew about 200. The event at Osuna’s restaurant was a fundraiser for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and the Latina-Latino Roundtable of San Gabriel and Pomona Valley, of which Calderon is president. Huerta’s remarks focused on the development of immigration legislation. Solis, a resident of Pomona while a student at Cal Poly Pomona, recalled her involvement in the area as a member of various student groups and their volunteer service. She spoke about immigration reform and the work ahead in coming up with a plan that is satisfactory. Although Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., introduced an immigration reform proposal recently, other legislators are planning to introduce proposals, too, she said. What is being sought is something that would give those who are here illegally now a chance to work, pay taxes, learn English and “then stand in the back of the line” and wait their turn to legalize their status, Solis said. “Let’s continue in the spirit of Cesar Chavez, that justice is not just for some people. It’s justice for all,” she said. (909) 483-9336.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An accident along the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John is causing delays for motorists this afternoon.The crash occurred sometime after 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of the Alaska Highway and Old Fort Road, and involved at least one vehicle. Fire and ambulance crews were on the scene at around 2:45 p.m. It isn’t clear at this point how many vehicles were involved, nor if there were any injuries.This is a developing story, and we will provide updates as they become available.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka shoots during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, second leg match against Borussia Moenchengladbach in Moenchengladbach, western Germany on March 16, 2017 © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Jan 19 – Schalke 04 confirmed Friday that Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka will join Bayern Munich at the end of this season on a free transfer, with the Bundesliga leaders beating Liverpool to his signature.“Leon Goretzka informed us at the start of the week that he wants to leave the club and will join FC Bayern,” said Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel. “We did everything to keep Leon at Schalke.”The 22-year-old completed a medical in Munich on Thursday and has signed a contract until June 30, 2022, Bayern later revealed on their website.“We are very happy that Leon Goretzka has decided to join Bayern, despite considerable competition from abroad,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.“This ensures that Leon Goretzka remains in the Bundesliga.”Goretzka, 22, has scored six goals in 12 appearances for his country.He made his breakthrough at the 2017 Confederations Cup, where he helped a Germany side missing their World Cup-winning stars beat Chile 1-0 in the final.The right-footed Goretzka joined Schalke from VfL Bochum in 2013 and has scored 19 goals in 130 games for the Royal Blues.He can play as a deep-lying midfielder, winger or attacking midfielder and his versatility will be a bonus for Bayern.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgStunning KilcarDonegal County Council is to seek a meeting with Bord Failte to explain why Kilcar has been left off the Wild Atlantic Way signage route.The issue was raised by local county councillor Niamh Kennedy at today’s meeting of Donegal Municipal Authority.The stunning village and its breathtaking coastal route has ben left off the tourism body’s plans for signage for tourists. Cllr Kennedy’s motion read “That this MD along with Failte Ireland reconsider, investigate and resolve the reasons why Kilcar village and the coast road at Kilcar is bypassed (Wild Atlantic Way and Signage).”Cllr Kennedy was told that the council will forward this proposal to Failte Ireland and request a meeting to discuss the matter.FAILTE IRELAND ASKED TO INVESTIGATE WHY KILCAR LEFT OFF W.A.W SIGNAGE was last modified: October 13th, 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:donegalkilcarsignageWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with the theft of a trailer.Owen Hegarty denied the theft of a triple axle trailer, valued at €6,500 at Creggan, Ballybofey on January 29, 2012.The 33-year-old from Crislaghmore, Burnfoot, told Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court that he wanted to face a trial by a judge and jury. The case was adjourned until the New Year.MAN DENIES THEFT OF €6,500 TRAILER was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:InishowenLetterkenny Courttrailer theft allegationslast_img read more

first_imgSo… the Warriors have lost three straight games and five of their last seven. Stephen Curry is out and it’s not clear when he’s going to return, and the bad blood between Draymond Green (who is also out with injury) and Kevin Durant doesn’t seem to be fully resolved.But other than that, things are going great!On this episode of the Warriors HQ pod, sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach and Warriors reporter Logan Murdock put on their Dr. Phil mustaches and break down what’s hurting the …last_img read more

first_img23 February 2016*UPDATE: At the close of the Berlin Film Festival, Shepherds and Butchers won a third place in the Panorama Audience Award category, on 20 February. The film played to full houses in the German capital, followed by lively Q&A sessions with the film’s producers.Producer Anant Singh welcomed the award, a first for a South African film, saying: “We are overwhelmed by this acknowledgement for our home-grown film. (competing) with the best in the world. It is a testament to the amazing talent we assembled for the film, and this enabled us to successfully compete in the international arena.”Berlin Hidden Gem: ‘Shepherds and Butchers’— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 13, 2016Oliver Schmitz is the award-winning director of South African films such as Mapantsula and acclaimed HIV/Aids drama Life, Above All. His new film, his first feature in six years, Shepherds and Butchers, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday, 13 February.Produced by Anant Singh, the film is an atmospheric courtroom drama set in apartheid-era South Africa. It deals with issues such as race, guilt and the trauma of violence. Singh told TimesLive he was proud of the Berlin honour. “To have a South African film in the official selection category is important. It helps our profile as South African filmmakers when our films are recognised,” he said.“It’s exciting times for the South African film industry. There are many young filmmakers with huge talent and it’s refreshing. We need to make films of a certain quality, but there’s not a formula. Filmmakers just need to continue being creative.”#southafrica courtroom #movie with Steve Coogan premieres #Berlin film festival.— South Africa People (@sapeople) February 14, 2016The film features British actor Steve Coogan in a rare dramatic role as a lawyer representing a young, white prison guard (played by South African Garion Dowds). He is charged with murder after being traumatised by government executions of black anti-apartheid activists. The film also features a host of established and up-and-coming local acting talent, including Deon Lotz, Robert Hobbs and Eduan van Jaarsveldt.The story, based on the book by Chris Marnewick, weaves real-life events and compelling characters into a honest study of the last days of apartheid and the implications for both black and white South Africans.It features original music by musical storyteller Vusi Mahlasela, who also performs the film’s theme song with Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb.The film will be released locally on the art cinema circuit during 2016.Source: TimesLIVElast_img read more