Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James stands on the court during a timeout in the second half in Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — They’ve survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA’s most compelling reality show — or, as some have called it, spectacle.The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama around them. So it’s not a surprise they’re calm despite trailing the Boston Celtics 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lue has been harping on his players to quicken the pace.“We have to come out with a sense of urgency to attack early, don’t ease into the game or let this team off the hook,” Lue said after practice Friday. “We know they play well at home and they had two good games, so now it’s our turn.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 But while Cleveland has some comeback history on its side, Boston has momentum and the Celtics intend to keep it.“We’re just gonna try to use it,” said forward Marcus Morris, “and ride it.”As expected, James responded from a sub-par performance in Game 1 by scoring 42 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds in Game 2. Still, the Cavs lost and the lack of production from several teammates, most notably guards J.R. Smith and George Hill. They have been totally outplayed by Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier so far, and that could be deflating.Not to the Celtics, who gained confidence in shrugging off James’ haymaker.“That’s a game-changer in itself,” said Morris, one of the many defenders Celtics coach Brad Stevens is using on James. “LeBron came out and did everything he could. To his guys, they see that and they still came up short. That’s a feeling going back up, it kind of puts you in a mood you don’t want to be in.”ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ “We know what it takes,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “We’re down 0-2. No need to panic.”“We know what we’ve got to do,” added All-Star forward Kevin Love on the eve of Saturday’s Game 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Cavs have been in dire straits before in the postseason.Just two years ago, Cleveland trailed 2-0 and then 3-1 in the NBA Finals to Golden State before coming back to win in seven games and end the city’s 52-year championship drought. And back in the 2007 playoffs, LeBron James rallied the Cavs from a 2-0 deficit against Detroit, the hardwood king commencing his legacy by scoring Cleveland’s final 25 points during a Game 5 road win. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Speaking of moods. James, who hasn’t spoken to the media since Tuesday’s game, screamed an obscenity in frustration while working on his jump shot following practice. He made 12 straight before a miss, but James, who is seeking his eighth straight Finals, knows he’s going to need to be near perfect from here on out.James, Love, Smith and Tristan Thompson are the only holdovers from Cleveland’s 2016 title team, which mounted its historic comeback in the Finals and now must rally again.“I was talking to some of the guys in the training room and I was telling people it was already the Eastern Conference finals,” Smith said. “Being in this situation repetitively for the past couple years, I don’t want to say you get numb to it because you don’t want to take it for granted because obviously guys don’t have this opportunity too many times, but this season alone has been an extremely weird year and we just got to figure it out.”To the outside world, Cleveland appears in trouble. They’re facing a younger, more physical team that has been written off several times already.To the Cavs, this is just another bump in the road. They’ve already staved off elimination against Indiana.“We played a Game 7,” Lue said. “The danger’s not like we come out and don’t play well tomorrow and lose, it’s over. We still have games to play. It’s not like it’s a Game 7. They did a good job taking care of their home court. They played well. Now we’re back at home.”ROAD WORK AHEAD: The Celtics haven’t traveled well in these playoffs.They’re just 1-4 outside Boston and their shooting percentages have dipped on trips to Milwaukee and Philadelphia. But after losing three road games to the Bucks in the first round, the young Celtics showed poise in stealing a Game 3 win in Philadelphia that has convinced them they can win in Cleveland.“We’re pretty confident,” Brown said. “Just as confident as we are at home. It’s different between being on the road and at home, just the energy disparity. At home, it’s for you, away it’s against you. But if you do what you’re supposed to do and you are who you are, it’ll show home or away.”NEED FOR SPEED: The Cavs know they need to play faster. On too many occasions in Games 1 and 2, Cleveland was slow bringing the ball up the floor, which allowed the Celtics to get back and set up their defense. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rockets head into Game 3 confident after big win in Game 2 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Dudley McKinley Thomas was on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 commissioned as Liberia’s Ambassador accredited near Beijing with a commitment to further strengthening economic and political ties between Liberia and the People’s Republic of China.Speaking at a well attended commissioning ceremony in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Thomas said the Peoples Republic of China has emerged on the global stage as an economic and political giant.Ambassador Thomas praised China for engaging Africa, including Liberia, in its development drive through strong partnership and supporting African positions on global issues in various international fora. “My mission is to further strengthen the new foreign policy thrust of economic and development diplomacy during my tour of duty in China”, Ambassador Thomas remarked.He then lauded China’s support in the achievements of Liberia’s developmental goals which are evident by wide spread Chinese establishments and initiatives in Liberia, particularly under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose personal diplomacy has successfully restored the country’s battered image. The Liberian diplomat noted that Liberia is once again regarded as a responsible member of the international community.“Liberia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China has been fruitful and rewarding…….which President Sirleaf attaches great importance to”, Ambassador Thomas added.Ambassador Thomas expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf for the confidence reposed in his ability to undertake the challenging assignment of serving not only as her personal representative, but also as Ambassador of Liberia to the PRC, a country with approximately 1.4 billion people.While acknowledging his long diplomatic service, Ambassador Thomas expressed his honor and deep humility to take on his new assignment, stating that whatever success he achieved during his over 16 years in the Foreign Service in Brussels, Belgium as Commercial Counselor and Ambassador can be attributed to the Almighty’s favor and gracious mercy which he said had provided him with wisdom during the challenging time of his career. Speaking earlier Acting Foreign Minister Ambassador Sylvester M. Grigsby, who on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administered the oath of office as he acted on behalf of Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, paid special tribute to the honoree, describing him as one of Liberia’s seasoned credible and productive diplomats who represented Liberia’s interest at all levels, especially during his ten years’ assignment as Liberian Ambassador near Paris, France. .“He served in Paris for about ten years very creditably and very productively; that as an ambassador when you have your Head-of-State visit your jurisdiction, it is a crowning moment and Ambassador Thomas had several crowning moments during his tenure in Paris and each time the President visited him, he proved more fruitful and more productive; so due to his excellent performances, it was not by chance that the President decided to transfer him to China as our ambassador in that great country”, Minister Grigsby remarked.The Acting Foreign Minister then expressed his optimism over Ambassador Thomas’ skills that would lead to more fruitful dynamic relations with the People’s Republic of China.“We know that while you were in Paris, you kept a very cordial relationship with your counterpart here in Monrovia, the French Ambassador and I understand that you already started to establish links with the Chinese Embassy here; so that bodes well for coordination and cooperation. So we do expect, I don’t think it is an empty expectation that this relation will become much more enriched by your presence in the mission”, Ambassador. Grigsby averred.The ceremony was attended by high profiled Liberian Government Officials including Dr. Edward McClain, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Acting Chair of the Cabinet, the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Zhang Yue, Amb. George W. Wallace, Sr., Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs, Former Chief of Protocol Ambassador Eddie Dunn and Amb. Marcus Kofa, Senior Ambassador-At-Large, amongst others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A two month soccer tournament, organized by Team Jorquelleh, a grassroots group of young people of Bong County, kicks off Saturday at the Bong County Sports Stadium with 19 Zones participating.Believed to the biggest locally organized soccer championship in Gbarnga, the Gbarnga Community Rainbow League is being supported by locals and Donami Sports, USA, headed by retired US professional soccer player and Olympian, Doc Lawson.Mr. Lawson is expected to take the kick off.Young people mentored and motivated by Mr. E. Edward Gboe, a youthful leader and long term development practitioner and current National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, are mostly the vision drivers of Team Jorquelleh. Team Jorquelleh promotes principles of social diversity (accepting everybody to work together and benefit together), fostering social equality and equity (treating everybody fairly and equally), enhancing popular participation (allowing everyone to have a voice and stake in what their community does) and strengthening community led approaches to local solutions (building on what community people know to do best around their needs).The group is interested in the government and the people working together to find solutions to problems and local needs to improve the quality of life of local people; and convinced that the right leaders serve as links and facilitators of social change.The objective of the tournament, according to the organizers, is to promote social dialogue and youth and citizens’ civic consciousness around governance reform and the active participation of its members and other residents in the ensuring legislative and presidential elections.The group taps on local resources and motivates Liberians and friendly individuals and organizations in the diaspora to support local actions for social impact. The efforts has led to locally organized initiatives (with complementary overseas supports in some instances) to achieve a number of locally supported community projects such as road maintenance, school repairs, textbooks distribution, plans for academic tutorship of youth, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ghana football was thrown into a state of mourning on Sunday, 12 February 2017 following the demise of one its iconic coaches, Sam Arday.He passed on around midday at an Accra-based hospital after losing the battle to an undisclosed illness. He was 71.Nicknamed “Multi-System Man”, he was the first coach to guide an Africa team to an Olympic medal in football, bronze with Ghana’s U-23 team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. The Ghana Olympic team also reached the quarters of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA, under his watch. One of the revered Ghanaian football brains, he also guided the Ghana U-17 to win gold at the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Ecuador. The Black Starlets earlier won the continental championship in Mali.He also had two stints at the helm of the Ghana national senior team, 1997 to 1997 and briefly in 2004 during the qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations.Arday also enjoyed memorable stints with top local sides including Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Ashantigold and Okwawu United. Until his demise, he was the Technical Director of West African Football Academy (formerly Fetteh Feyenoord Academy), which served a breeding grounds for Ghana’s national stars, including Dominic Adiyiah, Harrison Afful, Jordan Opoku, Nana Akwasi Asare, Philemon McCarthy among others.He becomes the latest high profile Ghanaian coach to have passed away in recent times after the likes of Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Ben Kouffie, Fred Osam Doudu and Emmnauel Afranie. (CAFonline).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Molecular Profiling is incorporating genetic discoveries from the Human Genome Project. email@example.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – In the balance between good and bad cholesterol, a panel of tests could help doctors pinpoint potential problems for heart patients. Valencia-based Specialty Laboratories collaborated with a Phoenix company and a handful of doctors to create the CardioEvaluatR testing program. The program provides results quicker than others, said Ron Blum, vice president of marketing for Specialty Laboratories. Doctors describe high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, as good cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, as bad cholesterol. They say it’s important to get more detailed information on both in a patient’s body. “The total cholesterol really doesn’t give us much information about an individual at all, as far as what his risks are,” said Dr. Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist and the creator of the South Beach Diet. Agatston worked on CardioEvaluatR as a consultant for Molecular Profiling Institute Inc., the company that collaborated with Specialty. The CardioEvaluatR is a panel of tests that gives quick results breaking down different types of HDL and LDL, triglycerides, insulin levels and more. While the results of some testing programs are not available for several weeks, CardioEvaluatR results are available within five days, Blum said. “It’s faster, very accurate and has a whole group of experts that are really backing the panel,” Blum said. Those include Dr. P.K. Shah, director of the cardiology division at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Specialty Laboratories, which has 700 employees, will receive blood samples from patients and conduct all the testing at its Valencia facility. In the future, other labs could use the testing program, Blum said. Agatston is excited about the prospect of more genetic evaluations being included in the program. “I suspect in the fairly near future, … it’s going to add a completely new dimension to how we treat heart disease.”
5. Joe Hart (Shrewsbury Town – Manchester City) £100,000 – While the England internationals stock may have dropped, after being jettisoned as Manchester City number one by Pep Guardiola, lets not forget how much of a steal Hart was. City paid just £100,000 for a 19-year-old Hart in 2006 following a recommendation from former England keeper Tim Flowers. Considering the price that is incredible value for someone who went on to become the number one keeper in a two-time Premier League winning side. 3. Brad Friedel (Liverpool – Blackburn Rovers) Free – The American is still the Premier League record holder for most consecutive appearances with 310 a majority of them coming in his eight year stint with Blackburn Rovers. After finding himself down the pecking order at Anfield, Graeme Souness brought Friedel to Ewood Park in 2000 for free. He was a crucial component at Blackburn before he left for Aston Villa in 2008 but must be considered a great value for money deal considering he was signed for nothing. 8. Manuel Neuer (Schalke – Bayern Munich) £19m – The archetypal sweeper-keeper arrived from Schalke in 2011 and has gone on to become arguably the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment. The honours that Neuer has racked up in his time at Bayern sum up what a great buy it was five Bundesliga titles, three DFB Pokals, the 2012 Champions League and lets not forget a the 2014 World Cup with Germany. Still has plenty of time on his side to win even more honours as he is 31 years of age. 10 10 1. Peter Schmeichel (Brondby – Manchester United) £505,000 – Hailed by then-Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson as the bargain of the century the Great Dane is probably considered one of the best bargains ever after signing in 1991. Considered the best goalkeeper during the 1990s Schmeichel was the man to keep net as Fergusons Red Devils began their era of English football dominance. Finished his Old Trafford career on a high when the club won the treble in 1999 and he surely has to go down as the best value for money goalkeeper of all time. 10 4. Neville Southall (Bury – Everton) £150,000 – The Welsh great joined the Toffees in 1981 and went on to become a legend on Merseyside. Southall more than justified his transfer fee by going on to make over 700 appearances for Everton and winning the first division twice, the FA Cup twice and the 1985 European Cup Winners Cup. He is still considered one of the best goalkeepers of all time. 10 6. Edwin van der Sar (Fulham – Manchester United) £2m – Despite being 34 years old Van der Sar was a massive success for Manchester United when he signed in 2005. The calm and composed keeper was exactly what the club needed and for such a small fee he must be considered a real bargain. Won a total of 11 trophies in his six years with United before retiring. 10 7. David de Gea (Atletico Madrid – Manchester United) £18m – Signed in the same summer window as Manuel Neuer, the Manchester United keeper just edges the German keeper in terms of value by being slightly cheaper and five years younger. Originally struggled to settle in as the Red Devils number one but after finding his feet De Gea has been stunning. While Manchester United may have endured some tougher times following Sir Alex Fergusons departure the club are still picking up trophies and you cant help but think where United would be if they didnt have the Spaniard in goal. 10 10 10. Petr Cech (Stade Rennais – Chelsea) £9m – Originally signed as back-up in 2004 to established Chelsea number one Carlo Cudicini, Petr Cech instead became a Stamford Bridge great. The former Czech Republic international won countless honours as starting keeper and is the club, and the Premier Leagues, all-time record clean sheet holder. Still going strong at Arsenal but Cech will forever be associated with his successful 11 year stay in West London. 10 10 Having a good goalkeeper in your ranks has never been more vital with Manchester City’s £35million move for Ederson a prime example.However, spending big doesn’t always guarantee you success and the pressure will be on City’s new Brazilian arrival to prove he is worth the money.Over time we have seen some excellent value for money goalkeeping buys – some have lived up to the pressure of huge fees while others have exceeded expectations despite being signed for relatively little money.Here we rank the ten best value for money goalkeeper transfers – scroll through the gallery above to see if you agree. 10 9. Oliver Kahn (Karlsruher SC – Bayern Munich) £1.73m – Though the transfer fee for Kahn in 1994 was a record fee for a goalkeeper at that time no one can doubt he was worth the money. The German went on to become a true great and is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time picking up eight Bundesliga titles, six DFB Pokals, and one Champions League in his 14 years at Bayern. 2. Gianluigi Buffon (Parma – Juventus) £33m – Buffon is loved worldwide and is hailed as one of the greatest goalkeepers ever seen. Despite signing for Juventus in 2001 for a world-record goalkeeper fee the legend has paid that back, and more, in his phenomenal years of service. He stayed loyal to the club when they were relegated in the 2006 Calciopoli scandal and has won countless honours during his time in Turin. Capped a record 168 times by Italy, Buffon is still going strong at the age of 39 and the World Cup winner will be greatly missed when he does decide to hang up his gloves.
The Finn Valley Centre has scooped a major award.Finn Valley centreAt a packed Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday night, the centre was the best community project initiative at the prestigious Local Authority Members Awards ceremony.Organised by IPB Insurance, the Stranorlar facility emerged as winners to the delight of those present including Athletics Chairman Patsy Mc Gonagle, County Manager Seamus Neely, Mayor Ian Mc Garvey and Neil Martin . At a function attended by community representatives and county councillors from around the country, they got the nod ahead of many notable nominations from around Ireland .Patsy Mc Gonagle thanked those who had supported and developed this added development at the Centre and underlined the positive working relationship between Donegal Co Co and Finn Valley AC which delivered the project.He said the award provided a further boost for what is a great addition to the Finn Valley and wider Donegal community .FINN VALLEY CENTRE SCOOPS GONG AT LOCAL AUTHORITY AWARDS was last modified: January 26th, 2014 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:Finn Valley Centre
MONEY predicted Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Leeds United held a ‘concrete interest’ in Juventus starlet Andrea Favilli over the summer, the Elland Road club’s owner Andrea Radrizzani has confirmed.Favilli, the forward, joined Juve in June from Ascoli, having also spent the 2015/16 season on loan with the Serie A giants. Aged just 21, he’s been capped at various youth levels by Italy, and Genoa won the race to secure his loan signing the month after he penned permanent terms with Juve. gameday cracker BEST OF smart causal impact latest Andrea Radrizzani, the Leeds owner, has confirmed there was ‘concrete interest’ in Favilli, but he has explained why the Elland Road club decided against moving for the youngster.“There was a real interest for Favilli,” Radrizzani told Gazzetta dello Sport. “We had been following him for two years, a potentially very strong player who could do very well in England. But for promotion we chose experienced profiles.” How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Watch astonishing moment heavyweight out on his feet turns tables and floors prospect Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most read in Championship Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware SHOCK Favilli joined Juventus on a permanent deal this summer before leaving for Genoa Daniel Dubois sends stern warning when asked about future fight vs Anthony Joshua 2 CONFIDENT 2 However, Favilli was also wanted by Leeds over the summer, with Marcelo Bielsa looking to improve the squad he inherited when named manager in June. Favilli has been capped at various youth levels by Italy The decision to ‘opt for experience’ has proven to be a wise one given Leeds’ breathtaking start to the season, and despite missing out on Favilli this summer, it would not be a surprise to see the Whites move for the young forward sometime in the future given the clear interest in him from the Elland Road club.