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He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title And even without a title, it may have been his most significant year.For the third time, James has been selected as The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year — after 2018 saw him continue to excel on the court, open the “I Promise” school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and further use his voice as an activist who bristled at being told to “shut up and dribble.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I would describe it as a success because I was able to inspire so many people throughout the year,” James said. “I got to go back to China, to Paris, to Berlin, I opened up a school. And all these kids I was able to see, all over the world and in my hometown, I was able to inspire, to make them think they can be so much more than what they think they’re capable of being. That was my outlook for 2018.”James received 78 points in balloting by U.S. editors and news directors announced Thursday, while Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts was second with 46. Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was third, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was fourth and Triple Crown winner Justify was fifth. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ View comments NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 18: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a basket during warmups prior to the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in the basketball, adding even more glitz on a legacy that reached epic status long ago.It was, by any measure, a fantastic year for James.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Belingon eager to prove beating Bibiano Fernandes no fluke in potential 3rd fight LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “The next star is out there,” James said. “And I’m not just talking sports. Doctor, nurse, pilots, they’re out there. The one thing they need is knowing that people care about them and care about their lives. I believe it’s part of my job, and I take it very seriously, to try to tap into that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia James’ year included no championship, no scoring title, no MVP award. But some of the people closest to James still considered 2018 to be his finest year yet.“I like to talk about generations,” said Miami guard Dwyane Wade, one of James’ best friends. “There will never be another Michael Jordan because he was the first to be a global superstar, the first to take the NBA to another level. There will never be another LeBron James, and a lot of it is from what he’s done away from the game. Him understanding his voice has been so refreshing and so important to the culture and his friends.”The “I Promise” school is perhaps James’ most prized accomplishment yet. It opened in July for 240 third- and fourth-graders, a public school in Akron that is perhaps like none other. Families — not just the kids — get support there, whether it’s by helping put food on the table or providing adult education or even legal assistance.And this is just the start. James and his LeBron James Family Foundation have enormous plans for the school in the years ahead.“It is already such a success,” James said. “And it’s something that I never thought was possible until we made it happen. So yes, it’s been a pretty good year.”A busy year, too.He had a documentary series called “Shut Up and Dribble,” which discusses the role athletes have in the current political and cultural climate. His show “The Shop,” featuring James and friends talking about life in the backdrop of a barbershop, has been enormously popular. James has faced criticism in recent days for posting rap lyrics that included the phrase “Jewish money,” for which he apologized, and even rival coaches have spoken out about how he’s used his fame for good.“To this day, he hasn’t missed a step,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said earlier this year. “He hasn’t fallen off the ledge and he’s been a brilliant example for millions of kids, especially kids with lesser opportunity and haven’t had the same advantages as others.”On the court, he was already an icon.Off the court, he’s looking to be one as well in the years ahead. On the court, James remained dominant. He averaged 28.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 8.4 assists in 2018 between his time with the Cavaliers and Lakers, playing in 102 games through Thursday.“In addition to being on everyone’s short list as one of the league’s all-time greatest players, LeBron is among the hardest working players and is a thoughtful and impactful leader,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “He serves on the executive committee of the Players Association even as he builds an impressive media company of his own. And what’s most inspiring, and no surprise given his talent and focus, is how he’s done all of this while embracing his unique opportunity to positively impact communities in need.”James becomes the third man to win the award at least three times, joining Lance Armstrong (a four-time winner from 2002 through 2005), Tiger Woods (1997, 1999, 2000 and 2006) and Michael Jordan (1991, 1992 and 1993).Armstrong won the Tour de France in each of his years as the AP recipient, — though he was later stripped of the titles in a doping scandal. Woods won at least one major and was the PGA’s Player of the Year in all four of his AP-winning years. Jordan’s three awards coincided with his first three NBA championships in Chicago. And James’ first two times getting the award were in 2013 and 2016, years where his fingerprints mussed up the Larry O’Brien Trophy in a title celebration.And James’ closest rivals in the AP balloting this year — Betts and Ovechkin — also won titles in 2018.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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88.2kg cocaine unearthed in frozen fish at CJIA

first_imgMembers of the Police Narcotics Branch on Tuesday evening intercepted more than 88.2 kilograms of cocaine concealed in a shipment of frozen seafood destined for the United States of America.One of the neatly packed cocaine pellets found in one of the frozen fishAccording to information reaching Guyana Times, the drug was detected while the shipment of seafood was being processed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.The cocaine was neatly wrapped in white tape and plastic and placed just above the backbone of a quantity of fish that were in the shipment.A senior Police source confirmed that the shipment has been under surveillance and it was due to excellent intelligence gathering that the shipment was intercepted before it left Guyana. He also confirmed that the 88.2 kgs of cocaine was found in 35 boxes of seafood.This newspaper was told that a popular businessman on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) has been arrested and is assisting Police with their investigations. He was reportedly overlooking the preparation of the drug laden cargo. The Police are also on the lookout for several other people in connection with the cocaine bust.In June, at least 10 persons were arrested by members of the Police Narcotics Branch following the discovery of more than six kilograms of cocaine in a cargo shipment of frozen fish at Guyana’s main port of entry. The consignment of frozen fish was also destined for the United States of America.Safoor Ali, 27; and 22-year-old Nazeema Inraze, both from WCD, were subsequently charged in connection with the bust.Over the past months, several drug enforcement bodies have managed to put a dent in the drug trade in Guyana making it more difficult to traffic the illegal substance.last_img read more

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Hospital smell prompts fire call

first_imgA fire alarm was activated, Thursday, after people at the hospital smelled something burning in an operating room.Captain Greg Nicoll with the Fort St. John Fire Department says the fire department responded to a call about a burning smell coming from one of the operating rooms at the Fort St. John Hospital and was on scene within two to three minutes.He says firefighters searched the building to try and determine the smell’s cause. They believe it may have something to do with the electrical system.- Advertisement -The hospital maintenance crew has been notified and Nicoll credits the hospital staff for being prepared by having emergency procedures in place.[asset|aid=2978|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=be0e028a508ef02ca0fe2ab79adfb18b-Nicoll Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3] If the fire alarm is activated, the air flow system is automatically isolated so that any smells or toxic gases that may accompany the smell do not spread throughout the rest of the hospital.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Northern Health advises local businesses to watch for ‘Healing Hands’ book donation requests; NH not affiliated with this book

first_imgAccording to Northern Health, the company is selling a book titled ‘Healing Hands’ and is claiming to be donating proceeds to children in the hospital. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Health says it has received reports of a company allegedly soliciting donations from Northern B.C. businesses on behalf of local hospitals. Anyone interested in making financial contributions to healthcare in Northern BC is encouraged to do so through local hospital foundations and auxiliaries, and other approved charitable organizations. – Advertisement -Northern Health says businesses receiving phone calls requesting donations should check very carefully about the origin of such solicitations before making a donation. The Health Authority would like to advise local businesses and others across the North that the health region is not affiliated with or endorsing this book. last_img read more

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MIRACLE AS PILOT WALKS AWAY AFTER PLANE CRASH-LANDS ON TORY ISLAND

first_imgThe micro-light aircraft which crash-landed on Tory Island last night.A pilot miraculously escaped with just cuts and bruises when his micro-light aircraft fell hundreds of feet and crash-landed on a remote Co Donegal island last night.The pilot, a Brazilian man, lost the power in his engine above Tory Island at around 7pm.The man was taking in the views when the plane fell from the sky and landed near the island’s lighthouse which is around 11 miles off the mainland. Locals rushed to the pilot’s aid fearing the worst.But the man managed to stumble from the wreckage.King of Tory Island, Patsy Dan Rodgers, said the man thing was that nobody was hurt.“To be honest it all happened very quickly and the main thing is that nobody was hurt. “Half of the island didn’t even known anything had happened,” he said.The remains of the aircraft is taken by boat to the mainland.Locals helped gather the remains of the light aircraft and brought out to the local harbour where it was collect by ferry and brought to the mainland at Magheroarty.Another local, who asked not to be named said “It was an eventful day but it could have also been a very sad day on the island. Thankfully the pilot is okay.The plane was quite mangled but it’s a miracle that this man walked away with just a few scrapes and bruises.” MIRACLE AS PILOT WALKS AWAY AFTER PLANE CRASH-LANDS ON TORY ISLAND was last modified: May 11th, 2016 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:aircraftcrashdonegalmicro-lightTory Islandlast_img read more

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Craig Gordon paid former Celtic striker three months wages after horror tackle

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED REVEALED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Gordon reached out to the former Celtic striker impact silverware Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon paid Alloa’s Greig Spence’s wages for three months after injuring him with a nasty tackle.Spence, who played for the Hoops in the 2011/12 season, was clattered by Gordon at Parkhead in a Scottish League Cup tie in September 2016. highlights 2 smart causal As he was a part-time footballer, Spence claims the waist-high tackle led to him having time off from his day job in his dad’s plumbing firm.This comes after the Scotland international was accused of hypocrisy by fans after criticising Scottish football’s disciplinary system following Rangers keeper Allan McGregor’s kick out on Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.Spence, 26, wrote on Twitter: “I was off work for three months after this challenge but Craig Gordon covered my wages I lost so I forgive him.”He also told a fan: “I was off work for a month after the game with concussion.” Latest Football Newscenter_img MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The news made the rounds on social media Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade He returned to the team three days later as Alloa drew 2-2 away at Stenhousemuir.The striker was on the books at Rangers before joining their Glasgow rivals in 2011.However, Spence failed to make a senior appearance for Celtic despite showing good form for the youth side. possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 2last_img read more

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Labor issues push L.A. off to side

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “The commissioner said things are not moving along at a pace we would like them to,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said. “The message I got was that there was a significant gap.” The NFL had been pushing ahead on a parallel track in Los Angeles. Last week, it delivered drafts of a lease agreement to the Coliseum and Anaheim officials and NFL executive Neil Glat, the league’s point person in Los Angeles, has been asking both sites to be prepared to make formal presentations in Kansas City. But Thursday he conceded that might not happen. “The timetable could shift,” Glat said. The NFL’s next scheduled meeting is next March. The league could call a special meeting for Los Angeles, or could piggyback the issue on any subsequent special meetings for economic issues. But that is unlikely, according to a league source. The NFL’s selection of a stadium site in Los Angeles could be put off until next year after several owners said Thursday at a league meeting in Detroit that they were still far from resolving the league’s pair of overarching economic issues new agreements on labor and revenue sharing. The NFL since May has targeted its fall meeting in Kansas City, Oct. 25-27, as the date it had hoped to choose between Anaheim and the Coliseum. But owners now are expected to be consumed by the economic issues at that meeting. “It’s unlikely,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said of the possibility of choosing a site in Los Angeles this month. “We’ve got other issues to deal with.” Despite Thursday being the fourth owners’ meeting in six months devoted to revenue sharing and labor issues, they show few signs of being resolved soon. A new revenue sharing agreement has been tabled for now, as the NFL focuses on a new collective bargaining agreement. While commissioner Paul Tagliabue was tight-lipped on the status of negotiations he’d recently promised a fine to any owner who discussed them publicly he didn’t paint a pretty picture for the owners. center_img “I don’t want to speculate on what that means until we know where we are at the end of October,” said Glat, whose update on Los Angeles was put over until the end of the month. Some owners and league officials have maintained that they needed to resolve labor and revenue sharing issues before they could come toa stadium agreement because those deals would affect the economics of a stadium lease. However, a league source said Thursday that it’s more a matter of cle aring the CBA and revenue sharing from the owners’ plate so they can foc us on Los Angeles. Billy Witz Around the league Falcons quarterback Michael Vick said his decision to play against defending Super Bowl champion New England with a sprained right knee Sunday would come down to him feeling secure enough that he would not hurt the team by playing at less than full strength. “I’ve got to feel good and know that I can give the team 100 percent effort,” Vick said Thursday. “I can’t sit here and say I can go out there at 85 percent if that 85 percent is going to hurt the team.” Coach Mike Mularkey’s secret is out wide receivers Eric Moulds and Lee Evans acknowledged Thursday that backup Kelly Holcomb is replacing J.P. Losman as the starting quarterback for Buffalo’s game against Miami on Sunday. NFL owners voted Thursday to extend their commitment to NFL Europe for five more years. “We had good support from the Players Association recognizing that it develops players,” Tagliabue said. “I think NFL Europe is an important piece of our international development. They had a very successful year this year and last year.” 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

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UPDATE: HSE STATEMENT ON LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL A&E

first_imgHOSPITAL UPDATE – A STATEMENT FROM THE HSEThe interim Emergency Department at Letterkenny Hospital is planned to reopen to ambulance admissions on a phased basis from 10.00 am on Saturday 17 August. Therefore patients should no longer attend Altnagelvin Hospital from 10.00 am on Saturday. Sean Murphy Hospital Manager briefed members of the media and public representatives today to announce the news and promote details of how the capacity of Emergency Department to treat patients will be extended over the coming weeks.The temporary radiology service has been commissioned and is now in place with a link to the main hospital. This development was critical in enabling the hospital to provide emergency services. On Saturday the Emergency Department will be open to ambulance admissions ONLY from Letterkenny, Fanad and Inishowen areas. Letterkenny Hospital Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Dr Sinead O’Gorman explained, “It is essential that the reintroduction of emergency admissions is carefully managed on a phased basis to ensure that all processes in this interim facility are appropriately brought on line and not overloaded by high volumes of patients.”It is planned that on Sunday the number of ambulance admissions will be increased and NoWDOC referrals from Letterkenny and Carndonagh will also be accepted.By early next week it is anticipated the ED will be open to self–presenting patients as well as ambulance and GP referrals from North West Donegal. The decision to bring all patients back to Letterkenny will then be reviewed in light of how the interim services are functioning. Until that time, for any emergency requiring an ambulance please dial 112 or 999 as normal. Non emergency patients should continue to contact their GP in the first instance.Bill Maher, Chief Executive of the West/North West Hospital Group says, “I am delighted that the interim Emergency Department is up and running for the people in the Letterkenny/Inishowen area. I want to thank Sean Murphy, his team and all of the staff who have put in countless hours of work to reinstate this vital service to the people of Donegal. “The work that has been done is remarkable given the destruction the floods caused within the hospital. I know that patients and their families were faced with longer drives to the alternate hospitals and this caused distress and inconvenience. Our goal is to restore all of our services in a safe manner, as quickly as possible. The community spirit shown by our staff and local people is extremely commendable and I want to thank everyone who assisted their local hospital by volunteering and helping us to clear the flood waters.”Sean Murphy, Hospital Manager echoed those thanks and said, “The delivery of interim Radiology and Emergency Departments capable of managing the workload of Letterkenny Hospital within 21 days is an extraordinary achievement. I particularly want to thank all of our staff who have toiled long and hard to put the interim Emergency Department and all of the current services in place. We are a long way from bringing our hospital back to its pre-flood condition but this is a huge step along the way.“I want to sincerely thank our colleagues in Sligo Regional Hospital, Altnagelvin Hospital and South West Acute Hospital (Enniskillen) for their support in treating our emergency patients. Their co-operation was essential to our ability to maintain an emergency cover for the people of Donegal. Our thanks must also go to our colleagues in the National Ambulance Service, Primary Care and Community Services for all of the resources, help and support that they provided and continue to provide. I look forward to the continuing development of the hospital and to bringing all of our services back on line over the coming months.”Some minor local surgery is being carried out at the Scally Practice, Letterkenny and all patients for surgery will be contacted directly by the hospital either by telephone or by letter. Limited Inpatient and Day Case surgery is being re-introduced from Monday 19 of August. UPDATE: HSE STATEMENT ON LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL A&E was last modified: August 16th, 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:HSE statementletterkenny hospitalupdatelast_img read more

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Picture Special: Philip McHugh breaks personal best at Letterkenny Parkrun

first_imgPhilip McHugh was the first home at yesterday morning’s Letterkenny Parkrun, with a new personal best of 20:47. Philip was very closely followed by Cian Friel in second place after a tremendous battle to the finish line. Aaron Nepgen was the third home, followed by the first woman home, Michelle Maher from Galway City Harriers.Every Saturday morning at 9:30am, walkers, joggers, fun runners, and elite runners alike come together to take part in this free 5k. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying yourself – why not join in next week?Picture Special: Philip McHugh breaks personal best at Letterkenny Parkrun was last modified: September 30th, 2017 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:letterkenny parkrunlast_img read more

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Round-up: QPR signing hailed, Austin bid, Salah row, Middlesex lose

first_imgFollowing weeks of speculation about his future and reports of various bids being made, QPR have received their first offer for Charlie Austin.Rangers, who want £15m for the striker, have rejected a £12m bid from Leicester.There is already speculation that the Foxes will return with another offer in an attempt to sign him.One man definitely not leaving Rangers is Clint Hill, whose new one-year contract has been confirmed.Hill previously considered retiring but is keen to play onMeanwhile, Bundesliga commentator and writer Kevin Hatchard spoke to West London Sport today about Sebastian Polter and what QPR fans can expect from the new signing.We also spoke to Dutch football writer Michiel Jongsma, who believes Brentford are getting a Premier League-quality defender in new signing Andreas Bjelland.Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco.Falcao’s move to Chelsea was confirmed by the club todayFiorentina say they could take legal action after claiming Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has rejected a second loan spell with them.Chelsea Ladies are in talks to sign England World Cup striker Fran Kirby from Reading FC Women.Kirby featured for England at the recent Women’s World CupIn cricket, Middlesex endured a second T20 humiliation in the space of 24 hours as they were well beaten at The Oval by Surrey.And Fulham Reach Boat Club have been celebrating the success of their new community rowing centre despite a first-round loss at Henley Royal Regatta.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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