LeBron James takes another shot at Trump

first_imgLeBron James used a visit to Washington to express his continued displeasure at Donald Trump, without once mentioning the United States president by name.James took the court wearing one white and one black shoe for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Washington Wizards in an NBA game in the national capital.Both shoes had the word ‘EQUALITY’ stitched in capital letters on the back, and they got the attention he apparently was seeking.“Obviously, we know where we are right now and we know who’s at the helm here,” the four-time NBA most valuable player told reporters after the game, played barely a mile from the White House.“Equality is all about understanding our rights, understanding what we stand for and how powerful we are as men, and as women, black or white or Hispanic.”James, a frequent and outspoken critic of Trump, backed losing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.He has continued his attacks on Trump in the 13 months since the election, saying that the president does not understand that many children look to their leader for guidance and encouragement.James spoke on Sunday after compiling his third straight triple-double — 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists — as the Cavaliers beat the Wizards 106-99.“No matter your race, this is a beautiful country and we’re never going to let one person dictate how beautiful and how powerful we are,” he said.last_img read more

Aguero scores double as Man City hit four in win over Brighton (PL Roundup)

first_imgA double from Sergio Aguero, a first of the season for Kevin De Bruyne and another from Bernardo Silva steered Manchester City to a comprehensive 4-0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.City wasted no time in getting themselves in front as De Bruyne fired home after just 68 seconds, and City’s 17th win in their last 18 league matches never looked in doubt.There was a worrying sight for City as Aymeric Laporte was carried off on a stretcher after upending Brighton’s Adam Webster and coming off worse, but there was better news to come, as Aguero finished well to make it 2-0 in the 42nd minute.Brighton had good chances to get themselves back in it either side of the interval, but they were made to pay for their profligacy in ruthless fashion by Aguero, who rifled into the top corner to make it three ten minutes into the second half.Seconds after coming off the bench, Bernardo Silva then rounded off the scoring with City’s 14th goal of the season, on the end of a pass from Aguero.City coasted to a victory that moves them back to the top of the standings, with Liverpool in action later on Saturday.VARDYMeanwhile, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was involved in all three goals as Brendan Rodgers’ side beat Bournemouth 3-1 in an end-to-end contest at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.Vardy opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he took advantage of Bournemouth’s high line to break the offside trap and latch onto Ben Chilwell’s long ball, lobbing the ball over goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale who was caught in no man’s land.AYEW BREAKS HOME DROUGHTCrystal Palace finally scored in front of their own fans at Selhurst Park as Jordan Ayew secured a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday against an Aston Villa side hampered by the 54th-minute dismissal of Trezeguet.But Villa were denied an equaliser in the final seconds when Henri Lansbury bundled the ball into the net but referee Kevin Friend disallowed the goal for an earlier dive by Jack Grealish, who was booked.CHELSEA WASTE TWO-GOAL LEADChelsea threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with newly promoted Sheffield United on Saturday, leaving manager Frank Lampard still looking for his first home win.Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham got his name on the score-sheet at Stamford Bridge for the first time with two first-half goals.HALLER ON TARGETSebastian Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko were on target as West Ham United picked up their second win of the season with a 2-0 victory over promoted Norwich City on Saturday.French forward Haller, signed from Eintracht Frankfurt in the close season, put the Hammers ahead in the 24th minute, sliding the ball home from close range after a wonderful cross from Arthur Masuaku.last_img read more

Take Walker and Kingswood in Race 4

first_img SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS 1. DAISY DUKE 2. VALDERRAMA 3. JOLLY D 4. KINGSWOOD 5. MOVIESTAR 6. REGGAE ROAD Well-bred DAISY DUKE, a half-sister to open-allowance campaigner Money Magnet, can give punters a perfect start at a good price in the opening race of the Sunrise-6 at Caymanas Park tomorrow. The opening event is an 800 metres race for maiden two-year-olds and has attracted just seven starters. DAISY DUKE finished behind most of the field on her July 8 debut but had an excuse as she was slowly out. Trainer Richard Azan has now replaced the tongue tie with a visor, and DAISY DUKE, even with the sparingly used Delroy Beharie aboard, is expected to be more alert at the gate and run an improved race. Trainer Anthony Nunes has presented punters with a real puzzle in Race Two. VALDERRAMA, a fairly well-bred three-year-old who slammed a subsequent winner by all of seven lengths on July 7, has been thrown in for a claiming tag of just $250,000. He won in the manner of a good three-year-old, and it is surprising that he has even been placed in claiming company. There is nothing to suggest, however, that PIZZARRO or ACTION MAN, two other leading contenders in the race, should test a good, improving three-year-old, and he is my firm choice to make it two in a row. JOLLY D should not be opposed in the third. Last time out, over 1000 metres straight (July 7), JOLLY D led all the way to slam $350,000 claimers by almost three lengths. He returns at the same handicap among the same claiming group and will travel 200 metres shorter. In that July 7 race, he was clear by six lengths at the 800 metres mark and is thus a firm banker. Leading rider, apprentice Anthony Thomas will be aboard. Three-year-old maidens will face the starter in the fourth, and KINGSWOOD, the mount of many-time champion jockey Omar Walker, looks to be a good thing. The grey colt is just returning after a fair debut on May 5, but has been busy on the exercise track. In that debut effort over 1200 metres, KINGSWOOD broke slow and was doing his best work at the end. He will travel an extra 100 metres and should catch rivals deep in the final furlong. A very poor set of maidens will contest Race Five, and the nod goes to MOVIESTAR, who has the best finishing time for the 1600-metre distance, while REGGAE ROAD ran extremely well in his last outing and is the choice in Race Six.last_img read more

Creamline closes in on semis berth

first_imgOlympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Creamline is right on track for an outright semifinal berth.The defending champion needed just three quick sets to dispose of a troubled BanKo Perlas, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16, Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Creamline took advantage of an adjusting BanKo Perlas, which shipped in Thai import Sutadta Chuewulim to replace problematic import Lakia Bright.Bright, the heavy-scoring import, was reportedly skipping practice, prompting team officials to sack her after giving her limited time the previous two matches.BanKo Perlas suffered its third straight defeat and fell to 2-5. —MARC ANTHONY REYESADVERTISEMENT Vogt tops longest stage, Meijers still ahead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks LATEST STORIES It was the fifth straight win for the Cool Smashers, who have been in sync since Thai coach Tai Bundit returned to the helm.Now at 5-1, Creamline is just two wins from making the semifinals outright.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOlympian Aleoscar Blanco of Venezuela testified on the renewed spirits of the Cool Smashers, whose only defeat came at the hands of the unbeaten leader PetroGazz.“Definitely it’s the system because everyone is happy that coach Tai is back,” said Blanco. “Now we have more connection and feeling and that’s important in a team.” View commentslast_img read more

Ferrari boss wary of testing speed

first_imgVettel recorded the fastest time of any driver in testing while Ferrari also had the reliability and performance to rack up more laps than Mercedes.Even Lewis Hamilton has admitted that the Ferrari car looks good with the defending champions commenting that the Ferrari car could be as much as half a second quicker than Mercedes heading into the first race of the season next week in Albert Park, Australia.However, Binotto says testing counts for very little in terms of the season’s performance and Mercedes will be very close to Ferrari.‘I’m happy to know that Hamilton believes we are faster, but I believe they are very strong,’ Binotto said of Mercedes.‘I believe that Mercedes will be very, very strong in Australia, and I think it would be completely wrong to think we are faster than them.‘I’m not expecting them to be behind us. I think they will be very, very close.’0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ferrari boss wary of testing speedLONDON, United Kingdom, March 8 – New Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto admits it would be foolish to assume Ferrari are faster than Mercedes based on testing.The Italian titans, in the hands of four time world champion Sebastian Vettel and highly rated rookie Charles Leclerc outperformed their more illustrious rivals Mercedes in two weeks of pre season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.last_img read more

Parents encouraged not to drop children at school during strike

first_img Moose FM and energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com will continue to update the Peace Region on the status of job action. Information will also be posted at www.prn.bc.ca for School District 60 and www.sd59.bc.ca for School District 59. Education Minister George Abbott explains that schools will remain open, with Principals, Vice-Principals and other non-unionized staff present. Other unionized staff like CUPE may be there as well, and it’s likely school daycares will be open as well. However, there will be no instruction. While schools will be open, Abbott hopes that parents consider other options before leaving their children at school. “If parents have alternate arrangements for their kids, it would be good to pursue that,” says Abbott. “We’re not encouraging parents to take their children to school if there are alternatives.”- Advertisement – School District 60 Superintendent Larry Espe echoed that in a letter to parents, saying, “Without teachers, schools will be unable to offer a full program of instruction or adequate levels of supervision. In the interest of student safety, parents are asked not to drop children off at schools during this phase of job action.” School buses in both SD 60 and SD 59 will not be running on Monday, and may not run on other strike days. The daycares and Smart Start programs will still run. The Northern B.C. Regional Science Fair that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at North Peace Secondary School will be rescheduled for some time in April. An emergency committee meeting will be held tonight to determine the date. As Dawson Creek’s spring break occurs before Fort St. John’s, the fair will have to wait until April.Advertisementlast_img read more

GOSSIP: Hart wants Liverpool move, Juventus keen on Sanchez, Costa to China?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers and online…Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will NOT join Arsenal in the summer as Arsene Wenger’s, the Spanish club have insisted. (La Sexta)Juventus are keen on signing the Gunners’ star man Alexis Sanchez after financial reports revealed the Italian giants made £340m revenue for 2016. (Calciomercato)Chelsea striker Diego Costa has emerged as a shock £80million target for Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian. (Sun on Sunday)Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is reportedly keen on joining Liverpool when his loan at Italian side Torino ends in the summer, with his Etihad career seemingly over under Pep Guardiola. (Sunday Mirror)Manchester United are hoping to tempt Real Madrid defender Pepe to the Premier League in the summer, with the Portugal international’s contract set to expire at the end of the season. (Sunday Express)Everton boss Ronald Koeman has asked club owner Farhad Moshiri for £50m to make a January bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk – who is also a target for Liverpool and Man United. (Sunday Mirror)The Toffees are also said to be interested in Red Devils defender Chris Smalling, should they fail in their pursuit of the Saints star. (Star on Sunday)Jose Fonte has also been linked with an exit from Southampton, and his Saints and Portugal team-mate Cedric Soares says the centre-back – a reported Man United target –  should “do the best for himself” in the window. (Southern Daily Echo)West Ham have made former striker Jermain Defoe their number one target of the transfer window, but could move for Southampton’s Shane Long or Brentford’s Scott Hogan if they fail to land the Sunderland man. (Sunday Telegraph)Jack Wilshere is set to be offered a new deal to stay at Arsenal. (Sun on Sunday)Stoke will land goalkeeper Lee Grant in a permanent deal from Derby County after the Championship club accepted £1.5m, plus £750,000 in potential add-ons, for the 33-year-old. (Mail on Sunday)Watford are considering a move to bring Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury back to the club. (Watford Observer)The father of Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has insisted the Colombian star will stay at the Bernabeu, amid links with moves to Man United, Chelsea and Juventus. (AS) Transfer Rumours and Paper Review 1last_img read more

Fans and players react to Scotland’s dramatic late win

first_imgWhether you were too busy celebrating, packing your bags for Slovenia or watching the highlights, here is a chance to catch up on what fans, journalists and players were saying in the heat of the moment. No, you didn’t dream it. Scotland really did pull off a last-gasp win in a game when nothing except three points mattered.It’s become something of a habit in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers – being tortured for at least 86 minutes before Hampden erupts with late drama.And it happened again on Thursday night with Chris Martin putting the pressure on Martin Skrtel to slide the ball into his own net with just one minute left of regulation time.Cue pandemonium around the national stadium as the 1-0 win keeps Scotland’s dream of qualifying for Russia next summer alive.last_img read more

Getting Started with Social Media

first_imgTags:#biz#How To Sure, there are probably a dozen or more classes that you can take at your local library or community college, but if you prefer a self-paced format, the Quickstarter series is a great way to, well, get started quickly. Each lesson is delivered in smaller, more manageable pieces. And while some of the videos are a bit hokey, the information is solid and well thought-out.Why would Constant Contact go through all this effort? Well, they do provide one of the better email list services and want to be known as a resource for small businesses. In his site announcement, Josh Mendelsohn, one of their staffers, stated: “Getting started is a huge leap of faith. We’ve designed the Social Media Quickstarter to help you surpass your goals, regardless of your starting point and experience level.” I was surprised at the richness of the various offerings: there are sections devoted to YouTube, to setting up a WordPress blog, to understanding Foursquare and QR codes as well as the aforementioned other services. I actually learned a few new things, even though I have been using these tools for several years and teach classes on them as well. The materials are all free and available without any need to sign up for their other services. If you want to make use of their email list services, monthly subscription fees start at $15 per month for lists under 500 names, but can jump quickly to higher amounts as your list grows.Speaking of other free resources, LinkedIn has 100-minute-long weekly webinar that is designed for beginners. You go to their Learning Center and click on training resources to make a reservation to attend. You need to make 24 hour advance reservations and they are offered every Wednesday at 1pm Central Time. david strom Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting By now you know that using social media is an essential part of running any-sized business, but how do you take those first baby steps towards learning about various services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others? The mailing list provider Constant Contact has put together an excellent site called the Social Media Quickstarter here that is chock full of tutorials and step-by-step directions, along with blog entries on best practices, suggestions, a few podcasts, and other instructional materials. last_img read more

Uber’s Going To Bulldoze Another Cozy Business: Auto Dealers

first_imgThis post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Taxi unions aren’t the only government-protected industry that ride-hailing companies are overhauling. Auto dealerships are also indirectly feeling the heat, in part because American teens are taking a pass on their driver’s license.Getting a license was once an established rite of passage in American culture. But over the last 30 years, the number of 16-year-olds with driver’s licenses has plummeted roughly 40%, according to 2012 research the University of Michigan’s Michael Sivak published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention.See also: Welcome To Peak Car—And A Transformation In How We Get AroundAuto dealers benefit from state government regulations that ban car manufacturers from directly selling to consumers. Though some dealerships only sell one brand of vehicle, they are still independently operated, making them costly middlemen between consumers and carmakers.Another Reason To Hate Car SalesmenTesla, for instance, was recently banned from selling directly to consumers in West Virginia, where auto dealers have lobbied the local government to protect their salesmen from competition.But the next generation of Americans has little interest in learning how to drive, and even less interest in car ownership. And, if they do learn to drive, it’s more likely they’ll only need to rent a car for a day, rather than own it for a regular commute.“I kept pushing my son, saying ‘Don’t you want to learn how to drive?’ and he’d say, ‘Maybe, but not right now,’ ” entrepreneur Eric Golden told the New York Times’ Nick Bilton. “Then it occurred to me: Why am I pushing him so hard? An Uber is going to be so much safer than a 16-year-old behind the wheel.”For decades, the teenage desire for a license has waned. Now, with Uber, parents also have less of an incentive to encourage ownership, given the convenience and (more importantly) safety of ride-hailing services.And Maybe To Pity Them, TooThis is bad news for auto dealers. As individual car buying declines, so does the need for auto dealers and their army of salesman. Even those who need to drive a car, either for a weekend trip or to work for Uber, will most likely rent. (The San Francisco startup Breeze, for instance, leases cars to Uber drivers for a weekly fee.)Car rental companies have little need for auto dealers. They don’t need to haggle over prices while hopping between salesmen surrounded by flashy advertising. Rental services know what they want in a car and buy in bulk. So while total auto sales may not decline, the need for salesmen likely will.Lead photo by John Martinez Pavliga A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… gregory ferenstein Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#auto dealers#Drive#driver’s license#Ferenstein Wire#Michael Sivak#mobility#ride-hailing#ride-sharing#Uber#Vehicles 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more