LeBron gets stitches, scores 23 in fourth as Cavs beat Nets

first_imgBut shortly after James returned with some stiches and puffiness around his mouth, Cleveland went on an 8-0 run and headed to the fourth quarter tied at 77-all.James took over from there, delivering another tour de force performance that didn’t seem likely when he was being treated by the medical staff and the Cavs playing sluggishly.Cleveland built a nine-point lead in the first quarter and seemed ready to build on it when James made a surprising mistake.Alone in the frontcourt for an uncontested dunk, James tried to showboat and rocketed the ball off the back of the rim, a miss that stunned the three-time champion and the crowd of 20,000-plus fans. James then forced a long 3-pointer on Cleveland’s next possession and before long the Nets were even at 20-all when Zeller made his first 3 of the season.The Isaiah Thomas comeback is getting closer.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Brooklyn Nets’ DeMarre Carroll (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND, Ohio—LeBron James shook off a blow to the face and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter — including 18 straight for Cleveland — as the Cavaliers won their sixth straight, 119-109 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.James needed stitches in the third quarter to close a gash above his lip that drew blood. He punched back at the Nets in the fourth and finished with 33 points.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The All-Star point guard took some contact during a rigorous workout at the team’s morning shootaround. Thomas has been ramping up his activity, running harder and appears to be ahead of schedule to make his debut with Cleveland. Originally, the Cavs forecast he would be playing in games by the end of December but there’s a sense it could be sooner.“We know he’s making progress every day, which is good for us,” Lue said. “We’re excited about that. We want to make sure we do what’s best for him health-wise, not coming back too soon.” With the Cavs up 100-99, James began his one-man show with a pair of free throws. He dropped in a couple left-handed shots and then drained two 3-pointers — the last a step-back with 55 seconds left to give Cleveland a 118-107 lead.James’ solo performance enabled the Cavs to avenge a 112-107 loss in Brooklyn last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKevin Love and Dwyane Wade added 18 points apiece for Cleveland.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 20 and Joe Harris 18 for the Nets, who could do nothing in the final 12 minutes to stop James.James went to the locker room with the laceration to his face in the third after he appeared to take an elbow from Tyler Zeller in the lane. While James was off the floor, the Nets extended their lead to six on a 3-pointer by Allen Crabbe. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Blatche, Fajardo, Castro lead Gilas roster vs Japan Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

ESUS SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER

first_imgSave up to 70% for a limited time only!!! To celebrate the release of ESUS’ exciting new touch football shoes, Touch Football Australia and ESUS are pleased to offer TFA members a one-off opportunity to buy these revolutionary new shoes at a significant discount.  For a strictly limited period, members can purchase a pair of either the Toro or Matador shoes for the fantastic price of only $30*.  This represents a saving of $49 on the normal price of the Toro and of $69 on the Matador.  Members can also purchase both styles for a single payment of $55*!!!  That’s two pairs of ESUS shoes for less than the price of one average pair. To purchase the shoes, all you need to do is fax the attached order form to ESUS on 03-9425-9922 (see bottom of page for link to the order form).  Alternatively, email your name, address, shoes size, styles required and credit card details to tfa@esus.com.au.  Shoes will be delivered to you within 5 days. Be quick though as this offer ends on September 30th.  For more information on ESUS shoes visit www.esus.com.au* Plus postage and packing ToroThe standard ESUS touch football shoe, the ‘Toro’ is designed for players of all levels and is particularly suited to softer grounds.  The ballistic mesh and polyurethane synthetic upper ensures that the shoe is breathable and lightweight.  Made from pre-moulded TPR, the heel counter is solid and supportive.  The mid-sole comprises full length compression moulded EVA thus providing increased overall shock dispersal and a softer and more of a ‘running shoe’ feel. MatadorThe Matador touch football shoe is also designed for players of all levels.  It is ideally suited for conditions where the ground is firmer.  The two colour rubber outsole ensures excellent traction and cushioning whilst the hi-density die-cut Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) mid-sole increases cushioning and greatly reduces leg stress.  The breathable water resistant nylon lining ensures the shoe keeps upper shape and the die-cut EVA sock liner, with extra 6mm wedge in heel, is cushioned and durable.  Overall, the Matador shoe is strong, flexible and comfortable. Related Filesesus_order_form-doclast_img read more

a month agoSergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevilla

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevillaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSergio Ramos hailed Real Madrid’s “hunger” for victory at Sevilla.Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Zinedine Zidane’s side bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.”We knew how difficult the game was going to be as it’s been years since we won here,” Ramos told Movistar+ at full time.”We came with a very strong mentality and with the intention of making as few mistakes as possible.”Even though Sevilla had possession, we always knew we’d have little of the ball and when we did have it we took advantage of it.”We achieved the objective and we stayed calm this week, after everything that was said.”Real Madrid are always hungry to win.”The team is always very optimistic.”The team is improving.”This is very long, we’ve drawn level with Athletic Club in the table and we have to keep trying to improve as a team and especially to take chances like we did today.” last_img read more

10 days ago​BVB turn sights on Wolves midfielder Campbell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​BVB turn sights on Wolves midfielder Campbellby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Chem Campbell.Football Insidersays the German giants are eyeing the 16-year-old as one of the most promising talents in his age group.The Wales U17 star has not signed a contract renewal at Wolves, which means that he can move on for a modest fee in the winter or summer.He is eligible to sign pro terms when he turns 17, which is in December.The club will be hoping they can convince him to stay.However, Dortmund believe they can offer him a better path to the first team, which may be tempting for the teenager. last_img

Ohio State’s Braxton Miller Accepts Fan’s Challenge To A Race

first_imgOSU 40-Yard DashOSU 40-Yard DashBraxton Miller’s throwing arm is yet to reach full strength – the Ohio State senior quarterback is working his way back from a torn labrum – but his legs appear to be good-to-go. Saturday afternoon, the two-time Big Ten MVP accepted on Twitter a fan’s challenge to a race. We’re not sure if Miller is joking or serious. Hopefully he’s the latter.  @BraxtonMiller5 you ready to race big dog— Alex Gies (@AGies3) April 11, 2015You think u gonna win? https://t.co/KlFfvFomED— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Next Saturday? https://t.co/idlmES3Gi0— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015@AGies3 I’ll give you a 10 yard head start pic.twitter.com/VizcXE35Dt— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) April 11, 2015Please let this happen, Ohio State. The Buckeyes spring game is set to occur next Saturday at Ohio Stadium.last_img read more

The Roots And Fifth Harmony To Perform At Nickelodeon HALO Awards

first_imgGrammy Award-winning powerhouse hip hop group The Roots and pop sensation Fifth Harmony will join a stellar music lineup that includes Jessie J, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith and The Vamps for the Nickelodeon HALO Awards, premiering Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).Jam-packed with one-of-a-kind performances, the hour-long special celebrates five kids who are “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO) in their communities. The concert will be capped by a must-see, all-star finale led by The Roots.Nickelodeon HALO Awards will also feature special appearances by Zendaya and Carlos PenaVega, along with stars from Nick’s hit series Instant Mom (Sydney Park), The Thundermans (Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin), The Haunted Hathaways (Benjamin Flores Jr., Breanna Yde) and Victorious (Leon Thomas, Matt Bennett).Creator and executive producer Nick Cannon will host the festivities from New York’s Pier 36 and the event will air across Nick networks (Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons), in addition to streaming live for the first time ever on Nick.com, the Nick App and Nick Radio.This year’s five Nickelodeon HALO Awards honorees are: • Lulu Cerone, 15, Los Angeles, Calif. ‐ Through her organization LemonAID Warriors, Lulu Cerone brainstorms, plans events and coordinates “PhilanthroParties,” which mix charity work with regular kids’ festivities using easy-to-follow toolkits. Following her own model, Cerone raised over $58,000 for water projects in Africa, $33,000 for local organizations, and has personally helped plan nearly 200 Philanthro-Parties across the U.S. • Yash Gupta, 18, Irvine, Calif. – After an accident left him without his eyeglasses for a week, Yash Gupta was inspired to start Sight Learning, an organization that collects and donates used eyeglasses, sets up eye exams, and gives the gift of sight to students around the world. Since 2010, Sight Learning has donated over 21,000 pairs of glasses to students in need across 14 states in the U.S. and in four countries. • Cassandra Lin, 16, Westerly, R.I. ‐ Cassandra Lin is the founder of Turn Grease into Fuel (TGIF), a sustainable program that collects waste cooking oil, from local residents and restaurants, then converts it into biodiesel fuel. The fuel is used to heat the homes of families in need. With 145 participating restaurants and businesses in 22 towns and 20 public receptacles throughout three states, TGIF has collected over 170,000 gallons of waste cooking oil and helped heat the homes of over 290 families to date. • Nicholas Lowinger, 16, Cranston, R.I. ‐ Gotta Have Sole – After an enlightening visit to a local homeless shelter, Nicholas Lowinger started Gotta Have Sole in 2010 to provide brand-new footwear to underprivileged children across the United States. To date, the organization works with shelters in 35 states and has provided brand-new shoes to over 21,500 underprivileged kids, giving them the confidence and means to go to school, socialize, succeed and live healthier, happier lives. • Alanna Wall, 14, Dayton, Ohio – Striving to brighten the lives of young girls, Alanna Wall created Polished Girlz, an organization that brings trendy nail art parties to those with special needs and frequent hospitalizations. Since its inception in 2011, over 800 volunteers are currently painting girls’ nails in over 25 national chapters in North America.Nick.com/halo and the Nick App are the official digital destinations for all things HALO. Kids will be able to learn all about the HALO Awards, relive the best performances from last year’s show, watch videos featuring Nick Cannon and all of this year’s musical acts, flip through photo galleries featuring kids who have HALO’d, find out which celebs will have a front row seat to this year’s concert event, and score some exclusive sneak peeks before the show. On Nov. 30, kids can watch the concert special unfold through a live photo stream featuring images of their favorite Nick Stars, Nick Cannon, Meghan Trainor and more. Plus, for the first time ever, Nick.com and the Nick App will feature a live video stream of the HALO Awards so kids can watch the show anywhere.Currently in its sixth year, Nickelodeon HALO Awards is an annual awards show that recognizes real-life kids that are doing extraordinary things in their communities and “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO). In addition to being awarded a grant for their organization and scholarship funds, each HALO Award honoree is given an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and connect with celebrities that share their same passion for service.Presenting sponsors of the annual Nickelodeon HALO Awards are Green Giant, Reese’s Puffs Cereal and Dave & Buster’s.The Nickelodeon HALO Awards is produced by Superfly in association with Nickelodeon Productions. Nick Cannon, Alex Coletti, Jay Schmalholz and Shelly Sumpter Gillyard are executive producers.Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years.last_img read more

AG Fraser says she cant release final version of controversial report

first_imgAPTN National NewsAuditor General Sheila Fraser tells APTN National News there is no chance she can release the final version of her office’s report on the Conservative’s G8 and G20 spending.A draft version of the report caused a firestorm earlier this week after it was obtained by The Canadian Press. The Conservative party leaked a later version to reporters.The draft version said the government mislead Parliament by spending millions of dollars on projects that had nothing to do with the summits.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll spoke with Fraser.last_img

APTN wins top honours at Canadian Screen Awards

first_imgAPTN NewsTwo APTN journalists were honoured at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards Tuesday night.Karyn Pugliese, the network’s executive director of news and current affairs, and Cullen Crozier of APTN Investigates took top prizes.Pugliese was awarded the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism.Wow. @APTNInvestigate @CullenCrozier has won a #CanadianScreenAwards pic.twitter.com/B8WL44XS63— Holly Moore (@HollyMooreaptn) March 7, 2018Historically, “we’ve had so few chances to share our stories with other Canadians,” Pugliese said in accepting the career achievement honour at a gala in Toronto.Now, on APTN, “we’ve been able to tell you our struggles, our pride and our hopes.”(Karyn Pugliese, APTN’s executive director of news and current affairs.)The first Indigenous woman to win the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism! Congratulations Karyn! Our leader in so many ways. @KarynPugliese #CanadianScreenAwards @APTNNews https://t.co/YK3EjyEs4s— Cheryl McKenzie (@CMc_Kenzie) March 7, 2018APTN Investigates won the best news or information segment category for Against Their Will – a story about the sterilization of Indigenous women at a Saskatoon hospital.The episode re-created the shock, pain and trauma young women and mothers say they were subjected to – many times without their consent – as they underwent tubal ligations. A lawyer has now taken up the case and is filing a class-action lawsuit against the hospital, health authority, province of Saskatchewan and Canadian government.The episode was produced by Crozier, who is based in Yellowknife. Program executive producer Paul Barnsley and show producer Holly Moore were also in attendance.It’s the first win at the Canadian Screen Awards for APTN Investigates but not the first nomination.The awards honour achievements in television news, sports, documentary, lifestyle, factual and reality categories.Prizes are handed out all week culminating in a television broadcast Sunday night.last_img read more

Nikes Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

first_imgA pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer.The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company’s support for President Donald Trump’s trade policies.Nike now finds itself in a similar position on the other side of the political spectrum as some customers cut up its products or burn them because of the company’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign.With the Kaepernick campaign , Nike is embracing activism and racial justice at a time when shoe companies can no longer avoid the nation’s political division. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration.Nike took this route as its biggest representatives — most notably LeBron James and Serena Williams — have spoken out about police shootings of African-American men and problems facing the black community.Those same athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. James’ “Equality” Nike signature shoe was unveiled earlier this year , with the word emblazoned across the back of the shoes. Steph Curry has worn a Barack Obama-themed shoe.NBA players in recent years have worn shoes with messages of “R.I.P. Trayvon Martin” and “Sideline Racism” and images of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached. Such statements could become more common in the next season after the NBA relaxed the rules over the types of shoes players can wear.“I stand with Nike, every day, all day,” James said Tuesday at a Nike fashion show and awards ceremony in New York.Trump has blasted the NFL for allowing players to follow Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police shootings of African-Americans. Now the president has turned against Nike, which is making the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback one of its main spokesmen.“Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts,” Trump tweeted Wednesday .Athletic apparel companies have straddled the entertainment and cultural worlds for years partly with their emulation of black culture — think Run-DMC’s Adidas shoe deal in the wake of the group’s rap hit “My Adidas” and Nike’s “Air Jordan” campaigns featuring Michael Jordan and Spike Lee. This has created a billion-dollar industry and the cultural challenge of how to appeal to minority and youth communities as well as to the country’s white, sometimes conservative, majority.But the companies and major sports leagues have been careful not to stray into real politics, famously symbolized by Jordan, who reportedly said Republicans buy shoes, too. While Jordan and others in his era were thrilled to have lucrative shoe deals, the current generation is going farther by using their sneaker deals as a platform to promote social justice.And with that shift, Nike is taking the side of its superstar athletes — even if it means alienating Trump supporters and intertwining shoes and politics.Many companies “feel the need to align with players, because players help them move the product,” said Michael Lewis, director of the Marketing Analytics Center at Emory University in Atlanta.Clothing and shoe makers have always had a back-and-forth relationship with minority communities. Business boomed as black athletes became spokesmen and spokeswomen, but questions arose over how much the companies invested financially in black communities, compared with how much they made by exploiting African-American trends.The relationship began in the 1980s, when Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Converse became staples of black fashion, and African-American youth sought to emulate the stars of the day, like Jordan, Run-DMC and other figures associated with the burgeoning hip-hop culture. Footwear came to symbolize status and street style. Sneakerheads lined up outside stores to get the newest shoes.Companies “have made millions off of following trends from the black community, and so they have to be cognizant of the feelings of that community,” said Antonio S. Williams, who teaches sports marketing at Indiana University. “It only takes one or two incidents for shoes to be pushed aside and declared uncool and left behind, so they are very aware of the cultural exchanges and trends going on in their base communities.”New Balance tried to steer clear of politics in 2016 after coming out in support of Trump’s desire to remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. A company official said “things are going to move in the right direction” under a Trump presidency. Protesters took that as support for Trump and began burning New Balance shoes and posting videos. At least one white supremacist declared that New Balances were the shoes of “The Trump Revolution.”New Balance quickly released a statement saying the official’s remark was taken out of context. The company insisted that it “does not tolerate bigotry or hate in any form” and “believes in humanity, integrity, community and mutual respect for people around the world.”Unlike New Balance, Nike doesn’t seem to be backing down. Its two-minute commercial, highlighting Kaepernick, James, Serena Williams and others, aired Thursday during halftime of the NFL’s season opener.Nike has likely figured out that its core consumers — the people who regularly buy its sneakers and clothes — are probably the millennials and minority youth who already support Kaepernick or at least don’t mind the stance he is taking, Antonio Williams said.“Nike wants to be on the right side of history and the right side of its core consumers,” he said.___Jesse J. Holland covers race and ethnicity for The Associated Press. Contact him at jholland@ap.org, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/jessejholland or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jessejholland . You can read his stories at AP at http://bit.ly/storiesbyjessejholland .last_img read more

Cannabis retailers governments warn of lingering supply shortage

first_imgTORONTO – Demand for newly legal pot appears to be outstripping supply on the second day of legalization as retailers ran low on some products or were cleaned out completely, manifestations of a shortfall that some provinces warned could last for months.Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries said Thursday that it is expecting product shortages in both brick-and-mortar and online stores could last “up to at least six months.”“Every province — not just Manitoba — is receiving substantially less cannabis than originally requested… Retailers in Manitoba will be receiving staggered shipments over the next few weeks (some daily) in an effort to meet their requests,” said a spokeswoman for the Manitoba crown corporation in an email.A B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch spokeswoman said that “shortages are/were expected to impact all jurisdictions across Canada as some (licensed producers) look to opportunities in overseas markets.”Four of the largest licensed producers indicated to B.C. earlier this month they would not ship their full product commitment in time for the launch of online sales and the province’s lone store, she added.“LPs point to a number of factors in reduced product volume and assortment including issues with supply chain, lower than expected crop yields, and insufficient supply of packaging materials,” the spokeswoman said in an email.Retailers saw long lineups and a wave of online purchases Wednesday as Canadians rushed to make their first-ever purchase of legal recreational pot and witness the historic moment.Cannabis industry players and watchers had earlier warned that there would be product shortages amid supply chain issues, but the actual appetite of Canadian consumers for legal pot was unclear until the day it became legal.By most accounts from provinces that did provide figures, demand was high.On the first day of legalization in Canada, Quebec’s crown cannabis corporation had recorded more than 12,500 in-store transactions and 30,000 online orders, which “far exceeds” its expectations.The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation said it conducted 12,810 transactions totalling more than $660,000 in sales, of which almost $47,000 were online, a spokeswoman said. In Prince Edward Island, total sales on the first day was more than $152,000 after tax, nearly $21,000 of which was online.In Alberta, where private retailers handle in-store sales, the government-run website processed 8,300 orders as of 3:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, worth approximately $730,000, a spokeswoman for the province’s gaming, liquor and cannabis commission.The online-only Ontario Cannabis Store would not release specific numbers, but spokesman Daffyd Roderick said “the response to cannabis legalization has resulted in a high volume of orders.” Online delivery will now take as long as five days, as opposed to the earlier timeline of one to three days, due to the volume of orders in the first 24 hours, he added. Ontario Premier Doug Ford had said on Wednesday morning that OCS.ca had handled 38,000 orders since its midnight launch.A B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch spokeswoman said it handled about 9,100 orders online in the first 24 hours and 800 transactions at its brick-and-mortar store in Kamloops in the first day.“The first day of recreational sales in Canada appears to have been a success highlighted by the long lines and enthusiasm from shoppers,” said GMP Securities analyst Martin Landry, after his research team visited retail stores in four different provinces to take the pulse of shoppers.After surveying 100 customers, Landry and his team found that customers on average bought $80 to $90 worth of cannabis, with variations between provinces. Eastern Canada consumers had a basket size of between $60 and $70, but in Quebec and Alberta it was $90 and $100, respectively, he said in a note to clients.“Seeing cannabis shoppers wait in lines as opposed to take the traditional easy illegal supply route is refreshing and bodes well for the recreational market in Canada,” he said.The lines stretched into the hundreds at some retail locations across the country on Wednesday, and some provinces said they saw shorter queues on Thursday.Still, the country-wide supply crunch continued to make it difficult for cannabis retailers to meet existing demand.The Quebec Cannabis Corp. said Thursday that some items are unavailable on its website and it expects further product shortages — particularly oil, capsules, atomizers and pre-rolled joints — going forward.“Given the craze created by the legalization of cannabis and the scarcity of products across Canada, the (corporation) expects significant short-term supply challenges,” it said in a statement on Thursday.Alberta and Prince Edward Island also said Thursday certain products have sold out online, and Nova Scotia said it ran out of certain strains.Private retailer Thomas Clarke in Newfoundland and Labrador said he is continuing to turn away customers at his store in Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s after completely selling out of product Wednesday.Chief executive of retailer Fire and Flower, Trevor Fencott, said its five stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan are fully stocked but it won’t launch its online store for Saskatchewan until it receives more supply.Consumers going to British Columbia’s website on Wednesday were told that several strains of marijuana were sold out and B.C.’s only retail location in Kamloops ran out of one variety of dried cannabis.The province’s Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said Thursday he wasn’t concerned the province would run out of legal marijuana in the first days of legalization.Farnworth said new supplies will arrive as other strains of pot sell out.“This is an agriculture product, so we’ll get some varieties coming in soon and others may take a little while to put in place,” he said. “As we know the federal government has put in place additional licences, for example, and the product from those is coming on stream.”Canopy Growth Corp. CEO Bruce Linton said the licensed producer expects by next Friday to have shipped to all provinces and territories 100 per cent of the volumes it had committed to over the next 30 days, but within 10 days of legalization.He noted that the cannabis grower in these supply agreements signed on to deliver a certain quantity over a year, and that order specifics did not become clear until roughly two weeks ago.Linton added that was difficult for all parties to gauge demand for a product that has been banned from recreational use for so long, he added.“There is mega demand… This is the end of prohibition in a fashion that is absolutely, globally unequalled,” Linton said.— with files from Michael Tutton in Halifax, Steve Lambert in Winnipeg, Laura Kane in Vancouver and Dirk Meissner in Victorialast_img read more

Chamber Luncheon with Kelly McTaggart from CAPP

first_imgPrior to joining CAPP in May 2018, Kelly spent 5 years working for Spectra Energy and Enbridge in Fort St. John, BC and Calgary in Indigenous and Community Relations for Major Projects.For tickets to the event; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This month’s speaker for the Fort St. John Chamber speaker luncheon is Kelly McTaggart of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.The luncheon will be Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre from 11:45 am – 2 pm.McTaggart works as the Advisor, Exploration & Production Engagement person for CAPP, the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry.  McTaggart acts as CAPP’s spokesperson and executes CAPP’s stakeholder engagement efforts in communities impacted by oil and gas development.last_img read more

Trinamool moves EC against Central forces

first_imgArambag/Kolkata: Going on the offensive against the Central forces, the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Tuesday moved the Election Commission, accusing the troopers of influencing the electorate to vote for the BJP during phase-3 of the Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made public the party’s move while addressing an election rally at Khanakul in Hoogly district. “Today I have got the news that in Malda South constituency’s Englishbazar, Central force personnel entered the polling booth number 166 and 167 and influenced the voters to vote for BJP. They have no rights to do this. We have lodged an official complaint against them,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “Police cannot enter the polling booths without the permission of the returning officer. They are asking people standing on the queues to vote for BJP,” she alleged. Malda south and Balughat are two of the five Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies, where polling was held on Tuesday. Trinamool’s North Dinajpur district president Amal Acharya said in Itahar and other places, the Central force officers threatened to open fire as they had done in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway “The belief that the Central force will help in conducting a free and fair election is shattered. Their partiality is evident,” Acharya said. As per a source in the Chief Electoral Office, the commission has received a complaint against the Central forces and has sought a report. Meanwhile, Banerjee urged the troopers to stick to their duty of maintaining law and order and not try to influence the elections. “The Central force may come during the elections. They will come for a day, conduct elections and go back. State police guide them and help them out. I love both the forces. I do not differentiate between them,” she said. “I would request you and the state police to do your job. You are our guest and friend. If we form government at the Centre, you will work with me. Modi ji will not be there,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

6 get lifer for Rs 25 cr bank fraud case

first_imgNew Delhi: In a rare judgement, a trial court in Mumbai has sentenced six people to life imprisonment, including an Assistant General Manager of Bank of India, for defrauding the public lender off Rs 2.5 crore, officials here said.One other accused in the case was sentenced to three years in prison, with fines for all seven ranging from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 3,000. The CBI had alleged that Manoharlal Ahuja and his son Amit, both partners in Swift Service Linings had borrowed Rs 2.5 crore from the bank in a conspiracy with Bhagwanji Dayaram Joshi, then AGM of Bank of India. All three have been ordered to serve life sentences for their crimes. Manoharlal and Amit along with other members of their company forged documents and falsified information pertaining to approximately Rs 2.4 crore worth of collateral properties. Officials said that the accused fraudulently got the loans sanctioned for their company with help from officials of the Bank of India branch in Mandvi, Mumbai. Eventually, the bank declared Swift Service Lining’s account with them as NPA in February 2004, following which the probe agency took over the case. The CBI filed its chargesheet in the case, naming eight accused persons in 2005 with one of them namely G K Sharma having passed away during the trial.last_img read more

Positive signs for Goa mining to be visible in six months CM

first_imgPanaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that some positive signs will be visible in the next six months as far as resumption of the mining industry in the state is concerned. The five-decade-old mining industry in the coastal state came to a standstill in March last year, after the Supreme Court quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases. Addressing an event organised by Sesa Football Academy on Friday, Sawant said, “The state government would certainly ensure that the mining industry becomes operational once again.” Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh “We are trying our level best to restart the mining industry in Goa. Since the time I have taken over as the chief minister, things are changing. You will see positive changes towards the resumption of mining industry within the next six months,” Sawant, who represents Sankhalim Assembly constituency, which is predominantly a mining belt, has held a series of meetings with the officials of mining companies earlier this week. The Goa government is also exploring the possibility of tapping the 300-odd leases not covered under the Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling.last_img read more

JT Barrett off to recordsetting start for Ohio State

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett waits for the snap during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28, behind 409 yards of total offense from Barrett.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen senior quarterback Braxton Miller went down with an injury during fall camp, the Ohio State football team turned to a redshirt-freshman who hadn’t taken a meaningful snap since high school.While there have been bumps in the road, that young quarterback — J.T. Barrett — has already accomplished things Miller never did for the Scarlet and Gray. Miller’s name could nearly fill its own record book, but Barrett ranks ahead of the veteran on multiple fronts just four games into his career.OSU coach Urban Meyer left some credit for the coaching staff when it comes to Barrett’s quick improvement, but also praised the signal caller’s ability to learn.“I think (I’m) not surprised by his development,” Meyer said after OSU’s 50-28 win against Cincinnati on Saturday. “I think (co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman) is an excellent coach and he’s a very good student.”Barrett tied the school record for touchdown passes in a game when he threw six against Kent State — and had more than 300 yards in the air — before adding to his accomplishments with another record-setting night against Cincinnati. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and added 79 yards on the ground.That makes two consecutive games Barrett has thrown for more than 300 yards — something Miller hasn’t done in three seasons. Barrett’s 409 yards of total offense rank as the second-best in school history behind Art Schlichter’s 412 yards gained against Florida State in 1981. He also led the OSU offense to a school-record 45 first downs and the third best total output in OSU history of 710 yards.After his record-setting night, Barrett saved more of the praise for his offensive line, which gave him time in the pocket to complete 26 passes out of 36 attempts.“All the credit goes to the offensive line,” he said after the game. “They got it started for us and that’s what coach Meyer always talks about in relying on them to keep the offensive going.”Barrett said he still has a room for improvement, but recognized the strides he has made since first taking the field against Navy on Aug. 30.“I think coming into Navy I was trying to make sure everything was right,” he said after the Cincinnati game. “Knowing I make mistakes and then just learning from them throughout the game.”He went on to say he’s more worried about trusting his instincts instead of worrying about making mistakes, something Herman said he wanted the quarterback to focus on in practice before taking on the Bearcats.“Trusting what you see and pulling the trigger, it’s better to be early than to be late,” Herman said after the game. “I thought he did — just from my vantage point — better, (but) still could probably get better at that.”Barrett set personal career-highs for passing attempts, pass completions and passing yards in the game, and did it all without throwing an interception for the first time in his career.Regardless of those numbers, Herman said Barrett can improve on making quicker decisions, but added he saw a “vast improvement” in another part of the quarterback’s game.Herman said given Barrett’s 6-foot-1 frame, the signal-caller needs to hang back in the pocket more in order to be able to see over the line and make the correct decisions.“So we really worked on keeping him a little bit deeper in the pocket on some of our drop-back throws and I thought he did that tonight,” Herman said.Despite his big day, Barrett said he recognized the spots where he needs to improve, and added he is ready to get back to work to keep getting better.“There’s certain things that you know you need to execute on during the game and so you think about those more than the big plays,” he said. “Definitely going in (to practice Sunday) trying to correct the mistakes we made.”Through four games, Barrett has completed 70 passes out of 110 attempts for 1,087 yards and 13 touchdowns. He’s thrown five interceptions — three of which came against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 — and gained another 205 yards on the ground with one additional touchdown.After a bye week before the Cincinnati game, the Buckeyes are set for a typical game week before taking the field again. OSU is scheduled to play Maryland next Saturday in College Park, Md., and kickoff is set for noon. read more

FA to crackdown on Premier League managers

first_imgThe English Football Association has announced that Premier League managers will get verbal warnings, according to Evening Standard.Managers who behave badly on the touchline will be shown yellow and red cards, the FA has revealed.The “pilot project” which builds on the existing rules of conducts in the technical area will apply to majority of football competitions in England including the Premier League, EFL, National League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy.These warnings will also apply for managers as they do for players, any manager who receives four warnings will receive an automatic one-game touchline ban.However, in the Premier League, managers will not be shown cards but will be cautioned verbally.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But unlike the accumulated cautions for players, there’ll be no reset for managers, so if a manager picks up four warnings, he gets a one-game ban, eight warnings gets him a two-game ban, 12 warnings gets him a three-game ban and so on.The only exception to the rules will be playoff games in the EFL and National League as well as the FA Cup final.The FA have revealed that warnings will be given out for inappropriate language or gestures such as show of dissent, kicking of plastics or water bottles, waving imaginary cards, attempts to influence the referee’s decision and so on.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey told reporters that the rules haven’t are not new but the idea is to make the disciplinary process clearer.“The whole process is not about creating drama but making sure we improve the behavior of people in the game.” He said.last_img read more

Two officers on leave after Fridays fatal shooting

first_imgA community corrections specialist with the Washington Department of Corrections is on paid administrative leave following Friday’s officer-involved shooting in Vancouver, the agency’s spokesman Chad Lewis said.A veteran Vancouver police detective is also on paid leave pending the completion of the investigation into the incident, which resulted in the death of Jesse John France Jr., 29, of Vancouver.Putting officers on paid leave is standard practice for law enforcement agencies after an officer-involved shooting. Neither officer’s name has been released.Just before 11 a.m. Friday, officers searching for France attempted to talk to him at the Addison Apartments, 7531 N.E. 18th St. in the Ogden neighborhood, according to a police bulletin. France rammed the officers’ unmarked police vehicle with the vehicle he was driving, police said. The situation then “was escalated” and police fired at France, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. France was an ex-convict wanted for failing to check in with his community corrections officer, according to the Washington State Department of Corrections.last_img read more

2018 Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament On Saturday

first_imgFor registration information and tournament stats visit www.HomerWinterKing.com. For 2017 there were 299 Boats, 1007 Anglers, and 216 fish caught & weighed. The 25th annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament kicks  Saturday, March 24. The tournament is a one day event that takes place at Kachemak Bay. The 2017 Champion Ronald A. Johnson of Homer, took home over $53,000 for his 25.65lb white king salmon.  Payouts for the top ten anglers totaled over $120,000.00. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp3VmJennifer-on-winter-king-tourney.mp300:00RPd According to Speakman a new feature this year will be food trucks at the tournament site: “It’s just going to be a really fun afternoon down at the harbor, and the weather is supposed to be incredible.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Every March anglers take to the waters of Kachemak Bay in search of King Salmon. The one-day tournament awards tens of thousands of dollars in prize money to the largest kings caught. There are additional opportunities for side bets, prizes offered every hour of the tournament. After the fishing lines are pulled from the water join the festivities at the weigh in located at Coal Point on the Homer Spit. Debbie Speakman, Executive Director with the Homer Chamber of Commerce: “The rules are the same, but in the spirit of really protecting the resource we have gone down to one fish per angler.”last_img read more

Russia bars Navalny presidential bid

first_imgRussian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks along a street in Moscow on Monday after the election commission rejected his presidential bid. Photo: AFPRussia’s Central Election Commission on Monday unanimously rejected top opposition figure Alexei Navalny’s bid to run against President Vladimir Putin next year, leading him to urge a boycott of the polls.The commission voted 12 to zero in barring Navalny from the presidential election, citing a controversial embezzlement conviction for which he received a five year suspended sentence.Navalny’s crime qualifies as “serious” and therefore rids the individual of the right to stand for president,” said commission member Boris Ebzeyev ahead of the vote, urging the body to bar him from running.The decision prompted the 41-year-old protest leader-who maintains that the court case against him was fabricated for political reasons-to call for a boycott of the election.“We are declaring a strike by voters. We will ask everyone to boycott these elections. We will not recognise the result,” Navalny told journalists.He said he would still appeal the commission’s decision.Navalny held rallies across Russia Sunday, with more than 15,000 people endorsing his candidacy. He submitted his nomination on Sunday evening and expressed suspicion when the commission announced they would make the decision as quickly as the next day.In a video published after the decision, Navalny said that offices he set up for his presidential campaign will now turn into a network for the electoral strike.“To go to polling stations now is impossible and indecent,” he said.“The main goal of the Kremlin will now be to falsify election turnout,” he said, urging people who want to go to the polling station count the people attending instead of casting a ballot.‘Electoral strikes’Navalny, who has campaigned across Russia in recent months, argued earlier in front of the commission that his conviction was lifted in the European Court of Human Rights, and that banning him from participation would make March’s election illegitimate.“I proved in court that my case was fabricated,” Navalny said, urging the commission to make a decision that would be fair and independent.“I assure you, a huge amount of people will not go to this election, would actively boycott this election” and hold “electoral strikes.”In a passionate speech he accused the commission of barring true opposition figures while allowing candidates who are not interested in fighting corruption or in conducting real campaigns.In a heated exchange, commission chair Ella Panfilova told Navalny it is not in her power to lift his conviction, further accusing the protest leader of “zombifying young people”.“You are young, you have everything ahead of you,” she finally told Navalny. Previously he was told he would not be able to run before 2028.Navalny, who has built a sizeable campaign through his blog and YouTube on an anti-corruption platform, has called several mass rallies across Russia this year which saw an unusually high number of young people participate.Navalny was first sentenced in 2013 on the embezzlement charges, which accused him of defrauding the Kirov regional budget of about $270,000.The European Court of Human Rights last year quashed the ruling, saying it was unfair, and Russia’s Supreme Court ordered a retrial.The retrial in a Russian court however gave Navalny the exact same sentence as before, using almost identical wording as the 2013 decision.last_img read more

Is There A LongTerm Impact Of Intensive Teen Programs In Art Museums

first_img X Ronald L. JonesCAMH’s Teen Council at the Menil Collection, 2015One cold November evening ten years ago, Chanelle Frazier missed her bus home. It turned out to be a pivotal event in her life.“I saw all these people going in this giant silver building and I was like, ‘What are they doing in that building? It’s thirty more minutes before the bus comes. Maybe I, too, should enter this building,’” Frazier said, laughing.The giant silver building was the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (or CAMH). One of the curators was giving a talk on an exhibit and Frazier hung around to ask a question afterwards. Her curiosity led to becoming involved in the museum’s intensive teen program.– / 4They helped organize events, curated exhibitions, and even had a chance to sell their own work at an arts market. It’s also where she learned how to write grants, which proved to be valuable later.“That kind of leads in to what I do working for the National Museum of Ghana and the African Artist Foundation in Lagos,” Frazier explains. “I’m kind of used in this position as a grant writer/public relations specialist.”Museums around the country offer similar programs to engage teenagers, but the CAMH is one of four major art museums that took part in the recent study, Room to Rise: The Lasting Impact of Intensive Teen Programs in Art Museums. It included the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The project surveyed more than 260 alumni to measure the programs’ impact.People are always saying the arts improve our lives.“But do those outcomes hold up over time?” asks Mary Ellen Munley, who was the senior research analyst for the project. “Where are the influences of that experience popping up in their lives today, now that they are in their mid-20s or early 30s?”They found that 72 percent of the people surveyed hold jobs in the arts now. Some are artists and teachers and one even specializes in art-related law. For Chanelle Frazier, that teen council years ago was sort of an “ah ha” moment for her.“It really gave me the space and the opportunity to realize that that was a career path,” Frazier says. “Prior to that, I would’ve never thought that studying art history could result in anything.”But for the rest who didn’t pursue an arts career, more than half say the experience is still relevant to their work today. “The experience with the arts at that age has really given them a kind of identity that is grounded in a world view that stems from the arts,” Munley says.Additionally, more than half of everyone surveyed said it was one of the most important experiences they’ve had.That feeling came through at the CAMH’s latest event. Year after year, a new crop of teens at the museum’s teen art council springs up. They recently held their own show at a venue on the east side of downtown. The place was filled with dozens of kids in their mid-to late-teens; lots of dyed hair, funky eyeglass frames, and vintage clothing. 18-year-old Alex Rodriguez is one of about a dozen students who put the show together. Now she wants to do it as a career.“It’s been so helpful,” Rodriguez says. “The fact that we’ve been able to curate an exhibit for the Menil, for Foto Fest…It’s been a life-changing experience.”The program isn’t just for people who want to pursue visual art. Kizer Shelton says he wants to be a poet. At the show, he read his elegy to the jazz musician Chet Baker.Eli Winter is another member who doesn’t have a visual arts background. He didn’t know where the journey would lead him when he joined the group last year, but he looks right at home surrounded by a room full of peers as he plays guitar.“The skills I’ve learned at being a person… I’ve gotten better at just being,” Winter says. “And that’s a weird, new-agey thing to say, but it’s really true.”Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Kizer Shelton’s name. We regret the error. Listen 00:00 /03:58 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more