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

Tibet bus accident kills 44 people, injures 11

first_imgAt least 44 people were killed and and 11 others injured in China today when a tour bus plunged into a Tibetan valley after a three-vehicle pile-up.”The 55-seat bus carrying 50 people fell off a 10-metre-plus-high cliff after crashing into a sports utility vehicle and a pick-up truck,” state-run Xinhua news agency reported.Another five people were in the other vehicles in the accident which happened at around 4:25 pm (0825 GMT) in Nyemo County, west of the capital Lhasa, in the Tibet Autonomous Region.The bus passengers were mainly tourists from regions including Anhui, Shanghai, Shandong and Hebei.The injured were being treated at hospitals in Lhasa and did not have life-threatening injuries, Xinhua said. An investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.Police have detained managers of the Feixiang Travel Agency and the Shengdi Vehicle Tour Company blamed for the accident.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid defender Varane: How can I complain about my Ballon d’Or place?by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid defender Raphael Varane had no problem with his placing in the Ballon d’Or vote.Varane finished seventh in this year’s running.He said, “It’s (Luka) Modric, a friend, who won. So I can only be very happy for him. “There are only great players in the race. If I had been told a few years ago that I would be disappointed if I did not have the Ballon d’Or, I’d have signed for that right away (laughs). “No, frankly, I cannot be disappointed because my year for 2018 was fantastic. And for me, the most beautiful reward, it is the comments of some people in the world of football which were expressed.” last_img read more

Video: ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley Accused Brian Kelly Of Racism In Sideline Incident

first_imgBrian Kelly yelling on the Notre Dame sideline.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s sideline shove of assistant strength coach David Grimes drew national attention over the weekend. Kelly said on Tuesday he “regretted” that the incident took place. Kelly’s hotheadedness and sideline demonstrations are well-documented, but ESPN SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley accused the veteran head coach of racism for his treatment of Grimes. Speaking on SportsNation yesterday, Wiley had the following to say: “This is racial. You know I don’t like to play the race card, but I’m going to go here on this one,” he said. “When you see a black coach getting emasculated basically, undermined on the sidelines, when he’s a coach with authority over those players, they’re going to say, ‘Huh, there are very few images and likenesses of a black player with the position of authority on the coaching staff.’ Very few. And when you see one treated like that, your imagination starts to take over and says ‘Brian Kelly, we tried to respect all of you guys on a level playing field, despite the fact that most of us on the field are black, but then most of you on the sidelines are white.’ But when you undermine one of the few figures that we can actually see a likeness, now that speaks volumes to those players…”Wiley’s co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Max Kellerman seemed to support his point. You can view all of their comments and the full video of the exchange below. We’ve seen Kelly scream at quarterbacks both white (Dayne Crist, Tommy Rees) and black (Everett Golson, DeShone Kizer) on the sideline in recent years. He’s berated officials as well. Was his behavior towards Grimes racially motivated? We’ll let you be the judge. [ MediaIte ]last_img read more

2 Independent Ktaka MLAs seek to withdraw SC plea for forthwith floor

first_imgNew Delhi: Two Karnataka Independent MLAs on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to allow them to withdraw their plea seeking its direction to the state assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to conduct “forthwith” floor test on a trust motion moved by the H D Kumaraswamy government. The Congress-JD(S) coalition government on Tuesday lost the trust vote after a three-week-long power struggle. The counsel for the lawmakers R Shankar and and H Nagesh told a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose that the MLAs wanted to withdraw the petition as the floor test has been conducted in the Karnataka Assembly. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Where is Mukul Rohatgi (counsel for the lawmakers)? Where is A M Singhvi (counsel for the Speaker)?” the bench said. It said it will pass the order only in the presence of the senior counsel. On Tuesday, Speaker Kumar had told the court that voting on the trust motion was likely to be concluded by the evening. During voting that evening, the confidence motion moved by Kumaraswamy was defeated with 99 members voting for the motion and 105 against it a House with an effective strength of 205 members. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Twenty members, including the two Independent MLAs, skipped the proceedings. The Independent MLAs had moved the apex court, saying the state has plunged into a political crisis after they withdrew their support to the JD(S)-Congress government and 16 lawmakers of the ruling coalition tendered their resignations. “It is submitted that the trust vote is not being conducted despite the government being in minority. It is submitted that a minority government, which does not have the confidence of the majority, is being allowed to continue in office,” they said in their plea to the court. “The petitioners have been constrained to invoke the extraordinary jurisdiction of this court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India seeking a direction from this court to conduct a floor test forthwith in the Karnataka Assembly,” they added. The legislators had accused the government of taking advantage of the logjam and taking several executive decisions like transferring of police officers, IAS officers, other officials. Their petition was filed after Kumaraswamy and Karnataka state Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao had moved the top court, accusing Governor Vajubhai Vala of interfering with assembly proceedings during the debate on trust vote. Kumaraswamy and Rao had also sought a clarification of the July 17 order of the apex court by which the 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs were granted relief that they cannot be compelled to participate in the assembly proceedings.last_img read more

BlackBerry QNX selfdriving car hits the road in the first Canadian street

first_imgOTTAWA – A BlackBerry QNX-equipped self-driving car hit the road in suburban Ottawa Thursday in what was billed as the first on-street test of an autonomous vehicle in Canada.The grey Lincoln MKZ pulled away with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, councillor Marianne Wilkinson and John Wall, general manager of BlackBerry QNX, aboard.BlackBerry QNX opened an autonomous vehicle innovation centre in Ottawa late last year.“Today is the first public fruits of what we’ve been doing,” Wall said.The street was closed for the public demonstration, which attracted scores of people, but the car is expected to be operating on city streets in the test area amidst real traffic and pedestrians.To aid in the demonstration, the test loop around the suburban technology park has been upgraded with traffic lights equipped with transmitters that communicate with the car as well as repainted street lines and new LED street lights.BlackBerry QNX is developing the software foundation for autonomous vehicles, while Wall said others are working on what he called “the brain.”“In a lot of cases, the OEMs want to own that, so the Fords of this world, the Mercedes of this world, that’s their secret sauce, they’re going to build the brain,” he said.“We’re going to provide all the infrastructure, the security, the safety, the redundancy, the communication, how the signals come in.”Wall said fully autonomous cars without a steering wheel are still a long way off, but he added that cars are already incorporating some of the technology such as sensors that will keep your car in its lane, hit the brake if they think you are going to hit something or detect another car in your blind spot.Automotive and technology companies around the world have been racing to develop self-driving systems.A demonstration test zone has been announced for Stratford, Ont., as part of the Ontario government’s plan to create an Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network, with the help of $80 million over five years.Canadian auto parts firm Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG) announced earlier this week that it would join BMW and Intel Corp. to develop a self-driving system for the global vehicle marketplace by 2021.Several companies including Uber and Waymo, which was spun out of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. last year, have been testing self-driving cars on city streets in the United States.Uber briefly suspended its self-driving fleet last month after a car collided with a self-driving Uber SUV.BlackBerry QNX has been a supplier of software platforms to the auto industry for 20 years including telematics, infotainment, acoustics, and instrument cluster systems.last_img read more

Toronto police allege four men involved in sophisticated mortgage fraud

first_imgTORONTO – A guilty plea from a lawyer who had fled the country gave investigators the information they needed to lay charges against four men in a $17 million alleged mortgage fraud involving high-end Toronto properties, police said Tuesday.The men, who are all from the Toronto area and between the ages of 45 and 53, face charges including fraud, conspiracy, forgery and money laundering, police said.Police allege the men took part in a “sophisticated and complex” scheme involving “several high-end properties.”Lawyer Golnaz Vakili’s flight from Canada in March 2013 was the reason it took five years to bring charges against the men, said Det. Alan Fazeli.“She was the lawyer that was registering a lot of these things,” Fazeli said. “She was a missing piece.”Vakili has since pleaded guilty to charges related to facilitating the frauds, he said.Fazeli said numerous different methods were used in the alleged frauds, many of which involved properties in Toronto’s upscale Bridle Path area.“One of the methods that was used was fake individuals and shell companies had taken mortgages on some of these properties, and for all of them they had produced fake insurance and title insurance,” he said.Police would not say how many properties were involved in the alleged scheme.Law Society of Upper Canada documents say Vakili “participated in a massive fraud spree and multiple dishonest acts involving 13 different properties over a two-year period” beginning in 2011.“She prepared and acted upon fake documents in support of other clearly fraudulent transactions,” a Law society hearing document states. “She repeatedly lied to her clients. She gave false testimony before the Deputy Director of Land Titles. Her clients lost just under $14 million as a result of her activities.”Police said the four men — two from Toronto and two from Richmond Hill, Ont. — were arrested and charged last month.last_img read more

Opinion Lack of medal in Sochi disappointing shows need for improvement for

US forward Joe Pavelski (left) and goalie Jonathan Quick greet each other following their loss to Finland in the men’s Bronze Medal hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 22. Finland defeated the US, 5-0.Courtesy of MCTIt wasn’t supposed to end this way, was it?That’s the question every U.S. hockey fan was asking themselves after the men’s team was shut out by Canada Friday and then Finland Saturday to depart Sochi empty-handed.After three awesome performances in Group A of the Olympic Games — highlighted by a shootout win over host Russia — the Americans overpowered the Czech Republic to reach the semifinals against the Canadians. Everything was going according to plan.Then it all changed: two losses, no goals scored and an overwhelming sense of unfulfilled expectations.First came the frustration of Friday’s game against Canada, where those pesky neighbors to the north played a nearly flawless game, nullifying that esteemed American attack to win 1-0. Less than 24 hours later, with the disappointment of the semifinal defeat still clear for all to see, the U.S. sleepwalked through a 5-0 loss against Finland in the bronze medal game.A promising Olympic adventure ended in failure, with not even a consolation prize to help ease the pain. The chance was there. They just couldn’t take it.All of this seems that much more dispiriting because of the team’s incredible run four years ago in Vancouver, one that seemed like a seminal moment in U.S. hockey. Here was a youthful American team standing toe-to-toe with everyone it faced, even beating Canada in group play before losing to the same opponents in the gold medal game. Those silver medals the players received were more than just a reward for their efforts, they represented the growth of the American player in the NHL, a talented player on par with those produced in any other country.Naturally, many people saw this year’s games as another stepping stone in the United States’ ascent to the top of the international hockey mountain.This was supposed to be another memorable journey — and for the most part it was — but the margin between success and victory at the top level proved to be thin, and instead of the heroic exploits of 2010, it was the thwarted glory of 2014.Though, when viewed through the lens of history, the fourth place finish isn’t entirely surprising. Team USA men’s hockey team has only won two gold medals (1960, 1980) and hasn’t made it to the Olympic podium in consecutive Olympics since that win in Squaw Valley in 1960. The entire men’s ice hockey competition is also somewhat unpredictable, with Finland being the only country to medal in it each of the last three Olympics (Sochi, Vancouver and Turin).But none of those facts makes the reversal in fortunes of this year’s American team any harder to swallow. Neither does seeing Canada breeze past Sweden to win back-to-back gold medals.In the end, Team USA was still a misplayed puck or a goaltending error away from the gold medal game, but the reality is that they didn’t do enough to get there.Hopefully we will look back on Sochi as an anomaly, a time when things just didn’t click into place for the Americans. Or we could see it as indicative of the improvement Team USA still needs to make. Either way, expectations will once again be high when the men in red, white and blue take to the ice in PyeongChang, South Korea, in four years time.I see no reason as to why things won’t be better, but the uncertain nature of Olympic hockey makes me hesitant to make any predictions. All I know is that if you see someone watching the games with a look of pained anticipation, it will be me. I wouldn’t have it any other way. 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

Weah New PSG coach can make me a better player

first_imgTimothy Weah believes that coach Thomas Tuchel can push him to new heights this season at Paris Saint-GermainThe 18-year-old son of the legendary George Weah has been at the Parc Des Princes for the past year.Although with a star roster containing the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria, opportunities have been hard to come by for Weah.The United States international had the option to go out on loan this season, but opted to remain at PSG under new coach Tuchel.Weah hopes that the German will have a similar impact on him to what he had on fellow teenage American forward Christian Pulisic.After Tuchel handed Pulisic his Borussia Dortmund debut in 2016, the 19-year-old has since become regarded as one of the best prospects in world football.“Watching Dortmund, seeing Christian play so many games at his age, really made me believe in his coaching tactics and techniques,” Weah said on Sportskeeda.“He’s really pushing us young guys to make our mark and get out there and do our thing, and that’s what makes him happy the most.“And I love him as a coach and I love him as a person. He’s just really pushed me to be a better player, and I can’t wait to see where the season takes us.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Constantly working to get better and remain consistent ??⏳ pic.twitter.com/dhcaFXXSUB— TIM WEAH (@TimWeah) August 15, 2018Still just 18, Weah intends to focus on his development as a footballer for the time being.“I don’t really want to rush anything. I’m only 18 — I’m still 18 and I have a long way to go, and right now is just me being an apprentice,” he said.“Maybe next year, who knows, I’ll take my talents on loan somewhere else and see what that really does for me, but right now I’m content with what I have and I’m content at PSG.”And George Weah endorses this mindset.“He tells me, ‘Just wait your turn,’” Tim Weah said.“You’re playing with stars. It’s not going to happen immediately.”last_img read more

Gattuso AC Milan need to step up their game

first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso admits they will have to be back to their best ahead of Saturday’s game against FiorentinaThe Rossoneri haven’t won their last three games and were knocked out of the Europa League following a surprise 3-1 defeat to Olympiacos.Despite the struggles though, Milan remain in fourth-place in the Serie A and Gattuso hopes his players are ready to step up their efforts to consolidate a Champions League qualification spot.“The club wants to reach the Champions League, it will not be easy but we will do our best,” said Gattuso on the club website.“Now we are in fourth place though we have to do more, but I am calm. We have to make fewer mistakes.“We do not look for excuses, we have to keep working and improving. We lost some important points but our opponents also slowed down.Serie A, Gian Piero GasperiniGasperini reveals why he rejected Inter Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed why he rejected Internazionale Milan’s job proposal over the summer transfer window.“We have some strengths and weaknesses and we have to be careful. I enjoy training people with passion and flair in their eyes, who have the spirit of football within them, whether they are young or old”.Facing Milan at the San Siro are Fiorentina, who sit 10th in the standings and just five points behind.“Tomorrow we will play against a strong opponent, who can hurt us in attack. Fiorentina are a team with very good players technically, playing within 60-70 meters,” said Gattuso.“We will have to be good at imposing our game, not giving an inch on the pitch. I want to see a team that plays well and with vehemence: only in this way will we be able to win.“Bologna has taught us that making a sterile ball possession leads to nothing”The Milan-Fiorentina game will begin at 15:00 (CET).last_img read more

Cavani Solskjaer has brought a change of energy to Man United

first_imgParis Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani accepts Manchester United have turned things around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of next month’s Champions League clashThomas Tuchel’s side will meet United in the last-16 stage of the Champions League this season after topping Group C ahead of Liverpool, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade.United, on the other hand, did enough to secure second place in Group H by two points from Valencia with Jose Mourinho before they fired him last month following a poor start to their Premier League campaign.Since Solskjaer’s appointment as interim coach, the Red Devils have won all six of their games with 17 goals scored and just 3 conceded.Therefore, Cavani accepts PSG will have to be careful of this newly-rejuvenated United team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Manchester, we have to think of ourselves and not the other teams,” Cavani told Goal.“We have to think about what we have to do as a team, know our qualities and our faults to get to the next match ready, in the best and most fit way.”“We know that Manchester United has gone through a rather negative period, the coaching change has brought a change of energy too, different. They have started to have positive results.“It creates more motivation and that’s normal. But we will study them more specifically at the time of the match, not before.”The first leg of United and PSG’s last-16 clash will take place at Old Trafford on February 12 with the return leg at the Parc Des Princes set for March 6.last_img read more

Late night two car collision involving taxi

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Police move to charge man for weekend traffic fatality Providenciales, 08 Feb 2016 – A traffic accident around 9:30pm last night on Leeward Highway could have been a lot worse and onlookers say they believe speed was a factor. A white taxi-bus and a white Honda civic collided and the driver of the Honda was taken to hospital; his injuries are believed non-life threatening. One media account is that the taxi driver lost control and the ambulance was very long in getting to the scene of the smash-up which did clog traffic along the highway near Courtyard Plaza. Speed is also believed behind a traffic wreck last week, where a white sedan was found turned upside down in the bushes north of Maranatha High School on Millennium Highway. Related Items:millenium highway, traffic accidentcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Wife away, husband and father dies in Long Bay smash up Traffic Death claims life of TCI manlast_img read more

TCI not ready for independence says Premier PNP to begin candidate selection

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 6, 2016 – The Turks and Caicos is not ready to be an independent nation and Premier Rufus Ewing said he will not push these islands toward the step before there is better education and less apprehension on the issue.  “So it’s nothing to take lightly, it’s nothing to just jump to.  Yes we all require some education about independence, and we have to continue to speak about independence without getting nervous about it, but we haven’t been able to do so in this country, because the minute you decide to speak about independence, there’s some fear mongers who make people believe that you are going to go independent tomorrow, and that a government can push you to independence and push it down your throat.  No government can make this country independent without you the people.”Premier Ewing was speaking at the press conference held by the PNP on Monday at the Opus conference room and taking on an issue former premier Michael Misick says is a matter of urgency; Misick chided the current PNP for not moving more swiftly toward independence for the country.  The decision of 52% of British voters to eventually end the UK’s place in the European Union last month brought new comments from Misick who said the Governor and the Premier should at least hold a referendum on the matter of independence.While the Governor on National Heroes Day said both he and the FCO want to see a referendum held on Independence in the Turks and Caicos, when Magnetic Media asked the Premier if he is ready to hold that referendum, there was this point blank response.  “No i’m not prepared to run a referendum.”The Progressive National Party will next week begin the candidate selection process but even securing the most support at that level where party members vote will not mean automatic candidacy on the PNP ticket.  Party Chairman, Royal Robinson explained that two thirds of the vote must be had and where that is not accomplished in the district and all island candidate categories, there will be some executive meetings within the party to determine the final five for the districts and the final three for the at large.“If that doesn’t happen on the first round, then there will be a second round of voting.  If there’s still no person coming out with the two-thirds majority at the second round, then the two persons that have the top amount of votes will then be sent to the NEC of the Progressive National Party for a recommendation and decision that will go to the National General Council or a special convention.”There are nine vying for the at large spots including current MPs, Norman Saunders and Donhue Gardiner and races for South Caicos, North Caicos, Grand Turk North and two seats for Provo.  The PNP Primaries span all of next week. Related Items:pnp begins candidate selections, tci not ready for independence says premierlast_img read more

Alpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights

first_imgAlpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights Posted: March 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 Updated: 10:19 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, A place for homeless veterans to call their own. The non-profit group Alpha Project formally opens a new apartment complex built specifically for veterans. We followed along as the first veteran to move in got a look at his new apartment home. @KUSINews pic.twitter.com/dhqMguc9db— Sasha Foo KUSI (@SashaFooKUSI) March 26, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tenants will begin moving into a brand new apartment complex in Normal Heights on Tuesday.However, it is no ordinary apartment building. Alpha Lofts, built by the non-profit group, Alpha Project, was built specifically for homeless veterans. We interviewed one of the first tenants who will be moving in this week.Charles Needs has been living in the Alpha Project’s bridge tent in the East Village and before that, he spent about a month sleeping on the street.We tagged along as Army Veteran Charles Needs got his first glimpse of what will be his new home after living several months sleeping on the street. He could hardly believe what he was seeing stating “It’s overwhelming, surreal actually- to know that my future begins here,”To build the 3 story building with 53 units, Alpha Project partnered with developer, Chelsea Developments to construct the $20 million complex. As a housing community with supportive services, caseworkers will help tenants achieve short term goals such as preparing resumes and finding help for substance abuse or mental health issues, as a way to work towards more long term plans. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Penton Refinances Debt Gets 700m In Credit

first_img The move appears to be a positive step after Penton entered bankruptcy in early 2010. The company reduced its debt by $270 million and received an undisclosed amount of capital under that agreement. Then-CEO Sharon Rowlands resigned a year-and-a-half later, replaced by Kielselstein in January 2012. “It is also good news that lenders are again embracing and financing integrated b-to-b media companies that have achieved growth and success,” he adds. “It is great news for the entire industry.” David Kieselstein, Penton’s CEO, says the company will pursue growth via strategic acquisitions—they’ve had two in the past year, buying Farm Progress and Aviation Week—and organically. He says Penton is planning eight new product launches focused on end-user utility before 2014. Penton is refinancing its existing debt and has secured a credit facility of nearly twice its annual revenue. “We expect to expand our topline growth in data, digital and events business lines with these new product introductions,” Kieselstein says in a statement. “With attractive long-term financing in place, we are in a real position of strength.” As part of the announcement, Penton also released revenue estimates for 2013, putting its total at $370 million. Digital and events divisions are each expected to generate $100 million for the company—75 percent of total EBITDA—as it shifts from a b-to-b publisher to a “professional information services company.” EBITDA margins are projected to reach 34 percent.center_img Tom Kemp, one-time Penton CEO and current CEO of Northstar Travel Media, says the move is positive sign for both the company and the b-to-b media industry as a whole. Penton is the latest publisher in a string of others to restructure its debt under more favorable terms. American Media Inc. and Source Interlink each completed similar deals in the past 90 days. Exact terms of the refi weren’t shared, but the company says it’s been extended a $715 million line of credit. “The ability to complete this refinancing at 5-plus-times leverage is the result of the significant improvement of financial performance and margins by Penton as well as the successful execution of the company’s strategic plan and leadership,” he says. “Timing has also had an impact with improving credit markets and leverage in the financing markets.”last_img read more

Cosmo Launches Rebuilt Site

first_imgHearst Magazines Digital Media launched a rebuilt Cosmopolitan.com today and the site’s design and back-end technology reveal how the company will be treating the other brand sites going forward. Major developments include a ramped up content frequency—”months to moments,” as Troy Young, president of of HMDM describes it—a content personalization engine and a focus on in-stream content marketing opportunities for advertisers.Cosmopolitan.com rolled out first since it’s the biggest brand in the portfolio at 30 million unique visitors, but the framework will be used to update the company’s other brands. “The changes and upgrades we’re implementing on Cosmopolitan.com, our biggest brand in the U.S. at nearly 30 million UVs, are the first step toward a common publishing platform that can respond to data in real time, and one that we can apply across all of our properties, globally,” says Young in a statement. The site, built to be optimized for mobile, aims to keep readers engaged by constantly presenting content targeting their interests. As visitors are reading a story, related content is offered up and audience analytics feed a recommendation engine that adjusts content according to a reader’s interests. The homepage is a focus now that advertisements are built into the content stream and the site is employing a logo backdrop that’s refreshed daily. (Today it’s, what else, kitty cats and a heaving man chest). There’s also a daily hashtag that highlights that day’s top trend, encouraging readers to share the brand across Twitter and Instagram. The technology is based off of what Hearst Magazines UK created for Digital Spy, an entertainment news site, and a partnership with digital agency Code and Theory.last_img read more

Brandon Victor Dixon On Jesus Christ Superstar John Legend We Are New

first_imgJudas from “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” opens up about working on one of the year’s most-lauded TV specials and his new platform to marry music with making a differenceNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 11, 2018 – 5:22 am When “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” aired on April 1, fans of both the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical and its modern all-star cast rejoiced. While viewers recognized the marquee recording artists who appeared, for many it was Judas who stole the show. The man behind that role? Brandon Victor Dixon, an accomplished actor and two-time Tony and GRAMMY nominee who has just released his first single, the uplifting and unifying “We Are.”Originally from Washington, D.C., Dixon has performed on Broadway in “The Color Purple” and “Hamilton,” on television in “One Life To Live” and “Law & Order,” and on stages from Los Angeles to New York to London. A true Renaissance man, Dixon formed his own production company two years ago to develop film and TV content. But his arrival as a recording artist is anything other than your typical stage-to-stereo crossover, and “We Are” is much more than a mere single.”I’m not necessarily building a recording career,” says Dixon. “I’m a very philanthropically oriented individual. There are a lot of causes that I support, and I’m a big fan of advocacy. In this day and age, I feel like if you’re not advocating for somebody or something then you have to ask yourself what you’re doing. I feel like the more we speak for and support others, the less we’ll have to worry about speaking for and supporting ourselves.”To that end, “We Are” represents a message of equality and compassion Dixon hopes to share with the world. The song originated when fellow actor Daniel J. Watts asked Dixon to write something to go along with a performance he was doing at a benefit event. Dixon crafted the hook and the rest fell into place with the help of South African producer Greg Dean Borowsky.Next, Dixon walked the walk and chose Young New Yorkers, an organization aimed at enrolling sentenced juveniles in arts programs instead of sending them to jail, as the beneficiary of the single’s proceeds.”It’s creating the #WeAre movement and the song is really designed to get people to remember that there’s no you without me, there’s no me without you and remember that, at one point, we knew how close we were as human beings together on this planet,” says Dixon. “This first movement and this first song is about children, and the children that are caught up in our for-profit justice system.” Brandon Victor Dixon On Music & Philanthropy brandon-victor-dixon-jesus-christ-superstar-john-legend-we-are-new-single Brandon Victor Dixon On “Jesus Christ Superstar,” John Legend & “We Are” New Single Facebook Twitter Email Dixon speaks passionately about several different philanthropic efforts, including mass incarceration, gun control, LGBTQ issues, racial equality, and feminism. Music provides him with an avenue to reach people and advocate for these causes.”I started writing music over the last couple years, particularly when I was doing ‘Motown.’ I started to connect with people in the music industry, and Ryan Shaw, who played Stevie Wonder in that show, and I started working on some projects together,” says Dixon. “Then this year, coming off of ‘Hamilton’ and going into ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ I just felt it was time to start putting out some music.”Dixon’s “… Superstar” experience put him shoulder to shoulder onstage and in living rooms around the world with GRAMMY winners such as John Legend.”It was really awesome to see someone like John … voluntarily step out into a slightly more foreign territory and be just as dedicated and giving of himself and, beyond that, to stretch forward to drive himself into a new creative territory,” Dixon says. “You don’t see that in everybody who is established and comfortable with what they’ve built.”He was excited by all the wonderful work happening around him. John produced it, and he was very proud and excited about the overall project and the reaction to it.”Dixon’s breakout performances of “Heaven On Their Minds,” “Superstar” and “The Last Supper,” a pivotal confrontation with Legend, introduced him to a whole new audience. While he cites Sara Bareilles’ beautiful rendition of “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” as among his personal highlights, choosing his top moment of the night comes easy.”Coming out in a bedazzled tank top and silver jeans and singing ‘Superstar’ with a 36-piece band and 28 dancers around me is one of the dopest things I’ve ever had the opportunity to do,” says Dixon.The adrenaline rush of taking the stage was no doubt magnified by the performance being broadcast live on television. Though  Dixon’s initial approach to his role as Judas and the show was not unlike his prior work on Broadway, the live filming element added another layer of technical wrinkles.”We want everybody at home to feel what we’re doing live in the arena, and it seems like they really succeeded at that,” says Dixon. “The storytelling and the heart came through, and that’s largely because of the technical ability of the group we had around us.”The hard work was worth it, as the show Dixon calls “a permanent part of our cultural artistic fabric” made a huge splash with TV audiences, spurring a host of acclaim from critics and the public alike.”I think the best thing somebody said to me was, ‘The way you portrayed Judas and the way this production told the story, it makes me think about the world around me in a very different way,'” says Dixon. “That’s moving for me, because, for this show, you walk into it labeling Judas as a villain, and evil and bad, and the goal for me was to strive to make people feel differently about someone they thought they knew. And hopefully that will translate to the real world where you can think differently about people around you that you think you know … maybe even help you think a little differently about yourself.” News With so much under his belt already as an entertainer, it’s clear Dixon’s true purpose moving forward is all about enacting positive change, a daunting task for any artist. Naturally, maintaining a balance is also important.When he’s not onstage or in the studio, Dixon says he can be found playing pickup soccer in New York City or snagging a stack of comic books and a bag of Twizzlers to unwind. But he’s quick to assure us more music and videos are in the works, all aimed at showing the world we are one.”My message is very democratic, so hopefully that’s the spirit in which people will receive it and will feel happy to share it.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more