Cavs’ Dwyane Wade sidelined with bruised knee

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coach Tyronn Lue said he didn’t know Wade had banged knees during the game, saying it was just a freak accident and that the knee had swelled up on the flight to New York.Earlier this week, Wade asked Lue to take him out of the starting lineup because he thought it would benefit the team. Lue has been juggling his lineups and rotations while trying to blend new players and deal with injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogStarting point guard Derrick Rose was out for the third straight game with a sprained ankle, with Lue saying he hoped Rose could return Saturday. LeBron James made a rare start at point guard and scored 34 points with 13 assists as the Cavs improved to 3-1. James also tweaked his right ankle.Nets guard D’Angelo Russell was out with a right knee sprain. Coach Kenny Atkinson said the injury wasn’t serious and that the team was being cautious with its 22-year-old leading scorer. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cleveland Cavaliers’ Dwyane Wade, center, drives to the basket between Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross, left, and Evan Fournier, from France, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)NEW YORK — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dwyane Wade has a bruised left knee and won’t play Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.Wade came off the bench and scored 11 points in 19 minutes in Tuesday’s win over the Bulls. It was Wade’s first game with Cleveland’s second unit, and the 35-year-old added four assists and three rebounds as theCavs’ reserves cut into Chicago’s early 14-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gritty Bolts force Game 7 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Labor Minister/ILO Wants Collaborative Efforts in Post Ebola Recovery

first_imgThe Minister of Labor, Neto Zarzar Lighe, has stressed the need for collaborative efforts between the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Labor Ministry in the post-Ebola recovery program of the sector in Liberia.Minister Lighe made the assertion on Tuesday, June 23 at the Ministry of Labor when a technical delegation from the ILO regional office in Abuja, Nigeria paid him a courtesy visit to discuss issues relative to the post-Ebola recovery plan of Liberia.A statement from the Ministry quoted Minister Lighe, as saying that the delegation’s visit follows discussion held between his office and the ILO Regional Director for Africa, Aeneac C. Chuma, at the 104th Session of theLabor conference in Geneva, Switzerland on the ILO’s Post-Ebola Recovery Plans for Liberia. The Minister used the occasion to inform the ILO delegation that his Ministry had developed an annual work-plan, which will be shared with the ILO to ensure that the organization’s programs are in line with its plan.Minister Lighe told the delegation that the Ministry is preparing to conduct a Labor Force Survey (LFS) this year and is looking forward to the ILO commitment to assist in carrying out the survey.Issues also highlighted during the discussion included support for the implementation of the National Employment Policy, the holding of National Consultation on Child Labor, the Decent Work Country Program, the passage of the Decent Work Bill, Social Protection, Occupational Health and Safety and stigmatization of Ebola survivors in the workplace.Dennis Zulu, Acting head of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Regional Office for English Speaking West African States and head of the delegation, said his delegation was in the country to hold discussions with authorities of the government, representatives of Liberia Labor Congress (LLC), Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) as well as other partners on the post Ebola recovery program of the Labor Sector.The delegation congratulated the government and people of Liberia for defeating the Ebola virus outbreak and the passage of the Decent Work Bill. He expressed the ILO’s willingness to provide support for dissemination of the Decent Work Bill and the conduct of the Labor Force Survey.He added that the ILO will work with the Ministry of Labor in the implementation of the employment policy of Liberia in line with post-Ebola recovery plan to provide both short and long term training for labor inspectors in the area of Occupational Safety and Health to make them effective in carrying out their assigned duties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

U. China Comm. Professor Defends Country’s Human Rights Record

first_imgA professor of Communications at the University of China has defended the Chinese government’s tight control of free speech and multiple childbirths – considered internationally as human rights – and questioned the benefits of the ‘freedoms’ African and the Western countries plead to sustain.Professor Zhang Yanqui, presented these staunchly pro-China views during her presentation on China’s Political Communication, at a seminar organized for African communications officers and journalists on Tuesday. Emphasizing the good intentions of the Chinese Government in controlling certain activities, Zhang added that the Chinese people “do not feel offended by the Government’s interventions.”The case for limiting free speechWhile the ban on social media including Google, the giant internet link, may be considered a human rights violation, she argued that the decision prevents the instability and political upheaval fueled by social media in many other parts of the world.The uncontrollable use of Facebook and twitter, based on their status as human rights, she said, is yielding negative effects in countries adopting the practice, including derogatory statements made on these websites, which have the propensity to stir conflict.“Freedom of speech is not absolutely free, but has limitations,” Zhang explained, citing as an example the renowned British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio, where “there has been no day the station will criticize the Queen.” “Nor it is not possible for a good husband or wife to criticize the family, despite differences they may have over issues. We do not encourage destructive criticisms against the state and government; [but] the limitation of some rights and freedom is meant [to foster] prosperous economic growth and to maintain peace, economic growth and social development.”One participant, too, injected in agreement with Zhang that Chinese Government’s Facebook ban was a “wise decision”, arguing that the social sites disadvantages far outweigh its benefits.According to the Ugandan female participant, the social site impedes on-the-job performance, as some workers spend more time on Facebook than doing their work. She also noted that the social media culture encourages poor English grammar and spelling. Government interference in the householdTouching the far more controversial and longstanding one-child policy, which has met heavy international criticism since its introduction in 1978, and the equally opposed acceptance of abortion, Zhang defended the success of these policies in controlling China’s population of 1.3 billion, and building a strong economy. She cited food security and availability of transportation as key factors necessitating population control.She then noted that the one-child policy will soon be revised to a second-child policy.The professor also highlighted China’s zero-tolerance for sex marriage and “other social interactions [that run] contrary to appropriate human attitude.” Holding the world and the media accountableHaving addressing the key criticisms held against the Communist state, Professor Zhang turned the tables on Africa and the West, citing their negative perspective on China and their concurrent failure to turn the lens on their own respective human rights blunders. Zhang suggested a different perspective: “for China, we are accused of human rights abuse, but despite our huge population, we secure food for our people and feed African countries. Although some children in our society do not have shoes to go to school, our government provides electricity, safe drinking water, education, amongst others for the citizens unlike many African countries and others Western countries that cannot feed their citizens or provide some of the basic essential services for them in the advocacy for human rights.”Turning her focus on the international media coverage of most development settings, she decried the practice of Western and African outlets to direct more attention to negative stories than positive ones. Here, she referenced the Ebola crisis in West Africa and terrorist activities in Nigeria, Mali and Somalia – events that the western media have concentrated on more than positive stories.Professor Zhang also stressed the need for thorough reporting, arguing that if media institutions can report negative stories, they must also be able to report the causes, the effects on the people involved, and steps being taken to resolve the challenges at hand.“This is what Chinese media outlets including the China Radio International (CRI), CCTV and others do, under the guidance of the government,” she said.In reference to constructive Journalism, Professor Zhang said it does not criticize because it just wants to; but also gives the reasons for criticism, provides solutions to the problem, and dwells on positive stories for development, social harmony and economic growth.”Human rights remains at the forefront of the international development debate, as the world’s least developed countries and emerging economies grapple with the conflict between maintaining social cohesion, providing infrastructure and basic services, and meeting conditionalities set by the West. Citing budgetary constraints, many struggling countries resist pressure from more developed economies to toe the human rights line, arguing that providing basic needs such as water and electricity is more important than curbing carbon emissions. Another compelling argument of developing countries is that current world powers observed few or no human rights during their industrialization processes, and are, therefore, hypocritical to place such high demands on poor countries. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US$37.5M Forest Sector Project Launched

first_imgMr. Karnwea in an ‘Honored’ Gown at the Launch of Liberia Forest Sector Project at Monrovia City Hall; and partial view of the audienceA US$37.5 million Government of Norway grant intended to manage the Liberian forest sector was launched on March 14 in Monrovia, attended by stakeholders and the Forestry Development Authority (FDA).The program was held at the Monrovia City Hall.Speaking on the theme: “Managing Forest to Benefit all Liberians,” World Bank Liberia Country Manager Ms. Larisa Leshchenko said in the Country Partnership Strategy, the Bank will remain engaged in the forest sector and policy dialogue.She added that the grant is a means for the Bank to support the Government of Liberia’s 2006 National Forest Reform Law to manage its protected forest area network.She said the Liberia Forest Sector Project is a first-time initiative that has the dual objective of forest sector management and realizing the sector’s contribution to mitigating the impacts of climate change.Ms. Leshchenko pointed out that healthy forests and landscapes can help Liberians realize real reductions in global emissions in the short and long terms.The World Bank official stressed that these emission reductions can and should be achieved in a way that maintain transparency and environmental integrity.She intimated that the World Bank has reinforced its strategy to support national efforts in the sustainable management of the country’s forests.In order to meet this goal, Mr. Leshchenko said in April this year, the Board of the World Bank Group would endorse the Forest Action Plan.Ms. Leshchenko disclosed that such a move would aim to integrate the sustainable management of forests more fully into development and define priorities for the World Bank Group for the next five years.“This project we are launching today directly responds to the Forests Action Plan…forests and landscapes as key pillars in our new Climate Change Action Plan,” Ms. Leshchenko said.In a statement, the Executive Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Madam Anyaa Vohiri, pledged her agency’s cooperation in the implementation of various components of the project.In remarks, the Norwegian Government representative, Arild Skedsmo, urged all implementing partners connected to the Liberia Forest Sector Project to ensure the practical implementation of all components of the initiative in the best interest of all Liberians.The Norwegian official also expressed the hope that every effort would be made to ensure that all partners work around the clock to ensure the protection of Liberia’s forests.FDA outgoing managing director Harrison Karnwea urged partners and stakeholders to continue to exhibit commitment and support to the worthy cause of protecting the country’s forests.Mr. Karnwea said there were widespread speculations in Liberia that the letter of intent signed between the FDA and Norway was intended to stop commercial logging.He, however, clarified that the letter of intent with the Government of Norway was intended to sustainably manage Liberia’s forests for the benefit of Liberia.Karnwea urged the in-coming manager and team to step in their footsteps and work with Liberians, especially lawmakers, for the successful implementation of the Liberia Forest Sector Project.He extended thanks and appreciation to the Liberian government for the opportunities afforded him to serve the people and the state in different capacities over the years.Saah A. David Jr National Coordinator of LFSP in Liberia, provided synopsis on the various mechanisms on how the initiative will benefit Liberians, especially dependents of forest communities.Mr. David underscored the need for the support and cooperation of all line ministries and agencies connected to the forest initiative.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Drug plan sign-ups beat forecast

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., compared the government’s effort to its response to Hurricane Katrina and called it “slow, inept and dangerous.” Leavitt acknowledged that the program was not working for some. He said the administration was working feverishly to address concerns that tens of thousands of people who can least afford to go without their medication are struggling. He said he would begin a tour on Wednesday of numerous states – Oregon, California, Texas, Arkansas, Florida and Wisconsin among them – “to find out how things are working in the field.” The new drug benefit began on Jan. 1. About 42 million senior citizens and the disabled are eligible to enroll in private health plans that will subsidize their prescription drug costs. Advocates for the elderly poor and disabled have raised concerns that some senior citizens are not showing up as being enrolled in plans and, in other instances, are being charged hundreds of dollars for medicine that should not cost more than $5. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – More than 2 million people have voluntarily enrolled for the new prescription drug benefit in the past month, exceeding projections by the Bush administration. Last month, the administration announced that about 21 million people would get drug coverage through the program. About 1 million of that group had voluntarily enrolled. The rest were automatically enrolled because of their participation in other programs, such as Medicaid for those with low incomes, or because they continued to get coverage through their employers, which could start receiving government subsidies toward a prescription drug benefit for the elderly. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt touted the enrollment numbers on Monday as good news for a program that has stumbled in the early going. About 20 states have been compelled to help pay for medicine that many senior citizens and the disabled could not get through their new coverage. “The program is working for the vast majority of participants quite well,” Leavitt said. “We’re filling more than a million prescriptions a day.” last_img read more


first_imgTHE FINN VALLEY centre has today launched its programme of activities for the autumn and winter.There’s loads to do – from the athletics (of course) to gymnastics and rugby.And if you fancy a bit of barn dancing, that’s on offer to. Call 07491 32053 for more details – or check out the poster above.  FINN VALLEY CENTRE LAUNCHES AUTUMN/WINTER PROGRAMME was last modified: September 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FINN VALLEY CENTRE LAUNCHES AUTUMN/WINTER PROGRAMMElast_img read more


first_imgKELLY’S TOYOTA have announced a sponsorship deal with Co Donegal Olympian Chloe Magee – and you could say she is absolutely delighted.Badminton star Chloe and her brother Sam have been named in the squad for the forthcoming European championships.Chloe had a great run of form recently to make sure she will compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Raphoe woman has also signed a sponsorship agreement with Kelly’s Toyota in Letterkenny.Said Chloe: “It is not only a joy to be driving around in a brand new Kelly’s Toyota Rav 4 jeep but it always is a great feeling to have a massive sponsor like this who believes as much in my career as me.“After a quick stop in Donegal to say a massive thanks to Kelly’s Toyota and showing off my new wheels it was back to business and straight back to Dublin for the Nationals!”Magee won both the ladies singles and mixed titles last weekend in Dublin and next week flies out with the Irish team to the European Team Championships in Holland where the women face Russia, Slovenia and Slovakia. The Men’s team play Germany and Israel. The selected teams are:WOMEN: Chloe Magee, Alanna Stephenson, Jennie King & Sinead ChambersMEN: Scott Evans, Tony Stephenson, Sam Magee & Niall Tierney.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on’S TOYOTA PUT OLYMPIAN CHLOE IN THE DRIVING SEAT was last modified: February 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:KELLY’S TOYOTA PUT OLYMPIAN CHLOE IN THE DRIVING SEATlast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Terrified staff were held at knifepoint last night during a raid on a Letterkenny shop.Man was held at knifepointAround €300 was taken when a man entered Black’s Centra at around 1.30am and demanded cash.The man, who was wearing a balaclava, fled the shop after the raid. However, Gardai in the area managed to give chase.The man, a non-national, fled up through some local houses and managed to escape.The shop’s owner, well-known local businessman Jason Black, told Donegal Daily that the main thing was that nobody was hurt.“We have been open for 12 years and this is only the second time that something like this has happened. “Thankfully nobody was hurt but the staff are a little shook up.“Incidents such as this are indicative of the times we live in and we just have to get on with it,” he said.A Garda forensics team have been at the shop at Lower Main Street this morning and have carried out a full investigation.The shop has now re-opened for business.TERRIFIED STAFF HELD AT KNIFEPOINT DURING SHOP RAID was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Black’s CentradonegalJason Blackletterkennylast_img read more

MH370: more possible Black Box pings detected

first_imgOcean Shield has reacquired what is believed to be the black box pingers from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing on March 8.Joint Agency Co-Ordination Centre chief Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston announced that the Ocean Shield re-acquired the signals yesterday afternoon and held it for 5 minutes 32 seconds and again last night and held it for 7 minutes.The Ocean Shield has acquired the signal four times since Saturday.However Air Chief Marshal Houston said that while this was a “great lead” the search team needed to sight wreckage for absolute confirmation.The next stage is to triangulate the fixes and then launch the Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle to scan the bottom which is 4500m deep.“Hopefully in a matter of days we may be able to find wreckage on the bottom” said Air Chief Marshall Houston.He said that they have no idea how far the debris may have travelled but the search area for debris is now “a more manageable 75000 square kms.”The search for MH370 has intensified underwater and in the air yesterday.An Australian P3 Orion is deploying in the search area listening devices that have a hydrophone that is tethered on 300m of cable and sends any signals back to the plane.The towed pinger locator deployed by Ocean Shield is operated by a team from its maker Phoenix International.General manager Jim Gibson said the team was cautiously optimistic about the pings picked up.However, it was revealed the frequency detected was 33kHz, which is below the 37.5kHz the pingers are designed to emit.This shift could be attributed to the ocean depth of 4500m, a failing battery or damage to the unit and is within the range of past experience with the beacons.Ocean Shield also deployed runabouts with navy divers to investigate debris in the search area.Adding to evidence the search is in the right area, Inmarsat told London’s Daily Telegraph that the signals Ocean Shield recorded were in the area where the Boeing 777 made its final electronic contact with a satellite at 8.19am on March 8.AirlineRatings has learnt that a number of countries tracked MH370 across South-East Asia.Sources in Singapore confirmed the plane flew around Indonesia, possibly to try to avoid military radar but was picked up by radar in several countries.Sources suggest military intelligence had helped refine the flight plan calculations of the multinational search team.On Monday Australia’s Defence Minister David Johnston said the multinational team was “flat out trying to enhance the leads and to deliver up something more tangible”.Commenting on relationships between the multinational team, Senator Johnston said the co-operation was “absolutely first- class”.“This is a herculean task, ” he said.“We have at least several days of intense action ahead of us.“We are throwing everything at this.”last_img read more