Cavaliers come from 14 down in fourth to trounce Knicks

first_imgView comments Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton (2) looks to pass the ball away from New York Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in New York. The Cavaliers won 125-118. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Leading by nine points with just under four minutes remaining, it appeared that the Knicks would have company at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.But, the Cavaliers wanted no part of that. They used a late 12-0 run to overcome their deficit and post a 125-118 victory on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying UEFA bans Sergio Ramos for additional Champions League game The Knicks led by as many as 14 early in the fourth quarter and were ahead 113-104 following Kevin Knox’s jumper with 3:51 left.But Sexton’s three-point play and layup brought Cleveland within 113-109.After Knox followed with two free throws, the Cavs scored the next 12 points.“We always felt we were in the game,” Love said. “I told Collin he really won us the game. I thought Cedi played exceptional and JC (Clarkson) came up and hit a big shot for us. We just executed down the stretch.”New York led by nine points in the second quarter. But, a 20-10 run culminated by Ante Zizic’s short hook with 3:07 left in the first half gave the Cavs their first lead, 51-50.ADVERTISEMENT The Knicks used the same starting lineup (Smith Jr., Dotson, Knox, Thomas, and Vonleh) for the third straight game. New York hadn’t utilized the same starting five in three consecutive games since January 7-11. Only Knox and Vonleh were members of that quintet. The other starters during that stretch were Luke Kornet, Mudiay and the since-departed Tim Hardaway Jr.HITTIN’ THE ROADAfter playing four straight games at home, the Knicks go west for a three-game road trip which will take them to California (LA Clippers, Sacramento Kings) and Arizona (Phoenix Suns). After a quick stop back at Madison Square Garden for a rematch with the Kings, New York travels to the Midwest and Southwest for games against the Timberwolves, Pacers and Spurs.UP NEXT:Cavaliers: Hosts Detroit on Saturday.Knicks: Visits the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mitchell Robinson’s alley-oop dunk gave the Knicks a 59-57 halftime lead. Dennis Smith Jr., who finished with 16 points, increased New York’s lead to 97-85 on a four-point play with 3 seconds left in the third and Damyean Dotson increased the advantage to 14 by opening the final quarter with a bucket.“Any win we get feels good. I don’t care who it is against,” said Cavs coach Larry Drew. “With the struggles that we have had this year and what we had to deal with from an injury standpoint, being down players, any win is a good win.”Noah Vonleh finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks. Henry Ellenson scored 13 points, Robinson had 12 and Emmanuel Mudiay and Lance Thomas each scored 10.“We totally let our foot off the gas. We got casual,” Knicks coach David Fizdale. “We got up 10 and decided that we weren’t going to get back on defense. We got a little full of ourselves thinking that we had the game. They made us pay for it.”TIP-INS:Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson, who leads the Cavaliers with 11.1 rpg, has missed 17 straight games with a sore left foot. . Sexton is the only Cavalier to play in all 62 games this season.Knicks: New York has lost 10 straight games to the Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. They last defeated Cleveland there in a 117-86 blowout on January 30, 2014. … DeAndre Jordan (sprained left ankle) missed his third consecutive game and Frank Ntilikina (groin injury) has now missed 14 straight.DOMINATIONThe Cavaliers have beaten the Knicks in all three meetings this season. They have swept the season series for the third time in four years and have won 15 of the last 18 meetings between the teams.SEEKING CONSISTENCY Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton each had 22 and Cedi Osman added 21 as Cleveland (15-47) avoided landing in the basement alongside the Knicks (13-49).“When we’re sharing the ball, it’s fun to be out there,” Sexton said. “We were down in the fourth quarter and we all came together and said ‘We have to win this.’ We got the ‘W’ and that’s really the most important thing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCleveland has now won three of its last four games, while the Knicks had their modest two-game winning streak snapped.Allonzo Trier led New York with 22 points. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

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Church Begins 3-Day National Fast and Prayer against Ebola

first_imgAs of midnight Tuesday, the Churches of Liberia (the congregations of the body of Jesus Christ) have begun a three-day, stay-home fast and prayer exercise against Ebola. Church leaders have urged every citizen of the land to observe the prayer action against Ebola.The three-day stay-home fast and prayer is being organized by the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) in collaboration with the Association of Evangelicals of Liberia, the Full Gospel, the Pentecostal Fellowship Union and other Christian groupings at the end of a well-attended meeting of Pastors, Bishops, Apostles, General Overseers, Prophets, Evangelists and other Ministers of the Gospel.The Chairman of the nine-person organizing committee of the National Fast and Prayer, Bishop Dr. John Adolphus During of the Soul Healing Clinic of Jesus Christ, said residents are encouraged to stay home and pray for God to have mercy and deliver the country during the three days and respectively break the fast at their churches from Wednesday, August 6 to Friday, August 8, 2014 throughout the length and breadth of the country.Bishop During told the Daily Observer via mobile phone Tuesday that that the four-point prayer guideline requires God’s people to humble themselves and pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. The prayer points cover the lamentation of sins of the people and the nation, Dr. During added, and called on Liberians to pray in accordance with 2 Chronicles 7:13-14.He named the prayer points as follows:Day One: Repentance of the family and nationDay Two: Seeking of mercy and forgivenessDay Three: Spiritual and physical restoration“On Sunday, Liberians are expected to converge at their respective churches for a thanksgiving service to the Lord for the answering of the fast and prayers,” Rev. During said, declaring, “God is merciful.”Other members of the organizing committee include Rev. Isaac S. Wheagar, general secretary, Association of Evangelicals of Liberia,  James Y. Gayflor, LCCgeneral secretary; and Bishop Albert Miller, general secretary of Pentecostal Fellowship Union.Other members include the church administrator of Providence Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Diggs; Rev. J. Rudolph Marsh, Christian Community of Liberia; AME Church presiding elder, David Parker; Ecumenical Women Organization represented by its vice president, Mrs. Elfrieda Parker, amongst others.The fast and prayer exercise aims at seeking the mercy of God for His anger with the nation as was unanimously endorsed by men of God, mainstream Episcopalians and non-denominational evangelicals alike. A resolution by the church leaders concluded the following:– That God is angry with Liberia, and that Ebola is a plague. Liberians have to pray and seek God’s forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts (such as homosexualism, etc.) that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, Liberians must repent and seek God’s forgiveness.– That a three-day indoor fast and prayer across the nation be observed, commencing next Wednesday, August 6th, and concluding Friday, August 8th.– That an inter-denominational committee be constituted to present said resolution to the Government of Liberia.– That if government is in agreement, the Republic of Liberia be locked up for three days of fast and prayer. All movement should be restricted during those three days. People should stay at home for three days of silence, fasting and prayer.The President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tuesday announced “three (3) days of national fast and prayer to seek God’s face to forgive our sins and heal our land.” An indication that “God is the ultimate solution to our problem,” the President said. The ministers’s assertion that “God is angry with Liberia” sparked outrage on social media, with Liberians in the reading public dismissing the assertion as “utter nonsense”, “absurd” and “rediculous”. In more than 100 comments on the story published on the Observer’s web site, the Bishops were insulted and denigrated for their position. One commenter called them “charlatans posing as men of God”. Another woman called them “freaks”.For Liberians here at home, however, the reaction was completely different. Their endorsement of the Bishop’s statement was almost unanimous. Callers-in to various radio stations repeatedly agreed with the assertion and with Liberia’s need to humble itself before God, and did so with great conviction. The President’s announcement regarding Liberia’s need to seek forgiveness also suggests her agreement that Liberia has sinned against God.Fasting begins today, Wednesday, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and ends Friday. The Liberian Council of Churches in collaboration with other evangelical movements had called for a complete lock down of the country and restricted movement. The President, however, has announced that businesses will remain open.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Government abuse of State funds (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,Now that Local Government Elections are upon us, President David Granger has made several trips to Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) in recent weeks, and is due to return there again on October 14 for the “official launch” of Lethem Town Week. This is just another manufactured event to utilise State funds to campaign.I expect he will be giving away bicycles as he did in Anna Regina in an effort to win votes. Then earlier, the President going to Skeldon to distribute bicycles to children in the middle of a campaign is nothing short of obscene.For he could have easily gone to the schools to distribute the bicycles instead of taking the children to make up numbers at his campaign rally.And a compassionate President would have also taken the severance pay to the thousands of sugar workers he displaced, most of whom can’t even provide food for their families.Then Granger has the cohones to tell the gathering at Anna Regina – a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) stronghold, that on November 12, they should elect visionary leaders, “It is not just a passive town council where people just get elected and they just sit down… They have to look after public services and public health…They must look after sanitation and keep the canals clean. They have to look after security and economic growth.Elect someone who is multitalented and willing to work, not because they belong to a political party but because they are prepared to work.” If Granger had adhered to this same principle, the voters would never have elected him and his Ministers.Over the last few months, a huge number of trips were made by Ministers of Government to Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini); Lethem, Region Nine; Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and other interior locations ostensibly to do Government business with sometimes three chartered aircraft seen on the ground.But in reality, they’re there to do political work and to distribute the People’s National Congress newspapers – The New Nation.So, the question submitted to the National Assembly by PPP Member of Parliament, Pauline Sukhai-Campbell that was disallowed by the Speaker, is not without merit. This Government needs to stop the shameless abuse of State funds to finance their political campaigns.During the pre-election period leading up to the last Local Government Election in 2016, it is estimated that A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change cost the Treasury almost $50 million flying campaign workers and others to the Lethem and Mabaruma municipalities alone.Where are the international organisations and the local groups who used to talk about abuse of resources during the previous Administration? Cat got your tongue?Harry GillPPP/C Member ofParliamentlast_img read more

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Granger could be challenged for PNC leadership

first_img…as party ‘bigwigs’ prepare to duel for key posts at upcoming CongressBy Michael YoungeLeader of the People’s National Congress (PNC), David Granger may have to defend his seat at the party’s upcoming 20th biennial Congress, as at least two senior PNC leaders are mulling the idea of mounting a serious challenge for the top party post.Granger is currently President of Guyana, Leader of the PNC and Chairman of the A Partnership for National Unity which forms part of the governing coalition with the Alliance For Change.A source close to Congress Place on Thursday confirmed that even though traditionally the leader of the PNC is the person who is automatically its Presidential Candidate, there are those in the party who believe that the powers and portfolios Granger currently holds within the party and coalition must be re-examined and reduced to allow others to also influence the destiny of the party.“It is currently a one man show. Mr Granger controls every facet of our party and it is as though, he is the reincarnation of Burnham. Sure, we have a General Secretary but she is powerless to make any changes unless it is rubberstamped by Mr Granger. This is creating uneasiness amongst grassroots and diehard PNCites who do not support the manner in which the party is being run,” the source said.Asked whether those who were considering challenging President Granger for the post could become the subject of sinister attacks and smear campaigns or even ostracised from the party by those loyal to the incumbent leader, the source said “they are fully aware of the consequences but someone has to shake up the party and remind it of its focus”.“Many of us feel the party has gotten too soft and has given too much away to the AFC. We don’t see the need for the AFC and we want a PNC Government that will transform this country’s landscape like Desmond Hoyte and Forbes Burnham did. The AFC brought nothing to the table but are enjoying everything even though their Ministers are performing poorly… just look at agriculture for instance,” the source complained.Questioned further about the identity of the would-be challengers, the source said vaguely, “it is not newcomers. At least one of the men who said he was contemplating challenging Granger should have been leader before him, as he is more seasoned and has much more experience in governance and party politicsLeader of the People’s National Congress, David Grangerthan the current comrade leader”.He would neither confirm nor deny if that reference was directly pointing to Carl Greenidge who also with the late Dr Faith Harding and Dr Van West-Charles had challenged Granger for the key leadership post in the past.When contacted on Thursday, Party General Secretary Amna Ally told Guyana Times that all of the necessary arrangements are being put in place for the party’s upcoming congress which is slated for August 17-19.Ally said the “first circular” had already been sent to party groups who are being encouraged to fully participate in the highest decision-making forum of the PNC.Asked whether any official nominations have been made for key leadership posts to date, Ally responded in the negative. She said next week, the media would be briefed on the process and all other details pertaining to the actual congress.Ally, who took over the reins of the party from PNC stalwart Oscar Clarke, confirmed that the leadership posts were wide open to any member of the party.“Any member can contest any post once they are a legitimate member of the PNC”, Ally insisted. She did not say when the period of nominations was expected to commence or close but said a number of candidates would be fielded as is the norm.Even if Granger is not challenged, whoever secures the Chairman of the party is likely to be groomed as his successor and the party’s next Presidential Candidate.Many feel that the AFC’s decision to renegotiate the terms of the Cummingsburg Accord could result in it wrestling away more political and executive power from the PNC and they blame President Granger for not being more inflexible and assertive in order to safeguard the interests of the PNC.last_img read more

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Lazio to ward off Chelsea and Man United by offering superstar double his salary

first_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LIVING THE DREAM Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been excellent for Lazio. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star TOP WORK Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED But Lazio have so far refused to entertain the idea of selling the man known as ‘SMS’ for any less than £89million.That price tag has so far prevented a summer move away although Chelsea, Man United, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all retain an interest in the Serbian.Now Lazio are ready to further strengthen their bargaining position by tying Milinkovic-Savic down to a longer contract.And they are now prepared to offer him a double-your-money deal, which will boost his annual salary to around £2.7million per year. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Lazio are ready ward off interest from Chelsea and Manchester United by offering to double Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s annual salary, according to Corriere di Roma.Both Premier League clubs are among the clubs who want to sign the all-action midfielder, who has emerged as one of the most in-demand players in the world. 1 IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on three-way race targets Latest Transfer News targets RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

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Photo library: South Africa at work 18

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: A harbour worker cleans chains used to keep oil rigs in place. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Tuna is unloaded at Hout Bay harbour. The fish can fetch R70 per kilogram on the dock, although most of the catch is exported.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Tuna is unloaded at Hout Bay harbour. The fish can fetch R70 per kilogram on the dock, although most of the catch is exported.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fisherman use handlines to catch bottom fish off Cape Point. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishermen fishing with handlines off Cape Point.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishermen fishing with handlines off Cape Point.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishermen fishing with handlines off Cape Point.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishermen fishing with handlines off Cape Point.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishermen fishing with handlines off Cape Point.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageSOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 18: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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If You Want Opportunities, Go Get Them

first_imgNo one woke up this morning and thought to themselves, “I really need this product or service or outcome. I hope some salesperson calls me today to help me buy what I need to generate the results I am after.” No one thinks to themselves, “Please let someone interrupt me today with the answers to my challenges-especially the systemic challenges that have gone unaddressed for years!”If your dream client was online researching their options, a couple of things would be true. First, you will have already missed your chance to create an opportunity in a way that serves you and your dream client, having been too fearful to call and interrupt them before they reached the point where they decided to take action. Second, if their research was going to cause them to reach out to you, they would have done so.You never show up to your office to find a line of people waiting to buy from you, do you? Your phone isn’t ringing off the hook with dream clients calling to ask you for your help, is it?If you are in sales, your role requires you to achieve outcomes. The first outcome is opportunity creation. This requires that you proactively reach out to your dream clients to ask them for their time. It means you need to be able to create so much value in an initial call that you open up the possibility to explore change. More still, you have to interrupt people in order to help them.The second thing you need to do is to capture those opportunities. You must create so much value through the process that you create a preference to work with you. You cannot do this work if you are not there to do it. If you aren’t engaged with the client around change, then there is nothing for you to capture. This means you must prospect with intention, instead of sitting back passively waiting and reacting.If you want opportunities, you have to go get them. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Brad Pitt’s attacker sentenced to three years probation

first_imgBrad Pitt’s attacker pled no contest to charges of battery after hitting the 50-year-old star in the face and broke his designer sunglasses at the Hollywood premiere of his fiancee Angelina Jolie’s new movie, ‘Maleficent,’ on Wednesday night (28.05.14).Vitalii Sediuk was sentenced to three years probation, 20 days of community labour and ordered to undergo a year of psychological counselling in court on Friday (30.05.14).The Ukrainian reporter originally faced four charges, including Battery, Unlawful Activity at a Sporting Event, Theatrical or Exhibition, Assault and Unlawful Delay or Interference of a Sporting Event, Theatrical or Exhibition, but the latter two were dropped after he reached a plea deal.The judge ordered the attacker to stay at least 500 yards away from all red carpets, movie premieres and entertainment eventsThe judge also ordered him to stay at least 500 yards away from all red carpets, movie premieres and entertainment events in the future, according to E! News.Sediuk was released from police custody after appearing in court, but must attend a hearing on July 8 to prove his enrolment in a counselling program.The 25-year-old prankster was fired from Ukraine’s Channel 1+1 after he attempted to put his head under actress America Ferrera’s dress at the Cannes International Film Festival on May 17.In January this year, he hugged Bradley Cooper around the waist, putting his face in the ‘Hangover’ star’s crotch at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a month later, tried a similar move on Leonardo DiCaprio at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.Sediuk was also slapped by Will Smith at a ‘Men In Black 3’ premiere two years ago, after he tried to kiss the star on the lips.advertisementlast_img read more

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Los Angeles Olympics to cost $6.9 billion

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE – Danae Jones poses with other Olympic volunteers at a parade to celebrate the city being officially named as host of the 2028 Summer Olympics by a unanimous vote of the International Olympic Committee, in Los Angeles, California, on September 16, 2017. – Los Angeles and its iconic stadium has sealed the deal to host the Summer Olympics for the third time, following the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)Los Angeles 2028 Olympics chiefs on Tuesday unveiled details of the $6.9 billion budget for the Games, vowing to deliver the spectacle without cost overruns that have dogged recent editions of the extravaganza.A statement from LA 2028 said the city’s Olympic plan, which relies entirely on pre-existing venues and infrastructure, included a 10 percent contingency fund of $615.9 million.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Boxing must end controversies to end Olympic threat The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics meanwhile came with a hefty $13.2 billion price tag.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Olympics to fit the city’ LA 2028 on Tuesday reiterated the fact that the games will require “no complex and costly construction projects or Games-related public infrastructure”, areas which have been notorious for generating cost overruns in other Olympic cities. Los Angeles’ Olympic plan will see the city’s prestigious UCLA campus used as the Olympic and Paralympic Village, while the University of Southern California will house the main press center and media village.“Given that we are not building anything new in order to host the games, it makes our expenses a lot easier to estimate at this point in time,” one senior bid official said. “We’re confident in our ability to deliver on that expense plan.”A revamped Los Angeles Coliseum, venue for the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, will once again feature prominently in 2028, along with the Los Angeles Stadium, the futuristic multi-billion-dollar home of the Los Angeles Rams which will open for business in 2020.“Nothing has changed,” one bid official said. “Our mantra was to fit the games to the city, not fit the city to the games.”Revenues for the games include an $898 million contribution from the IOC as well as $637 million related to the IOC’s sponsorship programmes. More than $2.5 billion will be raised through domestic sponsorship in the United States along with a further $1.93 billion in ticket sales and hospitality.The bullish LA 2028 forecasts come after French watchdogs warned last year that the Paris 2024 Olympics faced a possible 500 million euro ($616 million) overrun, forcing organizers to revise their spending downward to keep within a 6.8 billion euro ($7.6 billion) budget.Meanwhile, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are projected to cost around $12.1 billion according to a December 2018 forecast. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “Our budget is privately funded, realistic and fiscally conservative,” said LA 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman. “We are redefining what it means to host a successful Games and look forward to planning and hosting an amazing experience that will make our community proud.”Los Angeles was awarded the 2028 Olympics in 2017 after an unprecedented joint bid announcement by the International Olympic Committee in Lima.The Californian metropolis, which will be hosting the Olympics for a third time, had initially been bidding against Paris for the 2024 Olympics.With a shrinking pool of cities willing to shoulder the financial burden of staging the Olympics however, the IOC sought to reward both cities in order to lock in two bids seen as equally strong.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES The $6.9 billion price tag is higher than the previous figure of $5.3 billion quoted during the bid process in 2017, which was calculated in 2016 dollar values.The higher figure cited on Tuesday takes into account likely inflation over the next decade.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLA 2028 said the budget had been independently evaluated by accounting giants KPMG and had been computed in “real dollars to offer a clear picture of financial health over time.”“Adjusted for inflation, LA 2028’s real dollar budget is directly in line with the budget proposed for the 2024 Games bid,” a statement said. The figure also factored in three percent, roughly $200 million, the bulk of which will be invested in local youth sports and four additional years of operation. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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Cricket : 20 year old Pant included in the Indian Test Squad ahead of…

first_imgAdvertisement Also Read :Cricket: Ravi Shastri says India will not give excuses about pitch and conditionsCricket: Sachin Tendulkar announces formation of his academy with Middlesex AdvertisementAfter Rishab Pant took up Delhi’s captaincy and finished with over 900 runs in the 2016-17 season of the Ranji Trophy, before translating the same form in the IPL and continuing the same form in the IPL, a lot of cricketing pundits have been calling for Pant’s inclusion in the Indian squad for both white-ball and red-ball cricket, or for that matter with Indian and English conditions.The 20-year-old has been a bright prospect for the India A team at England, which included a half-century in the last game. The Indian A team coach Rahul Dravid has highly praised Pant as he quoted, “He has the temperament and skills to bat differently. He is always going to be an attacking player but reading of the situation when you are playing red ball cricket is required. We are glad he has been picked into the national team and I hope he takes this maturity into the national team and hopefully builds from thereon,”“It was a great feeling to hear that I had been included in the Indian Test squad. I always wanted to be a part of the Indian Test squad and it was more like a dream come true for me. It was an amazing feeling, not only for me but also for my family and my coach Tarek Sinha sir, who helped me understand the game very early in my life. He has always wanted me to play Test cricket for India and when I got the call, he was very happy and proud and I enjoyed that moment,” Pant told bcci.tv.Former captain, MS Dhoni has ensured that an entire generation of wicket-keepers in India remains backups for a decade. But as he quit the Test format, the backups have rotated diligently among themselves and Rishab Pant has successfully ticked all the right boxes at the right time and has made a spot for himself.last_img read more

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