With so much movement happening on the social justice front, last month Lou Williams said he wasn’t sure whether playing basketball this summer would distract from those issues. And, he said, he didn’t know whether he should join the Clippers in Orlando as they seek to finish off what they hope is the organization’s first championship season.“This is a whirlwind of a time we don’t know what’s the right decision now, we’re trying to figure out on the fly like everybody else,” Williams said in June in an illuminating virtual chat hosted by CoStar. “We have a job to do, we have livelihoods, we have families to feed and we’re also majority Black men at the same time.“And so we’re trying to find that balance where, you know, if we do suit up … how much of this platform can we really use? Can we get a Black Lives Matter patch on our jerseys. Can our jerseys say Black Lives Matter? Can the courts say Black Lives Matter?“Honestly, it’s hard to call. I’m 50/50 right now to be honest with you.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Now that he’s in Orlando, Williams – a veteran leader and an 18.7 point-per-game scorer for the Clippers this season – and others will have to navigage how best to compete while also advocating for equality.“It’s going to be a challenge; I think we’re up for it,” said Williams, who said he’ll also spend some free time in his room working on a musical project that he’d intended to release July 4 if there hadn’t been more important issues at hand.“Obviously, we’re here in Orlando. This is Day 2 for us outside of quarantine, so at this point we have to focus on basketball,” he said. “We have to focus on getting ourselves in shape, understanding the environment that we are in, getting used to the environment and trying to compete at a high level … Once I realize that everything is OK, I can do this, and then I start focus on other issues that I want to involve in.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers said players and personnel will have to compartmentalize their priorities.“We made the choice that we can do our jobs and do our jobs well, and then, also, have the ability to talk,” Rivers said. “Let’s say if we hadn’t decided to play, I wouldn’t be here talking about it right now. So we have the opportunity to speak our truths, and we are not going to stop doing it.”Indeed not.Over Zoom on Saturday, Rivers expressed clearly that they’ll dribble, but they won’t shush, speaking his mind about a dispute between Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and Adrian Wojnarowski.ESPN’s top basketball insider issued an apology for responding with an obscenity to a news release from Hawley’s office that criticized the NBA for allowing social justice messages on jerseys. Hawley tweeted a screenshot of Wojnarowski’s emailed reply and added the message: “Don’t criticize #China or express support for law enforcement to @espn. It makes them real mad.”Related Articles After a discussion and a vote with his teammates – “we decided that our decision, it was going to be everybody or nobody,” he said – Lou Will was no longer on the bubble. Now he’s in it.The three-time Sixth Man of the Year is getting adjusted to life on the closed campus at the Walt Disney World Resort. He’s practicing again with most of his teammates. Star wing Kawhi Leonard arrived a couple days after most of the Clippers and on Saturday was undergoing the quarantine and testing protocol before joining his teammates.And, Williams said, he’s happy the NBA heard him and his colleagues.The league agreed to give players the option of wearing a messages on their jerseys and to display Black Lives Matter in prominent locations on the courts.“That’s progression,” the guard said before Saturday’s practice. “I’m happy to know that I work for a company that stands alongside of the minorities in this country and wants to make a bold statement like that. Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “Obviously they have a lot of sponsors and everything … and some people may not feel that way. But I thought it was important for the NBA to listen to the players and listen to our voices and put the things in motion that we felt strongly about and stand next to us with those issues.” Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Rivers was irked, saying Hawley’s tweet sought to turn the conversation away from Black Lives Matter.“It’s funny, whenever we talk about justice, people try to change the message,” Rivers said. “Colin Kaepernick kneels; it had nothing to do with troops. It had to do with social injustice, and everyone tried to change the narrative. How about staying on what we are talking about and dealing with that, instead of trying to trick us or … trick your constituents?“I guarantee you,” the coach continued, “we’ve done more for the military than probably that senator. And I guarantee you this: We also are going to do things for #BlackLivesMatter. How about him? Maybe he should join into that.”
Renney had also been courted by the San Jose Sharks of the NHL but signed a three-year deal with Detroit.The Red Wings had a spot open on their staff when Jeff Blashill was named head coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.Before arriving in Edmonton, the 57-year-old Cranbrook native was let go from the Rangers in February 2009 after 61 games, following three full seasons and 20 games in another when he took over from Glen Sather, who remained as general manager.Renney was also release from Vancouver in 1997-98 after his first full season with the club.Renney got his start in hockey in the KIJHL. He won the league championship as skipper of the Columbia Valley Rockies before moving to coaching in the Western Hockey League and winning a Memorial Cup with Kamloops Blazers.In two season with the Blazers Renney compiled a 101-37-6 record for a .714 winning percentage, which ranks as the all-time highest winning mark in CHL history.Before coaching in the NHL, Renney guided Canada to a silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.Renney and wife Glenda own a summer home near Nelson on the North Shore overlooking Kootenay Lake. It’s didn’t take former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League coach Tom Renney to find a job back in the pros.The Columbia Valley Rockies skipper, who took the one proud franchise to a KIJHL title, accepted an offer earlier this week with the Detroit Red Wings as associate coach.Renney fell out of favour with his last team, Edmonton Oilers, which elected not to re-sign the coach after his third season with the NHL club.Instead, the Oilers decided to go with Renney’s right-hand man, Ralph Krueger, into the head coaching post.Ironically it was Renney who cohersed Krueger to join the Oilers from Europe.
Guyana/Venezuela border controversy…as time winds down on Good Offices processGuyana’s main Private Sector umbrella representative organisation, the Private Sector Commission (PSC), has reiterated its support for Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, and in particular the Guyana Government, in ensuring that claims to local lands be refuted.The PSC commitment comes in light of the recent border controversy that was sparked between Guyana and Venezuela. The decades-old controversy was brought back into the spotlight following the discovery of oil in Guyana which led to Venezuela reiterating its land claims.Relations between Guyana and Venezuela have worsened ever since United States oil giant ExxonMobil announced in 2015 that it had found oil in Guyana. Venezuela has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil.Venezuela has long claimed a huge tract of land in Essequibo, which comprises nearly 40 per cent of Guyana’s current territory. But Guyana has maintained that Venezuela’s claim on the nullity of an award is a legal matter that must be resolved at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Minister Greenidge said the country is awaiting the final decision from the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, now that another year of the Good Offices Process is almost done.The Secretary General’s Personal Representative, Norwegian Diplomat, Dag Nylander, had to submit his report on the meetings he facilitated between the two countries to Guterres.The engagements between the UN representative and the two countries were concluded in November and according to Greenidge, there have only been three meetings between the two countries since.Greenidge said Guyana has intensified its bilateral activism with other countries to ensure the Secretary General honours his obligations which is to refer the matter to the Court (International Court of Justice) at the end of 2017 unless there is significant progress in resolving the matter.The 1966 Geneva Agreement identified the UN Secretary General to resolve the matter using a menu of measures under Article 33 of the UN agreement. Minister Greenidge said, “We call on the Secretary General to look at his mandate and to refer the matter to the highest court in the world, the ICJ.”At the recently concluded MERCOSUR Summit held in Brazil, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said Guyana’s South American neighbour has been updated on Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Award is null and void, and remains resolute to its original position.The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that the border controversy issue was recently raised with Brazil and that country has maintained its support for Guyana, noting that the boundaries of the sub-continent should remain where they are and have existed for decades.“The matter was raised with Brazil as per normal. As neighbours, we always have exchanges on this. The President gave them an update as to where we are, and Brazil has not indicated any movement from its traditional position, which is that the boundaries of the sub-continent should remain where they are,” Minister Greenidge explained.In addition, Minister Greenidge said Guyana is awaiting the final decision of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, who undertook to have the matter sent to the World Court, should there be a failure to have an amicable settlement between Guyana and Venezuela.Venezuela, with almost 40 times the population of Guyana and a territory that is several times bigger, claimed, in 1968, the entire territorial sea of Guyana by means of the Leoni Decree, which has never been withdrawn. For decades now, Venezuela has occupied the Guyana side of Ankoko Island, objected to the development of hydro power stations in Essequibo, and has been staunchly opposed to Guyana exploring for oil offshore and onshore its Essequibo territory.The Venezuelan Navy had, in 2013, intercepted and detained a Malaysian seismic vessel that had been conducting surveys in an offshore concession granted by Guyana to the United States-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, causing that company to leave and never return.There have also been incidents inland Guyana, with Venezuelan aircraft attacking vessels operating on the portion of the Cuyuní River that the arbitration court has awarded Guyana.
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MOST READ That mentality was in full display in the game against the Picanto as Alaska pulled itself back from 10 points down.Abueva was at is best, doing a little bit of everything including getting into Kia import Geron Johnson’s head.With Johnson losing his focus, Alaska capitalized with its import Buck Henton and starting point guard JVee Casio coming through down the stretch.Abueva admitted that Johnson’s aggressiveness caught the Aces by surprise.“We were rattled,” he said. “We knew we needed a win, but we struggled getting any momentum in the first three quarters. But in the fourth quarter, everything clicked and that was when we were able to show our energy and hustle. All we wanted was to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo 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 Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City However, if there’s one positive thing their slump gave the Aces, it’s that they can’t take any team lightly.“Before, we’re a bit overexcited. We felt that we could beat anyone, but we were wrong. We realized that it’s not going to be easy,” said Abueva. “Now, I think we’re being more solid. We’re getting our momentum back and I hope we continue this.”Alaska stakes its three-game winning streak against Meralco. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Calvin Abueva. PBA IMAGESAfter Alaska’s 0-6 start in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, the players know that they have no choice but to play like there’s no tomorrow.Not only are the Aces’ campaign this conference is hanging in the balance, but so are their careers as well.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Our captain (JVee Casio) said that a lot of us have expiring contracts. So if we want to get extended, get a raise, we have to make it to the playoffs,” said Calvin Abueva in Filipino.That explains the heightened sense of urgency of the Aces for the past three games as they snapped their inglorious 14-game losing skid dating back to last conference.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 shutoutAlaska has now won three straight games with its latest victory at the expense of Kia, 102-94, on Sunday.“We’re willing to die just for us to play well and make it to the playoffs,” the energetic forward said. View comments San Miguel ends Ginebra’s 7-game run Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Henrik Larsson linked with Southend jobby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson is being linked with a return to England.The Daily Mail says he has emerged as a target for Southend United.The League One side want to bring in the Swedish icon to replace Kevin Bond.The Shrimps side have been without a manager for two weeks.They remain winless this season in the league and lost 4-3 at Shrewsbury last night.They’ve lost seven and drawn one of their eight games so far this campaign.Larsson quit as Helsingborgs boss last month over the alleged level of “verbal insults” he received.
Kareem Walker is the No. 1 running back in the 2016 and he’s committed to play at Ohio State. You probably don’t remember him committing, Buckeye fans, because he made his pledge during your team’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It’s understandable. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound back out of Wayne, New Jersey, is ranked the No. 9 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. He’s talented enough to become one of the best running backs the Buckeyes have ever had – and they’ve had plenty. Former Ohio State greats Archie Griffin (1974, ’75) and Eddie George (1995) both won the Heisman Trophy during their time in Columbus. Could Walker become the third running back in Ohio State history to win the award (or, possibly, the fourth if Ezekiel Elliot takes it home in 2015)? Here he is posing in a Buckeye uniform with the trophy. Tb #BuckeyeNation #Heisman pic.twitter.com/gqMKyEFW26— AlⓂ️ightyReem (@_KareemWalker) January 19, 2015Ohio State currently has five commitments in the 2016 class – one five-star (Walker) and four four-stars.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — You might be forgiven if you’ve confused today’s National Bacon Day with International Bacon Day, that took place in August, but the pork industry is hoping you won’t mind the redundancy.Quebec pork producer duBreton even released a survey conducted among bacon-loving Canadians which highlights the irrational obsession some people have for the cured delicacy.They say 98 per cent of those surveyed identify bacon among their favourite foods and eight per cent confess to liking bacon more than their spouse. In Ontario, that number jumps to a greasy 47 per cent.Take those claims with a grain of salt, warns Dalhousie University food researcher Sylvain Charlebois.“Most of the time these campaigns are used to promote a product that may need some attention and bacon is certainly one of them,” he says.Charlebois thinks many people have abandoned bacon because of the health risks associated with high sodium and fat as well as a dire warning from the World Health Organization which says eating processed meats is as dangerous as smoking.Cutting back may be good for our arteries, but there could be some fallout for the economy. Canadian producers grow between 15 to 17 million hogs each year, many of them destined for export says Charlebois.“Whatever happens to bacon means a lot to a very significant economic sector of ours,” he says.The bigger picture though is the impact pork products, especially bacon, has on the environment.It takes a lot of water, food and energy to grow a pig and the smoking process involved with creating your favourite breakfast companion means there’s an extra layer to the impact bacon has on the planet.“For someone who’s looking at making choices around food that could reduce the carbon footprint of the food you eat, bacon probably wouldn’t be a good choice,” says Charlebois.
Huskies – Fill a bus, was more successful than the year previousSafeway – Donated four tons of foodFSJ Senior Flyers – Teddy Bear Toss, received a couple hundred bearsCentury 21 – Toy Drive, saw the most toys this year and sponsored 21 hampers (Independently purchased the food, gift cards and toys. $165 value per hamper)ATCO Two Rivers Camp – Donated $2500 purchased food from the Wholesale ClubDoig First Nations – Donated $2500Giant Power Tong – Donated 100 TurkeysButcher Block – Donated 150 HamsC&V Trailer Rentals – Donated the use of a Trailer to pick up the donations“With every added donation we are able to help more people,” said Cameron Eggie, Executive Director for the Salvation Army. “Big efforts have been put forth by a lot of people to make this all happen.”The Red Kettle Campaign continues and spaces are still available to volunteer.If you are interested in Volunteering for the Red Kettle Campaign call the Volunteer Coordinator Tatiana (250) 261-1933Salvation Army FB Page CLICK HEREFor more information on the Red Kettle Campaign CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army has been building their 165 Christmas Hampers that they could not have done without the generous help of this Community.In the past month, several organizations and businesses have come together to help provide food and gifts to create a successful Christmas Hamper Campaign.Some of the community support has been received through;
New Delhi: Ahead of the release of his film “Kesari”, actor Akshay Kumar visited a BSF camp and performed a mock fight with a woman officer here. Akshay on Tuesday took to Instagram and shared a video in which he can be seen engaged in a mock fight with a woman officer. The actor started the fight with some clever tricks but was quickly pinned to the ground by the officer. Appreciating the officer’s stint, Akshay wrote: “Woman strong, mother strong, sister strong, then country strong.” Akshay also posted a video in which he can be seen performing fake kickboxing with another woman officer. “Always treat to meet the jawans from BSF India. Their training, passion and enthusiasm is top-notch, always a learning experience,” Akshay captioned the video. “Kesari” is based on the 1897 Battle of Saragarhi, in which 21 Sikh soldiers of the British army fought 10,000 Afghan invaders. Directed by Anurag Singh, the film also stars actress Parineeti Chopra. It is due to release on Thursday.