#KicksStalker: LeBron wears ‘Equality’ sneakers on opening night

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES LeBron James has never been the person to shy away from protests.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe four-time NBA MVP has always used his stature as one of the most recognizable athletes as a platform to demand social justice.ADVERTISEMENT View comments And in Cleveland’s home opener to the 2017-2018 season, James wore a player exclusive version of his LeBron 15 sneaker with the a gold “Equality” emblazoned on the all black shoe. 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ “I just wanted to keep the conversation going,” said James in an ESPN.com report. “We know what we’re going through. We know what we went through as a nation, as a world.”“I had an opportunity to use a platform for the greater good and keep the conversation going. Why not?”James’ message was in accordance with the protest in the NFL where players take the knee during the playing of the national anthem of the United States.Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the peaceful protest in 2016 to demand the end to police brutality and raise racial equality.James, back in 2014, wore “I can’t breath” t-shirts during the Cavs’ shootaround before their game against the Brooklyn Nets.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ ‘I’m done, I’m done’: Lin bursts into tears after injuring knee in Nets loss Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The words “I can’t breath” were the last ones Eric Garner, an African-American, spoke before dying in a confrontation with a New York Police Department officer.James, also, has always been vocal of his opposition with US President Donald Trump.The Cleveland superstar defended Golden State point guard Stephen Curry’s decision to not visit the White House for what was supposed to be the Warriors’ honorary presidential visit.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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‘Weah Managed Economy ‘Fairly’ under 6 Months,’ Survey shows

first_imgRelease of Afrobarometer’s Round 7 data in Liberia, October 24, 2018But 56% of Liberians approve of the President’s job performance; Afrobarometer RevealsTwenty-four percent (24%) of one-third of the Liberian population have said the George M. Weah administration has performed “fairly” in managing the economy under six months of his administration, according to a survey by Afrobarometer.In the same survey, Liberians have also rated the government poorly on economic management, but 10% of one-third of the population said the government performed very well.Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions, and related issues in Africa. Six rounds of surveys were conducted in up to 37 Africans countries between 1999 and 2015, and Round 7 surveys are being completed in 2018. Afrobarometer conducts face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice with nationally representative samples.Led by the Khana Group, The Afrobarometer team in Liberia interviewed 1,200 adult Liberians in June 2018. A sample of this size yields country-level results with a margin of error of plus or minus (+/-) 3 percentage points at a 95% confidence level. Previous surveys have been conducted in Liberia in 2008, 2012, and 2015.Most prioritized problems affecting LiberiansFormally released on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at a local resort in Monrovia, the new Afrobarometer survey — which made up the Afrobarometer Round 7 Data in Liberia — reveals that the Weah-led government ‘failed’ in the wake of chronic inflation and hike in prices of goods and services, during the period of the survey, between 19 June to 16 July 2018.The Afrobarometer showed that 22% said the government failed to create jobs, while 12% said jobs were created; 17% said there was no improvement for the living standards of the poor, while 6% said there were improving living standards of the poor; and 16% said there was not enough food to eat, while 10% said the government was ensuring enough to eat.The survey further showed that 56% of Liberians approve of President Geroge Weah’s overall job performance since he assumed office on January 22, 2018.A majority of citizens say he is doing a good job on national security, domestic policy, and foreign policy issues, the survey suggests. Citizens give the government a passing grade on providing infrastructure and basic services but failing marks for its economic performance and efforts to address the country’s most important problems.Meanwhile, three panelists, Cllr. Dr. Yarsuo Weh Dorliae, Cllr. Ruth Jappah and Augustus M. Zayzay supported the results of the Afrobarometer survey.68% of Liberians want land ownership to be an exclusive right of a LiberianAccording to Cllr. Dorliae, the well-founded fear still exists among Liberians regarding the citizenship and negro clauses in the Constitution. Cllr. Jappah, however, said the survey showed that while younger Liberians are disappointed in the President’s performance, the older ones are still patient.  She maintained that the government needs to resolve the issues concerning land for development and land for citizenship.For his part, Mr. Zayzay said the research is a spillage for the former Government’s performance, bad or good, and the President’s passing grade is because of his resounding message.The political leader of the United People’s Party (UPP), Mr. Macdonald Wento, said Liberians are afraid and weak to invest and compete with ‘white businessmen’, so, “for that reason we are afraid to make them citizens.”Earlier, Mr. Daniel Armah-Attoh gave a general overview of  Afrobarometer Africa and stressed the importance of ‘Afrobarometer Round 7 Data in Liberia.’The former Assistant Minister for Vocational and Technical Training and Managing Researcher for the Center for Policy Action and Research (CePAR), Boakia Jaleiba, hailed the Afrobarometer survey and said the current passing grade is encouraging.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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Teen placed in psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide

first_img…says conditions inhumane, NGOs outragedReports that a 15-year-old girl who attempted to take her own life has been placed in the National Psychiatric Hospital at Canje, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), has sparked outrage from several agencies.National Psychiatric Hospital at CanjeThe teenager has since said that she cannot live under those conditions and is pleading for assistance.She was reportedly placed there with only a piece of sponge to sleep on, which she said is smelly and the surroundings are unsanitary and inhumane.Only recently British High Commissioner Greg Quinn renewed calls in support of the decriminalisation of attempted suicide. In Guyana, suicide or attempted suicide is considered a criminal offence with punishment ranging from five to ten years’ imprisonment.It was in July that the British High Commissioner made the call as he noted that suicide was removed from the list of criminal offences in England and Wales since 1961 and such actions should follow through for Guyana as well because it eliminates the stigma for surviving family members. In Guyana, there is a holding centre for criminal juvenile offenders but none for juveniles who have issues in association with suicide attempts.Meanwhile, following several attempts at suicide, Police took the teenager to the National Psychiatric Hospital where she was admitted.According to a source close to the institution, it is the protocol to have persons on suicide watch placed in a ward without anything but a mattress to sleep on. In this case, the mattress is just a piece of sponge.According to the teenager, she attempted to take her own life on numerous occasions because she was sexually molested but relatives did nothing to help her.“I am not going to be able to live here. I can’t live under these conditions,” she said.The Caribbean Voice, an NGO which focuses on anti-violence with a specific focus on mental health issues inclusive of suicide and social justice, has expressed outrage.Managing Director Bibi Ahmad told this publication that the teenager would have been diagnosed by a medical person at the National Psychiatric Hospital.“They had to do an assessment of her before they put her into that facility and her mother would have signed a consent form before she could have been placed there.”However, Ahmad said that if there are reports of sexual assault, the psychiatric hospital should investigate further and get the Child Care and Protection Agency involved.“The Child Care and Protection Agency should be involved because it is a minor,” Ahmad explained.Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency, Ann Green when contacted told this publication that she was unaware of the situation but promised to investigate.Meanwhile, weighing in on the issue, head of the Humanitarian Mission Guyana Inc, Suresh Sugrim noted that there are no centres for underage persons who need special attention, noting that there is a huge stigma attached to the National Psychiatric Hospital.“These are teenagers who are in need, should be handled and taken care of differently from adults. The human rights activists need to be called in to remove that child from that institution immediately. I was offering the Mission’s facility at Port Mourant for full-time counselling for adolescents, and because of politicians in the region and their self-interests, it was shut down,” Sugrim said.The Mission, two years ago, had given a section of the building at Port Mourant to the Public Health Ministry for that purpose.“Without proper sleep, attention and professional medical help, nothing is going to change in the mental state of these adolescents! Isn’t a mental institution partly medical? Why is this place dirty and smelling? Why is it lacking the proper necessities a mental institution should have?” he questioned while noting that such situations could be one of the contributory factors of the region having such a high suicide rate.Efforts to get a comment from the National Psychiatric Hospital were futile. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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City Council talks Capital Budget designation

first_imgThe Capital Budget is an accumulation of Federal and Provincial funds, mainly money from the Fair Share Agreement with the province. This budget is different from the Operating Budget, which is funded by municipal taxes. Only a handful of people attended the very brief Public Capital Budget Meeting Monday at City Hall.The short meeting saw only six people in attendance, who sat in while City Council discussed the designation of its $32,449,131 Capital Budget.- Advertisement -Pavement of city roads was a prominent issue discussed at the meeting. As discussed at last weeks Council meeting and reiterated again on Monday, Council wants to push back the extension of 90th Street to 112th Ave and instead, will move forward with improvements to 106th Street, North of C.M. Finch School. A project that would cost roughly $2.3 millions dollars of the City’s Capital Budget.Victor Shopland, Director of Infrastructure and Capital Works, says only 17 km of road remain unpaved in Fort St. John and they are working to finish paving these roads in the near future.Another issue that was discussed regarding the budget is converting the Kids Arena in to a dry floor arena. That procedure would cost the City roughly $214,000.After going through the Capital Budget, the floor was opened to the general public. Only one person took advantage of the opportunity to speak Monday.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Exclusive – Former England star issues Sterling with international warning

first_imgAlvin Martin has warned Raheem Sterling he risks losing his England place if he tries to pick and choose his matches.The Liverpool forward claimed he was too tired to start in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia on Sunday, leading to a backlash among fans of the Three Lions.Sterling has been an ever-present throughout Liverpool’s disappointing start to the Premier League this season and played 45 minutes in England’s 5-0 win against San Marino on Thursday.However, former England defender Martin has told the 19-year-old that deciding when to play for the Three Lions will only provide opportunities for rival players in his position.“If Sterling wants to pick and choose games, you’ve got someone like [Adam] Lallana and other players in the England team who are more than capable of taking on the mantle as the attacking creator of the team,” the West Ham legend told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“There’s no problem with players saying they’re not 100 per cent, but it’s very difficult when you play for England because people are going to look at it in a certain way. There will be lots of football supporters questioning why he’s too tired at this stage of the season.”After omitting Sterling from the starting line-up, Roy Hodgson opted for Liverpool’s Lallana and Martin was quick to praise the former Southampton captain’s contribution.“Lallana is somebody I’m starting to get really excited about because he wants the ball in the areas where a lot of players can’t receive it,” he added.“He can receive it on his left or right foot, he gets himself on the turn and when he does run with the ball he’s hard to deal with.”last_img read more

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‘He’s the real deal’ – Man Utd fans urge Van Gaal to give starlet a chance

first_img1 If you managed to miss it, Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira scored a stunning solo goal in the Under-20 World Cup final for Brazil on Saturday.Although the 19-year-old, who signed a new contract at Old Trafford earlier this year, ended up on the losing side, his exploits have got Red Devils fans a tad excited.talkSPORT has compiled the best reaction to the teenager’s strike below, and it looks like Louis van Gaal will have a selection headache on his hands next season. Andreas Pereira last_img read more

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Milner sent home, so this LFC line up for Man United game?

first_img 6. Dejan Lovren (centre back) 11 Jame Milner seems like the only doubt for Liverpool in their Europa League match against Man United.The midfielder was sent home on Wednesday having complained about feeling unwell and will be assessed by medical staff on Thursday morning.If he is out, though, is this how manager Jurgen Klopp will set up his team for the HUGE last 16 game?POSSIBLE MAN UNITED LINE UP V LIVERPOOLFirst up, however, is Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham at 6pm (GMT), which you can stream live on talkSPORT here. 11 18. Alberto Moreno (left back) 11 11 20. Adam Lallana (wide forward) 11. Roberto Firmino (central attack) 11 17. Mamadou Sakho (centre back) 11 15. Daniel Sturridge (striker) 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted Liverpool line up against Man United in squad number order 14. Jordan Henderson (central midfield) 11 11 10. Philippe Coutinho (wide forward) 11 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) 23. Emre Can (central midfield) 11last_img read more

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DDTV: INCREDIBLE DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS FRIGHTENING EROSION OF DONEGAL BEACH

first_imgCOASTAL erosion is a fact of life; a geographical phenomenon at work for thousands of years along the Irish coast.But this drone footage taken by Peter Homer over Lagg Beach, or Five Fingers Strand. Last week local TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn called for urgent action to save the beauty spot, popular with tourists and locals for generations.But the real march of the sea is captured in Peter’s video taken from February last year and this month at the Inishowen beach.“This bird’s eye video shows the extent of the damage caused by the winter storms at 5 Fingers / Lagg beach,” said Peter.“As a result of recent stormy weather the beach road at the entrance to the beautiful five-fingers strand is now inaccessible and dangerous. Storm defences and repairs are urgently required.” Below are pictures from the drone footage…showing the before and after affects of coastal erosion. DDTV: INCREDIBLE DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWS FRIGHTENING EROSION OF DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: January 14th, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegalFive Fingers StrandInishowenLagg Beachlast_img read more

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REVEALED: POLICE GET FUNDS TO LAUNCH NEW MADELEINE McCANN INVESTIGATION

first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks laterBreaking News: BRITAIN has agreed to fund a full-scale Scotland Yard investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.Madeleine, missing since May 2007, visited Donegal just weeks beforehand. Her father Gerry’s family are from the county.Scotland Yard said it had been reviewing the evidence for two years after British Prime Minister David Cameron personally intervened in the high-profile case. His Home Secretary Theresa May has now approved a move to fund the cost of a proper investigation as detectives pursue fresh leads.A spokesman said: “The Home Office remains committed to supporting the search for Madeleine McCann.“We have agreed to provide the Metropolitan Police with the resources they need to investigate her disappearance.”Madeleine disappeared from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3, 2007, days before her fourth birthday. She had been sleeping in the ground floor flat with her twin siblings as their parents ate dinner at a short distance away on the holiday complex.The Portuguese police’s handling of the case was disastrous.It eventually shelved its failed investigation in July 2008, prompting the McCanns to push for a joint UK-Portuguese review. REVEALED: POLICE GET FUNDS TO LAUNCH NEW MADELEINE McCANN INVESTIGATION was last modified: June 22nd, 2013 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:REVEALED: POLICE GET FUNDS TO LAUNCH NEW MADELEINE McCANN INVESTIGATIONlast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: SANTA SPOTTED OFF DONEGAL COAST, BUT ROW SPARKED IN ARRANMORE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: By Chris Massey, Our Christmas Correspondent: Santa is on his way to Donegal.He was spotted circling over Malin Head in his magic sleigh just after 8.30pm by local people before several more positive sightings shortly afterwards from Fanad to Crolly.However we understand he hasn’t touched down in Donegal just yet as he’s checking wind patterns and power outages. However his first stop will be Arranmore Island in the next hour.His presence there later this evening had sparked a row earlier on Christmas Eve with both ferry companies operating between the island and Burtonport.Both ferry operators had claimed on Facebook that they would be bringing Santa, his reindeers and presents to the mainland after his visit to the island.Cllr David Alcorn had to hold an emergency meeting in a Burtonport bar to resolve the dispute this afternoon, with the RNLI now stepping in. “Santa was keen to save the reindeers’ energy for the rest of the night because it was so stormy and he decided to get the ferry across, but this row between the red and blue ferry companies over who was going to take Santa across wasn’t good,” said Cllr Alcorn.“There’s a row about this every year and there’s no need for it. They really should take turns.“Thankfully the Arranmore Tunnel is due to open before next Christmas and that’ll put an end to that. Merry Christmas,” he added.Meanwhile eye-witness Joe ‘Dearg’ Gallagher, speaking from outside the North Pole Bar in Drumfries, near Clonmany, said Santa stopped off for a drink with him around 8.35pm.Mr Gallagher admitted that he had “had a few” but insisted Santa had spoken to him in fluent Irish and confirmed he was heading for Arranmore first. “He was in good form, but I was surprised to see him drinking Pepsi. I thought he was a Coca-Cola man myself,” said 83-year-old Joe.He added: “Nollaig shona.”BREAKING NEWS: SANTA SPOTTED OFF DONEGAL COAST, BUT ROW SPARKED IN ARRANMORE was last modified: December 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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:arranmoredonegalSANTAvisitlast_img read more

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