Jackson says James’ exit from Miami was a slap in the face

first_imgWASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after defeating the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFPNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson described LeBron James as a high-maintenance player who likes to get preferential treatment on road trips, the US media reported on Tuesday.“LeBron James likes special treatment. He needs things his way,” Jackson said in an interview this week with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullen.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Messi lifts Argentina, Sanchez saves Chile in World Cup qualifiers Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Jackson, 71, told a story of how James left the Miami Heat in the summer of 2014 to join his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and how disappointing it was for Heat president Pat Riley to lose his superstar.“It had to hurt they lost LeBron,” Jackson said. “That had to be a slap in the face.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentJackson said that during James’ stay in Miami, he requested the team stay over in Cleveland during a road trip.He said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t sure how to handle the situation so he contacted Riley, who told him that no single player is bigger than the team. “It’s not what I stand for, it’s not what my family stands for. I believe the only reason he used that word is because he sees young African-Americans trying to make a difference.“We’re not going to let Phil Jackson’s comments stop us from doing what we need to do. It just gives us extra motivation. But it’s still sad.”James said he now has a lack of respect for Jackson, who has won 11 NBA championships.“I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do. Obviously he was at the helm of (the team featuring) my favorite player of all-time Michael Jordan, and also being there growing up and watching him with the Lakers, but I got nothing for him,” James said of Jackson.Knicks star player Carmelo Anthony said he understands why James would be upset at Jackson’s use of the word “posse”.“I would never want to hear that word about me and my — I don’t want to say crew — but people that I consider family or people that I come up (with), been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said Tuesday.“I’d want to be called a tight-knit group or family. That’s what I consider those close people to me.”The Cavaliers play the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 7. EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’” Jackson said.“And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane. You are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”James said Tuesday he was upset over Jackson’s comments, especially the use of the word “posse” to characterize his business associates which he took as a racial jab.“We see the success that we have, but then there is always someone that lets you know still how far we still have to go as African-Americans,” James said.“If you go and read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is, it’s not what I’ve built over my career,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

South Africa: unite against Aids

first_img1 December 2008 The South African National Aids Council (Sanac) has called on South Africans to “recapture the spirit that defeated apartheid” by uniting against HIV/Aids and taking action to prevent new infections and deaths from the epidemic. Sanac also called on every South African “to ensure that they know their HIV status” so that, if they were HIV-positive, they could start receiving treatment before they got sick. Hogan said the government would be involving all sectors of society – including business, public servants, the youth, students, trade unions and the religious sector – in campaigning for the prevention of TB and HIV/Aids. Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) works, Sanac said, and together with good nutrition would “greatly prolong and improve the lives of those living with HIV.” Sanac urged South Africans to curb the spread of HIV by having safer sex, “which means reducing the number of sexual partners and consistently using condoms.” Outlining her priorities after taking office in October, Hogan said these were undoubtedly the biggest challenges facing the country’s health care sector. Sanac is a national body established to advise the government on HIV/Aids, to monitor and evaluate the government’s HIV/Aids strategy, and to create and strengthen partnerships for “an expanded national response to HIV/Aids in South Africa.” Sanac also urged HIV-positive adults to take their children for HIV testing, saying that children with HIV had the right to receive anti-retroviral therapy and, like adults, responded well to such treatment. South Africa’s new minister of health, Barbara Hogan, who was appointed by President Kgalema Motlanthe in September, said her department would be focusing on improving the quality of South Africa’s health care services and tackling tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/Aids.center_img “It means a recommitment to the five-and-a-half million people in South Africa who live with HIV that we will make health and support services available so that they do not die of Aids.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material It is headed by Deputy President Baleka Mbete. SAinfo reporter The council said South Africans also had a duty to ensure that children from households affected by HIV/Aids were “protected and enabled to complete their schooling.” “We want to avoid quick fixes and promises,” Hogan said, adding that she wanted to steer clear of politics and “give something solid to the nation”. “World Aids Day is not a day for celebration,” Sanac said in a statement on Monday, World Aids Day. “There are still too many deaths; HIV is still beating us.” World Aids Day “recommits us all to take action,” Sanac said, adding: “In South Africa, that means personal recommitment to ourselves, our loved ones, our friends, our comrades.last_img read more

Cape’s Berg River Dam on line

first_img9 March 2009While the recently opened R1.5-billion Berg River Dam in the Western Cape province is expected to augment Cape Town’s water supply by almost 20%, the government is still calling on the city’s residents to use water sparingly.The project, a partnership between the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, the City of Cape Town and the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority, comprises a dam with a storage capacity of 130-million cubic metres, a supplement scheme, two pump stations and 12 kilometres of pipeline.The dam, which started storing water in July 2007 and was full a year later thanks to good rainfall, and will increase Cape Town’s total water supply from 668 to 898 cubic metres per year.Reducing demandThe conditional go-ahead for the project from the department was dependent on the city reducing its water demand by 20%. In response, the city implemented a water conservation strategy aimed at reducing the use of water by using treated sewage effluent instead of fresh water for irrigation and industrial purposes.As a result of this strategy, and because people have become more aware of the value of water and are trying harder to conserve it, the council is experiencing a 25% saving.“Although the dam will alleviate immediate water shortages, it is imperative that Cape Town residents continue to use water sparingly and that, in a relatively arid province, we continue to develop a culture of saving water,” Cape Town Alderman Clive Justus said in Franschoek last week.South African firstThe Berg River Dam was the first dam in South Africa to be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with the guidelines of the United Nations World Commission on Dams.The concrete-faced, rock-fill dam, located in the upper reaches of the Berg River catchment area, is 250 metres above sea level. It consists of an embankment of rock mined from the river bed and surrounding area, with an impermeable 300mm layer of concrete on the upstream side. The dam wall is 68 metres high and 929 metres long.The civil engineering and operational design of the dam and the downstream supplement ccheme was predicated on the need to maintain the ecological integrity of the river.The operating rules provide for specific volumes of water to be released from the dam to maintain the flow and integrity of the Berg River downstream of the dam.Supplement schemeIn addition to the dam itself, the project entails a supplement scheme located 10 kilometres downstream of the dam, alongside the Drakenstein (formerly Victor Verster) prison.The function of the supplement scheme is to divert winter high flow, entering the Berg River from the Franschhoek, Wemmershoek and the Dwars River tributaries, to supplement water stored in the dam. Water from the scheme is pumped via the Drakenstein pump station, along a 9.5km pipeline, back up to the Berg River Dam.Indigenous plants have been planted on the downstream face of the dam wall, which is visible from the main road into Franschhoek, ensuring that the dam and associated structures blend with the surrounding landscape.At the start of the contract, the Working for Water Programme was awarded a R21-million, eight-year contract by Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority to remove alien vegetation from the Berg River catchments, significantly increasing the amount of water available for storage in the dam and for indigenous plant species.After completion, the dam was transferred from tunnel authority to the department, who operate and maintain it as part of their Western Cape water supply systemid.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

ORIS Scoops Vendor of the Year at Retail Risk Awards

first_imgORIS has scooped the coveted Vendor of the Year award at the 2017 Retail Risk Awards, which took place at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, on October 5.The organization, which manages both the not-for-profit ORIS Forums and ORIS Media, the publishers of LP Magazine Europe, Wicklander-Zulawski Europe and the Loss Prevention Foundation qualifications in the UK, secured the award against strong competition.The theme of its entry was “greater connectivity” in today’s digital world because for the last 11 years, ORIS has been connecting LP and risk professionals operating in both the physical and online channels in the fight against fraud in both the bricks and clicks space of retail.- Sponsor – The judges recognized that going above and beyond, ORIS’s small team punches well above its weight in terms of proactively looking for ways of delivering value to its customers and the industry as a whole.ORIS began life facilitating Loss Prevention Forums in 2006 but has since grown enormously because of its unparalleled ability to bring people together in pursuit of reducing losses, whether it be through the sharing of best practice and intelligence or the education and continuous professional development of LP practitioners.Speaking after the ceremony, ORIS Managing Director Louise Kadege said: “This is a real honor for ORIS and recognition of the efforts of our small team. It is not an understatement to say that the retailers and the police were previously estranged from each other, but since the inception of ORIS, there is now a mutual respect and pragmatic working relationship between Forum members and the 43 forces, not to mention the creation of a greater understanding of issues faced with the numerous Police and Crime Commissioners, Business Crime Partnerships, town center management bodies and BIDS, all of whom have had dealings with ORIS in a spirit of mutual respect.However, the connectivity runs deeper than just the work of the Forums. ORIS has over the last decade added other areas to its portfolio under the ORIS Media brand, including Wicklander-Zulawski, the non-confrontational interview technique, LP Magazine Europe, the successful spin-off of the US LP Magazine and LP Foundation Qualifications, all of which have made a great impact in the UK and into Europe as part of ORIS’s strategy to progress the professionalization of the LP and risk community which for too long was unfairly viewed by many retailers as costs to their businesses rather than added value services.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

UAAP taekwondo: NU starts strong in title-retention bid

first_imgBlackwater owner hoping for the best amid lockout fears MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Univesity put on a strong start in its campaign to retain the the women’s division title, dismantling De La Salle, 5-2, in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo tournament at Blue Eagle Gym.Sisters Rhezie and Rheza Aragon led the way for the Lady Bulldogs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bullpups, which lost to the Tiger Cubs via tiebreak, settled for second while De La Salle-Zobel completed the podium after edging out UE for third place. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Malditas save PH from shutout View comments University of the Philippines, meanwhile, took the top seed in the men’s division after scoring a close 4-3 victory over University of Santo Tomas and a 6-1 domination of Ateneo.UST and Ateneo also chalked up early victories in the women’s division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Golden Tigresses ran rampant against University of the East, 6-1, while last year’s Rookie of the Year Pauline Lopez led the Lady Eagles to a 4-3 win over UP.In the juniors division, UST snapped UE’s four-year reign and became the new rulers of the high school tournament behind MVP Israel Cantos. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for 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 Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READlast_img read more