first_imgRaptors star Kawhi Leonard offered some sympathy for Kevin Durant after the Warriors forward left Game 5 of the NBA Finals early with yet another injury. Leonard has been in a similar position as Durant, missing the first 27 games of the 2017-18 season because of a quadriceps injury. He returned briefly, appearing in just nine games, but spent the end of the season rehabbing his injury. Kyle Lowry unimpressed with reaction to Kevin Durant injury by Raptors fans Raptors fan Drake offers support for ‘true warrior’ Kevin Durant After Durant left Monday’s game with an Achilles injury, Leonard said he could relate to Durant’s situation. “It’s devastating,” Leonard told reporters. “You work so hard to get to this point, these are the last games, you see him try to come out and push himself, but obviously he tried to do a move ⁠— and I feel bad for him. I’ve been in that situation before. I hope he has a speedy recovery, and just gets healthy and I hope that he’s going to be okay mentally, just throughout the whole rehab process. Related News Durant had worked his way back into the lineup after suffering a calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets, forcing him to miss the Warriors’ previous nine playoff games. “I hope he’s keeping his spirits up through it,” Leonard said. “I know he’s going to get through it. He’s a great basketball player and he wants to come back and be a great player, Hall of Fame player. But the simple fact that you’re just hurt and you want to get out and play, but you really got to just take your time and be patient and let the weeks and months go by.”The Warriors went on to defeat the Raptors 106-105 in Game 5, but the Raptors hold a 3-2 series lead. The two teams will play in Game 6 on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET (ABC). NBA Finals 2019: Bob Myers, Warriors players discuss Kevin Durant’s injury “We work so hard to either play in the Finals or just play in the NBA, and when you’re not playing, it’s hard to wrap your mind around it. But I’m pretty sure he’s going to attack each day and get better and come back strong.”Kawhi Leonard wishes Kevin Durant a speedy recovery. 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/n5nkorEBUW— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) June 11, 2019Durant’s injury came with a little more than 9:45 to play before halftime. He attempted to drive to the basket, but fell to the ground and grabbed his leg. He was helped off the court by trainers and was seen leaving the arena on crutches in a walking boot.  Warriors general manager Bob Myers said Durant will have an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury. ESPN reported that the Warriors believe the MRI will confirm an Achilles tear.last_img read more

first_img“Jesse and Paul were walking around and it’s been portrayed as a fight between the two boys. There are no problems between the boys. Pre-season has been very good so far.”Uncertainty has also surrounded David de Gea’s future but Solskjaer said he was optimistic about the goalkeeper remaining at Old Trafford, despite only one year remaining on his contract.“David has had a summer where he’s been negotiating and we hope we’re going to get it sorted,” Solskjaer said.“I’m positive, of course with David I’ve said many times how lucky I am and happy we are to have him in goal.”United have been linked with Southampton’s Mario Lemina and Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen among others, but the United manager remained coy on his transfer targets.“We are still in the market. We are patient. We don’t have to overspend. We want the right players for the right price,” he said.Solskjaer said he expected Alexis Sanchez, who limped out of Chile’s Copa America third-place play-off defeat by Argentina on Saturday, to be fit for the start of the Premier League season.After playing the two matches in Perth, United will travel on for further pre-season games in Singapore and China.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Ole Gunnar SolskjaerPerth, Australia | AFP | Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Wednesday dismissed speculation that Paul Pogba is to leave Old Trafford, saying there had been “no bids” for the midfielder and “agents talk all the time”.The 26-year-old World Cup-winner’s future has overshadowed United’s pre-season tour since they arrived in Perth on Monday, with Real Madrid and Juventus rumoured as possible destinations.Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent, told UK radio station talkSPORT on Tuesday that “everyone knows the willingness of Paul to move on”.But Solskjaer, who took the reins from Jose Mourinho last December, said it was “business as usual” and warned the club were under no pressure to offload Pogba, or anyone else.“There are no bids for our players. Agents talk all the time. We are Manchester United, we don’t have to sell players,” he said at a press conference after training ahead of matches in the Western Australia city against Perth Glory on Saturday and Leed United on Tuesday.“When you’re at Manchester United you expect all these things to pop up in the summer.”Footage on social media Tuesday  suggested Pogba and teammate Jesse Lingard had clashed on the trip, but Solskjaer said there had been no dust-up and that the Frenchman had been on the end of unfair press treatment.– ‘Top, top bloke’ –“With Paul, it looks like it’s going to be a media, I don’t want to call it, but it’s an agenda against Paul,” he said.“He’s a top, top bloke. He’s a great professional. He’s never been any problem.last_img read more

first_imgThe recalled Askan Dejagah’s goal 11 minutes into the second half put Fulham within sight of a winning start to Rene Meulensteen’s reign.After Michael Dawson gave the ball away cheaply, Dimitar Berbatov swept a glorious pass out to the waiting Dejagah and the Iranian took a touch before firing into the bottom corner.Berbatov, also restored to the starting line-up by new boss Meulensteen, had two chances in a frenetic first half.During a lively opening at Craven Cottage, Jermain Defoe, in the Tottenham starting line-up for only the second time this season, had an early shot from the edge of the penalty area well saved by Maarten Stekelenburg.Spurs then had to withstand a spell of pressure and their former striker Berbatov, keen to move in January according to his agent, mis-controlled after being put through by Alex Kacaniklic, enabling keeper Hugo Lloris to gather the ball.Berbatov’s inclusion was one of seven changes made by Meulensteen.In came the likes of Giorgos Karagounis, who had a stinging shot saved by Lloris, Dejagah and Philippe Senderos, while John Arne Riise – an outcast under sacked manager Martin Jol – was given his first start since August.The new-look team started well and another opportunity fell to Berbatov when he was found by Pajtim Kasami’s cross, but he was denied at point-blank range by Lloris’ fine save.Fulham, who lost five matches in a row prior to Jol’s departure, again went close to scoring when an unchallenged Dejagah headed over from Karagounis’ left-wing corner.Spurs remained a threat on the counter attack, with Paulinho and Erik Lamela both missing the target after being teed up by Defoe.Lamela then forced an excellent 41st-minute stop from Stekelenburg, who pushed over his 25-yard drive.But the visitors faded after the break and Fulham took full advantage.Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Karagounis (Sidwell 61), Parker, Kasami, Dejagah, Kacaniklic, Berbatov.Subs: Ruiz, Stockdale, Duff, Taarabt, Zverotic, Boateng.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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) Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Hawkers at an informal roadside market. This enterprise sells tombstones. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image North West province: Hotel porters at work at the Sun City entertainment complex. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee , MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image North West province: Porter at a hotel in the Sun City entertainment complex. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Limpopo province: Television cameraman prepares to film a building construction site. Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellakaya cellar, assesses the temperature and fermentation of crushed grapes. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellakaya cellar, assesses the temperature and fermentation of crushed grapes . Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellakaya cellar, assesses the temperature and fermentation of crushed grapes. Photo: Rodger Bosch MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Stellenbosch, Western Cape province: Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellakaya cellar . Photo: Rodger Bosch MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Samuel Kalule Sendowooza is a freelance artist who sells his and others’ work to the local and international market. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image SOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 16: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgDedicated e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook are coming under increasing pressure from mobile phones and tablet devices like the iPad. According to the latest research from Informa Telecoms & Media, sales of e-readers with broadband connections will peak in 2014, as users decide to opt for multi-purpose devices like the iPad. According to Informa, the best way for e-reader manufacturers to survive is to focus on cheap devices that don’t feature built-in wireless connectivity.The Real Question: E-Paper or LCD Displays?Many readers swear by e-paper displays that look and “feel” more like regular paper than traditional computer displays. These e-paper displays don’t need backlighting and consume far less power than tablets that use back-lighted displays. A number of e-paper manufacturers are working hard on developing color displays with faster refresh rates that will allow Kindle-like devices to compete with the feature set of tablets. The question, of course, is if users will really flock to low-end e-readers or if they will opt for more expensive multi-purpose devices like the iPad instead. In the near future, some of these tablets will likely feature more advanced e-paper displays that will combine the best of both worlds, though they will probably cost about the same as an iPad. The Disadvantages of Dedicated E-ReadersFor now, however, these advanced displays aren’t ready for the consumer market, while tablets are getting more market share and iPad apps like Wired’s new magazine app get a chance to show the advantages of tablet computers. A number of universities have experimented with the Kindle as a textbook reader, and it’s quickly becoming clear that today’s e-readers aren’t ready for this market, as students ask for a more flexible devices that are more akin to tablet computers than a dedicated e-readers.Sony ExpandsThis study comes on the same day that Sony announced its plans to expand the availability of its e-reader to Japan, China, Australia and a number of European countries. Asia is one of the fastest growing markets for e-readers, so this move definitely makes sense. With its low-end e-readers, Sony will be in a good position if Informa’s predictions turn out to be true. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#E-Books#NYT#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games The four-time NBA MVP, whose team trails the Warriors, 3-1, did it all for the Cavaliers in a jaw-dropping showing and finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. He broke the record previously held by Los Angeles great Magic Johnson, who called James the “King of Triple Doubles for the NBA Finals” in a congratulatory tweet. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe could’ve taken over the record in Game 3 but came up an assist short with 39 points, 11 boards and nine dimes. James also became the third best in the all-time NBA Finals scoring list, eclipsing NBA legend Michael Jordan, in his 44th NBA Finals Game. He only trails Jerry West and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The hometown hero also set the new record for most career free throws made in the playoffs, also beating Jordan, who is regarded as the greatest of all time.Despite saying that he is “mentally and physically” drained after the close Game 3 loss, James continues to power through for Cleveland along with Kyrie Irving, who has been masterful all-series long.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cavaliers didn’t want Warriors celebrating in Cleveland MOST READ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James continued to break records in the NBA Finals, setting new league bests in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.According to a report by Dave McMenamin on ESPN, James is now the record-holder for most triple-doubles scored in an NBA Finals series as he notched his ninth in the Cavaliers’ 137-116 win Saturday (Manila time) at home to stay alive in their title defense. ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:49Robredo: 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 What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

first_imgESPN Analyst Names Sleeper Team In The SEC In 2018The team with the best chance of going undefeated this fall is not the team appearing No. 1 in most preseason polls. According to ESPN’s Football Power Index (the “best predictor of a team’s performance”), Oklahoma – not Alabama – is the team most-likely to go undefeated heading into bowl season. While the Crimson Tide are the likely preseason No. 1, it’s the Sooners with the best chance of reaching the College Football Playoff. Here’s the full top 10:Oklahoma – 16.9 percent chance of going undefeated before bowl seasonFlorida State – 10.6 percentClemson – 8.6 percentBoise State – 8 percentMichigan – 5.8 percentLSU – 5.3 percentTennessee – 4.5 percentOklahoma State – 2.4 percentWashington – 1.4 percentNotre Dame – 1.2 percentSome other notable percentages: Alabama – 0.6 percentOhio State – 0.4 percentNebraska – 0.4 percentMichigan State – 0.1 percentOle Miss – 0.1 percentYou can view ESPN’s full FPI here.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – The overall annual pace of inflation slowed to 1.9 per cent in December as gains in the price of gasoline eased up, Statistics Canada said Friday.But economists said the economic strength last year is pushing underlying prices higher.TD Bank senior economist Brian DePratto noted that two of the Bank of Canada’s three preferred measures of core inflation, designed to look through the noise of more-volatile items like gasoline, ticked higher last month.“Looking past the energy-led deceleration in inflation, hot growth of the Canadian economy in 2017 now appears [to be] turning into somewhat hotter price growth,” DePratto wrote in brief note to clients.CPI-trim — which helps filter out extreme price changes — rose to 1.9 per cent from 1.8 per cent in November, while CPI-common — which filters out prices that changed due to extraordinary circumstances — climbed to 1.6 per cent from 1.5 per cent. CPI-median was unchanged compared with November at 1.9 per cent.“It provides a little more confirmation that the interest rate hike earlier this month was justified from an economic fundamentals point of view,” DePratto said of the move higher in core inflation.“That core mandate of the bank is to control inflation and this speaks to the need for further hikes.”The Bank of Canada aims to keep inflation at two per cent, the midpoint of a target range of one- to three-per cent over the medium term.In raising its trendsetting rate to 1.25 per cent last week, the Bank of Canada pointed to unexpectedly solid economic data as key drivers behind the decision.CIBC economist Nick Exarhos also noted that underlying inflation trends appear to be firming.“Core inflation metrics are trending in the right direction, something that supports the Bank of Canada’s decision to hike rates at the start of 2018,” he said.“We could see some deflationary pressure from the stronger Canadian dollar, but given minimum wage hikes, a closed output gap, and what is likely to be stronger average pricing for energy over the balance of this year compared to 2017, inflation is likely to accelerate.”Overall, Statistics Canada said Friday that the consumer price index for the final month of 2017 was up 1.9 per cent compared with the same month a year earlier. That compared with a reading of 2.1 per cent in November.Excluding gasoline, prices were up 1.5 per cent year on an annual basis in December, matching the increase in November.Prices were up in seven of the eight major categories as the transportation index, which includes gasoline, and the shelter group led the way.Transportation prices were up 4.9 per cent from a year ago compared with a 5.9 per cent increase in November. Gasoline, a key component of the group, climbed 12.2 per cent compared with a year earlier following a 19.6 per cent increase in November.The shelter index climbed 1.4 per cent compared with a year ago as natural gas prices rose 6.2 per cent following a 3.1 per cent increase in November.Meanwhile, the household operations, furnishings and equipment index fell 0.3 per cent compared with a year ago as the cost of telephone services slipped five per cent as the country’s big wireless companies battled for market share in December with deeply discounted offers.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,162.31, up 18.76 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 72 cents, or 10.00 per cent, to $7.92 on 11.9 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $2.90, or 8.75 per cent, to $36.04 on 6.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 37 cents, or 3.11 per cent, to $12.26 on 5.4 million shares.OceanaGold Corp. (TSX:OGC). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.31 per cent, to $3.26 on 5.1 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 11 cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $14.21 on 4.7 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Up one cent, or 0.01 per cent, to $75.60 on 4.5 million shares.last_img read more

first_imgWashington: The US Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a Buddhist inmate in Texas whose request that his spiritual adviser be present in the execution chamber was denied. In a brief, unsigned order, the court on Thursday said that Texas may not execute the inmate, Patrick H. Murphy, “unless the state permits Murphy’s Buddhist spiritual adviser or another Buddhist reverend of the state’s choosing to accompany Murphy in the execution chamber during the execution”, The New York Times reported. Murphy was sentenced to death for the 2000 murder of a police officer, Aubrey Hawkins. He has been a Buddhist for about a decade, according to court papers. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch said they would have allowed the execution to proceed. In a concurring opinion, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh wrote that the state’s policy of allowing only Christian and Muslim chaplains to attend executions amounted to unconstitutional religious discrimination. “The government may not discriminate against religion generally or against particular religious denominations,” Kavanaugh wrote. “In this case,” he wrote, “the relevant Texas policy allows a Christian or Muslim inmate to have a state-employed Christian or Muslim religious adviser present either in the execution room or in the adjacent viewing room. “But inmates of other religious denominations who want their religious adviser to be present can have the religious adviser present only in the viewing room and not in the execution room itself for their executions.” Murphy’s case was similar to one in February in which the court, by a 5-to-4 vote, allowed the execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama who had asked that his Imam be present. In Alabama, only a Christian chaplain employed by the prison was allowed in the execution chamber.last_img read more