Dwyane Wade LeBron James Embrace Final Chance to Compete

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife’s acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood.LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he’s already hatching schemes to occupy his former teammate, longtime rival and permanent friend.Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, smiles at Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)“I told him, ‘No one likes to work out by themselves,’” James said with a grin. “So he can come to Staples. He can come to the practice facility anytime he wants to get workouts in. He can come help me with the young guys as well. He’ll be around a lot more personally for me, so I’ll love that.”Wade still has 56 regular-season games left in his self-declared final NBA season with the Miami Heat, but he passed a major milestone in that procession when he lined up against James for the final time Monday night in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 108-105 victory.The result wasn’t the most important part of the night to either man. They were wrapped up in the pure thrill — in the chance to face off for the final time in two incredible basketball careers that have been chronologically parallel, frequently intersecting and always momentous.“I knew that at some point in the game, it was going to hit me that this was the last time we were competing against each other,” Wade said. “It hit me right away, once that buzzer sounded and we got the opportunity on the court to just look at each other and be like, ‘Man, this has been fun. This has been one hell of a ride, and we’ve enjoyed it together.’”James put up 28 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Wade scored all 15 of his points in the second half to go with 10 assists and five boards.But the best moments arrived late when James and Wade finally guarded each other, playing one last one-on-one game for keeps.Defense won out on both ends, probably because they know each other well enough to take away their strengths. They funneled each other to drive to their more uncomfortable sides, and James forced Wade to attempt a 27-foot turnaround, fadeaway 3-pointer that missed badly with 7.2 seconds left.Wade was more open when he missed a 3 that would have put the Heat ahead with 22.5 seconds left.“I needed that one,” Wade said with a grimace. “I wanted it so bad. I think I wanted it too much. It would have definitely been memorable. But this is my last time playing against this guy, you know? This is the holy grail in the NBA. Unless we figure this thing out and we go to the Finals, this is the holy grail for me. The competition of playing against the game’s greatest player. Playing it in LA. I thanked him for bringing us to this stage for our last hurrah on this stage. It gets no better than this.”Barring a change of Wade’s retirement plans or that incredibly unlikely NBA Finals matchup, they’ll never face each other in a real game — and the Lakers’ victory put James ahead of Wade 16-15 in their head-to-head matchups over their career.James marveled at the symmetry in this final showdown, but both players said their times together meant a whole lot more than their times in opposing uniforms.James and Wade won two NBA championships and four straight Eastern Conference titles together in Miami, along with their Olympic gold medals from Beijing.“The game is going to take care of itself, but just the fact that we were on the floor doing what we love to do, that’s what’s more important,” James said. “Wins and losses are going to happen throughout the course of the season and throughout the course of your career, but those moments right there, you can’t ever get back.”James and Wade swapped jerseys after the final buzzer, their bittersweet emotions overshadowed by the excitement of the moment and the possibilities of the future.“It’s the end of a storybook,” James said. “One of the best movies you could ever see. It’s too hard to put into words. Thank God they’re staying the night. We get to have dinner (later). I know he has more games, but that’s the last one for us.” read more

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What Cleveland Would Look Like With LeBron James And Kevin Love

Update (July 11, 12:30 p.m.): It’s official: LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.Perhaps we should collect data on what percentage of NBA rumors on Twitter turn out to be true. But as of late Thursday afternoon, the Internet was abuzz with speculation that LeBron James will return to Cleveland.If it happens, the Cavaliers may need some additional help to build an instant championship contender for LeBron. In an article earlier Thursday, I projected the Cavaliers’ record should they sign James and Ray Allen but otherwise stand pat. It wasn’t so great: 52-30. That would be enough to make them one of the better Eastern Conference teams but probably not good enough to win a championship.But one of the reasons for James to choose Cleveland over Miami is that the Cavs have a lot more flexibility in how they might build a team around him. The Cavaliers also have some young assets — including No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins — who could be traded for another star.So let’s imagine that not only the LeBron rumors but also those involving Minnesota’s Kevin Love are true. Cleveland, after signing James, uses Wiggins as the centerpiece of a package that goes to Minnesota for Love. It also gives up Anderson Varejao and Anthony Bennett, and gets Ronny Turiaf in the deal — the salaries look like they’d work out.Also, in addition to Allen, the Cavs bring in friend-of-Lebron Mike Miller. That would allow them to construct a 12-man roster that looks something like this:It’s a slightly weird roster, with players splitting time between several positions. But because James could be an All-Star at any of the five positions, that’s as much a feature for Cleveland as a bug — the Cavs could go big, small or anything in between. This roster could use a defensive specialist or two off the bench, and a true backup point guard, but those are fairly petty complaints.How would this team perform? Using the same process from Thursday’s article, which projects a team’s win total based on a system called Statistical Plus Minus, it’d be on track for a record of 63-19.This would be a much better opportunity for James than anything likely in Miami, which finished with a 54-28 record last year and which would probably have about the same record if the Heat brought back James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. A 54-win team has less than a 5 percent chance of winning an NBA title; a 63-win team has about a 40 percent chance.The Cavs could be better than this still — perhaps in the range of 65 to 67 wins — if they managed to acquire Love without giving up Varejao. read more

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Bitter Sweet week for TCI Ministry of Education Youth

first_img Related Items:#HJRobinsonHigh Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#GRANDTURK, Turks and Caicos Islands – November 24, 2017 – The Ministry of Education and Youth has had a bitter sweet week in the Turks and Caicos Islands; starting with a riot type fight at Clement Howell High but mushrooming more positively to a donation acceptance from the Amanyara Resort for CHHS students to the resumption of its Youth Listening Tours and capping off this holiday week with a report that all schools in the country – public and private – are back to normal following the double hit of Irma and Maria, hurricanes in September.Minister #KarenMalcolm in a media release explained that UNICEF was truly instrumental in a return to normal life at schools across the country, schools which had only been open a mere few days before the debilitating blow dealt by Hurricane Irma.“The Return to Happiness programme has also promoted the concept of safer schools through the implementation of initiatives and procedures which seek to prepare students to effectively address incidents which threaten their livelihood.”In an attempt to assuage fears that the home of the Eagles is out of control with regular fights being reported at Clement Howell High, the Ministry of Education shared in the same release that, “although some schools continue to experience episodes of conflict, restlessness and indiscipline among its student body, most schools throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands have returned to a state of normalcy.”On Tuesday, the day after the melee at CHHS, the #Amanyara Resort was on hand for a major donation to help the future builders of the TCI with much needed supplies for their lessons.  A wish list of the Industrial Arts Department of the school was 95% fulfilled by the Amanyara resort.TCIG Education also reported that so far HJ Robinson High in Grand Turk has had its Youth Listening Tour experience.  Part two of the rounds of meetings with the TCI’s teenagers kick-started on Monday at the high school.Minister of Youth, Karen Malcolm explained, “The primary goal is to listen and to seek feedback on the most important issues that young Turks and Caicos Islanders face.  The acting National Youth Director will be gathering data on how young people perceive issues affecting them and using that to inform eventual policy recommendations.”More meetings are coming, in fact the tour will move to Clement Howell and Long Bay high schools on November 29th; December 1st will be British West Indies Collegiate, Maranatha Academy and Wesley Methodist.  December 4 is for Marjorie Basden High in South Caicos, December 5 for Raymond Gardiner High in North Caicos and December 6 is the Youth Listening tour date for TCIPS, Holy Family Academy and Champions for Christ.last_img read more

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Eat more fruits in adolescence to lower breast cancer risk

first_imgGirls who eat more high-fibre foods during adolescence – especially lots of fruits and vegetables – may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fibre when young, new research has found.For each additional 10 grams of fibre intake daily – for example, about one apple and two slices of whole wheat bread, or about half a cup each of cooked kidney beans and cooked cauliflower or squash – during early adulthood, breast cancer risk drops by 13 per cent, the findings of this large scale study showed.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“From many other studies we know that breast tissue is particularly influenced by carcinogens and anticarcinogens during childhood and adolescence,” said senior author of the study Walter Willett, professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.“We now have evidence that what we feed our children during this period of life is also an important factor in future cancer risk,” Willett noted.The researchers believe that eating more fibre-rich foods may lessen breast cancer risk partly by helping to reduce high estrogen levels in the blood, which are strongly linked with breast cancer development. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe study was be published online in the journal Pediatrics. “This work on the role of nutrition in early life and breast cancer incidence suggests one of the very few potentially modifiable risk factors for premenopausal breast cancer,” lead author of the study Maryam Farvid from Harvard Chan School noted.The researchers looked at a group of 90,534 women who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study II, a large long-running investigation of factors that influence women’s health. Breast cancer risk was 12-19 per cent lower among women who ate more dietary fibre in early adulthood, depending on how much more they ate, the study said.last_img read more

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And as I write paragraph the London open is about

first_img And as I write paragraph, the London open is about 25 minutes away.  All four precious metals came under selling pressure during the Far East trading session, but all are off their current low price ticks.  Net gold volume is already around 24,000 contracts—and silver’s net volume, is just over 5,900 contracts.  The dollar index, which managed to make it just above the 86.00 mark during mid-morning trading in the Far East, has now eased back a bit—and is basically unchanged at the moment. As I mentioned in passing in a previous paragraph, yesterday, at the close of Comex trading, was the cut-off for this Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report.  Just eye-balling the above charts, if there is any major deterioration in the Commercial net short positions in the six commodities above, it will be most obvious in gold and copper, as those are the only two that have had net price gains during the reporting week. And as I send today’s column off into cyberspace at 4:55 a.m. EDT, I see that the HFT boyz and their algorithms have been busy in all four precious metals—and only platinum, for the moment, hasn’t hit a new low during early London trading.  Gold volume is now 38,000 contracts—and silver’s volume is right at the 13,000 contract mark.  The dollar index is now down a couple of basis points on the day. It’s obvious that JPMorgan et al aren’t about to let up on the precious metals at the moment—and with today’s aggressive engineered price declines in progress, nothing will surprise me when I check the charts later this morning. I’m off to bed—and I’ll see you here tomorrow. The CME Daily Delivery Report showed that zero gold and 10 silver contracts were posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories on Monday.  The short/issuer in silver was Jefferies once again. The CME Preliminary Report for Tuesday showed that gold’s open interest in October dropped by 72 contracts down to 987 contracts—and in silver, the o.i. for October declined by 11—down to 183 contracts. There were no reported changes in GLD yesterday—and as of 9:45 p.m. yesterday evening, there were no reported changes in SLV, either. Earlier this morning Europe time, the good folks over at Switzerland’s Zürcher Kantonalbank updated their gold and silver ETFs for the week ending on Friday, October 10—and this is what they had to report: Their gold ETF declined by 11,571 troy ounces, but their silver ETF actually rose by 25,505 troy ounces. The U.S. Mint had a very decent sales report yesterday.  They sold 3,500 troy ounces of gold eagles—4,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes—and 430,000 silver eagles. There wasn’t much in/out activity in gold at the Comex-approved depositories on Monday, as only 9,645 ounces were reported received—and one kilobar was shipped out.  The link to that activity is here. And, much to my amazement, there was no in/out activity in silver at all.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen that. I have a decent number of stories for you again today—and I hope you have the time to read the most important ones. One thing I’ve been meaning to report on is the movement in other silver ETFs, such as SIVR and the Swiss ZKB. Over the past month, more than 11 million oz of silver have been withdrawn from these two ETFs alone, despite an overall growth in total silver holdings in all visible sources. To me, this is further proof of increased physical turnover in silver pointing to wholesale tightness. Total visible world silver holdings are near the record 900 million oz level, which is mirrored in the holdings of SLV which are up 10% for the year and within 5% of the record highs of early 2011. In stark contrast, world ETF and exchange holdings of gold are down more than 30% since the beginning of 2013 and holdings in the big gold ETF, GLD, are still down more than 40% from the start of 2013—and at five year lows. Since the world has added, thru mining, more than 400 million oz of gold over the past five years, it’s certainly not the case that we have less gold in the world than we had five years ago; it’s just that investment holdings in gold ETFs are lower. – Silver analyst Ted Butler: 11 October 2014 As I sort of expected based on the price/volume during the first couple of hours of London trading yesterday morning, the rest of the day didn’t amount to much.  But in some respects that’s not a fair statement to make, as the rallies in gold and silver that began around the noon London silver fix, got snuffed out the moment that trading began in New York at 8:20 a.m. EDT.  So it’s not possible to tell how well they would have really done if the not-for-profit sellers hadn’t put in an appearance when they did. Here are the 6-month charts for the ‘Big 6’ critical commodities.  You’ll note that West Texas Intermediate hit a new low for this move down—and I would bet that a good chunk of that decline was the technical funds putting on new short positions.  Hopefully Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report will tell us more. Platinum rallied a bit in the early going in Far East trading on their Tuesday, with the high tick coming about 1:30 p.m. Hong Kong time.  By noon in Zurich, it was back to about unchanged on the day—and didn’t do much after that, finishing the day up 4 dollars. West Texas Intermediate hit a new low for this move down The gold price got sold down a few dollars starting at the 6 p.m. EDT open in New York on Monday evening—and from there it traded sideways in a very tight range, but began to rally once the noon London silver fix was done for the day.  ‘Da boyz’ put an end to that at the 8:20 a.m. EDT Comex open fifty minutes later—and it was all down hill into the close. The lows and highs aren’t worth mentioning. Gold finished the Tuesday session in New York at $1,232.20 spot, down $4.90 from Monday.  Net volume was reasonably light at 111,000 contracts, a few thousand contracts less than Monday’s volume. Avrupa and Antofagasta intersect copper-rich VMS in Pyrite Belt, Portugal •             First Greenfields discovery of massive sulfide mineralization in 20 years in the Iberian Pyrite Belt •             10.85 meters of massive and semi-massive/stockwork sulfide mineralization grading 1.81% Cu, 2.57% Pb, 4.38% Zn, 0.13% Sn, and 75.27 ppm Ag •             Including 7.95 meters @ 2.21% Cu, 3.05% Pb, 4.82% Zn, 0.15% Sn, 89.8 ppm Ag •             Followed by 2.90 meters @ 0.71% Cu, 1.27% Pb, 3.17% Zn, 0.092% Sn, 35.4 ppm Ag •             Avrupa and Antofagasta sign an amended Joint Venture Agreement Please visit our website to learn more about the company and current exploration program. The gold stocks opened in the black—and rallied to their highs at exactly 11 a.m. EDT.  From there they chopped lower, as the HUI gave up a large portion of its earlier gains, finishing the day up 1.05%. Palladium rallied about ten bucks by 2 p.m. Hong Kong time—and then chopped around from there, closing up 7 bucks. The dollar index closed in New York late on Monday afternoon EDT at 85.22—and continued its rally that began off the 85.09 low that began around 5:05 p.m. just before Monday’s close.  Most of the indexes gains yesterday were in by 11 a.m. BST in London—and the index crawled higher from there, closing at 85.88—up 66 basis points, which was everything it lost during the Monday trading session. Forgive me for mentioning this, but it appeared that, once again, a buyer of last resort showed up to catch the proverbial falling dollar index knife at 5:05 p.m. EDT on Monday, as it was about to slice through the 85.00 mark. Here’s the 3-day chart so you can see this rally from its beginnings late on Monday afternoon EDT. Silver also got sold down at the open as per usual on Monday evening—and then pretty much followed the gold price path for the remainder of the Tuesday session. The high and low are barely worth looking up, but the CME Group recorded them as $17.57 and $17.325 in the December contract. Silver was closed down 11 cents yesterday to $17.39 spot.  Net volume was pretty light at only 24,500 contracts. Sponsor Advertisement It was about the same for silver equities, but they rallied much more vigorously—and also sold off much more vigorously as well, as Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index finished up only 1.07%.  At its high, the index was up 3.5%.last_img read more

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