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Smith denies tweeting ‘Cavs in 7,’ says he’s ‘smarter than that’

first_imgHeart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Tired of losing, Amer gives Bolts another crack at semis Shortly after the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 118-113 Game 3 loss to the Golden State Warriors of the 2017 NBA Finals, JR Smith was found to have tweeted “Cavs in 7,” and Twitter was quick to react.ADVERTISEMENT Smith has already deleted the tweet on his account, claiming he was hacked, but Twitters users were quick to take a screenshot of the alleged tweet.Game 4 is on Saturday (PH time) again at the Quicken Loans Arena, where the Warriors look to complete a historic 16-0 sweep and win their second title in three years.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Smith denies that he tweeted the message, saying in an interview with ESPN that he was “smarter than that.”The Cavaliers are a loss away from losing the title with the Warriors leading, 3-0. No NBA team has forfeited such a lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn last year’s playoffs, the Cavaliers became the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, beating the Warriors to win their first NBA Championship.Though he believes what the message presents, Smith negates ever sending the tweet claiming he was in the shower after the game. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire 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 MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Bucks wins that elusive Premiership

first_imgAfter 15 seasons, 280 games and a Brownlow Medal, Nathan Buckley was missing one thing: A premiership.Nathan Buckley has dominated another code of football with his team, The Aggots, winning the Men’s D Grade Albert Park touch competition late last month.And while it wasn’t exactly an AFL premiership, Buckley and his team, The Aggots, have enjoyed taking out the major prize in the Albert Park competition.For the record, The Aggots defeated On The Cards 6-5 in the final. Former Collingwood team mate Paul Licuria, along with the AFL’s Chief Broadcasting and Commercial Officer Gillon McLachlan and his brother, TV personality Hamish, proved too strong against the team who just missed out on the minor premiership.In one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the season, the high scoring affair lived up to expectations with both teams scoring regularly.The Aggots and On The Cards had only met once before the final, in round seven, with On The Cards winning 8-6.After the 12 round competition, the Aggots were placed fourth, only to overcome ladder leader Contexxables 8-7 in the semi final to book their place in the final.Despite only consolidating their place in the finals with one game remaining, the Aggots finished their season strongly, winning their last seven games to take the title.After losing three of their first four games, the Aggots turned things around under the guidance of Victorian Game Development Officer, Ali Tuai.The Albert Park Summer Season begins on 6 October 2008. Thanks to Ashlee Buckley and Lauren Pritchard for providing the article content.last_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho told one Man Utd player: Stay away from Pogba

first_imgMourinho told one Man Utd player: Stay away from Pogbaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho told one senior player not to mix with Paul Pogba, it has been claimed.ESPN says Mourinho and Pogba’s relationship had hit such a low that the now former United boss was worried about the Frenchman being a bad influence on other members of the squad.The player involved isn’t named, but is described as a “senior player” within the squad.The fallout between Mourinho and Pogba spread throughout the United squad as trust in the 55-year-old was eroded prior to his sacking on Tuesday.It’s also claimed if Mourinho remained at Old Trafford, “several players were prepared to seek a move away” in the summer, as “90 per cent” of them had lost faith in the manager. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoMartinez: Man Utd don’t understand Lukaku; he’s among the best

first_imgMartinez: Man Utd don’t understand Lukaku; he’s among the bestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium coach Roberto Martinez has hit out at critics of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.The 25-year-old has only managed six goals in all competitions in 2018-19 and was not always guaranteed a regular starting spot during former manager José Mourinho’s final few weeks in charge.”There is a negative way of assessing Romelu’s performance for Manchester United,” Martinez told The Sunday Times.”When Rom scores, everyone expects him to score, and when he doesn’t, he is almost directly the reason United haven’t won.”But Rom is ready for that challenge. He will never hide away. He understands what is expected of him. “For Belgium, he has shown he’s one of the best number nines in the world and I don’t understand why he’s being treated in a manner which he doesn’t deserve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoDONE DEAL: Babel happy to make Fulham move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Babel happy to make Fulham moveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham have signed former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel from Turkish side Besiktas.The 32-year-old Dutch international, who spent three and a half years at Anfield, has joined the club until the end of the season.Fulham are 19th in the Premier League and five points from safety.”I definitely have faith that Fulham can stay up,” said Babel, who has scored six goals this season. “That’s one of the reasons that I’m here.”Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan added: “Ryan has excelled at playing attacking football on both the club and international stage, and we welcome that experience as we build our squad for a strong second-half push.”Claudio [Ranieri] and I are confident that Ryan’s return to the Premier League here will be every bit as good for him as his addition will be good for our squad.” last_img read more

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Husky shares down after offshore oil vessel suspended due to iceberg incident

first_imgCALGARY – Shares in Calgary-based Husky Energy Inc. fell nearly seven per cent Thursday after operations aboard its SeaRose FPSO vessel off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast was ordered suspended by the federal-provincial regulator because of a close call with an iceberg last March.Husky’s stock (TSX:HSE) was down $1.29, or 6.77 per cent, to $17.77 at the closing of markets, after dropping as low as $17.58 earlier in the day from Wednesday’s close of $19.06.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said Wednesday after markets closed the vessel would be suspended from operating until the board is sure that “corrective and appropriate actions” have taken place.It said the floating production, storage and off-loading vessel with 84 people and 340,000 barrels of crude onboard failed to follow protocol and sail away when an iceberg entered its 0.25-nautical-mile ice exclusion area, adding personnel at one point were instructed to muster and ‘brace for impact.’Barclays analysts said in a note Thursday the suspension is “significant” because it cuts off about 27,000 barrels per day of some of the most profitable production in Husky’s oil and gas portfolio for an undetermined length of time.That’s about eight per cent of total oil and gas production from the company, which also operates in Western Canada and the Asia-Pacific region.last_img read more

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G7 leaders cant avoid Iran at summit with Trump say European diplomats

first_imgOTTAWA – Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement will be a topic of discussion at next month’s G7 summit in Quebec’s Charlevoix region, European diplomats say.It will join trade issues among the more potentially charged topics that could highlight divisions between the mercurial U.S. president and his G7 counterparts — an unenviable position for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he hosts them for two days of talks.The European ambassadors, who were taking part in a panel discussion on the upcoming summit, played down the potential for divisions with the U.S. — including the potential for a new G6 configuration that would exclude America — saying the small exclusive club of the world’s richest countries could handle a round of frank discussion.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland expressed Canada’s regret over the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which she called “essential” to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons capability and ensuring global security.“Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons,” Freeland said in a written statement. “The JCPOA has subjected Iran’s nuclear program to a rigorous and unprecedented international verification regime by the International Atomic Energy Agency.”She acknowledged that the deal, agreed to by Iran in 2015 and endorsed by the United Nations, “is not perfect. It has, however, helped to curb a real threat to international peace and security.”Freeland noted that just two weeks ago, G7 foreign ministers unanimously committed to “permanently ensuring that Iran’s nuclear program remains exclusively peaceful, in line with its non-proliferation treaty obligations and its commitments under the (JCPOA).”“Canada regrets that the United States has decided to withdraw from the JCPOA, particularly given that, according to the IAEA, Iran continues to implement its JCPOA commitments,” she said.Many of Canada’s western allies similarly expressed their disappointment at Trump’s decision, which served as a harbinger of how fast-moving global events can upset the carefully scripted G7 agenda that Trudeau will be trying to advance.“It is evident that actually this will be one of the topics to be discussed at the summit,” Peteris Ustubs, the European Union ambassador to Canada, said of Trump’s decision.But Ustubs dismissed any suggestion that the U.S. position had potential to “diminish and change the formulation” of the club to a G6.“We should avoid thinking that (the) G7 is only the club of the convenient conversations,” said Ustubs. “If there are conversations which are inconvenient that’s the part of the G7 conversations.”The European Union is a full-fledged member of the G7, but it does not have so-called numbered status.Germany’s ambassador to Canada, Sabine Sparwasser, said the G7 has always been a forum where there is room for disagreement and discussion.But she said it is no secret that the U.S. decision on Iran is “a blow” to what was an important diplomatic victory. “We thought the deal as such made the world a little bit safer for the time being,” she said.Sparwasser said it was too early to comment on all the implications of Trump’s decision, but “we will try to salvage what we can.”French ambassador Kareen Rispal, whose country takes over the G7 presidency from Canada next year, said the group would overcome its obstacles.“We can’t exclude any state or any country that has a difference of view,” she said. “Yes, it’s a risk to have a communique with 6 plus 1, but I think everybody is trying to avoid this kind of situation because we would go nowhere.”Earlier Tuesday at the same symposium, Trudeau’s chief G7 organizer said that the world leaders simply cannot avoid a discussion of thorny trade issues.Peter Boehm, the Canadian sherpa, didn’t mention Trump by name, but he too was addressing the same day-long conference focused on how to shape Canadian foreign policy in the age of the disruptive, protectionist influence of the current U.S. president.“I’m afraid we can’t avoid a trade discussion in Charlevoix,” Boehm told the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.“We’re aware that this is a challenging issue within the G7, particularly with the backdrop of steel and aluminum tariffs and NAFTA negotiations.”Despite the challenges, Boehm said the G7 leaders may be able to reach an agreement on the need for a revitalized World Trade Organization.“Canada and its G7 partners need to remain committed to working together on strengthening the rules-based trading system, fighting protectionism and encouraging free trade so that all citizens can take advantage,” said Boehm.The day-long gathering of foreign policy experts, diplomats and academics took place under the banner, “Positioning Canada in the Shifting International Order.”That shift referred mainly to Trump and the wrecking ball that many say he has taken to the world’s multilateral institutions.Rona Ambrose, the former Conservative cabinet minister who is an adviser on the government’s non-partisan NAFTA panel, told the gathering that Canadians can no longer adhere to the “romantic notion” that Canada and the U.S. remain best friends and allies.That said, a deal on NAFTA that all three countries could live with is still possible, she insisted, crediting the Liberal government with doing everything it can do get a deal with the unpredictable Trump administration.Peter Donolo,who was communications chief to former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien, said Trump won’t be satisfied with any NAFTA outcome that does not allow him to declare all-out victory.“He will define a success as, ‘We’ve won, we’ve won big time; Canada and Mexico are eating dust; they’re eating dirt, they’re done; they’re humiliated.’”last_img read more

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Pride Society gearing up for third Pride Walk in Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Pride Society is gearing up to host the third annual Pride Walk in Fort St. John in early June, which organizers say should be the biggest edition of the event thus far.Society spokesperson Lyle Goldie said that the Society has seen some changes in the last year, after getting a new President and Vice-President last fall. Goldie said that this year’s iteration of the Pride Walk will be the longest since the inaugural Pride Walk began at City Hall in 2016.Goldie said that the Pride Walk, which is taking place on the afternoon of June 2nd, will start at WI Centennial Park across from CM Finch Elementary School. Participants were originally going to be walking to Ecole Central Elementary, since Centennial Park was due to be closed for renovations. Now however, the Pride Walk will actually be concluding at Centennial Park – the same location as in 2016 – since the renovations in the park aren’t set to begin until later in June. Goldie said that the Society is hopeful that this year’s Pride Walk will see even more participants than the past years, since word of the event is reaching more residents. He said that festivities are planned in Centennial Park after the walk, including dancers, singers, food, and refreshments. Acting Mayor Lilia Hansen and councillors Klassen, Evans, Bolin, Stewart, and Christiansen present members of the North Peace Pride Society with this year’s Pride Week proclamation. Photo by Chris NewtonThe City of Fort St. John will also be getting involved, after council voted in favour of proclaiming the week of May 28th – June 2nd as Pride Week in Fort St. John.The Pride Walk will be starting at WI Centennial Park at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2nd. For more information, contact the North Peace Pride Society via their Facebook page.last_img read more

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BC chief says they didnt give up rights for pipeline to be

first_imgChiefs and elected council members from several B.C. First Nations including the Haida, Gitxsan and Babine Lake, stepped up to share their support and stories of resistance against industry.Wayne Christian of the Secwepemc nation told the crowd that “legislative genocide” had been waged against Indigenous peoples for generations.Harvey Humchitt, a hereditary chief with the Heiltsuk First Nation in Bella Bella, where a barge ran aground spilling oil into the waters, said it only takes one incident to cause devastation. SMITHERS, B.C. – A Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief told a crowd of First Nation leaders gathered in Smithers, B.C., that no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over the land.Chief Na’Moks says the rights of the hereditary chiefs to the land have never been extinguished.He says the agreements signed by pipeline builder Coastal GasLink are illegitimate and the support shown by those gathered, and by many people around the world, proves the Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders do not stand alone.last_img read more

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