Love-fest: Kevin Love is the new face of Cavaliers

first_imgMOST READ INDEPENDENCE, Ohio— Kevin Love signed his new contract and proudly put on a hard hat. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Sick Malaysian badminton star out of World Championships, Asian Games Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As the NBA waited for James to make his move earlier this month, Love was with friends on Long Island when he got word that his teammate was bound for LA.“I was kind of just sitting there in a crowd of people and I go, ’Huh, OK, well, let me go call Koby,’” Love said. “Koby actually ended up calling me and made a couple calls and we need to figure some things out, but here we go, let’s build this thing.”Love, who will turn 30 in September, just completed his fourth season with Cleveland, which was swept by Golden State in the Finals. And although James is elsewhere, Love believes that with him and young players like rookie guard Collin Sexton, forwards Cedi Osman and Larry Nance and others, Cleveland can remain more than competitive.“You lose the best player in the world, you have to form a new identity,” he said. “But I think in some cases what we lose in identity we will make up but we also have in culture. We’ve always had a culture here that has been very hard working. … I think we’re going to see a lot of guys really having fun and being themselves and playing really hard-nosed basketball.”Altman said it wasn’t long after James announced he wasn’t coming back that he made his commitment to Love.“Right after LeBron decided to leave, I called Kevin first,” Altman said. “I said: ‘Kev, I’m not trading you. I want you to be here and I want you to be a part of this thing,’ and he was all in then, too. He’s never wavered in his commitment, not once in the four years since we traded for him and not once this summer and, to me, that’s really, really meaningful.“He wants to be a part of this franchise and be the leader. I think he’s earned that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins It’s now his team.“I look back, everything happens for a reason,” Love said. “My best friend from back home said, ‘It always works out.’ This is where I wanted to be. I’ve said that all along. There were some tough times where potentially I would have been traded and my name came up in rumors every few months. But hopefully that ends now.”Love didn’t know when he arrived at the arena that he would be meeting with carpenters, electricians, plumbers and team employees to celebrate his signing. General manager Koby Altman wanted to surprise him.Moments after signing, Love took a selfie with the workers and posted it on Instagram.READ: Cavs star Love reveals battle with panic attacks“It wasn’t even my idea, but I thought it was great,” Love said. “I had all the people behind me. It’s almost like, to me it’s not a rebuild, because we have talent, we have championship-caliber guys, and we have young and fresh guys that are going to be willing to learn and come along in this league.“I think guys putting on their hard hats and coming to work every day — that has to be the identity to our team, and I think we have guys that are cut from that cloth and are going to be willing to go out there and prove themselves.”Love will make $24.1 million next season before the extension begins, making his contract worth $145 million over five years. Love waived his option for 2019-20 and there are no other options or trade clauses within the new deal.He will be paid $28.9 million in 2019-20, $31.3 million in 2020-21 and 2021-22, and $28.8 million in 2022-23.The deal gives Love obvious financial security, and it locks up an elite player for the Cavaliers, who want to avoid stumbling the way they did when James left the first time in free agency in 2010. The Cleveland Cavaliers will rebuild around him.The All-Star forward made a long-term commitment to the franchise on Tuesday by signing a four-year, $120 million extension with the Cavaliers, who believe Love can help them stay competitive following LeBron James’ departure.The 29-year-old Love, who was nearly traded twice by Cleveland, signed the extension in front of dozens of construction workers inside Quicken Loans Arena, the team’s downtown home, which is undergoing a $140 million renovation not unlike the makeover taking place with the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions.READ: Cavaliers sign Kevin Love to 4-year, $120M extensionThe symbolic moment wasn’t lost on Love, who came to Cleveland four years ago to join James and Kyrie Irving and form the Cavs’ “Big 3.”ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

South Africa condemns boy’s kidnapping

first_img30 April 2012 South Africa has condemned the kidnapping of a 12-year-old South African boy in Kuala Lumpur, and urged the government of Malaysia to do everything in its power to secure the boy’s release. Nayati Shamilin Moodliar was on his way to school when he was kidnapped on Friday morning. “The South African government condemns in the strongest possible terms this act of criminality and calls on the government of Malaysia to continue with its efforts to secure the release of Nayati Moodliar and to bring the perpetrators to book,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said in a statement on Sunday. It said the government has been in contact with the boy’s family both in Malaysia and South Africa. “The South African High Commissioner in Malaysia has visited the family to express the government’s support to them,” the department said. “The High Commission is in daily contact with the relevant authorities.” The government called on the public to support the Moodliar family until they were reunited with their son.SA in talks to secure release of SA nationa Meanwhile, South Africa is also in talks with officials in Sudan to secure the release of a South African man who was captured at the weekend, the department said. “Our ambassador is speaking to the [Sudanese] authorities. We are offering consular assistance to him,” department spokesperson Clayson Monyela said on Monday. He said South Africa was also working jointly with other countries that have nationals who are captured in Sudan. Thabo Siave and his South Sudanese colleague, who are employees of Denel Mechem, were participating in a United Nations humanitarian operation when they were captured. According to media reports, Denel Mechem said the men had full diplomatic immunity because of the work they were doing for the UN’s peacekeeping forces. Meanwhile, the authorities are waiting for details regarding the South African man who was reportedly shot and killed by his bodyguard in Somalia on Friday. The incident is said to have happened in Somalia’s Puntland region. “We don’t know anything about it,” Monyela said on Monday. “Our mission in Kenya is looking into it.” South Africa does not have a mission in Somalia. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

FD Early Intervention Webinar: 1-2-3 Play with Me! Recognizing and Valuing the Power of Play

first_imgDate:  March 9, 2017Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ESTLocation: 1-2-3 Play with Me! Recognizing and Valuing the Power of PlayImage obtained from Pixabay and is licensed Creative Commons Public Domain CC0.In this session, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak will discuss the way play serves a pivotal role in our development and learning. And while for the most part development unfolds in a predictable and logical set of stages and sequences, there is much we can do through play, to ensure happier and healthier children. This webinar will provide a context for seeing the power of play and how it is necessary for success in school and in life. Recommended practices and research on how to support children’s play will be provided.Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a {r}evolutionary speaker, researcher, and play advocate. Through podcasts, blogs, free resources, and trainings, Kristie inspires and supports early educators in {r}evolutionizing their teaching. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and now trains and coaches early educators worldwide. Kristie is a Past President of the Division for Early Childhood and works with intentness and determination to sort through the clutter and chaos to join seemingly disparate ideas. She also aims to celebrate differences and shared attributes to achieve solutions. You can access her latest solutions at her website.The MFLN FD Early Intervention team offers continuing education credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2016 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

Are You the Dangerous Type?

first_imgIf you were to walk in the back door of your dream client’s account and speak to one of the contacts who cares about what you do, would your competitor have reason to be concerned? Should they fear your very presence inside the building as an existential threat? Or, would they feel confident that there is no way you could create an opportunity to displace them?This might sound like a question about how well your competitor has their client locked up, but it isn’t. It’s a question about whether your approach allows you to create an opportunity by helping the client discover something about themselves and opening up a gap. Your company’s first 8 slides are not going to compel your dream client to change. Nor is it likely that a traditional discovery process is going to do enough to overcome the status quo.The dangerous type of salesperson is strategic, meaning they know how to initiate conversations about strategic outcomes, things that matter, systemic issues that are difficult to resolve. You pose no threat if the best you can do is share features and benefits. There is no danger in a salesperson who provides no more danger than a catalogue that comes in the mail.The dangerous salesperson has the ability to find and engage the people who are necessary to change and bring them into the process. They can enter the organization at the highest level, the lowest level, or anywhere between and wire the building. You are no danger if you can’t move vertically and horizontally within the four walls of your dream client’s company.When it comes to the intangibles, the dangerous type of salesperson has them in spades. They have the ability to develop relationships, to look and sound like a peer, and to create a preference to work with them because of the value they create (which is something different than the value their company or their product creates). Without the intangibles, there are salespeople who can walk into your dream client’s building and leave without anything changing inside their four walls.What makes one dangerous is their ability to create a situation where a competitive displacement is possible—or likely.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos named as one of the safest in Caribbean Yahoo

first_img Related Items:caribbean, justin kersey, safest, yahoo news Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – In a Yahoo! News article on crime and safety in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos makes one of two lists; thankfully for this destination the author names the TCI as one of the safest places to visit in the region. The article: ‘Is the Caribbean more dangerous than you realize?’ by Sid Lipsey is trending high on Yahoo! citing the destinations which are getting travel advisories and commending the ones which are not. St Lucia, Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas, more specifically Nassau are highlighted as higher risk for robbery, armed robbery, rape, assaults and murder. The piece talks about the most dangerous cruise stops, and Justin Kersey, regional manager for the Americas at international risk management firm iJET, told Yahoo Travel that, and I quote: “Generally speaking, we have seen a slight increase in crime across the region; from Barbados to Trinidad to the Dominican Republic, we have seen a little bit of an uptick.” Kersey says the crime increase stems from a regional economic downturn. Nearby Bahamas is charting the highest numbers when it comes to rape; Jamaica, also a neighbor has recorded five tourist murders. Lipsey, who released the article today said the low crime destinations are: Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Martin — St. Maarten, Aruba and the Turks and Caicos; three of these are British overseas territories. There was recommendation for readers to be careful no matter where in the Caribbean they chose to go and that tourists, who stick to well-known areas that are in the tourist districts are generally fine. Beaches Resort does not owe TCI Gov’t; both sides want multi-million dollar dispute resolved Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos confirms indefinite closure in 2021 Recommended for you Social Media on the job, what a study revealslast_img read more

Government Abusing TCIG Press Office Says Blackman

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 6, 2017 – South Caicos – Ruth Blackman, the MP for South Caicos is asserting the misuse of the TCIG Press Office as abuse of the government medium by the PDM Government. Blackman says that the current administration is using the office for political means, which should not be the case.“The current PDM Government appears to still be locked in campaign mode and are not fully coming to grips with the responsibility of governance. Overnight the Government has squandered the integrity of the TCIG Press Office by using it as a medium to distribute it political opinion (reference is made to the use of TCIG Press Office to release Premier Robinson and Minister Higgs response to the Integrity Commission’s investigation of Higgs for breach of the Ministerial Code of Conduct).The principles of good governance demands that the public is allowed to receive factual information through this medium and TCIG Press Office should never be indulged in the work of political persuasion.The PNP government was often criticized by onlookers for keeping the TCIG Press releases purely factual, we stood on the principle that the public should be provided with the facts and from these facts draw their own opinions.It is clear that the PDM is using the TCI Press Office to form a political smokescreen and we hereby call on the Governor’s office to have the politically laced releases retracted. Moreover we request that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office provide support via the Governor’s Office to ensure that the integrity of the TCIG Press Office is protected and preserved for the growth and development of the TCI.”, she stated.#magneticmedianews#govtabusingtcigofficesaysblackman Related Items:#govtabusingtcigofficesaysblackman, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more