Cavaliers may find Love sooner than expected

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Cavaliers may find Love sooner than expected

first_imgFILE – In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love greets fans before an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Memphis, Tenn. The All-Star forward, who has been sidelined since late January with a broken left hand, said Friday, March 2, 2018, that he’s progressing well and it’s possible he could return sooner than expected. Love has been out since Jan. 29 and was expected to miss two months.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — As the Cavaliers experience growing pains with four new players, relief might be ahead: Kevin Love.The All-Star forward, sidelined since Jan. 29 with a broken left hand, said Friday he could return sooner than expected. The initial timetable was for him to be out two months.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reduced to a role of interested observer, Love has watched as coach Tyronn Lue force feeds numerous offensive sets and defensive principles to players who began the season in different systems. The new-look Cavs have had some great moments, and more than a few tough ones.Following Thursday’s home loss to Philadelphia, Lue said he planned to simplify things for his new players. On Friday, the Cavs watched film and afterward Lue said he’s still confident his club will mesh.“I feel good about this team,” Lue said. “No doubt about it. We got a lot of young talent. We got a lot of good pieces. We’re just trying to figure it out, put it together. We’ve only played seven games right now and those guys are still trying to figure it out.”There will be another adjustment when Love returns, but it won’t be as if Lue has to re-teach him how to play with LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson, the four players remaining from Cleveland’s 2016 NBA title team.The Cavs may not be the same, but Love believes they remain strong.ADVERTISEMENT “We have guys who have been here and know exactly what to expect moving forward,” said Love, who is averaging 17.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and shooting 40 percent on 3-pointers. “So it’s on us to bring everybody along and have veteran guys push maybe the younger guys or the new guys through the process. …“The coaching staff has remained the same so we know what they want out of us. Having some new blood and some new faces in some ways can be a good thing because they’re going to be very hungry and want to get on that quick learning curve to make it so we have a big run.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Mental battle key to Djokovic comeback, says former coach LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ “If I can get back before eight weeks, great,” he said. “So I’m hoping that that is the case.”Love’s recovery has picked up speed in recent days. He’s now able to catch the ball with a padded glove to protect his left hand, and the progress is such that there’s less risk for re-injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“One of the things I can do now is kind of catch the ball, guide it and shoot it within 12-15 feet so that feels good to do something other than run on the treadmill or run on the bike so it’s nice,” he said.The Cavaliers have been transformed since the last time Love played, with their roster overhauled by three trades before the deadline. Cleveland is just 3-4 since adding guards George Hill, Jordan Clarkson and forwards Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr. But Love has been encouraged by the infusion of talent and is excited about the team’s prospects once he returns. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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ROC launches “Combating Sexual Violence” kit

first_imgBy Ramona LuthiThe Rights of Children (ROC) organisation on Monday launched a new “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” kit at the National Library.The programme was hosted by ROC Coordinator Larry Carryl, in the presence of Education Ministry advisor Cheryl Sampson; senior social worker of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Pauline Welch, and a group of teachers from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE).According to Carryl, ROC is currently focused on the issue of sexual harassment, primarily in secondary schools. He relayed that since the organisation’s establishment in 1998, the “Everyday Ordeals” kit had been created to educate persons on the common misconceptions of rape, and other initiatives have been undertaken to combat racial stigma and violence against women in general.Carryl highlighted that the current project, “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” was initiated in 2015, with theThe “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” training kitassistance of the Australian Government through a programme titled, “The Direct Aid”.In that programme, funding was provided for ROC to engage in a series of visits to hinterland indigenous communities that were negatively affected by mining. Carryl remarked that the sole objective of the project was to investigate and get a direct understanding of the impact miners had on the residents, specifically “school aged” females.“What we found during the course of the project was that Lethem is not so heavily affected by mining, but there are areas such as Barmita, Port Kaituma, Mahdia and Bartica, which really had adverse effects. So what we did – we went into these communities and we engaged not only the schoolchildren, but also the residents in the community to get a sense of what was wrong. Interviews were held, workshop training programmes for children, all of that was geared to produce this kit,” the ROC Coordinator said.It was pointed out that the purpose of the kit was to educate and develop responses towards the issue of sexual harassment in indigenous communities, since it contained numerous solutions which can be adopted by persons and shared by teachers in secondary schools.“It creates a mechanism whereby conversations can be had on the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence in indigenous communities,” the ROC said.Speaking on behalf of the Education Minister, Cheryl Sampson expressed her appreciation for the launching of the training kit and the teachers who opted to participate in promoting the contents of the kit to students and members of the indigenous community. She also noted that alcohol played a major part in the sexual harassment of females.“Congratulations on producing this kit that these young teachers, when they go back to their communities, can use to help younger children, because if we do it right at the beginning, I’m sure that they would become more mature adults and they would better understand,” she stated.Adding to the discussion, Welch, on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, voiced that sexual violence was not only a social issue but a public health problem that may have long and short-term consequences.She pointed out that large-scale mining was one of the reasons the hinterland region was severely affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, alcohol abuse and suicide.“With these activities, all of the employment, all of the skills that are needed to conduct these activities are not adequately supplied by persons living in the hinterlands and so you would have an influx of persons from the coastal region, seeking employment and with them comes a different culture and behaviours. And, of course, a lot of them are men who are away from their family and so this is where the whole issue of sexual violence comes in,” Welch noted.Teachers of the Training College welcomed the introduction of the “Combating Sexual Violence in Indigenous Communities” training kit and expressed enthusiasm about sharing the knowledge therein.last_img read more

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India’s cricket superstars hope to remain friends with Ashish Nehra forever

first_imgAshish Nehra started playing international before any other member in the current Indian team.Tonight, the left-arm pace ace from Delhi will end his journey as a professional cricketer in front of his home crowd at the Feroz Shah Kotla, alongside India’s bright, young cricketers ready to stamp their class in the world.Nehra had debuted for India in a Test against Sri Lanka in February 19 but did not reach the peaks he was expected to. Injuries kept him off the field for long periods of time and he could eventually manage only 17 Tests and 120 ODIs. However, Nehra remains the third highest wicket-taker for India in T20 Internationals.Besides, Nehra has made friends, plenty of friends, in his 18-year career as an international cricketer. His teammates fondly call him Nehraji and everyone from old buddies Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh to Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan love his sense of humour.VIDEO: #ThankYouAshishNehra.Teammates pay their tribute to the fast bowler and relive their fond memories of him.. https://t.co/HWxJJipJRd pic.twitter.com/y7ykeA3pf3- BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017Nehra’s finest moment on the field came during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa when he ripped apart England’s batting line-up with 6/23. It remains to date the best ever bowling performance by an Indian in World Cup history.The emergence of Nehra and Zaheer Khan coincided with a golden phase for Indian cricket. The two were among the most successful new-ball pairs for India and played stellar roles in some iconic triumphs.advertisementWhile Zaheer finished as one of India’s heroes in the 2011 World Cup, Nehra would be remembered for his miserly spell against Pakistan in the semi-final. Incidentally, that remains his last ODI.Recalled into the T20 side for India’s tour of Australia in early 2016, Nehra showed he had lost none of his magic and picked wickets, guided the juniors and ensured India had a formidable pace attack as they won a bunch of T20 games thereafter.As Nehra prepares for his swansong, some of his teammates walked down memory lane to recall their fondest memories of a well-loved colleague.    “I have a lot of memories but I cannot share them in public. I clearly remember his spell in the 2003 World Cup against England,” Rohit Sharma told bcci.tv.Ashish Nehra will bid farewell to international cricket today – before the 1st #INDvNZ T20I, relive his famous 6/23 v England in 2003! pic.twitter.com/0MSFJfcj8R- ICC (@ICC) November 1, 2017″That was one of the best spells in World Cups for India. I have been fortunate to play with him and wish him the best for his future. He will be a true friend to all of us.”Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan said he loved Nehra’s sense of humour.”He has a good sense of humour. I always enjoy his company. I am sure we will be friends even after his retirement.”Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who played with Nehra for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL said he was motivated by the senior pro’s work ethics.last_img read more

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