NBA superstar LeBron James is a record-setter in the memorabilia world as well as on the court.A rare James trading card from his rookie season in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers — one of only 23 manufactured — sold for $1.8 million ($1.57 million euros) on Saturday, Goldin Auctions said.James signed the card, which features a patch from one of his jerseys, and it was graded at 9.5 — “Gem Mint condition” according to the auction house. He posted 20.9 points, 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds to win the Rookie of the Year award.Now a 16-time All-Star, three-time NBA champion and four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, James was averaging 25.7 points per game, 10.6 assists and 7.9 rebounds when the NBA season was halted amid the coronavirus pandemic.He has led the Lakers to first place in the Western Conference with the league preparing to resume action on July 31.The previous record for most expensive modern day sports trading card belonged to Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout.In May, one of Trout’s cards sold for $923,000. “The incomparable superstar has penned a vivid blue ink signature on the obverse of this ultra-premium collectible,” Goldin Auctions said in the description of the item. “Its cardfront presentation also incorporates an exceptional, tri-color James-worn jersey patch relic.”Bidding began on the card at $150,000.The Cavaliers selected the highly touted James with the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft.The Akron, Ohio, native scored 25 points on 12-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds, six assists and four steals in his debut against the Sacramento Kings. Topics :
28 Caribbea Street, KurabyA NEW two-storey house has sold for more than $1.1 million at Kuraby.LJ Hooker Sunnybank salesperson Emily Xiong said the property at 28 Caribbea St was on the market for about a month before a young family decided to buy it, just before the new year.The property settled this month, making it the top sale in the Southern Star region to the week ending March 5.Mrs Xiong said because it hit the market during the quieter Christmas period, there weren’t many buyers who inspected the home. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202028 Caribbea Street, KurabyShe said the successful buyers were thrilled to have snagged the property.“It was just good timing, I think,” she said.Mrs Xiong said it was unusual to come across new homes in Kuraby because the suburb was traditionally made up of older properties.“If you want to buy a new house, you probably need to go further to Rochedale,” she said.“But this sort of house is going to be more expensive in Rochedale,” she said. According to the latest CoreLogic market trends data, the median price for a house in Kuraby was $688,000.
AIM quoted oil and gas investment company MX Oil is planning a name change following a recent investment by a UAE shaikh. The company is also looking to consolidate its share capital in a push to lift its share price.OML 113 containing the Aje field in which MX Oil owns a share; Source: PanoroIn a circular to shareholders on Wednesday, MX Oil, which owns a share in the oil-producing Aje offshore oil field in Nigeria, said that a resolution would be placed before its shareholders at the next general meeting to vote on a name change from MX Oil to ADM Energy plc.“The Company has been considering a change of name for some time. The rationale for the name change to ADM Energy plc follows the recent strategic investment by Shaikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum. The Company’s strategic investor has an extensive network of influential contacts within the oil and gas industry and the Board regards his support for the Company as an important opportunity.”Shaikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum in April acquired 1,335,000,000 MX Oil shares and is now the company’s largest shareholder with 29.86% of issued share capital.Subject to shareholder approval, once the company has formally changed its name, the company will also change its ticker from MXO to ADME.Shareholders will also vote on, among others, a resolution to consolidate share capital of the company.“It is expected that, immediately prior to the General Meeting, the Company will have 4,471,349,664 Existing Ordinary Shares in issue… The Directors consider that it is in the best interests of the Company’s long term development as a public quoted company to have a more manageable number of issued ordinary shares and to have a higher share price.”Accordingly, it is proposed that the Company’s share capital be reorganized such that every 100 Existing Ordinary Shares be consolidated into 1 new ordinary share of 1 pence. The MX Oil general meeting will be held on June 7 in London.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
CargoX, a Slovenia-based supplier of blockchain solutions for logistics, has become an observer of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF), an initiative forum established by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.“We are looking forward to providing to the European Commission … at its disposal, our … solution expertise, our full and complete knowledge and understanding, our vision, and the insights we have into the maritime shipping industry,” Stefan Kukman, founder and CEO of CargoX, said.“We are further excited to provide an approach to digitalization based on the neutral, public blockchain, and the enormous functional and optimization potential offered by our solution for transferring and transacting maritime shipping, financial, and global trade document asset ownership.”The DTLF is a consultative platform set up in 2015 which can influence the EU’s policy on transport.The group of experts brings together stakeholders from various transport and logistics communities, from both the private and the public sectors, with a view to building a common vision and road map for digital transport and logistics.DTLF’s overarching objective is to improve digital interoperability in logistics and freight transport across Europe.CargoX offers Smart B/L solution based on the public Ethereum blockchain. It replaces old-school paper Bill of Lading documents and drives fast, safe, reliable and cost-effective processing of Bills of Lading anywhere in the world. The company plans to introduce a number of other products for the supply chain industry in the future.
NZ Herald 29 August 2018Family First Comment: As predicted. Nobody should be surprised by these stats – and they will only get worse as we promote children ‘rights’, undermine the authority of parents, teachers & police, and demonise ‘discipline’.“The main cause is physical assaults on other students, which have jumped from 4.9 stand-downs for every 1000 students in 2015 to 7.2 per 1000 last year, the highest rate since 2006.More students are being stood down or kicked out of schools for fighting and assault, as schools struggle to cope with children of P-addicted parents and social problems like fetal alcohol syndrome.An expert also warns that half of all students being expelled or excluded from school are on the autism spectrum, and noisy multi-teacher classrooms might be partly to blame.After falling for a decade up to 2015, the rates of stand-downs, suspensions and exclusions from schools have all risen again in each of the past two years.The main cause is physical assaults on other students, which have jumped from 4.9 stand-downs for every 1000 students in 2015 to 7.2 per 1000 last year, the highest rate since 2006.Post Primary Teachers Association president Jack Boyle said violence and fighting which might once have been hidden, such as a brawl last week at Papakura’s Rosehill College, were now being posted on social media where school principals could not ignore them.Principals’ Federation president Whetu Cormick said principals were being forced to stand down or excluded students because they were not getting the funds they needed to employ extra teacher aides, psychologists and other specialists.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12114501&ref=twitter
22 Views no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Cheese Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce by: – May 9, 2011 Tweet Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Active time: 45 minutes | Total: 1 1/4 hours | To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate the sauce (Step 1) for up to 3 days.Intense, earthy and absolutely addictive, New Mexico’s cheese enchiladas showcase red chile sauce at its most elemental, thickly blanketing tortillas and melted Cheddar. We’ve added some extra creaminess and body with locally popular pinto beans, to cut down on the classic’s load of saturated fat. Top with shredded lettuce and minced onion.Red Chile Sauce2 teaspoons canola oil1/2 cup minced white onion1 clove garlic, minced1/2 cup mild-to-medium-hot red New Mexican chile powder2 cups vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth1 cup water1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican1/2 teaspoon saltEnchiladas1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and mashed, or nonfat refried beans2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt12 6-inch corn tortillas, blue corn if available2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 ounces), divided1/4 cup minced white onion, plus more for garnish1. To prepare sauce: Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup onion; cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic and continue cooking until the onion is translucent and soft, about 2 minutes more. Stir in chile powder. Add broth, water, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thickened and reduced by about one-third, about 20 minutes. (The sauce should be thick enough to coat a spoon lightly.)2. To prepare enchiladas: Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 7-by-11-inch (or similar-size 2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.3. Combine beans and yogurt in a small bowl.4. Spread about 1/4 cup of the sauce in the baking dish. Arrange 4 tortillas in the dish, overlapping them to cover the bottom. Top with half the bean mixture, using the back of a spoon to spread it thin. Scatter 2/3 cup cheese and 2 tablespoons onion on top of the beans. Top with one-third of the remaining sauce, 4 tortillas, the remaining bean mixture, 2/3 cup cheese and the remaining 2 tablespoons onion. Spread half of the remaining sauce on top and cover with the remaining 4 tortillas. Top with the remaining sauce and the remaining 2/3 cup cheese.5. Bake the enchiladas until hot and bubbling, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with additional minced onion, if desired.Makes 8 servings.Per serving: 305 calories; 14 g fat (6 g sat, 4 g mono); 30 mg cholesterol; 35 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 12 g protein; 7 g fiber; 606 mg sodium; 308 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (58% daily value), Calcium (27% dv).Recipe Source: Eating Well.com
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (June 29) – Ethan Dotson became the first two-time feature winner when the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout rolled into town Thursday for the first of three events at Willamette Speedway.Dotson enjoyed a smooth drive to the $1,000 checkers as the Bakersfield, Calif., hotshoe took full advantage of his front row starting position to seize the lead from the start.Already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational candidate, Dotson dominated the race in its entirety as the cautions came out just at the right time before lapped traffic would play a factor.Jesse Williamson, winner of the Sunset Speedway park event on Wednesday, was second with Brian Thompson, winner of his Thursday “B” qualifier, an impressive third.The rest of the top five consisted of defending series champion Kellen Chadwick and Cory Sample, who had to come from the back after getting caught up in a lap one incident.Feature results – 1. Ethan Dotson; 2. Jesse Williamson; 3. Brian Thompson; 4. Kellen Chadwick; 5. Cory Sample; 6. Dustin Cady; 7. John Campos; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Mark Wauge; 10. Grey Ferrando; 11. Wade Taylor; 12. Brett James; 13. Bricen James; 14. Lawrence O’Connor; 15. Brad Martin; 16. Craig Hanson; 17. Jeff Lovell; 18. Joey Price; 19. Danny Lauer; 20. Jeremy Shank.
Stoke boss Tony Pulis believes Steven Nzonzi’s behaviour in last Saturday’s match at Fulham was understandable to an extent – but he is making no excuses for the actions of Robert Huth. Having sustained a broken nose from a collision with Dimitar Berbatov in the Barclays Premier League encounter at Craven Cottage, Potters midfielder Nzonzi, appearing wound up, subsequently made a gesture to jeering Fulham fans as he received treatment and was then booked for putting his hand in Bryan Ruiz’s face. Later on in the game – a 1-0 win for the hosts – Nzonzi’s team-mate Huth caught Philippe Senderos in the face with his forearm, something missed by match officials at the time but which led to the German centre-back being charged with violent conduct by the Football Association this week. Huth chose not to contest the charge, meaning he will now serve a three-match suspension, and his manager this morning said he thought the 28-year-old had “let himself down”. Pulis also emphasised that he did not condone Nzonzi’s antics, although he does feel it was “natural” that the 24-year-old Frenchman would react to what happened to him. On Huth, signed for Stoke from Middlesbrough in 2009 by Pulis, he said: “Robert has been fantastic for this football club – a great player and one of the signings we will look back on and say ‘what a wonderful signing’. “But I think he has let himself down more than anything else. I don’t think Robert will be pleased with it, and it affects the team. “But everyone makes mistakes, and he will be big enough and strong enough to hold his hand up and say that what he did was wrong.” Then when asked about Nzonzi, Pulis said: “The reaction wasn’t good, but there was a reason why the reaction wasn’t good and that is most probably the difference between Robert and Steven. “When you get a smack in the face like that, there is going to be a reaction, it is a natural thing. You shouldn’t do it, but it is natural. But with Robert, I don’t know what he was up to to be honest.” Press Association
The awards keep rolling in for National Player of the Year candidate and Wisconsin men’s basketball forward Frank Kaminsky.Kaminsky was announced as a unanimous selection to the 2014-15 Associated Press All-American team Monday. He is currently averaging a team-high 18.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, shooting 54.9 percent overall and 41.5 percent from beyond the arc. Kaminsky’s 99 assists and 54 blocks lead the team as well.“It’s cool to be named first-team All-American. It’s something you dream of as a kid,” Kaminsky said in a statement. “To finally be able to do so, it’s a good thing and it shows how hard I’ve worked in my career. To be up there with Alando Tucker is a pretty cool thing.”The seven-footer, who was previously named the Big Ten Player of the Year, has started all but one of Wisconsin’s game this season, scoring in double figures in 36 of his 37 games. Kaminsky scored 20 or more points 15 times this season, including 29 against Arizona in the Elite Eight Saturday in Los Angeles. He has logged 12 double-doubles in his 37 games.Guiding the Badgers to a second-consecutive Final Four, Kaminsky is averaging 22.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in four NCAA tournament games.Kaminsky is just the second Wisconsin player to be named to the AP All-American team, joining Alando Tucker who made the team in 2007.“Not to be overly patriotic, but we’re an American story, that you can do that in this kind of a system,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said in a statement. “Sometimes where it looks like the privileged, the ones that are identified as being great players and can’t-miss-type guys, where there can always come that guy from behind in the race and then cross the tape first.“Frank is that guy who got a little bit later start as far as people noticing his abilities, but that’s just a great accomplishment on his part. … He took advantage of a chance and has made the most of it.”Kaminsky is joined on the All-American team by Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein – whom the Badgers will face in the Final Four Saturday.Kaminsky and Wisconsin will face-off against Cauley-Stein and Kentucky for the second-straight season in the Final Four. Saturday’s game will tip-off at 7:49 central time from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Syracuse (3-6, 0-4 Atlantic Coast) football hit a new low on Saturday against Boston College, falling to the Eagles, 58-27, and allowing 496 rushing yards in the process. The Orange started as well as they could’ve asked for on offense, jumping out to a 17-10 lead by the end of the first quarter. The ensuing period was one of the worst ever in the program’s history, as SU was outscored 34-3 and quickly saw the game and its season slip away. Defensive coordinator Brian Ward was fired the next day by head coach Dino Babers, who “felt a change needed to be made.” To automatically qualify for a bowl game, Syracuse must now win its final three games, which include a pair of road games and a season finale at home against No. 22 Wake Forest.Here’s whose stock is up and down after the Orange’s most recent disappointment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn what seemed like the first week in ages that fans weren’t calling for DeVito’s head after the game, the redshirt sophomore turned in another strong performance. DeVito threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns and didn’t throw an interception for the fourth straight game. He’s quietly on pace for 2,767 yards and 20 touchdowns — which would both be top-five marks in Syracuse history — and looks to be past his early-season turnover struggles. A lot of blame can be placed on players and coaches on this team for Syracuse’s struggles this year, but DeVito doesn’t deserve much of it. Despite all of the issues surrounding this SU team of late, it’s been generally solid at taking care of the football. After committing 11 turnovers in the opening five games of the season, the Orange have coughed the ball up just once in the last four, which ironically have all been losses. And while Syracuse’s nation-leading 21-game takeaway streak ended last week against Florida State, a new one began versus the Eagles. Andre Cisco led the way, first forcing a fumble on BC’s Hunter Long before contributing to another forced fumble on the Eagles’ next possession, which was officially given to Trill Williams. Yikes. Syracuse’s run defense was in this same section last week after allowing Cam Akers to lead Florida State’s 241 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Somehow, the run defense got significantly worse against the Eagles, who more than doubled that yardage total and also poured on five rushing scores. Coming into the game, everyone knew what Boston College’s game plan would be: Run, run and run the ball some more. In his weekly press conference prior to the game, Dino Babers said it “would not be good” if Syracuse can’t find a way to stop AJ Dillon and David Bailey. He was right. The Orange defense, at one point this season the strength of the team, looked as lost as it has all year. Aside from its lack of contributions to stopping the run, SU’s defensive line was also non-existent in the passing game. Granted, the Eagles only threw the ball 10 times on Saturday, but Syracuse failed to reach quarterback Dennis Grosel on any of those drop backs — failing to record a sack for the second time all season. All-ACC defensive ends Alton Robinson and Kendall Coleman tied for last on the team with one tackle each and both failed to register a single quarterback hit. Yes, Boston College has one of the best offensive lines in the ACC and arguably the best running back in the conference. But that’s no excuse for a no-show of a performance by SU’s defensive line.Babers had said earlier this season that “everybody’s job is in jeopardy,” and that was before two embarrassing losses to Florida State and Boston College. Changes are finally being made, as with defensive coordinator Brian Ward, who’s two years removed from being a nominee for the Broyles Award, given to the best assistant coach in the country. Additionally, true freshman running back Jawhar Jordan saw his most playing time ever and responded well, finishing with more yards than both Moe Neal and Abdul Adams. Fellow true freshman Mikel Jones also received significant playing time, making four tackles and furthering the argument for younger players to receive more snaps. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 4, 2019 at 10:45 pm Contact Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org | @esblack34