Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Fans probably still remember the video of Wade and LeBron James faking coughs while leaving the Mavericks’ arena after losing Game 4 of the 2011 Finals when Nowitzki, who was sick before the game, hit the winning shot. Dallas took Game 6 in Miami to win the series.For those who forgot, there were plenty of Twitter posts before the game noting the irony of Wade missing Miami’s shootaround because of an illness in what should be his final Dallas appearance.Wade, who went on to win two more titles with James, was healthy enough to play, and had some vintage moments in the first half. He hit a 3 over Nowitzki before the smooth-shooting 7-footer answered with his familiar one-legged fadeaway over Wade at the other end.“There’s a great karma to each one of them,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “As soon as Wade got his opportunity to go one-on-one against him in the corner, you just knew that somehow Dirk was going to get him with an opportunity on the other end.”Some of the loudest boos for Wade came with him dribbling out the final seconds of the first half isolated on Dallas rookie Jalen Brunson. Wade swished a jumper over the two-time NCAA champion from Villanova to finish the half with a team-high 14 points.The Heat took control without Wade in the third quarter, with Josh Richardson scoring six of the first eight points on a 12-0 run that extended a one-point lead and put Miami ahead by double digits for good.Richardson scored 14 points, and Dion Waiters had 20. Justise Winslow had 11 points and 11 rebounds.Dallas rookie sensation Luka Doncic had 18 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. The only teenager in NBA history with multiple triple-doubles just missed his fourth. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 20 points.ABOUT THAT RE-ENACTMENTWade and Nowitzki ended up next to each other at the scorer’s table waiting to enter the game for the first time. They shared a laugh. Turns out Nowitzki was giving Wade a hard time about recreating his 2006 ball toss. Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua to make US debut against Miller Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments “I said, ‘You have those days, right?’ But those are the scary days, those days that you can mess around and be like, ‘Well, I can keep playing.’ And then it’ll be a day that you’re like, ‘No, there’s a reason why I’m retiring.’”Nowitzki and Wade, both added to this weekend’s All-Star game to recognize their decorated careers, entered the final game before the break together midway through the first quarter , which eased the boos on a Wade farewell tour that has been well-received everywhere else.There were some boos as they took the court, but those were quickly drowned out when many in the crowd stood and cheered two players mostly relegated to supporting roles on mediocre teams after so many years of leading championship-chasing franchises.“There was a lot of obviously Wade fans in the building, well-deserved,” Nowitzki said.The true reaction of Dallas fans to Wade came later when they booed the 13-time All-Star whenever he touched the ball. The Mavericks have always thought Wade was the beneficiary of questionable calls in the 2006 NBA Finals, which the Heat clinched with a Game 6 win in Dallas.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki, left, and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, second from left, talk as they swap jerseys after an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dwyane Wade finished his pregame warmups by re-enacting his launch of the basketball toward the rafters from the moment he won his first championship with Miami on the home floor of the Dallas Mavericks nearly 13 years ago.The Heat star closed his night on the bench, with a win secure and many of his fans wearing or holding No. 3 jerseys standing and chanting, “We want Wade,” in the closing minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We just had a little laugh about it,” Wade said. “It’s moments when you go through this, for me this is the last dance and there are certain games, there’s certain ones that are a little bit more special.”Nowitzki smiled when asked about the exchange after the game. “I was like, ‘That’s bringing some bad memories back.’ He had to laugh. He’s like, ‘Yeah, I had to do it man. This is the building where everything started for me.’”TIP-INSHeat: Finished with seven players in double figures. The others were James Johnson with 12 points and Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo with 10 apiece. … Richardson and Winslow had six assists each.Mavericks: C Salah Mejri returned after missing three games and made his second start of the season. The 7-foot-2 Tunisian was re-signed after getting waived as part of the trade that sent Harrison Barnes to Sacramento. Brunson started the second half instead of Mejri, who had two points and one rebound in eight minutes.UP NEXTBoth teams are headed into All-Star break. The Heat return to finish the second of two season-long six-game road trips at Philadelphia on Feb. 21. The Mavericks are home against Denver on Feb. 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Wade had done enough already in what was almost certainly his last game in Dallas, scoring 22 points in one his better games of the season to help the Heat to a 112-101 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday night.The 37-year-old who has already said this is his final season was a little better despite a gallant effort from Dirk Nowitzki, his two-time NBA Finals foe whose record 21st season with the same franchise has the feel of an unofficial farewell tour.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 40-year-old German finished two points shy of his season high with 12, although most of the highlights in their first meeting of the season came in the first half before the Heat outscored the Mavericks 32-16 in the third quarter and led by as many as 21 points in the fourth.“Talking to Dirk at the end, he was just like, ‘Man, you look good,’” said Wade, relating their conversation while surrounded by cameras during a jersey swap at midcourt after the game. 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“I don’t perceive any altercation in the wake of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown prior to the holding of 2017 presidential and legislative elections,” Defense Minister J. Brownie Samukai has said. “I know there will be challenges in the national security sector due to budgetary constraints, but there is no tangible reason to keep UNMIL perpetually as the country’s security forces are now to fill in the gap.” Minister Samukai gave the assurance on Friday when he appeared on the ELBC Super Morning Show, where he discussed a number of wide range national issues highlighting the country’s security concern. He however said the presence of UNMIL couldn’t stop anything negative happening with internal threats. “Get away from the age-old dependency syndrome with UNMIL presence; let us train and have confidence in our own security forces by directing our priority instead of depending on UNMIL to do all for us,” Samukai warned. According to him, Liberia security is not 100 percent prepared, but adequately prepared to take over responsibility for the nation’s security after UNMIL’s mandate ends by June this year.“Even with the full presence of UNMIL here, there were deaths of people under mysterious circumstances, there were thefts, and all sort of crimes committed, but thanks to the quick response from officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP), who have equally been trained in the wake of rising tide of Al-Qaeda that poses threats because of the proximity to our country from where they now operate in the sub-region,” Samukai declared.It may be recalled that unidentified gunmen recently killed at least 21 people at a beach resort in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast. Grand Bassam is 25 miles east of the Ivorian capital, Abidjan; less than 50 miles from the country’s coastal border with Ghana; and over 250 miles from the Liberian border on the other side.Ivory Coast was seen as a model of stability in West Africa until a civil war erupted in 2002, which pitted the mainly Muslim north against the largely Christian south. Since then, peace deals have alternated with renewed violence.With that latest development in neighboring La Cote d’Ivoire, Minister Samukai said, “Liberia needs to take her security to the next level with appropriate budgetary support,” and that, “our military is ready to take over responsibility.” He said the more than 2,000 strong military personnel have been undergoing various types of trainings including counter-insurgence, anti-terrorism, among others, in preparation for the UNMIL drawdown. “From our side, we believe that the roles and responsibilities that we have are easily executable because we have been doing the preparedness a little over a year and a half,” Samukai said. “We are at the point where all of our forces, all of the 2,000-plus personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have been going through different kinds of training, operations, different kinds of scenarios exercises, including our participation in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). So, we are very confident in the competence of the AFL,” he assured.Additional personnelSamukai said the military graduated about 154 additional personnel recently after they completed their advanced individual training (AIT) to prepare the army for the different roles and responsibilities they would play as a result of the drawdown of UNMIL. “With our military capabilities, we recently deployed just a platoon of our soldiers along the Liberia/Ivorian border in the Southeast, particularly in the forest of Grand Gedeh, who arrested 10 Ivoirians and 11 Burkinabes that illegally entered Liberian soil and planted cash crops, which our soldiers have uprooted,” Minister Samukai disclosed.Those arrested, according to Samukai, had extended their journey into the country by 5km and had planted Cocoa on the Liberian soil, which could last them for the next generations to come.“Though the situation has been brought under control, we turned those arrested to authorities of the Bureau of Immigration for Naturalization (BIN) which is expected, along with the locals, to do proper vetting and investigation of those reportedly involved.2017 ElectionsSamukai denied that the trust factor in the presence of the international community implies that the Liberian military is incapable of maintaining the nation’s security on its own.Though Minister Samukai made an open declaration to support the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, he said, “The military has no influential part to play in the electoral process, adding, “The military simply has unique capabilities in terms of logistics and transportation and the facilitation of individuals from one point to the other.“The military cannot and will not be able to influence the outcome or the process of the elections that will be held in 2017. So, the preparedness of the military is simply to suggest its capacity to manage the security situation, come 2017 along the border and the frontiers of our country.”In that respect, the defense minister said the military is already playing a more positive role through its contribution to the reconstruction of the country where its engineering company is now involved with civil works such as reconditioning of roads and bridges.It has been suggested that about US$100 million would be needed to get the Liberian security sector ready to take over from UNMIL, which has been in the country since September 2003, to monitor a cease-fire agreement between belligerent forces. This followed the resignation of President Charles Taylor and the conclusion of the second Liberian civil war.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“We’re going to have to empower the parents and create parent-led teams for those parents who need help with the education of their children. We’re going to surround you with people and resources to help you with your children. “We want to make sure these schools are serving your children better … We’re going to make sure you’re directly involved.” Brewer said the centers are designed to serve as bridges between schools and parents, helping answer questions and get services faster than through a central office bureaucracy. Brewer said he will release more details in coming weeks, as well as a plan to put parent literacy centers in neighborhood housing areas. Julie Baxter, a parent at the summit, said she looks forward to a center that would help her and her preschool-age son, who is in special education. Boosting efforts to engage communities, schools Superintendent David Brewer III said Saturday he will open parent-led centers in neighborhood housing areas, with the first one in the Jordan Downs housing projects in Watts. The announcement at the 11th annual Parent Summit came just a day after an audit concluded that the Los Angeles Unified School District is disorganized, lacks financial controls and suffers from a pervasive lack of accountability. One key recommendation of the audit was to increase parent and community involvement in the district in an effort to boost student achievement. “I would like to take this district to world-class status,” Brewer told thousands of parents gathered Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “But I cannot do that without you. You will be the engine … because without the parents, we will not be able to increase student achievement. “In preschool, I had to fight to get my son tested because there’s no communication with that main office and it’s really disorganized,” said Baxter, from Sun Valley. “Hopefully, it gets implemented, and the money gets distributed properly. A lot of it is bureaucracy here and the money is not even for the kids.” Brewer said he wants to streamline communication between offices and give employees the tools to make the LAUSD a more efficient system. To help change the culture of the district, Brewer said he plans to create a transformation team to “right the ship of LAUSD … and create more efficiencies inside LAUSD.” “We have a good school district, we have great, hard-working people in this school district, but the problem for many of our people is that they are working inside a system that, frankly speaking, is not very efficient. It’s not serving them well,” Brewer said. Teacher Jerrilyn Taylor said that in more than 30 years with the district, she has never seen a superintendent so intent on involving parents. “We’ve never thought of anything like that before. He is really working to make this school district and educational process very effective and successful,” Taylor said. “We’ve never had a superintendent in touch with the community and parents like this one.” But while parents were excited about news of parent-led centers, some were wary. Erika Rodriguez of Montecito Heights said she recalled a parent summit two years ago at which then-Superintendent Roy Romer vowed to improve schools. “I didn’t see that much improvement, so I’m a little skeptical,” Rodriguez said. “I think Superintendent Brewer has a lot of great ideas, but the implementation is where it counts.” [email protected] dailynews.com (818) 713-3722 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
vs. UNF Box Score (PDF) Preview Live Stats Full Schedule Roster vs. NU Box Score (PDF) Story Links vs. Bethune-Cookman 8/27/2016 – 3:30 PM vs. UNF Box Score (HTML) Next Game: vs. NU Box Score (HTML) BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Drake University volleyball team split a pair of matches to open the 2016 season at the FAU Invitational on Friday, Aug. 26. The Bulldogs opened play with a 3-1 victory over Northeastern in the morning, followed by a 3-2 loss to North Florida in the afternoon.Junior Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) led the Bulldogs with 38 combined kills in the two matches via a career-high 19 in each match. In the loss to UNF she added 16 digs for a double-double. Veteran setter Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) had 52 assists in the two matches while Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) recorded 35 digs.Drake opened the day by defeating Northeastern, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 25-20. Inderski’s 19 kills came on 46 attempts for a .283 attack percentage while Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) added 14 kills. Capris Quaites (Omaha, Neb.) saw her first action in nearly a year due to injury and combined with newcomer Kameo Pope (Belle Plaine, Iowa) to contribute on nine of the Bulldogs’ nine team blocks.The first set against the Huskies featured 11 ties and five lead changes to account for a 17-17 tie before the Bulldogs scored eight of the last 12 points with a pair of kills from Schoene sealing the set. Drake jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the second set and never let up in leading the rest of way to take the set, 25-19, before Northeastern rallied back in the third set, 25-18. Early in the fourth set, three errors by the Huskies gave Drake an 8-4 lead that quickly expanded to 12-5 courtesy of more errors. NU pulled back within one point until a 4-0 run gave Drake a 23-17 lead that it used to coast to the 25-20 win in the set to take the match, 3-1.Inderski and Schoene led the Bulldogs in the second game of the day with 19 and 13 kills, respectively, while Pope added nine blocks as Drake held a 14.5-11 advantage in blocks in the 20-25, 22-25, 23-25, 26-24, 10-15 loss. UNF took the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-22 , before Drake rallied to take the third set, 25-23. That set featured 10 ties until, with the score knotted at 22-22, Schoene and Inderski rattled off back-to-back kills via passes from Davidson. UNF answered the two-point deficit with a kill but Quaites ended the set with a kill to give the Bulldogs the set, 25-23. The fourth set was another back-and-forth affair as Drake tried to extend the match. Facing match point at 23-24, Inderski hammered two kills to put the Bulldogs on top while Davidson closed the set with an ace for the 26-24 win to force a fifth set. However, that fifth set was owned by the Ospreys as UNF jumped out to a 10-1 lead. Despite the nearly insurmountable lead, the Bulldogs tried to battle back with a 5-0 run that pulled Drake within four points, 13-9, but could get no closer as UNF took the set, 15-10, and match, 3-2.The Bulldogs return to action for the second day of the FAU Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 26, with an 11 a.m. match against the hosts, FAU and a 3:30 p.m. match against Bethune-Cookman.Print Friendly Version