His return seemed to put everybody with the franchise in a good mood Friday, from office workers to coach Erik Spolestra.Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade smiles as he warms up for the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Miami. Wade was traded back to the Heat from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)“I definitely feel it’s going to be a great environment,” Wade said before the game.It was.The lower bowl was full before tip-off, an uncommon sight for a typical Heat regular season game, as they awaited to see their superstar come off the bench.But no one really saw this coming, not even Spolestra.ADVERTISEMENT Prior to Thursday’s practice, Spoelstra received updates on possible trades in Pat Riley’s office. Riley informed him there was a possibility to acquire Luke Babbitt and also Wade.Spoelstra was about to leave Riley’s office when the news sank in.“What?” Spoelstra said. “Dwyane who?”Riley explained to Spoelstra about the player movement in the league and a Wade deal could potentially happen.“We’ll let you know by the end of practice,” Riley said.The coach said, “My only response was, ‘Let’s go, let’s do it.’ But it was probably not something any of us foresaw two weeks ago. Crazy things happen in this league so it just absolutely perfect timing for both parties and it was actually surreal of how quickly it came about.”Wade could hardly wait.“I’m excited for a lot of different reasons, but definitely the fan base that I grew up with and grew up with me, and just to be back in the environment,” he said. “I’m excited for my teammates as well. When you go through a long season, this team is on a five-game losing streak, sometimes it’s a lull, and to kind of get a jolt of energy like tonight will be in the arena, the atmosphere will be great. I think it’s going to be great for everybody as we go down the stretch of the season. I’m just excited to put on that jersey again and get out there and try not to be too bad.”Wade was embraced by his teammates, many of whom he played with in his last season in Miami two years ago, which should help him make a smooth transition to a team sitting at 29-26 looking to improve its playoff standing.“I feel like I know these guys,” Wade said. “I feel like I’m a part of this team already. When we played them, just the love that everyone always showed me before and after games, coming back to Miami in the summer and seeing these guys around, spending time with them so that transition right there was pretty seamless for me coming in today.” Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Wade snuck up on Josh Richardson in the training room and gave him a playful push.“It was cool,” Richardson said. “It kind of felt like he never left.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dwayne Wade was back with the Heat on Friday night, coming off the bench for Miami.As the Heat fell behind 9-0, the crowd chanted, “We want Wade!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWade took the court midway through the first quarter as the fans gave him a standing ovation. He immediately grabbed a defensive rebound and threw a lob pass to Hassan Whiteside, who was able to slam home a dunk.Wade is Miami’s all-time leader in points, games, assists and steals. He was drafted in the first round by Miami in 2003, but left for Chicago in 2016. Miami acquired him from Cleveland as part of the Cavaliers’ deadline-day makeover. 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– says businesses have option to escalate complaintsReports of containers of goods being delayed on wharves are not supposed to happen, with Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Deputy Commissioner General Hema Khan urging businesses to escalate complaints they may have about the processing system.This is especially so, if such businesses would have satisfied all criteria for having their goods cleared, but are still faced with delays. Khan reminded that there is a system that is followed in such a scenario.“I’ve not received those reports myself, but we can look into it just to see that that’s so. And there’s a procedure that can be followed if a lengthy time is being taken with processing. They can escalate the issue,” she said.According to Khan, clearing goods is not supposed to take an inordinately lengthy time. However, she explained that there could be several reasons behind such delays; reasons that could be the fault of the importer.“There can be several reasons. Usually, its persons not paying their taxes. Or it could be they have some document outstanding. Or there’s an error in the document they submitted,” Khan explained.“If it does take long there must be a reason for it and they need to query it. So, they need to come in or they can just call in and find out why it talking long. There are persons they can contact, including the head of customs. And if there’s no explanation being given, they can always go higher, to myself or the Commissioner General.”Last year, a container mobile scanner was introduced at the Guyana National Industrial Company Incorporated (GNIC) scanner site, as complaints about the sloth of processing containers had become pronounced.The GRA had also announced that in keeping with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Authority and the GNIC, a fee of $20,000 would be charged by them for any container scanned at the Lombard Street facility.They had announced that this measure was necessary to recoup the GNIC’s administration costs and allow for a return on its capital investment. However, they had advised importers and exporters that fees associated with manual inspections for containers scanned would be waived.“Guyana is now in a position to adequately scan containers on a continual basis thereby facilitating reduced trade transaction costs and time of both imports and exports while simultaneously improving revenue collection,” a statement from GRA had said.“Universal scanning of outbound containers is mandatory in keeping with international maritime conventions on trade facilitation. The GRA also wishes to advise that in partnership with its sister agencies, relief measures will be implemented to ease traffic congestion and facilitate faster scanning of containers,” the authority had announced.The container scanning system being used by the GRA
…after alleged theft of ducksForty-eight-year-old Joel Stuart of East La Penitence, Georgetown, landed himself in hot water after he allegedly stole from his brother and threatened him. Stuart appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty on Friday where he was slapped with the two charges.Stuart denied both charges which detailed that on June 24, 2019 at East La Penitence Georgetown, he stole a number of ducks valued at $15,000 property of his brother Godfrey Stuart. It was further alleged that on June 25, 2019 at the same location he used threatening language towards the Virtual Complainant (VC), thereby breaching the peace.According to facts presented to the Court, on the day in question at about 18:00h, the VC and his sister were at home when they were disturbed by a noise coming from the back of the house, upon inspection, the VC observed the defendant making his escape with the ducks and a cutlass in his hands.The Court further heard that on the following day, the VC made a report to the Police, but on his way home he was confronted by the defendant who, being armed with a cutlass, threatened to chop him up. As such, the VC revisited the station and the defendant was later arrested and charged for the present offence.Meanwhile, Stuart (Joel) in an explanation to the Court contended that he is innocent and that his brother would often wrongfully accuse him of stealing items from him.Nevertheless, Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman made objections to bail being granted on the grounds that he used threatening language to his brother and the prevalence of the offence.Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the defendant to prison. The case will continue on July 12.
1 2015 European Under-21 Championship winners Sweden celebrate Sweden beat the odds to claim their first ever European Under-21 Championship title with a tense penalty shoot-out victory over favourites Portugal in Prague.The teams, who finished top of Group B at the expense of England, thrilled fans with an entertaining contest but couldn’t be separated over 120 minutes.Fresh from condemning Germany to their heaviest ever defeat in the semi-finals, few thought the Scandinavians would be capable of stopping Portugal – after all, the Swedes were the only team England managed to beat.Yet an incredible, battling display frustrated Rui Jorge’s side and took the match to penalties, where William Carvalho – one of the stars of the tournament – saw his spot-kick saved by Patrik Carlgren as Sweden secured their first ever men’s UEFA youth title.It was a remarkable turn of events at the Eden Stadium, where Portugal’s explosive start petered out against the side who finished runners-up to them in Group B.Sweden only progressed into the knock-out stage after a late equaliser against the Portuguese in their final group game and they certainly took advantage, with former Manchester City striker John Guidetti, who starred in the semi-final win over rivals Denmark, coming close from snatching victory within 90 minutes.Instead, it went to extra time and then penalties, when the sea of yellow fans burst into wild celebrations after Sporting Lisbon starlet – and Arsenal target – Carvalho failed to convert from the spot.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is chasing Manchester City’s Jason Denayer and Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias Ginter. Wenger believes he can tempt young centre-back Denayer from City as Pep Guardiola pursues a £38m move for Juventus and Italy star Leonardo Bonucci. Ginter, also a central defender, has long been admired by Wenger who has been scouting him since he was a youngster at Freiburg. It is thought the pair would cost between £10m and £12m each. (The Sun)Manchester City have been warned that they have not yet landed Germany ace Leroy Sane. The Blues have been in pole position all summer to pick up the Schalke winger in a £40million-plus deal. But reports that the deal with the Blues is already done, and personal terms agreed with the player were refuted by Sane’s dad Souleymane. (Manchester Evening News)Manchester United have delayed announcing their squad numbers – until they have completed the £105m signing of Paul Pogba. Jose Mourinho is close to snapping up the Juventus star for the world record fee on a £202,000-a-week, five-year deal. Old Trafford chiefs want to make sure the Pogba deal is sealed before announcing the numbers for the coming season for replica shirt sales. (The Sun)Manchester United have asked to be kept informed of developments over Monaco right back Fabinho. United were interested in the Brazil international last year and have maintained contact, with Monaco promising the 22-year-old they will allow him to leave this summer. The French club rate the player at £25m. (Daily Mail)Jose Mourinho is still evaluating some of his players though there is increasing interest in Bastian Schweinsteiger with Turkish club Besiktas keen to take him. The Germany international also has interest from Paris Saint-Germain. (Daily Mail)Chelsea and Manchester United have made offers for Valencia’s £54m-rated midfielder Andre Gomes, as have Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo)West Ham’s long search for a striker has led them to make a new approach for Wissam Ben Yedder but they face competition from Leicester City for the Toulouse forward. (Guardian)Everton remain hopeful that Leicester City head of recruitment and assistant manager Steve Walsh will agree to become their new sporting director this week. Walsh, who scouted for Chelsea in the north of England before working for Newcastle then Leicester, is brother of former Everton striker Mickey Walsh, who is the agent for Nigel Pearson. (Daily Mail)Newcastle will consider a cash-plus-player offer from Liverpool for Georginio Wijnaldum. The Holland international is valued at £25million by Newcastle which is considered too high by Tottenham for a player who turns 26 in November. (Daily Mail)Liverpool have agreed for Adam Bogdan to join Wigan. The Hungary international, 28, was allowed to leave after Loris Karius’ £4.7million arrival from Mainz. (The Sun)Norwich City are closing on a deal for Northern Ireland hero Michael McGovern. The 32-year-old goalkeeper, who had an outstanding Euro 2016, is a free agent after leaving Hamilton Academical at the end of last season. (Daily Mail)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Insider Trading: Diego Costa has NOT asked to leave Chelsea, Arsenal and Chelsea monitoring Riyad MahrezCarlos Bacca latest: AC Milan waiting for Arsenal move as striker stalls on West Ham switchEverton FC transfer reports: Toffees target £18m deal for Portugal Euro 2016 star William CarvalhoLiverpool FC transfer news: Galatasaray firm up Lucas interest by making £2.5m offerTransfer report: Juventus ahead of Arsenal in Gonzalo Higuain chase as talks begin over deal for Napoli strikerMiddlesbrough close to signing Alvaro Negredo on loan as former Manchester City striker arrives for medicalLeroy Sane latest: Bayern Munich to ready to rival Manchester City with late bid for German wunderkind
Brian ‘Mouse’ Ward pictured in handcuffs outside Letterkenny Court todayGARDAI have detained two members of an alleged criminal gang during an operation in Co Donegal, it was alleged in court today.Goods worth €36,000 were seized when a vehicle containing two suspects was stopped by Traffic Corps officer Gda Paul McGee, Letterkenny District Court was told. The incident happened at the Dry Arch Roundabout on Monday.Before the court were 19-year-old Brian ‘Mouse’ Ward 77 Ardkeen, Cavan and Tom ‘Ernie’ McDonagh, also 19, of 42 Hazelbrook Crescent, Letterkenny.Both also had addresses at 11A Ard Glass, Letterkenny and are denying the charges.In court today Gda McGee told the court that acting on a tip-off from drugs squad officer Derek Connaughton he pursued a blue Ford van – registration number 04 CN 6132 – as it entered the Letterkenny to Lifford dual carriageway at lunchtime on Monday.Gda Magee said both men were known to him and he began to investigate the state of the vehicle which was towing a trailer.Inside he found washing machines, Sky TV dishes and €36,000 worth of aluminium, the property of the ESB in Letterkenny.In court today Ward pleaded guilty to a range of driving offences connected to the incident and a previous incident in July.He was fined a total of €950 for a range of driving offences and failing to give Gardai a correct name.McDonagh was also fined €1,000, banned from driving for five years and jailed for three months for a serious of offences including driving whilst disqualified.Whilst McDonagh was taken into custody to serve the sentence, Ward was freed on €800 bail with an independent surety of €800.He was ordered to stay out of Donegal, stay at an address in Cavan, observe a curfew and not to associate with convicted criminals.The theft case will be mentioned again at the same court next week.McDonagh denies charges of theft of €36,000 worth of aluminium the property of the ESB and handling stolen goods.Ward denies charges of handling stolen goods.MEN CHARGED WITH €36,000 ‘TRAVELLING GANG THEFTS’ IN DONEGAL was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyMcDonaghTHEFTSWard
In recent decades around the world, drum circles have been started to promote physical and emotional healing and, on the corporate level, to build teamwork and boost morale. Drum circles have also been formed as a prayer tool for a specific faith. Faith Lutheran Church’s mandala of rhythmic power, co-sponsored by the interfaith relations committee of Valley Interfaith Council, is inclusive for people of all beliefs. Pat Fisette, a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Van Nuys, had never heard of drum circles before Christiansen presented the idea at a recent Saturday evening service at her church. “He said it was a lot of fun and multicultural,” said Fisette who went with her husband, Ron, to last Saturday’s drum circle. “I love music, I play the organ, but you don’t have to have musical ability. You don’t have to learn something for hours.” After watching a video on types of drums from around the world and how they’re played, Fisette chose a drum piled in the circle’s center. Sitting on a chair, she experimented beating on different drums through the evening. Due to her rheumatoid arthritis, she used mallets instead of her hands. “I would describe it as down-to-earth and uplifting. You do let out some of your emotions. I closed my eyes and it was like being in a different place,” Fisette said. “I thought it was great. I’ll be back on Saturday.” Peacemaker Drum Circle, 7:30-9 p.m. Saturdays at Faith Lutheran Church, 7500 De Soto Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-4266. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Christiansen, familiar with the drum circles that meet regularly at Venice Beach and Griffith Park, thought the group drumming experience that engages mind, body and spirit would immediately appeal to children as well as teens and adults. “We started it for the young but it’s now for the young at heart,” Christiansen said. “It’s everything I love: It’s interfaith, multicultural, multigenerational, easy and an opportunity for people to gather in peace.” The 4-week-old program was initially met with skepticism. But Christiansen has since been very pleased to see smiles on the faces of those who have cut loose and tapped into their primal roots. “They’re exhilarated, laughing and joyous,” said Christiansen. “When it comes to an end, everyone is glowing. It’s a blast. People tell me they will be back.” Many drum circles have a music guide called a facilitator who leads the group in discovering rhythms. Participants often use drums collected from around the world including djembe, doumbek, congas, bongos and buffalo drums. CANOGA PARK – A pulsating rhythm races around the circle and fills the room as participants smack, pound and tap drums during the Peacemaker Drum Circle, held Saturday nights at Faith Lutheran Church. “Drumming is ancient and primitive. Every culture and faith has drumming traditions – Native Americans, Sufis, Hindus, Buddhists, the ancient Hebrews,” said the Rev. Wayne Christiansen. “There are people around the world banging the drums of war. There’s a lot of saber-rattling and fear-mongering right now. God wants us to live in a peaceful world. We can become united in our peacemaking as we sit together with a drum and become a unified expression.” Faith Lutheran’s drum circle came out of a request from a Spanish-language congregation, which shares the church site, for a music program for children.
RESEDA – Roosters crowed, goats jumped and chickens scurried Sunday as the petting zoo known as The Farm had its first weekend back in business since the death of the woman who started it. Teenagers who handle ponies at The Farm remembered the late Linda Menary as a giving woman who paid back her young volunteers with trips to amusement parks. The adults running the place spoke of keeping Menary’s legacy alive. “We want to continue with Linda’s dream of providing a place for city children to interact with farm animals because this is what the Valley used to be about,” said Lisa Barnes, an Arizona horse dentist who is running The Farm temporarily. Menary died May 1 – just days before her 62nd birthday – when she had a heart attack while driving near her home in Chatsworth. The farm was closed after her death and reopened Saturday. Teenagers tend to the ponies, giving them experience they can use to learn how to ride horses. On Sunday, the teens had fond memories of Menary. “She’s kind of like another mother,” said Elizabeth Sosa, 14. “Those were my exact words when I was your age, too,” Barnes said. email@example.com (818) 546-3304 ——— IF YOU GO The Farm, at 8101 Tampa Ave., Reseda, is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5, and a pony ride costs $3.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We had to open to feed the animals, to generate enough money to feed the animals,” Barnes said. Barnes first started working for Menary in 1969 when she was 9. She is now doing an inventory of the dozens of animals that live at The Farm and is finding homes for some of them to scale back operations at the petting zoo. Damion Stolarz, 32, pushed a stroller through The Farm’s dirt paths as he showed off the place to his family for the first time. Stolarz used to visit The Farm as a kid, and on Sunday it was his 3-year-old daughter Eva’s turn to visit with the animals. “She thought it was awesome, she’s just a little scared of the very tall emu,” Stolarz said, referring to the large, flightless bird. The Farm also has roosters, goats, chickens, pigs, ducks, an ostrich and several ponies. Different kinds of animals share the same pens and walk among tree stumps and an old tractor waiting to be fed or petted.
DONEGAL soccer sensation Seamus Coleman bagged an equaliser to give Everton a point at West Ham tonight (Tuesday) – and raise his profile once again. Avram Grant’s side had hoped to build on their St Stephen’s Day win at Fulham and took an early lead when Everton defender Tony Hibbert turned into his own net for the second successive season at West Ham.But the Merseysiders fought back and fully deserved the equaliser that came from Coleman three minutes before the interval when he converted Tim Cahill’s cross. Both sides then had opportunities to claim three points as West Ham substitute Carlton Cole wasted a glorious opportunity and Hammers keeper Robert Green saved well from Cahill and Marouane Fellaini late on.The point took Everton level with Liverpool in the Premiership table.COLEMAN ON TARGET TO GIVE EVERTON POINT AT WEST HAM was last modified: December 29th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Letterkenny Gaels GAA NotesThe Senior and Reserve teams are free again this weekend. Training continues as usual at Pairc na nGael every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. New players always welcome.Our U-21 lads are in action next Tuesday in the 1st round of the “A” Championship against Aodh Rua in Ballyshannon. All support welcome. Well done to Oisin Cannon and the Donegal Minors on their win over Roscommon at the weekend. Good luck in the semi-final. Hopefully the Senior lads will make it a double All-Ireland semi.The U-16 Hurlers performed well against Aodh Rua last week. This Thursday evening they welcome Setanta to Pairc na nGael.The U-13 team were beaten by a strong St. Michaels outfit last Wednesday evening. They are free this week. Training is on Friday at 5.30pm.Lotto numbers for this weekend were 14, 19, 25 & 26. No jackpot winner. Lucky dip match 2 winner is Rory O’Donnell c/o Pin Tavern. U-6 & U10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at Pairc na nGael while the U-8’s is on both Sunday morning & Wednesday evening from 7-8pm.On the Camogie front our secondary school team played Four Masters girls in a challenge match at Pairc na nGael. The Gaels won this highly competitive game.The U-12 girls will travel to Clones on Saturday to take part in the Ulster Caman to Clones blitz.Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc na nGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurley’s and helmets provided for training. Sympathy is extended to Danny Ryan and family on their recent bereavement.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS U21’S IN CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION AGAINST AODH RUADH NEXT WEEK was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSport