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Chamber of Commerce Reintroduces ‘Monthly Business Luncheon Renaissance’

first_imgMr. J. Wendell Addy, President of the Liberia Chamber of CommerceThe newly elected leadership of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has announced the reintroduction of the Chamber’s “Monthly Business Luncheon Renaissance,” to be held on Oct. 4 in Monrovia.According to a press release issued by the LCC, the Monthly Business Luncheon is a forum where policy and decision makers will exchange views on trending economic issues, business experiences, and the LCC will showcase and gives information on the Chamber’s program activities as it relates to trade policy, advocacy and advice to the private sector.In fulfillment of this initiative there will be four key economic policy decision makers/experts who will serve as speakers and panelists on several topics with a central theme: “De-risking the Private Sector for Economic Expansion, Growth and Sustainability.”The speakers are Samuel D. Tweah, Minister of Finance and Development Planning; Wilson K. Tarpeh, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Nathaniel Patray, Governor of the Center Bank of Liberia, and Geoffrey Oestreicher, Country Director of International Monetary Fund.Some of the topics to be highlighted by the speakers include: the functions and roles of their respective entities and other stakeholders in de-risking the private sector for economic expansion, growth and sustainability; program agenda for the business community; the consultative decision making process in the formulation of policies, regulations and laws affecting businesses and the economy across line ministries, agencies and international institutions where applicable; the challenges, and prospects of private sector business environment, etc.The release said the program will start at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 2:p.m. at a resort in Monrovia. During the luncheon, the exchange of views on ways of developing and enhancing the economy to attract domestic and foreign investments for jobs and wealth creation, and the overall economic development of Liberia in support of the Pro-poor Agenda will be highlighted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Monrovia edges Poly

first_img“It was a heck of a game,” he said. Of course any game pitting UCLA-bound Rob Rasmussen and UNLV-signee Eddie McKiernan would figure to be just that. Blackmore’s reaction came after the Wildcats’ three-run rally and subsequent 3-2 win over the Panthers. “When you got two (Division I) prospects pitching, the game’s going to be good,” Blackmore said. “It’s also probably going to be low scoring.” Both McKiernan and Rasmussen showed flashes of midseason dominance by tossing one-hitters through five innings. McKiernan struck out 10 and Rasmussen fanned nine. Both walked three and kept the opposition scoreless with runners in scoring position. The offensive fireworks occurred only from the sixth inning on after each pitcher was removed. MONROVIA- As he stood along the third base line, Monrovia High School baseball co-head coach Brad Blackmore tried his best to analyze the season opener for the 2006 CIF-Southern Section Division V champs. While Friday’s story lines were about as numerous as the game’s strikeouts, Blackmore summed up Friday’s game between the Wildcats and Pasadena Poly in the opening game of the Arcadia Elks Tournament in seven simple words. center_img Poly’s Tim Feess was the hard-luck loser. The senior gave up a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to Monrovia’s Vince Vega. After a 1-2-3 top of the eighth for Poly, the right-hander loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning after an Erik Allen double and two intentional walks. Conrad Council then squibbed a nubber between Feess and third baseman Michael Defazio for the game-winner. “We had our chances,” Poly coach Wayne Ellis said. “We should have scored more than two runs, but it was a good game.” “It was a lot of fun facing Eddie,” Rasmussen said. “It’s just too bad it was at the beginning of the season because we’re probably not going to have another game like this for a long time.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cisco will acquire WebEx company

first_imgThe acquisition has been approved by both boards and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, Cisco said. Cisco said it expects the transaction to have a neutral effect on its fiscal year 2008 earnings after one-time charges are subtracted. The total purchase price will be about $2.9 billion when factoring in WebEx’s $300 million in cash on hand. San Jose-based Cisco has recently made a number of acquisitions, branching out from its core business of supplying networking gear, namely in communications, social networking and other areas that help drive traffic over the network and increase demand for its core equipment. The acquisition was Cisco’s 119th since 1993 and follows several other major recent takeovers by the company. Cisco is in prime position to shop around, as a surge in demand from service providers snapping up sophisticated new networking gear has left the company sitting on a mountain of cash. Cisco is Silicon Valley’s most richly valued company with a current market capitalization of about $156 billion. Cisco finished the second quarter of the current fiscal year with nearly $21 billion in cash. SAN FRANCISCO – Cisco Systems has agreed to acquire the online meeting company WebEx Communications for about $3.2 billion in cash, a takeover that furthers Cisco’s push beyond its core market for networking gear and into the lucrative arena of business communications. Cisco Systems Inc., the leading maker of routers and switches that direct data over computer networks, said Thursday it will pay $57 per share of WebEx Inc. That represents a 23 percent premium over WebEx’s closing price of $46.20 Wednesday on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Shares of WebEx soared $10.17, or 22 percent, to close at $56.37 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Cisco shares fell 6 cents to $25.79. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Former Yukon man arrested in Pink Mountain to face charges of sexual assault

first_imgA former Yukon man was arrested in Pink Mountain and is now facing charges of sexual assault in connection with alleged incidents involving children as young as eight years old in the Yukon.RCMP say 55-year-old Lyle Gilmore is accused of crimes alleged between January 2013 and January 2015.All the allegations involve victims from the Watson Lake area who were between the ages of eight and 11.- Advertisement -Gilmore was taken into custody last month while living in Pink Mountain, B.C., about 200 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John.He faces eight counts each of sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation, and a breach of a conditional sentence order.Police say he was known to visit communities in the southern Yukon and northern B.C.; his next court appearance is scheduled for June 17 in Whitehorse.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mourinho blasts ‘lack of personality’ in FA Cup win

first_imgMourinho reacted to the criticism of his cautious approach in crashing out of the Champions League 2-1 at home to Sevilla on Tuesday by making five changes, with star names Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba among those left on the bench.However, the Portuguese didn’t get the response he wanted as another uninspiring display produced just two shots on target.“I didn’t like the game,” said Mourinho. “I am not happy with the performance at all but I’m happy with the result.”Mourinho singled out Lukaku and Matic for praise on Friday in a staunch defence of his record since taking charge of United.And it was the Serb midfielder who again drew plaudits from Mourinho amid stinging criticism of his team-mates.“I want more personality in the team because many, many times I felt that Matic was an island of personality of desire, of control, surrounded by lack of personality, lack of class, lack of desire,” added Mourinho.Matic teed up Lukaku for the opener eight minutes before half-time as the Belgian powered home the 25th goal of his debut season.Brighton had plenty of chances to get back in the game after the break as Pascal Gross fired inches wide and Jurgen Locadia forced stand-in United goalkeeper Sergio Romero into a save that established number one David de Gea would be proud of.But they were made to pay for their profligacy as Matic headed home Ashley Young’s free-kick eight minutes from time to ensure the 12-time winners will be present for the semi-finals at Wembley in five weeks’ time.– Excellent Eriksen –Earlier, Spurs proved they can thrive without Kane as Eriksen’s double either side of Erik Lamela’s second goal of the season sent them into the last four.With talismanic striker Kane sidelined for several weeks due to ankle ligament damage, Mauricio Pochettino’s side received an inspirational performance from Eriksen at the Liberty Stadium.“Eriksen was fantastic, so important for us,” said Spurs boss Pochettino.Harry who?: Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen shrugged off the absence of Harry Kane with two goals in the 3-0 win over Swansea © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS“Every season he takes one step up, today he was fantastic. He is so consistent.”Tottenham, chasing their first silverware under Pochettino, are back in the Wembley semi-finals after losing to Chelsea at that stage of the competition last season.And the Argentine hailed the depth of his squad without Kane and with Dele Alli featuring as just a late substitute.“If you watch the last three games, we won with a different starting eleven and now today too,” he said.“What is important is that everyone is available to play and the team is not affected by the names. We keep the same way, the same dynamic and that is so important.”Swansea never got going on a freezing afternoon in south Wales and can now concentrate on trying to preserve their Premier League status.The visitors went ahead in the 11th minute through a wonderful strike by Eriksen as the Dane curled the ball past Kristoffer Nordfeldt from the edge of the box.Lamela produced an equally impressive finish in first-half stoppage time as the Argentinian skipped past Tom Carroll and calmly passed the ball into the corner of the goal before Nordfeldt had time to move.Just past the hour, Spurs sealed the victory when the hard-working Lucas Moura played the ball back to Eriksen, who claimed a deserved second goal with a low shot from the edge of the box that had sufficient power to go through Nordfeldt’s hands.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Snow joke: Man United overcame the extreme weather at Old Trafford to beat Brighton 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 18 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho blasted his under-performing side once more despite reaching the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday as goals from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic saw off Brighton 2-0.Tottenham Hotspur also booked their place in the last four in more emphatic fashion thanks to Christian Eriksen’s double in a 3-0 win at Swansea to make light of Harry Kane’s absence through injury.last_img read more

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JURY SENT OUT IN ARRANMORE ISLAND MURDER TRIAL

first_imgThe jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering a teenager on Arranmore Island has been asked to decide whether he had diminished responsibility.Stephen Boyle (41) has admitted killing, but denies murdering, Paul Boyle (19) at Early’s Bar, Leabgarrow, Arranmore on October 3rd, 2009. The jury of six women and six men starts deliberations today.Mr Boyle of Austen House, Cambridge Road, Kilburn Park in London has pleaded not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court.Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said one issue the jury had to decide on was whether the accused is guilty of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, rather than murder.He told them they also had to consider the issue of self-defence – whether the accused used a reasonable amount of force – and said there was “a grey area there for juries”.JURY SENT OUT IN ARRANMORE ISLAND MURDER TRIAL was last modified: February 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

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Pochettino insists ‘easy target’ Alli will not let abuse get to him

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesMauricio Pochettino believes Dele Alli is an easy target for rival players and fans but insists the forward will not let it spoil his game.Alli was influential as Spurs beat Crystal Palace on Sunday and he was booed at the end by the home supporters after twice going to ground in the penalty area and claiming for a penalty.“He’s an easy target for everyone. He’s surrounded around (the pitch),” Spurs boss Pochettino said.“For me, the first action of Wayne Hennessy against Ben Davies was a clear penalty but I did not see the action (with Alli) so I cannot say.“We need to start to stop thinking too much about him, or to help the fans create this reputation. It is his game, he plays like this, he is so competitive.“No I’m not worried it will affect his confidence. Dele is a special kid. He is going to play, show his quality and not worry about what people say.”Spurs moved into the top four after Harry Kane’s late winner.“We dominated and in the end deserved the victory,” Pochettino said. “Harry never stops believing he has the chance to score and that is the most important thing.”Spurs return to Wembley on Wednesday evening when they face Rochdale in the FA Cup.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.comUndoWomenArticle.comThe Top 10 Cheapest Countries To Buy a HomeWomenArticle.comUndoJobs in the UK | Search AdsGetting a Job in the UK May be Easier Than You ThinkJobs in the UK | Search AdsUndoActive Feel7 Common Foods To Clean Your ColonActive FeelUndoActive Feel11 Warning Body Signs You Shouldn’t IgnoreActive FeelUndolast_img read more

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How Lenders See You

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Des KellerProgressive Farmer Contributing EditorSecuring operating loans for the upcoming crop season will bring new challenges for some borrowers, but there are ways to make farm operations more cash-worthy in the eyes of today’s lenders.Start with a thorough overview of the farm’s financial statements to make a great first impression, said John Blanchfield, consultant with Agricultural Banking Advisory Services. He noted often financial statements are an area that needs help, with bankers spending too much time reconstructing customers’ financials as a first step in the loan process.“If a banker has to use up so much of their time working on getting the financial statements right, they have less time to evaluate the credit request itself,” Blanchfield said. “A banker will naturally gravitate to those applications that don’t require a huge amount of detective work.”There are four steps to borrowing success, he notes: the plan and request by the grower; financial statements and numbers; a site visit by the lender to the business; and evaluation of the total package by the banker.“Two areas where producers could greatly improve are in the financials and the site visits,” Blanchfield explained. “The latter is your opportunity to showcase what you have, that you are a serious going concern. I know for sure, as an example, that a banker looks at maintenance of machinery.”VISUAL ASSESSMENTSJordan Foland, vice president and commercial/ag lender with First Farmers Bank and Trust, in Lafayette, Indiana, agreed machinery on a farm is an important element bankers consider.“I want to see the machinery line. Is it all brand-new equipment?” he said. “Is it used stuff they take great care of? Does the machinery look like it’s been sitting outside since the day it was purchased? Generally, I put eyes on an operation before I make a final decision.”John Bhend, vice president, ag/commercial banking for CCF Bank, Albert Lea, Minnesota, said he’s a visual learner, so he likes to see the farm earlier rather than later in the lending process.“They don’t have to have new machinery, but is what they have well-maintained, and is their operation organized?” he asks. “My general impression is that if someone is taking care of the little things, the big things like profitability and management will be in good shape.”THE “NO-SURPRISES” RULEBankers don’t like surprises, Michael Langemeier noted. That means it’s important to always know how every facet of the business is doing in terms of profit.“I think most farmers have a good handle on some of their costs but not all of their costs,” said the Purdue University ag economist and associate director of Center for Commercial Agriculture. “They may have a pretty good feel for their seed, fertilizer and chemical costs. But, they may not have allocated expenses for repairs, general insurance, crop insurance and even fuel, to some extent.”Langemeier breaks it down into three levels of knowledge an operator needs when it comes to the farm’s profitability. First is the overall view. Basically, this level is concerned with whether gross revenue is above expenses. The second level evaluates individual enterprises on the farm — crops versus livestock or corn versus soybeans. The third level is even more detailed and considers individual fields in terms of what the return is versus the costs.While many farmers today are increasingly evaluating costs and returns on a field-by-field basis, this isn’t the norm. The reluctance to do this is, in part, due to the work involved in attempting to allocate expenses like insurance or repairs to a particular part of the business.“An easy first step is to allocate expenses on a prorated basis per revenue shares according to how many acres are involved,” Langemeier said. “Make it simple to start. Corn has higher revenue than soybeans, so proportionally more expenses are allocated to that crop.”From there, make adjustments to a simple prorated system. For example, 40% of tillage may involve corn, 60% beans. Reallocate more fuel and machinery expense back to the crop where a higher percentage of tillage is used as part of the overall operation.“Like everything else, the first time you do this is by far the hardest,” Langemeier said. There are several accounting software programs that can help.REAL-WORLD EXPECTATIONSEnterprise accounting done on-farm would be welcomed by Foland, but he said they don’t even expect farm operators to have used accrual versus cash accounting.“Most of them are in cash accounting, that’s why we can do our own accruals,” said First Farmers’ Foland. Otherwise, his bank expects to see three years of tax returns from a new customer along with (ideally) a year-end balance sheet.“So much can vary from year to year depending on expenses that are prepaid and inventory that is carried from one year to the next,” he said, adding for the most part, producers who have survived are well aware of their costs of production.Beyond those basics, Foland said he considers a handful of ratios that help gauge the health of the business in making loan evaluations. Those include the debt service coverage ratio, the debt-to-asset ratio and the current ratio.Debt service coverage ratio measures an operation’s cash-flow available to pay down debt. This number is derived by dividing debt service (total debt obligations for the year) into net cash income. Net cash income equals farm revenues after taxes minus operating expense and interest payments — but including other income or off-farm income.“Anything over 1 on debt service coverage means a positive cash-flow,” Foland explained. “Typically, we’d like to see at least 1.2, but in recent years, it has been difficult to get there. If it’s over 1 right now, we’re pleased.”Debt-to-asset ratio is total liabilities over total assets. The result, hopefully, will be 30% or less. Having debts greater than 30% of total assets can hurt an operation’s ability to withstand unexpected business challenges or be able to take advantage of opportunities.Current ratio measures the extent to which current assets, if liquidated, would pay off all current liabilities. The higher the ratio, the greater the liquidity. Current assets include cash, accounts receivable, inventory, marketable securities, prepaid expenses and other liquid assets that can readily be converted into cash.Current liabilities are a farm’s debts or financial obligations due within one year. A number of operations have debt they originally put on 15-year loans, Foland said. “They now have, maybe, eight years left to pay. There is a fair amount of opportunity to stretch that debt back out to 15 years or longer to gain some breathing room.”Other factors, often less tangible, can make an impact on lenders, too, consultant Blanchfield said. He recalled visiting a Pennsylvania mushroom farm that employed a number of Spanish-speaking workers.“I noticed that this farmer addressed everyone he interacted with in Spanish,” he explained. “He struggled with Spanish, but you could see the effort was appreciated by the workers. This doesn’t have anything to do with the balance sheet but how this human being treated those who worked for him.”**Editor’s Note: Technology and innovation are opening new pathways to financial success in farming. See related stories from Progressive Farmer’s special section called “Plot a Course For Opportunity” at https://www.dtnpf.com/…(ES/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Climate Panel: Even Greater Confidence of Looming Warming

first_imgThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sent a strongly worded message to policymakers around the world early today: The new science of the past 6 years has only reinforced the already-confident conclusions of the 2007 IPCC assessment report. The world is warming, humans are behind most of the warming, and continued spewing of greenhouse gases would warm the world to dangerous levels by as early as midcentury, the report finds.Climate contrarians seem to have scored no points with the panel, leaving climate science still squarely behind curbing greenhouse gas emissions if the most serious consequences of global warming are to be avoided. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations, a sponsor of the IPCC, put it at this morning’s press conference: “The heat is on; we must act.”The IPCC’s Working Group I on the physical science of climate change found no evidence that greenhouse warming has stopped, as contrarians would have it. During the past decade, the global temperature may have “paused,” most likely due to natural climate fluctuations, the panel finds. But a single straight line still neatly fits the jagged upward trend of temperature of the past 40 to 50 years. The decade of 2002 to 2012 was the hottest decade ever recorded despite ocean cooling in the tropical Pacific Ocean. And the warming of the upper 2 kilometers of the world ocean—a huge heat sink relative to the atmosphere—continued apace through the 2000s. 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Two degrees of warming is a widely though informally recognized “danger level” above which society would suffer serious consequences. Only draconian emission reductions would avoid the danger level by 2100. And only such measures would avoid continued warming beyond 2100, the report says.Of course, a strengthening greenhouse would drive more than warming. A continuation of high emissions that have already shrunk summer sea ice on the Arctic Ocean would eliminate it by midcentury, according to the report. Even draconian emission controls would only limit sea level rise to a serious 40-centimeter rise by 2100. Business-as-usual emissions would drive sea level up by a disastrous 80 centimeters, though the panel rejected suggestions of a truly catastrophic rise.Extremes of weather and climate would also increase. The panel finds that humans have already contributed to an increase in the frequency and duration of heat waves and an intensification of heavy precipitation events. Further warming will not only “very likely” drive further such changes but also likely intensify droughts and tropical cyclones by late in the century, at least in the western North Pacific and North Atlantic.The message for climate negotiators gathering in Warsaw in November was clear enough. Climate change “threatens our planet, our only hope,” said Thomas Stocker, co-chair of Working Group I. And that means, according to IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri, that “there is a need for us to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases if we really want to stabilize climate.”last_img read more

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Dellavedova ‘lucky’ to have played with LeBron, Giannis

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Matthew Dellavedova. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFor someone who wasn’t supposed to make it, Matthew Dellavedova should be considered as a picture of success.With a championship ring on his finger and a shoe line to boot, he has gone a long way since being undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lanete working on consistency after solid first game back for Bolts Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet With the Bucks, the 6-foot-4 point guard saw first hand the transformation of Antetokounmpo from an intriguing Greek prospect to one of the league’s top players tiday.“Giannis is a really special guy. He just won the Most Improved Player and I think he could win that again next year because he doesn’t have the ceiling. I’m looking forward to his future,” he said.Dellavedova also hopes he could see more  Australian players roam the NBA.“It’s a lot of fun having a lot of Aussies in the NBA,” he said referring to the Australian delegation that includes Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut, Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles, and Dante Exum.“I think with Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, those Australian legends, that opened the floodgates for the rest of us to come to the NBA. Hopefully, we’ll have more to come.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “I’m really lucky to have gotten a chance to play with them,” he said Friday during the official launch of the Peak Store at Robinson’s Place Manila in Ermita.The Australian playmaker spent his first three years in the league playing back up for Kyrie Irving in Cleveland and also saw up-close how hard James works on and off the court.“I was lucky enough to play with Lebron for two years and there’s a reason why he’s the best player in the world. He just works so hard every day, watching game tape, and I really learned a lot from him,” he said.The Cavaliers went to two Finals during his stay there, winning the 2016 NBA Championship after battling back from a 1-3 deficit against the famed Golden State Warriors.That experience, Dellavedova shared, truly helped him a lot when he decided to make the jump last year, leaving Cleveland to test his luck in Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Dellavedova also had the golden opportunity to play alongside two once-in-a-generation players in LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo..@matthewdelly compares his time playing with @KingJames and @Giannis_An34 pic.twitter.com/lCgobm9pA7FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) July 21, 2017last_img read more

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