U.S. economy needs ‘really big’ Covid relief package, says Paul Krugman

first_imgKrugman, an economics professor at City University of New York’s Graduate Center, said it’s difficult to put a total price tag on an ideal relief package for the U.S. But he stressed that a “really, really big” one is needed given that the U.S. hasn’t managed to contain the virus.The economist, whose research interest includes macroeconomics and international economics, won the Nobel prize in 2008 for his analysis on trade patterns and location of economic activity. – Advertisement – “We’re still 11 million jobs down from where we were before this thing hit and all of those people are without wages, state local governments are in extreme financial distress, thousands of businesses — maybe hundreds of thousands — are on the verge of collapse,” he said.“So we need a lot to keep this thing afloat.”  The U.S. enacted a $2 trillion package known as the CARES Act in March, but those benefits have either expired or will soon end. Negotiations for another pandemic relief has been at an impasse for months after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree on what should be in the package.Democrats proposed another $2.2 trillion relief package that includes funding for state and local governments, as well as extending enhanced unemployment benefits of an additional $600 weekly subsidy. Republicans, meanwhile, wanted a smaller deal that would focus more on payment to individuals and business loans. Paul KrugmanNobel prize-winning economist A lot of people are going to be out of work, a lot of businesses are going to be stressed. We need to just make life tolerable for them.- Advertisement – The U.S. may need several hundred billion dollars a month in “disaster relief” to keep the economy afloat as a raging coronavirus outbreak continues to suppress prospects for workers and businesses, Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said on Thursday.“We really are still very much in the disaster relief stage,” he told CNBC’s “Street Signs Asia.”“A lot of people are going to be out of work, a lot of businesses are going to be stressed. We need to just make life tolerable for them,” he added.- Advertisement – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has won his reelection bid for a seventh term, said on Wednesday that the additional relief package will be his priority when the chamber reconvenes next week.Still, Krugman said there’s no indication that McConnell would agree to a large relief bill or extend enhanced unemployment benefits which have been the “most important policy” to cushion the pandemic’s economic impact.Republicans, he noted, viewed those benefits as “rewarding people for not working” and therefore, may not be inclined to renew that payout.“That was far more effective than anything else in the package, but we’ve seen very, very little … on the part of Senate Republicans to resume enhanced employment benefits,” he said. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.Panayiotis Tzamaros | ullstein bild via Getty Images – Advertisement –last_img read more

Gold Coast mega mansion sells for $7.5 million

first_img311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Among the six-bedroom, five bathroom mega mansion’s standout features are a fully equipped gym, expansive formal and informal living areas, an outdoor kitchen, double pontoon and state-of-the-art technology throughout.Ray White Prestige agent Matt Gates, who marketed the property with Sherry Smith, said it attracted a lot of interest with numerous parties negotiating in the lead up to the sale.“(While) we had substantial interstate inquiry on the property, our local buyers trulyMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoappreciated the significance of Monaco St,” he said.MORE NEWS: Costly fallout of V8 star’s split form wife Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNovember 6: Prestige listings04:19 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.A LUXURY waterfront mansion on one of the Gold Coast’s most prestigious streets has sold for a whopping $7.5 million.The landmark sale of 311 Monaco St sets the bar for the new year, marking the highest sale on the Gold Coast so far.Sellers Tony and Alicia Stephens, who built the house in 2014, said it was a bitter sweet time for the family as they prepared to move.“It is the most breathtaking home we have ever lived in but we have decided to move onfor a change of scenery and to experience beachside living,” Mr Stephens said.“Our young children have grown up in this river fronting home and we’ve truly made themost of what the location and the home has to offer.” 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.There were more than 300 inspections of the property in the five months it was on the market.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive Andrew Bell said the number of inspections was a strong indication of the level of interest for spectacular homes on the Gold Coast.Mr Bell believed the Gold Coast would be one of the nation’s best performing property markets this year following strong economic growth and billions-of-dollars worth of development over the years.“The reality is now clear that the Gold Coast is done with the major booms and busts we’ve seen over many decades, and that’s because so much has changed from a micro and macro level to prevent that from happening,” Mr Bell said.“The stability we’ve seen in the property market for more than five years now is testament to this change and we believe the year ahead will be no different.”The highest sale last year was set by the property at 9 Hedges Ave, which billionaire businessman and politician Clive Palmer bought for $12 million.center_img 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. MORE NEWS: How to earn $87,460 more instantly “The central location and benefits of the wide Nerang River frontage saw this young familyoutbid all other potential buyers.”The Broadbeach Waters mansion hit the market in August under an expressions of interest campaign before a $9.75 million price tag was put on it almost two months later.Its price was further slashed to $7.995 million in November.last_img read more

July 25, 2017 Police Blotter

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Tennis : Jensen emphasizes importance of team play to young Orange squad

first_img Comments The goal is simple for Syracuse this season: to win a national championship.Syracuse head coach Luke Jensen said he considers this SU team to be one of his best ever.‘We have everything it takes to be No. 1 at the end of the season,’ Jensen said.But to win, Jensen expects Syracuse (0-1) to prepare and play as a team. To meet his goal, Jensen must teach his players to override the ‘me-first’ tennis culture that some of his junior stars developed in singles play. Both on and off the court, Jensen is working to hammer home his message and build a team-focused atmosphere.‘If the team wins, everybody wins,’ he said. ‘If the team loses, everybody loses.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe majority of Syracuse’s players have already seen individual success. Six of the team’s eight scholarship players boast a professional Women’s Tennis Association ranking, and two have won matches on tour. All nine players hope to go pro.The team members who played tennis or another team sport for their high schools generally understand the team concept, Jensen said. Other players, such as those who played exclusively junior tennis — which is not a team sport — have a harder time adapting.‘The players who adapt right away were the kids that played high school tennis, the kids who played other sports growing up,’ Jensen said. ‘(They) get the team concept.’Emily Harman, a senior and the team’s captain, has experience in both. Tennis is an individualized sport, especially in a junior setting, she said. But her experience playing other high school sports helped reinforce the benefits of a team.Harman said playing so many team sports gave her a team feeling that she has carried to SU.Unlike Harman, three of the seven players who played in last Saturday’s 5-2 loss to South Florida did not play tennis for their high school team.‘If you’re very, very individual growing up and you’re into tennis from the very beginning, then it’s a little bit of a different story,’ Harman said.To combat the potential pitfalls of a team full of aspiring professionals, Jensen works to establish individual roles within a larger team framework. The upperclassmen work to reinforce the team ethos to the freshmen, Harman said.For Harman, helping her younger teammates makes the biggest difference on and off the court. Everything from the on-court performance to off-court activities, such as attending class, studying and keeping a good diet, helps the team improve on a daily basis.‘Everything has to be as close to perfect as we can make it,’ she said. ‘And this team is shooting for a goal that is extremely high, and we don’t have time to waste on the little things and little mistakes that can be prevented.’Jensen stresses to the players that everybody has a role in making the team successful.Jensen does still provide his players with individual opportunities. Last week, his players played in a pair of pro tournaments in Innisbrook, Fla., before the USF match. They played another in Plantation, Fla., after losing to the Bulls.But although they were playing individually, Harman said there was still a level of team support.Said Harman: ‘For us to go as a team and show the Syracuse colors in that arena, it’s awesome.’jmkling@syr.edu Published on January 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

New coach Enfield’s dream comes true

first_imgThe first question posed to new USC men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield during his introductory press conference on Wednesday carried a bit of local flavor.On the map · After vaulting little-known FGCU onto the national stage, Athletic Director Pat Haden (left) hopes Enfield can do the same at USC. — Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan“What are your initial thoughts on the crosstown rivalry with UCLA?” he was asked.Enfield stood tall. Without much hesitation, he respectfully acknowledged the Bruins’ history of success on the hardwood. And before long, he changed the subject.“I’m focused on the future of USC basketball and no one else,” he said.Enfield’s focus on USC’s future is hardly surprising, if only because the Trojans’ past, particularly their recent past, has been marked by a number of difficulties on the court. Over the last two seasons, USC has gone 20-44, including a school-worst 26 losses during the 2011-12 season. In short, Enfield has his work cut out for him.“USC basketball should be relevant, but let’s be honest, it has not been relevant,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said Wednesday. “We’re about to change that, we believe.”Haden believes that in part because of Enfield’s recent success at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he guided the Eagles to a Sweet 16 appearance in just their second season of Division I eligibility. They also became the first-ever 15th seed to advance past the first weekend of the NCAA tournament.FGCU’s run in the NCAA tournament helped launch the 43-year-old Enfield, a former assistant at Florida State and in the NBA, onto the national stage, as he employed an entertaining, above-the-rim style of play affectionately referred to as “Dunk City.” In its two tournament wins, FGCU averaged 80 points per game.“Basketball is entertainment,” Enfield said. “So is every sport. You have to entertain the fans and make them want to come. If you play a slow down style and you don’t win, they’re not going to show up.”USC knows that all too well. Under former coach Kevin O’Neill, who was fired in mid-January, it ranked last in points per game among schools from the “power six” conferences, which includes the ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, according to ESPN. And though that figure increased over the final two months of the season under interim head coach Bob Cantu, the Trojans still averaged just 65.7 points per game, good for 217th nationally.Under Enfield’s fast-paced, up-tempo style, that will hopefully change.“It’s exciting,” junior guard Byron Wesley said. “It’s going to be able to draw a lot of fans here. L.A. is the perfect place for it. And it can definitely be a huge boost for our team and our community.”Though Haden maintains realistic expectations for the team moving forward, USC is hoping the transition isn’t a long one.“One of the big things that impressed me was the turnaround they saw at Florida Gulf Coast in his two years at the school,” Haden said. “That’s what we want at USC. We want to reset the basketball culture, and that starts today.”Time will tell if that works.For now, Enfield will need to finalize the rest of his coaching staff, a process he said he hopes to finish within the next seven to 10 days.Enfield met with Cantu, assistant coaches Dieter Horton and Tony Miller and players Wednesday morning. All three coaches could be retained by Enfield, but there is no certainty that they will be.NotesWhen USC formally announced the hiring of Enfield on Monday night via Twitter and on its website, the school used the hashtag #DunkCityUSC, a play off his old team’s nickname. FGCU officials, though, weren’t pleased. “There is only one Dunk City, USA: It’s here in Southwest Florida,” Athletic Director Ken Kavanagh said in a press conference on Tuesday. Haden said USC would in fact stop using the moniker. … A police investigation into the March incident involving USC players Dewayne Dedmon and James Blasczyk remains ongoing. When asked about Dedmon’s status with the team, Haden declined to comment. Dedmon was in attendance at Wednesday’s team meeting with Enfield, sources said.last_img read more

Syracuse’s improved defensive line faces toughest test of season against No. 25 LSU

first_imgOn the drive after Syracuse took a 24-17 lead against Central Michigan, its defensive line ensured the Chippewas would not score again.Earlier in the second quarter, CMU drove 91 yards in 11 plays to give it a 17-10 lead, and it had been wearing on Syracuse, stringing together short runs and passes for long drives. With SU up a touchdown, Central Michigan quarterback Shane Morris slung an incomplete pass on first down because SU defensive lineman Jonathan Kingsley hurried him. The next play, defensive end Kendall Coleman helped stuff a Chippewas run for a three-yard loss. Finally, Coleman stopped a swing pass for only a three-yard gain. The defense jogged off the field and CMU didn’t score for the rest of the game.“I just don’t think it’s the same defense,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said in the preseason when asked about where his team improved most. “I think our D-line has greatly improved.”The defensive line’s play will be critical for Syracuse (2-1) on Saturday at 7 p.m. in “Death Valley” against No. 25 Louisiana State (2-1) because, to give the Orange any hope of squeaking out an upset, it must stymie a potent Tigers offense. LSU boasts one of the nation’s top rushing attacks — each of its three running backs with double-digit rushes averages at least 5.3 yards per carry. LSU has also only allowed four sacks in three games, one of the NCAA’s best rates, despite returning one starting offensive lineman from last year’s unit.Now, LSU faces its toughest front four this season, per FootballStudyHall.com’s havoc-rate statistic. Improved depth, splitting coaching duties and added experience has helped SU’s defensive line become a disruptive force, ranking 31st in the metric that measures the percentage of plays in which a defense either records a tackle for loss, forces a fumble, or defends a pass.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The D-Line controls the defense,” Josh Black said. “For example, if there’s a long ball thrown down the field, it’s not the corner’s fault that the wide receiver caught it. It could be primarily the fault of the defensive ends for not getting the efficient pass rush on the quarterback.”The Orange saw Black’s scenario play out during the Sept. 10 upset loss to Middle Tennessee State. SU sacked MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill once for one yard, while he navigated in a mostly clean pocket, from which he hung 269 passing yards on the Orange. Last season, opposing offenses surpassed that passing yardage total seven times as SU struggled to dial up pressure while starting two true freshmen, Kendall Coleman and Black, at defensive end.Now, Coleman leads the unit’s renaissance with a team-high 16 tackles (two for loss) and five run stuffs. In 12 games last season, Syracuse hit the quarterback 15 times. In three games this season, 11 hits. Last year, Coleman said, he tried to know all of the offense’s formations but that ended up making him overthink at the line of scrimmage. Now, he looks more for pre-snap visual keys in one offensive lineman’s alignment or certain tackle splits. Black echoed the advantage familiarity brings, and honing in on what to process rather than trying to process everything.“Last year,” Black said, “we were all really young. … Some of us, we played because we were the only players that could play. We didn’t have enough depth, so we were kind of thrown in there. Right now, we know what we’re doing because we’re mature and we’re growing up and our bodies are more mature also, so we can adapt more to the ACC environment.”Syracuse bolstered its line by dipping into the junior-college recruiting pool, from which it added Brandon Berry, Shaq Grosvenor and quick-burst edge rusher Alton Robinson, a former Texas A&M commit before legal issues prevented him from attending. SU also brought in four freshmen defensive linemen in the Class of 2017. Now, with newfound depth, the Orange shifted Black to defensive tackle, one season after he started all 12 games at defensive end.“It has to do with trying to balance out the areas,” Babers said, “and making sure we have enough players at each position. Enough of a rotation of players that we can get through the schedule we have to play. … We have a lot of ends. There’s one big guy who can go inside, so we did it.”The team also doubled-down on its commitment to teaching the position by splitting the defensive-line job into two positions, defensive ends and defensive tackles, before this season. Steve Stanard, hired in March from Wyoming, came in to specifically coach defensive ends. Vinson Reynolds, who coached the entire defensive line last season, shifted to defensive-tackles coach. The two coach’s biggest points of emphasis for the unit this season, multiple lineman said, has been getting off the ball quicker to generate a rush sooner.The result has been more pressure for a unit that preaches getting into the backfield early and often. Last year, Syracuse allowed opposing offenses to convert 41.4 percent of its third-downs. This season, it’s just 16.3 percent, and even when it lost to MTSU, the Blue Raiders converted just 3-of-12 of those opportunities.“We’re not going to be playing all these snaps in a row this year,” Black said before the season. “We’re going to have fresh legs coming on third down. We’re pursuing all the time downfield.“When you see the D-Linemen downfield trying to catch a receiver, that’s just a culture change we’ve been going through.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Luke Walton doesn’t want Julius Randle, Larry Nance Jr. to rely on 3-point shots

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m not rushing it. I’m taking it as it comes,” Nance said. “I won’t be the first guy out there shooting it. I won’t take five or six 3s in one game. But if you leave me open, I’m going to hoist it. I feel pretty confident about it.”Walton said he might start Nance before the season ends in mid-April, either with Randle or starting center Ivica Zubac. Both players sounded fine with the possibility.Said Nance: “Whether you come off the bench or start, it’s not about who starts the game. It’s about who finishes.”Said Randle: “I don’t care. As long as I hoop.”Etched in penWith the Lakers eager to gather as much data as they can for evaluation purposes, they considered it more valuable to retain undrafted guard David Nwaba than to sign another player to a 10-day contract.“He gives us a toughness that we need. He gives us a defensive mindset that we definitely need,” Walton said. “He knows that’s what’s paying the bills for him right now. Having that type of personality right now we thought was valuable for our young group.”On Tuesday, the Lakers signed Nwaba to a two-year deal, including a team option for the 2017-18 season, according to a league source familiar with the terms. While Nwaba is guaranteed to be with the Lakers for their remaining 12 games of the 2016-17 season, the second year of his deal is non-guaranteed.“I’m very happy and excited for another chance to showcase my skills,” said Nwaba, who averaged 0.6 points and 2 rebounds while shooting 48.1 percent in 14.4 minutes through 10 games. “I’m glad they like what I’m doing even though it didn’t show too much on the stat sheet.” But how much does Walton expect Randle and Nance to use that as a weapon without diluting their skills as bruising playmakers?“Shooting 3s are fun. But for both of them, they do other things so well. The ultimate end game for them can’t be them being stretch-fours who want to shoot 3s all night,” Walton said. “They’re too good, too athletic and too versatile. That’s just something to be able to fall back on late in the shot clock.”It does not appear Walton needs to worry. Though Randle and Nance have both shot only 25 percent from 3-point range over the past five games, neither has relied on the shot much. Randle has taken 44 shots in the past five games, eight from 3-point range.“I’m taking what the defense gives me,” Randle said. “I’m still being aggressive and attacking the basket and not just settling on my jump shot.”Over the same five games, only four of Nance’s 22 attempts were from 3-point range.center_img LOS ANGELES >> As Julius Randle fired 3-point shots after recent shootarounds and practices, he heard Lakers associate coach Brian Shaw say a few biting words.“He kept calling me scared,” Randle said before Tuesday’s game against the Clippers at Staples Center. “I took it as a challenge.”Since then, Randle boasted that he and Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell have beaten coach Luke Walton and Shaw 7-1 in a 3-point shooting contest after recent morning shootarounds and practices.Like Randle, Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. has spent time working on his 3-point shot in an effort to expand his game after hearing constant feedback in his past two seasons.last_img read more

Jared Dudley on what Lakers are ordering on Amazon

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the Thursday July 30 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Of the many things that have changed in 2020, pregame locker room access is a small, small loss. And yet veteran Jared Dudley has lost a stage.The 35-year-old San Diego native is the king of these sessions. When Dudley walks into room, a crowd of reporters gathers around him: to talk ball, to talk about off-court drama elsewhere in the league, just to shoot the breeze. Dudley has a famous open door policy to media, and there’s very little he won’t tell you at least a little bit about.In the bubble, locker rooms are not what they were, and they certainly aren’t open to the media due to social distancing guidelines. So when I caught up with Jared on Wednesday afternoon after practice, I thought there was probably no one better to give an inside look at what the Lakers are doing off the court. JD: “Mike (Penberthy). Mike P is the best golfer. But player-wise, J.R. (What is his handicap?) That’s a good question. You’ll have to ask him that. But by far, I mean top three golfers are Mike P, J-Kidd (Jason Kidd) and J.R. I know Kuz and AD played the other day, but they’re just average. They’re below average but it’s all good. They say J.R. is a great driver, has a chip game, putting game, but he’s a risk-taker. Kinda like in basketball — you know, he is what he is! And then he’ll drive, and then bogey on the back nine. You know on the back nine, where you gotta stay poised, and sometimes he gets carried away. But that’s how it is when you’re a couple drinks in, you’re having a good time. And sometimes you get a little carried away.”Who is the ringleader for team activities?JD: “It’s different each time. Bron. Myself. Markieff (Morris) is the commissioner of the Madden league. Rob Pelinka will get us together — you know, we’re going bowling tonight. But you know, there ain’t that many activities. Like, when the Verzuz was going on with 2 Chainz and Rick Ross and DMX, things like that, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s get together and watch Verzuz.’ We’re trying, man. If not, you’ll just be in your room 24-7. We’re trying. It’s like we’re at a wilderness retreat.”Who has the most tricked-out room?JD: “Dion’s got a great vibe to his room, different hookah. Bron has OCD, where it’s super clean and very nice and spacious. Kuz has the night cap of the stars and all that. It depends on what kind of vibe you’re going for. I like AD’s and Bron’s rooms, because they got the candles. I had my wife send me some candles. I got my room smelling good now.”What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen shipped in?JD: “Mattress. I don’t know if that’s crazy, because you gotta sleep. A wine cellar. LeBron got a refrigerator for his wine. So it’s really like a fridge, but for a cellar. Something crazy? I’ve seen bikes. I mean listen: I know he’s a rich man already, but Jeff Bezos from Amazon has gotta be making one million a month off of NBA players. There’s Amazon packages every day. So I’ve seen Cinnabons. I’ve seen Taco Tuesdays of different tacos you can make. I’ve seen it all.”I’ve heard you guys play cards. Who is the best card player?JD: “Sometimes. It’s different every time. Spades, Bourre, Poker. It depends. Everyone has their own thing. But I would say the best card player? Ahh, Rondo, ‘cause Rondo always cheats. Bron and AD are good. And how it works is when you get hot. You can be bad early. You want to be good later. That’s how it works in these games.”Do you keep up with Rondo?JD: “Yeah, I check on him. In the group chat, I’ll say, ‘Hey Rondo, how you doing?’ I know he was in L.A. rehabbing. I know he’s in Orlando. I know he’s gonna enter the bubble here soon. We keep in contact. I mean listen: It’s not like it’s normal. Because we’re trying to get by the day. So it’s not like we’re staying in constant contact. But we definitely check him out. That’s for sure. The team checks up on anybody.”It’s a different situation, but have you been in touch with Avery Bradley, too?JD: “I have not. Avery texted me on my birthday when I was here in quarantine the first night. I have not texted him since then. And that’s not any ill will or anything. That’s just basically the guys who are here, I’m trying to keep in contact and make everyone have the best time while focused on winning.”Everyone wants to talk about the food. How’s the food been, especially since (team chef) Sandra Padilla arrived?JD: “So much better. Sandra came, it got so much better. But Disney got better, too. The breakfast is good here. I would say overall it went from a D to a B-pl– ah, around a B. (Best meal?) Me? That’s a good question. Uhh, the breakfasts. You go over there for breakfast, got omelettes, pancakes. I love the breakfast by far here. And at the end of the day, I’ve been on my fish, so the red snapper. The red snapper has been good. Yeah, red snapper has been my favorite.”Do you watch basketball here? Who is your favorite player to watch in the bubble?JD: “Not as much as you would think. Because the schedules are different. Games start here in the morning. But I watched that Portland-Dallas one. I’ve watched (Devin) Booker. You know, players who’ve played on so many different teams, it’s more for the teams and players they’ve been on. So it’s moreso, Brooklyn I’ve watched. Clippers when they played Phoenix because Booker’s my guy. Man, it’s been good basketball. I think the fouling’s up, andI think we gotta let players play a little more when it comes to that. But overall I think it’s been a great product, and people are excited for playoffs. (Bubble MVP?) I think with Damian Lillard’s performance last night, I think it’s him first and Booker second. Just being objective. But to be 7-0 is phenomenal.”Player guest guidelines have been clarified. How does it feel to get that news?JD: “We’ve known about this for a while. We knew guests were coming. There’s certain rules and regulations and quarantine, and this and that. But NBA just wants to be safe. So just like them on top of us early on, once you get past the protocols, you do your quarantine, and once you get your first negative test — I mean no one’s testing positive in here. You’re tested every day. You’re quarantined. You’re good to go. So once family gets here, they pass their first two tests, it’s downhill. It’s easy.”How do you keep up with family in the meantime?JD: “I’m a FaceTime king. You try to do that. FaceTime’s been crucial. And the good thing about me, all three of my kids — 10, 8 and 6 — they call me. They text me: ‘Hey Dad, morning.’ So I just think technology. My oldest daughter said, “It feels like you’re here but you’re not.” So that’s the technology, but hey, listen man: People take for granted that we’re obviously giving up family time to finish the season. I know we make a lot of money and stuff like that, but I do think that next season, if this happens — and I’m totally confident in the (Player’s Association) and the NBA — they gotta figure out how to open it up and still be safe.”All things being equal, it’d be nice to open up the locker room safely someday, too.— Kyle GoonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter from reporter Kyle Goon, who is among the few reporters with a credential inside the NBA bubble. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Inside the BubbleJ.R. Smith’s dad whipped him back into shape – How the veteran guard needed a fatherly push to land back in the NBA after nearly two years out.Families on their way – The Lakers celebrated the news that families will come at the end of the month.Play-in race keeps heating up – There’s a robust Thursday schedule that will determine a lot today, but I also wrote about the action on Tuesday night that put four teams within a half-game.Kuz calls game – You probably didn’t miss Kyle Kuzma saying he would shoot over Jesus, but here’s a recap of the night.A tale of two Disneys – For our last newsletter, I wrote about the split between the working atmosphere of the bubble and just how much people try to have fun anyway. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWhen I walked into the gym, Jared raised a finger and beckoned me over. Good to know some things never change.What follows is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation to get the tea on the Lakers in the bubble:First off, everyone’s talking about this Madden tournament you guys are doing. How is the Madden Tournament going?Jared Dudley: “The Madden tournament’s getting very intense. We are Week 8. LeBron’s been the most surprising because we don’t play Madden on the regular. We used to play when we was younger. And he figured out a little glitch in the running game, of running the same play over and over. He’s leading the league in rushing with 300 yards a game. It’s an I-form stretch. Pretty bad in that one. And lot of trash talking been going on. Markieff, Dion and Quinn Cook are the guys who play in leagues regular. Dion has been the most disappointing, where he just had a bad loss to AD. Rookie (Talen Horton-Tucker) has not won a game. I’m in middle of the pack, ascending, going in the right direction for the playoffs. So it’s been intense. We play every off day. We’re waiting for 21 to come out to switch to 21. Any day. EA’s gotta send to the bubble EARLY. They gotta get it EARLY.”You guys have gone golfing. Who is the best golfer?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Official: Reinier, Real Madrid

first_imgIn fact, Reinier’s initial idea was to make the leap to Europe through a second-row club in the elite of the continent, with Dortmund, Ajax or Everton very well positioned. Finally, the emergence of Madrid, the team he has been following since he was a child, and the attractive project he presented to him, was able to do everything. The new budding crack in Brazil will also end at the Bernabéu. For this, the visit of Reinier’s father and agent last year to the white facilities, which they were delighted with, was key for its high quality and for the treatment of José Ángel Sánchez, general director of Madrid. Also because of the proximity of Juni Calafat, head of international football of the Bernabéu, without whose action, especially in Brazil, the current policy of signings of Florentino Pérez.First, the Pre-Olympic; later, CastillaAfter competing with the U-23 of his country the Pre-Olympic of Colombia, which began on Saturday, January 18 and that in the best case would extend until February 9, Reinier will join Castilla. It is the roadmap that Madrid presented to the boy and his surroundings, which they saw with very good eyes that the boy finishes being made under the orders of Raul and has the opportunity to get to know Zidane and his future companions when the option of uploading to train with the first template emerges. 19 The speed of Real Madrid will give him a double prize. First because it will save the 5 (€ 35M) or the 40 (€ 70M) million raised by the Reinier clause in summer and in January 2021, respectively. And second, because it has served him to get ahead of fierce competition, with Liverpool, City, Arsenal or PSG very interested in the last pearl of Flamengo. It’s official: Real Madrid announced Monday the signing of Reinier Jesus, 18-year-old midfielder, for which he will pay 30 million of the termination clause that the player had in Flamengo. 80% of that amount (24 million) will go to the Carioca entity, while the remaining 20% ​​will be shared between the agent (3 million) and the football player’s family (3 million). The commitment is for the next six and a half seasons, until June 2026, as he advanced ACE January 7last_img read more

Asia league: iECO bows to Ryukyu in Terrific 12

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ben Mbala ‘happy’ for former mentor Aldin Ayo View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img PBA D League All Stars Ieco Green Warriors vs Ryuku Golden Kings during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 18 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Chung Yan Man / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Ryukyu laid down the law on a hapless iECO for the 103-75 beating in the first match of Group D in the Asia League The Terrific 12 Tuesday at Studio City Events Center here.The Golden Kings went on a 17-0 start in the first and that was enough to keep the Green Warriors, an affiliate of Blackwater in the PBA, from making any attempt at a comeback.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It also didn’t help iECO when big man Richard Howell went down with an apparent injury on his left knee after landing awkwardly at the 6:26 mark of the first quarter.“It was a bad start for us and also bad luck we lost our heart and soul in Rich,” said iECO head coach Ariel Vanguardia. “Still, proud of the effort that the players displayed despite us being down by a big margin.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Green Warriors tried to fight back in the latter stage of the game with shooters like Jai Reyes and Matt Salem hitting their shots but the Golden Kings had too much of a lead to be threatened.“In the second and third quarters we were able to execute the way we wanted but it was too big of a lead to overcome without Rich.” Salem led the Green Warriors, who are comprised of the core of Go for Gold from the PBA D-League, with 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting from deep while Kris Porter had 12 points.Josh Scott had 17 points and seven rebounds for the B.League team while Jeff Ayres, who once played for the San Antonio Spurs, added 12 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more