Clippers unveil images, plans for lavish new Inglewood arena

first_imgProposed new LA Clippers arena. Photo from LA ClippersLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled the first renderings Thursday for the lavish arena complex they hope to build in Inglewood.While significant hurdles remain, the Clippers are hoping to break ground by 2021 on an 18,500-seat arena and a surrounding 26-acre, billion-dollar development project. They hope to be finished by 2024, when their lease expires at Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Benefits of township living Coach Doc Rivers and veteran executive Jerry West have built a consistent winner during Ballmer’s tenure, and they’re in position to be even better in the years ahead. While they still trail the wildly popular Lakers in overall local support, a championship-contending team and a sparkling new arena would render the old image of this franchise largely unrecognizable.“This feels more like a movement to me, it really does,” Rivers said after Leonard and George were introduced Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Young, Randle added to USA World Cup squad as stars pull out Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian The team claims the complex will be funded entirely by owner Steve Ballmer and will require no public money or additional public infrastructure. The Microsoft billionaire is the wealthiest owner in U.S. team sports, and Ballmer said he wants his “Clippers to have the best home in all of sports.”“What that means to me is an unparalleled environment for players, for fans, for sponsors and for the community of Inglewood,” Ballmer added in a statement. “Our goal is to build a facility that re-sets fans’ expectations while having a transformative impact on the city we will call home.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Clippers hope to build their arena just across the street from the multi-billion-dollar football stadium complex nearing completion. Billionaire Stan Kroenke is building that project, which will house his Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers when it opens next year.”Our goal is to build a facility that re-sets fans’ expectations while having a transformative impact on the city we will call home.” – @Steven_Ballmer— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 26, 2019The Clippers’ arena also would be less than a mile from the Forum. The Lakers’ former home has been transformed by Madison Square Garden Company into a thriving venue for concerts and sports. MSG sued Inglewood last year, alleging fraud and breach of contract over the city’s interest in allowing the Clippers to build an ostensible competing arena just down the street.ADVERTISEMENT MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station A place for #ClipperNation to call home.— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 26, 2019Their third-team status likely harms the Clippers’ revenue and sponsorship opportunities, and it perpetuates the waning perception of this formerly struggling franchise as a secondary team in its own city. Ballmer is eager to have a state-of-the-art new home as another jewel in the Clippers’ remarkable renaissance since he took over.The Clippers unveiled the first look at their proposed complex one day after introducing superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George , who agreed to return to their native Southern California earlier in the month.The Clippers are positioned as probable championship contenders in the upcoming year, further burying the franchise’s Sterling-era reputation as penny-pinching losers. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES Ballmer, who bought the Clippers in 2014, told the Los Angeles Times he is “not backing down” in the face of MSG’s litigation. “We will continue.”The renderings for the proposed arena reveal a striking roof with diamond-shaped metal panels designed to look like a basketball going through a net. The designers plan indoor-outdoor garden areas, a concert area and a large plaza for public viewing of games.The project also would house a training complex along with the team’s business and basketball offices. The Clippers currently still train in a Playa Vista facility owned by former team owner Donald Sterling, and their business offices are in downtown Los Angeles.The Clippers want a new home largely because they are third in the unofficial hierarchy at busy Staples Center, which opened downtown in 1999. Even after eight consecutive winning seasons, the Clippers struggle to get prime game dates while waiting behind the behemoth Lakers and the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, who are owned by the same entertainment group that owns the building.Transformative. Unparalleled. ADVERTISEMENT Vaccinated but still infected with polio? What happened? 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England spot camera ‘spy’ at Rugby World Cup training

first_imgDSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown The coach even admitted that he “used to do it” himself but hasn’t done so since 2001.Jones, who was in charge of his native Wallabies when they lost the 2003 World Cup final to England, was appointed to the England job shortly after the team’s miserable first-round exit on home soil in 2015.They now face an All Blacks side bidding to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time in a row, and the fourth in New Zealand’s history.– ‘No one thinks we can win’ –The title-holders were hugely impressive in a 46-14 quarter-final thrashing of Ireland, while England reached the last four with an almost-as-emphatic 40-16 victory over Australia.Nevertheless, Jones insisted the team was not under any pressure, asking the press-conference crowd to put up their hand if they thought England could win.ADVERTISEMENT “There you go, so no one. No one thinks we can win,” he said.Jones, the coach of the Japan side that enjoyed a huge upset win over South Africa at the 2015 World Cup, joked that “there are 120 million Japanese people out there whose second team are the All Blacks. So there’s no pressure on us.”Meanwhile he was adamant that New Zealand were in a very different situation.“They’ve got to be thinking about how they’re looking for their third World Cup (in a row) and so that brings some pressure,” said Jones.The coach has long had a reputation for pre-match ‘mind games’ in the build-up to a Test.When asked if he was making these comments in the expectation they would be read by All Blacks players, Jones laid into the New Zealand media for the supposed partisan nature of their rugby coverage.“Well someone has to ask them (the All Blacks) a question because the New Zealand media doesn’t –- you guys are just fans with a keyboard,” he said.“The English media –- a week ago I was going to get sacked, we couldn’t play — we deal with a completely different situation.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust England’s players take part in a training session at the Arcs Urayasu Park in Urayasu on October 22,2019 during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)England’s training session ahead of their upcoming Rugby World Cup semifinal was covertly filmed by an unknown sleuth, coach Eddie Jones said Tuesday.Most leading nations including England keep their practice secret, with strict limits on who is allowed into the ground to ensure opponents can’t spy on them ahead of a game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer praises Andy Murray’s Antwerp comeback success No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist ‘People evacuated on their own’ “There was definitely someone in the apartment block filming but it might have been a Japanese fan,” said Jones, whose men face reigning champions New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday.Access to training sessions is typically only given to accredited journalists, photographers and broadcast cameras.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4But the Australian appeared to shrug off the suspected infringement, saying that his team “don’t care” and that it “doesn’t change anything” due to the modern media ecosystem.“You can watch everyone’s training on YouTube. There’s no value in doing that sort of thing, absolutely zero,” Jones said. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption ‘Gago’ View commentslast_img read more

Prison Service launching public education programme

first_img…in effort to end stigma against ex-prisonersActing Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said that the Guyana Prison Service would soon be launching a public education programme to help remove the stigma attached to ex-prisoners. This was disclosed during an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA).Samuels said the move was prompted by the discrimination that ex-prisoners experience when seeking jobs. The programme will be launched via a television series in which inmates will be given the opportunity to share with the public the training opportunities they are exposed to while in confinement.Director of Prisons (ag) Gladwin Samuels“We will be utilising the inmates to allow them to sensitise members of the public why they should not find themselves committing offences that would lead them to come to prison,” Samuels explained.The acting Director pointed out that many times what people know about prison life was what they would have heard from uninformed persons or what they would have seen on television via movies. He is of the opinion that once the general public is better educated about what goes on inside the prisons, ex-prisoners would be allowed to contribute meaningfully to society, without being stigmatised.Samuels said that persons in prison were exposed to both literacy and skills training. Some of the skills training include masonry, carpentry, joinery, electrical installation and landscaping.While there is still some percentage of recidivism, Samuels stated that “our records will show that several persons who would have entered prison and having being exposed to rehabilitative training, they have not returned to prison”.The programme will not only educate the public, but also create awareness and some level of guidance to potential offenders, so they can learn from the experiences of prisoners, Samuels noted. The acting Director stressed that the main mandate of the Guyana Prison Service was to ensure prisoners were rehabilitated and properly reintegrated into society upon release.last_img read more

Power outage disrupts SoCal air traffic

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Koleszar said there was also a malfunction in the back-up generating system, which should have kicked in immediately. At Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, travelers remained calm after hearing news of delays. Locals left the airport altogether, while travelers from out of town whipped out cell phones to cancel plans. Jane Davis held her head in her hand when she heard of her flight delay. As a result, she would miss all her connecting flights to Pennsylvania and would have to come back to the airport on Thursday, in hope of making it to a 50th reunion party in time. “This is the first flight I was going to take in years,” said Davis, a La Crescenta resident. PALMDALE – A power outage at a key air traffic control center disrupted flights in and out of Southern California airports for more than an hour Tuesday, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. Power was reported out shortly after 5:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center in Palmdale and was restored about 90 minutes later, said Allen Kenitzer, a regional spokesman for the FAA. “The generator kicked in, and backup power was re-established,” Kenitzer said. The FAA said the cause of the problem was not known. But Garth Koleszar, a facility representative of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association for the Palmdale center, said he heard in a briefing that “a truck accident or auto accident took out power to the facility.” “I started driving to Pennsylvania, but I got in an accident. My friend Margaret convinced me to fly. I guess I’m not driving and I’m not flying.” The high desert air traffic facility handles high-altitude aircraft in Southern California and parts of Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Such an outage can cause backups in air traffic nationwide, Kenitzer said. Smaller facilities were helping the center communicate with a large volume of planes that were in the air and heading to the region, Kenitzer said. “Safety is never compromised, but obviously it’s caused an inconvenience,” he said. Some planes on lower-altitude routes were able to take off and land, said Harold Johnson, a spokesman for Los Angeles International Airport.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

GOSSIP: Real Madrid to revive De Gea and Hazard bids, Ozil wants Man United move

first_imgHere are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are set to revive their interest in Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard next summer. (Don Balon)But Spain goalkeeper De Gea has hinted at a long-term Manchester United stay… by moving into a new house. (The Sun)Mesut Ozil is eyeing a move to Manchester United when his contract with Arsenal expires next summer, having reportedly turned down an £8.1million-a-year offer to stay with the Gunners. (The Sun)Alexis Sanchez is set to reject any advance by Real Madrid in favour of joining Manchester City next summer. (Daily Mirror)Man United boss Jose Mourinho is planning raid for Bayern Munich superstar Thomas Muller. (The Sun)Real Madrid have placed a £634million buy-out clause in Spain midfielder Isco’s new five-year contract with the Spanish giants, to ward off interest from Tottenham and Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)Former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado may be returning to London with a January bid from Arsenal. (The Sun)Newcastle skipper Jameel Lascelles has agreed a new five-year contract with the Magpies. The 26-year-old was a target for Liverpool and Chelsea last season. (Daily Telegraph)Manchester United have agreed to sign 15-year-old midfielder Charlie McCann from Coventry City. (Daily Mail)Here are the latest headlines:Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders tells Jurgen Klopp: ‘Sell Philippe Coutinho in January and revamp your defence!’‘He is Tottenham’s future captain for years to come’ – Harry Redknapp tips red-hot Harry Kane to stay at boyhood clubLISTEN: Harry Redknapp under pressure at Birmingham City? ‘We’ll be fine, I have no doubts’, the manager tells talkSPORT“Dejan Lovren will be shouting ‘you’re going to put me in the Championship’ to Alberto Moreno”, says former Liverpool starLiverpool transfer report: Reds preparing January move for Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij to solve defensive woesAtletico Madrid president insists Diego Costa deal is NOT close and says there will be no talks with Chelsea until JanuaryTransfer news: Atletico Madrid forward Angel Correa admits he considered leaving ‘many times’ amid Liverpool linksTransfer news: Uruguayan starlet dubbed ‘Little Cavani’ being watched by host of Juventus as well as Liverpool and Manchester CityChelsea transfer ALERT! Blues target Giorgio Chiellini yet to open talks over extending Juventus contract beyond this seasonTottenham outcast Vincent Janssen SNUBBED West Brom in favour of loan move to Fenerbahce – reportslast_img read more

Flames rage out of control near lake

first_img“It’s definitely expanding,” Van Der Raay said. No injuries or damage were reported, but the fire remained out of control, she said. It was burning toward the northeast to the Angeles National Forest and also to the southwest. The latter could prove fortunate if flames move toward an area burned by the 2003 Piru Fire because that could slow things on that front, Van Der Raay said. The fire was moving closer but was not an immediate threat to the Sespe Condor Sanctuary north of Fillmore. Florea, of the Angeles forest, said he had stopped to talk with some Castaic residents concerned about the clouds of smoke hovering over their homes. In past fire seasons, local forest officials said they were worried the parched forest area north of Castaic could ignite and spread to Los Padres, where heavy thickets haven’t burned since 1960. (661) 257-5251160Want 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 MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleFlames were still a mile or so away, but with temperatures above 100 degrees, humidity in the teens and gusty 30 mph winds, all bets were off. “Conditions are very dry out there and expected to get drier tonight with a low-pressure system coming,” said Brigitta Van Der Raay, a spokeswoman for Los Padres National Forest, where the fire started Monday. A command post was established at Castaic Lake, about 20 miles south, as smoke filled the skies in the Santa Clarita Valley from the Day Fire that has burned out of control since Monday. The holiday fire was so named because earlier Monday a fire near Castaic was dubbed the Labor Fire. By late Wednesday, at least 2,500 acres had burned. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Sheriff’s deputies ordered boaters off Pyramid Lake on Wednesday as a wildfire burning deep in the Ventura County wilderness headed east toward the recreation area and darkened the skies over Santa Clarita. At the same time, U.S. Forest Service personnel made the rounds to truck stops catering to Interstate 5 traffic to warn of heavy smoke in the freeway corridor from Castaic to Gorman, forest spokesman Stanton Florea said. “It’s really smoky up here,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Roger Wallace said from his post at Pyramid Lake, a recreational reservoir at the foot of the Grapevine. “We had about 30 boaters on the lake. We asked them to leave because the fire is coming up over the ridge.” last_img read more

Calry and Castlebar to clash in Scarden in league final on Sunday

first_imgThe final club game of the season in Sligo will take place in Scarden on Sunday.The meeting of Calry/St Joseph’s and Castlebar Mitchells in the Dermot Molloy Hurling League final will take place at the Sligo GAA Centre at 2pm.Both sides are unbeaten so far in the competition, and this is the Mayo side’s first year of participation in the competition.last_img

Columbus Catholic baseball blasts Gilman

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterGILMAN – Marshfield Columbus Catholic scored 13 runs in the first two innings and went on to crush Gilman 16-1 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Friday at Gilman High School.The Dons scored five times in the first inning and added eight more in the second to roll to their second-straight win and improve to 2-1 overall and in the Cloverbelt East.Billy Young went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, and Tyler Fuerlinger and Charles Payant each had two hits for Columbus Catholic.Jeremy Binder threw three shutout innings to earn the victory for the Dons.Columbus Catholic’s next game is Thursday at Neillsville.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 16, Pirates 1Columbus Catholic 580 21 – 16 14 0Gilman 000 10 – 1 4 5WP: Jeremy Binder. LP: James Copenhaver.SO: Binder (3 inn.) 5, Billy Young (2 inn.) 3; Copenhaver 5. BB: Binder 1, Young 0; Copenhaver 6.Top hitters: CC, Matthias Gouin 3B; Tyler Fuerlinger 2×3, 2B; Young 3×3, 4 RBIs; Charles Payant 2×2. G, Chase Rosemeyer 2B; Logan Anderson 2B.Records: Columbus Catholic 2-1 overall and Cloverbelt East; Gilman 0-2 overall and Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

Africa helicopter service hub for SA

first_img25 September 2012South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel and Russian Helicopters, a leading international designer and manufacturer of helicopters, have signed an agreement to create a helicopter servicing hub for sub-Saharan Africa.The agreement was signed at the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (AAD) at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria last week.Through the agreement, Denel Aviation, a division of Denel, is now the only company in sub-Saharan Africa accredited to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for models produced by Russian Helicopters.Speaking at the signing ceremony, Denel chief executive Riaz Saloojee said the agreement would significantly expand the company’s business in Africa and strengthen its position as the premier provider of MRO services on the continent.Sub-Saharan maintenance hubDenel Aviation CEO Mike Kgobe said Denel’s objective was to become the maintenance hub for most of the modern commercial and military aircraft operating in sub-Saharan Africa.“The agreement represents the culmination of a long-standing partnership between the two companies,” Kgobe said.Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov said civil aviation was a high-growth market in Africa, and that Russian Helicopters was well positioned to be a market leader on the continent for years to come.“We see great potential for our helicopters in countries across Africa, and are delighted to be working with Denel Aviation to provide a complete customer care programme for our clients on the continent,” Petrov said.Skills transferFrom October, Denel Aviation technical staff will attend an intensive training programme on the latest Russian Helicopters technology and procedures in the eastern Siberian city of Novosibirsk.This will mean that teams of Denel Aviation engineers and technicians will be deployable at short notice to perform emergency repair work on helicopters across the continent.For deeper-level MRO work, the aircraft will be transported to the company’s facilities close to OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg.“Our knowledge of the African geography and climatic conditions, and the track record of our products that have been extensively deployed in operational conditions, make us a logical partner of choice to the military and civilian markets on the continent,” Kgobe said.Russian Helicopters manufactures an extensive line-up of versatile and resilient helicopters for purposes ranging from cargo and passenger transport to medevac and search-and-rescue missions, fire-fighting, corporate transportation and offshore in the oil and gas sector.Russian Helicopters has been sole vendor of Russian-built civilian helicopters to foreign clients since consolidation of the country’s helicopter manufacturing sector was completed in 2010.Source: read more

Adidas wants to be the coolest gym teacher ever

first_imgInternet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Adidas#Adidas ZONE#IHT#IHT Spirit Related Posts This week sportswear maker adidas debuted a new wearable device, co-developed with Interactive Health Technologies (IHT). Called the adidas ZONE for IHT Spirit, it’s the first wrist-based wearable device developed specifically for physical education class use.Currently, IHT supports 1,500 teachers in 800 schools across the country and during the 2015 school year, 600,000 children were connected to the IHT Spirit System. With the help of the new wearable, IHT is on track to hit their 2016 target of interacting with one million students nationwide on a daily basis.The ZONE is a wrist-worn, heart rate monitoring device that integrates into the existing IHT Spirit System – a cloud-based curriculum for physical education (PE) – that allows teachers to efficiently track each student’s performance in PE class, creating individualized workouts and goals for students based on their personal fitness levels. The product is built to meet the needs of teachers across the country, durable enough for multiple students to wear during PE classes, and can sync quickly, using NFC technology. Heart rate training is accompanied by pedometer data, IHT’s PE 3 project-based curriculum, and the adidas Challenges program which uses cloud-based softwareStacey Burr, VP and general manager of adidas Digital Sports said that “in working with IHT, we found a partner that shared our vision of inspiring the next generation to lead healthy lives by making sport and fitness a life-long pursuit. We’re firm believers that healthy habits are easier to keep the earlier you start, so introducing tools and resources at the school-level offered the perfect place to lay such an important foundation.“Adidas can boost kids’ performance…if they still have PE classesIt’s unclear how the program will help those subject to the alarming trend of PE classes being reduced or eliminated from school curriculums across the US that adidas aims to address. It is, after all, likely that the wearable and curriculum will be more readily adopted by school already invested in sports than those without resources or funding.I also can’t help wondering about the privacy of the data, as adidas asks you to “imagine 12 years from today, when your 1st graders receive their high school diploma and along with it, are handed their entire wellness portfolio correlated to their academic, attendance and fitness success. A legacy created for students and their families while meeting the daily needs of school administration and compliance.”  Would such data be attached to college and job applications of the future? What are the consequences for future health insurance?It’s also worthy considering that unless a lifetime warranty is available – that’s unclear at this stage – a device targeting K-12 students is likely to require repeat purchases. The device retails at $139, and is also available for schools to buy for students in PE through package pricing.  Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Cate Lawrencelast_img read more