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LiAngelo Ball works out for Lakers with Lonzo looking on

first_imgKevin Love still in concussion program, status for Game 1 unknown Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The move was heavily scrutinized.“I think it prepared me a little better as far as going against grown men that care about their job every day,” LiAngelo Ball said. “If you’re not producing out there, they’ll fire you real quick.”During the workout, Ball was reunited with former UCLA teammate Thomas Welsh, a 7-foot center who played for the Bruins for four years. They practiced together at UCLA but didn’t play together there.“I think he’s the same guy,” Welsh said. “He’s a hard-working kid. We had a chance to play with him on 3-on-3 and 2-on-2 live action stuff. He’s a lot of fun to play with. He works his tail off. It was really good to be back on the court with him again today.”Among others at the Lakers workout Tuesday were guard Jaylen Adams (St. Bonaventure), guard Devon Hall (Virginia), guard Tyus Battle (Syracuse) and Dusan Ristic (Arizona).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I feel like it went good,” the younger Ball said. “It’s always fun being in here doing things I want to get better at. It was a good workout.”LaVar Ball has been outspoken about his desire for all three of his sons — Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo, the youngest — to play for the Lakers. The Lakers have the 25th pick in the first round next month, though LiAngelo Ball’s draft prospects are uncertain. He wasn’t even scheduled to be a starter at UCLA before leaving the program after being indefinitely suspended for an international incident last year in China. He also had a stint with the professional Lithuanian team Vytautas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It was good that (Lonzo) was here, but if he wasn’t here I would’ve been doing the same thing,” LiAngelo Ball said. “I don’t really pay attention to who’s here and who’s not. I just do what I do.”“I showed I can knock down shots and get some wins within the 2-on-2 and 3-on-3s,” LiAngelo said. “I showed I can play together.” Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES LiAngelo Ball confirmed that he has an upcoming workout with the Golden State Warriors. He also said he’ll play in the NBA summer league, but he is not sure which team he’ll play for yet.As far as what he believes his NBA draft prospects are, Ball said: “I’m not sure what’s going on with the draft. I’m just playing my hardest and whatever team thinks I can produce for them, that’s who I’ll play for.”Ball and two teammates became an international story when they were arrested for shoplifting during UCLA’s exhibition basketball trip to China last year. They were all suspended indefinitely, and LaVar Ball pulled his son out of school while he was serving that suspension.Asked what he’ll tell NBA teams about why he left UCLA, Ball said: “I don’t really remember too much about that. That’s a closed chapter in my life. I just moved on. Went overseas. Just learned from over there. Came back.”LaVar had already pulled LaMelo out of high school to homeschool him and the two went to play professionally in Lithuania.ADVERTISEMENT Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LiAngelo Ball, right, greets his brother, Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, after a pre-draft workout workout at the Lakers’ NBA basketball facility in El Segundo, Calif., Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)LOS ANGELES — Just about everything the Ball family does gets attention, and LiAngelo Ball’s pre-draft workout with the Lakers on Tuesday was no exception.About two dozen members of the media watched Ball’s final drills while Magic Johnson and Lakers coach Luke Walton looked on. Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, LiAngelo’s older brother, was there for the workout as well.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

LFA Suspends Four Referees

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association has suspended with immediate effect four referees for poor officiating of a league match between Nimba United and Watanga FC.The LFA in release said its Referees Committee will review the action of the center referee and his team of officials that handled the match on Saturday, June 18.The game finished 1-0 in favor of Watanga at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium but the LFA said it wants to investigate circumstances and events during the game.The LFA said the Referees Committee will review video from the game and make an evaluation of the referees handling of the match as part of the investigation. The Football House said center referee Christopher Nylander and his team of officials, including Albert Swen, Cunningham Miller and Prince Ajavon are suspended with immediate effect, pending the outcome of the Referees Committee investigations.The game’s result will also be reviewed according to the LFA release.Meanwhile, LFA President Musa Hassan Bility yesterday Tuesday, June 21 met with 1st and 2nd division clubs at the LFA headquarters.The two Vice Presidents of the LFA, including the chairpersons of the Technical and Competitions Committee as well as the Technical Director, Henry Browne were in attendance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Investments ought to be protected in Guyana” – GCCI President

first_img…says takeover of Berbice Bridge does not augur wellUnderscoring the importance of investments in Guyana, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar has criticised Government’s recent takeover of the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BCCI). Speaking at the GCCI’s 129th Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening at the Marriott Hotel, the GCCI President noted that Government should ensure that the appropriate environment is created to facilitate investments in Guyana.“Investments are also driven by the environment which it is executed in and the recent Government takeover of the Berbice Bridge doesn’t augur well for public-private partnership,” Indar asserted, adding that such actions by Government should only be a last resort, having explored all other options.“Investments ought to be protected in Guyana in order for us to become a regional leader economically,” he noted.Nevertheless, Indar posited that while the impending oil and gas sector is going to be bigger and more transformational than anything Guyana has ever experienced, he highlighted the importance of attracting investments in other fields.“Before oil and gas in 2015, we had an economy, and when oil leaves, we should have an economy,” he asserted.According to the GCCI President, Government should look to foster investments in areas such as medicine, infrastructure, security, education and development, and social systems.Still, he recognised the drastic change Guyana is about to undergo after first oil.Guyana is now home to the world’s biggest new deep water oil discovery and with principle explorer ExxonMobil pushing for the development of the oil reserves, production is scheduled to begin in early 2020 or perhaps late 2019.In fact, only last week, the US oil giant announced its 10th discovery, reinforcing the country’s potential to be able to produce more than 750,000 barrels of oil daily by 2025.With this in mind, however, the GCCI President is calling for the necessary frameworks to be put in place for an oil and gas industry. Among those he mentioned was for Government to fast-track the local content policy.“We would like to see a signature on the second draft. Even if it’s not a perfect document… we can put a revision period to it so meanwhile, we will have a framework to go along with,” he stated.On the other hand, referencing the economic projections for 2019 as outlined by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his budget presentation last month, Indar posited that the 4.6 per cent economic growth is looking good for the economy.However, he reminded his fellow Private Sector stakeholders that these rates usually fluctuate. “So there are some good news [in Budget 2019] and some not so good news,” he stated.While he welcomed the Income and Corporate Tax rate reductions, the GCCI President went on to say, however, that the Private Sector would like to see reduction of commercial tax rates.Furthermore, Indar also voiced concerns over the 9.9 per cent increase in taxation when the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expanding by some four per cent.“The Maths do not add up to me… You all will feel it when you write your cheques to the GRA (Guyana Revenue Authority) that you’re paying more,” he stated.last_img read more