NBA legend Julius Erving defends LeBron James’ NBA Finals record

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet NCAA: Letran scrapes past EAC for first win LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “Dr. J” Julius Erving (left) with fellow NBA legends Oscar Robinson and Bill Russell  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Despite taking part in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) last six Finals—with eight total appearances overall—LeBron James has drawn flak for his subpar 3-wins-and-5-losses championship record.Although his individual greatness on the court cannot be questioned, the NBA’s premier superstar remains hounded by pundits questioning his presumed lack of success on the league’s grandest stage.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Having won titles in both the NBA and ABA (American Basketball Association), Julius Erving put in his two cents on James’ record and what it means for his legacy.The retired legend, best known as “Dr. J,” who experienced several Finals setbacks of his own as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, said that LeBron’s past shortcomings do not entirely fall on his shoulders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“The game is a team sport, so individuals don’t win championships. Teams win championships,” he told FS1’s Undisputed. “You’re only as good as the team can take you. You can only go as far as the team can take you.”Knowing first-hand how hard it is to contend for a championship on a consistent basis, the NBA Hall of Famer also lauded James’ efforts throughout his storied career. LATEST STORIEScenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “So, 3-5 doesn’t mean anything. I’m more impressed with eight Finals than I am with the record in the Finals,” he said.“If he was 0-for-8 in Finals, that would still be an amazing achievement. That’s like going to eight Super Bowls.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Consultation process for Muff to Derry greenway announced

first_imgDonegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council are seeking the public’s views on a series of route options being appraised for a proposed greenway linking Derry to Muff, which is being developed as part of the North West Greenway Network.Two public consultation days are being held in order to enable the public to review presented route corridor options and to provide formal feedback:· Wednesday 23 May in Hollybush Primary School, Ardan Road, Culmore from 2 to 8pm and; · Thursday 24 May in Muff Community Hall, Muff, Co. Donegal from 2 to 8pmThe Muff to Derry section is known as Route 2 and is one of three routes being developed as part of the North West Greenway Network. On completion, the three routes will deliver 46.5 km of new cross-border greenway that will help reduce carbon emissions by encouraging commuters to leave their cars at home.The €18 million project is part-funded under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).Jonathan Henderson, Programme Manager for the North West Greenway Network said “these public consultation events provide a fantastic opportunity for people to learn more about the overall project and to input into the route selection process. We would strongly encourage everybody to get involved and feed into the process as much as possible in order to contribute to shaping and informing development in their region”. For those who are unable to attend the public consultation events, you can also have your say by engaging on Twitter @nwgreenway and Facebook @nwgreenway.You can also share your views by email to nwgreenway@donegalcoco.ie.Notes to Editor – North West Greenway Network· Derry City & Strabane District Council in partnership with Donegal County Council, Department for Infrastructure NI (DfI) and Sustrans (the UK based cycling and walking charity) were awarded, by the European Union through their INTERREG VA funding programme, funding to construct sections of greenway. Match-funding has been provided by the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in Ireland.· A greenway is a dedicated cycling and walking route – either off road (traffic free) or on road within part of the verge or footway, but segregated from vehicular traffic. These greenway routes will seek to enhance the links between communities on both sides of the border, and provide opportunities for increased travel by bicycle or on foot instead of completing journeys by car.Routes· Route 1: Derry via Pennyburn and Bridgend border crossing to Buncrana/Letterkenny via Tooban junction – 32.5km (this includes linking Inch Nature Reserve to Newtowncunnigham) · Route 2: Muff village to Derry via Culmore and Muff border crossing and Culmore – 10.5km· Route 3: Strabane to Lifford via Lifford Bridge – 3.5kmConsultation process for Muff to Derry greenway announced was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Derrygreenwaymufflast_img read more

Costa Rica seeks to reactivate the Union of Banana Exporting Countries

first_imgNo related posts. Costa Rica will lead a process to evaluate if the countries that were part of the Union of Banana Exporting Countries (UPEB) are interested in reviving the organization, created in 1974.Tania López Lee, vice minister of agriculture and livestock, said that Costa Rica obtained the approval of other Central American countries to organize talks to revive UPEB and to incorporate Ecuador as a new member.This is one of the agreements reached at the last meeting of the Central American Agricultural Council, held in Colombia on Sept. 25.Past UPEB member countries included Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. Ecuador, the world’s largest banana exporter, has confirmed interest in joining the organization.Efforts among member countries will be led by a working group from Costa Rica’s Agriculture and Livestock Ministry and the National Banana Corporation.A series of scandals involving bribe accusations, high taxes and lawsuits diminished UPEB’s influence in the world export market, and its activity has been limited to charging a small tax on corporate banana exports. Facebook Commentslast_img read more