Rob Gronkowski makes surprise NFL return as a Buccaneer, and Twitter is losing it

first_imgTrade, pending physical: Patriots are trading TE Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers for a fourth-round pick, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2020The development comes after a year of speculation that Gronkowski wanted to return to the football field. It’s happening, just not in New England. He’ll be reunited with tag-team partner and thrower of footballs Tom Brady, who signed in Tampa Bay this offseason after 20 years in New England.GRONK TRADE GRADES: Head-scratching move by BucsOf course, the news of Gronk’s return set the Twittersphere on fire:Brady and Gronk are going to be playing together and its NOT on the Patriots pic.twitter.com/5tMIgRmG2M— Boston Diehards (@WTP_BDiehards) April 21, 2020Pats fans lost Brady and Gronk to the Bucs.NFL fans: pic.twitter.com/NItRCMaIhD— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 21, 2020When Tom Brady see Gronk in the Bucs locker room pic.twitter.com/HVBB4KbFX2— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) April 21, 2020good luck convincing me that tom didn’t tell gronk to sit a year to rehab when he made his decision about his last year with the patriots, so when he goes somewhere else robby g would be ready too. good luck.— brianna pirre (@bsp_13) April 21, 2020Gronk following Tom Brady to Tampa Bay 😭 pic.twitter.com/dJRuUK0OOC— Panthers Legacy (@PanthersLegacy) April 21, 2020NFL secondary’s this season against Brady , Gronk, Evans , Godwin pic.twitter.com/FbWr8uSpdP— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) April 21, 2020Brady and Gronk in Tampa Bay 🏴‍☠️ pic.twitter.com/dvHmOKZbDL— Dylan C (@DylansRawTake) April 21, 2020Julian Edelman watching Gronk and Brady reunite in Tampa pic.twitter.com/wPi1j2vHuB— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 21, 2020edelman after seeing brady & gronk reuniting in tampa pic.twitter.com/vsVi5lxU2A— pete rogers (@petemrogers) April 21, 2020Tom Brady and Gronk reuniting in Tampa with the #Bucs pic.twitter.com/e4BAcUGqKo— claud exotic (@claudstish) April 21, 2020Gronk didn’t retire from football.He retired from Belichick. 🤷‍♂️— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) April 21, 2020 Gronk is back.The current WWE 24/7 champion — oh, and multiple-time Lombardi Trophy winner — is making an NFL return after being traded from the Patriots to the Buccaneers on Tuesday afternoon for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Buccaneers will send a seventh-round pick the other direction.last_img read more

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O’Neill brushes aside Games negativity

first_imgDuring the official opening of the Sir John Guise Outdoor and Indoor Stadiums today, O’Neill stated that he is determined to deliver the best Games against all the negativity from critics.He said the outdoor stadium was built before 1991 to host the South Pacific Games but over 25 years, it had decayed and as a result, he needed to spend some money to rehabilitate the facility.“When we came into Government in 2011 we were three years behind already and as a result many of our critics told us to cancel hosting the Games.“If we had cancelled we would have been the only country in the Pacific to have done so and that would create an embarrassment for PNG as a regional leader,” he said.K1.2 billion from the government has been spent on all infrastructures and 64 million kina in cash and kind has been given to the Games Organising Committee (GOC) from the private and public sector.“Sadly there were negative people who wanted to continually undermine the good work of our Games organisers, who made outlandish claims and tried to sour the national sentiment – but they are being proven wrong.“Congratulations to the Minister for Sports and National Events and to our games organisers for your tireless efforts. Thank you for your dedication to your jobs and to our country.“Of course now is not the time to take a break but to keep working hard and doing your best.“The finish line is in sight and we thank you for your efforts in delivering what I know will be the best Pacific Games ever.” “This is just the beginning and we’ll judge our performance and where our athletes will do us proud after the Games,” he added.In addition, the PNG police, soldiers and correctional officers will provide security during the Games.last_img read more

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Brown, Lewis top MoBay 10K Run

first_img Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis, who was also among the participants, said he was pleased with the turnout and that an event such as the MoBay City Run was a welcome respite from some of the problems that have been plaguing the tourism capital. “Almost every sector in the Montego Bay business community was represented here today, which by no means is an easy feat to pull off,” Mayor Davis remarked. Again, RIU Resorts, with over 559 participants from their six resorts on the island, walked away with the top Corporate Challenge prize, with Scotiabank and Itel BPO, placing second and third respectively. Platinum sponsors Unicomer Jamaica (trading as Courts) said the organisers must be “warmly congratulated” for orchestrating yet another successful staging. According to brand manager, Jacqueline Edwards-Locke, “Unicomer Jamaica prides itself on supporting education which is evidenced by the 30-year commitment that Courts has made by awarding a total of 1,510 scholarships of excellence to date. PLEASED WITH TURNOUT When the dust finally settled at the fourth staging of the MoBay City Run on Sunday, Kirk Brown, representing Wards Power Tools copped the men’s 10K, while his teammate, Dwayne Graham, captured the 5K crown. Defending champion Chris-Ann Lewis, running under the Rainforest Seafood umbrella, was once again crowned the 10K female winner. Young Conrad Daley Jr and Samantha Collie topped the 3K boys’ and girls’ sections, respectively while 5K men’s champion Dwayne Graham defending champion Juliett Dinnal in the female category that were also in the winners’ circle. Dinnal and her counterparts took home several prizes including JetBlue Airways Travel certificates to any destination out of Jamaica. The winners outpaced more than 3,600 runners and walkers who descended on the streets of Montego Bay, Sunday, May 7 for the increasingly popular event. The charity event, which provides scholarships for needy tertiary students across western Jamaica and, for the first time, included a 3K section for children 12 years and under, officially kicked off at approximately 6:10 a.m. from the Old Hospital Park, Gloucester Avenue (Hip Strip).last_img read more

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Wizards announce contract extension for John Wall

first_imgView comments Djokovic hopes to imitate take-a-break Federer “Returning to the only team I’ve known in my professional career was an easy decision for me,” Wall said. “I understand my role as the leader of this franchise and I will continue to work hard to improve my game and make our team better. … I’m excited to bring them and this city continued success and a team they can be proud of.”The Wizards have made the playoffs three of the last four years. Wall averaged 27.2 points a game as Washington got to Game 7 of the second round this spring before losing to Boston.“He has constantly worked to improve and expand his game and has developed into an all-NBA player who has elevated our franchise,” Grunfeld said. “We are thrilled that he will continue to lead us through the prime years of his career and look forward to watching as he solidifies his place among the greatest players in our team’s history.”ADVERTISEMENT Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (left) defends against Washington Wizards’ John Wall (2) during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (Photo by MICHAEL DWYER / AP)WASHINGTON — John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension that owner Ted Leonsis said provides the Washington Wizards with long-term stability.Team President Ernie Grunfeld announced the completion of the deal Wednesday. Wall said in a video posted on Twitter that he had agreed to the extension that begins in 2019-20 and includes a player option for 2023-24.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 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 McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wall, a four-time Eastern Conference All-Star, is the third player this summer to get a designated player “supermax” extension, joining Houston’s James Harden and Golden State’s Stephen Curry.“John is an exceptional talent and a cornerstone for our team,” Leonsis said. “It’s John’s unique blend of skill and leadership that makes us a championship-caliber team.”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 Wizards now have their big three locked up. Earlier this offseason they matched a $106.5 million, four-year offer sheet forward Otto Porter Jr. signed with the Brooklyn Nets and last summer signed guard Bradley Beal to a $128 million, five-year contract that goes through 2020-21.Porter was temporarily Washington’s highest-paid player, but that honor now belongs to Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft out of Kentucky who set career highs with 23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 2.0 steals last season. Wall has averaged 18.8 points over seven NBA seasons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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NLEX zooms to 5th win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Korea deals PH 2nd loss MOST READ View comments “They played well today and gave us quality minutes,” Garcia said of Daquioag and Borboran. “I don’t think we will have a problem achieving chemistry [in the long run].”Rain or Shine improved to 2-2 and dealt the Picanto a sixth straight loss.KIA has now lost its last seven games dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup and is 0-9 against the Painters since joining the league in 2014 together with fellow expansion club Blackwater.Former University of Santo Tomas star Daquioag, acquired from Meralco in exchange for fellow rookie and Gilas Cadet Mike Tolomia, finished with eight points after hitting all his three attempts from the field.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate NLEX bounced back from its first loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup by taking down fancied Meralco on Sunday night, and coach Yeng Guiao wants to pinch himself if this is really happening.Kevin Alas scored 21 points and hit some crucial baskets down the stretch as the Road Warriors became the first team to deal the Bolts a loss, 100-94, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Guiao said their fifth victory in six games is like “passing a tough test against a quality team.”“It’s still a reality check for us,” Guiao said. “It’s still kind of surreal seeing ourselves atop the standings after beating a good team like Meralco with the reigning Best Import.”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 NLEX victory left idle leader Star as the only undefeated team at 3-0.And Guiao was quick to point out that he was more appreciative at one very glaring intangible that they achieved in bringing down the Bolts, which fell to 4-1, and Allen Durham. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “I think the maturity of this team is developing,” Guiao said.Earlier, Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia gave his new look crew a passing grade in their first game together, though the Elasto Painters hardly looked championship material against Kia Picanto.J’Nathan Bullock scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds and Chris Tiu came off the bench to shoot 13 in 31 minutes as they led the Painters to a 94-86 decision of winless KIA that snapped a two-game skid.With three new players in the roster, counting Bullock and Norwood and Raymond Almazan playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the ongoing Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, the Painters couldn’t put the Picanto away with authority.But Garcia praised Bullock, Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran for coming up with decent games despite being with the team for just over a week after an overhaul that saw management deali away resident star shooter Jeff Chan.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Ex-UFC champ Jon Jones returns Dec. 29 in rematch vs Alex Gustafsson

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jones (22-1) is widely considered the greatest talent in mixed martial arts, but he has repeatedly sabotaged his own career with mistakes outside the cage.Jones hasn’t fought since July 29, 2017, when he beat Daniel Cormier to win the light heavyweight title for the second time. Jones’ victory was overturned when he tested positive for steroid use and received a 15-month suspension.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 ChrissJones beat Gustafsson in their first bout in September 2013, escaping with a debatable decision in the toughest fight of his professional career. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Read Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title FILE PHOTO – Jon Jones, left, and Alex Gustaffson face off during the official weigh-in for their first fight in 2013. The two figure in a rematch set on December 29, 2018. APLAS VEGAS — Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will attempt to regain his belt when he returns from suspension Dec. 29 in a rematch with Alex Gustafsson.The UFC announced the main event for its traditional year-ending show in Las Vegas on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

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Another Health Crisis Looms: ‘More FISTULA’

first_imgThe alarm bells are beginning to ring again of another looming health crisis that might arise as a result of the breakdown of the nation’s healthcare system due the Ebola virus disease.This time it is “more fistula because more pregnant women are giving birth in their communities without the supervision of trained and skilled birth attendants or doctors.”Dr. John K. Mulbah, Lead Surgeon of the Liberia Fistula Project (LFP), who just returned from the 5th conference of the International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) in Kampala, Uganda, told journalists yesterday that the gains LFP has made in restoring hope for most fistula survivors might be eroded as more pregnant women could come down with the condition as they are giving birth in the community not in a health facility.“Just yesterday I met a renowned doctor from ELWA Hospital who said to me, ‘Doc, just get ready for more fistula.’ He had performed more than 10 surgeries and reported that all the women exhibited leakage of urine and feces either because the women are not coming to the available health centers or most of them are being rejected at the health facilities and hospitals due to fear of Ebola by medical staff.It was evident that the progress made in reducing the backlog of fistula patients would recede as more cases appeared, said Dr. Mulbah, who is a Gynecologist and also a professor at the University of Liberia’s A.M. Dioglotti College of Medicine.Last February he told this newspaper that the LFP team had been able to fix the fistula problems of more than a thousand girls and women from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and La Côte d’Ivoire. He had also disclosed that Liberian women and girls comprised at least 92 percent of fistula cases operated on while three percent were Ivorians and the rest Guineans and Sierra Leoneans.He had cautioned during that interview that it was too early to celebrate the gains that had been made in trying to eradicate fistula from Liberia.In August and September, there were reports everywhere that pregnant women were being rejected at hospitals and health facilities. Reports also said some died in labor because there was no one to attend to them. A well-known incident was of a woman who delivered her babies in the street with the assistance of a few other women who had to quickly create a lappa fence around her. Thankfully, she successfully gave birth to twin boys. The incident occurred a few yards from a renowned hospital in Paynesville.  Also speaking yesterday, Dr. Philderald Pratt, UNFPA-Liberia Fistula Focus Person and Assistant Resident Representative, UNFPA-Liberia, stated that most fistula victims are often shy to come out because the condition is demeaning to their person.Dr. Pratt, who, too, attended the just-ended 5th ISOFS conference in Kampala, said the Ebola epidemic has “arrested all of the progress that has been made in rebuilding our health system, especially for maternal and newborn child health.”He stated that Liberia, being one of the major players trying to eradicate Obstetric Fistula in the world, would likely see more fistula cases after the Ebola crisis.Both Drs. Pratt and Mulbah were given international awards by ISOFS for their outstanding roles in trying to “restore health and dignity to women and girls.” They said the awards were not only theirs but was also for every nurse and the women whose conditions have been fixed through surgery and other components of the LFP programs.About FistulaOne of the most serious injuries of childbearing is obstetric fistula, a hole in the vagina or rectum caused by labor that is prolonged – often for days – without treatment. Usually the baby dies.Because fistula leaves women leaking urine or feces, or both, it typically results in social isolation, depression and deepening poverty. Left untreated, fistula can lead to chronic medical problems. It can be prevented, however.Fistula can cause involuntary passage of urine and feces by its sufferers.  A woman with fistula can feel the urge to urinate or defecate but cannot control or stop the flow. Both are discharged anywhere at any time, leaving the woman very embarrassed and ashamed.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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City Hall to commence clearing of parapets

first_imgThe Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will soon recommence the clearing of city parapets and persons found breaching the bylaws of Council will be charged.This is according to acting Town Clerk Sharon Harry-Munroe. The issue was discussed at Monday’s statutory meeting held at City Hall, Regent Street, Georgetown.She explained that persons have until this month-end to remove derelicts, including old refrigerators, vehicles and even stones from parapets. Currently, the acting Town Clerk pointed out that residents are being informed of the upcoming campaign to have the items removed. This is being done via radio and television programmes, as well as notices in newspapers, she said.“We are giving residents within Georgetown time that they can know what is to be expected so no one will be able to say that due process was not done,” Harry-Munroe stated.She later told Guyana Times in an interview that this campaign has been conducted in the past. However, this specific one is special, in that, residents are being informed before their materials are removed.The acting Town Clerk admitted, “We would have gone out and just do it but on this occasion we are taking a different approach whereby we are notifying our residents that we will have this campaign and persons a part of the bylaw, they are not supposed to be encumbering the parapet which includes having old vehicles, fridges, some persons like to put up stones and things like that”.Reiterating that the Council has been trying to notify these residents of the campaign, she added that the sensitisation process started a while back to give persons a two months period to remove these items.Recognising that a lot of people who live, work, or just conduct business in the City are unaware of its bylaws, Harry-Munroe said that the Council is looking at ways to sensitise persons to ensure they adhere to these regulations.It was explained that the removal of these items will be done at the expense of residents. Furthermore persons found breaching the laws will be punished by the Council. “Persons will be charged…it’s a breach of the bylaws and once you breach the bylaws then, of course, there is a penalty. We will charge them and they would have a removal fee,” the acting Town Clerk warned.The campaign to remove these items, which will begin by month-end, will be done by Constituency. For example, Constituency One will be cleared before the Council moves into Constituency Two.last_img read more

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Agenda 3/12

first_imgSEMINARS WEDNESDAY National Human Resources Association-Ventura County will hold a workshop called “Annual Legal Update,” 7:45 a.m. at Los Robles Greens Events Center, 299 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. (805) 370-8110. SATURDAY Olympia West Mortgage Group is holding a workshop titled “How to Find, Buy and Sell Foreclosure Properties,” 9 a.m. at Real Estate Boot Camp, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Call (323) 653-3000, Ext. 245. EVENTS TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Call (818) 704-6633. 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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