Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player of his generation with a resume of godlike proportions that include four MVPS, three NBA titles, and countless All-NBA nods.And it’s not just his 6-foot-8, 250-pound frame that has helped him achieve such sporting legacy, but also a belief in one’s self that no other force on earth could ever shatter.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Sometimes you’ll feel that you’re not doing enough and if you get to that point just look at the mirror,” said James. “At the end of the day you’re the one who’ll control your destiny.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “For me, it’s all about believing in yourself, uncertainties will come to your mind but you cannot stop believing especially if you put in the work,” said James during his private session with the Gilas players and members of the media for his Strive for Greatness tour.“If you put in the work then I believe it takes care of itself.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingINQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonJames have been the subject of heavy scrutiny since his decision to skip college and go straight to the NBA from St. Vincent St. Mary and his controversial move to Miami from Cleveland catapulted him to super villain territory.Still, James triumphed and won two titles and two MVP trophies with the Heat before he returned to Cleveland to steer the Cavaliers’ to the city’s first championship since the Browns ruled the NFL in 1964. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES LeBron James trains Gilas Pilipinas8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’
South Africa Test skipper Faf du Plessis has conceded that JP Duminy is currently fighting to cement his place in the national side as the middle-order batsman’s alarming dip in form continues.Du Plessis was speaking after his side’s huge 211-run defeat to England at Lord’s on Sunday.Duminy has failed to cross 40 runs in his last eight innings. He managed just 15 and two runs at the Lord’s, something which forced du Plessis to admit that Duminy is not doing enough to maintain his place in the side.With du Plessis set to return to the side after missing the opening Test due to the birth of his first child, one option for him would be to take the place of Duminy.However, the skipper insisted that the Proteas would consider a few other things before coming to any conclusion.Du Plessis said that Duminy is a crucial part of their current senior team and that he is well aware of the fact that he needs to score runs to keep his place in the national side.”JP will be the first guy to say he knows he needs to score runs for this team and it’s no different for anyone else,” Sport24 quoted du Plessis as saying.”He is desperate to do well as anyone in that position. You want to try and score runs every time you go out there. He knows at the end of the day that it’s about runs,” he added.Du Plessis further insisted that Duminy always keeps team’s interest above himself and is always desperate to do well at that position than anyone else.advertisement”He understands that if it has to come to a position where there is someone else that needs to be looked at… he will be the first to acknowledge [that].He is a crucial part of our senior player group and he will always put the team interests above himself so yes, he will be the first to acknowledge that,” du Plessis said.South Africa will now play the second Test of the four-match series against England, beginning July 14 at Trent Bridge.
zoomImage Courtesy: President of Russia/CC 4.0 license Christophe de Margerie, the icebreaking LNG carrier owned and operated by Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has crossed the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in a new record time.The vessel covered the distance of 2,360 nautical miles eastward, from the port of Sabetta (Yamal Peninsula) to Cape Dezhnev (the Bering Strait), in just seven days and 17 hours during the month of July. The vessel navigated independently without any icebreaker support, sailing at an average speed of 12.8 knots.The LNG carrier was transporting a cargo of liquefied natural gas from the Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta to the port of Tangshan, China, where it arrived on July 31.The completed voyage also represents the beginning of regular shipments of LNG along the NSR from Russia’s Arctic gas fields to the countries of Asia Pacific.“This remarkable, safe passage across the NSR has required the crew’s utmost attention and concentration. Ice conditions along the route were severe, especially in the East Siberian Sea, and the vessel experienced navigation in extended periods of limited visibility. The navigational and hydrographic situation within Arctic regions remains as challenging as ever,” Igor Tonkovidov, Executive Vice President and COO/CTO of SCF Group, said.“The crew of Christophe de Margerie was able to maintain a rapid yet safe speed for the tanker through effective organisation of bridge watch-keeping, highly skilled navigation, slowing the ship when approaching challenging ice fields and passing them at a safe speed, and moving reasonably quicker in areas of reduced ice cover.”The 172,600 cbm Christophe de Margerie is the first in a series of 15 icebreaking LNG carriers ordered for the Yamal LNG, to transport LNG year-round in the challenging ice conditions of the Kara Sea and Gulf of Ob.The vessel can sail independently through ice of up to 2.1 metres thick. Its propulsion system has a power capacity of 45 MW, which is comparable to that of a nuclear-powered icebreaker.The icebreaking LNG carrier can sail unassisted along the NSR westward from Yamal all year-round, and eastward for six months of the year (from July to December).The ships is membered by all-Russian crew numbers 29, including 13 officers, each with significant Arctic shipping experience, according to SCF.
The 65th annual Boomtown Gala will take place in Beverly Hills on Sunday.The event is presented by SHARE, Inc. SHARE, Inc. is Hollywood’s oldest and most noteworthy charity, founded in 1953 by seven women – some of whom were the wives of the Rat Pack. Their mission is to improve the lives of children with special needs and members of the community who are less fortunate. Charities that benefit from SHARE, Inc. and the Boomtown Gala include CASA, Ahead With Horses, Team Prime Time, The Sophia T. Salvin Center, and many others.This year’s star-studded event will include a red carpet, dressy Western attire, dinner, a live and silent auction, performances by The Righteous Brothers, Martha and the Vandellas, Louis Van Amstel of Dancing With the Stars, the SHARE ladies themselves and more. Famous women’s rights attorney, Gloria Allred, will be presenting the Shining Spirit Award to this year’s honoree, Loreen Arbus, Founder of The Loreen Arbus Foundation, and the first female Head of Programming for a U.S. network – a feat she accomplished twice – both at Showtime and Lifetime networks. The production team behind Boomtown includes Anita Mann of Anita Mann Productions, a five-time Emmy Award Winning Choreographer.Also expected to attend are Kathy Hilton, Nichelle Nichols, Pat Boone, Tommy Chong and many more.WHEN:May 20, 2018WHERE:The Beverly Hilton Hotel9876 Wilshire BoulevardBeverly Hills, California 90210