– Advertisement – The Los Angeles Lakers are closing in on a trade that would see them acquire Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder. In exchange, the Thunder will receive guard Danny Green and the 28th overall pick in Wednesday’s NBA Draft, according to reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania.- Advertisement – Schroder was one of the most impactful bench players in the NBA last season as he averaged 18.9 points, four assists and 3.6 rebounds.At one stage he had been tipped as a frontrunner for the Sixth Man of the Year award, which was eventually won by the Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell. Go inside the locker room and watch the Los Angeles Lakers’ celebrations after they were crowned NBA champions – Advertisement – 1:26 The 27-year-old has averaged a career 14.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.8 rebounds across 496 games, 177 of which he started, having spent five seasons with the Atlanta Hawks prior to landing in Oklahoma in 2018.Green averaged eight points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists for the Lakers last season, becoming a three-time NBA champion following previous wins with the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors.The 33-year-old may not be the only departure in LA, with reports suggesting veteran point guard Rajon Rondo is set to decline his $2.6m player option in view of hitting free agency.He averaged 7.1 points, five assists and three rebounds in 48 games last season en route to his second NBA championship victory.Want to watch even more of the NBA and WNBA but don’t have Sky Sports? Get the Sky Sports Action and Arena pack, click here. – Advertisement –
LocalNews The IPO Commission rejects two of three complaints made by Lennox Linton against Prime Minister Skerrit. by: – July 19, 2011 130 Views no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Mr. Lennox LintonThe Integrity in Public Office Commission (IPO) in a report dated July 1st, 2011 has rejected two of the three complaints made by Mr. Lennox Linton concerning allegations of breach of the Code of Conduct by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.Mr. Linton made his complaints to the Commission via a letter dated November 5th, 2010 and addressed to the Chairman, Mr. Julian Johnson. A request was made for the evidence referred to Mr. Linton’s complaint to be forwarded to the Commission. Having examined and discussed the evidence, as well as hearing from the complainant in an oral session on 16th July, 2011, the Commission decided to launch an investigation “to ascertain whether Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has committed a breach of the provision of Rule 1(e) of the Code of Conduct and an inquiry shall be held into this matter.”The complaints which were made by Mr. Linton are as follows;A) (i) “[the] Prime Minister is in breach of section 47(1) of that Act [Integrity In Public Office Act 2003] by virtue of his possession of unaccounted property, namely eight Ocean Front villas at Guillette, Savanne Paille, with an estimated market value of over 8 million EC dollars which cannot be explained by his legal income,” (letter -page 2);(ii) “in order to finance his ownership interest in these villas which he could not afford on his legal income, the Prime Minister accepted ‘gifts, benefits or advantages’ in contravention of item (c) of the Code of Conduct. The source of these gifts, benefits or advantages is clearly a matter for the Integrity Commission to investigate pursuant to the specific responsibility conferred by section 47(2) of the Act” (letter – page 2);(iii) “on account of his chairmanship of the Cabinet Meeting on October 9th, 2007 which granted a full suite of concessions to Blaircourt Property Development Limited for the construction of the villas at Guillette, the Prime Minister breached item (e) of the Code of Conduct by using his official influence to secure concessions for a business venture in which he had an ownership interest” (letter – page 2) andAccording to the Report which was signed by the Chairman Mr. Julian Johnson and three other members of the Commission,(i) “The complaint concerning section 47(L) of the Act is rejected since it is outwith the Code of Conduct and not within the Commission’s jurisdiction for the reason that section 47(I) is an offence-creating provision that can only be dealt with by the court. It is only where the Director of Public Prosecutions has instituted and successfully undertaken criminal proceedings against a person in public life that he can be said to have been “found to be in possession of property or pecuniary resources” contrary to the section…..”;(ii) “The complaint concerning Rule 1[c) of the Code of Conduct cannot be proceeded with because it is unparticularized, and not supported by the content of the “Evidence Bundle”;(iii) The Commission was of the view that further investigation was required regarding the complaint relating to Blaircourt Property Development.Ms. Helen Ambo, secretary of the Integrity Commission confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that a decision has been arrived at regarding the complaints made by Mr. Linton some time ago.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share
The game was a dress rehearsal for Nigeriaâ€™s opening Group D match against Croatia, who play a similar style of football with the Serbs.Coming just four days after the Super Eagles defeated Poland in their first warm up game in Wroclaw last Friday, the Franco-German gaffer insisted his wards have no reason to fret as no football team in the world wins all their games.Media Officer of the team, Toyin Ibitoye revealed wednesday that Rohr rather commended the players for their efforts in the London friendly.â€œRohr commended the boys and urged them not to drop their heads because no football team in the world wins all their games,â€ Ibitoye stressed yesterday.â€œThe coach told the team they should learn from this defeat but not suck, but rather go back to their clubs and keep fighting.â€œHe said what was most important after such a loss is how you react, he said we have to bounce back.â€The Serbia loss was only the second in 14 games for the Eagles under Rohrâ€™s watch.Installed 20 months ago as Eagles coach, Rohr has won eight matches and drawn four.Meanwhile, scorer of the two goals against Nigeria during the friendly, Mitrovic said yesterday that the Serbia national team fully deserved the win against Nigeria because they did everything their coach told them to do.â€œTwo goals, I scored another which was not counted but itâ€™s the team that is more important,â€ Mitrovic told reporters after the game.â€œIt was a good match and good result for us. We played well and won which is the important thing for us. We did everything the coach asked us to do. We dominated the game and had total control.â€ We were the better team and we deserved to win the game. Now, we go back to our clubs and we are all eager to re-assemble again because we know what is expected in Russia,â€ Mitrovic stressed.After the 1-0 victory over Poland last Friday and this defeat to Serbia on Tuesday, Eagles next game in the pre-FIFA World Cup build-up is the send forth match against Democratic Republic of Congo in Nigeria on Monday, 28th May, to be followed by a prestige game against Englandâ€™s Three Lions at Wembley five days later.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES FALLOUTTechnical Adviser of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, insisted wednesday that his wards have picked up valuable lessons from the 2-0 loss to Serbia in the international friendly played at The Hive Stadium in London on Tuesday night.Two second half goals from Fulham forward, Aleksandar Mitrovic, gave the Serbs victory on the night the three-time African champions were bereft in every department of the friendly.