Andre Drummond (Los Angeles Lakers) with a 2-pointer vs the Charlotte Hornets, 04/13/2021
Andre Drummond (Los Angeles Lakers) with a 2-pointer vs the Charlotte Hornets, 04/13/2021
The Alba Party leader took aim at senior members of the SNP.
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The Los Angeles Lakers won’t have home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. They need help if they’re going to escape the play-in tournament. Worse yet, their invitation to the post-season isn’t even guaranteed. The defending NBA champions might be in trouble. It’s very simple for the Lakers: They win most of their games when LeBron James plays and lose most of their games when he doesn't. With him sidelined for 23 of the Lakers' last 25 games, they've fallen to No. 7 in the West — as low as they have been since late December. The most likely fate for them is playing a game (or two) in the new play-in round that awaits the teams finishing between seventh and 10th in each conference. “We can’t worry about that,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said Friday night after his team lost in Portland to fall to the seventh spot. James indicated several days ago that he’s not exactly a proponent of the play-in games, saying the person at NBA headquarters who came up with the idea should be fired. But if the Lakers don’t win most of their remaining five games, the play-in round awaits. “Wherever we land, we’re confident," Vogel said, “Obviously, we want to finish in the top six. We still have five games to make up some ground if that’s possible. And we’ll continue to try to win as many of those games as we can.” Dallas entered Saturday at No. 5 in the West at 39-28, Portland was No. 6 at 38-29 and the Lakers No. 7 at 37-30. The Lakers would lose tiebreakers against either the Blazers or Mavericks, lowering their odds of escaping the No. 7 spot. That said, James — who has been dealing with a high ankle sprain — may return in the next few days, presumably to get into playoff shape and rebuild some chemistry. That means the champs have at least some reason for hope. “When we’re 100% healthy, we’re one of — no, we are the top team in the league,” fellow Lakers All-Star forward Anthony Davis said. Many bettors agree. FanDuel Sportsbook still listed the Lakers on Saturday with the second-shortest odds to win the NBA title, behind only Brooklyn in that category. The Lakers were heavy favourites to win the title entering the season. “Obviously, we don’t want to go that route,” Davis said of the play-in. “But if it happens, it happens.” Portland still has games left against Utah, Phoenix and Denver — three of the top four teams in the West. Dallas is in great shape, with its final five games against teams with a combined .392 winning percentage. The Lakers' final five games could include as many as four matchups against teams playing for something. Phoenix visits Los Angeles on Sunday, New York comes in Tuesday and lottery-bound Houston visits Wednesday. The Lakers end the regular season with a road back-to-back against Indiana and New Orleans — both play-in hopefuls — next weekend. “When we get everyone healthy, especially headed to the playoffs, we know the type of team that we are, and I think the league knows the type of team that we are,” Davis said. It’s not just James who has been sidelined. The Lakers are also missing, among others, point guard Dennis Schröder, who will likely not be able to play for several more days while going through the NBA’s health and safety protocols in place this season to deal with coronavirus-related matters. The whole year has been an injury roller coaster for the champs. James and Davis — who missed 35 games, most of those with a right calf strain — have appeared in only 25 games together all season; the Lakers are 17-8 in those games. The last time they were together in a game the Lakers won was Feb. 12. “We're in an adjustment phase, like we've been all year," Vogel said. The Lakers are 28-15 when James plays this season, 9-15 when he doesn’t. They were No. 2 in the West to begin March 20, the day James suffered the ankle sprain. Starting with that game against Atlanta, they've gone 9-17 and fallen steadily down the West standings. If the Lakers finish seventh, they’ll have two chances, both at home, to win one game and make the West playoffs. But Vogel knows in a one-game scenario, anything can happen. “There’s just too many things that can happen in a one-game series — foul trouble, roll of an ankle, anything like that could pop up,” Vogel said. “So, we definitely want to finish in the top six. It’s a high priority for us. But at the same time, if we end up in the play-in tournament, I’m confident in our group.” ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press
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Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], May 8 (ANI): Uttarakhand government on Saturday announced summer vacations in schools till June 30, in wake of the spread of the Covid-19 cases.
RADNOR, Pa., May 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a securities fraud class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Peloton Interactive, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON) (“Peloton”) on behalf of those who purchased or acquired Peloton securities between September 11, 2020 and May 5, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Lead Plaintiff Deadline: June 28, 2021 Website: https://www.ktmc.com/peloton-interactive-class-action-lawsuit?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=peloton Contact: James Maro, Esq. (484) 270-1453 Adrienne Bell, Esq. (484) 270-1435 Toll free (844) 887-9500 Peloton provides interactive fitness products such as the Peloton Bike and the Peloton Tread+ and Tread, which include touchscreens that stream live and on-demand classes. Peloton also provides connected fitness subscriptions and access to all live and on-demand classes. Peloton launched the Tread+ treadmill in 2018. At that time, it was called the “Tread.” Peloton renamed its signature treadmill in September 2020 to “Tread +.” On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Peloton announced voluntary recalls of both its Tread+ and Tread treadmill machines over safety concerns. Peloton also advised customers who have the products to immediately stop using them and contact Peloton for a full refund. Peloton’s Chief Executive Officer, John Foley said in a statement, “I want to be clear, Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request that we recall the Tread+.” The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, the defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) in addition to the tragic death of a child, Peloton’s Tread+ had caused a serious safety threat to children and pets as there were multiple incidents of injury to both; (2) safety was not a priority to Peloton as the defendants were aware of serious injuries and death resulting from the Tread+ yet did not recall or suggest a halt of the use of the Tread+; (3) as a result of the safety concerns, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) declared the Tread+ posed a serious risk to public health and safety resulting in its urgent recommendation for consumers with small children to cease using the Tread+; (4) the CPSC also found a safety threat to Tread+ users if they lost their balance; and (5) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ statements about Peloton’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. Peloton investors may, no later than June 28, 2021, seek to be appointed as a lead plaintiff representative of the class through Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP or other counsel, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of all class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed as a lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member’s claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP prosecutes class actions in state and federal courts throughout the country involving securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of state and federal law. Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP is a driving force behind corporate governance reform, and has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors from the United States and around the world. The firm represents investors, consumers and whistleblowers (private citizens who report fraudulent practices against the government and share in the recovery of government dollars). The complaint in this action was not filed by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. For more information about Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP please visit www.ktmc.com. CONTACT: Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLPJames Maro, Jr., Esq.Adrienne Bell, Esq.280 King of Prussia RoadRadnor, PA 19087(844) 887-9500 (toll free)email@example.com
Canadian featherweight Felicia (FeeNom) Spencer has a new opponent on a UFC Fight Night card later this month in Las Vegas. Spencer (8-2-0) will now face Brazilian Norma (The Immortal) Dumont (5-1-0) instead of the injured Danyelle Wolf on the May 22 televised card. It's the first fight for the Montreal-born Spencer, who now calls Orlando home, since last June when she lost a decision to featherweight champion Amanda (Lioness) Nunes at UFC 250. Dumont is coming off a decision win over Ashlee Evans-Smith in November. She lost her UFC debut to Megan Anderson in February 2020. The main event at the UFC's Apex production facility features Rob Font, ranked third among bantamweight contenders, against No. 4 Cody (No Love) Garbrandt. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 8, 2021. The Canadian Press
The attack took place as the students - thought to be mainly girls - were leaving the Kabul school.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Law enforcement officials helped capture a loose zebra in middle Tennessee after it escaped from an exotic livestock auction. According to news outlets, Cookeville Police Department and Putnam County Sherriff's office assisted Triple W employees capture the “agitated” zebra early Friday morning. Cookeville is about 80 miles (128 kilometres) east of Nashville. The zebra ran onto Highway 111, but was not hurt due to the lack of traffic. Multiple methods were used to attempt to regain control of the animal. At one point, two police officers made “unsuccessful attempts" to deploy stun guns to redirect or capture the animal. It took nearly three hours to corner and direct the zebra onto a transport trailer. A nearby elementary school alerted parents in a Facebook post that “There is a zebra on the loose in the Prescott area. It escaped a truck, was tased, and is mad. Do not approach. (Yes, really.)” Prescott South Middle School teacher Ashley Danielle Francis told WSMV-TV that she noticed the zebra while driving to work, calling it the “craziest thing I ever think I've ever seen in this town. The Associated Press
UK rail passengers facing disruption after cracks found on high-speed trainsSuspension of GWR and LNER services preventing many from reaching events such as funerals, holidays and family meetings A Hitachi Intercity Express Programme train (IEP) – one of the kind pulled from long-distance routes on Saturday morning after cracks were discovered, causing widespread disruption. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images
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Atlético Madrid retain narrow La Liga lead after stalemate in Barcelona A frustrated Lionel Messi reacts after a missed opportunity against Atlético Madrid. Photograph: Joan Monfort/AP
DERBY, England — Derby manager Wayne Rooney kept a relegation off his resumé when his team came back to earn a vital point against Sheffield Wednesday in a season-ending 3-3 draw to stay in the English second division next season. The side coached by the former Manchester United striker conceded in first half injury time and squandered a 2-1 lead in the second half — all while fellow struggler Rotherham led at Cardiff 1-0. Martyn Waghorn's 78th-minute equalizer from the penalty spot, however, and Cardiff's leveler in the 88th resulted in Derby staying in the Championship for another season by one point. “I'm delighted,” Rooney told the club's media. “For this football club, it was so important we stay in this division. The preparations for next season have to start now.” Rooney took over Derby first on an interim basis as player-coach and then permanently in January upon his retirement. Derby's draw snapped a six-game losing streak but the Rams ended their season with just one victory in their final 13 games. Rooney said it's been “a very difficult season” on and off the field. Derby has been under a cloud regarding ownership all season. A deal announced in November to sell the club was called off in March. Then, in early April, the club announced a new buyer in an agreement that is still awaiting league approval. “I share the fans' frustration as well,” Rooney said. “We want some stability, some clarity on what the situation is, and hopefully in the next few days we can get that.” Rooney took over the coaching duties in November, when Phillip Cocu was fired with Derby in last place. He was still playing and was given the awkward title of “senior figure” on the interim coaching staff. He then retired from playing in January and was named manager. Cocu was hired after Frank Lampard left to become Chelsea manager in 2019. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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Sudanese officials held talks with a new U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa on Saturday aimed at resolving a dispute over Ethiopia's giant hydropower dam on the Blue Nile. Talks between Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam fell apart in April, and an invitation by Sudan for a prime minister-level summit went unanswered.
Predictions for when and where Chinese rocket debris hurtling toward Earth is expected to land are narrowing. The rocket body's reentry is currently projected at anywhere between 7:30 p.m. ET and 1:30 a.m. ET, according to the latest U.S. Space Force data. The U.S. Space Force has projected four possible orbits for reentry in play -- three over water, one over land.
The seven-time world champion will start Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix from the front of the grid.