Cavs’ Irving shares inspirational message to motivate kids

first_imgTo kick off a program promoting physical fitness, Irving shared some wisdom and experiences he hopes will help motivate kids to reach their potential. He urged them to listen to their parents, follow their own path and reminded them that life’s journey never ends.“I’m still figuring it out,” he said. “I’m still you.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnTeaming with Kids Foot Locker, Irving visited one of the city’s Boys & Girls Clubs to launch a six-week fitness challenge which promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages kids to excel outside and inside the classroom.Not far removed from their age group, the 24-year-old Irving easily connected with the kids, who wore “Go Big” T-shirts and could barely contain their excitement when the Cavaliers’ star was introduced and walked to the middle of the basketball court. 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APCLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving spent a day dedicated to transition and big speeches by delivering a message from the heart.Cleveland’s All-Star point guard, whose own life has undergone major changes over the past year or so because of fatherhood, an Olympic gold medal and NBA championship, spoke to hundreds of school kids on Friday about following their dreams.ADVERTISEMENT 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 “Listen to your parents,” Irving told them, but not in a preachy way, rather the way an older brother would tell his siblings. “Make sure you cherish the friendships you have and family is first — always.”Before the event, Irving, who was named an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference on Thursday, spent a few minutes with the Associated Press discussing the motivation to support his community and aspirations beyond basketball.Irving understands both his place and platform and wants to maximize it. And as the nation looked toward Washington, D.C., Irving simply wanted to make a positive impact on some kinds in Cleveland.“I want to be a generational leader and I am that already,” he told AP. “I have to accept that and to do that you have to acquire as much knowledge and still grow every single day, make sure I’m living the truth and share that with the rest of the world. It’s not necessarily opening up to the media or anyone else, but it’s about opening up to the kids that matter — that are going to be changing our world in a few years.“I’m OK with this, man. As long as I can shape a kid’s day or shape a kid’s life in any way possible, and help them realize their potential is endless, you are limitless. You can be your own decider in your life. Whatever else is going on, you have to take control of it.”ADVERTISEMENT Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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There were things that I thought were going to stop me and limit me, but those things aren’t necessarily real, they’re false and created by whatever it is that tells us what we can’t do, the outside influences. Never listen to that, man. I’ve always figured it out one day at a time.“As long as you can see through it, and find your own truth, you’ll be fine. I try to give kids the truth. I still am that kid that was growing up in Boys & Girls Clubs in New York and New Jersey, going to different neighborhoods. I’m that same kid. I’ve never changed and being able to acquire the knowledge that I have from other people helps me — and hopefully resonates with the kids.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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200 Million for compensation to West Kingston residents

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, December 11, 2017 – Kingston – A sum of $200 million has been approved by Cabinet as compensation to aggrieved persons who were affected by the operations of the security forces in West Kingston in May 2010.   This was disclosed by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, in a statement to the House of Representatives on Wednesday (December 6).   The operations, which were undertaken to capture the fugitive, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, resulted in the death of 73 civilians and a soldier, while other persons were detained and properties damaged and destroyed.Financial compensation for persons wronged by the State was one of the recommendations of the West Kingston Commission of Inquiry, which was appointed to investigate the operations.   The agreed figure was put forward by a Compensation Committee, which was established to investigate all claims brought by aggrieved persons and to determine the compensation payable to injured persons and to the personal representatives of deceased persons in respect of the events of May 2010.Another recommendation of the Commission was a formal apology by the State, which Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, delivered in a Statement during Wednesday’s sitting.In the meantime, Minister Chuck informed that the implementation of the recommendations of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is at varying stages of completion, with some fully completed and others at an advanced stage of completion.“A few of the recommendations will require significant work and resources, but the Government is not short on will to honour its commitment to implement all of the recommendations,” he said.In keeping with the Commission’s recommendations as part of the healing process, Mr. Chuck said the Government has continued its counselling programme for residents, which commenced in the immediate aftermath of the event.Over the last five years, the Victim Services Division of the Justice Ministry counselled 3,125 persons – both new and repeat clients; and a satellite counselling facility, the West Kingston Counselling Centre, was established.Mr. Chuck noted that residents of West Kingston were also assisted by the Guidance Counselling Unit of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information; the Child Development Agency (CDA); Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP); volunteers of the associations of psychologists and psychiatrists, and the University of the West Indies.“The Ministry has also put in place additional resources to assist the affected communities in the area of restorative justice.    Restorative Justice Centres were established in Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town.    Since then, 24 conferences involving 183 individuals – both victims and offenders – have been held at the two centres,” he said.Release: JIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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