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first_imgJaVale McGee wants the Lakers to continue competing.Los Angeles was officially eliminated from playoff contention with a 111-106 loss to the Nets this weekend. McGee, however, does not believe that should change the team’s mindset. “It’s extremely unfortunate that we’re not making the playoffs, something I really wanted to do,” McGee said, via the Los Angeles Times. “But, some of the times it happens.”McGee said the Lakers will continue to focus on “getting wins and playing hard.” Related News Jason Kidd ‘serious candidate’ for Lakers coaching job, report says “I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this in my life,” McGee said. “It was just so many injuries. … It was just a lot of things happening this season that it was just like somebody put a juju on us.”McGee is averaging 11.4 points and seven rebounds during his first season with Los Angeles. He will be a free agent this summer. “That’s what our mentality is. There is no slacking,” McGee said. “As a team that’s not making the playoffs, I’m planning on playing teams that are supposed to make the playoffs and knocking them out too. Might as well.”Lakers coach Luke Walton said his message to the team won’t change over the final few weeks of the season.“It’s still about players getting better,” Walton said. “It’s still about going out there and respecting the game and giving everything we have to try to win. We owe that, like I said, to ourselves, our teammates, our organization, to the fans.“So, it will be a lot of that and I fully expect our guys to continue to give that.”The Lakers began the season with a 20-14 record before star LeBron James suffered a strained groin on Dec. 25. He missed the next 17 games and the team never recovered.Los Angeles also dealt with injuries to key role players throughout 2018-19, which McGee described as “astonishing.”last_img read more

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea, QPR and Brentford…Inter Milan are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, according to the Daily Mail.Mikel’s first-team chances have been limited, largely because of Nemanja Matic’s excellent performances, and the Nigerian has been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.The Mail say Inter have identified Mikel, 28, as a possible back-up option should they fail to land Felipe Melo from Galatasaray.Mikel has been linked with several clubs in recent monthsA number of newspapers report that Chelsea have had a bid for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic rejected by Stoke.Italian media reports suggest the Blues and Inter are moving towards a deal for Juan Cuadrado to move to the San Siro on loan from Chelsea.Meanwhile, Everton are looking to sign Brentford wide-man Moses Odubajo, Goal.com claim.Odubajo impressed as his side challenged for promotion last season and is now being touted for a move to the Premier League.Andre Gray has also been linked with a move, with the Hull Daily Mail reporting that Hull City are interested in the Bees striker.It follows recent reports that Gray is a target for QPR, who have not made a move to sign him.Odubajo caught the eye for Brentford last seasonThere has also been speculation over the future of Brentford playmaker Jota, with Swansea City among the clubs reported to be interested.And according to media reports in the Netherlands, Bafana Bafana midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo has rejected a move to Griffin Park from FC Twente.Reports in Spain suggest that Sevilla are interested in QPR midfielder Leroy Fer.Finally, the Daily Express pick up on recent reports that West Brom want Charlie Austin.QPR are still yet to receive an approach for striker Austin despite reported interested from several clubs.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgBy Carol ChurchA couple of years ago, my Social Security number and personal information was stolen and a fraudulent tax return was filed in my name, causing a cascade of problems that took months to clear up. Fortunately, the fraudsters never were able to access any money belonging to me, and the whole thing was more of a terrible inconvenience than anything else. However, since then, I have been very careful about protecting that number!Photospin/PS ProductionsHow Are Social Security Numbers Stolen?Social Security numbers can be stolen in a variety of ways:Someone might rummage through your discarded mail and papersYour wallet or personal papers might be stolenPersonal files or records of yours stored outside your home might be compromisedYou might accidentally provide this info to a fraudulent website or personYour information might be intercepted on the Internet by hackersAlthough it’s not possible to completely protect ourselves against all of these possibilities, there are steps we can take.Ways to Protect the Number–Just say “no”Typically, we legally have to provide our Social Security number to employers, banks, and a few other entities, such as driver’s license bureaus and public assistance agencies. However, many other parties, such as landlords, medical offices, schools and universities, utility companies, and so on, also may ask for Social Security numbers—but they don’t have a legal right to them.Ask if you can give your driver’s license number instead. (Medical offices may be willing to use an insurance card number.) This may go any number of ways. There may be no problem whatsoever; you may need to speak with someone “higher up”; or in some cases, you may be denied service or your service may be delayed.If you must do business but still have concerns, ask to see the privacy policy of the requesting party and inquire as to how the number will be stored.–Never carry your Social Security card or number in your wallet or on your personThis one is pretty obvious, but I was surprised to see someone I know carrying theirs around!–Shred sensitive mail and documentsIt doesn’t take more than a moment to put bills and other sensitive papers through an inexpensive home paper shredder.–Consider using an Identity Protection PIN when filing taxes, where possible.An IRS IP PIN is a unique number assigned to a taxpayer by the government that allows the IRS to ensure that the person filing the return really is who they say they are. As an identity theft victim, I now must file with an IP PIN every year, which I am more than happy to do!The interesting news is that the IRS is now offering this protection to ALL citizens of Florida, Georgia, and the District of Columbia, three areas where identity theft is the highest. Other taxpayers nationwide may also receive an opt-in invite to get an IP PIN. This is a very useful service for anyone who is eligible and looking to protect their Social Security number, but it’s important to remember that once you start using one, you are committing to continue.–If earning self-employment income, obtain an EINIf you are an in business for yourself as an independent contractor, your clients may need to ask for your Social Security number so they can issue you a 1099. This exposes your Social Security number to the world. In order to avoid this issue you can request an EIN (Employer Identification Number) free from the IRS.–Use strong and unique passwords for sites storing your SSNYou should always use strong passwords, but this is particularly important for any website which has access to your SSN (banks, employer payroll systems, tax preparers).–Check credit scores annuallyEveryone should do this anyway, but this is just another reason why. Go to annualcreditreport.com to get a free annual report.If a Social Security Number Has Been StolenIn case of Social Security number theft, the affected party should go to http://www.identitytheft.gov and report the problem. Contact the credit bureaus (Equifax, Transunion, and Experian) as well, and place a fraud alert (once of you place one with one, it will be placed with the other two). The IRS provides details on how to handle this situation.Although it may seem cumbersome protecting this crucial number, it’s worth the trouble. Taking the time to safeguard it is crucial.last_img read more

first_imgSome people see the glass as half empty. They believe that there is something missing. There isn’t enough. There aren’t enough opportunities, enough resources, enough money, or enough hope. They’re bearish on their prospects, and they’re pessimistic about the future.This belief structure makes the “half-empty” folks believe that the glass is half empty for everyone, even you. They see only scarcity.Other people see the glass as “half full.” There is no difference in the amount of water in the glass, but the people who see it as “half full” believe that there is enough there. There is ample opportunity, resources, money, and hope. They’re bullish on their future.This belief structure is what underlies their opinion that the glass is “half full” for everyone. They don’t see scarcity, but they don’t see abundance either. They see enough.But there is a third group of people. These individuals see the glass as overflowing. Not only is there enough, there is way more than enough. To the “glass-overflowing” people, there is more opportunity than anyone could ever need, and more than enough for every man, woman, and child. There are more than enough resources, including money.The “glass overflowing” people have this viewpoint because they are grateful. Because they appreciate what they have, they possess as keen ability to see abundance.If you practice gratitude, you will see that your cup is overflowing.last_img read more

first_imgThe Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura, an ally of the ruling BJP in Tripura, said on Tuesday it would go it alone in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Mangal Debbarma, the spokesperson of the party, said the decision to field candidates in the two Lok Sabha seats in the State was taken on March 3, following the IPFT central committee meeting here. “When BJP national president Amit Shah visited Agartala on January 5, we submitted a memorandum to him, demanding that the IPFT be allowed to field a candidate in East Tripura constituency, reserved for Scheduled Tribes. He told us that he would get back to us on the matter, but never did,” Mr. Debbarma, who is also the assistant general secretary of the party, told reporters.last_img read more

first_imgView comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The 6-foot Seavmey, who enjoyed a big height advantage over Alora, also beat the Filipino in the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kirstie Elaine Alora of the Philippines (red) competes against Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia (blue) in the finals of the women’s -73 kg category of the 29th Southeast Asian Games competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Alora lost, 6-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLRio Olympian Kirstie Alora ran into a familiar tormentor and suffered the same fate to settle for silver in the women’s +67kg class in taekwondo in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Alora, who was the country’s flag-bearer, fell to Sorn Seavmey of Cambodia, 13-6, in the final.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd JRU fends off Mapua, finishes first round with 4th win MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more