CNW90 May 29, 2020

first_imgFor more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Earlier this week, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis became the first Caribbean-American Judge to be appointed to the Florida Supreme Court. Florida’s governor made the announcement that Francis, who was born and raised in Portmore, Jamaica, will take her seat on the Supreme Court on September 24. Francis is a past student of the St. Hughs All Girls School in Kingston and the University of the West Indies. She later migrated to Florida where she completed her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal Law School. Governor DeSantis said that it is possible that Francis may be the first Caribbean judge to sit on any state’s Supreme Court and that her story demonstrates that anyone who comes to United States has an opportunity to make the most of their talents. Coming up in the newscast, Jamaican judge becomes the first Caribbean-American appointed to Florida Supreme Court, wife of reggae icon, Bunny Wailer missing and Haitian-American tennis star Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete in history. In Sports News, Haitian-American tennis star, 22-year-old Naomi Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete in history. According to Forbes, Osaka earned a total of $37.4 million USD from prize money and endorsements between June 2019 and May 2020. Her earnings effectively overthrow Serena Williams, who’s held the title for four years Osaka also set a new record for a female athlete’s recorded earnings in a year, surpassing Maria Sharapova‘s $29.7 million in 2015. With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, May 29 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida. Now for the news in the detail In the meantime, the St. Lucian government has extended the island’s state of emergency for four months as the country prepares to reopen its borders. Currently, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the island, but Prime Minister Allen Chastanet said that the country needs to remain vigilant. All businesses on the island were allowed to reopen with safety protocols last week. The island will begin accepting tourists on June 4th. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; In Caribbean News, the search is continuing for the 70-year-old wife of musical icon, Bunny Wailer, who has been reported missing since last Saturday. Relatives said that Jean Watt, who is also known as “Sister Jean” was last seen in the Washington Gardens area of St Andrew, Jamaica. Her family has since posted flyers in and around Kingston and offered a cash reward for her safe return. You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m…last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard carries load as Clippers hold off Spurs

first_imgLeonard’s shot-taking and shot-making helped the Clippers (4-2) finally put the pesky, well-coached Spurs (3-1) who, as Leonard put it in his in-arena postgame interview, “played their butts off,” to bed.Leonard also recorded 12 rebounds, reaching a double-double with 7:47 remaining in the third quarter. That, according to Elias, was the third-fastest double-double in his career.It also represented the first 38-and-12 game by a Clipper since Nov. 25, 2015, when Blake Griffin did it.Tensions ratcheted up for a moment with the Clippers ahead 99-95 and 1:38 left in the game, as Patrick Beverley and DeMar DeRozen got tangled and exchanged words. DeRozen was called for the foul, the Clippers were awarded the ball and Montrezl Harrell (24 points) promptly scored a layup and drew a foul, though he missed the free-throw attempt, the Clippers led 101-95.“The little skirmishes break out, that’s kind of weird for me,” said Williams, who is quite close with both Beverley and his former teammate DeRozen. “I just hope everybody just goes to their corners and everything will be all right.”Besides Williams’ uncharacteristic struggles, as a team, the Clippers shot 19.2 percent (5 for 26) from 3-point range. And still, they improved to 3-0 at home for the first time since 2015-16.“If you tell me before the game (that) without a Paul George (recovering from shoulder surgeries), Lou goes 5 for 19 and you’re playing a quality team and you’re gonna win – it would’ve been a hard sell,” Rivers said. “And yet, we won.”Although Patrick Patterson and JaMychal Green failed to score, they finished with nine and eight rebounds apiece.Leonard started swiftly, dropping four mid-range shots on his former team to start the game. He was the only Clippers starter to make a field goal through nearly a quarter and a half, or until Landry Shamet (seven points) drained a 3-pointer with 7:11 left in the second quarter.Leonard cooled off, shooting 1 for 9 in the second quarter, but the Clippers went to the locker room ahead 50-48 after a competitive opening half.L.A. native DeRozen (Compton High, USC) – whom the Spurs traded for Leonard prior to last season – led San Antonio with 29 points.It was the first time this season the Spurs failed to score 100 points.“I just like that we held the team under 100 points, you know what I mean?” Leonard said. “Whenever you do that in his day of age, I feel like you did a great job defensively.” PreviousClippers forward Kawhi Leonard drives to the basket as Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, center, tries to battles his way around a pick by Clippers forward Maurice Harkless during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, front left, loses the ball as Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, back left, and forward Kawhi Leonard, right, defend during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, right, shoots over Spurs center Jakob Poeltl during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, right, battles San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, left, for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless, left, drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, center, of Australia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan shoots over Clippers guard Patrick Beverley during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, drives past San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills, right, of Australia, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, is defended by Spurs center Jakob Poeltl during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan drives against Clippers guard Patrick Beverley during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge shoots over Clippers center Ivica Zubac during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, front, loses the ball with Spurs guard Dejounte Murray defending during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Spurs guard Dejounte Murray shoots over Clippers guard Patrick Beverley during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, steals the ball away from San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, who gets tied up with guard Patrick Beverley, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Spurs forward Rudy Gay soars to the rim for a dunk over Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard drives past Spurs guard Marco Belinelli, behind, and guard Derrick White, left, on his way to the basket during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. Leonard had 38 points and 12 rebounds in a 103-97 victory. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, center, scoops a shot against the Los Angeles Clippers defense during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, center, has the ball stripped away by San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl, second from right, of Austria, with guard Derrick White, center above, grabbing Leonard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, right, collides with San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray, left, driving to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, right, dribbles against Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard drives to the basket as Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, center, tries to battles his way around a pick by Clippers forward Maurice Harkless during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, front left, loses the ball as Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, back left, and forward Kawhi Leonard, right, defend during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 19Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, front left, loses the ball as Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, back left, and forward Kawhi Leonard, right, defend during the second half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard went as a superhero sans cape Thursday, swooping in to save the day with a monster fourth quarter that lifted the Clippers to a 103-97 victory over the previously unbeaten San Antonio Spurs.Against the team he spent his first seven NBA seasons with, the Clippers’ new superstar wasn’t loading, wasn’t buffering, wasn’t even especially concerned with playmaking.After missing Wednesday’s loss in Utah because of what the team described as “load management/knee,” Leonard was back in the starting lineup on Halloween, carrying the scoring load this time.A most-willing passer for his first four games as a Clipper, Leonard recognized single coverage and turned his eyes toward the hoop in Game 5. He came into the game averaging 7.5 assists, but he finished Thursday with just one. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates center_img Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Instead, he led the charge the old-fashioned way, with a season-high 38 points on 15-for-32 shooting, a career-high in attempts.Fifteen of his points came in the final quarter, when Leonard went 7 for 9 from the field, converting an array of well-rehearsed moves, from the mid-range and beyond.“Tonight he showed his genius, man,” said Lou Williams, who had an off night, finishing with 12 points on 5-of-19 shooting. “He just literally put us on his back and made play after play down the stretch, especially in the fourth quarter when I couldn’t get going and nobody else could make shots. He really carried us.”Leonard said it was just a matter of continuing to attack.“That’s what I learned throughout my whole years,” he said. “Just keep being aggressive. Shots will fall.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum last_img read more