Houston Rockets’ James Harden could be cleared to play Sunday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMatt_Brown/iStockBY LOUIS MILMAN(HOUSTON) — Houston Rockets star James Harden could return to the court this weekend if he continues to test negative for the coronavirus, ESPN reports.Harden was fined $50,000 and ruled unavailable for the team’s scheduled season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday due to a violation of the league’s COVID-19 protocols. That was the result of a league review of video showing Harden socializing maskless at a club earlier this week.Harden’s absence, combined with two players who had tested positive for COVID-19, and several more deemed close contacts of those two players, the Rockets did not have the required eight available players to play the game, forcing it to be postponed.Harden tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports. He will have to remain in isolation until Friday with no positive tests, before he would be made available for the team’s game on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers.Harden told NBA investigators that he believed he was in compliance with all protocols, saying he had entered through a separate entrance and sat in an area of the venue with his security detail while wearing a mask. A source tells ESPN that Harden took a photo with a friend and gave her a gift,before leaving after approximately 30 minutes.This comes after Harden, an eight-time All-Star, requested to be traded this offseason. He also violated league COVID-19 protocols during a brief holdout during training camp, by attending a birthday party for rapper Lil Baby in Atlanta, and being spotted at clubs in Las Vegas. He had to register six consecutive days of negative coronavirus tests before being allowed to return to practice.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 24, 2020 /Sports News – National Houston Rockets’ James Harden could be cleared to play Sundaycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Ban On Sale Of Flavored Vape Products Goes Into Effect In New York State

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.ALBANY – The sale of flavored vaping products is now illegal in New York State.Effective Monday, if a retailer is caught selling flavored vaping products, they will face a fine of up to $100 for each item they have.Advocates of the law say it’ll protect children and young adults in New York State, some say it’s going to crush an industry that employs thousands across the state, while handing a win to Big Tobacco.The sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies is also banned under the new law. Some other rules will be effective July 1, including a ban of online sales of vaping products, and a ban on coupons for vaping and tobacco products. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The man behind Blackstone

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The Gold Coast beachside suburbs where buying property won’t break the bank

first_imgThis Tugun house is listed with an asking price of at least $699,000. This Surfers Paradise unit is on the market for $399,000. MORE NEWS: NRL star’s apartment goes viral CHEAPEST BEACHSIDE SUBURBS FOR UNITS (median) Surfers Paradise is one of the Coast’s cheapest suburbs to buy apartments.LOOKING for a beachside property but worried it will blow the budget?Latest CoreLogic data shows there are apartments and houses in some Gold Coast seaside locations that won’t break the bank.Tugun was the cheapest suburb along the coastline for houses, with a median price of $632,000, followed by Miami ($731,000) and Currumbin ($786,844).For units, South Stradbroke Island offered the best bargain with a median price of $160,000.Surfers Paradise and Palm Beach came in second and third with median prices of $365,000 and $418,000 respectively.LJ Hooker Palm Beach agent Madonna Delaney said many properties at Tugun were older traditional homes on large blocks, which were keeping prices low.“Much of the suburb is unsuitable for high rises due to the hills and the nearby airport so prices are not artificially high due to demand from high rise developers,” she said. 1. South Stradbroke – $160,0002. Surfers Paradise – $365,0003. Palm Beach – $418,0004. Mermaid Beach – $425,0005. Miami – $455,000 The median house price in Tugun is $632,000.However, she said the “secret was getting out” with open homes and auctions drawing house hunters in droves.“In recent months, much of the demand has come from Sydney and Melbourne buyers that believe the suburb has unbelievable value compared to the southern cities,” she said.She said prices creeping up in neighbouring suburbs as well as infrastructure planned for the area, including the light rail extension to the airport, would bump prices up.MORE NEWS: Why this house is one of the cheapest on Amalfi Drivecenter_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 CHEAPEST BEACHSIDE SUBURBS FOR HOUSES (median) REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said houses a little bit further back from the beach were generally cheaper.“The vast majority of Tugun housing would be on the western side of the Gold Coast Highway, which is why that price comes down,” he said.“Palm Beach is similar.”He said units on South Stradbroke Island were much cheaper because they were in Couran Cove, a small resort area only accessible by boat.“Potentially that’s a bit of an anomaly in the market,” he said.He said units at Surfers Paradise were relatively cheap because they dominated that market.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 1. Tugun – $632,0002. Miami – $731,0003. Currumbin – $786,8444. Palm Beach – $796,2505. Coolangatta – $800,000 The median price for a unit in Surfers Paradise is $365,000.Harcourts Coastal Broadbeach duo Katrina Keegan and Penelope Nicholls sold apartments in Surfers Paradise. Mrs Keegan said they were good value for money considering their location.“It’s great value, especially when you look at how long Surfers Paradise is,” she said.“You’re really only going to find yourself a couple of blocks back from the beach.”She said the market was strong but believed prices would continue to increase.Mermaid Beach, Main Beach and Surfers Paradise were the most expensive beachside suburbs for houses, with median prices of $1.385 million, $1.37 million and $1.12 million respectively.Main Beach ($720,000), Coolangatta ($575,000) and Bilinga ($553,750) were the most expensive for units.last_img read more

La Liga: Omeruo’s Leganes continue away woes at Levante

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed Omeruo made his 16th league appearance of the season at the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia but two first-half goals handed them their 13th defeat in the Spanish top-flight this term.The Nigeria international was on parade for 75 minutes but he was cautioned for a foul with a yellow card in the 23rd minute.Leganes are yet to win an away game in La Liga this season and Saturday’s result left them in the drop zone as they remain on 18th spot with 18 points after 23 games. Kenneth Omeruo’s Leganes continued their woeful away run in La Liga this season after suffering a 2-0 loss against Levante.Advertisement Read Also: Coronavirus stops Ighalo from traveling with United teammates to Spain On the other hand, Chidozie Awaziem was suspended for the fixture after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season against Real Sociedad last Saturday.Next up for Leganes is a home game against Real Betis on February 16 and the Nigeria stars will be hoping to steer Javier Aguirre’s side back to winning ways.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more