Chautauqua Mall Helping Tenants, Small Businesses, With COVID Impacts

first_imgShare: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) Image via – The Chautauqua Mall and its partners are aiming to help small businesses closed by the COVID-19 pandemic.Mall General Manager, Julie Bihler, says many local entrepreneurs are finding it difficult to pay operating expenses such as payroll, insurance, utilities, loan interest, inventory and, of course, their rent.“That’s why (the Washington Prime Group) has partnered with the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship and the University of Chicago to launch the Open for Small Business Initiative,” explained Bihler in an email to local media. “This initiative provides an easy to use lease modification template allowing for the deferral of payments until local entrepreneurs can get back on their feet.”Bihler says that the program is also hosting educational webcast seminars with government agency officials and private sector experts to discuss how to access SBA guaranteed loans. “These resources are being made available to all small businesses whether or not they are a WPG tenant,” furthered Bihler.For more, visit read more

Peanut harvest

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia farmers started their peanut harvest a few weeks ago. And despite a searing summer drought, yields are OK. Even better news is that prices are the highest in years, say University of Georgia experts.”It’s amazing that we’re sitting as good as we are right now,” said John Beasley, a Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Georgia’s peanut harvest is at its peak, Beasley said. But it’s three weeks behind its typical schedule. That’s because some farmers had to delay planting due to a cool, dry spring.The dry spring quickly turned into an extreme summer drought, hurting peanuts and other row crops. Triple-digit heat in August blasted peanut plants aboveground and the developing nuts underground.Timely rainfall, though, sustained the crop in places, along with a lot of water from irrigation. As of Oct. 7, a Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service survey of UGA Extension county agents assessed 90 percent of the crop as good to excellent.Farmers are expected to average 2,900 pounds per acre this harvest. That’s 150 pounds more than last year. “Considering the way we started out, that’s a good yield,” Beasley said. Georgia’s average has been as high as 3,450 pounds per acre in recent years.Farmers will harvest 520,000 acres, 55,000 less than last year. The total crop should be 750,000 tons, or 40,000 less than last year. Georgia grows about half of the U.S. peanut crop each year.The summer heat and drought hurt other peanut-producing states such as Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina more than they did Georgia, said Nathan Smith, a UGA Extension agricultural economist.The weather-related losses and a dwindling surplus have pushed prices to as high as $500 per ton. These are the highest prices since Congress ended the peanut quota program, which guaranteed farmers $610 per ton, in 2001.Prices two years ago were $355 per ton because of a U.S. surplus of 1 million tons, Smith said. The surplus is now expected to be 490,000 tons. The industry likes to keep a 300,000-ton surplus each year to help meet the demand the following year.This is good news for farmers. “Looking at that kind of surplus,” Smith said, “sets us up for a good marketing year next year, too.”If the weather remains favorable, with isolated showers to soften the ground followed by clear, dry days, farmers should keep getting good yields statewide, Beasley said. With the harvest running late, though, cold weather may threaten it later this month and in November.last_img read more

Government Has No Business Running Sport, Says Shaibu

first_imgPhilip Shaibu He stressed that sports is an industry that requires those with the know-how to run it for profit.“My Governor, (Hon. Godwin Obaseki) is an economist and knows that for Edo to reap the dividend in the sector, we need to create the right atmosphere that will allow players in it to succeed. That is what we have done with these beautiful sports facilities we have put in place to host the National Sports Festival later this month,” the deputy governor hinted.Given Edo State’s pedigree in sports along with Delta State in the old Bendel State, Shaibu admitted that the new industry to be created with these new sport facilities, “ will not only provide employment but will held to check social vices and give room for our athletes’ careers to flourish. We were the power-house of sports in country before Bendel State was split into Edo and Delta states. We still have talents.”Shaibu further said that ancillary industries that will spring up around these sports facilities will boost the economy of the state.“There are going to be all sorts of merchandising businesses around these sports facilities. Sportswear shops, restaurants and other businesses will be opened.”He hinted that because of the rebranding of Bendel Insurance FC, the state government made N26million from the sale of the home and away jerseys of the Benin Arsenal.“You can imagine what will happen after the National Sports Festival when all these shops around the sports facilities will be put into maximum use,” he said with optimism.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium refurbished along with other 17 sports facilities to host the 20th National Sports Festival later this month in Benin City, Edo State government is setting the pace for other states to emulate on how to create the enabling environment for sports to thrive.After conducting sports journalists on inspection of the facilities on Tuesday, Edo State Deputy Governor, Hon. Philip Shaibu insisted that government has no business running sports but to create the enabling environment for the sector to thrive as is done where sports is big business.“What we have done in Edo State with the total refurbishment of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and other sports facilities in the state is to create the enabling environment that will allow private partnership in sports business. Sports business is huge,” observed Shaibu.last_img read more

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest odds, prop bets: Will Joey Chestnut make it 13 wins in 2020?

first_imgWhen things go down at the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest this July 4, Joey Chestnut will be looking to make it a lucky 13 wins. The Super Bowl of the competitive eating circuit will still be held as an Independence Day tradition live this Saturday (noon ET, ESPN).Although the location will be changing from the corner of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island to a undisclosed, private location so the competiton can be conducted more safety because of COVID-19 restrictions, the fact that Chestnut is a heavy favorite to repeat stays the same. Chestnut will try to hold off five other challengers to become the men’s champion for a fourth consecutive year. Before he attempts to break his 2018 world record of 74 hot dogs and buns (HDB) he set in Brooklyn two years ago, Miki Sudo will try to win her seventh career Mustard Yellow Belt on the women’s side.This time, instead of being on a big stage outdoors, cheered on by Major League Eating’s most passionate fans, Chestnut and Sudo will try to dominate in an indoor arena with no spectators over 10 relenltess minutes. Mike Golic Jr. will call the action for ESPN, with MLE co-founder Richard Shea providing the competitive eating color analysis.MORE: Get the latest odds via SportsInsider.comJust how good are Chestnut’s chances of repeating? Here’s a look at the odds and prop bets (via for the socially distanced 2020 edition of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (Sporting News picks in bold):Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest odds 2020Will Joey Chestnut win the 2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?Yes -1750No +650Chestnut fell three short of his own record with 71 HDBs last year but still won by 21 HDBs over runner-up Darron Breeden. Matt Stonie, who ended Chestnut’s eight-year winning streak in 2015 by upsetting him 62-60 and is ranked No. 3 in MLE this year, won’t be traveling for the 2020 event. Second-ranked Geoffery Esper came in third behind Chestnut and Breeden in 2019 with 47 HDBs. Chestnut should be worrying about only beating his past performances and not his current competitors.Will Miki Sudo win the 2020 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?Yes -1500No +600Sudo took over for Sonya Thomas as the world’s best female hot dog eater. Sudo has won six consecutive contests going back to 2013, with a personal high of 41 HDBs in 2017. She’s ranked No. 6 overall in MLE in 2020, five spots behind Chestnut and two spots ahead of her boyfriend, Nick Wehry. Consider Sudo a lock at the Chestnut level. Her biggest threat, MIchelle Lesco, isn’t close to the same level, and another top competitor, Juliet Lee, won’t be in the field in 2020.Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest prop bets 2020Joey Chestnut hot dogs eaten73-74 +15071-72 +17575+ +20069-70 +70067-68 +90065-66 +200064 or fewer +2800Getting close to 74 again is a tall order for Chestnut, but he can cruise to victory with 71 or 72, his respective winning totals from 2019 and 2017.Darron Breeden hot dogs eatenOver 49½ hot dogs -140Under 49½ hot dogs +100Breeden just needs to match his 2019 total to deliver the over here, which he should.Eric Booker hot dogs eatenOver 22½ hot dogs -120Under 22½ hot dogs -120″Badlands” Booker is a fan favorite who competed in his first Nathan’s event more than 20 years ago. He’s currently ranked only 21st in MLE. His long hot dog history suggests taking the under.Geoffrey Esper hot dogs eatenOver 48½ hot dogs -120Under 48½ hot dogs -120Esper is ranked No. 2 in MLE after his strong finish of 47 HDBs in 2020. He should edge out Breeden for second place, and therefore hit the over here.Gideon Oji hot dogs eatenOver 40½ hot dogs -130Under 40½ hot dogs -110Oji came through with 34 HDBs last year to finish in a tie for seventh place at Nathan’s. He’s No. 5 behind Chestnut, Esper, Stonie and Breeden in the current MLE rankings. But that’s a big improvement to expect. Go with the under.Head-to-head matchupMiki Sudo -300Nick Wehry +200We see what they did there, putting girlfriend and boyfriend against each other. Sudo had 31 HDBs last year, a very low winning total by her standards. Wehry, ranked No. 8, is filling in for Stonie after finishing sixth with 36 HDBs in the 2019 Nathan’s. Go with Sudo pushing back up near 40 for the win.Men’s winner hot dogs eatenOver 72½ hot dogs -175Under 72½ hot dogs +135This one is tricky for Chestnut, but this follows our total prop prediction as a parlay of sorts.Nick Wehry hot dogs eatenOver 37½ hot dogs -150Under 37½ hot dogs +110We’re not feeling Wehry besting Sudo or surpassing his 36 HDBs, either.Will anyone break the men’s record?No -300Yes +200We’re betting against current Chestnut beating past Chesnut here because this Chestnut won’t need to be that Chestnut to win.Will anyone break the women’s record?No -190Yes +145Thomas holds the women’s record with 45 HDBs. Sudo’s winning career high is still four short of that. So yes, it’s no.Will the men’s contest go to overtime/eat off?No -2500Yes +800Chestnut simply hits too many hot dogs in regulation to even think about this. This would be more shocking than him losing straight up.Women’s winner, hot dogs eaten Over 40½ hot dogs -190Under 40½ hot dogs +145Sudo should either match or beat her personal best, even if it’s a little short of Thomas’ record. There will be no doubt some extra motivation for her with Wehry there.Where can you legally bet on the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?For the first time ever since competitive eating was recognized as a sport, one can make legal wagers on the hot dog eating contest in the U.S. Per The Action Network, the states allowing wagering on Nathan’s in 2020 are neighboring New Jersey, New Hampshire and Colorado.last_img read more

Ugandan cricketers collapse again, hand World Cup U-19 place to Kenya

first_imgBotswana505000-3.603 Share on: WhatsApp TeamPlayedWonLostTiedNo ResultPointsNRR In May, the senior Uganda cricket team also froze on the big stage, and were relegated at the end of the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Three hosted in Kampala.RESULTKenya Under-19s won by 7 wicketsUganda Under-19s – 60 17.1/50 ov RR: 3.49Kenya Under-19s – 61/3 8.3/50 ov RR: 7.17Standings going into the deciding game Kenya5410081.656 Ghana514002-1.333 ****Additional reporting ICC-cricket.Com Kenyan Under 19 cricketers celebrate. PHOTO ‏@CricketKenyaNairobi, Kenya |THE INDEPENDENT|  All Uganda needed to do to seal a place in the U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 on Saturday was to put up a decent score against a Kenya team they had beaten comprehensively earlier in the week.What happened next left even neutral observers stunned, and put into question Ugandan cricket’s big match temperament. The Uganda juniors, who had put on 231 in a 69 run victory over Kenya on Tuesday, collapsed like a pack of cards.The Kenyan bowling attack tore through Uganda in the final game of the African qualifiers in Nairobi, dismissing them for a paltry 60 in 16.1 overs to set up the game for their batters.Here is how it happened: Fall of wickets – 3 runs-1st wicket (R Opio out in 1.1 overs), 5runs-2nd wicket (Z Arinaitwe, in 2.2 ov), 5-3 (E Agaba, in 2.5 ov), 12-4 (K Waiswa, 7.5 ov), 32-5 (S Wabwose, 12.1 ov), 32-6 (F Achelam, 12.4 ov), 32-7 (F Akankwasa, 12.5 ov), 32-8 (S Nsubuga, 13.1 ov), 60-9 (R Agamiire, 16.5 ov), 60-10 (R Olipa, in 17.1 ov)With qualification coming down to net run rate, the Kenyans needed to chase the total down in an unbelievable 9 overs. They did it.Needing 6.78 runs per over to win, the chase got off to a slow start as the hosts showed some sign of nerves.But, six fours and 3 sixes later, it was all over.Thomas Ochieng’s unbeaten 26 took his team home in 8.3 overs to book their place in next year’s showpiece in New Zealand. Uganda55000102.820last_img read more

Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II due to coronavirus pandemic

first_imgThe 2020 Wimbledon has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020. This is the first time the tournament has been canceled since WWII.Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12. The club says they are currently developing a plan to help support those who rely on the tournament for financial support.The club also said  that all tickets will be refunded, and fans will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets for the same day and court during the 2021 tournament.last_img

Back to SA after Asian adventure

first_imgEnglish and drama graduate Claire vanden Heever used her qualifications toteach English to monks, refugees andbusinesspeople in Asian countries. India has become almost familiar territoryfor the travelling pair.Manley and Van den Heever after lunchingwith Tibetan nomads in the hillsaround Gyalthang.(Images: Old World Wandering)MEDIA CONTACTS • Iain ManleyWilma den HartighAbout eight years ago, a South African couple left their home comforts to set out on a journey of a lifetime that would be the envy of many spirited adventurers. Now they are making their way back home, and they have many stories to tell.Iain Manley and Claire van den Heever have written an absorbing travelogue based on their eight years of living abroad. Old World Wandering is a collection of stories about their explorations of the regions and cultures of Europe, Asia and Africa.Old World Wandering tells the story of two overland journeys. The first was from London to Shanghai over 18 months, covering 39 000 kilometres and passing through 18 countries.Their second journey started in January 2011, after three years in China. They are making their way home to Cape Town via India, Southeast Asia, China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and East and Southern Africa.Leaving home for LondonManley and Van den Heever, who both studied at the University of Cape Town, left for London a few months after graduating. Manley studied journalism and literature and Van den Heever has a degree in English literature and drama.Their intention was to work in London until they had saved enough money to travel.“It is a rite of passage for many young South Africans. Our move to London became the jumping-off point for a life we never expected to lead,” Van den Heever says.But as the weeks in London became months, exploring the world seemed to be slipping further from their grasp. “The city was sucking up every penny we earned,” she says.Then one day, ignoring their diminishing bank balance, Manley traced a vague line on the world map that hung, hopefully, on their bedroom wall. “We could get all the way there by land,” he said, pointing to Shanghai on the east coast of China.This was the beginning of the couple’s great adventure.“With almost no idea about logistics, costs or dangers we agreed that, as far as possible, we would try. With the idea in place, the plans formed around it,” says Van den Heever.In June 2006, armed with money saved while managing a pub in the English countryside, they left England for a journey to Shanghai.After spending 18 months on the road travelling through 18 countries, they arrived at Shanghai Train Station, wearing scruffy clothes and with dirty backpacks in hand.Manley says that overland travel is the only way to experience a slow transition between places. Travelling by train is always their first choice, but often they have to rely on buses, minibuses, rickshaws, and occasionally cars or boats.“When you go by bus or train from one country into another or between provinces you notice the differences and the similarities – between cultures, cuisines, languages and landscapes – that hold the world together,” Manley says.Working and travellingDuring their first journey, they spent two months in McLeod Ganj in northern India, home of the Tibetan government in exile, volunteering as English teachers for Tibetan monks and refugees.When the couple finally reached Shanghai, they found jobs teaching English to businesspeople. A year and a half later, both were commissioned to write separate Asia-focused books.Manley wrote Tales of Old Singapore, a book about colonial Singapore.Van den Heever’s first book, which delves into the thirty-year existence of Chinese contemporary art, will be published in September next year.After three years in China, they set off on their second overland journey.“Our experience in Shanghai made working from the road as freelance writers possible,” Van den Heever says.Seeing amazing placesBy the time they get back to Cape Town, they would have visited about 45 countries. But Manley quickly adds that he is suspicious of counting countries.“Both India and China are as linguistically and culturally diverse as the whole of Europe, for example, and visiting Shanghai to say that you have seen China is like visiting London to say that you have seen Europe,” he explains.Instead, they prefer to immerse themselves in the beauty and diversity of every town, city and region they visit.They also find it difficult to name the most memorable places they’ve seen. For Van den Heever, India comes to mind.“India manages to amaze and stun in manifold ways – some more positive than others. We have spent so much time there now that, for better or for worse, I suspect it will always have a hold on us,” she says.Many of the most unforgettable places, such as Syria, came as a surprise. “We spent a few weeks travelling through the country in 2005, drinking endless cups of tea with people who were more hospitable than anywhere we’ve ever been. Sleepy little Laos was another unexpected gem,” she says.Manley says that their journey has changed their perspective about the world. “Stumbling on a chatty stranger in a noodle bar or taking a wrong turn down a quiet street can sometimes teach you more than the best-written guidebook or any museum’s horde of treasures,” he says.Homeward boundInitially they expected to be back on home soil in December this year, but now it seems that December 2012 is a more realistic estimate.“I think neither of us knew how important travelling slowly would be when you earn a living on the road. We allowed ourselves to spend a month or longer in several countries along the way,” says Van den Heever.“We never imagined then that we would be away for so long, or that we would travel so far,” adds Manley.Although India, England and China are all places they can imagine living in again, they are ready to get to know South Africa.“Neither of us have experimented with lives lived on our own terms at home. We’ve missed out on eight exciting years in a rapidly evolving country, where there is as much room for optimism and pessimism as there is anywhere. It’s time to fix that,” he says.Manley is planning to go back to the University of Cape Town in an academic research capacity to explore the relationships between China, India and African countries.Van den Heever (who according to Manley, speaks Mandarin better than he does), is going to set up a consultancy for people in South Africa who need help doing business with China, particularly in the travel and tourism industry.She says that they are looking forward to living in the same country as their family and friends again, and enjoying everything that is uniquely South African.“I am looking also forward to getting to know the country I left as a much younger person. I often think of all the natural beauty I left behind, the good wine and delicious meat on a braai.”last_img read more

One Extension to Rule Them All: Kynetx Opens Cross-Browser App Store

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#Products center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Here an app store, there an app store, everywhere an app store. 2011 is quickly becoming a year of app stores, with each browser offering its own marketplace of Web apps. What’s a multi-browser user to do in this world?Kynetx, a cross-browser platform for browser extensions and apps, wants to give both developers and users a one-stop shop for apps that don’t discriminate according to what browser you use for what task. The company has launched an app store of its own for something it’s calling “browser apps.”“Browser apps,” according to the company, are “cloud-based, event-driven applications for the ‘Live Web’ that seamlessly run in Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.” Calling itself a “Greasemonkey for the cloud,” Kynetx offers tools for developers to create these cross-browser apps and an app store for users to discover browser apps, regardless of which browser they are using. The difference between something like Kynetx and a browser-specific service like Greasemonkey, explained VP of “platform evangelism” at Kynetx Brad Hintze, is that Kynetx runs entirely within a single browser extension. It also runs entirely in the cloud, meaning that the end-user never needs to worry about updating their extensions; the moment a developer uploads an update, the user sees the results.We spoke with Hintze last week at SXSW, where he explained that the Kynetx extension saves both memory and processing power by only loading individual extensions when they are needed. This is the “event-driven” part mentioned above. Take a browser extension like my6sense for Chrome. It modifies to provide a personalized experience. If you look at your resource usage, however, you’ll notice that it’s always on, whether or not you’re actively looking at the Twitter website. The same goes for all Chrome extensions. With a Kynetx “browser app,” it would only become active in response to an event, such as visiting The other primary difference between Kynetx and individual browser extensions is that once a user installs the Kynetx extension for a particular browser, they have access to all the same browser apps that they would on any other browser. For both user and developer, Kynetx offers a uniform experience across browsers. Will users want to adopt another app store? If Kynetx can draw in developers with the lure of one code for multiple browsers, the users may follow.last_img read more

How To Train Your Internet Friends

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos The difference between ReadWrite Pause and the rest of the op-eds about reconsidering our relationship with Web technology is that most of those op-eds are unbelievably stupid. They worry about the tech instead of the people. Computers are inanimate (so far). We are responsible for the way we use them.The problem here at the dawn of the Information Age is not that we have too much technology. It’s that we’ve trained each other to use it badly. If we want better communication, the first thing we have to do is communicate better. Then the technology and technology vendors will have to adapt to us.Un-Training Your FriendsThere is one key feature of social Web technology that we need to beware of because it affects us on a basic, neurological level: the notification. The little, white number in the little, red bubble is where all the joy comes from. It means somebody loves us. And that’s why we constantly come back looking for for more.Notifications add a sense of urgency to the interaction. And the more notifications that pile up, the more urgent they feel. It seems like the only way to manage the urgency is to respond.This is our first mistake.If you’re like me, and you have a close relationship with your smartphone, you’re probably pretty quick to respond to messages. It doesn’t matter what kind of message it is: If I see it, I feel compelled to respond. It’s the only way to clear it from my head. With a smartphone in my pocket, I always see it, and I respond right away. By being so responsive, I am training my friends and colleagues to think that I’m constantly available.This is the problem. This is where the overload comes from. By creating the expectation that we’re always available, the people in our networks learn to treat us as though we are. We get more messages with more urgency, and we get buried underneath them. We need to un-train our friends.Manage Your UrgencyUn-training our friends and colleagues has to start by training ourselves. I don’t think ignoring messages is a good solution. That’s stressful. The right approach is to manage the levels of urgency of the messages we receive.Only messages that we have to see immediately should send push notifications. Text messages are probably at the top of the urgency pile, and even those might be best managed with a VIP list, so only certain people’s texts come through right away. Twitter Direct Messages (DMs) are a good channel for urgent communication, since it’s easy to control who can send them to you.We should arrange the rest of our communication channels so that we have to confront messages only when we check for them intentionally.Back Off On EmailFrankly, I think people who get push notifications for email are crazy. I understand that some people might have no choice, but I think anyone who does have a choice should choose not to. What email message is so important that it has to be seen right away? We all know email overload leads to madness, but the problem is not email. The problem is people. Email is people. The only way to “fix email” is to re-train people to use it better.Notfications for Twitter mentions? Facebook messages? Freaking LinkedIn messages? Forget them all. We need to create a culture where those kinds of communications are simply not treated as urgent. They’re casual by definition. One should never be expected to have seen something on Facebook. It’s unfair.Fortunately, we actually have a great deal of control over the priorities of our messages. And the companies who provide these services, like Facebook and Twitter, have to build their products around the way we use them. They can push us to use them in certain ways — and they do with notifications — but we can resist. If we have a culture of good communicators, the tech will get better, too.Photos by Jon Mitchell. Second photo is of a painting by David Polka. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Pause Related Posts center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… jon mitchell A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Cavs ‘re-evaluating’ Irving-Thomas swap following post-trade physical—report

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “It’s a very sensitive situation,” a source reportedly told the veteran sports journalist, as relayed by Bleacher Report.Screen Grab from Twitter/@wojespnAlthough all signs point to the trade not being rescinded, Cleveland reportedly could push for an extra draft pick from the Boston Celtics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe original deal included the package of  Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets’ unprotected 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland for Irving.Meanwhile, Andre Igoudala, forward for the Cavs’ rivals Golden State Warriors, sent out a cryptic tweet, which most believe pertains to the ongoing trade situation. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Philippines seizes silver in equestrian show jumping event Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Isaiah Thomas  (Elsa/Getty Images/AFP)The blockbuster Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas swap is most likely set in stone by now, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly “weighing their options” after the latter’s standard post-trade physical.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the reigning NBA Eastern Conference Champions are wary of their newly acquired 5-foot-9 point guard  due to “uncertainty over the fitness of his injured hip.”ADVERTISEMENT “Return to sender???” he wrote, which has since been retweeted over 3,000 times.Return to sender???— Andre Iguodala (@andre) August 26, 2017Meanwhile, despite having a tremendous regular season and a stellar start earlier in the playoffs, Thomas was sidelined for much of the Eastern Conference Finals showdown against the Cavs due to a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear. Prior to being traded, the two-time NBA All-Star was expected to miss the Celtics’ training camp.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion RELATED STORIES:On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win tradeNBA pros, fans react to Irving-Thomas megatradeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more