China to join UN arms trade treaty, ‘enhance’ world peace

first_imgTopics : China will join a global pact to regulate arms sales that has been rejected by the United States, with Beijing saying Monday it is committed to efforts to “enhance peace and stability” in the world.The Communist Party leadership’s top legislative body voted Saturday to adopt a decision on joining the UN Arms Trade Treaty that is designed to control the flow of weapons into conflict zones. It comes after US President Donald Trump announced plans last year to pull the United States out of the agreement — which entered into force in 2014. It is among a number of international agreements reached under the Obama administration that Trump has moved to pull out of.The treaty requires member countries to keep records of international transfers of weapons and to prohibit cross-border shipments that could be used in human rights violations or attacks on civilians.A study in January by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said China is now the second largest arms producer in the world, behind the US.center_img Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters that joining the treaty was “another important measure for China to support multilateralism”.He added that the country would make a “continuous effort to maintain and enhance peace and stability in the world and region”, and that China has “always strictly controlled the export of military products”.China only exports such products to sovereign countries and not to non-state actors, Zhao said at a regular briefing.The US Senate never ratified the 2013 Arms Trade Treaty after former president Barack Obama endorsed it, and Trump has said he would revoke his predecessor’s signature.last_img read more

Moody’s Reaffirms Panama Canal’s A2 Long-Term Rating

first_imgThe Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) A2 long-term rating has been reaffirmed with a stable outlook, according to ratings agency Moody’s.The ACP’s strong financial performance has resulted in better than anticipated financial metrics, driven by the successful operations of the Expanded Panama Canal, the agency explained.Moody’s also noted the canal’s strong operating track record and robust growth after the expansion.“Once again the credit rating agency confirms the great operational and financial strength of the canal and recognizes that the robust institutional structure and governance continue to be key to the success of the Panama Canal Authority,” Francisco J. Miguez, Panama Canal Vice President of Finance, said.The credit rating agency said that the canal has demonstrated resiliency in times of economic downturn, highlighting that “despite macroeconomic factors, such as sluggish economic global performance, tariff disputes, and a low demand for raw materials in Latin America and Asia, that could negatively impact the canal’s operations, Moody’s estimates tonnage to continue increasing during 2019.”In August, Fitch Ratings affirmed the ACP A investment grade rating with a stable outlook for its long-term issuer default rating and its senior unsecured notes. In July, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings improved the canal’s outlook from stable to positive, and also affirmed its A- rating of the waterway.last_img read more

JERA Global Markets buys LNG cargo from Woodside

first_imgImage courtesy of JERA Global MarketsJERA Global Markets has purchased a liquefied natural gas cargo from Woodside Energy Trading Singapore. The cargo will be sourced from the Wheatstone LNG project in Western Australia and will be delivered to one of JERA’s LNG terminals in Japan during May, JERAGM said in a statement on Wednesday.The cargo is the first Asia Pacific cargo to be transacted by JERAGM and represents the continuation of the parties’ long established partnership.JERAGM became operational in April 2019 following the merging of JERA and EDF Trading’s LNG optimization and trading activities.The merger enables the company to expand its global energy trading platform, allowing it to provide services such as LNG supply, offtake and financial risk management.last_img read more

SADC pushes for inquiry into Lesotho’s ex- army chief killing

first_imgThe Extraordinary SADC Summit hosted by South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Friday, has decided to set up an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the circumstances surrounding the recent assassination of Lesotho’s former army commander, Brigadier Maaparankoe Mohao, as soon as possible. The summit was attended by heads of state from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Malawi. Related Former Lesotho army chief arrested Malawi ex-army chief arrested over corruption Burundi army chief survives assassination attemptlast_img read more

Ireland well aware of threat posed by Italy “great” Sergio Parisse

first_img Press Association “I think he makes people believe around him because he believes himself so much. “I suppose Brian O’Driscoll would have done that a lot for Ireland in the earlier days. “We’ve looked at him a lot during the week, we guessed he was going to be back and was going to do everything he could to be back. “He has everything. He catches high balls, he chases high balls, he chips, he can make turnovers on the ground, he intercepts, he’s a phenomenal carrier, if he has to go straight he has great footwork, he’s a brilliant passer, he pressurises the referee. He does it all. “He’s right up with any of the great players who have played the game.” Munster flyer Keith Earls has slotted from wing to centre for Sunday’s Italy clash, with club-mate Murray hailing the Limerick native’s resolve to fight back from a 29-month Test absence owing to a string of serious injuries. Murray and Earls starred together in St Munchin’s College’s first XV, before progressing into the Munster set-up. Scrum-half Murray said the depth of Earls’ talent was obvious from the outset. “He likes to say he pretty much won us the senior cup at school,” said Murray of Earls. “He’s a special talent and I think everyone in our group knows how lucky we are to have him. “He’s had a tough run of injuries and it’s been pretty tough on him over the last couple of seasons, but it’s no surprise to me because I know him so well to see him playing like this, but it’s great to see him doing what he does on the world stage. “In terms of his mental strength it’s incredible, that amount of time out of the game and watching those two Six Nations wins, that’s got to be tough on any player. “And to have the mental strength and durability to bounce back, it’s a long time out of the game and a lot of lonely hours with the physio. “He was obviously dreaming of this and he’s taken his chance incredibly well.” “Yes we do look at them completely differently when he’s in their team,” said Murray, when asked if Ireland must adapt to cope with Parisse’s threat. “We have to be very switched on to what he can do, but hopefully we know how to cover that. “Individually and collectively he will galvanise them, he’s a world-class player and we’ve seen him over the last few years what a good player he is and the threats he brings. “He’s an X-factor player, brings something out of nothing and can be a real magician for them. “So he’s pretty important for them.” Evergreen Munster lock O’Connell believes Parisse has the same kind of influence on Italy that Brian O’Driscoll used to exude over Ireland. ‘He’s right up there with the best,” said O’Connell. “I’ve sat with him after plenty of games because I’ve been captain and he’s been captain. He is a little bit like a Johnny Sexton, or a Sean O’Brien, or Jamie Heaslip. Ireland have a special plan to combat “magician” Sergio Parisse in Sunday’s vital World Cup clash against Italy, according to Conor Murray. Fit-again linchpin Parisse will transform the Azzurri, the Stade Francais talisman finally over the calf haematoma he had to have drained. Ireland captain Paul O’Connell believes Parisse “makes people around him believe”, and has warned his side not to underestimate the number eight’s influence at London’s Olympic Stadium. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgGiannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 41 points, 20 rebounds and six assists to carry the Bucks past the Hornets, 93-85. Charlotte kept it close until the final two minutes, when the Greek Freak hit a baseline jump, grabbed an offensive rebound, hit a pair of free throws and scored on a driving layup with 1:09 remaining to send fans to the exits.Brook Lopez added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, who’ve won 20 of their last 22 games and improved to a league-best 52-8 on the season.In other NBA action:— Nikola Jokic recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists in leading the Nuggets over the short-handed Raptors, 133-118. Jeremi Grant was among eight Denver players to score in double figures, finishing with 16 points as the Nuggets stayed tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for second in the Western Conference. OG Anunoby (an-oo-NOH’-bee) had a team-high 32 points on 12 of 16 shooting for the Raptors, who played without Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) and Fred VanVleet for a second straight game.— The Clippers ran their winning streak to four games as Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 30 points and Paul George chipped in 24 in a 136-130 victory over the 76ers. Reserves Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell and Lou Williams also had 24 points for the Clippers, who took control by outscoring Philadelphia, 38-24 in the third quarter. Shake Milton led the Sixers with 39 points, including seven 3-pointers. Associated Press March 1, 2020 Bowman gets second Cup winFONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Bowman has raced to his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory by holding off Kyle and Kurt Busch to win at Auto Club Speedway.Bowman led 110 laps and kept his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in front after the final pit stops for a comfortable win. The 26-year-old Arizonan grew up racing almost weekly in nearby Pomona.Defending Fontana champion Kyle Busch was 8.9 seconds behind in second place in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. His older brother Kurt was third, and Bowman teammate Chase Elliott came in fourth.Six-time Fontana champion Jimmie Johnson finished seventh after running near the front for most of his final race as a full-time driver at the NASCAR track closest to his native El Cajon, California. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEAntetokounmpo’s 41 points lift BucksUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks had some trouble with the Charlotte Hornets this afternoon before the NBA’s top team extended its winning streak to six games. PGA-HONDA CLASSICIm gets first PGA winPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sungjae Im started fast and finished stronger in the final round of the PGA’s Honda Classic, winning the event by one shot over Mackenzie Hughes and Tommy Fleetwood.Im shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to earn his first PGA Tour victory in 50 starts. The 21-year-old South Korean finished at 6 under to match the second-highest winning score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007Fleetwood started the day one shot clear of the field and started birdie-birdie to get to 7 under, matching what was the low score in relation to par of the week. Fleetwood is still seeking his first PGA win. Greg Williams Jr. poured in a career-high 21 points on seven 3-pointers as St. John’s stunned the 10th-ranked Bluejays, 91-71. Rasheem Dunn had 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Red Storm, who stopped a three-game skid.St. John’s entered the game as one of the worst 3-point shooting teams before going a season-best 14 of 22 from long range in its biggest victory under first-year coach Mike Anderson.Damien Jefferson equaled a career best with 20 points for the Bluejays, who had won five straight and nine of 10.In other top-25 action Sunday:— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-uh) had 20 points and 12 rebounds as 11th-ranked Louisville earned its eighth straight home win, 68-52 against Virginia Tech. Ryan McMahon had 10 points and the Cardinals improved to 15-4 in the ACC. — Duane Washington Jr. tied a career high with 20 points and 23rd-ranked Ohio State surged late to beat No. 19 Michigan 77-63. CJ Walker had 15 points, while brothers Andre and Kaleb Wesson each added 14 in the Buckeyes’ third straight win and eighth in 10 games.— Bryce Wills scored 19 points, including a key layup in the final minute of Stanford’s 72-64 victory against No. 21 Colorado. Oscar da Silva added 16 points and Deajon Davis and Tyrell Terry each had 12 in the Cardinals fourth straight win and 20th of the season.— Marcus Sasser scored 21 points and Nate Hinton had 16 in No. 25 Houston’s 68-55 downing of Cincinnati. The Cougars moved back into a tie atop the American Athletic Conference with Tulsa, one game ahead of the Bearcats.NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers get 6th straight win UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers’ current surge has moved them within one point of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.Derek Grant and Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) each had a goal and an assist as the Flyers picked up their sixth straight win, 5-3 over the Rangers in New York. Konecny, Matt Niskanen and Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) scored power-play goals and Michael Raffl added a short-handed tally to help Philly sweep the home-and-home series.Carter Hart turned back 23 shots in his fifth consecutive victory and eighth in his last nine starts.Elsewhere in the NHL:— Johnny Gaudreau provided a goal and an assist to back Cam Talbot’s 38-save performance in the Flames’ 3-0 shutout of the Panthers. TJ Brodie and Milan Lucic (LOO’-cheech) also scored for the Flames, and Mark Giordano had three assists. Florida has lost a franchise record seven straight home games.center_img Update on the latest sports — Zach Werenski and Emil Bemstrom notched power-play goals while the Blue Jackets scored four times in the third period to beat the Canucks, 5-3. Werenski, Riley Nash and Kevin Stenlund each had a goal and an assist to help Columbus move three points ahead of Carolina for the second Eastern Conference wild card. Ryan Murray had two assists in his return after missing 34 games to injury.MLB-NEWSYankees’ Judge to have more tests on shoulderUNDATED — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is scheduled to have additional tests Monday as the team tries to pinpoint the cause of right shoulder soreness.Judge underwent an MRI on Saturday, which was negative. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-COLOGUARD CLASSICLanger rallies for 41st Tour Championship titleTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bernhard Langer took another step closer to the PGA Tour Champions victory record by rallying to take the Cologuard Classic.Langer closed with an 8-under 65 to turn a four-shot deficit into a two-shot win against Woody Austin. Langer made nine birdies in the first 17 holes to seize control in his 41st victory on the 50-and-older circuit.Hale Irwin holds the PGA Tour Champions record with 45 victories, the last one coming in 2007. The right fielder was shut down from hitting a week before spring training after experiencing soreness while swinging. Judge is having discomfort under the right pectoral muscle near the shoulder.In other MLB news:— Boston Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is back on the mound and pitching to hitters for the first time since last August. Sale faced a couple of minor leaguers in a batting practice session Sunday at spring training. The seven-time All-Star had his season cut short last year because of elbow trouble.— Lance McCullers pitched for the Houston Astros for the first time since having Tommy John surgery after the 2018 season. McCullers started Sunday’s spring training game against St. Louis and threw 16 pitches. He finished up by striking out Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt with a curveball.NASCAR-FONTANA WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S COMBINEDBrignone wins combined titleLA THUILE, Italy (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won the Alpine combined World Cup title without clicking into her skis. And the Italian might end up winning the overall and giant slalom globes as well without any further racing this season.Heavy snowfall caused the cancellation of the Alpine combined race on Sunday. That handed the season title to Brignone, who won both combined races that took place this season.Brignone is 153 points ahead of three-time overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin, who remains on a break from racing following the death of her father. — Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) tied a season high with 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading the Mavericks to a 111-91 thumping of the Timberwolves. Seth Curry finished with 27 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 19 as Dallas won for the third time in four games. Mavs guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chich) was held out of the game with a sprained thumb that could prevent him from playing Monday at Chicago.— De’Aaron Fox scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ fourth win in five games since the All-Star break, 106-100 against the Pistons. Buddy Hield (heeld) furnished 19 points for Sacramento, which stormed back after falling behind, 18-1. The Kings are three games from a Western Conference playoff spot.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULESt. John’s hits 14 3s to stop No. 10 CreightonUNDATED (AP) — Creighton has become the fifth top-10 team to lose since Monday. HORSE RACING-SANTA ANITA-FATALITIES9th horse dies at Santa Anita after being hurt in turf raceARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A ninth horse has died at Santa Anita since late December after being injured in a turf race.Chosen Vessel broke his left front ankle in the $59,000 race on Saturday. He was pulled up by jockey Edwin Maldonado as he approached the far turn in the 1 1/8-mile race.It was the fourth fatality on the track’s turf course and ninth overall since the training and racing season began on Dec. 26. There have been no deaths in races on the main dirt track since the season began. Two deaths have occurred on the dirt during training hours and another three on the training track.last_img read more

Boys lacrosse Warriors, Northstars join B’ville in sectional semifinals

first_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys lacrosseC-NSliverpool Brendan Mancuso, Cade Clouthier and Kyle Caves each scored twice in the first quarter as Liverpool built an 8-1 advantage, and then really ended matters with 10 unanswered goals in the second period.Caves and Mancuso both finished with four goals, Caves adding three assists as Ryan McGowan got three goals and four assists. Jake Piseno had three goals and two assists, with Matt Jerman finding the net twice. Devin Dewane, Jacob Fahey, Ian Conroy, Aaron Clouthier and Ryan Earle each had one goal and one assist.That sets up a sectional semifinal between Liverpool and no. 2 seed West Genesee. These same teams had met last Tuesday, and the Warriors were in prime position until a poor third quarter messed up all of those plans and the Warriors lost, 13-9, to the Wildcats.A big second quarter helped Liverpool shake off a slow start and lead, 5-4, going into the break. But it turned around again in the third period, WG breaking out on offense in a 7-3 push that the hosts could not answer.McGowan notched four goals, with Conroy getting three goals. Caves had a goal and four assists, with Aaron Clouthier getting one goal and one assists. Dewane, Fahey and Piseno also had assists.C-NS had  needed back-to-back wins to qualify for the sectional playoffs, getting one of them last Monday against Binghamton as it rolled past the Patriots 24-8.So it all hinged on the Northstars beating Central Square a night later, and again C-NS pulled through, its offense overwhelming the Redhawks on the way to a 20-7 victory.Erasing any doubts early, C-NS bolted to an 8-0 advantage by the end of the first quarter, and nursed that margin until the second half, when it pulled further away, helped by Anthony Cimino earning a career-best seven assists.Joel Firth scored five times, with Pickard getting three goals. Casler and Lynch each got two goals, with Justin Griffith, Joe Flood, Mason Blakeman and Nolan Firth notching single goals.While all this was going on, one more big test awaited state no. 15-ranked Baldwinsville last Monday before the playoffs started.Hosting Vestal last Monday at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium, B’ville was in a tight, tense battle before it got away late to beat the Golden Bears 12-9.Vestal held the no. 14 state Class B ranking and an 11-4 record, and was able to keep pace most of the way with the Bees, only trailing by one, 9-8, at the end of the third quarter.B’ville did get away a bit in the final period, with Mike Tangredi at the forefront as he poured in five goals, while Spencer Wirtheim had a goal and three assists.Austin Bolton scored twice, adding an assist, while Adam Davis had one goal and one assist. Noah Ravas, Braden McCard and Quinn Peters had the other goals. Dan Stehle finished with seven saves.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Only when Chase Casler found the net midway through the period to break a 5-5 tie did C-NS grab control. Conner Lynch scored, and then Josh Pickard and Anthony Cimino each notched two goals as part of a 6-0 run to close the period.Just to be sure, the Northstars outscored Syracuse 5-2 in the fourth quarter, earning a third chance to take on Baldwinsville, whom it lost to twice during the regular season.Earlier on Saturday, Liverpool, holding the no. 3 seed in Class A, met no. 6 seed Rome Free Academy in its opening-round sectional game, and it was over early as the Warriors jumped all over the Black Knights on the way to a 22-6 victory.center_img Nine consecutive victories to close the regular season has the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team well-positioned to earn its second Section III Class A title in three years.As the top seed, the Bees had a bye directly into next Tuesday’s semifinals, where it would face no. 4 seed Cicero-North Syracuse at Bragman Stadium if the Northstars beat no. 5 seed Syracuse Saturday in the opening round.C-NS did so, though the 16-7 margin did not reflect how close it was for a long while. Neither team could gain a serious edge during a 3-3 first half, even when the Northstars scored twice early in the second half, the Cougars answered it.last_img read more

Trojans upend Utah to end losing streak

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team put an end to a nine-game losing streak on Saturday night with a decisive 62-45 victory over the Utah Utes (5-16, 2-7) at the Galen Center. The Trojans improved to 6-16 on the season and picked up their first Pac-12 win in nine attempts.Worth the wait · Sophomore forward Garrett Jackson scored 16 points in Saturday’s win against the Utes. Sophomore guard Maurice Jones chipped in 16 of his own as the Trojans shot 48 percent from the field overall. – Chris Pham | Daily Trojan “The two groups I’m happy for are our players and our fans,” coach Kevin O’Neill said. “I thought our guys did a good job tonight of digging in there.”USC was paced by strong performances from sophomore forward Garrett Jackson and sophomore guard Maurice Jones, who poured in 16 points apiece. Junior guard Greg Allen and freshman guard Byron Wesley added nine points each, and freshman guard Alexis Moore finished with eight points of his own.“We knew we had to get a win,” Jackson said. “We felt like our backs were against the wall.”The Trojans eclipsed 60 points for the seventh time this season, an achievement aided by all-around unselfish play.“We shared the ball; 16 assists is the most we’ve had in a long time,” O’Neill said.See more photos from the game >>Utah had three players finish in double-figures, led by forward Dijon Farr’s 12 points. They struggled to shoot the ball during the contest, though, finishing 18-49 (36.7 percent) and just 3-15 from beyond the arc. Further complicating matters was their passing, as the Utes had five assists compared to 17 turnovers.“I thought our guys did a really good job defensively, forced some early turnovers that led to easy baskets,” O’Neill said.The Trojans jumped out to a 13-2 lead midway through the first half, initially hitting their first four field goal attempts. The hot start was a far cry from USC’s effort against Colorado two days earlier, in which the Buffaloes established an early advantage that they never relinquished.“I’m just happy we won,” Jackson said. “It’s been so frustrating for everyone for so long. I’m just ready to keep building on this.”Putting an end to what had been USC’s longest losing streak in more than 20 years was a major boost for the team.“These guys are happy obviously to win,” O’Neill said. “I’m sure they’re still disappointed that we’ve had the number of losses we’ve had. I think they’re relieved too. I’ll be honest with you, I’m relieved.”Only six of USC’s players are on a scholarship following a season-ending injury to redshirt sophomore forward Dewayne Dedmon, who tore his medial collateral ligament against Colorado. Even with a depleted roster, the Trojans hope to expand on what was their third double-digit victory of the season.“It has definitely been frustrating to see your teammates go down with injuries … but our guys know we can’t fall apart,” Jackson said. “We’ve got to stick together and be there for one another.”Next up for USC is a trip up the West Coast to take on the Washington State Cougars (11-10, 3-6) on Feb. 2 followed by the Washington Huskies (14-7, 7-2) two days later.“We’ve actually played better on the road than we have at home,” O’Neill said. “We’ve not been a good home team energy-wise, we were better tonight. So hopefully we can go up there and play a great basketball game and try to get a win.”last_img read more

Codere underlines fair play in new Real Madrid marketing campaign

first_img Submit Codere secures €250m credit lifeline on aggressive interest rates  July 14, 2020 Related Articles Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia July 22, 2020 Share Share Ángel Fernández – CodereSpanish gambling group Codere SA has launched its latest multi-channel marketing campaign, promoting fair and honest terms of play between its online services and customers.The campaign titled ‘Respetamos a los Ganadores’ (translation: We Respect our Winners), refreshes Codere.es existing marketing partnership with Real Madrid FC.Taking a new creative direction, the Codere advert features Real Madrid Stars’ Lucas Vazquez, Danni Carvajal, Marco Asensio and Carlos Henrique Casimiro judging a TV talent show.The Spanish bookmaker has launched three formats of the campaign, delivering the message that Codere.es is Spain’s fairest sports betting destination.Highlighting fair play, Codere.es outlines that it does not block winning player accounts, maintains honest terms of bonuses and can pay its winners immediately via multiple cash-out options.Launching  ‘Respetamos a los Ganadores’, Ángel Fernández Codere Online Marketing Director stated:“Codere speaks the same language as its customers. It’s therefore essential that we deliver on our message of fair play. We know what our customers expect for our services, and we work hard to match these high expectations”. StumbleUpon Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020last_img read more

Lamar Odom to be transferred to Los Angeles hospital

first_imgAlthough months of physical therapy and dialysis await him, former Lakers and Clippers forward Lamar Odom will be released soon from Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas on Monday, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.• PHOTOS: After Love Ranch medical incident, Lamar Odom heads to Los Angeles with Khloe Kardashian by his sideThe 35-year-old Odom will then be transported by medical plane to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, sources said. A Sunrise Hospital and Medical center spokesman declined to comment on Odom’s pending release or the state of his condition.E! Online first reported Odom’s pending transfer to a Los Angeles hospital. The exact details were not available on the timing of Odom’s transfer and the reasons behind it. But sources said Odom’s transfer is imminent. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As Los Angeles News Group reported on Sunday night, Odom has started physical therapy after making progress in recent days with his breathing, vision and speaking without the aid of a ventilator, sources said. The first step of Odom’s lengthy physical therapy will entail the 35-year-old former basketball player to complete various walking exercises, sources said. Odom has experienced frequent fatigue and has received constant treatment on his lungs and kidneys, sources said. Odom could also have serious brain damage considering a 911 call released last Wednesday reported Odom took cocaine and 10 doses of a sexual performance enhancer over three days. But plenty around the Lakers have grown increasingly optimistic amid Odom’s progress. He was hospitalized last Tuesday after losing consciousness at a Las Vegas brothel.Golden State interim coach and former Lakers teammate Luke Walton spent the Warriors’ off-day in San Diego to visit Odom in Las Vegas on Sunday, according to a source familiar with Walton’s itinerary. Walton did not have any conversations with Odom because he was asleep while receiving treatment. But Walton still visited to show his support. last_img read more