Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal — not the biggest money move on Day 2 of the NBA free agency period, but the most intriguing. The low-risk, high-reward deal was confirmed by two people who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can yet be signed.“5 All-Stars on 1 team…. wow,” Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky wrote on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIndeed, that is the case for the Warriors, who will be adding Cousins to a lineup that includes All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, as well as a former NBA Finals MVP in Andre Iguodala.The Warriors, predictably, were thrilled by a move that gives them a player who averaged 25.2 points last season before getting hurt and has averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds for his career. “The 3rd splash Brother,” Curry tweeted.The Warriors lost center JaVale McGee to James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday as part of the flurry of moves on Day 1 of free agency, and it took general manager Bob Myers less than a full day to replace McGee with Cousins.The Lakers kept the moves going Monday, adding Rajon Rondo — once a playoff rival of James, and now someone who will be giving him the ball.A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed to AP that Rondo had agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Lakers for $9 million. Like Cousins, Rondo was part of the New Orleans Pelicans last season. To help replace the Cousins void, the Pelicans agreed to a two-year deal with former Lakers big man Julius Randle, who will now pair with his fellow Kentucky product Anthony Davis in the New Orleans frontcourt.So in less than 24 hours, not only did the Lakers lure James out of Cleveland — but added two players who were longtime antagonists in his annual quest to win the Eastern Conference, first by agreeing to a deal with Lance Stephenson on Sunday night and then moving Monday to convince Rondo to join what will be his sixth different NBA franchise.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Anthony Tolliver changed teams again, this time going back to one of his former stops — Minnesota, which will sign him to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million. Tolliver has played for nine different franchises, and spent last season with Detroit.The Pistons added Jose Calderon, who will reunite with his former coach Dwane Casey. Calderon signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of about $2.4 million. Calderon was with James in Cleveland last season.So he’s leaving Cleveland — and so is the massive banner showing James and bearing the phrase “We Are All Witnesses.” The 10-story banner in downtown Cleveland is scheduled to be taken down by Nike later this week, even though some Clevelanders said they hoped it would remain as a tribute to James’ years with the Cavs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ Ref duped by Neymar play-acting, Mexico coach says Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan James is back on vacation while the Lakers are busy building a roster around him.“For him, it’s just business as usual,” former Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant said of James during a Monday appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump.” ″He’ll come to work. He’ll work hard every single day. I’m really excited for our young players, because they get a chance to watch him work up close and so I think that speeds up their learning curve. … I think it’s just important for ’Bron just to be himself and continue doing what he’s been doing.”After just over $1 billion in new contracts were agreed upon starting late Saturday night and through the official first day of free agency Sunday — with James going to the Lakers, Durant staying in Golden State, Chris Paul staying in Houston and Paul George staying in Oklahoma City, among other news — the dollar figures cooled off a bit for Day 2.The intrigue didn’t stop, especially when the Warriors landed Cousins — basically with the money that Durant didn’t take by structuring his deal as a two-year deal with an option year.“Got to Love the NBA,” Orlando’s Wesley Iwundu tweeted.Also Monday, Derrick Favors agreed on a $36 million, two-year deal to stay with the Utah Jazz. Upon hearing that news, his teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert reacted by quickly posting similar requests on Twitter — that being that Favors finally grabs a dinner check.He can do that now, and then some.JJ Redick is back with the Philadelphia 76ers, agreeing to a one-year deal worth about $12 million. Redick averaged 17.1 points and shot 42 percent from 3-point range last season with Philadelphia, when he made $23 million.With James out of the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia believes it can make a run at getting to the NBA Finals. So does Boston — which, coincidentally, gave away the No. 9 jersey that Rondo used to wear there Monday by completing the long-expected signing of Brad Wanamaker, a guard who comes to Boston after spending the last seven seasons in Europe.Wanamaker played his college ball at Pitt, and is coming off being selected MVP of this year’s Turkish League finals. NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 13: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Smoothie King Center on December 13, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFPDeMarcus Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season.And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
One thing that is responsible for the poor performance of public servants in Liberia is favoritism, without regard for competence, honesty and qualification. This unfolds especially on the basis of friendship, politics and family connection.There is no doubt that the immediate past administration came to be so corrupt and did little to impact the country because most of the officials running the government were directly connected to the powers that were, who could not exercise administrative control due to personal ties with those individuals.Having learnt a lot from the past government’s peculiar selection of public officials based on friendship, we hope this unfortunate and self-defeating system does not transfer to the current administration.This is one of such concerns that Margibi Senator Oscar Cooper raised on February 20 about the confirmation of his fellow Margibian and former Speaker of the 53rd Legislature, Emmanuel J. Nuquay.Senator Cooper, according to our Senate Correspondent J. Burgess Carter, is not against Nuquay’s appointment in the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)-led government, but the Senator argues on a legal grounds that only a person well experienced in aviation should occupy the highest position in the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority (LCAA).It is this position for which Nuquay has been nominated.Nuquay’s profile shows that he has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a law degree. Holding onto the Senate’s promise to evaluate properly political appointees so that the right person will occupy the right place, it is expedient that the ongoing confirmation process embraces best practices.What will a person without knowledge in a certain career area achieve for government when he is placed there on the basis of “Who know you”? Such a person will only exercise autocratic and coercive styles of leadership to get his/her under men do the work while he/she receives unjustifiable salaries.This, according to management theorist J. Stacy Adams, is “Inequity,” because someone is receiving money and benefits for work he/she cannot do, while others receive low salaries and benefits for what they do and are capable of receiving commensurate benefits for.Senator Cooper’s concern, in fact, must claim the attention of President Weah, who is making the appointments. It is becoming glaring that many people, because of their political connection, are given positions that are far above their credentials, while at the same time others are presenting credentials that they are not able to defend before the Senate at the confirmation hearing.While it may be necessary to prioritize partisans who worked hard to make the party successful, people need to be appointed to positions in which they are capable of delivering. That, of course, is IF WE WANT LIBERIA TO MOVE FORWARD.This is important because most government positions need people who are professionally trained for performing specific professional duties. Some also need people who have the human relations and the cognitive skills to liaise with others to bring to the country the much needed development.Reports have emerged in recent days that a family member of one of the ministers appeared before the Senate for confirmation and could not explain activities in which she would be engaged as Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Finance.Let us look at how one of Africa’s fast developing countries, Rwanda, structures its government to meet the needs of the Rwandan people. In order to have a balanced government without suspicion, the government passed a law that forbids close families and tribesmen working together in the same entity.The law also prohibits giving a position to a person who does not have the expertise in that area. Jobs are advertised, applicants vetted on the basis of credentials and competence, and a test is administered to evaluate, without prejudice, each candidate.Public positions are given to people on the basis of their credentials and public records. Anyone with a tainted record is automatically ruled out until proven otherwise. What outcomes are Rwandans getting from this efficient and systematic structure?Research shows that this approach has dramatically erased the sentiment of tribalism, nepotism and tainted personalities, and Rwandans see one another not as Hutu or Tutsi, but as Rwandans.This has also encouraged a solid learning environment among them; and no one depends on social connection to get a job; rather, they compete on the basis of merit, integrity and qualification.Endemic corruption is a culture many Liberians are accustomed to. Corruption is not only about stealing public funds; it encompasses (involves) all activities that are currently ongoing in the appointment process.We urge President Weah and the Senate to be meticulous in their appointment and confirmation processes and do everything possible to avoid compromising integrity and meritocracy (ability) in all appointments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Spurs were without two goalkeepers in Hugo Lloris (thigh) and Michel Vorm (knee) so Paulo Gazzaniga came in for his debut.Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli (both hamstring) were also sidelined, but Danny Rose made his first Premier League start since January.It was Palace who put Gazzaniga under immediate pressure as the Argentine failed to collect Wilfried Zaha’s cross but Mamadou Sakho failed to capitalise.At the other end, Harry Kane’s volley lacked the power to beat Palace keeper Julian Speroni.Harry Winks and Kane both received treatment for knocks and that disruption hampered the hosts’ bid to find their tempo.Tottenham did have most of the possession with Rose heading wide from Serge Aurier’s cross while Kane nodded off target after a deflected Rose cross had fallen nicely to him.Zaha’s pace caused Spurs’ defence problems but Eric Dier was equal to the task with a number of important interceptions.Spurs had further half chances before the break as Jan Vertonghen’s deflected 20-yard strike came close to deceiving Speroni while Son’s left-footed shot missed the target when the South Korean was well-placed.– Gazzaniga saves –Mousa Dembele came on for a clearly struggling Winks after half-time, putting the midfielder’s participation for England’s upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil in doubt following Alli’s withdrawal from the national squad.It was Palace who started the second half the brighter with Andros Townsend bursting down the left before his shot was pushed away by Gazzaniga, who had started to grow in confidence in the home goal.The visitors, with just one previous victory to their name all season, really should have taken the lead as Aurier gave the ball away to Townsend. The Palace winger then fed Zaha, who rounded Gazzaniga, only to fire wide of an empty net.Gazzaniga then came to Tottenham’s rescue again as he kept out Luka Milivojevic’s header from Yohan Cabaye’s corner from point blank range.But just as it looked like Palace were getting in the ascendancy, Tottenham struck in the 64th minute.Sissoko’s cross was not properly cleared and Son delightfully picked his spot with a 20-yard left-foot shot that saw him score for the third time this season.Palace continued to cause problems for Spurs, especially down the left-hand side with Zaha unable to produce a finish after one such run.Cabaye also shot wide from 25 yards as Palace belied their position as the Premier League’s basement club.Kane was replaced by Fernando Llorente with 14 minutes to go, although he did not appear to have suffered majopr damage from an earlier knock.Palace continued to create chances, with Scott Dann heading wide from Cabaye’s corner, but Son really should have killed the game off when he dragged his shot into the side netting after being through by Vertonghen.Moments later Son was in again only for his lack of pace to let him down.Davinson Sanchez then failed to make proper connection with a Christian Eriksen corner but Spurs still held out for victory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 5, 2017© AFP Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 5 – Son Heung-Min’s second-half goal gave Tottenham Hotspur a nervy 1-0 Premier League victory over bottom club Crystal Palace in a London derby at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.But Mauricio Pochettino’s injury-ravaged side failed to hit the heights of Wednesday’s memorable 3-1 Champions League victory over Real Madrid and the title-chasers were fortunate to claim all three points.
The show will premiere on Wild TV on April 16 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. FORT NELSON, B.C. – A locally produced TV series will be premiering this Tuesday on Wild TV.For the past year, Fort Nelson Resident, Mark Skage, has been producing episodes for a series called Start ’em Young.According to Skage, the show aims to inspire and teach youngsters the skills and knowledge of hunting.- Advertisement -“I think it’s important and I don’t think we give it enough focus in that industry. I want to inspire others as well and give everyone the opportunity to get out there and learn those lessons. For anyone who doesn’t hunt but wants to, we can help out with that. They’re all good lessons to have.”Skage, being a life-long hunter, says the inspiration for the show was based on seeing how excited his son was when he first took him hunting.“When I seen how he was when I took him for the first time into the woods, just that excitement, I got excited and it revitalized me.”Advertisement
Juan Familia-Castillo Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Ajax’s highly rated Juan Familia-Castillo, having tracked the 15-year-old since 2014.Castillo, who is 16 in January, is captain of the Netherlands’ under-16s team and can function in the centre of midfield or out wide on the left.United have a history of bringing in young footballers and developing them, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Adnan Januzaj recruited at a similar age to Castillo.He currently represents Ajax under-17s in a more advanced role, allowing him to both pick a pass and score goals of his own.Castillo is left footed and has been subject of the Red Devils’ scouts for over 18 months.Check out this video of Castillo impressing with some stunning skills for Ajax. 1
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – A man was cited early Wednesday on suspicion of brandishing a handgun on Interstate 5 after a road-rage incident reported by another motorist, a California Highway Patrol official said. Robert Wilson was cited by the CHP and later released after a driver reported that Wilson held a gun as he exited his motor home on the southbound I-5 near Pyramid Lake to resolve a near-miss traffic incident, Officer Wendy Hahn said. Wilson was forced into a pickup truck driver’s lane when a big rig moved into his lane, Hahn said. The move irked the pickup driver and “we had a verbal confrontation … along with hand gestures.” The two men pulled to the side of the freeway “to discuss proper driving practices” and the pickup driver noticed Wilson was holding a gun, Hahn said. He returned to his truck and called 911, and Wilson was stopped about 10 miles to the south near Parker Road in Castaic. Wilson is 68 and from out of state, but Hahn would not reveal his home state, citing a new CHP policy that prohibits officers from revealing that information.
LIVERPOOL FANS get to relive THAT famous Champions League victory over AC Milan this Saturday night when a cracking play based on the triumph comes to the Balor Theatre in Ballybofey.Beating Berlusconi! is based on the true story of a Liverpool fan who ended up sitting next to Silvio Berlusconi at the Attaturk Stadium – the scene of Liverpool’s amazing back from the dead Champions League final victory.Despite threats from his wife and bank manager, middle-aged Kenny Noonan travels to Istanbul to watch Liverpool play AC Milan in the Champions’ League final. He carries the scars of thirty years as a Red and of living in a city which has been demonised. 3-0 down at half time a somewhat morose Kenny goes in search of a consolation beer and somehow manages to blag his way into the AC Milan VIP box where he proceeds to help himself to free champagne and salmon.When Liverpool fought back to equalise Kenny couldn’t suppress his feelings, Berlusconi lost his temper and the two squared up.Hauled away by Turkish security guards, Kenny was amazed to be taken to the Liverpool VIP area – they had mistaken him for a Liverpool VIP.Fresh from ecstatic reviews and huge word-of-mouth in 2009, Paul Duckworth and his forty characters take to the road again in this hilarious, lump in your throat comedy. This show contains strong language.“Mesmerising … .hilarious scattergun scenes. Duckworth is outstanding. The gags flowed all evening” Liverpool Echo* The Balor show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are €15. Box office 91 31840LIVERPOOL’S TURKISH DELIGHT: BEATING BERLUSCONI COMES TO BALLYBOFEY! was last modified: February 3rd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
NEWS IN BRIEFSpate of burglariesGardai in Letterkenny are hunting a gang after a spate of burglaries in the town in recent days. Laptops, mobile phones and hand-held computers were stolen in the raids on home sin the Meadowbank and Slieve Sneacht area of the town. Three year wait for treatmentThe average waiting time for Orthodontic treatment in Donegal is now three years. Figures released by the HSE shows there are now 700 patients waiting for assessment or on waiting lists.Donegal musicians for Derry FleadhHundreds of Donegal musicians are expected to travel to Dungiven in Co derry next month for the annual Ulster Fleadh which takes place between July 17th and July 24th. Safety works after huge crack foundThe Letterkenny Town Clerk has called on all building owners to examine their properties after a large crack was found on a local building. Paddy Clarke said all owners should ensure their buildings are safe.EndsNEWS IN BRIEF…..NEWS IN BRIEF…..NEWS IN BRIEF was last modified: June 27th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
A Buncrana Town Councillor has said old people in the town are terrified after the latest burglary in the locality.Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin was speaking of the burglary of 96 year old Greta Lilly at Aghilly on Saturday morning.As well as being robbed, the frail pensioner was punched during her ordeal by the thugs who broke into her home. Cllr McLaughlin, who lives directly across the road from Ms Lilly, said there was a huge sense of fear but also anger among locals.“The people of Buncrana are rightly disgusted and angry about this attack. I know I shouldn’t say this but it will be lucky for these people if the Gardai get them first.“To rob someone of 96 years of age is bad enough but to needlessly assault them as well is just unforgivable,” he said.He added that there is now a sense that other elderly people living alone could be the next target of burglars. He said he appreciated the Gardai were very pro-active with their investigation to catch Ms Lilly’s attackers but said it did not stop people fearing the worst.“My own kids asked me if these people could come and break into our home – that’s the kind of fear that’s there.“It’s a fear among the old and the young and it’s not right. The sooner the better these thugs are caught and locked up the better,” he added. OLD PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN FEAR IN THEIR HOMES AFTER DISGUSTING BURGLARY – LOCAL CLLR was last modified: January 7th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaburglaryCllr Ciaran McLaughlin