Durant will sign 2-year deal with Warriors

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ LATEST STORIES Philadelphia has been one of the teams often mentioned as a club that would pursue James this summer, and that still may be the case.Durant, James, Paul George and Chris Paul are among the biggest names hitting free agency this weekend. Teams are allowed to begin negotiating with players once 12:01 a.m. EDT Sunday arrives, though the Warriors had already said Durant would get whatever he wanted.For many teams, squeezing moves in a year where most franchises don’t have cap space will be quite an arduous process. The NBA released the official cap and tax numbers for the coming season on Saturday night — the salary cap is $101,869,000, and the tax level is $123,733,000.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Durant has decided to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal cannot become official until the league’s offseason moratorium ends on Friday. The deal comes with a player option for 2019-20, so Durant can — and likely will — become a free agent again next summer.It’s a win on multiple levels for the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors. Not only do they get to keep the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals MVP, but they also get some financial flexibility in the deal.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 crownDurant will be paid about $30.5 million this coming season, about $5 million less than he could have commanded if the deal was structured differently. That savings will give Golden State options for other moves this summer, as the Warriors look to bolster their bench for a run at what could be a fourth title in a five-year span.The New York Times first reported Durant’s intention to sign the deal. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant celebrates a score against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Kevin Durant is staying with the NBA champions.LeBron James might be moving much closer to them.ADVERTISEMENT So much is different for Andy Murray at Wimbledon this time In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meanwhile, James created a frenzy on Saturday without saying a word.James spent the week vacationing in Anguilla, and hopped aboard a private Gulfstream jet in the morning to fly to the Los Angeles area. By the time he arrived around midday — after his flight plan was tracked online — reporters and at least one news helicopter were waiting for the Cleveland Cavaliers star, who decided to become an unrestricted free agent and not opt-in to a $35.6 million deal for this coming season.The Lakers have long been mentioned as a top destination for James, and they have more salary cap space this summer than any team in the NBA. But going to L.A. on Saturday doesn’t necessarily provide any hint about his team for next season, since James has homes in Southern California.But if James is going to be the next superstar to follow in the legacy that Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson built for the Lakers, it’s already fairly evident that not everyone in the NBA will be thrilled by the development.“The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe’s and Magic’s team…. Process that,” Philadelphia star Joel Embiid wrote on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

Ebola Where is your stain?

first_imgOh you deadly Hemorrhagic, Ebola!           Voyaged from way Central Africa,Pour quoi tous est la?So early 10 lives your strange death had escortedFor what job done are you now hailing yourself?No matter how resolved with your plot you are against us,Very soon you no more again will toil this death bellEbola, do you even think you can quit our handshakes?Or away take our communal friendship as their myth say?Firmly our fists are fixed against you.If our medicine fails our prayer won’t doUntil no longer will your stain a soul hateFor in Him secured is our fate—-Pour quoi tous est la: In French means why are you here? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

The President’s Challenge in the Next Thousand Days

first_imgSam Jackson, one of the nation’s leading economic and political thinkers, in his Op-ed piece in yesterday’s Daily Observer, has laid out the stark challenges facing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Liberia approaches its next transition period in 2017.  That is when Liberians are scheduled to go to the polls to elect a new President.In his brilliant piece, Mr. Jackson presented the President with two stark choices: first, “Governing as a lame duck and biding her time would be disastrous with unfathomable social consequences.”  Second, Mr. Jackson postulated (suggested): “The President must govern as though she is running for reelection.  Too much is riding on her leadership and we’ve lost too much time to Ebola and political inertia (inactivity, sluggishness).  She must turn around the negative narrative that her administration has failed.  The President needs one memorable legacy project or two that will silence her critics and make her relevant in the blunt choices for 2017.”Mr. Jackson then gave this warning:  “If the President fails to be fully engaged in development over the next two years and gets distracted by politics as usual, Liberia runs the risk of falling back into conflict.”Every Liberian should read Mr. Jackson’s analytical thesis on the way forward in Liberia.  It requires the gripping and decisive attention of not the President only, but all of us—those close to her; those far from her; those for her and those against her; and even those who characteristically sit on the fence. Each of us is called to reflect soberly on what Jackson is saying and do EVERYTHING in our power to get the President to listen actively and follow his dispassionate and erudite advice.  In doing so, she would not only save her legacy, but far more important, save her country. IT MUST NOT BE SAID THAT AFTER ELLEN, AFRICA’S FIRST ELECTED FEMALE PRESIDENT, LIBERIA SLID BACK INTO CONFLICT.That would be tragic.  It would amount to the squandering of the immense resources God has given us; and to blatant ingratitude in the face of the outpouring of help we have received from the international community.What then, must Ellen do to cause Liberians to say, “She played well her part and left Liberia better than she met it?” Her remaining time is not too short to make a big difference in one of the fundamental problems Mr. Jackson touched on: the abject poverty in which Liberians continue to live, while a tiny minority is prospering.  To deal decisively with this problem, the President must seriously tackle agriculture, the sector in which a majority of Liberians work and subsist.  She must empower our farmers with training, tools, extension services, money and access to markets.  She must find the people who can make this happen with the same passion and boldness with which she garnered support to stamp out Ebola.Secondly, Ellen must rear within herself that same level of passion and “not on my watch” sternness to crush corruption in her government.  This will permit the resources of the country to flow  freely into the areas they are most needed—education, health,  empowering Liberians in business and reaching out to the teeming masses on the streets—men, women and children—helping them to attain hope and a brighter future.Here, the President should engage her Education people, including MVTC and the Booker Washington Institute and find ways to teach these street people trades that will give them marketable skills.The President must undergo serious self examination and STRIVE to use power prudently, so that she will be remembered as a leader who was evenhanded, fair, forthright and just.  Her political base, Unity Party, is currently in disarray, and she must do everything to fix it.  Why disarray?  She is said to have personally intervened to support particular candidates against the popular will.  Also, in the mind of the public, she is perceived to be feuding with the party’s Chairman, Counselor Varney Sherman.  That could sound a death knell to party unity.  How, then, will she be remembered as a partisan who benefitted so richly from this party—two terms as President?If we can get the hydro, paved roads to Harper, Vahun and Cape Mount, mini hydros and running water throughout the country, these, too, would enrich her legacy. Nothing, however, would be able to replace the spiritual foundation of her leadership—Ellen’s soul (character) as a leader.  That, more than anything else, could smooth the transition, and determine how she will be remembered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Senatorial Aspirant Wants Capacity Building for Students

first_imgFormer Montserrado County senatorial candidate, Benjamin Sanvee, has stressed the need for more capacity building for students in Liberia.Mr. Sanvee made the call recently, when SMILE Liberia, a local non-profit organization, held a fundraiser dinner for its project titled: “Send Them to School,” which intends to provide scholarships for over 200 less fortunate children in slum communities across the country. He said it was important to help the future generation through capacity development, scholarships and mentoring, as well as serving as role models. Mr. Sanvee attributed the education problem in the country to the failure of those responsible for doing the right thing. Sanvee, who is also the Executive Vice Chairman for Governmental Affairs of Liberty Party, said any society which fails to invest in its future generations, is doomed. He then admonished SMILE Liberia not to settle for the status quo, advising them to dream big, re-imagine and shape their future, and embrace the component of change. Mr. Sanvee promised to sponsor 10 students. District # 13’s Representative Saah Joseph also pledged scholarships for 200 students, while Alphanso Koffa of the Ministry of Health pledged to sponsor 15. Novafone Public Relations Officer Reindorf Haligah also promised three scholarships, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Petty crimes spiralling in Region 2

first_imgThe rearview mirrors of several vehicles were ripped out on Sunday evening during a Softball Competition that was held at the Affiance Cricket Club Ground.The vehicles were reportedly parked on the roadside, thus giving the bandits ample time and more so, access to remove the mirrors.Only last week, a rice farmer of Sparta Village, Essequibo Coast, ran into a bit of luck after residents quickly took evasive actions when they noticed an alleged bandit driving off with his tractor. As a result, the bandit abandoned the tractor and fled the scene.In addition, the bandits attempted to gain entry into Persaud’s Bakery in Coffee Grove, Essequibo Coast, but aborted their mission after neighbours raised an alarm.This publication understands that a new supermarket in Windsor Castle was also broken into and items were stolen.Lately, many petty crimes are being committed and the residents believe that if the necessary actions are not taken by the police, the crime rate in the region will escalate even further.A police source stated that some of the crimes committed were reported and some were not. As such, the police are calling on residents to fully cooperate and report any crime committed in their area.last_img read more

Expanding City Services outside our Boundaries

first_imgeps have now been taken in the City’s idea to provide city services to people outside of city boundaries. At last week’s city council meeting City Manger Diane Hunter brought forth a report on allowing residents and developers outside city boundaries access to city services. At today’s special City Council meeting, Council approved the proposal and now staff will create a draft policy. City Councilor Karen Simpson believes the proposal put forward maybe the best option. [asset|aid=83|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Karen Simpson – Best Option for expanding services_1_Pub.mp3] With today’s approval, a draft policy will now be put together and presented to the Peace River Regional District and local Developers for their input.For a look at the full report Click Here- Advertisement –last_img read more

November 28th Community Events Photos

first_imgThe Female Hockey Jamboree took place down at the North Peace Arena.       Picture: Amber DavyThe Visitors Information Center was the starting line for the Fort St. John Spirit Torch Relay.                                                                                                                Picture: Amber DavyThe Lutheran Church hosted this year’s Seniors Christmas Craft Sale and Bazaar. Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –People brought their pets to the Totem Mall to get their pictures taken with Santa. All proceeds from the pictures go to the Fort St. John SPCA.                                                               Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

Derby gets new course in Valencia

first_img“Hmmm. The heavier you are, the faster you go,” mused Sgt. Gregg Lewison, pondering Ferrone’s dilemma. After all, the captain should win her own race. Registration for the annual event opens today, with forms available at the counter of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station. A maximum of 128 racers will be able to participat`e; forms and $25 race fees must be returned no later than June 7. Each racer will get a T-shirt and a trophy. After helping out with a derby at the Lancaster sheriff’s station, Ferrone thought it might be a good idea to do a similar event in Santa Clarita. It was a hunch that paid off big time. With eight cars sponsored by local businesses and built by teams of volunteers and deputies, first-year sign-ups filled immediately. Ferrone expects available racing spots to go quickly. The derby starts at 8:30 a.m. and flights of eight drivers will each get a nonelimination practice run before single-elimination races begin. The race concludes at 1:30 p.m. The Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station is located at 23740 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661)257-5252160Want 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 MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsParticipants will drive “real regulation Soap Box Derby cars” that were built by volunteers and deputies, Ferrone said. “They’re actual cars that the kids drive.” No gas or motors are involved, as the cars are gravity-powered with rudimentary steering and brakes – thus the need for a slope to give the cars some, but not too much, speed. “It’s fun when you go fast,” said Ferrone’s son, Shane, 11. “It’s best when you get faster.” He will be racing along with his 9-year-old brother, Ryan, and 10-year-old sister Amanda. A ceremonial “captain’s run” will be part of the event, but deputies might want to ride the brakes a bit when the tall and slender station commander, Capt. Patti Minutello, pulls her derby car next to theirs. VALENCIA – Expect heavy traffic June 10 on Tournament Road when 128 drivers are expected to take to the streets. Fortunately, the stretch of road between McBean Parkway and Golf View Drive will be closed and there will be plenty of cops on hand to keep drivers in line. The third annual Soap Box Derby sponsored by the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station for racers age 8 to 13 will be held in this new location, considered a little safer than previous runs in the Valencia Commerce Center. The road will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the race. “The other route was too steep,” said sheriff’s Deputy Tim Ferrone, who coordinates the race. “We didn’t have a run-out at the end, and to be safe, we need to have an up-slope to slow the cars down. We scouted out the whole city; either there was too much traffic or not enough grade. This site is perfect.” last_img

EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL ATHLETIC CLUB REPORT

first_imgTir Chonaill A.C. Notes  Club reviews another outstanding year A well-attended and positive club Annual General Meeting held in the Central Hotel Donegal Town, two weeks ago, reviewed a very successful and remarkable 2011 year of competition, coaching, and administration. Outgoing Secretary, Michelle Harvey, in a detailed report highlighted the numerous successes of the season. National Long and Triple Jump champion, Mary Mc Loone, continues to lead the senior end of the club. Her victories and performances at Irish Indoor and Outdoor championships and when representing Ireland in the Europa Cup received special mention.  The clubs under age group also made their own piece of history when Karl Griffin – he smashed numerous National underage records and medalled in the U18 European Youth Olympics in Turkey in August; Kate McGowan, smashed a 12 year old IrishU15 Hurdles record at the National championships and was a winner at the Celtic International when she defeated the best Under 16 athletes from Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Karl and Kate’s performances led the juvenile section to an unprecedented thirty two medal haul of medals at various Irish championships in events as diverse as Pole Vault, Shot Putt, Hammer, Long Jump, Sprints, Hurdles, 800/1,500m and Cross country. The importance of club/school link was also highlighted and the record breaking performances of the Abbey Voc. School winning junior girls team in Tullamore last June detailed.The masters and fit4life sections of the club continue to grow and expand thanks to the professional development work of Paddy Donoghue, in the Ballyshannon/Bundoran area and of Kevin Mc Glynn and Richard McCarthy in Donegal Town. The numbers of club athletes competing in local and National cross country, road races and distance races is most encouraging. All coaches within the club were thanked for their huge contribution during the year. Internally Tir Chonaill hosted and was associated with a number of very successful competitions. On the track two meetings in early 2011 attracted huge numbers to Donegal Town. The Tir Chonaill open invitational attracted over 400 competitors from all over Ireland and for the first time in the county we viewed outstanding Pole Vault, [Men] and Hammer, [Women] competitions when National champions graced the meet and recorded close to 5metres/ 50metres. Outstanding competition, electronic timing, a huge supporting crowd and all day sunshine made this event one to remember. Successful and well organised road races in Ballyshannon and Donegal Town –both part of the Donegal League, and the Cara Bundoran 10 mile Challenge in early March attracted large fields. The later, attracted over 500 runners/walkers to Bundoran and planning is at an advanced stage for an even bigger and better event in 2012. Keep Saturday 10th March free and why not make a new year’s resolution and aim to either run or walk this family friendly event – click into www.carabundoranrun.com.Club Easter and Summer camps attracted over 250 children, primary schools relays  400, sportshall competitions over 500, club presentation evening on the Donegal Bay water bus 150, were also highlighted.Outgoing Treasurer, Marie Rooney, reported that the club was in a very healthy financial situation. She thanked all for supporting various fund raising initiatives and had a special word for the main club sponsor Cara Pharmacies. Eamon Harvey, Track Development subcommittee, reported that clubs new facility at the Abbey Voc. School was used extensively throughout the year by walkers/joggers/track and field athletes. He indicated that the final payment had been made to the contractor and that the debt on the €485,000 facility had now been reduced to €30,000. He also thanked the numerous club members and the community for their continued fundraising support. The goal is to have the debt cleared in 2012. Chairman Paul O’Gara thanked the various club officers for their very important input during the year. Most of this work is done behind the scenes and is vital for the successful and on-going development of the club. He thanked Michelle Harvey, who was standing down as Secretary following a two years stint in the position. The commitment and support of club coaches, athletes, parents and the general public were also acknowledged. The financial support received from the community, sponsors and Cara Pharmacies was also highlighted. The local media and Ollie Thomas who does such a good job with www.tirchonaillac.com and the clubs Facebook page were also praised.  ‘We are a large club catering for over 300 members – we have much strength as has been highlighted in the various reports. My wish for the coming year is that we continue to work as a close and supportive unit’.  2012 CommitteeChairman: Paul O’Gara, 087 8410230; Secretary: David Doherty, 086 8011540; Treasurer: Marie Rooney, 087 6722631; Assistant Treasurer: Brenda Morris, 087976368; Registrar Anne Mc Gowan, 087 2249204:P.R.O. Eamon Harvey, 087 2797548;Coaching Contacts: Paddy Donoghue, 087 2376389: Eamon Harvey, 087 2797548; Richard McCarthy, 087 9375599: Kevin McGlynn, 087 2968096; Paul O’Gara087 8410230; Michelle Harvey, 0868454320 Club Christmas Function Recently invites and details have gone out for Friday night’s- 9th December annual Christmas get together. If you have not indicated your attendance please ring either Brenda 087 9776368 or David 086 8011540 Club calendar 2012The 2012 club calendar is on sale – €5 – and can be purchased from club members and from a number of newsagents across the club catchment area. The picture content of the calendar  – over 120 photographs- highlights the varied and numerous club activities and successes of 2011.The club wishes to thank the local businesses for their sponsorship and encourages all club members to support and shop locally over the Christmas period Sportshall in Raphoe Hosted by the Lifford club, a number of our younger athletes experienced the fun of sportshall athletics for the first time last Saturday morning in the spacious gymnasium at Deele College, Raphoe.Thanks to the Lifford club for the invite, to Tir Chonaill coaches Susan Gillespie, Patricia Boyle and Anne McGowan who travelled with our athletes. Well done to Katherine McClay, Siofra Mauerhofer, Beibhinn Reid, David McGuckin, Lucy McGowan, Eabha Morrow-Hayden, Sophie Tracey, Sean Boyle, Gary Griffin, Dermot McGuckin, Shane Breslin and Mark JordanClub warm weather training Forty two club members and friends will depart at 6am from Belfast on Saturday 31st December for eight days of training in the Algarve. Final preparations for this camp, located in Monte Gordo, are now being put  together. It’s a nice way to start the New Year   Cara Bundoran Run 10 mile Challenge 2012i twww.carabundoranrun.com Nearly six hundred runners/walkers completed the inaugural Cara Bundoran 10 Mile Challenge in 2011. The local organising committee led by Canice Nicholas and Paddy Donoghue have decided that the race should be even more successful in 2012 and have put a lot of behind the scenes work ensuring that Saturday 10th March 2012 will be a day to remember for all who complete the challenge.A comprehensive race web site – www.carabundoranrun.com supports the race with an online entry system, detailed preparation and training advice from SAF Fitness, plus numerous items of support for the fitness/athletic enthusiast. The race will have Chip Timing Mile Markers – Split Times given at Every MileWater StationsSouvenir Technical Fabric T-Shirt for ALL FINISHERSHigh Quality Goodie Bag for ALL FINISHERSCourse Accurately measured using the Jones MethodOver €2,000 in prize moneyYou are invited to make a new year’s resolution, enter the race now, and on the day either walk, jog or run the event.   EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL ATHLETIC CLUB REPORT was last modified: December 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL ATHLETIC CLUB REPORTlast_img read more

DONEGAL TEAM CLEAN UP ON SUNDAY GAME TEAM OF THE YEAR

first_imgEight Donegal players have been named on RTE’s Sunday Game Team of the Year.The players are Paul Durcan, Neil Magee, Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey, Mark McHugh, Neil Gallagher, Colm McFadden and Michael Murphy.Michael Murphy was named as today’s Man of the Match. The Sunday Game’s over Player of the Year Award was given to Karl Lacey. DONEGAL TEAM CLEAN UP ON SUNDAY GAME TEAM OF THE YEAR was last modified: September 23rd, 2012 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:karl laceyMichael MurphyRTESunday Gamelast_img read more