Popovich has ‘never’ seen an injury like Leonard’s

first_imgMOST READ “What’s really strange is that Tony has the same injury, but even worse. They had to go operate on his quad tendon and put it back together or whatever they did to it. So to have two guys, that’s pretty incredible. I had never seen it before those guys,” he said.Leonard has not hit the court since Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against Golden State. He came to training camp before the season in the team’s injured list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe same ESPN report also cited that Leonard “needs to advance through a rehabilitation process that comprises several steps, including individual work followed by 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills, before he can get full clearance to return to the court,” something which the 26-year-old hasn’t gotten yet.“I keep saying sooner rather than later. It’s kind of like being a politician. It’s all baloney, doesn’t mean anything,” said Popovich. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NBA: Paul George demands more ‘respect’ for his defensive prowess Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, left, is being helped by teammate Pau Gasol in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors on May 14, 2017. Leonard hurt his ankle after landing on the foot of Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia. APAlmost a month into the new NBA season and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich still couldn’t wrap his head around the quadriceps tendinopathy injury that has been keeping his star swingman Kawhi Leonard out of the lineup.In a report of ESPN, Popovich admitted that he “never” seen an injury like Leonard’s. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has missed 17 games so far for the Spurs and doesn’t have a timetable for his return.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Luckily for the Spurs, Parker is doing a little better in his recovery from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon he suffered in the Western Conference semifinals series against the Houston Rockets and might be on his way to return “very soon.”“For real, sooner than later. And I’m serious. I’m being honest,” the coach said of the French guard, who could suit up as early as late November.San Antonio is currently tied for third in the Western Conference at 11-7, with its last game ending in a loss to New Orleans, 107-90, on Thursday (Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_imgSleep barely drained out of tired bodiesBrain still shut in those distant abodesThinking about the impossible wondersOf greater moments invisible in realityDreams about those feats thus unseenA novel places we conquer our anguishsThat golden chamber of gleaming greatOur heroic deeds and daring speechesPushing far beyond the mere strengthOf a world that have mocked our valorsWe just cannot linger there everlastinglyHence suddenly we whisper our goodbyeOn the morrow when sleep knock us outOf we travel to our safest golden homeShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Guyana honouring Caricom financial obligations

first_imgVice President and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that Guyana has honoured its financial obligations to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) even as the regional body continues to face some financial challenges while executing its mandate.The Minister said as a general observation, many countries within the Region have experienced financial difficulties in recent years. However, he noted, “Financial challenges faced by Caricom are not the result of failure by Guyana to make itsForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidgecontributions.”Greenidge also made it clear that Caricom has to redouble its efforts to cut wastage of resources, both financial and otherwise, in order to meet the demands of a changing global arena.The Minister said that funding for many regional projects were on the decline and Caricom Member States were experiencing their own financial challenges in order to keep up with the increasing number of meetings, forums and engagements that require their participation and input.He said that these engagements while necessary, as Caricom seeks to forge ahead with its one economic policy and space and Latin America reintegration initiative, Member States were expressing scepticism about the bill they may have to foot as the situation domestically with regard to finances remained grim.“As the international community takes up all sorts of new challenges, whether it be environment, global warming, new institutions are established…it sometimes require additional technicians, more money and it becomes increasingly burdensome for most countries,” he added.Asked whether he anticipates that Guyana may be called upon to pay a large financial contribution to Caricom in light of the massive oil finds and exploration activities here, the Foreign Affairs Minister responded in the negative, stating that he did not anticipate any such indication. He said, “I wouldn’t expect responsible Caricom Government to be demanding that you pay now in anticipation of revenues to appear in 2020 and beyond. We have always contributed to Caricom development in accordance with our capacity. And when Guyana was doing well financially and economically, Guyana went out of its way to lend support to the integration movement, both by ways of financing and this will continue when we have resources to do so.” Caricom has been facing many financial challenges since the 2008 economic crisis which shattered the economies of several of its Member States. While some have managed to rebound from the impact of the crisis, others have generally been unable to meet their financial obligations as far as contributing revenue to the bloc to keep its Georgetown-based Secretariat going.Although Caricom is one of the oldest integration schemes in the Western Hemisphere and the largest in terms of membership, it is by far the smallest in economic and geographic terms. Caribbean economies have either stagnated or grown very slowly, and high unemployment has become chronic. Despite important policy changes, export diversification has been limited for generating huge growth rates.Despite the challenges faced by the bloc, particularly the ravaging effects of the 2017 hurricane season which has cast a long shadow over the Region, the over US$2 billion pledged at the Caricom-United Nations conference for long-term recovery for hurricane-affected countries and the establishment of the regional renewable energy centre were among the successes recently recorded by Caricom.last_img read more

Last day to submit to Site C public hearing process

first_imgA revised schedule for hearings has been released, with additional community sessions set for the DoigRiver and Halfway River First Nations, and adjustments to the dates for other sessions.B.C. Hydro, members of the public, Aboriginal groups, and governments will be able to present their views on the project and its potential effects on the environment, along with economic, social, heritage and health effects in person to the panel. Different types of sessions will be held, including general hearing sessions where registered participants can present their views, which will start in January 2014. Experts on specific environmental elements are invited to take part in topic-specific hearing sessions held in December and January, and more informal community hearings will be held in Aboriginal communities starting in December. All are open for public observation.- Advertisement -Participants at the general and community sessions can make an oral presentation or file a written submission, or both. Oral presentations at topic-specific session must be accompanied by a written submission.To register, file a submission for the hearing sessions and schedule a presentation, contact either Panel Co-Manager by the end of the day:Advertisement Site C Review Panel Secretariat2nd Floor, 836 Yates St.PO Box 9426Stn Prov GovtVictoria BC V8W 9V1Advertisement Tel.: 250- 387-2402Email: brian.murphy@gov.bc.ca  When the public hearings are over, a report will be submitted to the federal Minister of the Environment and the Executive Director of the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. A more detailed schedule of public hearings and their locations will be released later.The revised schedule is available for download below. Brian Murphy, Panel Co-ManagerAdvertisementcenter_img Tel.: 613-960-0286Toll free: 1-866-582-1884Fax: 613-957-0935Email: SiteCReview@ceaa-acee.gc.ca Courtney Trevis, Panel Co-ManagerSite C Review Panel Secretariat160 Elgin Street, 22nd FloorOttawaONK1A 0H3Advertisementlast_img read more

3 die in Memorial Day crashes

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Two teenagers were killed in a multicar crash early Monday and a man died in a boating accident at Pyramid Lake on the final day of the Memorial Day weekend. Sheriff’s investigators suspect a street race may have been the cause of the 12:20 a.m collision on Soledad Canyon Road that killed Luis Alfredo Orozco, 19, and Lissette Cortez, 18, and injured two others, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. “They were involved in a speed contest with a second vehicle,” said Corral, citing preliminary findings. Orozco of Santa Clarita was driving westbound in a gray Ford Mustang with Cortez when they collided with a Toyota Corolla. Driver Carla Darmiento, 17, was turning left into Rue Entree from the eastbound lanes, county sheriff’s officials said. When the motorboat swerved to avoid a stationary boat, the sudden turn caused the man to be thrown head first into the hull of the stationary boat, sheriff’s Lt. Tom Bryski said. The victim was transported to Newhall Memorial, where he died. The motorboat’s driver, John Galvan, 46, of Panorama City had been drinking, Bryski said. He was arrested for investigation of manslaughter. The slew of crashes came after a motorist was struck and killed by a motor home late Saturday on northbound Interstate 5 near Parker Road in Castaic. Jose Aparicio, 19, of Arleta was driving erratically on the highway when he stopped his car after a crash and ran out into traffic. The case is under investigation, though Aparicio may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Corral said. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Mustang then struck a utility pole, which split the car in half, hurling Orozco out of the vehicle and killing Cortez. “Speeding was definitely a factor for the Mustang,” sheriff’s Sgt. Deborah Miller said. A third vehicle – a Honda Accord investigators suspect was racing with Orozco – swerved to avoid debris from the crash. But driver Jesus Acosta, 19, lost control and struck a row of trees in the median. Darmiento and Acosta were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately known. Also Monday, a 43-year-old Pacoima man who was riding in an inner tube being pulled by a motorboat in Pyramid Lake died when he struck a boat at about 12:30 p.m., sheriff’s officials said. last_img read more


first_imgStranorlar area Councillor Liam Doherty is certainly leading by example!Councillor Liam Doherty gets stuck in.The Sinn Fein politician gets his sleeves rolled up recently in Convoy during community improvement works that was achieved through money attained form the Council’s Community Involvement Scheme.Cllr Liam Doherty said everyone can play their part in helping to improve their community. “Since the abolition of the LIS schemes and the reduction of road maintaince monies, local communities have had to get more involved and indeed have been encouraged to do so.“Recently in Convoy the Environmental Committee applied for monies through the community involvement scheme for improvement works at St Bridgets National School. Whilst the scheme is small it can still go along way in terms of improving your local environment.“I would encourage local community groups to plan ahead and consider making applications for when the scheme comes around again and I will certainly be advocating that money be made available through our local authority budget for next year.”  COUNCILLOR LEADS BY EXAMPLE BY GETTING STUCK IN! was last modified: September 29th, 2014 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:Cllr Liam Dohertyconvoydonegalworkslast_img read more

Immigration agents jail Guatemalan

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Abadio-Carrillo is accused of laundering money in a corruption scheme that bilked the Guatemalan government of some $8 million dollars when his father, Marco Tulio Abadio-Molina, was head of the agency that administers its import taxes. Abadio-Carrillo allegedly used proceeds from the scheme to acquire at least 35 vehicles as a means of money laundering, and investigators closed several bank accounts allegedly used in the scheme. “This is an important case for Guatemala,” Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor Celvin Galindo said in a telephone interview from Guatemala. Abadio-Carrillo faces up to 24 years in prison if convicted, Galindo said. Abadio-Carrillo was living in a modest Glendale neighborhood of small bungalow homes and he drove a 1988 Saab, officials said. GLENDALE – Federal immigration agents have arrested the son of Guatemala’s former customs director for being in the United States illegally, and authorities in his homeland want him deported to face money-laundering and embezzlement charges. Junior Vinicio Abadio-Carrillo, 32, lived in Glendale since he sneaked into the United States last year, and was doing clerical and general labor work for a company that duplicates Spanish-language DVDs, officials said Wednesday. “I think it’s a stellar example of international cooperation of law enforcement,” said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice. “And second, I think it sends a strong signal to fugitives that we will not allow our international borders to be barriers to bringing criminals to justice.” Abadio-Carrillo was arrested Tuesday as he drove to work, U.S. officials said. “Think about it: If you have, in fact, stolen a lot of money and you are on the lam from the law, you don’t want to do anything to call attention to yourself,” Kice said. Kice pointed to the July arrest of a Mexican fugitive wanted in Mexico for a series of high-profile and violent bank robberies in the 1970s and 1980s. He was running a janitorial service and living in a working-class Southern California community. Abadio-Carrillo’s father has been in jail in Guatemala since last year on embezzlement charges. Guatemalan authorities were looking for the son for more than a year. They were alerted that he appeared to be living in Glendale by a report in a Guatemalan newspaper, officials said. They contacted ICE authorities, who made the arrest near Abadio-Carrillo’s home with the help of Glendale police. Abadio-Carrillo is being held at an immigration detention facility in San Pedro, and he is expected to have a hearing within days before a judge where he will be able to contest his deportation. “The stereotype, of course, is that fugitives in this country … flee south of the border,” Kice said. “But what we’re seeing increasingly is because the world is a more fluid place, increasingly we’re seeing fugitives from all over the world hiding here in the United States.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Joe Thornton’s long wait to play again may be ending

first_imgSAN JOSE — After eight months of watching and waiting — plus a week of training camp — Sharks center Joe Thornton feels it might be time to suit up for a game again.Early indications Friday were that Thornton and a few more of the Sharks regular players — not including defenseman Erik Karlsson — were going to dress for Saturday’s preseason game against the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center, San Jose’s third of the exhibition schedule.Thornton was once again skating on San Jose’s top line …last_img read more

Fifa guarantees press freedom

first_img(Image: stock.xchng)MEDIA CONTACTS • Femida MehtarExecutive directorSA National Editors’ Forum+27 11 484 3630+27 11 484 3617+27 84 784 2006director@sanef.org.za• Wolfgang EichlerFifa media officer+27 11 567 2010+27 83 2010 471media-sa@fifa.org• Delia FischerFifa media officer+27 11 567 2010+27 11 567 2524+27 83 201 0470media-sa@fifa.orgMary AlexanderWorld football body Fifa has reassured the South African and international media that the purpose of its terms and conditions for accreditation for reporting on the 2010 World Cup “is not, and has never been, to restrict press freedom”.In a statement issued on 1 February, Fifa said: “The purpose of the media accreditation terms and conditions is to regulate the behaviour of people entering the 2010 Fifa World Cup venues, first and foremost to ensure the safety of everyone in those venues.”This follows growing media concerns over Fifa’s conditions, expressed mainly by the South African Media Interest Group (Samig), which is made up of members of the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) and industry body Print Media South Africa. According to The Media Online, the main points of contention are:Newspapers will not be able to push pictures on to their mobile platforms (they can, however, push text).There are restrictions on newspapers doing video packages for their websites.Reporters will not be able to report on the names of hotels in which the teams are staying.No newspapers will be able to sell papers within the restricted zone around stadiums, which has a radius of about 800 metres.Although Fifa commits itself to guaranteeing freedom of expression, there is also a clause that says that news organisations may not bring Fifa into disrepute.Many of the terms and conditions apply to reporters and photographers and their “organisations” (suggesting their colleagues, some of whom will not be covering the World Cup) rather than “employer” (their editors).The dispute intensified last week, with three major South African news organisations – Avusa, Media24 and Independent Newspapers – appointing law firm Webber Wentzel to “engage in a constructive way” with Fifa over the accreditation terms and conditions.Although there was no threat of legal action, Dario Milo, of law firm Webber Wentzel said at the time that the media houses believed the terms and conditions “unjustifiably limit media freedom”.“The particular provisions that our clients take issue with are those that empower Fifa to unilaterally withdraw the accreditation of any journalist or unilaterally change the conditions, and also provisions which restrict reportage where, in Fifa’s view, this may harm the reputation of the Fifa World Cup,” he said.On Monday Fifa attorneys sent Webber Wentzel a written assurance that it was not seeking to restrict press freedom, and issued a media release to back it up. On the same day, Samig held a meeting with Sanef, other media industry bodies and Larry Kilman from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).“Fifa would like to make it clear that it does respect the freedom of the press,” Fifa said in the statement. “Editorial independence in the coverage of the Fifa World Cup is guaranteed and this principle is enshrined in Article 1 of the terms and conditions, the second paragraph of which states as follows:“‘For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in the terms and conditions is intended to be, or shall be interpreted as restricting or undermining the editorial independence or freedom to report and comment of Accredited Parties.’“This is an overall principle and, as the wording implies, the terms which are the cause of the complaint must always be read bearing this principle in mind.”Fifa concluded by pointing out that there had been no restrictions to press freedom during the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, held as a dry-run for the 2010 event.“There were no complaints regarding press freedom on that occasion and there is no instance of Fifa have abused the provision to restrict press freedom,” Fifa said. Full text of the Fifa statement:We have had joint consultations with the key stakeholders from the international press, including WAN (World Association of Newspapers) and AIPS (Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive, or International Sports Press Association), during the drafting process of the terms and conditions and we have incorporated into the terms and conditions some of the suggestions that they have made. We have also had meetings with Sanef and with other representatives of the South African media. The contacts with WAN, AIPS and other media stakeholders have been very fruitful during the past years and we even have a standing media committee at Fifa which includes representatives of AIPS, WAN, individual journalists and photographers as well representatives from each Confederation. The purpose of the media accreditation terms and conditions is to regulate the behaviour of people entering the 2010 Fifa World Cup venues, first and foremost to ensure the safety of everyone in those venues. The purpose is not, and has never been, to restrict press freedom. Fifa would like to make it clear that it does respect the freedom of the press. Editorial independence in the coverage of the Fifa World Cup is guaranteed and this principle is enshrined in Article 1 of the terms and conditions, the second paragraph of which states as follows: For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in the terms and conditions is intended to be, or shall be interpreted as restricting or undermining the editorial independence or freedom to report and comment of Accredited Parties. This is an overall principle and, as the wording implies, the terms which are the cause of the complaint must always be read bearing this principle in mind. We should also point out that the particular provision which has been complained about as restricting the freedom of the press was contained in the media accreditation terms and conditions for the Fifa Confederations Cup South Africa 2009. There were no complaints regarding press freedom on that occasion and there is no instance of Fifa have abused the provision to restrict press freedom.last_img read more