Kerr jokes about resigning after Warriors win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “Our talent took over,” Kerr said. “It’s as simple as that. We’ve got three of the best shot makers in the league, and they all got hot at different points of the second half.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Round 4: It’s Cleveland vs. Golden State, again China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls “There is so much nervous energy, but it was really — I don’t know how else to describe it. It was a bizarre half.”Kerr said his team’s gameplan had fallen apart inside the opening minute.“We were so scattered, every part of the game plan went out the window in the first 45 seconds, basically,” he said.“Committed four fouls in 55 seconds, when rule number one is don’t commit any silly fouls, and you have four fouls in 55 seconds, you know you’re not locked in.”Kerr said the raw talent of the Warriors line-up, with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson suddenly clicking, was decisive.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr argues a call during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David Phillip)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked that he had considered resigning before his team bounced back from a disastrous first half performance to reach the NBA Finals on Monday.The Warriors recovered from a 15-point deficit in the first half to overpower the Houston Rockets 101-92 and set up a fourth consecutive finals showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments But Kerr admitted afterwards his team had been fortunate to escape Houston with the Western Conference crown after a first half display he ranked as one of the worst he had seen.Asked what he had been thinking about at the end of the first half, Kerr replied: “I was thinking of resigning, that was my first thought. 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 crown“I walked in at halftime, and I said, I don’t even recognize this team. We’ve been together for four years. “I didn’t recognize the group that we were seeing. But sometimes you forget. Game seven, you get some nerves. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Guyana needs equal opportunity laws

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) notes the announcement on Thursday, April 18 by Exxon Mobil of another find, marking the thirteenth on the Stabroek Block.This find will add to the already expected more than five billion barrels to be produced, yet Guyanese workers have no clear understanding or guideline on how they are expected to foremost benefit from these resources that belong to them.Outside of announcements as to profit sharing between Government and the oil companies and sweeping statements, the revenue would be directed towards improving social services on which citizens/workers have nothing concrete to hold on to.GTUC is on record calling for the Government-prepared Local Content Policy to be reviewed by stakeholders with the aim of having same become more inclusive and finally put into law.In our March 5 publicly announced nineteen-point proposal, outlining a menu of measures to forge the constitutional political system of inclusionary democracy, we called for this. Letters of our desire were dispatched to President David Granger and Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo.To date, neither Government nor Opposition has made any move to activate this crucial and important aspect of our development that would assure local labour and businesses that they stand to gain and be protected.Evidently, the politicians see the next General and Regional Elections as the mother of all elections, primarily because oil and gas are expected to flow come 2020.The workers of this country have various political association, a basic right that must be respected, but what they are wary of is that the enjoyment of said right could present a climate where they could be excluded from/discriminated against selling their labour, actively participating and benefitting from the sector.Already, there are allegations of discriminatory practices in preference of one group over the other by local contractors involved in the sector. Similar charges are made about the public and Private Sectors.To take the allegations lightly in a racially fractured and polarised society is to prepare to see the intensifying of tension and clashes amongst groups. This country needs equal opportunity laws as a matter of principle and urgency.People are already staking claims that they stand a chance to benefit. Where expectations are not met, disgruntlement and its attendant fallouts will follow. Now is the time for a national plan, the facilitating of diverse views on how Guyanese can benefit and must be allowed to participate.GTUC reiterates concern that citizens are being made to feel like the national focus is singularly on elections and nothing can happen until after.External forces and internal threatsIn the meantime, the sabre rattling between the superpowers – the United States of America and Russia – over Venezuela is escalating.Where Venezuela has already signalled non-participation in Guyana’s approach to the International Court of Justice to seek a peaceful resolution to the border controversy and has been in alliance with Russian to funnel its oil sales, thus evading US sanctions, we cannot sit easy. Particularly so since the US now has a direct and vested interest in exploiting our oil and gas resources.What is currently evolving in Venezuela, unless we have our defence and protective mechanism in place, can have a deleterious impact in Guyana and amongst Guyanese.Further, the world is replete with evidence where superpowers have sown seeds of discord, undermined Governments and invaded countries in the name of democracy to commandeer their oil and gas resources.Guyanese must be good stewards of history not only in recording and recounting, but also putting systems in place to avoid similar pitfalls.We have to stand as one in the face of our finds and external happenings and not allow ourselves to be the pawns of any in their quest for dominance and proving their might.GTUC reiterates the importance of this nation achieving a unity of purpose and commitment through the establishment of inclusionary Local Content and attendant laws.This nation, as a matter of urgency, must proceed judiciously in addressing matters that are bound to impact our sovereignty, peace and stability, be it internal and/or external.Sincerely,Guyana Trades UnionCongress (GTUC)last_img read more

BELIEVE! Five reasons Liverpool can get top four ahead of City

first_img 1. Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson – Forget the contractual issues, the pair have been excellent in what has transpired to be a tough transitional campaign for Liverpool. If they can maintain their form and inspire their team-mates Brendan Rodgers could well guide the Reds into a second successive season in the Champions League. 5 5 3. Manchester City’s defence – Click right for more reasons why Liverpool could make the top four… – Both Liverpool and Manchester City have been let down by their defences this season but now Vincent Kompany faces a spell on the sideline, Manuel Pellegrini will be fretting about his weak looking backline. While the Citizens have depth at full-back they’re lacking quality at this moment in time and without Kompany the Chilean will have to pair Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis together – a frightening prospect. 4. The affect of Manchester City’s defeat to Man United – Click right for more reasons why Liverpool can qualify for the Champions League – The aftershocks of such a devastating defeat at the hands of their rivals could leave Man City clinging on to their place in the top four. An already downbeat squad, which faces a summer overhaul, could potentially down tools now and their season may peter out in the final six matches allowing Liverpool to nip in and grab fourth spot. 5 5 5 Manchester City’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of fierce rivals Man United leaves them on the verge of exiting the Premier League’s top four.Liverpool can go to within four points of them with a victory over Newcastle United on Monday night and it would reignite their belief they could qualify for the Champions League for a second season running.But can Brendan Rodgers men really overhaul the reigning champions before the end of the campaign? talkSPORT takes a look at the reasons why it could be possible.Click the right arrow to see why Liverpool fans should believe… 2. Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard will return after suspension – Click right to see why Liverpool can beat Man City to fourth spot… – While Manchester City are losing players, Brendan Rodgers welcomes two back into the fold after their match with Newcastle. The duo, banned after incidents in their defeat to Man United will be refreshed and raring to go. And with his Anfield career ending when this campaign finishes, Gerrard will no doubt want to go out on a high. 5. Liverpool are the form team – Click right to see why the Reds can beat Man City to fourth spot – Manchester City’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of rivals Man United leaves them means they’ve been beaten four times in their last six games. The Reds, meanwhile, despite losing their last two games, have won the other four. last_img read more

PEOPLE ASKED TO BRING WATER BILLS TO BE BINNED AT LETTERKENNY PROTEST

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have called on people throughout the county to join the Bin The Bills protest in Letterkenny this Saturday 25th in support of the boycott of water charges. The public are being asked to assemble at Mr. Chippies at 2pm for a demonstration to the Market Square which will be addressed by Ruth Coppinger TD of the Anti Austerity Alliance.Anyone who has received a bill from Irish Water is asked to take it along so that as many bills as possible can be binned on the day in a public display of defiance, while those yet to receive their bills are asked to come along and show their support. Spokesperson Francis McCafferty said, “Bills have started to come through the doors across Donegal since last week and I have only just received mine in Letterkenny. I will be taking it along on Saturday to bin it with all the others. It will make a strong statement that we have no intention of paying a single cent to Irish Water.“We are paying already for water and will not be made to pay again. We are asking people to join the demonstration whether you have received your bill yet or not. The bigger the turnout the louder the statement we will make. If we want to see water charges abolished, we have got have got to go out and do it ourselves. We cannot leave it to the politicians.”“We believe that the boycott will be unstoppable. With tens of thousands of non-payers in the county, it will not be possible for the government to back up their threat to take us to court. The charges will prove to be uncollectable. There is little risk for people in not paying as no penalties will apply this side of the general election next year. Even then it will be a maximum of €60 added to a bill we have no intention of paying anyway. ”“This is now a weak government facing into it’s last year before an election. They will have neither the will nor ability to pursue unpaid charges and will leave it to the incoming government. We must therefore send a message to those now in opposition that we are determined to maintain our campaign and will not let them off the hook if they form part of the next government. The best way to ensure that is by keeping up the boycott. Don’t pay and try to convince as many others as possible also not to pay.” Saturday’s demonstration will be one of many around the country in recent weeks.Ruth Coppinger TD will address the march as she has played a leading role in the Non Payment Network.Other speakers will include Thomas Pringle TD and representatives of Right to Water and the Donegal Water Warriors.“We are asking everyone to bring their placards and banners (non party political only) and make the demonstration as lively and vibrant as possible. There is a growing feeling that we are winning this fight. One final big push on Saturday will bring us closer to that goal.” PEOPLE ASKED TO BRING WATER BILLS TO BE BINNED AT LETTERKENNY PROTEST was last modified: April 24th, 2015 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:Ban The Bills protestdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

CHARLIE MCCONALOGUE PUSHES FOR REFORM OF THE TENANT PURCHASE SCHEME

first_imgCharlie McConalogue says a new Bill put forward by his party will see the Tenant Purchase Scheme radically overhauled and improved. The scheme is designed to facilitate local authority tenants buy their homes, but has received little pick up because of a raft of restrictions. The Housing (Sale of Local Authority Housing) Bill 2016 seeks to address outstanding issues with income limits, age barriers and the fact that voluntary housing tenants are barred from the scheme as it currently stands.Deputy McConalogue commented, “There have been a series of issues with the Tenant Purchase Scheme since it was introduced earlier this year.  In fact there have only been 73 applications to the scheme over the past six months.  Considering the fact that thousands of families would be eligible to apply for the scheme, the low take up is a clear indication that it is simply not working.“There are a range of age and income restrictions which have deterred people in Donegal from applying and our Bill seeks to address those.  We will open up the scheme to include voluntary housing body tenants and will examine what changes can be made to the age and income limits.“There are many benefits in supporting local authority tenants to buy their own homes.  It gives them a sense of security and helps foster sustainable communities.  The scheme to date has been too exclusive but our Bill will ensure that more people in Donegal and across the country will be given the opportunity to buy their homes. “We hope that all parties will support this Bill and allow it to progress.  It is one element in a greater package of measures that is needed to urgently address the housing crisis, and I am calling on TDs here in Donegal and across the Dáil Chamber to row in behind this legislation”. CHARLIE MCCONALOGUE PUSHES FOR REFORM OF THE TENANT PURCHASE SCHEME was last modified: July 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalfianna failtenant purchase schemethe housing bill 2016last_img read more

Chelsea vs Manchester United: Red Devils go all out, while Blues drop striker

first_imgHowever, his relationship with some fans has turned sour, with chants of ‘Judas’ aimed at him during a visit to Stamford Bridge last year.United will be desperate to get their season back on track, and Mourinho could settle some old scores in the process and Mourinho has named an attacking XI for the match.Team news Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 Pogba and Hazard go head-to-head on Saturday Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho heads back to Stamford Bridge today as Manchester United seek to end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season and kick-start their season – and he’s going for it.The Red Devils eased some of the pressure on their under-fire boss with a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over Newcastle before the international break. But they now face a Blues side currently joint-top of the Premier League after a superb start to life under Maurizio Sarri, featuring some irrepressible football from the league’s top scorer Eden Hazard.The game is a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final, from which the Blues emerged victorious courtesy of a Hazard penalty.Mourinho remains Chelsea’s most successful manager of all time, winning three Premier League titles over two spells with the club. Confirmed teamsChelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Morata, Hazard. Subs: Fabregas, Barkley, Pedro, Caballero, Giroud, Zappacosta, Cahill.Man Utd: de Gea, Young, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Rashford, Mata, Martial, Lukaku. Subs: Bailly, Sanchez, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Ander Herrera, Romero, Darmian. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED 3 Rudiger starts for Chelsea 3 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Mourinho was much-loved during his time at Stamford Bridge ADVICE REVEALED no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED huge blow MONEY last_img read more

Man United announce drop in quarterly revenue but ‘on track’ for record income

first_img MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF RANKED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Manchester United recorded reduced quarterly revenue in their latest financial results, the Premier League club have announced.However, they insist the club remain on track for a record annual income. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade ADVICE center_img REVEALED shining REPLY Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice chairman, said: “Our financial strength enables us to continue to attract and retain top players and to invest in our academy, as we look to drive the success on the pitch that the club and our fans expect.“We remain on track to deliver our record full-year revenue guidance, underpinning our long-term, strategic plan to create sustainable growth across all areas of the club.”Wages rose £7.1million to £77million while a smaller summer tour resulted in decreased sponsorship revenue but reduced operating expenses of £28.6million, a decrease of £5.9million. Ed Woodward insists United’s financial growth is positive despite the first quarter setback no dice 1 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade United’s revenue of £135million for what is termed the first quarter of 2019 was down from £143.7million in the same period last year.Commercial and matchday revenue were down, along with operating profit, with broadcasting revenue – up £2million to £42.8million – the only area showing growth.It is understood the difference can be attributed largely to the fixture schedule which meant United played two fewer games than in the same period 12 months before.United brought in £590million in the year ending June 30, 2018, with revenue expected to rise to between £615m and £630m over the coming financial year. Latest Football News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED last_img read more

SUPREME COURT SAYS DONEGAL MAN WAS ENTITLED TO SEE SOLICITOR BEFORE BEING QUIZZED

first_imgThe Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling relating to the admissibility of evidence obtained from a Donegal suspect before receiving legal advice.The appeal was brought by Raymond Gormley – with a previous address at Quiet Moment Apartments in Letterkenny – who was convicted of attempted rape in 2007 and has served a six year sentence.In 2009, he sought leave to appeal his conviction, partly on the basis that evidence was admitted of his interviews in custody in alleged breach of his Constitutional right of access to a lawyer. The Court of Criminal Appeal was satisfied that gardai had made reasonable attempts to contact Mr. Gormley’s solicitor while he was in custody.The matter was complicated by the fact he was arrested on a Sunday.The case was sent for review to the Supreme Court on the basis that it raised legal questions of exceptional public importance.Today four Supreme Court judges agreed with the decision of their colleague Mr. Justice Frank Clarke – that as a consequence of Raymond Gormley’s clear request for a lawyer, gardai should have postponed questioning him until his solicitor arrived.The judgment is in line with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.Mr. Justice Clarke notes ‘there are further questions which will have to await other cases with different factual scenarios concerning the precise parameters of that right’.SUPREME COURT SAYS DONEGAL MAN WAS ENTITLED TO SEE SOLICITOR BEFORE BEING QUIZZED was last modified: March 6th, 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:letterkennyrapeRaymond Gormleysupreme courtlast_img read more

Stars lined up for Mandela Sports Day

first_img12 August 2013Award-winning artists including DJ Black Coffee, Zahara, Toya Delazy, Mafikizolo, DJ CNDO, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Salif Keita and the Mahotella Queens will be part of the line-up at the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sports and Culture Day at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.Other artists include David Jenkins, the Mahotella Queens, Umoja, Gcina Mhlophe, DJ Alessandro, Wouter Kellerman, Naima Mclean, Elvis Blue and 1st Project, and Kurt Darren.Announcing the lineup on Monday, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile called on South Africans to continue to celebrate Mandela’s life “in order to re-commit ourselves to the ideals he dedicated all his life towards achieving.“It is these noble values that continue to guide us as we seek to build a national democratic society that is truly united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous,’ Mashatile said.Mandela, who turned 95 on 18 July, is making a “slow but steady improvement” in hospital in Pretoria, where he was admitted over two months ago with a recurring lung infection, although he remains in a critical condition, the Presidency said on Sunday.“As Madiba lies in hospital, we continue to keep him in our prayers and thoughts,” Mashatile said.The day will begin on Saturday with a football match between the South African Masters against the Italian Masters at 11am, followed by an international friendly between Bafana Bafana and Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) runners-up Burkina Faso at 1:30pm.The Springboks will then tackle Argentina in the opening match of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, kicking off at 5pm.Former Bafana Bafana captain and captain of The Legends, Lucas Radebe, said he was looking forward to the soccer match. “Music and football play a great role in unifying the country. As a country, we are lucky to have Mandela with us as our icon,” Radebe added.Tickets for the inaugural Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day are on sale at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers outlets across South Africa. The proceeds will go towards building the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

“Triglav 2864” GC14N3H GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 27, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedExtreme Geocaching in Pictures (and Video)April 29, 2013In “Community”Started from the bottom, now we’re here. — Roof of the World (GC9A9E) — Geocache of the WeekMay 22, 2013In “Community””Para Emmy-n-Sapphie” GC19941 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK December 5, 2011December 5, 2011In “Community” Logging Triglav 2864Learning some quick Slovenian may smooth your long hike to reach this Geocache of the Week. The cache page for “Triglav 2864” (GC14N3H) shares a couple Slovenian phrases to offer other your fellow hikers as a courtesy. It reads, “When you meet or pass somebody say ‘dober dan’ (good day) or ‘zdravo or zivjo’ (hello).”Geocachers may also need the phrase, “How far to the top?” The  difficulty 1.5, terrain 4.5 geocache sits high atop a Mt. Triglav. The hike to the geocache and back can take two days.The peak of Mt. Triglav reaches 2864m (9390 ft) into the cool central European air. The mountain is highest in all of Slovenia and graces the country’s flag.Geocachers are advised to bring safety gear for the aggressive terrain and extra clothing to adapt to the shifting weather on the mountain. The cache page offers this warning, “Never underestimate the extremes of mountain weather. Check the weather forecast before you go and plan and equip accordingly.”View from near the cache locationHikers plan their trips  months in advance. The best time to climb begins in July. More than two hundred geocachers have taken the challenge to find “Triglav 2864” since TeMpL Team hide the traditional cache in 2007.Some geocachers say they overcame fears to find this cache, “So far the hardest cache. I am very glad that I finally decided to [go] up. I do not like heights too, so for me it was a really powerful experience. We had nice weather and it was a very nice view. Thanks for a nice, big cache.”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Cache containerIf you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more