Parker returns, expects Leonard to return in ‘2 to 3 weeks’

first_imgMOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Grizzlies fire coach David Fizdale day after benching Gasol Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leonard missed all preseason with a thigh injury that Popovich said was similar to Parker’s.Popovich was not as definitive about when Leonard would return, joking that he would confer with team doctors rather than “Dr. Parker.”“He’s getting very close,” Popovich said. “Making progress. He’s having contact now. Hopefully we’ll get him back shortly.”The Spurs have the third best record in the West (12-7) despite being without Leonard and Parker.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives past Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker is back for the San Antonio Spurs, and the veteran guard expects teammate Kawhi Leonard to return in “two or three weeks” from a quadriceps injury that’s kept him out all season.Leonard has been practicing with Parker and retired San Antonio forwards Tim Duncan and Matt Bonner as part of his rehabilitation from right quadriceps tendinopathy.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I still think he’s a couple of weeks away,” Parker said of Leonard. “He was looking good the last two or three practices he practiced with me.”Parker will start at point guard in his season debut Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured quadriceps tendon. He will play limited minutes, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said, but there was no exact figure.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneLeonard worked out Monday after the team’s morning shootaround, a rare public sighting of him on the court.The two-time Defensive Player of the Year missed the last three games of last season’s Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors after re-aggravating a sprained left ankle, but said he recovered from the injury shortly after San Antonio’s season ended. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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‘Pursue Peace’

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai has called for the inclusive participation of all Liberians in preserving and maintaining the peace the nation currently enjoys.Speaking at the launch of the National Palava Hut Technical Forum organized by the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), Vice President Boakai urged every Liberian to bear in mind that the search for reconciliation is a deliberate one that needs to be handled with particular dexterity (skills) and foresight.The INCHR replaces the controversial Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in an effort to implement several recommendations from that body relative to Liberia’s 14 years of conflict.In a quest to find and sustain peace, the Vice President added; “Go to every length possible, not ignoring matters that may even present themselves to be inconsequential.”“Like the good old book admonishes us, let us not only seek peace but also pursue it,” he added.He maintained that fostering the nation’s forward march depends on colossal and meaningful participation of all in the palava hut peace initiative.“We are not mistaken to assure ourselves that if we could, in the midst of all the challenges, maintain 10 solid years of peaceful coexistence, we certainly can confidently move towards achieving lasting peace for nation development and progress,” he said.He considered the quest to having lasting peace as, “a national challenge that does not rest only on the shoulders of government but the entire citizenry.”“We call on every Liberian to pay keen attention to and strongly support all work undertaken to heal our wounds and reinforce the bonds that hold us together. Let the works of your hands serve to set the tune of our national discourse on a positive note. Let us move to stop reminding ourselves and others of the negative past of disrespect, intolerance, and division as occasioned by our conduct; be it in words or deeds,” he admonished.Also making remarks, Internal Affairs Minister, Morris Dukuly, committed the Ministry to every part of the palava hut process.He expressed the uniqueness of such a manner in settling disputes in the Liberian culture, adding: “This will help address our differences as people because this had been part of our culture for generations now.”Justice Minister Christiana Tah indicated that palava hut settlement remains the best way for people to address their grievances. “We have not forgotten the TRC report,” she said. “We have to engage every idea necessary to move forward.” Share 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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Teachers, GTU need to be firm with the coalition administration

first_imgDear Editor,With America and the United Kingdom having vested interests in Guyana, for strategic geopolitical reasons and as a former colony respectively, these countries, particularly the United Kingdom, must be shaking their heads at what continues to obtain in Guyana in our political and economic affairs.Not only they, but Guyanese can very probably attest for themselves that granting Guyana independence in 1966 was premature; because while there was no doubt a need to curtail the extraction of our wealth while we were a colony as a means of promoting development locally, releasing Guyana as an independent nation has, in retrospect, been disastrous.After 52 years of economic mismanagement and retrograde politics, many Guyanese workers and their families survive on depressed incomes while our Government ministers, with the approval of the President himself, recently made themselves right by granting themselves multi-million-dollar annual salaries, deliberately ignoring public servants on the lower salary scales.It is eye-opening to note that the Coalition was willing to extend a $450 million contract as a reward for ‘political favours or support’, while the people whose votes brought the administration into power are being treated like fools. I was made to understand that the Police Force did not receive an increase in their salaries in one of the more recent years. It is my considered opinion that underpaying workers is equivalent to robbing them.The last three years of the PNC-led coalition’s administration have been a display of utter ignominy, having learnt nothing from its previous misadventure in the political economy of Burnhamism. It is impossible for an economy to prosper, or a Government to survive, by casting aside the private sector and marginalising close to 50% of the population. These, I think, were thoughts of Dr. Cheddi Jagan on Burnhamism. This aside, I wish to address the concerns of our teachers and public servants in general.The current administration has adopted measures which clearly demonstrate that it intends to de-emphasise workers and their rights both in respect to working conditions and compensation. I reiterate that public servants and workers in general have to make their welfare a priority of this Government; and for that matter, any Government.In respect of salaries for teachers and public servants in general, I have already demonstrated that G$146,000 leaves workers with just over G$12,000 per week to look after food, their dependents and other miscellaneous needs; and this is clearly inadequate to those familiar with our cost of living. This is not even considering the impending impact of the recent increase in bus fares.I have consistently maintained that the salaries of all public servants should be adjusted by an amount which brings the salary of the lowest paid worker up to an acceptable ‘living wage’. While there has been no agreement as yet on this figure, the adjoining table places the current demands of the Teachers’ Union in context, excluding miscellaneous items.These I suggested should be dealt with subsequently, since I think that ensuring all workers receive at least an acceptable living wage is more important. The annual increases have been applied to the base figures alone, since this method produces reasonable numbers.Examination of these figures, the base numbers of which are estimates, reveals that the union was correct, at least with respect to addressing the needs of teachers on the lower salary scale, in its demands in respect of its proposed annual salary increases. It is only in 2019, using these salary adjustments alone, that the salaries of the lowest paid teachers approach anything close to acceptable. Further, $1.2 billion would more than comfortably cover increases for all teachers (estimated at 9,500) if based on the salary of $67,000 on lowest scale, up to 2019. Teachers should be comfortable with the proposed increases as presented here, and should clarify these numbers with their union. Applying the percent increases to all teaching salary scales pushes up the annual cost by a not insignificant amount, which makes it more onerous to be applied to all public servants.Yours faithfully,Craig Sylvesterlast_img read more

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Buxton Pump Station construction is a “failure” – Engineer

first_imgPopular engineer Charles Ceres on Monday said that the recently-constructed $240 million pump station at Buxton on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) is an “engineering failure” since too much money was spent to build it with no instrumental benefits to the residents.Civil, Geotechnical and Groundwater Hydrology Engineer Charles CeresCeres, who is a Civil, Geotechnical and Groundwater Hydrology Engineer and founded Ground Structures Engineering Consultants Inc, made the statement when he addressed the opening of the University of Guyana’s School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation Inaugural Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel.The engineer said that the majority of projects were plagued by engineering failures that were both detrimental to the public and to the drive to ensure that Guyanese people have a living wage. He added that the failures were evident in both the Public and Private Sectors, but expressed concern with regard to the Private Sector, since he noted that optimisation of resources should be paramount to the Private Sector.“Engineering failure is the failure to optimise the use of money, recognise opportunities and failure to provide value to the end user. This optimisation ensures minimisation of costs and risks and maximisation of benefits,” he said.Turning his attention to the Buxton Pump Station, Ceres said the construction included the removal of soil to a depth of approximately 20 feet followed by the construction of a hollowed concrete structure built on a pile foundation.“The soil removed weighed more than the pump station. It begs the question why was piles removed. The engineers at the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Board said they were unaware of this ever having been done before. These individuals were informed of several such structures being built as part of GuySuCo infrastructure. Engineers of the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Drainage and Irrigation Board are more focused on precedent. Precedent is sometimes applicable in law and not in engineering. The pump station construction is a failure. It did not optimise the benefits to the end user, since too much money was spent to build it,” Ceres posited.Earlier this month, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder commissioned the $240 million drainage pump station aimed at alleviating flooding in Buxton and surrounding areas. The pump station is equipped with a 70.6 cu/sec pump, which has the capacity to discharge water at a rate of 31,700 gallons per minute.Following intense flooding, Government secured a $1.4 billion line of credit from the World Bank for the construction of three pump stations located at Lusignan, Friendship/Vigilance, and Enmore.last_img read more

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Subway-to-the-sea meeting tonight

first_imgUsing a $4,000 grant from the American Public Transportation Association, the nonprofit will host additional meetings in Hancock Park, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, plus an informational meeting this fall at UCLA. Dates aren’t yet scheduled. The grant allows the group to teach residents about advocacy and public lobbying for public transit. The Purple Line begins at Union Station and terminates at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. Looking to build community support for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s vision of a “subway to the sea,” a nonprofit transit group will hold the first in a series of outreach meetings tonight. The meeting hosted by Southern California Transit Advocates will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority doesn’t yet have definitive plans to extend the Purple Line, although Villaraigosa has expressed a desire for the subway to run from mid-Wilshire to Santa Monica. His office contacted Transit Advocates last summer and asked the group to help build community support for the project, said Kymberleigh Richards, public and legislative affairs director of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit. 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

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Premier League academy teams to play in EFL Trophy with League One & Two teams

first_img1 Will Keane in action for Manchester United Under-21s Premier League academy teams will be allowed to play in the EFL Trophy next season after radical plans to revamp the competition were approved at the English Football League’s annual general meeting in Portugal.According to Press Association Sport, 16 of the 21 existing category one academies – most of them belonging to top-flight teams – will be invited to join a 64-team competition which will start with 16 groups of four before becoming a straight knock-out with a final at Wembley.The Premier League is also understood to have provided £1million to create a total prize fund of £1.95m, with bonuses awarded for each win.The 16 elite academy sides will be evenly distributed throughout the groups with the 48 clubs from Leagues One and Two, with the whole competition running on a north/south basis until the final. Each team will play each other once in the group stage, with the academy team getting just one home game. The knock-out stages will be single ties apart from the semi-finals, where there will be two legs.The competition is currently without a title sponsor as Johnstone’s Paints’ contract expired last season, with Barnsley beating Oxford in the last JPT final.The EFL announced that Ian Lenagan, the owner of Super League rugby league team Wigan Warriors and former director of Oxford, had been voted in as its new chairman, replacing Greg Clarke.But as with the vote on the EFL Trophy proposal, it is thought that the vote was far from unanimous with several clubs voicing their displeasure at the process.There was also understood to have been some criticism of Lenagan’s record as an ambassador for League Two clubs whilst at Oxford.last_img read more

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City mulls Arena bids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – City officials are considering taking bids for the operation of the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. Ventura Productions, LLC, has operated the rodeo and concert venue through a 15-year lease with the city, which owns the arena. The city and Ventura Productions share any revenue raised from events held at the facility. This fiscal year, the company is paying Pico Rivera $122,567 for the lease, the amount of which increases by 5 percent each year. The company’s contract is set to expire in May 2007. Ventura Productions has told officials it is interested in renewing its operating contract for the facility. But city officials said they might put the contract out for bid to see whether the city could get a better deal. “The City Council is anxious to see what’s out there. They want to hear from other companies who might be interested in operating the arena to see how they might do that and how it would benefit the city,” said Bob Spencer, Pico Rivera’s spokesman. The owners of Ventura Productions, the Hauser family, did not return several phone calls Tuesday seeking commment. The city, meanwhile, has hired a construction company, MZN Construction Inc. of La Habra, to perform inspections of the aging arena, which first opened in 1978. In January, the company identified 82 mostly minor items that need to be corrected. “It was little things like adding toilets to handle a certain load to cracks in concrete that could just be signs of age or something more,” said Michael Moore, the city’s director of public works. MZN now is scheduled to complete a second, more in-depth inspection of the arena, at a cost of $47,000 to the city. Officials said they hope to create a list of upgrades for the 6,000-seat arena. Those improvements could be included in any new future lease agreement, Spencer said. Councilman Gregory Sal- cido said the relationship between Ventura Productions and the city has been mutually productive. “There is a good working relationship, but we must be diligent in exploring all options available,” he said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE PROVE UNBEATABLE AS THEY GO THROUGH ENTIRE LEAGUE CAMPAIGN UNBEATEN

first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBa iad 5, 6, 11 agus 18 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €6,500 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Vincent & Kay Wehrley Quad Rd., Noreen Coyle Meenmore, Emma Jane Boyle Meenmore, John Houston Tubberkeen agus Annmarie O’Donnell Brocagh. Bhain Anthony Conaghan as Crickamore €150 agus Kathleen O’Donnell as Annagry, Lorraine Walsh as Ardara, Maeve Gillespie as Mullaghduff agus Madge O’Donnell as Leiffin €100 ag an bhingo.Pride of place this week goes to the senior team who were presented with the division 2 league title in Bundoran in the final league game, Dungloe went undefeated in the league and won the final league match on a score-line of An Clochan Liath 3-13 Bundroan 2-9.The goals coming from the Redmond brothers Owen & Martin along with Adrian Sweeney.In what was a great team performance great credit must go to Tony Boyle and Ronan Brennan for their hard work all season and a special thanks to the back room team of Patrick O’Donnell and James O’Hagan who contributed so much all year. The reserve team finished runners up in the league drawing their final match on Saturday also against Bundoran.Final score was Bundoran 1-12 An Clochan Liath 0-15.We wish both teams the best of luck as they prepare for championship now in the coming weeks.Club 200 Update: Dungloe GAA would like to extend its thanks to the people who were part of the fifth series of Club 200 and to anyone who contributed to earlier club 200 series.Going forward its the intention of the club to continue into a sixth series of Club 200 and we ask all existing members would they let their card holders know their intentions to continue within the draw. We would also welcome new members and should anyone have any questions please contact Tony Boyle on 086-3871216 or Aideen Gillen on 087-9340706.This will go towards the repayment of the club house & future developments.The 1st draw of the sixth series will take place on the 28th of September 2014 at the bingo. Thanks again from all at Dungloe GAA.With this coming weekend being hugely historic in Donegal where both minor and senior teams featuring in their respective All-Ireland finals, we wish Danny, Adam, John & Christian and the entire minor panel all the best for the final, we would like to wish Jim and the entire senior squad every success in the senior final. Lets have a great day and safe joureny to everyone travelling up to the match this Sunday.Under 13s: Dungloe 2-11 Four Masters 0-07, Dungloe secured a home semi final in Division 2 by finishing top of the table after defeating table toppers four masters on Wednesday evening in Donegal Town.The Match was closely contested throughout , dungloe led by 1-06/0-03 at half time.Best for Dungloe were: Aiden mc Cole, Daire Gallagher, Dylan Sweeney, Aiden Mc Hugh and Mark Bonner Scorers: Ben Boyle 1-03, Aaran Ward 1-02, Jerome Boyle 0-02, Dylan Boyle 0-02, Ethan Ward 0-01, Aiden Mc Hugh.GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE PROVE UNBEATABLE AS THEY GO THROUGH ENTIRE LEAGUE CAMPAIGN UNBEATEN was last modified: September 16th, 2014 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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NAOMH CHONAIL SUFFER ULSTER HEARTACHE BY NARROWEST OF MARGINS

first_imgNaomh Conaill have been beaten by the narrowest of margins in the Ulster Club Senior football championship at MacCumhaill Park this afternoon.Dermot Molloy was a big loss for Glenties when he wine toff injured today.The Glenties side, who beat St Eunans in the county final, were beaten by Tyrone champions Trillick by 2-9 to 1-11.Naomh Chonaill were on the backfoot for most of the game after they had influential county star Anthony Thompson sent off after an altercation with a Trillick player after juts 11 minutes. Their cause was not helped any when former county star Dermot Brick Molloy had to be replaced because of an injury in the opening period.Niall Gormley and Daire Gallagher’s goals in the opening half for Tricllick left Glenties chasing the win for most of the game.Ciaran Thompson did manage to pull his side back into three points of the leaders when he powered home a suNaomh Chonaill were on the backfoot for most of the game after they had influential county star Anthony Thompson sent off after an altercation with a Trillick player after juts 11 minutes.Their cause was not helped any when former county star Dermot Brick Molloy had to be replaced because of an injury in the opening period. Niall Gormley and Daire Gallagher’s goals in the opening half for Tricllick left Glenties chasing the win for most of the game.Ciaran Thompson did manage to pull his side back into three points of the leaders when he powered home a superb shot to leave it 2-6 to 1-6 as the teams got down to second half business.Trillick continued to latch on the points with a couple of fine scores through Daire Gallagher and Gormley again.In fairness to Glenties they never said die and continued to chip away with their own points from the likes of Brendan McDyre and Johnny McCloone.Trillick should have shut the game out as a contest when Ruairy Kelly blazed wide when he perhaps should have done better with the goal at his mercy. Dara Gallagher will rue his last gasp effort which could have snatched a replay for the Donegal side but which went wide of the posts.Naomh Chonaill will have plenty of regrets especially the early sending off but the Tyrone team took full advantage and march onto the semi-final.NAOMH CHONAIL SUFFER ULSTER HEARTACHE BY NARROWEST OF MARGINS was last modified: November 1st, 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:donegalGlentiesTrillickUlsterlast_img read more

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GARDAI CALLED TO MAJOR DISTURBANCE OVERNIGHT

first_imgA large number of Gardai were called to Bunrnfoot last night after a major disturbance involving the Travelling community.Several Garda cars rushed to the scene close to a bar in the Tooban area.The incident happened just before midnight and eyewitnsses said that four units were dispatched form Letterkenny to back up their colleagues from Buncrana. There was also a large Garda presence in the Bridgend area.Gardai liaised with their PSNI counterparts in Derry during the operation.We will have more on this story shortly.  GARDAI CALLED TO MAJOR DISTURBANCE OVERNIGHT was last modified: October 11th, 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:bridgendGardaiPSNIrowlast_img read more

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