Raptors make no picks in NBA draft

first_imgView comments Raptors general manager Bobby Webster said Toronto tried to acquire a pick via trade but was unable to do so.The deal for Carroll also included Torono’s first-round selection, 29th overall, and a second-round pick, 40th overall, that the Raptors acquired from Orlando in exchange for the contractual release of Magic president Jeff Weltman.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 crownToronto’s other second-round pick, 59th overall, was traded to Phoenix for forward P.J. Tucker in February 2017. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As Team Lakay success continues, clash between stablemates a possibility MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Toronto Raptors bench watches during the second half of Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on May 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Raptors 128-93. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPTORONTO — The Toronto Raptors did not make a pick in Thursday night’s NBA draft, having traded a first- and second-round selection to Brooklyn along with forward DeMarre Carroll in July 2017.It’s the third time in team history Toronto has not made a selection. The Raptors were also without a pick in the 2007 draft, and again in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Asia League: Nagoya blitzes past Zhejiang, tops Group A for semis entry

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Asia League: Ex-TNT import suits up for iECO, excited to play with Filipinos anew It wasn’t much of a back-and-forth affair between the two teams but Nagoya found an opening in the third quarter after getting a 12-point lead, 61-49, on Markeith Cummings’ triple at the 4:35 mark of the period.Li Jinglong managed to cut the deficit to a single digit, 67-59, at the start of the fourth but Cummings and Toshihiro Nakatsuka were quick to respond with five unanswered points to put Nagoya up 72-59 with 8:10 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCummings, who once played for NorthPort in the PBA, led the Diamond Dolphins with 25 points and nine rebounds while Craig Brackins had a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double.Jinglong put up 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions with center Ioannis Bourousis pitching in 16 points and 13 boards. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nagoya Diamond Dolphins vs Zhejiang Guangsha Lions during The Asia League’s ‘The Terrific 12’ at Studio City Event Center on 20 September 2018, in Macau, Macau. Photo by Win Chung Jacky Tsui / Power Sport Images for Asia LeagueMACAU—Nagoya breezed through the preliminaries and capped off its group stage campaign with a 79-71 win over Zhejiang Guangsha in the Asia League The Terrific 12 Thursday at Studio City Events Center here.The Diamond Dolphins from Japan topped Group A with a 2-0 record and advanced to the semifinals to face fellow B.League team Ryukyu in the penultimate round.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Do the UNEP and WWF wish to be part of this subterfuge?

first_imgDear Editor,I have noticed a recent release from the Government announcing “Hinterland Consultations on the Green State Development Strategy starts this week”. The release stated that team experts from the GoG’s Department of Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the assistance of the World Wildlife Fund Guianas (WWF), will be holding meetings in Regions 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, and 10 between August 16 and September 12, 2018. The schedule of meetings was listed.It is interesting, when one examines the schedule of meetings, that firstly three townships and one NDC which are not in the interior were included, while certain interior locations were omitted. Secondly, the planners of these meetings seem to be unfamiliar with the geography of Guyana, as meetings are not being coordinated to ensure efficient use of time and money incurred in holding these consultations.However, most interesting is that 8 of the 15 identified communities will be going to the polls on November 12, 2018. One wonders if the UNEP and the WWF are aware that these meetings will be part of the Government’s election campaign strategy for the Local Government Elections.From the media, I am aware that the UNEP has been assisting the Government since July 2017 on the Framework of the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) and Financing Mechanism. l am aware that there is a Green State Development Multi-Stakeholder Expert Group, although the members of this body have not been made public. l am aware that the GSDS, much touted by the Government for the last 3 years, is still to be developed, and that US$ 1.5 million of REDD+ money is funding the completion of the GSDS.I am also aware that not one Government Minister has been able, in the National Assembly or in the media, to articulate the Government’s vision of what the GSDS will contain for Guyana and its people. In fact, ask any Minister what is the GSDS, and one gets a lot of “hot air” and generalities. Worse yet, ask the how the GSDS will mesh with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their eyes gloss over.Having abandoned the Low Carbon Development Strategy of the PPPC Government — which had gone through rigorous consultations and dialogue in every interior community and coastal area over a 2-year period, and was brought to the National Assembly and debated — the Government has, over the last three years, failed to hold any consultation at the community level on its Green State Development Strategy.So the readers must forgive me for being cynical that the timing of these consultations on the GSDS is conveniently coincidental with the upcoming LGE on November 12, to allow the Government to use these consultations to do the PNC election work.Do the UNEP and the WWF wish to be part of this subterfuge? I certainly hope not.Regards,Gail Teixeira, MP,last_img read more

‘Sivans’ Reflect on the Past

first_img40 long years after graduation from one of Liberia’s most famous high schools, the Ricks Institute in Virginia, outside Monrovia, members of the “class of Siva” last Thursday January 23, 2014 gathered in the home of Ms. Muna Stubblefield at the James Spriggs Payne Airfield to bid their colleague, Mr. Othello Nance of Texas, USA, farewell.The farewell comes in the wake of the recent burial of the younger brother of Mr. Nance, the late Reginald Nance, in Bensonville, outside Monrovia.“Reggie,” as he was affectionately known, died during the Christmas season after a brief illness, having contributed his quota to the nation in various professional fields.Members of the “class of Siva” were brought together through the instrumentations of Caesar Hall, a noted national basketball coach in Liberia. Mr. Hall organized the few Sivans still residing in the country as well as other school mates.Amongst those gathered for the fond farewell were Mr. Alfred Harris, former Administrative manager at the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company (LPRC); Monroe Theophilus Weeks, Alias “Railroad Cowboy;” former technocrat at the Ministry of Public Works, Sando Johnson; and Merkel Greene, son of the late vice President of Liberia James E. Greene amongst other.While the Sivans were reflecting on life in the 1970s at the Ricks Institute, they proudly declared the Baptist run Educational Institution continues to promote quality and holistic education that attracts thousands of students thanks to the vision of the late President of Liberia and head of the Baptist Missionary and Education Convention (LBMEC) Rev. Dr. William Richard Tolbert, Jr.Dr. Tolbert Jr. became the president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) a development leader in the country that is currently run by Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Rev. Dr. Olu Q. Menjay. The BWA remains unwavering in creating an enabling learning environment that provides quality education with the requisite professional instructors and staff.The wake-keeping and funeral services of the late Reggie Nance took place at the First United Methodist Church on Ashmun Street in Monrovia. The occasion brought together brothers, sisters, cousins, and sympathizers who shared vivid reflections of Reggie. Reggie’s passing was also a catalyst for reuniting the “class of Siva” and the Ricks Institute family as they continue to make progress in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Surendra Persaud replaced as Chairman of BBCI

first_imgDr Surendra Persaud, who had pushed for toll increases at the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) in order to avert the company from becoming bankrupt, has been replaced as the Chairman of the company by the new Chairman of the NIS.The new BBCI Chairman is Auditor, John Seeram. Back in December, Seeram appointed the new Chairman of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) after the life of the Dr Persaud’s Board ended.Dr Surendra PersaudDr Persaud, who was a strong advocate for the Alliance for Change during the 2015 elections, took on Government when he announced new tolls for the Berbice Bridge. The then Chairman had disclosed that BBCI was facing bankruptcy and as such, proposed to increase its tolls, as much 300 per cent in some cases, to keep the Berbice Bridge afloat. He said Government’s refusal to entertain consultations on the toll hike which would have prevented the continuing heavy financial losses of BBCI forced the company to announce the increases.A move which was strongly opposed by Government, which called the toll hikes burdensome and draconian, and eventually, on November 5, 2018, took over operations of the facility to stop the BBCI’s increase from taking effect on November 12.While Government still assumes responsibility for the operation of the bridge to date, the bridge company in November had moved to the High Court, asking it to grant several orders to reverse the takeover and bar the Minister from carrying out functions of maintaining and operating the bridge.That matter is still being heard in the High Court and is coming up for hearing on February 26.Many stakeholders weighed in on the situation including the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) which had called the Government out for precipitating the toll increases. The party noted that a formula for minor increases was supposed to be in place – increases that would have lessened the impact on commuters. Instead, the coalition abandoned this formula and even tinkered with it, thus resulting in the current state of affairs at the BBCI.New BBCI Chairman John SeeramWhile Government has been adamant in not allowing these increases, outspoken political activist and former Presidential Advisor Ramon Gaskin had suggested a total buyout of the bridge company by Government so as to resolve the issue.Guyana Times understands that the BBCI, in which the NIS has majority voting rights on the Board of Directors, was forced to push for the increase in tolls in order to protect its investment. To this end, Gaskin suggested that an alternative can be for Government and the NIS to solely own the bridge, thus buying the shares from all the other shareholders.last_img read more

Bonds’ ball 756 auctioned for $752,467 in San Francisco

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th home run ball was auctioned Saturday for $752,467, well more than the estimates by memorabilia experts. Home run No. 755, the ball that tied the record, also auctioned for $186,750, according to Sotheby’s/SCP Auctions. Both final prices included the winning bid plus a 20 percent buyer’s fee, according to the auction houses handling the sale. Bonds broke Aaron’s record of 755 with a shot into the right-center field seats on Aug. 7 off Washington Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik in San Francisco. Matt Murphy, a 21-year-old student and construction supervisor from New York, emerged from a scuffle with the record-breaking ball after paying $100 for a $12 ticket during a layover on his way to Australia from his hometown. While the price for No. 756 exceeded expectations, the ball did not come close to the $3 million that was paid for St. Louis Cardinal slugger Mark McGwire’s single-season home run record ball in 1998. Most memorabilia experts believe Bonds’ last career home run, which will set the new record, will garner more than $1 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I had hoped to keep the ball, but when I determined that was not the best strategy at this stage of my life, this definitely was the right decision,” Murphy said in a statement released after the sale. “It is an honor to be a part of baseball history and I wish the new owner well with whatever they elect to do with the ball.” Experts had predicted the ball that tied Hank Aaron’s home run record would fetch about $200,000, and that the record-breaker would be sold for least $500,000. “I feel like I did the right thing with it,” said Adam Hughes, 34, a plumber from La Jolla who came up with No. 755 in the left-center field seats in San Diego on Aug. 4. Hughes said that after taxes and auction house fees, he expects to take home about $90,000 from the sale. He said he would probably invest some of the money and use some of it to help out a cousin who just started college. He might also go on a cruise, he said. Neither buyers wanted to be identified, said a spokesman for SCP Auctions. last_img read more

DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM INVITES YOU TO ATTEND ‘REMEMBERING 1916’ THEMED WORKSHOPS

first_imgAs part of National Recreation Week, Donegal County Museum in partnership with Donegal Libraries and Dark Daughter Productions is inviting people to go on an imaginary journey back in time to Co Donegal 100 years ago to experience what children’s lives were like then.All we need is YOU and your IMAGINATION to join us in animated history workshops, to learn while having fun too.These free workshops are being held all over the county between Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th July and are most suitable for children aged 10+. National Recreation Week will run from Sunday 3rd July – Saturday 9th July 2016. The theme of National Recreational Week is ‘Remembering 1916’.These workshops are funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.On Tuesday 5th July at 10am in Bundoran Community Library, contact on 071 9829665Wednesday 6th July at 2pm in Central Library Letterkenny, contact them on   074 9124950 Thursday 7th July at 11 am in Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair   contact them on  074 9560862Friday 8th July at 1.30pm in Buncrana Library contact them on  074 9361941Saturday 9th July at 2pm in Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, contact them on 074 9124613For more information contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. You can phone them on 074 9124613 or email them at museum@donegalcoco.ieDONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM INVITES YOU TO ATTEND ‘REMEMBERING 1916’ THEMED WORKSHOPS was last modified: June 29th, 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:1916Donegal County MuseumRECREATION WEEKlast_img read more

DOOISH SCHOOLS TO TAKE PART IN CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

first_imgCentenary celebrations will take place this Saturday, 14th June at Dooish Schools.The day begins with a visit to the Old Dooish 1914 school which celebrates its 100th Anniversary at 12 noon.At 7 o clock a short parade will leave from the Old Schools to the New Schools to mark the progress of education in the area from early Monastic Educational Settings to National Schools. A tree will be planted by The Green Team and a Commemorative Stone will be unveiled to mark the occasion.We are also opening a brand new Mainstream Classroom which the community has helped to provide. Following this an Ecumenical Service with Fr. John Joe Duffy and past Pupil Rev. Jim Stewart will take place.The evening will be rounded off with a Centenary Celebration Show of singing, dancing, sketches, stories and nostalgia. Souvenir Booklets and Centenary Cookbooks will be on sale and absolutely everyone is invited.DOOISH SCHOOLS TO TAKE PART IN CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS was last modified: June 10th, 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:Dooish National Schoollast_img read more

Hairstyles for winter with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

first_imgIt’s not really about seasonal trends anymore, it’s not about having a certain style in summer and another in winter! It’s more about having a style that can translate no matter what time of year it is. Patrick has asked Kiera, one of our Style Directors, to talk us through some of her favourite looks for winter.The Long Bob – Ashley Graham The long bob, or lob as it is referred to, is perfect for women who want the versatility of having slightly longer hair with built-in layers. Kiera says that we see lobs with a lot of shag over the past few months but now women are looking for a little more length.Bedhead Waves – Chrissy TeiganBed head texture is typically blown-out or straightened hair that has been slept on which gives a sexy tousled effect, but adding waves and spritzing your hair with salt spray will get the perfect bedhead waves look. Fringes – Dakota JohnsonFringes have never really gone out of fashion over the past few months but more people than ever choosing a fringe that can grow our easily to refresh their look with low maintenance and fuss. Dakota’s long layers’ pair effortlessly with her long airy fringe. Worried if your face shape wouldn’t suit a fringe? Don’t be – there is a fringe type to suit practically every face shape, from peek-a-boo, full to side fringes, the choice is endless.The Textured Ballerina Bun – Kendall JenerWith the high ballerina bun, placement right on the crown is what is so popular now. Kiera says first create texture with a dry shampoo and work it up for a more modern feel and than pull it up. The texture makes sure that you don’t actually look like ballerina!Gorgeous Curls Embracing the hair’a natural texture and going with it is so popular right now. Natural curls are taking the place of sleek and smooth blow-dries. Whether you have naturally curly hair or want to create your own curls you will have plenty of inspiration now.If you would like to book a complimentary consultation with any of our team of stylists simply contact us on 0749125476 or book online by clicking here http://www.patrickgildea.ie/book-online/Hairstyles for winter with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Patrick GildeaShare 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)last_img read more

Mike Mutebi slams Saddam Juma and Muzamir Mutyaba

first_imgKCCA FC lost away to Proline 2-1 yesterday at the StarTimes stadium in a game that they literally created nothing in the first half.When both Saddam Juma nd Muzamir Mutyaba were taken off, the team seemed to have breathed a new lease of life as the likes of substitutes Isaac Muleme and Isaac Kirabira controlled the game better giving the advanced players room to operate in Proline’s half hence creating chances one I which resulted into the penalty that Paul Mucureezi converts late in the game.After SC Villa won 1-0 at home to Express on the same day, it means that the Kasasiro boys have now slipped to third on the log, three points behind Jogoos and one adrift of Police FC who are second.Mbarara City are the Kasasiro Boys next opponents away in Mbarara in two weeks time and it remains to be seen where both or any of Mutyaba and Saddam will feature.Comments KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi is not impressed by the perfomance of some of his senior players. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–After KCCA FC failed to go top of the AZAM Uganda Premier League yesterday, their head coach Mike Mutebi has come out and slammed the team’s so called senior players.“Journalists come out and talk about our so called senior players like Muzamir Mutyaba and Saddam Juma but what do they do on the pitch?” Mutebi asked.Saddam Juma who is yet to find the back of the net this season was substituted at half time while Mutyaba who has only two goals so far played just a minute of the second half before he was also taken off yesterday against Proline.“I keep on saying that all Ugandan footballers are the same and will mentain my stand. When you look at a young lad in Lawrence Bukenya and the things he was doing on the pitch, he seemed to understand the game better than the so called seniors,” Mutebi said.last_img read more