Kyrie Irving insists he’ll be ready for Celtics camp

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced And now with LeBron James now out of the East — he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, meaning his eight-year run of being on the team that wins the East is ending — Boston figures to be a popular pick to reach the NBA Finals next season.“At the end of the day, we’re going to be battling anyway,” Irving said. “We haven’t started. Everyone’s 0-0 right now. The expectations, the power rankings, all that other good stuff that the media loves doing, it’s all part of the game. Obviously there’s some expectations that we have to meet individually and then as a group.”Irving was the third-leading scorer for the U.S. at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, starting all eight games and averaging 11.4 points. The U.S. went 8-0 in Rio on the way to gold.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Kyrie Irving signs a basketball for a fan during a training camp for USA Basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Kyrie Irving isn’t in a position where he could play with USA Basketball this week at its minicamp.He made the trip to Las Vegas anyway.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The way Irving sees it, if USA Basketball calls, you answer. So he was in the gym Thursday for the start of the two-day camp, watching and interacting with guys but not partaking in the on-court action.And he insisted that when the Boston Celtics start training camp in about two months, he will be fully ready to go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Easily. Easily. Easily,” Irving said. “It’s just the summertime. This is probably one of the first summers in my last seven years where I’ve actually had time to kind of develop and work on things that I want to improve on.”Irving’s first season with the Celtics ended in mid-March with a knee issue that required surgery. The Celtics went to the Eastern Conference finals even without him and Gordon Hayward (who missed all but the first five minutes of the season because of injury) anyway. Ronaldo set for Juventus league debut at Chievo Verona View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Local golfing product headed to Florida for University

first_imgHis former head, Gayton, knows he will excel in his upcoming challenges in the U.S.“Jake was a very dedicated golfer who spent all of his time at the course, working out and/or running,” Gayton said. “His diet and training regime was a testament to his dedication and his ultimate goal of receiving an NCAA Division I scholarship.” Jake has all the physical skills that you could ask for. No one puts in more time than Jake and no one has been more successful at the high school level than Jake. I think he has the opportunity to do something special.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local golfing product Jake Lane is headed for Florida after being accepted to Bethune-Cookman University on a full D-1 scholarship.Lane who has been playing golf since he was seven-years-old decided to move to Qualicum Beach as a way to play the sport year-round in 2014.“Qualicum Beach is the closest place that doesn’t snow during the winter and that basically was the deciding factor,” said Lane. “I play in Pheasant Glen [Golf Resort] just about every day.”- Advertisement -During his time in Qualicum Beach at Kwalikum Secondary, the golf team head coach Butch Gayton offered Lane a place to stay with his family as Lane met Gayton after joining the Kwalikum Kondors. He helped the team capture their third provincial crown two years ago and also won an individual provincial AA championship.“Winning provincials was pretty special and I will be remembering that for a while,” said Lane, who graduated last June and since then has been mapping out the next chapter of his life.He now prepares to head to Daytona, Florida, for the next chapter in his golf career shortly after the new year.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgCHANGE OF DATES: COURTS SERVICETHE Motions Court scheduled for tomorrow, Monday 9th March will be held on Tuesday 10th March instead in Letterkenny Courthouse. COURTS NOTICE: MOTIONS COURT POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY was last modified: March 8th, 2015 by John2Share 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:letterkennymotions courtlast_img read more

Durham and Goughie select their Premier League teams of the season – agree?

first_imgThe 2016/17 Premier League season is finally over, and what a season it was!Chelsea were crowned champions, Harry Kane won the Golden Boot – and Sunderland were finally relegated from the top flight.But, who were the best players across the entire campaign?Drivetime presenters Adrian Durham and Darren Gough revealed their Premier League teams of the season on Monday’s show – but do you agree?Goughie’s team is in a 3-4-3 formation, whilst Adrian uses a 3-1-4-2, and you can see all the players selected by clicking the right arrow above…Comment below and let us know if you prefer Durham’s or Goughie’s team, and who you would select in your Premier League team of the season 22 Right forward: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) 22 22 22 Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) Centre midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) Centre back: Gary Cahill (Chelsea) 22 Centre forward: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Left forward: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 Centre forward: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) Right midfield: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Left midfield: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 22 Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford (Sunderland) – Adrian has selected his team using a 3-1-4-2 formation. Right wing back: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United) – Goughie’s team uses a 3-4-3 formation. You can see both Goughie’s and Durham’s teams by clicking the right arrow 22 Centre back: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Centre back: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Left wing back: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) Centre midfield: David Silva (Manchester City) Centre back: Gary Cahill (Chelsea) 22 22 Centre back: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) 22 Centre midfield: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) 22 Centre midfield: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) 22 Centre forward: Diego Costa (Chelsea)last_img read more


first_imgJIM MCGUINNESS will appear on The Saturday Night Show tonight.Jim McGuinness took his place on the bench alongside Celtic manager Ronnie Delia for Celtic’s 5-0 victory over Ross County earlier this afternoon.His presence on the bench signifies the central role he’s now having with the first-team at Celtic Park.One of Delia’s first moves as manager of Celtic was to promote McGuinness from working with the club’s youth set-up into the first-team. However, today was the first time McGuinness took his place on the bench alongside Delia.Celtic have been struggling of late, and lost 1-0 to Hamilton Academical last weekend.Manager Ronnie Delia has come under scrutiny from the Celtic faithful due to a succession of bad results.However, with Jimmy on board today, Celtic were back winning matches as they thrashed Ross County 5-0. McGuinness stepped down as Donegal manager a fortnight ago after four glorious years at the helm.He hasn’t given an interview since his departure, but it’s believed he stepped down because of his promotion with the first-team at Celtic Park.McGuinness will give his first interview tonight, when he appears on RTE’s The Saturday Night Show, and is expected to reveal why he walked away from the Donegal job.JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES AT CELTIC – MCGUINNESS PART OF MANAGEMENT STAFF FOR FIVE-STAR VICTORY was last modified: October 18th, 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:celtic fcFeaturesJim McGuinnessnewsRTESportlast_img read more


first_imgLast year’s parade was a hugely-colourful experience in Carn.The Carndonagh Easter Parade will take place on Easter Monday next at 3pm. This fantastic event is back for its 4th year and is going from strength to strength attracting families from far and near to enjoy a free day out for all.Starting from Simpson’s Car Park at 3pm, the parade will proceed to the Diamond, down Bridge Street, onto Church Road and will then return to the Diamond via Station Road and Malin Street, before ending at Simpson’s. There will be a competition for the Best Easter Bonnet, the best entries and floats in terms of fancy dress and endeavour. So get the artistic side going and be creative.There will be live music and entertainment from the viewing platform in the Diamond from 2.30pm and an exhibition made up of the entries received from the ongoing photographic & children’s colouring competition. Entries can be received from local shops and returned to the Carn Post Office.It is hoped that the many clubs and organisations in the town will join the parade on the day and make it a celebration of the extent of community involvement in Carn. All businesses are asked to join in the spirit of the day, enter floats and promote the town. Entries however are not confined to the town so, if you fancy a good day’s fun, come along and enter.The organisers, Carndonagh Easter Monday Parade Committee, have been very much encouraged by the support, financial and otherwise, that they have received from the local business community. Joe Dohery Chairman said ‘ We would like to thank the local businesses and community for their support in helping to make this another successful event for the town. It is sure to be a great day for all and we encourage you to come out and enjoy this fantastic day’.Please note, traffic diversions will be in place on the day and due to this Mc Ginley’s Dublin bus will pick up at Supervalue & Donagh Cross.The organisers are asking for more volunteers to assist with stewarding and would ask anyone interested to please contact John Cunningham (087) 277 2954For further information or to register a float contact Jennifer O Donnell (086) 3796311  A FESTIVAL OF COLOUR IS PROMISED FOR CARNDONAGH’S EASTER PARADE was last modified: April 17th, 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:Carndonagh Easter Paradelast_img read more

Ray Ratto: Sharks rediscover themselves, but is it too late?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — ​Well, that was easy, and predictable, and so very San Jose Sharks. They probably just waited one game too long to reprise their best selves.But they did, 5-2 winners over the Vegas Golden Knights in a game that was theirs in every way that Games 3 or 4 of this Western Conference first round series were not. They established control early, they maintained it through the few moments when the …last_img read more

Research conference to find ways to drive the economy

first_imgWith the theme “Driving South Africa’s Industrial Development Agenda”, South Africa is to host its first Economic Research Advisory Network (Eran) conference in East London later in March to find ways to boost the country’s economy.The event will be a platform for policy makers, academics, traditional leaders, NGOs, business, labour, students and members of the general public to discuss potential and real economic issues that hamper industrial development and economic growth.“Discussions at the conference will centre mainly on issues related to how to build a progressive developmental state that is capable of growing the country’s economy, thereby creating employment and eradicating poverty and inequality,” Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Minister Rob Davies said in announcing the conference last week.The DTI helped set up Eran in 2015 as a national research network dedicated to promoting high-quality economic and development research. Its members come from national and provincial economic development departments, other government entities, universities and research institutions.Davies said research underpins South Africa’s economic policies, such as the Industrial Policy Action Plan.“We are on a mission to restructure our economy to set it on a more value-adding, labour-intensive and environmentally sustainable growth path,” he said. “Research plays a critical part in ensuring that our plans and objectives are built on well-research empirical evidence.“Research should contribute to sustainable development and the competitiveness of the South African economy.”The conference is a partnership between the DTI and the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. It will be held at the East London International Convention Centre from 10 to 11 March.last_img read more

Probe ordered into Pune lathicharge

first_imgThe government on Tuesday announced a probe into the alleged police excesses on specially-abled students in Pune on Monday. At least 35 students were injured when the police resorted to lathi-charge nearly 11,000 protesters gathered outside the Collector’s office. Announcing a probe in the Council, Minister for Revenue, PWD (Excluding Undertakings), Relief and Rehabilitation, Agriculture, Chandrakant Patil expressed “regret” over the police action on the students and promised to look into the alleged highhandedness of the cops, Earlier, proceedings in the Council were disrupted after sloganeering from Opposition, who demanded immediate suspension of police personnel involved in the incident. The Shiv Sena went a step further demanding a judicial probe from a retired justice to look into the police excesses. Raising the issue, Leader of the Opposition Dhananjay Munde said the students were demanding rights to quality education, and protesting against distribution of fraudulent certificates (disability) in the Government offices. “If their demands were met at the district level they would not have felt the need to stage a protest in the first place,” said Mr. Munde. Mr. Patil assured members of the House that Minister for Social Justice Dilip Kamble would be deputed by the government to negotiate demands presented by students. “The demands are being considered and we are hopeful of a resolution at the earliest. Meanwhile, we assure action against those who are responsible for the lattice charge,” Mr. Patil said. The Shiv Sena demanded the roll back of the transfer orders issued for the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. Shiv Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe said the government will only suspend a few officers who will resume duty after challenging the order in an administrative tribunal. “The least State must do is to set up a judicial probe,” she said. Senior leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said Chief Minister must tender an unconditional apology to the students. “Why make police a scapegoat. It is the CM who must answer for this action since he is also the home minister,” said senior NCP legislator Vidya Chavan.In the Assembly, Parliamentary Affairs Minister and Pune guardian minister Girish Bapat assured members that the incident would be probed and action taken against the guilty.Mr. Bapat said that the state government has accepted the demands and the protesters will be given priority in jobs.Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole said demands of the students have been discussed at the government level and meetings held with Chief Minister. “Currently, there is one higher secondary school in each of five divisions in the state. Directives have been issued to start more schools in Nashik and Latur divisions. Representatives of the differently-abled sections would be taken into confidence while appointing a competent authority to manage such schools. Two representatives of the organisations of the differently-abled students will be inducted into the expert committee for creation of posts in schools,” said Mr. Badole. He also promised to appoint sign language experts in Industrial Training Institutes (ITI).“They would also be given driving license after being checked by competent medical officers. A meeting with their representatives and the Chief Minister would be organised before the end of current session,” said Mr. Badole.Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil demanded strict action against police officials for ordering lathicharge. He demanded that officials concerned be suspended immediately.last_img read more

New Zealander launches ‘India Survival Guide’ for expats, in shuddh Hindi

first_imgKarl Rock, an expat from New Zealand currently living in Delhi has won many Indian hearts with his fluent Hindi generally and with his video ‘Foreigner Surprising Indians with Hindi’ specifically.On his website ‘India Survival Guide’ Karl identifies as someone who is “…experienced and passionate about Indian life and culture and has travelled extensively throughout India and surrounding countries.”Read it at Asian Age Related Itemslast_img