Pistons owner says he’s undecided on Van Gundy’s future

first_imgLATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Van Gundy will finish his fourth season as coach and president of basketball operations on Wednesday night at Chicago. He’s failed to lead Detroit to the playoffs for the third time.Gores says changes need to be made, but insists no decisions will be made until he speaks with Van Gundy. The two are expected to meet next week.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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, top, talks with guard Luke Kennard in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)DETROIT — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise.Gores met with reporters during halftime of Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bid Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Minister Harmon meets with Mocha residents

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon on Friday met several residents of the Mocha/Arcadia community, including Chairman of the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Rudolph Adams, to discuss issues faced by the residents.Among the concerns raised was that of access to electricity and water as well as the need for proper roads in the community since the ones being used are dilapidated. The chairman explained that many roads in the area are in a deplorable state. He also related that poor access to potable water and proper drainage systems are also concerns for the community as these are giving rise to a number of problems in the community. Additionally, Adams pointed out that the most pressing issue is that of land titling. It was pointed out that many persons residing in Mocha/Arcadia for a number of years are not the certified land owners, and have been seeking land titles for their lands. However although constantly approaching the authorities on the issue, the residents are still without legal ownership of the land.Harmon pledged to have the issue of land titling addressed at the earliest possible time, saying: “This issue has been raised before and I had asked the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) to take a team into the community to find a solution.”He added that the new CEO of GLSC Trevor Benn is aware of the situation and will be visiting the community shortly. The minister also promised residents to approach the ministries of Communities and Public Infrastructure, the Guyana Water Incorporated, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority and the GLSC to discuss these challenges with the view of finding speedy resolutions by the end of next week.last_img read more

5 killed in horrific EBD accident

first_img…as speeding Police car, taxi collide head-on…President orders CoIFive persons lost their lives in a tragic early morning accident at Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD), when a taxi and a speeding Police car collided head-on.Ronnel BarkerCCTV footage shows that a motorcar, bearing registration number PPP 515, was proceeding north along the Friendship Public Road while the police car was travelling in the opposite direction.From all indications, the police car had its siren blaring and was travelling at a fast rate of speed. As such, the civilian motorcar was seen coming to a halt when the two vehicles collided head-on.Lovern StobyThe police car spun several times before it ended up in a nearby trench. Both vehicles were damaged beyond repair.The taxi driver’s body was hanging out of the shattered windshield while the other passengers were scattered across the road, all covered in blood and broken glass.VictimsThe Police car was being driven by 23-year-old Ronnel Barker, a presidential guard of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Barker, a father of a baby girl,Leon Tuckerdied on the spot.Also in the police car was 25-year-old Travis Fullington, a presidential guard of Princes Street, Georgetown. Fullington, a father of a four-year-old son, is in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).The taxi driver has been identified by family members as Leon Tucker, who was a member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and a father of two young girls.Herbert JosiahHe was transporting his aunt, Lovern Stoby, a Special Constable. Stoby was a mother of four children, but two are currently deceased.Also, in the taxi were newlywed couple Herbert Josiah, 58, and Denise King Josiah, 57 of Friendship Squatting Area.There was a fifth person in the taxi, who has been identified as Treisha London. She survived the crash and is in a critical condition at the GPHC.Denise JosiahWhen this newspaper visited the scene and the hospital, relatives of the deceased were inconsolable as they cried loudly, grieving over their loss.Presidential convoyInitial reports suggested that the police car was part of a presidential convoy heading to President David Granger’s home at Pearl, EBD.However, the Ministry of the Presidency has denied those claims but up to press time, authorities had not disclosed why the presidential guards were in the area or what operation they were on to be using their sirens.The scene of the deadly accident at Friendship, EBDPresident David Granger visited the scene of the accident where residents vented their concerns about what they perceive to be reckless road usage by Police officers.“These people need to pull themselves together. It’s speeding,” one resident contended while the Head ofTravis FullingtonState was at the scene.In a subsequent statement, Granger expressed condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives.CoIMeanwhile, in another statement on Tuesday night, the MoTP announced that President Granger has ordered a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the accident.This move has triggered concerns given that President Granger and his Government are supposed to be in caretaker mode since the passage of the No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.This is stated in the Guyana Constitution and was reiterated by several courts including the Caribbean Court of Justice, whose President, Justice Adrian Saunders, emphasised that the Government must operate on a different footing.This means that its powers are limited only to that of running the country during the brief period until elections, which, according to the Guyana Constitution, must be held within three months of the passage of a No-Confidence Motion.President Granger is quoted in the MoTP statement as saying “I would like you to know that this shocking event will be thoroughly investigated. In fact, soon after the accident, within two hours, I directed the acting Commissioner of Police, Mr Nigel Hoppie to launch an inquiry headed by a person no lower in rank than the Deputy Commissioner, to determine how such an accident could have occurred and also to make recommendations to prevent a recurrence”.“We will ensure that if there was any error, any mistake, any wrongdoing… that there will be no further event like this in the history of the Police Force or the Guyana Defence Force.”No reoccurrenceFurther, President Granger assured that whatever the cause of the accident, the Government of Guyana, the administration of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force, the Cabinet and the National Security Committee, which was also briefed about the accident, will take every step to ensure that the roads are used safely by all members of the security forces.Granger added that steps will also be taken to ensure that regulations, Standing Operating Procedures, inspections and the careful selection and training of drivers, are measures which are put in place so as to prevent a reoccurrence.last_img read more

Juventus want cut-price deal for Man United misfit

first_img Man United winger Nani Juventus are once again hoping to sign Manchester United winger Nani in a cut-price deal, according to sources in Italy.The Portugal international has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, with some reports saying he may leave as part of a deal to bring midfielder Arturo Vidal to United.However, according to Quotidiano Sportivo, the Serie A champions are now planning to sign Nani as a separate deal.Juventus believe they can sign the 27-year-old for as little as £4million, with add-ons potentially taking the deal to over £5m.Such a fee is considerably less than United would have been hoping for.Nani still has four years remaining on his current contract, while United also paid Sporting Lisbon £19m for the winger back in 2007. 1last_img read more

Gundogan puts City on verge of quarters

first_img0Shares0000Ilkay Gundogan scored twice as Manchester City dominated Basel 4-0 in the first leg, last 16 match in the Champions League © AFP / Patrick HERTZOGBASEL, Switzerland, Feb 14 – Ilkay Gundogan says there is still more to come from Manchester City after their “perfect” 4-0 rout of Basel left them on the verge of the Champions League quarter-finals.The runaway Premier League leaders destroyed Basel’s morale with a three-goal burst after just 23 minutes of the first leg last-16 mismatch. City’s first three goals came in a devastating nine-minute spell thanks to a header from Gundogan, a Bernardo Silva volley and a long-range Sergio Aguero strike.It was Aguero’s 14th goal in 11 games in 2018.Gundogan added a fourth after the break and was only denied a hat-trick by the dogged determination of Basel goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik.The tie looks all but settled ahead of the return leg at the Etihad on March 7.Gundogan says City can do better and he threw down the gauntlet to their Champions League rivals.“The result was maybe perfect, but there are still plenty of things to improve,” said GundoganThe 27-year-old German singled out City’s playmaker Kevin de Bruyne for his part in his opening goal.“I had the opponent on my back so it was not really easy to head it, but the timing was perfect and the ball was perfect from Kevin,” said Gundogan.Pep Guardiola’s City starved Basel of the ball, enjoying 69-percent possession.– ‘Clinical’ –“To win 4-0 away in the last 16 is an amazing result, we are almost in the quarter-finals, but I am not saying we are already there, out of respect for Basel,” said Guardiola.Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said the 4-0 rout of Basel was “an amazing result” but cautioned they weren’t in the quarter-finals yet © AFP / Patrick HERTZOG“We defended well and we were clinical — we had four chances and took them all.“If we get to the quarter-finals that is already better than last season and that is the first step for us.”The Spaniard heaped praise on Gundogan and his midfield team-mates, including David Silva who made a return off the bench after injury.“Ilkay is a guy with special quality, he is an amazing midfield player who has a sense for goal,” said Guardiola.“He was out for six or seven months last season and we missed him, he is an outstanding player who doesn’t feel the pressure.“With De Bruyne and David Silva, we have a fantastic midfield trio.”This was City’s 34th win in all competitions this season — one more than they managed in the whole of 2016-2017.City’s captain Vincent Kompany made his first Champions League appearance this season after a calf injury. He urged his team to give themselves a rousing victory margin in the second leg.“If we have this game at the Etihad and it’s a 3-2 or a 2-2 draw that won’t give us a good feeling to go to the next round,” said the burly Belgian.– Key returns –“We have showed we were the better team today and only for a lack of motivation or effort can we not do the same at home.”Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said the return of David Silva and Leroy Sane (L), who both came on in the second half against Basel, boosts City’s chances in the coming weeks © AFP / SEBASTIEN BOZONGuardiola said the return of David Silva and Leroy Sane, who both came on in the second half, boosts City’s chances in the coming weeks.They play Wigan away on Saturday, face Arsenal in back-to-back matches starting with the League Cup final on February 25, then host Chelsea on March 4.Sane’s return from an ankle injury after only two weeks was a surprise with the German back – a month ahead of schedule.“Leroy Sane lacks rhythm, but he showed a lot of courage to be here with us,” said Guardiola.Both Kompany and Guardiola criticised Basel’s Sankt Jakob Park pitch.“I thought the pitch was a bit difficult, it was freezing out there,” said Kompany while Guardiola described the pitch as “dangerous”.Basel boss Raphael Wicky said the first leg has been effectively decided by City’s first-half goal flurry.“They were very clinical, the first few goals were given away too easy and when you are 3-0 down after 23 minutes, it’s obviously over,” said the Swiss.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

What pushes risk-takers to the edge?

first_imgPSYCHOLOGY: The thrill, some say; and for those like Steve Fossett, it’s worth the gamble. By David Crary THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Steve Fossett’s wealth made his epic adventures possible, but his relentless willingness to take risks is shared by other on-the-edge thrill-seekers whose exploits and setbacks have long fascinated psychologists as well as the public at large. What prompts climbers to return to the mountains after losing toes to frostbite and partners to fatal falls? What prompts daredevil Alain Robert, the self-proclaimed “Spiderman,” to scale scores of the world’s tallest structures with bare hands and no safety net? “When you get to the very bottom of people who take risks, it’s the thrill of it,” said Temple University psychologist Frank Farley. “It can be a physical thrill, it can be a mental thrill, or it can be both.” While the search for Fossett and his missing plane continues, friends and colleagues have described him as a careful planner who meticulously prepared his adventures – whether by balloon, glider or sailboat – to minimize danger. Some have insisted “daredevil” is a misnomer for him, even as he was hatching plans to break the world’s land speed record. But Michael Dunn, whose friendship with Fossett dates back to an early 1980s climbing expedition in Antarctica, described him as “the quintessential adventurer” and said risk was always part of the equation. “You fully understand that there’s a possibility that you might not come out of this,” said Dunn, who was at the Minden, Nev., airport where the search for Fossett was being run. “Is the risk worth the reward? In my opinion, it isn’t even a question,” he said. “You have to be willing to risk the possibility of failure.” Farley is a past president of the American Psychological Association who has extensively studied risk-taking. He says it is an aspect of human nature with both positive and negative sides. For example, he said a significant amount of crime is motivated by thrill- seeking impulses. “But Steve Fossett was on the constructive side,” Farley said. “He embodies an incredibly important spirit in humanity.” Many psychologists have linked contemporary risk-taking to patterns of social change. Those who perceive today’s world as too predictable and safe may be tempted to seek an outlet in the form of extreme sports such as parachuting off cliffs or snowmobiling on avalanche-prone mountainsides. Others take risks in a quest to set records – to be the youngest, oldest or first of a certain category to accomplish a particular feat, such as circumnavigating the globe alone. For Fossett, success was a matter of personal achievement, not of publicity and fame, according to Dunn. “He’s a very low-key, understated person who does the things that he likes to do for the passion of it,” Dunn said.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

GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS PARTY IN STYLE

first_imgThe Letterkenny Lady golfers celebrated their Christmas party on Sat 6th Dec.Their new Lady Captain had a great welcome for every one as they arrived.Following a mulled wine reception all sat down to a super festive repast served by Browns on the Green. The trophy table was laden with sumptuous hampers, Christmas vouchers and gifts galore. Lady Captain Margo presented the following prizes.1-day Hamper Winner Mary Murray, 2nd Vera Carney 3rd Marian O SullivanRunning Hamper “ Mary Murray 2nd Eileen Williamson 3rd Celine Bradley4th Marian O Sullivan 5th Peggy Forde 6th Breege Mc Donagh Christmas Vouchers.Winner Runner-upMarian O Sullivan Bridget McClaffertyTracy Spence Celine BradleyMary Ellen Mc Nulty Bridie Gildea Breege Mc Donagh Sarah BuchananPatricia O Sullivan Breid Mc LaughlinAngela Kilgallen Sandra Mc MonagleRena O Herlihy Ruth Daly Cecillia Doran Siobhan WherityCeline Bradley Eileen WilliamsonMary Murray Eileen WilliamsonMarian Keating Mary MurrayTriona Daly Eileen WilliamsonMarian Keating Jackie IrelandRena O Herlihy Peggy FordeAnn Condon Kate GallagherAfter the presentation Gerry our music supreme soon had the ladies out on the floor, some showing off their lately acquired steps.A most enjoyable Christmassy night and a great start to the new Lady Captain Margo’s year.GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS PARTY IN STYLE was last modified: December 8th, 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

Round-up: QPR departure blocked, Pato could play, Terry speculation, Podmore loan move

first_imgIt was an eventful transfer window for QPR, who managed to offload Leroy Fer and Sandro on loan.But the club were not willing to part with Jamie Mackie – MK Dons made an enquiry about taking him on loan before signing Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from the R’s.Fans on Twitter have been reacting to Fer’s loan move to Swansea, with some Rangers supporters disappointed to see him go.Fer will spend the rest of the season at SwanseaWest London Sport revealed this week that Italian defender Marco Motta would not be signing a contract at QPR following his recent trial.However, media reports in Italy on Tuesday claimed the right-back could still secure a move to Loftus Road.Meanwhile, QPR have announced a partnership with LGBT club London Titans.London Titans have linked up with RangersChelsea are in action on Wednesday evening. They play at Watford, where new signing Alexandre Pato could feature, according to Guus Hiddink.Blues boss Hiddink has also said he was “surprised” John Terry announced he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, suggesting the skipper could still be offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge.For a full rundown of what Hiddink had to say at his pre-match news conference, click here.Terry has been at Chelsea since the age of 14There has inevitably been speculation about where Terry will be playing next season, including reports Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, now manager of Al Arabi, wants him to sign for the Qatar club.And in cricket, Middlesex’s Hammersmith-born bowler Harry Podmore will spend the opening weeks of the new season on loan at Glamorgan.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

One geocache to rule them all — Helms Klamm (GC2WGRR) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgWhen one ring threatened to destroy the realm, only one creature could be trusted to venture into the unknown and return it to the fiery depths of Mount Doom—a geocacher. Or at least, that’s how this version of the story goes. Create your fellowship and follow the hobbit footprints to this week’s Geocache of the Week: Helms Klamm (GC2WGRR).Defend the castle! Photo by geocacher DoncacheoUnlike the Lord of the Rings trilogy, this adventure takes place in Germany, not Middle Earth. And unlike Mordor, one can simply walk to this difficulty 1, terrain 2 geocache. The geocache creator, Caturus, modified the famous J.R.R. Tolkien storyline to fit in with a geocaching adventure. As you make your way to ground zero, feel free to take on the roles of Frodo, Sam, Legolas, Aragorn, Gimli, Boromir, or my personal favorite, Gandalf. While many geocaches are all about the journey, this geocache truly shines at the destination.A brave geocacher earning her smiley. Photo by geocacher vivilewiWhen you arrive at this geocache, don’t expect another ammo can or bison tube. You’ll be at the doorstep to a castle, complete with characters from the Lord of the Rings story (watch out for Gollum!). The castle has been found over 2,300 times and geocachers have awarded this creative geocache over 900 favorite points. The positive logs continue to roll in; geocacher Schatzfinder said, (translated from German) “Far and wide no orcs, no Nazgul or Ringwraiths. The fortress is obviously protected by magical powers that defy the dark forces of wild boars, mice and other animals. Well worth seeing!”You might have to look through some camouflage to find this geocache. Photo by geocacher orina66.Geocacher Mario112 said, (translated from German) “WOW. This is something you won’t find every day. Due to all of the favorite points, we already expected something extraordinary. Our expectations were surpassed when we caught sight of Helm’s Klamm after a march through the wintry woods. Thank you for this well-designed cache, this is of course a favorite point!”Seeing great geocache containers with amazing stories always leaves me inspired to create a spectacular geocache. What about you? If your next, or first, geocache hide will have a theme or story, what will it be? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would 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@geocaching.com. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedBy the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Connecting the World With Geocaching — Köln-Seattle Exchange Multicaches (GC1GWEV and GC1H38J) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 25, 2013In “Community”Line of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

‘Arthur’ producer wants LeBron to appear on the show after viral meme

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments According to The Win’s Charles Curtis, the post reached “Arthur” producer  Carol Greenwald, who has already reached out to LeBron’s agent about possibly appearing on the show as a guest star. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “The great thing about what he’s doing here is talking about feelings,” Greenwald told the news outlet. ”One of the things we do is recognize kids have a range of moods and feelings and that it’s not necessarily wrong to feel disappointed or upset. I’d love have LeBron talk to kids about that.”After his shared “Angry Arthur” meme became a hit among netizens, the four-time NBA MVP downplayed any speculations and told ESPN that he was simply a fan of the show.He captioned the post “Mood,” which sparked speculations that he was indeed frustrated with the previous state of the team. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Isaac Go channels inner Paul Desiderio in clutch shot for Ateneo A simple meme on Instagram earned NBA superstar LeBron James an invite to guest-star on a popular children’s TV show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKnown for his cryptic posts on social media from time to time, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward-posted a popular image of a closed fist—which comes from the educational series “Arthur”—during the team’s struggles earlier this season.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Since the post went viral, the Cavs have appeared to have regained their championship form and have won seven of their past eight games, currently on a six-game winning streak.Apart from his possible “Arthur” appearance, it has been confirmed that James will serve as the voice actor of “Gwangi” in the 2018 animated film “Smallfoot.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA: Coach Lue defends LeBron’s heavy minutes Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade PLAY LIST 01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade01:20Poe: PH needs ‘better leadership’ in traffic agencies to resolve problem02:45Tugade: Solving Edsa traffic will be slow without emergency power01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more