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City traffic aids undergo 3-day seminar with MMDA

first_imgMMDA training personnel conducted athree-day traffic management seminar to 42 traffic aides of the Public Safetyand Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) from Nov. 26 to 28. Also discussed were Traffic Directionand Control techniques, assessing movement of traffic, traffic stops, andcontrol zones, traffic violations, what to do during compromising or unusualsituations, and ticket issuance. Four months ago in July, 15 technicalpersonnel of the MMDA also came over to study the traffic situation of the citythen made recommendations on how to best to manage it. Mayor Jerry Treñas previously said hewould be pushing through with the intelligent traffic system (ITS) that thenmayor Jed Patrick Mabilog proposed in 2017. Such a system could help preventfatal road accidents, he said. The trainers also tackledinternational traffic signs, road markings, road safety audit as well asphysical drills. He said an ITS would discouragedrivers from disregarding traffic rules and regulations, and it would also helplaw enforcers identify and catch violators. An ITS involves the use ofclosed-circuit television cameras capable of determining the speed of vehicles(if they are over-speeding) and recording them. It would also entail theestablishment of a command/monitoring center.center_img Mabilog thought of having an ITS forthe city to address traffic congestion, stop illegal parking and curb recklessdriving that mostly result to vehicular accidents. The focus was Republic Act 4136 or theLand Transportation and Traffic Code. In January 2017 Mabilog formed atechnical working group and the city government allotted P25 million for thesystem. ILOILO City – To professionalize itstraffic enforcers, the city government tapped the help of the MetropolitanManila Development Authority (MMDA). But in October 2017 Mabilog wasdismissed from the service by the Office of the Ombudsman for unexplainedwealth. Then vice mayor Jose Espinosa III who assumed Mabilog’s post put theproject on hold./PNlast_img read more

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Bacolod best performing city in Western Visayas

first_imgMayor Evelio Leonardia, represented byDILG-Bacolod City Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag in receiving the award,acknowledged the efforts of his fellow city officials, department and officeheads, and employees for making Bacolod what it is today. BACOLOD City – This capital cityadded another feather to its cap after bagging the distinction of being theBest Performing City in Western Visayas. Aside from being the champion in Bestin Performing City Category, Bacolod also received five special awards in thefive areas of governance. The Department of the Interior andLocal Government (DILG) conferred the award to Bacolod during the 2019 Searchfor Excellence in Local Governance (Excell) Awards rites in Iloilo City. This year’s awarding ceremony dubbed“Pagdayaw 2019: Reaping Results. Upscaling Innovations,” was led byDILG-Western Visayas Regional Director Ariel Iglesia, Assistant RegionalDirector Maria Calpiza Sardua, and Civil Service Commission-Western VisayasRegional Director Nelson Sarmiento, who awarded the trophies to the winners.center_img “This proves the efficiency andresponsiveness of government machinery and the vibrancy of the economy and thecity in general,” the mayor said in a statement on Tuesday night. These included champion in Excellencein Local Legislation, Excellence in Administrative Governance, and Excellencein Environmental Governance as well as first runner-up in Excellence in SocialGovernance and Excellence in Economic Governance. Last month, Bacolod was also afinalist at the Digital Governance Awards presented by the Department ofInformation and Communications Technology, the National ICT Confederation ofthe Philippines, and the DILG./PNlast_img read more

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Franklin County Fair has gone virtual

first_imgBrookville, IN —The Franklin County 4-H fair has gone 100% virtual for 2020. While it is understood pictures and videos cannot fully replace live exhibits, the virtual fair environment is intended to allow a judge to see and learn about the skills a 4-H member has developed throughout this past year resulting from their 4-H experiences. Fair Entry will be open for these Franklin County exhibits to be uploaded from July 1- July 10, then closed for judging. Judging of the projects will take place between July 13 through July 19 and results will be available on July 20.Animal Projects were also presented virtually and those projects were all due by Sunday night. The all the livestock events will be conducted through Virtual Cattle Battle.  Those shows are:​​​Beef ShowDairy ShowDairy Goat ShowHorse & Pony ShowMeat Goat ShowPoultry ShowRabbit ShowSheep Show​Swine showlast_img read more

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TENNIS : Orange needs strong final weekend of regular season to stay in NCAA tournament hunt

first_img Comments Luke Jensen admits his Syracuse team is sitting squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble right now. With a No. 57 national ranking, the Orange knows there is still work to do before it can achieve its season-long goal.The Big East tournament next weekend is Syracuse’s last chance to make a statement. Despite racking up some quality wins this year, SU’s weak schedule overall leaves its tournament status in doubt.‘In our sport’s culture, the whole goal is to get to the tournament,’ Jensen said. ‘You need a schedule that reflects that. It’s the game within the game.’But before the Orange competes in the conference tournament, it must finish the regular season strong this weekend against Georgetown and Seton Hall. The Orange was ranked No. 39 in late February, but fell as it took on and dominated lower-level competition, winning its last four matches by a combined 27-1.Jensen and SU know winning next weekend’s Big East tournament in Tampa, Fla., is the only way to secure the ultimate goal of a tournament bid. Jensen said the team remains focused on winning to move closer to that goal rather than the tournament bubble.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘They’ve always been focused on the next match,’ Jensen said. ‘There are no motivation issues, and we’ve just got to point our energy in the right direction.’But the Orange players feel the team is good enough to earn an at-large bid. The team just hasn’t had a chance to prove itself against quality opponents.Teams are hesitant to schedule Syracuse – a program still far from elite in college tennis – because they know even a dominating win could bring them down in the rankings. It’s a frustrating cycle for the Orange. Syracuse can’t improve its reputation without beating quality teams, but quality teams are less likely to schedule the Orange with its current status.That makes Syracuse’s matchups with top programs even more important.‘We’ve got to take advantage of the nationally ranked teams,’ Jensen said. ‘We’re an us-versus-the-world type of team, and we’re the little guy. We have to take the anger and frustration out on the court.’On the court, Syracuse has taken advantage of its opportunities against top teams this year. The Orange has defeated ranked teams in Boston College, Harvard and Yale.Senior captain Emily Harman has seen her team receive more respect, slowly but surely, over her years at Syracuse.But Harman has never made the NCAA tournament. She feels this team is capable of providing that final achievement, due in part to an increased confidence level stemming from this year’s respectable level of competition compared to prior years.‘Our belief comes from some of our biggest wins coming this year,’ Harman said. ‘In the past it was all over the place with belief, but we’re more mentally prepared and confident now. I believe in myself and this team 110 percent.’Harman said she and her teammates want the tournament berth badly.‘We’re all on the same page, and we all want it just as much,’ Harman said. ‘I believe in every one of these girls, and I know they’ll all do everything they can.’Harman feels every Syracuse team she has played on was capable of winning in Tampa, but the team just didn’t play well enough when it mattered. A Big East championship has always been the goal, and this year Harman feels the team is ready to accomplish it.The Orange is now practicing consistently outside at Skytop, as opposed to indoors at the Drumlins Tennis Center. All remaining matches will be contested outdoors, and the final push for the NCAA tournament begins this weekend against Seton Hall and Georgetown.Jensen knows his team is good enough. It’s just a matter of showing it.‘If we don’t play well, we can lose,’ Jensen said. ‘But if we play well, we won’t lose.’ Published on April 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: kmprisei@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Spruill turns in strong showing at Pro Day after not receiving NFL Combine invite

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ While Jay Bromley and Jerome Smith entered Syracuse Pro Day looking to improve their measurables from the NFL Scouting Combine, fellow NFL Draft hopeful Marquis Spruill didn’t have that luxury.Spruill was on the initial list of NFL Draft Combine considerations, SU Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance Will Hicks said, but ultimately was not one of the 335 players invited.So on Wednesday, the former Orange linebacker gave scouts from 29 NFL teams their first look at his “raw” speed and strength.“They liked my speed, they like my little bit of weight improvement, and they liked me as an athlete and a player,” Spruill said.Spruill increased his weight to 231 pounds after weighing in at 224 as a senior middle linebacker. He said he was happy with all of his performances, but did not indicate specific numbers. Hicks said he ran a “very good” 40-yard dash and had a vertical jump of about 34-1/2 inches.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMost interestingly, though, Spruill is being looked at as a nickel linebacker as well as an outside linebacker. His athleticism offers him multiple opportunities at the next level.“Because of his speed and his ability to run on 3rd down, he’s got a chance to do that,” Hicks said. “He’s very versatile. He’s going to be a very good special teams player.”Spruill said he had a tough time putting on those additional nine pounds, and even did some drill work for defensive backs after SU’s season ended.On Wednesday, he took part in a backpedaling drill, but otherwise stuck to the linebackers’ positional drills.Spruill said he was pleased with his overall performance. Now he’ll just continue working out in hopes of having his name called at the Draft on May 8-10.Said Bromley: “I know Marquis because I’ve trained with him for years. He’s a freak and he showed that.” Comments Published on March 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

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UFC: Conor McGregor wants to fight Donald Cerrone in his return, confirmed his manager

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago UFC: Nate Diaz meets Conor McGregor’s doppleganger at an event FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV  “We’ve met them, we’re in close communication with them. I would hope that an announcement could happen in the coming weeks, but at the end of the day, it’s still a work in progress,” said Audi Attar (McGregor’s manager) in an interview. Also Read- Conor McGregor Doppelganger Opens ‘The Notorious Restaurant’ In SlovakiaUFC: Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone is on the wayThe megafight between two UFC veterans is yet not confirmed by the promotion but Conor McGregor’s manager has confirmed that McGregor is interested in the fight and the paperwork is already in process. After facing a crushing defeat against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, Conor McGregor stayed out of the sport for a while but he kept on hinting the fans about his return on many occasions. Donald Cerrone’s name popped up among them but it never went to this far, until now. Also Read- UFC: Nate Diaz Roasted By Former British Champion With Mike Tyson Reference Post UFC 244Also Read- Charles Oliveira Brags About Winning Future UFC Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov WE RECOMMEND COMMENT Raj Sarkar center_img Former double champion Conor McGregor is eyeing his UFC return on January 18, 2020, and he has already thrown a lot of names at the fans who are expected to welcome him in his UFC return. The Irish Superstar wanted to fight the winner of BMF title before going against the winner of Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov but nothing has been finalised. However, it seems that Donald Cerrone, the man with most finishes in UFC history, is finally lined up against Conor McGregor for his UFC return and McGregor’s manager Audi Attar has reportedly said that negotiations are underway for the fight. 9 months ago Charles Oliveira brags about winning future UFC fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov First Published: 19th November, 2019 18:33 IST Audi Attar also believes that Conor McGregor needs to stay active in the sport for getting back in the winning track. According to him, when McGregor was dominating the sport he was active, and he was not fighting just once in a year. Also Read- Will Conor McGregor And Floyd Mayweather Fight Inside The Octagon?UFC: Donald Cerrone’s UFC runThe Cowboy has faced two back to back TKO losses in last fights against Tony Ferguson and Justin Gatheje which has snapped him out of the top 10 spot in the lightweight division. However, he is still one of the best fighters in the promotion with most UFC wins. Take a look at Donald Cerrone in action. Last Updated: 19th November, 2019 18:33 IST UFC: Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Donald Cerrone In His Return, Confirmed His Manager Conor McGregor’s manager Audi Attar has confirmed that Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone is already in negotiations and we can expect the fight soon. Know more 9 months ago UFC: Nate Diaz roasted by former British champion with Mike Tyson reference post UFC 244 Written By 9 months ago Conor McGregor doppelganger opens ‘The Notorious Restaurant’ in Slovakia 9 months ago Will Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight inside the Octagon?last_img read more

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PGAN Appoints Gov Ahmed as Life VP

first_imgThe Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria (PGAN) has appointed Kwara State Governor, Ahmed Abdufattah, a Life Vice President of the body.Director of the body, Samson Lawal, made the disclosure at the on-going 5th Kwara State Open, in Ilorin where he said the governor was being honoured because of his unwavering support for the game and investment in golf development in the state.“His passion for the game has been highly commendable and he has contributed immensely to the game across the state. We believe with the level of support he has shown for the game, it is only right to honour him with our esteemed Life Vice President position of the body,” He said. The Life Vice President is honour conferred on outstanding golf personalities by the professional golf body.Meanwhile, Abuja-based Oche Odoh, is tied for the top place with Daniel Pam after both returned 141, three under par in the first-two rounds of the championship. Both players have ruled the Professional Golfers’ Association’s Order of Merit in the past.“I think the course’s set up is okay and the fairways are well kept. I hope the next two rounds go well for me. I look forward to winning this title,” Odoh, MicCom Golf and Country Club’s Sunday Olapade and Ghanaian Emos Korblah are tied for the third place with one shot behind the joint leaders.Over 100 amateur players have signed up to join the contest for the 5th Kwara Open title from Saturday November 12, 2017, at the 18-hole Ilorin Golf Club.Captain of the Club, Ola Maliki said the club is ready to host the number of players registered for the event.“The course has been in good shape and the professionals have posted good scores all week, which is a sign that the course is in good shape. We are also expecting that amateur players playing over the weekend will enjoy the same measure of excellence state of ourfacility” he saidThe event would be rounded off on Sunday November 12 with a prize-giving gala at the club house, where Gov. Abdufattah would be decorated as a Life Vice President by the PGA officialsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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NPFL: Lobi, Kano Pillars, Heartland Continue Push for Playoff Spots

first_imgElsewhere in the Thursday clashes in the Nigerian topflight, Wikki Tourists defeated Kwara United 2-1 with Williams Ukeme and Abdullahi Musa scoring the goals. Isah Magaji scored Kwara United’s consolatory goal 14 minutes from time.In Group B, Kano Pillars claimed a valuable 1-0 away victory against already relegated Yobe Desert Stars in Damaturu. Adamu Hassan got the winner in the 10th minute.However, it was same sad story for another home team as Heartland defeated FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 in their oriental derby clash in Nnewi.Chinonso Okonkwo scored Heartland’s lead in the 38th minute with Uche Oguchi doubling the advantage eight minutes after the break. Chibuike Ezeh put one back for the home team 19 minutes from time.Go Round FC also boosted their survival hopes with a 1-1 draw against Plateau United. Chiebonam Nwogbaga put the hosts ahead in the 41st minute, while Kabiru Umar netted the equaliser for Plateau United in the 63rd minute.In Lafia, Nasarawa United won all three points with a 2-1 victory against Gombe United. Adesina Thomas and Anas Yusuf were the goal scorers for Nasarawa United with Adamu Mohammed finding the back of the net for Gombe UnitedMATCH-DAY 20Remo 0-0 EnyimbaYobe 0-1 K’ PillarsRivers Utd 1-1 LobiWikki 2-1 Kwara UtdGo-Round 1-1 Plateau UtdIfeanyiUbah 1-2 HeartlandNasarawa 2-1 Gombe UtdKatsina Utd 3-1 SunshineShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Champions Lobi Stars push to qualify for the Playoff of the 2018/19 season of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) yielded dividend Thursday as they grabbed a valuable away point against Rivers United in Port Harcourt.The Makurdi team got the curtain raiser in the 56th as Kunle Odunlami scored an own goal in the midst of intense pressure. But five minutes later, Adebambo restored parity for the Rivers State owned side.Lobi remain second in the Group A standing behind leaders Rangers FC on 31 points from 20 games. Enyimba who also drew goalless away to Remo Stars in Sagamu is third on 30 points.last_img read more

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Phased Reopening of Guyana’s International Airport Pushed Back to August 1

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has delayed the phased opening of the Cheddi Jagan International airport. The GCAA has made it clear that no airline has been granted approval for the conduct of a scheduled commercial operation. The GCAA has noted that it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Guyana. CMC The airport was scheduled to reopen its runway on Wednesday to international commercial flights. The Authority says it has drafted Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide aviation stakeholders on the measures which are expected to aid in the mitigation of the spread of Covid-19 and the full resumption of aviation-related activities. Phase Two which is expected to allow additional repatriation and commercial flights will now commence on the 1st August. The airports, under the current phase will continue to allow limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights and special authorized flights. However, in a statement, the GCAA said it consulted with the Ministry of Public Health and has made some adjustments to its reopening plan. The Airports have already put several systems and safety measures in place for their eventual reopening. The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Egbert Field said the Authority and the National COVID-19 Task Force consider the health of Guyanese and the nation as a top priority and that triggered the delay in the reopening plan.last_img read more

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Mastercard treats football icons, others to exclusive UEFA Champions League viewing

first_imgLeading global payments technology firm and UEFA Champions League sponsor Mastercard on Tuesday hosted Ghana’s top celebrities, sportsmen and customers at an exclusive big screen viewing of the televised semi-final match between Tottenham and Ajax. Football legend Samuel Kuffour and over 100 Mastercard customers gathered at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra, to feel close to the UEFA Champions League action and enjoy Africa’s most loved sport together. At the premium star-studded event, guests and sports aficionados pitched their tents with opposing teams, predicting outcomes and cheering as the match progressed.  After an eventful play, reactions were split as Tottenham emerged winners of the semi-finals set with a 3-2 lead score.  Samuel Kuffour, the Ghanaian professional football icon and bronze medalist at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, who played for Bayern Munich for over a decade, expressed his surprise at the outcome of the game. He said: “Both teams played valiantly but I had pegged Ajax for the win based on their first-half performance and lead so it was both an exciting and nerve-wracking game to watch.” Ghanaian Reggae sensation, Stonebwoy, thrilled the audience with his hit songs at the end of the match.  Mastercard will be hosting more customers in Nigeria for the finals match of the UEFA Champion’s league, Europe’s most prestigious football competition; as Tottenham and Liverpool battle for the coveted trophy in perhaps the most anticipated football match pairing of the year.   Mastercard has been a sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, since 1994.last_img read more

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Angels trade Ian Kinsler to Red Sox

first_img Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Angels have traded Ian Kinsler to the Boston Red Sox for left-handed pitching prospects Williams Jerez and Ty Buttrey, the second move in the past five days in which they unloaded one of their impending free agents.The deal was first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.The Angels, who have faded to fourth place in the American League West, acquired Kinsler this winter, getting him from the Detroit Tigers as part of an infield remodel that also included third baseman Zack Cozart. Cozart suffered a season-ending injury last month, and the Angels traded Gold Glove catcher Martin Maldonado to the Houston Astros last week.While the injury-plagued Angels have faded and become clear sellers going into Tuesday’s 1 p.m. PT non-waiver trade deadline, Kinsler has shaken off a slow start at the plate. Since the All-Star break, Kinsler has hit .452 with five doubles and two home runs in nine games.center_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Kinsler, 36, is in the final year of his contract, meaning he’s a short-term fix at a position of need for AL East-leading Boston.Four-time All-Star Dustin Pedroia has played just three games this season. The former World Series MVP returned from offseason knee surgery in late May only to go right back on the disabled list a week later. He’s currently rehabbing at home in Arizona with no indication whether he’ll be able to return this season.With Pedroia out, the Red Sox have leaned on Eduardo Nunez and Brock Holt, but those two also have been needed at third base and shortstop, and Rafael Devers is on the disabled list with a strained hamstring.Related Articleslast_img read more

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Clippers upended by surging Pelicans

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Injuries and illness across New Orleans’ roster provided Daruis Miller a chance to play extended minutes with his old Kentucky teammate, Anthony Davis.They did a lot of winning together in college, and Wednesday night’s game against an NBA playoff contender was no different.Davis had 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks while Miller capped a 16-point outing with a pair of clutch jumpers, and the under-manned Pelicans won their fourth straight, 98-96 over the Clippers.“I just knew I had an opportunity. I wanted to come out and play aggressively,” said Miller, whose nearly 29 minutes of action were more than double his season average of 11.8. “I just so happened to have a good game. I think everybody did, though. Everybody stepped up and that’s the reason why we won.” Miller’s 3 made it 95-90, and his 16-foot jumper coming off a screen to the left of the foul line gave the Pelicans a 97-92 lead with 47 seconds left.Anthony Morrow, also playing extended minutes, scored 27 points, while reserve center Alexis Ajinca added 14 points and 11 rebounds.“We beat a team that’s got a chance to win a title,” Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. “I can’t say enough about our group. It felt like a playoff game in there tonight.”Jamal Crawford scored 31 for the Clippers, but narrowly missed a couple late 3-point attempts, including one as time expired that could have won it.“We didn’t execute the play,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of the final seconds. “But the game didn’t come down to the final play. I really thought (New Orleans) deserved to win. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img “If we had won, I would have taken it, but sometimes the basketball gods punish you for messing around and I though that’s what we did.”Former New Orleans star Chris Paul had 12 assists, but set a Clippers record for shooting futility by missing all 12 of his attempts from the field. His only points came on two foul shots.“If I go 0 for 15 or 0 for 20 and we win, I could care less,” said Paul, whose team had won nine of its previous 10 games to get within striking distance of the second playoff seed in the Western Conference. “It’s more than this game. It’s about playing the right way going into the playoffs.”Blake Griffin had 21 points, including a late off-balance floater as he was fouled with 10.5 seconds left. But he missed the following free throw that could have tied it. Davis rebounded the miss, but clanked a free throw on the other end, giving Los Angeles one more chance to tie or win.Davis scored 10 of his points in the second half, including a two-handed dunk in which he sprung toward the hoop from right side of the lane too quickly for DeAndre Jordan to respond. Davis also took on Griffin with confidence, rising over him to score on one end and alter his shots on the other.“AD wanted to prove that he and Blake are on the same level,” Williams said.Jordan had 11 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, but lamented, “We didn’t play defense in the first half. We gave them a lot of confidence and when that happens it’s hard to turn guys off.”Pelicans guard Eric Gordon missed his third straight game with left knee tendinitis, while point guards Brian Roberts (bruised left knee) and Austin Rivers (upper respiratory infection) were also out.That forced Williams to start shooting guard Tyreke Evans at point guard, with Miller, normally a small forward, also playing some minutes at guard. Evans finished with 10 points and nine assists.“It’s like MASH unit,” Williams said. “We’re sitting there looking at the guys go through warm-ups this morning and it didn’t look good. So we brought the guys together and just talked to them about, ‘Just compete at a high level.’”New Orleans managed to keep pace with Los Angeles in part because Paul kept missing and didn’t score until hitting two free throws with 2:52 left in the third quarter.“Chris started pressing a little bit,” Rivers said. “He was trying to get going, which you want him to do. Just keep doing it in the realm of the offense.”last_img read more

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Patrick Beverley roasts Paul George for blaming bad game on officiating: I locked you up

first_imgPaul George wasn’t happy with the officiating during Oklahoma City’s loss to the Clippers on Friday. He was so mad he called out the referees and was fined $25,000 for his comments.But Patrick Beverley — a man who takes serious pride in his ability to play one-on-one defense — didn’t take kindly to what George said and his response to the All-Star forward sparked a heated exchange. “Men lie, numbers don’t. He tried to blame the refs. Naw bra bra!!!,” Beverly wrote on Twitter.Men lie, numbers don’t. He tried to blame the refs. Naw bra bra!!!— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) March 9, 2019This tweet was actually in reply to another pointing out George’s success, or lack thereof, when Beverley guarded him Friday. Related News George went 3-of-10 shooting with seven points on 44 possessions. But the MVP candidate wasn’t having it from Beverley.”Stop it pat lol LA has gave you a platform now but stop it bra bra,” he wrote.Stop it pat lol LA has gave you a platform now but stop it bra bra!— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) March 9, 2019Beverley wasn’t backing down. In fact, he upped the ante.”never knew u for the excuse type,” he wrote. “Give credit if credit is due. I locked u up last night. I won the Battle last night. Plain and simple.” @Yg_Trece never knew u for the excuse type. Give credit if credit is due. I locked u up last night. I won the Battle last night. Plain and simple.— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) March 9, 2019The Thunder and Clippers do not play again in the regular season. However, the Clippers are just two games behind the Trail Blazers for fifth in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is fourth.If LA were to get there the two teams would face off in the playoffs. Paul George fined $25K for criticizing officialslast_img read more

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Basketball players from Sanski Most are the champions of the basketball league of the Una-Sana Canton

first_imgIn a derby match of the last round of the Cantonal league of the Una-Sana Canton in basketball for seniors , OKK ”Sana” won against the team ” Limometal” from Cazin with the result of 81: 76. With this victory, the team from Sanski Most has qualified in the higher ranks of the competition, namely in the A2 League of the Federation of B&H.The host of this match was the team from Cazin, which dominated the first half of the match and had a better result. After the break, in the third quarter of the match the result was even, leading both teams to make a lot of mistakes. Towards the end of the last quarter of the game, the team from Sanki Most played better and were more engaged in their defense positions as well as more efficient in their strikes. At the end of the match OKK ”Sana” celebrated their victory, while the team from Cazin suffered a great defeat.The coach of OKK ”Sana” Emir Lasić said that the engagement of all players has contributed to this victory. In the next season the team of OKK ”Sana” will compete at higher ranks, namely in the A2 League of the Federation of B&H. This means that more qualified basketball players will be coming to the team from Sanski Most.last_img read more

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Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari: A timeline of their relationship, from 2010 first date to divorce

first_imgReality star Kristin Cavallari on early Sunday announced that she and her husband, former quarterback Jay Cutler, are getting a divorce.The couple had been together for 10 years, and have three children together: two sons and one daughter. View this post on Instagram With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce. We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of. This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.A post shared by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on Apr 26, 2020 at 10:11am PDTMORE: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez: A look at their relationship timelineThe couple have also been a large part of Cavallari’s reality show, “Very Cavallari,” which follows her life and the promotion of her clothing line.Here’s a look at the relationship timeline between Cutler and Cavallari:2009: The relationship that almost didn’t happenIn an interview, Cavallari said Cutler made the first move, but that she wasn’t interested in a relationship.”I got a call from my publicist that Jay wanted to fly me out to Chicago and take me out,” Cavallari said. “I didn’t know who he was! I had to Google him. I was in the middle of filming ‘The Hills’ so I was like, ‘I don’t want a boyfriend in Chicago,’ and passed on it.” View this post on Instagram Getty View this post on Instagram Welcome Jaxon Wyatt Cutler 7lbs 11oz 5/7/14 ❤️A post shared by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on May 7, 2014 at 10:14am PDT2015: Baby No. 3Almost a year after the birth of their second child, the couple announced on Cavallari’s own app that baby No. 3 was coming.”We’re at it again! Thrilled to announce baby number 3 is on the way! The Cutler crew just keeps on growin’!”Saylor James Cutler was born on Nov. 23.center_img “With great sadness, after 10 years together we have come to a loving conclusion to get a divorce,” the reality TV personality posted, along with apicture of her and Cutler.”We have nothing but love and respect for one another and are deeply grateful for the years shared, memories made, and the children we are so proud of,” her statement continued. “This is just the situation of two people growing apart. We ask everyone to respect our privacy as we navigate this difficult time within our family.”Cavallari also said the divorce was not because of cheating. View this post on Instagram In her book “Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making It All Work,” Cavallari explained that she was also a little creeped out by his initial ask. “Plus, to be completely honest, years prior I had had a different Chicago athlete go through my publicist to ask me out, so I was a little weirded out by all these Chicago sports guys wanting to date me.”2010: Sparks flyCavallari was in Chicago visiting her mother when they went to a Bears preseason game. She didn’t remember that Cutler had asked her out, but her mom did.Cavallari said that she thought he was “really cute” when they finally met.In her book Cavallari wrote, “We hung out two nights later, and that began a swift and intense romance. I flew back to Chicago at least every two weeks. When we were apart, we texted constantly, and he wrote me the sweetest love emails. He was the strong, manly man I wanted but had a sweet, romantic side as well.”April 2011: The engagementCavallari and Cutler got engaged over Easter weekend in Mexico after only eight months. Cavallari was said to be surprised by the proposal, but happy.Summer 2011: The breakupThe engagement didn’t last long. Just three months after their engagement, multiple reports claimed that Cutler had broken up with Cavallari, but she set the record straight in her book.”A few things needed to change, and I knew the only way Jay would see how serious I was, was if I ended the relationship,” she wrote. Apparently, Cutler “envisioned himself being the sole breadwinner and his wife staying at home.”Fall 2011: Reunited and it feels so goodBy the fall of 2011, the pair were back on and better than ever.Cavallari was a contestant on Season 13 of “Dancing With the Stars.” During one performance, the camera panned to Cutler cheering her on. By November, the couple confirmed they were not only dating again, but also engaged.”It was so silly,” Cavallari told E! News. “I was in the airport, leaving Chicago. We had just spent however many days together and we were texting and somehow it came up, like, ‘Oh, shall we get married?’ We’re like, ‘Yeah, OK.’ And then he sent my ring in the mail. So I actually had my ring sitting at home for a couple of weeks before I put it on.”2012: Baby No. 1Two months after getting back together, the couple announced in a People magazine exclusive that they were having a baby.”We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together. It’s an amazing time in our life and we can’t wait to meet the new addition to our growing family.”Cavallari gave birth to her son, Camden Jack, on Aug. 8 2012.June 2013: Married at lastWedding bells for the happy couple! The pair were legally married in a civil ceremony on June 7 before their June 8 wedding at the Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville (followed by a reception at the Houston Station). They were wed in front of 150 family and friends.Cavallari said she would’ve been perfectly fine staying engaged forever, as her own parents’ divorce made her hesitant to tie the knot. But the birth of their son changed her mind.”Having a kid made me realize that I wanted the security of a legal union for him. I wouldn’t want him (or any of our kids, now) to ever interpret our voluntarily not getting married as a sign that Jay and I may not be completely committed to our family.”2014: Baby No. 2The Cutler family kept growing.Shortly after their wedding, the couple tweeted that they were expecting baby No. 2 — Jaxon Wyatt Cutler.Thank you for all the love!! We are so excited for Camden to be a big brother!— Kristin Cavallari (@KristinCav) October 30, 2013They announced the birth of the baby on Instagram. The real behind the scenes from #VeryCavallari 😂 One week until the premiere!!! @verycavallari @velvetsedgeA post shared by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on Jul 1, 2018 at 1:31pm PDTCutler, who previously had a reputation in the NFL for being a bit grumpy, became a star of the show, as fans gained a glimpse at his laid-back personality and dry humor.March 2020: Stuck in the BahamasThe Cutler/Cavallari clan flew down to the Bahamas on March 15 for a family spring break vacation. They became stuck there for three weeks as travel and safety conditions became increasingly dangerous under the coronavirus pandemic.Several people have speculated that this lockdown led to the divorce, but there is nothing confirmed at this time.Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler have been stuck in the Bahamas with her hairstylist for 22 days THREAD— claire (@clairecdowns) April 6, 2020April 2020: Divorce announcementOn April 26, 2020, Cavallari announced on Instagram that the pair were going their separate ways. Really sad about missing my 10 year high school reunion last night…so many people I wanted to see…but at least I have a good excuse 💕A post shared by Kristin Cavallari (@kristincavallari) on Nov 29, 2015 at 9:52am PSTJuly 2018: ‘Very Cavallari’ premieres”Very Cavallari” premiered on E! on July 8. The reality show gave viewers a look into the life of Cavallari as she balanced family and business.last_img read more

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Five infamous sulks

first_imgDiego Costa currently dropped by the Chelsea manager ConteLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Diego Costa’s stand-off with English Premier League champions Chelsea is just the latest in a long line of disputes between players and their employers.Here AFP Sport picks out five such infamous examples:French World Cup squad’s ‘Busman’s holiday’Probably the most spectacular and humiliating spectacle experienced by a national side as the entire squad — captained by Patrice Evra and including icon Thierry Henry — refused to get off the bus for a training session at the 2010 World Cup. Their fury at unpopular coach Raymond Domenech had been provoked by the sending home of the player nicknamed ‘The Incredible Sulk’. Nicolas Anelka had launched a foul-mouthed tirade at Domenech at half-time over his tactics in the first-half of the opening loss against Mexico, and was duly punished. Unsurprisingly given the venomous atmosphere, France went out in the first round. Evra, Anelka and others were severely disciplined on their return whilst little has been heard of Domenech since.Blame it on the BogardeCosta will have to go some to outdo Dutch international Winston Bogarde in causing as much trouble for Chelsea. Signed aged 30 and apparently without the knowledge of then Blues manager Gianluca Vialli in the 2000/01 season, the latter’s successor Claudio Ranieri disliked him so much that he wanted the player to leave just weeks later. Bogarde dug his heels in and stayed for four years, despite being dropped first to the reserves and then the youth team. He justified his behaviour by declaring in his biography: “This world is about money (he was on a reported £40,000 a week), so when you are offered those millions you take them. Few people will ever earn so many. I am one of the few fortunates who do. I may be one of the worst buys in the history of the Premiership but I don’t care.”Tevez refuses walk-on part Argentinian international striker Carlos Tevez played up to his nickname of ‘Apache’ by refusing to warm up to potentially go on as a substitute for Manchester City in the last moments of a Champions League match in September 2011 against Bayern Munich. Manager Roberto Mancini said Tevez, then 28, would never play for City again. But a combination of his massive wages and the huge fee City were asking meant there were no takers. Tevez holidayed in Argentina and considered retiring before eventually returning to the first team in March 2012. He was to leave in 2013 for Juventus.Van Hooijdonk lights Forest fireDutch international striker Pierre Van Hooijdonk’s goals had been instrumental in Nottingham Forest returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking in the late 1990s but he went on strike at the beginning of the 1998/99 season because he was furious key players had been let go. He then trained at his old club NAC Breda and demanded a move, which was rejected. He eventually yielded and then-manager Dave Bassett felt compelled to play him. But the depth of antipathy at the club was reflected when he scored his first goal on his return and the players congratulated Scott Gemmill for creating the chance and not the goalscorer. Forest were relegated and he left, Vitesse Arnhem buying him for £3.5 million.‘Godfather’ just the spur for BerbatovMoody Bulgarian international striker Dimitar Berbatov tested the patience of the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy and manager Juande Ramos as he looked to engineer a multi-million pound “dream” move to Manchester United at the beginning of the 2008/09 campaign. Appropriately for a player who learnt English by watching the Godfather films, he awaited an offer Spurs couldn’t reject. He refused to play in the Premier League game with Sunderland and was threatened with demotion to the reserves. Spurs complained to the Premier League about United ‘tapping up’ the striker but eventually sold him on September 1 that season for £30 million.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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