Andrew Bogut rejoining Warriors, adds depth at center

first_imgView comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “He’s still got something to offer,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Whatever role that means, he’s ready to accept and take on the challenge and we’re excited to have him.”Golden State has struggled defensively, losing in embarrassing fashion at home to Boston 128-95 on Tuesday night, so Bogut’s 7-foot presence in the paint could be timely.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe played on the Warriors’ 2015 champion team and the 73-win team the following season that lost in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to LeBron James and the Cavaliers.“I think it will be great for us to have Bogut back,” Draymond Green said after Wednesday’s practice, when the two-time defending champions met and re-established their goals. “We all know what Bogut brings to the table, so I think it will overall help us, especially going down this stretch where it’s going to be a tough run to try to three-peat.” Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (12), Klay Thompson (11), Shaun Livingston (34), and Draymond Green (23) talk on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 108-95. APOAKLAND, California—The Golden State Warriors signed Andrew Bogut, who is expected to rejoin the team next week and add depth heading into the playoffs.The Warriors made the announcement Wednesday, after Bogut was cleared by his Australian team, the Sydney Kings. The Warriors are without Damian Jones, who needed surgery after injuring his left pectoral muscle in December.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fifa explores Kuwait, Oman as 2022 WCup co-hosts The 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick out of Utah, Bogut appeared in 23 games for the Lakers last season and made five starts. He averaged 1.6 points and 3.4 rebounds in 9.4 minutes.Bogut was injured in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals and missed the rest of the series. Then he got traded to Dallas to create salary cap room for Golden State to sign Kevin Durant, who went on to become back-to-back Finals MVP while bringing the franchise two more titles.The Warriors scouted the 34-year-old in Australia and had to wait on his work visa and clearance from FIBA to sign him.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Interim Body Must Now Run Liberia Basketball Association

first_imgOutgoing president of Mighty Barrole, Eugene NagbeLife is dynamic and when one opportunity is missed another is open and when that happens it must be used to benefit what should have been to build consensus and set matters straight.That is the situation facing the current leadership of the Liberia Basketball Association and stakeholders who are known as the aggrieved. The tussle over the leadership has reached the corridors of the Civil Law Court and every sensible person knows that it will be a long journey.Ok the two groups must now have their day in court and the issue now is this: while they are hammering each other in the court of law, and since the two groups are contesting for many reasons necessary to move basketball forward which is their right to do so, their actions should not prevent the progress of basketball.In simple arithmetic what the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Liberia National Olympic Committee ought to be thinking about doing and must think about doing is to encourage the formation of an interim administration to get the players and the clubs playing again.It is not in good taste for the game to be held to ransom while the crisis is yet to be settled. Basketball players or the game itself has faced considerable difficulties before, during and after the Ebola crisis.The Ministry of Youth & Sports, I understand is party to the current legal crisis and therefore it will make sense to even leave the ministry out. And if that is the case then the onus is on the LNOC to assemble the rest of the presidents and their clubs put into place an administration to handle the affairs of basketball.It has been stated by some wise men that a nation whose leaders are without vision results to the suffering of the people. The LNOC must urgently call an emergency meeting with the intent to organize an interim administration to supervise the smooth running of the game.While we are all in sympathy with the reasons that Rufus Anderson’s administration and the stakeholders have decided to use legal means to get things straitening up, the game must go on. Yes, let’s play ball.This suggestion comes since the recent injunction is mainly on the forthcoming elections and congress of the LBA leadership and not about the game itself.And while awaiting the outcome of the court proceedings, basketball could move forward, get many of our players, both males and females into action and help the fans back on the court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIn the long heave that trails the silenceWith those tensions mounting so higherBewildered eyes so keen on the dramasAs the sharp ears heed all voices unknownSans those melodies to make misery feltHe who preserves his mouth prevailsFor a single moment of despair strikesAll things pleasant now at a standstillDeserting the prize that was once cherishedIn the long course a new stance to craftFor the everlasting plans we dream ofVision we have of greater times impendingThe glories that will savor like winesThe skies will feel like there’s no more limitsFor success forever will spring headlongSoundless slumbers as the hard work pays offReaching for the paramount of prosperityFor the glories that was forever presentShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Banks DIH honours long-serving employees

first_imgBanks DIH Limited has honoured 19 employees in recognition of their 20 years of service to the company. This was done at the Annual 20-Year-Club Luncheon held on Friday at Thirst Park.Banks Chairman/Managing Director Clifford Reis presented the recipients with gold pins that have the company’s emblem.The event’s feature address was delivered by Business Development Executive Ramesh Dookhoo, who remarked that the inductees should value their contributionThe new members of the 20-Year-Club pose with Chairman/Managing Director Clifford Reis, and Co-Managing Director/Marketing Director George McDonaldto the company by sharing the culture of hard work, dedication, creativity, respect, good employment conditions and charity.He paid special tribute to Reis and Executive Directors George McDonald, Michael Pereira, Andrew Carto and Shabir Hussein for their continued stewardship of the company.Over 200 employees who are members of the 20-Year-Club attended the Luncheon.The 19 employees honoured are: Anand Charran (Accounts), Dexter Mayers (Beverage Warehouse), Colvon Sam, Michael Murray, Rawle Williams (Soft Drink Plant), Quincy Thomas, Neil Parris (Materials Handling), Patricia Blackman (Main Street Qik Serv), Francine De Abreu (Linden Indoor), Persaud Ramdhanie (Vehicle Workshop), Germine McKoy, Garth Ralph (General Workshop), Henry Merchant (Trisco Administration), Bernard Johnson (OMG), Romesh Persaud (Liquor Sales/Beverage Supervision), Maurice Payne, Godfrey Searles (Tropical Mist Plant), Stephen Gulliver (Beer Bottling Plant and Julian Jordan (Bakery).last_img read more

Wounding charge lands man in prison

first_imgEmmol Fox, of Lot 94 Regent and King Streets, Georgetown, was remanded to prison on Wednesday after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for wounding.The 46-year-old man denied the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Faith McGusty. The charge stated that on May 21 at King Street, Georgetown, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Ithacan Santool.The prosecution’s case stated that on May 21 the Virtual Complainant (VC) was on King Street shopping when he was attacked by Fox, who dealt him several chops about his body and face with a cutlass.In court on Wednesday, Fox was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ronald Daniels, who informed the court in a bail application that his client has mental health issues, and he was expected to seek medical attention at a psychiatric ward. Bail was nevertheless refused after a video was provided by the VC to the court, showing the attack. Fox will return to court on June 19, 2019.last_img read more

UPDATED: Prince George RCMP looking for man after violent attack

first_imgUPDATE: Kyle Garnot has turned himself into police.PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Police are looking for help from the public in locating a man who was involved in a violent attack that ended up sending one man to hospital with stab wounds earlier this month.On Thursday September 1st, at around 7:00 pm, Prince George RCMP found a man in distress near the corner of Victoria Street and 9th Avenue. Officers that attended believed the man had been stabbed and began first aid.- Advertisement -The BC Ambulance Service and Prince George Fire Rescue were called to the scene. The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries. Police say he is expected to survive.Prince George RCMP are now looking for a suspect believed to be involved with the attack. A Criminal Code charge of aggravated assault has been approved by Provincial Crown Counsel and a warrant has been issued for 22 year old Kyle Anthony Garnot of Prince George.GARNOT is described as:Advertisement First Nations male191 cm (6’3″)136 kg (300 lbs)Brown eyesBlack hairIf you have any information about Kyle Anthony Garnot or his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at1(800)222-8477.last_img read more


first_imgSt. Mary’s GAABingo in the Hall on Tues @8.30pm. Lotto result LS,LH,LD,OY 5 Matched 2 Donal Coyle ,Colm Mc Hugh ,Eileen Toner, Ryan Carlin Convoy Sadie Henderson Raphoe. Next Weeks Jackpot €2550. Club Registration Now Due Adults €30 Children €3 Contact Julia Blake Registrar 0862611290. There will be a registration day for under age (Date TBC).Drumkeen Youth Club Youth Club this Fri 18th Jan from 7:30-9:30pm; Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen. Lotto Results 09th Jan 12, 13, 21, 22. No jackpot, 1 winner €100 Seamus Gill Buncrana. Next weeks jackpot €575. Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Slimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm.  New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information.Parish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608. DD LOCAL: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: January 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

Men avoid jail after causing €82,000 of damage in botched copper raid

first_imgTwo Letterkenny men who were part of a gang that caused €82,000 worth of damage  when they were involved in the attempted theft of copper cylinders and piping from an apartment block have avoided jail.Brendan Dunleavy, 28, of Ballymacool, Letterkenny (above left) and 31-year-old Darren Doherty of Kirkstown, Letterkenny (above right, pics by North West News Pix) were before Letterkenny Circuit Court, each on three counts of criminal damage and burglary in relation to the incident on February 22, 2012. Dunleavy and Doherty were sentenced to 240 hours of community service each, in lieu of three-and-a-half-year prison terms.Dunleavy and a third man, a co-accused who was not before the courts as he is currently out of the jurisdiction, entered the premises at Aras Derek Hill Hall on the Port Road in Letterkenny on the night in question, while Doherty acted as a ‘look out’.Gardai received a report of a male acting suspiciously in the area at 10.45pm. Gardai spoke to the security guard who said he observed a male exiting a Mercedes rigid body lorry, parked in the car park, and fleeing from the scene.Gardai carried out a search, but were unable to locate the male, while they observed extensive water damage in three of the apartments which had the copper cylinders and piping removed. Two hacksaws and a sledge hammer were found as well as a receipt in the name of the third man and a photocopy of his driving licence.Dunleavy said he had been in a pub talking with the third man about how ‘times are tough’ and how they were aware that ‘scrap was good old money’.Prosecution counsel Patricia McLaughlin BL said that Dunleavy told Gardai that he knew that Darren Doherty was ‘short of a few pound’.Dunleavy and his accomplice made their exit when they noticed lights approaching before running across the field and onto the nearby river bank.In his statement to Gardai, Doherty said that Dunleavy ‘landed to the house and asked if I was interested in getting a few pound’. After 20 to 30 minutes at the scene in the lorry, Doherty ‘saw lights and ran’, Doherty went to a nearby pub and called a taxi before collecting the other two men, one of whom was Dunleavy, at the Port Bridge.Barrister for Dunleavy, Damien Crawford, said his client had lost his job over this matter. “He is completely and utterly remorseful. He was recruited to the cause and he didn’t have the original thought himself,” he said.Barrister for Doherty, Ciaran Elders, said his client was ‘not fully aware that he was committing a crime until he was outside’.Mr Elders said: “He (Doherty) was only engaged at the very last minute. He did play a very minor role in the crime itself. This was not premeditated by Mr Doherty. It was totally out of character and he is ashamed of his actions. He has shown remorse and this is a serious blot on his copy.”Judge John O’Hagan outlined the gravity of the crimes, noting that an estimated €82,000 of damage was caused to the apartments, two of which were owned by the same man.“By golly, when you decided to do it, you decided to do it big,” Judge O’Hagan said.“I cannot get across clearly enough how serious these offences are. They are very serious.“They were disturbed and had to do a runner. In their trail, they left absolute, complete and utter destruction.”Judge O’Hagan said he was not impressed with the suggestion that the raid wasn’t planned and noted that it was his belief that the men planned to bring the copper to ‘some unscrupulous scrap dealer’.He said: “There was a hired vehicle to deliver the goodies and there were tools there for a particular purpose. There must have been a discussion between them to decide what they’d need to do the job.There was a conspiracy between them. How did they know that the property was unoccupied? Someone must have done a recce.”Regarding Doherty’s part in the crime, Judge O’Hagan added: “Mr Doherty was ‘keeping nix’, as they say. He is equally responsible. The fact that he was just keeping a look out is not an excuse.”The two defendants each lodged €10,000 with their solicitors by way of compensation. Judge O’Hagan directed that €10,000 be given to each of the two apartment owners.Judge O’Hagan imposed a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence on each man, but substituted those sentences with 240 hours of community service in each case.He told the defendants: “You can be very thankful to your counsel. In normal courses, I would have no hesitation in sending you to prison.”Men avoid jail after causing €82,000 of damage in botched copper raid was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Brendan DunleavycopperDarren DohertyJUdge John O’HaganletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

Forget the busway – explore the bike path

I flew along the path at 12, 13 mph, exhilarated. I wanted to kiss the genius who had greenlighted the plan for the bike path – until I hit the first stoplight, that is. The folks from the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition that I met last Saturday were right: The pedestrian buttons on the signal poles are designed for pedestrians, and are simply too far away from the curb cuts for a cyclist to reach them easily. The lights also take forever to change. That was a problem for Eric Foxman, 54, of West Hills, who took time out this particular morning for a bike ride before work. “You spend as much time sitting as you do riding,” he complained. Averaging 22 mph on his bike, he couldn’t possibly keep pace with the bus and catch all the green lights in time. The pathway was nice and smooth, but with all the stops, “it’s not much of a workout,” he said. Around Balboa Boulevard, the bike path abruptly ended. No problem, I had a map in my backpack. Or did I? No, I apparently had left it in my car. The Balboa Station was no help – the map showed only the bus route, not the bike path, and while I had spotted plenty of MTA employees at other stations, there were none here. On a hunch, I continued along Victory Boulevard, and was relieved to see bike path markings painted on the sidewalk. But along about White Oak, the markings ended again. Ah, but there was a bike lane on the street I could take … Great. Riding on White Oak in rush-hour traffic is not my idea of fun, but I managed to find the bike path again at Oxnard. Note to MTA: More signage would help. The bikeway abruptly ended again at Variel. I looked to the south: No bike lane. I looked to the west: just a sidewalk. But I knew the terminus of the Orange Line was just two blocks away on Owensmouth, so I forged on. After dodging a few low-hanging branches, I pulled into the Warner Center station at 9:30 a.m. Total distance: 15 miles. Total ride time, 1 hour, 23 minutes and 25 seconds. Average speed: 10.7 mph, with a maximum speed of 16 mph. Not bad, but nothing that was going to keep Lance Armstrong awake at night. Now I needed to get back to my car. Buying the one-way ticket from one of the machines was a cinch. Getting the bike on the bus – not so much. The bus’s bike racks were a mystery. I found a pin I was supposed to pull and two hooks with instructions like “put the wheel in A.” Which wheel? Where’s A? I was baffled. An older gentleman wheeling a bike with a flat tire was baffled. An MTA employee shouted encouragement from the curb, but the bus pulled away, leaving me clinging to a strap, still confused. I attempted to work the origami-like device for two more stops, then gave up and just sat down with the bike leaning against me. The ride was a little jouncy, but smooth enough that I wasn’t in danger of impaling myself on the handlebars. The ride back to North Hollywood took exactly 40 minutes. As I settled back into the comfortable seat, I realized suddenly that I didn’t have to think. I could just relax and breathe. After a few years, a car commute becomes routine, but you can never quite relax – you have to always be on your guard for the idiot in the Infiniti who pulls into your lane without signaling, the moron in the SUV talking on the cell phone, the flying tire tread from the semi in front of you that takes out your front headlight. But not on the bus. Maybe it was the endorphins, but I felt a Zen-like calm drift over me. I pondered all the people who think they’re too good for mass transit, and thought: Suckers. Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – I’m no Lance Armstrong, which made me the right person to ride the bike path that parallels the 14-mile Orange Line busway, which opened this week between North Hollywood and Warner Center. If I could do this, anyone could. The task itself got off to a rocky start. I’d strapped my bike to a rack on the trunk of my car for the trip to the MTA’s North Hollywood Station, where I arrived at 7:20 a.m. to find the parking lot full. I eventually found a two-hour spot on the street, then had to spend a couple of minutes finding the start of the bike path. That’s because the first two miles aren’t a path at all, but a bike lane along Chandler Boulevard. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Fortunately, it’s a nice, wide bike lane, and I didn’t feel the slightest bit threatened by the traffic whizzing by. The actual bike path materialized at Ethel Avenue, and I was instantly charmed. To my left, separated by a green fence, I could see the busway. To my right was a sculptured soundwall. The smooth asphalt path ahead of me was completely empty, and the air was fresh and crisp, like champagne. I met Walter Boge, 84, of Sherman Oaks, who said he and his wife had ridden the Orange Line bus last Saturday and had liked it. He had since incorporated the route’s jogging path into his morning walk. ‘`I go 20 minutes, a half-hour – that’s enough for an old man like me,” he joked. “It’s kind of pretty, although the wall blocks out the view a little, but the landscaping is coming along.”

Magheroarty Rescue: Nine out of ten discharged from hospital

first_imgNine out of the ten people hospitalised after being swept out to sea at Magheroarty have been discharged, it has been confirmed.Fifteen students and staff of the Gael Linn college at Machaire Rabhartaigh were rescued from the water in a large-scale emergency operation on Tuesday evening.The college principal remains in Letterkenny University Hospital and is said to be making a good recovery. “The good news is that everybody is fine,” said a statement from Gael Linn on Tuesday night.A group from the summer college had been swimming close to Magheroarty beach earlier this afternoon when they got into difficulty in the water.Several emergency calls were made and the Coast Guard, Rescue 118 helicopter, local fishing boats and the Tory ‘Queen of Aran’ Ferry were all tasked to the scene.Ten of the people rescued from the water were transported to Letterkenny University Hospital for assessment. Nine of those people were taken by helicopter and one by ambulance. It is understood that some of the group were suffering from the effects of hypothermia, water ingestion and shock. The parents of the students involved were contacted immediately, according to Gael Linn.An update was issued by the college on Tuesday night to say that all of the students and staff, with the exception of the principal, have been discharged after getting the all-clear from the hospital.The statement said: “Gael Linn would like to thank sincerely The Irish Coastguard, Rescue 118, and all who ensured that there was a successful outcome.”Magheroarty Rescue: Nine out of ten discharged from hospital was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:gael linnMachaire RabhartaighMagheroartylast_img read more