Bucks’ Kidd fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I just got fined,” Kidd said Tuesday night. “That’s one way. The other way is by expressing to the officials and I did that the whole night. The different crews that we’ve had have been awful.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog Head coach Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on from the bench while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on November 7, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 124-119. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Thursday for public criticism of the officiating in a loss at Cleveland.Kidd made the comments after the 124-119 loss Tuesday night. Milwaukee was called for 31 personal fouls to 18 for Cleveland, and the Cavs attempted 38 free throws. Kidd pointed out that over the past three games, opponents have tried 95 free throws to 40 for Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wall, Beal star as Wizards beat Lakers; Ball’s shooting woes continue Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Region 2 RDC concerned about condition of main roadways

first_imgBy Indrawatttie NatramCouncillors from both the Government and Opposition on the Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have raised their concerns over the present conditions of the Essequibo Coast Public Road.The issue was discussed in depth at the recent statutory RDC meeting for the month of April.The discussions highlighted the shifting of the Maria’s Delight Bridge, filling of potholes, several sinking bridges, and installation and maintenance of street lights. According to People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Councillor Vilma Da Silva, commuters as well as drivers traversing the bridge have complained about their safety. She told the RDC that the bridge was falling apart and no one seemed to be responsible. Apart from the bridge, the RDC discussed the sinking of the approaches to several bridges along the public road.It was also noted that several holes in numerous streets needed filling and the clearing of the road shoulders should be given priority. There were also reports of constant sinking of the road in some areas.In addition, at a recent meeting held with the Regional Chairman and newly-elected leaders from the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and the Anna Regina Town Council (ARTC), it was noted that actions should be implemented regarding road safety. According to the Regional Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, the Police are an important partner in helping to create safer roadways within the region.Ramdatt noted that the RDC was of the strong view that the Public Infrastructure Ministry has an integral role in addressing the dangers posed by the Maria’s Delight Bridge, other sinking bridges, potholes, and the installation and maintenance of street lights. He suggested that there be a strategic focus and programmes to address such issues within the Region.In addressing the roaming of stray animals on the roadways, the Anna Regina Town Council will be embarking on a campaign to keep stray animals off the roads. The Council will be working along with Police and other stakeholders in addressing the issue.Road users, both pedestrians and motorists, are also asked by the RDC to exercise care and consideration when using the roadways.last_img read more

NHA Begins A Health Worker ‘Owns a Home Campaign’ Today

first_imgThe National Housing Authority (NHA) will today (Monday July 20), launch the “Empower A Health Worker to Own A Home Campaign,” in appreciation of the dedicated services of health workers to Liberia during the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, and their continuous dedicated services to society.The disclosure was made by Mr. Prince A. Wreh, Deputy Managing Director of Administration during a media briefing in Monrovia. According to Mr. Wreh, NHA’s management team will pay the amount of US5, 000, representing 45% of the cost of a two bedroom housing unit, valued at U$11,000 at the Gobah Town Housing Estate, Brewerville, Monsterrado County and will be processed through a mortgage program with LBDI with a balance of US$6,000 over a period of 10 years.He said a qualified health worker through a vetting process will be awarded with the money as the first payment for the unit.Mr. Wreh further disclosed that health authorities in Monsterrado, Nimba, Margibi, Bong, Grand Bassa and Grand Cape Mount counties were requested to submit the names of five dedicated health workers to the NHA for a raffle draw today at a local resort in Monrovia. Mr. Wreh appealed to line ministries and agencies of government as well as private institutions, donor partners, foreign missions, business community and individuals of good will to emulate the example of the NHA to ensure that more health workers can benefit from the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Di Maria to Man United latest: Change of heart for winger as Red Devils consider new deal

first_img1 Manchester United’s summer of spending started off in spectacular fashion, as the Red Devils splashed out an estimated £58m on Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw.However, with the new Premier League season within touching distance, time is running out for the club to make further additions to their squad, although that could be about to change, as Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria enters their crosshairs.Here’s the latest talk surrounding the Argentine…PSG back outManchester United’s chances of landing Di Maria have been given a huge boost after Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi withdrew his side from the running for the player’s signature. As reported on talkSPORT he said: “We spoke with Real Madrid about the possibility of signing Angel Di Maria, but it was too expensive.”Man United now favouritesPSG’s decision to back out of any deal has left Man United as favourites to land Di Maria, according to the Guardian. That however, will only hinge on whether the 26-year-old actually wants to leave Real Madrid before the end of the summer, something RPP question after publishing pictures of the Argentine’s return to training with Los Blancos. They comment that his future is far from being resolved.£120,000-a-weekThe Express have fanned the flames by adding that Man United officials are prepared to increase their salary offer to around £120,000-a-week for Di Maria, should he show an interest in moving to Old Trafford. They comment that the withdrawal of PSG has left the Red Devils as the last man standing in the race for his signature.Change of heart?It seems as though PSG’s decision to back out of a move has left Di Maria high and dry, with the Argentine having seemingly declared an interest in joining the French champions, note El Economista. While he had previously rebuffed United’s interest, he will have to show a change of heart if he wants regular first team football next season, they continue, before claiming that there are some doubts as to whether the Red Devils would be able to match Real Madrid’s princely valuation.‘We don’t need him’The prospect of teaming Angel Di Maria with Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a mouth-watering one for fans, but the Swedish international appears to have doubts. “I do not know if we need Di Maria. We have a team that, in recent months, has won many titles without him,” he is quoted as saying to Spanish publication AS.Man United fans, do you need Angel Di Maria? Comment below… Angel Di Maria has been linked with the Real Madrid exit last_img read more

Leaving Kenya was a hard decision- Paul Put

first_imgSpeaking to Capital Sport in Cairo, Egypt where he is in ahead of Friday’s 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) draw, the Belgian tactician who now works with Guinea said he felt he didn’t have enough support to continue in the job.“It was a very hard decision to leave Kenya,” the 63 year old Put says.“I didn’t feel like I had the support at that moment. There was pressure but no support. Opportunities came my way and as a coach you look to get more support. I worked for those three months with 100 percent motivation.”Former Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put ponders on the touchline during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“I was very happy in Kenya because it was a nice county with nice people and I was lucky to win CECAFA on my first assignment. But I had to make a decision and it was not an easy one,” the tactician further stated.“The last four or five weeks were very hard for me and if you don’t have the conversation with the people responsible, it’s difficult for a coach. That’s why I decided to move because having support is important,” he added.Put assembled a new look team within few days of arriving in the country ahead of the 2017 Senior Challenge Cup hosted in Kenya and went all the way to clinch the crown, earning praise from foe and enemy.The team was hosted for breakfast by Deputy President William Ruto where they were heavily rewarded for the victory and support promised his way, but the tactician says that was never made possible.He pulled the shock move to resign in February after weeks of speculation and no sooner had he left his job at the Harambee Stars than the Syli Nationale of Guinea snapped him up for the second stint.And, he went on to help the Guineans qualify for the 2019 Cup of Nations having missed out on the 2017 edition, and this he did with one match day to go.Guinea finished top of Group H without losing a match winning three and drawing the remaining three.“Of course it is not the first time for me to be at AFCON but this was special because they did not make it to the last AFCON. The expectation was high this time and I am glad we delivered,” he stated.Former Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put during his interview with Capital Sport in Cairo, Egypt on April 10, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I changed a lot in the team in terms of the organization structure, team players and sometimes you need luck and I was lucky to have the opportunity to qualify. Iit’s a nice feeling, very proud and hopefully we can play a very good AFCON,” he further added.On their targets for the tournament, Put says; “The first target is to get out of the first round and then from there we see what comes off it. You can go as far as you want if you can manage the first round. It is an exciting moment and sometimes it is important you have luck on your side.”He is eagerly anticipating for Friday’s draw which will be conducted outside the famous Egyptian pyramids in Giza.And what if he draws Kenya on Friday?“We will see, that would be interesting,” he says with a grin.“But we are ready for anyone. There is no small or big team in Africa. It will be tough especially now that there are 24 teams,” he stated.Put is also excited with the form that his star midfielder Naby Keita has picked for his English Premier League club Liverpool. Over the weekend, Keita scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool and on Tuesday night scored his first Champions League goal for the Reds as they beat Porto 2-0 at Anfield.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Cairo, Egypt- 0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put watches from the touchline during Kenya’s match against Rwanda in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on December 3, 2017 in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluCAIRO, Egypt, Apr 10 – Former Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put has opened up the lid on his exit from the national team exactly three months after he was appointed to the spot, despite leading the country to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.Put was unveiled as Kenya’s coach at the Football Kenya Federation Annual General Meeting in Mombasa on November 18, 2018, but resigned from the post three months later on February 19.last_img read more

Family of Donegal man killed while clearing trees awarded six figure sum

first_imgThe family of a 29-year old Donegal man who died while clearing trees for the construction of a wind farm has settled various legal actions for a substantial six-figure sum.Mr Justice Garett Simons in the High Court today approved the settlements of the actions including those for nervous shock over the death of the father of two in Donegal four years ago. Jonathan Gormley, a chainsaw operator and the father of two young children, died shortly before Christmas 2015 while clearing trees at the site of Meenadreen Wind Farm in the Barnesmore area.An inquest two years ago into the death of Mr Gormley returned a verdict of death by misadventure.By a Donegal Daily reporter at the High Court in DublinWhen he was found the inquest heard Mr Gormley was crouched down and a pine tree was across his left shoulder.Medical evidence at the inquest said the cause of death was traumatic or mechanical asphyxia secondary to compression of the chest due to a fallen tree.Mr Gormely’s partner, Mairead Coughlin, of Cluain Barron, Ballyshannon, along with Mr Gormley’s parents, Bridie and James Gormley, of Boa Island Road, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, had sued Viridian Energy Ltd trading as Energia, Viridian Renewables Development Ltd and Windgeneration Ireland Ltd all with offices at Mill House, Ashtowngate, Navan Road, Dublin, which were the owners of the wind farm and Softwood Ireland Ltd of Ballymorris, Portarlington, Co. Laois, over the accident on December 21, 2015.It was claimed there was an alleged failure to have any or any appropriate employee to co-ordinate chainsaw work and to ensure no chainsaw worker was permitted to work alone.It was further claimed Mr Gormley had been allegedly allowed to attempt to clear a stand of trees manually using a chainsaw in circumstances where he allegedly should have been provided with appropriate mechanical plant and equipment.It was further alleged there was an alleged failure to ensure all chainsaw and tree-felling work was stopped where there were gale force gusts of up to 44 knots and Mr Gormley had been allegedly allowed to work on a day which was entirely unsuitable for the type of work involved and in circumstances where it was allegedly dangerous to perform chainsaw work in a stand of allegedly unstable, windblown and haphazard trees.The claims were denied.Michael Cush SC told the High Court the six-figure sum was a “global settlement figure” over the unfortunate death of Mr Gormley. He said there had been protracted mediation talks as a number of actions had to be settled.Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Garett Simons said it was a reasonable one.The inquest into Mr Gormley’s death heard he had not been seen for about two-and-a-half hours by the colleague who found him.Joe Devaney told the inquest that Mr Gormley was a saw man who cut trees ahead of him and he would then clear them with a harvesting machine.On the day of Mr Gormley’s death, Mr Devaney said he last saw him around 11.30am or 12pm on December 21 when they had a chat and a cigarette together and then Mr Gormely went to work on a hill.It was a windy day and he said he rang Mr Gormley’s mobile phone four times between 2.17pm and 2.36pm, but got no answer and got worried.When he went to look for him he found Mr Gormley with his helmet on and on his knees with a tree down on his shoulder.Mr Devaney said he could not find Mr Gormley’s pulse.He said he was unable to lift the tree off him and was later given the go-ahead to cut the tree. Attempts were made to revive Mr Gormley but he was pronounced dead at the scene.Family of Donegal man killed while clearing trees awarded six figure sum was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Grayson explains tactics for beating QPR

first_imgPreston manager Simon Grayson believes the decision to bring in John Welsh for Saturdays game against QPR was a big factor in their success at Loftus Road.Preston won 2-0 and former Liverpool midfielder Welsh had an excellent game for them after being recalled to the side.Grayson asked him to keep an eye on Tjaronn Chery, who has been influential for Rangers playing behind striker Sebastian Polter.“We just felt that with them playing Chery just off the striker that we could deal with him,” Grayson explained.“We also felt he (Welsh) could be in and around Polter, because QPR like to get the ball into him a lot.“You know what you’re going to get with Welshy; he never lets you down when he comes into the team.“We were asked questions by QPR and we stuck to the task.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA increases R&D spending

first_img1 June 2007South Africa’s spending on research and development (R&D) has increased by about R4.5-billion over the last five years, an indicator of the growing competitiveness of the country’s economy.Delivering his department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town last week, Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena said the country’s target of spending 1% of gross domestic product (GDP) on R&D by 2008/09 was now “well within sights.”According to the latest Human Sciences Research Council survey of R&D spending, SA businesses, universities, science councils, government research institutes and non-governmental organisations spent R14-billion, or 0.91% of GDP, on R&D in 2005/06.This was up from R12-billion, or 0.87% of GDP, in 2004/05, Mangena said.Over the same period, the private sector’s share of R&D activity rose from 56% to 59%. “As our business sector engages in innovation and R&D, their returns contribute to economic growth,” the minister said. “We are delighted with this trend.”SA firms score for innovationEarlier this year, the Human Sciences Research Council released the results of the first official South African Innovation Survey – modelled on the survey used in all European Union countries in 2005/06 – showing that more than half of SA’s companies engaged in the development of new products and processes between 2002 and 2004.“Our rate of innovation is well above that of the European average of 42% for 2004,” Mangena told Parliament last week.According to the survey, SA companies spent in the region of R27.8-billion on innovative activities in 2004, representing about 2.4% of the total turnover of all business covered in the industrial and service sectors.While the bulk of this expenditure was devoted to the acquisition of new machinery, equipment and software, in-house research and development (R&D) expenditure accounted for about 20% of total innovation expenditure.“In addition, some 10% of successful innovators in industry received public funding for innovation activities,” Mangena said. “That shows that the funding programmes of government are having a penetrating effect in the private sector.”R&D incentivesThe Department of Science and Technology also worked with the National Treasury and SA Revenue Service over the past year to introduce enhanced tax incentives for R&D.“I must, however, report a concern that few business leaders appear to be aware of the new incentives,” Mangena said. “We urge businesses to carefully examine their production processes, correctly identify their R&D activities, and increase their investments further.”Mangena reported that the lion’s share of the department’s budget over for 2007 through 2009 – about R323-million – would go to developing South Africa’s human resources in science, engineering and technology.The department has also allocated R178-million to provide modern research facilities and infrastructure for the country’s research community.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Enough mergers already!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farmers Union President Joe Logan said that “enough is enough” with further consolidation among the largest agricultural businesses that control more and more of the inputs farmers need to feed America and the world.He refers to a proposed merger of Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co.“Where are the Teddy Roosevelts and the trust busters of today?” Logan asked.Two previous waves of mergers in the agricultural inputs sector have already created what is known at the Big Six: Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, DuPont, Dow and BASF. The current rumored or announced deals—including Dow-DuPont, ChemChina-Syngenta, and Bayer-Monsanto—would be a third wave of consolidation.“Competition is eroding more and more with each of these mega deals. While financial markets applaud supposed efficiencies of larger businesses, customers — farmers — have fewer choices, less competition and input prices continue to go up,” Logan said.The National Farmers Union today joined Food and Water Watch and the American Antitrust Institute in a letter to U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division urging a challenge to the Dow-DuPont merger.The proposed merger would create a powerful duopoly between Dow-DuPont and Monsanto. Together, the two companies would control 76% of the market for corn and 66% of the market for soybeans, giving them the power to charge farmers higher prices and effectively decide which seeds farmers could plant.“Seed costs are the highest input expense for farmers. While some of the cost can be attributed to more sophisticated technology, we have seen time and again that consolidation and market restructuring has increased the cost of crop inputs. In a lagging farm economy with multi-year trends of low commodity prices, additional cost increases for crop inputs could cripple a lot of family farms in this country,” said Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union president.The groups conclude that the proposed Dow-DuPont merger “would be difficult, if not impossible, to remedy.” The letter notes accumulating evidence on failed remedies in other mergers, the difficulty of finding viable buyers of to-be divested assets, and the ineffectiveness of divesting assets to other members of the Big Six firms.last_img read more

Five 3D Applications for the iPhone

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Bonus: Coming Soon – Carnival CrazeCanadian kids’ broadcaster Family Channel, the Sheridan Visualization Design Institute, and Spatial View Inc. collaborated, through an Ontario Centres of Excellence OCE project, to create a glasses-free 3D mini game called Carnival Craze. The game is aimed at kids ages eight through fourteen. The application is currently undergoing the iTunes App Store approval process. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 2. 3DeeVUsion3DVUsion is an application that lets you turn your own photos saved in the iPhone’s photo library into 3D images. With the app, you can select a pair of images from the library for viewing. sarah perez Spatial View Inc., a company known for developing both hardware and software-based 3D display technologies, recently released a 3D software development kit for the iPhone. Applications developed using this kit are 3D-enabled – with no special glasses required! In order to see the 3D content, however, you will need to purchase a special protective case called the Wazabee 3DeeShell ($49.99) that contains a lens that can be slid in and out as needed. To demonstrate the capabilities of this technology, the company also released a handful of 3D applications including everything from photo viewers to 3D games.1. 3DeeFriendsThe 3DeeFriends app lets you view your Facebook photo albums and those belonging to your Facebook friends in 3D. Photos can be viewed either as an anaglyph, interlaced, side by side, or as a cross over 3D image. Tags:#Apple#Product Reviews#web 5. Hunter 3DeeHunter 3Dee is a top-down space shooter iPhone game. It offers two zones and six levels of play, all of which are in 3D. Related Posts 3. 3Dee!oaderWith 3Dee!oader, you can both manage your Flickr photos and view them in 3D. You can load images side-by-side and convert them on-the-fly to anaglyphs. You’re also able to search, view, and manage your Flickr account from your iPhone and save Flickr photos for later viewing. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 4. 3DeeCameraThe 3DeeCamera application lets you create 3D images using your built-in iPhone camera. You can take two side-by-side photos or choose two stereo-pairs from storage to create the 3D images by shifting, rotating, and scaling the image pairs. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more