League, NBA players reach tentative agreement on new CBA

first_imgIn order to give both sides enough time to review the terms of the agreement and vote to ratify, the parties have agreed to extend the mutual deadline to opt out of the existing CBA from Dec. 15, 2016, to Jan. 13, 2017.Specific terms will be made available at a later date.Of note, the new CBA, once ratified, will shorten the NBA’s preseason in the interest of beginning the regular season one week earlier beginning 2017-18, according to reports.Another point of discussion was whether to continue with the league’s one-and-done rule for incoming players. The sides reportedly decided to table the issue for a later date, so current rules will remain unchanged for now.last_img

Valencia-Real Madrid Madrid Olympic dance

first_imgMadrid perfected the victory theorem without strikers. Zidane put one, Jovic, and the game did not go through him. His invisibility was the only adverse news in a team that ended up in ballet. He had a free field center as numerous as it was versatile: Precise and cunning Kroos, airtight Casemiro, Herculean Valverde and ornamental Isco and Modric. But those of both conditions made art of a first pressure on a suffocated, non-existent Valencia. What started with an Olympic goal ended up in the Madrid’s most choral Olympic dance that is remembered.The concentration of casualties in attack and a general and extreme high of prudence they filled the midfielders game, clear invitation to rhetoric. Five per head, with Valencia trivote, and some assumed loneliness of Gameiro and Jovic on the other side of the field. Two attackers of different species. A mobile target the Valencianist, useful in the game to space and with the ability to start long; a piece of artillery fixed the madridista, lamb out of the area, unpublished wolf when he steps on it.It was Zidane’s, without Benzema, his goal donor, a bet on the past, without Rodrygo or Vinicius. The first lacks daring; on the second, pack their good intentions in the goal. He decided on a company of revitalized veterans and from the trade he took the goal that changed everything, the goal of Origi without Origi at Barça in Liverpool. Gil Manzano kicked a corner to the left of the Madrid attack. There came Kroos. The goal was deserted because Jaume took his eyes off the ball by ordering his centrals. The lack of attackers from Madrid, even to reach the area, did not alert him to the danger. Kroos had head to see the carelessness and foot to try the Olympic goal. When Jaume wanted to return, he put his arms awkwardly and the ball ended up inside. The goal was the perfect crossing of an occurrence and a huge loss. Olympians were the one and the other.Before the invention, Madrid had already thrown the tie at the game since a careful elaboration, sufficient pressure in the opposite field and a defense away from Courtois. That start gave him a free header from Varane rejected by Jaume and a distant shot from Valverde.Valencia had already successfully tried to play Madrid with a tip, plus Ferran Torres, in December. This time, without Mestalla in the cogote of Madrid, it didn’t work out. And it is that Zidane, now yes, has lifted his work from back to front. From the Madrid of action of the last decades, which entered shots in the matches even at the cost of finishing more than once on the ground, this group has been ordered, methodical, cerebral, sealed with lime and song. Something seems to tell him that the 50 goals Cristiano took must be saved backBecause Benzema is on the limit, Bale has long since abdicated like a dolphin and Jovic is still behind a mask. In Jeddah he was again figurative. ChangesMaxi Gomez (57 ‘, Kondogbia), Cheryshev (69 ‘, Gameiro), Marcelo (70 ‘, Ferland Mendy), James (76 ‘, Modric), Mariano (82 ‘, Jovic), Ruben Nephew (82 ‘, Coquelin) SentenceBefore the break Madrid scored a second goal and sent a header to the post. The one and the other were attributable to Isco, another one of those players to whom Zidane has returned from the right. Of the squad of mediapuntas, it is the most qualified for the auction. The goal came in a raid on the right of Valverde, definitely the renaissance player. Valverde has several players on one. His physical deployment allows him to steal and reach, but also to get between the centrals and turn to the side, this time Carvajal, or shake a shoe from 25 meters. Someone capable of playing so many instruments sounds like heavenly music to any coach.Valencia was little. He protected himself badly without the ball and moved without grace when he had it because Madrid minimized Ferran Torres and Carlos Soler, the troublemakers, and Parejo, the player where the team breathes. Gameiro had one and pointed to King Abdullah’s half-empty bleacher.The passing of the minutes fortified the spider web of Madrid, which redoubled its effort to steal quickly and away. There was the impression of being too much before a team lacking the energy, drive and mood of a month ago. Isco established the difference as abysmal. He enjoyed the game, with some excess even at recess.When Celades scored a second point, Valencia was for the coroner. In that bath and massage, Modric left his mark with a goal with the outside of the foot, a gesture that worried Benítez in his day and is part of his ID in football. The game allowed Zidane, even, to roll Marcelo and James, to make a squad, and to give Mariano a kind farewell, which he has always seen as a lost case. Parejo’s final goal, by Ramos penalty, did not comfort Valencia. And the game and result had to convince Zidane that the midfielders are the lever that moves the world. CardsCasemiro (87 ‘, Yellow Goals0-1, 14 ‘: Kroos, 0-2, 38 ‘: Isco, 0-3, 64 ‘: Modric, 1-3, 91 ‘: Equallast_img read more

Zurutuza: “I don’t understand why they won’t let us go to Zubieta to run”

first_imgI am very aware of this moment that we live. It is a very DELICATE moment, where the safety of people prevails. Having said that: pic.twitter.com/1egyzHMaJU– David Zurutuza (@DZurutuza) April 12, 2020 The Gipuzkoan club communicated on Saturday that the players who wanted it, voluntarily, could exercise individually, with all the security measures in place, at the Zubieta facilities starting on Tuesday, in application of the extension of the state of alarm, which allows return to work for non-essential activities. However, the Higher Sports Council (CSD) was against that decision, understanding that the decree on the state of alarm prohibits the opening of any sports center and the Royal Society., this Sunday, decided to abide by that interpretation. Zurutuza, on his personal Twitter account, was dissatisfied with not being able to return to work. “I do not understand the decision that has been made with not letting us go to the Zubieta facilities to run, three people going to a grass field of approximately one hectare. I think that the responsibility of the Royal Society at this time is maximum and the biggest losers in the event of contagion would be the players and, therefore, the club itself, “he wrote.” I am aware that our job is to entertain the public and it is not of major importance in terms of social functioning. I think there are norms that are adapted to reality and others that are far from it. It is my discreet way to show you my discomfort with the decision. Nothing else. All together we will get out of this, “he concluded.Jokin Aperribay: “We were not looking for anything twisted”The president of the Royal Society spoke at Zero Wave on the controversy that has been generated after the possible return to work of the Royal.“We have rectified with all the love in the world because we did not want to violate sanitary measures. We have not done it with malicious intent. We were not looking for anything twisted. I thank the secretary of state for her kindness. We understood that since the establishment was not open to the public, it would be possible, “he said.On the other hand, the president qualified the method he had in mind: “The players are doing a great job at home alone, because we thought they could also do it on the field. They move one by one in their car, without a coach, just to make a career. It was voluntary. We didn’t intend to start training, but something more moderate. “last_img read more

Linden special needs centre gets US$5000 donation

first_imgThe Overseas Medical Assistance Team (OMAT) on Wednesday donated US$5000 to the Linden Centre for Special Needs in an effort to assist with the rehabilitation of its building.Mrs Carryl hands over the cheque to Linden Centre for Special Needs representative Lorraine Butcher in the presence of Dr Stephen Carryl and Mayor Waneka ArrindellMembers of the team made the donation to representatives of the Special Needs Centre at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), where the non-profit medical organisation is currently conducting a medical mission.OMAT President, Dr Stephen Carryl, during the simple handing-over ceremony, noted that the organisation, which started in 1992, has been providing care in health and education over the past 27 years in developing countries like Guyana.Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell, who was present at the event, expressed gratitude to the team for its kind gesture while she made the call for other organisations to follow suit.last_img read more

Norton Street man wanted for illegal gun, ammunition

first_imgWanted: Alfie Norman GarrawayThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) is seeking the public’s assistance in finding 38-year-old Alfie Norman Garraway, who is wanted for questioning in connection to the illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.The police, in a wanted bulletin, stated that Garraway had the illegal items in his possession at Norton Street, Lodge, on October 5, 2019.His last known address was given as Lot 71 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown.Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Garraway also called “Alfie” is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 226-1389, 226-7476, 911 or the nearest police station.last_img

Judge tosses suit against Jackson

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW ORLEANS – Michael Jackson proved he was in California when a New Orleans-area man claimed the pop star kidnapped and molested him for nine days in 1984, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon’s reasons for tossing a lawsuit filed by Joseph Bartucci Jr. against Jackson were posted Tuesday on the court’s Web site. Bartucci had claimed he was forced into a white limousine on May 19, 1984, during the New Orleans World’s Fair, and driven to California while being molested, held at gunpoint and cut with steel wire and a razor blade. His attorney, Louis Koerner, did not answer his telephone Tuesday. On Monday, he had said he was shocked by the dismissal but could not comment more until he saw the judge’s reasons. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventBartucci claimed the emotional and physical trauma cost him his memories until 2003, when he saw a Court TV show about child molestation charges brought against Jackson in California. Jackson was acquitted in that case. Fallon said Wayne Nagin, who kept Jackson’s appointment calendar in the spring of 1984, provided a sworn statement saying Jackson was rehearsing in California for his Victory Tour from May 20-27, 1984. “The calendar reflects a series of appointments each day during the period,” Fallon wrote. Moreover, he said, Charilette R. Sweeney of Encino swore she had known Jackson since 1976 and remembered talking to him on May 13, 17 and 20, 1984, about getting an award from President Reagan on May 14 of that year. “This evidence conclusively demonstrates that Mr. Jackson was in California from May 19 to May 27, 1984, and could not have been in New Orleans to participate in the events alleged” by Bartucci, Fallon wrote.last_img read more


first_imgSchools Football Ulster First Year Boys Cup FinalSt Columba’s College 0-0 Carndonagh Community School(St Columba’s won 5-4 on penalties) St Columba’s College from the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranlorar are celebrating this evening after their Ulster Final  penalty shoot-out victory over Carndonagh Community School at Maginn  Park, Buncranna. Columba’s First year boys scrapped to victory by 5 goals to 4 on penalties after the game finish 0-0 AET.After All Ireland success over the past few weeks for St Eunan’s College Letterkennny, all eyes are now on St Columba’s College in their quest for similar glory.They  now play in the All Ireland Semi Final this Tuesday against CBS Lucan(Dublin) at Gortakeegan,(Monaghan United FC grounds). MAIN PIC: Gareth Doherty- St Columba’s College Under 13 Captain.BELOW: Winners: St Columba’s: CHAMPIONS! ST COLUMBA’S WIN ULSTER SOCCER CROWN AFTER SHOOT-OUT WITH CARN was last modified: May 10th, 2012 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:CHAMPIONS! ST COLUMBA’S WIN ULSTER SOCCER CROWN AFTER SHOOT-OUT WITH CARNlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Mayor Frank McBrearty has paid a glowing tribute to Jim McGuinness and the Donegal senior football squad at a ceremony in Lifford on Friday night.Cllr McBrearty said the All-Ireland winners would inspire a new generation to take up sport.“It is a fantastic achievement and so many young people have some fine role models to look up to,” said the Mayor. “They have inspired a new generation and inspired so many other people with their achievements in recent years.”Donegal manager Jim McGuinness thanked the council for the tribute and paid tribute to all his players and back room team who had brought Sam Maguire to Donegal in September.Jim said five of the Donegal panel were still looking for jobs and he hoped they would get positions so they could continue their work on the pitch for the county.He said Ryan Bradley, Anthony Thompson, Leo McLoone, Paddy McGrath and Eamonn McGee had put their lives on hold for Donegal. “I would ask anyone here, if it is at all possible to get these solid men some relaibale employment. They need security and it would benefit our team,” he said. HONOURED BY OUR COUNTY: DONEGAL PLAYERS RECEIVE CIVIC RECEPTION FROM MAYOR was last modified: February 16th, 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:HONOURED BY OUR COUNTY: DONEGAL PLAYERS RECEIVE CIVIC RECEPTION FROM MAYORlast_img read more

FUBA NBL: Ndejje stun Oilers to force game three

first_img Tags: Ali Mavitacity oilersFUBA NBL 2019Gauthier BaderhaInnocent OjeraJames OkelloMandy JuruniNdejje AngelsSam KasilutopWalker Obedi Action between Ndejje (white) and Oilers (Blue) in the FUBA NBL on Wednesday night. (PHOTO/FUBA)FUBA NBL – PlayoffsNdejje Angels 69-66 City OilersMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 25-09-2019LUGOGO – Ndejje Angels produced a breathtaking comeback in the fourth quarter to ensure that there will be a game three in their quarter-finals’ match up with FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) defending champions City Oilers.In the game played on Wednesday, Walker Obedi’s side went into the last 10 minutes trailing 46-52 but won the fourth 23-14 and the contest 69-66 to level the best of three series at 1-1.The two teams will now face off in game three at the same venue on Sunday, 29th September at 4pm.Having won the first game 83-75, Oilers knew that victory on Wednesday would see them sweep Ndejje and storm the semis.Despite trailing 4-0 inside the opening four minutes, Mandy Juruni saw his charges win the first quarter 21-16.Oilers advantage was improved to 8 (40-32) by halftime after winning the second 19-16.Ndejje’s redemption started in the third as they took it 14-12 but at this point, it was seen as a minor blip by the Oilers.However, Innocent Ojera’s three-pointer with 05:17 on the clock leveled matters and it was a cat and mouse game from their on-wards as the lead changed hands three times in the final five minutes with Ndejje eventually closing out the contest 69-66.Ojera was named player of the match after contributing a game-high 20 points, adding three rebounds, two assists and as many steals.Ndejje also saw Sam Kasilu and Gauthier Baderha manage double figures in terms of points as the contributed 10 and 17 respectively.For Oilers, James Okello registered a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds but it was not enough to see his side register victory. Ivan Muhwezi was the other to enter into double figures for Juruni’s side as he managed 15 points.In the day’s other game, KCCA sealed a spot in the Women’s playoff semis following a 68-57 victory over Angels Basketball Club.Having won the opener 73-62 on Monday, Ali Mavita’s side made no mistake in sealing out the series.After losing the first quarter 15-16, KCCA FC bounced back to draw the second and win both the third and fourth.Cynthia Irankunda was the start of the show for KCCA as she posted a game-high 21 points on the night, adding 7 rebounds and three assists to her name.Substitute Sylvia Nakazibwe also managed double figures in terms of scoring in the victory as she managed 14 points off the bench.For Angles, Mellisa Akulu registered a double-double of 14 points and as many rebounds. She was the only one to manage double figures in the losing effort.KCCA now joins KIU Rangers in the semi-finals of the 2019 NBL playoffs. The other Lady contests have JKL Lady Dolphins and UCU Lady Canons lead their respective quarter-finals against UMU Ravens and A1 Challenge 1-0.The NBL upcoming fixturesFriday, 27-09-2019-A1 Challenge vs UCU Lady Canons-Betway Power vs JKL DolphinsComments last_img read more

Back to School, Front to Darwinism Debate

first_imgThe national debate about how to teach origins in public schools continues to roil.  Here are some recent developments:Poll:  A new Pew Research Poll reported on MSNBC News found that 64% of Americans want creationism taught alongside evolutionism, and 38% favor teaching creation only.  For details see the Pew Research press release which includes results on many other questions about religion, politics and education.California:  An AP story published by ABC News says that Christian schools are suing the University of California system for not accepting their students.  The Association of Christian Schools International says that the UC is discriminating against high school students who used textbooks critical of Darwinism.  Colin Sharkey at Campus Magazine calls this a political, not scientific move by UC.  Meanwhile, UCLA is seeking to hire a professional evolutionist; does such a person publish or perish, or evolve or perish?Pennsylvania:  The battle over evolution is still raging in Dover, according to USA Today.South Carolina:  State senator Mike Fair wants South Carolina students to hear the full range of scientific theories of origins, including intelligent design, according to Insight Magazine and Agape Press.Australia:  LifeSite reports that a federal minister of education down under told reporters that “ID would have a place with Darwinism should parents or schools be interested.”  According to the headline, opponents are furious.  The article refers to the testimony of former evolutionist Dean Kenyon, whose futile search for chemical origins of life was highlighted in the film Unlocking the Mystery of Life.Iowa:  A big ID row has broken out on the Iowa State campus, Iowa State Daily.  120 faculty members have signed a statement rejecting intelligent design as science.  The Des Moines Register explained how Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of The Privileged Planet, became a target of controversy when Hector Avalos, religion professor [an atheist] garnered the signatures because of Gonzalez’ research activities and beliefs about ID.  When columnist Rekha Basu claimed that, “ISU can’t afford to let its curriculum be polluted this way,” Mike Gene, editorializing on Telic Thoughts feared this may lead to a McCarthyesque loyalty oath for faculty members.  Guillermo responded the next day to the Des Moines Register and Reid Forgrave wrote an article about the controversy surrounding him in the same issue.  Agape Press also wrote about it.This set of articles most surely represents the tip of a large iceberg stretching across the United States and the world.If science were really so threatened by a few people using the D word design, the Darwinists wouldn’t have to defend their pet story with loyalty oaths, signed statements, and discrimination.  They could solve their little conflict with a little evidence.  That’s where the wise advise aiming our eyes.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more