Josh Hart matures during summer league, wins MVP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hart earned league MVP honors for a stellar two-week performance. He had a team-record 37 points in the double-overtime win over Cleveland in the semifinals on Monday. Yet, his main takeaway from the game was that he, “missed two clutch free throws.”His performance on Monday surpassed the 36-point effort by Lonzo Ball last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I don’t go for individual accolades,” said Hart, who finished with 12 points in the title game. “That’s never been a reason why I played this game. I play this game to win. That’s the biggest thing, I came here to win, I came here to dominate.”And while the Lakers couldn’t repeat as summer league champions, and he did anything but dominate during his disappointing appearance in the final, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard’s evolution since the conclusion of his rookie season is what became apparent, and exactly what the Lakers needed to see. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Nothing that he did here surprised me, it’s things we concentrated on and that he’s worked on,” Simon said. “He brings it every day to the gym in the offseason with a tremendous work ethic and you can see the payoff here in summer league. And that is going to be a great springboard for him going into training camp.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’ve been going since the middle of May, we focused on some things he needed to work on, talked about leadership qualities going into summer league because he was one of our veteran presence that has played legit NBA minutes, and he took all those things and carried into the three-week process here – and he was phenomenal every night,” Lakers summer league coach Miles Simon said. “I really love Josh for that because he fought to continue to play cause he’s a competitor and he’s a winner and we’re trying to build a championship mentality throughout our organization and we talk about those things every day. And Josh embodied all those things over this time.”He embodied the type of player Lakers coach Luke Walton is hoping will complement a lineup that is sure to be resuscitated with the most polarizing figure in sports – LeBron James.“Josh is a phenomenal player, I have fun watching him grow from school, it’s amazing,” said Portland’s KJ McDaniels, who scored 17 points and earned game MVP honors. “He did great leading his team every day. It’s always good going against the best guys in the league. He’s going to do great things with the Lakers.”Sidelined in March after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand, Hart finished the regular season averaging 7.9 points per game and grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game. He also shot 39.6 percent from 3-point range, leading the team in 3-point percentage.Since the offseason Simon said the focus has been to push Hart with a few aspects of his game that needed improvement: ball handling, shooting off the dribble and working off a pick-and-roll.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Los Angeles Lakers’ Josh Hart shoots around Portland Trail Blazers’ Zach Collins during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Josh Hart wasn’t around to see the conclusion of the summer league as he was ejected from the championship game after criticizing the officials.The Lakers fell short in the title game, losing to Portland 91-73 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ San Miguel-Alaska semis game 3 suspended due to persistent monsoon rain Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

REAP Conducts Skills Training for Bentol Students

first_imgThe Restoration of Education Advancement Program (REAP) has concluded a five-day camp training for over 25 students within Bentol City area, rural Montserrado County. The students were trained in different skills.The 5-day camp, dubbed Dave Parker Camp, was aimed at giving the youth the opportunity to acquire skills in catering, masonry, carpentry, sewing, agriculture and computer repair. It was held in the edifice of the William R. Tolbert Youth Enlightenment and Empowerment Center, Bentol City, Montserrado County.The Mayor of Bentol and daughter of former Liberian President William R. Tolbert, Christine T. Norman, said the camp was organized to help young children have confidence in themselves and realize their full potential and also get closer to God.“Every child should be given the opportunity to participate in activities that are relevant to their upbringing,” the Bentol City Mayor stressed.“Children should be given the chance to think critically. This is because it prepares them better for the future and challenges ahead of them,” she added.“This organization remains committed to helping young children. We have impacted over 6,000 lives across Liberia, through the freedom project. We were established between 2002 and 2003. We did this so that the manifestation of rebellion, lack of hope, we see in most young people would not trouble these. The camp will help them solve spiritual and physical challenges. We also teach these young children to know Christ,” she said.Munah Kollie, 30, a resident of Careysburg and a student of the catering department, said the camp has positively impacted her. She expressed her appreciation to the organizers for their kind gestures.“I learned a lot in these five days. At least now I know how to make cake and other food items. I will practice what I have learned and will also teach other young women what I have learned. This training will help make my dreams come true because with the skills, I will start up my own business”, she explained.Another student, Jerry D. Nelson, 18, a 10th grader of the Hope International Christian Academy, Bentol City, and a student of the agricultural department said he is proud of the knowledge he acquired in Agriculture.“I now have something to show my friends and I know that they will be able to learn from me. With this, I can teach and put into practice what I learned here and I have also learned how to work with strangers,” he stated.Eighteen-year-old Caroline Gannet, student of the Computer repair depart extended her thanks and appreciation to the organizers of the camp.“I am grateful because they have impacted my life greatly. At first being the only girl in the department, I felt I could not make it but I tried it and ended the practice. I am asking the organizers to please create another space for us next time because 5 days are not enough to get us through, however, I am happy and appreciative,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘MFDP Officials Took Loans with Private Sector Money’

first_imgLiberia Maritime Authority (LMA) commissioner Dr. James Kollie, who was Deputy Minister for Fiscal Policy at MFDP during the period under probe, has been ordered by President Sirleaf (right) to return home from a trip abroad to help with the investigation. – Advertisement – Citing ‘clear conflict of interest’, Pres. Sirleaf Demands Audit at MFDPBy Alvin WorziPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday issued a two-week ultimatum to the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFPD), demanding an audit of the management of the ministry’s Private Sector Initiative (PSI), meant to empower businesspeople.The audit, the president said, will cover the period from 2014 up to the present and is being conducted by the Internal Audit Agency (IAA).Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has also ordered Dr. James Kollie, the commissioner at the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA), to return home from a trip abroad to help with the investigation.The president made the announcement yesterday in a brief radio broadcast, announcing the discovery of a scheme of conflict of interest where officials awarded loans to themselves with money that was set aside to empower Liberian-owned businesses. She instructed Finance Minister Boima Kamara to probe the management of the PSI.“Kamara revealed some shocking results, which showed that officials at the MFDP were making loans to themselves in violation of the law,” the president said, adding: “While the process is still ongoing, we can say with a high degree of confidence, based on preliminary findings that such a scheme setup at the PSI is clearly a conflict of interest and has to be dealt with the full weight of the law.”Based on that finding, Madam Sirleaf emphasized, “I have ordered the principal administrator of the program during the audit period, Commissioner of Maritime Affairs James Kollie, to return to Liberia from his official duties to assist during the audit and answer all of the issues associated with it.”She disclosed that she has instructed “Minister Kamara to have a full report at my office within two weeks, in order to determine further what action is necessary.“My office remains keen on the matter and will leave no stone unturned to ensure that Liberia’s interest is protected.”It may be recalled that in 2012, Dr. Kollie served as Deputy Minister of Finance for Revenue at the erstwhile Ministry of Finance, in which capacity he supervised implementation of the country’s revenue and finance law relative to all revenue generating activities including Customs and Excise, Real Property and Internal Revenue. Dr. Kollie also represented the Minister of Finance at negotiations involving fiscal issues relative to revenue generation.He was later appointed Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs when the MOF merged with the Ministry of Planning and Development, now Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), in 2014.As Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs (DMFA) of the MFDP, Dr. Kollie was responsible to develop fiscal policy, manage the financial resources of Liberia, develop and administer the financial rules and regulations of the republic, as well as oversee and execute all matters relating to government accounting, including pay, pensions and other allowances.The duties of the DMFA also include the supervision of matters concerning framing of proposals regarding tax and non-tax revenues and tax reforms as part of fiscal consolidation; to coordinate with and generally perform all such services relative to the management of government finances as may be required by law; the implementation of expenditure proposals of ministries and agencies of government as appropriated in the budget; and to perform other functions as may be assigned by the Minister, as well as imposed by law.In July 2014, Amara M. Konneh was appointed the first Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), having previously served concurrently as Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs and Minister of Finance from January 2012 to June 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GGDMA outraged at constraints to miners

first_img– reminds Govt sector has been steering economyThe Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) has said it remains outraged at the treatment being meted out to local miners, particularly by the new tax regulations imposed, and has reminded that while there are other sectors failing, it is the contributions of the mining sector that have been keeping the country’s economy “afloat”.According to the GGDMA in a Friday statement, after the 2017 National Budget was passed, it became burdened with several concerns regarding the new tax regulations, among which was the keeping of acceptable records. The body says that all of its operations are done in the interior locations, where receipts and bills are often not obtainable, especially from service providers. Thus the association is requesting that tributors be able to benefit from this threshold provision at the time that they are paid, where a provision can be made by the operation owner to deduct the 20 per cent Tributors’ tax after the person has earned in excess of the $60,000 on a monthly basis. This would allow the Tributors to immediately start benefiting from this provision.Additionally, the GGDMA is requesting that there be a reduction of the 40 per cent rate of tax on the chargeable income of miners.In regard to the off-the-top payment of five per cent Royalty to the GGMC along with the two per cent upfront withholding tax, the GGDMA feels that a provision can be made for payments to be made at a lower tax rate for miners, and/or alternatively a sliding scale against the US dollar off-the-top.The GGDMA is also suggesting that the deadline for filing of returns be extended from April 30 to a convenient later date, given that many miners would need to make adjustments so as to comply with the new requirements.The GGDMA said it continues to be frustrated by the manner in which the GGMC is conducting its business, and feels the GGMC needs to be modernised as soon as possible. Providing simple information requested from this agency seems to be an uphill task for the agency, the GGDMA has said.“One would expect that, with all the royalty that is being collected, a modern information management system would be in place at this agency, (but) this is far from the case. Simple information requested, which in this information technology era could take minutes, sometimes takes hours (and) even days (to be supplied),” the GGDMA has said.“One is left to ask the question: Is the current manner in which the GGMC (is) operating reflective of the fact that there is currently no board in operation at the GGMC? This seems to be the case, because ad hoc decisions are being made on PL Conversion, while there seems to be no proper management of mining affairs. The GGDMA is equivalently concerned that there is no board in place at the Guyana Gold Board [GGB]. Issues such as refunds for “silver money” for last year remains a point of concern for the association,” the GGDMA said on Friday.The body pointed to the poor condition of roads that miners traverse and noted that nothing is being done by the relevant Ministries to address the matter. “This has severely affected transportation and operations costs to our many miners, who now have to pay double the price for transporting fuel to their operations. In addition, the Interior Road Projects hardly cater for the building and maintenance of bridges. The GGDMA also wishes to point out that, currently, most of the interior access roads have bridges that are in a deteriorating state”.The GGDMA has also said that security concerns have been an ongoing issue for its members, where miners are being robbed due to the many illegal shops around mining camps.The mining representative body says it is open to meet with the relevant authorities to address these and many other issues that are affecting its membership and the sector as a whole.last_img read more

Barbaro’s owners start endowment

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – The owners of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner euthanized last month, started a $3 million endowment at the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school to study equine diseases. The endowment from Roy and Gretchen Jackson was named for Dean Richardson, the veterinary surgeon who treated Barbaro at Penn’s New Bolton Center since May 20, when he shattered three bones in his right rear leg at the start of the Preakness Stakes. The Jacksons’ gift will be the foundation of a new initiative at Penn’s veterinary school to battle laminitis, a painful deadly condition in horses. The laminitis initiative will foster training programs and studies for new treatments of equine diseases. “Our close relationship with Dr. Richardson over the last eight months persuaded us to name the chair in his honor,” Gretchen Jackson said. “We are indeed grateful to him, and we especially look forward to a future without laminitis.” Barbaro was put down Jan.29 after complications from his catastrophic injuries. The bay colt developed laminitis, caused by uneven weight distribution in the limbs, in his left rear leg in July. He was euthanized shortly after the disease struck his front feet. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Recommendation to rescind building bylaw coming to Peace River Regional District

first_img“We have had some people come forward and say, ‘Where to from here?’, ‘What do you do about public buildings in rural areas?’, et cetera, and I’m not sure where we go with that,” admits Goodings, “but at this point if the board accepts this recommendation, there will be no building inspection in the electoral areas.” “Certainly the 19 community meetings that were held, there was resounding support for rescinding it in its entirety,” explains PRRD Board Chair Karen Goodings. Building Bylaw No. 1996, 2011 came into effect on March 18, 2013, requiring building permits for construction in all rural areas of the Regional District. Previously, building inspections were only required for a small portion of the rural area, including all of Area C. It was met by stern opposition by residents, primarily because it was brought in without public consultation, and the large cost and extra work involved in having the PRRD oversee every step of building. A previous motion to repeal the new bylaw and institute a new one similar to the old one was defeated, in order for the Regional District to hear the public’s thoughts and concerns. – Advertisement -In total, 725 people attended the 19 meetings across the region, which were described as “sprited in nature with occasional heated discussions” in staff’s Executive Summary of the Community Conversations. Those who attended the meetings stressed the value of independence to rural residents, and argued for more “common sense” than “red tape”. The recommendation to rescind the bylaw likely won’t be brought forward to the PRRD Board until a meeting in November. If it votes to do so, there would be no building bylaw for any of the Regional District.Advertisementlast_img read more

DONEGAL VEC GOLF SOCIETY NOTES

first_imgThe first outing of the Donegal VEC Golf Society was played at the weekend in Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh.This was the first outing under the stewardship of new society captain, and last years Golfer of the Year, Paddy Mc Daid. Conditions on the day were excellent for playing golf and it was refreshing to see some new names in the winner’s circle.Winner on the day was Christopher Hegarty form Abbey V.S. with a fine score of 37pts, closely followed by Martin Gallen of Head office with 36pts and Oliver Plunkett also from Abbey V.S. in third on 35 pts. The remainder of the positions were filled by Eanna O Mainnin on 34pts, Declan Collum 33pts and Michael Mc Grath on 33pts b.o.t. The society is up and running then for another year with the next outing set for Greencastle G.C. on the 21st April.This outing will be our President’s Prize with this years President Mr Martin Farren hoping to play himself on the day.Captain Paddy Mc Daid would like to remind all schools and centres that newcomers, of any golfing ability, are most welcome to join this excellent society.  DONEGAL VEC GOLF SOCIETY NOTES was last modified: March 11th, 2012 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) Tags:DONEGAL VEC GOLF SOCIETY NOTESlast_img read more

GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – APPEAL FOR CLUB VOLUNTEERS

first_imgLotto : The Results of the Lotto Draw held at Jamsies in Ballintra where Numbers where 1,3,9,13,18.No Jackpot WInner.Winners were Pauric mc Garrigle, W.J.walls,Eileen Sweeney, PJ Gallagher.New Jackpot is a massive €13,900.00.Next Draw is on Monday May 20th in Country Inn. Seniors : They recorded a draw against N Columba on Sunday in Glen at 7 points a piece. P McDaid kicking a few nice points. Some of our other forwards definitely did not have their shooting boots on. Good solid team performance in a very windy day. Ross Gallagher, Sean Gormley and the Quinn brothers had good games.  Reserves : Won well against Glen also in championship. The game was won in the first half with solid defending from Conal Rooney, Ricky Walsh and Donal Martin. Stephen Walls seemed to catch everything and Owen Harron bagging 2 goals but missing a third and Stephen McDaid firing 1-3 in the first half alone. Eoin McGarrigle carried the ball well in the second half against the strong wind and seemed to find his range with 3 excellent points also.Mark Quinn, Stephen McDaid, Donal Martn and Stephen Walls where outstanding. Well done to all. Training for Under 8s,10s, 14s,16s all ongoing. Please come out and help the coaches adn managers at Under 8, 10 and 12 level especially.  We appeal to anyone who is interested in helping out at the club in any way to contact Martin o Malley, Pat Sweeney or Padraig Molloy. There maybe a home game versus Downings this weekend and we are away to Aodh Rua Ballyshannon the following week (same weekend as donegal game). Fixtures will be confirmed in paper. All stewards and helpers are required for home games. Donegal GAA Supporters Club are holding a Discussion Forum, in AnGrianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Wednesday 22nd May at 8pm. Specialguests on the night are Martin McHugh, Anthony Molloy, John Lynch, and Pat McAnneney, compere on the night will be Highland Radios own Charlie Collins, music entertainment will be provided by Pat Gallagher ( Goats Don’t Shave ) Eddie Gallagher and David Craig Admission is only €10. All proceeds go to training fund of all our county teams.for tickets please contact Aidan Cannon 0871223177 or An Grianan Theatre 074 9120777.come along and feel the atmosphere in the lead up to the Donegal /Tyrone game. GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – APPEAL FOR CLUB VOLUNTEERS was last modified: May 14th, 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:GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS – APPEAL FOR CLUB VOLUNTEERSlast_img read more

What are this week’s Championship, League One and League Two fixtures?

first_imgClub football is finally back and talkSPORT couldn’t be more excited.It was a dramatic first fortnight across the Football League – and we move swiftly on to another week of packed action. Championship fixturesFriday, August 177.45pm – Birmingham vs Swansea (talkSPORT 2)Saturday, August 183pm – Bristol City vs Middlesbrough3pm – Hull City vs Blackburn Rovers3pm – Ipswich Town vs Aston Villa3pm – Leeds United vs Rotherham United3pm – Millwall vs Derby County3pm – Reading vs Bolton Wanderers3pm – Sheffield United vs Norwich City3pm – West Bromwich Albion vs Queens Park Rangers3pm – Wigan Athletic vs Nottingham Forest5.30pm – Preston North End vs Stoke CitySunday, August 193pm – Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday (talkSPORT 2)League One fixturesSaturday, August 183pm – Accrington Stanley vs Charlton Athletic3pm – Barnsley vs AFC Wimbledon3pm – Burton Albion vs Doncaster Rovers3pm – Coventry City vs Plymouth Argyle3pm – Fleetwood Town vs Rochdale3pm – Peterborough United vs Luton Town3pm – Portsmouth vs Oxford United3pm – Shrewsbury Town vs Blackpool3pm – Southend United vs Bradford City3pm – Walsall vs Gillingham3pm – Wycombe Wanderers vs Bristol RoversSunday, August 193pm – Sunderland vs Scunthorpe 1 Getty Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? League Two fixturesFriday, August 177.45pm – Notts County vs Yeovil TownSaturday, August 183pm – Grimsby Town vs Lincoln City3pm – Bury vs Forest Green Rovers3pm – Cheltenham Town vs Carlisle United3pm – Crewe Alexandra vs Milton Keynes Dons3pm – Exeter City vs Newport County AFC3pm – Mansfield Town vs Colchester United3pm – Northampton Town vs Cambridge United3pm – Oldham Athletic vs Macclesfield Town3pm – Port Vale vs Crawley Town3pm – Stevenage vs Morecambe3pm – Swindon Town vs Tranmere RoversTune into talkSPORT2 at 3pm on Sunday, August 19 for live commentary of Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade highlights ALTERED NEW ERA Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more smart causal possible standings Wolves lifted the Championship title last season gameday FOOTBALL LATESTlast_img read more