Lakers waive C Thomas Bryant, clearing more salary cap room

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Durant will sign 2-year deal with Warriors 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, takes questions from the media as he introduces the NBA teams draft picks in El Segundo, Calif., Tuesday, June 26, 2018. APEL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers have waived center Thomas Bryant.The Lakers made the roster move Saturday as the start of free agency neared.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Bryant was a second-round pick in last year’s draft. The Indiana University product excelled for the Lakers’ G League affiliate but averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds in 15 appearances for Los Angeles.Bryant’s $1.38 million contract for next season would have become fully guaranteed next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Lakers have spent the past year clearing salary cap room for their pursuit of elite free agents including LeBron James. Los Angeles currently has just six players under contract for next season for a total of roughly $36.1 million, along with a $5.5 million qualifying offer out to Julius Randle. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Bus driver detained in Nismes fatal accident

first_imgDead: Roger “Jerry” Waldron died after the minibus toppled and landed on himOne day after the horrific demise of a bus conductor involved in a road accident at Nismes, West Bank Demerara (WBD), the driver of the minibus has been taken into Police custody. Guyana Times was told by Police that the bus driver was arrested on Tuesday and taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station where he was said to be assisting with investigations.This newspaper understands that the man suffered cuts and bruises to his hand which also was said to be fractured. A Police source indicated that preliminary assessments indicated speeding was at play due to the impressions left by the bus on the Nismes Public Road.Conductor, Roger “Jerry” Waldron, 30, of Lot 57 Good Intent, WBD, died after the Route 31 minibus toppled at the Nismes Public Road, while negotiating through roadside mud on Monday night. The accident occurred around 19:00h in the vicinity of the Gafoors Nismes Complex, where the mud was temporarily moved to the roadside to facilitate ongoing drainage works.When this publication arrived on the scene just minutes after the accident, the minibus was seen laced with heavy mud on the wheels and in surrounding environs.Guyana Times was told that public spirited citizens assisted in rushing passengers to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where the conductor was pronounced dead on arrival. Reports also stated that 11 other passengers were injured. However, during the course of Monday, some of the injured patients were released.Walrdon’s mother had to be consoled by her daughter and other family members after porters carried off her son. This newspaper had reported that an injured teenager who was a passenger of the minibus had to be administered emergency oxygen due to her irregular breathing conditions.Recently, a number of persons including many children have lost their lives due to road carnage. Earlier this month, a Coverden, East Bank Demerara couple lost their two children after the car in which the father had been driving reportedly swerved from a dog and slammed into two parked vehicles at Blankenburg, WCD. The father, Mark Halley, had to be further admitted to hospital following heart complications he developed after hearing the news of the demise of the two children.last_img read more

Couple jailed for forging permanent resident card

first_imgA couple, who found themselves in hot water after a Caribbean Airline Customer Service Representative realised that they were using a forged permanent Canadian resident card, were on Tuesday jailed.Tahemiah Batista, 28; and Josiah Rodriguez, 29; both Cubans were slapped with a forgery charge and appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.They admitted that on January 20, 2018, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) with intent to defraud, they uttered to a Caribbean Airlines Customer Service Representative one forged Canadian resident card in favour of themselves.According to the facts presented by Assistant Superintendent of Police Steven Telford, the couple were outgoing passengers on a Canada bound flight when the card given to the Customer Service Representative was examined.It was found to be fake. When questioned, Batista told officers that her boyfriend gave her the card which he purchased online for US$2000. She further explained that she was unaware that it was fake.Rodriguez also explained that he was unaware that the card he purchased online was not authentic. They were both jailed for 9 months and are expected to be deported after serving their prison sentences.last_img read more

Women in football face daily battle, says France coach

first_img0Shares0000France coach Corinne Diacre is hoping to guide Les Bleues to the women’s World Cup title next year on home soil © AFP / Anthony WALLACEHONG KONG, China, Dec 18 – Trailblazing France coach Corinne Diacre said women in football face a constant struggle for acceptance and are often regarded as “objects” despite rising visibility and media coverage of female players.Diacre made history when she became the first female coach of a French men’s professional team in 2014, and she is now hoping to guide Les Bleues to the women’s World Cup title next year on home soil. But the former France captain, who amassed 121 caps and 14 international goals — including the strike that took France to their maiden World Cup in 2003 — said it hadn’t been an easy journey.“When I started in football in the 1980s, it was very rare to see a girl playing, we were really looked down upon. Because football was supposedly restricted to men,” she told AFP in an interview.“But unfortunately there are still too many negative things in football. (Not just) sexism, but I also hear a lot of talk about racism and these are things that are very difficult to put up with in 2018.”Diacre was speaking in Hong Kong during a FIFA-organised trip to work with Chan Yuen-ting, another history-maker who, in 2016, became the first woman coach to win a top-flight men’s championship.The former France captain amassed 121 caps and 14 international goals, including the strike that took France to their maiden World Cup in 2003 © AFP / Anthony WALLACEAttitudes to women in football came into focus this month when Ada Hegerberg, the first female winner of the prestigious Ballon D’Or, was asked if she knew how to “twerk”, a sexually suggestive dance, as she received her award.“Quite honestly, we’re confronted by that kind of thing every day. I want to tell you that today nothing shocks me,” said Diacre, who coached men’s team Clermont in the French second tier for three seasons.“Today, women are still objects,” she added. “You still get asked questions about things that to my eyes are quite frankly completely ridiculous… but we still have to fight today about these issues.“But we women in football today focus on the important things — that is, our passion for football, and that’s all we are about today.”– From campsite to dug-out –Diacre said media coverage of women’s football, including stepped-up live broadcasts of France’s top league, had “developed enormously” ahead of the World Cup.But despite such advances, she said life in football remained doubly complicated for women because they have to contend with factors not faced by men.“It’s true that it’s more difficult for us, the difficulties are multiplied by two. We know it’s always been like that, so we have to deal with it,” the 44-year-old said.Chan Yuen-ting was the first woman coach to win a top-flight men’s championship © AFP / Anthony WALLACE“But there (can be) a lot of wickedness. Really a lot of wickedness, a bit of jealousy I think too. The worst thing is when you prove you’re capable of success, it’s complicated for them (to accept).”When Diacre leads France at Paris’s Parc des Princes against South Korea for the World Cup opener on June 7, it will underline how far she has travelled.Diacre, already an international at the time, watched France’s home victory at the 1998 men’s World Cup in far more humble surroundings — at a campsite, where she had a summer job as a physical instructor to fund her studies.However, she said she wasn’t day-dreaming about lifting the World Cup in Lyon in July, but was treating it more as a mission handed her by the president of the French Football Federation, Noel Le Graet.“I’m not dreaming about it, but yes I’ve been given this objective by my president: to go and win the World Cup,” Diacre said.“I know what my objective is, I know it will be very important and very, very good for France to win this title,” she added.“But today, even if we’re third in the FIFA rankings, we’re not the favourites. So we enter this competition as outsiders.”France also face Norway and Nigeria in Group A as they bid to win the title for the first time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

L.A. mayor to argue in favor of phone tax

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From staff reports Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will write the argument in favor of the revised telephone-users’ tax on the February ballot and the California Taxpayers Association will write the argument against the measure. The City Council voted last week to declare a fiscal emergency and put the Communications Users Tax on the ballot in an effort to preserve $270 million collected each year under the tax. Placement of the tax on the Feb. 5 presidential primary ballot comes amid concern that a judge could soon invalidate the current 10 percent phone tax – which brings in $270 million of the city’s $7 billion budget. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The communications industry challenged the current tax after the federal government last year backed off a tax that the city had levied since 1967. The new measure would lower the tax rate to 9 percent, but would expand the services that can be taxed to include new telecommunications technology, such as Voice Over Internet Protocol. City officials have estimated the proposed tax – which supporters intend to promote as a reduced tax – would raise about $243 million annually. They said they don’t have estimates on how much the new taxes on “emerging” technologies will raise. Villaraigosa has said losing the tax revenue would jeopardize essential city services, but opponents have argued the city is not in a financial emergency. last_img read more

DONEGAL INTERNET SAFETY EXPERT SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH BLOG AWARDS

first_imgDonegal IT and Internet Safety Expert Niall Mulrine from Pc Clean has been shortlisted in the Irish Blog Awards 2013.Niall MulrineThese annual awards held in Dublin takes nominations from people over Ireland, who vote on their favourite blog website by an Irish owner.His free website www.CyberSafetyAdvice.com is a free resource for parents, teachers and children on how best to protect themselves online, behave online, how to react to online abuse. Such is the content on the website, it has been receiving a lot of traffic over the summer months.Articles which Niall compiles himself range from top tips for parents to stay safe online, tips for children if they are getting cyber-bullied, global news stories of internet privacy issues and how it can be fixed for people not to fall into the same trap.Because of this website, Niall has become known nationally and globally for this expertise in the field of Internet Safety.He often communicates with people in the same field from other countries who are doing their best to get knowledge out to people to be the best digital citizen he can. Niall has built a niche area from his IT background as owner of Pc Clean in Ballybofey, in the area of online safety.He has been delivering workshops to children, teachers and parents over the last few years nationally on the dangers online and how best to embrace it and protect themselves from the dangers.Niall’s passion can be seen at his workshops that he holds in schools, community centres and other locations, with the knowledge and understanding of the victims feel and behave when in trouble.His workshops were developed by himself as a result to a need to the local community as parents and teachers often asked him about social media effects on their children.www.CyberSafetyAdvice.com will go through a rigorous judging panel in October to if his website will make it to a category winner. DONEGAL INTERNET SAFETY EXPERT SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH BLOG AWARDS was last modified: August 22nd, 2013 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:internet safetyNiall MulrinePC Cleanlast_img read more

‘I can see why he’s favourite’ – Micky Gray backs Allardyce for England job

first_imgMicky Gray has backed Sam Allardyce for the England job, but still has doubts any manager will be able to lead the Three Lions onto victory.The FA are in the process of searching for a new coach to take the reins following Roy Hodgson’s resignation, which came in the wake of the humiliating defeat at the hands of Iceland which knocked England out of Euro 2016.There are few top class managers available, and the early front runners have ruled themselves out of the job – including Gareth Southgate and Brendan Rodgers.In terms of hiring an Englishman, the only clear candidates remaining are Sunderland boss Allardyce and Crystal Palace’s Alan Pardew, and the former is odds-on favourite to be offered the job.Speaking to Drivetime, Gray backed Allarydce to take the job, claiming it is easy to understand why he is the favourite.The former Black Cats midfielder said: “I can see why he’s favourite.“He’s got a philosophy, a way of playing. Some people like it, some people don’t.  He’s not a yes man, he wouldn’t agree to what the FA asks him to do.“I think he’d take over the reins, and would certainly get everybody onside.”However, even if Allardyce is appointed boss, Gray doubts whether he will be able to lead England to tournament success.But it is not just the Sunderland boss who will struggle with the Three Lions, as Gray believes the problems run much deeper than simply the manager.“But I think it still lies a little bit deeper than a manager,” he added.“The next manager, whoever it is, will have 15 games in charge – he’ll probably win 13 of them. And then we’ll go into the next competition – hopefully Russia – and I think the players will bottle it again.”last_img read more

TERMON TO HOST 1916 COMMEMORATION THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe Termon Easter Rising Memorial Committee has announced an upcoming commemoration service in acknowledgement of all who died during that Easter Rising of 1916.This communal, non-denominational and non-political observance will take place in Termon on Saturday evening the 23rd of April at precisely 6pm.The ceremony, conducted by members of the Irish army, will open with a short procession by army personal, scholars and musicians travelling from the nearby N56 to the new graveyard. Included in the schedule will be; the raising of our national flag and reading of the proclamation, followed by, the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by local school children and its then blessing by spiritual ministers representative of all our local religious denominations.“We would like to extend a most heartfelt welcome to all off our neighbours, near and far, to visit with us and participate in this evocatively reflective and unique historical occasion,” said a spokesman.TERMON TO HOST 1916 COMMEMORATION THIS WEEKEND was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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:1916Termonlast_img read more

LISTEN: Antonio Conte admits Chelsea will ‘lose a legend’ when John Terry leaves

first_imgAntonio Conte believes a ‘legend for this club’ will be leaving Chelsea when John Terry departs Stamford Bridge at the end of this season.It was announced earlier in the campaign that this is Terry’s final campaign at Stamford Bridge, following a remarkably successful stay in west London.He remains the Blues’ most successful ever captain, and is regarded as possibly the club’s greatest ever player.His exit is not surprising, given his lack of game time under Conte, but the Italian is well aware of Terry’s impact at Stamford Bridge.Even this season he has played a key role, despite not finding himself on the pitch too often.Speaking to talkSPORT, Conte said: “We lose a legend for this club. This season I always repeated that John helped me a lot, on and off the pitch. It’s great for me.“In the future there won’t be this kind of player. It is a pity.”Former England captain Terry is contemplating quitting altogether when he leaves the club where he has spent his entire career.But Conte has urged him to play on elsewhere. Asked if Terry should retire, Conte said: “No. Absolutely (not).“Otherwise he stays here. John wants to continue to play. I wish for him and his family the best. Chelsea will be always his home.”Monday’s 4-3 win over Watford made it 29 wins for the Blues this season, and they play Sunderland on the final day looking to become the first club to ever win 30 Premier League games in a single campaign.Conte is pleased that achievement is still on the table, as it means his players have something to focus on having already clinched the title.He added: “It’s important because this type of situation keeps you focused and keeps you concentrated on the game.“When you reach a target it is normal to lose a bit of concentration and be a bit relaxed. Instead this situation helps me to keep the concentration to my players. I think my players want to reach this target, and then prepare for the final of the FA Cup.”last_img read more

Landmark judgement as cases against 50 Donegal anglers thrown out of court

first_imgA landmark fisheries case has today ruled in favour of anglers in Co Donegal.More than 150 summonses against 50 anglers from the Rosses angling club for illegally fishing for Salmon on the Gweebara River thrown out. The case, brought on behalf of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), was heard at Dungloe District Court.The case had been going on for over ten years and arose when IFI established a new angling club on the Gweebara.This club had excluded anglers from the Rosses who had traditionally fished on the Gweebara from fishing there which the anglers had resisted.Independents Thomas Pringle TD and Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easpuig were in court today to support the anglers in their case.There were a number of incidents over the years where anglers from the Rosses have been prosecuted by IFI.Today’s ruling means there was no legal basis to carry out prosecutions leading to the withdrawal of the prosecutions today.“This is an outrageous abuse of power from IFI to have pursued these anglers over many years when it turns out that they have no legal powers to prosecute the anglers’ said Independent TD Thomas Pringle,He added “IFI now need to cover the legal costs of the anglers who have fought to have their traditional fishing rights on the Gweebara river recognised. They should also immediately settle the ongoing High Court action that has been dragging on for years with three of the anglers placing a huge financial and personal strain on them’.Independent TD Micheal Mac GIolla Easbuig said the dismissal of these cases is a tribute to the tireless work of the Rosses Anglers in opposing the heavy handed and now it turns out illegal actions of IFI in this case.“IFI cannot deny anglers their traditional rights to fish rivers in the county and should now start working with local anglers to develop and protect our rivers instead of wasting resourses pursuing them through the courts.”Landmark judgement as cases against 50 Donegal anglers thrown out of court was last modified: March 14th, 2017 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