Raptors hope Nurse can ease pain of NBA playoff flops

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations WORLD CUP: Spain ready to leave coaching woes in the past Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m proud to take on the role of head coach of the Toronto Raptors and to continue to work with the exceptional players we have here,” Nurse said.“I’ve watched this group grow and succeed together. I’m looking forward to more of that this season, and to working towards our shared goal, which is to earn the right to call ourselves NBA Champions.”Nurse was a player-coach for the British league’s Derby Storm in 1990-91 and later returned to coach four other British teams — the Birmingham Bullets (1995-96), Manchester Giants (1998-2000), London Towers (2000-01) and Brighton Bears (2001-06). He won British league crowns in 1996 and 2000 and was named Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2003.Nurse also gained coached in Italy and Belgium and was an assistant coach for Britain’s team in the 2012 London Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours FILE – The Toronto Raptors line up for the anthems, prior to the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPNick Nurse, an assistant coach who helped the Toronto Raptors reach the NBA playoffs in each of the past five seasons, was named Thursday as the Canadian club’s new coach.Nurse replaced the fired Dwane Casey, who went 320-238 over seven seasons with the Raptors and guided the team to four Atlantic division titles and a record club-record 59 wins last season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding But the Eastern Conference top seeds were swept out of the playoffs by Cleveland in the second round for the second year in a row, the flop sealing Casey’s fate.Nurse, 50, had been the top assistant to Casey, who earlier this week signed with Detroit.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 crown“Nick is an innovative coach who has a tremendous basketball IQ, and a unique approach to the Xs and Os,” Raptors president Masai Ujiri said.Under Nurse’s detailed planning, the Raptors ranked among the NBA’s top 10 in scoring in three of the past five seasons, setting club record with 111.7 points a game and 968 3-pointers made last season. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Alleged child rapist placed on $150,000 bail

first_img…relatives of raped teen who raped accused chargedThe 28-year-old miner, who allegedly forced a child to have anal sex with him, and was hours later brutally beaten and reportedly raped by her relatives, made his first court appearance on Thursday and released on $150,000 bail.The Third Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court after he was slapped with a charge of raping of a child under 16 years.When the charge was read the man denied the offence and was subsequently placed on bail. The case will continue on December 27.Meanwhile, the two female relatives of the teen who was raped, who reportedly physically assaulted, stripped, and then forced the wooden handle of a hammer inside of The Third Avenue, Bartica resident’s anus, in retaliation of his rape against their 15-year-old relative, were also hauled before the Court on Thursday.The mother of the child, along with her older daughter, appeared before Magistrate Lambert to each answer to the charges of felonious wounding and rape committed against the 28-year-old miner. Both women denied the charges.They were released on $60,000 bail each for the wounding charge and $150,000 bail each for the rape charge.The cases will continue on December 27.On December 4, tables turned on the Third Avenue, Bartica man after the sister of the underage female with whom he allegedly forcefully had anal sex teamed up with her mother to teach him a lesson.He is the boyfriend of the young girl’s sister and is said to usually visit their home in Bartica, on a regular basis.Reports are that in the wee hours of December 3, the alleged rapist was at the home with the 15-year-old girl consuming alcohol.The teenager, who ended up sitting at the edge of her bed at some point, became intoxicated and it was then the miner reportedly took advantage of her. He reportedly took off her clothing and performed anal sex on her despite her objections.Hours after the incident, the teen made contact with her mother and after notifying the woman about what occurred.After a beating, the suspect allegedly confessed to having sex with the 15-year-old but claimed he had “oral” sex with the girl and not anal sex.The woman and her older daughter allegedly teamed up to rip his clothes off and allegedly forcefully insert the wooden part of the hammer (handle) into his anus.last_img read more

Roma counting on Dzeko-inspired miracle against Liverpool

first_img0Shares0000For Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco, striker Edin Dzeko (L) holds the key to unlocking their Champions League final bid against Liverpool on Wednesday © AFP/File / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, May 1 – Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said Tuesday he is counting on another Edin Dzeko-inspired miracle against Liverpool to reach the Champions League final.Trailing 5-2 after the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, Roma need to score at least three goals at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday to reach the May 26 final in Kiev. Dzeko scored a crucial, late away goal in the 4-1 quarter-final first leg defeat at Barcelona and the opening goal of Roma’s 3-0 second leg win at the Stadio Olimpico that saw the Italians through on away goals.The Bosnian handed Roma another lifeline with an 81st strike after Liverpool had romped to a five-goal lead at Anfield last week, Diego Perotti adding a precious second from the spot four minutes later to keep Roma’s final hopes alive.“Players with his (Dzeko) qualities must be decisive as (Mohamed) Salah was in the first leg,” said Di Francesco.Former Roma forward Salah tore through his former club at Anfield, scoring twice and setting up two more goals.“We can’t change a team just for him (Salah) or put three players on him, we have to be good at raising the athletic level, giving little, but remembering that we have to score three goals.“We were at the mercy of Liverpool for 25 minutes and that cannot happen. We want to try and do something big in a stadium with 70,000 people.“If I could, I would copy and paste that performance against Barcelona, not just technically but on a mental and physical level,” he added, of their comeback from 4-1 down against the Spaniards last month to reach the semi-finals.“The desire to make another miracle happen must push us all to give that extra something.”Bosnian forward Dzeko has scored 24 goals this season for Roma in all competitions, and Radja Nainggolan warned he was ready to break his European drought.“I’ve never scored in the Champions League, maybe I’ll break through tomorrow,” said the Belgian.“We will try to complete another comeback, and although it will be complicated I’m the type of person who never likes the simple way.”Dutch defensive midfielder Kevin Strootman however has been ruled out with a leg injury.Roma lost the European Cup final to Liverpool 34 years ago, but Di Francesco warned: “The 1984 final is in the hearts of the people, but they are two games that cannot be compared.”Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s assistant Zeljko Buvac stepped aside this week for personal reason, and Di Francesco joked: “I’ve kicked out my assistant too to make it even!“It’s internal stuff, I’m not preparing the game based on that. We’ll face a strong and determined team which represents a great club, one with a great history in Europe.“I don’t think one staff member can make a difference.”Off-pitch tensions are also high as Liverpool supporter Sean Cox lies in a coma after being attacked before last week’s first leg in Anfield.“There are bad apples among all fans,” said Di Francesco. “I’ve already said that I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Sean Cox and his family and I’m against all forms of violence, like we all are here.“There are good fans in Rome, we can’t allow a small number of fans, which I think there are in England too, to ruin our beautiful sport.“I want to make an appeal, it must be a joy to come to the stadium tomorrow.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgRAY HOUGHTON AT KEADUE ROVERS TODAY (pic Anne Boyle for donegaldaily.com)FORMER IRELAND AND LIVERPOOL legend Ray Houghton was the star of the show as the FAI visited the home of Keadue Rovers in Burtonport today.The ex-soccer star happily chatted to club members and posed for dozens of pix with the club’s underage stars of the future.FAI boss John Delaney was there too – but not too many kids recognised him. Houghton however was an altogether different ball game….the Glasgow-born ex-international with strong Donegal roots was enjoying his day back in his ‘home’ county.“It’s been very special,” he said, “we’re all really enjoying being here.”Houghton was also on Arranmore Island today – officially opening United’s new stand.The FAI are spending several days in Co Donegal with boss Giovanni Trapattoni and his assistant Marco Tardelli at Donegal County Council HQ in Lifford tomorrow evening. They will announce the forthcoming squad for the World Cup qualifiers in Ballybofey on Friday.RAY HOUGHTON AT KEADUE ROVERS (pic Anne Boyle for donegaldaily.com)RAY HOUGHTON AND JOHN DELANEY WITH KEADUE ROVERS UNDERAGE PLAYERS AND REPS TODAY (pic Anne Boyle for donegaldaily.com)RAY HOUGHTON AT KEADUE ROVERS (pic Anne Boyle for donegaldaily.com)RAY HOUGHTON AT KEADUE ROVERS (pic Anne Boyle for donegaldaily.com)RAY HOUGHTON AT KEADUE ROVERS (pic Anne Boyle for donegaldaily.com)FAI VISIT: LEGEND HOUGHTON IS STAR OF THE KEADUE ROVERS SHOW! was last modified: July 18th, 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:RAY HOUGHTON AT KEADUE ROVERS (pic Anne Boyle for donegaldaily.com)last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has described the latest quarterly mortgage arrears figures from the Central Bank as “very worrying”. Pearse DohertyDeputy Doherty said, “I welcome the slight decrease in the numbers of households in mortgage arrears.“However the figures point to a ramping up of legal action by the banks. “The number of legal actions they have initiated in the first quarter of the year has jumped to over 3,000; that is 34 letters a day arriving in people’s letter boxes threatening their home.Doherty says three years into this government’s term and seven years on from the economic crisis and Ireland still have a huge mortgage crisis which shows no sign of being resolved.“The numbers in arrears has started to come down from its peak but still stand at nearly double the number at the time of the last general election.According to Doherty the worrying aspect of the figures is the fact that 60,549 families have been in arrears of over a year and that the figure is increasing. Doherty continued, “Over 35,000 of these families are now in arrears of over two years.“This is very worrying; not only for these families but also for the wider economy as clearly these families are mired in debt.“The government’s handling of this crisis has lacked ambition and determination.“We saw an example of this yesterday when the Central Bank published unambitious targets which would leave 55% of those in arrears without agreement on a long term solution by the end of the year.Doherty concluded, “The government must stand up for those in arrears and inject some momentum and ambition into resolving this crisis. “These two factors have been sorely lacking for the past three years of this government’s term.”NEW MORTGAGE ARREARS FIGURES “VERY WORRYING” – PEARSE DOHERTY was last modified: June 5th, 2014 by John2Share 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:newsPearse DohertyPolitcsSinn Feinlast_img read more

Christians, Jews seek to merge December traditions

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Next to a menorah on Kathy and Joe Goldman’s living room table is a computer printout of a Bible verse from the New Testament. “I see a connection between the two religions in the prophecy that Jesus is the messiah,” said Kathy, 57, of Whittier. The Goldman family is Christian and celebrates Christmas with the traditional tree and presents. But they also pay homage to Joe’s Jewish roots – a dual tradition heightened this year by the fact that Hanukkah begins at sundown today, Christmas Day. Christmas and Hanukkah often occur within days of each other or overlap. But Edmund Case, president of Interfaithfamily.com, said his research showed the start of Hanukkah has fallen on Christmas Day only four times in the past 100 years. For families in which one parent is Jewish and the other Christian, December can be a difficult month. To help them, synagogues and Jewish community centers sometimes schedule seminars for interfaith families. They even publish survival tips for getting through the season. Calls from interfaith families seeking advise jump in December, Case said. One added difficulty this year is that on the night Hanukkah begins, many Jewish parents will be in the homes of their Christian relatives, he added. The Goldmans experience no such conflicts, they said. “Hanukkah is a festival of light,” said Kathy. The holiday honors the victory over the Greek Syrians in 165 B.C. by the Maccabees, who found lamp oil for one night that miraculously burned for eight days. Kathy Goldman sees in that story parallels to Christian traditions. “It was a miracle of light. As a Christian, I view Jesus as a miracle of light,” she said. Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak, of Beth Shalom of Whittier, also sees little conflict between the two religions in his synagogue. But, he says, many Jews have succumbed to the pressures of gift-giving during Hanukkah, mimicking the gift-giving of Christmas. “Hanukkah is a religious day, but it’s not a major holiday. It’s certainly become very important because it’s often juxtaposed to Christmas. This is a holiday about creating light – a common theme of other holidays this time of year,” he said. Beth Shalom will have a Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 30, in which congregation members will light the menorah and eat latkes. At the Goldman home today,presents will be unwrapped as a menorah lights a nativity scene. “We just appreciate the fact that Jesus was Jewish and that’s part of my husband’s heritage,” Kathy Goldman said. “And I think that’s so important and special.” The Associated Press contributed to this story. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com marianne.love@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026, 2108last_img read more

Niamh’s ‘spec-tacular’ project to benefit hundreds in developing countries

first_img14-year-old Niamh Coyle from Raphoe is helping give the gift of sight to those in developing countries with her unique project.As part of her Chief Scout Award and Gaisce, Niamh has come up with the ‘spec-tacular’ idea of collecting glasses for the Lion’s Club International to donate to those with limited vision in developing countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and India.Niamh explained to Donegal Woman that eye care is something we take for granted and that we often forget that those in developing countries may not have access to opticians. “I wear glasses myself, and I think it’s a privilege that when we need to, we can go to the opticians and get a pair of glasses.“I had some spare glasses at home and thought about how I could give them to others as I know how difficult it is to be without glasses.”Niamh says that the support from the community has been overwhelming since she began her project.“The house is coming down with glasses! The boxes in the shops are overflowing. We have a couple of hundred pairs already.” A busy woman, Niamh is a scout in 3rd Donegal (Raphoe) Scout Troop, and recently completed the adventure part of her Chief Scout Award by leading a group of younger scouts on the Burtonport Railway Walk before embarking on an overnight expedition to Arranmore – covering 26km on foot during the trip!If you have some spare spectacles that could be useful for Niamh’s project, you can put them in one of her collection boxes at Coyle’s Centra Raphoe, Louise Masterson’s Opticians Raphoe, Raphoe Pharmacy, and Simple Simon’s Healthfood Shop in Donegal Town.The glasses must be in good condition for people to wear and you don’t need to send the case.Niamh is hoping to collect as many glasses as she can for her project and assures you that your glasses will make a huge difference.Niamh’s ‘spec-tacular’ project to benefit hundreds in developing countries was last modified: August 20th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:lions club internationalniamh coyleprojectRaphoelast_img read more

West Ham boss furious with Nolan

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce was angry with Kevin Nolan after he was needlessly sent off in the defeat at Fulham.The Hammers captain was shown a straight red card just before half-time after he appeared to kick out at Fernando Amorebieta in a clash off the ball.Allardyce says Nolan was entirely to blame for the 2-1 loss to their relegation rivals, and admits he is concerned about the 31-year-old’s mentality after his second dismissal in four matches.“I’m going to have to find out what’s wrong with him because there’s something wrong with his mentality at the minute,” Allardyce said.“He’s probably responsible for us losing the game – his sending-off cost us massively.“I don’t understand it. The indiscretion of what he’s done is straight after what he did at Liverpool.“At his age and with his experience, and in the many years I’ve known him, I haven’t seen this type of reaction and this type of situation that he’s put himself into.“I don’t understand why he’s lost his cool and why it’s happened. I know the centre-half obstructed him and jumped in front of him but it’s not an excuse for what Kevin did.”Allardyce added: “You can expect it from a youngster trying to find his way in the game, occasionally, but not Kevin.“I don’t know what I will do about the captaincy yet – I’m disappointed enough with what he’s done.“Time will tell and we will deal with the situation internally as we always do.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A List of Variables to Success

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There are some differences that make a difference. You can be similar to another person in many ways and produce a completely different result. All of these variables are within your control.Attitude: Number one with a bullet. If there is a governor on the level of success you can achieve, it is your attitude. Someone who is positive, optimistic, and future-oriented beats the cynical, pessimistic, self-disempowered person every time.Discipline: The willingness to do the work that others are unwilling to do is a huge variable. When someone is willing to do what you are not, they will invariably produce a result that is different from yours.Acumen: The amount of knowledge and experience you have is different from other people, and there can be ever greater differences across domains. The desire to acquire the knowledge and experience is also a variable.Effort: The person that puts forth the greater effort is always going to produce a better outcome than the person that does the minimum required of them. You may only need a C to graduate from high school or college, but you don’t produce exceptional results by putting forth the bare minimum effort.Other-Orientation: The person who is more interested in other people is the person who is more interesting to other people. The person who can engage another person in a conversation about themselves and their needs wins out over the person who spends their limited face-time with a client talking only about themselves.Resourcefulness: This is the linchpin attribute of successful people. They figure things out, and they aren’t plagued by learned helplessness. The willingness to try to figure something out is always going to produce a better result than abdicating yourself of the responsibility to produce a result.Determination: There are probably times when it makes sense to give up. But when it comes to the things that you really want or the results you need to produce, persistence is the variable. Grit and intestinal fortitude (and even a pigheadedness) are what allows someone to stay the course until they succeed when others give up.Focus: Some people major in minor things while others major in what is most important. In an age of ever-increasing distractions, the ability to narrow your focus is going to allow you to produce better results than those who fly from one meaningless triviality to the next. With so much and so many things outside of your control, it is imperative that you control what you can.last_img read more

Ballabgarh case: More charges added

first_imgMen kept abusing us and our religion, says Shakir, the victim of Delhi train incident More than 24 hours after 17-year-old Junaid was stabbed to death and his two brothers injured during an attack on a local train here, the Railway Police on Saturday added charges of attempt to murder and utterances hurting religious sentiments to the FIR.Haryana Railway Police S.P. Kamal Deep Goyal told The Hindu over phone that Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 298 (uttering words with intent to hurt religious sentiments) of the IPC were added to the FIR before the prime accused was produced in court on Saturday.Also Read  On the delay in adding the Sections to the FIR, Mr. Goyal said relevant Sections could be added to the FIR any time during the investigation.The prime accused, meanwhile, told the police that he was inebriated at the time of the incident and attacked the teenager on being instigated by fellow passengers.“The accused boarded the train at the Ballabgarh railway station as he was curious to know what the argument was about and got embroiled in it. He then attacked Junaid and his brothers with a knife,” said Mr. Goyal, adding that the accused had been remanded in three-day police custody.More arrests likelyThough no more arrests have been made in the case so far, Mr. Goyal said six suspects were interrogated and later let off.“Six suspects were questioned, but let off after they were not found involved in the case,” said Mr. Goyal. Junaid’s brother Hasib, who was injured in the attack, however, said he identified two of the suspects when he was summoned by the police.last_img read more