Not done yet: Warriors, Raptors prepare for Game 5

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fred VanVleet, Raptors aren’t smiling now, but they might be soon ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Kawhi Leonard hasn’t bought any property in Toronto — yet.The Raptors don’t see any reason to start celebrating — yet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd Kevin Durant’s Game 5 status hadn’t been decided — yet.The NBA could have a new champion as early as Monday night, when the Toronto Raptors look to finish off the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the title series. The Raptors lead 3-1, and returned home buoyed by two double-digit wins at Oracle Arena that put the two-time defending champions on the brink of elimination. Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green laughs during an NBA basketball practice in Toronto, Sunday, June 9, 2019, ahead of Monday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The word of the day Sunday that best summed up the NBA Finals was “yet.”As in, Golden State isn’t ready to give up its throne — yet.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “We haven’t done anything,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “We’ve still got to get one more win. It’s the first to four. You’ve got champions coming in here and they’re going to play their butts off and play extremely hard.”They might have Durant, too.Out for more than a month now with a calf strain, Durant was on the floor for practice on Sunday. The Warriors are hoping he will be able to play on Monday night.“It’s just a matter of, ‘Can you win one basketball game right now? Can you go play an amazing 48 minutes, quiet this crowd that’s going to be probably unbelievable, and slow down a team that’s been playing amazing, especially these last two games, and just win one basketball game?’” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “If we focus on that mission, our history kind of speaks for itself in terms of being able to get that done.”The Raptors are showing no signs of exhaling. Raptors coach Nick Nurse was amused to learn that there were “Let’s Go Raptors” chants on some flights landing in Toronto on Sunday, as well as at the PGA Tour’s Canadian Open. He hasn’t paid much attention to the news in recent days, but when a Raptors watch party was held in his condo building someone put a photo in the elevator — just to make sure he saw.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next “There’s still a lot of work to do,” Nurse said.Leonard feels precisely the same way.With the free-agency rumor mill for this summer already churning, Leonard was asked to confirm reports that he recently bought property in Toronto.“It didn’t happen yet, no,” Leonard said.Something else that hasn’t happened is the win the Raptors need to end this series and win their first title.“We’re focused,” Leonard said. “We know that it doesn’t mean anything until someone has four wins.”If the Warriors win, Game 6 is Thursday night at Oracle Arena — which would be their home floor for the final time. Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he thinks Oracle deserves one more game.Otherwise, Oracle’s run is over.So, too, would be Golden State’s run as champions.“You wish to have no end in sight, but everything that’s great always comes to an end,” Thompson said. “So whether that’s (Monday) or four years from now, you never know. That’s the beauty of life.”Here’s some of what to know going into Game 5: Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue FIRST IN FIRSTNurse is on the cusp of becoming the ninth man to win a title in his first NBA head-coaching season. The others: Edward Gottlieb (1947 Philadelphia Warriors in the first season of what was then called the BAA), Buddy Jeannette (1948 Baltimore Bullets), John Kundla (1949 Minneapolis Lakers), George Senesky (1956 Philadelphia Warriors), Paul Westhead (1980 Los Angeles Lakers), Pat Riley (1982 Lakers), Kerr (2015 Warriors) and Tyronn Lue (2016 Cleveland Cavaliers).DRAFT IRRELEVANCEThe Raptors don’t have a single player on their roster who was taken in the first 14 spots — the lottery portion — of an NBA draft. The Warriors have seven: Thompson, Curry, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, DeMarcus Cousins, Durant and Andrew Bogut.ON THE MARGINThe Raptors have beaten the Warriors by double figures three times this season. No other team did it more than once. The only teams to enjoy three wins over the Warriors by 10 or more points in the same season during the Kerr era are these Raptors, Utah (last season) and Cleveland (all in the 2016 NBA Finals).BACK TO WALLFacing elimination isn’t something the Warriors have done often, but they’ve fared more than OK when put in that spot over the last six years. Golden State is 6-2 in its last eight win-or-else games. They were 2-0 in such games last season, 3-1 in 2016 and 1-1 in 2014.TITLES AT HOMEThere haven’t been many chances in the last 52 years for Toronto fans to enjoy a major sports title at home. The Maple Leafs’ last Stanley Cup was won on home ice in 1967, and the Blue Jays’ most recent World Series clincher was at home in 1993. In sports not considered part of the U.S. big four, the CFL’s Argonauts won the Grey Cup at home in 2012 and the National Lacrosse League’s Toronto Rock have won multiple titles at home — most recently in 2011. 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Kingly debut

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect Scottie Thompson defies Jake Pascual’s defense. —SHERWIN VARDELEONBarangay Ginebra bucked a wobbly first few minutes and then went full throttle to hammer out a masterful 102-83 demolition job of Alaska Sunday night that got the Gin Kings off to a swashbuckling start in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Resident import Justin Brownlee was his usual all-around brilliant self, scoring 30 points and plucking down 22 boards as the Kings extended Jeffrey Cariaso’s woes as the new Alaska coach.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments “I’m just glad we caught them early,” Cone said who faced his former ward and deputy in Cariaso.Alaska drew 22 points from import Justin Watts. Vic Manual added 14 but was the lone local to score in twin digits for the Aces, who absorbed their second-straight loss since the conference opener last Friday.Meanwhile, Joel Wright picked the most opportune moment to redeem himself in the first game, delivering seven of Rain or Shine’s last nine points to lead the Elasto Painters to a 96-90 decision of Columbian.“He’s a good import, but we still need him to play longer minutes,” coach Caloy Garcia said of Wright, who led the Painters with 30 points and 10 rebounds.Wright was hounded with four fouls in the first half, prompting Garcia to go all-Filipino in the third frame.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img And while everyone can rave about Ginebra’s offense, coach Tim Cone, who is expected to accept an appointment making him the Gilas Pilipinas coach for the 30th Southeast Asian Games later this year, stressed that such dominant showing was all thanks to a collective effort—especially on the defensive end.“We did a great job defensively. Scottie (Thompson) did a great job on the [Alaska] import; Japeth (Aguilar) was there for blocking shots, and Greg (Slaughter) was a presence,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Defense got Ginebra, dethroned by Magnolia last season, out of an early 0-7 hole and its offense did the damage the rest of the way.Slaughter and Art dela Cruz had 16 and 12 points for Cone. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Hidilyn shows remarkable resolve to salvage two bronze medals Rain or Shine tied the Dyip at 1-1.Garcia’s locals responded as Rey Nambatac had 20 points off the bench to lead in providing solid support. Javee Mocon tossed in 10 while Mark Borboran and Ed Daquioag combined for 17 more to help fill the momentary void left by Wright.“We were disappointed with how we played the last game, so I told the players the only way that we can come back is to win today’s game,” Garcia said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Morais: Our players delivered

first_imgMalaysia Cup Morais happy to achieve two targets in win over Melaka Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 2 years ago 10:30 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fadhli Shas, Johor Darul Ta'zim, Melaka United, Malaysia Cup FMLLP Malaysia Cup Johor Darul Ta’zim Melaka United v Johor Darul Ta’zim Melaka United Ulisses Morais intends to hammer home the advantage in the second leg despite a 3-goals lead from the first leg Johor Darul Ta’zim produced an impressive performance at the Hang Jebat Stadium to claim an important 4-1 win over Melaka United in the Malaysia Cup quarterfinal match played on Friday night.Mohammed Ghaddar scored twice in the first half before Ignacio ‘Natxo’ Insa and Safiq Rahim added to the scoreline in the second half, for a comprehensive win for the the Southern Tigers. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Ulisses Morais was finally able to field his best XI, at least in the attacking sense. Safiq Rahim, Insa, Gonzalo Cabrera, Ghaddar and Gabriel Guerra all played their part in getting JDT a healthy first lead heading into the return leg.”We were good in the first 15 minutes but after that Melaka did well to stop us. They are now a better team with new players and new coach. We want to first win and if possible, score more goals. Our players did well and they delivered the two things we asked of them,” said Morais after the match.JDT will now turn their attention back to the Super League with the match against Kelantan scheduled to be played on Wednesday. The league trophy will also be presented after the match, which will be followed by a night of celebrations with the fans.However while Morais wants his player to enjoy their league success, he is also wary that the cup tie isn’t over yet. Despite the three goals advantage going into the return leg at Tan Sri Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium, the Portuguese will not be taking any chances with the place in the semi-final up for grabs.”We know we have a comfortable advantage but we will respect Melaka in the return leg because it was not easy today, especially in the first half,” added Morais.The second leg of the match will be played on Sunday 24 September.last_img read more

A Michigan Football Legend Trashed Jim Harbaugh Last Night

first_imgJim Harbaugh winces as he looks on from the sideline.BLOOMINGTON, IN – OCTOBER 14: Jim Harbaugh the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines watches the action during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Michigan’s fan base isn’t too happy this morning. The Wolverines fell in the big season opener at Notre Dame.Jim Harbaugh is now 9-9 in his last 18 games as Michigan’s head coach. The Wolverines have won a couple of big games under Harbaugh, but it feels like they disappoint in basically every one. Saturday night was no different.A former Michigan football star took to Twitter to voice his frustration. He didn’t hold back.Legendary Michigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards trashed the state of the program.He later deleted these tweets, unsurprisingly.Michigan is set to host Western Michigan in Ann Arbor next Saturday. Maybe things will turn around.last_img read more

Manitoba court strikes out most of Sinclair family lawsuit

first_imgAPTN National NewsWINNIPEG — A Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Master has ruled that the family of Brian Sinclair cannot pursue most of the elements of its wrongful death lawsuit against the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the province of Manitoba.Sinclair, a homeless, disabled Aboriginal man, died in a Winnipeg hospital in 2008, after spending 34 hours in the waiting room without being attended to by a doctor or other medical staff.Queen’s Bench Master Shayne Berthaudin’s ruling centers around the idea, originally put forward by the WRHA, that since Brian Sinclair is dead, he has no ‘right to life’ or ‘right to privacy’, and so court cases based on those rights should not be allowed to proceed, Vilko Zbogar, legal co-counsel for the family said.“It is chilling to think that the law would allow a state institution to cause the death of a Canadian and then prevent anyone from holding that institution accountable under the Charter of Rights for doing so,” said Zbogar.Berthaudin ruled that the family of Brian Sinclair cannot sue for the breach of Sinclair’s right to life and cannot sue for disclosing his personal health information to the public following his death. The court also ruled that there were insufficient facts alleged in the case to support the Sinclair family’s claim that the province allowed the hospital he died in to become a “public nuisance”.As it stands, the Sinclair family is allowed to sue the WRHA only for the legal costs incurred in being part of the inquiry into Sinclair’s death.Robert Sinclair, Brian’s cousin and spokesperson for the family, said that the decision “just lets the government and hospitals duck behind legal technicalities.”“We are going to keep fighting for the answers and accountability that we think everyone is entitled to,” he added.The Sinclair family issued a statement saying it intends to appeal the decision.last_img read more

US methane regulation reversal widens its competitive advantage says CAPP CEO

first_imgHe said provincial methane regulations, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan, are much weaker than the proposed federal rules.He added it’s better to have one set of regulations to cover all of Canada than to regulate one province at a time.CAPP has pointed to rising government costs, inefficient regulations and the lack of pipeline infrastructure for hurting Canada’s ability to attract capital needed to maintain and grow the energy sector.U.S. capital spending on oil and gas grew in 2017 by 38 per cent to about $120 billion, while Canadian spending fell to $45 billion, down 19 per cent from 2016 and 46 per cent from 2014, CAPP reported, in part due to U.S. moves to renege on international climate change commitments while streamlining regulations and lowering tax rates. Dan Healing, The Canadian Press CALGARY — A U.S. proposal to ease regulations aimed at cutting methane emissions will create another competitive advantage for American producers over Canadians, the CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says.On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is following President Donald Trump’s directive to remove regulatory burdens on the oil and gas sector by considering rescinding many of its requirements to monitor and plug methane leaks at oil and gas facilities and wells.The move would reverse regulations put in place after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then-U.S. president Barack Obama jointly agreed in 2016 to chop methane emissions by more than 40 per cent from 2012 levels by 2025 by cracking down on the oil and gas sector.center_img “Prime Minister Trudeau and president Obama on many fronts in the last days of the Obama presidency made common commitments and we see over and over again the U.S. stepping away from those commitments and Canada forging ahead,” said CAPP CEO Tim McMillan on Friday.“If Canada’s going to go it alone on carbon pricing, on Arctic drilling moratoriums, on methane regulations, we have to do it efficiently.”The industry can meet its 45 per cent methane emissions reduction target but Ottawa’s proposed regulations which are expected to kick in next year are an inefficient solution and duplicate provincial government programs, McMillan said.But Dale Marshall, national climate change manager for Environmental Defence, said Canada should stay on its path to federally regulate methane emissions even if it means going alone.“Methane reductions are some of the cheapest ways to address climate change,” he said.“We know we can get to our target for somewhere under $10 a tonne and that is incredibly cheap to address a whole bunch of emissions.”last_img read more

Presenters needed for Experiential Education showcase

Brock faculty, staff, instructors and students are invited to participate in the University’s upcoming Experiential Education showcase.Hosted by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Brock’s Co-op, Career and Experiential Education team, the March 19 event will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in Market Hall. During the half-day gathering, participants will learn about the wide variety of innovative course-based experiential education activities taking place throughout the University.The showcase also serves as a key portion of Brock’s National Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Week celebrations, which run from March 18 to 22 and allow students to show pride in their programs while also providing information for those who are thinking of pursuing co-op or experiential studies.Along with a range of presentations from Brock community members, this year’s showcase includes three information sessions for faculty and instructors who want to apply for teaching and learning grant funding to incorporate experiential education into a new or existing course; design reflection-based activities and assessments; and partner with the 2021 Canada Summer Games to build Games-based learning activities or assignments into course work.Faculty and instructors are invited to submit their proposals for poster, digital poster or experiential snapshot presentations until Friday, Feb. 22.Those interested in submitting proposals are asked to visit the Experiential Education Showcase website for further guidelines. read more

Independent schools change admissions tactics  to spot tutoring

first_imgJames Dahl, director of admissions at Wellington College, said that the old process had “reduced the admissions process to jumping through such narrow hoops” and it was little wonder parents tried to play the system by employing tutors.Writing in Attain, the magazine of the Independent Association of Prep Schools, he said: “What many parents also fail to realise is that spending money on a tutor can be a false economy. It is relatively simple to spot a tutored candidate and it usually counts against them if a senior school feels they are not engaging with the genuine child on an assessment day or interview.”At my own school, we have spent the last three years redesigning our 13+ admissions process and now place significant emphasis on collaborative, problem-solving activities for which no preparation can be done in order to allow candidates to set aside their ‘tutored selves’ and show as many sides of their character and personality as possible.”A spokesman for Brighton College said that they believed that the longer interviews allowed teachers to “spend more time with each candidate to really get to know their personalities.”He said: “It is not enough for the child to pass tests, we are also looking for kindness, the ability to work well with their peers and the understanding that coming to Brighton involves a lot of community work and thinking about people outside the school and how you can help where help is needed.”Other similar schools are becoming more imaginative in the tests they give pupils to ‘break the ice’. head teachers have expressed concern that tutoring means children act like “performing animals” just to gain a place at a top school Leo Winkley, the headmaster of St Peter’s in York, said that they had been forced to become more imaginative to get past the over-reliance on extra lessons.He added: “The pupil interview gives the greatest scope for establishing genuine spontaneity in children.  “We ask our candidates to bring a piece of work which they want to speak about – this breaks the ice.  We then produce a mystery object, a painting, a work of art, a scientific model – and ask them questions about it.  “In the afternoon session, pupils are put into groups to tackle collaborative challenges together.  By this stage, the child has relaxed, they’ve forgotten the parental briefing in the car on the way to the assessments, and they operate much more naturally. “These more interactive modes of assessment, alongside the formal written tests, allow us insight into the whole child, and ensure that we can see between the capable but heavily tutored candidate and the more authentically engaged learner.” Leading independent schools are changing their admissions tactics and introducing six-hour entrance assessments in order to see through “over-tutored” pupils, it has emerged.Brighton College, Wellington College and Westminster are among those who are changing the way year-six students are examined in order to differentiate between the most naturally able and those who have received the most help.It comes after a number of head teachers have expressed concern that tutoring means children act like “performing animals” just to gain a place at a top school. Earlier this month the Government announced it was seeking to introduce ‘tutor-proof’ tests as it plans to expand the number of grammar schools.The changes including a six hour interview process as opposed to the traditional hour, which head teachers believe will allow the child to relax and their real personality to shine through.Some schools will also question children on a surprise topic, on which they have had no time to prepare or receive tutoring to show their natural aptitude. center_img By this stage, the child has relaxed, they’ve forgotten the parental briefing in the car on the way to the assessments, and they operate much more naturally. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Minister of State attends Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyana to participate in Singapore, World Bank trainingNovember 4, 2016In “Local News”President Granger to address high-level defence & security conference in WashingtonJuly 23, 2015In “Politics”Guyana preparing to host first ever CRIC Conference in the CaribbeanFebruary 9, 2018In “latest news” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon in discussion with Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard, Chief of Defense Staff of Trinidad and TobagoMinister of State, Joseph Harmon is currently in Cancun, Mexico for the Thirteenth Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas, which will conclude on October 10, 2018.He is accompanied by Chief-of- Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Patrick West.According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, during the conference, Minister Harmon emphasised Guyana’s commitment to working with all States in the hemisphere while noting that there is need to ensure that the armed forces are geared towards providing humanitarian assistance to small and vulnerable States in addition to fulfilling their mandated functions.Harmon also used the opportunity to reiterate Guyana’s commitment to the principles of democracy and human rights.He said through Guyana’s participation at the Conference, there is now a better understanding of various areas including the evolving role of the army, the role of women in the armed forces, climate change and defence and best global practices on defence and security issues. This is an area Guyana takes seriously, he added. According to its website, the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas is an international multilateral political forum directed and integrated by the Defense Ministers of the Americas, with authorization from the governments of their respective countries. The forum promotes mutual knowledge and exchange of ideas at the Ministers level in the scope of hemispheric defence and security.Harmon meets United States’ Secretary of Defense, James Mattis on the sidelines of the ConferenceMeanwhile, on the side lines of the Conference, Harmon met with the United States’ Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis. He also met with representatives of several member states of the Union of South America (UNASUR) including Uruguay, Ecuador and Bolivia.During his meetings with the UNASUR representatives, Minister Harmon made it clear that Guyana wants to see UNASUR functioning in the best interest of its member states and Guyana is prepared to cooperate with the body whenever the need arises. read more

FTC wins strong Szabella Cup – EHF CL winner at the bottom

← Previous Story C.O Zagreb wins “Istria Handball Cup” Next Story → 6th IHF Super Globe starts in Doha BudapestbuducnostFTC handballkrimOltchim Host team at “Szabella Cup” in Hungary, domestic vice-champion FTC wins tournament after final match against Romanian Oltchim Valcea 29:27. Tournament in Budapest was probably the best in the preparation period for thr TOP European teams…Group “A”:Rostov-Don – Oltchim 23:29Rostov-Don – KRIM 23:21KRIM – Oltchim 29:23Group “B”:BUDUCNOST- Hypo 25:26FTC – Hypo 38:35BUDUCNOST- The FTC 27:35Ranking:For the 5-th place: KRIM – BUDUCNOST 34:28For 3-to place: Rostov-Don – Hypo 29:28Final: Oltchim Valcea – FTC 27:291. FTC2. Oltchim Valcea3rd Rostov-Don4th HYPO5th KRIM6th RK BUDUCNOST read more

Thierry Omeyer to end with France after WCh 2017

PSG HandballThierry Omeyer Legendary French goalkeeper Thierry Omeyer (39) admitted for the French media that he could finish his career in the national team after World Championship 2017 in France. One of the best goalie of all-time began his career in the national team in 1999 with Daniel Constantini which gave him a chance to be a part of all major successes of the French handball except the first World’s gold medal in Iceland in 1995.Omeyer has contract with PSG Handball until summer 2017, when he will be a 41.However, playing in front of home fans in Paris Bercy and Lille Stadium sounds like a perfect way for farewell party.source: ← Previous Story Nikola Karabatić to become a father Next Story → WOMEN’S EHF CL COACHES: Adžić, Neagu and Gyor’s fans are the best! read more

From the Newsroom: Protest coverage calls for news judgment, flexibility

first_imgCraig Brown is The Columbian’s editor. His column will appear in this space periodically. Contact him at 360-735-4514 or American newspapers have been covering political protests since the Boston Tea Party, and maybe even before that.We cover them here at The Columbian. But that doesn’t mean that every protest within shouting distance of our office automatically gets covered.For example, liberal-leaning groups picket regularly in front of the Vancouver office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. We don’t generally go. We haven’t covered the protests in Portland by both left-wing and right-wing provocateurs, including Vancouver’s own Patriot Prayer. Instead, we have relied on Associated Press and other wire stories.But we did cover the Patriot Prayer rallies at Clark College and Washington State University Vancouver this week, prompting a reader, Jim Kautz, to write me a good-natured letter. He wrote that “front page and Clark County section coverage of a few misguided Patriot Prayer group affiliates standing around talking among themselves is way more ink than the item deserves. That coverage confers a false credibility.”I mostly agree with Jim. But here was the thinking behind the decision to cover the rallies, which were ostensibly in opposition to Initiative 1639, a ballot measure that would increase firearms regulations:last_img read more

Regional economic consultant Were past the bottom

first_imgIn a speech filled with economic data, psychological observations and skepticism, economist Bill Conerly told an audience in Vancouver on Thursday that Clark County’s unemployment rate may actually be lower than reported.“We’re past the bottom,” Conerly said in summing up his remarks on the economy, but “it’s not going to look really, really happy for quite some time.”Connerly, who holds a doctorate in economics from Duke University and is principal of Lake Oswego, Ore.-based Conerly Consulting LLC, spoke to a group of more than 100 attendees of an event presented by Riverview Asset Management Corp. and Riverview Community Bank at the Heathman Lodge. He said that Clark County’s unemployment rate, which stands at 13 percent as of May, is suspect to him because it is based on a sample of a small group of people. “The good news is that it’s possible the data are just wrong,” he said. “You have a problem,” he said, but it’s a matter of how big that problem is.Conerly said the county’s high unemployment rate is based on “low-fidelity data” and reflects the great number of people who have moved to the area. “A lot of people come without jobs,” he said, including married couples in which only one spouse is employed.last_img read more

Coopers Hawk returns to wild after being rehabilitated at Pelican Harbor Seabird

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A rescued Cooper’s Hawk has been released back into the wild after rehabilitating at Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in Miami.The bird was found on the ground after he had fallen from his nest at Normandy Shores Gold Course, located at 2401 Biarritz Drive, in Miami Beach on May 16.“It was weak. It was kind of not proud. It was very vulnerable,” said Connor Green, who found the bird.The City of Miami Beach partnered with the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station to release the hawk on Thursday morning.The Cooper’s Hawk was raised at the station with four other orphaned hawks.“We were able to raise it with four other baby hawks,” said Christopher Boykin, executive director of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, “and it actually underwent flight conditioning and live prey training with our partners at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.”All of the baby hawks had to be taught how to eat, hunt and fly. “We also did some live prey testing with the hawks to make sure that once they are released back in the wild, they are able to find prey and successfully hunt it,” said Adam Manglitz with the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center.Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber had the honor of opening the cage and releasing the hawk.His caretakers were sad to see him go but are confident he will survive and thrive on his own.“It’s really exciting after all these months to get it back into the wild with its family, so it can grow up and reproduce and breed and contribute to the local bird population,” said Boykin.While other hawks migrate through the Miami Beach area during Spring and Fall, Cooper’s Hawks are seen year-round.On average, the hawks in the area have an average life span of 12 years.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Be Bear Aware Take Action Now To Prevent Conflicts Later

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享 Local wildlife biologist Jeff Selinger says Kenai Peninsula residents should take time to clean up any bear attractants on their properties: “Yeah there is a lot of different things that people can do, they can start by just going out and looking around the yard or in the neighborhoods or the wood lots around their house because there could be things that accumulated over the winter, there could even be carcasses from animals that died during the winter. Just check around, be careful while you’re doing it, clean up anything that might attract bears into your neighborhood, mainly garbage issues or items that have a lot of odor to them.”  Bears are already being seen in Anchorage and surrounding areas and the DF&G suggests residents bring in bird feeders, remove or secure trash, dog food – anything that might seem tasty to a hungry bear. The shift in weather is a sure sign of spring and a reminder for Alaskans to start practicing their “bear etiquette” by cleaning up food attractants around homes and neighborhoods. Kenai Peninsula residents have reported close encounters with bears starting around mid-April. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds Alaskans that this time of year you should always be bear aware. Selinger also outlined what to do in the event of a bear wandering into a residential neighborhood: “The first thing to do is to make sure everybody’s safe, get everybody into a safe area inside the house preferably, you can try to scare the animal away by doing it in a safe manor by making noises, you know going outside and trying to move the animal out of the area, only do that if you can do it in a safe manor, I need to emphasize that. But then you should also contact the Department of Fish & Game and we will make a site visit to see if there’s anything that we can see that might have brought the animal to the area.”  The local Alaska Department of Fish and Game number to report bear sightings or incidents is 262-9368.last_img read more

Experts say temperatures in Alaska likely to stay warm

first_imgThe heat wave that has already brought record-breaking temperatures to Alaska is expected to continue until the start of fall.The Alaska Dispatch News reports that the three-month forecast from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center anticipates warmer-than-normal weather from July through the end of September.The strongest changes for warm weather are in Southeast Alaska and along the Southcentral Alaska coastline.NWS’s Alaska climate science and services manager Rick Thoman says several factors are combining to keep the state warm.Those include the current positive phase of an oceanic cycle that is associated with warm sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific, unrelated warm temperatures in the Bering Sea and the diminished state of Arctic sea ice.last_img read more

HISD Board Orders New Election To Decide How To Pay States Robin

first_imgFlorian MartinHISD headquartersVoters in the state’s largest school district will get a second chance to cast a ballot on a school finance referendum on May 6.The trustees for the Houston Independent School District decided Thursday night to call another election, as some cited dim prospects for a solution in the Texas Legislature.“It doesn’t mean we throw up our hands and say we’re finished, that we don’t go back to Austin and work so that the funding system is changed so Texas is actually funding our schools, across the state,” said Trustee Anna Eastman. “But right now I think it is the most prudent and responsible choice for us to put this back on the ballot.”If the school finance referendum sounds like déjà vu, it’s because HISD held the same election in November.Back then, more than 60 percent of voters rejected sending a check to the state. Some people, like Mayor Sylvester Turner, said that would force lawmakers to reform school finance in Austin.Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones said that it’s time to change tactics, describing a rough reception HISD trustees had with some lawmakers recently in Austin.“It’s a strategic thing. We called their bluff, they called ours. Truth be told they do have the upper hand. If we thought we had a way to win, we could,” she said amid a passionate debate from the dais.HISD still owes as much as $100 million to Texas in the Robin Hood system. It takes money from property-wealthy districts like Houston and shares it with poor ones.But right now to pay that bill, HISD will lose billions of commercial property from its tax base, $18 billion worth to start.A few trustees like Jolanda Jones wanted to stay that course, called detachment.“The most prudent and respectful thing to do is to respect our vote. They made the same arguments that were soundly rejected in November — We said detach!” Jones said.The final vote on the new election was five to three, with one abstention.The board also directed HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza to give balanced information about the cost of a no and yes vote. 00:00 /01:11 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Sharelast_img read more

White House Official Trump Wont Campaign For Roy Moore

first_imgPhoto via FlickrPresident Donald Trump.President Donald Trump will not campaign for Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore before the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said Monday.The president had held the door open to campaigning for Moore last week, when he all but endorsed his candidacy while attacking his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. Trump also made public statements in which he raised doubts about the accounts of women who have accused Moore of sexual misconduct decades ago, when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.The White House official told The Associated Press that Trump would not travel to Alabama on Moore’s behalf. The official was not authorized to discuss the president’s plans publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.Over the weekend, Trump took to Twitter to bash Jones, saying that electing the Democrat as Alabama’s next senator “would be a disaster” and warning of damage to his legislative agenda.“The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY,” Trump wrote from Florida, referring to Democrats’ congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2017Trump has declined to follow the path of other mainstream Republican leaders, who have called on Moore to step aside. Republican lawmakers are considering expelling Moore should he win the seat.For weeks, accusations that Moore, now 70, sexually molested or assaulted two teens, ages 14 and 16 — and tried to date several others — while he was in his 30s have taken center stage in the heated Alabama race. Moore denied the allegations of misconduct and said he never dated “underage” women.Trump’s words could be a boost to the Moore camp, since Democrats’ hopes in the race partly depend upon peeling away Republican support from Moore in the deeply red state.Moore’s campaign quickly touted Trump’s comments on social media and in a fundraising email to supporters that lashed out at Republican leaders as much as it did Jones.“President Trump calls them like he sees them. And, he’s got my opponents in D.C. scrambling,” Moore wrote in a fundraising email.The Republican candidate has made limited public appearances since the allegations surfaced earlier this month.Jones, speaking to reporters in Birmingham, shrugged off Trump’s criticisms, saying he would not be a partisan voter. He said Alabamians are focused on issues such as the economy, education and health care.“My record speaks for itself … I think I am very strong on the issues that the people of Alabama care for,” Jones said.Jones, a former federal prosecutor, said he would be an independent voice in the U.S. Senate, similarly to his political mentor, the late U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin, who represented the state for nearly 20 years.Jones’ campaign issued a more biting statement saying, “Roy Moore was unfit for office even before nine Alabama women served as witnesses to all Alabamians of his disturbing conduct.”Top Republicans in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, have called for Moore to leave the race, and the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have pulled their support for his campaign.Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that when it comes to Moore, it’s unclear “what winning looks like.”“If he wins, we get the baggage of him winning and it becomes a story every day about whether or not you believe the women or Roy Moore, should he stay in the Senate, should he be expelled. If you lose, you give the Senate seat to a Democrat at a time we need all the votes we can get,” he said, referring to Republicans’ current 52-48 majority in the Senate.“The moral of the story is: Don’t nominate somebody like Roy Moore who could actually lose a seat that any other Republican could win,” Graham said.Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, said he’d like to see Trump “come out and support what many of us have said and that is that Roy Moore needs to step aside” and “allow somebody else to be a write-in candidate.”He said on “Fox News Sunday” that if Moore ends up winning, he will be the immediate subject of an ethics investigation, “which is going to be a cloud that he’ll be operating in and it’s going to be a distraction for us and for our agenda.”Trump backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the Alabama Republican primary but moved quickly to embrace Moore after he won. The seat opened up after Republican Jeff Sessions was tapped as U.S. attorney general. Sharelast_img read more

Protesting students to seek Partha Governors intervention

first_imgKOLKATA: The students of Presidency University, who have been staging protests demanding the handover of Hindu Hostel, will seek the intervention of state Education minister Partha Chatterjee. They have also decided to appeal to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who happens to be the Chancellor of the university, to look into the matter.State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday said it is not right to blame the state Public Works Department (PWD) for the delay in hostel handover. Presidency University Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia had also mentioned the same in an earlier occasion. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSayan Chakraborty, one of the agitating students said: “Three years have passed by but the university has failed to handover Hindu Hostel. We have lost faith in the authority. Hence, we will appeal to the state Education minister and our Chancellor to intervene in the matter.”The students have been protesting inside the administrative building on the varsity premises for more than two weeks.They were provided with the lodging facilities at Tarulia in New Town after Hindu Hostel was shut for renovation in July 2015. They have now refused to stay there anymore.Chatterjee said the university is also trying its best to handover the hostel to the students.”However, I feel that the PWD has hardly any role in the delay. Any order regarding speeding up work has not reached the PWD in the last seven days. If the varsity feels that the department is delaying the work, they can handover the contract to any other agency,” he added.last_img read more

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