Lowry mum on Raptors, speaks only about USA Basketball

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs United States men’s national team basketball coach Gregg Popovich, right, speaks with Kyle Lowry during a training camp for USA basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Kyle Lowry knew people wanted to ask him about DeMar DeRozan.That didn’t mean he was going to give them answers.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kyle, your thoughts?“I’m here for USA Basketball,” Lowry repeated. “It’s been a great week for USA Basketball.”Lowry is coming off his lowest scoring output in five seasons, after averaging 16.2 points and 6.9 assists per game last year, considerably lower than the career-high 22.4 he averaged the previous season.But, as the oldest player attending the two-day mini-camp, the 32-year-old said he wasn’t as concernced about working on his game or anything particular as much as he was providing leadership at USA Basketball’s first minicamp of this Olympic cycle.“Just build chemistry and be a leader, be a voice,” Lowry said. “We all know each other, we all have massive respect for each other so just coming to hang out and kick it is fun.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Capela signs five-year, $90 million extension with Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was a USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas, and that’s all that Lowry — the Toronto Raptors point guard who watched his longtime backcourt partner get traded to the San Antonio Spurs last week — wanted to talk about. So, when he was asked about DeRozan on Friday, no matter how reporters tried to pose questions, Lowry tailored his answers the exact same way.“It’s been a great week for USA Basketball for me,” he said. “Being out here with these guys and hanging out and getting to talk and hang out with these guys and hanging out with DeMar and all those guys, it’s been fun.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Summer has been great in general for everyone. Just to have the opportunity to relax and work on your game and prepare for the upcoming season.”DeRozan and Lowry are very close friends on the court and off, and neither was happy to see the trade. DeRozan was shipped to the San Antonio Spurs on July 18, along with center Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first round pick, in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and wing Danny Green. Lowry, who won a gold medal with the national team at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said one of the biggest benefits for him has been absorbing as much information from former USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, and new coach Gregg Popovich, also DeRozan’s new head coach.“They’re two of the greatest coaches to ever coach the game of basketball,” Lowry said. “Coach K has been amazing, having the opportunity to spend a lot of time with him three summers ago was awesome, and even these last three days with Pop has been fun.”And while Lowry refused to discuss his close friend’s departure or anything pertaining to the Raptors, DeRozan said he was confident his former teammate would be just fine without him thanks to a basketball IQ he respects.“His knowledge of the game, just his IQ of the game, it stands out, bar none,” DeRozan said. “Just talking about basketball, understanding basketball, reading basketball. It’s great to see that.”DeRozan said both players understand the league is about business.“Kyle is Kyle, at the end of the day this is our profession,” DeRozan said. “We understand what comes with the job. It’s gonna be simple, we all gotta job and got responsibilities to take care of with our home team. What happened, happened. He gotta do what he gotta do for his team and I go to do what I got to do for mine.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

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Umpire in Serena’s US Open row says he is ‘fine’

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Chair umpire Carlos Ramos, left, talks with referee Brian Earley as Serena Williams talks with Donna Kelso during the women’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)LISBON, Portugal — The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final has spoken publicly for the first time since the match, saying he is “fine.”Ramos, who is from Portugal, spoke briefly to Portuguese newspaper Tribuna Expresso this week.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m fine, given the circumstances,” Ramos said, according to the newspaper. “It’s a delicate situation, but umpiring ‘a la carte’ doesn’t exist. Don’t worry about me.”The newspaper said Ramos received hundreds of messages of support from family, colleagues, players and former players. He said he has avoided social media and only reads “balanced” articles about the incident. He also refrained from going out the day after the final to avoid problems, according to the report.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe International Tennis Federation has defended Ramos for his actions during the final. The U.S. Open fined Williams for her three code violations.The WTA later called for equal treatment of all tennis players and coaching to be allowed across the sport. 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil UP star Isa Molde named PVL Collegiate Conference MVP Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Ramos has been assigned to officiate the Davis Cup semifinal matches between the United States and Croatia, a best-of-five series which begins Friday and ends Sunday in Zadar, Croatia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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NASCORP Lauds NHA

first_imgThe management of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has lauded authorities of the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the completion of a 35 unit housing community in Jah Tondo Town, Brewerville, outside Monrovia.During the tour of the facilities on Wednesday, vice chair for the Board of NASSCORP, Cletus Sieh said his organization is delighted with the level of work the NHA has done in completing a total of 91 units. Mr. Sieh expressed gratitude to NHA, adding, “As a partner who is a 100 percent funder of the project, we will continue to collaborate with the housing authority to address the need for housing in Liberia.”He said that supporting housing projects remains part of NASSCORP’s social responsibility.Mr. Sieh said since the appointment of Samuel Wluh as managing director of the NHA, “there have been more tangibles,” for which NASSCORP has seen the need to continue working with the Wluh-led administration to ensure that all Liberians own their own house.He said the process of constructing more of the housing units was important so that project’s funders can see that their contribution to the economy was purposeful “because of the level of developments currently taking place across the country.” For his part, NHA Deputy Managing Director for Administration, Prince A. Wreh, assured the NASSCORP officials of the commitment of the NHA to provide housing for the people of Liberia.He said his organization remains focused in addressing some of the challenges, including the provision of water, and working with the Ministry of Education to ensure that children have access to school, particularly in the Jah Tondo Town area.“We are involved in formal community developments such as social and economic surveys to capture schools, clinics and even police stations in the project diagram,” Mr. Wreh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ex-cop charged for defrauding, kidnapping pensioner

first_imgNatasha Singh, of Lot 22 Crane Old Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD), a former member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), was on Friday arraigned on fraud and kidnapping charges when she made her appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Singh denied the charges which stated that on June 18, 2018, at Georgetown, she demanded with menace the sum of $200,000 from 73-year-old Mohammed Yusif, a pensioner with intent to steal same.Police stated that on the day in question, the defendant went to the defendant’s home and allegedly kidnapped him after which she demanded the money for his release. The court was told the defendant and the victim knew each other.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made no objection to bail being granted, and the mother of four was released on $60,000 bail. The matter was adjourned until July 20, 2018.last_img read more

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CJIA employee killed in 3-vehicle collision

first_imgA three-vehicular collision along the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), on Sunday night has resulted in the death of a 23-year-old employee of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Dead: Collin BourneThe dead man has been identified as Collin Bourne of Lot 91 Timehri Prison Area, EBD, who worked as a “Red Cap” at the airport.Based on information received, the accident occurred around 22:15h involving two minibuses (PHH 3467 and BVV 5802) and the motorcycle (CH 6758) that Bourne was driving at the time.Reports are that the minibus, PHH 3467, was proceeding south along the eastern carriageway reportedly at a fast rate of speed whilst the other minibus, BVV 5802, and Bourne’s motorcycle were proceeding in the opposite direction.Bourne was said to have been riding his motorcycle behind the minibus (BVV 5802) and while on the eastern carriageway, he collided with the other minibus (PHH 3467).According to the police, as a result of the impact, the motorcyclist fell onto the western carriageway, into the path of minibus BVV 5802, and was subsequently struck down.Bourne was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital at Diamond Village, EBD, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The young man’s body is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, both minibus drivers are in police custody assisting with the investigation. The police have since confirmed that the two men underwent a breathalyser test and it was revealed that the driver of minibus PHH 3467 was found above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.The motorcycle the now dead man was riding at the time of the accidentSpeaking with Guyana Times, the young man’s father, who also works as a “Red Cap” was in a state of shock and disbelief. He stated that he was at home when he received the devastating news that his third child was killed.The young man, who attended the Diamond Secondary School, has been employed with the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport for the past three and a half years.He was described as an easy-going person. His distraught father is hoping that a thorough investigation is conducted into the accident which has left him mourning the loss of a child. At the time of the accident, the young man was reportedly heading to Georgetown.The young man leaves to mourn his father and five other siblings along with other relatives and friends.last_img read more

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Precision Drilling is slashing its monthly cash distribution

first_imgNevertheless, it remains very volatile and, is still more than 100 dollars a barrel less, than what it was last July. From the oil patch today, there’s another sign of the difficult economic times.According to the National Post, Calgary-based Precision Drilling Trust, Canada’s largest drilling firm, is slashing its monthly cash distribution for January by more than two-thirds.It is citing a sharp reduction in {U.S.} rig demand, resulting from the steep decline in energy commodity prices over the past three months.- Advertisement -In a prepared statement the company said today, it will pay unit holders this month, only four cents per trust unit, down from 13 cents in December.It says it has turned its focus toward stengthening its balance sheet and, addressing debt.The price of oil was still trading below 40 dollars a barrel, at the end of the trading day yesterday but, it is now up, just over 41 dollars today.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Leaders, rider advocates work for transit funds

first_imgRaymond added that the MTA is looking at an operating deficit of $108 million this year, and a total of $1.8 billion over the next 10 years. The Legislature held its first budget subcommittee hearing on the public transit budget Wednesday. More than a dozen advocates of public transit and representatives of local agencies such as the MTA urged the committee to restore funding that Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting. While the committee did not take any votes, several members said they were concerned about the cuts and would consider restoring at least some of the money. In his 2007-08 budget plan, Schwarzenegger has proposed redirecting to other state programs about $1.1 billion in funds that would normally be slated for public transit. Those include $627 million redirected to school busing; $340 million for debt service on earlier transportation bonds; and $144 million for a program to transport recipients of social service programs. Those programs, while transportation-related, were previously funded from other state agencies’ budgets, such as schools and health services, not from transportation. SACRAMENTO – Los Angeles officials and transit advocates fought Wednesday to restore more than $1 billion in cuts to public transportation in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget for 2007-08. The governor, they said, is shortchanging public transit at a time when it is desperately needed in California amid rising gas prices and growing environmental concerns. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, for example, is considering fare hikes next year in part because it would lose at least $260 million in state funding under the governor’s plan. “Under the proposed state budget, Los Angeles County’s public transit system would be severely and negatively impacted,” MTA spokesman Matthew Raymond told legislators. Much of the revenue that is being redirected is coming from excess gasoline tax revenues, known in budget parlance as “spillover,” that are a result of higher gas prices. Schwarzenegger made a similar proposal last year to shift the spillover, but the Legislature restored the money to transit. Schwarzenegger’s Department of Finance argues that the spillover fluctuates wildly every year, based on gas prices, and should not be counted upon as a stable source of transit funding. The administration is looking to make the shift of spillover permanent. Also, finance officials say, the amount of spillover was over-estimated last year, and this year’s figure reflects a compensation for overspending. Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer noted that the governor is increasing the budget for transit capital projects – even though he is decreasing funds for the operating budgets of local transit agencies. Schwarzenegger also helped pass Proposition 1B last year, which in coming years will provide more than $4 billion in bond financing for public transportation projects. “The governor spearheaded Proposition 1B, which provides a significant amount of additional dollars for transit,” Palmer said in a telephone interview. “The fact is, under this governor’s budget, transit projects in California will have a stable and growing source of revenue.” harrison.sheppard@ dailynews.com (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Steven Gerrard’s cousin signs three-year contract at Liverpool

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won In December 2016 he became the first England player at any level to ever score a hat-trick against Brazil during a thrilling 4-3 victory in an under-16s international at the Granja Comary complex, Brazil’s national training centre.Liverpool had to pay City £200,000 in compensation but they will view this as a bargain deal with Duncan’s value likely to sky rocket in the future.The youngster will be hoping to emulate the success of Gerrard – who made over 700 appearances for the Reds. REVEALED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware smart causal Latest Liverpool FC News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED Steven Gerrard’s cousin has signed a three-year contract with Liverpool.Bobby Duncan, 17, who left Manchester City last year, puts pen-to-paper with his boyhood club despite interest from some top European clubs including Juventus and Monaco.On his Instagram account, Duncan said: “I’m delighted to announce that I’ve signed for Liverpool Football Club.“Waited so long for this day to finally come, a club I’ve grew up watching and supporting all my life… my boyhood club, my dream!!! Now let’s get down to business.”The forward chose to leave the Premier League champions in search of more first team opportunities.Duncan is a regular in the England under-17 squad and helped guide the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the European Championship earlier this year. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining RANKED last_img read more

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Water charge activist applauds TD’s speech in Dáil

first_imgRight2Water activist Philip McFadden has applauded Dublin TD Eoin O’Broin’s speech in the Dáil last week where he called for water to come into public ownership.In his speech, O’Broin said “a majority of voters want water charges scrapped and a majority of deputies in this house want water charges scraped, yet the government’s discredited water charges regime limps on.”He goes on to assert that it is time that it is time to end the “circus that is the debate on water charges.” He commended water activists, and applauded those who traveled to Dublin for the Right2Water demonstration in Dublin at the end of September, saying the protesters reminded the government that the water charge issue “hasn’t gone away.”He concluded by saying that this is “oldschool, dishonest, and cynical Fianna Fail politics at its very worst.”Philip McFadden commented on O’Broin’s speech saying; “Right2Water are 100% behind the Sinn Fein Right2Change motion to abolish water charges. Fianna Fail were elected in the last general election to abolish water charges, so why are they not getting rid of them now? We do not need a commission to get rid of water charges; 70% of TDs in the Dáil have a mandate to Abolish Water charges.”McFadden wishes to encourage Donegal’s politicians to “do the bidding of their electorate.”  Water charge activist applauds TD’s speech in Dáil was last modified: October 9th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Tribunal sharply rejects Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison’s claims

first_imgAll claims made by Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms have been rejected by the Charleton Tribunal.The final 97-page report published yesterday cast off allegations that the Donegal Garda and Ms Simms were the victims of a malicious campaign by gardai and child and family agency Tusla that interfered in their family life.Garda Harrison and Ms Simms were said to have made ‘extremely serious allegations’ about social workers and gardai, claiming that they were subjected to a series of illegal and corrupt events because of Harrison’s status as a whistleblower. Harrison alleged that a five-year harassment campaign began after he arrested a colleague in Athlone for drink driving in 2009.Mr Justice Charleton’s damning report declared some of Harrison’s claims as ‘nonsense’ and ‘completely unfounded’.The report concluded: “All of the allegations of Garda Keith Harrison and Marisa Simms examined by the tribunal are entirely without any validity. They have claimed to have been victims of a malicious procession of events. That is not so.“They claimed to have been the victims of others. There is another side to this. “The allegations which they made must have taken a considerable emotional toll on several of the multiple persons accused by them of very serious misconduct.“It is appropriate here to exonerate everyone in social services and in policing accused by them of discreditable conduct. That is the only possible conclusion to the tribunal’s enquiry.”Tribunal sharply rejects Garda whistleblower Keith Harrison’s claims was last modified: December 2nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:allegationsclaimsdonegalGarda Keith Harrisontribunalwhisteblowerlast_img read more

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