Dirk Nowitzki accepts bench role with Mavericks

first_imgAfter Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It’s all about winning, at the end of the day. Whatever puts us in the best position to win is what we’re going to roll with, and coach Carlisle has obviously shown over his time here that he’s willing to try anything.”Nowitzki was the ninth overall pick in the 1998 entry draft and was acquired by the Mavericks via a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks.The 13-time all-star is the most decorated Maverick in franchise history. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2006-07 season and MVP of the 2011 NBA finals. Nowitzki is only international player with more than 30,000 career NBA points.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 40-year-old has been a starter throughout his career, but coach Rick Carlisle said he expects to use the veteran “off the bench” this year, with new arrival DeAndre Jordan starting.“At this point, and Dirk knows this, we talked about it, we have to move the franchise forward the right way,” Carlisle said during the Mavericks media day.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 ChrissNowitzki said he had been expecting to be relegated to the bench after the arrival of Jordan.“When we signed DeAndre, it was pretty much clear in my head that I’m coming off the bench,” Nowitzki said. Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day held at American Airlines Center on September 21, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFPDallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki is ready to start his record 21st consecutive NBA season from the bench, the team confirmed Friday.German star Nowitzki, who will become the first player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same club, re-signed with Dallas in July.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Broh’s Taskforce Accused of Damaging, Looting Mineral Water Factory

first_imgThe Presidential Task Force headed by Madam Mary Broh has been accused of looting and causing damage to the offices of the York Aqua Mineral Water company, located in the Old Road Community, the Management said. Though Madam Broh confirmed her forced entry, she denied robbing the factory.General Manager Abraham G. Mendscole said the taskforce, in Madam Broh’s presence, forcefully broke the security booth, the gate to the factory, as well as office doors and took away US$37,350 and over L$400,000 in cash.Mendscole told journalists that the taskforce, which was in the community to carry out its regular beautification mandate from the President of Liberia, also took a laptop from the office of Mr. Vinoh K. Sharma, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He added that the taskforce entered the residence of Mr. Sharma, which is in the same fence, and took away a transformer, desktop computer and two cartons of Heineken beer. “Also in the factory’s garage,” Mendscole said, “the Presidential taskforce allegedly took away four truck batteries, three generator batteries, 63 gallons of diesel (fuel) and six used tires. The looting and destruction of the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory seemed premeditated by the taskforce because the factory was the only building tampered with” in the community.In response to the allegations, Madam Broh told the Daily Observer that she ordered her workers to forcefully break down doors “which the management had refused to open,” she said, in order to expose the dirty mineral water bags the factory is selling to Liberians. “I told them to bring all the mineral water outside because it was dirty, but I have no knowledge of the stealing of any money. And let me say I have a video that they are selling dirty water to our people and because of that they need deportation,” Madam Broh said.According to eye witnesses, the raid on the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory on Tuesday was done in collaboration with the Township of Congo Town. Eye witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Daily Observer, “We saw them. They entered the building and we saw them with tubs, buckets, batteries, bicycles but we didn’t see them with money. Maybe they hid them.” Montserrado County’s District # 10 Representative Julius Berrian has condemned the taskforce’s action at the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory. He said he was extremely taken aback when his office staff told him about the attitude of the taskforce and he was convinced when he saw it on the factory’s CCTV surveillance system. Rep. Berrian said the destruction and loot carried out by Broh’s taskforce would not scare foreign investors, but has spoiled the legacy of her boss, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and has put over 150 young men and women out of work.The Montserrado County lawmaker has meanwhile urged President Sirleaf to take the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory’s incident as a litmus test of her campaign against violence to investigate and restitute all that was destroyed or stolen from the factory.“It’s unfortunate that Broh’s taskforce will stoop so low and loot and destroy the York Aqua Mineral Water Factory. The government should pay back all that was destroyed and looted. This is unacceptable and uncivilized,” Rep. Berrian said. Mr. Prince P. Sumwor, on behalf of the workers, in a sober tone described the attitude of the Presidential Task Force as “wickedness.” He said it would have been better for the task force to only break the fence, but to enter and steal money and other things has tainted the image of the government and the President. Still denying the allegation of theft, Madam Broh said that during her inspection she discovered that there was a pile of dirt in the factory which also houses a mini garage.“I told them to bring all the mineral water outside because it was dirty, but I have no knowledge of the stealing of any money. I will not allow for Liberians to be drinking the Indian people’s dirty water, so I have to do something for them to know that we know that the water they are selling is dirty and I can prove that,” said Madam Broh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Aboriginal Head Start Bus not running this morning

first_imgWith the cold weather in the BC Peace Country the Aboriginal Head Start program bus will not be running today Wednesday February 25th.The program will operate like normal today, but again the bus is not running.- Advertisement –last_img

Russert denies spy discussion

first_imgWASHINGTON – NBC newsman Tim Russert testified Wednesday he never discussed a CIA operative with vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, contradicting Libby’s version to a grand jury in the CIA leak investigation. The testimony came as prosecutors prepared to rest their perjury case against Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff. Russert, the host of “Meet the Press,” testified about a July 2003 phone call in which Libby complained about a colleague’s coverage. Libby has said that, at the end of the call, Russert brought up war critic Joseph Wilson and mentioned that Wilson’s wife worked for the CIA. “That would be impossible,” Russert testified. “I didn’t know who that person was until several days later.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! That discrepancy is at the heart of Libby’s perjury and obstruction trial. He is accused of lying to investigators about his conversations with reporters regarding Wilson’s wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame. During Libby’s 2004 grand jury testimony, he said Russert told him “all the reporters know” that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA. Libby now acknowledges he had learned about Plame a month earlier from Cheney but says he had forgotten about it and learned it again from Russert as if new. Libby subsequently repeated the information about Plame to other journalists, always with the caveat that he had heard it from reporters, he has said. Prosecutors say Libby concocted the Russert conversation to shield him from prosecution for revealing information from government sources. Plame’s identity was leaked shortly after her husband began accusing the Bush administration of doctoring prewar intelligence on Iraq. The controversy over the faulty intelligence was a major story in mid-2003.last_img read more

CAF ‘think tank’ to mull Nations Cup changes

first_imgOn Friday, a CAF executive committee meeting will precede an extraordinary general assembly involving the 55 member associations, where changes could be adopted.Former stars invited include Joseph-Antoine Bell of Cameroon, Hossam Hassan of Egypt, Rabah Madjer of Algeria, Austin “Jay Jay” Okocha of Nigeria and Badou Zaki of Morocco.Leading national coaches Florent Ibenge of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Herve Renard of Morocco and Claude le Roy of Togo are also expected to attend.When Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad scored a shock CAF presidential triumph over long-serving Cameroonian Issa Hayatou last March, he vowed to thoroughly review African football.The Morocco gathering is the fulfilment of that promise with the timing, frequency and number of qualifiers in the Cup of Nations likely to be among the hottest topics.Hosting the biennial tournament in January and February has long been a source of frustration for European clubs, especially in England and France, where many Africans play.Hayatou consistently rejected suggestions of a move to June, saying the weather then was too hot in northern Africa, too wet in the west and centre and too cold in the south.But his view was as much about not bowing to pressure from Europe as climatic conditions because African national teams and clubs play regularly during June without adverse effects.Ahmad appears more of a “team player” than his my-way-or-the-highway predecessor, and what happened to eventual champions Cameroon before the 2017 Nations Cup has swayed his mind toward change.Liverpool defender Joel Matip was among six “Indomitable Lions” who refused to be considered, saying their club careers were more important than national duty.If European clubs had their way, the Cup of Nations would be held in mid-year only every four years. They may well get their wish on timing, but not on frequency.The Cup of Nations is much more than a football tournament with new stadia, roads and other infrastructure among the benefits to the host nation, so the two-year cycle is set to stay.What is less certain is how many teams will compete in future editions with some officials favouring an increase from 16 teams to 24, bringing it in line with the Euro Championship.The advantage would be more teams exposed to top-level competition and the disadvantage a dilution of the qualifying competition with virtually one in every two teams qualifying.Hosting could also become more restrictive as six stadiums would be needed instead of four, drastically reducing the number of countries who could stage the tournament.Were the next finals in 2019 to be a 24-team affair, an already-behind-schedule Cameroon could be forced to pull out, with Algeria and Morocco reportedly interested in taking over.Some officials believe the best clubs, mostly from the north, should automatically qualify for the 16-team Champions League group stage.Currently, they get preliminary round byes, then play a home-and-away tie, sometimes with unexpected consequences.Five-time champions TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo were stunned in the round of 32 this year, losing on away goals to CAPS United of Zimbabwe.It meant demotion to the secondary CAF Confederation Cup for the “Ravens”, reducing their first-prize earning potential from $2.5 million (2.2 million euros) to $1.25 million.Ahmad favours zonal qualifying for the three age-limit Cup of Nations — U17, U20, U23 — to curb travel time and costs.This format is used for the African Nations Championship (CHAN), a national team competition exclusively for footballers who play in their country of birth.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cameroon’s players celebrate with the winner’s trophy after defeating Egypt 2-1 to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, at the Stade de l’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville, on February 5JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jul 17- New-look Africa Cup of Nations and CAF Champions League competitions could emerge this week from discussions in Morocco that will include FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A two-day CAF symposium begins Tuesday in Rabat and officials, coaches and former stars have been tasked with plotting the future of the popular sport in the continent.last_img read more

Wamalwa thirsty to learn under Olunga

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars forward Oscar Wamalwa rages on during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Tanzania in Kampala, Uganda, on December 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 15 – Oscar Wamalwa has proved to be a worthy gamble for head coach Francis Kimanzi’s team at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup having scored two goals and made one assist in three matches so far.The lanky Ulinzi Stars forward was picked in the squad ahead of seasoned John Mark Makwatta and has proved a bargain with his contributions being key for Stars. He assisted Hassan Abdallah’s goal in the 1-0 win against Tanzania, scored the winner in the 2-1 victory over Sudan and hit the lone goal in Stars’ final Group B match against Zanzibar which they won 1-0.“I really feel pleased with my performance so far. It is my first time in the national team and I have scored two goals and assisted one; that is a dream start for me. I was given the chance and I took it and I am glad it has paid off,” Wamalwa told Capital Sport.Harambee Stars forward Oscar Wamalwa celebrates his goal against Zanzibar with teammate Hassan Abdallah during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match in Kampala, Uganda, on December 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“The games have been tough because we have been in a very competitive group and to come out as winners with an unbeaten record is a good achievement for us. Most of us are playing in this tournament for the first time,” he added.Wamalwa now hopes his form can earn him a slot into the senior national team for next year’s 2021 African Cup of Nations where biggest on his hopes is to play alongside Kenya’s revered striker Michael Olunga and learn a thing or two from him.“I have watched him and I really admire how he plays and generally his statistics as a striker. It would be my biggest wish to get to train with him and probably play alongside him.”“It is a good opportunity for me to learn from him. He can teach me how to run, how to position myself as a striker and ultimately improve as a player,” stated the Ulinzi Stars hitman.Harambee Stars forward Oscar Wamalwa controls the during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar in Kampala, Uganda, on December 14, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe striker has started in all Stars’ matches and played the entire 90 and he says the trust bestowed upon him by coach Francis Kimanzi has made him believe more in himself.“When the coach gives you such a chance, it means that he has seen something in you and now as a player, you need to work harder and prove to him that you deserve. He has helped me improve a lot and I am hoping I can learn more. I believe I still have a long way to go,” Wamalwa further noted.The talisman joined Ulinzi Stars from Bidco in 2015, signed by former head coach Robert Matano who saw him during a friendly match in Thika.He has been an instant hit with the Nakuru-based military men and he hopes he can achieve more not only for club but for country as well.He hopes he can vie for the CECAFA Golden Boot having tied on two goals with several players including teammate Hassan, Uganda’s Allan Okello and Eritrea’s Ali Suleiman Ibrahim.0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

The Warm Up with Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson – Saturday, July 9

first_imgA light-hearted look at the weekend’s sporting action with comedy duo Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson.They are joined by Fred Sirieix, the maitre d’ from First Dates, and Brendan Sheerin from Coach Trip, to discuss all sorts of antics and nonsense.last_img

The 10 best deals of the summer transfer window so far – did you miss these?

first_img 1. Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal) – Free transfer – The Gunners were in need of an upgrade on the left of defence and, with their switch to a back-three, landing the Bosnian wing-back on a free transfer was a no-brainer. It’s not exactly a stretch to suggest Kolasinac be considered one of the bargains of the summer. 4. Youri Tielemans (Monaco) – £22.2million – After breaking through with Anderlecht aged 16, Tielemans has made a delicate transition from wonderkid to superstar. Still only 20, his talents are undeniable and his goal record of 13 in 37 league games, further shows his evolution. Monaco have done extremely well to land the player, and it should be an excellent home for Tielemans to continue his growth in a well-managed environment. 6. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund) – £10.3million – Landing the Syrian-born star is a smart signing by the Bundesliga side. Nabbing a quality young player on the cheap from a rival is usually associated with Bayern Munich, but this time it is Dortmund who have done it, taking advantage of a soon-to-expire contract. Dahoud is only 21, but has already proven his quality at the top level. 10 9. Hector Moreno (Roma) – £5.5million – At 29, Moreno is a vastly experienced ball-playing defender following spells with Espanyol and PSV Eindhoven. He’s already got 85 caps for Mexico and will continue to be a major part of their plans ahead of next year’s World Cup, and is great value for money, even if he is only a fringe player in Italy. 5. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) – £10million – After two seasons as Thibaut Courtois’ deputy at Chelsea, Begovic will now be No.1 again with the Cherries. He will be a huge improvement on Artur Boruc, who was inconsistent at best, and should help Bournemouth consolidate a mid-table position in the Premier League. 2. Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich) – Free transfer – A German international footballer going for nothing is quite astonishing and while Rudy is no household name outside of his homeland, he is a smart addition by Carlo Ancelotti. A deep-lying playmaker, his passing range is excellent and he might only be a fringe player to start with but has the determination to push himself into the reckoning as a starter. 10 8. Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Hamburg)- £5.8million – Unlucky with injury, the Greece star did well with HSV at the end of last season, helping them cling onto their Bundesliga status. It’s earned him a permanent deal and, if he can stay fit, he might be able to keep them away from danger next year. With some of the huge transfer fees being chucked around at the moment, you would be forgiven for thinking there was no value in the market.We’ve got news for you though, there are a number of teams around Europe still conducting some smart business.For every £30million flop there is a fantastic free transfer acquisition, but which have been the best value deals so far this summer?Click the right arrow above to find out who we think could be some of the best value buys in 2017… 10 10 10 10 10. Maxime Gonalons (Roma) – £4.5million – After sticking with Lyon since the age of 10, 28-year-old Gonalons has finally flown the nest. The defensive midfielder isn’t likely to be a key figure for Roma, but at £4.5m, the Italians are getting a reliable player, even if his performances declined slightly last year. 10 10 10 3. Sandro Ramirez (Everton) – £5.2million – Landed thanks to a release clause, the striker – once on the books at Barcelona – was superb for Malaga last season, and was courted by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. If he can get 14 goals, as he did last season, it will be a fine piece of business by Ronald Koeman. 10 7. Will Hughes (Watford) – £8million – Still just 22, Hughes, who was once on Liverpool’s radar, has made the move to the Premier League with the Hornets. He was a member of England’s squad at the European Under-21 Championship and will bring creativity in the final third. last_img read more

SCRAPPED! HSE WITHDRAWS SUBSIDIES FOR HOSPITAL BUS

first_imgA COUNTY Councillor has accused the HSE of being “sneaky” after pulling subsidies for bus services taking hospital patients from Donegal to Dublin.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan told donegaldaily.com that he has learned today patients will be told to make there own way to Dublin either by Taxis or Express bus.“Either way The Goverment/ HSE will not provide adequate health services in the North West and now are withdrawing support to get patients to Dublin,” he said. “There been no negations and there will be none as the decision has been taken. This is just another one of the Labour/ FG Goverment’s attacks on rural Ireland and it comes as the Goverment and its ministers head off on their holidays and can’t be held to account,” added Cllr McGowan.Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has described the decision as ‘deeply disappointing’ and has said patients who need to travel to Dublin for treatment will be directly impacted.“This daily bus service to Dublin hospitals has been a god send over the years for cancer patients in particular who require specialist treatment in Dublin hospitals. The news today that the HSE is cancelling the service at the end of the month comes as another major blow to health services in Donegal,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.“People are justifiably wondering how it is that Donegal is consistently targeted by this Government for particularly harsh cuts to local health services? Dozens of community hospital beds in Donegal have already been shut down this year at the request of the Health Minister James Reilly, and he is expected to close dozens more here in the coming months.  Now, patients who depend on this HSE bus to get them to appointments at hospitals in Dublin, are being left in the lurch. “I intend to raise this matter in Seanad Éireann at the earliest possible opportunity. I have already requested a special debate on the matter in the Seanad tomorrow (Thursday, 12 July).  While I accept that public spending needs to brought under control, the money required for this bus service is modest considering the comfort and support it provides patients.”  SCRAPPED! HSE WITHDRAWS SUBSIDIES FOR HOSPITAL BUS was last modified: July 11th, 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND HEROES WIN THE LOTTO AS CONVOY GETS €300,000 CASH BOOST

first_imgTHE YEAR 2012 just keeps getting better for Donegal.The All-Ireland Champions are celebrating again today because Donegal Daily can reveal that their training centre in Convoy is to get a massive €300,000 cash boost.Lottery funding is being released to build state-of-the-art changing room and backroom facilities. The Centre of Excellence will eventually cost €3.6M.The GAA released €250,000 towards the centre in August after the county board’s fundraising wing managed to raise €125,000.Today’s lottery funding of €300,000 will allow for the completion of the changing rooms and is being welcomed by the county board.The money was announced by Sports Minister Michael Ring after meetings with both the County Board and Fine  Gael TDs Dinny McGinley and Joe McHugh. The TDs  said in a joint statement: “The Government has this morning confirmed its decision to invest €300,000 in the new Donegal GAA Centre of Excellence in Convoy. The Convoy Centre of Excellence will be a state-of-the- art facility for young players from across the county.“Donegal County Board is to be commended for its ambition and energy in driving this Centre of Excellence project. The Centre of Excellence will support the great work that Donegal GAA clubs are doing in our local communities to nurture the talents of young players, all of whom are inspired by Donegal’s success in the All Ireland Football Championship this year. The ambassadorial work that Donegal senior players and management are doing to promote GAA in our county at present, is heightening interest in Gaelic Games in Donegal. This is very positive.“We have worked as Donegal Fine Gael TDs together with Donegal County Board to promote the value of the Donegal GAA Centre of Excellence. Minister for Sport Michael Ring TD’s decision to sanction this funding is very welcome.” DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND HEROES WIN THE LOTTO AS CONVOY GETS €300,000 CASH BOOST was last modified: December 21st, 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:DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND HEROES WIN THE LOTTO AS CONVOY GETS CASH BOOSTlast_img read more