Kawhi Leonard wants a trade from Spurs

first_imgLATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced There were signs of strain in the relationship this past season while Leonard was sidelined.The Spurs were reduced to giving only cryptic answers about Leonard’s status. While San Antonio was in the playoffs, losing in the first round to eventual repeat champion Golden State, Leonard was rehabbing in New York — which meant that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, when asked for the situation, deferred all comment to “Kawhi and his group.”Teammates also were tight-lipped about Leonard’s situation, even by Spurs standards. “He has to do what’s best for him,” Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge told USA Today Sports back in April.All of Leonard’s nine appearances with the Spurs this season were prior to the All-Star break, none of them coming after Jan. 13.ADVERTISEMENT The person said Leonard has decided that he is “unhappy with the situation” in San Antonio. The person spoke with The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor the team commented publicly.Yahoo Sports and the San Antonio Express-News first reported Leonard’s hope for a trade.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLeonard played in only nine game with the Spurs this past season because of a leg injury — officially described as right quadriceps tendinopathy, and the Spurs listed him as out on their injury reports for much of the year citing “injury management.” In the 2016-17 season, he averaged a career-best 25.5 points and was third in the MVP voting.Leonard is due just over $20 million next season, and can become a free agent in the summer of 2019. It’s unclear if the Spurs will go ahead and try to trade him, or if the team will try to patch things up with the 2014 NBA Finals MVP and two-time NBA defensive player of the year. View comments 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations FILE- In this April 5, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reacts to a play as he waits to enter the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press, Friday, June 15, 2018, that Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)Kawhi Leonard’s time with the San Antonio Spurs may soon be over.A person familiar with the situation says Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair.ADVERTISEMENT Chin-stroking implies Ronaldo thinks he is the GOAT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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3 in custody for Corentyne businessman’s robbery

first_imgPolice have confirmed that three persons have been arrested in connection with the robbery at Chill GroceryInjured: Mandeshwal “Chill” KamalallInjured: Dharma Kamalalland Parlour, located at Nigg South, Corentyne, Berbice.Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam told Guyana Times that the police are very interested in stories told by two of the suspects in custody.He noted that one of the suspects had in his possession a stolen motorbike when arrested. However Amsterdam said that the investigation is ongoing.On Wednesday evening five men, three of them armed with guns and two with cutlasses, went to Chill’s Grocery and Parlour and attacked Mandeshwal “Chill” Kamalall and his family just as he was about to close for the day.Kamalall said he was assaulted with a cutlass and put to lie on the ground, while two bandits stood guard and the others went into the shop where his wife Dharma Kamalall was with their two children ages 3 and 12.“…they put the gun pon me and knock me in me head and in me face. And then they start demand fo money, an Ah tell them Ah gon give you” the businessman’s wife related.She said that her three-year-old daughter was assaulted and ‘chucked’ and threats were made to kill the child if she did not co-operate and take them into the upper flat of the building.The businesswoman noted that it was at that stage that her 12-year-old daughter pleaded with the masked men not to hurt her baby sister or kill her mother. The bandits did not pursue their request to enter the residential section of the two-storey building, and escaped on bicycles with the day’s sales, $60,000; $35,000 which Kamalall had in his pockets, two cellular phones valued $85,000; $30,000 in phone cards and $35,000 worth of cigarettes.Kamalall said shortly after the men fled, he contacted the Albion Police Station, but was told no vehicle was available to respond to his report; however Police arrived some 30 minutes later.Kamalall sustained injuries to his back and face, while his wife had injuries to her head from being gun-butted.(Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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Police hunt prime suspect in murder of 14-year-old

first_imgMurdered: Malika HamiltonDetectives in C Division (East Coast Demerara) are now hunting an East Coast Demerara man for questioning in connection with the murder of Malika Hamilton, whose body was fished out of a canal at Hope, ECD.This is according to acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessamy, who said that based on diligent work the detectives were able to narrow down a list of names to one suspect.It is believe that the man might have fled the area since visits to his home to arrest him, proved futile. The acting crime chief added that Police will soon issue a wanted bulletin for him.On Friday the post-mortem proved that the teen was strangled and sustained blunt force trauma to the head. It is believed that the teenager might have been strangled and struck to the head before she was thrown into the canal.Due to the fact that the post-mortem revealed that she drowned, it means she was alive when she was thrown into the canal.Young Hamilton of Lot 11 Two Friends Village, ECD, was last seen in the company of two boys; however, the boys reportedly told her family that they dropped her off at a canal in the village, claiming that she wanted to visit her grandmother.Hamilton never showed up and after several calls to family enquiring of her whereabouts, the matter was reported to the Police. The family then launched a search on Monday evening but came up empty handed.The search resumed on Tuesday and it was then the discovery was made and the body was immediately pulled from the canal. Relatives had immediately suspected that foul play was involved.last_img read more

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Baptist Seminary Gets New President

first_imgThe Board of Trustees of the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary (LBTS) has approved and appointed Rev. Dr. Terry Henry as the institution’s new president.The approval and subsequent appointment of Rev. Dr. Henry comes following the Board’s third quarter session. He is to assume office on January 1, 2017.Deacon Aaron Marshall, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said the appointment was an overwhelming and unanimous action of the Board, giving rise to a successful turnover of Rev. Dr. Richard Wilson, who had served in that position for five years.Dr. Henry currently serves as a senior pastor in the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina; and the fourth vice president of the Congress of Christian Education for the General Baptist State Convention of the same state in America is coming to the position with a wealth of experience.He holds a Bachelor’s in Religious Education from the International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida, a Master’s in Christian Education from Campbell University School of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.In addition to his administrative experience, Dr. Henry served as a site instructor for the Wilmington Campus of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, three years ago.He has also traveled extensively to other countries for work related to his ministry, including the state of Israel, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland.He also traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, and Athens, Greece, where he hoped to trace the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. His travels to Israel and Germany were meant to trace the footsteps of Jesus Christ and Martin Luther, the great reformer. He has also visited the Isles of Patmos, where the Revelation of St. John was written.Dr. Henry is expected to build up programs that will ensure the sustainability of the institution such as expansion of the core curriculum that will bring new subject areas and students, and for the institution to serve as a hub for theological education in Liberia.Dr. Olu Q. Menjay, the president of the Liberia Missionary and Educational Convention (LMEC), praised Dr. Henry and described him as a man with “depth of understanding of the significance of theological education in this contemporary age.”Dr. Menjay said Dr. Henry will be a valuable asset to the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary.The Liberia Baptist Seminary is one of the accredited theological institutions offering a first degree and is the leading theological institution of the LBMEC.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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19% of prison inmates in Guyana are between 18 and 30 years

first_img…rehabilitation a critical part of Prison Service mandate – GPS DirectorPresently, there are 1917 inmates housed in the various penitentiaries across the country in Guyana. Of this amount, 371 (19 per cent) are persons between the ages of 18 and 30 years.Director of Prisons, Gladwin SamuelsMazaruni PrisonCamp Street PrisonThis is according to Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, who on the occasion of the Guyana Prison Service’s 136th anniversary celebrations stated that of that 19 per cent, there are 354 males and 17 females. Of that total, 62 prisoners (17 per cent) are serving time behind bars for drug-related cases.He explained that the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) remains concerned about the welfare and rehabilitation of all prisoners and that although revised laws are yet to be passed to see the GPS move formally to a fully correctional institution, in the existing laws, there are sufficient guidelines that allow the GPS to make rehabilitation a critical part of its mandate.“This is an ongoing exercise…success hinges on the collaboration of the prison authorities, civil society and the Judiciary. Inmates will receive behavioural counselling and job training in the various disciplines mentioned previously, so that on their release they can support themselves, and for some, their families. Civil society can ease their re-entry by not stigmatising them, and providing opportunities for optimum employment wherever possible.”Samuels explained that families will have to provide the necessary support systems so prisoners who are re-integrated into society after serving their sentences are not pressured to return to a life of crime.“It will also require the continued resources of our Ministry of Social Protection – one of our major supporters – to monitor inmates’ compliance with the terms of their release. If we are going to be successful, the Government must continue to recognise the Guyana Prison Service for its contribution to society. Improvement of working conditions is a work in progress – much more is required…comparable increases in our take-home pay would be highly appreciated.”Touching on the issue of infrastructural development, he noted that while inmate warehousing as a policy has no utility value in an emerging economy, the 2020-projected completion of the expansion of the Mazaruni Prison, the rebuilding of Georgetown Prison, the rebuilding of New Amsterdam Prison, and the construction of a multi-complex rehabilitation centre in New Amsterdam are “all good things to look forward to”.Meanwhile, he emphasised that the administration of the GPS has embarked on aggressive programmes that seek to bridge the gaps between crime, punishment and rehabilitation.“Any programme that seeks to invest in our offenders’ future relieves the pressure of crime countrywide and enhances our security. Every successful person that is returned to society provides a safety net for families, and reduces the work of the Joint Services. We are poised, as a nation, to enter an unprecedented period of nation-building and prosperity, so we must utilise all possible approaches to secure our country.”The GPS Director posited that one year ago the GPS had a staff complement of 501 members but even with recruitment there are still spaces that need to be filled.“We have seen the retirement of 12, resignation of 7 and 24 would have been dismissed for several breaches of prison rules. Today, we have 495 staff members. Despite those challenges, we continue to expose ranks to local and overseas training with the hope of building capacity. Fourteen ranks would have benefited from overseas training for the reporting period,” the Director added.last_img read more

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Mourinho fears Lukaku has ‘lost pace because he’s bulked up too much’

first_imgClub doctors insist the weight is all muscle rather than body fat and there are no lifestyle concerns around Lukaku.READ: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho fears striker Romelu Lukaku has ‘lost some pace because he’s bulked up too much’However there is a concern that the 24-year-old has lost a yard of pace recently because of his bulked-up frame.The former Chelsea man has struggled in front of goal recently and has scored just four times since the middle of October – a run of 19 games.That follows his remarkable start in a red shirt, where he bagged at least once in nine of his first 10 games.Lukaku’s loss of form has coincided with United’s title challenge faltering in the wake of their unstoppable rivals, Manchester City.Mourinho’s men are 15 points behind the runaway leaders after 20 games of the Premier League season.They’re winless in their last three games in all competitions, including an embarrassing loss to Bristol City in the Carabo Cup.United take on Southampton on Saturday at Old Trafford where Lukaku will be hoping to find form, before going up against his former side Everton on Monday.-By Daily Mail-0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mourinho is reportedly concerned about Lukaku’s recent bulking up and its effect on his speed. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 29 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly fearful that  striker Romelu Lukaku has lost some of his speed because he’s added too much muscle to his frame.The Sun claim that the Belgian striker, who joined Old Trafford in the summer, has gained around half a stone since his big-money switch.last_img read more

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Raheem Sterling showboating is not Pep Guardiola’s style, says Man City legend

first_imgFormer Manchester City striker Shaun Goater is not surprised by Pep Guardiola’s angry reaction to Raheem Sterling’s showboating during the 3-1 victory over Untied.Sterling angered Juan Mata with a series of step-overs in stoppage time and Guardiola gave his winger a very public ticking-off at the full-time whistle. REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “His particular chance, I think nine out of ten players hit that first time, but he takes a touch across and that takes all of the defenders out of the picture because they’re desperate to get that block in.“When they lose the ball, can they win it back immediately? David Silva is instrumental in that as well, he’s always there backing up the forwards when they press to win balls back.” MONEY BEST OF “I think it’s just the confidence they’re in, they probably didn’t see it as taking the mickey, they probably thought ‘we’re keeping the ball, you can’t get it, this is the level we’re at.’”City taught their neighbours a footballing lesson at the Etihad as goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan sealed a comfortable victory despite a second-half penalty from Anthony Martial.The effervescent David Silva was exceptional once again and Goater, who made 189 appearances for City, believes the Spaniard will go down as one of the greatest in the club’s history. 3 huge blow Mata was unimpressed with Sterling’s antics The City boss later warned Sterling not to indulge in such antics, saying: “He made some movements with the legs, we can avoid it, but he is young, he can improve.”Goater believes showboating goes against Guardiola’s philosophy, but argues Sterling probably didn’t mean to be disrespectful.“The boys are just really enjoying themselves,” he told talkSPORT.“Young Phil Foden was part of that little keep-ball in the corner; it was like five versus four in a telephone box.“It seemed like a bit of mickey taking but it’s just the level of confidence.“One thing I get from watching City and Guardiola is that he wouldn’t want his players to take the mickey out of top professionals. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “He is just a delight to watch,” Goater added.“He makes it look so easy. For someone who isn’t the tallest, he just dominates games with his composure and calmness. ADVICE Guardiola warned Sterling against showboating center_img RANKED 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move David Silva ran the game at the Etihad Latest Football News 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice REVEALED last_img read more

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HEARTACHE AS MUCH-LOVED PENSIONER FOUND DEAD AT DONEGAL HOTEL SWIMMING POOL

first_imgGARDAI have launched an investigation after the death of a woman at a hotel.The pensioner was found dead in the pool area at Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey on Wednesday.Staff and onlookers went to her aid but she was later pronounced dead at the scene despite their valiant efforts. A post mortem is being carried out to establish the cause of death.Gardaí are carrying out an investigation as part of normal procedures for the county coroner but the death is not being treated as suspicious.The lady who died was Galway-born Oonagh Quinn, from Melmount in Strabane.The 79-year-old was well-known and well respected in the Border town community where she had worked for many years as a teacher at Our Lady of Mercy secondary school. “She was a lovely woman who was loved by all who knew her,” said a family friend. HEARTACHE AS MUCH-LOVED PENSIONER FOUND DEAD AT DONEGAL HOTEL SWIMMING POOL was last modified: January 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathJackson’s HotelOonagh Quinnpoollast_img read more

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DANIEL RESERVES AN EMPTY SEAT FOR HIS LATE MUM AT ARRANMORE CONCERT

first_imgAn empty concert seat will be reserved in memory of Daniel O’Donnell’s late mother Julia as the singer returns tonight to the venue that gave him his first big break.Daniel and late mum Julia.Daniel and his band will board a car ferry in his native Co Donegal for a sold-out show at Early’s Bar on Arranmore Island.The 52 year old returns there nearly every year as a token of his appreciation for the support the Early family gave him at the start of his musical career. The Irish Examiner reports that tonight’s event will be the first show the singer has given on the island in three years. It will also be the first since the death in May of his beloved mother Julia, 94, who was born on nearby Owey Island and was a regular attendee at the Arranmore concerts.“This will be a hugely emotional night for all of us,” said bar owner, Jerry Early. His parents Mary and Andrew were among the first to spot the young singer’s potential in the early 1980s before he shot to worldwide fame.It was also on Arranmore that Daniel, then in his 20s, first experienced the thrill of a packed house.An intimate gathering of some 170 fans will file into the hall for this evening’s gig at 9pm. “Julia always came to the concerts and we’re planning to reserve an empty seat in her memory. She always sat in a wee corner at the back,” added Mr Early.He said Daniel was bringing his full production to the island for the first time.“The pipe band will meet them at the pier and will pipe them up to the venue,” he added.“The fact that this is the only concert Daniel is doing in Ireland this year apart from Killarney is a huge, huge honour for us.“We’re humbled that Donegal’s most famous and favourite son is coming back to the island and we’re proud to call him one of our own.” DANIEL RESERVES AN EMPTY SEAT FOR HIS LATE MUM AT ARRANMORE CONCERT was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arranmor Islanddaniel o’donnelldonegalmum Julialast_img read more

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Do-nuts! Couple appear in court after bizarre wedding day video

first_imgA newly-married couple stood in the middle of a public road on their wedding day while cars did ‘doughnuts’ around them.The couple, Michael and Siobhan Doogan, appeared at Falcarragh District Court yesterday charged with various offences in connection with the incident.The court heard how a video of the bizarre incident appeared on the internet and went viral as a result. The couple had married on May 30th last year at a local hotel in Gortahork.At some stage during their big day, the couple were filmed in the middle of the N56 roadway at Gortahork while the cars circled around them.A video of the incident was posted online and Gardai became aware of the incident.Garda Sean O’Hara of Falcarragh Garda station told the court that he had investigated the case. He revealed how he viewed the video which showed how the road had been blocked off at two ends so the incident could take place.Garda O’Hara said he could show the video in court but this did not take place.The couple, of Meenlaragh, Gortahork, faced different charges.The only charge against Siobhan Doogan was withholding information but Gardai decided that they would withdraw this charge at the start of the case.The same charge against Mr Doogan, relating to withholding the identity of those allegedly driving the cars, was struck out. However Mr Doogan, aged 25, who is a windfarm engineer, was found guilty of obstruction.Solicitor Frank Dorrian, representing Mr Doogan, said the worst thing that can be said about the newly-married groom was that he was standing in the roadway with people standing around him.He said the couple have tried their best to navigate the crisis since the video went online and went viral.He said his client is not going to be involved in anything of the kind again and that himself and his wife just wanted to leave it as far behind them as possible. However Judge Paul Kelly said this was a very serious matter which could have resulted in a sad end to what was a happy occasion.He said “This county is plagued with the scourge of these doughnuts. The fact that this has gone out on social media it is sending out the message that it is okay to come to Donegal and drive and behave like this.“This is a serious matter and I cannot take this lightly. He may not have instigated it but by standing in the middle of the road with his new bride he facilitated it. He and his wife are lucky that nobody was injured.“We are not lucky that we are not dealing with the aftermath of what was a happy occasion.”Judge Kelly fined Mr Doogan €500 for obstruction and gave him four months to pay.Meanwhile in a related case, a charge of dangerous driving against one of the alleged drivers on the day, was struck out.Charles McClafferty, aged 34, of Glasherchoo, Gortahork, was charged with dangerous driving and obstruction.However, the court was told that Ms Siobhan Doogan, the bride on the day, had left the court after her case and that she had not been issued with a summons in this particular case.Gardai said that she was the only witness in the case and that it could not proceed without her evidence.Judge Kelly said he had been left with no option but to strike the charges out.Do-nuts! Couple appear in court after bizarre wedding day video was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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