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first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Obviously, it’s a business,” Davis said. “I know their standpoint on it and I was prepared for that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But after Thursday’s trade deadline passed without a deal to move Davis, the Pelicans had to decide if they were willing to defy NBA rules by shelving their healthy six-time All-Star. For now, they’ve put him back in the starting lineup, albeit on reduced playing time as he works his way back from a sprained left index finger that had sidelined him since Jan. 18.On Friday night, Davis was kept on the bench in a tense fourth quarter despite the teams being separated by as little as one basket several times in the waning minutes.Gentry said he limited Davis’ minutes because it had been weeks since he played.“I was not going to have him — first game back — play 38, 40 minutes,” Gentry said. “I thought he played well the minutes that he was in there and did a great job. He was typical Anthony.”Gentry is hoping to find a balance that allows Davis to play — and hopefully stay healthy — while allowing other front-court players like the resurgent Jahlil Okafor and third-year pro Cheick Diallo to get meaningful minutes.ADVERTISEMENT New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) takes the court to warm up for the team’s NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, his first game since injuring his left index finger last month, in New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)NEW ORLEANS — Even with one foot out the door, Anthony Davis is showing he can still produce prolific statistics for the New Orleans Pelicans.He only needed 25 minutes to score 32-points in his first game for New Orleans since requesting a trade nearly two weeks ago. Davis also had nine rebounds and three blocks in a 122-117 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT “We talked about that a lot. Some kind of way, we have to keep those guys in the rotation and keep them available,” Gentry said. “Obviously, they may not play the amount of minutes that they’ve been playing … but I do think that we have to keep them in the rotation and put them in situations where we can see how their development is going and see how they are against the better players in the league and playing with our better players.”The Pelicans have made Holiday the face of the franchise since Davis’ trade demand. The veteran guard, who is in the second year of a five-year, $126 million contract, said he understands the inherent conflict between focusing on players who are committed to the franchise long-term and playing Davis. But he added, “I think we’re still trying to win. Having Anthony on our team and Anthony on the court, in my opinion, is our best chance of winning.“So I guess maybe there’s a little give and take,” Holiday continued. “Maybe you don’t play him 38 minutes or whatever. … But if you want to develop guys, we can probably find different slots.”Gentry said he wasn’t concerned that his players might be distracted during home games by boos directed at Davis.“We’re in a hell of a lot of trouble if we’re going to let boos determine if we play hard or not,” Gentry said.The coach also sounded confident that team chemistry would not be undermined.“When you’re a competitor, when you step out between the lines, you’re going to play basketball and you’re going to try to do the best you can with your other teammates to try to win the basketball game,” Gentry said. “I think that’s where we are right now. The shock of the whole thing is over. Obviously he said he doesn’t want to be here; he wants to be traded. All that has been known. Now what we’re trying to do is bring back some normalcy to the whole situation and what can we do as coaches and what can we do as teammates to try to win basketball games.”Davis said he has no regrets over how he’s handled the matter.“I never regret anything I do,” he said.He also said he would have understood if the Pelicans insisted on not playing him. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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I know that he loves us as players, and he’s going to go out there and play as hard as he can,” Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday said. “If Anthony’s out there, that’s the best chance of us winning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Pelicans entered their game at Memphis on Saturday night at 25-31, five games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot with 26 games left.When Davis initially made his trade request public through his agent, Rich Paul, Davis’ image was largely removed from the Pelicans’ website and promotional material. Gentry also started providing more playing time to younger players the club wants to develop. 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first_imgThe Demerara Harbour Bridge will again undertake substantial maintenance works similar in nature to those it had undergone earlier in the year. This time, work will be done to the eastern half in the third quarter of 2016.These works will be done to the retractor span, which allows large marine vessels to go up and down the river, and will last four to fiveDHBC General Manager Rawlston Adamsdays.The extra-large pontoons at the retractor span will be replaced. This will result in the bridge being closed to marine traffic for that period.Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC) General Manager Rawlston Adams told the Government Information Agency (GINA): “Only one half of the bridge will be opened to allow large vessels to pass.”“We’re awaiting the delivery of a second pontoon to do exactly the same work on the western end of the bridge so once the pontoon is delivered, which should be some time in the third quarter in the year, we will execute that work,” Adams said.The sum of $150 million will be spent on the bridge for continued maintenance this year.On July 8, the DHBC received Cabinet’s approval for $51 million to be spent to rehabilitate pontoons and fabricate buoys, Adams noted. “We are currently awaiting approval from the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board to forward to Cabinet for us to start other works.”Additionally, Adams pointed out that there continued to be an increase in traffic on the bridge which would not change, “until something more happens in terms of building … another bridge”.He further explained that as the economy grows, more persons are relocating to Region Three. “They buy /import new vehicles, increasing traffic, and that poses a challenge to us with respect to traffic management.”However, the Corporation’s approach to managing the increased traffic is to engage the Guyana Police Force for its assistance in traffic management, getting timely information to the public and asking commuters to try as much as possible to be on time before the bridge retractions.In April 2016, the DHBC was closed for six hours, for maintenance works on a pontoon which had to be changed as part of a menu of works that has to be completed during the course of this year.The bridge is a vital link for commuters between Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica).last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are on the road this Thursday, November 28, as they take on the Fairview Flyers. – Advertisement -Previous to the Showcase, the Huskies had visited Fairview on November 2 where the Pups fell 2-1 in overtime. Currently, in the NWJHL Division Standings, the Huskies are in first place with 13 wins, three losses, and two overtime losses, while the Flyers are in fourth place with 10 wins, eight losses, and one overtime loss. The Huskies vs the Fairview Flyers is this Thursday, November 28, in Fairview. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. at the Fairview Arena.Advertisement In that game, the Huskies beat the Flyers with a strong lead of 8-1. The last time these two teams met was at the NWJHL Showcase on November 10 in Grande Prairie. Then this Saturday, November 30, the Huskies will be home for the Men’s Health and Teddy Bear Toss game.last_img read more

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first_imgYahoo expects to complete the BlueLithium deal before the end of the year. Privately held BlueLithium says it became profitable three months after its 2004 inception. The San Jose-based company has about 135 employees scattered in 10 offices in the United States and Europe. Once the kingpin of Internet advertising, Yahoo has been trounced by Google in recent years. Yahoo’s profit fell by nearly 7 percent to $303 million during the first half of this year, while Google’s earnings soared 47percent to $1.9 billion. The disparity has dismayed investors, contributing to a 47 percent drop in Yahoo’s stock price since the end of 2005. Yahoo shares rose $1.24 to finish Tuesday’s regular session at $23.97 before the BlueLithium deal was announced, then increased by another 15 cents in extended trading. Wall Street’s backlash prompted Yahoo Chairman Terry Semel to step down as CEO in June and turn over the reins to company co-founder Jerry Yang. The advertising operations are being steered by Yahoo’s former chief financial officer, Susan Decker, who already has reshuffled several key positions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As part of its comeback efforts, Yahoo recently spent nearly $700 million to buy a major online ad exchange, Right Media Inc., and upgraded its system for distributing ad links tied to search requests. Sunnyvale-based Yahoo is betting it will become a more compelling marketing vehicle by offering more ways for Internet advertisers to connect with consumers shopping for products and services on the Web. Besides operating a large ad network, BlueLithium provides tracking technology, known as “behavioral targeting,” that identifies Web surfers with particular interests so the ads they see will be more interesting to them. As an example of how this works, a person who had been looking up information about home loans on the Internet would be more likely to see ads about mortgages. “We think this is the next logical step in our evolution,” said Todd Teresi, senior vice president of Yahoo’s publisher network. A long list of major advertisers, including General Motors, already rely on BlueLithium, Teresi said. Google and Microsoft Corp. also are trying to supplement their advertising services through acquisitions. Microsoft last month completed a $6 billion takeover of aQuantive Inc., while Google hopes to buy DoubleClick Inc. for $3.1 billion if it can gain approval of federal antitrust regulators. By Michael Liedtke THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo Inc. is buying online advertising network BlueLithium for $300 million in cash, building upon an expansion aimed at ending a financial malaise that has ravaged the Internet pioneer’s stock price. The deal announced late Tuesday marks the latest step in Yahoo’s attempt to regain some of the ground that it has lost during the past three years to Google Inc., whose Internet-leading search engine propels the most lucrative online ad network. last_img read more

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first_img1 Garry Monk and Ronald Koeman Ronald Koeman believes Southampton and Swansea are examples of how to conduct “football business” on and off the pitch.Both sides have captured the imagination in recent years, with the south Wales side winning the Capital One Cup and establishing themselves as a Premier League force after promotion in 2011.Swansea’s attack-minded philosophy and ability to replace outgoing stars is akin to that of Southampton, who have improved season after season since themselves returning to the top table three years ago.The teams go head to head in the league on Saturday at St Mary’s.Last term represented Saints’ best-ever Premier League campaign, just like Swansea, and both sides are looking to kick on after more impressive summer business.“Like us, Swansea in my opinion is an example how you have to do the football business,” Southampton manager Koeman said.“They have a very good coach and manager, they try to play attractive football.“They lost some good players, signed some other good ones and are still fighting for a high position on the table.“We can compare Swansea to our team and that’s maybe the reason it’s a difficult game for both teams.“Look back at last season and we won in Swansea and they won here. It’s close and it’s detail that makes the difference this Saturday.”last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonIn 1982 the Walt Disney Co. hired Wagner to oversee the development of what was then a novel idea, a cable channel dedicated to children and family programming. With a $100 million budget, he recruited a staff of programmers to create new shows as well as to draw from Disney’s extensive library of films and programs. The Disney Channel, starting as a 16-hour-a-day cable service, had its premiere in April 1983. Wagner was president for about a year. It could be said that Wagner got his start in television in 1956 when, as a member of a troupe of U.S. Navy seamen, he did a stand-up comedy bit on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” In 1957 he also found an outlet for his primary passion, opera: He was hired as host of “Living Opera,” a two-hour Sunday morning program on WNYC that featured excerpts from recordings, interviews with music personalities and Wagner’s backstage stories. He also wrote a selection of such anecdotes, “Prima Donnas and Other Wild Beasts” (Argonaut Books, 1961). Wagner continued as host of the show until 1968, even while working at CBS. Alan Cyril Wagner was born in Manhattan on Oct. 1, 1931. Alan Wagner, a former CBS programming executive who became the first president of the Disney Channel, died on Tuesday in Manhattan, where he lived. He was 76. The death was confirmed by his daughter Susan. Earlier in Wagner’s career he was host of a long-running radio show, “Living Opera,” on WNYC. As East Coast vice president of programming at CBS from 1976 to 1982, Wagner was in charge of developing and overseeing hit shows like `All in the Family,” “Kojak,” “MASH,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “The Waltons” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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first_imgTHE audit into child sex abuse in the Catholic Diocese of Raphoe will say there were horrifying sex abuse complaints against 14 priest since 1975 with dozens of alleged victims – but it has already been slammed by victims themselves.The audit did not interview ANY victims and doesn’t include details on four priests accused of sex abuse in the late 60s and early 70s, sources told donegaldaily.com.The Diocese is paying a Dublin public relations agency thousands of euro on how to handle the fall-out from the report. Bishop Philip Boyce will go on a PR drive this morning, choosing to do a local radio interview 90 MINUTES BEFORE a scheduled press conference.However that may give victims the opportunity to call the Shaun Doherty Show on Highland Radio to question the Bishop about the contents of the report.One national newspaper had claimed in August that up to 20 priests had abused hundreds of children since 1971.The audit however will only include information given to it by the Church. Martin Gallagher, a victim of paedophile priest Father Eugene Greene, said that while 26 people did come forward in that case “there were probably a hundred more, each one a victim.“This was never about numbers for me. This was always about giving the victims a voice and we haven’t been given one in this report.”Another victim of a different priest who contacted donegaldaily.com last night told us: “As far as I am concerned the real picture will only emerge when there is a proper State inquiry.“There were at least 20 priests at this in the past 4o to 50 years. The Church cannot count the victims based on those who came forward; there were hundreds of victims as far as I am concerned. I know six in my case who didn’t come forward and one of them killed himself.”He added: “It’s a whitewash by the Church and people will see through it.” © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: 14 PRIESTS ACCUSED IN RAPHOE, BUT VICTIMS SLAM REPORT was last modified: November 29th, 2011 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:bishop boyceRAPHOE AUDITlast_img read more

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins Protesters killed in Bahrain. In the latest Middle East uprising, Bahrain went into the streets on this week, filling up streets and roundabouts. Last night, however, it went pear-shaped as Bahrain security forces attempted to “close” the square. Between tear gas, tear gas canisters, beatings, rubber bullets and possibly live fire, three have died. Over 200 were injured, 60 are missing and dozens arrested. Crowdvoice, a site run by the Bahrain-based MideastYouth, has been blocked due to their page on the Human Rights Crackdown in Bahrain. Protests and classes also took place in Libya, where one protester was killed. The Libyan government had tried to head it off by warning against using Facebook and arresting several activists. Protests took place for the seventh day in Yemen . In Iraq government forces killed one and dozens were wounded in an anti-government protest. Syria sentences blogger to five years. After removing blocks on the Internet that have been in place for years, as a sop to protests around the Middle East, Syria’s government couldn’t deny their essential nature. They’ve sentenced a 19-year-old female blogger, Tal Al Mallohi, to five years in prison. Detained since December of 2009, she was convicted of “revealing information to a foreign country.”Oh, did we mention Mubarak resigned? After three weeks of intense protest, after a whole generation was mobilized, Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak resigned from 30 years of one-man rule. Mubarak, like Tunisia’s Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, tried various stalling methods. But none of it worked. The people of Egypt were done with him. I confess, I kept waiting for the fall-out, but it keeps not coming. There’ll be a lot of hard work ahead but once the vast majority of a country get behind a change, that’s when it sticks. Currently, Wael Ghonim has set up a very successful Google Moderator page to sketch out the future of the country.Blogger and lit mag editor from Equatorial Guinea leaves country. Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel started a hunger strike to protest President Teodoro Obiang Nguema’s dictatorial rule. He left for Spain four days later after repeated harassment. He cited Tunisia and Egypt as models for his country. Cuba increases Internet connectivity. An undersea cable from Venezuela just reached Cuba. When it goes live it will increase Cuba’s Internet connectivity 3000x. It is far from certain that this will mean more Cubans will be online. One Cuban however, Cuba’s most renowned blogger Yoani Sánchez , is back online in that country after years of being blocked. Her Cuban blog aggregator, Desde Cuba, is likewise visible. How long that will last is equally uncertain. Bahrain photo via Al Jazeera Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#TWiOT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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first_imgdan rowinski Related Posts (See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 Revealed: Spectacular Specs & Impressive Features) Tags:#Android#Galaxy S4#Samsung Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Samsung stuffed a lot of features into its latest Galaxy S4. Enough to pack a Broadway play, apparently. With all the new apps, functions, gestures, camera controls and kittenkaboodles, it’s plenty difficult just to figure out what’s actually new and exciting about the Galaxy S4. There’s a good chance that you’re never going to use half of these apps. Others may make you throw your smartphone through a window — say, for instance, if because every time you look away from your phone, the video you were watching stops playing. What is Dual Video Calling anyway? What, exactly, is the deal with all these different camera features?(See also: Samsung, Meet Icarus: Galaxy S4 Features Aim High, Risk Melting Waxy Disappointment)Product pages filled with specs and flashy names (WatchON! ChatOn! Smart Scroll! Drama Shot!) for features don’t really tell the whole story. Sometimes you just need to see things in action.Samsung did us a favor and made this four-minute favor overviewing everything new in the Galaxy S4. Check it out below.What’s the most useful new feature of the Galaxy S4? What’s the most innane? Let us know in the comments. (See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 First Impressions: Beautiful But Bloated [Gallery]) Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now If what you were doing was working, you’d already be getting the results that you want (or need). If what you were doing was working, you wouldn’t have to change anything. The problem most folks have is they want better results without having to make any changes—especially changes that would take them out of their comfort zone.If Your Beliefs Aren’t WorkingIf your results aren’t what you want them to be, it’s likely that your beliefs aren’t working for you. You might believe that selling should be easier, that forces are allied against you, or that you are a victim. You might believe that you company should provide you with leads, that someone else should pay for your personal and professional development, or that you are somehow entitled.You might believe you shouldn’t have to change. And if what you believed was serving you, you’d be right. But better results requires that shed your old beliefs and try on some new ones—beliefs that better serve you.If Your Actions Aren’t WorkingThis is also true of the actions you’re taking. Or not taking, as the case may be. If the actions you are taking were working, you wouldn’t have to change anything. But if they’re not, then you have to change what you’re doing. If you are prospecting using only the singe method with which you are comfortable and not building a pipeline, you need to take new actions. If the way you are selling isn’t producing new clients, then you need to change the way you are selling.You might not want to take new actions, and if you already had the results you need, you wouldn’t have to. Producing those better results require you change the actions that you’re taking—even if it means that you have to take actions that you aren’t comfortable with, don’t really want to take, or aren’t interested in learning.Your beliefs drive your actions. Your actions drive your results. If what you believe now was working, if the actions you are taking were working, you wouldn’t have to change either. But if they’re not working, then you need to change them.last_img read more