Scary start: Cavs dealing with numerous early-season issues

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I think it was good for us,” Love said. “I think it definitely lightened the mood and it was definitely a get-to-know-you moment with a lot of guys. We all get along, have fun, but I think in some odd way it will definitely help us.”At this point, it can’t hurt the Cavs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After a night of connecting in costume, the Cavs, who host Indiana on Wednesday, didn’t hide their problems during their pre-practice discussion that coach Tyronn Lue described as a “long talk.”“Off the court we’ve got great chemistry, great bond,” Lue said. “On the court we just gotta be better. Like, talking, communicating, enjoying the game together. Having fun. Right now guys are not having fun.”There isn’t much to smile about.Following losses to Orlando, Brooklyn, New Orleans and New York in the past 10 days, the Cavs are ranked near the bottom of the NBA in defense and are giving up nearly 14 3-pointers per game. They’re coming off losses by a combined 41 points in their past two games, prompting Lue to say that James, who missed much of the preseason with an ankle injury, and others need to get in better shape.READ: Pelicans too much for LeBron’s Cavaliers ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentscenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Cleveland’s transition defense has been brutal, and Lue said some of that may be due to conditioning. He pushed the Cavs hard at both ends during Tuesday’s workout and noticed a change.“Watching us today, damn,” Lue said. “It’s a big difference. I’m screaming play with pace, and move the ball, move bodies, we got to get in better shape to do that.”James sprained his left ankle during Cleveland’s second practice in training camp and only played in one exhibition. Although he hasn’t shown any major decline in his game, the 32-year-old is not having the impact Lue needs James to have on the defensive end.It’s hard to ask him for more, but Lue has no choice.“Missing the whole training camp and getting hurt the second day of practice really set him back as far as being able to fly around and push the pace offensively and defensively fly around,” Lue said. “He’s trying to work himself back in shape, but the games are coming so fast and it’s hard to really do that. The best way to do that is by him playing more minutes and getting in game shape and we just got to go from there.”Lue knew this would take time. With Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Jeff Green and Jae Crowder among the new players on Cleveland’s roster this season, there were bound to be growing pains. Lue just didn’t expect them to hurt this much.However, Lue has confidence the group is beginning to gel.“They’ve been in winning situations,” he said. “We’re just trying to figure it out. Today’s start of film and practice, I think guys are getting a clear understanding of what they need to do.”As the Cavs work out the kinks, they were able to relax at James’ party, which has become a social media must-see-event.Love shaved off his beard and endured a long makeup session to dress up as WWE wrestler Sting. Kyle Korver was the Johnny Depp version of Willy Wonka, and Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, went as pop lip-synching sensations Milli Vanilli. Ball, Lakers romp past Pistons 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 Lately, James and his Cavaliers teammates haven’t scared anyone on the floor.With four losses in their past five games, defensive issues, injuries and new players still trying to figure things out, the Cavs had a lengthy meeting on Tuesday before they practiced. It was a chance to clear the air and perhaps reset a season for a team that hasn’t come close to playing up to its potential.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: Amid skid, Cavaliers dress up for Halloween; LeBron is Pennywise “The slow start that we’ve had prompted us to just all get on the same page and kind of figure out what we need to do,” center Kevin Love said. “I feel like we can get in better shape, that’s going to help us on the defensive end. Communication, energy and just getting the new guys adjusted. So time will tell how it’s going to play out, but we have a lot of really good positive energy from today, so, it was a great practice.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in New York. The Nets won 112-107. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James dressed up as Pennywise, the devilishly demented clown from the movie “It” for his annual Halloween party.The makeup made him unrecognizable. He was menacing, frightening.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘Beware of Detractors’, Senator Wotorson Cautions President Sirleaf

first_imgAn influential member of the 53rd Legislature has called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to remain steadfast and beware of detractors as she steers the affairs of the State, especially in this critical period of the country’s history.Speaking at the head of a high level Senate delegation to the office of President Sirleaf where they had gone to identify with her on the occasion marking her 76th birth anniversary last week, Senator Cletus Wotorson, told the Liberian leader that there would be many detractors, as it has been in the past.  But he urged her to remain focused and do what is right for the Liberian people.The delegation, which included Senators  Frederick Cherue of River Gee County;  Alphonso Gaye, and Isaac Nyenabo of Grand Gedeh County; Joyce Musu Sumo of Montserrado County and others, met the Liberian President in the Cabinet Room of the Foreign Ministry.Senator Wotorson, who is also a former President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, did not indicate what triggered his admonition, but since the Ebola outbreak, there have been sentiments of public opposition to government’s leadership of the response.Many called on the Liberian leader to relinquish her post as head of the National Taskforce on Ebola and at the same time outsource the response initiative to a reputable global health organization such as Médécins Sans Frontieres and the World Health Organization.But President Sirleaf said the fight would not be outsourced, indicating that Liberians are capable of handling the situation if they received the needed support and that the handling of the fight by Liberians would give them the requisite experience to handle any future outbreak of the virus.The calls for outsourcing  the fight came at a time when MSF and WHO were already heading major response components, leading several, including the Chair of the Senate Committee on Health,  Dr. Peter Coleman, to wonder, “What else do these critics want for government to outsource?”The Liberian leader was also recently criticized when she sent a letter to the Liberian Senate requesting ‘additional power’ to curtail some rights and privileges in an attempt to curtail further spread of the Ebola virus.But Senator Wotorson, speaking on behalf of the Senate said, “Madam President, we have come to wish you a happy birthday. We want you to be steadfast as you lead us through this difficult period. We want to let you know that there are many detractors and there  will continue to be, but do not give them heed as long as you are doing the right thing for the Liberian people.The Senate promised that despite hiccups now and then, they will continue to work with the Liberian leader in forming a common front to foster the country’s development.The Grand Kru County Senator said the Senate had recently passed into law four financial bills in preparation for the post-Ebola era. He noted that the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, Gbehzongar Milton Findley, would have loved to be present, but was en route from his home county, Grand Bassa.President Sirleaf expressed appreciation to the Senators for their visit and called on them and all Liberians to unite and not to give up the fight against Ebola as signs are beginning to show progress being made.She admonished all Liberians to brace up for the post-Ebola era as the outbreak has placed lot of development projects on hold and it will only take a united front to catch up with projects delayed by the Ebola outbreak.She noted that the commemoration of her birthday should be a moment of reflection for all Liberians and partners standing up together in the difficult period to fight Ebola.Others officials and functionaries of government who visited President Sirleaf on her birthday included the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, members of the Cabinet, staff of the Ministry of State, Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), the Land Commission, the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) Alumni Association, Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

National Land Policy consultations to begin this year

first_imgThe Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) will, during the course of this year, conduct its first round of consolations on the National Land Policy.Commissioner of the GL&SC, Trevor Benn, has said the Board of the GL&SC has a draft policy that will be distributed to stakeholders.“We intend to fan it out to various stakeholders across the country in 2018, so that we could get a feedback from all concerned in relation to what that land policy should look like,” he was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information.The National Land Policy is important for the GLSC to effectively identify where the best lands for agriculture, mining and conservation can be found. “The policy is all-embracing and…either prescriptively or descriptively, will tell us ‘these are the areas (you) should focus on if you want to do a certain kind of business’,” Benn said.The creation of the policy is being undertaken under the four-year Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Development and Management (SLDM) project, which is being funded by the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) at a cost of US$14.8 million.The SLDM project will be officially launched at the end of this month. The completion of the National Land Policy is part of ‘component one’ of the project, which seeks to mainstream SLDM in policy, institutional and governance mechanisms, to prevent degradation and restore degraded lands.Apart from the countrywide consultations with stakeholders, Benn said, the Policy will also take into consideration recommendations from the Land Commission of Inquiry that was commissioned by President David Granger.“I’m sure that they are going to have recommendations which the land policy is going to take into account, so we look forward to receiving that sort of recommendation from them as well,” Benn said.The GL&SC is targeting the end of 2018 to complete the National Land Policy. However, Benn said the Commission will be open to additional input over the course of the four-year SLDM project.last_img read more

GTT technician falls from utility pole after electric shock

first_img…company launches probeGTT technician David Kunath was rushed to a city hospital following his swift fall from a power pole at New Garden Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, on Wednesday. According to reports, the technician was performing network activity duties for the phone company when he came into contact with a Guyana Power & Light (GPL) transformer around 09:00h. Eyewitnesses who immediately contacted emergency services reported hearing a loud band and witnessing a flash a light. They then saw the injured man on the ground. Guyana Times understands that Kunath’s condition was listed as serious as medical personnel continue to address his injuries which extended to burns about the body.GTT issued a statement following the indecent which confirmed that the man was performing duties on their behalf. “Right now, our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our colleague and his family members,” the phone company noted.Meanwhile, GPL observing the seriousness of the man’s injuries stated that it wishes him a speedy recovery.“At present, both GPL and GTT officials are working collectively to ascertain the circumstances which led to the injuries sustained by Mr Kunath. Following the completion of ongoing investigations of [Wednesday’s] regrettable occurrence, both companies will further update the family of Mr Kunath and the general public,” the power company advised.last_img read more

Former suicide/HIV counsellor sentenced to life for raping lad

first_img…ordered to serve 45 years before parole eligibilityJustice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Tuesday sentenced a former suicide/HIV counsellor, Milton Kewley, to life imprisonment for the rape of a 13-year-old boy that was left in his care. The Judge ordered that the offender serves 45 years imprisonment before being eligible for parole.Convicted child rapist Milton KewleyThe Sexual Offences Court Judge told the father of three that his acts were abominable and also found him unremorseful. In computing the 45 years he was give; 10 years were given for the child’s age, 10 years for his breach of trust, 10 years for the violation imposed, 10 years for the physical, psychological and emotional trauma the boy faced and five years for his lack of remorse. Justice Sewnarine-Beharry considered the prevalence of such acts in society and said the offender at the time he committed the act was 45 – 32 years older than the teenager.“This court noted that the accused was a former Policeman and a Suicide/AIDS counsellor; your responsibility entailed the spiritual upliftment and development of the child,” the Judge told Kewley.The case’s evidence found that he lured the boy to try on some clothes in a bedroom and thereafter kissed the young boy, put him on the bed and then committed the penetrative acts for five minutes on August 22, 2013.It was related that the young boy did not say anything at that point and Kewley was said to have attempted a similar attack three months later in October but the teenager fled and reported him. The lad had testified that the rape is as vivid now as it was five years ago.The offender nevertheless maintained his innocence, saying that the entire case was a fabrication. When he addressed the court on Monday, he claimed that the boy’s mother threatened him several times.Despite these claims, the Judge revealed that Kewley’s defence, led by attorney Maxwell McKay, never put forward during trial that the lad’s mother threatened to set him up.Kewley was found guilty by a 12-member jury on Monday and after Justice Sewnarine-Beharry passed sentence on Tuesday, his relatives said the outcome was unfair. The offender was earlier allowed to shield his face but today he was handcuffed.The victim and his mother were present at the sentencing. State Counsels Lisa Cave and Orinthia Schmidt prosecuted the case.last_img read more

DVD lesson: Hedge your bets

first_imgCENTURY CITY – There was a prolonged silence on the panel Thursday when top home-entertainment executives from the major movie studios were asked to predict where their industry would be in five years. Who could blame them? With new technologies such as digital downloading and high-definition television constantly emerging to give consumers new ways to watch movies and other entertainment, no one at the fifth annual Home Entertainment Summit was willing to take the bait. “It just seems to change every Monday when you come in,” Bob Chapek, president of Disney’s Buena Vista Home Entertainment, later joked. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I think you are going to see a lot of chaos in the next few years, and there isn’t going to be a clear way through the woods,” Chapek added. “You need to put chips in a lot of different corners.” During the second day of the two-day conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, industry movers and shakers from rival studios, who had faced off in previous years over two new DVD formats – Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD – downplayed that long-brewing rivalry now that HD-DVD went to market in March and Blu-ray will debut later this month. Although each side had previously warned that rival formats would confuse consumers and hurt the industry overall, many now insist that this was not going to be a repeat of the famous VHS vs. Betamax battle that took place in the 1980s. Warner Home Video’s Steve Nickerson remarked, during a separate panel session, that much has changed since the VHS-Betamax war, which pitted two incompatible videotape formats against each other with VHS prevailing. “The world is a very different place than it was in 1988,” said Nickerson, Warner’s senior vice president of market management. “Consumers are making choices every day in retail stores in many different product categories that are still successful, such as phones, portable audio and high-definition television. They are all thriving today despite there being multiple incompatible formats.” According to statistics announced Thursday, approximately 25 million U.S. homes are expected to have high-definition televisions by the end of 2006. The studios believe they run the risk of losing ground in the DVD market if they don’t start providing high-definition movies to consumers. While the major studios were initially split into either Blu-ray or HD-DVD camps, most have since hedged their bets and are committed to releasing movie titles in both formats this year. “The specific formats may fight it out like cats, but the concept doesn’t go away,” Robert E. Lambert, Disney’s senior vice president of worldwide technology strategy, said during a lunchtime keynote address. “In the end, consumers always end format wars – especially when we are not adriot enough as an industry to work it out in advance.” With the DVD format now 9 years old, the home video industry saw only a 2 percent increase in revenue last year after many years of robust growth. Revenue in 2005 amounted to $23.2 billion – $15.4 billion of which was from DVD sales and $7.8 billion from the rental market. “There is still growth out there, but you have to work a little bit harder for it,” said Peter Staddon, executive vice president of marketing for 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. “The market still responds to product innovation and creativity.” While overall growth is virtually flat, Staddon reported during a morning presentation on the overall U.S. market that sales of television shows on DVD continue to soar, with a 22 percent increase in 2005. New-release theatrical titles were up by 5.3 percent in sales and rentals, while older catalog titles were up by just under 2 percent. Staddon said that, with all of the emphasis on the new high-definition formats, the industry would be wise to also continue to focus on standard DVD during what could be a long transition period. “VHS and DVD existed together for eight years, and this gave DVD time to grow,” he said. “This is important for the next generation of DVD. For a number of years, DVD and HD will be existing side-by-side for consumers. They will fill different roles.” Universal Studios Home Entertainment President Craig Kornblau, recipient of the conference’s fourth annual DVD Visionary Award this week, said he believes all of the new technologies can co-exist without confusing or turning off consumers. “It’s not a revolution, not a replacement,” Kornblau said. “It’s an evolution.” (818) 713-3758160Want 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

Here’s how impressive Cockhill Celtic’s unbeaten run was

first_imgSUNDAY’S 3-2 defeat by Swilly Rovers at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds brought to an end a remarkable unbeaten sequence in the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League for Cockhill Celtic.You have to wind the clock all the way back to July 15th 2012 – or 1,638 days – to find the last occasion on which Cockhill lost a game in the League.That was in a 1-0 home loss to Letterkenny Rovers when Davitt Walsh netted the only goal of the game. Since then, Cockhill have reigned supreme.They might have finished six points behind Derry City in the 2012 campaign, but they were unbeaten over the final eleven games of the season.In each of the last four campaigns, Cockhill have been unbeaten over the entire term (16, 14, 8 and 15 games respectively) while they hadn’t tasted defeat in the opening seven games of this season.It means that Sunday’s loss was their first defeat in some 72 matches in the Four Lanterns Ulster Senior League; with a brace by Laurence Toland and a goal from Tony McNamee giving Swilly the win. “It was some record and it was a disastrous way for us to lose it,” says the Cockhill player-manager Gavin Cullen who, having signed back for Cockhill in January 2013 from Coleraine, tasted defeat for the first time in League football since returning to the club.“It was a very disappointing performance and result. We gave away terrible goals and the game was littered with poor play, bad decision making, mistakes and poor finishing.“Even at that, we still had 15 to 20 chances in the game, we had a couple cleared off the line, missed open goals and hit the post – but in all honesty we got what we deserved.“Swilly worked harder and just wanted it more. They deserved the result, fair play to them.”The result on Sunday breathed new life into the title race. Letterkenny Rovers’ 3-1 win over Fanad on Sunday means that this Sunday’s meeting of Letterkenny and Cockhill at the Aura Leisure Centre has taken on a whole new meaning, with Rovers trailing Cockhill, defending champions and leaders, by just six points. Cullen said: “I still believe that there is a long way to go and I said it before Christmas that things will change because teams in this League can all beat each other as Sunday proved.“Games between ourselves and Letterkenny have always been tight and I don’t expect Sunday’s game to be any different.“Probably the result on Sunday has maybe given other teams a boost but I believe we have the character to bounce back on Sunday. We know that we’ll be in for a tough game though.”Here’s how impressive Cockhill Celtic’s unbeaten run was was last modified: January 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Cockhill CelticUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgThe Glenties Community Action Group have once again organised their very spooky Annual Halloween Ball and Carnival Parade.The Parade and Ball is a great event in the town and has been going from strength to strength each year.It is the main fundraising event for the Action group and the group depends on it to fund all their other events throughout the year. Approximately 1200 people attended the ball last year so it was a great success. This year’s programme is as follows;Sat 27th Oct: Children’s Fancy dress halloween disco in the Highlands Hotel from 5pm to 7pmSun 28th Oct: Carnival Parade on Main Street starting at 8pm followed by Massive Halloween Ball in the Limelight doors open at 11pm music is by Guilty Of Rhythm.  GLENTIES HALLOWEEN BALL SET TO BE A REAL SPOOK-TACULAR! was last modified: October 18th, 2012 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:Glenties Community Action GroupHalloween Balllast_img read more

The difference between SWAG and trackables

first_imgThe core of geocaching is pretty simple: to inspire geocachers to have an adventure at every location. But the game of geocaching can be much more complex. There are acronyms (TFTC, FTF, etc.), different cache types, SWAG, and trackables. Today, we’re focusing on SWAG and trackables, but be sure to check out the glossary and Help Center for more information if you’re just getting started with geocaching. Both SWAG and trackables are items that you have probably seen in a geocache before, but even though they can look similar, they are actually much different! Below we’ll explore some of these differences.First up: SWAG. Small toys, keychains, and other treasures found in the cache – that’s geocaching SWAG – or Stuff We All Get. SWAG is often something homemade, or represents a geocacher, their interests, or where they’re from! Geocachers trade swag by replacing items in the geocache with something of equal or greater value. Take a look at some SWAG examples below!Trackables on the other hand, are traveling game pieces that geocachers send out into the world via a geocache or at an event, often with a goal or mission. Some of these goals could be specific, like visiting every state in the US, or they may just want to go on an adventure to as many caches as they can. Either way, trackables let you experience an epic journey, one story and one geocache at a time. Each log from your trackable is a page in a digital diary. You can see exotic locations, read entries of your trackable’s travels, and connect with the geocachers who carry your trackable from geocache to geocache. View some trackable examples below!The main difference between SWAG and trackables are that you can keep SWAG, but unless a trackable says it can be collected, then the best action you can take is to move it to another cache, closer to its goal!So far so good? Now some time for etiquette. Don’t worry, it’s only a few reminders!How can I tell the difference between trackables and SWAG?The easiest way to differentiate the two is to look for a tracking code on the item. Tracking codes can be found on the item directly, such as written or engraved, or attached to it via a tag. Below are three different forms of trackables.Tags:Geocoins:Trackable code items:Can I keep SWAG?Yes! Just be sure to leave something for the next person by trading up or trading evenly.Can I trade SWAG for a trackable?SWAG is meant to be a trade item in geocaches. If you take a piece of SWAG, then you should leave something of equal or greater value behind. Trackables want to move from cache to cache, collecting stories along the way. No need to trade items for a trackable. Just ensure you can help move a trackable toward its goal if you take one from a geocache.Can I keep a trackable?Unless a trackable specifically says it can be collected, you should not keep it. Instead, try to move it closer to its goal! If you’re not heading in the same direction, try discovering the trackable instead so that it’s owner knows it’s still in the cache.Inspired to trade SWAG or send a trackable out on a journey of its own? View our trackable inspiration album and check out the latest in Shop Geocaching. But it begs the question, what’s the best SWAG or trackables you’ve ever encountered?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedSWAG to leave in geocachesDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”Five reminders about trackablesAugust 28, 2018In “News”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – August 24, 2011August 24, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Passive House Conference in October

first_imgPassive House Institute U.S. has announced that its 8th annual North American Passive House Conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 15-19, 2013, at the Omni William Penn Hotel.The cost of registration before July 31 is $400 ($495 for non Passive House Alliance members). After that, rates go to $495 and $575 respectively.PHIUS says it will offer two days of technical workshops before the main conference begins. Topics include hygrothermal building science fundamentals, passive modeling, applying Passivhaus to commercial structures, and multifamily projects.The conference schedule, including the presentation roster, is still being developed. Details, along with registration information and other program details, will be posted at the PHIUS conference site.last_img