Lin plans to return to Nets a new player next season

first_imgInjured Brooklyn Nets guards Jeremy Lin, left, and Isaiah Whitehead, standing, watch from the bench along with Caris LeVert and DeMarre Carroll, far right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Monday, April 9, 2018, in New York. Caris LeVert and (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin didn’t even make it through one full game this season.He plans to return next season playing a different way so he can stay on the floor and help the Brooklyn Nets keep building.ADVERTISEMENT Moving parts: Cavaliers to use 10-man rotation in 1st round Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Other things to know about the Nets:WANTING WINSLin was asked how he would define progress in what could be his final season in a Nets uniform.“I’m a very results-oriented person, and I’m a very wins-oriented person,” he said. “My answer would be wins. I don’t love moral victories. We just need to win more games, and we need to, hopefully, win a lot.”HARRIS’ HOPESJoe Harris averaged 10.8 points and enjoyed career-bests in field goal shooting (49.1 percent) and 3-point makes (41.9 percent). The former Cleveland guard is one of four unrestricted free agents and could become too expensive for the Nets, who have about $16 million available in their cap space.He’s already told his agent and the front office his preference to stay.“Yeah, I think any time you’re comfortable playing within a system you’re going to play more aggressive, you’re going to play with more confidence,” Harris said.“It’s not to say you would go someplace else and not be able to adjust quickly, but I think being here and having a familiarity with everyone . it just makes the game easier for you and understanding where you need to be and what they expect out of you.”RUSSELL’S ROLE Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Running, shooting and defending will all seem new for Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets in July 2016, and in February opted in to his $12.5 million player option.“It won’t look different to the eye, or on TV any different, but it will be very different in terms of how I do it, and where I move from and what muscles I’m using and what tendons and joints I’m not using,” Lin said.His injury led to the development of others at point guard.Spencer Dinwiddie became a candidate for the Most Improved Player award after averaging career highs with 12.6 points and 6.6 assists. Coach Kenny Atkinson and general manager Sean Marks also got a good look at D’Angelo Russell, who took over Lin’s duties, but then needed knee suffer that forced him out until mid-January. Once the 22-year-old returned to the court, he showed flashes of why the Los Angeles Lakers made him the No. 2 pick of the 2015 draft before including him in the Brook Lopez deal last summer.Add in Allen Crabbe, who struggled at times but set the franchise season-single record of 201 3-pointers made; an improved defender in second-year player Caris LeVert; a young shot-blocker in rookie Jarrett Allen; and the rising play of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson along with the veteran presence of DeMarre Carroll, Lin has a reason to feel optimistic.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lin played in just 36 games in 2016-17 due to hamstring injuries and ruptured his right patella tendon in a loss at Indiana on opening night of this season. His plan to stay healthy focuses on ditching all the on-court motor skills that started Linsanity six years ago across the city with the New York Knicks in exchange for a new range of motion.“So, like, at every level of ability to be more dynamic, I’m not just looking at whether my knee will hold up. I’m looking at whether I have done enough to completely change pre-existing movement patterns,” Lin said Thursday, a day after the Nets finished 28-54, their third consecutive 50-loss season after three straight playoff appearances.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 crownThe Nets won seven of their last 13 games after losing 19 of 22.The 29-year-old Lin spent a large chunk of his rehab process at Fortius Sport and Health in Vancouver, British Columbia, under his personal trainer, Rick Celebrini, who in the past worked with former NBA star Steve Nash. MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Russell fell out of favor in Los Angeles but his teammates in Brooklyn praised his play and work ethic.“His talent, nobody in this room or arena will question his talent. You just want him to do it consistently”, Carroll said. “D’Angelo is probably the closest thing we have to an All-Star on our team if he did it consistently. Me, being his big brother, being a leader, I just challenge him to come in and hit it hard every day.”Sharing the backcourt with Dinwiddie over the last three months of the season, Russell played on and off the ball and averaged 15.5 points and a career-high 5.2 assists. He often mentioned his commitment to Brooklyn’s long-term future.“I came into this situation, played a few games and got hurt, went down and come back,” Russell said. “I had to earn my stripes all over again and start over. That’s kind of what it really was, the reality of it, the whole situation. I had to gain Coach’s trust back and show them that I was willing to do that again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Bandits strike in Eccles again

first_imgAs residents continue to decry the high occurrences of robberies in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, yet another home was broken into at the Young Professionals Housing Scheme.The thieves gained access to the house by drilling a hole in a wall.The hole the bandits created to enter the homeAccording to the owner of the home, Raj Balram, his tenant returned home just after midnight on Sunday to be greeted by a ransacked house, with several missing items.Balram told Guyana Times on Monday that the woman contacted him, and while in tears, informed him that the home had been robbed. He said that he rushed to her aid and after close examination of the home, the duo stumbled upon a hole on the northern side of the flat concrete house.The Police were summoned, but informed them that no finger prints could be taken at night and promised to return on Monday. However, up to late Monday afternoon, they had not returned.This is the second time bandits have robbed a home belonging to Balram, with the first being sometime in July when he was attacked in front of his premises, beaten and robbed of millions in items from his home.As the head of the Eccle’s Policing Group, Balram, along with other members of the community, are petitioning for the Ministry of Communities to transform the housing scheme into a gated community.Recently, Balram, along with another resident was held at gunpoint and robbed.last_img read more

Institute of Basic Technology Holds STEM Symposium for Teachers, Students

first_imgParticipants including teachers and students at the symposium in Monrovia. The Institute of Basic Technology (IBT) has launched a three-day symposium exploring ways of training and preparing local high school STEM teachers for the 21st century. In addition, the goal of the gathering was to foster ongoing collaboration between the educators and the institute.STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. IBT is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap that exist in STEM education in Liberia. It provides hands on interactive laboratory training for high school students in support of the curricula taught at their schools. In the labs, they get to physically see and perform various science experiments.The symposium, which started on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, brought together instructors from high schools in Monrovia and its environs. It also aimed to address the many challenges Liberia’s education system faced in technology and STEM education.During the past academic year, approximately 435 students from seven schools benefited. These schools include the Saint Mark African Methodist Episcopal School, People’s Institute, George E. Simmond High School, the Voice of Education School System, Apostolic Foundation, Manson Center high school and the Building for Tomorrow International Mission School all in Sinkor.The Institute of Basic Technology was started by Mr. Rodney L. Bollie and his wife Dr. Sylvia Bollie in 2016. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer on the opening day of the symposium, Mr. Bollie said, “it was important to know that Liberia, with a population of about 4.5 million, has approximately 55-60% of its people at 30 years of age or younger. From the survey conducted on the over 400 students we currently serve, average age of a senior student is 22 years old.”He inferred that there is a relatively smaller population in the workforce compared to the untapped potential in the high schools. The need is therefore urgent to not only beef up the shrinking workforce but also adequately prepare the high school population to positively influence the economy. On the other hand, if they are not fully prepared, Liberia as a country would have to continue to source the needed manpower from abroad.Bollie stated that IBT currently has 5 laboratories in the following STEM disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer education. In addition, the Institute recently added a Robotics club as well as a Chess club to the program. He encouraged students to take advantage of these free opportunities to improve their future.“We ran a pilot program in 2016, when we worked with one of the schools in Sinkor area, and we taught Mathematics, Physics Chemistry and Biology, to see how well the concept will actually work. After we did that about 33 students passed the WAEC at the time,” Bollie said.It was launched officially in November 2017 by inviting about seven schools to be a part of the initiative.“It is our hope that in the near to future to be able to reach out to high school students in other parts of The country as we continue to prepare them for college or a vocational profession,” he added.Meanwhile, the director of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) at the Ministry of Education, Sangay M. Faeflen, said government is doing everything possible to strengthen the STEM education system in the country.She said even though much has not been done by government over the years especially when it comes to funding and how to impact the young generation regarding WASSCE, any institution that is willing to close up the gap in the area of science, the Ministry would consider working with them.At the same time Doris Myers, founder of LESSAT, said if every country must move ahead in development there has to be what she called “generational thinkers.” The young, eloquent speaker, who also served as a panelist during the Symposium, noted that if government has people who craft policies in the education sector of the country and do not think of the next generation, then Liberia will continue to experience a huge gap in education, most especially in the area of science.She however called on current government, through the Ministry of Education, to be reminded that if Liberia must run on par with other African countries and the world at large, leaders must start thinking beyond the next generation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Venezuelan Govt suspends Copa Airlines’ operation

first_img…passengers to be reimbursed With the suspension of the economic, commercial and financial relationship by Venezuela with the Republic of Panama, flights by Copa Airlines, which is a Panama-based carrier, was also suspended by the Venezuelan Government.This was revealed on Saturday by the airline which stated that the suspension is expected to last for 90 days.As such, those persons who are scheduled to fly to Venezuela within this period of time, will be fully reimbursed, the airlines said.In a statement issued to the media, Copa Airlines said they have offered a reimbursement option without penalties, for the total value of unused airlines tickets. Guyanese passengers, who may have commenced their flight, are also eligible to receive reimbursement without penalties for the unused route.In addition, passengers who wish to change their final destination are allowed to do so without any extra charges by April 20. However, they must travel before July 4, 2018.According to the airline, there are also some criteria, which must be considered.This includes that passengers who are flying between North America and Mexico and Venezuela may change any of Copa Airlines final destinations in Panama, Central America, the Caribbean, Guyana, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.Passengers flying between Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile and Venezuela can change the final destination of their flight to any of the airline’s destination in Panama, Central America, the Caribbean, Guyana, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Miami.Persons who are travelling between Central America, Panama, the Caribbean, Guyana, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela are allowed to change their flight’s destination to the airline’s destination in Panama, Central America, the Caribbean, Guyana, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Miami.While noting that there are a large number of passengers who will be affected by this implementation, the process by which persons are compensated will take longer than the usual time by which it is normally done. These steps are furthermore taken to reaffirm its commitment to the safety of its customers.Recently, flights were suspended between Panama and Venezuela by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro after Panama placed Maduro along with some 50 Venezuelan nationals on a list, which contained persons who are considered a high risk for money laundering.Conversely, the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela responded by highlighting the fact that the suspension will affect Venezuelans much more since they rely on Panama for the provision of medical and food supply to tackle the shortages which they face.The country is currently in a serious crisis following hyperinflation and shortages in food and medicine which resulted in many leaving the country to seek refuge in other places, a prominent one being its neighbour, Guyana.last_img read more

Video: Man United star among the best rabonas ever!

first_imgErik Lamela’s wonder goal in Tottenham’s 5-1 victory over Asteras Tripolis has got plenty of people talking.The skilful strike left fans and players alike in awe with Spurs left-back Ben Davies clutching his head in disbelief as the ball hit the back of the net but the goal isn’t as rare as you might think.It turns out Lamela is in good company and joins a list of players, which includes Manchester United’s Angel di Maria, who netted with a rabona.You can see ten of the best above…last_img

Hahn victim of ID theft

first_imgBy Donna Littlejohn STAFF WRITER Everyone knows politicians are after your money, right? Not this time. Thieves have been withdrawing money from bank accounts across the country and fraudulently using Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn’s name as the payee. “We just want to make sure that people know it’s not us,” Hahn spokeswoman Courtney Chesla Torres said of the apparent case of identify theft. Numerous small debits – all under $10 – are showing up on people’s bank statements indicating that Hahn’s “officeholder” account is taking the money. But the so-called Hahn Officeholder Account where the funds are going is bogus, Hahn’s office said, and none of the money is going into her authorized council account. It is not known where the funds are being directed. Police are pursuing the case, with Hahn identified as a victim of identity theft. “The investigation is ongoing,” said Los Angeles police Lt. Roger Mora. “This is very strange.” No amounts were available from detectives, who said the matter was discovered Wednesday afternoon. Hahn’s office is asking people to check their bank statements. “People who see these charges on their accounts are victims of fraud,” Hahn said. “Money coming out of their accounts is not being credited to my officeholder account. Someone has set up a phony account that they are calling `Hahn Officeholder.’ If you see these charges, please contact your bank, as well as your local police department to report it.” Victims can call Los Angeles detectives at 213-485-3586. donna.littlejohn@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

DONE DEAL! Napoli sign Italy international Emanuele Giaccherini from Sunderland

first_img Emanuele Giaccherini signed for Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland in 2013 Serie A side Napoli have completed the signing of Emanuele Giaccherini from Sunderland. The 31-year-old Italy international was in demand after an impressive Euro 2016 and he joins Maurizio Sarri’s side for a reported £2million fee. He has called time on his Black Cats career after three years. The attacker joined the Wearsiders – then managed by compatriot Paolo Di Canio – from Juventus in July 2013 but failed to cement a first-team place at the Stadium of Light.Giaccherini made 43 appearances for the Black Cats, scoring five goals, and he duly returned to Italy last season on loan with Bologna.His impressive performances with the northern outfit – and subsequently with Italy last month – have convinced last year’s Scudetto runners-up Napoli to bring him to Stadio San Paolo for a cut-price fee, with his transfer being announced on sscnapoli.it on Saturday afternoon. 1last_img

CALL FOR FULL TIME CITIZENS ADVICE SERVICE IN BUNCRANA

first_imgFianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue and Cllr Rena Donaghey are calling for the reinstatement of a full time Citizen’s Advice Service in Buncrana.The service recently has been reduced from a five day week full time service to a one/two day a week service causing significant difficulties for people in the area needing advice on their payments and entitlements.Deputy McConalogue said this is a crucial service for people and particularly more so now with the difficult economic situation whereby we have a record number of people out of work and needing assistance from the state. The Citizens Advice Service is an absolutely crucial service in providing people with the advice that they require, he said.“It is not acceptable that when the public need for this service is at its greatest that it would be reduced to a one/two day a week service. I have contacted the Minister for Social Protection to demand that a five day service would be immediately reinstated and that the Minister would free-up resources within the civil service to ensure that the Citizens Advice Services are adequately staffed.“I am also making contact with the Citizens Advice Service in Donegal to highlight the importance of reinstating a five day service in the town of Buncrana. Buncrana is the second largest town in Donegal and it is unacceptable that people would be left in a situation where due to the office just operating on a one/two day a week basis that they can’t access the advice that they very much need” concluded Deputy Mc Conalogue.Councillor Rena Donaghey said: “The Citizens Advice Service has been established in Buncrana for almost thirty years now and it is has been an invaluable service for the people in Buncrana and the surrounding area. “I have raised this issue on numerous occasions with the Citizens Advice in relation to the importance of ensuring that there is a five day service available to the public. We are seeing queues regularly with people waiting on the days that the office is open to get advice and in many instances they have had to go home disappointed as everyone in the queue was not able to be dealt with.”“We need to see an immediate solution from the Government that would have the Buncrana service restored immediately to a five day service. Nothing less than this is sufficient in order to ensure that the service demand is catered for,” concluded Cllr Donaghey.  CALL FOR FULL TIME CITIZENS ADVICE SERVICE IN BUNCRANA was last modified: August 16th, 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)last_img read more

THE COPE RAISES MORE THAN €2,000 AFTER EBAY AUCTION FOR DOUBLE ALL-IRELAND JERSEYS

first_imgWe knew it was a cracking offer and the amount of bids for the Double Framed Signed 1992 and 2012 jerseys said it all.There were dozens of bids on the eBay auction site for the jerseys which was organised by The Cope of Dungloe. And the highest bid was a amazing €2,001All Proceeds are in aid of The Cope Community Trust, which is a non-profit making trust set up to assist local GAA Clubs, Schools.The group has helped North West Cancer Group, Local GAA Clubs, National & Secondary Schools, Women’s Rape Crisis Centre, Rosses Curragh & Community Centres.  THE COPE RAISES MORE THAN €2,000 AFTER EBAY AUCTION FOR DOUBLE ALL-IRELAND JERSEYS was last modified: October 19th, 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:dungloeSIGNED DONEGAL JERSEYSTHE COPElast_img read more

Brown may redshirt due to an injury

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 USC’s freshmen linebackers are all fighting injuries. Maualuga is nursing a hamstring injury and outside linebacker Kaluka Maiava sprained his neck Wednesday but x-rays were negative. And as expected, freshman linebacker Brian Cushing (dislocated shoulder) was officially ruled out of the game. Wyatt takes day off Defender Justin Wyatt took the day off because his eye hurt after getting kicked in the face by wide receiver Chris McFoy on Monday. Without Wyatt, freshman Kevin Thomas moved into some nickel packages, which reinforces he is currently the fourth cornerback. Wyatt, who took an inflammation shot, said he will play against Arkansas. Although USC linebacker Luthur Brown was one of the more heralded freshmen recruits, he might need to redshirt because of a lingering back injury. Brown said he’s got a herniated disk that pushes on a nerve in his back and sometimes causes pain or even forces him to miss practice. It might eventually require surgery but Brown said he won’t consider that option. “Here and there it gets tight. I’m just on a back (rehabilitation) program,” Brown said. “I’m going to try not to have surgery at all. I don’t like doctors.” Brown wasn’t medically cleared to play the season opener against Hawaii but practiced Wednesday and said he thought he could play if needed. His injury slowed his progress, however, and he’s currently behind starter Oscar Lua and fellow freshman Rey Maualuga at middle linebacker. center_img Hancock update Fullback Brandon Hancock (sprained ankle) improved and is expected to play, but he was prepared if things worsened. Defensive end Kyle Moore (sprained knee) remains questionable. Safety Darnell Bing (hip flexor) ran Wednesday but needs to practice today in order to play. Coliseum update USC agreed to give the Coliseum all concession revenues this season to make up for money lost from the ban of beer sales at games, sources said. Concession revenues are worth about $600,000 annually. It’s not considered a huge sum because USC’s football program is expected to generate more than $26 million in revenues this season. Alive and kicking kicker Justin Medlock will play in Saturday’s big game against Oklahoma but he won’t do it pain-free. Medlock said he has tendonitis in his left knee, which becomes swollen when he kicks. He didn’t kick on Tuesday and didn’t do any kickoffs on Wednesday. He’s been icing his knee during practice but said he’ll be fine for the game. The other Olson Quarterback Ben Olson (hand) looked better in Wednesday’s practice and was sharper on longer passes probably won’t play in Saturday’s game against Oklahoma, according to coach Karl Dorrell. Olson took a lot of repetitions with the second team and while he’s not 100 percent he’s certainly close. New Orleans update Five players from New Orleans and their families still are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Free safety Chris Horton learned his family’s home is lost. Horton said neighbors informed his mom that a tree fell through the roof, allowing even more water in the house. “It’s sad,” Horton said. “I used to go home every Thanksgiving and Christmas and every chance I got.” AFCA awards Bruin Linebacker Danny Nelson was named to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team. Nelson, a former Marine, runs marathons and participates in triathlons to solicit donations for the Pat Tillman Foundation and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. … UCLA’s Chris Horton (wrist) was running Wednesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more