first_imgDuke’s Zion Williamson, left, and RJ Barrett speak before the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)LAS VEGAS — Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are slated to potentially make their NBA Summer League debuts against one another.The NBA said Friday that Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans will face off against Barrett and the New York Knicks on July 5, the first day of the league’s annual summer showcase at UNLV. Williamson was the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s draft, and Barrett was selected No. 3 overall.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted No sold out games in Women’s World Cup round of 16 Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Last year’s summer league in Las Vegas set records for attendance, viewership and online traffic across the NBA’s social and digital platforms. LATEST STORIEScenter_img All 30 NBA teams will be participating in Las Vegas, along with the Chinese and Croatian national teams. China will play the Miami Heat on July 5, the Sacramento Kings on July 6, the Charlotte Hornets on July 8 and the Milwaukee Bucks on July 10. Croatia takes on the Detroit Pistons on July 5, the Brooklyn Nets on July 7, the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 9 and the Dallas Mavericks on July 10.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEvery team is guaranteed five games, with eight teams making the playoffs. Quarterfinals are on July 13, semifinals on July 14 and the title game on July 15.There are summer leagues again this year in Salt Lake City and Sacramento as well, both of those four-team events beginning July 1. No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies will take part in the Utah event before coming to Las Vegas. Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Another marquee matchup awaits Williamson on July 6, when the Pelicans take on the Washington Wizards and No. 9 selection Rui Hachimura — the first Japanese-born player to be taken in the first round of the NBA draft.last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Peace Council (GPC) salutes United Nations ‘International Day of Democracy 2017.’This year’s observation is being held under the theme ‘Democracy and Conflict Prevention’.International Day of Democracy is being observed by fighters for democracy, peace and social progress all over the world.In 1997, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) adopted a Universal Declaration on Democracy.Subsequently, in 2007, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe September 15 as ‘International Day of Democracy’ – with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy.The preamble of the resolution affirmed that: “…while democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy, and democracy does not belong to any country or region…”The resolution further states: “…democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of the people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of life…”Under the leadership of former President Cheddi Jagan, founder of the GPC, the Council played a supportive role to the Guyanese people’s struggle for the restoration of democracy in 1992 through free and fair elections.Prior to the 1992 elections, the GPC organised several fora on a number of national and international issues, to raise the people’s awareness on the importance of democracy, what it involves, the challenges it faces, as well as the opportunities it offers.As President of the Guyana Peace Council and a member of the Presidium of the World Peace Council (WPC), Cheddi Jagan took the cries of the Guyanese people to the international arena, making leaders and the peoples of many countries aware of the struggle in his country for the restoration of democracy, racial and working class unity, peace and social progress.His tireless efforts in this endeavour won the admiration and support of many world leaders, including the leadership of the WPC, which endorsed his request that June 15 be declared International Day of Solidarity with the People of Guyana.As we in the GPC join in lending support to, and solidarity with, our fellow fighters for democracy and peace around the world, we are cognisant of our own struggles that lie ahead against a creeping dictatorship and authoritarian rule in Guyana with the return to government of a disguised and discredited People’s National Congress (PNC).As it has done in the past, and in keeping with this year’s theme, ‘Democracy and Conflict Prevention’, the GPC stands ready to work with all local stakeholders who have declared in favour of working hard to help strengthen our democratic institutions for peace and stability, for effective and inclusive democratic governance, for respect for human rights, and for the rule of law in Guyana.As we mark this significant occasion, we in the GPC call upon all Guyanese who stand in support of these noble ideals to join with the GPC to collectively and courageously struggle for the realisation of this worthy cause.Further, we appeal for the support of our brothers and sisters around the world with whom we are joined in a common struggle for democracy, peace and social progress.Long Live International Day of Democracy!Guyana Peace Councillast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring during the match against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid in Madrid on December 20, 2015. PHOTO/AFPMADRID, December 21- Real Madrid’s under fire coach Rafael Benitez admitted a section of the club’s support can’t be contented despite his side hitting a historic 10 goals to sweep aside nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 on Sunday.Gareth Bale scored four for the first time in his Madrid career, whilst Karim Benzema struck his second hat-trick in three games as Real became the first side to score 10 in a La Liga match in 55 years. However, as in recent matches at the Santiago Bernabeu, Benitez’s name was whistled before the start of the game and the calls for him to go grew when Real briefly trailed 2-1 early in the first-half before two Rayo red cards in the opening half hour swung the game in Madrid’s favour.“The fans weren’t happy at certain moments of the game when we committed errors no one wants to see, but we solved the problems and knew how to react to the situation presented to us,” said Benitez.The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss has been publicly backed by president Florentino Perez despite rumours that he could be one defeat away from the sack after losing 1-0 at Villarreal last weekend.And, after his most prolific day in his three-year Madrid career, Bale also offered his support to Benitez.“We get on well and we continue to work and train hard,” said the Welshman.“We need to improve in every area, but we will get better as the season goes on.”Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is one of a number of key figures in the dressing room to have already clashed with Benitez, but he admitted the players have to accept whatever Perez decides.“If the president says Benitez is the solution, that is what he will be,” said Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.“We are pawns, he (Perez) is the king.”Cristiano Ronaldo also scored twice to take his tally this season to 23, but could be seen asking the fans to get off the team’s back when they fell behind.And Ramos defended the World Player of the Year’s right to tell the club’s fans what he thinks.“The fans are free to cheer or boo, but so are the players to express their views,” he added.“Cristiano is used to saying what he thinks. Today we were booed when the team most needed support. It wasn’t there, but we have to remember the good thing which is the team knew how to react.“It is a complicated situation because we aren’t where we want to be. The fans are very demanding and they always want the team to win and play well.“We have to stay calm, united and get the results to achieve our objectives.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks forward Patilla Omotto stretching when Harambee Stars was preparing for 2012 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in 2012.PHOTO/Michezo AfricaNAIROBI, March 4 – National Super League side Kariobangi Sharks midfielder Patillah Omotto has been recalled to the national football team Harambee Stars as coach Stanley Okumbi named his first squad since taking charge.The provisional squad of 35 players will report residential camp on Monday to prepare for the back-to-back 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Guinea Bissau away March 23 before welcoming the Guineans four days later. Omotto, who returns to the national team for the first time since 2012 when he was in the squad that reached the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup final in Uganda, joins his club mate Ovella Ochieng (striker) and Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkurui as the only players from the second tier league.AFC Leopards custodian Lukas Indeche, who has so far conceded two goals this season, leads the eight players who earned their maiden call ups.Ovella Ochieng, Kipkurui, Eugene Ochieng (Sony Sugar), Joseph Okumu (Chemelil Sugar), Roy Syamba (Mathare United) Simon Abuko (AFC Leopards) and Ushuru FC forward Aziz Okaka complete the list of the debutants.Skipper and English Premier League side Southampton FC midfielder, Victor Wanyama, Lillestomme first choice goal keeper Arnold Origi, Zambia’s Zesco United trio of defender David ‘Calabar’ Owino, midfielder Anthony Akumu and forward Jesse Were headline the nine foreign based players.Others are winger Ayub Timbe and midfielder Johannah Omolo, who both plies their trade in Belgium, Greece based Paul Were and Sweden IF Djugardens’ striker Michael Olunga.Notable omission from the team is defender David Ochieng who recently signed for New York Cosmos FC.As expected, SportPesa Premier League champions Gor Mahia have a big share of five players in keeper Boniface Oluoch, centre halves Harun Shakava and Musa Mohammed as well as midfielders Collins Okoth and Francis Kahata.Okumbi, is expected to introduce his new philosophy as he aims a dream start when he will be in the dugout for his first assignment since replacing Scotsman Bobby Williamson.“I have confidence and faith in my technical bench and players. Our goal is to go out there and start well. There was no need of calling up many foreign based players who end up sitting on the bench.“It will not take long for the players to adapt in my new style of play since they are professional,” Okumbi underscored.The former Mathare United head coach will be looking to guide Kenya to her first win in Group E after drawing 1-1 with Congo Brazzaville and losing 2-1 at home to 2012 champions Zambia.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Arnold Origi (Lillestrom, Norway), Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Lucas Indeche (AFC Leopards) and Ian Otieno (Posta Rangers)Defenders: Harun Shakava, Musa Mohammed (Gor Mahia), Brian Birgen, Omar Mbongi (Ulinzi Stars), Shariff Mohammed (Bandari), David Owino (Zesco United), James Situma (Tusker FC), Eugene Ochieng (Sony Sugar), Joseph Okumu (Chemelil Sugar) and Brian Mandela (Maritzburg United)Midfielders: Victor Wanyama (Southampton FC), Johannah Omollo (Antwerp), Collins Okoth, Francis Kahata (Gor Mahia), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Johannah Erick, Roy Syamba (Mathare United), Clifton Miheso, Simon Abuko (AFC Leopards), Anthony Kimani, Shaban Kenga, David Kingatua (Bandari FC), Ayub Timbe (Lierse), Anthony Akumu (Zesco United) and Paul Were (FC Kalloni)Strikers: Michael Olunga (IF Djugardens), Aziz Okaka (Ushuru FC), Timothy Otieno (Posta Rangers), Jesse Were (Zesco United), Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks) and Nicholas Kipkurui (Zoo Kericho).0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards have been handed a boost by the return of forward Paul Mungai Kiongera, who was stretched off last weekend in their 1-1 draw against Mathare United.PHOTO/courtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, July 21- Mungai Kiongera resumed full training with the rest of his team mates on Thursday morning as the AFC Leopards front-man showed recovery with the side bracing itself for a tough tie against Sony Sugar on Saturday.Kiongera, a June acquisition from Tanzanian side Simba SC was stretchered off the pitch and into the ambulance last Sunday in the club’s 1-1 draw with Mathare United after appearing to have snapped his ankle. “He has trained fully with the rest of the players today and he seems very okay. We will see whether he will be okay to start against Sony or not,” Leopards head coach Ivan Minnaert said.Kiongera trained lightly on his own on Tuesday and Wednesday and he said he felt in good shape after the injury scare.The former KCB forward had been plagued with injuries over the last year, building on to the surgery he underwent in India at the end of 2014.He has however shown his mettle in the three matches he has been on the pitch for Leopards and it was a concern after he picked up the injury last weekend.Minnaert is positive his team will pick up three points against the Sugar Millers who are full of confidence after last weekend’s win over Bandari in Awendo.“They (Sony) have already said they will beat us, so let’s wait and see on the pitch,” Minnaert said.-Diarra-Malian Striker Ismaila Diarra in action for his Rwandan side Rayon Sports.PHOTO/The New TimesMeanwhile, the Belgian tactician is disappointed with reports being his second transfer target Malian striker Ismaila Diarra will not be joining the club, following a miss at Emmanuel Imanishimwe who cooked his own goose by signing for three different clubs.Sources in Rwanda told Capital Sport the striker has penned a one year contract extension with Rayon Sport with the Rwandese FA cancelling AFC’s International Transfer Certificate request for the player.Diarra had an agreement with Ingwe to join in immediately after the end of the Rwandese season last weekend, but the player went on to put pen to paper to a contract offered by Rayon after the Rwandese former champions handed him better remuneration.“I have nothing to say on that. We will just leave all that to the AFC lawyers to handle,” Minnaert said.The team is also tinkering on the possibility of another new import, Mousa Sissoko failing to don the Ingwe riot into with the uncertainty over his ITC.The case is currently being handled by the FIFA players’ status committee after the Malian FA failed to hand out the ITC on time.Sissoko has been training with the side since last week and even scored a goal in a 2-0 friendly match against second tier side Wazito FC on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — If you’re looking to enjoy some public skating on the Pomeroy Sport Centre’s oval, today is your last chance this winter season.Fort St. John city staff will begin the lengthy process of removing the ice from the speed skating oval and the two hockey rinks starting on Monday. The City’s Facilities and Grounds Director Robin Langio says that removing the ice is a particularly complicated task, especially for the building’s oval on the second floor. “The oval’s kind of tricky, it’s a lot trickier than the hockey rinks because the problem is, if the ice melts too fast on the oval, it [the water] comes over the sides, and that could cause a lot of damage.” says Langio. He says that the next step in the process is warming up the ice surface enough to break the “bond seal,” which is the first layer of ice that adheres the surface to the concrete floor of the oval. After the bond seal is broken, crews then use other machines to scoop up the remaining ice and have it removed from the building. He adds that the task of removing the ice is made more complicated by the fact that none of the ice surfaces has any floor drains, meaning that crews have to work quickly to ensure that the building doesn’t suffer any water damage.Crews are taking the ice out this early in the season because they have to have the building prepped for the trade show, which is taking place in the first week of April this year. Staff will also be removing all the glass and boards in the rink along with the bleachers for the trade show. Another lengthy process is repainting lines on the floor for box lacrosse, since Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse will be hosting a tournament in July.- Advertisement -The last Progress Energy Free Skate of the season will be happening today from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today, while the last session of Parent and Child Stick and Puck is happening at the Pomeroy tonight from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgRangers assistant Gary McAllister reckons it’s a matter of time until the goals are flowing again for the Light Blues.Steven Gerrard’s side missed a hatful of chances in the goalless draw with Hibs and have now scored just one goal from open play in seven games.McAllister, however, insisted Rangers will eventually reap reward if they keep faith with their style of play.Asked if the players have to relax in front of goal, he said: “There is a modicum of that, being more calm in-front of goal and maybe being accused of snatching at chances. He added: “The number of games is starting to affect the players.“We have a couple of little niggles, Scott being one of them.“But we are hopeful he will be fine for the next three games.“Connor (Goldson) has a couple of little niggles and Gareth McAuley is struggling so players have taken a few knocks.”McAllister arrived in Govan in the summer as part of Gerrard’s new coaching set-up at Ibrox.The former Scotland international hailed the performances of the Rangers players after a squad and staff overhaul.He continued: “There has been a lot of change throughout the club.“The players have done brilliantly well, bearing in mind we are halfway through the season but there was a massive European campaign in there aswell.“They have coped brilliantly and gave us everything.“We’re in a position in the league that is very competitive.“If we get to the end of the month in a similar position we’ll be delighted. “But we have to trust what we’re doing, I’ve a feeling the goals will come and we’ll be rewarded for the pressure we are putting on opponents.“The game the other night, I thought it was as good a performance as we have given domestically.”Rangers’ run in Europe has led to a hectic playing schedule at the offset of the campaign.Scott Arfield was one of three players to suffer an injury in the Easter Road stalemate but McAllister is hopeful the midfielder will shrug off the knock to play on Sunday against St Johnstone.last_img read more

first_imgAll voting equipment in Indiana is tested by the Voting System Technical Oversight Program, hosted by Ball State University, for an added layer of safety and security. In addition, each county conducts public test of voting equipment prior to the election.Risk and vulnerability testingThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has conducted risk and vulnerability testing to secure Indiana’s electronic information. This includes the statewide voter registration system and the state election website.Multifactor Authentication ProtocolIndiana has invested in security by requiring two-factor authentication to access electronic information.  Intrusion Detection SystemsThese systems monitor internet traffic accessing websites and databases.Security ProtocolState law establishes physical security standards for election equipment. Many county election boards adopt customized security resolutions above and beyond what is required by state law.Information SharingIndiana has partnered with the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center. This provides access to 24/7 security information, threat notifications and security advisories.“I take the security of our elections process very seriously,” said Secretary Lawson. “I am working diligently to ensure that every available defense is utilized. Indiana has taken many steps to secure our elections, but let’s be clear: there will always be new recommendations, new technology, and new best practices where cybersecurity is concerned. The way we administer elections must continue to evolve, because this is a race without a finish line. I am fully committed to ensuring that we continue to move forward, using every tool at our disposal to maintain safe and secure voting for all Hoosiers.” Secretary of State Connie Lawson takes great care to prepare for each election. In preparation for the upcoming election, Secretary Lawson has proactively worked to implement new security measures and resources to protect Hoosiers’ votes.Voters should know that no piece of Indiana’s voting equipment is online. The machines and tabulators are not connected to the internet.Some of the tools and precautions being taken in Indiana to ensure secure elections include:Testing voting equipment prior to use Voters with questions can call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE.last_img read more

first_imgOn top of being named the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic and being titled Ireland’s hidden gem, Donegal has also featured on the Irish Independent’s top 10 tourist attractions list for 2017!A reader survey conducted by the Irish Independent has named the Wild Atlantic Way and Slieve League as two of Ireland’s top 10 tourist attractions.Slieve League by Bren Whelan.In the same survey,  Donegal was named Ireland’s hidden gem, with Saint John’s Point, Slieve League, and The Poisoned Glen in Dunlewey getting special mentions. Travel editor for the Irish Independent Pól Ó Conghaile says that “as we worked through the results however, one word kept repeating: Donegal.”“It was rarely mentioned as a single hidden gem, but rather was absolutely overflowing with them — Fanad Lighthouse, Gola Island, Ards Forest Park and the Grianán of Áileach to name but a few.”Donegal features in Ireland’s Top 10 Tourist Attractions for 2017! was last modified: January 15th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:IrelandSlieve Leaguetop 10 tourist attractionsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

first_imgCalling all schools in Donegal – Relay for Life really needs your help!Cancer affects every family and for this reason we here at Donegal Daily are delighted to have teamed up with ‘Relay for Life Donegal’ in a novel fundraising idea called the ‘1for1@1 Schools Challenge.’Unfortunately, cancer does affect every family either directly or indirectly and it is for that reason that we, together with Robert O’Connor and his committee at Relay for Life Donegal, are asking every school in Donegal for your help. The challenge will run from Monday, 1st to Friday, 19th of May.Between those dates we are asking schools from Malin Head to Bundoran and from Lifford to Arranmore Island to choose a day and at one o’clock to carry out your challenge and when completed we ask you to hand in one euro per child to the school- hence the name 1@1for 1!If there is more than one child in the family one euro per family is all we are asking.Your school chooses the challenge, whether it’s walking around the school yard for one kilometre, a mannequin challenge, a singing or dancing challenge or indeed your school could possibly do a challenge that could go viral so over the Easter holidays put your thinking caps on. What we would really love you all to do is to challenge a school in your area to do the same and we will put your requested challenge here on Donegal Daily.If at all possible we would like all schools to do a one-minute recording of your challenge and to send it to :-, and they in turn will forward it to us at Donegal Daily.As you can appreciate it would be impossible to put every single video up on our site but if you also include a photograph we will ensure that all photos will be posted. ( please note that Relay for Life will show all videos on a large screen during this year’s event).Why you may ask?A massive Research Programme is currently underway at Letterkenny University Hospital which when complete will determine how cancer survivors can live healthier and happier lives. It is vitally important that our cancer survivors are also looked after and when completed this research will have far reaching consequences not just for survivors here in Donegal but indeed nationally and globally. The cost of the research programme is approximately €100,000 and every single euro raised this year at Relay for Life will go towards the cost. That’s the reason your euro is so important to us. Are you up for the Challenge?Already having talked to various schools that we know through committee members we have a number of schools on board and we would love to add your school name to that list so please say yes to our request. Keep in touch with Donegal Daily for this challenge and will remind you as we approach the countdown date which is May 1st.Thanking you in advance and if you have any queries please phone – Robert O’Connor on (087) 2716344 or Seamus Mc Bride on (087) 2289477 or email relayforlifedonegal@gmail.comFull details are also available on our facebook page.Let’s help conquer cancer with Donegal’s ‘1for1@1 Schools Challenge’! was last modified: April 4th, 2017 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:cancerchallengecharityRelay for Lifeschoolslast_img read more