Trail Blazers’ Enes Kanter says Knicks thought he was ‘too old’

first_imgPortland lost Jusuf Nurkic to a season-ending leg injury late in the season, and Kanter is on his way to proving he can fill in and be a real difference maker.Game 2 between the Trail Blazers and Thunder will take place Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET. Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star (knee) will play in Game 2 vs. Nets He was released by the struggling Knicks following the trade deadline, clearing the way for him to sign with the Trail Blazers.Blazers’ Enes Kanter (20 points, 18 rebounds) after Game 1 win over Thunder on turnaround since Knicks tenure: “I was on the worst team in the leauge and I wasn’t even playing because they thought I was too old. … I feel blessed.” pic.twitter.com/8iiQCwxMeC— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 14, 2019″I was on the worst team in the league and I wasn’t even playing because they thought I was too old,” Kanter told reporters after his stellar Game 1 performance. Related News Enes Kanter had a strong showing in his first playoff game with Portland.The Trail Blazers center posted 20 points and 18 rebounds in his team’s 104-99 win over the Thunder on Sunday. Kanter, though, didn’t begin the season in Portland.center_img Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard praised Kanter’s efforts after the victory.”He was the MVP of the game,” Lillard said. “Especially down the stretch, getting us second opportunities, third opportunities. He had a huge presence down the stretch and he played a huge part in us winning the game.”Kanter, 26, spent three seasons playing with the Thunder before he was traded to the Knicks in 2017. NBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving discusses Celtics’ low-scoring Game 1 win over Pacerslast_img read more

Alexander knows that only small adjustments are required by GECOM to host elections

first_imgDear Editor,Vincent Alexander, as a long-standing GECOM Commissioner, has information access and should know that:1. GECOMS’ automated Crystal Report and List Management System, are linked to the GRO (General Registrar’s Office) database and are configured to deal with a variety of eventualities, including updates to the List and issues relating to snap elections. The institution’s budgets for Capital and Current appropriations always cater for this.2. Given the constitutional supremacy and live intent, in the event of there being a conflict with any other existing legislation, the necessary adjustments have to be accommodated to bring the conflicting positions in line with the Constitution. It is therefore correct when CEO Lowenfield reported that the appropriations budgeted for House-to-House activities in 2019 could be used to run off the General and Regional Elections.3. Registered persons who are 18 years old are automatically included in the Official List of Electors (OLE) by the automated system.4. Subject to the submission by the GRO of the list of dead persons, the names are removed from the List after verification by GECOM.5. The dead cannot vote and while they should be off the List, this is far from practical. Notwithstanding, GECOM and GRO can utilise the interim approach of public notice, to provide a deadline date for the submissions that would speed up the removals.This time around, no amount of unorthodox spin will be able to bamboozle and bowl the Guyanese electorate. In the period leading up to 1992, the PNC of GECOM was used to give them an extra two years in Government. It was a time they hoped that the ‘freshly’ Desmond Hoyte Government would have won the Elections. However, such impetuous mal-handing of the electoral mechanism should never be repeated, and particularly when the APNU/AFC Government, with their unbearable taxes, crime, and the spiralling cost of living, seeks to impose their dictatorial, abusive use of power and blatant corruption practices.The vicious spinner Alexander, at the GECOM end, is attempting to delay the inevitable Elections by pretending that fresh House-to-House registration is required. The present voters’ list is valid until the end of April 2019 and it was recently sanitised with the tenth continuous registration period, together with the Claims, and Objections Cycle. There were simply no objections up to November 12, 2019, for the Local Government Elections when the Government felt that its twisted scheming would fool citizens.All the talks about seven years are rubbish, as it was the National Assembly that passed the Bill to make sure that the Register of registrants is valid for six months after the Claims and Objection Period. Further, it is GECOM and its commissioners who recognised the Continuous Registration process, as well as the CEO of the Secretariat who pronounced the list to be good enough for Guyana to have Elections.Alexander knows that only small adjustments are required by GECOM and that these could be achieved to hold the constitutionally appointed National Elections on or before March 19, 2019. Charrandas Persaud, who was a leading Government personality contended that plans were afoot to pad the voters’ list using false Birth Certificates.The conniving Mr Vincent seems to be creating time to facilitate this underhanded move and his pronouncements must be rejected by all Guyanese.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Inishowen man charged with dangerous driving causing death

first_imgA young Buncrana man has been charged with dangerous driving, causing the death of a 19-year-old two years ago.Evan Quinn, 21, of Meenagorey, was charged with causing thedeath of Martin Strain at Tooban, Burnfoot, on August 23, 2015. Quinn was also charged with assault causing harm to Quentin Doherty atPark Lane, Buncrana on December 27, 2015.Gardaí served two books of evidence on Quinn during last Thursday’ssitting of the District Court in Buncrana for the offences.Garda Inspector David Murphy said the Director of Public Prosecutionshad consented that the accused, Evan Quinn, be sent forward to thenext criminal sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.Insp. Murphy said the next sitting of the Circuit Court commences onDecember 5, this year.He said there were a number of other [district court] charges, arisingout of both Books of Evidence, which needed to be added to theindictment. He asked that these be adjourned until the outcome of theCircuit Court matters.Quinn is also accused of having a bald left rear tyre, a bald rightrear tyre, not displaying ‘N’ plates, general obligation regardingspeed and having no rear left lamp on his vehicle at Tooban, Burnfooton the day of the fatal crash, August 23, 2015.He was also charged with being threatening, abusive and or insultingat Park Lane, Buncrana, on December 27, 2015.Quinn, who was dressed in jeans and a navy hooded jumper andaccompanied by his father Patrick in court, did not speak during thebrief hearing.Judge Paul Kelly warned the 21-year-old if he wished to rely on analibi as part of his defence he should inform the gardaí within 14days.Insp. Murphy said he had no objection to Quinn being granted bail onthe same terms as had previously been set by the District Court.Judge Kelly reminded Quinn that he must continue to be of goodbehaviour, sign on every Saturday at Buncrana Garda Station andsurrender his passport as part of his bail conditions.The District Court Judge granted legal aid to his solicitor, KevinMcElhinney, which would include the cost of one senior and juniorcounsel for the dangerous driving case.Inishowen man charged with dangerous driving causing death was last modified: September 20th, 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:buncranacourtdangerous drivingdeathEvan Quinnlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: KAY KELLY WINS THE FIRST LADIES COMPETITION OF THE YEAR AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf News:The ladies club are delighted to announce the results of the first club competition of 2015. Played over 13-holes on February 9th in fine conditions.Winner Kay Kelly (27) with 28 pts on bot. Runner-up President Anne Condon (21) 28pts and in third place Eileen Williamson (21) 26pts. Presentation of prizes will take place on date to be announced. The Drive- In is scheduled for February 22nd at 11.am. Coffee/tea and goodies in Bar from 10.30 Do try and come along to start the ball rolling(we hope flying) for the Captains and President and all who participate. Format details will be announced next week.It’s almost that time again, Bingo Sunday will take place on March 1st at 4pm, so tell all your friends and family to keep that date free.There is a campaign afoot to encourage lady beginners to try out this wonderful game, so if you read this and feel you would like to give it a go, or if you already play and know of someone who might be interested please call 0879677673, lessons will be arranged.GOLF NEWS: KAY KELLY WINS THE FIRST LADIES COMPETITION OF THE YEAR AT BARNHILL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfLadiesletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

Beavers Clean the Soil

first_imgWithout beaver dams, loss of nutrients from soil would increase, and pollutants from upstream erosion would afflict waterways.Scientists at the University of Exeter looked into the beneficial functions that beaver dams perform for soil and rivers. Look how much one family of beavers can do:The research, led by hydrologist Professor Richard Brazier, found that the work of a single family of beavers had removed high levels of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus from the water that flowed through their 2.5 hectare enclosure.The family of beavers, which have lived in fenced site at a secret location in West Devon since 2011, have built 13 dams, slowing the flow of water and creating a series of deep ponds along the course of what was once a small stream.One beaver dam can impound a lot of water, trapping sediments and reducing erosion. Photo by David Coppedge, Lundy Canyon.Soil from upstream managed lands had leached nitrogen and phosphorus into runoff. This runoff, 70% of which came from soil, became trapped in the beaver ponds. The scientists found that the beaver ponds trapped 100 tonnes of sediment in their ponds. Without them, the pollutants would cause harm to fish and humans, because high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus need to be removed in water treatment plants. Professor Richard Brazier saw the good news from beavers after the bad news from humans:Professor Brazier said: “It is of serious concern that we observe such high rates of soil loss from agricultural land, which are well in excess of soil formation rates. However, we are heartened to discover that beaver dams can go a long way to mitigate this soil loss and also trap pollutants which lead to the degradation of our water bodies. Were beaver dams to be commonplace in the landscape we would no doubt see these effects delivering multiple benefits across whole ecosystems, as they do elsewhere around the world.”Beaver pond with beaver house reached by underwater entrance. Photo by David Coppedge, McGee Canyon.Previously trapped for their fur, or killed as pests, the studies show that beaver play an important role in the world. Insects, fish, other mammals, birds and plants all benefit from the deep ponds impounded by these busy animals who make large dams and protected dens one branch at a time. They are best left alone to do what they instinctively know how to do.The old IMAX film “Beavers” is a gem that deserves to be watched by families. How such medium-size rodents do what they do is really quite astonishing. Their fur, their noses, their teeth, their webbed feet, their tails—everything about them is just right for their job. Bringing Darwin into this story would be like blasting a vuvuzela during a Bach symphony. (Visited 350 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Chasing moisture with seeding depth not recommended

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Even though a good part of Ohio has seen some rain recently, there are some parts that haven’t seen a drop in weeks. That may have some farmers wanted to plant a little deeper to try to get that seed to some moisture a little further in the dirt. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Territory Manager Matthew Stroud gives this thoughts on that theory and also shares with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins how far along some southern Ohio wheat fields are for this time of year.last_img

City of Chula Vista hosts Active Shooter Preparedness and Response presentation

first_imgCity of Chula Vista hosts Active Shooter Preparedness and Response presentation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) — In an on-going effort to keep its residents safe, the City of Chula Vista hosted another Active Shooter Preparedness and Response presentation Monday evening.Last year, the City hosted two well-attended Active Shooter presentations which included a Stop the Bleed training aspect.Presentations were given by the Chula Vista Police Department, the Chula Vista Fire Department, and CERT members.At this free event, participants learned how to prepare for an active shooter situation.An active shooter is an individual engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; and in most cases, active shooters use a firearm. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop an active shooting. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared to deal with the situation.Participants also learned how to help others after an active shooter situation. In many cases, victims need someone to help stop the bleeding and the presentation will teach participants how to control or stop the bleeding until help arrives. Ashlie Rodriguez Posted: April 16, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 11:09 PM April 16, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez, last_img read more