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An NBA first: Every coach who started last season is back

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Summer vacations are ending now. Coaches will all be grabbing their whistles in the next few days, starting with Golden State’s Steve Kerr and Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau on Saturday when the Warriors and Timberwolves open training camp — those teams can start early because they’re going to China in the preseason.The other 28 teams start practice on Tuesday.“In team-building and pro sports, a lot of times the methodical long game is what’s necessary,” said Spoelstra, the second-longest-tenured coach in the league behind San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich. “But you’re seeing less and less of that. That’s why last year was such a pleasant surprise. I think it really was a celebration of stability and an acknowledgment of how complex this position can be.” DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last season was the first since 1963-64 — and only the fourth in league history — where there were no in-season changes. The league was much smaller back then as well, with only nine coaches having to keep their bosses happy.It’s a 30-team league now, and a year ago at this time 10 of those clubs had a new coach.“From top to bottom, we have a very high quality level of coaching,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, the president of the National Basketball Coaches Association. “This is as stable as our profession has been in decades. Contracts are strong, the league is constructed in a way now where coaching is extremely important and ownership understands the importance of the coaching process.”There hasn’t been a coaching hire since Jeff Hornacek was formally announced by the New York Knicks on June 2, 2016 — which might not sound that long ago, but in a field without any real job security that’s an eternity. So when coaches gathered last week for their annual preseason meeting, they celebrated the fact that there were no new faces in the room.“We’ve talked about the importance of supporting one another — and at the same time, the need to try to beat each others’ brains in,” Carlisle said. “It’s a conflicting sort of concept from afar, but internally we are the only ones that know all the challenges that head coaches in the NBA face. And because of that, there’s a real healthy respect for one another.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Dallas. From the start of last season to the start of this season, not a single NBA team has changed coaches. That’s an unprecedented run of retention and an obvious source of pride for coaches across the league as the first practices of the season get set to occur this weekend. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)MIAMI — Dozens of NBA players found new homes this offseason. A few front offices dealt with hirings and firings. There’s a new arena in Detroit and an ownership change looms in Houston. The league’s logo was even tweaked.Change was everywhere.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img That is, except the coaches’ offices.Here’s a first for the NBA: Every coach is back. From the start of last season to the start of this season — barring something happening in training camps, anyway — not a single NBA team has changed coaches. That’s an unprecedented run of retention and an obvious source of pride for coaches across the league as the first practices of the season get set to occur this weekend.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think what people are seeing is what this league needs, what these players need more than anything, is stability and a consistent message,” said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who’s going into his 10th season. “Otherwise we’re just losing ground if you have to start all over every year. That’s a tough way to win in this business. That’s a tough way to build any sort of culture or consistency.”No one is starting over in the next few days, at least in the sense that a new staff is taking over a team. 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What has happened to the long arm of the law?

first_imgDear Editor,Now that commissioners and employees of the Local Government Commission (LGC) have finally been paid after waiting for over two months for the release of their monies, one can only hope that they will get back energetically to the business of dealing with the most memorable and expensive financial fraud cases of all time in Guyana which occurred at the Georgetown Mayor and Town Council.Financial fraud all over the world is a major crime which often comes with heavy punishment and fines for those involved. Enron, Cendant, and WorldCom are examples of massive companies torn apart by financial fraud and scandal. Other cases include fraudsters trying to sell the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge. But in each of these cases where serious white-collar crimes were committed came heavy punishment and fines instituted against the perpetrators. Those cases have at least one person, but more often than not there were groups of fraudsters going to prison.Look at Madoff, who is currently serving a sentence of 150 years in federal prison for securities fraud. Look at WorldCom, whose CEO and CFO went to jail for lying about billions of dollars in yet another case of corporate accounting fraud or the 15-year-old Barry Minkow, who started a carpet cleaning company called ZZZZ Best and who was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for 57 counts of fraud and racketeering.Then there was ‘Count Victor Lustig’ who was no Count, but who used the fake title as one of his many lies to convince people in the scrap metal industry that he was a part of the French Government, and twice sold the Eiffel Tower, which he said had to be torn down.At the Georgetown municipality, there was the notorious parking meter deal, the illegal sale of municipal properties and vehicles, the doling out of billions of dollars’ worth in illegal contracts without adherence to tender board procedures, the procurement of goods on a massive scale without a bidding process, the unlawful hiring practices and upward adjustment of salary scales, the shakedown of vendors and demands for bribes by their police department, and the illegal waiving of property rates and interest accrued.More so, several senior officers were cited by the Local Government Com-mission of Inquiry for gross misconduct, abuse of office, recklessness, dishonesty, conspiracy, and misappropriation of funds. Others were cited for complete incompetence and dereliction of duty.But guess what? In spite of these appalling and abysmal findings, the only thing that has resulted so far from what was discovered was one person had his services terminated who quite outrageously has sought a judicial review of the decision and is seeking to be reinstated. Unbelievable!Meanwhile, all of the other unscrupulous, perfidious and villainous senior staffers who were fingered in the inquiry continue to filch, loot and dip their hands into the cookie jar. What has happened to the long arm of the law? Is our legal system no longer concerned with the punishment of individuals who commit crimes? Dismissal alone is not enough, those who violate the law must face incarceration, fines and other penalties. More so, stolen assets must be traced and returned to the citizenry.Regards,Kwasi Sandersonlast_img read more

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Poll to find out peoples’ opinions on contemporary issues

first_imgDear Editor,The Turkeyn Research and Polling Institute (TRPI) plans to conduct an opinion poll later this month on matters pertaining to the coming election. TRPI was founded in 1990 by Professor Dr Baytoram Ramharack, a Guyanese born American trained political scientist who teaches in New York. The polling organisation conducted its first opinion poll in Guyana in 1991 and several annual surveys thereafter, all of which were published in the mass media.TRPI was dormant for a while and has decided to revive its operations especially since there is a scarcity of public data for research purposes particularly on support (or lack thereof) of varied political figures and issues of national importance. With elections on the horizon, TRPI has decided to conduct opinion tracking polls to determine popular support for presidential contenders and parties and which political figure has the best shot at capturing the presidency. The poll will also find out peoples’ opinions on a host of contemporary issues.TRPI is seeking interviewers to assist with querying respondents in the fields. The interviewers are needed to assist with the research surveys (interviewing respondents) that will be done primarily in person in face to face interactions. Interested individuals can write to turkeynpolling@gmail.comPrior experience is not required as training will be provided. The surveys are simple and straight forward. Prospective applicants must be versed in English to read questions if required. The answers are ticked off and later computed and tabulated, and the findings will be released to the public.Yours truly,Dr Kirk MeighooConsultant, TRPIlast_img read more

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Tottenham set for Real Madrid raid?

first_img1 Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas Tottenham will make a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas should Hugo Lloris leave the club this summer, according to reports in Spain.Manchester United plan to lure Lloris to Old Trafford if David de Gea seals his move to Real and it is thought Casillas will be shipped off to White Hart Lane to complete a goalkeeping merry go round.Casillas has been heavily linked with a number of top European clubs but, according to Marca, Spurs will make a concrete bid if Lloris departs.The 34-year-old is understood to be keen on ending his career at the Bernabeu but will listen to offers if he loses his spot to the highly-rated De Gea.last_img

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REVEALED: ROBBERS STEAL TWO CASH MACHINES IN GARAGE RAIDS

first_imgUPDATED: THIEVES have made off with thousands of euro after two raids on petrol stations in the county last night, donegaldaily.com can reveal.Gardai technical officers have arrived at the scene of two EuroSpar service stations at Newtowncunningham and at Moorfield just outside Ramelton.Both are run by the Kernan family and were closed all morning while forensic examinations took place. At the garage at Newtown, a Garda stood on duty as the shutters to the premises remained down.A forensic officer entered the premises shortly after 11am to begin an examination of the scene.Sources say the thieves broke into both garages and smashed open ATM cash machines inside and made off with the contents.It’s thought thousands of euro was taken in both raids. “This looks like the work of an organised criminal gang,” said one source.“Two petrol stations were hit in Newtown and Ramelton overnight. Both are EuroSpar stores and cash was taken in the raids.”Staff were standing outside both shops today awaiting for the go-ahead to open up.Customers were being turned away this morning after being told of the thefts.In a statement to donegaldaily.com, Gardai said: “Gardaí at Milford are investigating two separate burglaries that occurred between midnight and 1am this morning, Saturday 22nd October 2011. “In the first incident a number of men entered a service station in Ramelton (Moorefield Service Station) and accessed money in an ATM on the premises.“A short time later a number of men entered a service station (Kernans Spar) in Newtowncunningham and accessed money in the ATM there also.“In both instances the stations were closed for business and the culprits got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  Ramelton occurred at approximately 12.20am and Newtowncunningham occurred at approximately 1am.“It is believed the same gang were involved and comprised of 3 men wearing balaclavas entering each premises and a man waiting in a silver coloured Audi type car outside. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing. “Anyone who may have witnessed these burglaries or who may have seen any suspicious activity at either location in the days preceding them are asked to contact the Gardaí at Milford on 074 9153060, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.”DONEGALDAILY.COM – FIRST AGAIN WITH ALL THE BREAKING NEWS STORIES IN DONEGALREVEALED: ROBBERS STEAL TWO CASH MACHINES IN GARAGE RAIDS was last modified: October 22nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:kernans eurosparNewtowncunninghamRameltonlast_img read more

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NO PROSECUTION INTO THE DEATH OF POPULAR YOUNG DONEGAL GAA STAR

first_imgThe late Conal GildeaThere will be no prosecution into the death of popular Ardara GAA player Conal Gildea, who died last year after falling into the River Liffey. The body of the late Conal Gildea was retrieved from Britton Quay, in Dublin’s city centre on April 29th, 2013. Gildea was a teenage sensation for Ardara, and is regarded as one of the most talented players the club ever produced.Gildea was employed as a plumber in Dublin at the time of his tragic death.At his inquest last year, the cause of death was determined as drowning, although the Gardaí were carrying out an investigation into issues of ‘supply’ that could lead to prosecution.However, at the Coroner’s Court yesterday Inspector Martin Mooney said a file had gone to DPP with instructions returned that there is to be no prosecution.The inquest was then adjourned for a full hearing on January 9th 2015.NO PROSECUTION INTO THE DEATH OF POPULAR YOUNG DONEGAL GAA STAR was last modified: October 18th, 2014 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:Conal GildeacourtsdeathDPPinquestnewsProsecutionRiver Liffeytragiclast_img read more

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Inishowen pharmacy listed as one of Ireland’s Top 100 Stores

first_imgBrennan’s Pharmacy in Clonmany has been named among the Top100 stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the country’s largest retail industry representative body.The Brennan’s Pharmacy branch on Market Square is the only store in Donegal to make the prestigious list for 2018.The Top100 stores are part of the Retail Excellence Awards in partnership with AIB Merchant Services, which were established in 1997 to promote best practice and encourage high standards in the Irish retail industry and are now the largest and most prestigious of its kind in Ireland. The Awards will take place at a black-tie event on Saturday, November 10 in the Malton Hotel in Killarney.Lorraine Higgins, Chief Executive of Retail Excellence said “This year we were delighted to have received over 500 store entries from every retail sector for our national retail awards. The quality of customer care and excellence throughout these entries made selecting the Top100 stores an extremely difficult task.”“Such high standards are particularly important given the difficult challenges facing retailers at present including the ongoing threat posed by Brexit, as well as domestic issues which we continue to work to resolve on behalf of our members.”“I want to sincerely thank and commend each entrant and in particular, congratulate those announced today in our Top100.” Congratulating the stores named in the Top100, Mark Patterson, Head of Field Sales of AIB Merchant Services said “these retailers represent the very best of the retail industry in Ireland. AIB Merchant Services are proud to partner with Retail Excellence Ireland to support such a prestigious event.”Inishowen pharmacy listed as one of Ireland’s Top 100 Stores was last modified: July 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Brennan’s PharmacyclonmanyRetail Excellencelast_img read more

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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 26, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedDIY: How to Hide like You’ve Never Hidden BeforeSeptember 8, 2013In “Community”Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Four tips for hiding quality geocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Flex Your Geocaching Creativity There’s at least one extraordinary geocache you remember. It’s the geocache that made you say a big old “WOW.” Your magical “aha” moment may have been caused by a mind-bending Puzzle Cache, a creative cache container, or the journey to a new, breath-taking location.Whatever the cause, remember this cache when you decide to hide one of your own. Think about what made it so enjoyable and then add your own twist. Anyone interested in placing a creative geocache should find as many different types and sizes of geocaches as possible. The more geocaches you find, the more you’ll understand what makes a cache great. We suggest looking to geocaches with several Favorite Points for inspiration.For even more inspiration, watch the video Geocaching.com Presents: Creative Geocaches. Soon, you’ll be reading “WOW” logs for your own creative geocache!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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PCs Are In Free Fall, But Windows 8 Shouldn’t Get All The Blame

first_imgbrian proffitt Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Samsung#Windows 8 Related Posts A Samsung exec has smacked around Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, calling it out as a big reason why the global PC industry’s numbers are tanking. But is this really the smoking gun?“The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8,” Jun Dong-soo, President of Samsung’s memory chip division, said in an interview with The Korea Times last week. “I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows Vista platform,” he added.Jun’s remarks were in response to IDC reports of declining PC sales, which dropped 3.7% in 2012, and are expected to shrink another 1.3% in 2013:“The U.S. PC market struggled in 2012, culminating with a 6.5% year-on-year decrease in the fourth quarter and -7.6% growth for the full year. Market saturation, a tough economic environment and weakness across the board, and lack of momentum for Windows 8, which led to 2012 contraction, are expected to persist at least during the first half of 2013,” reported Rajani Singh, Research Analyst at IDC. “IDC expects the second half of 2013 to regain some marginal momentum partly as a rubber band effect from 2012, and largely thanks to the outcome of industry restructuring, better channel involvement, and potentially greater acceptance of Windows 8. We also anticipate a new refresh cycle momentum in the commercial segment driven by the end of Window XP life support.”If anything, Jun’s scathing remarks echo what IDC is saying: Windows 8 hasn’t given a lot of new juice to the PC market. And that’s pretty much hard to argue. But — and I can’t believe I am writing this — sticking the blame on Windows 8 is pretty much a dodge for a lot of other things that are going wrong for the PC world. Here are the quandaries I think about every time I need to look for a PC-type device.Cloud-Oriented Devices Rule. PC makers, get a grip. The rise of smartphones and tablets was bound to cut into your sales. When you sold PCs to consumers all these years, consumers who were doing little more than Facebooking and watching YouTube, essentially you were selling them a Mustang Shelby GT500 when all they needed was a golf cart. And guess what? They figured that out. Home consumers aren’t always interested in productivity and creative apps, so devices that connect on cloud-based services are Perfectly Fine.Stationary Form Factor. Say I still want the productivity power. (Which I do.) PCs are big. They take up space. Even if you have a hockey-puck device like a Mac Mini, you’ve still got to factor in the monitor, keyboard and mouse. I need a desk for this thing, and it’s not portable. Productive workers are getting used to the notion of mobility, and old-school PCs are not fitting the bill.Cost. We’ve had laptops and notebooks for how long, and they’re still coming in with a price premium? I get that making laptops is harder than PC-form devices, due to size, power and complexity issues, but it would be great if I could walk into a computer showroom and not have sticker shock for top-of-the-line notebooks and laptops. You can make the argument that you pays for what you gets, but unless you need these things for your livelihood or a serious hobby, why buy?Windows 8, frankly, doesn’t even enter into the equation. That’s because I can either (1) buy a machine pre-loaded with Windows 7, (2) pick up a Mac or (3) just rip out whatever and install Linux on the machine (my most likely scenario). And, since no one would argue that options 1 & 2 are not beyond the technical expertise of most PC users (and I would dispute that option 3 is all that hard), then pointing the finger at Windows 8 seems incongruous at best.There’s no love lost between me and Windows anything, to be sure. But hardware manufacturers have options to better reach customers, which they need to take. Plus, I’m not sure Jun and his colleagues in the PC industry have much to worry about. Yes, PC sales will contract, but eventually the core business/productivity market will be reached, and sales will stabilize.And as IDC’s Singh noted, the end of life for Windows XP is coming, which is going to drive more new PC sales as consumers and IT managers alike start upgrading their hardware to be compatible with Windows 7 and even Windows 8.Image courtesy of Shutterstockcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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You Must Find a Way to Stay Hungry

first_imgWhen you were hungry you did whatever was necessary. It didn’t matter if something was ridiculously difficult or not, you employed all of your initiative and all of your resourcefulness to find a way or make one.When you were hungry, no challenge was too great. You needed to make things happen, and you turned yourself inside out to do the impossible.But you are no longer hungry. When something is difficult, you avoid it, instead of digging deep and getting it done. Now, when you encounter the “ridiculously impossible” you employ all of your initiative and resourcefulness in identifying all the reasons you “can’t” or “shouldn’t” do whatever is necessary.When you are already uncomfortable, doing things that are uncomfortable and difficult is easy. But once you allow yourself to lose the hunger, you don’t want to return to discomfort.The problem is that you have competitors who are still hungry. They are already uncomfortable, and they are willing to do what you are unwilling to do. The things that you call “impossible,” they call “how we win.” This is how you end up being competitively displaced.The status quo is complacency. Being exceptional means never growing complacent, never allowing the status quo to take hold, and staying hungry when it is easy to slip into the warm comfort of “how we do things now.”.You can’t let anyone want “it” more than you want “it.” You must find a way to recall how it felt to be hungry, and revert to the resourcefulness and initiative that defined you back then. If you need motivation, just imagine how it would feel to lose the comfort you have now. It would feel a lot worse than being hungry the first time around because back then you didn’t know any different.The difference between the professionals and poseurs is that the pros find a way to stay hungry.last_img read more

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