NBA: Irving out of Celtics-Bulls clash

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics celebrates during the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on December 6, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Mavericks 97-90. AFPCHICAGO, United States — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving will miss Monday’s game against the Chicago Bulls with a thigh injury, the team confirmed.Irving is suffering from a left quadricep contusion, the Celtics said, adding that forward Marcus Morris, who is battling a sore left knee, is also out.ADVERTISEMENT Center Al Horford is rated as questionable to start as he nurses a right knee contusion suffered in Sunday’s 91-81 win over Detroit.Irving has missed only one other game this season, the November 12 clash with the Toronto Raptors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseIn 27 games this season, Irving is averaging 23.7 points and 4.8 assists. /cbbcenter_img View comments Color Manila year 6 gets going Jan. 7 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

Win-or-leave home? LeBron facing extreme Game 7 vs. Pacers

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ A look at the Pacers-Cavaliers first-round series finale:PACERS AT CAVALIERSSeries tied 3-3. Game 7, 1 p.m. EDT, ABC.NEED TO KNOW: This will be Cleveland’s first Game 7 at Quicken Loans in the building’s 24-year history. The Cavs twice won Game 7s at Richfield Coliseum (1976, 1992) and are 3-2 in Game 7s. Their most recent win came in the unforgettable 2016 victory over the Warriors that ended the city’s 52-year title drought.KEEP AN EYE ON: The officiating. The series has been physical from the start. James received a nasty gash over his right eye in Game 6 on a play where nothing was called. If James is in attack mode, he’ll draw contact and will be looking for calls. He made 15 of 15 free throws while scoring 44 points in Game 5.PRESSURE IS ON: All of the Cavs besides James. Cleveland needs someone in the supporting cast to do more or a drama-filled season will have a wretched conclusion.INJURY UPDATE: Cavaliers starting guard George Hill remains questionable with back spasms. He hasn’t played since Game 3 but worked on his shot Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James remains in the game after sustaining a cut above his left eye on a drive to the basket during the first half of Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)CLEVELAND — LeBron James is on the brink of his earliest NBA playoff exit — and maybe another departure from Cleveland.This Game 7 has a win-or-leave-home element.ADVERTISEMENT Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img View comments 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 ‘Immaturity’: So much for the Wizards’ great expectations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “We know they’re going to be ready. And we have to be, too.”Before losing Game 6, James’ teams had won 11 straight close-out games. The streak ending was hardly his fault.The four-time MVP scored 22 points with seven rebounds and five rebounds in 31 minutes before sitting out the entire fourth quarter to rest when it became obvious the Cavs were not coming back. James has been brilliant throughout the series, averaging 32.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.8 assists.Trouble is, he’s been doing it all by himself.Kevin Love, Cleveland’s other All-Star, is averaging just 11 points and shooting 32 percent (22 of 68) from the field. Love has been playing with a sprained left thumb, but his shot is broken.Love scored seven points in Game 6 on 3-of-10 shooting — the third time he’s scored 10 points or fewer in the series — and he also took a beating from Indiana’s bigs.After trading Kyrie Irving to Boston last summer and then dealing Isaiah Thomas, who was supposed to replace Irving, at the Feb. 8 deadline, the Cavs were counting on Love to pick up his game in the playoffs.They’re still waiting.“It’s not me, but it’s not about me, either,” Love said softly following Game 6. “I’ve done a lot of other good things. I know you guys will talk about the offense, but I just got to find a way to impact the game in different ways.”Fortunately, the Cavs have James, who is 4-2 in Game 7s and hasn’t lost a series finale since 2008 in his first stint with Cleveland. He’s averaged 33.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in Game 7, and he needs to eclipse those numbers to keep the Cavs’ season alive and delay a decision that already has Cleveland fans on edge. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’ve been a part of Game 7s for quite a while now and it’s just something that you wish you can get back and when you’re done playing the game.”James has never lost a first-round series, going 12-0 with many of them sweeps on his way to winning three championships and seven straight appearances in the Finals.But nothing has come easy for the 33-year-old or the Cavs, whose regular-season flaws — suspect defense, no reliable second scoring option — have been exposed by the young-and-hungry Pacers.Indiana has taken it to Cleveland, and the fifth-seeded Pacers believe they can win one more and finally take down James, who has ended their season three times in the playoffs since 2013.“We were confident even before this series started,” said Indiana All-Star Victor Oladipo, who snapped out of a shooting slump to score 28 in Game 6. “We’re still confident now. Game 7 is going to be a hostile environment. It’s going to be very emotional. But we’re looking forward to the challenge. It’s going to be a dog fight.ADVERTISEMENT After being bloodied and blown off the floor in Game 6 by the Pacers in Indianapolis, James and the Cavaliers staggered home with their roller-coaster season possibly headed toward a crash.Only a win on Sunday over Indiana will prevent elimination and kick-start a summer in Cleveland that will center on James, who can opt out of his $35.6 million contract and become a free agent on July 1.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 stakes couldn’t be much higher. It’s the kind of game James lives to play.“It’s just the love of the game and wanting to be remembered,” James said following a demoralizing 121-87 loss Friday night. “Game 7, I always said, is the two greatest words in sports. Us having a Game 7 on our floor, our fans are going to be truly excited to be a part of that. And hope our guys are excited about that as well, and understand that just don’t take those moments for granted.last_img read more

Guyana’s Embassy to Brazil supports Golden Jaguars

first_imgThe Guyana Embassy in Brazil has been providing moral support to the players, management and staff of the Golden Jaguars, who are currently on a historic “Train and Play” Camp taking place in Rio de Janeiro.Jevon Rodrigues taking a photo op with the players and staffRecently, First Secretary Jevon Rodrigues, representing Guyana’s Ambassador George Talbot, travelled from the Brasilia-located Embassy to Rio, and spent two days interacting with players and staff. At a simple function, Rodrigues conveyed the Ambassador’s best wishes to the team, informing them that Ambassador Talbot is an ardent Golden Jaguars fan, and wanted the team to be aware of that fact.“This encampment is historic, as it is happening in a year when Guyana and Brazil are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations. Events to celebrate this milestone would be taking place in Brazil and Guyana. I would like to wish the team and management, on behalf of Ambassador Talbot, the very best going forward, and encourage you to be the best. Work hard and the good results will follow,” Rodrigues encouraged the team.A qualified former coach, who once briefly served as President of the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA), Rodrigues also complimented the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) for the initiative of having the camp in Brazil, which can only boost the sport in Guyana.He also disclosed that an anniversary symposium would have already been held at the University of Brasilia and Roraima, and there would be an exchange of cultural troupes between the two neighbours.“Later in the year, we should issue some stamps to commemorate the event, so I think a team coming here at this time is very significant. It may have taken us 50 years to bring a squad to Brazil, but I think our development is getting closer to the level that Brazil is. My word to the players is: remain committed, remain disciplined, and doors will open for you. I am excited about the new management and coach; the atmosphere is just positive, and I really admire that. I know that we are going to go places,” Rodrigues declared.last_img read more

LIFE OF DONEGAL POET TO FEATURE IN RADIO DOCUMENTARY

first_imgDedalus Press is delighted to report that Éamon Little’s radio documentary on the Donegal poet Francis Harvey will air tonight (FRI) on Lyric FM at 7pm.Poet Francis Harvey(If you miss it on the night, it will be streamed on The Lyric Feature web page after broadcast:http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/the-lyric-feature/)Francis Harvey is known in Ireland and beyond, to those who practice the craft, as a gifted lyric poet, a national treasure who is virtually unknown to the wider reading public. Shy, reticent and disinclined to give public readings, Harvey’s life in poetry has been lived below the critical radar, despite the extraordinary quality and quantity of his work, published in volumes by Gallery Press and Dedalus Press and in literary journals.Born in Enniskillen in 1925, a child of two generations of mixed marriages, Harvey has lived his lived most of his life in Donegal, where he worked as a bank official by day and spent his free time wandering the local landscape and honing his craft.His naturalist’s precision, allied to his lyric gift and his clear-eyed view of his community, has combined to give us an extraordinary body of work. Now in his ninetieth year, this documentary brings Francis Harvey and his poetry to a wider public.”Tune in to Lyric FM this evening, Friday 5th September @ 7.00 pm  LIFE OF DONEGAL POET TO FEATURE IN RADIO DOCUMENTARY was last modified: September 5th, 2014 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:donegallyric fmpoet Francis Harveylast_img read more

Virtual Reality experience revolutionises house design in Donegal

first_imgA new West Donegal company has tapped into tech to offer a brand new perspective on property plans.Imagine walking around a building to check out the design before it’s even built – that’s what Virtual Teic is doing with brand new technology.The Gweedore-based company takes 2D building plans and builds a 3D virtual model for people to see a real representation of their building. Furniture, and kitchens, windows, doors are added for people to see as they ‘walk through’ the rooms. In this way, they can make decisions on changes they would like to make on room sizes, kitchen layouts, doors, windows and walls and interior design.No more of “I wish we had made that window bigger”, or “if that wall should have been moved to another position, we could have had more room”.The 3D design can be viewed either through Virtual Reality hardware (goggles) or a  high-quality render 360° model.  Virtual Teic can also use a drone to take an image of the house location to add an exterior view of the surrounding area and views of the building into the plans.“The response has been amazing and there hasn’t been anyone who has used it that hasn’t been in awe of its capabilities,” said Paul McMahon, Design & Sales at Virtual Teic.Virtual reality is said to be the next wave of technological revolution – and this experience brings a wow factor to building plans.“Most people now get plans and a lot of people can’t visualize real problems like spatial awareness, window and door positions relative to the space in the room or the positioning of important elements from the plans and the design of rooms. All they see are lines on a page, so to have this tool, this service we are offering, is a great device for people who can’t visualise what the house will finally look like,” Paul said.Virtual Teic Gweedore launch. Photo Clive WassonAlthough the technology is high end and relatively expensive, Virtual Teic offer this service at a reasonable cost and their model production time is minimal.It has to be seen to be believed! If you’d like to immerse yourself in a unique new building experience, check out virtualteic.com or call 0892479088 Virtual Reality experience revolutionises house design in Donegal was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:g-teicGweedoreplanningpropertyVirtual Realityvirtual teiclast_img read more

Tragic Lee to be laid to rest on Arranmore today

first_imgArranmore Island will come to a standstill today for the funeral of RNLI volunteer Lee Early.The 26-year-old drowned when his car went off the local Poolawaddy pier at 5am on Sunday morning last.Another man in his 30s managed to escape and swam to safety to raise the alarm. Lee will be laid to rest after noon mass at St Crone’s Church with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Members of the RNLI are expected to carry out a guard of honour at the church in memory of one of their own.An autopsy was held on Lee’s remains at Letterkenny University Hospital on Monday last.Lee’s remains were then escorted home by the Arranmore RNLI crew as they led two ferries that evening. Hundreds of people have traveled from across Donegal and further afield for Lee’s wake at his island home.A book of condolence has also been signed by hundreds of people at the Arranmore Community Centre.The local Arranmore Hostel also offered free accommodation to anybody attending the wake or funeral in recent days.A full Garda investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy is underway.It is focusing on how the men’s car ended up in the freezing waters off the island. Lee is survived by his dad Jimmy, mum Noreen, brother Adam and sisters Rachel and Laura.Tragic Lee to be laid to rest on Arranmore today was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 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

How to Track Twitter Friendships for Business and Pleasure

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting RSSFriends + Yahoo Pipes + TwitterFeed = @marshallkbuds. That’s a new account I created just to show off the names of people I make friends with on Twitter, in case you’re interested in meeting them too. I also used a service called Feed.Informer to display a widget on the sidebar of my personal blog of the most recent people I’ve made friends with on Twitter. I think that’s interesting and valuable information that I will benefit from sharing.3. Track Your Company’s New and Departed FriendsFinally, RSSFriends also offers an RSS feed of any accounts that follow or unfollow a given account. That’s got brand management written all over it, doesn’t it? I haven’t been able to get this feature to work yet for the @rww account but I suspect that may be because it has too many followers already. For a small business, this could prove quite useful. So far this service has proven most useful to me as a way to discover interesting new Twitter users. It’s pretty incredible to think that I can follow along behind some of the tech world’s most interesting people and consider for subscription all the people they add as friends on Twitter. That’s the kind of thing that a social network with open user data makes possible, though. It might feel a little creepy but the utility is undeniable. Hopefully people will use services like this for good and not evil. Related Posts Finding the right people to follow on Twitter can offer a real competitive advantage in many lines of work. Some people are very good at it; they are super connected and they find great people to follow. Now a new service built on top of Twitter lets you ride the coattails of those well-connected people and easily follow whoever they add as friends, too.Thorsten Zoerner is an IBM product marketing manager based in Germany. He’s built a wonderful little service called RSSFriends that really fills a niche and makes some very powerful things easy to do. RSSFriends offers an RSS feed of new people that any Twitter account begins following, or of anyone that stops following a designated account. Here are three ways I’ve begun using this service.1. Finding the Friends of the Famous & Influential I don’t want to creep anyone out, but if you’re someone I think is really interesting and has an interesting taste in friends – I may be getting an IM now with the Twitter username of everyone you start to follow. For the past week I’ve been tracking a number of interesting people with RSSFriends feeds run through the RSS-to-IM service Notify.me. It’s pretty interesting. I get a handful of messages throughout the day that say things like “Person X that you are tracking just made friends with Person Y.” Then I look at Person Y and in many cases, I start following them too. It’s pretty great.2. Show Off Your Taste in Friends Tags:#How To#web last_img read more

How autonomous vehicles could lead to more jobs in Detroit

first_imgAs autonomous vehicles make their way out of the pages of science fiction and onto the highways of the real world, the question remains exactly what type of impact this emerging technology will have on the workforce in Detroit.In the city of Detroit, a city known for being the backbone of America’s auto industry, over 25% of its households do not own an automobile. To make matters worse, its public transportation system is described as one of the worst in the country. This makes going to and from work difficult, if not impossible for many of that city’s citizens.Ready access to reliable transportation is essential to maintaining employment. If you live in the suburbs or just outside of the regular routes of the city’s bus lines, this is problematic.Autonomous vehicles open the doors to more people in more areas gaining access to easy transportation. Commercial services like Uber are already testing autonomous vehicles in US markets with hopes to expand their efforts to additional markets as the results of these tests come in.Detroit benefitting from other cities’ initiativesFrom a municipal standpoint, some US cities are making plans for their own autonomous public transportation that can pick citizens up at specific addresses, eliminating the need for them to travel to designated locations such as bus stops. Autonomous cars don’t require drivers that are limited by eight-hour workdays and the needs to take breaks.For the citizens of Detroit, a city with more available jobs in its suburbs than inside city limits for workers with a high school level of education, and not enough available jobs for its high number of unemployed citizens, having reliable transportation that extends beyond the central Detroit area and into these employment centers is critical.Detroit is a perfect spot for companies to create a proof of concept for their low-cost autonomous vehicle services. By offering inexpensive, reliable transportation to its citizens and enabling them to access employment centers on the outskirts of the city, the results would not only be a great boon to the local economy, but a perfect public relations win for the technology as it gains the trust of drivers and passengers alike. Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Tags:#autonomous vehicles#Detroit#featured#Ford#GM#Internet of Things#IoT#self-driving cars#top#Uber IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…last_img read more

Saina should aim for nothing less than gold: Aparna Popat

first_imgIndia’s top shuttler Saina Nehwal should aim for nothing less than fetching the country its first women’s gold medal at next month’s Delhi Commonwealth Games, according to her predecessor Aparna Popat.”She has to go for the gold medal. Nothing less will do. I don’t think anyone can beat her (to the singles title),” said Aparna who carved a niche twelve years ago when the Games were first held in the Asian continent – in Malaysia.”I expect some challenge from players of Malaysia and Singapore, but not much. They may reach the semis but I feel Saina has the best chance (to win the gold). Not only me but every one would be disappointed if she does not clinch the (women’s singles) gold medal,” the former shuttler told PTI.India have never won a gold medal in women’s singles in past Games. Both their badminton singles gold medals have been fetched by men – Prakash Padukone in 1978 at Edmonton (Canada) and the late Syed Modi in 1982 at Brisbane (Australia).The 32-year-old Aparna, administrative manager of Indian Oil, won a silver medal when she lost to Kelly Morgan of Wales in the final of the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1998. She also helped the women’s team win the bronze.Aparna, who went on to win another individual bronze in the next Games at Manchester and lost in the quarter finals of the Melbourne Games four years ago before retiring from the shuttle game, expects a haul of at least four badminton medals from the October 3-14 Games.advertisementAparna feels India also have a very good chance to strike gold in all the three doubles events.”Jwala (Gutta) and (V) Diju have a good chance in mixed doubles. Sanave (Thomas) and Rupesh (Kumar) (men’s) as well as Jwala and Ashwini (Ponnappa) (women’s) – all have good chance.In fact everyone has a good chance,” said Aparna who foresees a clutch of medals for the hosts in badminton.”We should aim for four-plus medals. They need to play well,” said the former eight-time national singles champion.Talking about her own experience at the three CWGs she took part in, Aparna said mingling with the Indian cricket team and staying in the same apartment complex with the cricketers was a memorable experience in Kuala Lumpur.”That was my first multi-discipline event. The Indian cricket team was there. They were staying above us in the same building. Sachin Tendulkar was there and Anil Kumble came to the badminton hall to see a few matches we played. It was a memorable experience,” she recalled.Aparna said India had a pretty big badminton team as the format was different with the men’s and women’s team championships were held separately unlike the current mixed one.The former shuttle queen said she did not expect to win the silver in that edition.”I still remember the final against Kelly, who at that time, was playing very well even against the top players of the world. The first game was close and there was a debatable line call. I went there expecting to play well, put my best foot forward, that’s all,” she said.Aparna said the coaching camp at Bangalore prior to the 1998 Games and shuttle legend Prakash’s presence as coach helped the team a lot in clinching four medals at Kuala Lumpur.”We had Prakash Padukone as coach and had a camp in Bangalore prior to the Games. There was lot of team spirit and camaraderie. We gelled well as a team and got four medals,” she remembered.Aparna feels the standard of badminton in Commonwealth Games is considerably less than what a player encountered in the World Championships and Olympic Games or even the Asian Games.”The levels are lower than what players encounter in the world championships or even at the Asian Games because badminton is a strong suit among Asian countries,” she said.last_img read more