Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas has surgery on dislocated thumb

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 26-year-old Lithuanian is averaging 12.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 18.8 minutes in 30 games this season. He has led the team in rebounding 11 times and recorded five double-doubles. The Raptors also announced they have recalled Chris Boucher from their minor league Raptors 905 team. Boucher is averaging 29 points per game with the G-League club based in Mississauga, 28 kilometers (17 miles) southwest of Toronto.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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 awardcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Jonas Valanciunas #17 of the Toronto Raptors grimaces in pain after hurting his finger against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 12, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPToronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas will be out at least four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated left thumb on Thursday, the National Basketball Association team announced on Twitter.Valanciunas was hurt in the second quarter of Wednesday’s 113-93 win over the two-time reigning champion Golden State Warriors. ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ONE Championships signs US broadcast deal with Turner Sports View commentslast_img read more

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Driver who transported murder suspect surrenders

first_imgThe taxi driver who transported self-confessed murderer to Mahdia after killing his ‘child mother’ SimoneMurder suspect, Clevon HamiltonHackett, surrendered to police at Mahdia on Friday evening.He was subsequently taken to the Criminal Investigations Department at Eve Leary where he is being grilled. He is expected to be charged as an accessory to murder shortly.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that on the night of the fatal stabbing, the taxi took Clevon Hamilton to the University of Guyana access road where he collected the mother of one.Blanhum stated that based on the driver’s statement, an argument ensued between the suspect and the woman during which the man pulled out a knife from the haversack he was carrying and inflicted several wounds to the woman’s body.The driver, the crime chief related, was then ordered to drive to a dark corner where the suspect dragged the woman out the back seat of the car. He then spent some time in the dark and returned to the car.At this time, he ordered the taxi driver to take him to Mahdia. On their way to the mining community, the murder suspect disposed of the woman’s mobile phone. However, it was reported that the car was found abandoned in Mahdia. At the time of the discovery, the back seat of the vehicle had blood stains and maggots.According to reports the woman left home on April 16 at about 20:30h to uplift a package but never returned home.She was due to be maid-of-honour at her sister’s wedding on Sunday last and was to celebrate her son’s birthday on Monday. The woman’s body was discovered in a trench among vegetation by two school boys on their way to school.Hours after the discovery, the police arrested Hamilton in Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro/Siparuni). He was transported to CID headquarters where he was interrogated and during which he caved under pressure, admitting to committing the crime.He was on Friday arraigned for the murder of the former model and was remanded to prison until May 18.last_img read more

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Tunisian PM hits out at CAF amid African Champions League controversy

first_imgEsperance were initially handed the title after Wydad walked off an hour into last week’s second leg in Tunis because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.Holders Esperance were leading 1-0 in the second leg and 2-1 overall when play was halted, and after a 90-minute delay the referee awarded the match to the home side.“Following the farce of the CAF, I would like to pay tribute to the work done by the security forces,” tweeted Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.“We will not just give up the rights of Esperance Tunis or those of any other Tunisian team.”His remark came after criticism of the security around the match as the Wydad players walked off the pitch.“The playing and security conditions were not met during the second leg of the CAF Champions League final, preventing the match from reaching its conclusion,” CAF presidential advisor Hedi Hamel said following a lengthy executive committee meeting in the French capital Paris on Wednesday.“As a result, the match will have to be replayed at a ground outside of Tunisia… (and) Esperance will have to the give trophy back.”“The match will be played after the CAN (Africa Cup of Nations) at a date to be determined,” he added.Esperance are expected to challenge the decision. A club source said officials would explore all viable options, starting by taking the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“We’re not going to just fold our arms. It’s an absurd decision and a dangerous precedent that opens the door to other protests during the CAN,” the source said.FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who was re-elected head of world football’s governing body on Wednesday, said the incident was “unfortunate” for “Africa’s credibility”.“I saw there were some problems. It is unfortunate, but that does not justify what happened afterwards of course,” he said.The build-up to the Cup of Nations has also been blighted by uncertainty after Cameroon was stripped of the hosting rights in November having fallen too far behind in its preparations.That left Egypt, appointed as replacement hosts in January, in a race against time after the country was given just six months to ready itself for the event.Tunisian media reported that officials were aware before last Friday’s second leg that the VAR system was not working, but the players seemingly did not know.VAR had played a major role in the first leg of the final in Morocco on May 24, with referrals ruling out a goal by Wydad and later appeals for a penalty by the Moroccans in a 1-1 draw.The Egyptian referee of that match was subsequently banned for six months with CAF saying his performance was “poor”.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Confederation of African Football have ordered that the African Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca should be replayed at a neutral venue © AFP/File / FETHI BELAIDPARIS, France, Jun 6 – African football’s leading club competition has been thrown into disarray after the announcement that its showpiece game will have to be replayed, with the Tunisian prime minister weighing in to call the handling of the affair a “farce”.On Wednesday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said that the Champions League final between Tunisian giants Esperance and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco would be replayed at a neutral venue after the Africa Cup of Nations, which runs from June 21 to July 19.last_img read more

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Questions arise about Pakistani power deal after bomb attack

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.On Friday, U.S. officials acknowledged that there was no clear basis for confidence that the two leaders could work cooperatively. Now that Bhutto had returned to Pakistan, they acknowledged their control over events was limited, as Thursday’s bombing showed. “There’s really not much left to say or do at this point,” one Bush administration official said, who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak publicly about U.S. policy on Pakistan. “But there’s no clear indication that there is a foundation for both sides to work together cooperatively.” Bhutto used her time in exile to nurture influential connections within Washington’s power corridors. Still, the Bush administration had long kept her at arm’s length, in large part out of deference to Musharraf, who cast his lot with the White House after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Two years ago, Bhutto could not even get the State Department’s top official for South Asia to show up at a posh dinner party in her honor. (A desk officer in charge of Pakistan was sent instead.) But in recent months that began to change. The U.S. courtship of Bhutto included a private dinner and a jet ride with Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and, over the last month, several telephone calls to Bhutto from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. WASHINGTON – To lay the groundwork for Benazir Bhutto’s return to Pakistan, some of the highest-ranking officials in the Bush administration lavished attention on her as they worked to broker a power-sharing arrangement between Bhutto and her longtime rival, President Pervez Musharraf. But the violence that greeted Bhutto on her return after eight years in exile and the finger-pointing between her camp and Musharraf’s after the attack on her motorcade on Thursday has raised questions about whether the tenuous deal that the United States helped midwife can survive. Bush administration officials on Friday publicly played down the potential for a deepening rift between Musharraf and Bhutto, pointing out that the opposition leader herself had praised the rescue efforts of Pakistan’s security forces after Thursday’s attack and that Musharraf had called Bhutto to make sure she was safe after the blast. But unresolved questions about the attack have added a new layer of distrust to relations between Bhutto and the government, as well as new uncertainties for the Bush administration policy. In turning back to Bhutto, administration officials said they acted with reluctance, after Musharraf’s own political missteps and the mounting opposition to his military government had weakened his grip on power and threatened to plunge Pakistan deeper into turmoil. The administration concluded over the summer that a power-sharing deal with Bhutto might be the only way that Musharraf could keep from being toppled. They began quietly nurturing the accord, under which Bhutto’s party did not boycott Musharraf’s election in September, and the president issued a decree granting Bhutto and others amnesty for recent corruption charges, opening the way for her return. Administration officials say that Rice stepped up her personal involvement in September, when it seemed possible that Musharraf’s other political nemesis, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, would make his own bid to return to power, and upset the deal. Still, even now, there is no great love in the Bush administration for Bhutto. While U.S. intelligence officials have been frustrated at times with Musharraf’s record in fighting the Islamic militants in northern Pakistan, they have also found a small level of comfort in dealing with him. Now they worry that Bhutto’s re-entry to Pakistan’s political scene will complicate their lagging efforts to pursue al-Qaida and Taliban insurgents. State Department bureaucrats also fret that her turbulent past will further inflame an already volatile country. Inside and outside the U.S. bureaucracy, there remains deep skepticism that the arrangement between two longtime enemies has a chance for long-term success. “This backroom deal I think is going to explode in our face,” said Bruce Riedel, who advised three presidents on South Asian issues and is now at the Brookings Institution. “Ms. Bhutto and Mr. Musharraf detest each other, and the concept that they can somehow work collaboratively is a real stretch.” Before she left for Pakistan and since her return, Bhutto has publicly pressed an agenda that should please U.S. policymakers: advocating democracy and attacking suicide bombing and Islamic militancy in words more forceful than those normally used by Musharraf.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cadillac CTS named car of the year

first_imgDETROIT – Motor Trend Magazine has named the new Cadillac CTS its 2008 car of the year, saying it is proof that Detroit can build a world-class sedan. The award, to be announced today, is significant because it shows the world that Detroit is back in the car business after years of focusing on sport utility vehicles and trucks, said magazine Editor-in-Chief Angus MacKenzie. The car’s appearance, fit and finish, quality of materials and performance rival that of its German and Japanese competitors, MacKenzie said. “There’s really not a lot of difference at all between BMW, Mercedes and Cadillac,” he said in an interview Monday. Last year’s winner was the Toyota Camry. Last month, the magazine named the 2008 Mazda CX-9 its sport utility vehicle of the year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The CTS, made by General Motors Corp., won in a field of 18 significant vehicles such as the Honda Accord and new Dodge and Chrysler minivans, Motor Trend said in a statement. To be eligible, vehicles must be new or totally redesigned and released in the 12 months prior to Jan. 1, 2008. Japanese-based automakers had five cars in the field, with seven U.S. models, four from Germany and two from Sweden. Motor Trend said the CTS was chosen from among one of the toughest fields in the award’s history. “The CTS obliterates the old-man image of Cadillac,” MacKenzie said. “This car will turn heads in the same way the elite European models do, but it is unmistakably American.” The CTS, with a base price of $32,990, is a bellwether for GM’s transformation to building world-class cars to be distributed worldwide, he said. The CTS was tested and developed in the U.S., Germany and China, he said. last_img read more

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Where are they now?

first_imgTwo Chaffey College products are starring at Sacramento State (8-5). Senior guard Jason Harris is leading the team in scoring at 13.8 points per game and junior guard Haron Hargrave is second at 10.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. Both played in the recent game at Pauley Pavilion against UCLA with Harris faring best with 16 points. Center Stephen Colvin (Yucaipa), a 7-foot, 340-pounder, is redshirting. Brittni Selser (Alta Loma) was the starting setter as a true freshman at Montana State-Bozeman (15-15). She chalked up 815 assists, 168 digs, 40 total blocks and 51 kills and service aces.Sophomore swimmer Jamie Bloom (Sultana) has emerged as one of the top breaststrokers at Brigham Young University. She has the second-best time on her team in both the 100 (1:04.71) and 200 (2:19.03). Last season, she had seen individual victories and was an all-Mountain West Conference second-team selection in both events. Sophomore forward Chris Fleming (Eisenhower) is playing relatively close to home at the College of the Desert, averaging 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. He will have a chance to play in his own neighborhood when the Roadrunners (8-9) travel to Chaffey and San Bernardino Valley in Foothill Conference play.The women’s basketball team at Point Loma Nazarene features 6-2 junior center Mica DeHoog (Redlands), who is averaging 11.6 points and 8.1 rebounds. She is in her first year playing there after transferring from Northern Arizona.Senior guard Anetero Uiagalelei (Ganesha/Mt. SAC) is averaging 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists as a reserve for the women’s basketball team at San Jose State (3-6). Sophomore guard Tarina Hodges (Hesperia) is also on the roster, but has not played. Junior middle hitter Cristie Dawson (Granite Hills) had a stellar season for the volleyball team at the University of San Diego (23-6), finishing first on the team in kills (159), digs (191), service aces (37) and total blocks (84). The team advanced to the second round of the NCAA playoffs before falling to UCLA 3-0. She had six kills, seven digs and two aces in the last match of the season. Where are they Now runs the first Wednesday of each month. Michelle Gardner can be reached at michelle.gardner@sbsun.com or (909) 386-3864. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Taylor is a three-year starter, having averaged 11.7 points last year as a sophomore, which placed her second on the team in scoring. She started 22 of 24 games, missing two with an ankle injury. The Cal State Fullerton wrestling roster is loaded with San Bernardino County standouts. The Titan squad includes freshman 125-pounder James Bailey (Ontario); redshirt freshman 165-pounder Kwabena Aygeman (Ontario); freshman 174-pounder Alan Reynel (Sky Forest/Rim of the World) and sophomore heavyweight Dan Ott (Redlands/Aquinas). Rounding out the local representation are twins Taylor and Tavis Smith (Diamond Ranch), both of whom compete at 133. Bailey finished fourth at the Embry-Riddle Open earlier this season, while Ott saw considerable time last year, wrestling in eight matches. n Two athletes with local ties are playing basketball for Division II UC San Diego (2-7, 0-2). Sophomore guard Andrew Hatch (Ayala) is averaging 5.2 points and 2.6 assists, while former University of Redlands player Evan Demkiw, a junior guard, is seeing some time as a reserve. Hatch was the freshman of the year in the California Collegiate Athletic Association last season. Arriaran is averaging 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. Her season high of 17 points came in a 76-68 loss to New Mexico in her collegiate debut in November. Janevia Taylor (San Bernardino) is in her junior year playing for the women’s basketball team at the University of Hawaii. The 5-foot-5 guard is averaging 11.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.6 steals in 33 minutes per game with the Rainbows. Her best effort was a 20-point performance in a recent 61-55 win over Kent State. center_img True freshman Erika Arriaran (Norco) has started out strong in the collegiate game. But what else would one expect from an athlete who earned Parade Magazine National Player of the Year honors as a high school senior? The 5-foot-10 guard has helped the University of Texas to a 6-4 record, starting all 10 games. She has led the Longhorns in scoring five times and in rebounding once. last_img read more

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THREE ALL-IRELAND WINNERS AT ST EUNAN’S MINOR BOARD PRESENTATION NIGHT

first_imgRory Kavanagh wins another ball in midfield for St Eunan’s. Pic Brian McDaid/Cristeph StudioThree All-Ireland winners will be on hand to make the presentations when St Eunan’s GAA club Minor board players assemble at the Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday evening.The club senior captain and 2012 All-Ireland SFC winner Rory Kavanagh will be there.As will Geraldine McLaughlin, the star player in Ladies Gaelic last year who led Termon Ladies to All-Ireland Club glory in 2014. And Ray Durack, who managed Donegal’s senior hurlers to the 2013 Nicky Rackard Cup will also be there.Proceedings get under way at 5pm and is due to end at 8pm. Payment is at the door.It promises to be a great evening for the clubs young boys and girls footballers, the camogie players and hurlers – with a treasure trove of trophies to celebrate.Geraldine McLaughlin: Special Guest at St Eunan’sThe next young players take the next steps to stardom this Sunday at the Aura Leisure Centre from 10am to 11am and is for children from U-6 to U-10.  THREE ALL-IRELAND WINNERS AT ST EUNAN’S MINOR BOARD PRESENTATION NIGHT was last modified: January 24th, 2015 by John2Share 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:minor clubPresentation nightSt Eunanslast_img read more

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Warriors’ Steve Kerr on Pittsburgh shooting: “Nothing surprises us anymore”

first_imgNEW YORK — The words sounded both somber and defeated.Warriors coach Steve Kerr spoke out once again on a mass shooting, the latest involving a man killing 11 people on Saturday with three pistols and a semi-automatic rifle at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. It marked the deadliest attack on Jewish people in the history of the United States.“It’s just devastating,” Kerr said before the Warriors (5-1) played the Brooklyn Nets (2-3) on Sunday. “I just expect it now, and that’s the sad thing.”Kerr …last_img read more

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13 tips for geocaching beginners

first_img SharePrint RelatedIntroduce Friends to Geocaching with this 1 Free AppJune 30, 2014In “Geocaching Info”Geocaching Plans for July 13 and All of August? You Do Now…July 7, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”Tips for the Four-Season GeocacherJanuary 20, 2014In “Geocaching Info” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img

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Selling to All Three Brains

first_imgThe human brain is really made up of three brains.The oldest part of the brain (from an evolutionary perspective) is the archipallium, or reptile brain. It includes the brain stem, and the cerebellum. This part of your brain is responsible for all of the automatic functions of your body, like your continued breathing and the beating of your heart. It’s also paranoid; it is full of fear. It drives survival.On top of the archipallium is the paleopallium, or limbic system. Most mammals have one. This part of the brain is emotional. It’s emotional about food, sex, fighting, and running from a fight. You might recognize half of those examples as pain and half pleasure. That’s what the limbic system does, avoid pain, seek pleasure. If you are emotional about something, that’s the part of your brain that is working.On top of both of the two older, inner brains is the six-layered neopallium, or neocortex. Fortunately, it takes up a massive two-thirds of your whole brain. Fortunate because this is the rational brain. When you are thinking, this is the part of your brain that’s doing the real work. It’s also responsible for language, among other things. (This is the section from which I had a small piece removed. You can see that in the picture above)Deep SellingWe spend a lot of time talking about buying processes, sales processes, sales tools, and sales technologies. What we sometimes ignore is that each of these three brains has their own needs. We sometimes try to sell only to the big logical, rational brain.Sometimes the reptile brain is racked with fear. It’s concerned with survival above all else. You have clients with business challenges that threaten their survival. They’re truly concerned with their survival. You have to help them with that fear. You have to show them the path to survival.The mammalian brain wants pleasure and wants to avoid pain. And it’s emotional about it. When you show up with your big idea, it brings the possibility of pleasure in the way of better results, better performance, and big improvements. It also brings an equal possibility of pain; when you overthrow the status quo and make change, things might go wrong and bring pain. You have to help your clients find their way to discovering the pleasure while helping to ensure they avoid the pain.The rational brain wants a logical argument. It wants proof. This is the ROI brain. This brain loves a good spreadsheet while the other two brains couldn’t care less about the numbers. You can’t leave this brain out of the equation when selling. But you can’t believe this is the only brain to which you are selling.You’re really selling to all three brains.QuestionsHave you ever had a client to whom the major sale you made was simply their survival? How did you help them?How do you deal with a client that expresses a wide range of emotions, including some like jealousy, fear, or anxiety about your opportunity?What do you do to deal with clients that want to avoid pain at all costs, so much so that they continually make no decision?Is it always enough to sell to the rational brain?last_img read more

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