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Knox won over Knicks and now expects to win over their fans

first_imgView comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cavs having ‘good dialogue’ with LeBron’s management team 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 But Fizdale sounds ready to put Knox on the court right away on a team that used Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee as undersized small forwards last season.“They’re both 6-5 and he’s got to guard LeBron and (Kevin) Durant and those are the 3s in our league,” Fizdale said. “So I feel like it’s a very good opportunity to have a chance to start.” “I love the fact that he wanted to be at Kentucky, that he wanted to be a Knick,” Knicks coach David Fizdale said. “Says a lot about that kid that he wants challenges and so I think he’s going to fit exactly the way we want to build our culture.”Beyond the 15.6 points he averaged last season while sharing SEC Freshman of the Year honors with Collin Sexton — drafted one pick earlier by Cleveland — Knox impressed the Knicks with his confidence. He chose to play at Kentucky out of Tampa Catholic in Florida and compete for playing time with the other talented players in Lexington, then agreed to play 3-on-3 in workouts when many top prospects prefer to do them individually.And the annual outsized expectations faced by John Calipari’s teams should help Knox prepare for the pressure of New York, perhaps giving him a quicker adjustment period than Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks’ lottery pick last season, had after coming to the U.S. from France.“That actually is going to be up to Kevin, what the learning curve is and how long the adjustment takes,” team president Steve Mills said. “But what I will say is that while all college basketball programs prepare guys to play in the NBA, the sort of pressure and the limelight and the spotlight you’re under when you make a decision to play at Kentucky I think does prepare you in a different way to play in a place like New York. So I think some of the things that are tougher for rookies to make adjustments to are some things that he’s already been through.”The adjustment is likely much longer for 7-footer Mitchell Robinson, who the Knicks took with the No. 36 pick. A high school All-American in 2016-17, he enrolled at Western Kentucky but never played, instead leaving school and opting to train for the draft. He said he worked out daily, but hasn’t played competitively in a year so it’s unknown how soon he could contribute.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “He asked me how the fans reacted and I told him I got the same amount of boos as he got,” Knox said Friday. “He just laughed and he said it’s all motivation and fuel to the fire, and he said just work and he said sooner or later they’ll be cheering for you.”That’s what happened with Porzingis, who quickly won over those who loudly booed his selection in 2015 with his talent, competitiveness and work ethic.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 Knicks see the same traits in Knox, convincing them that the Kentucky freshman was not only the player to take with the No. 9 pick but that he’s ready to start and match up with the NBA’s best small forwards next season.That’s why they decided a day before the draft they were taking Knox if he was available and didn’t waver from that even when Michael Porter Jr. was still on the board — disappointing some at Barclays Center who chanted for Porter and then booed Knox. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Kevin Knox, the ninth pick of the NBA draft, shakes hands with New York Knicks basketball team President Steve Mills following a press conference at the teams training facility Friday, June 22, 2018, in Tarrytown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Kevin Knox took a call from someone who knew exactly what he experienced on draft night.New Yorkers didn’t welcome Kristaps Porzingis with open arms, either.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

Rep. Grant Lectures on Agriculture Self-sufficiency

first_imgThe Chairman on The House Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries and Grand Gedeh County Electoral District #3 Rep. Alex Chersia Grant is encouraging Liberians to transform themselves into agriculture heroes by returning to the soil.Addressing the Amu Wulu Forum in Zwedru Grand Gedeh County recently, Rep. Grant said, “As a people, Liberians have the forest and human resources. We also have the skills, so our time and effort must be dedicated towards the growing of food. This will make Liberia self-sufficient.”Describing agriculture as a productive venture with many opportunities for everyone, Rep. Grant maintained that “Grand Gedeh in particular and Liberia as a whole deserves better and it can only be achieved through collective and dedicated cultivation of the vast forest land the nation is endowed with.”He added, “Now that the prices of our major exports on the world market have depreciated, now is the time to industrialize oil palm, cocoa, orange, banana and mango in order to support the national budget, thereby contributing to the stabilization of Liberia’s Gross Domestic Product.” He recounted successes of great world leaders who began as agriculturists, and recalled his days as a gardener, semi agriculturist, secondary school teacher and staff of the UNHCR.“Despite the fact that I’m a lawmaker, I still own a large farm in Pouh Town and I’m planning to expand it. You can do the same. We need to show the world what we have. We need to help our neighbors with food and other agricultural items. We must be agriculturally self-sufficient,” he admonished. Rep. Grant is a member of the 53rd National Legislature, and has served on a number of committees, including Refugees Repatriation and Resettlement Commission and the Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, among others. He is also a member of Liberia’s delegation to the Pan African Parliament (PAP).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Oliech, Musa to oversee sports development

first_img0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars assistant coach Musa Otieno has a chat with Ayub Timbe, Eric Johannah and skipper Victor Wanyama during a training session at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 7, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15- Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has nominated former Harambee Stars captains Musa Otieno and Dennis Oliech to oversee sports development in the Capital City.The former International footballers, who helped Kenyan in different capacities to achieve global recognition, are now part of a ten-member team nominated by Sonko to ensure there is development of talent and sport in Nairobi. Other members includes, Hashim Kamau, Judith Njagi, Lea Mumo Mate among othersSpeaking after signed the Nairobi City County Sports Management (amendment) Bill 2018 in to law at City Hall, Sonko said he is focused to ensure that youth benefit from their talents.“This team, which is composed of Kenyans who played in the international games, will help us develop our own sports locally. We believe that they will share with us their great experience and they will be inspirational to our own youth,” said Sonko.Sonko added that developing sports in the city is part of creating job opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of talented youth.He said infrastructure development is important in sport development, that is the reason why the Nairobi City County is putting up state-of-the-art stadia that meet FIFA standards in Dandora, Ziwani, Woodley, Riruta and Kihumbuini.Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko assenting to to Nairobi City County Sports Management (Ammendment) Bill 2018.“Our engineers are already on ground and work in on progress,” said Sonko.He said after the completion of these stadia, he will lobby to have international sporting events be hosted in Nairobi City County.“I’m on the ground supervising the ongoing projects. I want to warn that any of my officials who will be implicated in any scandal in any of my projects, will be face the law,” said Sonko.Nairobi Sports and Education Executive Janet Ouko said in other countries where sports has been taken seriously, majority of the youth have benefitted.“We should emulate what other developed countries are doing. A lot of the youth earn huge amount of money through sports, and we believe we can also achieve that,” said Ouko.Those present during the function included; Nairobi Speaker Beatrice Elachi and Nairobi Majority Leader Abdi Guyo.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United to offer Ibrahimovic £24m deal, Guardiola to swoop for £40m starlet?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Manchester United are plotting a sensational swoop for Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 34-year-old will be a free agent in June after failing to agree a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain. He is keen to end his career in the Premier League and it is understood United are willing to offer him a short-term deal worth £24m. (Daily Star)Felipe Anderson has confirmed that Lazio turned down a bid from Manchester United for his services last summer but the Brazilian insisted his focus is not on a possible switch away from his current club. (Daily Mail)Manchester City could push to make Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte one of their first signings under new manager Pep Guardiola. Guardiola is an admirer of the France Under-21 international, with reports in Spain suggesting City have agreed to meet the £39.6m release clause in the player’s contract. (Daily Telegraph)Atletico Madrid have joined Juventus and West Ham in the hunt for Christian Benteke. The Belgian striker has ­admitted he is unhappy at his treatment at the hands of Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool since the German succeeded Brendan Rodgers. (Daily Mirror)Aston Villa are looking at Garry Monk as a leading option when Remi Garde gets his marching orders. Garde is set to leave the relegation certainties, perhaps before the end of the season. And former Swansea chief Monk has emerged as a leading contender as the new Villa Park hierarchy seek to begin the rebuilding process. (The Sun)Arsenal and Liverpool have been given encouragement in their bid to sign Spain striker Alvaro Morata after the 23-year-old admitted English football could best suit his style of play. Real Madrid are planning to exercise their right to re-sign Morata from Juventus this summer for £24million but will then look to sell him to the highest bidder. (Daily Mail)Liverpool will rival Arsenal for Lorient left-back Raphael Guerreiro. Both clubs want to strengthen the left side of their defence in the summer with Arsenal ready to allow Keiran Gibbs to leave and Liverpool keen to add a more proficient defender than Alberto Moreno. (Daily Mail)Everton and Stoke have joined the £10million chase for Leeds whizkid Lewis Cook. The York-born midfielder, 19, has impressed in the Championship, scoring twice this season for Steve Evans’ side. Bournemouth had a £5m bid turned down for Cook in January, but Leeds wanted double for their academy product and were reluctant to sell. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?West Ham captain Mark Noble ‘disappointed’ by England snub but insists dream of call-up isn’t overDaniel Sturridge to PSG? – Liverpool would let striker go if they had top class replacement lined up, talkSPORT toldCLASSIC CLIP – Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp on the impact Johan Cruyff had on his careerLiverpool transfer boost! Summer target Filip Kostic snubs new Stuttgart contractEverton: La Liga goalkeeper to replace Tim Howard?Liverpool news: encouragement as rumoured PSG target hints at moveRoma midfielder Radja Nainggolan to be Antonio Conte’s first signing as Chelsea manager?last_img read more

Meg has gone missing in Burt – have you seen her?

first_imgMeg has been missing since Friday evening and her owners are very worried.She was last seen on the Newtown side of Burt, just after the Burt sign. Meg is a fully bred collie, is extremely friendly, and has a floppy right ear.Her owner Jenny said; “We’re very worried. We’re not sure if she was taken or if she is lost somewhere”.If you have seen Meg please don’t hesitate to contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email info@donegaldaily.com Meg has gone missing in Burt – have you seen her? was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BURTCOLLIEfound dogMISSING DOGNewtownlast_img read more


first_imgThe mother of two teenage sisters who took their own lives has officially launched legal proceedings against school authorities.The late Erin and Shannon GallagherTragic Lorraine Gallagher is suing Donegal Vocational Education Committee following the death of her daughter Erin, 13.Erin took her life in October last year amidst claims that she was being bullied at school and online. Erin was a secondary school pupil at Finn Valley College in Stranorlar.Her older sister Shannon, 15, also took her life just a few weeks later saying she could not go on without Erin.Lorraine has now launched legal proceedings against Donegal Vocational Education Committee (now Donegal Education Training Board).Ms Gallagher, 37, is claiming damages for mental distress pursuant to the civil liabilities act. Her legal team claims the school failed in its duty of care to provide a “controlled, monitored, safe, supervised working environment” for Erin.The family’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher confirmed that he has now served legal papers on the Donegal ETB.It is also understood that further proceedings are being prepared to be served on another local authority.“The necessary papers have been served on their legal representatives,” confirmed Mr Gallagher.Meanwhile Ms Gallagher is preparing to mark the first anniversary of the death of her eldest daughter Shannon later this month. In October Lorraine marked the first anniversary of her youngest daughter Erin.Lorraine said she knows she has to continue living and fighting for the memory of her two daughters.“The two girls loved their only brother Sean James and now he has a new brother Lennon.“The girls would have loved the two little boys and watching them growing up. “My doctor told me that I cannot live for the dead but I can live for the living and that’s what I intend to do for my boys.“I know nothing I can do can ever bring back Erin and Shannon but I will never forget them and I know they would want me to give Sean James and Lennon the best lives I can,” she said.MUM OF SUICIDE GIRLS LAUNCHES LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST SCHOOL AUTHORITIES was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 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:Erin Gallagherlegal proceedingsLOrraine Gallaghershannon gallagherSolicitor Patsy Gallagherlast_img read more

Hurricanes batter Northrop

first_img Analyst Paul Nesbitt, founder of JSA Research Inc., said that the storms should not pose any long-term problems for the company. “I don’t see where it’s very troubling. It’s all U.S. Navy work, and certainly the government is well aware of what’s happened,” he said. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Although we experienced significant damage and disruption from the hurricanes, our team has already made solid progress in restoring the yards and resuming production,” Ronald D. Sugar, the company’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, said in a printed statement. The area was hit by two consecutive hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, with most of the damage from Katrina. The Los Angeles-based defense contractor anticipates a third quarter charge of 8 cents a share related to work delays. It previously had put this in a range of from 6 cents to 12 cents a share. Hurricane effects also will contribute to 2005 earnings being reduced by about 40 cents a share, the company said. Northrop Grumman now expects 2005 revenue of $30.5 billion to $31 billion, down from previous guidance of $31 billion to $31.5 billion, and 2005 earnings per share of $3.55 to $3.65 per share, down from previous guidance of $3.90 to $4 per share. Northrop Grumman Corp. said Monday that it will cost $1 billion to repair hurricane damage at its Gulf Coast shipbuilding yards and that the storms will wash away some profits. To date, more than 12,000 employees have returned to work at the company’s sprawling complexes in New Orleans and in Mississippi communities, Pascagoula and Gulfport, where 11 ships are under construction. But extensive damage is still keeping about 7,000 workers off the job. About 700 workers remain unaccounted for, the company said. Company officials characterized the damage as significant, with impact on operations, but said it won’t diminish the company’s overall financial health. last_img read more

BREAKING! Uganda’s Ronald Musagala wins 1500m race at IAAF Diamond League in Paris

first_img Tags: 1500m race MusagalaIAAF Diamond LeagueParisRonald MusagalatopUWA Uganda’s Ronald Musagala wins the 1500 race at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris. (PHOTO/Courtesy)PARIS — Uganda’s Ronald Musagala showed good form to win a men’s 1500m race that was every bit as competitive as forecast on Saturday evening.The middle runner Musagala dipped like a high hurdler in televised race — equalling the Ugandan record of 3:30.58 he set at last month’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco.“If I can run in Doha like I ran here, anything is possible,” said Musagala. “My target is a medal.”The Ugandan arrived at the Stade Sébastien Charléty in the French capital having won the 1500m at the Birimingham DL Meet in England last Sunday with a time of 3:35.12 minutes.Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman, who had taken over the lead when the second pacemaker peeled away early on the final lap, was passed in the final 30 metres, finishing second in a season’s best of 3:30.66 ahead of the Ingebrigtsen brothers.On this occasion it was Filip who had the better run, finishing third in 3:31.06 as reward for a tactically astute race, with his 18-year-old brother Jakob fourth in 3:31.33.For the first time ever outside of Monaco, the top 10 finished inside 3:32, with Stewart McSweyn of Australia equalling his personal best of 3:31.81, Ethiopia’s world indoor champion Samuel Tefara finishing a place behind him in ninth, a hundredth of a second behind, and Marcin Lewandowski, who set a Polish record of 3:31.95.Musagala’s 2019 report card is adorable with four wins, no finish beyond fifth and two national records (NR) in seven 1500m races.His current personal best and NR time of 3:30.58 is the third fastest time over the distance in the world this year.In Paris, he faced one of the two who have run faster than him this year; Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigsten (3:30.16). Kenyan Timothy Cheruyiot (3:28.77) opted out.The race, which also acted Musagala’s last qualifier to DL final due September 6 in Brussels, Belgium, has him face Kenyan Ferguson Cheruyiot, European Indoor champion Polish Marcin Lewandowski.Comments last_img read more

How will the Warriors handle Durant, Klay and their other free agents?

first_imgThis time, the Warriors will not visit the Hamptons as they did three years ago. The main objective during free agency will still be the same, though.How can they convince Kevin Durant to be with the Warriors? Before, the Warriors successfully sold Durant on their team-oriented culture, their star talent and their championship resume. Two NBA titles and two Finals MVP’s later, Durant does not need to hear such a pitch. Instead, Durant has to wrestle with this question: to what extent does he …last_img read more

Coal Production Hits 35-Year Low

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Coal companies hope the situation will changeA number of coal producers are taking cover behind bankruptcy laws as their profits sink, including Peabody Energy, the world’s biggest private-sector producer.But coal producers are holding out hope for an economic reversal of fortunes. For example, a spokesman for Cloud Peak Energy, a major producer in the Powder River Basin, said that the winter’s warm temperatures were a fluke and that demand would once again pick up for coal.“Eventually, things are going to turn around,” Rick Curtsinger told the newspaper. “The U.S. and the world will continue to use significant amounts of coal going forward.”Jim Thompson, an analyst, said that the industry was “rapidly shrinking,” but added that coal would continue to be an important industry and there “will continue to be success stories.”Coal executives recognize that they will command much less of the market than they did a decade ago, but they still see opportunities for well-positioned producers to make money. “I see a future, but it’s going to be a greatly reduced industry and you have to be very competitive in that industry or you won’t survive,” Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray told one newspaper in mid-May. In early 2008, The Times notes, coal accounted for roughly half of the electricity generated in the U.S. That’s now fallen to about 30%. At the same time, photovoltaics are on the rise: In the first quarter of the year, the Solar Energy Industries Association reports, 1,665 megawatts of solar capacity were installed in the U.S., more than coal, natural gas, and nuclear combined. Will Taxpayers Get Stuck With Coal’s Cleanup Tab?Sierra Club’s Anti-Coal Campaign Hits a LandmarkCan Solar Power Solve the Coal Problem?Coal is No Boon for U.S. Treasury, Report Says Bankruptcies, a move toward cheap natural gas, and increased pressure from renewable energy all are eating into the production of coal, bringing it to a level not seen in the last 35 years.Coal consumption peaked in 2007, and since then has declined by nearly one-third, The New York Times reported. Total U.S. production in the period from January through March was 173 million short tons, the lowest of any quarter since 1981, and a 17% drop from the previous quarter. That’s the sharpest quarter-to-quarter drop in almost 32 years.The newspaper cited a report from U.S. Energy Information Administration, released last week, which said that the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming showed the greatest drop since the previous quarter.Above-average temperatures last winter, which decreased the demand for electricity, and big inventories of unused coal among electric power plants resulted in lower rail shipments in the first three months of the year.But the EIA report also points to several underlying reasons for a continued drop in coal mining and coal consumption.“Coal production has declined because of increasingly challenging market conditions for coal producers,” the EIA said. “Electricity generation accounts for more than 90% of domestic coal use. In addition to complying with environmental regulations and adapting to slower growth in electricity demand, coal-fired generators also are competing with renewables and with natural gas-fired electricity generation during a time of historically low natural gas prices.”last_img read more