Slumping Milwaukee Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “A general manager in the NHL had a statement once: ‘If something is inevitable, why wait?’” Horst said at a news conference.Horst added that the decision was made “relatively quickly,” and was not in the works through the season.“We just felt that we got to a point in the season where this team could do more and could perform at a different level in a different way and (we are) looking for a fresh approach and different voice in leadership for the team,” Horst said.Kidd was hired a few months after a group led by Edens and Mark Lasry bought the team in April 2014. The Bucks traded two future second-draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets for the then-first year coach.“I think Jason’s done obviously a tremendous amount for the organization. He’s a good friend, he’s a soon-to-be Hall of Fame basketball player,” Edens said. “But we think this team can be the best team in the East and we want to give ourselves every chance we can to do that.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 “Sometimes that requires change. That’s the judgment that was made by Jon Horst. We the ownership are universal in support of that,” he added.Milwaukee has largely treaded water in the wide-open East even after adding talented guard Eric Bledsoe in a trade with the Suns in November. The Bucks are hoping to get Jabari Parker back in a few weeks from a left knee injury that has kept him out all season.Milwaukee is 8-12 since going a season-high five games over .500 on Dec. 9.Asked to assess the problems with the Bucks, Prunty said, “Well, I think the bottom line is, we’ve talked about this as a staff, is that we have been consistently inconsistent.”Bledsoe said he was shocked by the firing of Kidd, whom he called a mentor.“I thought he did a great job, but it’s a business. You can’t control it,” Bledsoe said.This is an important year for the franchise, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and getting ready for the opening of a new downtown arena next season.“We believe that making this change now is important for the organization and gives our players the best chance to reach their full potential this season and beyond,” Horst said. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Liverpool loses at last-place Swansea 1-0 in big EPL shockcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track This Jan. 15, 2018 photo shows Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd looking on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Bucks have relieved Kidd from his head coaching duties, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)MILWAUKEE — Seeking change amid midseason struggles, the Milwaukee Bucks fired coach Jason Kidd on Monday after a slide that left a team with designs on challenging the NBA’s best in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.It was a surprising end to Kidd’s three-plus-season tenure in Milwaukee, during which the Bucks made the playoffs twice, exiting in the first round each time. Giannis Antetokounmpo turned into an All-Star under his watch, and the Bucks were considered an emerging force in the East at the start of the season.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But the Bucks had lost four of five to fall to 23-22 going into Monday night’s game against Phoenix and had been prone to defensive lapses, especially on the perimeter. Turnovers were an issue of late as well.General manager Jon Horst, who was promoted from director of basketball operations in June, said it was time for a change. Kidd was fired hours before the Suns game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAssistant coach Joe Prunty will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season, co-owner Wes Edens said in an interview before the game.Under Kidd, the Bucks had a regular-season record of 139-152. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

GTT’s ‘Pinktober’ brings in $11M for Cancer Organisations

first_imgWith thousands turning out to show their support for the signature “Pinktober” event, which was aimed at increasing awareness of breast cancer and pushing for more action to be taken in the fight against the disease, the initiative has helped to raise $11 million.That amount will be distributed to at least five cancer-fighting organisations.“Pinktober” was held in October and saw more than 5000 persons participating. It was one of the largest turnouts since the launch of the event a few years ago.GTT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd expressed satisfaction with this year’s figures and encouraged more sponsors and members of the public to take part in the awareness walk.“We need to do better as a country to help raise awareness of this deadly disease, statistics show that in every 10 women, at least four are affected by breast cancer, so our place is to help continue to raise funds so that tests and treatment can continue to be free and accessible,” Nedd explained.Further, the local telecommunications giant’s CEO also thanked the members of the Guyana Cancer Foundation for the vital role they played in helping to promote the month-long activities associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.“We do recognise the sacrifices you have made, and we are, therefore, aligning our efforts to make a great impact in this sector. It is very sad that women lose their lives every day in Guyana, because they can’t afford treatment.”Nedd underscored that cancer in Guyana was undertreated – this he added was “unacceptable”.GTT Marketing Manager Davi Sookdeo echoed similar sentiments and also encouraged greater participation from the general public and the Private Sector.Meanwhile, Chief Financial Officer Mark Singh was happy to announce that the event this year raked in far more than last year’s.The company also mentioned its plans to build an Oncology Department where persons suffering from the disease could be treated. It affirmed that come next year, “Pinktober” will be an event to which everyone looked forward.The “Pinktober” breast cancer awareness initiative was first hosted in 2017 and raised almost $1.4 million, which was also donated to cancer-fighting institutes.This year’s signature event – the inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness 5K walk and run and 10K run saw the turnout of more than 2000 participants.last_img read more

January snowfall and precipitation wrap-up

first_imgIt only posted a combined total of 2.4 centimeters for Friday and Saturday – the final two days of the month – leaving the total at 63.2 centimeters.That was well above the January average of 31.7 centimeters, but it was 2.2 short of doubling it.It was indeed a strange month for snowfall in this area, with 70 per cent of it occurring on three days, which were the 1st, 2nd and 27th.- Advertisement -However, there were 21 days when nothing but a trace was recorded, including 16 in a row beginning on the 11th.In terms of precipitation, the airport station easily doubled the monthly average of 25.4 millimeters.The unofficial total was 61.6, but that includes a one millimeter guess, as Environment Canada failed to record anything for last Friday.Advertisement Now we’ve entered the month with the lowest precipitation average in this area – as the February norm is only 19 millimeters.However, the airport station also posted more than double that amount last year, finishing with 32.2 millimeters.last_img read more

Beach battlers asked: Can’t we all just catch a wave?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Tensions have risen in recent weeks along with summer temperatures, drawing more casual visitors to beaches frequented mostly by locals and die-hard surfers in the off season. On Dec. 4, a group of youths of Arabic appearance beat two lifeguards on the beach in the blue-collar suburb of Cronulla after an argument during which both sides hurled insults. A week later, hundreds of whites flooded the area to “reclaim” the beach. After hours of drinking beer and shouting slogans Sunday, some whites starting beating up people they felt looked Middle Eastern, setting off a riot that police quelled with clubs, dogs and pepper spray. More clashes followed Monday, including bands of Arab-appearing youths rampaging through suburbs breaking windows in stores, houses and cars. Nearly 40 people were injured and 27 arrested over both days. The riots exposed the dark underbelly of Sydney’s outwardly easygoing surf scene, said Paul Wilson, a criminologist and forensic psychologist at Bond University. SYDNEY, Australia – A Muslim cleric in a gray robe and white skull cap sits down with a youth in a baseball cap and shorts for talks on cooling tensions. Lebanese members of a motorcycle gang and a group of surfers agree both sides need to calm down. Some unlikely alliances are being formed to try to head off any escalation in the ugly fighting on beaches near Sydney this week that exposed racial divides and tarnished Australians’ self-image as a nation of laid-back, sun-kissed beachgoers. The clashes, some of the worst ethnic violence in Australia in decades, are more racially motivated than religious. Only about 300,000 Muslims live among Australia’s 20 million people, and many here with Middle Eastern ancestry are Christian. The country’s history also has been tainted by abuse of dark-skinned Aborigines. While deep-rooted antagonism between some whites and those of Arab descent was the driving force behind the unrest, the flashpoint was a turf war between surfers and weekend visitors to a shore that the surfers regard as theirs alone, analysts say. “While we romanticize surf culture, there is a downside which is hard drinking, drug taking and violence,” Wilson said. “A lot of that downside explains what we saw in Cronulla.” The trouble will persist as long as “there are hotheads on both sides who are looking for violent confrontation,” he said. Far right groups have been accused of fanning tensions by haranguing the crowds that gathered on the beach Sunday. Some Australians criticize the country’s Middle Eastern communities, saying they don’t do enough to assimilate into society. But most people seem intent on calming tensions. Lebanese religious leaders met Tuesday at a Cronulla surf club with members of the beach fraternity to discuss ways to cool antagonisms. Also Tuesday, a group of surfers known as the Bra Boys, who hang out at Maroubra beach near Cronulla, met with members of the notorious Comancheros biker gang, which has many Lebanese members. Bra Boys member Sonny Abberton said the meeting was the start of a dialogue “to try to ease some tension and calm the racial violence that can never be tolerated in Australia.” His group held a similar meeting with Muslim leaders Wednesday. 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


first_imgThere will be something for everyone on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta over Christmas, from music fans, to current affairs junkies, sports enthusiasts to history buffs, and plenty of programmes of interest to those in the northwest.On New Year’s Day at 11 am RnaG will broadcast an interview with Moya Brennan from Clannad about her life.She describes the rollercoaster journey of her life that brought her from Dobhar in the Donegal Gaeltacht, to the main stages of the world. Moya will also be presented with Gradam Francie Mooney at the Frankie Kennedy Winter School this year. RnaG will be recording the event, which will be broadcast a few days later on Friday 3 January at 11 am. Feardorcha Ó Colla, or Freddie Fheargail as he was better known, passed away suddenly at the end of October. Feardorcha was one of the seven broadcasters who started with Raidió na Gaeltachta in 1972 when the station began broadcasting. On Friday 27 December at 11 am Séamus Mac Géidigh will bring us some of the material in the archives left to us by him in the programme Freddie Fheargail.Frances Nic Géadaigh travelled to the London Irish Centre in Camden earlier this year where she met Irish emigrants who have made that city their home. Tune in on Friday 27 Dec at 2 pm to hear emigrants from Donegal, from Connemara, from Munster and from Dublin talking about the reasons they left home, and how they find life in London.Bus Feda is a documentary about Feda Ó Dónaill’s well-known bus company which has been ploughing the roads between Galway and Donegal since 1983. The programme looks at the importance of the service, and can be heard on St. Stephen’s Day at 11 am.Sports fan can tune in on Sunday 22 Dec for a look back at the football year, and on Saturday 28 December at 2 pm for a look back at the hurling year. Donegal football fans can also tune in on Tuesday 31 December at 11 am to hear about football in the county in 1963, with Fr. Seán Ó Gallchóir. Donnchadha Ó Baoill from Rann na Feirste, a member of the Placenames Committee, will be talking about the meaning and origins of placenames in the programme Logainmneacha on 2 January at 11 am. Mary Coughlan gave her first extensive interview since losing her seat in the General Election in 2011 to RnaG in December, and that can also be heard on 2 January at 2 pm.On Sunday 29 December RnaG will broadcast a lecture by Fr Pádraig Ó Baoill given at Éigse Sheáin Bháin Mhic Menamin 2013 about the literature of Baile na Finne.The big stories in Donegal will be under discussion in the programme Súil Siar ar 2013 presented by Áine Ní Churráin on Monday 30 December 11 am.The Fleadh in Derry was a great success, and RnaG was broadcasting live from there over 3 days in August. Tune in on St. Stephen’s Day at 9pm for a look back at the highlights from the Fleadh, presented by Séamus Mac Géidigh.New music series Seoda Ceoil presented by Fiachna Ó Braonáin will focus on 6 of the albums in the extensive catalogue of the Gael Linn music label, which celebrates 60 years this year, including groundbreaking albums by Clannad and Skara Brae. The series begins on 24 December at 11 pm. These are just some of the highlights. Full details of the Raidió na Gaeltachta Christmas schedule can be found on their website FOR EVERYONE ON RnaG IN DONEGAL THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 13th, 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:CHristmasradioRnaGlast_img read more

Relegated Ndejje on the road away to Kirinya

first_img Tags: kirinya jssndejje universityStarTimes Uganda Premier League Ndejje were relegated last week. (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKirinya Jinja SS Vs Ndejje University Mighty Arena@4pmRelegated Ndejje visit Jinja based Kirinya JSS in one of the  eight last games of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League to be played on Saturday.Ndejje which got promoted last year was relegated after losing 0-1 to Onduparaka FC on Tuesday.Since there is no much to play for and KCCA having emerged winners of this season, there will be no more pressure as Raymond Komaketch’s team visits Kirinya.Team NewsThe hosts will rely on Joel Madondo and Dan Sewava if they want to get a point at home.Raymond Komakech’s side will look up to custodian Derrick Mukule alongside Anwar Ntege and Stephen Akena if they want to finish the league with respect.Match FactsThis is going to be the second and last time these two teams play together unless Ndejje will strive so hard to come back in the league.The first encounter ended in a stalemate.Ndejje lies in the 14th with 26 points while Kirinya is 8th with 40 points.Comments last_img read more

Picture Special: Fantastic turnout for this morning’s Letterkenny parkrun

first_imgThere was a fantastic turnout for this morning’s Letterkenny parkrun, with 74 participants taking part in the scenic 5k.The first to finish the 5k was Letterkenny AC’s Barry Meehan, who was joined across the finish line by Aaron Nepgen in second place and Mark Galvin in third.Every Saturday morning at 9:30am, walkers, joggers, fun runners, and elite runners alike come together to take part in this free 5k at St. Conal’s Hospital Grounds, which includes Letterkenny Town Park. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying yourself – why not join in next week?Photography by Mary Conway.Picture Special: Fantastic turnout for this morning’s Letterkenny parkrun was last modified: January 13th, 2018 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:letterkenny parkrunpicture speciallast_img read more

America’s Cup And The Science of Sailing

first_imgTags:#America’s Cup#PopSugar Tech#Sailing#science Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.A brand-new boat, the AC72, is hitting the water for the 34th America’s Cup, an intense race between two sailing yachts that dates back to 1851. The new 131-foot-tall (that’s 13 stories!), 72-foot-long catamaran is designed to be the most powerful sailing machine in the world—and, consequently, is the most dangerous.We saw this massive specimen of the sea in all its glory at the America’s Cup Finals in San Francisco (which may run through Sept. 21), courtesy of Lexus, and were in awe of the boat’s size, speed, and beauty. Watching Team USA and Team New Zealand zip through the bay’s relentless changing winds and negotiate tight, sharp turns revealed the precise physics and athleticism required to operate these fast, water-faring vehicles. So we proceeded to investigate the science of sailing.The sport of sailing demands great skill and a deep understanding of wind, currents, and physics. The sailors of Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand put on a great show, with both boats neck and neck for the most of the race and ending with the Kiwis’ eventual victory. Each 11-person crew must tack (zigzagging the boat while sailing against the wind), steer, and maintain balance all the way to the finish while running back and forth between the boat’s two hulls.Foiling is the technique most synonymous with racing and involves suspending the catamaran’s hulls above the water while balancing on a pair of L-shaped boards. The art of foiling can increase the boat’s speed and reduce drag significantly—but it’s also incredibly risky. In May, Team Sweden crashed its AC72 during a practice run, causing the death of one crew member, and in October 2012, Team USA capsized its catamaran, but, fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. nicole nguyen Materials and ComponentsTitanium — This metal can be found through the AC72, since it has one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios among metals. It’s also very resistant to corrosion, making it an ideal choice for the salt-water-faring sailing machines. Carbon fiber — Threads of carbon fiber, a strong and lightweight material, are woven together to create a cloth-like fabric. An epoxy resin is heated, and pressure is applied, forming the base laminate (the rigid structure) of the woven carbon fiber. Honeycomb — A honeycomb pattern material is applied to curved surfaces. It’s made of either aluminum or Nomex insulation paper and has a high strength-to-weight ratio. Carbon fiber composite — Two materials are combined to create a sandwich structure, a method used in aircraft and spacecraft construction as well. Crew — Each member of a team’s 11-person crew is equipped with padded body armor, a flotation device, and a crash helmet. For safety purposes, sailors also carry an emergency oxygen tank, a knife, personal location devices, and an electronic headcount unit. Electronic sensors — Placed throughout the boat, the sensors collect different data, including strain, pressure, and vertical and lateral loads on every major component. The sailors themselves wear sensors that monitor vitals such as heart rate. An AC72 can have over 300 sensors on board.Watch video from the Exploratorium’s exhibit at America’s Cup on the @popsugartech Instagram page! We explore how wind affects the sea’s currents, the ship after which America’s Cup is named, and how to control a boat’s sail.Images courtesy of GettyMore stories from PopSugar Tech:The Final Frontier: Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space8 Trips Around the World With Google Maps Street ViewWhat to Do When Your Computer Freezes5 Steps to Get the Highest iPhone Resale ValueApple Product Launch Day: A GIF Guide to All of the Feels Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Sailing is far from child’s play and involves a great deal of teamwork between skilled tacticians. Take a closer look at the colossal AC72 and the materials that make this sailing machine glide across the water.Essential StatsWeight — 6.5 tons Hull length —72.2 feet Maximum beam — 45.9 feet Mast height — 131.2 feet Maximum draft — 14.4 feet Displacement — 5,900 kg Wing area — 2798.6 square feet Jib area — 861.1 square feet Gennaker area — 3,444.5 square feet Crew — 11 people Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How Audio Waveforms Can Help Your Music Editing Process

first_imgOur latest update to PremiumBeat’s royalty free music library will save you precious time once spent scrolling through song after song for your edit.With the release of our latest new features, you no longer have to blindly listen to tracks before downloading comps and making a purchase. Now, you can see each track’s waveform, which will help you know more about the type of song you’re considering. Not only do select tracks give you access to stems, the search features are more intuitive. They register your region and return the most relevant search results based on new parameters such as “area.”But, first let’s take a look at the new waveform feature and how this can improve your workflow.Image via recklessstudios.Whether you’re trying to find a track with a specific number of beats per minute or a noticeable change in beat and volume, our new waveform feature is the perfect way to quickly look for the right song. The waveforms indicate how the song unfolds. Not only can you see tracks that are long, sweeping rhythmic pieces with little change (perfect as background music), you can also tell if a song is full of ups and downs, peaks and valleys — which might really make a title sequence stand out.It’s also worth noting that seeing the waveform ahead of time can help build the edit in your mind before you actually start cutting clips. Waveforms can be an extremely helpful tool for understanding and working through your project. Whether you’re working with music or dialogue, there are certain things you can try out to begin reading waveforms with specific projects in mind.No matter your level of experience with editing, audio editing, or videography, shortcuts and tricks like these are worth exploring to improve your overall experience and workflow.And if you’re looking for some more editing tutorials, check these out:J, K, and L Keys for Faster EditingHow to Easily Match ANY Two CamerasHow to Clean Up Noisy Audio in Less Than a MinuteThe Best Mouse for Editinglast_img read more

3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines sent three boxers to the finals, led by a spectacular stoppage win by an emotional Eumir Felix Marcial in the middleweight division Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games.Marcial didn’t hide his tears when he faced reporters after stopping Malaysia’s Indran AlRama Krishnan in the first round using his pet left hand.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Tupas via UD— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 22, 2017 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH duo enter semis in squash women’s doubles Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The match was very close with both fighters trading strong punches in the first round. But that was until the taller Thai felt Suarez’s power and started using his longer arms to fend off the Filipino attacks.Bautista, the defending champion, lost steam against Tanes Ong Junta of Thailand to yield another unanimous decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was tough, Very tough. He took the fight to me,” said Marvin, who is making his debut for the national team after serving in the British Army team.Fernandez had Nat Siek Nin of Cambodia under control the whole time, using his vaunted punching might that saw his foe getting a standing eight count.But tainting their wins were the defeats suffered by Ian Clark Bautista in flyweight and two-time champ Charly Suarez in light welter.“It’s not my time. I give it to him,” said Suarez, visibly upset over the split decision loss to Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “I want a clear victory. I want to avenge my teammates who lost here by questionable decisions,” said Marcial in Filipino.Mario Fernandez and John Nobel Tupas Marvin also turned in convincing decision wins in bantamweight and light heavyweight categories, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more