Lue was at a loss to explain the Cavaliers’ sluggish beginning to the season which has left the 2016 NBA champions languishing in the bottom half of the table.The Cavs coach said the team had pored over footage of their losses in an attempt to pinpoint their faults.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Have to keep showing film and continue to keep talking about it,” Lue said. “Make sure we’re aware of it, and I think guys are embarrassed and should be embarrassed of how we’re getting beat.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sunday’s loss to Atlanta was particularly galling given the Hawks were missing five first-choice players, Lue said.“Teams that we’re playing, having guys out, key guys out and still not being able to win,” Lue said. “We all have to continue to keep searching and continue to keep fighting and continue to play hard.”Yet Lue was reluctant to point the finger of blame at the Cavs starting lineup, saying problems existed throughout the roster.“It’s not just the starters, it’s all of us,” Lue said. “We all have to get better and we have to put in the work to get out of this hole. Starters understand they have to play better. They know that. But it’s all of us.”ADVERTISEMENT Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers while playing the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena on November 1, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Indiana won the game 124-107. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPCleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Monday his players were “embarrassed” by their start to the season as they prepared to take on the Milwaukee Bucks.The Cavs slipped to 4-6 on Sunday after losing at home to the under-strength Atlanta Hawks, who are propping up the Eastern Conference standings at 2-8.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 76ers start West Coast road trip with Embiid on the bench Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
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By: Indrawattie NatramPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has promised residents of Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) better infrastructure, noting that poor infrastructure in any given area can stymie development. Patterson was at the time speaking at the Flag Raising Ceremony held on Wednesday 25 May by the Region Two administration to commemorate the country’s Independence Jubilee.During his address, the minister said last year his ministry constructed, rehabilitated and maintained roads across the country, adding that 8500 meters of roads were completed within the region with over $146 million expended in projects.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and the Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt taking the saluteFor this year residents in region two will continue to see development along the roadway, citing that in the 2016 Budget $2.6B was allocated for roadworks and Region Two will receive a slice of the pie. For bridges he noted nearly $294 million will be provided for rehabilitation and repairs.Through improved roadways there will be an expansion of farm-to-market access with the aim of stimulating microfarms and small-scale agro-processing.“Better roadways and bridges mean increased commercial activities, which in turn will lead to greater income and financial security for the people of Region Two” the minister said.Emphasis will also be placed on reducing road fatalities through the installation of traffic lights, street lights, road markings and signage.In addition, Patterson noted that government’s focus will be on improving the connection among Essequibo Coast and riverine areas… Government is therefore looking towards upgrading stellings (wharves) to facilitate the new vessels.According to the minister, preparations are already in train not only to upgrade but reconstruct facilities throughout the country. For Region Two a state-of-the-art waterfront facility will be established in Supenaam.The project will focus on broadwalks; modernized ramps for ferries and water taxis; a dockyard for yachts and recreational areas. The project he said will generate income through tourism for the region as well as create spin-off economic opportunities for small businesses.The residents and current users will be given first option to jobs and concessions for the project, Patterson said.New river transport vesselsPatterson highlighted that his government in addressing the connection issues of the riverine areas will be providing new river transport vessels. According to him, government has recognized how much adequate river transport networks stymies the development of the Coast and its people.The minister explained that a major focus is needed to improve the ferry services as well as to upgrade the aging fleet. He said the current vessels are approaching the end of their usefulness and government is working to acquire new vessels.“The complaints of the ferry services offering in Essequibo have not fallen on deaf ears, the people of Essequibo have felt neglected for too long but today, as we prepare to usher in 50 years of Independence, I declare that Essequibo will earn the respect and prestige it so deserves” Patterson explained to loud applause.The Public Infrastructure Minister said even before Guyana attained Independence in 1966, Essequibo had a rich history from the Dutch producing a large percentage of Guyana’s rice. He implored regional officials to work together in unity in moving the Region forward.
She served for many years in the United Nations, gaining considerable diplomatic and international experience. Prior to that, she worked closely with Foreign Minister C. Cecil Dennis, Jr., who made a great name for himself, especially in the African diplomatic environment. He was known to be indefatigable, working late into the night and steering the way for Liberia’s hosting of the Summit Conference of the Organization of African Unity (OAU, now African Union—AU) during which President William R. Tolbert, Jr. was elected OAU Chair. Marjon was in the middle of all this. Cecil became Chair of the OAU Council of Ministers. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf pulled Marjon pulled away from the UN to serve her country as Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations. Last week President Sirleaf appointed her Foreign Minister, succeeding Augustine Ngafuan, who recently resigned.Ms. Kamara, the youngest of the Kamara sisters of Newport Street, Monrovia, daughters of Jacob and Edith Kamara, is, like her sisters, a graduate of St. Theresa’s Convent. As Liberia’s new Foreign Minister, she faces a number of very serious challenges. She is starting from a position of strength, for she meets Liberia reasonably at peace not only with her West African and African neighbors, but with the entire world. Her challenge is to maintain these cordial and friendly ties, expand upon and make all of them dynamic.Ms. Kamara is the first Liberian Ambassador in recent memory to immediately become Foreign Minister. She must fix a problem that our embassies have perennially faced with the Foreign Ministry—too many Ambassadors have complained that communication with their Ministry, even on urgent matters, often goes unattended. Whether or not she herself faced that problem as Ambassador to the UN, she must fix it and make the relationship between the Foreign Ministry and the embassies and consulates more efficient, proactive and robust. Needless to say, she must ensure that the Foreign Affairs budgetary allotment is constantly available from the Finance Ministry to enable our diplomatic representatives to meet their financial obligations, including salaries, and save them from the embarrassment they constantly face.Foreign Minister Kamara should also follow up an important initiative which her predecessor, Mr. Ngafuan, began, which is seeking the assistance of a certain friendly government to help finance the rehabilitation of Liberian embassies in many places, and purchase land in more strategic areas to enhance our diplomatic representation.Coming directly from New York, where she rubbed shoulders with top UN officials and members of the Security Council, Minister Kamara must use these connections as she enters her new office at a time when UNMIL is drawing down.This is probably one of her most urgent challenges: Can she help the President negotiate a delayed withdrawal in the face of the coming presidential and general elections? Or can Ms. Kamara engage some powerful friendly nations to help Liberia meet the colossal security challenges that UNMIL’s departure will engender? Her predecessor, Augustine Ngafuan, played well his part, especially during the Ebola crisis, making the case, along with the President, for international assistance to combat the virus. During the seven months she could not travel because of Ebola, he had to represent her at most international fora. He also successfully led the cause, on behalf of all the three affected countries—Guinea, Sierra Leone andLiberia—against the stigmatization they all suffered from many international quarters.He worked tirelessly to improve foreign diplomatic representation on the ground in Monrovia, most critically the United Kingdom, which closed its embassy in Monrovia in 1990 at the outbreak of the Liberian civil war. Brazil and Qatar also have ambassadors in Monrovia. One of Ms. Kamara’s challenges is to bring back some of the other resident ambassadors that were here long before the war.A more difficult challenge she faces, especially in wake of the Syrian crisis and the rise of Islamist extremism, especially in Europe, is helping Liberian citizens and residents to enjoy the benefits of the Schengen visa. In its absence, we all must spend considerable time and money obtaining visas from neighboring countries to enter Europe.The new Foreign Minister should also strive to make Liberian diplomacy dynamic. It is not how many embassies we have, but how effective they are in making diplomacy work for Liberia’s highest interests—political, agricultural, economic, educational, health, social, financial and development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“The difference between the salaries of elected officials on reserve versus those in municipal halls reinforces the value of making this information public,” Bateman added. “In Nova Scotia, a new chief has already been elected leader of the Annopolis Valley First nation on a platform promising members they could set her salary.”Bateman concludes by saying the transparency of elected officials’ salaries is “a cornerstone of democracy”, and goes on to say that he hopes “aboriginal bands see this new law as an opportunity to grow their accountability to their members and to taxpayers.” Bateman says a new federal government website is now in the works, following last year’s adoption of a law which makes it mandatory for financial reports to be put online, something the CTF says they’ve been advocating for since 2009.Bateman goes on to say the culture of salaries being “a closely guarded secret” has been ingrained in many bands for a number of years.“The Squamish Nation, for example, told one of its members that they were ‘prohibited by law to disclose the specific salaries of individuals.’ This was utter rubbish,” Bateman wrote in his Op-Ed. “Even if their dubious interpretation of the law was true and didn’t fly in the face of what the federal government said, the chief and council could have waived their right to privacy and released the information.”- Advertisement -Bateman compares the salaries of chiefs on reserves to the salaries of mayors in the city.For example, Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief, Doug White made $108,022 last year, the equivalent of approximately $155,000 if the salary were taxed. He governed a community of 1,716 – 1,014 of whom live off reserve.In contrast, Nanaimo Mayor, John Ruttan made $84,370 for leading almost 85,000 people.Advertisement
0Shares0000Farewell: Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta holds the Liga trophy © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, May 21 – Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.Torres scored twice on his final appearance for Atletico, even if a Lucas Hernandez red card helped Eibar claim a 2-2 draw on the last day of the La Liga season. Iniesta’s 22-year association with Barcelona, meanwhile, ended with a victory as the player marked out as the Spaniard’s successor, Philippe Coutinho, proved the difference in a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad.With a tear in his eye, Iniesta walked off to a standing ovation from the Camp Nou in the second half, having unfastened his captain’s armband and handed it to Lionel Messi.He hugged the Argentinian and then embraced the rest of his colleagues. The 34-year-old clapped the crowd, blew them a kiss, before exhaling and ducking into the dug-out.An extravagent post-match ceremony followed, celebratng both Iniesta and the winning of La Liga and the Copa del Rey. Barca’s players returned to the pitch all wearing shirts with Iniesta’s name on their backs.“It is a difficult day,” Iniesta said in a speech to the crowd. “But it has been a wonderful 22 years. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to defend and represent this club, for me the best in the world. I will keep you in my heart forever.”Barca’s players then huddled beneath Iniesta and tossed him into the air.“I feel privileged,” coach Ernesto Valverde said. “Just as they all do to have been a part of it. He is a unique, unrepeatable player. There is none like him.”After 22 years at the club and 16 in the first team, Iniesta’s 674 appearances for Barcelona is bettered only by Xavi Hernandez, who was also on the pitch before kick-off to join in the tributes.Real Sociedad welcomed Iniesta with a guard of honour while the crowd formed an impressive mosaic to spell out ‘Infinit Iniesta’ on the two sides of the stadium, with an infinity symbol, doubling up as number eights, at the ends.A giant flag behind one of the goals read ‘Gracies Per Tant’, ‘thank you for so much’.Torres’ swansong was less emotional, perhaps because his fairytale ending had already arrived on Wednesday, when he lifted his first Atleti trophy after the Europa League final against Marseille.But his double against Eibar added some extra sparkle in front of his own supporters, who stayed on after the final whistle to watch the team form another guard of honour as the striker left the pitch.On his 404th appearance for Atletico, Torres’ goals were his 128th and 129th for the club, coming 17 years after his first, scored against Albacete in the Segunda Division in 2001.Thanks for the memories: Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres waves to fans in his last match for the club © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS“I thank the whole Atletico family,” Torres said afterwards. “I knew I wanted to play here and it has been an honour and a privilege to wear this shirt more than 400 times. You have made me the happiest person in the world.”Torres, like Iniesta, has yet to declare his next move but this display — speedy, sharp and clinical — will have caught the eye of any interested parties.He had walked out before kick-off, with his three children, through a corridor formed by the Eibar players as Atletico’s fans displayed the words, ‘De Nino A Leyenda’, meaning ‘from a kid to a legend’.Outside the ground, fans had posed for photos next to life-size Torres cut-outs and peered at message boards, detailing the player’s greatest moments.This, after all, was a boyhood Atletico fan, who first watched his team with his grandfather as a child, and who, when he returned to the club for a second spell in 2015, drew a crowd of more than 40,000 just for his presentation.Atletico coach Diego Simeone predicted Torres will one day be back again.“His return was something I’d never seen before and today’s farewell was equal to that,” Simeone said. “I have no doubt he will return to the Atletico, maybe we will meet again at some point. A life in football is very long.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
2. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – Walcott, after an impressive first half of the season in which he replaced Olivier Giroud up top, has fallen down the pecking order. The England international has found playing time hard to come by of late, leaving many in doubt over his long-term future at the Emirates. 12 It’s been a challenging campaign for some in the Premier League.While the likes of Jamie Vardy, Dele Alli and Dimitri Payet have enjoyed an exciting season, for others it hasn’t been quite so enjoyable.The long-term future of many at Arsenal has been called into question and a handful of pricey summer signings have failed to live up to expectations.So, with this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at the top fringe players who could be available in the summer – check out the best 12 by viewing the slideshow above. 12 12 12 9. Loic Remy (Chelsea) – The Frenchman has endured a miserable time at Stamford Bridge and could be one of the first players to push through a move at the end of the season, regardless of a new manager arriving. He’s made just three Premier League starts this term. 6. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) – Despite only signing for the Red Devils last summer, Depays future at Old Trafford is already unclear. The Dutch forward has failed to impress manager Van Gaal and his performances have similarly failed to excite the clubs supporters. 10. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) – Mirallas has fallen worryingly out of favour at Goodison Park this season, and was widely expected to leave in the January transfer window. Despite opting to stay put, the Belgium international could feel enough is enough in the summer. 12 8. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – The Ivorian has struggled with injury since arriving at the Etihad in January 2015, but his playing time has failed to improve upon his return to full fitness. Edin Dzeko and Stevan Joveti? were both forced to leave last summer, and Bony could follow suit. 12 4. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – Its been a fairly miserable affair for the Belgian on Merseyside, so far. He hasnt caught the eye of his new manager Jurgen Klopp, with his snub in the League Cup final a sign of the Germans thoughts on his pricey striker. If the Reds decide to let him leave, he wont come cheap, however. 12 12 11. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – The midfielder has not impressed at Villa Park this season, with his off-the-field antics frustrating the clubs coaching staff. Whether he drops to the Championship or opts for a move elsewhere remains to be seen. 12. Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) – check out 11 more of the best fringe players by clicking the arrow above, right – Begovic was handed far more playing time at the beginning of the season with Thibaut Courtois suffering injury, but once the Belgian returned to fitness, he was immediately forgotten. The former Stoke keeper will have known his role would largely be that of a bench warmer prior to his move, yet this wont make his situation any easier to bear. 12 5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) – This season, the Oxs development has been called into question, with there an argument that his career has suffered at the Emirates. While injury has played a key role in his lack of time on the pitch, when fully fit he doesnt seem to have the trust of Arsène Wenger. 7. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) – Chadli has struggled to cement a regular role since his £7m move from Dutch club FC Twente in July 2013. With so many others flourishing under Mauricio Pochettino, a summer exit seems almost inevitable for the Belgian who doesnt seem to fit into Spurs style of play. 12 12 12 3. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – Despite being Arsenals top scorer this season, Wenger has recently lost faith in Giroud, preferring the returning Danny Welbeck to lead the attack. Its not the first time the Frenchman has spent a period on the bench, but on this occasion, he may be forced to assess his future. 1. Ander Herrera (Manchester United) – Herrera has found life at Old Trafford challenging, despite his popularity with the clubs supporters. Under Louis van Gaal, the Spaniard has rarely been given a full 90 minutes and may now be running out of patience in Manchester.
Florentino Perez will serve another term as Real Madrid president after standing unopposed for re-election, the club have announced.The Madrid electoral board met overnight and, with no other candidate putting themselves forward for election ahead of the deadline, it was confirmed that the long-serving Perez would continue in the post.The 70-year-old is now set to remain as president of the European and Spanish champions until 2021, taking his overall stay in the position to 18 years. A club statement read: “In Madrid, on 19 June 2017, at 00:01 hours, the electoral board of Real Madrid met at their headquarters in order to deal with and decide the issues listed below.“As no other candidature was put forward to the board and by virtue of article 40, paragraph E, item 2 of the current articles of association within the club, is it proclaimed that Mr Florentino Perez Rodriguez is president of Real Madrid.”Madrid also confirmed the make-up of the club’s board of directors.Perez returned as Madrid president for a second spell in 2009 and will now set to serve his third successive four-year tenure.He had previously held the post for six highly eventful years from 2000 to 2006, during which time the club won two league titles and the Champions League, and was characterised by the famous ‘Galacticos’ policy which saw Madrid bring in the likes of Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham and Ronaldo for massive fees.During that time Perez also employed six different managers before finally quitting himself in February 2006 after seeing Madrid go three years without winning a major trophy. Ramon Calderon took over as president between 2006-09, before Perez returned to the role eight years ago after his three possible rivals all withdrew from the election race, with the 57.4million euros bank guarantee seemingly the big stumbling block.Following Perez’s re-election, Madrid splashed out around £225million on the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso in the summer of 2009.Madrid have gone from strength to strength in recent years and last season became the first club to retain the Champions League crown, as well as winning LaLiga for the first time since 2012.Perez is the second most successful president in Madrid’s history in terms of football trophies won, behind only Santiago Bernabeu who served between 1943 and 1978 and who the club’s stadium is named after.Perez’s latest term in charge will begin as many of his previous ones have – with frenzied transfer speculation about which big-name players might arrive at the club this summer and, perhaps more crucially in this instance, who might end up leaving.Top of that speculation is the future of Madrid’s all-time record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo, who is said to want to quit the club and Spain over what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities. 1 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
Hugh ‘The Yank’ Boyle in action for Naomh Muire.GAA: A late, late goal from Hugh ‘The Yank’ Boyle in the last minute of normal time rescued Donegal against in Mayo in the North-West Cup Final this afternoon in Strandhill, Co. Sligo.Boyle’s decisive strike in the final minute of normal time capped a superb comeback for Donegal which sent the game into extra-time.However, despite the additional period of play – neither side could be separated at the end and both sides will have to do it all over again. Donegal will be delighted considering they had a severely depleted squad this afternoon.Several of their key players were involved with the Donegal senior side, while their Kilcar contingent where involved in Ulster U21 action.However, Bonner will be delighted with how his charges applied themselves against a top side in Mayo.The game, in truth was a cagey affair and it was a low-scoring game played in dreadful conditions. Mayo led at half-time on a score-line of 1-03 to 0-04 with the goal coming from Barry Duffy.Mayo extended their lead in the second-half, but Donegal refused to give up and crawled back a four-point deficit as the game ticked towards the final whistle.Jack O’Brien turned over possession and played in his Naomh Muire teammate Hugh ‘The Yank’ Boyle who cheekily lobbed the keeper to send the game into extra-time.Donegal led by two points in ET, but Mayo pegged them back to leave the game all level at the death for a second time.Mayo wanted to play more additional time, but Donegal refused so more than likely the game will be replayed. LATE GOAL FROM HUGH ‘THE YANK’ BOYLE RESCUES DONEGAL IN NORTH-WEST CUP FINAL was last modified: January 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGAAHugh ‘The Yank’ BoyleMayonewsNorth West CupSportU21’s
Donegal’s Pat The Cope Gallagher said he is still “hopeful” of retaining his seat in Europe.Pat The Cope is still hopeful of retaining the seat in Europe.The Fianna Fail stalwart is in a battle for the last seat in the Midlands North West constituency.Early tallies from Inishowen suggested he was being well-beaten in his home county by Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy. But apart from Inishowen, Cope has polled much better in other Donegal constituencies including Letterkenny and Glenties.Gallagher told Donegal Daily that he is “hopeful” he can retain his MEP status.He said that people should not read into the high tally of Inishowen is being given to Sinn Fein Matt Carthy as an overall indication of how the vote is going.“It is very early days yet but I am hopeful judging by RTE’s exit poll which puts me on 11% that I can retain the Fianna Fail seat. “That would put me ahead of the other Fianna Fail candidate Thomas Byrne. I am not saying I am confident but I am hopeful at this stage,” he said.Independent Luke Ming Flanagan is polling really well in the tallies and could well take the first seat in the constituency. PAT THE COPE STILL ‘HOPEFUL’ HE CAN RETAIN HIS SEAT IN EUROPE was last modified: May 24th, 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:donegalfianna failPAT TEH COPE GALLAGHERSinn Feintallies