Warriors Report: Has the matchup with the Thunder lost its luster?

first_img“ … OAKLAND — The Warriors wrapped up shootaround Wednesday morning in anticipation of Wednesday’s matchup against the Thunder.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session.Has the Thunder-Warriors matchup lost its luster?Durant has played against the Thunder eight times since he left Oklahoma City to sign with the Warriors in 2016, beating his former team six of the eight games. Heading into his latest matchup with Oklahoma City, Durant says the matchup isn’t what it used to be.last_img

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Case filed against Gurung, wife for Darjeeling violence

first_imgDarjeeling A case has been lodged against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung and his wife Asha for their alleged involvement in violence, arson and killing of one person during clashes in Darjeeling hills on the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state.“We have lodged a case (against Gurung and his wife) and the investigation is on. There were allegation that they were involved in the violence, arson and killing of one person during clashes on Saturday,” a senior police official said.Reacting to the police case against Gurung and his wife, a senior GJM leader charged that the police were implicating them in false cases.“Three of our supporters were killed and they are filing cases against us. Cases should be lodged against the police and state administration for violating human rights and killing,” the GJM leader said.GJM, which was spearheading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state and observing an indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills, claimed that three of its supporters were killed during clashes with police on Saturday. However, the police confirmed only one death.last_img read more

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Captain’s Diary – Nathan Jones

first_imgIn the second edition, Australian Men’s Open captain, Nathan Jones, speaks about how it feels to be captain of the side and his memories from the 2007 World Cup in South Africa.  Nathan Jones on:Being named captain of the Australian Men’s Open team:It was a special feeling to be named captain and it’s an achievement I am very proud of. We have a great ‘team’ culture in the current Men’s Open team and I feel extremely privileged and honoured to be able to lead such a talented team at the World Cup.His past Australian captains and what he has learnt from them: I have had two previous captains in the Men’s Open team in Gavin Shuker and Drumayne Dayberg-Muir. Both have different personalities and leadership styles. Drum was a dominant player on the field for our team and would lead in that respect whereas Shukes did a lot of work behind the scenes with tactics and game plans. I have my own ideas on captaincy so there will be differences between us but if I can have the same success as these guys I’ll be happy. His memories of the 2007 World Cup: Aside from visiting New Zealand a couple of times, South Africa was my first real experience overseas. The tour started with a couple of days sightseeing which included a visit to Table Mountain in Cape Town and a bus tour around the Western Cape. One memory that has stayed with me is when we drove past a shanty town on the way back from the bus tour. On one side of the road are rusty tin shacks as far as you can see and the other side are two storey houses surrounded by 10 metre high fences. The difference in living conditions and the poverty experienced by some South Africans was unbelievable. The days sightseeing allowed us to take in some of the culture and gain a greater appreciation for the country before we got down to business. The opening ceremony was a great experience and obviously winning the final but what I remember most is the dressing room before the final. I have never been in a more intense and passionate dressing room before a game. I can’t remember exactly what was said (I’m sure Trady had a very motivational speech) but the feeling and atmosphere was incredible.His individual training in the lead up to the World Cup: After injuring my ankle at the National Touch League, I have been doing some alternative training which has included some pool sessions with Australian Mixed Open captain Ryan Pollock. While Ryan’s freestyle technique has improved his backstroke still resembles an octopus falling out of a tree. Aside from swimming I have been fitting in some cycling, gym and running sessions before and after my long days at work.Stay tuned to the website to hear from Australia’s other captains, with insight into Australia’s preparation in the lead up to the World Cup.   With only 38 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyauslast_img read more

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7 days ago​AC Milan reveal continuing losses for 2018/19

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​AC Milan reveal continuing losses for 2018/19by Ian Ferris7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan are set to post a loss of €145.9 million (US$162.3 million ) for the 2018/19 season, according to their latest financial filings, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The figure makes for grim reading for the Serie A club, with losses approximately €20 million (US$22.3 million ) greater than the previous year.Revenue has also fallen 6.1 per cent to €241.1 million (US$268.8 million), according to the filing. This is despite an increase in revenue from broadcast rights, which rose from €113.8 million (US$126.9 million) to €113.8 million (US$22.3 million).The decline can partly be attributed to revenues from sponsorship income, which fell from €44.7 million (US$49.6 million) to €38 million (US$42.3 million), player management, down from €42 million (US$46.6 million) to €25.5 million (US$28.4 million) , and competition revenue, which dropped from €35.3 million (US$39.3 million ) to €34.1 million (US$37.8 million).Milan also saw business costs increase, jumping 5.1 per cent to €373 million (US$415 million).Personnel costs rose more than €34 million (US$37.7 million) to €184.8 million (US$205.5 million), with depreciation and amortisation increasing from €86.4 million (US$96.1 million) to €89.1 million (US$99.1 million). last_img read more

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Portmore Urged to Develop 10-Year Plan

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has challenged the leaders and citizens of Portmore to develop a 10-year plan for the municipality, which must be aligned to the National Development Plan: Vision 2030.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the steps and strategies in the attainment of that Portmore Vision 2030, must involve broad-based community consultation. She said that the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development stands ready to support the plan.The Prime Minister was addressing a civic ceremony at the Power of Faith Ministries, Portmore Mall on June 28, where she was presented with the Key to Portmore in honour of her invaluable contribution and service in assisting the area to achieve municipal status while serving as Minister of Local Government in 2003.The event was the highlight of a week of activities to commemorate the municipality’s 10-year anniversary.[RELATED: PM Appeals to Citizens of Portmore to Reject Violence]The Prime Minister commended the citizens of Portmore for working closely with the Government to achieve the municipal status they desire.She recalled that as Local Government Minister, she was given a mandate by the people to ensure that the area would be accorded the honour and recognition that it deserved.“I took that people’s mandate seriously and I delivered on that promise, working with the Members of Parliament and you the citizens of Portmore,” she said.“When we consult, when the people agree and say what they want and work with their representative, nothing can stop that power. Portmore is a clear example,” she noted.She said that the Portmore municipal model stands as a symbol of what can be achieved through effective community organisation and participation. This citizen involvement, she said, is at the heart of the local government process and cannot be allowed to die.“Every developed society in the world has a strong local government system. It is the community, which builds the society. The community is therefore the building block of the nation. You are well advanced in that regard and I congratulate you,” she stated.Several members of the Diplomatic Corps; Councillors; Members of Parliament; Government officials and scores of students and community members attended the event, which was celebrated with pomp and pageantry.There were marching bands heralding the Prime Minister’s arrival and a guard of honour mounted by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Several cultural pieces in poetry, song and dance also displayed the talent of the young people in the municipality.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more

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Greeks in Athens run into streets after 51 magnitude quake

first_imgATHENS, Greece — An Associated Press reporter says a strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into the streets.The shock was caught live in the studios of state broadcaster ERT.The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1There was no immediate word on injuries or damages.The Associated Presslast_img

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Alicia Keys And VH1 Empower Women With AIDS

first_imgVH1 is helping to bring attention to the impact of HIV/AIDS on women with a new series of public service ads slated to air during its popular Monday night programming block starting June 24.The spots are part of a new campaign from Greater Than AIDS and Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, called EMPOWERED that encourages women to lead in their everyday lives in response to HIV/AIDS.“They say that knowledge is power. And that adage has never been truer today in the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS awareness as National HIV Testing Day approaches on June 27,” said Tom Calderone, President, VH1. “We at VH1 are more than happy to partner with the wonderful Greater Than AIDS team and the talented and dedicated Alicia Keys this summer to amplify their EMPOWERED campaign and promote across our platforms their important messages and stories about HIV prevention and current treatments.”Of the more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S. today, one in four is a woman. Women of color have been disproportionately affected. One in 32 Black women will contract HIV today if current trends continue.“Women are vital in changing how we think and talk about HIV/AIDS in our relationships, our families, and our communities,” said Alicia Keys. “When we empower women to have a voice and share their stories to help educate and bring understanding we’re taking charge in the fight to make the end of AIDS a reality.”“Media plays a powerful role in confronting the stigma that still surrounds this disease. With VH1’s support, EMPOWERED will reach millions of viewers across the country with information about HIV/AIDS and real stories of women who are both living with HIV and thriving,” said Tina Hoff, Senior Vice President and Director of the Health Communication and Media Partnerships program at the Kaiser Family Foundation.A focal point of the EMPOWERED campaign is a conversation between Ms. Keys and five women living with HIV. Each week VH1 will feature a new spot profiling each of the EMPOWERED women and their stories, including: • Cristina, a graduate student from the San Francisco Bay Area who was born with HIV • Eva, a home health care worker living in Atlanta with her family • Jen, a wife and mother in Portland (OR) who has being living with HIV for more than 20 years • Kym, a young professional living in Texas who learned she was positive after her new husband became sick and died as a result of HIV • Stephanie, a recent college graduate from North Carolina, who appeared in an MTV special on youth and HIV last yearThey each open up about their lives in the hopes of showing other women that we are all empowered in this fight.Additional VH1 properties will extend the reach of the messages on-air and online, including airings on sister channels VH1 Soul and Palladia, Viacom Media Networks’ high-definition music channel, as well as digital placements with pre-roll video messages and banners on VH1.com.HIV is both preventable and treatable. For those who are positive, there are highly-effective therapies today that improve health and extend life, as well as help prevent the spread of the disease. Research confirms that people living with HIV who are on regular antiretroviral treatments reduce the chances of passing the virus to sexual partners by as much as 96 percent. Furthermore, according to the CDC, condoms are highly effective in preventing the spread of STDs during sexual contact.Yet, despite the progress of the past three decades since the first diagnosis, stigma and misconceptions continue to be significant drivers of HIV today, keeping many from taking actions – such as talking openly, using protection, getting tested or staying on treatment – that can stem the spread of the disease.Launched in March 2013, EMPOWERED highlights the power of women – as mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, partners and people living with HIV – to change the course of this disease through everyday actions. The theme of empowerment carries throughout the cross-platform campaign, which includes TV, radio, outdoor, print and digital public service ads (PSAs), special programming and editorial, social media promotions, informational resources, community programs and more.For more information about Greater Than AIDS and the EMPOWERED campaign, as well as to view the video of Alicia Keys conversation with women living with HIV, visit www.greaterthan.org/empowered.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Trans Mountain Hearing

first_imgPresenters including elder Ivy Raine and band administrator and member Allison Adams-Bull described their family ties to other Indigenous communities along the pipeline route to the West Coast and their concern that their traditional hunting, fishing and gathering of medicinal plants could be affected by a pipeline spill.The federal government bought Trans Mountain and its expansion project for $4.5 billion last summer only to have the Federal Court of Appeal strike down its NEB approval, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation and failure to consider impacts on the marine environment.The NEB’s rehearing is designed to address the latter issue. The oral traditional evidence gathering continues this week in Calgary before heading to Victoria from Nov. 26-29 and concluding in Nanaimo, B.C. from Dec. 3-6. CALGARY, A.B. – A rooftop smudging ceremony where herbs were burned and prayers said served as a proxy for swearing in as the oral traditional evidence gathering part of a National Energy Board reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project began Tuesday.Lyne Mercier, the vice-chair of the NEB and chairwoman of the three-member panel hearing evidence, welcomed Indigenous presenters from the Louis Bull Tribe about 80 kilometres south of Edmonton as the first to speak as three weeks of hearings started in Calgary.She said the NEB appreciates that the Louis Bull Tribe has a tradition of sharing knowledge from one generation to another through spoken word, noting that two hours had been set aside for presentations but video evidence could also be submitted if time runs short.last_img read more

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Tiger found dead at Corbett

first_imgDehradun: A tiger was killed in a fight for territorial supremacy with another tiger, said an official at the Corbett Tiger Reserve Saturday. The 10-year-old tiger’s carcass was found with deep injury marks near a water body in the Amdanda forest beat of the Bijrani range Friday, Tiger Reserve Director Rahul said. “The deep wounds on the carcass suggested that it died of injuries sustained in a fight with another tiger over territorial supremacy,” he added.last_img

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