Why did the Suns send T.J. Warren to the Pacers in a ‘very disrespectful’ trade?

first_imgWhy did the Suns let a competent scorer in his mid-20s go for a meager return? There are a couple of reasons, though in hindsight none is particularly convincing.For Warren, being deemed a spare part has provided motivation to develop into a greater offensive threat in his first season with the Pacers.”When I heard about the trade, it didn’t throw me off, but like any other player (felt) a certain way about it,” Warren said in a recent TNT interview. “It’s very disrespectful. I know how much work I’ve put in, how much time I’ve put into the game. To see me get traded for that? No player wants to be traded for cash.”MORE: Behind T.J. Warren’s bubble breakthroughBefore letting Warren go, the Suns acquired Kelly Oubre Jr. and drafted Mikal Bridges. In their eyes, those wing players made Warren somewhat redundant on their roster and worth trading away for cap space. Oubre and Bridges, both younger than Warren, have been solid. Together, they’ve averaged 27.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season. So it’s not like Phoenix replaced Warren with below-average parts.That said, Warren has advanced scoring potential that Oubre and Bridges don’t possess, a difference most people understood even before Warren’s sparkling debut campaign in Indiana.While Warren needs to make his bubble form last longer than five or six games to make a convincing case that he’s really made a leap toward stardom, it’s apparent the Suns miscalculated his value. He might not have been a perfect fit in their plans, but his skillset should have made him more than a throwaway asset. T.J. Warren is scoring more than 30 points per game for the Pacers in the NBA bubble and Suns star Devin Booker is being lured toward an exit from his disappointing franchise.Warren, of course, could be playing alongside Booker right now and giving the Kentucky product much-needed scoring assistance. An offseason trade by Phoenix that sent Warren and a draft pick to Indiana for cash considerations prevented that from happening.last_img read more

NASA Develops Face Touch Warning Pendant

first_imgIt’s not for sale, but the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has instructions online if you want to build one yourself. All it takes is a motor, wire, infrared sensor, battery, transistor, resistor and a 3-D printer. (Undated) — How many times do you touch your face in an hour? The average is 16 times. Now, a new pendant developed by NASA will warn you if you’re about to touch your face and possibly spread COVID-19. Called PULSE, the necklace vibrates when you raise your hands near your head and is most effective when it is worn six inches below your chin. The necklace is not meant to replace masks.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab has designed a 3D printable necklace that vibrates, or omits a pulse, when the wear’s hands are too close to their face. Called PULSE, the device uses an infrared proximity sensory with up to 12 inches of range and once motion is detected, a small vibration motor inside is activated. The American space agency hopes the wearable will help limit the spread of the coronavirus.last_img read more

Setien resorts to children’s games to reduce tension

first_imgQuique Setién is an old fox and knows better than anyone that the best way to lower his guard to his players and lower the level of adrenaline in the group is to surprise them. Hence, after making a brief speech before starting the training, he proposed a game to his pupils. It was that he would throw the ball pronouncing the name of the player to whom he was going to be the recipient and the aforementioned had to take the ball with his hands. If I didn’t get it, then I lost.The surprise was capital among the template, which at first they took it a little bit of fun. But seeing the vehemence with which Setién was employed at the time of throwing the ball, little by little the whole group entered the game. You could even see a Leo Messi laughing out loud at the insistence of the coach in his throws.In the end, everyone entered the game and a fun and original training start could be seen. Especially Samuel Umtiti entered the bag when returning the ball to the coach, making all kinds of antics. There is no doubt that with initiatives of this type, Setién is trying to deactivate the alert state in which its workforce is submerged since the technical secretary, Eric Abidal, will designate the entire group as responsible in part for the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde and accuse them of “working little” in training. In fact, during his time at Betis it was usual to see him play games with his soccer players, and with Captain Joaquin as an authentic master of ceremonies.Also, the subsidiary defender, Dani Morer, had to go through the process of the corridor of the colleges to turn 22 today. The truth is that it came out rather airy because the elders were very benevolent with the canterano.last_img read more

“Strange Mathematics” cannot change what is in Guyana’s Constitution – Jagdeo

first_img…assures supporters the struggle continuesThe Constitution of Guyana is pellucid on what number of votes is needed for the passage of a no-confidence motion; it is a majority of all elected Parliamentarians – the majority of 65 is 33 votes.This declaration was made by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday (March 22, 2019) evening in a televised video recording following the hot-button issue that was the ruling of the Appeal Court on the cases related to the no-confidence motion.Former President Bharrat Jagdeo speaking to supporters at his Church Street head office on Friday morningThe Court of Appeal on Friday overturned the ruling of the Chief Justice (ag), Roxane George-Wiltshire, relative to one of the three cases that challenged the validity of the vote on the no- confidence motion on December 21, 2018 – a vote that was upheld by Guyana’s Legislature. In a 2-1 vote, Justices Yonnette Cummings-Edwards and Dawn Gregory ruled that the 33 votes are not a majority of 65; rather, 34 is the majority. Justice Rishi Persaud voted to uphold the ruling of the Chief Justice (ag), which was handed down on January 31, 2019.Jagdeo noted that Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states that: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”According to him, the Constitution is clear in saying that the vote is valid if a majority of all elected Parliamentarians – 33 Parliamentarians – cast their vote in favour of the passage of a no-confidence motion.He added that all right-thinking Guyanese would conclude that 33 is the majority of 65 – a conclusion that was extensively addressed by the Chief Justice (ag) in her ruling.“No strange mathematics can change what is in the Constitution…a majority of all elected members in the National Assembly is 33,” Jagdeo said.He explained that the argument about a vote of 34 being needed was not the argument he expected to be used by the Appeal Court to overturn the ruling of the Chief Justice (ag).“I thought (that) if the Chief Justice’s ruling was to be overturned, it would have been on another technicality, not this one…this is probably the weakest argument,” Jagdeo said, adding that the ruling of the Chief Justice was profound and well-reasoned.The Chief Justice in her ruling had said: “While the terms ‘simple majority’ and ‘absolute majority’ may be useful in common parlance for the purposes of interpretation – and some Constitutions do have such language – it might be best to focus on the meanings of those terms instead of the terms themselves. That is, instead of asking what constitutes an ‘absolute majority’, this court will consider what constitutes a ‘majority of all elected Members of the National Assembly’.“…in the case of a requirement for a majority of all elected members of the National Assembly, at least thirty-three (33) votes must always be obtained to meet that requirement.“…it must be noted here that in the no-confidence motion moved in our National Assembly, the Speaker found that the motion had been carried by a majority of thirty-three – thirty-two (33-32).“It must also be noted that, as the Applicant [Attorney General Basil Williams] admitted in his oral submissions, no one in the National Assembly at the time, neither the elected members nor anyone else, indicated to the Speaker that the vote could not be carried by a majority of thirty-three – thirty-two (33-32).“…in our 65-member National Assembly, therefore, a majority of all elected members of the National Assembly, in accordance with the principle of “one over all rivals combined”, is thirty-three (33) members. This is so since the maximum number of potential opposers can only be thirty-two (32).”The Opposition Leader noted that, in 2014, when the Alliance For Change (AFC), supported by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), advanced a no-confidence motion against former President Donald Ramotar, it was done with the explicit acknowledgement that AFC and APNU had the 33 votes that were needed for their no-confidence motion to be successful.He added that prior to the December 21, 2018 vote, the Coalition Government boasted that it had 33 votes, and therefore the no-confidence motion could not be passed with a vote of 32.After the vote, according to him, both President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo accepted that the PPP/C no-confidence motion was validly passed in the House.Move To The CCJMaking it clear that the ruling of the Appeal Court will be respected, Jagdeo disclosed that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) will be moving swiftly to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).“We hope that we will be able to convince the CCJ that the no-confidence motion has been validly passed,” he said.According to him, the adverse ruling of the Appeal Court allows the PPP/C to pursue the matter swiftly at the CCJ, as opposed to being faced with the possibility of a drawn out process led by the Coalition if the Appeal Court had gone in a different direction.Relative to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Jagdeo stated that the PPP/C will continue to call for GECOM to be prepared for early elections.“There is a great possibility that the CCJ will overturn the ruling of the Appeal Court… If it is overturned and GECOM is not prepared, there could be further delays. If we do prevail at the level of the CCJ, then GECOM must be ready for Elections soon, very soon,” he said.Message To SupportersAddressing supporters of the PPP/C directly, Jagdeo acknowledged that while some may view the Appeal Court’s ruling as a setback, the PPP/C was aware that the Appeal Court represented a hurdle; more so, considering the rulings in political cases, such as the challenge to the unilateral appointment of the Chairman of GECOM by President Granger.“I urge all of you not to be dejected…we have to keep working hard, talking about what we stand for and bringing people together… We knew that this was a hurdle, but that is why we have an external review by way of the CCJ,” the Opposition Leader said.He added that the PPP/C will remain mobilized, and will continue to work to expose the nature of the APNU+AFC Coalition.“We will continue to work across all of Guyana… People have seen the true nature of this Government…they want to hang on to power…the struggle has to be intense…they cannot hide from an election forever…they can hang around for a while, but they cannot hide forever…the Election will come,” the Opposition Leader said.last_img read more

Egypt in race against time to host Africa Cup of Nations

first_imgSince the announcement, the government and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have given assurances the country is ready, a point they have sought to hammer home since Cameroon lost the right to host it in November.“We have to be ready two months before the competition, so we have three months,” EFA spokesman Ossama Ismail said.An organising committee would be formed, including the sports ministry, security services and football authorities, he told AFP.Details about preparations for the competition, scheduled to be staged between June 15 and July 13, would be known “in the coming days”, he added.It is not the first time in the history of the Cup of Nations (AFCON) that the staging of Africa’s showpiece sporting event has run into trouble.– Security challenge –Morocco backed out as hosts of the 2015 tournament for fear of an Ebola outbreak, making way for Equatorial Guinea to stage it.Security will be one of Egypt’s main challenges at the tournament, which has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time, up from 16 at the 2017 edition in Gabon.Since the 2011 revolt and ousting of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the country has been hit by jihadist attacks and its forces have launched an operation against them in the Sinai Peninsula.It has also witnessed deadly violence in and around stadiums during club matches, in response to which it has beefed up security and banned fans from attending, a measure eased only recently.But the authorities say Egypt can cope.“We are a safe country,” said Karam Kurdi, a member of the EFA board.Egypt specialists say that the continent’s football colossus will be able to organise the event even at such short notice.Egyptian representatives celebrate CAF’s decision to choose Egypt to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations © AFP / SEYLLOU“Compared to other African countries, Egypt is considered one of the best in terms of infrastructure,” said Tarek Talaat, a journalist specialising in African football for the Yalla Kora website.For him, the CAF opted for the most reliable alternative after Cameroon was stripped of hosting the event.The second favourites to stand in were Morocco, the failed candidates to organise the 2026 World Cup, but to everyone’s surprise, they announced they were unwilling to host this year’s Cup of Nations.“There is not much time to organise it of course but I am sure that Egypt will manage to stage a great Africa Cup of Nations,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who is currently in Benin.“We know the power of the Egyptians and of Africans in general, they are a bit like the Italians — everything is done at the last minute, but everything is fine in the end,” added the Swiss-Italian.– Opportune moment –Egypt already has at least eight venues ready for use, notably the 75,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium and the Borg El Arab in Alexandria, which seats 86,000.The North African country, which has experience in mass tourism, has a multitude of hotels, two international airports, in Cairo and near Alexandria, and a road network linking the main cities.Egypt is “technically capable of pulling this off”, said James Dorsey, a Middle East analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.“It’s an opportunity for the government to deliver something that people care about” at a time of economic crisis, said Dorsey.The success in the English Premier League of Egypt’s own football star, Mohamed Salah, is something the Egyptian authorities, including President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, have been eager to use to their advantage.But at the international level, the Sisi regime is regularly accused by human rights organisations of serious violations, including politically motivated arrests and torture in prisons.“I don’t think (staging AFCON) will distract from the criticism of the Egyptian government,” said Dorsey.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A fan wearing a mask of Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah ahead of a Cup of Nations qualifying game © AFP/File / KHALED DESOUKICairo, Egypt, Jan 10 – Chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt faces a race against time to get ready for the event in five months, but experts say it will meet the challenge.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Tuesday said it selected Egypt ahead of South Africa to stand in for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and security concerns.last_img read more

England have a bright future with this group of players, believes Wayne Rooney

first_imgWayne Rooney is as confident about England’s future as the captain is when it comes to this bold young squad’s ability to thrive at Euro 2016.Only a point is required from Monday’s encounter against Slovakia to ensure safe passage to the last-16, having secured a memorable 2-1 comeback win against neighbours Wales days after the somewhat frustrating draw with Russia.Roy Hodgson’s men were denied a deserved victory at the death of their Group B opener in Marseille, where the line-up’s average age of 25 years and 293 days made it England’s second-youngest ever at a major finals.Unfettered and uninhabited, Rooney is excited by the group’s potential and, while their best is yet to come, the skipper is confident this summer’s championships can be memorable.“As I’ve said before, we’ve got a very good, exciting squad and I think time will tell,” the 113-cap forward-cum-midfielder said when asked to compare the squad to ones of years gone by.“I think we’re not going to get judged on what happens in this tournament – I think the players have got a lot of years ahead of them and this tournament will help.“But we’re not here as a group of players for the experience, we’re here to try and do well and go far.“But I certainly think over the next few years this squad can grow into a better team, a more mature team.“But at the minute, we’re trying to do as well as we can and we feel we’ve had a good start.“We hope we can continue that and go into the later stages of the tournament.”England certainly look to have a solid foundation on which to build, with the defence performing better than many expected and a talented midfield shored up by Rooney’s presence.The 30-year-old’s first two appearances for his country in central midfield have been a success and partly down to England’s impressive attacking strength in depth.“They’re great to have in the squad,” Rooney said of those options. “Everyone has seen the quality of players which we mentioned before the tournament.“We have got a squad of 23 players and whoever the manager decides to play, obviously it’s his choice, we have players who can change games, which happened in the Wales game.“It’s obviously great to try and create chances for the other players, to create chances for them players because, as this season has shown, they’re goalscorers. If they get chances, they will score goals.“We know we’ve got good quality players who can score goals and it’s important that we try and get them the chances to get them the opportunity to do that.”Monday’s match looks a good chance to add more goals, given Slovakia have never kept a clean sheet in a major tournament.The match also sees England return to St Etienne for the first time since the memorable last-16 clash with Argentina at the 1998 World Cup.Michael Owen’s wonderful solo goal and David Beckham’s sending off punctuated a match that ended in a penalty shootout exit.“I remember the game,” Rooney said. “I watched it in my nan’s house.“Obviously Michael Owen as a young lad scoring a great goal and in the end the disappointment of David Beckham getting sent off.“But I think it was a fantastic tournament to watch and great memories from it.” 1 Wayne Rooney is captaining England at Euro 2016 last_img read more

Death ruled out for mom in 3 killings

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Prosecutors decided Friday not to pursue the death penalty for an Oakland mother charged with murder for throwing her three boys into San Francisco Bay. Lashuan Harris, 23, has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder. Under a special circumstance alleging multiple deaths, she is eligible for the death penalty. Prosecutors, however, decided instead to pursue a life sentence after reviewing new information presented at Harris’ May 25 preliminary hearing, Debbie Mesloh, spokeswoman for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, said in a statement. She did not elaborate on what information influenced the decision. Her lawyer claims Harris is a paranoid schizophrenic. 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2last_img read more

PSG linked with fresh £100m move for Eriksen amid Spurs stalemate

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ALTERED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Premier League News Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener REVEALED The Spanish club now want to sign the 21-year-old permanently and they are in talks over a £40m move.And, according to Le Parisien, if PSG can offload Guedes they will use the cash from his sale to fund a move for Eriksen.The French champions are big fans of the Tottenham midfielder and they are prepared to part with £100m to land him.However, they need extra funds to finance the move to ensure they do not breach Financial Fair Play regulations. Christian Eriksen has long been eyed by PSG 1 huge blow possible standings gameday smart causal center_img no dice As such, any deal for Eriksen cannot take place until Guedes has been sold to Valencia.Spurs are determined to extend their star playmaker’s contract, but are currently locked in a stalemate.Eriksen, who has two years left on his deal, wants to be paid as much as the club’s top earners, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.According to the Daily Mail, talks have been going on for six months but an agreement is not close. silverware Paris Saint-Germain will swoop for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen – if they can offload Goncalo Guedes.Portuguese forward Guedes spent last season on loan at Valencia and he impressed during his time in LaLiga. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won shining Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgA man who was ordered to stay out of Buncrana by a Judge has been remanded in custody  after being caught at a house in the town.Brian McLaughlin is banned from the Inishowen town as he faces a number of charges relating to an incident there.However, Gardai told Letterkenny District Court this morning they arrested McLaughlin after an incident in which criminal damage was caused. McLaughlin’s solicitor Ms Donna Ponsonby told the court the only reason her client was there was because his brother had been injected with heroin at a house party.Garda Michael Hooks told the court that this was the case as an ambulance had been summoned to a house at The Hawthorns estate in Buncrana as there had been an incident involving heroin.Judge Paul Kelly told the court that it was the emergency services’ role to answer such calls.McLaughlin’s mother asked if she could address the court.She told Judge Kelly that the only reason her son was in Buncrana was because her other son had been injected with heroin.She asked the Judge not to remand her son in custody.“I’m begging you. My son was injected with heroin and could have died. That was the only reason he was there,” said Mrs McLaughlin.Garda Hooks said McLaughlin had been very co-operative when arrested but Judge Kelly then asked him if he wanted him remanded in custody and he said he did.Judge Kelly remanded McLaughlin, with an address of 2 Canal Road, Letterkenny, in custody to appear at a future sitting of Harristown District Court.MAN BARRED FROM BUNCRANA ENTERED TOWN BECAUSE HIS BROTHER WAS INJECTED WITH HEROIN was last modified: July 28th, 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)last_img read more

New sewerage network to be developed for Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgIrish Water has published a Compulsory Purchase Order to obtain wayleaves from landowners to create a new sewerage scheme for Gweedore.Progress on plans for a new sewerage network for the area and upgrading of the treatment plant in Gweedore was unveiled today.Gweedore currently does not currently have adequate wastewater treatment and is over-reliant on the use of septic tank systems. The new project sets out to stop untreated wastewater discharging into the local environment. Irish Water aim to acquire wayleaves to access local lands to carry out the works. Consultations have begun with all landowners identified on the proposed demonstration project. Irish Water has submitted the Compulsory Purchase Order to An Bord Pleanála. The timeline for the commencement of works is subject to CPO statutory approvals.The upgrade of the existing wastewater treatment plant will reduce the level of untreated wastewater discharging into the environment while also delivering extra capacity to support development in Gweedore.The new sewerage network will ultimately lead to a reduction on the reliance of septic tanks in the area. The proposed collection system allows for properties and sites in the area to be connected to the network, where they may have previously been constrained by the ground conditions if a traditional sewerage system was used.To allow for the connections to the network over 40 homes have signed up to the Demonstration Project and initial surveys of these homes have been completed. Irish Water would like to thank the people of Gweedore for their support to date. Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has welcomed the scheme.He said: “I would like to recognise the hard work of the local community to get the sewer this far. It’s important that this scheme goes ahead. But it is very disappointing that the initial scheme from Dore to Brinlack hasn’t been delivered. After 40-50 years, it shows the lack of proper investment that the State has put into rural and Gaeltacht areas. We are deserving of a sewer system equal to everywhere else.“And it’s a disgrace, in this day and age, that the parish of Anagaire still doesn’t have a sewerage scheme. We need a proper scheme with a treatment plant,” added Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig.New sewerage network to be developed for Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: September 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more