NBA says no rules broken in Ben Simmons-Magic Johnson meeting request

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first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’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 Before a game Tuesday night in Atlanta, Lakers coach Luke Walton shrugged off a question about the NBA’s ruling.“We’re worried about trying to play ball here,” he said. “That’s it.”Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said it’s impossible to prevent players from speaking to members of other organizations. He noted that Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, a television analyst for the Hawks, is often sought out by opposing players.“A lot of that stuff happens naturally,” Pierce said. “Any team that comes in to play the Hawks, I always see players speaking to Dominique. It’s all welcomed and encouraged. You just have to do it the right way.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Without Kyrie Irving, Celtics beat 76ers again Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I love his game. I love his vision,” Johnson said.But since that was in response to a media inquiry, the NBA says Johnson was permitted to make such comments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We have concluded that Magic Johnson’s statements regarding Ben Simmons do not constitute a tampering violation,” the league said. “The Philadelphia 76ers initiated the contact with the Los Angeles Lakers by requesting a meeting between Johnson and Simmons. Both organizations ultimately concluded that such a meeting did not make sense at this time but in that context, Johnson’s response to a media inquiry regarding Simmons does not run afoul of league rules.”The Lakers have been fined for tampering violations twice since 2017, with those violations costing the team a combined $550,000. FILE – At left, in a Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is shown in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Phoenix. At right, in a March 8, 2018, file photo, Magic Johnson attends an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 men’s tournament, in Las Vegas. The NBA is going to investigate whether league rules were broken when Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons inquired about meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson for playing tips. League spokesman Mike Bass said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that the NBA will look at the matter. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK — The NBA says Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson did not break any league tampering rules when he spoke about Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons earlier this week.The NBA’s relatively quick-moving investigation was initiated after it was revealed that Simmons wanted to meet with Johnson to talk about the art of being an elite point guard. Johnson complimented Simmons publicly on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Update – Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

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first_imgUpdate – As of 5:20pm Friday, the Severe Thunderstorm Warning has ended for Fort St. John. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED For Fort St John BY ENVIRONMENT CANADABULLETIN ISSUED AT: 4.51 PM PDT FRIDAY 10 JULY 2009- Advertisement -RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW AN INTENSE THUNDERSTORM IS LOCATED ABOUT 50 KILOMETRES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HUDSONS HOPE. THE THUNDERSTORM IS MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD AT 50 KM/H AND WILL SOON MOVE ACROSS HIGHWAY 97 BETWEEN CHETWYND AND DAWSON CREEK. THE STORM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE WIND GUSTS TO 90 KM/H, LARGE HAIL AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS. THIS IS A WARNING THAT SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. REMEMBER SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE TORNADOES..LISTEN FOR UPDATED WARNINGS. NOTE..A SUMMARY OF ALL WARNINGS AND WATCHES FOR INTERIOR BRITISH COLUMBIA IS AVAILABLE IN THE WWCN13 CWVR BULLETIN ISSUED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THIS BULLETIN.  PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST PUBLIC FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.last_img read more

US wants “free, fair, peaceful” 2020 elections — Embassy

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first_img…as analyst says Guyana’s security sector hampered by lack of resourcesIn the wake of a report written by a United States scholar, who is an employee of the State Department, positing that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is likely return to power, the United States, through its local embassy in Georgetown, has reiterated that its sole interest is in free, fair and peaceful elections.US-based scholar and State Department employee, Dr Evan EllisIn a statement issued on Tuesday, the embassy noted that the outcome of the elections scheduled for March 2, 2020, is entirely in the hands of the people of Guyana.US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch“The outcome of the election is for the people of Guyana to decide. In this regard, the only interest of the United States is in free, fair and peaceful elections on March 2,” the embassy noted.However, Ellis himself, a research professor and author at the Institute of Strategic Studies of the US Army War College, expressed his belief that the PPP would win the next elections, Dr Ellis made a number of other observations including the fact that Guyana is beset by territorial threats on two of its borders, as well as a troubled hinterland. He also highlighted the fact that lack of resources continues to be a major hindrance.Ellis made these observations in his publication Journals of America, 3rd edition. Ellis specialises in China and its engagements with non-Western nations.SecurityAccording to Ellis, Guyana’s borders with Suriname and Venezuela present different challenges. While Suriname claims the New River Triangle — a remote and sparsely populated piece of land in the interior— Venezuela has laid claims to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory.In his journal, Ellis then went on to speak about the narco-trafficking and the presence of criminal gangs from neighbouring countries within Guyana’s borders. In particular, he cited the Corentyne River delta and the fallout these issues have had on innocent fishermen, including over a dozen fishermen who were murdered last year off the coast of Suriname.“Under the administration of David Granger, the Government has made tangible, albeit limited steps to respond to the security challenges facing the nation. In general, the Government response has been hampered by a combination of a lack of resources available to the security sector and a deeply entrenched culture of societal corruption,” Dr Ellis noted.“Guyana’s security challenges are compounded by a domestic political crisis which has not only impeded the Government’s ability to respond but also has the potential to generate significant internal unrest and invite opportunistic challenges to Guyana’s sovereignty by neighbouring Venezuela and Suriname”.Dr Ellis also noted that a number of unlicensed gold mining occurs in the interior of Guyana, particularly in the Cuyuni and Mazaruni River basins west of Bartica. He observed that these mining operations cause severe environmental damage owing to the toxic chemicals used during the process.“Such informal mining also attracts a range of illicit activities such as prostitution. Moreover, in the relatively lawless context of remote mining communities, the combination of gold, cash, alcohol and other factors also contributes to high levels of violence and crime among those participating in the mining economy of the area”.“The desperation and lawlessness in neighbouring Venezuela have led armed criminal groups, loosely referred to as sindicatos, to rob or extort those engaged in such mining, including extracting tolls along the rivers delimiting the Guyana- Venezuela border, and extorting and robbing those in Guyana itself”.Ellis noted that while the Guyana Constitution specifies the role of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and other security institutions and there is a nominal document for National Defence Strategy, there is no overall national security policy document. As an example, he pointed to Guyana’s Coast Guard.“Although Guyana is known as the “land of many rivers” for the number of waterways covering the interior, the Coast Guard has almost no riverine craft to patrol them, save the aforementioned Metal Sharks. In recent years, it has acquired two “mobile bases”, essentially barges with living spaces, command and control, and fuel and supplies for operating smaller boats”.“One of these has been given to the Coast Guard and deployed on the Waini River near the Venezuelan border, while another has been given to the Police. Neither, however, can maintain a sufficient number of boats available to be effective”.last_img read more

Sanchez back at Arsenal training on Sunday

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first_imgWenger continues to insist last season’s top scorer will not be sold to Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City or elsewhere despite his unwillingness to sign a contract beyond next summer.And Sanchez will have 12 days to get in shape for Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester on August 11.“Alexis and Mustafi, their first training session will be on Sunday, the day we play against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “They are practising on the day.“First of all you make a really good check up of where they are, how much they have worked during their break.“After, once you know where you stand, they need an adjusted programme and to see how quickly you can fit them in again.“Of course it depends as well on what is the need in the squad, what is their quality. All of these things together make your decision.“Do you put them on the bench when they are not ready [to start]? It is easier to put a striker on the bench than a defender, sometimes. Because in a short period they can make an impact. We’ll see.”-By Sky Sports- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez (left) will not be sold this summer, says Arsene Wenger.PHOTO/Sky SportsLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 28 – Alexis Sanchez will start pre-season training with Arsenal on Sunday.Arsene Wenger has confirmed the weekend return of Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi, four weeks after both featured in the Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany.last_img read more

BUSINESSMAN SAYS CUSTOMERS HAVE GIVEN HIM HUGE BOOST TO SAVE HIS SHOPS

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first_imgA Donegal businessman who has been given 100 days to save his 100 year old business says his customers have given him a massive boost of confidence by spending more at his shops.Danny Lafferty (foreground) ponders the future as he receives huge support from locals in CreesloughDanny Lafferty’s three businesses went into examinership last week plunging the small village of Creeslough in into crisis.Mr Lafferty employs 40 people in the village which has a population of just 300. Locals fear the closure of Mr Lafferty’s businesses – the Corncutter’s Rest Bar, the Vivo supermarket and the Shell Service station – will end the economic life of the village.More than 500 people attended an emergency meeting of the village last Monday night to find ways of saving the businesses.At the meeting, Mr Lafferty appealed to people to spend a few more euro at his businesses to save the 40 jobs.Mr Lafferty has now confirmed that footfall at his shop is up and he is determined to remain open. “It’s early days yet but we have noticed more customers coming into the shops and they are spending a few more euro.“We are working to try and sort the creditors and suppliers and sort things out.“I have said that if people spend an extra €20 or €30 locally each week then we will have a real chance of surviving and holding those 40 jobs.“We still have a long way to go but the meeting last Monday night showed the huge amount of goodwill that is there for us.“We have won the first battle but this is a war and we have a lot of battles still to win,” he said. Mr Lafferty will go before the High Court in May to prove that his business is still a viable venture and he can pay back suppliers and operate a profit.BUSINESSMAN SAYS CUSTOMERS HAVE GIVEN HIM HUGE BOOST TO SAVE HIS SHOPS was last modified: March 7th, 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:businessesCreesloughDanny Laffertylast_img read more

MARGO REVEALS DEATH OF MOTHER BROUGHT ON HEART ATTACK

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first_imgMargo has revealed the death of her beloved mother Julia brought on a heart attack.Margo – recovering after heart attack.The singer, and sister of Daniel O’Donnell, suffered the attack two weeks after Julia, 94, passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital.Margo, 63, has been ordered to rest up by her doctors. She revealed “I am feeling a lot better now after my attack. It was a mild heart attack caused by anxiety and stress.“Luckily there was little damage and no blocked arteries so I fell a lot better,” she said.Daniel’s older sister is putting the final touches to her autobiography.She read chapters of the book to her late mum as she was ill at Dungloe Hospital. Daniel recently revealed how his family thought their mum would live forever.MARGO REVEALS DEATH OF MOTHER BROUGHT ON HEART ATTACK was last modified: June 16th, 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:daniel o’donnelldeathdonegalMARGOMOTHERlast_img read more

Hull City close in on deal for Bordeaux defender Lamine Sane

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first_imgLamine Sane missed a Bordeaux training session on Tuesday as he closes in on a move to Hull City.The Premier League new boys have been in talks to land the 29-year-old defender this summer and it appears as though the deal is close.According to reports in France, Sane was at Bordeaux’s training ground on Tuesday but did not train with the group as the switch nears completion.The Senegal international has been at Bordeaux since 2009 and has played 187 times for them in Ligue 1 – but now looks set to try his hand in England’s top-flight. 1 Lamine Sane last_img

ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES ATHLETE DEREK GILLESPIE WINS ALL-IRELAND HIGH JUMP TITLE

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first_imgRosses AC News:Last weekend saw senior athletes competing in the Bundoran 10 miler and at the All Ireland Masters in Athlone.Pride of place goes to Derek Gillespie with huge congratulations to Derek on winning Gold in the Over 35 High Jump with a jump of 1.75m. Many athletes have been putting in the hard miles over the winter months under the supervision of Paul McGee and the Cara Bundoran Challenge 10 Mile Race last weekend was the first race to really see where they were at. There were very impressive runs from all and sets many people up for greater targets and goals for the rest of the year. Kevin McGee lead the way with a very impressive run and a time of 58:57. Ciaran Mc Gonagle 59:35, Michael Logue 1:01:56, Fergal Mc Gee 1:08:54, Denis Edward Bonar 1:11:54, Seamus Ferry 1:16:22, Niall Griffin 1:16:40, Michael Rodgers 1:17:25, Eamonn Mc Gee 1:19:41, Noel Boyd 1:20:31, Anne Harkin 1:22:48, Leigh Mc Geever, 1:22:49, Noreen Mc Gee 1:22:49, Kathleen Rodgers 1:28:05, Cathy Breslin 1:32:38, Kathleen Griffin 1:32:45, Fiona Mc Ginley 1:33:56, Grace Garvie 1:36:40, Lorna O Donnell 1:47:09, Anne Rodgers 1:47:10.There was Sportshall Athletics success for eleven club juvenile athletes on Donegal teams last week at the Ulster Sportshall Athletics finals in Magherafelt and what a show they put on to help Donegal make a clean sweep winning all four titles. In the under 13 Girls competition, Emilly Croke, Mia Mc Devitt and Melissa Mc Gee with our own Ita Gallagher being one of the team managers. We had four boys on the U-13 team: John Boyle, Éamonn Ó Gallachóir, Joe Sharkey and Oran Wallace. We also had four girls on the U-15 team with Louise Gillespie as team manager. Orfhlaith Winters, Ciara Curran, Saskia Boyle and Jessica Oglesby. Well done to all the athletes on their fine performances today. Maith Sibh! They all qualify for the UK Finals to be held in Manchester 25/26 AprilSportshall Athletics in the Pobalscoil Gweedore and Dungloe finished up this week. Track and Field: Training for juveniles interested in track and field continues this Friday at the track at Carrickfinn starting at 4pm.Adult Training sessions continue on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 8pm at the Industrial Estate, lead by Paul McGee. Long run sessions are happening every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore. Date for Diary: The second race in our Spring Series is Sunday 29th March. Open to walkers, joggers and runners.Please note that Registrations are now due for the calendar year 2015. Rosses Athletic Club Membership fees for 2015 are; Child €15, Adult €20, Family €40. Membership forms will be available on facebook page. New members welcome!ATHLETICS NEWS: ROSSES ATHLETE DEREK GILLESPIE WINS ALL-IRELAND HIGH JUMP TITLE was last modified: March 17th, 2015 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

West Ham enter race to sign Brazil ace for free

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first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK IN DEMAND West Ham have entered the race to sign Brazil winger Bernard, according to reports.Bernard, 25, is available on a free transfer having left Shakhtar Donetsk when his contract expired at the end of last season. Capped 14 times by Brazil, Bernard spent five years at Shakhtar after joining the Ukrainian club from Atletico Mineiro in his homeland in the summer of 2013. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest transfer news moving on LIVING THE DREAM Bernard decided to leave Shakhtar at the end of last season Brazilian Bernard has been linked with a move to West Ham LATEST Portuguese side Benfica have been attempting to wrap up a deal for the winger for a number of weeks, but West Ham have entered the race for Bernard by submitting an offer to the player. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? O Jogo report on the Hammers’ interest, while a different report in the same paper claims the player’s agent, Adriano Spadoto, travelled to London earlier this week to hold talks with the club.It is believed West Ham have offered a deal to Bernard worth €4million a year in wages, with a signing bonus of around €7m, which is a better offer than the one submitted to the player by Benfica. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets 2 REVEALED Bernard made 157 appearances for Shakhtar in his five-year spell, scoring 28 goals and creating a further 35. He caught the eye in last season’s Champions League, when the winger scored one of the goals in Shakhtar’s 2-1 group stage defeat of Manchester City. 2 RANKED last_img read more