Spurs’ Leonard out indefinitely to continue injury rehab

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “We didn’t feel he was ready. His confidence level wasn’t there, so we decided to give it some more time,” coach Gregg Popovich said before the Spurs played the Brooklyn Nets.Leonard has played in just nine games after missing the beginning of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. He also was sidelined briefly because of a shoulder injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPopovich said Leonard hadn’t sustained another injury, but also didn’t seem confident in his ability to play at the level that had him finishing third in the voting for NBA MVP last season.“He didn’t reinjure it or anything but he was having pain, but not right after games, but maybe the next day at noon or that kind of thing and so the pain wasn’t dissipating,” Popovich said. “It wasn’t going in the right direction, it was going the other way and you’ve got to be confident in your body to go out there and play at the level that he’s expected to play. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest View comments LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, center, sits on the bench after playing in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a leg injury, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Leonard has played in just nine games after missing the beginning of the season because of right quadriceps tendinopathy. He also was sidelined briefly because of a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)NEW YORK — Kawhi Leonard is headed back to the sidelines, and he’ll stay there until his leg is ready.The San Antonio Spurs decided to shut their All-Star forward down Wednesday, saying Leonard would be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from injury.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “So if we’re going to err, I’m going to do it on the conservative side and just decided we’re going to go back to the rehab and the strength and all that, try to get him more whole before we get him back out on the court.”Popovich said Leonard would be back this season.Leonard, who twice was the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging 16.2 points this season.Starting guards Tony Parker and Danny Green have also battled injuries this season and were playing Wednesday under minutes restrictions. The injuries have hindered the Spurs, who went to the Western Conference finals last year but were only a half-game ahead of Minnesota for third place going into Wednesday’s play.“It’s a horrible situation. It’s bad,” Popovich said. “The players look right and left, they don’t know who’s going to be there from night to night, and it’s tough to get a rhythm and get a flow to the game for sure. But every team’s got problems they’ve got to take care of, so ours are no worse than anybody else’s.ADVERTISEMENT “But to play with the big boys you’ve got to have all your guys, and so we’ve got to have them ready if we think we’re going to have anything to do with the end of the season.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Obasanjo Farm Launches Hatchery Program

first_imgObasanjo Farms Liberia, incorporated (OFL), a multi-million dollar poultry project established to help revamp Liberia’s poultry industry, on Saturday, May 10, launched a hatchery program in Gbah Town, Grand Cape Mount County.The program is expected to benefit several potential Liberian poultry farmers.Over 100 participants including top government officials, agriculture stakeholders and local farmers graced the ceremony.OFL is a private investment of former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo. The farm was established in 2013, upon the request of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Giving an overview of the program on Saturday, the general manager of the farm, Adeyemo G. Jamiyu said that the intention of the hatchery program is to promote the revival of poultry industry in Liberia that would help reduce the importation of day-old chicks by Liberian farmers.“The essence of today’s gathering is to commission Obasanjo Farm’s 95,050 capacity hatchery. The average weekly egg capacity of this hatchery is 36,680. We are expecting 22,000 to 24,000 broider chicks per week or at least 1000 pullets (layer chicks) depending on the demand,” he said.He further said that there was the need to inaugurate poultry farmers’ organizations, which would work with the government at all levels to identify feasible projects for growth of the poultry industry in Liberia.According to Mr. Jamiyu, OFL was committed to ensure that poultry farmers in the country are provided with all of the necessary inputs to enhance productivities.“We have put into place the necessary facilities for rearing of commercial layers for the production of table eggs and hatchery for quality day-old chicks,” he disclosed.“Feed mill equipment for the production of poultry rations and veterinarian medicines will also be provided,” he added.The Obasanjo Farm manager further disclosed plans for the training of poultry farmers in the country.“There is also a plan to commence a broiler project (Chickens raised for marketing) in a very soonest possible time,” he further added.“Our next priority task is to develop a broiler processing plant that will enable us to accommodate out-growers, who will raise the birds for marketing,” he disclosed.Out-growers are outsiders, who would be engaged into production of the chicken from one-day old and would sell the chickens back to OFL. They are separate poultry farmers outside OFL.Mr. Jamiyu stressed the need for Liberian farmers to collaborate with financial institutions in the country in order to access loan for the establishment of small businesses in the poultry sector.Meanwhile, he has called on farmers in the country to work harder toward the production of maize (corn) as the poultry farm will largely depend on such inputs.Montserrado County Representative Josephine Francis, who attended the program, said the Government of Liberia was pleased about the investment in the country.Rep. Francis stated that the time has come for Liberian farmers to attach seriousness to agriculture in order to make the country  food-secured.“There is no need for Liberia to continue to spend millions every year for food importation. We have the potential to change this particular trend considering our fertile soil and favorable climate. All that we need to do is to develop more interest in agriculture,” she said.Madam Francis, who is the House’s Chairperson on Agriculture, mentioned that the Liberian legislature was in support of agriculture in the country. Their support, according to her, is through the ratification of agriculture loans.“We have been able to ratify several loans for the past years to help improve agricultural production,” she said.For her part, Liberia’s Agriculture Minister, Dr. Florence Chenoweth said that there was a need for Liberia to put an end to the importation of poultry products.“It is a serious fight to ensure that we make sure that these imported eggs on our market cease. This we are able to do through the investment of the Obasanjo farm and other initiatives by Liberian farmers,” she asserted.She said that small holder poultry farmers working in the rural parts of Liberia were improving their lives through the production of poultry but needed help to improve their capacities.“We are thankful for the initiative of President Sirleaf, who has helped some women farmers in Lofa County to increase their production,” she said.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BWI Reports Steady Decline in Gov’t Subsidy

first_imgBWI Principal Harris Tarnue delivers the Institute’s report.The principal of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), Harris Tarnue, has reported a constant decline of the Liberian government’s support to BWI.Delivering his annual report during BWI’s 67th commencement convocation last Saturday, Mr. Tarnue recalled that over the years the Government of Liberia’s support to the Institute has not been regular and, as a result, BWI faces serious challenges in completing many unfinished projects.Tarnue recalled that in the 2015/2016 academic year, the total budget was US$2.8 million, while in 2016/2017 its budget dropped to US$2.4 million; in 2017/2018 the government budgetary support to BWI was reduced to US$1.8 million.Due to this low budgetary support, BWI has slowed down major renovation projects, such as the institute’s trade shops, dormitory facilities and housing units for its staff, among others.In a comprehensive report, Mr. Tarnue clarified that some of the shortfall in government’s support has been supplemented by maintenance from development partners and the institute’s internal income generation, which have brought about a considerable achievement to BWI.He noted that with the limited support from its development partners to buttress government’s efforts, BWI has made significant progress with respect to equipment in the trade shops and elsewhere on campus.“BWI is currently championing the vision of establishing a center of excellence in its Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) program as well as turning it into a National Regional Hub for TVET and high education and performance,” Mr. Tarnue declared.He said that since the institute’s last commencement convocation in 2017, much has  been achieved in creating a conducive and excellent training and learning center.“We are pleased to report to you that out of the nine trade shops at BWI, we have completed renovation of at least six,” he said in his report.According to him, those facilities were not only renovated, they have been transformed into what he called modern learning and training facilities with basic equipment and tools that will enable students to acquire training experience.“Additionally, the institute has been able to work with partners in expanding its programs and modernizing facilities,” the report further noted.Mr. Tarnue also said BWI has further extended its solar energy technology curriculum in conjunction with Mercy Corps Liberia and that there are also negotiations underway to finalize the setting up of a mini solar light plant on campus.Meanwhile, BWI has extended its heavy equipment training in hydraulic and auto electricity with implementation by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with funding from the Government of Japan.It can be recalled that in July 2018, following months of training in various vocations, BWI graduated over 200 trainees in excavator operation and maintenance, hydraulics and auto–electricity.  Some of these graduates are currently employed in various industries.BWI has now taken full responsibility for running the Japanese Heavy Equipment Operation School. The Institute has also commenced training in rubber wood furniture production, which was under the implementation of UNIDO.Moreover, Mr. Tarnue told the gathering that apart from the institute’s regular academic and vocational offerings, more than 200 young  people have acquired technical and vocational training from Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties.Currently, the institute has expanded its curriculum in Information Technology and modern furniture production which, according to the principal,  has a capacity for students and instructors to be able to manufacture and assemble furniture that can be transported to schools in other parts of the country.The institute has made significant improvement in other areas, such as the installation of a modern clinical and modern science laboratories.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Actress Betty Hutton dies at 86

first_imgBetty Hutton, the actress and singer who brought a brassy vitality to Hollywood musicals such as “Annie Get Your Gun,” has died in Palm Springs at age 86. The death was confirmed Monday by a friend of Hutton who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, citing Hutton’s wishes that her death be announced at a specified time by the executor of her estate, Carl Bruno. The friend refused to provide further details including the time and cause of death. “I can neither confirm or deny” the report, Bruno told The Associated Press from Palm Springs. “I’ll be happy to talk about it tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon.” Hutton was at the top of the heap when she walked out of her Paramount contract in 1952, reportedly in a dispute over her demand that her then-husband direct her films. She made only one movie after that but had a TV series for a year and worked occasionally on the stage and in nightclubs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Zanzibar expect tough duel against Stars

first_imgIn a repeat of last year’s final, Hemedi has warned his charges that Kenya will be a tough nut to crack but maintains they will go in and give a fight to try qualify for the semis.“We want to try and win our last game of the group. I know Kenya is a very good team, they are organized with talented players and that is why you see they have won both their games. They play in a disciplined structure and it’s a tough team to beat,” Hemedi told Capital Sport.Zanzibar players celebrate their goal against Sudan during their 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup opening match on December 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We faced each other last time in the final and some players who played that final are still here so they know what to expect. Ours is to go all out and try to get victory,” he added.Zanzibar picked up a point in a 1-1 draw against Sudan but went down by a solitary goal to Tanzania in their Tanganyika Derby. The tactician blamed the loss on poor concentration and also admits they have a striking problem.“We played really well (against Tanzania) but lost concentration and we were punished. We will try work on our striking because we have a problem in that we create chances but we have just scored once in two games,” the coach further insinuated.A victory for Zanzibar against Kenya by more than two goals will see them qualify for the semis if Sudan and Tanzania draw in the other group match. Victory for Tanzania will see them qualify while victory for Sudan by a margin of more than three goals might also see them through.0Shares0000(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zanzibar players during their 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup opening match against Sudan on December 8, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Zanzibar head coach Suleiman ‘Morocco’ Hemedi expects a tough duel against Kenya’s Harambee Stars when they meet in a crucial 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Group B final match at the Lugogo Complex on Saturday afternoon.Zanzibar are on one point in the competition and their hopes of qualifying to the last four will hinge on them beating Stars, while the Kenyans are looking to win the tie to assure themselves of a top spot finish and avoid hosts Uganda in the semis.last_img read more

Man drowned on camping trip but questions remain, inquest hears

first_imgThe coroner for Co Donegal has returned an open verdict on the death of a Derry man who drowned on a camping trip to the Isle of Doagh.The inquest into the death of Anthony Griffiths (59), from Culmore, heard how he and his wife Leonie and a number of other family members visited the Isle of Doagh in Inishowen on August 29, 2016. Yesterday Mrs Griffiths told a court sitting in Buncrana that when the family arrived they pitched their tents and had a barbecue.The Belfast Telegraph reports how he urged her husband to have something to eat because he had drunk a bottle of wine.After playing cards, the couple went for a walk along the shore, with Mr Griffiths admiring the stars in the sky.When they returned, he told his wife that he wanted to sleep outside and would later move to his car.Mrs Griffiths emerged from her tent at approximately 9.30am the following day and went to find her husband.While she was unable to locate him, she assumed he had gone to the beach and was not initially concerned for his safety.After further attempts to find him proved unsuccessful, Mrs Griffiths began to feel that something was wrong.At 3pm she reported her husband missing to gardai in Carndonagh.The authorities subsequently launched a two-day search for the missing man, involving the police, coastguard and members of the public.The operation came to an end on September 1, when Mr Griffiths’ body was discovered on rocks by the crew of the coastguard helicopter.For full report see https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/coroner-cant-explain-drowning-death-of-camper-anthony-griffiths-in-donegal-38625764.htmlMan drowned on camping trip but questions remain, inquest hears was last modified: October 24th, 2019 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:donegaldrowningIsle of Doaghlast_img read more

DONEGAL MINOR STAR LORCAN REWARDED FOR HIS ‘ELECTRIC’ PERFORMANCE

first_imgLorcan O’Connor received his award from Patrick McCarney, Customer Relationship Manager, Electric Ireland after his star performance in his team’s win over Antrim in the Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship.Donegal minor star Lorcan O’Connor will be hoping he can repeat the stunning performance he produced against Antrim on Sunday in the Ulster decider next month. O’Connor was in blistering form and was awarded the man-of-the-match award as he and his Donegal team mates blasted past the Antrim challenge and booked their place in the Ulster MFC.Donegal haven’t contested an Ulster final since 2006, a team which featured current Donegal stars Michael Murphy and Martin McElhinney. Declan Bonner will be hoping his young charges can take back the Ulster minor crown to Donegal for the first time since 2006.Donegal have delivered impressive performances over Derry and Antrim en route to the Ulster MFC decider and will be fancied to capture the title.The Donegal senior side will be attempting to recapture the Ulster title they relinquished last year to Monaghan and Donegal supporters will be dreaming of a ‘dream double’ in Clones on July 20th.  DONEGAL MINOR STAR LORCAN REWARDED FOR HIS ‘ELECTRIC’ PERFORMANCE was last modified: June 25th, 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:Declan BonnerdonegalLorcan O’ConnorMFCnewsSportlast_img read more

American couple tie the knot at Fanad Lighthouse

first_imgAmerican newlyweds Lauren Cummings and Andres Villegas are officially the first couple to tie the knot at the scenic Fanad Lighthouse in northern Donegal.The bride and groom had been searching for somewhere special to celebrate their big day – and upon finding the Donegal beauty spot online, they knew it would be the perfect place.Lauren told RTÉ that they both love lighthouses, and thought what better day to come to Ireland than St. Patrick’s Day! The smitten couple said their vows surrounded by family and friends on the lighthouse’s grounds, before exchanging rings at the top of the lighthouse. The celebrant for the unique ceremony was Brian Barr.Pennsylvania native Andres said: “It’s humbling to be here, to see it in person, it’s breathtaking to see the lighthouse and the cliff and the warmth of the people.”Blushing bride Lauren, from Texas, told RTÉ’s Eileen Magnier that it was the perfect day.“My life is complete, I’ve got the lighthouse, I’ve got Andres, friends, and family here and I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Perfect – it’s what I imagined,” she smiled. American couple tie the knot at Fanad Lighthouse was last modified: March 19th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfanad lighthouseweddinglast_img read more

Fulham boss ‘makes move for forgotten Spurs winger’

first_imgFulham boss Martin Jol wants to sign forgotten winger David Bentley from Tottenham, according to the Daily Mirror.Bentley, who was loaned to West Ham last season, is planning a return to action following a knee problem.It is claimed that Jol wants the 27-year-old either on loan or a cut-price permanent deal.The Daily Mail say Fulham are interested in Scott Sinclair and are monitoring his contract talks at Swansea.Meanwhile, The Sun say Liverpool could rival Chelsea for the signing of Wigan star Victor Moses.It is suggested that the Anfield club will target Moses if they miss out on Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is a target for Tottenham.And the Daily Telegraph report that Chelsea remain keen on Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Patent herbal medicines’

first_img16 October 2007Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has urged traditional medical practitioners to use intellectual property rights to protect traditional medicines and indigenous knowledge, while also encouraging an increase in research and development of such medicines.She was speaking last week at the Africa regional meeting on public health, innovation and intellectual property, which formed part of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) initiative to develop a global strategy to enhance needs-driven, essential health research and development that is relevant to diseases that are disproportionately affecting developing countries.“The implementation of continental initiatives with focus on research and development of traditional medicine need to be enhanced,” she said. “It is therefore important to discuss issues relating to the protection of indigenous knowledge systems.”Tshabalala-Msimang told the audience, comprising representatives of 16 African countries and experts from various local and international organisations including the WHO, the it was vital for the continent to develop a common position on the matter since “the bulk of disease burden is in developing countries and Africa in particular”.The WHO estimates that between 70% and 80% of the populations of developing countries rely on traditional medicine.South Africa established the Medicinal Plant Incubator project in its Gauteng province in April this year, to protect its indigenous plants by ensuring that the they are grown in a nursery environment and sold on to traditional healers and not merely plucked from the wild in an uncontrolled manner.At that launch, Gauteng’s provincial agriculture minister Khabisi Mosunkutu said the project would ensure preservation, propagation and recording of various plant species, as well as informing the public about ethnobotany – the science that studies how plants are used in various cultures.This was a critical task considering local and international pressure arising from competing land use and sheer arrogance from some quarters, in relation to biodiversity, especially in the rapidly urbanising province.Mosunkutu at the time said that over 30 000 of South Africa’s plant species are said to utilised as medicine and about 350 of these are still commonly used and traded as medicinal plants. It is estimated that almost 20 000 tons of medicinal plants are used by at least 27-million consumers each year.“This places considerable strain on the wild populations from which these products are harvested,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more