Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Ty was Ty,” said Drew, who reported Lue at a healthy salad. “But it was good to see that he’s moving in the right direction and it looks like he’ll be back to join us hopefully real soon.”It’s still not clear when Lue will return to the team in a full capacity, but he could be back in the near future.Lue’s illness is just one of many setbacks this season for the Cavs, who thanks to LeBron James, have managed to stay playoff-bound despite numerous injuries and a roster-flipping makeover at the trade deadline.Cleveland has won six of seven heading into Friday’s matchup with the Pelicans.The Cavs also got back All-Star forward Kevin Love back after he missed one game with a concussion suffered Tuesday in Miami. Love, whose front tooth was damaged when he was inadvertently struck in the face, participated in the team’s morning shootaround and the team upgraded him to “questionable.”ADVERTISEMENT Lue announced he was leaving the club on March 19, saying he experienced chest pains and “other troubling symptoms” this season. The 40-year-old missed two games earlier in the year with illness.Lue, who took over the Cavs midway through the 2016 season and guided them to an NBA championship, last coached in a game on March 17 in Chicago. But after the first half, he remained in the locker room and did not return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAssociate head coach Larry Drew has been coaching the Cavaliers in Lue’s absence and led them to a 5-1 record.Drew had lunch with Lue on Thursday and said the coach’s condition — and mood — have improved. Love’s status will depend on how he recovers following the workout. As long as he passes the tests required under the NBA’s concussion protocol guidelines, he’ll be cleared to play.Love averaged 20.3 points and 10 rebounds in his first four games after missing seven weeks with a broken left hand.Forward Kyle Korver rejoined the team following his younger brother’s funeral, but he’s not ready to play because of a sore right foot.J.R. Smith was also available after missing shootaround with an illness.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue yells instructions to players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Cleveland. Lue is expected to attend the team’s game against New Orleans on Friday, March 30, 2018, but not sit on the bench. Lue has been on a medical leave and missed the past six games (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND — Tyronn Lue is back around the Cavaliers.Cleveland’s coach, who has been away from the team for medical reasons, attended Friday night’s game against New Orleans. Lue is remaining off the floor, however, and not sitting on the bench. A team spokesman said Lue will likely watch the game from his office.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 IOC president meets North Korean leader Kim Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters
An air services agreement, initiating the process to facilitate directs flights between Guyana and Ghana, was on Friday inked at the ongoing International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, with responsibility for the aviation sector, Annette Ferguson; and Minister of Aviation of Ghana, Joseph Kofi Adda, signed the agreements on behalf of their respective governments at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACC) on Friday.The Government has demonstrated the notion of, “putting words into action” with the ceremony. She said Guyana will be looking forward to the collaborationMinister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson and Minister of Aviation of Ghana, Joseph Kofi Adda signing the agreement, flanked by delegates and officialsbetween South America and Africa.The agreement was signed after the hosting of the third African Diaspora Meeting, where a recent assessment found that it usually takes more than 38 hours from a Caribbean country to Africa and this initiated discussions.Ghana’s Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda explained that the agreement came at an opportune time for the Government and the people of Ghana.“We hope that the true meaning of what we signed today would be that aircraft and airlines will connect Georgetown, Guyana to other cities of the Caribbean and South America. We’re trying to cut down the time and bring all the socio-economic benefit to all the countries involved. And this is what our politicians can do to show there is political work and commitment.”On Wednesday, the Governments of Guyana and Aruba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see direct flights from Georgetown to Aruba in the near future. These agreements and MoUs are geared at bolstering Guyana’s aviation sector.
Both men are scheduled for an April 4 court appearance, Lopez said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A second suspect turned himself in Sunday, more than a week after four purebred Yorkshire terrier puppies were stolen at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery in Koreatown. Troy Cabral, 23, turned himself in around 10 a.m. and was booked for investigation of residential robbery, said Officer Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesman. He was released hours later after posting $100,000 bail, Lopez said. Three puppies, valued at $2,500 each, and a full-grown family pet named Tan-ja were reunited with their owners Saturday evening at the Wilshire Division police station. One puppy was still missing, police said. The animals were recovered after another suspect, 19-year-old Ryan Betton, surrendered on Friday. Betton posted $100,000 bail and was released early Saturday, Lopez said. The puppies had been advertised for sale in a newspaper, and two men posing as buyers made an appointment to see them Feb. 23. When a woman opened the door, one of the men pulled a gun. The men came in and ordered the family of four to lie on the living-room floor. A home surveillance camera caught the scene as one man held a gun and the other chased after the puppies with a plastic garbage bag . He snatched one of the dogs from a woman’s hands. No one was injured.
0Shares0000Impala’s David Mustami advance against Menengai Oilers. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18- Title-chasing Impala Saracens and defending circuit champions Homeboyz RFC have been thrown into the same pool for the season-ending Dala Sevens in Kisumu this weekend, with the chase for this season’s title headed to the wire.Second placed Impala are seeded top of Pool B for Dala having finished runners-up at the penultimate round in Christie Sevens last weekend. The other seeded teams are leaders Kabras Sugar, Nakuru RFC and Kenya Harlequin who will headline Pool B, C and D respectively. It will be an interesting end of season tournament especially for holders Homeboyz and Impala as no team from Pool B has featured in the Cup final at each of the previous five rounds of the circuit, not even as a losing finalist.To win the title, the two sides need to at least get to the Main Cup final.Kabras Sugar players celebrate after winning the Christie Sevens at the RFUEA Ground on October 15, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond makhayaKabras Sugar will assure themselves of a maiden Sevens title if they get to the final, regardless of whether they win it or not. The title chasing Impala, Homeboyz and Nakuru have fate out of their hands and their hopes will be rested on who stops Kabras.If the Kakamega based side fail to get to the final, then onus will be on the two sides to fight off to get to the final. However, if it will be Impala and Homeboyz in the final, the former will need to win to clinch the crown while if Homeboyz win, separation will go down to try difference.“Fate is out of our hands and now we will need to go out there to Kisumu, play to get to the final and see what comes of it. We know we stand a chance but that heavily depends on others. We only hope the stars can align in our favor,” Impala head coach Oscar Osir said.-Kabras coach-Kabras Sugar head coach Charles Cardovillis. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKabras boss Charles Cardovillis is meanwhile eager to ink his name on the history books of the club but has asked his players to keep their heads on the ground and focus to ensure they don’t drop the pot at the doorstep.“It is exciting to win back-to-back titles but we have to keep the focus, continue working hard and hope to emulate the same performance in Kisumu. We just want to get to the final and we are determined to achieve that. There is no easy team in the series this season so we can’t dare underrate anyone,” Cardovillis said.Kabras will face season’s surprise package Menengai Oilers, Nondies and Masinde Muliro University in Pool A. Oilers are placed fifth in the standings but did not perform as well as they should have expected at the Christie Sevens.Nakuru RFC and Kenya Sevens star Oscar ‘Wheels’ Ouma glides away from a Kabras Sugar opponent during the Prinsloo Sevens at the Nakuru Athletic Club on September 24, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPool C will see fourth placed Nakuru RFC take on KCB, Blakblad and hosts Kisumu. Sixth placed KCB are 18 points off leaders Kabras and their chances of clinching the title are close to minimal.“We want to go out there and finish strongly, probably get to win it. It hasn’t been the best season for us but we have the chance to redeem ourselves,” head coach Dennis Mwanja said.Pool D will see Kenya Harlequins, Mwamba, Strathmore and last weekend’s Division Two champions Makueni square out.Dala Sevens poolsPool A: Kabras, Oilers, Nondies, MMUSTPool B: Impala, Homeboyz, Western Bulls, KisiiPool C: Nakuru, KCB, Blakblad, KisumuPool D: Quins, Mwamba, Strathmore, Makueni0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been passed fit for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City, coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed.The Portuguese forward has missed Real’s last three games – including the goalless draw in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium last week – with a thigh injury.But he has played a full part in training ahead of Wednesday’s Bernabeu clash and Zidane says he is ready to return.Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Zidane said: “Cristiano is okay. He is 100 per cent. He trained this morning and he will be there tomorrow.”Zidane insisted there was no risk attached to playing Ronaldo, who has struck 16 times in 10 appearances in the Champions League this season, and is the competition’s record goalscorer.The Frenchman said: “The whole week, little by little, Ronaldo has been recovering. That’s how it is with this player. He’s very quick, he looks after himself a lot, and tomorrow he will be 100 per cent.”But he delivered less optimistic news about two other key players, as the Real boss confirmed both forward Karim Benzema and defensive midfielder Casemiro would miss out.Benzema was withdrawn at half-time in Manchester with a hamstring injury and Casemiro has since suffered a blow to the hip.Zidane said: “Karim and Case are different. Karim still had a doubt and we don’t want to risk it, and the same goes for Case. It is not an injury, just a bit of a problem.“But we have another squad list and so everybody else can play.”There was also what once would have seemed an unlikely moment at the press conference as Zidane was asked for his thoughts on Leicester City, the new Premier League champions.The World Cup winner smiled and said: “I think they have had a wonderful season. [Claudio] Ranieri, their coach, did a wonderful job. I am really happy for them.“It is the first time they are champions – it is something to be admired very much. For me it is no miracle – it is what this team deserves.” 1 Will Man City cope with returning Ronaldo on Wednesday?
Letterkenny Musical Society returns to the stage of An Grianan Theatre on March 1st next year with a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the show that began its 16 year run of acclaimed performances.A Grianan Theatre in LetterkennyAs ever, the society begins preparations at St Bernadette’s School in September, with the first gathering at 8 o’clock on Wednesday September 2nd. This is a change from the traditional Tuesday night, and will remain the case for the duration of this run of rehearsals.Open auditions will be held for all principal roles, and there are also many other opportunities for character portrayal and one line solos. The main roles are Jesus, a tenor who needs to have a very wide vocal range, as well as being a very good actor. Judas is a key figure who features prominently, another tenor, but with more of a rock feel to his music. Mary Magdalene is a soprano, and is the only main female role, but there are many other smaller roles for women. Peter is a tenor, who sings a very important duet with Mary Magdalene, and ensuring their voices are well matched will be a priority in casting that role.Pontius Pilate is a baritone with a strong voice and a stage presence to march, Herod is a tenor, and also needs to have a keen sense of comic timing, and ideally, some experience of dancing. Simon Zealotes is a baritone / tenor whose song on the day Jesus and his followers enter Jerusalem is a vital one in setting the scene, and the other nine apostles are a mixture of male voices, from tenor to bass.Caiaphas, the high priest, is a bass, Annas, his side kick is a baritone / tenor, both are somewhat sinister and imposing, as are the other three priests who are also required.Of course, there are choral parts, with several crowd scenes and choruses, and a strong group of dancers will also be required. Anyone intending to audition for a role is being asked to look at YouTube or other services, learn a song from that character and be ready to audition on September 2nd. The hope is to have the show provisionally cast relatively quickly, and then get into rehearsals.For more information and the latest updates, go to Facebook and search for Letterkenny Musical Society Public Information Page.The show will be directed by Billy Patterson, and choreographed by Jessica Peoples, who joins the LMS for the first time. The Musical Director will be Mark Bradley, assisted by his brother Gerard, both of whom have had a long association with the society.FANCY A PART IN ‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’? was last modified: August 10th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennyLetterkenny Musical Society
Will Donegal be covered in snow this Christmas?Ireland’s biggest bookmaker has cast doubt on Donegal having a white Christmas.Fresh out of the Halloween period, Paddy Power has said it looks unlikely that it will snow across the county on December 25th.However Paddy Power said he is conscious of the fact that amateur weatherman Michael Gallagher lives locally. Nonetheless Paddy has put odds of 11/2 on the white stuff falling in Donegal on Christmas Day.A spokesman told Donegal Daily “As the home of the world’s most famous weather tipster, Michael Gallagher, it’s safe to say that the Donegal public have a bigger edge on the bookies than most.“However, we’re famed for putting our money where our mouth is and are putting our necks on the line at 11/2.”The following are the odds being offered by Paddy Power on places having a White Christmas for 2013 4/5 Chicago6/5 Berlin15/8 New York11/4 Glasgow3/1 Manchester 3/1 Dublin7/2 London7/2 Derry5/1 Cork 5/1 Cardiff6/1 Belfast6/1 Galway7/1 Paris10/1 Barcelona12/1 MadridBOOKIES DASH HOPES OF A DONEGAL WHITE CHRISTMAS WITH LONG ODDS! was last modified: November 1st, 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:Christmas 2013donegalPaddy POwersnow
County chairman Sean Dunnion congratulates Rory Gallagher on his appointment this evening. Pic Official DonegalBREAKING NEWS: Rory Gallagher has officially been named as the new Donegal senior manager this evening.New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher.The Fermanagh man was handed the position by the Donegal County Board for a three year term with a fourth year available.A statement on the official Donegal GAA website said “Donegal GAA look forward to working with Rory and his backroom team and aim to keep Donegal competing at the top level.” Gallagher takes over from Jim McGuinness, having served with him during the All-Ireland winning run in 2012.Another connection to that team is Maxi Curran who is expected to remain as Under 21 boss.Declan Bonner is expected to be returned as minor manager after a hugely successful season which saw his team reach the All-Ireland final only to be beaten by Kerry.It is unclear at this stage as to who Rory Gallagher will choose as his backroom team but it is believed that Curran will play a role in that set-up. GALLAGHER GETS DONEGAL SENIOR JOB WITH THREE YEAR CONTRACT was last modified: November 1st, 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:donegalGAAjobRory Gallagher
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN FRANCISCO — When the Giants posted Thursday’s lineup in the home dugout at Oracle Park, the names of Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt were nowhere to be found.The three longest-tenured position players on the club will all likely start Bruce Bochy’s final game on Sunday, but for much of the last week, the Giants have been content to allow the present to look like the future.Fans may not know the …
“Disturbing” is how Robert N. Proctor (Penn State) describes a new book by two prominent evolutionists in the Feb. 5 issue of Nature.1 The book is Race: The Reality of Human Differences by Vincent Sarich and Frank Miele (Westview, 2004), and Proctor has a lot of politically correct diatribe to heap on it, though reluctantly:This is a disturbing book, especially given the stature of its primary author, Vincent Sarich, as one of the founding pioneers of molecular anthropology. In 1967, in a paper with Allan Wilson, Sarich, then a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, used a simple protein-molecular clock to show that humans share a common ancestor with the great apes from as recently as 5 million years ago – overturning previous estimates of more 20 million years.Miele is a senior editor of Skeptic magazine. Both men are ardent anticreationists. Sarich has debated Duane Gish four times, and each time characterized the debate as the “science game” being superior to the “faith game.” So what is Sarich doing here promoting emphasis on racial differences, in a day when the world is trying to put the abuses of racism behind? Proctor would like to know. But in his attack, he thinks evolutionary anthropology can, in moderation, put racial studies to good use:The authors’ ‘case for race’ draws heavily on contentious claims by raciologists such as Arthur R. Jensen and J. Philippe Rushton, notorious for having postulated natural racial hierarchies in intelligence, criminality, athletic performance, sexual endowment and the capacity to accumulate wealth. This is a shame, because there are good reasons to believe that certain aspects of race are very real, and that important questions of human origins, prehistoric migrations and medical therapeutics can be fruitfully addressed by properly re-examining human biovariation.Here, though, we have an exercise in bombast and overstatement….Flaws in this book are so numerous that it would be difficult to list them all.Proctor is especially upset that they made broad-brushed claims without proof or attribution. After some examples, he continues that “Stronger claims are made that border on the incendiary,” particularly about affirmative action, intermarriage and eugenics. He also finds it “remarkable” that the authors would simply accept, “with so little supporting evidence,” a claim of inherent low IQ for sub-Saharan Africans, “ignoring the many ways that such a sweeping and grotesque generalization could be flawed.” Not all anthropologists were racists, he assures the readers, and proper study of anthropology might find racial studies useful:The authors scoff at the idea of race as a social construct, but the historical account they present is full of idealized white-and-black polarities. The authors side with Ernst Haeckel over Rudolf Virchow, Madison Grant over Franz Boas, and Carleton Coon over Ashley Montagu. There is little effort to explore which of the myriad historical ‘realities’ postulated for race might have alternative explanations. I suspect that the impact of this book could be the opposite of the authors’ intentions. There is much to be said for studying human genetic variability to explore questions of prehistoric ancestry and migration, and to investigate how different human populations respond to medical interventions. But the leap from these to immoderate speculations about the permanence of present-day inequalities is likely to give sceptics even more reason to question racial ‘realities’. Anthropology has a mixed history of dealings with human racial injustice (think of Carleton Coon’s view that Africans became human some 200,000 years after white Europeans). The present book, so full of flim-flam and loose speculations, is more likely to re-arm than to deflate sceptics.1Robert N. Proctor, “When is it helpful to categorize people according to race?” Nature 427, 487 – 488 (05 February 2004); doi:10.1038/427487a.Mixed history, indeed. Evolutionists cannot whitewash the atrocities and genocide committed in the name of Darwinian survival of the fittest. Charlie himself, and many of his followers, were confirmed racists, although some were more ardent than others. Darwin maintained, at least outwardly, a deep concern for social justice, but Huxley and Haeckel flaunted their European chauvinism. Francis Galton, Darwin’s cousin and admirer, was the father of eugenics. (Virchow, by contrast, was a vigorous anti-Darwinist, so Proctor cannot place him in any evolutionary pantheon.) For more on the racism of the Victorian-era Darwinians, see ch. 8-9 in Janet Browne’s Darwin: The Power of Place (Princeton, 2002). She describes Darwin’s racist beliefs as expressed in his second-most influential book, The Descent of Man (1871):He ventured onto thorny ground…. His naturalism explicitly cast the notion of race into evolutionary and biological terms, reinforcing contemporary ideas of a racial hierarchy that replicated the ranking of animals. And he had no scruple in using the cultural inequalities between populations to substantiate his evolutionary hypotheses. Darwin certainly believed that the moral and cultural principles of his own people, and of his own day, were by far the highest that had emerged in evolutionary history. (p. 345). Darwinian apologists can, and do, point to misguided Christians who used Bible verses to support racism and slavery. But judging from the quote above, which belief system – evolutionary naturalism or Christianity – leads directly from its core doctrines and founding statements to racism? Darwin used evolution to explain and rationalize racial differences; the subtitle of his initial revolutionary book was The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Yet the Bible teaches that we all descended from one human pair, Adam and Eve. Paul reinforced this core doctrine of both Christians and Jews when he taught the Athenians that God had made all mankind of one blood (Acts 17:26). The teachings of Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount and elsewhere are the antithesis of racism. Jesus continually exalted the outcast, the poor, the underprivileged, and the weak as better than the mighty (the fittest). So does the rest of Scripture when each passage is understood in context. Faith, not race, is always the criterion for fellowship in God’s family, whether Rahab, Ruth, the Ethiopian eunuch, Cornelius, or countless others of any nationality, ethnicity, sex, or social standing. Between Darwinism and Christianity, the core doctrines and teachings of chief spokesmen lead in opposite directions regarding race. Creationists might have some agreement with Proctor, in that there is some room for analyzing slight variations between people that resulted from their histories (to be able to provide appropriate medical care, for instance), but these variations are not due to differences in human origins or to prehistoric migrations, because the historic migrations of mankind are documented in the Bible. Biblical creationists explain the skin colors, eye slants, susceptibility to certain genetic diseases and other identifiable characteristics of ethnic groups as resulting from the separation of peoples after the Tower of Babel. But they would claim these very minor and superficial changes all occurred within just a few thousand years, and in no way reflect on the truth that we are all created equal, and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Proctor’s belief, on the other extreme, would put these “racial” differences far back, millions of years, into our alleged evolutionary ascent from ape-like ancestors. That could easily provide scientific justification to modern racism. The Bible, by contrast, teaches that for all who come to the foot of the cross, “there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all” ( Colossians 3:11). A direct line can be drawn from orthodox Darwinism to racism, but not from the cross of Christ. (Note also that theistic evolutionism has no advantage over naturalistic Darwinism in this regard.) Answers in Genesis has taken a lead role in revitalizing the concept that a Genesis understanding of human origins is the solution to racial tensions in the world today. So Vincent Sarich, the anti-creationist, sowed his core beliefs, and now they have sprouted. 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