Atlanta Hawks agree to deal with veteran Vince Carter

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carter was given the veteran’s minimum deal to provide veteran leadership on a rebuilding Atlanta squad entering its first season with coach Lloyd Pierce.Carter, the NBA’s oldest player, averaged 5.4 points and only 17.7 minutes per game while starting only five games last season with Sacramento.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He will be entering his 21st season with his eighth team. He is an eight-time All-Star and has averaged 17.7 points for his career.Carter was named Rookie of the Year with Toronto in 1999. Following eight seasons with the Raptors, he was traded to New Jersey in 2004 and also has played for Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Memphis and the Kings. FILE – In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter is shown during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, in Sacramento, Calif. A person familiar with the deal says veteran Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, July 26, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)ATLANTA — Veteran Vince Carter is the latest addition to the new-look Atlanta Hawks.The 41-year-old Carter has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Hawks, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Snakes in the grass? Durant not the one upset after Twitter beef with McCollum MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carter joins an Atlanta roster that remains in transition following last week’s trade which sent guard Dennis Schroder and forward Mike Muscala to Oklahoma City. The Hawks acquired Carmelo Anthony, who will be waived, clearing the way for him to sign with another team.The Hawks have acquired point guard Jeremy Lin to work with Trae Young, the first of Atlanta’s three first-round picks. Atlanta drafted another guard, Kevin Huerter, and forward Omari Spellman in the first round.The Hawks finished last in the Eastern Conference last season. Last season’s top rookie, forward-center John Collins, and forward Taurean Prince also are keys to the rebuilding effort.Carter will join Kent Bazemore and Dwayne Dedmon as veteran leaders.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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WE APPRECIATE A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION ON THE TERRITORIAL DISPUTE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

first_imgThe South China Sea issue has attracted much attention and media coverage. As the waters of the South China Sea dispute have been so muddied up by tension, it is highly necessary to help those who are interested in the maintenance of peace and stability in the South China Sea to get the facts and essence of the matter straight.It is important to note that China enjoys sovereignty over the South China Sea Island (the Xisha, Nansha, Zhongsha and Dongsha Islands) and the adjacent waters since ancient times and consistently maintained its position in the South China Sea dispute, which is safeguarding national territorial integrity and maintaining regional peace and tranquility. China has been firmly committed to resolving disputes peacefully through friendly consultations and negotiations with countries directly concerned. Since the late 1990s, China has proactively engaged with some of the ASEAN parties, through bilateral consultation, to resolve sovereignty disputes over islands in order to maintain peace and stability in the region.It is just natural that disputes might exist between neighbors. What is important is how to resolve those disputes. China has had rich practices in successfully settling boundary, territorial and maritime disputes through negotiations. China’s 14 land neighbors all have vastly different national conditions. On the basis of respecting historical facts and international law and in the spirit of equality and mutual understanding, China has conducted peaceful and friendly negotiations and consultations with these countries and has settled most of the boundary and territorial issues in an equitable and reasonable way. Records may show that China has so far successfully solved the boundary issues with 12 of its land neighbors, and delineated and demarcated 20,000 kilometers of boundary, which accounts for 90% of China’s total land boundary with neighbors. China’s position and practices are the same concerning maritime disputes, which came up at a relatively later time. For instance, in 2000, China and Vietnam equitably delineated the maritime boundary in the Beibu Gulf and, along with it, signed the Agreement on Fishery Cooperation in the Beibu Gulf. We see no reason why China should abandon such successful practices that it has upheld for long. The above stated, clearly demonstrates how passionate the Chinese people are with resolving disputes with their neighbors, a stance which should be highly supported and commended by every peace-loving people and countries. The core of the South China Sea issue rests with the territorial disputes on islands and reefs, and overlapping claims on maritime rights and interests in waters of the South China Sea, which are caused by the illegal occupation of some islands and reefs of China’s Nansha Islands by some coastal countries.Formed in the long historic course, China’s sovereignty and relevant rights in the South China Sea have solid historic and legal basis, and have been upheld by successive Chinese governments. However, ignoring the fact that China has excluded compulsory settlement proceedings in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), some other countries unilaterally initiated the South China Sea arbitration in January 2013 in an attempt to deny China’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. It abused the arbitration procedures in order to use the UNCLOS as a pretext to negate the obligation under the UN Charter to respect sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries. The claims in essence are about territorial sovereignty and maritime delimitation, which are not subject to UNCLOS. In this regard, the UNCLOS is not the “constitution” for addressing territorial and maritime issues. As a matter of fact, the acts of the Arbitral Tribunal have contradicted its purpose of peaceful settlement of international disputes and affected the stability of regional and international maritime order. Negotiation and consultation represent the right way forward to resolve the south China issue. The basic guidelines for China’s neighboring diplomacy is to build good-neighborly relations with and bringing harmony, security and prosperity to neighboring countries, and concentrate on the concept of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness. This conforms to the traditional Chinese culture, and is the strategic option of China. As a coastal country of the South China Sea, China has always been a staunch force for maintaining peace, stability and promoting cooperation and development. China is the last country that hopes to see any turbulence in its neighborhood, including in the South China Sea. Proceeding from the overall interests of safeguarding regional peace, stability and prosperity, and on the basis of respecting historic facts and international laws, the Chinese side has always adhered to resolving relevant disputes with sovereign states directly concerned, through consultations and negotiations. This has been the consistent position of the Chinese side, and conforms to the consensus that China and ASEAN countries reached in the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DoC).In September 2013, China and ASEAN countries held the Sixth Senior Officials’ Meeting and Ninth Joint Working Group Meeting on the Implementation of the DoC in China. All parties exchanged views on the full and effective implementation of the DoC and enhancement of maritime cooperation. Consultations on the Code of Conduct (CoC) were also held under the framework of implementing the DoC. The Tenth Joint Working Group Meeting on the implementation of the DoC held in Singapore by China and ASEAN countries scored progress in the CoC consultation process.China is Africa’s biggest trading partner, thus any crisis that engulfed China will have a negative adverse effect on Africa’s economy. The Chinese “Wild Geese” concept has remained a major growth factor helping to strengthen the weak economic trajectory of most African countries, Liberia being of no exception. China for example, has been a great help to Liberia in every aspect of its rebuilding efforts. It must be pointed out here that any dispute that will have a negative effect on China will in return injure our fragile economy. Currently, China provides substantial amount of assistance to Africa in general, through the FOCAC arrangement, which include; completed projects, goods and materials, technical cooperation, human resource development cooperation, medical assistance, emergency humanitarian aid, volunteer programs, and debt relief. China’s assistance to Africa covers a wide range of fields, such as agriculture, education, transportation, energy, communications, and health. For instance, China has provided almost 900 aid projects to African countries, including assistance supporting textile factories, hydropower stations, stadiums, hospitals, schools, etc. It is the hope and anticipation of this article that an amicable solution to resolving the South China Sea dispute be reached within the true spirit of peace, stability and mutual coexistence. To conclude, let me state that the Chinese side has always stayed committed to implementing the DoC together with parties concerned to safeguard peace and stability of the South China Sea, to resolve relevant disputes through negotiations and consultations with parties directly concerned, and has been upholding the proposition of “shelving disputes and seeking joint development”. China has proposed a series of measures that aim to promote maritime cooperation. For example, in November 2011, the Chinese side set up the China-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation fund with RMB 3 billion, with the aim of promoting maritime cooperation between China and ASEAN countries in the fields of environmental protection on the sea, maritime science and technology, maritime connectivity, safety of navigation and rescue, as well as combating transnational crimes, and etc. Also in May 2013, China and relevant ASEAN countries announced the initiative of the establishment of China-ASEAN maritime emergency rescue hot-line. China and relevant ASEAN countries are in close communication on the approach to properly handle the South China Sea issue. Positive progress has been achieved in maritime issue consultations and mutually beneficial cooperation. As all parties earnestly implement relevant consensus, adhere to consultations and negotiations, promote practical maritime cooperation and joint development, the South China Sea will become a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation. All these measures on the part of the Chinese side clearly demonstrates the willingness of Chinese in resolving the disputes that has engulfed the Region and in return has had a negative impact on the African economy. We call on all parties to the dispute to see peaceful negotiation as the best option to resolving this dispute.Once again, we call on all parties to see negotiation and peaceful settlement as the appropriate means of bringing to an end the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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City garbage collectors withdraw services

first_img…M&CC admits no funds to payFinancial strain at the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has once again forced principle collectors, Puran Brothers and Cevons Waste Management, to withdraw their disposal services from Monday next.This was revealed by City Hall on Thursday, which in a statement explained that “…because of a serious financial shortfall, the Council is unable to honour its obligation to both contractors in a timely manner, a situation which the Council regrets.”However, five of the small garbage contractors have since expressed willingness to work with the Council from Monday, November 26, to carry out the collection services. As such, the Council is scheduled to meet with these small contractors today to concretise the details of the agreement.According to the governing body in the Capital City, it expends approximately $30 million monthly for the removal of waste from the Georgetown environs. This solid waste management bill, it added, accounts for 38 per cent of the Council’s monthly income, which is some $89 million.To this end, the M&CC said that moving forward next year, it will have to reassess how it manages waste collection in the City.Last month, both Puran Brothers and Cevons Waste Management had said that they were owed some $150 million by City Hall. This debt was said to have been outstanding since the second quarter of 2018.Puran Brothers Disposal Service is owed $73 million, while Cevons Waste Disposal is owed $75 million. At that time, the two entities had been contemplating pulling their services, since there was “no positive outcome” to their meetings with City Hall.It was also indicated that the two entities had been engaged by the Council on several occasions, but there weren’t any discussions on how their payments would be made.With the holiday season’s increased operational costs impending, there will be a steep escalation in the losses suffered by these entities as well.“We are contemplating a way forward together, because it’s affecting our working capital. To work for four months without receiving payment is kinda tough on us, because it’s a lot of costs behind these services that we provide,” Puran had stated.For one of the collectors, the monthly operational expenditure is somewhere in the vicinity of $15 million.City Hall’s financial crisis dates back to times when, with no other option, both solid waste collectors had been forced to withdraw their services until pending payments had been made. Staffers were also dismissed and later rehired in light of this process.last_img read more

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BUDGET 2016: BUILDERS SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE

first_imgThe Construction Industry Federation are broadly supportive of Budget 2016 announced today, which “sets Ireland on a positive path for economic growth and recovery”.However, further actions are needed in order to kick start growth in the construction sector, which currently employs more than 125,000 people, CIF said.It is essential now that we see follow through on the plans set out in the public capital programme in order to ensure critical infrastructural projects take place across the country. CIF Director General Tom Parlon stated “there are a number of positive initiatives announced by the Government, including the extension to the Home Renovation Grant, the increased provision for social housing, and measures to assist self-employed.  However, while we welcome the provisions that NAMA can provide 20,000 houses between now and 2020, this will only deliver to 4,000 units per annum, which equates to only 25% of broadly acknowledged annual national demand.“There are no proposals to address the issue of costs of providing new homes, the availability of affordable development finance, or the availability of mortgages.  We are concerned that this may be a lost opportunity to support the construction of much needed additional homes to meet sustainable demand.“The Budget appears light on detail on the exact measures mentioned by the Minister in relation to the housing market / NAMA. The CIF are going to need to see much more detail to know whether this will have any impact on the construction sector or on the housing market.”  BUDGET 2016: BUILDERS SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by John2Share 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

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Henderson to return? Liverpool predicted line-up to face Fulham

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Jordan Henderson will most likely be named on the bench Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Liverpool will be boosted by the return of midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita when they face Fulham at Anfield on Sunday.The pair have been included in the squad after several weeks out with hamstring injuries, however they are unlikely to feature from the start against the Whites. huge blow RANKED Latest Football News 2 MONEY no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Jurgen Klopp’s men suffered a hugely disappointing 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and they face the Premier League’s worst defence in their bid to restore normality.Xherdan Shaqiri is also back in contention after being left at home for the trip to Serbia due to political reasons, while defenders Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren are in the squad after recent injury problems.Here is how talkSPORT.com expects the Reds to line up… REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Liverpool: Alisson; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Firino, Mane BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED ADVICE Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

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DONEGAL TRUCKERS HEAD NORTH TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD

first_imgTruckers from Donegal, who are part of a delegation set up to oppose the inclusion of Northern Ireland in the UK’s proposed HGV Road User Levy, will travel to Northern Ireland tomorrow to make their voices heard.The delegation will convene at Parliament Buildings, and is due to meet various MLAs, and are due before the Committee for the Environment.The UK road user charge levy is proposed to be introduced in April 2014; the charge requires all non-UK registered HGV vehicles to pay a charge when entering UK territory – including Northern Ireland. The proposed charge can be paid as a daily levy of £10, or as an annual sum of £1,000, depending on the haulage operator’s preference.The haulage industry feel the introduction of the charge will have major repercussions for Irish hauliers operating in the six counties and transiting through them. Furthermore, the levy is seen as being detrimental to the Northern Irish economy, as the charge will make Northern Irish Ports unattractive to hauliers operating from the Republic.Not only will the charge increase the price of goods entering Northern Ireland, but many feel the introduction of this levy will create a fiscal border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, something which is viewed as contradicting the sentiments of the Good Friday Agreement as well as being harmful to the increase in cross-border co-operation of recent years.Donegal Hauliers in particular, feel that this charge will have an adverse effect on their livelihoods, on the haulage industry, and on industry as a whole. In recent days, the introduction of this new levy has been the subject of much media coverage; Ministers in Stormont, as well as Political figures in both the Seanad and Dáil Éireann, have condemned the impending charge.It has been reported that the Minister for Transport in Dublin, Leo Varadkar TD, last week met with his British Counterpart to discuss the charge, where the issue of an exemption for Northern Ireland was raised.The delegation will be comprised of various political representatives from North and South, as well as hauliers and business owners from both jurisdictions.The Group ‘Action Against Lorry Road User Charge’ are on Facebook, where they have attracted nearly one thousand likes in only a few days, and it’s on their Facebook page that people can sign their online petition. The petition will then be presented to politicians both in Stormont and in Leinster House. DONEGAL TRUCKERS HEAD NORTH TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD was last modified: February 24th, 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:donegaltruckerslast_img read more

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Manchester City sign goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica

first_imgManchester City have signed Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Portuguese club Benfica, the Premier League team said on Thursday.City did not release details of the transfer fee but media reports have placed the value of the deal at 34.7 million pound ($44.92 million), which would be a British record fee for a goalkeeper.Ederson will become the Blues’ fourth Brazilian alongside midfielders Fernandinho and Fernando and exciting striker Gabriel Jesus.City manager Pep Guardiola signed goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona last August but the Spaniard’s form was patchy. Bravo’s back-up and challenger for the keeper spot, Willy Caballero was released by City.($1 = 0.7725 pounds)last_img read more

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President, PM hail Chanu for winning gold in Worlds

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Saikhom Mirabai Chanus gold-medal winning effort at the Weightlifting World Championship in Anaheim, USA.Chanu, who is employed with the Indian Railways, lifted 85kg in snatch and 109kg in clean and jerk to total an impressive 194kg in the womens 48kg, in the process setting a new national record and becoming the first Indian in over two decades to claim gold in the tournament.”India is proud of Mirabai Chanu, who has won a gold at the World Weightlifting Championship. Congratulations and best wishes for her future endeavours,” PM Modi wrote on his twitter handle.The Presidents Office said in a tweet, “Congratulations Mirabai Chanu for winning a gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championship. India is so proud of you. And congratulations Manipur for giving the country such a wonderful series of champion sportswomen!”Seeing the tricolour from the podium, tears of joy rolled down her cheeks, as Chanu picked up a rare honour for an Indian at the marquee event.Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was also prompt in congratulating Chanu.”Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins #Gold in 2017 IWF Senior Men & Women #weightlifting championships in Anaheim, USA. In the 48 kg weight category, her total lift was 194 kg. Thats 4 times her bodyweight. In sports, and in life, Will is everything. Never, EVER give up.”Olympic medallist and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom said, “Congratulations #MirabaiChanu on lifting #Gold at #WorldWeightliftingChampionship and becoming 2nd Indian after Karnam Malleshwari 2 bring the glory 2 our country. She created a new record by lifting total of 194kgs of weight in womens 48kg category.”advertisementAnother Olympic medallist boxer, Vijender Singh, also joined the country in congratulating the 23-year-old weightlifter.Vijender wrote, “Another Indian women athlete creates history today. Indias #MirabaiChanu lifts 194kg at the World Weightlifting Championship. She is the second Indian after Karnam Malleswari to win gold. You Women Never Fail To Make India Proud !!! Salute ????The PM meanwhile, also lauded cueist Pankaj Advani for winning yet another world title.Modi said, “Congratulations @PankajAdvani247 for winning your 18th world title in the recently concluded IBSF World Snooker Championship. Your accomplishments make us very proud.” PTI AH CM CMlast_img read more

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JioPhone update may soon bring WiFi hotspot feature to allow internet sharing with other phones

first_imgAfter Facebook, WhatsApp and Google services, Reliance Jio’s JioPhone users will soon get the WiFi hotspot functionality on their feature phones. The company is testing the functionality and may soon roll out to all JioPhone users.JioPhone was launched at the company’s Annual General Meeting 2017 and the company is said to have sold more than 50 million handsets of it so far. The phone last year received the support for WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google services and now the company is working on the WiFi hotspot functionality for the device.Currently, the feature has been taken down by the company but you can expect the functionality to roll out soon. It will be gradual rollout as and when the company decides to go ahead with it.The functionality will show up inside the Settings option. To activate WiFi hotspot on your JioPhone, go to the settings on your JioPhone and select the Networks and Connectivity menu. Next tap on the Internet Sharing option and you will see WiFi hotspot option which is turned off by default. Select on. You can rename the network connection if you want and also set the password for the same. You will see a hotspot icon in the notification upon successful establishment of network.JioPhone was launched last year in July. The feature phone sports a 2.4 inch screen with QVGA display with a resolution of 240 x 320 at 167 ppi and runs on KAI OS HTML5-based Firefox OS. The 4G feature phone is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core proceessor core processor and includes connectivity options like WiFi, 3G, 4G, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. There’s 512MB of RAM and expandable storage of 4GB inside. The JioPhone is supported by a 2000 mAh battery.advertisementCamera-wise, it comes with a 2MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera.Meanwhile, Jio has launched new Kumbh JioPhone app with family locator, lost and found features and similar other services to help pilgrims in Kumbha Mela.The app comes with features like detailed information on Kumbh, emergency helpline numbers, area routes and maps, family locator, and lost and found that helps you reunite with your family in case you are lost.ALSO READ | Jio GigaFiber user review: Cheap and best says the person who has used its 100mbps speed for freeALSO READ | Jio GigaFiber commercial rollout to happen in March, in some areas it is already available for freeALSO READ | Torrent, porn sites blocked on Jio, Airtel? Yes, but in practice no as users access them with simple trickslast_img read more

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