Celtics’ Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

first_imgBOSTON, MA – MAY 9: Head Coach of the Boston Celtics Brad Stevens looks on before Game Five against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Second Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 9, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPWALTHAM, Mass. — When Brad Stevens accepted the Celtics head coaching job five years ago, he didn’t allow himself to get caught up in thinking about how he could add his name to the franchise’s rich history.He was too busy trying to figure out how to avoid being buried under it.ADVERTISEMENT “I think they are one of the most well-coached teams in our league,” James said. “No matter who has played for them, he can put guys in position to succeed and get the most out of whoever has been in their lineup over the past few years. It’s not just this year.”Stevens said he’s focused on living in the moment.“From our standpoint, I feel like it’s been a lot of fun,” he said. “We talked about it prior to the playoffs; nobody should love a challenge more, nobody should have more fun doing it. I think our guys have done a good job with that.”And though he may never say it, so has their coach.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Yet, Boston won 55 games during the regular season and increased its win total for the fifth consecutive season under Stevens.Despite having a roster that was down to just 11 healthy players by the end of their second-round win over Philadelphia, the Celtics enter their conference finals rematch with Cleveland on Sunday with a 7-0 record at home this postseason.They are also the first team in NBA history to make it back to this point without their leading scorer from the regular season (Irving).Most of the NBA community was taken aback after Stevens failed to receive a single vote from his peers when the National Basketball Coaches Association gave out its coach of the year award. The honor went to Toronto’s Dwane Casey, who was fired Thursday after his team was swept in the East semifinals by the Cleveland Cavaliers.Stevens has always downplayed the attention placed on coaching awards. He said that he thought Casey deserved the honor and didn’t expect him to be without a job for long.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “You realize that if you’re going to break records here, you’re probably going to break bad ones,” he recently said. “Because none of the good ones are reachable.”While achieving Red Auerbach status may not be on Stevens’ radar, in just his fifth season there’s no question the 41-year-old is also beyond being the wide-eyed former Butler University coach who arrived in Boston.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 crownIn a timeframe that has often already swallowed up most first-time NBA coaches, he’s managed to endear himself to a championship-driven city by helping Boston make an improbable run back to the Eastern Conference finals.The Celtics seemingly had their championship hopes derailed following the season-ending injuries to both of their offseason additions in Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving. 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Toronto was also swept out of the playoffs by Cleveland last season.Most of the credit for Boston’s run thus far surely belongs to veteran Al Horford and the Celtics’ corps of young players, including Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum.Stevens agrees with that assessment and has remained true to his style by blending into the background in public, instead waiting for the huddle or practice to make his voice heard.He believes his team’s mental toughness and grit have carried it more than anything he’s done.Horford said Stevens hasn’t shied away from putting their young players in pressure situations.“I think a lot of our guys have been thrown into the fire. I think it’s been designed that way so guys can just develop and learn as they go,” Horford said. “But I think that one of the things that helps them is the way that coach helps them prepare and the way that he teaches them the game.”There is also at least one person watching from afar who thinks a lot of the credit belongs to Stevens. And it just happens to be the same player he will spend the next few weeks trying to stop: LeBron James.From Stevens’ ability to draw up plays out of timeouts, to his management of late-clock situations, to getting the best out of his roster, James has long been a fan. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

Dr. S. Jabaru Carlon Dies, Former Commissioner, Governance Commission, former Unity Party Vice Presidential…

first_imgDr. S. Jabaru Calon, renowned Liberian educator, politician and statesman, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 en route to the SOS Clinic in Congotown, Monrovia, following a brief illness.Dr. Carlon most recently served as Commissioner of the Governance Commission, under the Chairmanship of Dr. Amos Sawyer.  In 1997 Dr. Carlon joined Dr. Edward B. Kesselly, standard bearer of Unity Party, as his running mate in the presidential and general elections of that year.He had earlier served as Secretary General of the Mano River Union at its headquarters in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Prior to that he was Director of African Studies Department at the University of Liberia (UL), where he taught for many years.In the 1980s Dr. Carlon served as president of Tubman Technical College (now Tubman University) in Harper, Cape Palmas, Maryland County.In the early days of the Interim Government of National Unity (1990-1994), Dr. Carlon served as Minister of Youth and Sports under Dr. Amos Sawyer, President of IGNU.Simon Jabaru Carlon was born on December 31, 1935 in Bendaja, Kporkpa District, Grand Cape Mount County to the union of Mr. Jabatee Carlon and his wife Maima. Simon obtained his early education at the St. Phillips Episcopal Mission School in Bendaja, along with his close cousin, T. Edison Gbana.  Upon completion of the sixth grade, the two boys proceeded to the Mbaloma Episcopal Elementary  school in Grand Cape Mount’s Gola Konneh District, where they completed their elementary education.  Simon, following completion of Mbaloma, proceeded to Mambo in Tewor District,  Grand Cape Mount County, where he taught in the Episcopal School there.  Four years later he entered the St. John’s Episcopal High School in Robersport, Cape Mount, where he completed high school.He later entered the University of Liberia where he specialized in Education at the UL’s Teacher’s College.Simon was later awarded a fellowship to do graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Education.On July 16, 1967, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road, he took the hand of young Ms. Edith Massa Fahnbulleh in marriage. This union, according to the eldest offspring, Dabbah, the union was blessed with eight children and many foster children.Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith Massa Carlon, eight children Dabbah,  Satta, Kula, Tenneh, Wuyatta, Zue, two  sons, Sandi and Dao Carlon.Funeral arrangements will be announced later.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 children hospitalised after school bus smash-up

first_img– several others injured Six children ranging in age from three years to 10 years were admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) for injuries they sustained in a three-vehicle smash-up that occurred on Thursday at around 08:50h on the Rising Sun public road, West Coast Berbice.Based on information received, minibuses BHH 5558 (school bus), BNN 8359 and BTT 2426 were travelling in a westerly direction when the driver of BTT 2426 attempted to overtake BNN 8359 but realised that a motor car was coming towards him. He attempted to return into his lane but collided with BNN 8359 and BHH 5558.The accident scene on Thursday morningThis collision caused BNN 8359 and BTT 2426 to topple; while BHH 5558, transporting pre-school, nursery and primary-aged students to a private school in Golden Fleece, was hit from the side and back.More than 20 pupils were rushed to the Mahaicony Regional Hospital, but six who were suffering from open head wounds and broken limbs were referred to the Georgetown Public Hospital in a conscious state.Frantic relatives of the injured children converged on the GPHC, some completely oblivious to the nature of their child’s injuries.Tomeka Glasgow, mother of 5-year-old Renaiya Glasgow who allegedly suffered a sprained arm and several broken fingers, was visibly distressed at her daughter’s tears and pain, but told Guyana Times that the doctors were attentive.And the worried mother of 5-year-old Malachi Duncan told this publication her mother informed her of the accident, and when she rushed to the Mahaicony Hospital, her son had already been transferred to the GPHC, since he had sustained severe injuries to his back, and his head was bleeding profusely.Members of other families sat in front of the GPHC’s Accident and Emergency Unit crying and praying. Police informed this publication that the three drivers were all taken into custody and are assisting with investigations.Guyana Times was also told that, as at Thursday afternoon, police were still awaiting feedback from the GPHC as to the extent of the injuries of the six children who were admitted.  (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

Enerplex grand opening delayed until 2010

first_imgThe Grand Opening for the Enerplex has been delayed until September of next year. The City made the announcement on Tuesday. The Grand Opening was initially slated for November 27th of this year. In September, the province announced that the Enerplex had qualified for the Build Canada Grant. This means the city will receive $2.5 million in funding from each senior level of government, providing it kicks in another $2.5 million of its own. – Advertisement -Because of this extra funding, City Manager Dianne Hunter says the City has decided to create an outdoor civic space at the Enerplex, delaying the grand opening. [asset|aid=2024|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=131d75a32071899855adfad3d498fd9f-Hunter 1_7_Pub.mp3] Hunter also says when the City applied for the grounds program grant, it had included the parking lot in the application. Advertisement [asset|aid=2025|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=131d75a32071899855adfad3d498fd9f-Hunter 2_3_Pub.mp3]Hunter says in addition to that, the grant will allow the city to dedicate a piece of public art to the founders of the Kids Arena. Meanwhile, the City has announced that the third floor of the facility will be opened this December 1st. Starting in December, the walking/running track, now known as the Northern Vac Track, will be available free of charge to the public.Hunter says it’s still unclear when the second floor oval will be opened. Construction continues on the second floor, and the City will release the completion date “in the near future.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Ronaldo looking better than ever ahead of Juventus return

first_imgBut the Portugese also now stands just three goals short of his best ever tally in a single European campaign, an achievement that would suggest this Ronaldo, aged 33, may even be the finest version yet.His 14 goals so far have come over nine matches and featured doubles against APOEL, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.It means this is Ronaldo’s third most prolific Champions League showing to date already and, with Real almost certain to reach the semi-finals, he is unlikely to finish here.When he posted 16 goals in the 2015-16 tournament and his personal best of 17 in 2013-14, both times Real were crowned champions.“Cristiano is Cristiano, it’s always been like that,” coach Zinedine Zidane said after Ronaldo opened the scoring against Atletico Madrid on Sunday.“There’s no other player in the team that scores like he does.”There is no doubt Ronaldo’s game is now more streamlined and therefore more geared towards goals than perhaps it has ever been before.To preserve his fitness and energy, he accepts less touches and covers less ground. The touches he takes and the spaces he finds are aimed at creating the greatest chance of hitting the net.Even Zidane’s system is suited to accommodating this predatorial Ronaldo, a 4-4-2, with Karim Benzema playing the supporting role and wingers, instructed to supply deliveries into the box.When Ronaldo volleyed in from eight yards against Atletico, it was a simple cross to the back post from Gareth Bale that provided it.In this mould, Ronaldo could be terrorising goalkeepers for a fair few years yet.Zidane withdrew his star player in the 64th minute last weekend, despite the match being delicately poised at 1-1 after Antoine Griezmann’s equaliser.In this combination of pictures, Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo kicks overhead and scores during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match against Juventus on April 3, 2018 © AFP/File / Alberto PIZZOLIThe draw keeps Atletico four points clear of Real, and favourites for second place in La Liga, but Ronaldo going off early in a Madrid derby, without any protest, is a measure of how the Champions League is now all-encompassing for Los Blancos.“He is intelligent,” Zidane said about Ronaldo’s substitution. “There are moments where he does not play and others where he does. He needs it, he knows that and he is better every day.”Luka Modric and Karim Benzema were also left out of the starting line-up at the Santiago Bernabeu while Bale played 90 minutes, an indicator the Welshman is set for another European snub in midweek.Bale’s first choice is still to regain favour under Zidane and then stay at Real this summer but his coach is showing little sign of softening. Zidane made three substitutions last week in Turin but Bale remained rooted to the bench.If Real score one, which they have not failed to do in 24 Champions League games, Juve will need four.“We do not cry to each other and we go to Madrid with the desire to have a good race. In football and in life you never know,” Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini said after a 4-2 win at Benevento on Saturday.“The game is long and therefore we will need some balance but to do it will also take a pinch of healthy madness from everyone.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo stands just three goals short of his best ever tally in a single European campaign © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Apr 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo has already broken one record in this year’s Champions League but against Juventus in their quarter-final return on Wednesday he can edge closer to beating a bigger milestone of his own.Ronaldo’s bicycle kick in Real Madrid’s 3-0 first leg victory last week ensured he passed Ruud van Nistelrooy’s feat by scoring in 10 consecutive Champions League games.last_img read more

Classic transfer: Liverpool sign striker who scored 36 goals in one season

first_img talkSPORT looks back on Liverpool’s signing of Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt 1 Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that he is still looking for an additional goalscorer this summer, and as it happens, today marks the anniversary of the transfer of one such player to the Premier League side. On this day in 2006 the Reds confirmed a deal for Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt, who arrived off the back of three high-scoring seasons with Feyenoord.Kuyt is remembered more for his hard work and tactical discipline than his feats in front of goal at Anfield, but when he arrived on Merseyside the blonde-mopped atttacked was initially billed as a top finisher.When the deal was first announced, then Reds boss Rafael Benitez commented that Kuyt’s “finishing is fantastic” and “I know he will score a lot of goals for us”, yet ultimately the Dutchman would never come close to breaking the 20 league goal mark – despite doing so in four consecutive seasons in the Eredivisie, including one campaign in which he netted 36 goals in all competitions.Kuyt’s work-ethic and commitment were unquestionable, but that arguably worked against him at times. Benitez used the Dutchman in multiple positions and that often meant playing further away from the opposition area.In contrast to his unspectacular return in front of goal, Kuyt had a habit of scoring against tough opponents in big games, finding the back of the net against Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal in his first season, while also scoring in his club’s consolation goal in the 2-1 2007 Champions League final defeat to AC Milan.More than any other moment, Kuyt’s Liverpool career is perhaps best summed up by a hat-trick against Manchester United in 2011, with the three goals scored from a combined total of seven yards. That was Kuyt at Anfield: unspectacular perhaps, but very effective.last_img read more

IRISH FARMERS MUST GET FAIR SHARE IN EU FUNDING – DONEGAL TDS

first_imgSinn Féin Donegal TDs, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty have called on the government to ensure that the Irish share of the CAP budget is maintained.They were speaking as negotiations on the overall budget enter a crucial stage in Brussels.They also said that the system of farm payments needs to be radically reformed in order to ensure a fairer deal for the majority of Irish farmers. In a joint statement they said: “It is first of all vital that Irish farmers are not faced with a large reduction in the overall funding. It would appear that we have key allies on at least that aspect of the negotiations on the overall budget.“It is also important that the reformed CAP introduces a fairer payments system that would guarantee a higher rate of payment for the majority of Irish farmers and thus allow them to expand production.“Sinn Féin’s proposal for a limit of €100,000 on individual payments, moving towards a limit of €50,000 by 2019, would also ensure that Irish farmers would receive a higher per hectare flat rate than currently proposed by the commission and thus entail fewer farmers would lose out.“The current situation whereby just over 2,000 farmers and agri businesses on large payments receive as much as over 50,000 at the lower end is clearly inequitable and detrimental to the future viability of small to medium farm households.”  IRISH FARMERS MUST GET FAIR SHARE IN EU FUNDING – DONEGAL TDS was last modified: November 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:IRISH FARMERS MUST GET FAIR SHARE IN EU FUNDING – DONEGAL TDSlast_img read more

GAOTH DOBHAIR MAN SCOOPS FORTUNE ON TV’S WINNING STREAK

first_imgDONEGAL man Shaun Diver is on his way home tonight – €63,400 richer.The Gaoth Dobhair man had already bagged €40k on RTE’s Winning Streak programme – and then went on to pick up another €22k when he got to spin the wheel.And Donegal’s rich vein of form will continue next week when June Hughes, Ballybun, Castlefin, gets her chance to win a fortune on the popular TV show. Shaun travelled to Dublin and RTE studios with family and friends.Included in the entourage was close friend and former GAA All-Star Kevin Cassidy.The Donegal crowd went to Dublin’s famous Kehoes Bar for a pint and lunch before making their way to Donnybrook studios for the TV programme.Shaun’s luck was really in as he pocketed the largest sum of any of the contestants in the earlier rounds, €41,400. And he was first to get three wheels in he last round to win his chance of spinning the wheel, pocketing another €2k on the way.Shaun said ‘hello’ to his parents after his mum was hit with the flu bug and couldn’t travel from Donegal for the show.“You can’t be bad to that,” he laughed after adding another €22k to his winnings.It was certainly a good day for his wife Sorcha – it was her birthday.The parents of Neasa and Eabha will be having a great celebration this weekend! GAOTH DOBHAIR MAN SCOOPS FORTUNE ON TV’S WINNING STREAK was last modified: February 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAOTH DOHAIR MAN SCOOPS FORTUNE ON TV’S WINNING STREAKlast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 SMALL STEPS TO SUCCESS

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Last week we touched on how to plan for achieving your goals.This week I am going to give you some simple tips that I have picked up over the years. When added into your daily routine, these 5 tips can be adhered to very easily and can be very effective in helping you achieve your weight loss goals.1. Using a food diary: A simple food diary can prevent you from taking in excess calories from seemingly innocent sources such as sugary drinks and cereal bars.Writing down everything that you eat and drink, means that you are holding yourself accountable for your actions. It can prevent you from making mistakes.If you are training with a friend, swap diaries once a week and hold each other accountable.2. Portion Control: How much do we need to eat at each meal? Hands up if you know?Actually keep them up, because they are a very good tool for portion control.Your hand is your very own customized meal planner. If you are small and have small hands you will eat smaller portions and if you are tall and have large hands you will eat larger portions.At each meal you should be getting in a portion of protein, a portion of carbohydrates and a portion of fibrous vegetables.a) Protein (Chicken, beef, fish) You should use the size of an open palm and should roughly be the thickness of your thumb.b) Carbs. (Potato, sweet potato, rice)You should use the same size as a cupped hand.c) Vegetables (Any vegetables, but green is best) You should use the size of a closed fist.d) For extra fats if needed, such as oils and butter for cooking, or nuts for snacking on, you will use the length and thickness of your thumb, from tip to the large knuckle. (Any nut except peanuts.) 3. Food preparation and planning:Advanced preparation of meals can prevent you from making mistakes due to work or family commitments. You can cook everything you need the night before, or in the morning when you get up. All you have to do is pack it up and bring it with you. If this all seems too much, pick two days throughout the week. (I find Sunday and Wednesday works best for me.) Prepare everything you need for the next few days. Pack it in containers, freeze it and take it out and use it as needed.4. Snack on fruit and nuts:A small snack of fruit and nuts mid-morning and mid-afternoon has been shown to be effective in weight loss and can keep hunger at bay for longer. An apple and a portion of almonds is a perfect snack.This simple yet effective way of snacking, also allows you to always have something at hand that you can have if you are caught out and miss a meal.5. Use the 90% rule:The 90% rule allows you to be consistent with something but to have some leeway throughout the week as well. An example of this is that if you planned to eat 5 meals per day 7 days per week, that is 35 meals, 90% of this would give 32, so that allows 3 free meals throughout the week. Think business lunch, family celebration or wedding etc.These are very simple, but very effective ways to create structure to your weight loss goals.For further information on Personal Training and Nutrition contact me through the link below. I’ll be back next Monday on Donegal Daily with more.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 SMALL STEPS TO SUCCESS was last modified: January 19th, 2014 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)Tags:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more