New Knicks coach Fizdale already planning for Porzingis return

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Ramirez defends WBC super lightweight belt without Roach in corner New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, center, celebrates with team mates during the first half of a NBA basketball game against Sacramento Kings at Madison Square Garden in New York. APThe New York Knicks still don’t know when Kristaps Porzingis will return from a torn left knee ligament, but new coach David Fizdale already has plans for the tall, talented Latvian.“It really is a luxury for me to have a guy that I can move around at different positions,” Fizdale told reporters at summer league practice in Las Vegas on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ “I just see a lot of places I can use him to be dynamic for us,” Fizdale said, according to Newsday.Fizdale said he could play Porzingis at center, but could also use the 7-foot-3-inch Porzingis at small forward occasionally in a lineup that would give the Knicks “a whole bunch of wingspan.”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’Fizdale said he would travel to Latvia after summer league play ends to get to know his star.“He’s going to get tired of me but about two of those days over there we’re going to watch film in Latvia because I got so much stuff I’ve broken down and pulled,” Fizdale said. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He was averaging just under 23 points per game with 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots and had been due to play in the All-Star Game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Stuff that Jeff (Hornacek) was already doing from the year before. Stuff that was similar where I can show him from his own film, ‘Hey I’m going to use you this way’ or ‘I’m going to use you this way.’” “At least I have some visual examples.”Fizdale, sacked by the Memphis Grizzlies last November, was hired by the Knicks in May after they missed the NBA playoffs for a fifth straight season.He took over from Hornacek, who was fired at the conclusion of the Knicks 29-53 campaign.Porzingis was already on the sidelines by then, after injuring his left knee when he landed after a dunk in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks in February.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Refuge Place Clinic Donates Ambulance to MCHT

first_imgThe proprietor and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Refuge Place Maternal Child and General Clinic, Dr. Musoka P. Fallah, on behalf of the clinical staff, has presented a second-hand new Nissan Pathfinder ambulance to the head of the Montserrado County Health Team (MCHT), Dr. Fred Amagashi.Dr. Fallah is a Liberian who undertook his medical studies in the United States, but has since returned home to contribute “free of charge” to the rebuilding of the education and health sectors.He is a visiting assistant professor at A. M. Dogliotti College of Medicine. Dr. Fallah has extensive experience working in humanitarian crises with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia (MSF) during the heat of the Liberia civil war. He has over five years of experience in development work. Dr. Fallah is currently working on a consultancy contract with a USAID-funded project to develop a program for the recruitment, training and deployment of community health officers. His clinic is located in Bassa Town, Lower Johnsonville, outside Monrovia. It offers 100 percent “free medical services” to the over 4,672 inhabitants of the community, which contains about 560 houses.The clinic, which operates on the motto, “Zero Deaths to Mothers and Children, was established last June, but was forced to shut down due to the unprecedented wave of the Ebola virus disease (EVD). It resumed full operations in October with 42 staffers that are divided into two groups; one of which is implementing the clinical outreach program, while the other works directly under the supervision of the officer-in-chargeThe ambulance presented yesterday, marked NG 0456, is valued at US$8,000. It was presented to Dr. Amagashi, Montserrado County Officer. The van is to be used by the MCHT mainly in the Gardnerville Community including Montserrado Electoral District #s 11, 12 and 13 respectively.According to Dr. Fallah, the presentation of the ambulance is part of the Refuge Place Clinic Administration’s effort to identify with the government through the authorities of the Ministry of Health, for use by the MCHT.“As a partner, we are happy that we intervened with relevant stakeholders during the Ebola fight even though we had some constrains since we are just a small partner, but we are concerned about maternal services. This is why we have presented the ambulance to bring the sick, but mainly the expected mothers to the nearby health facility when the need becomes necessary,” Dr. Fallah declared as he presented the van to Dr. Amagashi to a round of deafening applauses.Refuge Place Clinic Officer-In-Charge (OIC), N’Chung Eben, who presented the keys of the ambulance to Dr. Amagashi, outlined some of the challenges in the health delivery system, especially in the area of maternal care. She expressed confidence that with the coming aboard of Dr. Fallah, her staff would endeavor to restore confidence in patients when it comes to administering of services at the Refuge Place Clinic. Shortly after he received the ambulance, Dr. Amagashi said he was elated and gratified, while his assistant clinic supervisor, Levi O. Yarnay, described Dr. Fallah as someone who is not so strange, because he stood by the MOH during the Ebola fight last year. Yarnay said Dr. Fallah was one of the doctors that introduced the newest and best practice health delivery services to Johnsonville; as well as established community engagement and active case findings, which supported the fight that led to Ebola eradication from Liberia.Yesterday’s presentation ceremony was attended by an array of local officials, including the Gardnerville Township Commissioner, Vamba F. Kanneh. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No improvement on Coomacka access bridge

first_imgFollowing the collapse of revetment works to the Coomacka access bridge, which was caused by a heavy downpour earlier this month, there has since been no improvement to its condition.This information was confirmed by Councillor of Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and Chairman of the Coomacka Development Council (CDC) Dexter Harding.The CDC chairman had indicated that it was the third time the bridge had collapsed. He had pointed to faulty works on the bridge by the contractor who was contracted through the RDC as the main cause.Another possible cause he had highlighted is the suspected over- topping of ponds/reservoirs in the community belonging to the bauxite company Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI).The downpour had also led to massive flooding and erosion in the small farming community which also caused the main pipelines to be exposed.A section of the collapsed revetmentOfficials of the RDC had reportedly responded to this dilemma within minutes as the REO, an engineer, the bridge contractor, and other officials visited the scene. Harding said officials were trying to come up with solutions while trying to make contact with BMGGI regarding the issue.He had also indicated that the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture visited the scene. A meeting, Harding noted, was also hosted with several engineers to see what they could come up with as it relates to the drainage network and to have some solution, to avoid a reoccurrence in the community.Harding said he was also expecting a visit from the Civil Defence Commission to assess the situation and to see what help could be given to Coomacka, but to date no work has been carried out.last_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY jockey Martin Harley has his nose in front in the race for the UK apprentice crown.There was an excellent piece about his progress in yesterday’s Irish Independent.You can read that article by clicking here: JOCKEY ON COURSE FOR UK CROWN was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 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:jockeyletterkennyMartin Harleylast_img read more


first_imgMotorists have been warned to take extra care after a bad oil spillage at the back of Errigal Road.The area of road has yet to be treated and Gardai are warning people to drive with extra care.The road near Dunlewey is believed to the the worst affected. MOTORISTS WARNED TO TAKE CARE AFTER MAJOR OIL SPILLAGE was last modified: November 18th, 2011 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)last_img


first_imgMore than 200 people gathered outside the County House in Lifford this morning to protest about upcoming charges.The group held a silent protest at councillors gathered to discuss the upcoming Budget for the year ahead.The group are urging councillors to boycott the proposed €100 tax levy as well as the proposed charges on septic tanks. MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE GATHER TO VOICE THEIR CONCERN AT TAXES was last modified: December 21st, 2011 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)last_img read more

Round-up: Terry injury, Courtois criticism, Polter, QPR look at ex-Spurs youngster

first_imgJohn Terry is due to undergo a scan on his injured ankle on Tuesday.The Chelsea skipper suffered the injury towards the end of the 2-2 draw at Swansea and is a doubt for Friday’s game against Liverpool.Many Blues fans on Twitter have been critical of keeper Thibaut Courtois – and the decision to sell Petr Cech – in the wake of Sunday’s match.QPR also have an injury concern – Sebastian Polter did not train with the rest of the squad on Monday and is a doubt for the match against Newcastle.Polter did not appear for the second half against BlackburnBoth Rangers’ and Fulham’s development sides were in action on Monday evening.Former Tottenham youngster Channing Campbell-Young, who has been on trial with the R’s, featured in a 6-1 defeat at Bolton.Fulham’s Under-23s fared better, beating Aston Villa 3-0 at the Whites’ Motspur Park training ground.Kalas has impressed since joining Fulham on loanMeanwhile, on-loan Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas says he believes Fulham’s squad is stronger than the promotion-winning Middlesbrough one he was part of last season.Chelsea Ladies full-back Hannah Blundell has told West London Sport her team are still very much in the WSL title race.In cricket, half-centuries from Middlesex’s top three put Championship leaders Middlesex into a commanding position against Lancashire at Old Trafford.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Geologists Fight Over Demise of Dinosaurs

first_img“No basis in fact” and “circular reasoning” are some of the phrases in a UK News Telegraph report about the cause of dinosaur extinction, along with words like “feud” and “no consensus” and “doggedly undecided.”  Despite the “much-loved disaster movie scenario” of an asteroid impact wiping out the dinosaurs, a significant number of critics dispute the idea.  They claim the impact predated the extinction, and even doubt that one theory can explain it.Note the distinction between the real backroom brawls in historical sciences vs. the absolute certainty conveyed in the children’s TV shows.  Here is another reason for “teach the controversy.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

Boeing 787-9 certified

first_imgBoeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service allowing Air New Zealand the launch customer to take delivery.“Certification is the culmination of years of hard work and a rigorous flight-test program that started with the 787-9’s first flight last September,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “With this validation that the airplane is ready for commercial operations, Boeing along with our airline and leasing customers now look forward to introducing the newest member of the Dreamliner family to passengers around the world.”      The unveiling of the 787-9 The 787- is 6m longer than the 787-8 and can carry around 40 passengers more and fly 700km further.To earn certification for the 787-9, Boeing undertook a comprehensive test program with five aircraft and more than 1,500 hours of flight testing, plus ground and laboratory testing. Following the certification process, the FAA and EASA each granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate for the 787-9, certifying that the design complies with aviation regulations and is safe and reliable.Twenty-six customers around the world have ordered 413 787-9s, accounting for 40 percent of all 787 orders.In all Boeing has delivered 147 787s and total orders for all models including the recently launched even larger -10 sit at 1031.AirlineRatings will take part in the delivery of the first Air New Zealand 787-9 in July. Look out for our coverage.Suggested read: Air New Zealand Business Class reviewlast_img read more

Broken bones as Aeroflot 777 hits turbulence

first_imgRussian carrier Aeroflot says none of the passengers injured when a Boeing 777 travelling from Moscow to Bangkok hit clear air turbulence suffered serious or life-threatening injuries but some suffered broken bones.Emergency services took 27 passengers to hospitals after the unexpected event left the aircraft cabin in a shambles on  May 1.  The aircraft landed safely at Bangkok.“None of the passengers suffered spinal compression fractures,’’ Aeroflot said in a statement issued later that day. “Fifteen Russian Federation citizens and two citizens of Thailand currently remain hospitalised. The remaining passengers were discharged after a medical examination. The patients that are still under doctors’ care have contusions, and several have fractured or broken bones.”The airline said its representatives and Russian Embassy officials were looking after the passengers, assisting with hotel cancellations, changing check-in dates and re-ticketing of transfer flights.All costs related to re-ticketing, as well as expenses for passengers’ medical treatment,  would be fully covered, it said.Flight SU270 was about 40 minutes out of Bangkok when the Boeing 777 hit strong turbulence.“An experienced crew piloted the flight,’’ Aeroflot said. “ The pilot has more than 23,000 flight hours, and the co-pilot has over 10, 500 flight hours.“However, the turbulence that hit the Boeing 777 was impossible to foresee. ‘’ Clear air turbulence occurs without warning in clear skies and is difficult to detect using onboard weather radar.A recent British study found the chances of being tossed around an aircraft cabin by severe turbulence could triple in coming years due to climate change.The study, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, used super computer simulations to look at how a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would affect wintertime turbulence levels on trans-Atlantic routes at about 39,000ft. it said that level of CO2 was widely expected to occur later this century.The results showed the average amount of light turbulence in the atmosphere will increase by 59 per cent with light-to-moderate turbulence rising by 75 per cent, moderate by 94 per cent, moderate-to-severe by 127 per cent and severe by 149 per cent.The reason for this, according to the study, is that climate change is generating stronger wind shears within the jet stream and that these are a major cause of turbulence.last_img read more