A costly, catty dispute finally settled New year, new look. 🔥#NIKExNBA(Via @NBA) pic.twitter.com/K4xVbunOAN— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 16, 2017Most teams boasted significant and modernized changes to their uniforms, while some opted to keep their signature style from previous seasons.ADVERTISEMENT From NCAA to UAAP, Ayo and Jarin have each other’s respect View comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Nike took over the reigns from Adidas as the official jersey manufacturer of the NBA and it didn’t take long for the sporting giant to leave its mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn a star-studded event in Los Angeles on Friday (Saturday in Manila), both Nike and the NBA officially unveiled their innovative “Statement Jerseys” from all 30 NBA franchises.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend In July, Nike confirmed that it will do away with the traditional “Home and Away” uniforms and replace them with the “Association” and “Icon” editions.READ: Nike to junk ‘home’ and ’away’ designations for jerseys next seasonNike also described the colorful designs as “inspired by the team’s desire to make a bold statement every time they step on the court.”The “Statement” uniform will be available for purchase on all NBA Stores starting Nov. 20. /ra Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill list’ PLAY LIST 01:36Panelo now believes Esperon on Duterte inclusion on NPA ‘kill list’00:50Trending Articles02:19SEA Games 2019: PH’s freestyle poomsae mixed team l (FULL PERFORMANCE)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 Representatives of the teams proudly wore their nifty new threads for the upcoming season. Aside from the vibrant alternates, players donned a new hoodie design as warm-ups—another first for the league. LATEST STORIES
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NWJHL playoffs are going to the final game five of the quarter-final series.The Fort St. John Huskies and the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks will find out who they will be playing against in the semi-finals.If the JDA County Kings beats the Sexsmith Vipers, the Huskies will play the winner of the North Peace Navigators and the Fairview Flyers game.- Advertisement -If Sexsmith wins Thursday night than the Huskies will play Sexsmith.According to the Huskies, there is a very good chance that game one of the semi-finals will happen Friday or Saturday night in Fort St. John.Currently, in the NWJHL Playoff Standings, the Navigators are in first with five points, while the Kings, Vipers, and Flyers have four points.Advertisement For the full playoffs schedule, you can visit the NWJHL website. Current NWJHL League Playoff Standings as of February 26. Source NWJHLThis Wednesday, February 27, the Flyers are in Peace River to take on the Navigators.Then on Thursday, February 28, the Vipers are in Grande Prairie as they face the Kings.All games are scheduled for 8:00 p.m.Advertisement
Travis said the work stoppages would be “rolling walkouts,” in which faculty members would strike for one or two days on different campuses. The goal is to minimize impact on students, “while sending a strong message to the administration,” Travis said in a conference call press conference Wednesday. “We have said all along that we do not want to strike, but we will if that is what is necessary, and it is beginning to look like it is,” said Travis, a political science professor at Humboldt State University. Paul Browning, a spokesman for the California State University system, said CSU administrators are worried about the effect the strikes would have on students. “Our biggest concern is would it hurt the students,” he said. “Class closures concern us greatly. If there’s a two-day rolling strike and a student only has classes two days, missing one day is quite a bit.” The average salary of permanent, full-time professors is about $86,000 annually, according to Browning. Tenure-track faculty earn an average of $74,000 annually. About half the faculty members – some 12,000 – work under temporary contracts and earn less than $43,000 a year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The major contract issues are salary, workload, class size and tenure. The CFA said it is seeking a 25 percent increase over four years. According to a CSU Web site, the administration has countered with a 24 percent hike over four years, which the CFA disputes, saying it interprets the increase to be only 14 percent “when state budget contingencies are pulled out.” The strike votes will take place during the weeks of March 5 and March 12 at the various campuses throughout the state. A simple majority vote is necessary to call a strike. If faculty members vote to walk out, the CFA board of directors will determine when the rolling walkouts will begin. State law prohibits strikes among higher education employees, but Travis said they can take place if the fact-finding process fails. If the faculty members do walk out, it will be the largest strike of higher education teachers in U.S. history. Faculty and student strikes took place on many college campuses during the 1960s era of political unrest, but they were social protests, not union strikes. Some 24,000 professors and other faculty who teach at California’s 23 state university campuses are threatening to strike at the end of March in what would be the first work stoppage over labor issues in the history of the college system. The board of directors of the California Faculty Association, which represents the faculty members, Tuesday night scheduled the strike votes to take place across the campuses in early and mid-March. Contract talks between the union and the California State University system have hit an impasse and a fact finder is currently working to resolve the issues between the two sides. Those results are expected in early March, but CFA President John Travis said the union will proceed with its voting timetable. The CFA’s labor contract technically expired last July, but has been extended by both sides until the fact-finding process is completed and results are agreed upon by both sides.
Southampton star Graziano Pelle would be a carpenter or coffee barista if he hadn’t met Ronald Koeman and Louis van Gaal, according to his dad.The Italy striker is on fine form in the Premier League with four goals from seven appearances and he was on target for Italy in their 1-0 win over Malta on Monday night.Pelle has enjoyed most of his league success outside of his native Italy with spells in the Netherlands at AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord where he worked with current Manchester United manager Van Gaal and Saints boss Koeman.Without the influence of the two Dutch masters, Roberto Pelle believes his son would have taken a very different path working with word or in the coffee trade.“It was sad when he left for the Netherlands, beginning his adventure abroad, I realised that his future would be far from Italy,” his mother told Gazzetta.His father added: “If he had not met the Dutch guru (Van Gaal) as well as Koeman, maybe now my son would be a carpenter or selling coffee.” Graziano Pelle if he worked in a coffee shop 1
1 Angel Di Maria Manchester United have confirmed the sale of Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain.The fee has not been disclosed but it is understood to be in the region of £45million.Di Maria only joined United last summer, with the Premier League side paying a record £60million to secure his signature from Real Madrid.He made an encouraging start to his Old Trafford career but his former dipped drastically and he was left unsettled after an attempted burglary on his Cheshire home in February.Di Maria said as recently as June that he wanted to stay at United, but it became apparent that he had his heart set on a move to the French capital in the last couple of weeks.He was due to report for duty during the second leg of United’s pre-season tour of the United States on July 25, but failed to show.He was duly given permission to hold talks with PSG over a move to the French captial and underwent a medical in Qatar on Tuesday.Now the 27-year-old has sealed his switch after the two clubs agreed a fee, signing a four-year contract with Laurent Blanc’s side.A United statement read: “Manchester United can confirm that the sale of Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain is complete.“The Argentina international was signed from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee on 26 August 2014 and made 24 starts for the Reds, coming off the bench a further eight times. The midfielder scored four goals in total – three times in the Barclays Premier League and a late FA Cup strike at Yeovil Town.“After representing Argentina at the Copa America, he did not participate on Tour 2015, presented by Aon, so his final appearance for the club came against Hull City when he was injured and withdrawn in the first half.“Di Maria is now embarking on a new challenge and the club wishes him all the best for the future.
BY PATSY McGONAGLE: If I told you it was 23 degrees the going was good, you would never associate those conditions with cross country but that was exactly the scene at Finn Valley for the annual primary school cross country, bigger and better attended than ever with 1,000 plus youngsters taking the challenge from every corner of the region.The beautiful weather was an added plus for the cross country and with a positive response the scene was set with many future champions pushing to the front but possibly much more important a great learning oportunity for youngsters having a go for the first time ever.The results give a clear indication of the outcome but sufficient that the local organisers in partnership with the teachers had once again delivered an excellent enjoyable event – and all on their homeward journey at 1pm. PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: September 28th, 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:PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we settle in for what many believe will be a cold winter, I am ready for some snow.After limited snowball fights, almost no opportunities to take the kids sledding and nary a snowman in the last couple of winters, I am hoping for some snow and frosty weather in the months ahead. Along with opportunities for some outdoor fun, I always am fascinated to walk the fields surrounding my house to look for wildlife tracks with the children.What seem to be empty fields during daylight hours turn into wildlife highways by night around my house. I never realize how much critter traffic there really is until I pull on my boots and take a crisp winter stroll in the snow and see the vast array of tracks from opossums, raccoons, skunks, mink, fox, and coyotes (among other things) that have traveled the landscape the previous night. My son, especially, loves to find and identify the tracks, and I am always surprised about the volume of them out there.Of course, Ohio is home to an increasingly diverse number of critters as reforestation efforts and conservation practices are being implemented. Ohio has seen rising populations of black bears, wild turkeys, bobcats, and other native species in recent years. It is no surprise that there are more close encounters with wildlife and people in Ohio that include many of the standard wildlife fare, but there are also rumblings of critter encounters of a more exotic nature.With dreams of the long snowy nights ahead and the increased potential for spotting signs of some of Ohio’s more unique animal residents, here is a recap of some of the more unique recent wildlife stories that may inspire you to take a snowy hike this winter (or maybe not).BadgersYou probably do not want to stumble across one, but there are viable populations of badgers living in Ohio.Rarely seen and largely unknown to most Ohioans, reports of buckeye badgers have increased over the past couple of decades, according to Suzie Prange, state carnivore specialist, furbearer biologist, and mammalogist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The badger is a vigorous, burly, strong critter that is a member of the weasel family. Weighing between 12 and 24 pounds and measuring approximately two feet long, badgers have a white stripe that extends back over the head from the nose and characteristic black cheek patches, or “badges.”Short-legged and flat to the ground, it has powerful feet and claws that it uses for digging. A burrowing creature that is nearly as wide as it is long, the badger, as naturalist Marty Stouffer puts it, resembles a “digging doormat…it lives to dig and digs to live…Its whole existence depends on its burrowing habits. It digs for defense, shelter, food, and sometimes just for fun.”MinkA mink is surely among the top few creatures that roam the wilds of Ohio that you do not want to encounter in close quarters. Minks are rarely seen but widely known for their beautiful pelts. They are also cunning, ferocious and have a musky odor that almost rivals a skunk. In short, a mink is not something you hope to find in your home — which is what happened to my brother and his family last winter. Yikes!Coyotes and the coy wolfOf course, coyote sightings are not that uncommon. There is no shortage of them around Ohio. One winter night a few years ago, I went out to refill my outdoor wood burner about midnight and heard an unearthly sound coming from the road. It turned out to be the claws of a running pack of coyotes on the icy road as they ran by the house. I see them occasionally, but hear their unsettling howls often throughout the year.And there has been more discussion recently about dogs crossbreeding with coyotes, resulting in larger, more fearsome versions of the woodland creatures. Have you ever had a run in with one of these?Mountain lionsThough wildlife officials may tell you otherwise, Ohio does not have a shortage of suspected sightings and encounters with big cats. This fall, northeast Ohioans were abuzz about a big cat in the Mahoning Valley. And, at ocj.com we have heard MANY more stories about big cats roaming the wilds of Ohio.BearsBears have been found not too far from my house. In 2015, a black bear was hit on the road in the southeastern part of the county. And while they are mostly tucked in during the winter months, there are some bruins that call Ohio home.With December almost here and Christmas just around the corner, I am really looking forward to winter and all of the outdoor recreation opportunities it can offer, including the chance to check in on some of my wildlife neighbors in rural Ohio. Happy winter ramblings.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 6(PTI) The Kerala government has made it mandatory for all schools in the state to utilise Sampoorna software for recording details of students from class 1 to 12.The software, developed by IT@School, entirely on a FOSS platform, is a one-stop source for all details of students, such as Transfer Certificate, various reports, entry forms- to name a few.The state government has directed all schools in the state, including government and aided, CBSE, ICSE, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Recognised Un-Aided schools to capture complete details of their students only through Sampoorna.It is expected to cover 50 lakh students from 15,000 schools in this portal this month, an official release said.Currently, different sections under the Education Department as well as other agencies and departments collect the same data from schools in different formats either online or offline, which often creates confusion at various levels.By making Sampoorna mandatory, now there will only be a single form of data acquisition for all schools in the state, it said.This also paves way for a complete digital data collection mechanism in Education Department, eventually creating a paper-less environment.Sampoorna would be enhanced with details required for other institutions also such as Pareeksha Bhavan, SSA, RMSA and Statistics Wing.The government order also directs the Educational Directorates to issue periodic instructions for ensuring the authenticity of data captured in Sampoorna.The new software is equipped to provide a multitude of student, details such as Admission Register, Transfer Certificate, different reports of students including Progress Reports, list generation for various Scholarships, Promotion list preparation, Preparation of A-list for SSLC examination, Entry forms for Sports, Games and Kalosavam etc and even for issue of Identity Card for Students, it added.advertisementThe unique application was launched by IT@School in 2010 as part itse-Governance initiatives.In 2012, a major milestone in e-Governance in Kerala was achieved when, for a first time,Head Masters of Schools were given authority to update the students details such as Name, Religion and Date of Birth, which till then was only authorised to a DEO (District Educational Officer) and AEO (Assistance Educational Officer).”On the background of the General Education Rejuvenation Mission, being carried out in the State, we would raise the bar high for Sampoorna, where it is possible to assess the learning progress of a student right from their admission in the 1st standard and even to discover their talents,” Executive Director of IT@School Project, K Anvar Sadath said.In addition to student details, Sampoorna would also capture the details of teachers and non-teaching staff of every school, thereby making it a Comprehensive School Management Software.Detailed information on school facilities such as infrastructure, equipments, furnitures, sanitation facilities etc would also be incorporated in Sampoorna this year itself.The software would be enhanced to include the attendance details of students in addition to their learning progress and evaluation of their learning based activities which the teachers, parents and even public could make good use of, the release said. PTI UD ROH
England bowling coach Ottis Gibson is South Africa’s preferred choice as new head coach, the Proteas’ Test captain Faf du Plessis said on Thursday.Du Plessis made the announcement, which followed media speculation in both countries, at a press conference on the team’s return home from England, where Gibson helped mastermind the hosts’ 3-1 Test series win.Incumbent Russell Domingo’s contract will expire next month and although he had reapplied for the job, according to Du Plessis he is not the favourite to get it.Cricket South Africa (CSA) convened a selection panel including former national team coaches Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons to identify an individual to take the team forward.”It’s been told to us that the decision has been made by the coaching panel,” Du Plessis told reporters.”They’ve chosen Ottis Gibson as their recommendation and now …the board decides whether they want to use that recommendation or not.”Du Plessis said he had already done extensive homework on his potential new coach.”For me it was important, because I don’t know Ottis, to try and find something out about him,” he said.”I spoke to a few of the West Indian players because he was their coach and then I spoke to the English guys about their thoughts on him.”There were one or two differences in opinion, but the comments were positive.”Barbadian Gibson was coach of West Indies between 2010 and 2014 before rejoining England and taking up his previous role as bowling specialist.
Goa ‘Derrick convinced me into coaching’ – Clifford Miranda turns to management Anselm Noronha Last updated 2 years ago 07:40 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FC Goa Media Goa Dempo Churchill Brothers The former Dempo SC winger has decided to hang up his boots in order to focus on his coaching career… Clifford Miranda is all set to start a new chapter in his career against Goan powerhouse Salgaocar FC in day two of the AWES (Association for the Wellbeing of Elder Sportsperson) Cup on Saturday at the Duler Stadium in Goa. Miranda has decided to end his playing career for good and will be in charge of the FC Goa team which will be taking part in the competition. Since July this year, the 35-year-old has been working as the assistant to Derrick Pereira at FC Goa’s developmental team who have recently been confirmed to participate in this season’s Goa Pro League that is slated to take place after the AWES Cup.”Whilst still at Churchill (Brothers), during the late stage of the (2016/17) season, Derrick first called me up asking me to take up (coaching). At first, I was a bit hesitant because I was not interested in coaching at the time but he eventually convinced me to take up coaching. The opportunity of learning under one of the best coaches in India (Derrick) coupled with working at an organisation as big as FC Goa helped me in making my decision,” Miranda revealed to Goal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The former India international has recently answered the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) ‘A’ License Coaching Certificate course examination in Kolkata as he explained his motive of being prepared for when it was time to quit playing.”I thought about retirement from playing from the past few years as I have not had the same consistency, as far as clubs are concerned, in a way I had with Dempo (SC). After spending 15 years with Dempo I kept changing sides – from ATK, to Mumbai FC, Minerva (Punjab) and Churchill (Brothers). The opportunities were getting limited and that’s when I thought that I will leave when I’m still good rather than having to leave quietly (unceremoniously),” he elaborated.”I had done my coaching licensing courses as a form of a backup than realising later when I want to take up coaching and wait for another few years to get my licenses.”At club level, one may say that Clifford Miranda won literally all his silverware during his time at Dempo SC, including five league titles and a few other trophies besides making it to the semi-finals of the 2008 AFC Cup. He earned most of his international caps under Bob Houghton and was part of India’s Nehru Cup triumphs in 2007 and 2009, the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup winning squad and also participated in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.“I want to thank all my coaches – Brahmanand Sankhwalkar, Mariano Dias and Jerome (Dias) for helping me through my youth days, Eban Mesquita and Mario – my PE (Physical Education) teacher at Agnel ashram school for spotting me and Ranjan Chowdhury for helping me in my time at TFA (Tata Football Academy),” he said. Miranda expressed his gratitude to his club coaches Armando Colaco, Mauricio Afonso, Arthur Papas and Khalid Jamil. The Goan remembered Sukhwinder Singh for handing him his international debut while Bob Houghton, Rustom Akromov, Savio Mediera, Marcus Pacheco and Wim Koevermans also were part of his thank you list.”My gratitude to Alberto Colaco for helping me throughout my career, Dempo chairman Mr. Shrinivas Dempo, (late) Manuel Rebello and Derrick for convincing me to take up coaching. I also thank all the fans who have supported me through thick and thin,” he signed off.