NBA: Westbrook says it’s his duty to make George, Anthony comfortable with Thunder

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.  AP Photo/Sue OgrockiEven before the start of the 2017-2018 NBA season, pundits have predicted that the trio of ball dominant superstars Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony will have a hard time figuring out how to balance their touches as a part of the Oklahoma City Thunder starting lineup.Fifteen games into the young season, with a subpar 7-8 record, the perennial All-Stars are slowly finding out how to co-exist on a nightly basis.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Speaking to ESPN’s Royce Young, Westbrook shared that it’s his responsibility to make sure both Anthony and George get into the groove of things.“That’s a part of my job to make sure those guys are [comfortable],” Westbrook said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Those guys are great players and my job is to make sure they’re comfortable, and in their spots, and comfortable with the things that best benefits their game,” the reigning NBA MVP added.Currently, the Thunder attains 60 points from its trio of superstars, with George, Anthony and Westbrook averaging 21.6, 20.1 and 19.9 points, respectively. However, the bulk of OKC’s offense currently relies on going with whoever has the hot hand within the trio and taking turns shooting the ball.“Whoever has it going, that’s where the ball’s going. We play off each other and figure it out. The game will tell you what to do,” Westbrook said.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat ThunderADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Local basketball courts get makeover for ‘Hyper Court’ experience Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READlast_img read more

CJ Perez, Ray Parks go 1-2, Paul Desiderio goes to NLEX at No. 4

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Former San Beda star Javee Mocon was picked sixth overall and went to Rain or Shine while the Road Warriors pulled off another shocker in the Draft when it took 6-foot-6 center Abu Tratter with the seventh pick.Alaska also went with an unorthodox selection when it took former Lyceum three-and-D specialist Jesper Ayaay with the ninth pick while former San Sebastian star Michael Calisaan went to Magnolia as the 10th pick.Columbian used its 11th pick in the Draft, the one it got from the Christian Standhardinger trade with San Miguel, to select former Colegio de San Juan de Letran guard JP Calvo with Phoenix rounding off the first round and picking up Jorey Napoles with the 12th overall pick.With talent still in the pool, Rain or Shine used its first pick in the second round to get former University of the East forward Paul Varilla while Bong Quinto, a legitimate MVP candidate in the Season 94 NCAA basketball tournament, dropped to Meralco as the second pick in the second round.Former University of Santo Tomas center Jeepy Faundo joined Magnolia’s loaded frontcourt as the 15th overall pick while Kris Porter, a former Ateneo power forward, was selected 16th overall and went to NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil GBoy Babilonia, the son of former PBA player Gido Babilonia, was selected 17th overall and went to Alaska while Cyrus Tabi went to Columbian as the 18th overall pick.Former Adamson University stars Robbie Manalang and Harold Ng both went to Rain or Shine as the 19th and 20th overall picks.Alaska and Magnolia then passed on its second round picks but the Fuel Masters used theirs to take Ron Dennison and Joe Allen Trinidad, both from Far Eastern University, as the 23rd and 24th overall picks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Magic beat Jazz to sweep 2 games in Mexico Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Columbian finished with an overall record of 6-27 in the three conferences and it hopes Perez can bolster its squad that already includes a promising backcourt of Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy.The 6-foot-1 wing led the Pirates to back-to-back NCAA Finals appearance including an 18-0 eliminations sweep in Season 93. Perez was NCAA MVP in Season 93.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBlackwater Elite went with Ray Parks at No. 2 while NorthPort Batang Pier bolstered their backcourt with former San Beda star Robert Bolick.NLEX pulled off the early surprise by selecting Paul Desiderio as the fourth overall pick while Meralco chose Trevis Jackson at No. 5. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Columbian, the league’s bottom dweller in the 2017-2018 season, formally made ex-g Lyceum star CJ Perez as the first overall pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Sunday ay Robinson’s Manila.Perez has been on the Dyip’s radar as early as October the moment the former NCAA MVP signified his intention to join the draft.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

Residents cite traffic concerns in Home Depot relocation plan

first_imgLA MIRADA – Plans by Home Depot officials to build a new store at the mostly vacant Crossroads Shopping Center on Imperial Highway have drawn fire from residents worried that the construction will disrupt traffic. An informational meeting Wednesday night on the proposal drew about 100 residents to the La Mirada Resource Center, where Home Depot and city officials explained details of the company’s plans to move its store from the current site at La Mirada Boulevard and Imperial Highway to the shopping center, which is just to the west. The plans call for Wicker Drive at Imperial Highway and Hutchins Drive at La Mirada Boulevard to be closed during construction. But residents – particularly those in neighboring unincorporated South Whittier – said closing the two streets would make it difficult to get in and out of their neighborhood. Residents said they normally take Hutchins or Wicker to Telegraph Road to access their homes. “There’s just one way in or out,” said South Whittier resident Edward Madrigal. But La Mirada resident Phil Glenn said closing the streets would eliminate cut-through traffic by drivers trying to avoid the La Mirada Boulevard/Imperial Highway intersection. City planner Ruben Arceo said that after listening to the residents’ comments, officials now will re-evaluate all the plans. “We will take these concerns and look at them again,” he said. Meanwhile, residents and officials are awaiting an environmental impact report for the project, which is expected to be released in May. Street closures weren’t the only concerns residents raised. Some said they worried that the new Home Depot would increase truck traffic on Hutchins Drive, a residential street to the rear of the proposed new store. Residents also were not sure what will happen to the old store site once Home Depot moves out. “Aren’t we trading one blighted area for another?” asked La Mirada resident Paul Scott. “I’m concerned about what you would leave there.” But Rick Greene, real estate manager for Home Depot, believes the old site will quickly be snapped up by another retailer or developer. “Vacant properties do not remain on the market for long,” said Greene. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

FIFA outlines TV camera policy over sexism fears

first_img0Shares0000Close-up shots of female fans at the World Cup have sparked controversy © AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANAMoscow, Russian Federation, Jul 13 – FIFA said Friday it issues guidance to TV producers that cameras should not linger on close-up shots of spectators at the World Cup to avoid any “suggestions of sexual connotations”.Football’s world governing body sent AFP a statement about its policy, which it says it distributed to the suppliers of its TV feed before the tournament. It follows questions over the broadcast of images of female fans at matches during the tournament in Russia.There are just two more games left at the World Cup — Saturday’s third-place playoff between England and Belgium and Sunday’s France v Croatia final.“We prefer that the coverage avoids exaggerated or extended duration close-ups that could lead to suggestions of sexual connotations or gender bias,” a FIFA spokesman said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bayern Munich boss Ancelotti makes phone call to Chelsea and Arsenal target

first_img1 Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has stepped up his pursuit of Chelsea and Arsenal target Corentin Tolisso – by giving him a call.According to Foot 365, the Italian boss made the personal approach to the Lyon man, who is expected to leave the French side this summer.Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been monitoring his situation closely as they draw up their transfer plans for the coming window.They had both received a boost from the news that Juventus had ended their interest in the midfielder but now Bayern are making strong moves to land him.And it has been suggested that following Ancelotti’s personal intervention, Bayern are now the front-runners in the race. Bayern look to have stolen the lead in the race for Lyon star Corentin Tolisso last_img read more

Boy, 13, accused of seven robberies has bail extended

first_imgA 13-year-old boy has been granted bail after being charged with a spate of robberies across Co Donegal. The boy, who cannot be named due to his age, was accompanied by his mother at Letterkenny District Court. The boy was arrested on July 29th last and was then charged with SEVEN different robberies which all took place in Letterkenny.They include the theft of a go-kart worth €250 from Letterkenny Community Centre as well as robberies from two hotels, a cafe, a GAA club and a baby shop.He did not reply when all the charges were put to him.The court was told the boy had been ordered not to associate with three other named individuals and also to stay away from certain parts of Letterkenny.His solicitor Rory O’Brien said the boy was complying with all aspects of his bail.Mr O’Brien said there was an onus on the State to deal with the boy’s application as quickly as possible.Judge Paul Kelly said he was extending the boy’s bail until October 21st to get directions in the case from the Director of Public Prosecutions.Boy, 13, accused of seven robberies has bail extended was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 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

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATIATION AFTER WOMAN (70) KNOCKED DOWN AND KILLED IN DONEGAL SMASH

first_imgGardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Churchtown, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal last night.Shortly before 6pm local woman Maura Porter (70) was struck by a car whilst out walking just 150 metres from her home.Ms Porter received serious head injuries and was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where she died shortly before midnight. The driver of the car, a man in his 40s, was not injured.The scene in sealed off and Garda forensic collision investigators are carrying out an examination of the area.Gardai in Carndonagh are appealing for information on the incident.It’s understood Ms Porter, who regularly walked the road, was struck whilst on the road – opposite the footpath where she normally walked. She is the 13th person to die on Donegal’s roads this year. GARDAÍ INVESTIGATIATION AFTER WOMAN (70) KNOCKED DOWN AND KILLED IN DONEGAL SMASH was last modified: December 31st, 2013 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:Carndonaghcrashfatal crashGardaPENSIONERlast_img read more

RE-LAUNCH OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART PULSE VENUE NOW JUST ONE WEEK AWAY

first_imgDonegal clubbers only have ONE more week to wait until the No.1 nightclub in the North West officially completes their revamp when they open over the EASTER campaign.Pulse has long been a leader in the clubbing circuit and has undergone a massive revamp that will secure its status as the No.1 nightclubbing venue in the North West.With just ONE week to go revellers are excited about the prospect of the new-look club and are eagerly anticipating its launch next weekend. What’s new in the Pulse you may ask?How does NINE bars, SIX rooms and over TWO floors sound to you?The MAIN club will be a modern luxurious venue with the biggest DJ’s and BEST tunes around. Live Experience – (The North-West’s biggest live venue showcasing Ireland’s top bands)The Living Room (5 Star quality Luxury with Premium drinks In A Relaxed atmosphere)Reserve Lounge ( Reserve your table and indulge in the exclusive VIP surroundings. )Secret Garden ( Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the secret garden)Pizza Shack ( Taste a part of Italy with out authentic fresh stone baked pizza)Pulse Venue Letterkenny re-opens OFFICIALLY next weekend don’t miss the start of a CLUBBING REVOLUTION! RE-LAUNCH OF THE STATE-OF-THE-ART PULSE VENUE NOW JUST ONE WEEK AWAY was last modified: March 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsPulse Venuelast_img read more

Changing of the guard: St. Bernard’s tops Arcata for first time in more than a decade

first_imgEmily Gardner and her fellow Crusaders experienced one of the lowest lows a team can a season ago — coming up short in a championship game.Arcata topped St. Bernard’s in the championship round of the Niclai Tournament last year, adding to a long list of consecutive victories against the Crusaders.Friday night, St. Bernard’s beat Arcata for the first time since at least the 2005-06 season (this reporter was unable to access older records before press time) and Gardner — who tallied a game-high …last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: Leaders Deal With Constraints

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now There is a reason most organizations don’t produce the results they are capable of producing. This same reason is why companies get stuck, stall, and sometimes even die. And it is the leader’s job to deal with this natural cause in order to move her organization forward, to fuel its growth, and to ensure its survival.The enemy is constraints.Most people want to do good work. They want to succeed. But they run up against natural constraints.TimeThere are some results that can only be achieved when they are given more time. It is the leader’s job to protect the time of the people they serve to ensure that they can devote that time to what really needs done. It’s also the leader’s job to move projects and initiatives around to provide more time.You see this in sales management all of the time. The sales manager serves the sales organization first, attending too many meetings, providing too much reporting, and doing too much forecasting. This is time that is better spent with their sales force, where the real results are produced.MoneyYou can likely have any result you want. If you want to double your business in a year, it’s very possible–provided you have the money.Some initiatives fail not because the idea isn’t good or the people can’t pull it off. They fail because they are under-resourced. For most companies, there isn’t ever enough money for all of the initiatives they could pursue. Money is a very real constraint.It’s the leader’s job to ensure that the financial resources find their way to the most important initiatives. Most of the time this means the financial constraint gets shifted to something or someone else.ObstaclesTime and money are really easy constraints to deal with. They are easily discovered and, mostly, they are easy to overcome. But there are other constraints that are more difficult for a leader to deal with.Sometimes your clients or customers want something that you can’t provide them without radically changing how you do something. The constraint is that your people are acting with the boundaries you’ve set up for them and acting on the client’s needs conflict. They are constrained by your processes and systems. If your people aren’t empowered to change the processes and systems, then it is your job as the leader to work with them to develop new processes and systems to remove their constraints.Sometimes initiatives get stuck because there isn’t consensus within their own team because someone is dragging their feet. Sometimes this is personality driven, but often it’s that the person slowing progress doesn’t know how to do something or doing it disrupts their ability to deliver some other result. A leader has to bridge these gaps and help drive consensus around the vision, removing the constraints, especially when there are issues between people.Most of the time, only leaders have the ability to deal with constraints. The bigger and more challenging the constraint, the more important it is for the leader to deal with it herself. She is the one with responsibility for leading, and the decisions to make changes belong to her.last_img read more