Gregg Popovich sees Australia as Fiba World Cup basketball threat

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? ONE: Gina Iniong eager to showcase her best in 1st fight of 2020 OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake Cristiano Ronaldo says 2018 ‘probably worst year’ of his life WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her United States’ Kemba Walker, left, talks to coach Gregg Popovich during the first half of the team’s exhibition basketball game against Spain on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)MELBOURNE, Australia— Team USA coach Gregg Popovich sees Australia as a title threat at the upcoming Fiba World Cup in China.He’ll soon find out how much of a threat when the teams meet Thursday in the first of two exhibition games in Melbourne. A record Australian basketball crowd of 50,000 is forecast for the match at Marvel Stadium. The second game is set for Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT “Huge, huge threat,” Popovich said of the Boomers. “They are one of the teams that can win the whole thing, without a doubt. I’m not saying that because I’m here. It’s just a fact.”“They’ve been close for several years, and they are hungry. They are talented. They have the toughness and physicality to go with it. I think they are one of the top contenders without a doubt.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAustralia, led by Patty Mills, who is coached by Popovich at San Antonio, lost the bronze medal final at the 2016 Olympics to Spain.The U.S. team is thin on superstars, with only Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez combining for five NBA All-Star appearances in comparison to their last Olympics squad which had 33. Lacson on Albayalde, ‘ninja cops’ indictment: The law has a ‘very long memory’center_img MOST READ But Walker, who last month joined Boston after eight seasons in Charlotte, said criticism of the U.S. team was spurring them on ahead of its title defense in China.“We don’t care — we want to be here and are putting in the time to be here and we definitely take that as motivation,” Walker said Wednesday. “We have a bunch of guys who don’t mind being the underdogs. We are hungry and we are going to go out there to try and win a gold medal.”Walker said he, Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and Celtics guard Marcus Smart would share the captaincy duties as part of a leadership group.“I take pride in being a leader and guys looking to me and I’m here to set the tempo and bring my experience and energy,” he said.Australia, meanwhile, hopes to end 55 years of losses against the U.S. The Americans have won all 25 games against Australia since 1964.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ‘will win more’ BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Coco Gauff vs. Venus Williams in 1st round of Australian Open LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

New trial for driver convicted in fatal accident near Dawson Creek

first_imgThe crash took place on Braden Road near the Alaska Highway. Wade Hubley, 55 year-old Taylor resident and sole occupant of the oncoming vehicle, was killed.The Vancouver Sun reports  that at his 2010 trial, Bader testified he believed he was on a flat stretch of road and that the road ahead was clear when he pulled out to pass.After the accident, he drove the road three times with his wife, who used a video camera to record the scene on a DVD, which was tendered as a defence exhibit. The video, which was played at trial, included an audio-track, which included the transmission noise of the vehicle.- Advertisement -The Provincial court judge who convicted him, referred to the transmission noise on the audio track of the video, in finding that Bader must have known he was on an incline. On appeal, Bader argued that the audio track was not subject to cross-examination, so the trial was unfair.Three judges of the B.C. Court of Appeal found the trial judge improperly used the audio track, and failed to consider Bader’s evidence explaining why he believed it was safe to pass. Bader’s conviction was set aside and a new trial was ordered by the appeal panel.Advertisementlast_img read more

We’re one step closer to the title, admits Chelsea boss Mourinho

first_img Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho 1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes beating rivals QPR represents a huge boost in their bid to win the Premier League title.The 1-0 win, which came courtesy of a late Cesc Fabregas strike, puts the Blues seven points clear of closest rivals Arsenal.And with seven games to go, one more than the Gunners, Mourinho believes it was a hugely important triumph over their fierce rivals.“It was vital. We know that we are playing for the most important trophy of the season,” the midfielder told Sky Sports.“We’re there in first place and we want to continue that.“Our situation was very positive. One point would be one less point we need, but the reality is that three points is always three points and one less match we need to win so is a very important step in a very important match.”last_img read more


first_imgHOUSEHOLDS and businesses are facing another night of disruption to water supplies with more areas hit by cuts. As Donegal County Council works through the night to conserve stocks and repair burst water mains, the council has announced that the following areas will face restrictions. This is causing dreadful hardship for many people but the council says it has no choice if it is to return water supplies to normal. Tonight the council has issued the statement below: THE FOLLOWING AREAS HAVE BEEN HIT AND INCLUDES A NOTICE FROM THE COUNCIL: Water Conservation AppealSEVERE WEATHER PERIOD – WATER SUPPLY UPDATE Planned Restrictions to public water supplies (Tuesday 28th December 2010)Demand for water has increased throughout the County seriously affecting reserves. As a result water supply will be restricted in the following areas tonight, note some from as early as tea-time: GLENTIES ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00am The Rosses Gweedore Leittermacaward Area Ardara Area Gortahork Falcarragh Creeslough Dunfanaghey DONEGAL ELECTORAL AREA Water supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amBallyshannon Bundoran Ballintra Rossnowlagh Donegal Town Frosses Mountcharles STRANORLAR ELECTORAL AREA Water supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 6:00pm until 8:00amConvoy Castlefin Raphoe Lifford Ballinacor Tievebrack GleneelyBallybofey and Stranorlar – supply will also be turned off to the Twin Towns from midnight until 8.00am each night INISHOWEN ELECTORAL AREAWater supplies will be restricted in the following areas from 8:00pm until 8:00amQuigley’s Point to north of Muff village Greencastle Carndonagh Malin Head Three Glens Momeen Group Scheme Manorcunningham LismoghryLETTERKENNY ELECTORAL AREA Water supplies will be restricted in the following areasSouth Letterkenny Area from 10:00pm until 8:00am including Rahan, Ballyboe, Scibley, Lismonaghan, Correnagh,Rockhill, Newmills and ConwallBallyraine Area from midnight until 8:00am  including Sylvan Park, Ashlawn, Ballyraine Park, Orchard Grove, Thorndale, Magherannan Heights and Elmwood Downs Altangaddy Group Scheme Ramelton from 10:00pm until 8:00am including Moorfield, Breaghy and Carnisk Areas* Milford Water supply was interrupted (today, 28th December) arising from a local production problem which is nowcleared and supply should recover there shortlyWater Conservation Appealtaps left runningburst mains which have not yet been locatedleakage in private propertiesThe Water Service in Donegal wish to appeal to the public to help us eliminate such wastage. This will help save water stored in reservoirs and avoid further shortages throughout the county . With the experience from the widespread disruption last winter we are highlighting the following areas in particular where the public can help eliminate wastage of the public water supply: Running taps – please avoid leaving taps running. This is counter productive and will run down available water in storage Burst mains / leakage – any suspected leaks on watermains or wastage should be reported to the County Council at your local public services centre.  Vacant properties – please continue to check vacant properties where internal plumbing may be damaged by freezing conditions. Ideally the water supply to vacant buildings should be turned off and systems drained of all water, e.g. where members of the public who are going on holiday during the coming months, we would recommend that they turn off the water supply to their premises and drain all water out of the system before leaving the property. Farming Community – we ask that you check all field connections and turn off leaking drinking troughs. This has proven to be a serious problem in rural areas in recent years. We also ask for your assistance in checking for burst pipes in farm buildings and burst hoses laying over ground. Essentially anywhere on the farm that water may be lost Caravan Parks – another area that is often remote where plumbing may be exposed and water losses can be slow to appear, we appeal to all caravan park owners to turn off the water supply to eliminate wastage. Once again the co-operation of every community is required if we are to avert widespread shortages in water supplies  Donegal County Council continue to record an increase in demand on a number of water supplies in the county during the current cold weather conditions. We suspect the increased demand for water arises from TUESDAY UPDATE: LATEST LIST OF WATER SUPPLY CUTS FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 28th, 2010 by gregShare 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

Job Vacancy: Donegal dairy company recruiting Maintenance Fitter

first_img Machine Availability: Ensure that plant machinery and the equipment are maintained and available for operations.Efficient Maintenance: Ensure that maintenance of plant machinery, facilities and equipment are carried efficiently.Machine Utilization: Ensure plant machinery, facilities and equipment optimal utilization is achieved.Maintenance Reliability: Ensure that maintenance reliability on machinery, facilities and equipment maintenance is practiced and achieved ensuring minimal unscheduled breakdown / downtime factorPreventive Maintenance: Ensure that planned preventative / shutdown maintenance is timely attended to, ensuring effective use of resources and best engineering practices applied.Use of Resources: Ensure proper and safe use / handling of tools, diagnostic equipment, components & machine parts while performing tasks adhering to standard engineering & OEM practicesOH&S Practice: Ensure adhering to occupational Health & Safety Best Practice and utilizing suitable and sufficient control to eliminate if not minimise incidents.To follow all company procedure relating to work instructions and appropriate PPE. To ensure supervisors and managers are made aware of any problems or errors and that appropriate action is taken immediately. To ensure that work activities are carried out in a safe manner protecting both your own and your colleague’s health and safety. To work in a flexible and organised manner.Employment type: Full timeThe Requirements: Essential: Hands on experience as Mechanical fitter/technicians in any tradeMechanical Know-HowTeam playerHave an eye for detail to ensure accuracy and precision Positive attitude possessing high levels of commitment and motivation Ability to work varying shift patterns and work to tight deadlines. A strong communicator able to work well in a team. The ability to work on fast moving production lines. Forward thinking possessing a can do attitude. Desirable: 3rd level degree in Engg or time served apprenticeship in Mechanical/Electrical but not essential.Experience of working as a fitterKnowledge of food production and associated procedures. To apply: If you believe you fulfil the above criteria, please send your CV to Or alternatively, send a CV by post toJohn DohertyGreen Pastures DonegalConvoyCo DonegalJob Vacancy: Donegal dairy company recruiting Maintenance Fitter was last modified: December 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:convoy jobsMaintenance FitterNatural Dairies Job Vacancy: The Donegal-based Natural Dairies company are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Fitter.We are currently recruiting for hardworking and reliable Maintenance Fitter for an established and expanding family-run dairy in Convoy, Co. DonegalCandidates must be flexible with regard to shift/start times, and able to work on a rota system due to the increase in production. The environment is physically demanding and fast paced; you will need to be able to work across a variety of machineries within the dairy factory. CORE PURPOSE OF THE JOB:To carry out effective and efficient maintenance of company asset by adhering to standard operating procedures, engineering standards, safety and quality practices thus ensuring optimal plant utilization.The main responsibilities and functions of this role include: last_img read more

Bilic: Big clubs wants to nick Payet, but he’s STAYING at West Ham

first_img1 West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has conceded big clubs are interested in Dimitri Payet, but is certain the Hammers’ talismanic midfielder WILL remain at the club. Payet has impressed on international duty for France at Euro 2016, picking up from where he left off for West Ham last season. A stand-out star whose free-kicks and creative play made him one of the Premier League’s most exciting players and has led to interest from Europe’s elite clubs. But Bilic is convinced Payet will be lining up in the famous Claret and Blue as the east Londoners begin a new era at the Olympic Stadium. Bilic told the Daily Mail: “I understand that with his success, all the speculation about his future will follow. “I have even seen one report suggesting I don’t want him to do well in case it leads to him leaving West Ham. That is not right. I want him to play great. I want him to score a hat-trick and another hat-trick in the final.“I know then that the giant clubs will come but I would love him to stay at West Ham. We have texted each other over the last three weeks and he is happy at the club. He is our player.” Bilic is convinced Payet will be a West Ham player at the start of next season last_img read more

Revealed! Top 20 football clubs in Europe based on how full their stadiums are

first_img 3. Arsenal FC (Emirates Stadium) – 99.45% 19. AFC Bournemouth (Vitality Stadium) – 95.64% 13. FC Koln (RheinEnergieStadion) – 98.30% 5. Manchester United (Old Trafford) – 99.41% 20 20 20 7. Everton (Goodison Park) – 99.21% 20 14. Schalke 04 (Veltins-Arena) – 98.09% =1. Bayern Munich (Allianz Arena) – 100% 20 20. Watford’s Vicarage Road has been 95.16% full so far this season: Click the right arrow, above, to see which teams make the top 20 for stadium occupancy this season… 20 12. Darmstadt FC (Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion Am Bollenfalltor) – 98.61% 20 20 Joint 9. Chelsea (Stamford Bridge) – 98.83% 20 =1. Borussia Dortmund (Signal Iduna Park) – 100% 11. Manchester City (Etihad Stadium) – 98.62% 20 10. Leicester City (King Power Stadium) – 98.80% 20 Joint 9. Stoke City (Bet365 Stadium) – 98.83% 17. Juventus (Juventus Stadium) – 97.45% 20 20 20 20 So it is official, the Bundesliga and Premier League are the best supported leagues in European football this season.Of the 18 teams in Germany’s top division, 16 fill over 90% of their stadium on average each week. While in the Premier League, 14 of 20 teams have over 90%.On average, 94.02% of Premier League stadia is full each week – in the Bundesliga it is 93.06%, LaLiga is 73.71%, Ligue 1 is 66.05% and Serie A is 53.49%.Of the top 20 across Europe’s top five leagues, Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid do not come close. The Catalans have an average 81.97% stadium occupancy this season, while Los Blancos’ is 82.50%.So, which teams have made the top 10 in Europe percentage-wise, according to sports and finance management company Starting with West Ham United, click the right arrow, above, to see the list in full*…*Stats correct up to December 8, 2016. 20 15. Liverpool (Anfield) – 97.58% 20 4. Swansea City (Liberty Stadium) – 99.44% 6. Tottenham Hotspur (White Hart Lane) – 98.40% 16. Borussia Monchengladbach (Borussia-Park) – 97.55% 20 20 20 18. Freiburg (Schwarzwald-Stadion) – 95.66% last_img read more

Chelsea demand £60m for ace as European giants plot deadline day move

first_img IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Willian is wanted by PSG Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father He has started 20 Premier League games this season, but was a substitute in the recent 4-0 thrashing by Bournemouth, which knocked the club out of the Premier League top four.Christian Pulisic is joining Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, while another winger, Callum Hudson-Odioi will remain at Stamford Bridge.The 18-year-old handed in a transfer request to try and force through a move to Bayern Munich, but has been told to respect the Blues by manager Maurizio Sarri. RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets Willian is viewed by PSG chiefs as a replacement for Neymar, whose injury will force him to miss both legs of the Champions League round of 16 tie against Manchester United. Chelsea are demanding nothing less than £60million for Willian with Paris Saint-Germain set to make a deadline day bid for the Chelsea man.Neymar has been ruled out for 10 weeks with a foot injury and Sky Sports report his 30-year-old compatriot is being lined up to cover his absence. three-way race 2 targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM moving on REVEALED But any bid will have to be worth at least £60million, with talkSPORT learning that Chelsea will accept nothing less for the Brazil international.Willian has attracted interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid this season and has 18 months left on his Chelsea contract. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Neymar has been ruled out for 10 weeks with injury LATEST last_img read more

Scotland 13-22 Ireland: Clinical visitors secure victory

first_imgTommy Seymour gathered but his pass to Sam Johnson was spilled and Conor Murray gathered it up to score. Jonny Sexton stepped up but miscued the conversion to keep the scores at 3-5. Blair Kinghorn being dropped after last week’s hat-trick heroics was the storyline that dominated the week, but he got the chance to show his class after just 16 minutes.Stuart Hogg failed to recover from a shoulder knock and had to come off.Ireland had found their groove by now and merciless punished the hosts immediately after the swap. A pop pass inside sent try-machine Jacob Stockdale racing through under the posts. Scotland were denied back-to-back Six Nations victories as Ireland made up for their opening weekend defeat to England with a big performance in Edinburgh.Scotland started on the front foot and applied pressure through the wide channels, winning penalties for a high tackle, then a breakdown foul.After first kicking to the corner and trying a maul, they took the points on the second asking, with Greig Laidlaw knocking through the posts.The Scots looked dominant in contact but met with disaster following a chip over the top by Jacob Stockdale. A blistering Kinghorn break through the right channel brought another breakdown infraction from the men in green – Scotland tried a disguised quick tap five metres out, but knocked-on in contact and the chance was lost.The Irish looked dangerous as they constantly commanded quick ball, but this time it would be Scotland who struck against the run of play. Finn Russell read an Ireland pass and galloped away on the intercept.Keith Earls just caught him before he reached the whitewash but the alert fly half popped an offload out to Johnson to score his maiden try for his country.Laidlaw took care of the tricky conversion out wide and Scotland reduced the deficit to two points. Scotland applied huge pressure in the final five minutes of the half but we met with a wall of green as they went through 25 phases without success.Ireland gobbled up a loose ball and earned the scrum that saw out the opening 40 minutes.Referee Romain Poite was angering the home crowd with a couple of borderline calls as the second half tried to find a rhythm, and a penalty call from a scrum helped Ireland gain territory and put the dark blue defence to the test.A firm line led to a strip tackle and Kinghorn was able to canon the ball back behind Irish lines. On 55 minutes a defensive lapse by the hosts proved costly.Joey Carbery broke the line and galloped away, then threw wide for Earls to finish unopposed. Carbery added the extras to extend Ireland’s lead to 10-19.On the hour a fine turnover by Scotland helped them win a penalty down the left flank, Laidlaw opted for the posts and defied the blustery conditions to bring it back to 13-19.The visitors responding by keeping it narrow and trucking the ball up. Scotland stopped any major gainline but strayed at one breakdown too many and were penalised by Poite.Carbery slotted the penalty to restore the nine point advantage.The benches were emptied for the final ten minutes and inaccuracy was dogging Scotland as penalties let Ireland release any pressure they came under and the time went dead without either side making any further charges forward.Stuart Hogg 6 – Looked in the mood until injury forced him off after 16 minutesTommy Seymour 7 – Scotland’s greatest strike threat gave Ireland plenty of problems down the right wingHuw Jones 6 – Showed some of his glorious arcing runs with ball in hand, but the Irish resistance meant there was too little of it.Sam Johnson 7 – His brilliant support lines earned him one try but didn’t have the same space and time as week to make an impactSean Maitland 7 – Strong runner and good defence, dealt with the high ball but will wish he saw more of it.Finn Russell 7 – Did his utmost with what service he received, beautiful assist for the Johnson tryGreig Laidlaw 6 – Supplied with mostly slow ball and was hamstrung as a resultJosh Strauss 6 – Ran and ran and ran at the Irish line and kept going for the full 80Jamie Ritchie 6 – Blew hot and cold. Won a terrific turnover in his own 22 but was caught red handed with a couple of breakdown penaltiesRyan Wilson 5 – Up against the ferocious Peter O’Mahoney and replaced at half time with a knee knockJonny Gray 7 – Did his usual mountain of work and stod tall when the visitors ran the ball up the gutGrant Gilchrist 6 – Quieter than last week and Scotland could have done with more of his powerful carryingSimon Berghan 5 – Targeted at the scrum and fell on the wrong side of the referee a few timesStuart McInally 6 – Worked well in the loose without punching too many holes. Solid in set pieceAllan Dell 6 – One burst through the middle ruined by a messy offloadReplacements 5 – Blair Kinghorn was a threat from deep but spilled a catch to hand Ireland the ball back in the second half. Rob Harley got through some good work and Jamie Bhatti won a scrum penalty but in general the bench did not provide enough oomph to claw Scotland back in to the contest.last_img read more

Leitrim face Mayo in Connacht junior semi-final this evening

first_imgHolders Leitrim begin their defence of the Connacht Junior Championship title tonight.They face Mayo in Carrick-on-Shannon at 7pm.Mayo beat Roscommon in a dramatic quarter-final last week, and as Sligo have opted out of this year’s competition, tonight’s winners will face Galway in Sunday’s junior decider.That final will take place before the Galway versus Mayo Connacht Senior Championship quarter-final at Castlebar’s MacHale Park.If Leitrim win tonight, it will mean changes to the weekend’s club fixtures within the county as the junior side prepare for a provincial final.The Leitrim side will be managed by senior selector Seamus Quinn.last_img read more