Stephen Curry on Warriors’ changes in free agency: ‘Everybody wants a new challenge’

first_imgCurry, who is entering his 11th season with Golden State after he was select with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, said he’s excited to put together a new team.”Five straight years in the Finals and we’ve accomplished a lot, and three championships,” Curry added. “There’s a lot to be proud of. But everybody wants a new challenge in terms of how do you get back to that level.”The Warriors are coming off a season in which they led the Western Conference with a 57-25 record but fell to the Raptors in the NBA Finals in six games. With Durant now in Brooklyn joining the Nets and Klay Thompson out for next season with a torn ACL, the Warriors will have to develop a completely new chemistry. They also lost Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies and DeMarcus Cousins and Quinn Cook to the Lakers, among others, in free agency. Shaun Livingston, another key piece to Golden State’s reign, was waived Wednesday.Despite the long road ahead with the amount of change Golden State will face, Curry is up for the challenge. Related News The Warriors’ roster for the 2019-20 season looks incredibly different from the past three seasons after they signed Kevin Durant in 2016. “I mean, the three years that we had were special,” Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry said (via ESPN). “With KD, we had three straight Finals appearances. We won two of them, and we accomplished a lot as a group.” Kevin Durant ‘balked’ at idea of Warriors trading him only for D’Angelo Russell, report says Willie Cauley-Stein explains decision to sign with Warriors Stephen Curry talks Kevin Durant’s exit for first time, assesses state of Warriors “Everybody talks about the amount of talent that we had on that team,” Curry said, “but that doesn’t guarantee that you can figure it out on the court, that you can put all the pieces together to be successful.”The chemistry will develop quickly. We’ll be really purposeful about that and trying to set the tone for how we’re going to play this year. It’s about encouraging each other and having confidence that we’ll bring the best out of each other. Then when Klay gets back as well, add him to the backcourt mix. It’s going to be fun.”last_img read more

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Guardiola adamant City are England’s ‘team of the decade’ despite slump

first_imgPep Guardiola thinks high in decade rankingsManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola has insisted Manchester City are English football’s team of the decade, despite his side heading into 2020 some 14 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.Statistics appear to prove him right given City have won 13 domestic trophies since 2010, with only Chelsea (nine) within touching distance of that mark.City have clearly benefitted from the financial clout they have enjoyed since being taken over by Abu Dhabi ownership in August 2008.City manager Guardiola reached the peak of his powers when he oversaw an unprecedented treble in the 2018/19 season that saw the club win all three major English trophies — Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup — in the one campaign as well as the Community Shield.Even though their league form has been a disappointment in the first half of the current season, Guardiola is in no doubt City are “the” team of the decade in England.“I think this in the last decade was the best team in terms of points, in terms of goals, in terms of everything, titles even. So congratulate Manchester City for that,” he said.“When we analyse every single day here, what happened day-by-day gives us perspective in what happened in the last 10 seasons, especially when people from Abu Dhabi took over the club and bought good players, interesting managers.”– ‘Huge elephants’ –The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, who joined City in 2016, added: “I think we did it incredibly well.“People say ‘how was 2019?’ Now people are saying it is a disaster. We won four titles in 2019, so it was an incredible year for us, we enjoyed it a lot.“In some games in this last part of the year we have struggled a bit but it was an incredible year for us. Congratulations for all the people working here.“They were fighting with huge elephants here in England, big, big clubs with the biggest history. For the past decade we were part of them. That is amazing.” Despite their current ‘troubles’, City could still win any, or all, of the three cup competitions in which they are involved and Guardiola expects the club to remain a major player in the English game in the decade ahead.“The big clubs here in England are always looking forward, we are going to try and analyse not just in terms of the squad but as a club how we can do better,” he added.“Hopefully in the next decade this club can be here for more time.”In the short term, Guardiola has long since conceded the race for this season’s Premier League title to Liverpool and admitted they had to “pray” if they were to win a third successive domestic championship.But the Catalan manager, who again ruled out being active in the January transfer window, believes his current squad could still have competed for the title had injuries and, he hinted, VAR not sidelined their bid.“Work harder, play better, and pray,” said Guardiola when asked how City can close the gap to Liverpool.“Liverpool have been incredible, European champions and they have dropped just two points (so far this season), we have to congratulate them.“But there are things we cannot control, we cannot control what a fantastic team like Liverpool have done so far and there are other issues you cannot control. When everyone is fit we can do it.“You (the media) know what they are. You know that.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Multiple Faiths Rally For Justice, Climate Change

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Different faiths, different religions but one message—we must work to save our planet.“I never protested in the ’60s,” said Judy Reichard, a Manalapan resident. “So, I’m doing it in my 70s.”Reichard, joined an estimated 100 from a wide array of area churches, as they came together Sunday evening on the front lawn of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, 247 Broad St., for a prayer service and candlelight vigil. The purpose was to raise awareness for social justice issues and what the participants believe is the growing threat posed by climate change, in preparation of the United Nations’ climate change conference scheduled for Paris in December.It was interfaith but the timing also coincided with the arrival of Pope Francis, who stepped foot on American soil for the first time as his plane touched down at Andrews Area Base Tuesday. Pope Francis called on Catholics around the world to make social justice and global warning a moral imperative.The Rev. Jessica Brendler-Naulty, the Methodist church’s pastor, was responsible for organizing the event, said she had been an environmental science teacher for about a year before attending the seminary.In addition to Brendler-Naulty, the gathering featured comments from a Roman Catholic priest, a Baptist minister, a Muslim woman, a Sikh man and others, who offered their shared views about expressing the importance of informing the public about the issue, which for them has taken on a moral dimension.Brendler-Naulty said she was encouraged by Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment, with its pronouncements about the dangers of climate change and the impact wealthier nations are having on the environment of poorer ones. “He set the moral compass that we’re all in this together,” was Brendler-Naulty’s takeaway from the pope’s words. “And we can take strength from it.”“It’s for us to all work together,” said Red Bank resident Patty Casey who participated in the service. “We’re all on this planet together.”“We are the stewards,” of the planet, said Esmat Mahmoud, a board member of the Monmouth Center of World Religion and Ethical Thought, a Lincroft-based group that celebrates cultural and religious diversity. On our environment, “It is up to us for its safe keeping,”Mahmoud added. “God has given us the ability to take care of this earth.”Reichard said her children and grandkids would describe themselves as environmentalists. She embraced the message one day accompanying her son to a Starbucks for coffee. Her son asked Reichard if she remembered to bring her reusable cup. She didn’t, she recalled, with her son telling her she really didn’t need the coffee.“That’s what I would like people to understand,” Reichard explained, “that we can all make a difference. Even the little stuff helps.”“We’re hoping for a continued conversation,” on this topic, is Brendler-Naulty’s wish.For Amy Goldsmith it’s about getting the message out. Goldsmith, who lives in Red Bank and is executive director of Clean Water Action, a statewide environmental group, asked participants to take to social media and spread the word, to inform others. “Information is power,” she told the gathering.last_img read more

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LVR hoopsters ready for takeoff at Bomber Classic

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsL.V. Rogers varsity basketball teams take to the Hangar Friday to host the Bomber Classic High School Girl’s and Boy’s Basketball tournament.The annual tourney opens Friday at 2 p.m. in front of the student body as the LVR Bombers play host to the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.The Bombers have owned the Storm this season, winning both meetings between the two clubs.
The LVR varsity girls follow the tip off match at 3:45 p.m. against Prince Charles Comets of Creston.The girls play Fernie Falcons at 7:15 p.m. following a boy’s game between Mount Sentinel Wildcats and Vernon’s Kalamalka Lakers.The Bomber boys play at 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. against Kal and Mount Sentinel, respectively, in the four-team round robin draw.The top two teams of the three-tam girl’s draw meet at 2 p.m. in the tourney final.All action is set for the LVR [email protected]last_img read more

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Wolfpack roars back to capture Soccer Quest Christmas Tourney

first_imgIt wasn’t much of a start, but it’s all how you finish in any sport.Team Wolfpack reeled off four straight wins — including a 7-4 triumph in the final over The Steelers — to capture the Christmas Classic Indoor Tournament recently at the Soccer Quest Facility.Titouan Chopin, Luke Mori and Jules Chopin all scored in the final to spark Team Wolfpack to the victory.The victors once again struggled at the start of the final, falling behind 3-1 to The Steelers.But goalkeeper Ryan Lewis held Wolfpack in the game with a few key saves before the offence finally go into gear.Sarah Fuhr also scored for Team Wolfpack.Team Wolfpack finished the round robin on tops after winning three of four games.last_img

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgKerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.Kootenay Lake Again, inconsistent weather made it hard to get out there.  But, when we did we had some good days on the river.  Healthy Rainbows averaging two to five pounds were being caught.  Fly-fishing with streamers seemed to work pretty well, as well as bottom fishing with bait. The fishing remained slow for the month of March, however we did hook into some big fish.  Mostly Bull Trout, but there was the odd Rainbow caught that was of size. We didn’t spend as much time out there as we normally do.  Probably due to the inconsistent weather that March brought us. The ice has finally thawed and the lake is fishing well.  A nice alternative to fishing Kootenay Lake is a trip up to Duncan.  Lots of Bull Trout being caught daily up to 12 pounds lately. In summary, it looks like the warmer weather will create some of our best fishing coming up.  So, Let’s Go Fishing……………………  Tight lines……………………….  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com Some exciting days left on the Duncan.  Looking forward to the next few weeks. But our most successful lures have been:  Lyman plugs # 16, 73, 98, & 135.  Also using our favorite bucktail flies have produced a few good fish.  Lucky numbers for the flies have been:  210, 215, 228, 234. But now that the weather has started to show signs of spring, we are getting out more often.  Maybe the warmer temperatures will trigger the fish’s eating habits.  Since the beginning of the warm weather, we have had a few Rainbows up to 10 pounds, so hope the trend continues and the fish get bigger.center_img That’s the million-dollar question.  Since most of the fish haven’t been feeding much anyways, we are trying everything in the box. The beginning of April saw the one-week opening of Kokanee fishing in the west arm.  It was a welcome addition to our fishery.  Not a huge crowd of boats out there, but the regular crews seemed to do well.  Most people catching their limit within the first hour or two.  Looking forward to the May opening, as these fish should be even bigger.  What are they biting on?? As the weather warms up, we should see some fantastic fishing.  Looking forward to spring finally showing up.   Duncan Lake: We have been noticing a lot more small Rainbows showing up now as the weather warms.  So, hopefully the big ones follow suit.  Columbia River: Our most productive depths have been 25 – 65 feet. Favorite lures on Duncan have been Lyman plugs in all colors.  As well as coyote spoons and flasher/hoochie combo. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures ChartersMarch is done and April is in full stride. So there’s plenty of time this year to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.last_img read more

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LiNCSA Drafting New Arms Legislation

first_imgThe Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) has begun drafting a new legislation to implement the global arms trade treaty (ATT) in the country. The ATT, which came into force on December 24, 2014, is a landmark treaty that regulates the international trade in conventional arms, from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships.The ATT when effectively implemented, according to LiNCSA Commissioner E. Benoni Knuckles, will increase transparency and promote greater accountability for global arms transfer in Liberia. Mr. Knuckles said the need for the legislation became evident when an assessment report exposed the gap between the Firearms Act and ATT requirements.Mr. Knuckles said LiNCSA has received a grant of US$91,501 for one year to draft the legislation.The enforcement of the new legislation will expand LiNCSA’s mandate to cover cross border transfers of all conventional arms and to establish it as Liberia’s licensing authority with the total responsibility for administering the national conventional arms transfer system.“This law we are now drafting will establish the ATT national secretariat and the cross-governmental licensing committee to assess all applications for arms transfer and make a recommendation for anyone to either bear arms or not. The draft legislation will regulate and write procedures to manage all aspects of the arms licensing system in the country,” Knuckles said.  The project seeks to ensure that all obligations of the ATT are reflected in Liberia’s domestic law on arms control to capture issues dealing with conventional arms, brokerage, and trade, he said.The new legislation will make an amendment to the current LiNCSA Law, which develops a new regulation on the international transfer of all conventional arms and the establishment of Liberia’s arms brokers, said Knuckles. The old act deals exclusively with small arms and light weapons, but the coming into effect of the new act will expand the institution’s mandate to cover conventional arms as well as areas the institution does not cover.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Browns Social House raises $6500 for Shriners of BC and Yukon

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Browns Social House has donated $6,500 to Shriners, a foundation that helps with transportation, accommodation, and all associated medical treatment—including follow-up.Shane Brooks, who helped organize the fundraiser says for the first year of the event, he is extremely happy with what they have accomplished. “For our first year I am more then happy with what we have done.We definitely appreciate the donations and help from local businesses, as well as all tables that where filled by everyone who came down.It was nice seeing some of the local families of the patients that have recently been to the Shriners Hospital in Portland, and hear the stories and appreciation for what the Shriners have done for them.”Depending on a diagnosis, care can be given at any one of the Shriners hospitals, but most cases from BC and the Yukon are treated in Portland, Spokane and Montreal.Advertisement – Advertisement –last_img read more

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WATCH: “Let’s put people before profits” – Gigaba

first_imgSpeaking at Brand South Africa’s Thought Leadership Breakfast at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, finance minister, Malusi Gigaba, called on business to put people before profits and cap executive salaries to curb inequality.Putting people before profits and reducing executive salaries can curb inequality, says South Africa’s finance minister, Malusi Gigaba. (Image: Brand South Africa)Finance minister Malusi Gigaba’s main message at Brand South Africa’s World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa Thought Leadership Breakfast is for business to put people before profits.The minister was the keynote speaker at the gathering, held at the Durban Exhibition Centre on Thursday 4 May, which brought together delegates attending WEF on Africa.Gigaba called for business and government to cap salaries for executives as a move to close the gap on economic inequality.Other discussions explored the role of business in achieving inclusive growth and how collaboration among various stakeholders can shape global, regional and industrial agendas to benefit the African continent.Video: eNews Africa Channellast_img read more

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Can’t Miss Events for Social Media Week San Francisco

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#conferences#web mike melanson How big is social media these days? Big enough to get its own week. This week is Social Media Week, if you hadn’t heard, and its taking place in nine cities across the globe. It’s a week-long extravaganza of free (or cheap) talks, roundtables, panels, happy hours and other events and we thought we would take a look and give our top five, must-attend events of the week.Social Media Week is already in full swing, so if you’re just getting started now, you’ve already missed out on a few must-see events, but there’s still several days left, so fret not.Some events say they’re already sold out, but with events like these, you can’t win if you don’t try. If someone else doesn’t show up, you can always try to grab the newly free spot, so here’s our list of can’t-miss events, with the caveat that some events are listing as full or sold out.Ignite San Francisco at Public Works: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday If you’ve never been to an Ignite event before, it works something like this: Someone gets on stage and they have five minutes to talk about something interesting with 20 slides that automatically change every 15 seconds. Social Media Club SF Game Night at 330 Ritch: 7- 10 p.m Tuesday (alternate) If board games, beer, and real-life social networking is your thing, then nevermind going to a talk, grab yourself a brewsky and get to know some folks over classic board games and NES standards like Contra, Excite Bike and more. A Discussion on Location-Based Social Apps at Madrone Studios: 5-6 p.m Wednesday Moderated by TechCrunch’s MG Siegler, this event will dive into the idea of location-based social media, one of the hot topics of 2010 and sure to stick around for 2011. Speaking at the event will be Instagram’s Kevin Systrom, Foodspotting’s Alexa Andrzejewski and PicPlz’s Dalton Caldwell.Why Community Managers Won’t Exists in 5 Years (and why that’s a good thing) at UserVoice: 5-8 p.m Thursday If you can get into this one, it’s sure to be an interesting conversation. Though the job of the community manager may have been around since the days of BBSes, it’s a relatively new job title and already, we’re calling for its demise. This one is going to be lead by UserVoice community manager Evan Hamilton, who plans on arguing that his own position will be obsolete in five years. According to the event description, if you plan on hurling any rotten fruit, you’ll have to bring your own.Snackers Lounge Daily Happy Hour at Library Bar: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday thru Thursday If you’ve had enough for the day and 5 p.m. is quitting time, head over to Library Bar to meet up with the rest of the social media mavens and grab some discounted drinks before continuing with your evening. Who can complain about discounted drinks, right? We’re sure the discussion will revolve around the latest in hashtags, social media analytics and Twitter etiquette, among other topics. The Future of the Social Web at CBS Interactive: 3:30-4:15 Friday Moderated by Mashable’s Ben Parr, the panel will consist of The Next Web’s Hermoine Way, Ning CEO Jason Rosenthal and Edelman Digital VP of Social Media Michael Brito. What better way to end your week of social media filled fun than with predictions for the future?For the full list of events, you can check out the social media channel on Plancast or look at the official listing on the Social Media Week website. Of course, like any list of events, we’ve likely either left something out, passed over a gem or missed out on something entirely, so if you know of some must-see events happening this week in San Francisco, let us know in the comments below…and maybe we’ll see you there!center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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