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Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry

first_imgThe 40-year-old Terry is beginning his 19th season in the NBA. He appeared in 74 games with the Bucks last year and averaged 4.1 points in 18.4 minutes per game. He also made 73 3-pointers in 171 attempts from beyond the arc.The 6-foot-2 Terry, who was selected by Atlanta with the 10th overall pick in the 1999 draft, has career averages of 13.8 points and 3.9 assists in 1,359 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide 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 Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson APMILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season.The Bucks announced the contract Monday night. There was no word on the length or value of the deal.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA teams not obliged to lend players to PH squad for Champs Cup, says Reyeslast_img read more

Nimba Lawmakers Condemn Attack on ArcelorMittal’s Facility But…

first_imgTwo lawmakers of Nimba County have strongly condemned the recent attack on ArcelorMittal facilities in Yekepa and described the act as “awlessness” and an “embarrassment” for them in Government.The two lawmakers, Representatives Jeremiah Koung of District #1 and Larry Younquoi of District #8, in separate interviews on July 6, said they were taking serious exception to the violent act, stressing that it was the wrong way of addressing issues in a civilized society.For Representative Koung, who spoke first at the third commencement convocation of the Liberia International Christian College (LICC), stressed with strong assertion, “The day before yesterday was a sad day in Nimba when some of our citizens took on ArcelorMittal and destroyed millions of dollars of properties, going as far as burning the train that transports the iron ore from here. They went to the extent [of] burning the bridge connecting Sanniquellie with Zolowee and Gbaapa, and this is very embarrassing to me.”Representative Koung admitted, “Yes! There are issues; yes, there are problems and our people need a better living standard because the iron ore is taken from here. But this will not cause people to go ahead and destroy such huge properties.”The Nimba lawmaker said such action requires arrest and prosecution, and that those involved should face prosecution.Representative Larry Younquoi described the situation as “very unfortunate.  I have just returned from there with legislative and executive delegations.  It is disheartening that this county is again in the air for the wrong reason.”According to the Nimba District #8 Representative, a committee comprising officials and elders from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Nimba Legislative Caucus has been set up to negotiate so that the looted materials belonging to the company can be retrieved.Representative Younquoi did not exactly state the level of damage done in Yekepa at ArcelorMittal’s facility; however, he said it would have been massive destruction because while they were there, about two trucks of looted materials were brought out.Representative Younquoi called on citizens of the county to desist from violence and look up to their elected and appointed leaders when there is a need to address certain problems.In an opposite assertion, Representative Jeremiah Koung again noted that Government on the other hand has been very slow in addressing the problem in Nimba.He said complaints have over the time mounted over ArcelorMittal’s alleged failure to meet up with its responsibility to owners of the land, but those in Government have talked much and nothing is being done.Besides the conflict between the people of Nimba and ArcelorMittal, Representative Koung said conflict is still arising over a parcel of land declared “eminent domain” in Ganta in 2010 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.He said if the Government is serious about the land being eminent domain, the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy should survey and deed it, and settle people who have claim to it in order to lay the matter to rest.He also noted that the land in question has been contested on many occasions and discussions have taken place, but Government is yet to effect the decision by bringing the matter to a conclusion.ArcelorMittal signed a Mineral Development Agreement with the Government of Liberia to invest US$75 million to mine iron ore in Mount Tokadi in Nimba County for a period of 25 years.According to provisions in the agreement, ArcelorMittal is obliged to meet with the following activities:Provide the Government with a financial report on the quantity of iron ore produced and sold every calendar quarter, and a report on all operations and activities at the end of each financial year.It is also to construct, maintain and operate health facilities in the Concession Area with modern equipment and with procedures that meet international standards, and provide training for Liberian citizens for skilled, technical, administrative and managerial positions.The agreement indicates that ArcelorMittal provides an annual social contribution of US$ 3 million to be managed and disbursed for the benefit of communities in the counties of Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa by a dedicated committee formed by the company and the Government.It is also to conduct its operations in accordance with the environmental protection and management law of the Republic and undertake an annual environmental audit and assessment.While the agreement provides the benefits, the people of Nimba, especially those in Yamein and Sehyee Clans have over the time complained that Arcelor Mittal was grabbing their farmlands without settlement and extending its mining activities to other mountains  besides Tokadi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

World Bank to Give Nearly US$400M to Fight Ebola

first_imgFollowing alarming evidence of the spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Bank Group has announced that it will nearly double its financing to US$400 million to help the worst-affected countries address the emergency and build stronger health systems for the years ahead.This represents US$170 million in new funding. With Thursday, September 25th announcement, the Bank will put US$230 million toward the emergency response and US$170 million for medium- and long-term projects.According to a World Bank statement issued, the new resources – which the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors will consider in the coming weeks – will be targeted at rapidly increasing the health care workforce and purchasing needed supplies in order to bring care and treatment to all parts of the affected countries. The funding also is aimed at building a stronger health care system because it will aim to train cadres of health workers to bolster care at a community level throughout the affected region.“The global community is now responding with the urgency and the scale needed to begin to turn back this unprecedented Ebola crisis,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who was speaking today at a special session on the Ebola crisis at the United Nations. “The real challenge now is to bring care and treatment to the most remote areas as well as the cities and then to build a stronger health care system. This funding will help the countries start a massive scale up of training of community health workers and bring needed supplies and equipment.”The World Bank Group previously announced that it was mobilizing US$230 million for the three countries hardest hit by the crisis—Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone—including a US$117 million emergency response.This support – coordinated closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations, the United States, and other international and country partners – has assisted countries in treating the sick, cope with the economic impact, and improve their public health systems.The additional planned support will make US$113 million that had been earmarked in the earlier package for longer-term help immediately available for the emergency response. The new package will have US$170 million set aside in medium- to longer-term assistance for the countries’ health systems.More people have died in the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa than in all previous Ebola outbreaks combined since the virus was first discovered in 1976.  A World Bank analysis, released last week, found that if the virus continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries, its economic impact could deal a potentially catastrophic blow to these already fragile states.However, the analysis also found that economic costs can be limited if swift national and international responses succeed in containing the epidemic and mitigating fear resulting from people’s concerns about contagion, which is fueling the economic impact.“This is a humanitarian catastrophe, first and foremost,” Kim said. “But the economic ramifications are very broad and could be long lasting. Our assessment shows a much more severe economic impact on affected countries than was previously estimated. We have been greatly encouraged by the major increase in assistance given by the international community, but now all of us have to deliver on the ground to match the scale of the crisis. ”The bulk of the emergency financing provided to date—us$105 million in grants out of the US$117 million package—was approved by the World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors on September 16, 2014, and is new money provided in grants from our IDA Crisis Response Window. The other US$12 million in the emergency financing was reallocated at the end of August 2014 from existing health projects in Liberia and Sierra Leone (US$6 million per country) to make some funds immediately available. As of Thursday morning the Bank had already transferred 80 percent of the US$117 million package to the three Governments and UN agencies with the remainder of funds to be disbursed by the end of the week.These funds are being used to pay for essential supplies and drugs, personal protective equipment and infection prevention control materials, health workers training, hazard pay and death benefits to Ebola health workers and volunteers, contact tracing, vehicles, data management equipment and door-to-door public health education outreach. The Bank has been supporting country responses in line with the WHO Roadmap.“We can—we must—all move more swiftly to contain the spread of Ebola and help these countries and their people. Too many lives have been lost already, and the fate of thousands of others depends upon a response that can contain and then stop this epidemic,” said Kim.A World Bank Group analysis of the Ebola epidemic released last week warned that if the virus continues to surge in the three worst-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – its economic impact could grow eight-fold. However, the analysis found that economic costs can be limited if swift national and international responses succeed in containing the epidemic and mitigating “aversion behavior” – a fear factor resulting from peoples’ concerns about contagion, which is fueling the economic impact.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Auto loans next mortgage-crisis victim?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Subprime mortgages are home loans to borrowers with tainted credit histories. Such loans caused credit markets to seize up in August on concerns about plunging home prices and missed mortgage payments. Nearly 2.3million subprime mortgages are projected to reset at higher rates, and correspondingly higher monthly payments, through the end of next year. Many fear that those loans will result in foreclosures that will drag down property values. With the housing market continuing to sink, investors are bracing for more write-downs at financial institutions, which have already written down tens of billions of dollars this year. This month, major banks including Citigroup Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co and Morgan Stanley have revealed massive losses on investments linked to the U.S. mortgage market. John Casesa, managing partner for the Casesa Shapiro Group, an auto-industry financial-advisory firm, said there’s no question the mortgage woes will spill into car and truck financing. “The only question is how big a worry it is,” he said. If the spillover continues, it could further drive down auto sales, Casesa said, because as adjustable-rate mortgages go higher, there will be less liquidity available to buy cars and other big-ticket items. Loan delinquencies could also result in tighter credit by the auto companies’ financial units, Johnson wrote.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – Rising delinquency rates on car and truck loans have some industry analysts concerned that subprime-mortgage troubles could spill into the automotive-finance business. In a note to investors Monday, Lehman Brothers analyst Brian Johnson said his analysis of auto-loan-backed securities sold by Ford Motor Credit Co. and GMAC Financial Services showed some higher delinquency rates for October and September compared with recent years. “As unemployment remains low, this deterioration in the auto ABS credit conditions may be evidence of a likely spill over of the mortgage woes onto the auto credit world,” Johnson wrote. Spokeswomen for both Ford Motor Credit and GMAC said they experienced slight increases in delinquencies in the third quarter, but those were unrelated to the subprime-mortgage problems. last_img read more

Torino chief says Belotti will only leave for a top club, rules out Milan move

first_img1 Andrea Belotti in action for Torino Torino director Gianluca Petrachi says Andrea Belotti won’t be joining AC Milan this summer – claiming only a ‘top club’ can tempt the striker away.Free-scoring Belotti, who has notched 25 times in 32 Serie A appearances this season, is one of the most in-demand players in the world.He is being tracked by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United as well as numerous other elite clubs across Europe, including Bayern Munich.Milan are also interested and their sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli held talks with Torino over a deal for Belotti earlier this week.But Petrachi insists their lack of recent success and the sky-high price for the 23-year-old, who has an £84m release clause in his contract, rules the San Siro club out of contention for his signature.During an appearance on Sport Italia, he said: “Mirabelli told me than Belotti is a player he is particularly interested in.“I have also advised Belotti to remain at Torino for another year to grow and mature.“If a top club were to arrive that targets the Scudetto, he could leave, otherwise he is staying with us. Are Milan a top club? In terms of history yes, but today they are not challenging for the title.“It’s unlikely an Italian club will have the money to buy him. Andrea will only leave for a top club.”last_img read more

Man to appear in Circuit Court on 103 sex charges

first_imgA man has appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with 103 alleged sex charges.The Director of Public Prosecutions ordered that the accused man be sent forward for trial at the next sitting of the local Circuit Court in Letterkenny on December 4th next. Man to appear in Circuit Court on 103 sex charges was last modified: November 5th, 2018 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) Tags:courtdonegalletterkennysex chargeslast_img read more

GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgLotto Results: Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 8, 12, 13 Bonus 19. No jackpot winner. €100 Margaret McDaid, Ramelton. €50 John Bradley, Milford. Next weeks draw in The Lighthouse Tavern. Jackpot €4050.Under 14 training starts in Portsalon on Sunday 15th April at 10.45am.Under 16’s play away to Letterkenny Gaels on Monday 16th April at 7.00pm. Gaeil Fhánada U18’s were defeated as they played away to Downings. Downings 2.08 Gaeil Fhánada 0.10. They play away to Milford this Friday 13th at 7.00pm.Gaeil Fhánada will hold their Scrap Saturday this coming Saturday 14th April. There will be a collection point in Portsalon at the football ground and also in The Fanad Lodge carpark for anyone who wishes to offload small amounts of metal. Anyone with larger items for collection please contact Fiona Shiels @ 074 9159670 or any other committee member to arrange times etc.Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg and Ladies Board held a very successful sponsored walk on Good Friday from Kerrykeel to Rossnakill. A very big ‘Thank You’ to all those who walked, to all those who sponsored the walkers, to the Gardaí who escorted the walkers, to Kevin and McDaid’s for their sponsorship, to J. Loughrey Signs for the signs, to Tirconnaill Tribune for the photo’s, to Rossnakill Hall committee for the use of the hall, to Liam Anthony and Enda for their help and to the tea ladies who provided a very welcome cup of tea at the end of the walk. It would be appreciated if any sponsorship cards not already returned could be returned to Martin McAteer or Bridie Doherty as soon as possible.GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 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:GAA: FANAD GAELS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

GARDAI HUNT GANG BEHIND JEWELLER’S HEIST

first_imgGARDAI are hunting thieves behind a heist at one of Donegal’s best known jewellery shops.A number of valuable items were stolen at a Ferguson’s Jewellers in Ballyshannon yesterday, gardai confirmed today.They are appealing to the public for information and have asked that if anybody did see anything unusual in the area to contact them. A spokesman also issued an urgent warning to traders that thieves are targeting them this Christmas.He added: “There are people out there who will take advantage of crowded shops and busy shop assistants over the next few days and we urge shopkeepers to keep a close watch and report anything suspicious to the Gardai.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGARDAI HUNT GANG BEHIND JEWELLER’S HEIST was last modified: December 22nd, 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:BallyshannonFERGUSONSHEISTlast_img read more

OUTRAGE AFTER TOURISTS SAVAGED BY STRAY DOGS IN MALIN HEAD

first_imgDOG owners have been warned today that they face prosecution after TWO separate attacks on tourists.The latest incident happened at the weekend when a terrified and bloodied Spanish tourist managed to make his way to the Coast Guard station at Malin Head to seek help.He had suffered several serious cuts to his arms and legs. Staff there called in a doctor and the victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance for treatment.Donegal Daily has learned that this is the second savage dog attack on a tourist in Malin Head recently.Three weeks ago a distraught Belgian tourist sought help in Malin Town after driving there in his camper van after suffering multiple bites to both legs in an attack by a dog.Today Inishowen councillor Jack Murray told us: “I am very concerned about these incidents. It must have been horrific for tourists coming to see one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. “I will be talking to the council about what action can be taken and I would urge all dog owners to behave responsibly so that both local people and tourists alike can enjoy visits to Malin Head without this happening.” OUTRAGE AFTER TOURISTS SAVAGED BY STRAY DOGS IN MALIN HEAD was last modified: August 19th, 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:coast guarddog attacksMalin HeadMalin Townlast_img read more

DD LOCAL: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH LOCAL NEWS

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource CentreLocal NotesWhat courses would you like to see run at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre? If you have any ideas of courses/activities you would like to see being run in the future please contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. BLOSSOMS: Blossoms charity shop is open Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 4pm and Friday from 10am to 1pm. We would also like you to donate any old items such as books, clothes etc. Thank you for your help and support.Furniture Restoration: This course has started but due to popularity we are still taking names to run another course, so, if you are still interested, contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Thank you. Community Walking Group: Every Wednesday from 11am. It will consist of a warm-up, walk, followed by a cooling down session and a cuppa. These walks will be geared towards you, so we walk within your abilities. They will run for ten weeks and are free. So if you are interested contact the Lifford – Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Come along and let’s go walking!Dyslexia support classes. Did you find reading at school difficult, if so, maybe you are dyslexic? Never worry because we have a course that will start you off at the beginning with reading and writing, great tutors, work at your own pace and learn with others at the same level. Just leave your name and number by contacting the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773.Book Club: Would you be interested in joining a Book Club? If you are, just leave your name and number with James/Marie at the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre by calling 074 91 41773. Thank You.Up and coming courses at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre.• Furniture Restoration.• Book Club.• Child protection. • First Aid.• Gardening.• Internet skills.• Basic/Conversational Irish. • English as a second language.• Basic computer course.• Photography.• Photoshop.• Spanish.We are still taking names for these courses so if you are interested, please contact the Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre on 074 91 41773. Thank you.DD LOCAL: LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH LOCAL NEWS was last modified: May 31st, 2014 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)last_img read more