Chris Paul smiles during news conference to introduce him as the newest member of the Houston Rockets Friday, July 14, 2017, in Houston. The nine-time All-Star was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers late last month. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — Chris Paul didn’t talk about his legacy, and never uttered the word “championship” on Friday when he was officially introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets.Still, Paul’s motivation for opting into the last year of his contract so the Los Angeles Clippers could orchestrate his trade to Houston was clear. He and the Rockets believe that adding him to a team headlined by James Harden gives both parties a much better shot to chase a title.ADVERTISEMENT Undrafted Dylan Ennis drops 35 for Warriors in Vegas IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Paul had not one, but two comical responses to those worried about how they’ll share the ball. The first one came unprompted when he was asked what he and Harden have talked about since he joined the team.“There was a basketball in the room and we was fighting over it,” he said before cracking up.Later, he was specifically asked how he thinks the pairing will work out.“It’s definitely going to be an adjustment,” he said. “But I’m excited about it. I’m truly excited about it.”Then, after a short pause, he turned to D’Antoni and said: “That’s coach’s problem.”In a room that contained not only his wife and two children, but also numerous members of his extended family and several friends, he talked about how he has already been embraced by the team and said that he’s been with Trevor Ariza and Bobby Brown every day.And then he finally put aside the jokes and got down to the meat of his conversations with Harden.“We talked about the ultimate goal and that’s winning. Neither one of us have had the opportunity to do that,” Paul said. “We talked about how good that would feel, and that’s probably what I’m most excited about is to be on this journey with somebody else that wants it as bad as I do.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ “It’s not just about me coming here to help him,” Paul said. “He’s going to help me. We’re going to help each other, and we’re going to help this team hopefully get to where we want to be at.”READ: NBA: Paul believes blockbuster trade will benefit both Rockets, ClippersFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Rockets haven’t won a championship since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95, and knew they had to add another superstar to this team which was ousted by the Spurs in the second round last season to have any chance to get another one.“This is a moment that our whole organization has been working toward to get ourselves back to a championship,” general manager Daryl Morey said. “We really do think this is a historic pairing with Chris Paul and James Harden and the great players we have around them … that really gives us an unbelievable chance at getting back and getting our third championship.” Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission “I’m ultra-competitive,” he said. “There’s no reason in playing unless you’re playing to win … we have one goal here and it’s to win.”READ: NBA: Clippers stars Griffin, Paul opt for free agencyHouston coach Mike D’Antoni looked absolutely giddy, smiling broadly almost the entire time he sat next to Paul as the nine-time All-Star discussed joining the team.“You hate to play against him,” D’Antoni said. “But I’ve been on his side and I’ve been against him and it’s much better to be on his side. He brings a special type of competitiveness. He’ll be on my butt, too. We’ll all get better with him.”Paul, who said he once thought he’d never leave Los Angeles, feels rejuvenated since the trade and expressed his excitement at not only playing for the Rockets, but also all the work that he’ll have to put in before a game is ever played.READ: Ex-NBA exec denies having hand in botched 2011 Chris Paul trade“I haven’t been this excited about basketball in a while to tell you the truth,” Paul said.He’s been one of the top point guards in the NBA over the last decade, averaging 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals over his career. His role could evolve a bit in Houston after Harden took over as the team’s point guard with great success in D’Antoni’s first year with the Rockets last season.How these two point guards will work together next season has been a major point of discussion since Paul was acquired for seven players, including Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams.READ: NBA: Thumb surgery to sideline Chris Paul six to eight weeks OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Not only has Paul never won a title in his 12-year career, he’s been widely criticized for his inability to advance past the second round of the playoffs. In the past when that fact was brought up, it would invariably elicit a prickly response from Paul.READ: NBA: Paul goes from Clippers to Rockets in blockbuster dealThat wasn’t the case on Friday when Paul smiled and joked throughout a news conference that preceded a party where thousands of fans including “Modern Family” star Rico Rodriguez welcomed him to the team.“Really? I didn’t know,” he deadpanned when his playoff shortcomings were broached by a reporter.Then he got serious.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments
Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ But if there’s one team that could afford to wait for Standhardinger, it’s definitely San Miguel, which has four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Mythical Team members Arwind Santos, Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Christian Standhardinger, the consensus No. 1 overall pick in this year’s PBA Rookie Draft, could join June Mar Fajardo at San Miguel. Photo from Fiba.comThe rich are about to get richer.San Miguel is set to acquire Kia’s top overall pick in exchange for JayR Reyes, Rashawn McCarthy, Keith Agovida, a future first rounder, and cash considerations, sources told INQUIRER on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The deal, which has already been agreed upon by both sides, will hand the Beermen the top selection in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft set next Sunday.However, the trade is still subject to approval by league commissioner Chito Narvasa and a decision won’t be made until Monday when the PBA Office resumes its operations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThis is the second time in three years that the Picanto have sent their first round draft pick after trading away Troy Rosario, who was their second overall pick in the 2015 PBA Draft, to TNT.Fil-German forward Christian Standhardinger is the consensus top pick in this year’s rookie class, but the 28-year-old won’t be going to the PBA until after he finishes his obligations with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the ASEAN Basketball League. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Warriors erase double-digit deficit to beat Pelicans
North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday, Tulsa Street Elementary School, 10900 Hayvenhurst Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see www.ghsnc.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 16, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Studio City Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 18 in the edit building, Suite 6 at CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 655-5400 or see www.scnc.info. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 18 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the assembly room at Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 767-6766. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1B at the Braude Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9884. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Sylmar Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Hubbard Street Elementary School, 13325 Hubbard St., Sylmar. Call (818) 833-8737. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. April 25, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. Panorama City Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. April 26 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 785-9355. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council will hold board elections, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Council meeting, 7 p.m. April 30, same location. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
With just a week to go until the new campaign, Liverpool have added Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson and Xherdan Shaqiri to the club.Klopp feels he has strengthened his side sufficiently and will not look for a like-for-like replacement for Coutinho – if such a thing exists.The manager said: “You cannot replace Phil Coutinho with exactly the same kind of player.“He’s Phil Coutinho. He has a specific style of play, tactically an outstanding player, can play as the winger, the ’10’, the ‘8’ – really great.“I don’t want to put one of my players in the position where people will now say constantly ‘he’s the Phil replacement’.“I think the biggest thing we did in the second half of last season was that we didn’t need to speak too much about Phil. That wasn’t clear in January. How could we have known that?”He added: “We don’t need to replace Phil. We need to make a squad for the next year. Out there on the market, there isn’t a Phil Coutinho light. It’s not there. But there are a lot of good players and we have brought a few of them in.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp. photo/TEAMTALKNAIROBI, Kenya, July 31 – Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool don’t need to replace Philippe Coutinho ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season.The Reds lost the Brazilian midfielder to Barcelona in January but it hardly stifled their season en route to a fourth placed finish and a spot in the Champions League final.
TOP WORK LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM RANKED It was suggested the switch would end Inter’s interest in Dembele, who also plays as a central midfielder.But now the Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed Inter in fact want to unite Nainggolan and his compatriot Dembele in a midfield partnership.And it has even been suggested that Nainggolan is personally attempting to persuade his friend and fellow countryman into the move. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Dembele has been heavily linked with a move to Italy this summer, with question marks over his future at Tottenham.Spurs are even said to be running the rule over potential replacements and could be ready to sell Dembele should someone offer around £25m. LIVING THE DREAM The pair have a combined 107 caps for Belgium, with Nainggolan retiring from international duty after missing the 2018 World Cup squad moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets REVEALED Dembele has been at Spurs for six years, but could be shown the door this summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST 2 Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan is trying to convince Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele to join him at Inter Milan.Nainggolan’s move to the San Siro is on the verge of completion after Inter and Roma agreed a part-exchange deal which includes around £21m and Davide Santon. targets
MALIN Head’s dolphin pod has been there for at least FOUR WEEKS and look as if they are there to stay.They have been more active in recent days – sparking a rush to the coast by locals and visitors.But some locals say the dolphins look as if they are there to stay. “I first saw them about four weeks ago,” said John Doherty.“They’ve been more lively in the past few days right enough. Looks like they’ll be around for the rest of the summer.” LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE HERE TO STAY! MALIN HEAD DOLPHINS PUT ON ANOTHER DISPLAY was last modified: June 14th, 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) Tags:dolphinsMalin Head
Wie didn’t drop a shot the rest of the way, escaping from the bushes no bees, this time with a par and finishing with a birdie for a 1- under 71. At 10-under 206, she is five shots behind. “I didn’t play as well as I wanted, but I played really strong over the last couple of holes, and hopefully I can carry that on tomorrow,’ Wie said. “It felt good that I brought it back.’ Even so, with the No. 1 player in women’s golf in total control of her game, it appears the best Wie can do is play for the size of her first paycheck. “If I feel like I played my best, I will be happy with that,’ Wie said. “Obviously, if I won, that would be my dream. But I’m just going to take whatever happens.’ @Roundup Score:Michelin Championship @Roundup Text: LAS VEGAS Ted Purdy birdied his first four holes and finished with a 7-under 65 in windy conditions to take a two- stroke lead in the Michelin Championship. Purdy’s second consecutive 65 moved him to 18-under 197 through three rounds. He won the Byron Nelson Championship this year for his first PGA Tour title. Steve Lowery shot a 64 to move into a second-place tie with Charles Howell III (67) and Harrison Frazar (68). The gusting wind took its toll on some of the other players, with the relatively easy TPC at Summerlin course suddenly turning into a challenge. @Roundup Score:Administaff Small Business Classic @Roundup Text: SPRING, Texas Brad Bryant shot his second straight 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over six players in the Administaff Small Business Classic. The 50-year-old Bryant, the PGA Tour’s 1995 Walt Disney World champion, birdied seven of the first 13 holes on the Augusta Pines course and had his lone bogey on No. 15. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Annika Sorenstam and Michelle Wie finished strong Saturday, leaving bright smiles on their faces for entirely different reasons at the Samsung World Championship. Wie recovered from a miniature meltdown and battled back to break par. Sorenstam, as she has done so often in her Hall of Fame career, blew away the field in the final hour at Bighorn with birdies on four of the last five holes for a 6-under 66 to build a four-shot lead. The only birdie putt Sorenstam missed down the stretch was a 12- footer at the 17th, which hung on the edge. She finished at 15-under 201 to lead Gloria Park, who shot a 68. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I finished a lot better than yesterday,’ said Sorenstam, whose back-to-back bogeys at the end of the second round knocked her out of the lead. “The previous two days, I haven’t made anything, and I missed little putts. It really leaves a sour taste in your mouth, especially when I feel like I’m playing go well.’ Wie missed some little putts, too, but they weren’t for birdie. She missed a 4-foot come-backer for par on the second, then took three putts from 5 feet for a double bogey on the next hole that sent her to the middle of the pack in the 20- player field. For the 16-year-old Wie, it began to look similar to the final round at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she missed several short putts on her way to an 82. Unlike Cherry Hills, she showed some fight.
The body of Loughanure teenager Conor Boyle, 18, who died on Friday last, has finally been released to the family.The late Conor Boyle will be buried this Sunday.A huge crowd is expected for the much-loved teenager’s funeral on Sunday next.Conor died despite a brave two week fight for life after he crashed his car in London while returning home from work. His body is due to be transferred to the family home at Loughanure on this Friday, September 27th leaving Mc Glynn’s funeral home in Dungloe at noon.The house is on the link road from the N56 in Loughanure to Annagry and traffic delays can be expected as the funeral arrives in the village.The family has asked for privacy at the house on the morning of the funeral from noon, and from 10.30pm on Friday to 10.00 am on Saturday and again on Sunday.Conor, a son of Hugh and Sheila Boyle and the third eldest of six boys, will be laid to rest in Annagry cemetery on Sunday following 1pm Mass in Annagry Church. Meanwhile the Intermediate Final scheduled for this Sunday between Naomh Muire and St Nauls has been postponed as a matter of respect to the Boyle family.TRAGIC CONOR TO BE LAID TO REST THIS SUNDAY was last modified: September 25th, 2013 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:Conor BoylefuneralLoughanure
Donegal County Council in partnership with Letterkenny IT and in conjunction with Engineers Ireland STEPS Programme are hosting an event ‘Engineering Opportunities in Donegal’ on Monday, 10th February 2014 from 10am – 2pm in the Killybegs Tourism College, Training Restaurant MB103/Upper Level.This exciting showcasing event will host various Electronic and Engineering companies who will provide information and advice to those wishing to pursue a career in engineering. This event is aimed primarily at second level Students and will provide them with a chance to speak to representatives from various companies. However, the event is open to anyone who would like to attend.Speaking this week, County Manager Seamus Neely said ‘we are very happy to collaborate with Engineers Ireland to support Engineers Week 2014. We welcome involvement of Engineering companies in Killybegs area as well as Letterkenny IT to promote opportunities in the field of engineering as a career path”.He added “Killybegs, with hydraulic and mechanical services infrastructure, plays a pivotal role in the development and support of fishing, energy and cruise sectors, creating employment opportunities for people with the right skills set. We hope to build on this event in the future by highlighting the many strands and opportunities the engineering sector has to offer”.To book your place at this event visit www.engineersweek.ie . This year Engineers Week will take place from 9th to 15th February and will highlight the possibilities a career in engineering can offer and the vital role played by engineers in the community today.John Power, Chartered Engineer and Director General, Engineers Ireland, said: “Engineers are central to Ireland’s economic development and we need to ensure that well-qualified engineers are available in the future.“Engineers Week is a great opportunity for those of us in the profession to introduce our young people to the world of engineering. It is a week when hundreds of educational and fun engineering, technology and science events take place across the country for people of all ages to enjoy.”Companies, local authorities, third-level institutes and outreach organisations around the country have been invited to get involved by hosting an engineering-related event or taking part in visits to local schools during the week.Engineers Ireland’s schools outreach programme, STEPS, is providing support for these organisations as they engage directly with students, promoting the significant contribution of engineers to their localities.Last year, over 33,000 participants took part in 497 events during Engineers Week, supported by the efforts of 1,800 volunteers from the engineering profession, with almost 160 organisations involved around the country. Commenting on Engineers Week Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government said: “SFI is pleased to partner with Engineers Ireland to support Engineers Week 2014. It is vital that we work in partnership with industry to encourage our young people to increase their knowledge of science and engineering and consider further study in these disciplines. It is these skills that are required to both drive sustainable economic recovery in Ireland and to ensure future employment.”COUNCIL AND LYIT ‘ENGINEERING’ NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN KILLYBEGS was last modified: February 3rd, 2014 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:Donegal County CouncilEngineer’s WeekLYIT
Photographs by Bongani NkosiWhen one walks into the University of Johannesburg’s campus in Soweto, it’s immediately apparent that creativity was a requisite in designing the township’s first state-of-the-art academic facility. The campus boasts some splendid buildings, many of which are named after struggle icons – this makes the campus more relevant to the community of Soweto and to South Africa.• Read the full storyClick on a thumbnail for a larger low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below each thumbnail to download a high-resolution image. Buildings at UJ’s Soweto campus are named after struggle icons. • Download high-resolution image This lecture building is named after prominent teacher TW Khambule. • Download high-resolution image The ceremony on 4 February marked the official opening of the campus. • Download high-resolution image Leadership studies form the core of UJ’s curriculum. • Download high-resolution image The campus’ little freedom square. • Download high-resolution image UJ’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Ihron Rensburg speaks. • Download high-resolution image Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe speaking at the opening ceremony. • Download high-resolution image Members of the UJ Choir singing their voices out. • Download high-resolution image Dr Nthato Motlana was a prominent Soweto businessman and Nelson Mandela’s physician. • Download high-resolution image First year students were welcomed during the ceremony. • Download high-resolution image The campus was designed to inspire creative thinking. • Download high-resolution image This one is named after Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica composer Enoch Sontonga. • Download high-resolution image A student dashes past Bram Fischer building. • Download high-resolution image The campus will serve the Soweto community. • Download high-resolution image Some creative designers were roped in to produce a sleek campus. • Download high-resolution image A lecture building named after late Pan-Africanist icon Robert Sobukwe. • Download high-resolution image It’s open to students from all over South Africa and the world. • Download high-resolution image The campus is not far from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. • Download high-resolution image The government invested R450-million to the campus’ revamping. • Download high-resolution image The campus was formerly part of Vista University. • Download high-resolution image This one is named after the late Bram Fischer, a human rights lawyer. • Download high-resolution image UJ is one of South Africa’s leading universities. • Download high-resolution image MORE GALLERIES