Cavs revamp roster at trading deadline hoping LeBron stays

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ A former All-Star, Thomas still hasn’t fully recovered from a serious hip injury and there were no signs he was going to improve enough to make a difference this season.But beyond that, he had worn out his welcome with some biting comments toward teammates and coach Tyronn Lue.The Cavs shipped Thomas, forward Channing Frye and one of their 2018 first-round picks to the Lakers for point guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance Jr., two athletic 25-year-olds who can potentially be part of Cleveland’s core for years to come.“You make a trade and you want it to succeed, like anything else,” Altman said in assessing the Thomas-for-Irving deal. “The level of value we got back in the Kyrie Irving trade was pretty good. Did it fit? Did it work? Probably not. So with those pieces, we decided to shuffle the deck and get younger and get some youthful talent with energy and enthusiasm, great cultural pieces that I want to be a part of.”Cleveland also parted with Jae Crowder, who came over from the Celtics with Thomas and didn’t pan out, by sending the forward and former league MVP Derrick Rose to Utah for forward Rodney Hood. Iman Shumpert was dealt to Sacramento for guard George Hill, a veteran who can shoot and create.And Altman completed the stunning midseason renovation by trading Dwyane Wade back to Miami, where he’ll finish his career with the franchise that drafted him and the one he put on the map by winning three titles.Altman consulted with Wade and James about the move since their friendship is what led to them playing together in Cleveland this season.While Altman’s main objective was to repair Cleveland’s culture, his efforts also were designed to appease James, who hasn’t been himself in recent weeks. However, with the deadline hours away, James put together a 37-point, 15-assist, 10-rebound game on Wednesday that he capped with a game-saving block in the final seconds and a buzzer-beating shot to edge Minnesota in overtime.It was vintage James, who had been playing at an MVP level before his puzzling drop-off.Altman feels the trades will rejuvenate James. LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, celebrates after making the game-winning basket in overtime in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 140-138 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Once summer rolls around, LeBron James stars on a different stage.All eyes in the NBA and across the sports world will focus on James during free agency.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There are already teams lining up for an audience with The King, should he opt out of his contract. On Thursday, the Cavaliers turned their roster upside down in hopes of convincing James he doesn’t have to go anywhere.And just like that, another chapter was added to a chaotic season in Cleveland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith an unexpected flurry of moves before the NBA trade deadline, the Cavs unloaded six players to change their identity and culture while moving back into title contention. They also showed James, who can be a free agent in July, they’re willing to do whatever’s necessary to help him win another championship.“He’s the guy that is going to take us back to the promised land,” Cavs general manager Koby Altman said, “so you want to put the right pieces around him.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases center_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 “This guy is so good he dictates outcomes,” he said. “That was the hardest part for me was seeing him . and I don’t want to say he didn’t believe in this group and want to be careful in saying that because he’s going to compete every night and try to get whatever teams he’s on to the Finals, but I wanted to see a renewed sense of joy in him and being around him the last 24 hours has been great.“He’s excited and I can see a renewed sense of excitement and joy in him when he’s in the building and we will see that translate to some fun basketball because he’s the key.”Just last week James expressed doubts about the Cavs’ commitment to fixing their roster. He had watched other All-Stars — including close friends Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony — get traded since the end of last season and he wondered if Cleveland was going to make any significant moves to improve.He doesn’t have any doubts now.James, who holds a $35.6 million option, said before the deadline that he would not waive his no-trade clause. He has not given the Cavs a long-term commitment in order to keep pressure on owner Dan Gilbert to continue to upgrade the roster.The Cavs made their moves.James gets the next one.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours All it took was a massive makeover.Altman ended an experiment doomed to fail by infusing youth into what was the league’s oldest roster and holding onto a coveted first-round draft pick in case James decides to leave.The Cavaliers have been in a freefall, losing 13 of 20 games since Christmas Day. But what had become obvious and more troublesome to Altman, and anyone that spent any time around the team, was that the Cavs were miserable, disconnected and on a path to self-destruction.“We were really worried that what was going on on the floor and sort of our culture in the building that we were marching a slow death,” Altman said. “And we didn’t want to be a part of that.”So Altman’s first move in the overhaul required the 35-year-old to swallow his pride and scuttle the blockbuster trade that brought guard Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland last July in the deal for Kyrie Irving.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Figure skater saving pups from South Korean dog meat trade View commentslast_img read more

Senate Says No to Election

first_imgThe Liberian Senate has unequivocally rejected the holding of the Special Senatorial Election across the country in December.Senators believe that holding the election at that time while Ebola continues to ravage the country shows “insensitivity to the plight of the Liberian people.”Addressing journalists after the Senate’s executive session yesterday, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Dan H. Morias, who served as the presiding officer during session, said senators rejected the proposed legislation from the House of Representatives on the National Elections Commission’s (NEC) proposed date which is Tuesday, December 16, 2014.The Maryland County lawmaker said the Senate had unanimously decided against honoring any date for the Special Senatorial Election primarily because of the pandemic which has claimed the lives of over 2,000 Liberians and foreign nationals and is still spreading in other counties including Grand Cape Mount, Rivercess, Sinoe and Grand Kru.“The Liberian Senate just concluded its deliberations as it relates to the holding of election as proposed by the National Elections Committee on the 16th of December and also upon receipt of communication from the House of Representatives requesting a concurrence from the Liberian Senate.  After these deliberations the Liberian Senate voted against the holding of elections at this period,” Senator Morias said.“Our people are suffering…, our people are still under the yoke of the epidemic. The Liberian Senate feels that by [conducting elections] will show insensitivity to the plight of the Liberian people who have elected us.”He added, “The Liberian Senate also recognized in their request an ambiguity to determine as to whether which area or county will be safe or not for the conduct of the election. We feel the election should be held comprehensively in the Republic of Liberia.”On Tuesday, the House of Representatives endorsed the December 16, 2014 date as requested by NEC while the Liberian Senate resolved to Executive Session upon the receipt of a Joint Resolution on the 30th of December as the official date for the conduct of the Special Senatorial Election throughout the country.The Senate proposed that NEC, the Agency of government authorized to hold public elections, is directed to schedule the commencement of the Campaign process for the 2014 senatorial elections the first week of December 2014; and that the conduct of election shall be held throughout the Republic on December 30, 2014. The House of Representatives’ version of the resolution called for the holding of election on 16th of December 2014 as requested by the NEC.Meanwhile, NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome Korkoya wrote the leadership of both houses that the new date was overwhelmingly accepted during consultations organized by NEC in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations (UNEAD). “I am further pleased to inform you that an overwhelming majority of those consulted proposed, and the Commission has concurred, that the Special Senatorial Election be conducted on December 16,” the NEC boss wrote.However, he stressed that in the case of an upsurge of the Ebola virus in a particular county at the time of the election, the election in such affected county should be deferred and treated as by-election under Article 37 of the Constitution of Liberia.The conduct of elections before 2015 has been met with mixed public reactions given the country’s prevailing medical emergency. Some say holding elections during the Ebola crisis is unhealthy and have stressed the need to postpone the exercise until next year since in fact election is about campaigning, which involves large gatherings of people which increase the risks of reversing the gains made against Ebola in Liberia thus far. Others say that if the election is not held before January 2015, there could be 15 vacancies in the Senate.Article 46 of the Liberian constitution says that for the seat of a senator to be vacated at the end of his 9-year tenure: “The senator with the higher votes cast shall be the senator of the first category and the senator with least votes cast shall be the second category; provided that no two senators from a county shall be placed in the same category. The seat of the Senators of the first category shall be vacated at the expiration of the ninth year,” the Constitutions states.Judging from the constitutional provision, the issue of vacancy in the Senate could be treated in keeping with Article 37 in an effort to obtain a simple majority of 16 senators needed to conduct legislative business.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alleged mastermind nabbed in NYC

first_imgMonths after Interpol had issued a red notice for the arrest of Marcus Brian Bisram, who is wanted for murder, he was on Tuesday nabbed in Queens, New York.Bisram became the central point of an investigation back in November of 2016 after he was implicated in the murder of 26-year-old Faiyaz Narinedatt by several suspects who had already confessed and were subsequently charged.The accused allegedly made sexual advances towards Narinedatt, but was blatantly rejected and as a result of the embarrassment of being rejected, Bisram reportedly ordered his bodyguard and others who were at a party to get rid of the carpenter.Detained: Marcus Brian BisramThe carpenter was snatched and beaten into an unconscious state, then his body was dumped on the roadside and run over with a car to make it appear as if he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident.The body of Narinedatt was discovered about 03:45h on November 1, 2016, along the Corentyne Highway at Number 70 Village.Police reopened investigations into the matter, following an informal investigation by the relatives of the dead man which uncovered new information regarding the circumstances surrounding his demise. It was then that the Police had arrested Narinedatt’s attackers, who confessed that Bisram had ordered them to commit the killing.After the killing, Bisram had returned to the US.According to the New York Daily News, after reissuing a fugitive warrant for Bisram in March, members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force were able to zone in on and apprehend the suspect around 13:00h on Tuesday.“He was living here in plain view,” the New York Daily News reported a source as saying.Bisram is expected to appear before Brooklyn Federal Court for an arraignment hearing on Wednesday.In order for the accused to be tried in local courts, Guyana will now have to petition the US authorities for the extradition of Bisram.last_img read more

Clinical Martial stars as United down Spurs

first_imgFrance international Martial, currently battling to win a regular starting place under Jose Mourinho, did his chances no harm with the manner of his 81st minute winning goal, even if it was a curiously direct affair.A long kick forward by goalkeeper David De Gea was headed on by Romelu Lukaku and Martial sprinted away from the Spurs back line before calmly beating the keeper with an excellent finish.It was a disappointing way for Spurs to lose a game and the fact that the London club were without injured leading striker Harry Kane is bound to revive the debate over whether their bid to be crowned champions is too reliant on the England forward.After being widely criticised for their negative approach in the recent goalless draw at Liverpool, United showed more ambition against another of the division’s top clubs on their own turf, although the result was still a lack of real goalscoring chances and entertainment.Within two minutes, Lukaku chased onto a through ball and his low, driven cross-shot was well cut out by the alert Hugo Lloris, with Marcus Rashford poised in the middle in front of an open net.Ashley Young’s penetrating run might have carved out a chance but his drag-back passed through the area and narrowly out of reach of three team mates before a 35-yard Rashford free-kick was turned around the post by the diving goalkeeper.Spurs, understandably given the absence of Kane, adopted a more cautious approach but grew into the game as the half progressed.Early chances were limited to long shots — Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko forcing De Gea into simple stops and Toby Alderweireld shooting into the side-netting from outside the area.But by the time Christian Eriksen floated over a delightful pass in the direction of Dele Alli, who was denied the chance to volley on goal by two defenders, Spurs looked comfortable.When Tottenham did create a real chance, it was in bizarre circumstances as De Gea made a routine catch from a Ben Davies cross but collided with Phil Jones and dropped the ball.– Young and Alli clash –Alli was alert and passed the ball back to Sissoko who fired well over the crossbar from the edge of the area.Soon, Young and Alli were involved in an altercation, after the United man was accidentally hit in the face by Aurier, with players from both teams squaring off in an incident which breathed much-needed life into the game.Tottenham reacted first as Alli saw his header, from a Davies corner, blocked by Eric Bailly and then the England midfielder found space for a shot which failed to trouble De Gea.Another Davies corner again caused problems before De Gea caught Eric Dier’s hooked shot towards goal.United opened the second half in more committed fashion and, finally, after 54 minutes, the home crowd had something to cheer as the Reds created three quick chances in succession.A mistake by Davies presented Henrikh Mkhitaryan with an opportunity for a shot which Lloris fumbled. But for Davies atoned for his error with a superb cover-tackle to deny Rashford a simple goal from the rebound.The attack continued with Ander Herrera setting up Antonio Valencia, whose shot was blocked.Lukaku then shrugged off Jan Vertonghen before sending a low shot just wide of the goal.Both teams had chances to break the deadlock shortly before Martial scored the only goal of the game.Alli flicked agonisingly wide after a brilliant chip forward from Eriksen and Lukaku headed against the post from Jesse Lingard’s cross.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United striker Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League game at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 28, 2017© AFP Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 28 – Anthony Martial came off the bench to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win over Premier League title rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday.Victory saw United, who had started the day ahead of Spurs on goal difference alone, go three points clear of their London rivals.last_img read more

Championship sides face transfer bans after breaching financial fair play rules

first_imgBlackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest will all be banned from making transfers in the January window after breaching the Football League’s financial fair play (FFP) rules.The League announced that the three clubs all incurred financial losses more than the £8million permitted during last season.Submissions from QPR, Leicester and Burnley – who were all promoted to the Premier League – plus the three clubs relegated last season will now be considered by the Football League.A statement said: “An initial analysis of FFP submissions from the current 24 Championship clubs has indicated that three clubs – Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest – have failed to meet the fair play requirement under the division’s FFP rules.“Consequently, all three will be subject to an ‘FFP embargo’ under Football League regulations from January 1, 2015 for the remainder of the current campaign.”Under the transfer embargoes, the three clubs will be prohibited from signing any new players – either on a permanent or loan deal – unless they have 24 or fewer “established players”, which is described as 24 players aged 21 or over that have made at least five starts for the club.Blackburn’s managing director Derek Shaw said in a statement: “Whilst the ruling will clearly present some difficulties, we will of course respect the rules of the Football League.“A lot of effort and hard work has been done to reduce player costs over the last two years, but we have wanted to rebuild and challenge in this division at the same time, and we will continue to do that.”The clubs will have their embargoes lifted at the end of the season if they can demonstrate they have stayed within the maximum permitted losses of £6million – £3million losses plus £3million covered by shareholder investment – for the current season. 1 Leeds United and Nottingham Forest players in action last_img read more

Criminal enterprises

first_imgThere is something worse than having the city tow your car for illegal parking – getting unjustly towed by a private towing company that charges exorbitant fees by the hour. That’s why Los Angeles is finally cracking down on rogue towing companies that unjustly tow vehicles in private lots, then charge the owners exorbitant storage fees. Apparently, making the companies agree to basic protections during the permitting process isn’t enough. But the city would be wise to see this not as just unsavory companies pushing the limits of their businesses. This is thievery, pure and simple. Rogue tow-truck companies are criminal enterprises that damage the city’s quality of life. To help L.A. and other jurisdictions fight the bandit tow-truck companies, the state Assembly has passed legislation to help crack down. We urge the state Senate to support the bill as well. Cities need all the tools they can get to fight tow-truck bandits and other crimes against law-abiding citizens. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgLast Saturday evening Robert Emmett’s traveled to Dooey in this latest round of division 4 matches.In difficult conditions Na Rossa played with a strong breeze advantage and took a 4 pointlead into half time 0-8 to 0-4 with 4 points coming of the boot of John Paul McCready, Odhran Molloy registering 2 points and a point a piece from Gerard Breslin and John McDyre. Emmett’s kept in touch knowing that the strong breeze would play a factor in the second half with scores from Gary McNally (2) and a point each for John Hunter & Kyle McConnell.Start of the second half both teams swapped scores firstly from Gary McNally to narrow the gap only for JP McCreadyand then Christian Bonner to extend the lead to 5 points. Pivotal moment in the half when Na Rossa’s Gerard Breslinlatched onto a pass and put through a terrific ball to Odhran Molloy who found himself one on one with the keeperbut an important stop from Simon Mcmenamin kept his side in the game.Emmetts piled on the pressure and finished the game strongly scoring 4 points without reply to leave the bareminimum between the sides but Na Rossa held on to take 2 vital points.An excellent game of football in what was very difficult conditions.Final score Na Rossa 0-10, Robert Emmetts 0-09.TEAMS & SCORERSNAROSSAPatrick Hanlon, Jamie McCready(0-1), John McDyre(0-1), Daniel Martin Melly, Brian Breslin, Daryl Devenney, Cormac McHugh,Eugene Molloy, Donal Trimble, Christian Bonner (0-1), John Paul McCready (0-5), Conor McCahill, Conor Bonner,Odhran Molloy(0-1),Gerard Breslin (0-1),Subs: Conor Melly, Ryan Mcgonagle, Peter Gallagher, Aaron BoyleROBERT EMMETTSSimon McMenamin, Jordan Tourish, Paddy Doher, Kyle McConnell (0-2), Marcus Curran, Brian Doher, Stephen Doher, Adam McConnell (0-1)Chris Bryson, Gary McNally (0-5), Mark Lafferty, Chris McElcher, Johnny McLaughlin (0-2), John Hunter, Dean McBreartyJOHN PAUL MCCREADY STEERS NA ROSSA TO FINE HOME WIN OVER ROBERT EMMETT’S was last modified: May 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more


first_imgAre you Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur?A new competition to find Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur with investment of up to €25,000 is available for winner.Winners in County Donegal will proceed to regional and national finals with aim of finding Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur – a new competition with a total fund of €2million available to invest in winning businesses was launched recently by An Taoiseach , Mr Enda Kenny, TD and Minster for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation , Mr Richard Bruton TD in the Mansion House, Dublin.The aim of the initiative is to encourage and support a culture of entrepreneurship among young people in Ireland, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice, and to encourage the establishment and development of new innovative businesses by Ireland’s young entrepreneurs.This is hugely important for job-creation as two thirds of all new jobs are generated by businesses in the first five years of existence – more start-ups and a thriving entrepreneurial culture will lead to more jobs being created.In Donegal, the competition to find Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur will be run by the Donegal Local Enterprise Office. Winners will be named in three categories – best new idea, best start-up, best new venture for established business – as well as an overall winner who will be Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur. The Donegal Local Enterprise Office will have a total fund of €50,000 to invest in the three winning businesses, according to criteria including the prospects and investment needs of each business. The overall winner of Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur can receive an investment of up to €25,000.Mentoring, marketing and other supports will also be available to participating businesses at various stages of the competition.The competition is open to individuals aged 30 and under and will be judged under three distinct categories:• best new idea• best start-up business( less than 18months) • best established business with new add-onThe first stage will be a county-based competition with applications due by July 7th with selected applicants having to participate and complete an intensive business boot camp, leading to the naming of the Best Young Entrepreneur in each county by September. This will be followed by regional finals and ultimately national finals with one business-person being crowned Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur before the end of the year.Speaking about the competition Head of Local Enterprise in Donegal County Council, Michael Tunney commented “ this is a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs in Donegal to access significant funding for their business, network with other young entrepreneurs both within and outside the county , as well as fine-tune their business skills.“We are hoping for a significant level of interest from within the county and remember, there is an award for the best business idea and participation on the boot camp will help promoters fully develop these ideas into real business propositions.” Applying is simple – go to or to www.localenterprise/donegal or call to Donegal Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise Fund Business Centre, Balllyraine, Letterkenny – and the deadline is 7th July 2014.This project is an integral part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014 and is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the Local Enterprise Offices.If you aged 30 and under, with an outstanding idea/commercial venture for a start-up or existing business then you should enter the IBYE Competition. Almost any young person with a business idea can enter this competition. It doesn’t matter what your background is. Maybe you have been to University and researched a business idea, maybe you have always wanted to be your own boss, maybe you want to work for yourself, maybe you have an idea to improve your existing business or maybe you want to return home and set up your business in Ireland?It doesn’t matter what you want to do all that matters is you have a good business idea that works.The IBYE competition is a national competition to find Ireland’s best young entrepreneur.Applying is simple and there is a €2 million investment fund and targeted business supports on offer to help you turn your business idea into a reality.The competition is broken down into 3 categories1. Best New Idea2. Best Start up Business3. Best Established Business with new add onEach Local Enterprise Office will run a competition aimed at finding winners in each of the three categories as well as an overall winner in each county – overall county winners will be eligible for an investment of up to €25,000.The competition will then proceed to regional finals with winners identified in each category in Dublin, Mid-East, Midlands, South East, South West, Mid West, West and Border regions.These 24 businesses will then proceed to national finals to be held before the end of the year. Again there will be winners identified for each category as well as an overall winner who will be crowned Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. There will be a total fund of €100,000 available for investment in the three winning businesses at the national finals, with the overall winner eligible for an investment of up to €50,000. Investment decisions will be made depending on business prospects and investment needs of the winning businesses.Who can apply?Before you are prepared to submit here are some criteria that you need to check out1. Age 30 years and under (at 31st December 2014).2. Original and innovative idea, start-up or existing business add on.3. Applicants must own,control and manage their business Intellectual Property.4. Not for profit and social entrepreneurship applicants must operate in a commercial domain.5. You must be eligible to own, manage and operate a business in Ireland at the time of application.6. Applicants from overseas who are eligible to operate a business in Ireland are encouraged to apply.7. You must submit a preliminary application online or via your local enterprise office by the closing date of the 7th July 2014.8. One project submission per applicant is allowed.9. Existing businesses that wish to apply must be promoted by a young entrepreneur (30 years of age and under) and must have a new plan to further develop the business.DONEGAL’S TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR CAN SCOOP €25,000 was last modified: June 11th, 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:Businessdonegalyoung entrepreneurlast_img read more

Council deploys gritters early as freezing temperatures linger

first_imgDonegal County Council have dispatched gritters on all main routes this lunchtime as temperatures fail to rise above 0 degrees in places. The severe cold of the ‘Beast from the East’  has brought snowfall and freezing Siberian conditions to Ireland this week. Heavy snow and blizzard-like conditions struck Munster and Leinster overnight, with a Status Red warning in the southern and eastern counties.Temperatures in many parts of Donegal have not yet risen above 0 during daylight hours this Wednesday. Council gritters are being sent out at 1pm on all major routes in the county. A status yellow snow-ice warning is in place until Thursday at 12noon. Check Donegal County Council’s interactive map for gritting routesMotorists are warned to assume that no road is ice free, whether it has been treated or not.Grass temperatures at Finner Camp reached lows of -8.8 degrees on Monday night. A -10 windchill alert is in place for parts of the county this evening.‘Snow joke’: Heavy snow showers forecast for Donegal    Council deploys gritters early as freezing temperatures linger was last modified: February 28th, 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:Donegal County CouncilgrittersROADSsnowtravel alertlast_img read more

Cosmology Faces More Chaos

first_imgMost of us have experience with orderly things going to chaos: an unkept room, the garden, our list of things to do.  We all work hard to overcome that universal tendency.  Clara Moskowitz reported on two cosmologists who think the universe went the other way.  She wrote in, “The universe was in chaos after the Big Bang kick-started the cosmos, a new study suggests.”  That means that all the order we see came out of chaos.    It’s probably not a surprise to think that a colossal explosion like a big bang would be pretty chaotic, but actually, cosmologists have worried about the “entropy problem” for a long time.  Entropy is a measure of the disorder of a system.  For our universe to have the low entropy it has now (organized into stars, galaxies, and planets), it would have had to have incredibly low entropy at the start – where incredibly low means unfathomably low.  Can Adilson Motter (Northwestern U) and Katrin Gelfert (Federal U, Rio de Janeiro) really propose chaos after the big bang?    The article tries to explain that they are defining chaos differently than lay people do in common experience – “small changes can cause large-scale effects.”  Yet in chaos theory, one cannot predict what will happen – and getting a highly ordered system as a result would seem most improbable.  After all, “our universe is no longer chaotic” according to the article.  But then the article speculates that the universe could return to chaos in a big crunch – a big bang in reverse.  Most cosmologists and astronomers think that the acceleration of the universe rules out such a possibility.  It doesn’t help explain the order we see now, anyway.    Suffice it to say, that before one can believe their ideas about the origin and fate of the universe, one should take to heart a disclaimer by Moskowitz, “This period of the early universe is not well understood.”    According to New Scientist in its “Cosmic Accidents” series, the big bang was all a – well, a cosmic accident.  Believe it or not, “most physicists regard the quantum fluctuations that created it as having no cause at all,” Stephen Battersby wrote.  “Of all happy accidents, this one might be the most accidental.”  As to the low-entropy whatever before the bang, he admitted, “What cosmic coincidences preceded our universe’s birth are in the realms of speculation.”Good grief; Moskowitz titled her display of nonsense, “After Big Bang Came Moment of Pure Chaos, Study Finds.”  It found nothing of the sort.  It found nothing, only sordid hubris pretending to be science.  Be sure to read the 10/03/2010 commentary as a preface to this one.  Since Battersby and Moskowitz, Motter and Gelfert have surrendered all credibility and lowered themselves to shaman status, their speculations can be safely disregarded as no better than anyone else’s, and decidedly worse.  For they present themselves as scientists – you know, those who know.    If you’re thinking, “Well, the Bible states that things started without form and void, and that sounds like chaos,” consider that chaos can be molded by intelligent design.  The creation account is top-down, like a potter taking a formless mass of clay and designing art or dishware out of it.  Take the secularist, materialist, evolutionary bottom-up approach on clay without a potter, and try getting the palace of Louis XIV out of it, all orderly and furnished to the hilt.  That would be far more credible than getting our universe out of impersonal chaos.    Not only that, the materialist has to account for the origin of the clay out of hydrogen, and the hydrogen out the chaos, and the chaos out of some undefined, unobservable, fantastically-low entropy nothingness that is “not well understood” and “in the realms of speculation.”  It’s all speculation.  None of it is well understood.  Genesis 1:1 sounds downright scientific by comparison.Suggested Reading:  For a scholarly introduction to some of the problems with modern cosmological speculations, read “Was there a big bang?” by David Berlinski (1998), posted at the Discovery Institute.  Other apropos essays in his book The Deniable Darwin and Other Essays (Discovery Institute, 2009) include “God, Man, and Physics” (2002) and “The State of the Matter” (2009).  These penetrating essays will not convince someone of God, since Berlinski is a non-practicing Jew, but his deftness at exposing the pretensions of the self-acclaimed wise will surely confront the reader with the deep and enduring problems of trying to bring a universe into existence without Him.(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more