Curry’s effect on Warriors even more apparent since injury

first_imgView comments MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “Every game’s not going to be pretty. I love being held to that high standard. That’s what kind of keeps me motivated,” he said. “When you can look at that line and find things that I can do better, which nobody needs to tell me that I already know.”The good news is Curry’s footwork hasn’t been hampered by the ankle injury. It’s something David West and Green respect in particular, even if it’s not the showiest talent for the shoot-from-anywhere point guard.“I think people get caught up in the flashy stuff, but his footwork is incredible,” West said. “I think that’s the one thing that kind of gets lost in it. If you’re a basketball person you understand that footwork is sort of the foundation. I don’t think we’ve seen the type of footwork he has. He gets his feet set on every single shot, he’s never out of range.”Curry works hard on that footwork in the offseason. It’s what allows him to have such a quick release, even if he’s catching the ball on the move or with his body facing half-court.“If you’ve got slow feet or shaky balance, it throws your rhythm off and your consistency,” he said. “I wouldn’t say I have like wide-receiver feet, where they’ve got the quick jabs and they can change direction up like that. I just feel like I’m always in balance, and that’s what helps me get my shot off quick and stay in a solid rhythm through my shot and be able to handle the ball and try to be creative.”Curry will try to dazzle again Wednesday night for the Warriors, who look to extend their winning streak to six games.“He’s fast with the ball but he’s not the fastest guy in the world. He’s pretty strong but he’s not the strongest guy in the world, but his footwork is so good that for what speed he may not have, it makes him way faster because of how good his footwork is,” Green said. “He’s probably faster than someone that may be faster than him because he kind of dances. He should go on Dancing with the Stars.”Curry chuckled about that idea. Alas, he loves his day job, and his first choice for a second career would be as part owner for his hometown Carolina Panthers.“I will not take Draymond’s advice and go on Dancing with the Stars,” he said. “I’ll just keep shooting jump shots.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, right, shoots against Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won, 124-114. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry pumped his fists and flexed his biceps. He dangled that signature mouthpiece from his teeth in sheer delight.Oh, and he knocked down some of those familiar way-back 3-pointers, too.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He’s gone over 30 points in six of those seven games and 12 times overall this season.He’s been practically unstoppable since returning from injury, averaging 35.2 points over that span as well as 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.4 minutes. Curry also has four or more 3-pointers in seven straight games.The Warriors have needed his steady hand with playmaking sidekick and Finals MVP Kevin Durant sitting out the past three games with a strained right calf. Durant is expected back for Wednesday’s home game against the Clippers.Curry also had six turnovers Monday night, so coach Steve Kerr hardly considered it one of his star’s best games.That’s fine with Curry.ADVERTISEMENT Yes, Golden State’s sharp-shooting star is feeling it again, and he’s proud to be, in his words, “that presence that kind of gets us going.”In a 32-point, nine-assist performance against Denver on Monday, Curry wound up 9 for 17 overall while making 5 of 10 3-pointers. But he’s a menace for opposing defenses even without his best shot.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 folkCurry’s mere existence on the court makes every Warrior better. Teammate Draymond Green shot 42.1 percent from the field while Curry missed 11 games with a sprained right ankle. In the five games since Curry’s return, Green has hit 55.6 percent. Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala have also shot better since Curry came back.“That’s why he’s a two-time MVP in this league, that’s why we have two championships,” Green said. “He’s become the superstar that he has even on a night where it wasn’t quite his night, he filled the stat sheet up like that and impacted the game. Even if he didn’t have 32 points and nine assists, what he brings to our offense and all the attention that he draws that gets me open shots … he creates a lot of mismatches on the floor for the defense.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

The hypocrisy of the AFC

first_imgDear Editor,It is no secret that the Alliance For Change (AFC) continues to suffer political losses across the country, especially in the Berbice area. The Whim fiasco was just the tip of the iceberg which demonstrated the party’s desperation to unearth any semblance of relevance.During the 2015 election campaign, the AFC boasted of its support in Berbice and which it probably had to an extent. Capitalising on that, it used those opportunities to make numerous promises, particularly to sugar workers and rice farmers.They were relentless in their efforts to convince of tripling the price for paddy and denied that it would collude with the People’s National Congress – disguised as the A Partnership for National Unity – to close some sugar estates there. They made it appear that they possessed all the answers to what many Berbicians might have been facing.Some fell for the trap and voted for the AFC with the expectation of the promises made being fulfilled. Three and a half years after, not one of those promises has been fulfilled and the AFC itself is fast slipping into oblivion.The reality is that rice farmers never got any of the increases promised and sugar estates were closed putting thousands out of jobs making it extremely difficult for them to provide for their families.As a matter of fact, many sugar workers are still to receive their entitled severance despite numerous protest actions. It is only because of those actions, which brought shame, that the Government was forced recently to allocate money for the payments which, by the way, are still to be made. The fact is, the AFC is largely responsible for the economic hardships and sufferings that were inflicted on Berbicians since May 2015.The AFC, without shame and any regard to the falsehoods it peddled especially in Berbice during 2015, came back to campaign for the 2018 Local Government Elections. That is not only blatant hypocrisy on the part of the AFC, but complete disregard and wanton disrespect for Berbicians.All of their meetings suffered from extremely poor turnouts as people show that they will not be taken for granted by the AFC that not only failed to deliver any of its promises, but one which has no semblance of authority within the Government and which has now become irrelevant. That is why they resorted to actions like they did in Whim having realised that they have been rejected.All for yourconsideration,Baldeo Mathuralast_img read more

Woman lands in court over ‘workplace brawl’

first_imgAn employee of a clothing store appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on Monday charged with unlawfully wounding her colleague.Elizabeth Abraham, 31, pleaded not guilty to the offence when it was read to her by Magistrate Annette Singh.It is alleged that Abraham of James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, on June 26 unlawfully and maliciously wounded Selena Pooranlall with intent to cause actual bodily harm.According to the defendant’s Attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat, Pooranlall and his client work at the same place.He alleged that on the day in question, Pooranlall first attacked the defendant who was at the time holding a scissors.He said that the scissors accidently cut Pooranlall on her belly area. The wound she sustained is 4cm deep.He made a successful application for bail on the grounds that the defendant has three children and is currently caring for her husband, who has a broken leg.Bail was granted at $25,000, with the case set to continue on 25 July.last_img read more

Court denies stay on parking project

first_imgParking meter burden…penalties continue from todayThe High Court has denied the application for a stay of execution filed by Attorney-at-law Kamal Ramkarran in representation of Mohendra Arjune, the civilian who has challenged the legality of the parking meter project.  This now clears the way for paid parking to continue in the city pending the outcome of the matter.At Monday’s hearing, Justice Brassington Reynolds explained that while the proceedings could act as a ‘stay’, it did not extend to the executive order of the parking meter contract. The stay was intended to put a pause on the parking meter contract. This would have allowed for motorists to park without having to pay.The court heard last week that in the case pertaining to the challenge brought on behalf of Arjune against the legality of the parking meter project, Attorney Ramkarran attempted to have paid parking placed on hold while the project is under judicial review. Ramkarran explained that the Order Nisi granted by then acting Chief Justice Yonnette Cummings-Edwards had stated that the project be halted unless the Mayor or Town Clerk presents a reason stating otherwise.However, Attorney Roger Yearwood, representing City Council and the Town Clerk, contended that the Order Nisi does not facilitate interim or interlocutory relief, because the case was crown-side proceedings and not civil proceedings.At Monday’s session, Justice Reynolds said the Order Nisi which was granted did not extend or operate as a ‘stay’ of the operations of the Mayor and City Council. The case against the Parking Meter Project will continue on March 20. However, until the case is resolved, complainant Mohendra Arjune will be exempted from paid parking in Georgetown.Justice Reynolds ruled last week that the court has jurisdiction to rule over prerogative writs. The Order Nisi as granted by then acting Chief Justice Yonnette Cummings-Edwards on February 16 had stated that the project must be halted until the Mayor or Town Clerk provide the requisite response. The order also revoked “the decision of the Mayor and councillors and anyone acting by or through them, or under their directions or instructions, or on their behalf, to exempt persons or categories of persons from paying fees for parking in the City of Georgetown and being subject to penalties for parking in Georgetown.”However, parking meter operatives continue to boot the motor vehicles of some operators who opt against paying the parking meter fees. Hours before Thursday’s protest, some 60 parking meter attendants were sworn in before the Town Clerk.Some legal minds had contended that if the City continues to boot vehicles, this would be contempt of court. However, Attorney for City Council has argued that City Council must not be given less than 30 days prior to the institution of proceedings.Meanwhile, a series of protests have erupted since the project’s implementation in late January. The demonstrators are calling for City Hall to rescind the contract, which has attracted widespread criticism for its signing and rollout process. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Geoff McDonald wins “Race of the Fallen Leaves”

first_imgKevin Shaw finished second after winning last year’s race. Shaw completed the 50 kilometre course in 1:30:11, and was followed by Matt Davenport for third. Davenport completed his race in 1:30:35.Fourth went to Matt Gilmore with his time of 1:31:25, fifth was Chris Haugan in 1:32:23, sixth went to Tyler Stadek as he finished his ride in 1:32:52, while seventh was George Gamble in 1:36:57.Roger St. Jean’s time of 1:37:16 was good enough for eighth, ninth was Pat Ferris in 1:54:10, and rounding out the top ten was Dawit Feyissa. – Advertisement -Next for the Blizzard Bike Club is a mountain bike race Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.last_img

TD ACCUSES GOVERNMENT OF HAVING NO EXIT STRATEGY ON BANK CRISIS

first_imgSinn Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has accused the government of implementing “the failed banking policy of the previous government” following this week’s approval by the European Commission of the Eligible Liabilities Guarantee (ELG).The ELG makes the taxpayer liable for any losses of the €110.6 billion in liabilities held by the six banks covered by the scheme.Deputy Doherty said: “This week the European Commission approved the extension of the Eligible Liabilities Guarantee for the next six months. “This is the blanket guarantee that makes the taxpayer liable for any losses to the €110.6 billion of liabilities held by the 6 covered banks, including Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide.“Minister for Finance Michael Noonan described the extension as necessary to facilitate the restructuring of the banking system.“What the Minister failed to say is that this guarantee was the primary reason why interest rates on Irish government bonds spiralled out of control last year, as the markets were increasingly concerned about the States ability to honour the guarantee. It is also the principle reason why the Government remains dependant on the diktats of the EU, ECB and IMF.“The only way the government can return to the international bond markets is by ending the blanket guarantee and return the toxic debts of the developers back to the banks.” Mr Doherty claimed that the when the European Commission approved the extension of the Guarantee in June 2010 the then Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton attacked the decision and criticised the Government for having ‘no exit strategy’.The Donegal South West TD added: “In a week of Labour party U-Turns this is clearly the most damming. Not only have the Government no exit-strategy from this disastrous guarantee, but they are clearly committed to implementing the failed banking policy of the previous government.”TD ACCUSES GOVERNMENT OF HAVING NO EXIT STRATEGY ON BANK CRISIS was last modified: June 2nd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL’S PROTEST WALKERS TAKE LATE LATE SHOW BY STORM

first_imgThe walkers who set off from Donegal three weeks ago have tonight given protesters around the country a voice.Joe Murphy and four other members of Donegal Action Against Austerity took the Late Late Show by storm as they explained their reasons why they have undertaken the marathon walk.All five members who appeared on the show explained their reasons why they have put their lives on hold to walk more than 300 miles from Malin Head to Sligo and on to Dublin. Donegaldaily.com was there when the walkers set off from a very windy and lonely Malin Head on March 9th.And despite all their trials and tribulations, the group remianded good to their word as they arrived in Dublin earlier today.Joe Murphy, an unemployed builder from Culdaff spoke for millions when he said “I just want the Government to listen for the good of the Irish people and not for the good of Germany.”Their promise to remain together was even challenged by RTE when Late Late Show producers asked for just four members of the group to appear on the show. But even the national broadcaster eventually caved in and agreed to put five seats on set for the interview with Ryan Tubridy.Tomorrow the team begin their final walk to the National Convention Centre where they will stage a silent protest outside the Fine Gael Ard Fheis.They are encouraging protesters to join them on their final leg with a number of buses from Donegal already confirmed. DONEGAL’S PROTEST WALKERS TAKE LATE LATE SHOW BY STORM was last modified: March 31st, 2012 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 Action Against AusterityLate Late Showlast_img read more

MAN RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER WOMAN HOSPITALISED FOLLOWING ASSAULT

first_imgA man was remanded on bail today following an incident in which a woman was attacked and hospitalised.Marcus Spratt, 29, was accused of attacking his former partner at their home at Aras Ui Domhnaill in Milford, Co Donegal in the early hours of Sunday morning last.No details of the alleged attack were given in court. Spratt was also accused of assaulting two men close to his home around the same time.Letterkenny District Court judge Paul Kelly was also told that there had been an outstanding bench warrant for Spratt’s arrest.The accused man, wearing a grey striped jumper and jeans, smiled when he was given bail with a number of conditions.He was ordered to sign on at Milford Garda Station three times a week and to observe a curfew between 9pm and 9am.He was also warned not to make any contact with the two men he is alleged to have assaulted or with his ex-partner.He was given permission to have telephone contact with the woman but only to discuss access to his children.Judge Kelly adjourned until September.Meanwhile on Sunday a woman was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital after she had allegedly been doused in petrol and threatened.The woman’s condition is not believed to be life-threatening.MAN RELEASED ON BAIL AFTER WOMAN HOSPITALISED FOLLOWING ASSAULT was last modified: July 9th, 2012 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)last_img read more

ANGER AS ANTI-AUSTERITY PROTESTORS ATTACK SCHOOLBOY

first_imgProtesters surrounded Deputy Joe McHugh’s office last nightA TEENAGE schoolboy has spoken of how he was left terrified by anti-austerity campaigners – because he was doing work experience with Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh.The Transition Year pupil, who is 16, said he was left shaken as he left the politician’s office last night.“I put down the shutter of the office and went to get into to my grandfather’s taxi to go home when I was suddenly surrounded by protesters,” the teenager told Donegal Daily.“One man in particular started shouting at me calling me a fine gael coward that I was afraid of The Donegal Action Against Austerity protest. “I ignored it got into the car and closed the door but the same man opened the door and started shouting at me again.“I tried to explain that I was not involved in politics and that I was only getting office work experience but yet the shouting at me continued.“My grandfather was annoyed these people where shouting at me and he tried to get them to stop and then they started hurling abuse towards him.“It wasn’t fair on him as all he was doing was collecting me,” said the schoolboy.” The teenager said he and his grandad were taken aback when someone started to take photographs of them.“They started to take pictures of me and my grandfather and his taxi and at this point I became agitated and tried to push the camera away. After this myself and my grandfather got into the taxi and locked the doors and phoned the garda,” he said.“They arrived and spoke to the man and he didn’t say nothing to my grandfather or myself after that and we finally, half an hour after we had intended we got to leave and I got to go home.“But I was very shook by the incident as I had never been confronted by a group of people like that before. But I wont be put off work experience I enjoy by the DAAA.“But I am very upset at the treatment my grandfather received and the treatment I got. Because at the end of the day am I in charge of the government? No. “I will add the gardai gave me the option of pressing charges but I said no because I just wanted them to understand I wasn’t the person to be shouting at. I have to problems with any protest but it wasn’t fair to get the verbal abuse I got leaving my work experience by the DAAA.“So I would like if you would out this up and inform the people that the DAAA aren’t that nice of people. I didn’t even receive an apology from them.”ANGER AS ANTI-AUSTERITY PROTESTORS ATTACK SCHOOLBOY was last modified: December 8th, 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)last_img read more

McHUGH WELCOMES PERMANENT STATUS FOR EMERGENCY CHOPPER SERVICE

first_imgFine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh has welcomed the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney.This very valuable service ensures that seriously ill or injured people in more remote areas have timely access to appropriate high quality clinical care.The National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the Air Corps have operated the service on a pilot basis since mid-2012. The Irish Coast Guard provides back-up support. The EAS has completed over 33 missions in Donegal to date. Nationally, the service has completed 1,055 missions to date including 323 STEMI heart attack patients, who must get to a primary PCI lab within 90 minutes for effective treatment.A cross-sector working group has examined ways to provide a permanent dedicated service. Both Ministers have considered the Group’s report, and it has been agreed to establish a permanent service continuing the current service model. However, they have committed to an ongoing review of the operation, so as to ensure a sustainable, long term service arrangement.Minister McHugh said: “I’m delighted that the Government has agreed to put the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent footing. It’s a great example of co-operation across Government and it shows what can be achieved by using existing resources, even following a deep financial crisis.“The service has been great for patients and ensures that those in more remote areas, particularly in the west, have timely access to specialised treatment available in the larger hospitals. “A third of the missions were in response to STEMI heart attacks, allowing patients to be treated in a specialist setting within 90 minutes of diagnosis. The collaboration between the NAS and Air Corps has been quite remarkable.“I welcome the establishment of a permanent EAS service and the ongoing support to the National Ambulance Service by the Defence Forces in providing such a valuable service to people in rural communities. The professionalism and commitment of the Air Corps in providing a dedicated helicopter service to date has been exemplary. I know that level of dedication will continue into the future as the service is placed on a sustainable footing.” McHUGH WELCOMES PERMANENT STATUS FOR EMERGENCY CHOPPER SERVICE was last modified: July 15th, 2015 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:ambulance serviceEmergency Aeromedical Support Servicelast_img read more