Seating Policy Evokes Mixed Feelings

first_imgThough within the Notre Dame community the appeal of Notre Dame football seems all but universal, the new seating policy enacted during Saturday’s football game garnered mixed reactions from students. Through the 2012 season, students sat in assigned seats during home football games. After a group of students decided they would sit together during games, they would sign up as members of the same group and receive assigned seats together. The new seating policy for the 2013 season mandates that students will receive tickets based on class year, but that within each section the seats will be general admission. Sophomore Marissa Bowman said she initially thought that the new seating arrangement would generate undue stress among her peers. “I thought that the tailgaters would be upset about getting bad seats,” she said. Sophomore Matt O’Brien said his feelings remained mixed regarding the new seating policy at Notre Dame. “The new seating system is a step forward, but it could be improved.  I would like to be able to sit with people in different classes, since I have an older brother and older friends at the university,” O’Brien said. “There are a lot of people in this situation. Over the last twenty years, we have always sat together, and it is extremely unfortunate that it is no longer the case.” Sophomore Brian Lach said he approves of the new stadium seating setup. “There is more manageability with general admission because there are fewer constraints on where you can sit, as opposed to assigned seating,” he said. Senior Chris Andrews said he felt unsure about the changes. He said that students who arrived late to the game were unable to sit in their assigned sections. “I felt that people were unsure when to arrive at the stadium to get the seats that they wanted, which made group coordination more difficult,” Andrews said. When Leprechaun Legion president spoke to The Observer about the group’s intentions behind the seating policy, he said the goal was to create a “mutually beneficial” situation for players and students, facilitating a better game day experience for everyone involved. “This new system allows people who want to be there to get close to the game, and it gets rid of the chance that they might be stuck in the top row,” Cunningham said in a April 19 Observer article. Some fans said they felt concerned that the most spirited students would not end up at the front of their sections with the new arrangement, as the Leprechaun Legion hoped. However, freshman Gretchen Bruggeman, did not feel that this was the case. “I think that it made more people more exciting about being in the front row,” she said. “There were a lot of freshmen there an hour early to get the best spots.” She said she thinks the system was less hectic and better organized than her past experiences attending games as a visitor. James Heisler, a junior, said he preferred the original method of student seating.  “The system was not as bad as originally anticipated, but there is a proposal that I think would be better,” Heisler said.  “At the end of the day, the new seating system, while not perfect, does allow you the opportunity to randomly meet the love of your life your life as you search for a seat,” he said.last_img read more

95% of SA registered with Rica

first_imgMobile phone users in South Africa havejust a day to register their sim cards. Obed Bapela, communications deputyminister, has been on the road urgingSouth Africans to register their sim cards.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Busiswa MlanduMedia EnquiriesDepartment of Communications+27 72 070 6896RELATED ARTICLES• South Africa braces for digital TV switch-on• Telkom mobile to launch soon• High-speed internet from Cell C• Mobile networks in tower-sharing dealBongani NkosiThe number of mobile phone users in South Africa who’ve registered their network connection or sim cards in accordance with the new Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (Rica) has jumped to over 37-million.About 2.7-million users are yet to register their sim cards, as just a day remains before operators switch them off the networks.The country’s operators, Vodacom, Cell C, MTN and 8ta, have made significant progress in registering users over the last few months. The Department of Communications said only in March 2011 there were over 7-million outstanding users.Now 95% of the population is registered and the campaign to record the rest is notching up a gear as the deadline looms only 36 hours away.Those who’ve not yet registered at their local outlets have been warned that they will be cut off the networks by midnight on 30 June.“We want to thank South Africans for responding to the call. Registering 95% is quite an achievement,” communications deputy minister Obed Bapela said in a press briefing held in Midrand, outside Johannesburg, on 29 June. Bapela was joined by executives from the four network operators.8ta, the country’s new operator, has registered 100% of its users. Cell C has registered 99% of its contract customers and 92% of its prepaid users, while MTN has roped in 98% contract and 96% prepaid users. Vodacom has registered 98.4% contract and 93.6% prepaid customers.Registration outlets will be open until late on 30 June day to meet the expected 11th hour demand. Registration requires an identity document and proof of residence, all physically presented by the person registering.While users will still be able to register after being cut off on 30 June, they are urged to do so beforehand to avoid being switched off. “Don’t wait to be disconnected, but if you are just go to your service provider,” Bapela said.Customers should check with their operators if they are registered, just in case they doubt their details were not captured properly.Operators lead the campaignThe networks have invested heavily in the registration campaign, which has also created temporary employment for youngsters across the country. 8ta said it employed at least 20 000 people to register users.Bapela conceded that the government’s efforts to promote the Rica campaign were rather late, and commended the operators for their efforts. His department embarked on a drive in mid-June to get people to register.“It’s been a real expensive process (and) a huge campaign,” said Lars Reichelt, Cell C’s CEO.The operators stood to lose customers if they didn’t get them to register. Loss of revenue will now be avoided as millions of users have responded to the call to register.Other data sim cards, such those used in traffic lights and broadband connection, also need to be registered.It will be evident on 1 July if all municipalities have registered their traffic lights’ sim cards. Bapela noted failure to comply before deadline may result in traffic chaos.Necessary crime-prevention lawSouth Africa’s parliament passed Rica in 2009 as a crime-prevention measure.“It’s a necessary law for South Africa,” Bapela said. “We want to ensure that every citizen communicates in a safe environment, and that they are protected.”Rica will make it harder for people to buy a connection card for once-off use.Bapela noted that in the recent past criminals involved in heists would just buy a card, “after using it they’d throw it in the river or in the bush (to) make it difficult for police to investigate”.“The number of heists has decreased, so it (Rica) does have an impact,” said Bapela.“It’s quite necessary to register all sim cards in South Africa, so that we know which sim belongs to whom,” he added.South Africans have not voiced any objections to Rica.The Department of Communications and the operators have assured the public that information captured through Rica will not be used for any other reason besides preventing crime. The data, which is confidential, will only be accessed for legal reasons, and no other.Even the South African police will have to provide credible reasons to access the mobile phone data. Bapela said police would only access the data via permission gained from a magistrate.Operators have invested heavily in ensuring the data is secured in accordance with the law. “We’ve got huge security at MTN around the data,” said Karel Pienaar, the group’s MD.Vodacom executive Vuyani Jarana said: “We have a very clear protocol that the information remains highly protected.”8ta’s Stephen Blewett said they store the data in state-of-the-art technology, through which “no one can gain access”.last_img read more

Barn Again in Butler County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OSU Extension’s Barn Again program provides educational opportunities for people to learn more about their historic barns and other agricultural structures and about how they can be reused and rehabilitated for today’s needs on the farm and beyond. OSU Extension is proud to partner with Friends of Ohio Barns and support the annual Ohio Barn conference, an event that is hosted in a different part of the state each year.This year, the Seventeenth Annual Ohio Barn Conference will be held in Butler County in southwest Ohio on Thursday April 21 through Saturday, April 23 at the Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center. It will feature demonstrations, speakers, displays, barn repair tips, and more. Friday’s barn tour by motor coach offers participants the opportunity to explore a wide variety of barns and historic buildings in beautiful Butler County. You can sign up for individual days or the whole three-day event.Thursday is the Junior Barn Detectives (JBD) Workshop. This outreach activity trains up to 40 attendees on how to analyze a barn and provide assistance to local barn owners. At the end of the training, you will be able to explain, to both youth and adult audiences, the historic value of old barns, basic barn construction, maintenance techniques, and availability of various local, state and national resources. The primary objective is to have in place a state-wide cadre of trained volunteers who are willing to talk to and visit with local barn owners/ stewards who have indicated a desire to have someone look at their barn and help them analyze its general condition.Friday is the barn tour. The motor coach starts at Hueston Woods Lodge and travels to six stops including a catered lunch stop. Our first stop is a Mail Pouch timber frame barn, owned by Mindy and John Brosier, that Dave Gaker (BS in Ag Engineering, OSU) converted into a house. Stop 2 is an 1825 all hand-hewn ground barn using timber from the property. The barn at stop 3 belongs to Ed and Kathy Creighton. Ed will be speaking at the conference on Saturday about the history of this farm that includes other barns, an 1800 corn crib, and even Indian mounds and Morgan horses on this property. The lunch stop is at the Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market in Trenton. There will be time to explore this venue complete with barns, tools, antique tractors and shops, plus ice cream. Stop 5 is an 1815 Sweitzer barn on an old farmstead which also has a double crib log corn crib as well as a castle-like concrete silo with a cistern on the top. Stop 6 is a 38 by 60 barn with massive 12 by 12 posts with a swing type beam 12 by 12 half lapped with another 12 by 12 beam in the drive bay.On Saturday, we return to Hueston Woods Lodge for a day of presentations and other barn-related activities. Steve Gordon, the keynote speaker, is the current Museum Administrator for the McGuffey Museum located on the Miami University campus in Oxford, Ohio. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Miami University and has worked in the field of historic preservation throughout his career including the Miami Purchase Association for Historic Preservation, the Kentucky Heritage Council, the State Historic Preservation Office of the Ohio Historical Society, where he oversaw the Ohio Historic Inventory and the National Register of Historic Places programs.A native of Ohio, Steve’s research interests include local and regional architecture, cultural landscapes, craft and building technology, especially vernacular buildings and barns and the study of regional material culture. His publications include How to Complete the Ohio Historic Inventory (1992), as well as articles on the U.S. Grant Birthplace, 19th century prefabricated housing, women architects, Cincinnati’s meat packing industry, maple sugar production in southwest Ohio, and Spring Grove Cemetery. Steve has written and co-authored over fifty nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. Steve’s presentation will be about historic agriculture in Butler County and how it influenced farm layout and barn design. Ed Creighton will speak about his farm (that those of us on the tour bus will have visited on Friday), which is one of the most intact, original farms in Butler County. It was built in 1802 by Revolutionary War General Andrew Lewis. Other Saturday activities will include presentations about log crib barns, Ohio’s canal system, post bottom repairs (lecture and hands-on demonstration), barn detectives, annual member meeting, barn of the year awards, and silent auction.Please check friendsofohiobarns.org for registration information or call 330-856-9053 / 330-550-6982.Annual Ohio Barn of the Year AwardsFriends of Ohio Barns is calling for nominations for Ohio Barn of the Year, a program designed to encourage awareness and community pride in our historic Ohio barns. Barns will judged in three categories: Agricultural Use, Adaptive Re-use (non-agricultural), and Stewardship. Barn owners, barn enthusiasts and local historic organizations are encouraged to nominate their favorite barn. Nominations should include: photos, current owner’s name, location of barn, current use, history of the barn, age and builder if known, and repairs and information on individuals performing repairs where relevant. News releases and photos of winning nominations will be made available to the news media with a feature story. Nomination forms can be found at friendsofohiobarns.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/nomination_form.pdf. Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2016. Send nominations to: Dan Troth, Friends of Ohio Barns, 7591 Perry Rd., Delaware OH 43015, or email: [email protected] Awards will be presented at the annual Ohio Barn Conference on Saturday, April 23.I hope to see you at the barn workshop in April. Good luck with your barn! Ann D. Christy, Professor, can be reached at 614-292-3171, or [email protected] Her barn website is at fabe.osu.edu/extension-outreach/barnagain. This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

SEA Games: PH fencers add 1 gold, 2 silvers, 1 bronze to medal haul

first_imgRead Next SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Members of the Philippine fencing team display their respective medals from the 29th Southeast Asian Games. (L to R) Brennan Wayne Louie (gold), Nathaniel Perez (silver) in mens individual foil; Hanniel Abella (silver) and Harlene Raguin (bronze) in women’s individual epee. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLFil-American Louie Wayne Brennan took the men’s individual foil gold medal over compatriot Nathaniel Perez in a dominant show for the Philippines Tuesday in the Southeast Asian Games fencing.Finally getting his slot in the individual category after playing in team events on his freshman year with the national team, Brennan bested Perez, 15-14, in the final.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Raguin took the bronze. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH archery team wraps up SEA Games campaign sans gold It was an all-Filipino final as Brennan ousted Thai Sopanut Mayakarn in the semifinal, while Perez dispatched Jet Ng Shang Fei of Singapore.Brennan, who owns a fencing club back in Los Angeles, replaced former champion Emerson Sugui in the PH team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippine women’s epee team also had an impressive showing, turning in a silver and a bronze.Hanniel Abella bested teammae Harlene Raguin in the semis. But she lost in the final against Nguyen Thi Nhu Hoa of Vietnam. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Austin, Ravena lead PH team in 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

first_imgTeaming up for the first time since their days in Xavier School, brothers Jeron and Jeric Teng will also be in the fold.Completing the squad are UP swingman Jett Manuel, TNT guard Alfrancis Tamsi, and Congolese big man Rod Ebondo of CEU, who will act as the team’s second import in lieu of UP’s Bright Akhuetie, who failed to secure a clearance from the UAAP.Flying V’s Gab Banal and AMA’s Andre Paras will also join the team in the tournament as the squad’s reserves.Sources close to the situation bared the roster. Gilas submitted the list on Monday.Reyes and Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas will make the official announcement during the team’s sendoff on Tuesday at Discovery Suites Hotel in Mandaluyong.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES MOST READ Austin arrived in the country last week to join the PH team and is one of the prospective naturalization candidates for Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) moving forward.Also, fresh from winning his fourth gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Kiefer Ravena has been called up anew for national team duty.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCarl Bryan Cruz will also be a part of the team after impressive showings in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and the 2017 SEA Games, together with cadets Raymar Jose and Almond Vosotros.Gilas pool members LA Revilla and Norbert Torres were also tabbed to bolster the team. NBA players go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault  Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Big names like Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo were absent in the list as Reyes could not get a clearance from the players’ mother ballclubs despite Alaska and GlobalPort already being booted out in the playoff race of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.Chooks-To-Go PH is slotted in Group A and will play ONGC of India, Mono Vampire of Thailand, Petrochimi of Iran, and Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine in the group stages.Advancing to the latter stages could also mean a collision course against Filipino naturalized player Andray Blatche, who is suiting up for his mother ballclub Xinjiang Flying Tigers of China.Gilas is set to leave for Chenzhou on Wednesday. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDebuting for the first time in the national colors, Isaiah Austin will be front and center for Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas when it wages war against club teams in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup.The 7-foot-1 center headlines the 12-man roster coach Chot Reyes will be banking on Chenzhou, China from September 22 to 30.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Pascua to FEU spikers: Get used to your setters

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Get used to your setters,” said Pascua in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws fought back from two-set deficit against the Lady Spikers but eventually folded in the fifth set, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, against the defending champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU was still trading blows with La Salle up until the 5-5 tie in the fifth set, but the Lady Spikers went into overdrive and closed the match with a 10-2 run.Skipper Bernadeth Pons was the only one who put up a semblance of a fight for the Lady Tamaraws when she scored their final two points. MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum “My setters’ decision-making has been a problem of ours so we have to change that. They just have to be consistent in every set they give.” Lady Maroons’ fight came too late, rues coach Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises George Pascua only had one advice to his spikers when Far Eastern University failed in its comeback bid against defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next “I told my hitters that they are already veterans, so whatever their setters give them they should just deal with it,” said Pascua as his team fell to 1-2.Pons finished with 21 points while her deputies Celine Domingo, Toni Rose Basas, and Jeanette Villareal had 12, 11, and 10 points, respectively.And Pascua’s main offensive contributors are all at least third year players with Pons being the oldest at fifth year and Basas the second-oldest at fourth year.Pascua said his setters Angela Cayuna and Kyle Negrito both perform well in practice, but couldn’t keep up when it comes down to pressure-filled situations.“It sort of became a bit of the two, that when the game comes they don’t do as well as they did in practice,” said Pascua who interchanged Negrito and Cayuna in the fifth.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Durant gets chance to follow Lebron’s path to title

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is guarded by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 16, 2017 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPKevin Durant’s first trip to the NBA Finals ended with him watching LeBron James celebrate his first title as Miami downed Oklahoma City for the 2012 crown.Now five years later and with two different clubs, both superstars are back in the finals, Durant still seeking his first title and James again blocking the path.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ French Open takes player’s credential for harassing reporter “It’s a little different, definitely. I can’t lie,” Durant said of his latest trip to the finals compared to his first. “I went when I was 23 years old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was almost like the championship.READ: Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance“So it’s a little different now, obviously. We have a bigger goal in mind. But you’ve got to enjoy everything, man. When we look at it, this is just a blip on the radar in terms of our whole life. So every moment is definitely important and you want to embrace it and enjoy it.”And just as James struggled in building chemistry in Miami with “Big Three” teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Durant and his new Golden State teammates had to make adjustments to maximize the contributions of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green as well.“Our chemistry is getting better and better,” Durant said. “We’re going to need it even more now.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “He didn’t make the decision he made to go to the finals. He made the decision he made for his own life and what he wanted to do, but also to win a championship. To go win. Not just go to the finals. No one remembers second place. It’s about winning.”Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has been impressed with what he has seen from Durant with the Warriors.“When Steph and Klay have a bad game, which is not very often, then you can give the ball to Durant and he can go get his own basket and his own shot,” Lue said.“You have that third player, definitely one of the top three players in this league, that can go get his own shot at anytime and that’s what makes them more dangerous.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Durant and the Golden State Warriors will be favored to dethrone the James-led Cleveland Cavaliers when the best-of-seven championship series begins Thursday at Oakland, California.READ: NBA Finals coverage still hangs FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingInstead of James having drawn criticism for jilting Cleveland for Miami in order to become a champion, this season it was Durant who aroused the ire of many fans by ditching fellow star Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City for the Superteam spotlight of the Warriors.And just as a move paid championship dividends for James after a prior finals loss, it could do the same in June for Durant. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘It’s going to be a battle’The Warriors have the best start in NBA playoff history at 12-0. They are the ninth team in league history to reach the finals undefeated, in eras with fewer games needed to make the championship round, but only five of the first eight won the title.“I’m just proud of the work we’ve put in from the beginning of the season,” Durant said. “We just kept grinding. We didn’t talk about championships or anything. We just wanted to build good habits and have fun playing some basketball. Simple as that.“We want to take it to the next series and try to be great and see what happens, but 12-0 really doesn’t matter going into the next series,” Durant said.READ: Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies“We know it’s going to be a battle.”Durant took heat for leaving behind a solid Oklahoma City squad that pushed the Warriors to the brink of elimination in last year’s Western Conference final, but the move has paid off so far.Durant is averaging 25.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 blocked shots a game in the Warriors’ perfect playoff start.“Happy to be sharing this moment with him after all he’s gone through with joining the squad and leaving OKC,” Green said. “To be headed to the NBA Finals is a great way to combat all that talk. To win it would be even better.READ: Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

a month ago​Gudmunsson close to Burnley return

first_img​Gudmunsson close to Burnley returnby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJohann Berg Gudmundsson is getting closer to making his Burnley return.Manager Sean Dyche believes that Gudmundsson should soon be available after recording from a calf problem.He suffered the injury against Wolves at the end of August and has not played since.But Dyche believes that a week of training could be enough for him to play in their next Premier League game.”It’s yes and no with Johann,” Dyche said when asked if the winger was ready to return by reporters.”Yes, physically he’s fit, but no in the sense he’s had three or four weeks with hardly any training time.”So I’ve spoken to him and assured him we believe in what he’s doing, he’s really fit and his eye is in, but he needs a good week’s training, to get back to training every day and making sure his body is right.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more