State Confirms 39 New Cases of Coronavirus; 16 in Broward, 0 in PBC

first_imgThe Florida Department of Health early Sunday announced 39 new cases of the coronavirus in the state, including 16 cases from Broward County and five in Miami-Dade County.No new cases were announced in Palm Beach County, which has five. No cases have yet to be announced in Indian River County, Martin County, Okeechobee County and St. Lucie County.Meanwhile, the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center announced Saturday it is building a medical shelter for its patients.According to a statement, the external medical center will be used to prepare for any potential influx of veterans seeking treatment for coronavirus. The medical center’s “western shelter” is a portable structure that can quickly be set up and can remain in use for weeks to months.It will be set up on the Northeast corner of the medical center’s grounds near Military Trail.Veterans who are concerned they may have symptoms of COVID-19, flu or cold should contact the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center at (877) 741-3400 before coming to a VA facility.Earlier Saturday, the department announced that a 77-year-old patient from Lee County, who was diagnosed with coronavirus, has died. This is the fourth death of a coronavirus patient from Florida.Three of the 39 new cases statewide announced Sunday are related to domestic travel — two in Hillsborough and one in Pasco counties.In all, there are 100 cases of Florida residents diagnosed in the state.The department also announced that a 17-year-old male from Cuba tested positive in Hillsborough County.The cases in Miami-Dade stand at 13 and 36 in Broward County.These are the new Broward cases:-74-year old male.-48-year old female that is travel related.-19-year old female that is is a travel related case.-19-year old female that is a travel related case.-65-year old male.-20-year old female that is a travel related case.-52-year old female.-63-year old female.-19-year old female that is a travel related case.-30-year old male.-60-year old male.-20-year old female.-19-year old female.-66-year old male.-83-year old male.-20-year old female that is a travel related case.On Saturday Governor DeSantis confirmed that were was evidence of “community spread” in Broward. That means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. The six travel-related cases were reported by Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.“Today, the university learned, and the Broward County Health Department has confirmed, that there is a total of six positive COVID-19 cases involving individuals with an NSU affiliation, all of whom had traveled internationally to Ireland prior to travel restrictions for Europe and the U.K.,” the school said in a release.These are the new Miami-Dade cases:-A 28-year old male.-A 58-year old that is a travel related case.-A 25-year old female that is a travel related case.-A 62-year old male.-A 42-year old male.These are the other cases:-A 55-year old female in Clay County.-A 79-year old female from Connecticut tested positive in Baker County. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.-A 72-year old female in Lee County.-A 60-year old female in Citrus County.-A male in Duval County.-A 64-year old female in St. Johns County.-A 71-year old male in Volusia County that is a travel related case.-A 48-year old female in Orange Count.-A 70-year old male in Clay County.-A male in Duval County.-A 47-year old male in Hillsborough County that is a domestic travel related case.-A 67-year old male in Pasco County that is a domestic travel related case.-A 32-year old female in Hillsborough County that is a domestic travel related case.-A male in Duval County.-A 65-year old female from New York has tested positive for COVID-19 in Alachua County. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing.-A 76-year old male in Collier County.-A 28-year old male in Collier County.Early Saturday, three more cases of coronavirus in Palm Beach County were positively confirmed, among 25 new ones in the state, the Florida Department of Health announced just after midnight Saturday.The Florida Department of Health announced early Saturday the third death was a 68-year-old Orange County, Florida, woman who died in California. She tested positive in California after traveling to Asia.The Florida Department of Health recommends all individuals experiencing symptoms, who have recently traveled through Port Everglades, to immediately contact their County Health Department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 Days.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Team Kootenay unlucky not to finish in medals at BC Summer Games

first_imgNeeding a win Saturday to advance into the medal round, Team Kootenay lost a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Fraser Valley Delta.Once again Team Kootenay had a lead on a goal by Keywood before a controversial call gave Fraser Valley Delta a penalty kick in the final minutes of the game.Team Kootenay then pushed everything forward, exposing the backline Fraser Valley Delta took advantage of by scoring the winning marker.Fraser Valley Delta finished second in the tournament, winning the silver medal.”The boys were heartbroken as we all knew we deserved more,” Spendlove said. “That made it so the highest we could finish was 5th place.”Team Kootenay was able to rebound, blasting Team Cariboo 4-1.Trailing 1-0, Team Kootenay scored four consecutive goals to pull out the victory.Hutt, with a shot from just over the half way line, Nick Jenner, Caney and Keywood scored for Team Kootenay.”(Coaching staff) were extremely proud of the professionalism in which the boys conducted themselves and of course the excellent soccer they played through the weekend,” Spendlove said, adding a thanks to Scott and Randa Hutt for organizing the team and Kootenay Smiles for providing the kit for the team.Team Kootenay, coached by Kerry Dyck of Nelson and Clemente Miranda-Trevino, placed seventh in Girls Soccer.Fraser Valley Delta finished the games with the most medals (207), edging out Vancouver Island Central Coast, which finished with 183.Team Kootenay athletes finished in sixth spot with one goal, nine silver and 13 bronze for 23 medals.The next BC Summer Games is set for 2016 in Penticton. Heiko Ihns, Fynn Keywood and Moss Caney each scored to pace Team Kootenay to a 3-1 victory over Vancouver Island in Boy’s Soccer at the BC Summer Games Sunday in Nanaimo.The win powered Team Kootenay to a fifth-place finish in the eight-team tournament.”All together it was a fantastic showing from our guys,” said Jamie Spendlove of Soccer Quest, who along with Yuro Ihns of Kootenay South Youth Soccer formed the coaching tandem for the Games.”We impressed a lot of people down there who thought we would be pushovers and I believe it is the highest a Kootenay team has ever finished in the games.”After seeing a goal being called back by the official after Oliver Arcuri rocketed a shot that appear to go into the net, Ihns scored a stunner from outside the box off the post and in to give Team Kootenay a 1-0 lead in the consolation contest Sunday.In the second half Team Kootenay put the game away with two quick goals from Keywood and Caney, both supplied by midfielder Callum Cutler, to secure the 3-1 victory.The rest of the game saw the boys do some great defending especially from the smallest boy on the field Andreas Rentke-Watkins winning challenge after challenge to finish off the island and secure 5th spot for the boys.Team Kootenay opened the tournament Friday with a pair of draws against Thompson/Okanagan (1-1) and Vancouver Island (5-5).Team Kootenay got a late goal by Hardy Hutt to draw against Thompson/Okanagan while it was a crazy game as the Island and Kootenay scored a total of 10 goals in the 5-5 tie. Linden Jones and two each by Keywood and Caney provided the goal scoring for Team Kootenay in a game Kootenay led by as many as three goals.last_img read more

FUNDRAISER PLANNED TO HELP OISIN’S FAMILY AFTER HOLIDAY FALL

first_imgMessages of support and donations have flooded in to help Stranorlar teenager Oisin Merritt, 19, who was seriously injured in an accident while on holidays in Spain. Oisin was holidaying in the popular tourist resort of Santa Ponsa, he sustained serious injuries following a fall in the early hours of Monday morning.McKelveys Bar in Ballybofey and the Twin Town Celtic Supporters Club have come together for a bucket collection day this Saturday. Oisin’s mum used to run the pub; so staff there have appealed for donations to help cover the costs of his family being at his bedside in hospital in Mallorca.“We will accept any donation, with no donation too small and no donation too large,” said a spokeswoman for McKelveys.Meanwhile friends and teammates of the popular young footballer have taken to social media to post messages of support willing the Finn Harps reserve player to make a full recovery from his injuries.Finn Harps first-team goalkeeper Shaun Patton posted on Facebook: “Sad to hear about the big guy got to know him really well this past year and what a nice person he is wouldn’t have a bad word to say about anybody. Hope you pull through buddy xx. thoughts and prayers are with you and your family xx Former Finn Harps U19 coach Daniel Nolan posted, “Shocked and sad to hear this, The lad is one of the nicest fellas I’ve met and my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family that he pulls through, Keep fighting Big man.Dylan Ramsey posted, “Bad things always happen the best people lad n ur one of the very best!! Keep fighting hard!! Praying for you buddy!!Órla Nic Labhraí posted, “Hope you pull through soon Oisin and get yourself well enough for Port Arthur! Thoughts are with you  x xOisin Redican posted, “Keep fighting Oisin! Praying for you buddy!Laura O’Brien wrote, “Praying for ya Oisin keep fighting, candles lit in Galway.” FUNDRAISER PLANNED TO HELP OISIN’S FAMILY AFTER HOLIDAY FALL was last modified: June 12th, 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:Finn Harps FCHome-page NewsOisin MerrittreservesSanta Ponsaspainlast_img read more

Getting Animals from Here to There

first_imgThe world is a big place, and most animals are small.  Yet many animals are found far from where their presumed ancestors lived.  Most birds, naturally, can fly long distances, and some sea creatures can cross the oceans with the help of currents.  That cannot explain all the cases, however.  Here are some attempts by evolutionists to explain how animals got from here to there:Land-locked reptiles:  In the evolutionary saga, the first tetrapods invaded the land close to shore.  According to Live Science, though, scientists at the University of London found “ancient reptile tracks” in the Bay of Fundy at a location thought to be 500 kilometers inland at the time they were formed.  New Scientist said that the first land colonizers, frogs and amphibians, had to stay near the water.  Howard Falcon-Lang gave his speculation on how the reptile track-makers got so far into the dry interior: “Perhaps the coastal swampy forests were becoming overcrowded and the continental interior were empty spaces just waiting to be filled by pioneers.”Aussie gloss:  One would think that the unique marsupials characteristic of Australia would have evolved down unda.  A new theory by a team at the University of Munster, Germany, believes, instead, that they evolved in South America (see Live Science and PhysOrg, “A hop from South America”).  There’s a big ocean in between those locations – at least today.  The supercontinent Gondwana is thought to have broken apart 80 million years ago.  No wonder that PhysOrg said, “Debates have raged for decades about how to arrange the Australian and South American branches of the marsupial family tree.”    According to the new theory, a common ancestor of all the Australian marsupials hopped over before the land bridge became inundated (they based this on measures of retrotransposons in the genes of Australian and South American marsupials, not on fossil evidence).  As usual, though, new solutions create new problems.  “It is still a mystery how the two distinct Australian and South American branches of marsupials separated so cleanly, but perhaps future studies can shed light on how this occurred.”  The BBC News coverage complicated the story by invoking a kind of circular migration pattern over unknown epochs.  They envisioned the first marsupial ancestor in China moving across Gondwana South America, then into Australia, and back to Indonesia.  It would seem this would allow for quite of bit of genetic mixing during the long periods of migration.  One of the scientists is not sure when the genetic signature got locked into the Aussie groups.  “It’s now up to other people, maybe from the palaeontology field, to find out when exactly it happened.”    For a related story on Australian marsupials, see this Science Daily article about a cave near New South Wales that was found loaded with marsupial bones said to be 15 million years old.One-way birds:  Not all birds are capable of long-distance migration.  It’s long been unclear how certain species of birds arrived in North and South America.  There’s a land bridge now (the Isthmus of Panama), but for a long time before South America bumped into the North American continent, a vast ocean separated the two.  Science Daily reported on the thinking of researchers at the University of Nevada that suggests there was one-way traffic: “Avian lineages from the northern Nearctic regions have repeatedly invaded the tropics and radiated throughout South America,” said Brian Tilston Smith (U of Nevada).  “In contract [sic, contrast] species with South American tropical origins remain largely restricted to the confines of the tropical regions.”  He based his ideas on phylogeny and the “molecular clock” hypothesis, because “the relatively poor fossil record has prevented us from understanding how the land bridge shaped New World bird communities.”  Smith said, “Our study suggests the formation of the Panama land bridge was crucial for allowing cross continental bird migration.”  But it doesn’t explain the one-way traffic, unless for some reason South America had better marketing.  Some 50% of species in the South have Northern origins, the article said, but it’s only 10% the other direction.Brazilian elephant:  PhysOrg reported the discovery of a 12 cm tooth shows elephants made it to Brazil.  They were previously known only as far south as Costa Rica.  Maybe it was on vacation.Charles Darwin spent two chapters in the Origin invoking geographical distribution as evidence for his theory of evolution.  Modern evolutionists continue the tradition, with ample use of special pleading (see 08/07/2001, 01/01/2004, 01/22/2010, and 05/27/2010).Biogeography – is it incontrovertible evidence for evolution?  Only if one allows plenty of leeway for storytelling.  Creationists have stories for how animals got distributed after the Flood, too.  Any position is going to have questions and problems.  Do a little research on alternative explanations at TrueOrigin.  The reader can decide which story he or she likes better.  One, remember, has eyewitness testimony for at least the general picture.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Karuna House: One Project, Three Certifications

first_imgAre the developers of a project called Karuna House — Oregon-based builder Hammer & Hand, Holst Architecture, and their collaborators — inviting skirmishes between certification programs? Maybe a little bit.According to information on the Hammer & Hand website, “The Karuna House’s client, a leading proponent of smart climate policy and sound land use, is pursuing the project as a case study to shed light on the ways that the leading green building certifications and standards complement one another, and the ways that they may conflict.”Under construction on a perch in Yamhill County that overlooks the Willamette Valley, northwestern Oregon’s wine-growing region, Karuna House is designed to qualify for Passivhaus, LEED for Homes Platinum, and Minergie-P-ECO certifications. That’s a pretty full green menu. As Hammer & Hand principal Sam Hagerman, who also serves as president of the national Passive House Alliance, observes, the design/build team is left with “a fairly narrow path to navigate through.”A siting workaroundBy the first week in November, the site had been prepped with straw wattles to divert water and limit sediment runoff, and the team had foundation work well underway, with foundation beds leveled and compacted, and expanded polystyrene structural-foam slabs aligned and anchored in place. (The project’s structural fill was built up using native fill excavated from various locations on the site, eliminating the need to import fill from elsewhere.)Even though construction is still in the early stages, the Karuna team has already had to develop a few workarounds to keep the project in compliance with the three sets of certification requirements. An October 27 Hammer & Hand blog post notes, for example, that even though LEED for Homes favors constructing homes in existing neighborhoods rather than on greenfield sites, LEED credits for Karuna’s exceptional energy efficiency are expected to offset those lost because of the project’s location.An alternative to site-applied spray foamIn addition, Mingergie-ECO prohibits site-applied spray foam, a material that had been specified in the original design plans. The project team decided to switch to high-density cellulose insulation and, to fill gaps, acrylic-impregnated expanding foam tape. Mingergie-ECO also prohibits treated lumber inside the building’s air barrier – which had been specified, in compliance with code, for the sill plate. The chosen alternative: a borate-treated sill plate installed over a structural EPDM gasket.And, finally, code requires hood exhaust units in kitchens – a nonstarter for Passivhaus and Minergie-P certifications, whose requirements also nixed the notion of using conventional dryer vents in the house. Holst and Hammer & Hand addressed the hood exhaust requirement by locating the heat recovery ventilator near the kitchen and installing a recirculating fan with a grease filter between the kitchen intake and the HRV. For the dryer, the solution is to install a closed-cycle heat pump dryer.So, there are no real conflicts yet among the three certification systems, but the team acknowledges there’s still plenty of time and opportunity for that, as well as more workaround challenges.The three-bedroom home will have 3,261 square feet of interior space and is expected to cost about $2 million. It will incorporate three foundation strategies: slab on grade, platform framing (decking above a slab), and a full basement. Expanded polystyrene under each foundation element will bring the foundation R-value to 56. The R-48 exterior walls will have 2×6 studs filled with cellulose and 6 in. of exterior polyisocyanurate foam. Similarly, the roof’s 16-inch-deep I-joist rafters will be filled with cellulose, and 8 inches of EPS will cover the roof sheathing, bringing the R-value of the roof assembly to 92.last_img read more

Today, the Tech Talent Shortage is Everybody’s Problem

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Over the last few years, we’ve observed the technology economy as it has grown, warped, and evolved. From the perspective of other industries, the tech universe looms and fascinates.But now, we can’t only watch from the sidelines.Technology is no longer just driving tech companies — it is such an economic force that it has a hand in how nearly every other sector grows.The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently recalculated the gross domestic product of the United States to account for tech’s sizable influence.All Industries Become Tech Industries.Since 2010, the number of tech-related jobs in the U.S. has increased by around 200,000 every year, and the U.S. economy is becoming increasingly reliant on tech labor for its survival.Beyond behemoths such as Google and Facebook (which are massive employers of city-based American workers), the need for tech talent has spread to other industries. Retailers, banks, and other organizations have been redefined as tech companies — all because they need their workforces to have tech skills to keep up, grow, and innovate.Nontechnical industries are hurting for this kind of talent, which becomes apparent when we examine employment stats. Glassdoor’s “What’s Ahead for Jobs? Five Disruptions to Watch in 2018” report noted a growing trend in the recruitment of tech talent by nontech employers. And according to an annual survey by CareerBuilder, some of the most sought-after capabilities are those tied to cybersecurity (11%), artificial intelligence and machine learning (10%), and data analysis (21%).How the Tech Talent Gap Will Impact the EconomyBecause the need for tech talent has ballooned so swiftly, it overtook education and training models. While companies and higher education models continue to teach using traditional methods, the demand for pure tech talent is gaping.This flurry of unfilled, high-paying jobs has profoundly impacted the economy. Because these tech jobs are generally available in tech hubs — aka major cities — disparities between urban and rural communities are growing.After analyzing U.S. census data, Bloomberg found that income inequality in one of tech’s biggest hubs (San Francisco) continues to intensify. The gap between the wealthy and the middle class grew from $118,000 to $529,500 in just five years. In 2017 alone, the top 5% of households earned more than $632,000, while the middle class earned just over $102,700.Solutions have begun to spring up. New models of education that are more like industry boot camps, such as LaunchCode, are designed not only to fill America’s workplace needs, but also to match nontraditional learners with fields where they can thrive.But tech’s boom has been so big and so widespread that we need to think more deeply about how to adapt our nontech industries.We need ways to redistribute tech skills and scale the accessibility of tech jobs and training so that we’re reaching country and coastal talent.Nontech Industries Help Address the Talent Gap.We may have been watching the tech boom from the sidelines, but now, it’s our turn to impact the future of work. Nontech companies have the opportunity to innovate talent pipelines so that workers can be effectively trained and hired, and industries can begin to fulfill their broadening potential for growth.Individual companies are already leading this charge and investing in tech talent workforce programs. Last spring, for example, Home Depot pledged to add more than 1,000 additional tech workers to its 2,800-person tech staff in 2018 — as part of a big-picture, multiyear strategy to become a more competitive retailer amid big online players such as Amazon.Additionally, more companies are changing their hiring requirements to ensure that they are more accessible to nontraditional candidates. A survey of 600 human resources leaders found that hiring managers are becoming less attached to traditional qualifications and more open to candidates who do not have four-year college degrees.Others are pioneering through training initiatives. According to Joseph Fuller, a professor at Harvard Business School, many employees are now actively excited about the prospect of retraining and gaining skills in new technologies, as long as employers are ready and willing to create those opportunity pathways.If we allow the tech talent shortage to widen, it is not just tech hubs like Silicon Valley that will feel the strain.The time has come to use our creative brainpower to invent and adopt better hiring practices for tech talent in nontech companies.Hiring of high tech talent by nontech companies is how businesses will set themselves apart as employers in this rapidly shifting landscape. Jeff Mazur is the executive director for LaunchCode, a nonprofit aiming to fill the gap in tech talent by matching companies with trained individuals. 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Celtics back on track, rout Magic

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Jalen Brown scored 10 points in the first quarter, when Boston opened a 14-point lead. Aron Baynes finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds — his first double-double with the Celtics — and Terry Rozier had a career-high 23 points.Jonathon Simmons scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Orlando. Aaron Gordon, who was 2 for 10 from the field, said the Magic didn’t play like they were eager to end their slide.“We played like it was just another game,” he said. “We didn’t play like they were the first in the East and we are on a losing streak.”Orlando scored the first four points of the game and trailed by just four with less than four minutes left in the first before Boston scored 16 of the next 20 points to take a 40-24 lead. Leading 42-30 early in the second, the Celtics went on an 11-2 run and later got back-to-back 3-pointers from Rozier to open a 28-point lead.“We’re not good enough defensively right now,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “And Boston was clicking on all cylinders.”ADVERTISEMENT James has triple-double, Cavs beat Hornets for 7th straight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ROSIE OUTLOOKRozier said he wasn’t keeping track of his career high, and he certainly didn’t seem on the verge of a breakout after scoring 22 points in his previous five games combined.“I’m not perfect,” he said. “I’m going to have tough games. (But) I’ll have games like this.”THE FOURTHTrailing 99-69 after three, the Magic outscored Boston 34-19 in the fourth quarter, when four of the five Celtics starters remained on the bench.Vogel was unimpressed.“You’re talking about garbage time,” he said.TIP-INSMagic: Guard Shelvin Mack played for Celtics coach Brad Stevens at Butler. … The Magic have lost 14 in a row in Boston.Celtics: The Celtics wore their black jerseys for the first time this season. Marcus Morris got the start, which means he is likely to sit out Saturday night’s game against the Pacers. He did not play in the Celtics’ other back-to-back games this season. … Stevens picked up a technical foul early in the fourth quarter for arguing a foul call; Arron Afflalo missed the shot, bringing a smile from the coach. … Shane Larkin did not play after falling hard to the floor and sustaining a “whiplash-like” injury against Miami. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The Celtics knew they couldn’t continue to count on comebacks, and Friday night they didn’t need one after opening with a blistering first quarter and coasting to a 118-103 victory over the Orlando Magic.“Our guys came out focused, ready to play,” said Al Horford, who had seven of his career high-tying 10 assists in the first quarter. “We finally got a (first) half going. That first half was the key for us winning that game.”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 shutoutOne game after snapping their 16-game losing streak, the Celtics sent the Magic to their seventh straight loss. Kyrie Irving had 17 of his 30 points before halftime as Boston scored 40 points in the first quarter and 73 by the half to rebound from its first loss in more than a month.Still wearing a mask after breaking a bone in his face on Nov. 10, Irving was 9 for 15 from the floor and sank all 10 of his free throw attempts, many with the sold-out crowd chanting “M-V-P!” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Read Nextcenter_img Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UP NEXTMagic: At Philadelphia on Saturday night.Celtics: At Indiana on Saturday night. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, smile as he hugs teammate Terry Rozier (12) during a stoppage in play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON (AP) — Even as they won 16 games in a row, the Boston Celtics didn’t make it easy on themselves.A 16-point deficit against Atlanta. Down 13 in the fourth to Dallas. Double-digit deficits in three straight games, in fact, that Boston erased en route to the fourth-longest winning streak in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd in contact with reps for Juventus coach Allegri

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd in contact with reps for Juventus coach Allegriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have made contact with representatives of Juventus coach Max Allegri.After the dismissal of Jose Mourinho, United have immediately moved for a replacement, with Zinedine Zidane approached this week.Corriere dello Sport says United are also in talks with Allegri’s camp.While Molde have agreed to ‘lend’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a stop-gap, United are actively seeking a permanent replacement for Mourinho.Allegri, who is tied to Juve until 2020, rejected an approach from Real Madrid last summer. last_img

14 days ago​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettino

first_img​Berbatov says Spurs should snub Mourinho for Pochettinoby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov thinks Spurs should not hire Jose Mourinho.There are rumours suggesting that Mourinho is primed for a return to the Premier League, after he rejected French giants Lyon in the past week.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is under a bit of pressure after a poor start to the season.But Berbatov thinks Spurs should persevere with Pochettino.He told reporters: “Pochettino is the guy that needs to stay there, he’s been there for a long time.”There has been a lot of talk about Mourinho taking over at Spurs, I think he would have difficulty as well.”Would he make Spurs better? I don’t know because it is the same team.”Yes you can have a bit of a lift in the beginning, like Manchester United did when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in.”Then you need to keep going otherwise you are going to slip into a spiral.”I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us a team needs to be changed when four years passes.”Not the whole team but players. After four years some players start to get complacent and they aren’t challenged.”They are in with the manager and they are comfortable, so a manager needs to shake things up and bring in new player.”I was thinking that this could be the case with Spurs, a lot of the players have been there a long time.”Maybe they need to shake things up and try to push the players in a way.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoGervinho pens new contract with Parma

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gervinho pens new contract with Parmaby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGervinho has signed a new contract with Parma.The deal takes him through to 2022 at Parma.Gervinho’s renewal was confirmed in a statement on Parma’s official website.The former Roma winger moved to the Tardini from Chinese club Hebei China Fortune in the summer of 2018.Gervinho has scored three goals and produced two assists this season. last_img