Stephen Curry, Warriors unconcerned about MVP’s shooting

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES “It’s something to talk about and we obviously lost so you can try to pinpoint stuff or reasons,” Curry said. “And obviously I didn’t have to talk to any of y’all to wake up and know I didn’t play well in Game 2. That doesn’t change my outlook on the series or what I need to do. If I don’t shoot the ball well in Game 3 it won’t change a thing about the way I approach the next one. You come to the game with the right intentions, the right approach and more times than not it will work out in your favor.”Curry feels great physically. He missed nearly six weeks with a sprained left knee he injured March 23 before he came back for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against New Orleans. Coach Steve Kerr believes it’s far tougher to return from an injury during the pressure-packed playoffs, with no time to ease in with games that don’t matter or have near the same magnitude.“I think Steph’s healthy, he’s moving fine,” Kerr said. “But this is more rhythm than anything. You come back from six weeks in the regular season, chances are you’re going to have a game where nobody’s focused and the other team’s playing their fourth in five nights and the defense isn’t that tough and you make a bunch of 3s and you just feel good.”The playoffs, Kerr said, are like facing the best pitcher in the World Series night after night.Curry is up for the challenge.“Just waking up every day with optimism and confidence in myself and where I’m at. That’s all I can really kind of speak on,” Curry said. “There isn’t time to kind of coast or ease your way into it, especially with the intensity and pressure and all that stuff, so you’ve got to be ready.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Big rebound: Cavs confident they can bounce back vs Celtics Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) stands on the court during a break in the action during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry has absolutely no concerns about his 3-point touch, so he’s counting on the first one he takes going in.“I have confidence in myself and my teammates have confidence in me to do what I need to do,” the two-time MVP said Friday. “Never worry about it because I know how hard I work at it. It’s not a false sense of confidence. I know how hard I work at what I do.”ADVERTISEMENT “I’ve gone 0 for 11 before shooting 3s, 1 for 8. Whatever the case is, you’re always shooting that next shot with the optimism and the confidence that it’s going in,” Curry said. “So you can work on stuff in between practices and games and get your rhythm, just seeing the ball go in, work on your mechanics, but never lose confidence in myself ever. And that’ll never change.”During his extensive shooting work Friday, Curry yelled out “Ahhh!” in frustration a few times. He hollered “Oh my goodness!” and “Crazier things have happened!”Durant just shook his head and noted, “If you worry about missed 3s with Steph Curry …” then carried on about the Houston defense and how impressed he is that Curry has improvised and taken opportunities to drive to the rim when the Rockets switch out on him in an effort to protect the 3-point line.Curry referred to his personal shooting coach, Bruce Fraser, as “sensei,” or teacher. They talk in depth about what kind of workout Curry needs on any given day to feel right with his shot .Curry understands the scrutiny. Golden State took a 127-105 beating from Chris Paul, James Harden and the Rockets on Wednesday night in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT His teammates and coach also say enough with the panic about Curry already. Kevin Durant doesn’t even want to hear about any shooting struggles: he considers Curry the best shooter on the planet, and so be it if he shows he’s human, too, once in a while. This is after all the same sweet shooter who broke his own NBA record for 3s in a single season by hitting 402 in 2015-16.“When Steph misses a shot everybody gets up in arms about it. That’s how great he is. So many people expect him to make every single shot. Sometimes it doesn’t happen,” Durant said. “I knew the next couple days was going to be about Steph struggling to shoot the ball but that’s the last thing I worry about with Steph. I’ve just got so much confidence in him on the offensive side of the basketball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownStill, Curry has just one 3-pointer in each of the first two games of the Warriors’ Western Conference finals series with the Rockets as the best-of-seven showdown shifts to Oracle Arena for Game 3 on Sunday night notched at 1 game apiece.He is shooting 15 for 34 overall from the floor, missing 11 of his 13 3-point tries.last_img read more

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Bandit shot, killed by police in Berbice

first_imgAn unidentified male who reportedly drew a loaded firearm at Police ranks responding to a report of larceny of sheep, was fatally shot by one of the ranks with a service revolver, at about 06:20h on Wednesday morning, in a farm house at Mount Sinai, which is one of the suburbs of New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The farm house at Mount SinaiPolice said the man drew a loaded firearm at the rank who shot him.Guyana Times understands that the dead man, called “Blackie”, lived on the Essequibo Coast. He is reported to have been farming marijuana 40 miles up the Berbice River for several months and would normally visit New Amsterdam to sell his product. Persons could only confirm that he has an East Indian girlfriend who lives in Georgetown.According to the Police, three Police ranks, one armed with a service weapon, proceeded to a location at Lochaber Village, West Canje.The ranks then proceeded towards the entrance of the farm house and were immediately confronted by a male, who rushed into the house, armed himself with a handgun and attempted to shoot the armed Policeman, who followed closely behind him.During the confrontation, the rank discharged his firearm several times at the suspect, who fell. The man was rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.An unlicensed silver coloured Taurus pistol and six live matching rounds were retrieved. Several articles were discovered during a search of the house, including a Plum cellphone, two silver finger rings, one silver chain, one compact laptop computer, and other electronic gadgets. The first four items were positively identified by one Ravendra Bipram, 27, of Anchorville, Port Mourant, Berbice, as his property.He was allegedly robbed at gunpoint about 19:30h on November 11, 2016, at Smithfield Access Road, New Amsterdam, by a male fitting the description of the deceased who brandished and discharged a round in his direction from a silver handgun.Police say the house is allegedly owned by a known convict who lives at Mount Sinai, New Amsterdam.Guyana Times observed that the one room farm house was equipped with a bed, and a clothes line which hung above the bed; on it were several pieces of clothing. There was also a kerosene stove in the building. A pair of male sneakers was next to the bed. On the verandah lay a pair of jeans.According to the Police, following the discovery of the firearm and electronic gadgets, a team of officers went to the Mount Sinai residence and arrested a 28-year-old male from Sand Hills, Berbice River, after an unlicensed Taurus pistol with 10 live matching rounds was found on his person. The house was searched and one laptop computer, seven cellular phones, a pair of binoculars, two motor cycles, a motor car and a lighting plant were also found and taken into custody. The owner was not at home, the Police said.However, a source told this publication that the Police also removed in excess of $300,000. According to one resident, officers on the scene did have what appeared to be a quantity of cash while at the back door of the building.Meanwhile, 74-year-old Patrick Baljit told this newspaper that his grandson, Yuganand Baljit, had been operating a livestock farm at Industry, situated 10 miles up the Canje River. According to the senior Baljit, on Saturday evening, three masked men armed with two firearms, went to the farm and tied up the guard then put a gag over his face before putting him to lie in a hammock.The men took away 29 sheep worth close to $1 million and left.The matter was reported to the Police on Sunday. According to Baljit, they received information that the sheep were discharged from a boat at Vryheid and taken in a canter to the location where the man was shot and killed on Tuesday morning.Reports are that the owner identified 12 of the sheep which were in a pen at Mount Sinai as being his. Police say this was before the Police approached the house and the man was shot.last_img read more

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CJ denies constitutional directive compelling President’s & Cabinet’s resignation

first_img– cites previous CCJ ruling, doctrine of precedent– Nandlall to challenge rulingActing Chief Justice Roxane George has refused to grant an order sought by former Attorney General Anil Nandlall compelling Cabinet and the President to resign or stop meeting, a decision which Nandlall says must be appealed.In her ruling on Wednesday, Justice George noted that a first instance court such as the High Court cannot contradict the higher court’s ruling. She pointed out that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) had said that notwithstanding the Cabinet’s resignation, it still continued in office as a caretaker government.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallShe said that both Nandlall and Attorney General Basil Williams referenced this passage in their submissions to the court, though she acknowledged that such references were made in different contexts.“In my view… the CCJ did make a pronouncement on the resignation of the President and Cabinet. Given the language of the CCJ… the effect of the (No-Confidence Motion) was the immediate resignation of the Cabinet, but the court clearly stated that notwithstanding this, the tenure in office of Cabinet (and) President… is on a different footing”.Chief Justice (acting) Roxane George“Given this pronouncement, there could not have been…any requirement for a mandatory order compelling the Cabinet, including the President, to give effect to the resignation of the Cabinet, including the President, which occurred by operation of law consequent on the NCM,” Justice George said in her ruling.Attorney General Basil WilliamsBesides striking out Nandlall’s application, Justice George also ordered the payment of $500,000 in costs to the respondent. In his comments after the ruling, Nandlall expressed shock at the court’s unwillingness to grant the order. He noted that the Constitution of Guyana takes precedence over any doctrine on the hierarchy of the courts.“This is indeed a shocking ruling. Every Guyanese, by now, must be aware of the clear language of Article 106 (6) of the Constitution… mandatory, clear, unambiguous language. And here it is, we have approached the court there is a cabinet refusing to resign and there is a constitutional court telling us that because the CCJ did not make that order, then forever we are in perpetual error”.“In other words, the doctrine of precedent and the doctrine of stare decisis are now superior to the Constitution of the country. The Constitution is the supreme law, not no ordinary principle of stare decisis. Those are basic, low ranked principles. The Constitution is the supreme law and that, unfortunately, is not being upheld by the court. So this decision must be appealed”.According to Attorney General Williams, however, the decision was in keeping with the need to preserve legal precedent. He was of the view that the decision was the right one, since the CCJ referenced the matter in its ruling.“The decision of the learned Chief Justice has restored the position with the rule of law in Guyana. And it’s a very important principle for the hierarchal system of the courts that you follow precedent. And the principle of stare decisis is that you follow the precedent of the higher court”.Nandlall’s approach to the court was based on Article 106 (6) of the Constitution. The Article states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) goes on to say: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election”.A No-Confidence Motion was passed against the Government since December 21 of last year. However, elections were not held and there was no resignation. Instead, the Government went through several levels of court, unsuccessfully arguing that the No-Confidence Motion was not validly passed.At the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the final court had thrown out the Government’s case and had handed down judgement saying that when the No-Confidence Motion was passed on December 21, 2018, Article 106 of the Constitution had immediately been activated.In addition, the Court had noted that the provisions of the article were clear, though it stopped short of issuing direct orders mandating the Cabinet and President to resign.last_img read more

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Council now accepting proposals for annual remuneration review

first_imgFrom now until 2 PM on December 3rd, the City Council will be accepting proposals from consultants who wish to review their annual remuneration.The proposals will be evaluated onCompleteness of submission and project appreciationExperienceProponent’s ReferencesPriceThe City has listed their scope of services required as the following:Sound principles on which to evaluate options for Council’s remunerationA comparative review of Council remuneration with similar municipalitiesA review of Council remuneration from a broader perspective. (such as other elected positions, boards, etc. with similar duties and responsibility)Consideration of a rapidly growing communityA proposed formula/calculation for the options proposedRecommendation based on established principles- Advertisement -The proposals are to be forward to the City’s General Manager of Corporate Services Mindy Smith. The successful proponent will be notified on December 15th.The full document, which thoroughly outlines the conditions of the proposals and potential agreement, can be found here.last_img read more

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Lyon and Marseille win, Balotelli Nice’s hero

first_img0Shares0000Lyon’s forward Houssem Aouar (2ndL) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match against Amiens December 10, 2017 © AFP / FRANCOIS LO PRESTIPARIS, France, Dec 10 – Lyon and Marseille kept the pressure firmly on Monaco in the race for Champions League qualification in France as Mario Balotelli fired Nice to another victory on Sunday.Teenage midfielder Houssem Aouar scored twice, including a last-gasp winner, as Lyon came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Amiens and go second on goal difference above both Monaco and Marseille. OM eased to a 3-0 win against a miserable Saint-Etienne side at the Velodrome in Sunday’s late game, with Valere Germain netting twice.That trio are all nine points behind Paris Saint-Germain, who are certain to end the calendar year top of the table after beating Lille 3-1 on Saturday with goals from Angel di Maria, Javier Pastore and Kylian Mbappe.With PSG, who were without the suspended Neymar, huge favourites to win the title, that leaves just two places in next season’s Champions League for the three sides below them.Serge Gakpe had given Amiens the lead against Lyon before Aouar levelled in the 79th minute.The hosts still could have won it, but former Chelsea prodigy Gael Kakuta missed a penalty in the 89th minute and Aouar made him pay as he popped up with the winner at the other end in the fourth minute of added time.“We got a couple of breaks but we did also go looking for the equaliser and then the victory by showing character and rolling our sleeves up,” said the Lyon coach Bruno Genesio, whose side have now claimed five consecutive away league wins.– Germain breaks Marseille duck –It was a sickening finish for Amiens, who have impressed on their debut season in France’s top flight. However, not for the first time security at their Stade de la Licorne was called into question.A part of the 11,500-capacity ground in the northern region of Picardy had to be evacuated before kick-off because strong winds had caused one of the floodlights to become partially detached, posing a security risk.Nice’s forward Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match against Nantes December 10, 2017 © AFP / LOIC VENANCEAround 500 spectators had to be moved to avoid any threat of the lighting falling on them.At the end of September, 29 Lille supporters were injured as a barrier collapsed while they celebrated their team scoring. That game had to be abandoned.Things were straightforward for Marseille in Sunday’s late match, with Germain finally scoring his first league goals for the club following a summer move from Monaco.He headed in the early opener after Florian Thauvin had flicked on a Dimitri Payet corner. And Thauvin set up Germain to make it 2-0 in the 71st minute after Saint-Etienne’s Ronael Pierre-Gabriel had been sent off.Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos completed a comprehensive win for OM late on, and Marseille are now 12 Ligue 1 games unbeaten. They go to Lyon next weekend.Meanwhile, Balotelli’s superb strike from the edge of the area with quarter of an hour left handed Nice a 2-1 win away to Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes.Nantes enjoyed a good start to the season but had won just once in four outings before this game, in which they took an early lead through Yacine Bammou.But Alassane Plea headed Nice back level before the interval and Balotelli won it with his ninth league goal of the campaign.A third straight league win lifts Lucien Favre’s side up into the top half for the first time since early October.Lyon, Marseille and Nice all go into the draw for the last 32 of the Europa League on Monday, while PSG will find out their opponents in the Champions League last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Big names join locals for fundraiser concert

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – The sound from the Golden Valley High School amphitheater stage prompted several adults, including the head of backstage security, to cover their ears in self-defense. But the smiles on more than 200 teenagers in white T-shirts emblazoned with “SECURITY” on the front and the Summer Meltdown concert artwork on the back showed a different perspective. “It’s fun to help out and listen to the music,” said Nik Wunrow, a student in the Yes I Can program for teens with Asperger’s syndrome, which organized the Saturday’s multiband concert. “The first year, we just had bands from other schools, but now we’re going for professionals.” The third annual fundraising concert by Sick of Detention Productions – the name picked by Yes I Can students at Valencia High School, where the program was launched – attracted an impressive list of bands destined for the Warped Tour, including I Hate Kate, Kriya, Japan’s IQ20 and punk trendsetters Fishbone. Miles Meredith, a freshman at Golden Valley, said he wrote the rap he performed with Asperger’s classmate Matt Adams. “I practice rap at school and at home,” he said. “Sometimes I steal other songs. But I made sure to use eff-ing instead of the real word.” Lieberman said that Friday’s regular class session was organized chaos, with students sorting shirts, putting stickers on wristbands or stringing all-access passes. “It was like a sweat shop,” he joked. “They were putting labels on water bottles and taking care of last-minute sponsors, which made it a little hectic, but when I see them smile, it’s all them. That’s why I do this.” Jason Curtis has been a student of Lieberman’s for the last three years. Before the first concert, he posed for the Sick of Detention logo, head down on his desk. “I love the program and get to be in class with all my friends. It teaches everybody tolerance. And whatever we do, Mr. Lieberman’s right there, behind our backs, making sure we got everything we need. “I would tell everybody who’s reading this, if they go to Golden Valley, Canyon, West Ranch or Rancho Pico, to join Yes I Can. You’ll learn how to put on a huge concert like this and you’ll learn a lot about kids with special needs.” Curtis, who goes by “J.T.,” said he remembers the first day he came into class as “a bad one.” “I was angry and was throwing chairs around,” he recalled. “I had a lot of those days before I got into the program, but I haven’t had one for a long time.” Canyon student Michael “Banks” Bender has been a mentor with Yes I Can for the last six years. “I helped start the pilot program at La Mesa Junior High, where we met with the Asperger’s kids once a week at lunch,” he explained. “It helped me keep an open mind.” carol.rock@dailynews.com (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe concert kicked off Saturday afternoon with the national anthem and a set by He Loves the Cinema. It was due to wrap up about 81/2 hours later with Fishbone. Rap and dance numbers were built in as bumpers to cover band changes. More than 500 tickets were sold before the gates opened and as many as 1,500 people were expected to swell the school’s amphitheater before the concert was through. “There’s 200 kids here working together to put on this concert,” said Bret Lieberman, who coordinates Yes I Can, a socialization and education program for Asperger’s syndrome students. “They’re from Canyon, West Ranch, Golden Valley, Saugus. Unity through music and education, that’s what it’s all about.” Asperger’s syndrome is a neurobiological disorder that causes autistic-like behavior, impairing communication skills and social interaction. Many of Saturday’s performers were local high school students. Golden Valley Yes I Can students Miles and Matt performed an original rap number to introduce Urban ?uest, a rap group composed of five Canyon High School students. last_img read more

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BREATHTAKING! INISHOWEN PHOTOGRAPHER DOES IT AGAIN!

first_imgHe is already renowned as one of Ireland’s most prolific photographers.His stunning shots have helped to raise the profile of Inishowen around the globe. Now Stoycho Danev has done it again.In the last few days the well-known photographer has captured another series of stunning photographs – including sunrises and sunsets.Enjoy! BREATHTAKING! INISHOWEN PHOTOGRAPHER DOES IT AGAIN! was last modified: June 4th, 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

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WOMAN INJURED IN N56 ROAD CRASH

first_imgTHE N56 between Termon and Kilmacrennan has re-opened after a road traffic crash earlier in which a woman was hurt.The female motorist was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital after the incident in which her car left the road.Roads in the area were wet at the time following heavy overnight rain. The motorist is not believed to be seriously injured.Gardai say the crash happened shortly after 8am.WOMAN INJURED IN N56 ROAD CRASH was last modified: June 22nd, 2013 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) Tags:WOMAN INJURED IN N56 ROAD CRASHlast_img read more

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COUNCIL ADJOURNED AGAIN

first_imgCOUNCILLORS have adjourned until 8pm COUNCIL ADJOURNED AGAIN was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Giants add to infield depth, sign former Padres utility player

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–The Giants desired to add another right-handed hitter to their infield mix and early Friday, new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi accomplished that mission.The Giants are in agreement with infielder Yangervis Solarte on a contract, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic.Solarte struggled through a down season offensively last year but still hit 17 home runs during his time with the …last_img read more

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