Reports: Celtics to trade No. 1 Pick to 76ers

first_img Related Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — According to reports, the Celtics have agreed to trade the number one overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia will give Boston the third overall pick in return.The 76ers will also give Boston the Los Angeles Lakers 2018 first round pick with protections, but if the protections hold it will instead be the Sacramento Kings 2019 first round pick.The 76ers are expected to take point guard Markell Fultz with the pick. The trade will be finalized on Monday, and the draft takes place on Thursday at the Barclay’s Center.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Arrogance that pervades political administrative power (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,It is crass nonsense to link the expressing of my opinion in the media on matters such as my rejection of the Production Sharing Agreement between Esso et al & the Government of Guyana; the overt support of this administration for an unconscionable contract and the covert and discretionary silence of the Opposition and the Private Sector at it relates to seeking remedies against Esso & its minority partners; my view that the forensic audits have, to a significant degree, been used as a tool of persecution, and my pronouncements that the destruction of the sugar industry is based on partisan politics and racism akin to the invasion of Red House; and the denial and subsequent neophytic excitement and spitefulness that the now expired Gaming Authority leadership displayed during their term in office, in their palavering and prating over the second application for a Casino licence by Sleep-In International Hotel and Casino. Hopefully, better sense prevails from the New Board.Also, allow me a little more of your high value space to reference my public pronouncements in the media re: 1) That President Granger had the authority vested in him by the inherent weaknesses in the Constitution to appoint a Chairman of GEOCOM, once he rejected the first list by finding any individual on the list unfit or improper, or both. 2) My support of Minister Harmon when I felt the President acted without temperance to axe Mr. Tiwari as Business Advisor to Minister Harmon. 3) Personal funding though the Guyana Basketball Federation to resurface Burnham Court at a cost of more than $10 million, and arranging the best image we have in Guyana of our first Executive President on a 25X10-foot billboard in all his charismatic splendour. Many Guyanese have been going to Parade Ground/Burnham Court to take photos under his image and such like. 4) My writings on the AFC overreach for power within the coalition was also written about in the media. Look no further than their efforts to undermine Minister Harmon — a spectacular failure, as is even more evident now. 5) The obsequious behaviour of the WPA, though not as extreme now, still exists to this day.Guyana is the richest nation in the world per capita in terms of natural resources. We have 83,000 square miles to develop, yet we squander our time on the rights and wrongs of using a few acres of formerly pasture land in Pradoville, or building a magnificent hotel in Kingston on then unused land. The Marriott now stands as a flagship hotel in Guyana, and I have not seen a better Marriott in Suriname, Barbados, Jamaica or Trinidad. That our Marriott is often used by investors and potential investors in Guyana is an understatement.The Corporate Community has been supportive of sports in Guyana, but the culture and systems are not in place for organized funding. The level of funding required for sports in schools, clubs and at the national level is just not sufficient from the corporate community, even while we acknowledge that some in the business community are supportive. Most of the funding must come from Government, and budgetary provisions for such funding have to be increased tenfold at a minimum, to avoid this malaise from continually degrading our youth and sport.We have a Lotto Fund that is used in a most mysterious, curious, and arbitrary fashion. Though money in the Lotto Fund is supposed to be used for community development and sports, this is the exception, rather than the norm. The hundreds of millions that pass through the Guyana Lotto Fund can well allow for significant allocations to our lead sports federations and associations, as is done in Barbados and other countries.I recall — as if it happened yesterday — when we were informed by our National Coach, Mr. Hewley Henry, at St. Stanislaus Basketball Court, that President Forbes Burnham had died; the date was August 6, 1985. The coach asked that we stop the training session and have a minute’s silence in a show of respect on the passing of our President. Hewley Henry was a staunch WPA supporter at the time, but his show of cohesion and solidarity, which involved all the players in the silent prayer, still motivates.“The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” Marcus Aurelius.Sincerely,Nigel Hindslast_img read more

Minibus driver who fled the scene charged, remanded

first_imgSmyth Street fatal accidentElton Carter, the driver who allegedly fled the scene after crashing into a minibus on Durban and Smyth Streets, Georgetown last Sunday, was on Tuesday charged when he appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman for causing death by dangerous driving.The charge stated that Carter on May 21, 2017, drove motor pickup GRR 8450 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Daniel Gostavos Richmond.Remanded: Minibus driver, Elton CarterDefence Attorney Stanley Moore seeking to establish that his client is not a flight risk related that Carter is a building contractor who has a fixed place of abode at Eccles, on the East Bank of Demerara.Moore contended, based on instructions received, that the accused is the owner of the vehicle and was not driving same at the time of the accident, rather contending that the vehicle was driven by a woman. The identity of the alleged female driver remains undisclosed.The lawyer requested that his client be released on bail in a reasonable sum pending trial, indicating that he (Carter) is anxious to vindicate himself and will attend every court sitting in the event that he is released. Moore disclosed that he represented the accused in an unrelated matter which was recently dismissed.Dead: Daniel RichmondPolice Prosecutor Shellon Payne posed a strong objection to bail being granted in light of three pending trafficking charges which Carter is to face shortly. According to Constable Persaud, the accused is an unlicensed driver and had failed to produce same to Police upon request. Moreover, the vehicle is allegedly uninsured. Also, the court heard that another passenger of the crashed minibus remains in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Payne told the Magistrate that the accused was non-cooperative during the course of the investigation, reportedly being reluctant to assist investigating officials. She related that after receiving reports, Police found the suspect at a hospital receiving treatment and had been checking in and out of various hospitals during the investigating period thereby hampering the investigation process. She related that the accused, a few days later, told officials that a female was the driver of the vehicle but failed to provide a name or present the alleged driver as required by the law.Bail was refused by Magistrate Latchman and the lawyer in a failed attempt to establish the ill state of his client, disclosed that Carter presently suffers from whiplash; raising further questions from the court.According to Health Line, whiplash occurs when a person’s head moves backward and then forward suddenly with great force. This injury is most common following a vehicular collision.Latchman readily inquired from the counsel how the accused had received the injuries and whether he was involved in the accident, apparently causing the lawyer to lose his balance. After stuttering for a second and quickly gaining his composure, Moore revealed that Carter was a passenger in the vehicle driven by ‘Jane Doe’; his response creating quite a buzz in the courtroom.Following a lengthy submission by the lawyer, the accused was remanded until June 1 for report as bail was refused by Magistrate Latchman.This publication previously reported that the accident occurred around 16:00h on May 21, when minibus BVV 5273 was proceeding along Durban Street heading to South, Georgetown, when it was struck from behind by the black pickup which was said to be speeding along Smyth Street headed North.Eyewitness stated that the pickup then hit a parked blue Allion before coming to a halt, while the minibus which was fully loaded toppled a number of times.Injured persons were pulled from the mangled minibus, some in an unconscious state and Richmond, the now dead man, was said to be “half in and half out of the minibus.” Following the accident, the injured driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene.Meanwhile, the deceased – a former cricket coach, umpire and Guyana Cricket Board scorer – leaves to mourn several family members. (Paula Gomes)last_img read more

Arsenal striker signing showdown! Find out which goal scorer Gooners tip to move

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still looking for additional firepower, with two goal scoring strikers linked in recent days.Inter captain Mauro Icardi, who scored 16 times in Serie A last season, is one and Lyon’s 21-goal ace Alexandre Lacazette is the other.Both men won’t come cheap and there is talk of Icardi costing around £50m, while Arsenal have already had a bid of £30m for Lacazette rejected by his club. READ WHAT LYON MANAGER BRUNO GENESIO SAID ABOUT LACAZETTE’S FUTURESo who would Gooners prefer? Would Arsenal fans prefer to sign Mauro Icardi or Alexandre Lacazette? 1last_img read more