What’s wrong with the Warriors? Steve Kerr shares his thoughts

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – This time, the Warriors did not hold a long film session or an intense scrimmage.Unlike after their 33-point loss last week to an Eastern Conference contender (Boston Celtics), Warriors coach Steve Kerr decided against punishing his team with that workload following their defeat on Sunday to the Western Conference’s worst team (Phoenix Suns). Therefore, …last_img read more

‘Why would you not want to match up against one of the best’: Del Norte prepares for undefeated El Monte, state championship game

first_img“The ironic part is, today’s football is all about passing and playing on turf,” Del Norte head coach Nick White said. “This game, though, will come down to two of the most physical small-school teams in the state running the ball and battling it out on grass.”Del Norte will host El Monte in Saturday’s Division 5-AA state championship game at 6 p.m. at on the green grass at Mike Whalen Field in Crescent City.There will be no spread offenses, nor any shotgun snaps. The big plays will not come …last_img read more

BCCI selectors to give final a miss

first_imgDisconcerted by the treatment meted out to them by the Taj Hotel staff in Chandigarh, the five national selectors led by K Srikkanth have decided to give the India-Sri Lanka final in Mumbai a miss.Booked at the Taj to witness the high-voltage India-Pakistan clash live at the PCA Stadium on Wednesday, the five national selectors would have been expected to be a part of Team India’s celebration when they left Shahid Afridi’s team shattered.But contrary to initial plans, they were taken aback when they found that their booking at the hotel – supposed to have a tie-up with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – had been cancelled and ICC officials had been given the rooms allocated to the selectors.Hurt by the BCCI’s refusal to look into the matter and provide them with accommodation, they immediately left for their respective homes.According to a Punjab Cricket Association official, the incident took place as there was a feud between BCCI and ICC over hotel bookings.Paid employees of the BCCI, the selectors are more often than not made to make their own arrangements when it comes to accommodations etc.But being refused accommodation even after booking their rooms well in advance seemed to be too much for them to take.As a result, the selectors have decided to stay away from the final of the ICC World Cup.While chairman of selectors Srikkanth refused to answer calls and reply to messages sent, a hurt Yashpal Sharma, representing North Zone, said that it was for Srikkanth to talk on the matter.advertisement”We are strictly barred from speaking to the media and it is for the chairman of selectors to speak on the issue. All I can say is that we are not going to Mumbai at the moment,” Sharma told MAIL TODAY over phone on Thursday.last_img read more

Cygnus Business Media Puts Public Safety Group on the Block

first_imgCygnus Business Media is set to unload its third grouping of assets in just over a year. CEO John French announced to employees on Thursday that the Public Safety group is up for sale. The auction is the next step in an ongoing process that began when French took over as CEO in 2009—bring the company out of bankruptcy and then sell off the portfolio to pay back the banks. Cygnus’ Ag Group has already been sold, which the American Farm Bureau bought last August. The Heavy Construction Group, which went on the block in February, is still up for grabs. Public Safety publishes brands such as Firehouse, EMS World, Law Enforcement Technology and their associated expositions and digital counterparts. French declined to offer financial details on the group, other than to say it’s profitable and print accounts for about 42 percent of overall revenues. But a source described the Public Safety Group’s revenues in the range of $15 million. French is pleased with the pace of the divestitures so far. “The speed at which these have happened is faster than we expected,” he says. “The credit markets have gotten better, the M&A market is better, so we decided to go for it with Public Safety.”With this deal underway, Cygnus at this point has put up its biggest properties for sale. Remaining are assets in the aviation, technology, retail and transportation markets. Corporate Solutions, an acquisitions advisory firm, is brokering the sale.last_img read more

Sumalatha will win Mandya seat by defeating Nikhil Kumaraswamy predicts News9Cvoter exit

first_imgSumalatha Ambareesh.PR HandoutNikhil Kumaraswamy’s first Lok Sabha elections might end up with a defeat if we have to go by exit polls. After India Today-Axis Poll and Republic TV exit polls, now yet another survey has given thumbs down for him.News-Cvoter exit poll has now predicted Sumalatha to emerge victoriously. Nonetheless, all the surveys have stated that it is going to be a close contest between the two.After Congress denied ticket, Sumalatha had decided to contest the election as an independent candidate. She got the support of the BJP, which did not field a candidate this time. Dalits, women and Muslim groups too extended their support for the independent candidate. The disgruntled local Congress leaders putting their weight behind Sumalatha apparently turned out to be a big blow for Nikhil, who was, initially, the favourite to win the seat. However, what came as a major boost is film stars Yash and Darshan, who have a good fan following, relentlessly campaigning for her. The combination of all these factors and the sympathy votes over the death of her husband put her in a better position to win, say political pundits.However, HD Kumaraswamy has denounced the exit polls and termed the entire exit poll process as an attempt to create an impression of “Modi wave.”He tweeted, “Exit polls are being used to create an impression that there is still a Modi wave in the country. This artificially engineered or manufactured Modi wave is being used by the BJP to lure regional parties well in advance to fill any shortfall after the results on May 23 [sic].”last_img read more

Court Delays From Harvey Likely To Persist Into 2019

first_img X Share Listen Houston Public Media/ArchiveHarris County Criminal Justice CenterThe Harris County court system is still adjusting to the “new normal” four months after Harvey. The storm wrecked the Criminal Justice Center and the jury assembly building. Jury trials resumed in October, but with many of the courtrooms still out of commission, County Court Manager Ed Wells says judges have to double up.“So in a month’s time, each court has a week of availability basically,” says Wells, “whereas prior to the storm they had four weeks and sometimes five.”That’s likely to be the case for a while. Robert Shaffer, an administrative and district judge for Harris County, estimates it will take a minimum of 12 months to repair the justice center, once the county signs up a contractor. “I hate to be the one to say this, but I really don’t anticipate the Criminal Justice Center being back at full function until sometime in 2019,” says Judge Schaffer.And the downtown courthouses weren’t the only ones that flooded. “The Cypress Annex was hit really hard,” says Harris County Clerk Chris Daniel, “and so they too are operating out of temporary buildings and spaces.”Daniel says at least one major courthouse on the west side also remains out of commission. That’s delaying not only criminal cases but also civil disputes and marriages. 00:00 /01:06 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more