Hornets officially name James Borrego as coach

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC The Hornets have set an introductory news conference for Friday.Borrego gained some head coaching experience when he served as the Orlando Magic’s interim head coach for the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season after Jacque Vaughn was dismissed.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 crownHornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a release that Borrego “is considered one of the NBA’s most well-regarded assistant coaches and it’s great to have him as part of our team.”Borrego said he’s “confident” in the coaching foundation he has gained during stops at San Antonio, Orlando and New Orleans.” LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Slaughter back for Gin Kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In this Jan. 14, 2016, photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego talks with players David West, left, Tony Parker (9) and Boris Diaw (33) during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in San Antonio. People familiar with the situation say the Charlotte Hornets have finalized a deal to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as their next head coach. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the Hornets haven’t announced the hiring. (Edward A Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets have officially named James Borrego as head coach.The 40-year-old Borrego joins the Hornets after 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including the last three with the San Antonio Spurs under Gregg Popovich.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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ECD 4-lane expansion 35% complete

first_imgThe Public Infrastructure Ministry is holding onto hopes of completing the four-lane East Coast Demerara (ECD) road expansion by September 2019; assuring that a supervisory firm is on site ensuring ethical and environmental standards are maintained.Acknowledging the concerns, the Ministry pointed out that much of the work for the four-lane section will be completed by December 2018. The Ministry revealed that a safety and environment audit was done only a few days ago.There, it was noted that pressing issues affecting residents were logged. In addition, the contractor was given a one-week deadline to remedy them… though they did not say exactly what these issues were.It was explained, however, that the problem of dust was tackled through the introduction of three water trucks. These trucks are charged with wetting the road seven times per day, a popular tactic to prevent dust pollution.The Ministry noted that another intervention involved the use of flagmen to regulate the flow of traffic. It was related that more are being trained. Claims that traffic involves two-hour waits were denied by the Ministry, who claimed that the maximum commuters have to wait is 20 minutes.“One of the interventions which has been implemented is for more trained flagmen to be used to regulate the flow of traffic while materials are being offloaded on site. Thus, trucks will not offload materials during the peak period in the mornings and afternoons. The Ministry is not cognisant of the fact that drivers are waiting more than two hours in traffic. We are aware of commuters having to wait 15 to 20 minutes the most.”“The speed limit in the construction zone is 20km per hour, which should be understandable since major road works are being done. Therefore, in order to have commuters out of the construction zone as quickly as possible and to alleviate the build-up in traffic, the contractor has begun training more flagmen.”Meanwhile, it was revealed that an international consultant, Sheladia Associates, was contracted to supervise the project. Approximately 20 specialised technicians, according to the Ministry, are on site on a daily basis to monitor the works.The defects liability period – once the US$50 million project is completed – will be one year. The project was awarded to China Railway First Group Company, after Guyana received a US$45 million concessional loan from the China EXIM bank to finance it.This component of the project entails a total length of 16.998 kilometres of roads and 33.996 kilometres of drains to be built. It also includes the construction of seven bridges and the extension of 12 culverts. A median along with streetlights will be placed in the centre of the four lanes.As of August, it was explained that the bridges were approximately 35 per cent complete, with works having commenced on four of them; and of the 12 culverts, works are being carried out on the fourth culvert, which brings this aspect of the works to about 25 per cent completed.The concrete drains were about 90 per cent completed, while the revetment and retaining walls – a total of 190 metres primarily at the Triumph Sluice – were about 60 per cent completed. With regards to the road work, 95 per cent of the extension was completed.last_img read more

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