Michael Soames leaves Regus

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NBA Finals 2019: Nick Nurse says he called late timeout to give Raptors a break

first_img Kyle Lowry unimpressed with reaction to Kevin Durant injury by Raptors fans Combined with several failed attempts to tie the game, the Raptors ended up falling 106-105, forcing a Game 6.Due to a rule put in place by the NBA last season, teams can have just two timeouts within the last three minutes of the fourth quarter, leading many coaches to call one right before that three-minute mark hits.”At that time I felt that he probably wanted to get us some rest,” Leonard said of Nurse’s decision. “You never know. I mean, if we would have won the game, we wouldn’t be talking about it.”Whether the timeout caused the momentum shift is unclear, but coming out of it the Raptors struggled mightily in the final three minutes. The team missed five of its last six shots, including three 3-pointers. It also turned the ball over with less than 90 seconds left in the game, which led to Curry tying the score with a 3-pointer of his own. “We just came across and just decided to give those guys a rest,” Nurse said of the timeout, via ESPN. “(We) just thought we could use the extra energy push.”However, the Warriors appeared to be the ones to get a push. Klay Thompson hit a 3, which was followed up by another from Stephen Curry, then finally one more from Thompson to regain the lead. Related News Nurse admitted these mistakes were huge and ultimately cost them the game.”I think that in this day and age, up six with three minutes to go doesn’t mean a whole lot,” Nurse said. “You got to keep playing and getting good shots and keep guarding. We have been a really good close-game team this year, both ends of the floor. We really guarded in the second half; we held them to 22 each quarter, and I felt good at that point.”(We) just needed to make a couple more plays.” Raptors fan Drake offers support for ‘true warrior’ Kevin Durant The Raptors had the slight 103-97 edge over the Warriors with 3:05 left in Game 5 on Monday when coach Nick Nurse decided to call a timeout.The team’s dreams of winning its first NBA title were in reach, and after Kawhi Leonard scored 10 straight points, Nurse thought it was the right time to gather his players together. NBA Finals 2019: 3 takeaways from Warriors’ thrilling Game 5 win over Raptorslast_img read more

Here’s why NFL free agency hasn’t involved any XFL players

first_imgThe XFL season was canceled midway through its first year due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving the players in the league free to sign with NFL teams … or so we thought.Shortly following the XFL’s announcement of a canceled season, reports started coming in saying players could sign “immediately.” The XFL has advised players they can sign immediately with teams in the NFL or any other league once their exit physicals are complete tomorrow, per sources. So for the stars — Josh Johnson, P.J. Walker, Jordan Ta’amu, et al. — a chance to land quickly.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 13, 2020But it turns out that’s not the case.MORE: Kenny Robinson joined the XFL to help his mom. Now he’s eyeing the NFL DraftThe NFL sent a memo to all of its teams on saying, “they were not permitted to discuss possible employment with players under contract to the XFL,” adding this “prohibition remains in effect,” per ProFootballTalk.Update: The NFL told clubs tonight it “is working with the XFL to finalize procedures to permit NFL clubs to sign XFL players.” For now, NFL clubs remain prohibited from discussing employment with players under contract to the XFL, which ended its season because of COVID-19. https://t.co/jJFGyWVWHr— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 18, 2020Before having to cut its season short, the XFL had a strict policy when it came to letting players join the NFL. The league denied letting Landry Jones, Josh Johnson and P.J. Walker join interested NFL teams before the start of the XFL season. The XFL wants its players to eventually play in the NFL, but not while they’re under contract. The coronavirus situation has made things difficult, however. XFL contracts lasted from Dec. 3, 2019 to May 31, 2020, so technically players are still under contract in the XFL despite the shortened season. A memo sent out to players on March 12 (when the season ended) told them, “Pursuant to the XFL standard player contract, all players who receive a written request to negotiate, and/or sign, a contract with any professional football team will be released from their contracts upon executing an XFL notice of termination.”Essentially, the XFL will allow players to sign with NFL teams, but they’re still technically under contract until May 31. The NFL is likely telling its teams to stay away for legal reasons, just to be safe.As NFL Media’s report states, the two leagues are working to make it possible for players to sign. So expect some sort of update within the near future.last_img read more

BC Forestry Losses

first_imgCanadian forest companies continued to bleed red ink in the third financial quarter.PriceWaterhouse-Coopers analyst, David Thompson says, the companies lost 552 million dollars, on top of more than one billion, in the first six months of this year.Domtar was the only publicly-reporting, Canadian company, to show a third quarter profit…45 million.All Western companies lost money — a combined 230 million, compared to 132 million, in the same quarter a year ago.Locally, Peace Valley OSB plant, general manager, Chris Baby, is scheduled to hold a Year in Review news briefing, tomorrow morning, which we’re told will include a markets and mill outlook, for 2009.Recall last year the plant shutdown, from December 24th to January 2nd, with the slowdown in the wood product’s industry cited, as the reason. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Bahamas Corrections Officer ordered to pay for drug charges

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas July 18, 2017 — The Department of Corrections officer who was arrested on Friday for drug possession has been ordered to pay a $2,600 fine. Former prison guard Demetrius Maycock, 25, was arrested after Drug Enforcement Unit officers executed a search warrant at his home on Caravel Road, Sunset Park around 1pm and found just over two ounces of marijuana. Following the arrest, police also discovered an unlicensed shotgun and ammunition in Maycock’s house. Maycock pleaded guilty to two counts of drug possession and possession of unlicensed arms and ammunition. Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes ordered him to pay $1000 for each arms and ammunition charge and $300 for each drug charge. Maycock could serve one year in prison if the fines are not paid.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more