NBA: Korver may be headed to Cavaliers—report

first_imgChinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Korver, Howard lead Hawks past Pistons, 105-98NBA: Disgruntled Rondo to ask for trade if benching continuesSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Various reports say that Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver could be headed to Cleveland. AP PHOTOThe Atlanta Hawks are on the verge of trading former all-star guard Kyle Korver to the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, the US media reported on Thursday night.The 35-year-old Korver did not play in Thursday’s Atlanta victory over the New Orleans Pelicans and told reporters after that he believed he was being dealt.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA Cavalier heroes LeBron, Kyrie Irving lead NBA All-Star voting Atlanta will reportedly receive a 2019 first-round pick and reserve Mike Dunleavy, according to Yahoo Sports, and ESPN reported that reserve Mo Williams may also be going back to Atlanta in the deal.Korver is a three-point shooting specialist who is averaging 9.5 points and 40.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngThe former second-round pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2003 NBA entry draft is a lifetime 42.9 percent three-point shooter.RELATED STORIES Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Gatchalian wants price freeze on basic goods in Batangas; sellers of overpriced masks jailed PLAY LIST 01:39Gatchalian wants price freeze on basic goods in Batangas; sellers of overpriced masks jailed00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to viruslast_img read more

Bush goes negative in polls

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Can’t go much lower: With President George W. Bush admitting that we’ll have troops in Iraq beyond his presidency, mathematicians throughout the world held emergency meetings to prepare for the possibility that Bush’s approval poll numbers would go into negative territory. “It happened only once before, to William Henry Harrison,” said math expert Dee Vide. “And that was only two months into his term. Of course, by then he was already dead a month.” Do I hear a bribe? Disgraced former congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham’s belongings went up for auction last week. But his most prized possession, his soul, was left off the list. “Some sun-burned fella with horns and a tail put his claws into that one a long time ago,” said auctioneer Sal Enythin. “But we still have some bits of the Dukester’s character left. No one’s bidding on them.” Right, now they’re just not here: A new report says that while airlines lost 30,000 bags in 2005, they won’t actually be considered lost until late 2006. Stop getting sick! California health-insurance companies defended claims that they are behind the humongous rise in insurance premiums. “It’s sick people,” said Ray Peveryconsumer. “If these selfish complainers would stop with their disabilities, injuries and illnesses, we’d have plenty of money to help those who are considerate enough not to get sick.” If the butt fits: Northwest Airlines announced that it will begin to charge $15 to passengers if they want to stay out of center seats on their flights. In an attempt to keep prices down, Jet Blue will not charge for its center seats. It’ll just move them next to the window. Rummy takes action: In a move that stunned Washington, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld demanded his own resignation. “I’ve done such a shoddy job with the Iraq war,” admitted the frolicsome defense chief, “that if I don’t leave the administration immediately, I will quit.” Gay pride parade too gay? Following his call that St. Patrick’s Day officials not allow homosexuals to march in New York’s parade, Bill O’Reilly has introduced the idea that homosexuals not be allowed to walk in West Hollywood’s Gay Pride Day celebration. “You put that many gays together in one place,” said the Fox TV commentator, “and sooner or later you’re going to end up with a parade. I don’t think that’s something the folks in West Hollywood want.” Obnoxious universe adds new planet: Zillionaire Donald Trump celebrated the birth of his baby boy by firing his wife. “I didn’t have a choice,” said the human combover. “She knew I wanted a girl.” About time: In a surprise vote, “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell was booted off the hit show. “To tell you the truth, I’m surprised I lasted this long. My opinions were horrendous this year and I really didn’t deserve to be judging a karaoke contest.” A record number of people wrote in that they wanted Cowell to be brought back just so they could vote him off again. The line starts here: An attractive Florida teacher who admitted having sex with her 14-year-old student was freed after prosecutors dropped sexual-abuse charges to avoid calling the boy to the witness stand. The prosecutor’s office was immediately flooded with thousands of calls from teenage boys who volunteered to take the student’s place. Should have taken a cab: This past Monday afternoon, Los Angeles bus maintenance worker Arthur Winston retired after more than 75 years of service with public transit agencies. “He was supposed to retire in the morning, but he took the bus,” said an unidentified driver. “Once Upon A Time …”: During this past week’s Colbert Report on Comedy Central, San Fernando Valley congressman Brad Sherman intimated there was no porn business in the Valley. Immediately after the interview, pigs were reported flying over Chatsworth. And they were wearing black garters. Unrelated fairy tale: All-pro whiner Terrell Owens signed with the Dallas Cowboys and promised that he is a changed man. His agent wouldn’t exclude the possibility that he had changed for the worse. Cough: A new report saying New Yorkers and Californians breathe the dirtiest air in the nation sent shock waves absolutely nowhere. But Calabasas officials made it illegal to breathe the air within the city limits. Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful.”last_img read more

New technology urged after charter planes miss by just 5m

first_imgA file picture of a Cessna 206. Photo: Maxime/Wikicommons Media Pilots of smaller Australian aircraft have been urged to fit collision avoidance technology after two charter flights came within five metres (16.4ft) of hitting each other.The aircraft involved, a Cessna 210 and a Cessna 206,  were operating the flights in December, 2017 under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) from Darwin Airport to Port Keats, about 390kms from Darwin.Both aircraft were equipped with Mode C transponders and the Cessna  206 had two passengers on board.The aircraft departed in quick succession and planned to track at 8500ft. They had been informed by air traffic control of each other’s presence and plans, according to a report released Thursday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.The Cessna 210 was the trailing aircraft, but it was traveling faster than the C206 and as the two converged the pilot of 206 lost sight of the other plane.READ Sully recalls “The Miracle on the Hudson” 10 years on.“With the wing structure obscuring the view, the pilot advised air traffic control but took no further action to ensure segregation between the aircraft as they drew nearer,’’ the ATSB said.“The situation culminated with the aircraft reportedly coming within five metres of each other as they passed.“Owing to a combination of radar accuracy/resolution and the inaccuracy of the displayed height of the C210, the controller issued a safety alert only after the near-collision had already occurred.”Investigators said the limitations of see-and-avoid — the primary means by which Visual Flight Rules aircraft prevent collisions — were well known.They said recent advances in airborne collision avoidance system technologies had made them viable for general aviation aircraft.“They provide valuable information to alert pilots of other aircraft in their proximity and can direct the pilot to take avoiding action, thereby reducing the risk of collision,’’  they said.Groups representing private pilots have complained about the cost of adopting new technology but authorities say the price has been dropping and new options are becoming available.The Australian aviation regulator is also proposing to make it easier for small planes to be fitted with less expensive equipment that would increase awareness of other aircraft traffic.The report notes that a near-collision between a Saab 340 and a glider in 2016 prompted a proposal by an Australian industry group to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority about standards for satellite-based ADS-B technology in general aviation aircraft.“Following industry consultation, CASA is proposing to relax the equipment and installation standards for ADS-B fitment in VFR aircraft,’’ it said. “The aim is to make it cheaper and easier for aircraft operating under VFR to purchase and use the technology.”CASA has been testing cheaper ADS-B equipment as part of this process.One pilot told AirlineRatings that almost all general aviation and charter pilots now used an Apple or Andriod electronic flight bag that could take an input from an ADS-B  transceiver costing as little as $1119.He said this was a small fraction of the cost of fully-approved equipment and well within the reach of small aircraft operators and pilots.“Because they are for VFR use and operate air-to-air, they can offer a considerable safety enhancement without necessarily needing the intervention of ATC,” he said.“So they can be effective even in more remote areas where ATC radar isn’t available, provided both aircraft in the conflict pair are equipped.“Pilots using these devices do/must not solely rely on them for separation – because they are flying VFR, they must also sight the traffic – but the devices give an early, highly accurate warning of upcoming conflicts and where to look, long before the traffic can be seen.“It seems extremely unlikely these two aircraft would have ever got so close if they were equipped.”An added advantage was that the devices also make small planes visible to appropriately equipped larger aircraft, he said.last_img read more

‘Everyone believes BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly’

first_imgSharda UgraQuestion: What separates the BCCI by Jagmohan Dalmiya and the BCCI headed by Sharad Pawar? Answer: A Nike T-shirt.Well, forgive the cynicism, but how can you ignore the headlines? Or the whispers. Everyone and his cat believes the BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly in the,Sharda UgraQuestion: What separates the BCCI by Jagmohan Dalmiya and the BCCI headed by Sharad Pawar? Answer: A Nike T-shirt.Well, forgive the cynicism, but how can you ignore the headlines? Or the whispers. Everyone and his cat believes the BCCI’s new rulers sent instructions to reinstate Sourav Ganguly in the team to Pakistan and then include him in the XI for the Lahore Test.The BCCI’s top brass denies this vehemently. Whether this alleged interference is a precedent, an exception or a master move that has escaped more feeble minds, does not matter. If true, what this is, first up, is a cynical and alarming use of official muscle.On the first day of the Lahore Test, Ten Sports received a call asking them to stop airing the footage of the Chappell-Dravid-Ganguly love triangle seen earlier that morning. Of course, we all know that Rahul Dravid, Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly were arguing over which flavour of ice-cream they wanted for lunch, (Nutty Buddy, anyone?).It is only that journalists have such dirty minds, why give them anything that could be misconstrued as dirt? In other words, the next time anyone feels an ice cream debate coming on, please get a room.Cricket BatIt is a bit disorienting as all this comes from the sharp-suited tradesmen of transparency, that is, the new BCCI that promised to deliver us from the Evil Empire of Kolkata. The same new regime is now enforcing a clause in their player contracts which bans cricketers from writing columns or doing TV capsules.How the players agreed to such a clause is as baffling as its emphatic enforcement by a supposedly marketing-savvy BCCI. The only way it could possibly make sense is if the BCCI can prevent India’s rivals from talking trash about our players in our vast media market.advertisementIn a free economy – and hell, a free country – that’s not going to happen so we will just continue to suffer Shoaib Akhtar mouthing off at India’s batsmen and Nasser Hussain continuing to talk down to Indian cricket.Marketing a sport is about more than sticking logos on uniforms or selling TV rights or treating players like advertising hoardings. Marketing is showing and using your resources off to best effect.For the Indian team, those resources include the non-cricketing qualities of its players: Dravid’s intelligence, Anil Kumble’s deadpan humour, Virender Sehwag’s “fundey” and Harbhajan Singh’s irreverence.And, with respect, the cricketers, on or off the field, make for darn sight more interesting viewing than BCCI’s officials.No offence, gentlemen.last_img read more