Wolves can be proud of playoffs; road to return has potholes

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With Butler the resident alpha male in the locker room, the Wolves can no longer be considered an up-and-coming atmosphere where patience with the development of young cornerstones Towns and Andrew Wiggins will be welcomed. With the presence of Butler and the other acquisitions from last year, Taj Gibson, Jeff Teague and Jamal Crawford, there’s clearly a win-now window in place.“They’ve learned what it takes to get yourself to the playoffs,” Butler said. “Now us as a whole, we have to figure out what it takes to win, whenever we get there. No matter what seed we are, that’s what we’re expected to do.”Layden wondered aloud whether the Wolves should have been more aggressive to acquire a new player at the trade deadline in February.“We had a lot of things that went back and forth, and maybe we should’ve done something a little different,” Layden said. “I take responsibility for that, but we’re always looking to push and push and get better.”BUTLER’S HEALTHADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Thibodeau has always leaned heavily on the starters he trusts the most, and this season with the Wolves was no exception. Butler was third in the NBA with an average of 36.7 minutes played per game, and coincidentally or not he missed 23 games, all but two because of trouble with his right knee. Thibodeau said Butler will not need an additional procedure.Butler can also opt out of his contract after next season, without an extension in place.“It’s important for him to feel good about everything that we’re doing here,” Thibodeau said.LONG RANGEThe Wolves actually led the NBA during the playoffs with a 41.3 percent make rate from 3-point range, but part of the problem is a lack of space in the playbook for setting up attempts from beyond the arc. They finished last in the league in the regular season with an average of eight 3-pointers made per game.“I thought our guys in the second half of the season were doing a very good job of looking for opportunities, but we do have to take more,” Thibodeau said.Even owner Glen Taylor, in an interview earlier this month with his hometown newspaper, the Mankato Free Press, openly questioned the lack of improvement.“If other teams can learn to shoot 3s, why can’t we?” Taylor told the Free Press.WINNING WITH WIGGINS?The maximum contract the Wolves gave Wiggins last summer will kick in next season, paying the 23-year-old more than $25 million. There’s no player on the roster who will be under more pressure to be more consistently productive on both ends of the court. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Impressive season lays groundwork for Pacers future In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, watches from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time since 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves are entering May without their customary collection of good-luck charms for the NBA draft lottery.The longest-running absence from the playoffs in the league finally over, the Wolves took a significant accomplishment into the summer after their 47-35 record during the regular season tied for the fifth-best in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT “The experience of the playoffs was huge for him. He did a lot of good things,” Thibodeau said. “I think we saw down the stretch him playing a more complete game, and I think he can build off that.”BJELICANemanja Bjelica, who played both forward spots off the bench and was a relatively productive starter during Butler’s absence, will be a restricted free agent. His playing time was scant during the playoff series, which Thibodeau said was matchup-related.“But I thought overall he played really well for us,” Thibodeau said. “Sometimes you have to put the team first.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Winning in this league is very difficult, and we should understand that,” said president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau, who joined general manager Scott Layden on Monday for a wrapup news conference.Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns gave the Timberwolves multiple representatives at the All-Star game for the first time since Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell in 2004 on their way to the Western Conference finals. That was the most recent postseason appearance until the first round series with Houston tipped off earlier this month. With 16 out of 41 home games declared sellouts, they had their highest number since 1991-92, and local television ratings were way up, too.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 crownStill, in typical Timberwolves fashion, the road to relevancy was not without potholes.Falling in five games to the Rockets was forgivable, considering their opponent had the NBA’s best record, but the Wolves were beaten a total of eight times by the league’s bottom eight teams that all won fewer than 29 games. Win just two of those, and they’re in third place in the West with a much more favorable matchup for the playoffs. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Rains stall Kings

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READ Heavy rains and flooding caused by Tropical Storm “Henry” forced the Philippine Basketball Association to call off Game 2 of the Barangay Ginebra-Rain or Shine Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series Tuesday, which, for sure, Gin Kings coach Tim Cone wouldn’t like.Cone had talked the past weeks that he would like his wards to play as often as they could just to keep riding the momentum they have gotten going since the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT With an eight-game winning streak and coming off a lopsided victory in the series opener, the Kings were installed as solid picks to take a 2-0 lead and keep the Elasto Painters guessing since the second game was to be played after just a day’s rest.Instead, Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia will have an extra two more nights to figure things out and try to whip his Painters back to the form that made them the No. 1 team in the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Meanwhile, defending champion San Miguel Beer goes for a sweep of an overmatched Alaska side Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao. A win—coupled with the cancellation of the other Final Four’s Game 2—will give the Beermen several days to freshen up for the title series.Coach Leo Austria said on Monday night that they are not even thinking of the best-of-seven title series at this time and that they will take things as they come, even if this series drags on to a Game 5. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew What a marvelous mismatch! SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins But the way the Beermen have beaten the Aces in the first two games has certainly dented the psyche of Alaska, which led comfortably until the middle of the third period of Game 2 before San Miguel pulled out another authoritative win.Austria had already paid tribute to his counterparts at the Alaska bench, giving everyone the impression that the Beermen are going in for the kill and making the Aces sorry footnotes of another triumphant campaign.“You can see, everyone is saying that we are a super team and yet they (Aces) keep fighting back. So I just have to admire the work that they do,” Austria said. “Maybe because of the superior talent that we have, that’s what’s prevailing.”The last time Alaska and San Miguel were in a series was in the 2016 Philippine Cup title playoffs, one that will live in infamy as far as the Aces are concerned after they bungled a 3-0 lead to lose in Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

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Integrity: A Lost Value that Liberia Needs

first_imgThe English dictionary defines integrity as “moral soundness.” Being morally sound means or says a lot of things about a person. Such a person is conscious of his/her daily activities, ensuring that he/she avoids anything that would bring about character assassination. Controlling your ego not to dishonestly take what belongs to others; avoiding actions that will hurt others; speaking the truth; being faithful to duty; and impartially rendering justice are all values associated with integrity.A man or a woman with these attributes needs no maneuvering, whether political or social, to gain people’s admiration or respect. Beyond admiration and respect, any such person will build trust and be trusted in a family, group and country at large. But where are the people with integrity that can be trusted with public office in Liberia today? This scarce value is what this country needs in its leadership.Why do we say this? It is an open secret that many Liberians describe the country’s resources as “elephant meat,” implying that anyone getting into power can butcher his/her share to maintain that person when his/her term in public office expires. On the basis of this selfish, inhumane and impious (wicked, bad, immoral) philosophy, Liberians enter into government, and in some instances, the private sector, with the mindset of cheating and stealing to satisfy their personal desires. Even at the level of the judiciary, justice is for sale to the extent that only the rich and those from the same cult can get it.The high degree of anxiety exhibited by both young and old, women and men to contest a single seat for the House of Representatives from a district, and the establishment of many political parties centering around financially potent individuals leave no doubt in the minds of many astute observers that people are seeking these public positions to enrich themselves to the detriment of the country.Besides government, there is a high degree of dishonesty in a lot of ordinary Liberians. Without fear of challenge, we can boldly state in this editorial that a lot of Liberians will credit from a bank or an individual, and will fail to pay. Last year the Bankers Association published in the Daily Observer and other local dailies the names of debtors who have failed to settle their obligations with most of the banks. Research shows that many people will use different identity (ID) cards to dupe banks of huge sums of money. Some Liberian construction engineers will think of nothing more than stealing building materials, including cement, when awarded contracts. Such a behavior was demonstrated by engineers of the Ministry of Public Works on the Jallah Town road project, under the stewardship of former Minister Luseni Donzo. When a non-governmental organization is awarded a contract to distribute food and other assorted materials, those same materials will be seen at marketplaces the next day. At both public and private hospitals, nurses and other healthcare workers without conscience/integrity will steal drugs to fill private drugstores and pharmacies, leaving those hospitals empty, and subsequently referring patients to these drugstores.Nowadays in Liberia you will note that people do not choose a profession because of passion, but with the intention of acquiring quick money because that field is considered to be lucrative. It is on the basis of this belief that many Liberian students enter into the Business College, Law School and even the Nursing field. This mindset of entering into a profession, especially in finance, to steal is cited as the alleged reason First International Bank (FIB) was taken over by GN Bank.We reference all these incidents because they are the ills affecting our daily interactions as a people and nation. Now that we are fast approaching elections, there is a need that we thoroughly evaluate the many political candidates that are saying the same thing over and over, to weed out the good ones with a minimum record of integrity.We want to thank the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) for initiating and launching the “2017 Integrity Platform” to track political candidates that are coming into the races. It is our ardent hope that this project will liaise with media institutions to bring the candidates/politicians closer to the electorate to hear and examine their platforms in order to give voters the right information to enable them to make the right choice of leaders for the future of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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IRISH SOCCER STAR TO APPEAR IN LETTERKENNY TOMORROW

first_imgIrish soccer star James McClean is to appear in Brian McCormick’s Sports in Letterkenny tomorrow, Saturday.McClean who is currently spending his holidays at home in Derry is taking time out of his holidays to make an appearance at Brian McCormicks Sports.Only last week, McClean helped Ireland to a famous win over the Italians which will go down in Irish soccer history. The Derry native will soon be heading back to his club West Brom to begin pre-season ahead of the new Premier League season.If you would like to meet the Irish soccer star be sure to be down at the main street store between 1 & 2pm. A huge crowd is expected so get down early to avoid disappointment.IRISH SOCCER STAR TO APPEAR IN LETTERKENNY TOMORROW was last modified: July 1st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brian mccormicksirish soccerJames McCleanmeet and greetlast_img read more

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CRAZY! GETAWAY DRIVER SPEEDS OFF AFTER THIS KITTEN DUMPED ON DOORSTEP

first_imgANIMAL Rights campaigners have appealed for help and information after this kitten was dumped outside a house – by someone who then ran off to a waiting car which then sped off.The home owner at Mountain Top, Letterkenny heard a car pull up outside their house, went out to investigate and saw this kitten on their doorstep crying.The kitten is male, approx 3 months old and very friendly, now called Shadow. If you recognise him or have any information, please contact the DSPCA on 1800 303202 Mon-Fri between 9 & 10 am and 6 & 7 pm. CRAZY! GETAWAY DRIVER SPEEDS OFF AFTER THIS KITTEN DUMPED ON DOORSTEP was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DSPCAdumpedkittenletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

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MH370 in southern Indian Ocean

first_imgAustralia’s crash investigator is confident that MH370 ended its flight in the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia, despite doubts and confusion this week. In major developments in the ten-week search for the missing plane, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said that it had eliminated the area around where black box pings were detected early last month as doubts were cast on the origin of those signals. On Wednesday the US Navy’s deputy director of ocean engineering Michael Dean told CNN there was now broad agreement that the black box pings came from some other man-made source unrelated to the Boeing 777. The plane disappeared on March 8 carrying 239 people. The navy immediately watered down that statement as “premature and speculative”, but sources told AirlineRatings.com that it was likely that the signals received were not from the black boxes and were of “unknown origin”. Mr Dean said if the pings had come from the recorders, searchers would have found them.According to CNN, Mr Dean said “yes” when asked if other countries involved in the search had reached that conclusion.“Our best theory at this point is that the pings were likely some sound produced by the ship . . . or within the electronics of the towed pinger locator,” Mr Dean said.However that is curious as if that was the case surely the pings would have “followed the ship” – they did not.They were all picked up in the same basic area as the ship swept back and forward through the search zone.The comments from Mr Dean are very unfortunate as Australia is charged with responsibility for the search, and is also supposed to be the source of all information related to that effort.The “premature” revelation came as searchers wrapped up the first phase of efforts, having scanned 850sqkm of southern Indian Ocean floor with the Bluefin-21 without finding any wreckage from the plane.However, the total search area based on satellite data from British-based Inmarsat is 60,000sqkm.Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told Parliament the search would move into a new phase in August that could take as long as 12 months.“We are still very confident that the resting place of the plane is in the southern Indian Ocean and along the seventh [satellite] ping line,” he said, referring to an arc identified from satellite data from Inmarsat. Transport safety bureau chief commissioner Martin Dolan told AirlineRatings.com the agency was “confident” the plane was in the southern Indian Ocean.The Chinese survey ship Zhu Kezhen has begun mapping the ocean floor, supported by the Haixun 01 and Malaysian vessel Bunga Mas 6, which are assisting with transporting the data to Fremantle each week for processing by Geoscience Australia.That mapping precedes a deeper sea search by a commercial contactor.Clearly it is going to be a long and tedious search.last_img read more

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South Africa, Russia further partnership

first_img30 September 2011 South Africa and Russia have agreed to increase their cooperation in energy, technology, trade and investment following a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Co-operation (Itec) between the two countries. Itec is a platform for the South African and Russian Federation governments to enhance cooperation and relationships that already exist between the two governments, their people and businesses. The meeting, which took place in Pretoria on Wednesday and Thursday, was chaired by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Russian Minister of Natural Resources Yuri Petrovich Trutnev. Although strategically poised, bilateral trade between South Africa and Russia has fallen below its potential. To strike a balance, the two ministers agreed to take steps to increase trade, while shifting the focus to high value-added products, as well as to enhance cooperation in high-technology areas.New trade and investment opportunities Nkoana-Mashabane told a media briefing after the talks that South Africa and Russia would exploit new trade and investment opportunities and identify and resolve potential obstacles in areas of cooperation. “This will facilitate economic competitiveness, develop skills, generate sustainable jobs and contribute towards an improvement in the livelihoods of the peoples of South African and Russia,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. Russia, which has highly skilled people in science and technology, offers huge opportunities for trade and investment partnerships, especially in minerals, energy, agriculture, education and skills development. Nkoana-Mashabane was confident that the accession of South Africa to the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA) would increase the potential for future cooperation, especially in science, technology and space exploration.SA, Russia ‘complement each other’ Commenting on Russia’s investment direction in SA, Petrovich Trutnev said the cooperation was diversified and that the two countries complemented each other in different areas such as minerals, energy, space and raw materials, gold and diamonds. Petrovich Trutnev was confident that great things lay on the horizon for Russian and South African trade. Total trade turnover between South Africa and the Russian Federation increased by 6.42% in 2009, from US$484-million to $517-million. The two parties also agreed to frequent interaction through the business council in order to enhance knowledge of commercial opportunities, while prioritising capacity building and skills transfer, particularly in high-technology areas.Square Kilometre Array bid On issues of mutual interest, Pretoria hoped that the BRICS countries would cooperate in securing Africa the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. If Africa wins the bid against Australia – a decision expected in March 2012 – this would be a major step in developing high-level skills and cutting-edge technology infrastructure in Africa, and attract expertise and collaborative projects to the continent. For its part, Russia flagged their confidence in South Africa ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) on climate change in Durban later this year. The meeting was sealed by the signing of two agreements on solar cooperation. The next Itec meeting will be held in 2012. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Play Your Part fulfills Mandela Day promise to the New Jerusalem Children’s Home

first_imgOn Nelson Mandela Day Brand South Africa committed to donating 150 Abelia Grandiflora plants to the New Jerusalem Children’s Home, and on 14 September 2017, the Play Your Part team made their way to the Home to surprise each child with an Abelia Grandiflora plant.Eight years after the launch of Mandela day, it has gained momentum, with worldwide support from citizens of all races and ages, playing their part. (Image: suplied)Following the Nelson Mandela Day activation on the 18 July 2017, Brand South Africa had committed to donating 150 Abelia Grandiflora plants to the New Jerusalem Children’s Home for the purpose of renovating the garden. Today, 14 September 2017, the Play Your Part team made their way to the Home to surprise each child with an Abelia Grandiflora plant.Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. Eight years later since the launch of Mandela day, it has gained momentum, with worldwide support from citizens of all races and ages, playing their part.Part of the Nelson Mandela Day promise is to remind every citizen that no matter how small your action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day and that citizens need to make every day a Mandela Day.“Do whatever it is you can, no matter how small even just spending time with the children is enough because it shows them that they are loved”, said Deputy Principal Ms Linah Ramonyai.Deputy Principal Ms Linah Ramonyai said, “We are very happy that the Play Your Part team returned to surprise the children with these plants, we truly appreciate the support and we promise to look after the plants. Our children love gardening and this is an added bonus to their daily activity”.Brand South Africa’s Activation Manager, Ms Rabia Metedad said, “Play Your Part is pleased to be reiterating its objective to continuously play its part on a daily basis. Today’s activation was to remind the little ones that we haven’t forgotten them and we encourage everyone to play their part.”Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world.“Do whatever it is you can, no matter how small even just spending time with the children is enough because it shows them that they are loved”, concludes Ms RamonyaiAnd the children said, “Yeah!!!!!! Thank you, Play Your Part!”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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“Finally Funded” – Lessons Learned from FluidInfo Founder Terry Jones

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Any time a startup’s blog is updated with news of funding, it’s a good thing. But when that funding is some thirteen years in the making, it’s particularly noteworthy. FluidInfoannounced today that it had secured $800,000 in a Series A funding round. Once described by tech blogger Robert Scoble as “world-changing” but “unfundable,” FluidInfo founder Dr. Terry Jones has demonstrated tenacity in the face of investor doubts and rejections.With that experience comes quite a number of useful insights that Jones shares in a blog post today called “Anatomy of a Funding”:Learning to expect and embrace rejection: Jones has written before about the importance of rejection. Although rejection is never fun, it’s important to recognize that it comes with the territory of working with new and creative ideas. Jones writes, “if you’re smarter than average, your ideas will, on average, be ahead of their time. Some level of rejection comes with the territory.But I’d go much further than that, and claim that if you are not seeing a very high level of rejection in trying to get a new idea off the ground, you’re probably not working on anything that’s going to change the world or be extremely valuable.” Learning to say no: Jones points out that while searching for investors, he did say “no” to valuations and offers he felt were too low. He also refused to change directions for his project, as some recommended he work on building an app rather than re-envisioning database architecture. Pushing back on the elevator pitch: Although it’s important to have a short, succinct elevator pitch, Jones points out that it’s important to have the time to map out your vision in a longer conversation, and more importantly, perhaps, find investors who are willing to listen to something more than a quick explanation of the project. “I don’t think entrepreneurs should obediently infantilize their grand visions just so someone who’s probably not going to fund you can perhaps understand what you’re doing. Sure, if you have a compact idea that you can package up into a tiny pitch, go for it. If after trying to do that, you don’t, go find some potential investors with the patience to listen to you.”“I don’t think entrepreneurs should obediently infantilize their grand visions just so someone who’s probably not going to fund you can perhaps understand what you’re doing. Sure, if you have a compact idea that you can package up into a tiny pitch, go for it. If after trying to do that, you don’t, go find some potential investors with the patience to listen to you.”Talking to VCs too early: One of the lessons Jones said he learned was that he tried to talk to venture capitalist firms too early. He felt as though he needed a lot of money and that he had a great idea, but rather than aiming at angel investors, he went directly to VCs, neglecting “to talk to the only people (with money) who could really appreciate what we were trying to build.”Avoid entrepreneurial clichés: When Scoble wrote about FluidInfo some 18 months ago, he said the project was unfundable as it was too general, as there were no stars on the team and no deployment or adoption of the technology. The idea, said Scoble was just too hard to explain. Not only has Jones demonstrated Scoble and others wrong, but as he writes in his blog today, entrepreneurs should avoid some of the commonplace advice that might stop “world-changing” projects from being pursued. audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Goa contributes ₹5 crore for Kerala flood relief

first_imgThe Goa government on Thursday sanctioned ₹5 crore as its contribution towards Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund for Kerala flood relief works, a statement issued by the Goa Chief Minister’s Office said. This apart, all employees of the State government as well as autonomous bodies funded by the state exchequer, are expected to voluntarily contribute their one-day salary towards flood relief efforts, the CMO statement said. “Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sanctioned ₹5 crore as Goa government’s contribution towards Kerala CM’s relief fund for Kerala flood relief operations,” the official statement released here said. “Goa stands in solidarity with the people of Kerala,” the statement added. The announcement comes a day after Chief Minister Parrikar returns from the U.S., where he spent more than a week for treatment.last_img read more

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