Klay Thompson staying home, Jimmy Butler to Miami gets done

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Irving had been with the Boston Celtics. His replacement in next season’s Celtics lineup will be Kemba Walker, who explained his decision to leave Charlotte for Boston in an essay published Monday by The Players Tribune.“I feel like it’s a match made in heaven,” Walker wrote. “I want to win here, badly — and I’m excited to prove myself as that type of player in this league. I want to elevate myself into that Boston winning tradition. I want to get this team back on top.”Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan released a statement lauding Walker.“He always represented the Hornets, the NBA and the city of Charlotte with class — both on the court and in the community — and we are disappointed he is leaving,” Jordan said. “He’s a special player, with a tremendous heart and tireless work ethic. Kemba is truly one of the best to ever play for our team. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”The New York Knicks missed out on players like Irving and Kevin Durant — who is also headed to Brooklyn — but continued the retooling of their roster by adding guards Elfrid Payton and Wayne Ellington. New York will become Ellington’s ninth team in 11 seasons.And Seth Curry, Stephen’s brother, is returning to Dallas . The Mavericks agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with the younger Curry, who spent last season with Portland. He played for the Mavs in the 2016-17 season, averaging a career-high 12.8 points per game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption The Heat completed agreements on what will become a four-team trade Monday to land Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers, with the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers also involved. Miami gets Butler and Meyers Leonard, the Blazers get Hassan Whiteside, the Clippers get Harkless and a future first-round pick and the 76ers get Josh Richardson.Miami had agreed to send Whiteside to Portland for Harkless and Meyers Leonard earlier in the day, and then essentially got absorbed into the deal to get Butler — who will be under contract for $142 million over the next four seasons. The Heat had the framework of a three-team deal with the 76ers and Dallas nearly in place Sunday, before the Mavericks went a different way.“Anybody got kawhi number??” Harkless wrote on Twitter after he was headed to the Clippers in that four-team deal.Kyrie Irving made his move to the Brooklyn Nets on a four-year deal believed to be worth $141 million official, with the New York native saying the lure of going home was too strong to ignore.“Home is where my family is,” Irving said in a video posted by his new representation, Roc Sports. “Home is where I want my legacy to continue. And I’m happy to be in Brooklyn.”ADVERTISEMENT Thompson announced his decision to stay with the Golden State Warriors for $190 million over the next five years, meaning the five-time reigning Western Conference champions have their ‘Splash Brothers’ backcourt of Thompson and Stephen Curry locked up long-term. Thompson made the announcement on social media, using the hashtag “Warrior4life.”He added, “there was never a doubt.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThere’s still plenty of doubt about Kawhi Leonard’s next stop. The first 24 hours of free agency have come and gone without a peep from the NBA Finals MVP, who is expected to meet with the Toronto Raptors — the team he led to this past season’s NBA title — as early as Tuesday. The Los Angeles Lakers also appear to remain squarely in the race to land him to play alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis.But there is no more doubt about Butler’s future. Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Yeng Guiao ‘pleased’ with Gilas’ early progresscenter_img LATEST STORIES FILE – In this May 29, 2019 file photo Golden State Warriors basketball guard Klay Thompson speaks to the media before practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. Thompson announced Monday, July 1, 2019 his decision to stay with the Golden State Warriors for $190 million over the next five years, meaning the five-time reigning Western Conference champions have their ‘Splash Brothers’ backcourt of Thompson and Stephen Curry locked up long-term. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, file)Klay Thompson is staying home with Golden State. Jimmy Butler finally has a new home in Miami.And the wait continues for Kawhi Leonard.ADVERTISEMENT Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View commentslast_img read more

25 goals in 53 games – five ‘real strikers’ for Man United?

first_img 5 5 1. Thomas Muller: Could United swoop for a second superstar from Bayern Munich this summer? Click the arrow above to see other big names Man United could sign – Ruud Gullit thinks Man United need to sign a ‘real striker’ before the transfer window closes. The former Netherlands and Milan midfielder, who managed Chelsea and Newcastle, thinks the Red Devils cannot rely solely on Wayne Rooney if they are serious about winning the title. Here, talkSPORT looks at possible additions beginning with Muller. Having already signed Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern, United would be hard pushed to seize another big name from under Pep Guardiola’s nose. However, reports of unrest inside the Bayern camp continue to do the rounds and United are prepared to pay another big fee for a major signing. Muller has scored more than 100 goals for the Bavarians and at 25, the forward is at the peak stage of his career to take the Premier League by storm. 5. Antoine Griezmann: Reports are claiming United have turned their attentions to the Frenchman after losing out on Pedro – According to the Daily Mail, Louis van Gaal has retained an interest in the Atletico Madrid forward all summer, but the Liga club have slapped a £55m price tag on his head. Griezmann scored 25 goals in 53 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side last term, sparking speculation he could earn himself a big-money move to the Premier League. 2. Robert Lewandowski: Bayern’s £50m-rated forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past. Click the arrow above to see other big names Man United could sign – The prolific Poland international scored 24 goals in his first season with Bayern and the Bundesliga champions are unlikely to part with Lewandowski this summer. But United could come in with a huge offer for the 26-year-old, which may prove difficult for Bayern to turn down. 5 4. Harry Kane: Can goal machine Kane fire United to the Premier League title? Click the arrow above to see other big names Man United could sign – After a stunning breakthrough season for Tottenham, Kane was soon linked with a move to Old Trafford. Those rumours have cooled as the summer has gone on, but with the transfer period nearing an end, United may be tempted to submit a late bid to lure Kane away from White Hart Lane. The 22-year-old’s goals would certainly ease the pressure on Wayne Rooney, while the prospect of Champions League football could be too good for the England man to turn down. Ruud Gullit believes Manchester United need to sign a ‘real striker’ before the transfer window closes. The former Chelsea and Newcastle manager thinks the Red Devils cannot rely on captain Wayne Rooney to lead the line if they are to mount a title challenge.United looked set to capture Pedro from Barcelona this week until the deal was hijacked by Chelsea and with just 12 days remaining until the window slams shut, talkSPORT takes a look at the striking options available to Louis van Gaal.Click the yellow arrow, above, right to see the possible players. 5 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly willing to let their leading scorer leave in a cut-price deal. Click the arrow above to see other big names Man United could sign – According to the Daily Mail, United are keen on the divisive Ibrahimovic and if PSG do decide to sell the striker, then a return to Serie A and Milan is on the cards. However, Man United have the financial power to outbid the Italian club and match Ibrahimovic’s astronomical wage demands, while Wayne Rooney would relish playing off the 6ft 4ins frontman. 5last_img read more

South African writer helps artists expand their reach

first_imgVuyo Mayesa embraced his creative calling and now it benefits the community through his Mayibuye 52 Arts Project. (Image: Redbull Amaphiko)For Vuyo Mayesa, it didn’t come as a surprise when he left the shackles of a career as an educational instructor to pursue his dream of being a writer. He knew the creative life was the only option for him.His love for literature was honed while growing up surrounded by his father’s – Rochestor Mafafo – artwork.He told Redbull Amaphiko that the conventional outlets for his art were limited, especially at school. “I just got tired of the same old, boring assignments. They weren’t exciting. They didn’t inspire one to think. So I told the teacher one day, and I suggested my own topics and assignments. I had always been inspired by my father’s work.“I would look at his notes and scribbles, and watch how he would transform them into paintings. But it was hard for some of my other classmates. When you are not exposed to reading and writing, it’s a struggle.”PASSION OR THE SMART THING TO DO?Coming from an artistic family – his father is a painter, sculptor and musician – Mayesa was caught between following his creative passions and studying something that will pay the bills.“I hated studying, hey. I became rebellious. And I just dropped out,” he said. “My parents thought I had failed but when they got my transcript they saw that I had done well. I just couldn’t do it anymore.”After dropping out university he was still stuck in the system of a working man. He was an Adult Basic Education instructor for two years before deciding he had enough of it.“I have a problem when leadership doesn’t recognise leadership abilities and talent. I’ve tried to join a number of NGO’s, but I’m very vocal. They always feel threatened by me. They exclude me, try to oust me. I’ve even been ousted from a project I developed.”DEVELOPING A COMMUNITYToday, Mayesa fights social ills through his Mayibuye 52 Arts Project.Based in Galeshewe, Kimberley, the project helps artists develop their business acumen so that they can expand their footprint. In turn, the artists address unemployment, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination through their work.Additionally, it aims to revitalise townships and use public space for artists to be discovered and assist them with access to markets through artist broking, collaborations and commissioned projects.Schools also call on Mayesa and his team to help students and learners with writing, research, developing scripts and sharing ideas.Before starting Mayibuye, Mayesa formed Expression Culture to foster the culture of reading and writing in Galeshewe.Mayesa told Redbull Amaphiko: “It was packed, and then I realised there was a market for it.”Expression Culture was based on the indigenous knowledge system of oral culture and storytelling. It also included modern forms of oral expression, like slam poetry and rap.last_img read more

Twitter Acquires Ad Platform AdGrok

first_imgaudrey watters Tags:#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Rumors surfaced over the holiday weekend that Twitter was in talks to acquire AdGrok, and the startup has just confirmed the news on its blog. A Y Combinator alum, AdGrok offers a platform to help businesses manage their Google Adwords. The company built a number of tools to make the process easier for businesses to be able to gauge the performance of the keywords they’re buying, with a breakdown of the impressions, clicks, and conversion rates. AdGrok says it will be joining Twitter’s “revenue engineering team,” and it’s pretty apparent that the tools that the startup built could be adapted to help Twitter monetize its Promoted Tweets, as well as other campaigns.“When Twitter approached us and asked if we’d be interested in working on their monetization platform, we realized that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we just couldn’t pass up,” says AdGrok co-founder Matthew McEachen. “The fact that the Twitter team is both smart and user-focused only made our decision easier.”For its part, AdGrok will no longer accept new companies, will stop charging its existing customers and will shut down its services at the end of the month. It also says it will make sure to unlink all customers’ accounts from the AdGrok Google account and “securely delete our databases.” No data from AdGrok’s customers will be shared with Twitter.According to Techcrunch’s Alexis Tsotsis, who broke the news of the impending acquisition over the weekend, the deal was for “less than $10 million.” She also noted that it was “complicated,” surmising that this was due in part to co-founder Antonio Garcia-Martinez who recently changed his Facebook profile status to reflect that he’s a product manager at Facebook.Indeed, today’s blog post by AdGrok is signed by McEachen and his fellow co-founder Argyris Zymnis, with no mention of Garcia-Martinez. We’ve reached out to the team for comment, but haven’t heard back at the time of publishing.last_img read more