Steve Kerr says Shaun Livingston is “just a rock”

first_imgWant Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.HOUSTON — Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr has long praised Andre Iguodala as being someone who calms down the team. But with him sidelined the last three games because of a left lateral leg contusion and questionable for Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals against Houston on Monday, another veteran’s presence becomes increasingly important on the court and in the locker room.Shaun Livingston is dependable and solid — …last_img

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Are AB’s ears burning? It might be Ben Roethlisberger discussing their split

first_imgRegrets? Ben Roethlisberger has a few, including one that concerns Antonio Brown.Big Ben and A.B. were Pittsburgh Steelers teammates for nine years. During the offseason, Brown was traded to the Raiders.It appears they parted the closest of enemies. Recently Roethlisberger sat down with NBC’s Michele Tafoya and explained how it all went wrong.Though the two had their occasional kerfuffles, the unraveling of one of the NFL’s great power duos began after Roethlisberger threw a late-game …last_img

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SA ‘forging African security’

first_img29 June 2005South African police, military and intelligence officials are currently working in Ethiopia, Eritrea, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Burundi and Madagascar, Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula told a media briefing in Cape Town on Wednesday.The South African government has a two-pronged approach to its efforts in Africa, Nqakula said: peacekeeping on the one hand, and assistance with expertise on the other.Experts from the South African Police Service and/or the SA National Defence Force are currently assisting with capacity-building and election preparations in Ethiopia, Eritrea, the Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Peacekeeping efforts are concentrated in the Darfur region of Sudan – where an SA official is commanding a civilian police structure of over 100 police members operating under the auspices of the African Union – and in Burundi, Nqakula said.In Madagascar, officials from SA’s National Intelligence Agency and Crime Intelligence are helping the government there consolidate a security project, he added.Members of fledgling unified police forces from Ivory Coast and the DRC are also receiving training in South Africa, and the government has also been assisting these forces with “non-lethal” material such as computers, Nqakula said.“Our commitment to improve cooperation and partnerships on the continent and globally continues at a vigorous pace,” the minister said.“Our ability to ward off transnational threats and promote development lies in forging such partnerships to counter threats of mercenary activity and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, among others.”Further afield, the government remains concerned about the activities of South Africans with military training in Iraq.The Foreign Military Assistance Act is being tightened to close loopholes to enable effective prosecutions of South Africans fighting in foreign wars, Nqakula told journalists.Once the amendment to the Act had been passed, South Africans involved in combat in Iraq, for instance, are likely to be prosecuted on their return to SA.The Act is also being revised to take into account South Africans who have joined “peaceful armies” in other countries, and who are involved in humanitarian operations in conflict zones, Deputy Justice Minister Johnny de Lange told journalists.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Work begins on Kusile power station

first_img11 August 2008Construction has begun on the Kusile power station, the second coal-fired power station being built by South African state company Eskom as part of its multi-billion rand expansion, with completion scheduled for 2017.The new base-load power station, which will consist of six generating units generating a total of approximately 4 800 megawatts, is situated close to the existing Kendal power station near the town of Witbank in Mpumalanga province.The first generating unit is scheduled for completion by 2013, followed by the completion on an additional unit after every eight months.Revised plan“Two years ago, Eskom revised its electricity growth projection from 2.3% to 4% per annum,” Eskom CEO Jacob Maroga said in a statement issued by the Department of Public Enterprises last week.“The upward revision of the electricity demand growth to 4% was required to align to government’s target of a 6% gross domestic product growth between 2010 and 2014, [and the] Kusile power station had to be brought forward as a result of the revised plan.”The state-owned electricity utility has selected Anglo Inyosi, the black economic empowerment subsidiary of Anglo Coal South Africa, to supply the required coal for the life of the power station.The coal, which will be transported by conveyor belt, will be supplied from the nearby New Largo reserve as well as from the Zondagsfontein reserve.State-of-the-art technologyKusile will be the first power station in South Africa to have flue gas desulphurisation technology installed.According to Eskom, flue gas desulphurisation is a state-of-the-art technology that is used to remove oxides of sulphur, including sulphur dioxide, from the exhaust flue gases in coal-fired power plants.This enables Eskom to use the technology as an atmospheric emissions abatement technology, thereby ensuring compliance with air quality standards.Kusile is Eskom’s second most advanced coal project after Medupi power station in Limpopo province, which began construction in April.“In the next 18 months, the construction of this new power station will create up to 5 000 jobs and will peak to 8 000,” Maroga said. “We estimate that some 7 000 beds will be required, along with 21 000 meals per day to cater for the construction workers at the peak of the construction activities.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Work Progressing at Cornwall Regional Hospital

first_img The Minister  said “tangible” rehabilitative work on the main building at the hospital is to commence this week. In addition to that, Dr. Tufton outlined that efforts to remove the old ventilation system as well as unneeded infrastructure in the main building will also commence within a week. Speaking at a ceremony on November 9 to officially hand over 44 new beds to the hospital, Dr. Tufton said the  approach incorporates quality service delivery, and rehabilitation of the main building,  as the Government seeks to bring full restoration to the hospital, which had been beset by ventilation issues. Story Highlights The Government is spending approximately $2 billion to undertake the rehabilitation of the hospital. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon Christopher Tufton, says the two pronged approach being employed to rehabilitate the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in St. James, “is on in earnest.”Speaking at a ceremony on November 9 to officially hand over 44 new beds to the hospital, Dr. Tufton said the  approach incorporates quality service delivery, and rehabilitation of the main building,  as the Government seeks to bring full restoration to the hospital, which had been beset by ventilation issues.“On one hand, we are enhancing our ability to provide quality service to patients who need it. There is the expanded Accident and Emergency  (A & E) unit  that is working very well and then there is the diagnostic infrastructure that is to come in short order; so that’s the service side. On the main infrastructure side, you will start to see some activities now,” he noted.The Minister  said “tangible” rehabilitative work on the main building at the hospital is to commence this week. In addition to that, Dr. Tufton outlined that efforts to remove the old ventilation system as well as unneeded infrastructure in the main building will also commence within a week.He pointed out that the contract for work to begin on the roof of the main building will be awarded soon, adding that the roof will be sealed to eliminate moisture challenges believed to be responsible for the mould nuisance at the facility.Dr. Tufton also noted that  engineering work to look at plumbing, electrical and the architectural work in terms of the designs and redesigns of the floors are well advanced.Come next year, the Minister said a main contractor will commence the overall rehabilitative work on the main building.The Government is spending approximately $2 billion to undertake the rehabilitation of the hospital.last_img read more

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Smith Outlines Recipe for Sustaining DOD

Expect New Faces atop House Armed Services Subcommittees Next Year

first_imgThe Republican side of the House Armed Services Committee, including the leadership posts for many of its subcommittees, will undergo significant turnover in the next Congress as seven GOP members leave due to retirement, primary defeat or a decision to seek higher office.The highest profile departure is Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who lost his primary last month after switching to a neighboring district. Forbes is the third most-senior Republican on the committee and the chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. His departure will leave a noticeable void and prompt a battle for the chairmanship of the panel.One likely candidate to fill his subcommittee post is fellow Virginian Rob Wittman (R), who now chairs the Readiness Subcommittee, which is responsible for BRAC and other installation and real estate matters. “It’s no secret that I’ve shown interest in chairing the Seapower Subcommittee in the past,” Wittman told CQ Roll Call. “And I’d be honored to serve in that capacity in the future.”The other likely candidate to replace Forbes on the Seapower panel is Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)If Wittman were to leave his current post to take over Seapower, one committee member who has expressed interest in assuming the Readiness slot is Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who now leads the Oversight and Investigations panel.Joe Heck (R-Nev.), chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee, opted to leave the House to pursue the Senate seat being vacated by Minority Leader Harry Reid (D).Other Republicans who will not be on the committee in the 115th Congress, even before the results of the Novembers elections are determined, are Jeff Miller (Fla.), John Kline (Minn.), John Fleming (La.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.) and Rich Nugent (Fla.).On the Democratic side, at least four members are departing. Loretta Sanchez (Calif.), the No. 2 Democrat after Adam Smith (Wash.) is giving up her spot to run for the Senate, as is Tammy Duckworth (Ill.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mark Kirk (R). Two other Democratic members are retiring — Mark Takai (Hawaii) and Gwen Graham (Fla.). Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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VIDEO State Rep Dave Robertson Talks With WCTV About His First 7

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — State Rep. Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) recently stopped by WCTV studios to discuss his first 7 months on the job and his committee assignments, as well as several important issues confronting Wilmington, including Olin, Route 38 and the North Wilmington train station.Watch the 30-minute interview between Robertson and WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville below:— Video Playerhttps://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/0/0/1/6/4/3/00164308-e61b-4bb4-82db-aec83c7fc9ee1564592338.989+69375038.033@castus4-wilmington+15645969221564595197430114.vod.1080p.20190731_Discourse_Ep1_Dave_Robertson.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”State Rep. Dave Robertson Announces June Office HoursIn “Government”last_img read more

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