NBA free agency rumors: Al Horford declines Celtics option, hopes to work out new deal

first_imgBoston Celtics center Al Horford will not exercise the $30.1M option on his 2019-20 contract and become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Horford and the Celtics both have interest in working toward a new deal in July, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2019Horford, 33, is coming off of a season in which he averaged 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 53.5 percent from the floor and 36.0 percent from beyond the arc.He is starting to get older and the team may want to restructure his deal so it can have more flexibility in free agency. Related News NBA free agency rumors: Kings prioritizing center, but unlikely to pursue Nikola Vucevic Al Horford and the Celtics want to extend their relationship.Boston’s center will decline his $30.1 million option this offseason and become an unrestricted free agent, but he is doing so in hopes of working out a new deal with the Celtics, according to ESPN. However, Rozier reportedly is open to returning if Irving doesn’t, so the Celtics likely will need a little bit more money to re-sign the guard.If Horford takes a pay cut then Rozier would likely be able to get his money.The Celtics currently are $16 million over the salary cap, according to Spotrac, but if Irving (option figure: $21.3 million) leaves then they would have some money to spend, especially if Horford agrees to a more team-friendly deal.center_img Kyrie Irving is expected to decline his option as well and hit the open market with the Nets the reported favorite to land the guard in free agency.Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum are expected to remain in Boston, but players such as Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier could find themselves with new teams. NBA free agency: Patrick Beverley says he’s open to signing with Bullslast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U16 Selects

first_imgClose but no medal podium for the Nelson U16 Selects at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament in Prince George.However, the road to PG was still filled with more buiiding blocks for the young side than disappointment. Which is why Mallard’s Source for sports selected the Selects Team of the Week for their “leave everything on the field” attitude.The team include coach Chuck Bennett, Theo Bakas, Dylan Bennett, Guus Lammers, Aslan Mackay, Kaden Foy, Nicholas Wethal, Nigel Ziegler, James Miller, Amit Bhabra, Andrew Knapik, coach Dan Szabo, Owen Thurston, Bryce Twible, Micah May, Liam Guenther, Jake Anderson, Spencer Szabo and Lucas Spielman.last_img

“Butterfly Garden…” GC1HA96 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK August 9, 2011

first_imgButterfly Garden at the Changi AirportGeocaching.com users Orangefizzy & Buntoro worked to receive permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore to hide this cache. Butterfly Garden @ Changi Airport T3 Transit (GC1HA96) is placed inside the Changi Airport.The geocache delivers adventurers to a micro-ecosystem. You hear the crash of a cascading waterfall, see more than 200 species of tropical plants, and watch more than 1000 free-roaming butterflies flutter from flower to flower.You can experience the tropical oasis, and log the difficulty one, terrain one geocache, between international flights. Some geocachers even use the cache to build anticipation for their own travel through the Changi Airport.Butterfly Garden at the Changi AirportOne cacher who logged a “Found it!” wrote, “Since we booked our flight to Bali half a year ago, I watched this cache nearly once a week. And today was the day and I found this great cache together with my beautiful wife. A really perfect place to relax, watch the butterflies and find a cache.” More than 500 geocachers have logged a smiley on the cache at Geocaching.com.Butterfly Garden GeocacheWhile the cache has been approved by the landowner the cache page still advises discretion. It reads, “Workmen and contractors probably do not know the existence of the cache and are unlikely to understand it.  So please be mindful to maintain stealth at all times.”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedA new country souvenir for Singapore!December 12, 2016In “News”…wo hab Ich den Cache denn nochmal hingelegt??? (GC1DZ17) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 27, 2012December 26, 2012In “Community”Queens Stair case GC2CXZQ GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – March 12, 2012March 12, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

Amazon Launches Kindle Worlds Store, Its Self Service Platform For Fan Fiction Authors

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Amazon Amazon announced today that its platform for fan fiction writers is officially open for business. Dubbed Kindle Worlds Store, the platform is works on a self-submission model where authors can pick a “world” (the settings and characters derived from other fictional works) they want to write in, create a new story and sell it through Amazon. Here’s how it works for authors, according to Amazon:  dan rowinski Choose Your World: Choose a World to write in and read the content guidelines. Sign Up and Submit: Sign in (or sign up) with your Amazon account and submit your work using our self-service submission platform. Review and Publish: Amazon Publishing will review your submission for compliance with the stated guidelines and we’ll publish your work once approved. Each sale of the Work will result in a royalty to the author. Promote and Track Your Work: Post publication, sign into Author Central to track progress on your work.Authors that wish to write fan fiction for Amazon will only be allowed to do so in world’s where Amazon has procured a license from the original content creator. To launch, Amazon has partnernships with stories like Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard and Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson among several others. Authors will need to agree to content quality agreements and certain content restrictions. This authorized fan fiction portal is not a carte blanche for would-be authors to completely rip off the characters and story elements of the original authors, but rather to play with new stories built upon those worlds. Amazon states:The owner of the intellectual property related to the Original World (the “World Licensor”), has granted us the right to allow you to participate in Kindle Worlds for the Original World.  Accordingly, we grant you the limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable right to create your Work using elements from the Original World owned or controlled by the World Licensor, such as characters, scenes and events (collectively the “Original World Elements”), in accordance with the World Content Guidelines.If you are a fan of the original “worlds” that Amazon has made partnerships with, this type of authorized fan fiction could be of great entertainment. Otherwise, Kindle Worlds may be a little bit too far afield for most people. At the same time, it is an interesting concept in the world of publishing and something that has not really been done en masse before. Will you write … or read … fan fiction published by Amazon? Let us know int he comments.  A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Inclement weather hampers AN 32 mission

first_imgInclement weather on Saturday hampered rescue efforts to retrieve the mortal remains of 13 air-warriors who were on board the IAF aircraft that crashed in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, an IAF spokesman said. Shillong-based IAF spokesman Ratnakar Singh said the rescue operation, which commenced early Saturday morning, could not progress due to the weather.The Cheetah and the ALH helicopters are on standby and waiting to commence operations.There were low clouds accompanied with rain, the spokesman said in a statement.The IAF is making all efforts to retrieve the mortal remains.Families updatedThe personnel had been in constant contact with the families of the victims and they were being updated regularly about the rescue operations. They were also being explained the challenges being faced by the rescue team, he added.The AN—32 transport aircraft of the Air Force with 13 IAF personnel onboard went missing on June 3 after taking off from Assam’s Jorhat. The aircraft was headed for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) in Arunachal Pradesh when it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1300 hours.After a massive search and rescue operation for eight days, during which assets from several agencies were deployed, the wreckage of the aircraft was located by a Mi—17 chopper.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more

John Wall on Wizards’ playoff downfall: ‘Our bench got outplayed’

first_img“I think Kelly Oubre could’ve played a little bit more, but coach makes the decision, and we stick behind him 100 percent,” he added.Wall was instrumental throughout the Wizards’ playoff push, but appeared to have ran out of steam in the deciding game after missing his last 11 shots from the field.Oubre, on the other hand, was suspended for one-game of the series for his altercation with Kelly Olynyk, but managed to produce 6.5 points per game on 51.6 percent shooting.Earlier, Wall’s backcourt mate Bradley Beal made headlines after proclaiming that “Cleveland didn’t want to see us.” Khristian Ibarrola/JBRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT The Wizards were one win away from challenging the Cavs, but lost a pivotal game 7 against the Celtics.Over the weekend, the Wizards’ best player, John Wall, shared why he believes his team failed to set up a date with the perennial Eastern conference powerhouse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We need to help our bench,” the four-time NBA All-Star told CSN’s Chase Hughes. “Just to be honest, that was our downfall in each series that we had in the [Eastern Conference] semifinals, our bench got out played.”He also wished that the team’s young role player, Kelly Oubre, could have gotten more playing time, but refused to throw his coach Scott Brooks under the bus. LATEST STORIES Cavs arrange 3rd Finals showdown with Warriors, eliminate CelticsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Washington Wizards guard John Wall (AP/Alex Brandon)The reigning NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers are set for a finals rematch against the Golden State Warriors, after dispatching the Boston Celtics in five games of the Eastern Conference Finals.Still, both fans and pundits alike are still left wondering if the Washington Wizards would have posted a better challenge to the LeBron James-led squad.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Koy Banal makes coaching return as Seafarers face Batangas Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View commentslast_img read more