NBA: Cavs’ Irving irked being included in off-season George, Butler trade talks—report

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers  GREGORY SHAMUS/Getty Images/AFPNews of Kyrie Irving wanting out of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization has certainly caught NBA fans off guard over the weekend.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeADVERTISEMENT Despite recently falling short against the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, the 25-year-old Duke product was seemingly in good terms with the team and its management, particularly with superstar LeBron James.However, ESPN recently reported several reasons why Irving reportedly wanted to be shipped out of the franchise he has called his home for the past six seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’High on the list was his supposed inclusion in potential trade talks involving this season’s prized free agents Jimmy Butler and Paul George.“What followed was a whirlwind, with the Cavs putting forth a series of trade packages looking to acquire either Butler or George,” the sports news outlet said. “Some of these talks included Irving, which upset him even more when he found out about it, sources said. Previously, [former Cleveland GM David] Griffin had worked to keep lines of communication with Irving open, but now Irving was in the dark.” Tanduay keeps outright semis hopes alive, routs AMA for 4th straight 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Butler, of course, went on to join his former coach Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota, while Hayward elected to sign with Boston Celtics.ESPN’s trio of journalists—Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and Brian Windhorst—also suggested that Irving was fed up with playing second fiddle to the league’s premier superstar, James.They cited James’ tendency to play point guard and dominate the ball, leaving Irving’s ball handling and play-making skills underutilized.Despite his supposed unhappiness with his role, Irving averaged a career best of 25.9 points this season and led his team in total shot attempts.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Guyanese diplomats fail to declare assets to Integrity Commission

first_imgIn a public notice issued on Saturday, February 2, 2019, the Office of the Integrity Commission published the names of 66 persons who are required by law to declare their assets but failed to submit their declarations. Among the names of the identified defaulters whom the Integrity Commission publicly called out were 20 of Guyana’s diplomats. The published names were in accordance with Section 19 of the Integrity Commission Act, the Integrity Commission and the deadline was listed as January 25, 2019.The diplomats included Guyana’s Ambassador to Brazil, George Talbot, Ambassador to Belgium, David Hales; Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed; Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr Shamir Ally; Ambassador to Suriname, Keith George; Ambassador/Permanent Representative to United Nations, Michael Ten-Pow; Ambassador/Permanent Representative to Switzerland, John Ronald Deep Ford; Venezuelan Ambassador Cheryl Miles, and Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr Riyad Insanally. Meanwhile, the High Commissioners named were Clarissa Riehl (Canada); Hamley Case (London); Dr Kenneth Hunte (South Africa); Bishwaishwar Ramsaroop (Trinidad & Tobago). Other Counsel Generals were also identified as defaulters. Within the Legal Affairs Ministry, former Solicitor General Joycelin Kim Kyte-Thomas and Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS), Tamika Barkoye were named by the Integrity Commission. There was one official each from the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Education Ministry and Social Protection Ministry identified while six Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) defaulters were named including Head of Political Division, Fredrick McWilfred and Political Assistant Ronald Backer.Six Public Infrastructure Ministry officials secured places on the list while four from the MOTP’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport garnered places. The Director of Dance at the National Dance School and the acting Administrator of the National Cultural Centre were identified. Additionally, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Small Business Bureau, Lowell Porter made the list.There were 14 officials from the Communities Ministry who did not submit declarations to the Integrity Commission while one of the largest Ministries, the Agriculture Ministry, had six officials failing to meet the January 25 deadline.This included former Permanent Secretary George Jervis who now functions as Director of the Agricultural Sector Development Unit. Chairman of Guyana Fisheries Limited, Mohamed Khan was also named as a defaulter.In the past, Members of Parliament (MPs) including Government Ministers had been listed among those who did not honour obligations as set out in Section 19 of the Integrity Commission Act. The law, in fact, states: “Where a person who is required to do so fails to file a declaration in accordance with this Act or to furnish particulars under section 18, the Commission or the President, as the case may be, shall publish the fact in the Gazette and in a daily newspaper.”The Commission has the mandate to improve public confidence in the integrity of persons in public office by ensuring that they submit their declarations in compliance with the Integrity Commission Act.The Commission is responsible for the accountability of persons holding public office but prior to February 2018, the Body had been reportedly functioning with skeletal staff after the resignation of the Commission’s Chairman, Bishop Randolph George in 2006. Its current Commissioners are Chairman Kumar Doraisami, Rabindranauth Persaud, Rosemary Benjamin-Nobel and Thandi McAllister.last_img read more