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Dwight Howard To Magic Manager I Want A Trade

Of course, two days could not go by without some “movement” on the Dwight Howard trade saga. He told the Magic general manager that he wants to be traded. Again.Breaking news, right? That’s what this ongoing melodrama has become: When Howard, the all-star center, reiterates his position that he wants to be traded, it’s news – or something accepted as news.Anyway, Howard and GM Rob Hennigan apparently met in Los Angeles, according to espn.com, on Wednesday. It was Hennigan’s “check in” meeting, which went exactly as his other “check in” meetings went with Howard – he made it clear that he wanted to be traded and that at the end of next season he would become a free agent.This is almost like the cops coming over to a fender bender and telling the on-lookers, “OK, move on. Nothing to see here.”Even the Los Angeles Lakers, who had been aggressively pursing Howard, seem to have centered (pun intended) their thoughts on granting their young, talented center, Andrew Bynum, a lucrative contract extension.It’s the least they can do after offering him up in myriad deal scenarios to land Howard.While the pace of the talks has frustrated executives and hamstrung business around the league, the Lakers seem to have found a way of remaining open to a trade for Howard while still going about their business.Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Wednesday he’s had “positive and productive” conversations with Bynum’s agent in recent days.Under the terms of the new CBA, Bynum would be eligible to sign a three-year extension before the start of the season. Or he could play out this season, become an unrestricted free agent and sign for four years with another club or re-sign with the Lakers for five years.Typically it slows down in August, but the brakes are never on,” Lakers general Kupchak said, implying a move for Howard could still happen.The Lakers’ position on Howard has remained relatively unchanged for the past few months, league sources familiar with the situation have told ESPNLosAngeles.com. The Lakers always have been willing to trade for Howard without assurances he’d re-sign with them after the season, believing that once Howard experienced a championship culture, he would want to stay.However, the Lakers also remain unwilling to take back contracts from Orlando that would subject them to the most punitive luxury-tax penalties of the new collective bargaining agreement, according to sources.The Lakers also lost the ability to include future first-round draft choices after including their 2013 and 2015 first-round picks in a sign-and-trade with Phoenix for Steve Nash. read more

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UN Grants Special Consultative Status to KISS

first_imgThe Special Consultative Status confers a host of privileges and facilities on an NGO, which are similar to those conferred to a member country by the UN. Induction of an NGO in this elite group follows a ratification process similar to membership of a new country in the UN. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) granted the prestigious recognition to KISS after concurrence by representatives of all the member countries. So far only six NGOs from India have got this recognition, this year KISS was added to the list.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It is the first NGO from Odisha to get Special Consultative Status from the UN. A communication to this effect from the UN Headquarters was received by the KISS authorities on July 23, 2015.  The KISS authorities had made a presentation for grant of Special Consultative Status at UN Headquarters, New York in front of the representatives of the all member countries of the UN in February 2014. Following detailed discussion, all representatives accorded their approval, except two countries who wanted more information. It took KISS authorities one year to satisfy the queries raised by these two countries.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSubsequently, resolution to grant Special Consultative Status to KISS was adopted unanimously. KISS which had a humble beginning as a residential tribal school in 1993 in a rented house with only 125 students, is now the largest free residential tribal institute of the world with 25,000 students providing education from KG to PG. It has been actively engaged in fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the UN. The Special Consultative Status for KISS is a matter of great pride and glory not only for itself, but also for the entire tribal community of Odisha, the state of Odisha as well as the country.last_img read more

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2 arrested for killing former gang member

first_imgKolkata: Chitpore police station has arrested two persons in connection with a youth, who died at R G Kar Hospital after being shot at New Barrackpore on Tuesday night.According to the sources, a person identified as Abhijit Mullick was admitted to a private hospital near Nagerbazar with a bullet injury late on Tuesday night. Later on the wee hours of Wednesday, he was shifted to R G Kar Hospital where doctors operated and were able to take out the bullet. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeMeanwhile, Chitpore police station was informed. Upon receiving the information police detained Mullick’s friend Chandan who admitted him to the hospital. Chandan claimed that Mullick, a toto driver by profession, went to see Jagaddhatri immersion in Chandannagar with him and other friends. While returning home, a few miscreants attacked them near Seven Tanks and shot Mullick. The sleuths somehow were not convinced with Chandan’s claims. As Mullick was not in a state to narrate the incident, police decided to check the area near Seven Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTanks. But when police went there, they found no information on bullets being fired or a scuffle that had occurred on Tuesday night. Later, when Chandan was again interrogated, he broke down and informed that Mullick was a gang member along with him. As Mullick had left the gang recently and was trying to return to normal life, they feared that they might get caught as Mullick knew all about them. To convince Mullick for a come back to the gang, Chandan and another miscreant called him near New Barrackpore. When Mullick refused, one of them shot Mullick.last_img read more

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