Spurs re-sign Aussie guard Mills

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, TX – MAY 20: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks with Patty Mills #8. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—The San Antonio Spurs have re-signed Patty Mills, a back-up guard from Australia who connected on 41 percent of his three-point shots last season.Mills appeared in 80 games for the Spurs last season, averaging 9.5 points, a career-best 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in a career-high 21.9 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT His 147 for 355 from three-point range ranked him 11th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and he made 82 percent of his free throws.The 28-year-old Canberra native had agreed to terms with the Spurs at the start of free agency on July 1, but the team didn’t announce the signing until Friday.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’The Spurs did not release terms of the contract, but the San Antonio Express-News reported it was worth approximately $50 million over four years.Mills, entering his ninth NBA season and his seventh with the Spurs, was a key member of an outstanding San Antonio bench. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Clippers coach Rivers stripped of executive duties McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Re-signing him took on added importance in light of the ruptured quadriceps tendon suffered by starting point guard Tony Parker in May.The French veteran is expected to be sidelined until at least January.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View commentslast_img read more

LEC Rations Power Supply, Bushrod Island, Other Areas Affected

first_imgAs the rains recede and the dry season heats up, LEC, the Liberia Electricity Corporation, will be under greater pressure to supply power to homes and businesses.  But not much juice is flowing out of LEC’s power lines these days. The Corporation, already struggling to keep up with the demand for electricity, said in a statement issued in Monrovia this week that due to the constant break down of its generators, it was compelled to begin rationing power in many areas of greater Monrovia.LEC’s management and support partners also had to stop construction work on the Mount Coffee hydro power plant owing to the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus which ran many of its expatriate technical counterparts out of the country.  The cessation of progress on the hydro power plant for an uncertain duration, dims the hope of the public to see Monrovia and its environs fully electrified any time soon.Many families and businesses will have to spend even more on fuel for their generators, worsening the economic blow dealt by the Ebola epidemic, still worrying the public. A slight relief was provided by the lowering of fuel and gasoline prices by the Liberia Petroleum Refining Corporation with the support of the Ministry of Commerce.Already, small businesses are beginning to vent their frustration and grave concern over the power rationing.  The affected customers, mainly on the Bushrod Island and in Central Monrovia, are demanding that LEC come up with a strategy to ensure the uninterrupted power supply to homes and businesses.“Our homes and businesses over the past few weeks have been undergoing serious financial losses and unbearable constraints due to the constant rationing of power supply,” the customers lamented.LEC customer Beatrice Clinton Browne of Duala community told the Daily Observer recently that she is completely frustrated over the constant power rationing to her home and business.Mrs. Browne manages a small provision shop to sustain her family of five living in the Duala Community on Bushrod Island.“I want the LEC management during this critical dry season to work out some concrete plans on how to constantly supply power to my home and business in this Duala area,” Mrs. Browne insisted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more