Warriors humble Cavaliers on home court, win 132-98

first_imgCLEVELAND (AP):The Golden State Warriors returned to the floor where they won the NBA championship last season and embarrassed the Cleveland Cavaliers 132-98 on Monday night.Stephen Curry scored 35 points in three quarters for the Warriors, who built a huge early lead and cruised to their fifth straight victory over the Cavaliers, who appear at this stage to be the best team the Eastern Conference can put up against the several title contenders in the West.Golden State retained a 10-1/2 game lead in the Pacific Division ahead of the Los Angeles Clippers, who hit a franchise-record 22 three-pointers in an overtime win against Houston.Chicago closed within 4-1/2 games of Cleveland for the Central Division lead by winning at Detroit, while Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas to an overtime victory against Boston.Golden State’s Curry made seven three-pointers – his last put the Warriors ahead by 40 points late in the third quarter – and the reigning league MVP seemed right at home in Quicken Loans Arena, where the Warriors clinched their first title since 1975 last June.Andre Iguodala added 20 as the Warriors bounced back from a surprise loss to Detroit over the weekend.LeBron James scored 16 for Cleveland, which needed a late flurry of points to avoid the heaviest home loss in franchise history.Los Angeles’ sharpshooting J.J. Redick scored a career-high 40 points as the Clippers beat Houston 140-132. Redick connected on his first five attempts behind the arc and finished nine for 12 on three-pointers, tying Caron Butler’s club record for threes.Chris Paul had 28 points and 12 assists for the Clippers. He, Redick and Jamal Crawford each made three-pointers while the Clippers opened overtime on a 9-2 run.Houston’s Dwight Howard had 36 points and tied a career high with 26 rebounds en route to his 10th straight double-double, the league’s longest active streak. He secured it before half-time with 13 points and 15 boards.Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points to lead the Mavericks past Boston 118-113 after overtime.Nowitzki scored 21 of those points across the fourth quarter and overtime, while Deron Williams had 10 of his 20 points in OT for the Mavericks, who led by 17 points in the second quarter, but trailed by six in the fourth before rallying.Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart led Boston with 20 points apiece.Chicago’s Pau Gasol had 31 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a 111-101 victory at Detroit.- APlast_img read more

Health posts in Cuyuni-Mazaruni to undergo upgrades

first_imgHealth posts at Phillipai, Isseneru, Waramadong, Kako, Jawalla, and Imbaimadai, in Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven), have been earmarked for upgrades as part of the ongoing move to upgrade health facilities countrywide.The Waramadong Health Post will also soon be recognised as a health centre or ‘Community Hospital’.The Waramadong Health PostImbaimadai and Waramadong were initially slated to undergo expansion works in 2017. These two facilities have again been included in the 2018 budget. They are being given more attention since they cater to a wider mining community.The impending health centres, or ‘community hospitals’ as they are being called by regional officials, will be able to render care on an in-patient basis, monitoring persons with reported serious illnesses.Other critical and much-needed services would be made available for those seeking care at the health centres. For example, the completion of rehabilitation and extension of the Waramadong health facility is much anticipated, as dentistry will be added to the suite of services being provided.Residents of the communities will have a wider range of health issues being attended to, and this would, in turn, contribute to better patient care and fewer referrals to the district and regional hospitals in Region Seven.Region Seven has more than 20 health posts, with two health centres, one district and one regional hospital.last_img read more

GIVEN AND McGEADY SET FOR PREMIERSHIP

first_imgSHAY GIVEN could be set for a Premiership return.His current loan move to Middlesbrough expires in a fortnight – with Swansea showing an interest in taking him to Wales.The club’s goalkeeper Michael Vorm is on the long term injury list and club manager Michael Laudrup wants Given to join the club in the January transfer window. Given is still registered with Aston Villa.Meanwhile Aiden McGeady is quitting Moscow with both Newcastle United and Everton keen to take him to the Premiership when the transfer window opens. GIVEN AND McGEADY SET FOR PREMIERSHIP was last modified: December 12th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GIVEN AND McGEADY SET FOR PREMIERSHIPlast_img read more

DDTV: JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES – THE TIN WHISTLE VERSION

first_imgDDTV: KILCAR man Rory Gallagher’s song ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ has become an anthem for Donegal.Now here’s a version from another Donegal legend – Raphoe piper Christy Murray.And he does it on the tin whistle!Click to play.  DDTV: JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES – THE TIN WHISTLE VERSION was last modified: August 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES – THE TIN WHISTLE VERSIONlast_img read more

THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON DELIGHT AS CELTIC BEAT DONS 2-0

first_imgLENNON: DELIGHTED WITH VICTORY AT ABERDEENFROM NEIL DOHERTY: CELTIC avoided another potential banana skin in their bid to stay in control of the SPL by beating Aberdeen 2-0 at Pittodrie.Yet another young player from the increasingly extensive Celtic scouting system – Tunisian Lassad Nouioui – opened the scoring when he stroked into an empty net in the 73rd minute, having only come on for Kris Commons four minutes earlier.Charlie Mulgrew added a second against his former club three minutes later. It was a good day for a Rangers-less SPL as almost 19,000 fans turned up for the early kick-off.But a cracker on the field it wasn’t as the home side tried to contain Celtic.With Hibs losing the Hoops are back on top of the SPL as manager Neil Lennon hopes his Bhoys can be Lisbon Lions again with the Champions League trip to Benfica midweek.Celtic manager Neil Lennon has described his side’s upcoming Champions League trip to Benfica as the hardest match of the group. “This game will be the toughest of our group, they will be very motivated to beat us,” said Lennon, who rates next week’s game as tougher than the match against Barcelona.“We’re going to come up against a very motivated team at home, who are very impressive at home and who are going very well domestically.“If we can get through midweek with a draw or a win that would be marvellous.”Celtic are second behind Barcelona in Group G on seven points but are three points ahead of the Portugese side who took a point in their first encounter at Parkhead.“No-one would have expected us to beat Barcelona, it was a fantastic night, but it’s gone, it’s history,” said Neil. “I said to the guys, I’ll take you out in 20 years for a pint and we’ll talk about it, but it’s gone now and we want to qualify and that’s our whole focus.“I want to qualify now, it would mean so much to the club.“In the last 16 you just never know where it will take you.”Lennon was happy with the result today – following lost points in that last three domestic matches. “I put a powerful team out today because I felt we had to be physical,” he said.“I thought we had control of the game today for long periods, without quality at the end of it, but we got there.“It’s a huge three points for us. We looked a good team and it sets us up nicely for Tuesday.”And he was delighted with Tunisian Lassad Nouioui who has been riddled with injuries since joining the Hoops in the summer.“We really like the look of him,” said Neil.“He’s been unfortunate that he missed the pre-season and he’s just been picking up wee niggly injuries.“We’re trying to drip-feed him into the squad and that will have done his confidence the world of good.”THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON DELIGHT AS CELTIC BEAT DONS 2-0 was last modified: November 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:THE HOOPS REPORT: LENNON DELIGHT AS CELTIC BEAT DONS 2-0last_img read more

Bridge work set to start

first_img An update on the project was given during a quarterly meeting convened by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts. Antonovich and Roberts are both members of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The twin bridges have been the site of a number of crashes, including one in 1995 that killed three people. In 2002, Caltrans agreed to pay $3 million to settle lawsuits brought by the families in that crash. The area is the only stretch of highway for several miles in which drivers have no shoulder to drive onto in case an oncoming vehicle crosses the center line. Caltrans officials said that an $8.8 million project to widen a section of Highway 138 between Longview Road and 146th Street East is on track for completion by spring 2006. That work is among a series of projects aimed at improving a route dubbed “Blood Alley,” a nickname Highway 138 got after a series of fatal crashes in the 1990s. The current project will add two lanes, a median left-turn lane and shoulders from Longview Road in Pearblossom to 146th Street East. LANCASTER – Widening work on Highway 138’s twin bridges, the scene of fatal accidents, will begin early next year, transportation officials said Wednesday. The project, which involves widening the highway from two to four lanes and replacing the twin bridges near 165th Street East with one 80-foot-wide bridge, is scheduled for completion in late 2007. “In early 2006 we will start construction, after the rainy season,” said Abdi Saghafi, a Caltrans senior engineer. Bids for the project were opened last week by the state Transportation Department, with the lowest coming in at $14.6 million, roughly $700,000 under estimates. Also in the works for Highway 138 is a European-style traffic roundabout at the confusing junction of Palmdale Boulevard and 47th Street East. Work on the $10 million project is scheduled to begin in 2007 and be completed in 2008. In a roundabout, a driver yields to traffic already in the circle, makes a right turn to enter the circle and makes a right turn to exit. Roundabouts are designed so the traffic in the circle is traveling under 30 mph. With traffic frequently backed up at the junction’s five closely spaced intersections, Caltrans is looking to consolidate them into one and eliminate the 90-degree curve from Palmdale Boulevard onto 47th Street East. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 last_img read more

ANOTHER ROAD DEATH OVERNIGHT ADDS TO DONEGAL ROAD CARNAGE

first_imgThe scene of last night’s road crash in Redcastle in which a young father died. Copyright Northwest News Pix.Another person has been killed on Donegal roads overnight.The 37 year old man died following a single car accident at Clar in Redcastle around 11pm last night.The man, who is understood to be from the Redcastle area, died at the scene but was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital. The man is a father of a young family but his identity has not yet been made public.The young man is the third person to die on Donegal roads in less than a week.Last week two motorcyclists were killed following separate accidents in both Raphoe and Burt.Hugh Shalvey, 34, died when his motorbike struck a jeep and trailer outside Raphoe. Meanwhile Lenny Nelson, from Cullion Road in Letterkenny, died when his motorbike was involved in a crash with two cars at Lisfannon in Burt.A full investigation has been launched into the latest crash. ANOTHER ROAD DEATH OVERNIGHT ADDS TO DONEGAL ROAD CARNAGE was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:car crashdeathdonegalGardaiRedvastlelast_img read more

Music legend Moya Brennan to feature on RTE arts series

first_imgFolk music legend Moya Brennan will be sharing the story of her life in music when she features on RTE’s ‘The Works Presents’ this week.The Clannad singer, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards, is about to set off on a final farewell tour in 2020 for the band’s 50th anniversary.From singing in her Father’s pub in Meenaleck to the great theatres in the world, Clannad – singing mostly in Irish – sold over 15 million albums. Over the years the multi-award winning band has taken Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience.  Fusing elements of traditional Irish music and more contemporary folk, new age and rock they have created a beautifully unique and ethereal sound which combines haunting melodies and mesmerising vocals to transcend the sands of time whilst appealing to a worldwide audience of all ages.Moya will be appearing on The Works Presents with John Kelly as part of a special series which has focused on leading women in Irish culture.The programme airs on RTÉ One, Thursday November 28th at 11.15pm.   Music legend Moya Brennan to feature on RTE arts series was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Erik Karlsson looking better, but will likely be tested in Game 3 vs Avs

first_imgSAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson’s end-to-end rush in the second period of Game 2 against the Colorado Avalanche was a good indication the two-time Norris Trophy winner is feeling better now than he has at any point in the playoffs.That’s obviously good news for the Sharks, because the offense Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen were able to generate Sunday was a good indication the Avalanche’s top line is starting to find a rhythm, as well.Rantanen was moved back alongside …last_img read more

‘World, welcome!’ – Jacob Zuma on 2010

first_img2 December 2009With the stadiums all approaching completion and the 32 teams for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ decided, Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan speaks to South African President Jacob Zuma on the eve of the Final Draw in Cape Town.Jordaan: Thank you Mr President for giving us some time. Outside our headquarters next to Soccer City stadium, 32 flags are now flying. These are the flags of the 32 countries that will be part of Africa’s first Fifa World Cup™. What is your message to those who have qualified and will now come to our country?Zuma: We welcome them with warm hearts. It has been a long journey, a journey first and foremost to have the World Cup on our continent. When we won the right to host the event it was almost as if we had won the World Cup because it was such a historic event.Having done that, South Africa then said that this World Cup is not just hosted by South Africa, we are hosting it on behalf of the continent.So when we say to the countries that have qualified, “Welcome”, it is actually Africa welcoming the world to come and play in South Africa. I am sure they will not be disappointed. Qualifying is not a small matter; it is one of the biggest challenges of this tournament.Jordaan: What is your message to ordinary South Africans who love this game, and who must next year play host. What do you expect from them?Zuma: To South Africans I would like to say please welcome the visitors who are coming to be with us, handle them with care. If I were to put it in Zulu I would say sibaphathe kahle, that is what we say when we stress that we must handle the visitors with care. Show them love; show them hospitality; be nice to them.They are our friends, all of the people who are going to come here are our friends. Let us show them who we are − how proud we are as a nation, and how caring we are. Come in your big numbers to support the teams, but of course when it comes to Bafana Bafana do it extra, do it the South African way.Let us display the Rainbow Nation to the world, let us display that here in the southern tip of Africa where humankind originated from, we can make the home of everyone.Jordaan: I know you are a Bafana Bafana supporter but if, as you said earlier, this is to be an African World Cup, we want all African teams to do well. We have one of the best line-ups of African teams ever at a World Cup coming here next year − Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria. Do you think that this will be an African tournament for African teams?Zuma: Today the standard of football in Africa is very high; it has even improved since the last World Cup. I am convinced the World Cup will remain in South Africa at the end, but supposing it did not remain here it must not leave the continent. That is the duty of all six African teams.Full interview: watch the video on Fifa.comSource: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more