Durant too hot for former teammates

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP) Golden State’s Kevin Durant thoroughly embarrassed his old Oklahoma City teammates by sinking seven 3-pointers and scoring 39 points as the Warriors strolled to a 122-96 win against the Thunder on Thursday. Defeat for the Thunder left Cleveland as the NBA’s last unbeaten team, as LeBron James led the Cavaliers past Boston. The highly-anticipated clash of last year’s Western Conference Finals revolved around Durant, who had made the big-money move to the Warriors, and he rose to the occasion, with his seven 3-pointers matching a career high. Russell Westbrook was eager to show he could lead Oklahoma City without Durant, but was held to just 20 points; 17.8 points below his season average. Golden State’s Stephen Curry added 21 points while Klay Thompson rediscovered his 3-point radar and hit four long shots as the Warriors notched a fourth straight win. Reigning league champions Cleveland emerged as the new-season pacesetters by defeating Boston 128-122. The Cavaliers have won their opening five games for the first time in 40 years. LeBron James scored a season-high 30 points, edging within two points of passing Hakeem Olajuwon for 10th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Olajuwon had 26,946 points, a total James will likely surpass today in Philadelphia. Kevin Love scored 26 points, also a season high, while Kyrie Irving added 23 for the Cavaliers, while Tristan Thompson recorded a double-double in the first half, finishing with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points and Avery Bradley had 26 for the Celtics, who played without two starters: center Al Horford (concussion) and forward Jae Crowder (sprained left ankle). Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker each had 27 points to lead the Bucks past Indiana 125-106. Indiana had a brief surge in the fourth quarter, closing within nine points, but could get no closer and fell to 0-3 in road games. Paul George scored 23 points for the Pacers. Orlando won back-to-back games for the first time this season, as Evan Fournier scored 29 points in a 102-94 win against Sacramento. An attempted 3-pointer by Nemanja Bjelica on the buzzer went in then out, allowing Denver to hang on for a 102-99 victory at Minnesota.last_img read more

UAAP: Manganti game-winner lifts Adamson past UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES Manganti with the winner! Ahanmisi with the steal! Adamson pulls off the comeback! 69-68. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/2OPPW5FXCR— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) September 26, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss After falling behind 57-47 at the end of the third, the Soaring Falcons reached second wind with a 10-1 run for a 67-66 lead with 1:39 remaining. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kris Porter banking on hardwork, confidence in PBA Draft bid Sean Manganti nailed the game winner as Adamson University pulled the rug from under University of the Philippines, 69-68, for its fourth straight win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Manganti finished with 18 points for the Soaring Falcons while Jerrick Ahanmisi added 15 points on 3-of-7 shooting from long range.Papi Sarr held Adamson’s paint with 11 points and 11 rebounds.Akhuetie had a terrific game of 20 points and 20 rebounds for the Fighting Maroons, who are on a three-game slide. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Bright Akhuetie put the Fighting Maroons back ahead with a putback off Paul Desiderio’s miss with 5.7 seconds to go before Manganti came through for Adamson.The Soaring Falcons improved to a perfect 4-0 and buried the Fighting Maroons to 1-3.Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren, though, wasn’t too head over heels after their dramatic win and instead reminded his players not to rest on their laurels.“We allowed UP to dictate the game and we drifted away from what we’re supposed to be doing and the players can attest to this that we’re kind of selfish,” said Pumaren. “I’ve been telling them that 3-0 is nothing, 4-0 is nothing, if we win the championship they can probably start acting that way.”“I appreciate the players and the coaches because they push themselves. We were in deep water already but in spite of that we were able to regain our composure.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

President Granger engages Guyanese Diaspora in New York

first_imgPresident David Granger shares a light moment with these smiling ladies following the meeting on FridayPresident David Granger on Friday met with members of the Guyanese diaspora at the Guyana Mission in New York, where he engaged them on the Government’s push for a ‘green’ economy. The President also used the occasion to promote investment opportunities in the ‘green’ sector, which he said will bloom as the country continues to make headway globally in creating a ‘green’ footprint.The President was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, retired international diplomat, Sir Shridath Ramphal and Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rudolph Michael Ten-Pow, among others.Addressing those gathered, President Granger said that Guyana’s pursuit of a ‘green’ agenda and economy is simply not for ‘show’ neither is it mere ‘talk’, rather it is a plan of action that is necessary if the country and the wider world are to combat the climate change and global warming phenomena.Guyana, he said, is not only one of the most beautiful and bountiful Caribbean countries, it has valuable resources, particularly its pristine, virtually untouched rainforests which forms part of the lungs of the earth. Guyana is an integral part of the global ‘green’ movement, he proclaimed.The Head of State also said that evidence of Guyana’s role as an important partner in the global environmental movement can be seen in the agreements which have been brokered with the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Japan and other states and international organisations for the protection of its forests. He noted too that these funding and partnerships will create opportunities for investments in the country, areas in which the diaspora can become involved.He also noted that while Guyana will soon become an oil producing State and many believe that there is a conflict of interest in pursuing a ‘green’ agenda, the petroleum is simply a ‘bonus’ which can assist in financing projects and programmes, which will benefit the citizens, particularly the youth population.last_img read more

High-level World Bank Delegation Meets President Sirleaf; Introduces New Country Manager for Liberia

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, July 5, received a High-level delegation from the World Bank (WB) headed by the Bank’s Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Henry G.R. Kerali. The delegation included the outgoing Country Manager, Ms. Inguna Dobraja, and the incoming Country Manager, Ms. Larisa Leshchenko.According to an Executive Mansion release, the visit was aimed at introducing the new Country Manager of the World Bank to Liberia and to also share information on the current Country Program Portfolio, as well as the program plan for the future.Earlier, Mr. Kerali thanked President Sirleaf for the audience and pointed out that even though a Country Manager is assigned for a maximum of three years, the outgoing Country Manager has been working in Liberia for over four and a half years. Mr. Kerali attributed it to her excellent performance in Liberia. He then presented the new Country Manager, Ms. Leshchenko, and expressed the hope that she will properly fit in the place of her outgoing colleague. He renewed the Bank’s commitment to Liberia, stressing that the country remains a priority to the Bank.For her part, President Sirleaf described the WB as a true family partner to Liberia and lauded it for the many positive contributions to Liberia’s recovery process. She described Dobraja as more than just a representative of the Bank in Liberia, but a family to the country.She indicated that Madam Dobraja is valued by Liberians because she understood the country, its people their needs and expressed the hope that her successor will follow her steps. She stressed the need for direct budget support from WB during the current budget year considering the many challenges faced by Liberia.Ms. Dobraja takes a new assignment in Cambodia as the WB Country Manager, while the incoming Country Manager last served in Azerbaijan as the Bank’s Country Manager. She is expected to officially assume duty by August 1.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Several vendors reluctant to relocate from dilapidated structure

first_imgStabroek Market WharfBusiness ongoing at one of the stalls at the Stabroek Market WharfGeorgetown Mayor, Ubraj Narine plans to meet with vendors who are still plying their trade on the dilapidated Stabroek Market Wharf.He told this newspaper on Saturday afternoon that he will listen to the concerns of the vendors but added that a motion was already passed to have them removed by this month-end.“We will have a meeting again this week with them to see what are their complaints again. We are trying to meet with them in all their turns and twists. We indeed moved a motion but yet the people are still occupying there and that wharf only recently a piece fell into the Demerara River and that thing can collapse at any time,” Narine said.Due to the deplorable state in which the structure remains, the Mayor has again appealed for those persons to vacate the area. He said notices were recently issued in this regard and the meeting scheduled will allow for the vendors to explain what is preventing them from occupying Russel Square, the former Route 42 minibus park.The former bus park was transformed into a vending area to allow the vendors to earn their livelihood while the wharf is being rehabilitated. But although several stalls were built, some vendors relocated to the area while others are reluctant to do so.The initial plan was to have those vendors removed from the Stabroek Market Wharf by this month-end. In fact, plans were announced to have City Constables placed around the area to ensure it remains vacant.During a recent visit to the wharf by this publication, persons were selling off their plantains, vegetables, salted fish and peanuts among other articles below a roof that looked as though it would collapse at any time.In fact, several zinc sheets had already blown off by heavy winds, leaving behind the mere frames.Along with the horrific roofing, several boards were missing from the structure’s floor. The remaining woodwork was rotted and covered in garbage at a number of different sections.To make matters worse at the already crumbling structure, the wharf was partially blazed in November. It is suspected that the fire may have been started by a female, who had an argument with another vendor.last_img read more

Datebook 5/6

first_img“Opus 18” concerto, 2:30 p.m., Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets $10-$20. Call (805) 376-2485. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DATEBOOK TODAY Bird Walk, 8-11 a.m., Topanga State Park, 20825 Entrada Road. Bring food and drink. Call (213) 387-4287. Citrus Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northridge Park, 18300 Lemarsh St. For the 13 dropoff locations in the Valley, call (818) 756-8501 or visit www.cd12.org. Chatsworth Historical Society Garden Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Chatsworth Park South, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive. Call (818) 419-2513. Reptile Encounter, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Malibu Creek State Park. Enter park on Las Virgenes Road south of Mulholland Highway and meet in the parking lot. Call (818) 889-6238. Rancho San Antonio Open House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 21000 Plummer St., Chatsworth. Free. Call (818) 882-6400, Ext. 110. Moorpark Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Moorpark Civic Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Free. Call (805) 517-6260. “Chasing Open Spaces II” art exhibit, noon-7 p.m., Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-0696. last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP respond to robbery at Casey’s Liquor Store

first_imgWith Robert Ogilvie Elementary and North Peace Secondary School in close proximity to the robbery, RCMP contacted school officials to keep staff and students inside both schools as a precautionary measure.Energeticcity.ca will have further details on the incident as they become available.- Advertisement –last_img

Recycling How to’s in Fort St. John

first_img (250) 785-1114Karen Mason-Bennett, Executive Director of NEAT shares, FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the recent closure of a recycling centre and the refusal of the City’s blue cart recycling program, recycling is on people’s minds.The City is wanting to remind homeowners who participate in the blue cart recycling program the difference between what goes in the blue carts as recyclables and what is garbage and goes in the grey cart.Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, City staff reported to their FB Page that the recycling was so bad that it was refused at the depot and had to go straight to the landfill, from the picture accompanying the post it was obvious that one blue cart was contaminated with dog feces.- Advertisement -Contamination of blue carts with things such as grass, diapers, bags of garbage, needles, make it unsafe for recycling to be processed and then becomes garbage. Contamination is also considered items that might be thought of as recyclable and they are not.City staff urge residents to view the following material to know what is acceptable in the blue cart program.Or you can download the City of Fort St. John’s App or CLICK HERE  As for people living in Fort St. John that do not have curbside pick up such as residents of apartment buildings, Recycle-It Resource Recovery located at 10095 85th Ave is able to accept household recycling.The big picture of recycling is overseen by the Peace River Regional District with their pRRRdy Bird waste education mascot and program. With an interactive website, it is a tool to help residents and businesses learn the steps they can take to help reduce waste.Advertisement To read more about pRRRdy, CLICK HERElast_img read more

YOUTHREACH OFFERS COURSES TO HELP TAKE YOUR CAREER FORWARD

first_imgAre you aged between 15-20 years? Have you left school early? Do you have little or no qualifications? If so, you may be interested in joining your nearest Youthreach programme? What is Youthreach?Youthreach is the Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers. In Co Donegal the programme is managed by Donegal ETB. There are six centres across the county in Ballyshannon, Buncrana, Glengad, Gortahork, Lifford and Letterkenny (which celebrates its 25th anniversary this October!).What Does Youthreach Offer?Youthreach offers young people a wide range of learning and training opportunities.A range of national QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland – formerly FETAC) qualifications are provided including Levels 1 or 2 General Learning, Level 3 General Learning or Employability Skills and Level 4 General Learning. Subjects, varying from centre to centre, include art and craft, catering, computers, childcare, hairdressing, health and fitness, literacy, numeracy, office skills, outdoor pursuits, personal development, woodcraft and many more. Work experience is also an important part of the Youthreach programme. Other qualifications include basic food hygiene, ECDL, First Aid and Gaisce Awards.Centres also provide an extensive health promotion programme covering areas such as positive mental health, sexual health, alcohol and drugs, road safety, citizenship and money management.Fun is also an important part of Youthreach and regular trips and events such as an annual county-wide table quiz, masterchef, pool, bowling and football competitions also take place throughout the year.Once you’ve completed a Youthreach programme you can progress to employment or other further education opportunities – our career Advocates will help you on your way.You’ll receive a weekly training and meal allowance (16-20 year olds) and a travelling allowance if appropriate. Youthreach enrolment takes place all year round so you don’t have to wait until September – call your nearest centre now!You can also check out each centre on Facebook or our Twitter account @DonegalYR or website www.donegaletb.ie/youthreachBallyshannon (Antoinette) – 071 98 51286; Buncrana/Glengad (Jayne) – 074 93 62466; Gortahork (Pat) – 074 91 35218; Letterkenny (Gillian) – 074 91 22585; Lifford (Aidan) – 074 91 42114YOUTHREACH OFFERS COURSES TO HELP TAKE YOUR CAREER FORWARD was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsYOUTHREACHlast_img read more

BITTEN GARDA WHO FEARED HE HAD CONTRACTED AIDS IS AWARD €12K COMPENSATION

first_imgA retired Donegal garda sergeant, who was bitten on both arms while attempting to arrest a woman, spent six months worrying if he had contracted Aids.Former Garda Sgt Christy GalliganWell-known Christy Galligan said he was off duty on June 25th, 2006 and had just completed some shopping close to Larkins Lane, Letterkenny and was returning to his wife’s car when the incident occurred. He had noticed that the car, which he had parked earlier, had a broken front windscreen and that a large cement block was sitting close it, the High Court heard.A number of witnesses had identified to him a woman in a nearby flats complex, who was suspected of having caused the damage, The Irish Times reports.Mr Galligan, who had been stationed at Letterkenny Garda Station at the time, told Mr Justice Michael White, during a Garda compensation hearing, that he had approached the flat where the woman lived and when the front door was opened, he had seen several youngsters inside who seemed to be intoxicated.Mr Galligan told his barrister, Declan McHugh, that when the woman came to the front door he presented himself as a garda and told her she was under arrest. She had been extremely intoxicated and became abusive.He said the woman, who was not identified in court, had tried to resist arrest, with the help of a number of teenagers, who had been in the flat with her. He had eventually managed to restrain her.The court heard the other youngsters kicked him violently, grabbed the collar of his shirt and spat at him. The woman, whom he was restraining around her waist, bit him on both forearms. He immediately felt severe pain and the wounds had started bleeding.Galligan said he had managed to call for reinforcement, and when it arrived, the woman and a number of teenagers were arrested. He had been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital, where he was given a tetanus injection and blood samples were taken.The court heard the woman had refused to have her blood taken and Galligan had worried for six months until final blood tests revealed he had not contracted Aids.He had been off work for several weeks and the wounds had left visible marks on his arms. He sued the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.Judge White, awarding Galligan €12,000 compensation, said his injuries were the result of a nasty incident and had caused him anxiety.BITTEN GARDA WHO FEARED HE HAD CONTRACTED AIDS IS AWARD €12K COMPENSATION was last modified: December 2nd, 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:bittenChristy GalligandonegalHIGH COURTLetetrkenny Garda stationlast_img read more