Clippers easily defeat James, Cavaliers

first_imgLos Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers was a statement game to the Los Angeles Clippers only in that it lifted them into the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 23 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 23 points in a 116-102 victory Friday night. The Clippers hold the eighth spot by percentage points over Utah and Denver.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Blazers trump Warriors for 9th straight victory Clippers: Host Orlando on Saturday in the second game of a back-to-back. The Clippers are 2-8 in the second game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We wanted to load up and give him (Thornwell) as much help as possible,” Jordan said. “We knew how important this game was.”Cleveland made a final stand in the fourth, as George Hill’s 3-pointer got the Cavs to 110-102 before the Clippers scored the game’s final six points.The Cavs cut a 16-point deficit to 85-77 heading into the fourth. James scored seven of their last 12 points of the third, missing his only two free throws of the game at the end.Jordan and James traded monster dunks over the final 3:49 of the third. Jordan began his move at the top of the arc and Hill was helpless to stop him on his own as Jordan thundered through the paint for a one-handed jam.James was on the left wing, let the shot clock wind down against Jordan, faked him and drove baseline for a tomahawk slam that drew raucous cheers from the many Cavs fans in Staples Center.TIP-INSCavaliers: James’ 3-pointer with 10:54 left in the third quarter extended his double-figure scoring streak to 856 consecutive regular-season games, second only to Michael Jordan (866) in NBA history. … Nance has scored in double figures in a career-high six straight games. … The Cavs wore their gray jerseys that read “The Land” on the front.Clippers: They split the season series 1-1, having lost 118-113 in OT at Cleveland on Nov. 13 after the Cavs overcame a 15-point deficit. … Harris has scored 20 or more points in eight of his 14 games as a Clipper. … G Jawun Evans returned from a sore lower abdominal.DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONJames returned earlier than usual in the fourth after the Clippers extended their lead to 15 points. Coach Tyronn Lue said he thought James “got a little tired.” His superstar disagreed. “Fatigue is never a factor with me,” James said. “You always try to get a minute here, a minute there so you can have fresh legs as much as possible.”HE SAID IT“I don’t play fantasy basketball.” — James, on the Cavs’ failed pursuit of Jordan at the trade deadline and what he would have brought to them.UP NEXTCavaliers: Return to Staples Center on Sunday to play the Lakers. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “In the West, (seeds) 3 through 8 is like two, three games apart,” Austin Rivers said. “That’s nuts, man. The fact that if we won six games in a row we could be the third seed but if we lose, we’re out.”The Clippers led most of the game, coming out energized at the start and shooting 50 percent in the first quarter while taking an 18-point lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We moved the ball, played fast and attacked,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Our defense was tremendous. LeBron is eventually going to get some, but we guarded everyone else.”James had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson added 21 points for the Cavaliers, whose five-game road winning streak ended. Larry Nance Jr. had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James shot 11 of 20 from the field and was 3 of 7 from 3-point range. Much of the time he was guarded by rookie Sindarius Thornwell.“You’re not going to block his shot,” Thornwell said. “Just stay in front of him and make it tough for him. It takes a team to slow him down, it wasn’t just me.”Montrezl Harrell also had 20 points for the Clippers, who controlled the boards 52-40. They owned advantages in the paint (58-42) and second-chance points (25-8).“It was exhausting,” Nance said. “They’ve got some big, talented dudes down there.”Los Angeles got balanced scoring with six players in double figures, and plenty of help in containing James in the first half when he had just eight points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Woodcutter killed after tree tumbles on him in Pomeroon

first_imgA wood cutter from La Union, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was killed after a tree crashed on him at Apiarco in the Upper Pomeroon River. Dead is Moses Gonsalves, 51, also known as “Squash”.Reports are that he left his Essequibo Coast home weeks ago venturing into the Pomeroon River to harvest wood. He was accompanied by a worker Rayan Lloyd.Dead: Moses GonsalvesThis newspaper was informed that on Thursday Gonsalves was left cutting wood while Lloyd went to fetch some materials from another location.According to the now dead man’s daughter, Sherena Gonsalves, the family received the tragic news Friday morning. The saddened daughter said Lloyd, who works as a handyman with her father, informed the family of the incident.“He told us that a tree fell on daddy and killed him. He said he heard the chain saw noise stop but he thought daddy was taking a rest (but) after some time he went and discovered him in a pool of blood.”She related that her father was then transported by Police to the Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital where doctors confirmed him dead.The chain saw operator’s body is at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Police have since taken statements from Lloyd.Gonsalves leaves to mourn his wife and three children.last_img read more

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Family of UNMIL Accident Victims Appeals for Help

first_imgThe relative of a woman and her daughter who were reportedly hit by a vehicle assigned to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is making a passionate appeal to the government and all well meaning Liberians to intervene to get help for the victims. Mr. James Toeman, a brother of the victims, made the appeal yesterday when he walked into the McDonald Street offices of the Daily Observer in Monrovia. According to Mr. Toeman, since the incident about a year ago, the victims’ lives have become miserable because following their discharge from hospital on July 2, 2014 they have not received wheelchairs or crutches to improve their mobility.  On March 20, 2014, the victims, Nora Wogbeh and daughter, Rachel Wogbeh, were reportedly knocked down by an UNMIL vehicle with license plate number 1416 near Tappita, Lower Nimba County. As a result of the accident, Mr. Toeman said Nora’s right foot was completely smashed by the UNMIL speeding vehicle, and she was later rushed to the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita. “Her damaged leg was amputated by doctors at the John F. Kennedy Hospital where she was transferred,” Mr. Toeman lamented. As for Rachel, he said, “she too was knocked down along with her mother, resulting in her right foot and two of her teeth being broken.”He is appealing to humanitarian organizations in the country to come to their aid with wheelchairs and crutches.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Agricola residents complain of employment stigma

first_imgAt a job fair hosted at St Anne’s Primary School, Agricola, Greater Georgetown, on Saturday, a number of residents during the formal opening ceremony complained of being discriminated against during job interviews because of the alleged reputation of their village.A senior representative of businesses in the community, Christopher Rockcliffe, noted that via conversations with youths whom helped with their applications, he learnt the harsh truth.While admitting that there are rogue citizens living in Agricola, Rockcliffe said, “Agricola has been stigmatised, in some cases I know for a fact that a number of youths have come to me for assistance in helping them to write their applications. A number of them can’t indicate for example that they are from Agricola and a number of them have been unsuccessful on the occasions when they indicated that they are from Agricola”.The frustrating behaviours being meted out by employers have to be moved passed, he added, suggesting a follow-up check be done by the business owners to verify the person’s background in the community.He charged that institutions who attended the job fair to give youths in the community who met the requirements a fair chance to be employed.Organiser of the job fair, Christine Profitt, shared her take on youths of Agricola being turned down because of their address.She pointed out, “Definitely being a part of Agricola you find that two-headed coin because an Agricola youth was chosen to go and be one of the ambassadors to recommend change for the community and that’s one side of the coin but other youths receive a lot of stigma when trying to find a job. They receive a lot of negativity and they say they do not want a lot of problems in the organisation”.Meanwhile, a business owner at the job fair related her experience and how she managed to spring out of the negativity.“I am just a perfect example of (how) in life it doesn’t matter where you come from but look at your circumstances. You have to make a decision to be better and you take that position to reach out,” she explained.The job fair was hosted by a new organisation dubbed ‘I Can’ on Saturday.I Can Founder, Christine Profitt explained at the formal opening ceremony, that the ‘I Can’ project was specifically designed to combat negative thoughts that might play in the minds of Agricola youths.According to her, “The I Can project for Agricola’s youths is to combat a lot of the negative thoughts we tell ourselves and the negativity that we project in to the community… the project is centred around two main goals and that is to provide mentorship, networking opportunities, like this job fair and lastly provide opportunities for those of you that are looking for employment or connectivity within organisations that provide employment”.Several booths including the Strategic Recruitment Solutions Incorporated, Action Coach and Live Proactive among others were present to provide job solutions for persons in the area.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who attended the event made a donation of a number of books to the community, while encouraging youths to read.He said he was more than delighted when he heard about the I Can project and expressed that more such projects should be replicated across the country.last_img read more

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REVIEW AFTER DONEGAL FARMERS REFUSED BENEFITS WIN APPEALS

first_imgDeputy PringleTHE Department of Social Protection has promised a review after 16 Donegal farmers refused benefits were later given them after an appeal.Donegal TD Thomas Pringle raised the issue in the Dáil with Minister Joan Burton who indicated a review will be carried out within her Department.The anomalies came to the attention of the Deputy when part-time farmers across Donegal from Gleann Cholmcille to Donegal Town were consistently refused Farm Assist and Jobseekers’ Benefit but were awarded payments in the appeal process. “Personally, I have dealt with 17 different appeals cases after part-time farmers came to me wondering why they were refused in the first place,” said Pringle.“All bar one have been upheld as the individual having an entitlement to Jobseekers or Farm Assist. That means something is clearly wrong in the Department but it is particularly worrying as Donegal has the second highest number of Farm Assist recipients in the country. This payment is very important for farmers here’ says Pringle.“After dealing with each case, a pattern emerged and I realised these people were wrongly labelled as self-employed at first contact with their local office, even though they are not self-employed.“I raised this with Minister Burton as an urgent matter and while she indicated that the policy has not changed, they are in the process of issuing guideline to Deciding Officers providing greater clarity in relation to who is entitled to Jobseekers’ and Farm Assist” says Pringle. “While I welcome any review, I do feel that too many people have missed out on vital income supports because of this mislabelling. Most were awarded the payment upon appeal but some farmers were seriously struggling as a result.“I wonder how many other farmers have been refused but are unaware they were affected by these anomalies” concludes Pringle. REVIEW AFTER DONEGAL FARMERS REFUSED BENEFITS WIN APPEALS was last modified: November 26th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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A video Juventus fans will not get bored of watching!

first_imgHe’s 38 years old, but Gianluigi Buffon has had one of his most memorable seasons.The Juventus goalkeeper set a record of 973 minutes in Serie A without conceding a goal and kept 21 clean sheets as the club recovered from a poor start to storm up the table and win another league title.There were also a host of wonderful saves and fans have certainly loved their captain this season as they voted him their Player of the Year (MVP) for the 2015/16 campaign.In addition, Buffon signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018.last_img

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DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS TO LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE DIRECTORY

first_imgTONIGHT at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny, the women in Business in County Donegal will launch their fresh new brand, website & online directory and host an evening of “Meet the Donegal Women in Business” showcase. The network committee would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to come along on the evening.The event, which will be officially launched by Minister Joe McHugh, is FREE of charge & there will be a large number of businesses networking & displaying on the night. There are some spaces still available and if you are interested in coming along or having a stand on the night, call Rachel on 0749160735 or email info@donegalwomeninbusiness.com.We will have ladies from all industry sectors & of all age groups sharing their experiences with you about how the network benefits them and the networking on the night will be invaluable.Donegal Women in Business was set up 14 years ago to support all women who work in business and who own or manage a business in the county.With over 200 members, the Network is all about helping their members succeed. It supports members by: Giving shared learning and best practice through regular seminars and workshops, providing opportunities for businesses to promote themselves, being a source of information, holding regular networking events, enabling members to build up useful business contacts. The network run a number of seminars/workshops/breakfast meetings throughout the year. It’s not all work though, the Network also runs a number of social events, which provide a welcome diversion from daily business life and are a great way to have some fun while getting to know other members!The Network is open to all women with an interest in business. If you are interested in joining the Network, please contact: Rachel Wasson, Denise McClintock or Grace Ann McGarvey by email to info@donegalwomeninbusiness.com or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Looking forward to seeing you there. DONEGAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS TO LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE DIRECTORY was last modified: October 13th, 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)last_img read more

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GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgKILCAR CLUB NOTES 07.11.12 There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week and next week it will be €2800. Winning numbers were 9,14,19,25. Drawn winners were €50 –  Evelyn Marie Boyle, Glencolmbkille, €30 – Hugh Shovlin, Bavin, €20 – Fr Eddie Gallagher. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot €1400 on 46 numbers. Some of the winners were: Margaret Byrne €70, Pamela Bonner €70, Eithne Byrne €80, Frances O’Donnell €70, Mairead Byrne €80, Mairead Cunningham €70, Sarah Gallagher €50, Maire McShane €150,Nancy Dorrian €70. Lotto Sellers this weekend:Sat 10th: James Cunningham, Barry Doherty, Mary Breslin & Glenda Dolan. Sun 11th: Donna Byrne & Caroline Brady. Anyone who would like to submitt team photos or match photos for 2012 for use in club website and social media can send them to the PRO on (086) 3333320.  GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: November 7th, 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:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: LADIES NEWS

first_imgThe newly elected registrar of the ladies county board would like to draw the following points to the attention of all current and those players intending to register for the first time in 2013.(1)The Ulster Registrar will be absent from 15th April for four weeks so no registrations can be processed during that time.(2) Completed forms must be sent to Edel in the following format, with a seperate sheet for ages as follows at U14, U16, U18,and adult players. One copy must be emailed and three hard copies by post with a cheque for the total number of players being registered to Edel at the address Lettermakenny,Ballybofey, Co Donegal preferably by 31st March.It normally takes ten to twelve days from the date of cheque arriving with Edel before players are registered in Croke Park. Until you are registered in Croke Park you are not covered to play or train as if you get injured you have no entitlements.When you have read or are aware of the details indicated therein tell friends and prospective new entries so they can get in touch with your club registrar and get registered.   GAA NEWS: LADIES NEWS was last modified: January 21st, 2013 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:Donegal Ladies GAA newslast_img read more

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KICKSTART YOUR FITNESS REGIME FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH 5K FUN RUN IN DUNFANAGHY

first_imgFITNESS: It has been a belly busting Christmas for a lot of folk – extra helpings of Turkey, boxes of sweets and over indulging in wine and beer have meant we have all gained an extra few pounds.With New Year’s Resolutions now being made – why not kick-start your fitness regime by participating in the 5k Fun/Run in aid of Scoil na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy! The Scoil na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy 5k fun run/walk will be held on Saturday 2nd January, 2016.Registration from 12pm in Scoil na Croise Naofa (opposite Holy Cross Church), with run/walk starting at 1pm sharp.Fee is donation to school funds.Light refreshments served in school afterwards. KICKSTART YOUR FITNESS REGIME FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH 5K FUN RUN IN DUNFANAGHY was last modified: December 31st, 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:5K FunDunfanaghynewsRunSCHOOLSportlast_img read more

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