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Nets overcome James’ triple-double, beat Cavaliers

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene He ran the offense fine but his long-range shooters couldn’t convert enough of his passes. Kevin Love finished 4 for 13 from the floor and J.R. Smith was 1 for 9, missing all five 3-point attempts.The Nets led by 14 when Quincy Acy made a 3-pointer to open the scoring in the fourth, but James led the Cavs on a 13-0 run that gave them a 94-92 lead on Love’s 3-pointer. The teams traded narrow leads from there.Russell, the Nets’ leading scorer, sat out after spraining his right knee in Tuesday’s loss at Orlando.TIP-INSCavaliers: Lue said he hoped Rose could play Saturday at New Orleans. … The Cavs had won the last four meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) defends Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left while starting for the injured D’Angelo Russell, and the Brooklyn Nets overcame LeBron James’ first triple-double of the season to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-107 on Wednesday night.James had 29 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds in his 56th triple-double, but he missed two free throws — the second intentionally — with the Cavaliers trailing by two with 7.6 seconds remaining. DeMarre Carrollthen hit a free throw and the Cavs’ long inbounds pass intended for James went out of bounds.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ Dinwiddie scored 22 points for the Nets, who blew a 14-point lead in the final quarter but recovered toimprove to 3-2 — the same record as the defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allen Crabbe added 19 points apiece and Carroll scored 18 for the Nets, who fell just shy of becoming the first NBA team in 32 years to open a season with five straight 115-point games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJames appeared in his 772nd game with the Cavs, passing former teammate Zydrunas Ilgauskas for most in team history. But it turned into a frustrating night.He started at point guard for the second straight night with Derrick Rose still nursing a sprained left ankle and Dwyane Wade joining him after bruising his left knee in Tuesday’s victory over Chicago. No. 1 pick Fultz out 3 games for 76ers with sore shoulder LATEST STORIES 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nets: The Nets are 3-0 at home for the first time since 2002-03. … The last team with five straight 115-games to open a season was the 1985-86 Pistons. The Nets came in leading the NBA with 123.5 points per game.BRONX BOMBERS IN BROOKLYNAaron Judge, CC Sabathia and Dellin Betances of the New York Yankees watched from a sideline seat.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit New Orleans on Saturday.Nets: Visit New York on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

Bomi Stabilizing But for Two New Cases

first_imgThe chairman of the National Taskforce on Ebola and Superintendent of Bomi County, Samuel Foday Brown, has disclosed that the county continues to show stability in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Speaking to the Daily Observer from the county yesterday, Supt. Brown said the national taskforce on Ebola has been robust in the fight against the epidemic, confirming that Bomi is no longer an epicenter.However two communities in the county have reported new cases of Ebola after two persons tested positive.  But he said the taskforce is currently working to ensure that the situation is put under control.  The new cases are from Tubmanburg City, he said.Supt. Brown disclosed that the county has some Ebola patients undergoing treatment, including the recent two cases in central Tubmanburg. “We have nine persons in the isolation treatment unit and they have good chances of recovery,” said the Bomi Superintendent.The taskforce is considering having the two communities quarantined to facilitate contact tracing and other means of containing the Ebola virus there.He said Tubman Avenue is the first case since the outbreak of the virus and the taskforce will do everything necessary to ensure that the situation is put to rest.  He said the taskforce will not relent in putting the area under a 21-day quarantine.” The chairman reported that, the taskforce is vigorously engaged in the two affected communities promoting awareness and contact tracing that will help to break any further transmission of the virus.The taskforce is also working persistently to minimize stigmatization of Ebola survivors in their various communities, he said, adding that “health reports have stated that these people cannot get re-infected by the virus but yet they continue to be stigmatized by people from the community.”The chairman said the county now accounts for 68 orphans since the outbreak of the disease in Bomi.  He expressed thanks and appreciation to Plan Liberia for the high level of support provided for the children.“We are beginning to win the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. We cannot rest until the virus is completely out of Liberia and not Bomi alone,” Supt. Brown declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Murder accused remanded

first_imgGold miner Bryan Green was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan after he appeared in her court yesterday in relation to an indictable charge stating that on April 15th, 2018, while at a shop at Quartz Stone Backdam, Cuyuni, he fatally chopped Brazilian citizen Adrin Sousa Santos.According to facts presented in the court, Santos went to a shop where he met Green drinking with a woman. Santos and Green became involved in a ‘talking’ about the female, and the 33-year-old Green departed the premises.He later returned, armed with a cutlass, and dealt Santos two chops on his right hand. Santos reportedly collapsed, and bled to death before he was transported to the hospital.According to Acting ‘F’ Division Commander Kevin Adonis, ranks were sent to the scene on Sunday afternoon to investigate the matter. They returned on Monday evening.Green is expected to appear before the Bartica magistrate on May 10.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgPICO RIVERA – The Smith Park pool is in the process of being renovated. City Council members last month approved $160,000 to upgrade the park’s aquatics center, including repairs to the mechanical systems and pumps, renovations to the diving boards and pool deck and new tile in the shower areas. More than 18,000 people use the Aquatic Center each year, officials said. Monterey Park hosting dinner LA MIRADA – The ladies auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will host a fund-raising roast beef dinner at 6 p.m. tonight. A donation of $7 per person is suggested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. `Enchanted April’ opening tonight WHITTIER – The famous comedy “Enchanted April” begins a three-weekend run at 8 p.m. tonight at the Center Theater, 7630 S. Washington Ave. Directed by Regan Hunter and written by Matthew Barber – from a novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim – the play will also be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 and again on March 2. A matinee performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25. For more information, or for reservations, call (562) 693-1105. Stop smoking workshop slated LA HABRA – Hynotherapist Pamela J. Schmidt will conduct a two-session workshop, “Become a Non-Smoker With Hypnosis,” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning March 8 at the La Habra Community Center. The fee is $26. For more information, call (562) 905-9708. Target assists Literacy Council WHITTIER – Target in the Whittwood Town Center has donated $2,800 to the Whittier Area Literacy Council, enabling the nonprofit group to add to its tutoring materials. The council provides free tutoring for children, adults and English learners. For more information about the council, call (562) 698-6598. Little Lake board to meet Tuesday SANTA FE SPRINGS – The Little Lake City School District has called a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the board room, 10515 S. Pioneer Blvd. The meeting will focus on school plans for 2006-07 for Lakeland Elementary, Lake Center Middle and Lakeside Middle schools, among other business. `The Music Man’ coming to WHS WHITTIER – Whittier High School Theater Company will present Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. March 15, 16 and 17 at the Vic Lopez Auditorium at Whittier High, 12417 Philadelphia St. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 2010. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! bank is robbed MONTEREY PARK – A man escaped with about $6,300 after a mid-day bank robbery Wednesday, officials said The robber walked up to a teller about 11:45 a.m. at the Washington Mutual bank, 459 S. Atlantic Blvd., said Monterey Park police Sgt. Scott Wiese. He handed a note to the teller demanding money, and was last seen running from the location, said Wiese. No car was observed in connection with the robbery. VFW’s ladies last_img

Coral Daily Download – West Ham set for top ten, Newcastle heading for relegation?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman was impressed by West Ham’s performance in their 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday night and reveals the Hammers are now 5/2 to finish in the Premier League’s top ten.Newcastle, meanwhile, are 9/4 to be relegated from the top-flight after the loss at Upton Park saw them slump to the bottom of the table.Clare also looks ahead to the Champions League action on Tuesday night, with Manchester City hosting Juventus and Manchester United travelling to PSV Eindhoven.City are 3/4 to kick off their campaign with a win, while United are priced at 5/4 to see off their Dutch opponents.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

DONEGAL DENTAL PRACTICE OFFERING HIGH-TECH RESTORATIONS IN JUST ONE VISIT

first_imgJoseph Bonner of Ready Steady Smiles Dental Practice, has recently invested in this progressive treatment which allows patients have dental crowns and other single tooth restorations fitted in one visit. CEREC is a revolutionary dental treatment modality that helps your dentist create crowns, veneers, and other types of single-tooth restorations in just one visit using advanced camera technology. Using a dedicated intra-oral camera, together with the state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment the dentist can design, construct and fit individual CEREC crowns or other ceramic restorations as you relax comfortably.This allows you to have the highest quality life like dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist.  Traditional methods required you come back for several appointments, often enduring repeated X-rays, impressions or other tests to ensure a proper fit.Your dentist has complete control of the shape, contour and fitStrong durable, metal free restoration. The ceramic materials used are lightweight and most similar to your own enamel in terms of wear, aesthetics and flexibility.Accuracy of fit and precision of the digital mapping technology are better than any impressions or models made by an outside lab. Because CEREC relies on advanced camera technology (versus messy impression materials) to capture an impression of your teeth, the CEREC procedure is an easy and comfortable alternative to traditional dental crowns.The complete treatment can be done in one visit meaning you spend less time in the dental chair.Conservative preparation. (As much of the tooth as possible is preserved).Surrounding teeth are not affected.No messy impressionsWith proper care the restoration will last years, maybe even decades.To book a consultation or to find out more call 074 91 90029www.readysteadysmiles.com  DONEGAL DENTAL PRACTICE OFFERING HIGH-TECH RESTORATIONS IN JUST ONE VISIT was last modified: August 5th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

The One Laptop Per Child program is broadening lives of children in rural Peru

first_img“Some tell me that they don’t want to be like their parents, working in the fields,” first-grade teacher Erica Velasco says of her pupils. Peru’s head of educational technology, Oscar Becerra, considers the One Laptop program the best answer yet to “a global crisis of education” in which curricula have no relevance. “If we make education pertinent, something the student enjoys, then it won’t matter if the classroom’s walls are straw or the students are sitting on fruit boxes.” Indeed, Arahuay’s elementary school population rose by 10 when families learned the laptop pilot was coming, said Guillermo Lazo, the school’s director. Teachers will get 2 days of training on the laptops, Becerra said. Each machine will initially be loaded with about 100 copyright-free books. Where applicable, texts in native languages will be included, he added. Critics of the program have two key concerns. The first is the ability of teachers – poorly trained and equipped to begin with – to cope with profoundly disruptive technology. Eduardo Villanueva, a communications professor at Lima’s Catholic University, fears “a general disruption of the educational system that will manifest itself in the students overwhelming the teachers.” To counter that fear, Becerra said the government is offering $150 grants to qualifying teachers toward the purchase of conventional laptops, for which it is also arranging low-interest loans. The second big concern is maintenance. For every 100 units it will distribute to students, Peru is buying one extra for parts. But there is no tech support program. Students and teachers will have to do it. “What you want is for the kids to do the repairs,” said Negroponte, who believes such tinkering is itself a valuable lesson. “I think the kids can repair 95percent of the laptops.” Negroponte acknowledges that t ech support is a serious issue . One Laptop is bidding on a contract with Brazil’s government that Negroponte says demanded unrealistically onerous support requirements. The XO machines are water resistant, rugged and designed to last five years. They have no fan so they won’t suck up dust, are built to withstand drops from up to 5 feet and can absorb power spikes typical of places with irregular electricity.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFounded in 2005 by former MIT Media Lab director Nicholas Negroponte, the One Laptop program has retreated from early boasts that developing-world governments would snap up millions of the small laptops at $100 each. Mass production began last month and Negroponte, brother of U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, says he expects 1.5 million machines to be sold by next November. Even that would be far less than Negroponte originally envisioned. The higher-than-initially-advertised price and a lack of the Windows operating system, still being tested for the XO, have dissuaded many potential government buyers. Peru made the single biggest order to date – more than 272,000 machines – in its quest to turn around a primary education system that the World Economic Forum recently ranked last among 131 countries surveyed. Uruguay was the No. 2 buyer of the laptops, inking a contract for 100,000. Negroponte said 150,000 more laptops will get shipped to countries including Rwanda, Mongolia, Haiti, and Afghanistan in early 2008 through “Give One, Get One,” a U.S.-based promotion ending Dec. 31 in which you buy a pair of laptops for $399 and donate one or both. The children of Arahuay prove One Laptop’s transformative conceit: that you can revolutionize education and democratize the Internet by giving a simple, durable, power-stingy but feature-packed laptop to the worlds’ poorest kids. ARAHUAY, Peru – Doubts about whether poor, rural children really can benefit from quirky little computers evaporated as quickly as the morning dew in this hilltop Andean village, where 50 primary school children got machines from the One Laptop Per Child project six months ago. These offspring of peasants whose monthly earnings rarely exceed the cost of one of the $188 laptops – a people who can ill afford pencil and paper much less books – can’t get enough of their “XO” laptops. At breakfast, they’re already powering up the combination library/videocam/audio recorder/music maker/drawing kits. At night, they’re dozing off in front of them – if they’ve managed to keep older siblings from waylaying the coveted machines. “It’s really the kind of conditions that we designed for,” Walter Bender, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff, said of this agrarian backwater up a precarious dirt road. last_img read more

FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR TOP MODEL SARAH AS SHE PLANS LONDON MOVE

first_imgDonegal’s Sarah Kennedy confirmed that she plans to embark on a professional modelling career after coming runner-up in last night’s Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model.The 23-year-old from Portnoo said “Modelling is 100 per cent what I have wanted to do for a long time, it’s just never happened.”Sarah now plans to move to London with her boyfriend. Sarah has not yet signed with any modelling agencies, but said she is excited to start her new career.She took to Twitter last night to thank her faithful fans after the shocking result:“Thank you to each and every one of you for all your support over the past 13 weeks,I am now going to live my dream 🙂 Londons calling me! Xx”Sarah made it through 13 weeks of gruelling photo shoots on the show, one of those being underwater. She lost out to Lauren Lambert in the tense finale on Sky Living last night. She is the first Irish girl to ever reach the final.FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR TOP MODEL SARAH AS SHE PLANS LONDON MOVE was last modified: September 6th, 2013 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) Tags:bintmmodelSarah Kennedylast_img read more

PRIEST SLAMS BOOZE-FILLED CHRISTMAS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ‘BULLIES’

first_imgFr Eamonn McLaughlinA WELL-known Co Donegal priest has called on ‘bullies’ responsible for violent Christmas domestic violence attacks to stop.In a wide-ranging sermon at St Eunan’s Cathedral, Fr Eamonn McLaughlin said the message of Christmas was often forgotten in the run up to December 25.He said many people were more interested in “loading up on booze” at this time of year. He said he was all in favour of celebrating at this time of the year but is should be done in moderation.Fr McLaughlin also told parishioners at noon Mass in Letterkenny that Christmas was often wrecked for many families by domestic violence.“Let us enjoy Christmas, and not destroy it. We can do that to ourselves or to others. We can see the glass of life half full or half empty. Incidentally, gratitude is always in the glass half full,” he said.“Christmas can be a time of great tension in families, caused by past hurts, open wounds, and the absence of forgiveness. We can destroy Christmas on others in so many ways. Let us not do that. Please. Why destroy what we can enjoy? “The great destroyer of family peace however, is the abuse of alcohol, on the one hand, as if it couldn’t be Christmas without stocking up on booze. Drug abuse, on the other hand, is an every growing source of destruction in our communities and in our homes. Don’t allow these drugs to destroy your life or the life of your family members. You were created for happiness not despair. You are looking for happiness but you will never find it in drugs. Christ is the answer.”Fr McLaughlin went on: “Many also live in fear of domestic violence at this time. The street angel seems to see Christmas as a licence to be an ever greater house devil.“To the victims of such abuse I say, please don’t suffer in silence. Do not empower the abuser by saying nothing or by making excuses for them. To those who are aware of such abuse, don’t enable the abuser. Be a hero with and for the victim.“To the house bully, stop it, grow up and seek help. Don’t be a coward. Be brave, deal with your serious issues and beg forgiveness. No one should destroy Christmas for another. Together we can all enjoy Christmas.”The St Eunan’s curate said Christmas can also be a time where we risk being selfish and ungrateful. “This form of in-reach is unhealthy and destructive. Instead, let Christmas be a time to reach out and spread the fragrance of God’s love to others. I invite you to take time to perhaps visit a grave, say a prayer for a departed loved one, to make contact with a family member away from home, with someone recently bereaved or with someone lonely; to pay a visit or play a request for someone in care,” he said.“Is there somebody you could share your Christmas table with? As God reaches out to us, and invites us to reach out to Him, may we in turn reach out to one another this Christmas, for as Christ tells us: what you do to one another, you do it to me.”PRIEST SLAMS BOOZE-FILLED CHRISTMAS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ‘BULLIES’ was last modified: December 22nd, 2014 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:father eamonn mclaughlinSt.Eunan’s Cathedrallast_img read more

Kawempe and Olila high through to Elite league finals

first_img Tags: Fufa women elite league Kawempe goalkeeper Juliet Adeke picks up a routine ball at Lugogo on Thursday (Photo by Tebandeke Rachael)Kawempe Muslim booked a place in the finals of this years FUFA Women Elite League after defeating Kampala Queens in the play offs on Thursday.The two teams played out a draw in the game played at the star times Stadium but Kawempe Muslim got to the finals winning the penalty shoots out 5-7.Kampala Queens got more scoring opportunities on the day and they took the lead through second half substitute Benson Lillian Akello.Akello went past defender Rehema Adubango before slotting into the net.Midfielder Tracy Jones levelled matters for Kawempe to send the game into spot kicks.Winnie Babirye missed the first penalty despite centre referee ordering her to retake but Kawempe goal keeper Juliet Adeke saved on both occasions.Kawempe were able to convert all their penalties to reach Fourth successive final.Olila High school who defeated Gafford Ladies will be facing Kawempe in the finals on Saturday at Wankulukuku stadium.Olila high school was the first to score the only lone goal through Norah Alupo.Gafford will be facing Kampala Queens to fight for the third position where as Kawempe Muslim and Olila high school will play the final a match .Comments last_img read more