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January 18, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, looks to drive against San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)MILWAUKEE — Facing a potential second loss at home in two nights, Giannis Antetokounmpo unleashed a furious rally. When he’d finished, his teammates did the rest.Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 18 rebounds, and the Bucks overcame an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 135-129 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Davis Bertans came off the bench with 17 points for the Spurs, who also got 18 from Bryn Forbes and 15 from LaMarcus Aldridge.“We were in the game the whole time, we just couldn’t get a stop down the stretch,” Aldridge said.SPEEDY SPURSIt took San Antonio less than five minutes to wipe out Milwaukee’s early 15-point lead the Bucks built by starting 12 of 13 from the field. The Spurs went on to lose for the sixth time in the last eight games despite an 11-point lead late.“It is tough to have control of the game and not win,” Aldridge said.TIP-INSSpurs: Coach Gregg Popovich called departed star Kawhi Leonard a great player, but not a leader when discussing Patty Mills’ leadership role. “Kawhi’s talent will always be missed, but that leadership wasn’t his deal at the time. That may come as he progresses,” Popovich said before the game. Leonard was traded with Danny Green to the Raptors for DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 first-round pick in the offseason.Bucks: Brogdon finished with 23 points, Middleton 21 and Sterling Brown 11. . F Ersan Ilyasova (right knee soreness) dressed but did not play. . Antetokounmpo was fouled in the act of shooting 55 feet from the basket at the end of the first quarter by Derrick White. Antetokounmpo made all three shots and White didn’t see the court the rest of the way. . Brook Lopez, who went 0 for 12 from 3-point range on Friday night, hit his first attempt against San Antonio.UP NEXT “I was feeling relaxed,” said Antetokounmpo, who scored 14 points in the final period and heard chants of “MVP! MVP!” each time he stepped to the free-throw line. “I had a little bit of energy saved up for the fourth quarter.”DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points for the Spurs, who took a 106-95 lead with 11 minutes to play after a jumper by Rudy Gay.FEATURED 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 ChrissBut the Bucks, who dropped a game to Phoenix on Friday, roared back in this one, which featured 26 lead changes. They took it for the final time when Antetokounmpo hit a pair of free throws with 2:44 left that made it 123-122.“Giannis did a hell of a job keeping us in that game, and we kind of helped him out at the end,” Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe said. Spurs: At Chicago on Monday for the third of a four-game trip.Bucks: At Charlotte on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ronaldo responds to award reports by leading Juventus to win Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Khris Middleton hit a key 3-pointer, Bledsoe drove to the hoop for a contested layup and Malcolm Brogdon knocked down a 3 off a drive and dish from Bledsoe with 8.9 seconds to play to put the game out of reach.“If I’m going to have the ball at the end of the game in situations like that, I’ve got to be able to know when to score and when to pass,” said Bledsoe, who had 20 points and 10 assists. “Malcolm did a great job being in the right spot, and knocked it down.”DEROZAN DOMINANTDeRozan has averaged 26.4 points in his last 15 games, including playoffs, against Milwaukee. But no one on the Spurs had an answer for Antetokounmpo.“He is definitely a tough task,” DeRozan said. “He is so long, once he gets anywhere around the rim, it is kind of tough.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe body of 58-year-old Mohamed Rasheed of Number 11 Village, Berbice, who went missing while taking a bath in the Demerara River, was recovered on Thursday afternoon in the vicinity of Omai Wharf.The man went missing about 17:45h on Wednesday. Based on reports received, the now dead man was guarding heavy-duty equipment in the area when he decided to take a bath in the Demerara River at Wismar.However, it was initially stated that he encountered difficulties owing to the strong current of the tide. Other employees reportedly saw this and tried to render assistance with the aid of life jackets, but it was too late.Upon the recovery of the body, the Police have confirmed that there were no marks of violence present. The body is presently at the Wismar Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.The area where Mohamed Rasheed’s body was foundlast_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Cuyuni River overtopped onto the landA section under waterSeveral sections of Enteringbang, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) are under water following the overtopping of the Cuyuni River. This was confirmed by Regional Chairman Gordon Bradford during a telephone interview with Guyana Times on Thursday evening.Bradford explained that the situation arose because of the heavy downpours the area has been facing for the past few days. As a result, the water in the Cuyuni River raised beyond the norm, thus, causing water to get onto the land.He noted, however, that he is in contact with a team on the ground, and has been receiving updates on a regular basis. He noted that there were no reports that homes were flooded or destroyed, but admitted that the water level is quite high.There has been reports, nevertheless, that one farm in the area was affected as a result of the rise in water. He advised residents to stay alert.When contacted, Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Chairman Major Kester Craig explained that the Regional Democratic Council reported that one farm was flooded, but there was no immediate threat to homes and businesses.However, he noted that over the next 24 hours, the RDC and members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will continuously monitor the situation and provide updates.He added that the Hydromet has forecasted that over the next 24 hours, rainfall is expected to range between 10mm and 15mm mainly across Regions 9 and 8, with other regions expected to experience up to 5mm.Residents of low-lying areas and those prone to floods are urged to take all necessary precautions to ensure impact is minimised.All ocean-going vessels are asked to observe and take necessary precautions against waves that may reach heights of approximately 1.5m.The CDC encourages all residents to remain vigilant and report any instances of flooding to their Operations Centre.In a post on social media, residents are urged to avoid children playing in the flooded areas.“Food items and water for drink and cooking purposes must be properly stored in covered containers”. In addition, residents are urged to be on the lookout for snakes, rats, and other animals and to report any illnesses immediately.In May, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), was under water for several hours following a night of heavy rainfall.It was reported that floodwaters rose as high as four feet in some areas, and even eroded a section of one of the main access roads to the township.One week after which left at least 25 homes inundated, residents have held miners liable for disrupting the drainage network in the area.Every time it rains, the water would drain from the hills and exit the land via creeks in the valleys.However, attributable to mining activities, the creeks are blocked, providing no pathway for the water to recede. As such, this causes an accumulation of water, which affects households in close proximity to creeks.Residents are certain that if actions are taken to preserve these natural landscapes on a regular basis, the possibility of flooding would decrease.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Norco girls basketball team won a heart-stopping 69-68 overtime thriller against Diamond Ranch on Tuesday night to advance to the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA championship game. “In order to be a coach, you have to have CPR (training),” Norco coach Rick Thompson said. “I just never thought I’d have to use it on myself.” That helped the Cougars survive a phenomenal performance from UCLA-bound star Nina Earl, who had 39 points on 16-of-24 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. She hit all eight of her shots in the second half. Diamond Ranch still could make the CIF state tournament, but coach Vince Spirlin wasn’t sure. “It just didn’t fall our way,” he said. “In a game that close, funny things are gonna happen. We put ourselves in that predicament.” (909) 386-3865 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CORONA – The chorus of voices grew and the sound bounced from wall to wall in Corona Santiago’s gym like a game of ping pong. One side had the momentum. Then the other side grabbed it. center_img With 6.6 seconds remaining in overtime, Diamond Ranch trailed by one point and inbounded the ball at the far end of the court. The No. 2-seeded Panthers (27-2) put the ball in the hands of their most reliable ballhandler, senior Eliza Dy, who tried an off-balance lay-up. But the shot wasn’t close, and the buzzer sounded to end Diamond Ranch’s CIF title defense as No. 3 seed Norco (27-2) celebrated. The game was highlighted by two exceptional performances. Norco won in large part because spunky sharpshooter Tyler Howard hit nine 3-pointers and scored 30 points. last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgCINCINNATI – Cedar Fair LP will have a more national presence in the regional theme-park business with its announcement Monday that it will buy Paramount Parks Inc. from CBS Corp. for $1.24 billion in cash. Industry experts say the acquisition should make Cedar Fair the third-largest theme-park operator in North America in terms of attendance, behind first-place The Walt Disney Co. and second-place Six Flags Inc. It will also mean that all of Ohio’s major theme parks will be owned by one company. The acquisition provides an enormous opportunity for the Ohio-based amusement-park operator and some challenges, and should benefit park visitors as well, industry experts say. “This is huge for the industry and for Cedar Fair in terms of the property being acquired,” said Paul Ruben, North American editor of Park World, an amusement industry trade publication. “These are all major North American theme parks.” He said guests should benefit from Cedar Fair’s history of operating “well-thought-out” parks. The firm owns Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County. The five parks being sold to Cedar Fair are: Canada’s Wonderland, near Toronto; Kings Island, near Cincinnati; Kings Dominion near Richmond, Va.; Carowinds, near Charlotte, N.C.; and Great America located in Santa Clara. “The five properties we are acquiring fit very well with our existing parks, and there is very little overlap,” Dick Kinzel, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Sandusky-based company, said in a teleconference Monday. He said a major plus from the acquisition is weather and financial diversity. Cedar Fair and Paramount Parks generated nearly $1 billion in revenue and about 25 million guests in 2005, Kinzel said. Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services Inc., a Cincinnati-based consulting firm for the leisure industry, said Cedar Fair faces the challenge confronting the rest of the regional theme-park industry – that of appealing to the entire family. The race for bigger, higher and faster roller coasters in recent years tended to draw more teenagers than families to regional theme parks, Speigel said. “Teens don’t spend like a family unit does,” he said. “Appealing to families should increase attendance and per capita spending.” He also said Cedar Fair and others in the industry must look at providing more pricing and entertainment options and alternatives to guests, many of whom have less disposable time and income. “The idea is to ensure that guests keep coming back,” he said. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval, but is expected to close during the third quarter. CBS shares rose 5 cents to close at $25.26 on the New York Stock Exchange, while Cedar Fair shares rose 39 cents, or 1.4 percent, to finish at $27.39. CBS Corp. had been looking to sell the parks business, which didn’t fit with its media holdings. CBS Corp. split up with Viacom Inc. at the beginning of the year.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgFROM MAJELLA MCFADDEN IN BOSTON: THE GAA season kicked off in Boston – with Donegal GFC safely through the first round of the O’Brien Cup.The exiles overcame Christophers by 1-10 to 0 – 06 with Hugh Devine, Lifford, scoring the goal for Donegal.Pic top :Darren Doherty from Malin keeps ahead of Christophers Patrick Manning Pic below: Eddie Kelly from Urris in action for Donegal Boston last sundayin CantonBottom pic :Hugh Devine, Lifford, scores for Donegal.    PICTURES: DONEGAL GFC BOSTON GET OFF TO WINNING START was last modified: April 23rd, 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:PICTURES: DONEGAL GFC BOSTON GET OFF TO WINNING STARTlast_img read more

December 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThere was outrage in Letterkenny yesterday afternoon when a small dog was discovered in a parked car under extremely hot conditions.The alert was raised when passers-by saw a dog in distress in a parked car at the Letterkenny Retail Park.The window was cracked down a small amount, but sources at the scene said the dog was excessively panting and distressed from the heat. The little pet tried to hide in the footwell under the steering wheel to avoid the glare of the sun in the car. It is believed the car owner had left the dog for over an hour, despite the many warnings from ISPCA over the dangers of leaving pets in vehicles during this current heatwave.People at the scene attempted to squirt water through the window opening to the dog, but attempts to cool the animal were unsuccessful.Passing Gardai were alerted to the incident and, using the car registration, tracked the owner. The owner eventually returned to the car.One man, who contacted Donegal Daily after witnessing the incident, said “That poor wee dog. It’s not like there haven’t been enough warnings. That car must have been like a microwave on full blast. “How would the owner have liked it if they had been locked in a car with a tiny piece of the window down.“If they can’t look after their dog then they should be allowed to own one.”The event has sparked a fresh warning locally about leaving pets in cars.The ISPCA have launched a campaign to warn that dogs can die if left in hot cars. Leaving a window open or parking in the shade is not enough to prevent heatstroke under intense sunshine. Even 10 minutes in a hot car can be fatal, the ISCPA warns.If a member of the public sees a dog in a car, the correct procedure is to contact local Gardai or the ISPCA Helpline on 18900515515. For more information on caring for pets in summertime, visit: Outrage as dog is locked in scorching car was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:carDOGletterkennylockedlast_img read more

December 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Sandton Convention Centre decked outin Confederations Cup banners ahead of thedraw.(Image: Tamara O’Reilly)Tamara O’ReillyAsk around which major football event South Africa will be hosting soon and the likeliest answer will be the Fifa 2010 World Cup tournament. While that’s not entirely wrong, it’s not entirely true either.Next year South Africa hosts the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup – a tournament played by eight teams which comprise the winners of all Fifa competitions held throughout year, the revered World Cup trophy holders and the host nation. This weekend a beady eye was cast on South Africa as the draw deciding the matches that the eight teams will play took place at a glitzy African-themed event at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.Hundreds of delegates and media personnel from around the world witnessed the preliminary draw for the competition, which will be held from 14 to 28 June 2009.“It would be wrong to regard the Fifa Confederations Cup as merely an entrée to the main course,” says Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke. “The eight participating nations represent the cream of their respective continents and the contrast between these teams and their diverse styles should create a fascinating spectacle for the fans. It is shaping up to be an exciting precursor to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”From a football point, host South Africa, had the proverbial  luck of the draw as the teams opponents in Group A are Iraq, winners of the 2007 Fifa Asian Cup, OFC Nations Cup holders New Zealand and UEFA Euro Champions Spain.“It could have been worse. It is in our favour, but we should not underestimate Iraq and New Zealand, who are both competitive teams that have fought hard to be here. The home ground advantage should give us a good chance of getting into the next round. This will lift the spirit of all of us and will be wonderful for the country,” said Danny Jordaan, CEO of the South African Local Organising Committee (SALOC).Group B is made up of CONMEBOL Cup and current Confederations Cup trophy holders Brazil, World Cup winners Italy, African Cup of Nations champions Egypt, and Concacaf Gold Cup winners USA.As it stands, the draw favours the local team’s chances of gaining entry to the semi-finals – so the longer the South African team stay in the competition, the more matches will be sold out. This will be a relief to the Local Organising Committee who is concerned that matches where only international sides playing will not be well attended.“There’s a perception that South Africa is a rugby and cricket nation and if we do not fill our stadiums we will only reinforce that stereotype,” says Jordaan. “It will be a wonderful opportunity for the fans to get a taste of a Fifa World Cup atmosphere in the stadiums. We are confident that South Africans will not want to miss this opportunity to see some of the best teams in world and that matches will be sell-outs. And as for the organisation, our stadiums will undoubtedly be ready and the Confederations Cup will give us a great opportunity to test our systems and logistical planning ahead of the Fifa World Cup.”To get locals into the spirit of things the SALOC has launched a marketing campaign that will be carried across all mediums – radio, television, community broadcasters, print and online.“It is important to get the message out there now because people are still unaware of the quality of the tournament,” says chief marketing and commercial officer Derek Carstens. “We are a soccer loving nation and we have to prove it to the world that the atmosphere that such a tournament generates internationally is not wasted on South Africans.”The SALOC has also made tickets to the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup affordable for locals. Recently with Fifa matches, spectators have to apply either online or with a ticketing partner (in this case First National Bank) to purchase a ticket. According to Fifa, ticket applications submitted will be processed on a first-come first-served basis – in the order of receipt. All successful applicants will be notified of their success within approximately seven to 10 working days after submitting their request.A maximum of 20 tickets can be purchased and there is no limit on the number of games.There are two categories of tickets available – individual match tickets and Venue Specific Tickets (VST). Under the VST are two series of tickets – one which allows access to all games played at a particular stadium and another which includes games plus access to the finals. For South Africans they range from R210 to R4 340 and bought from outside South Africa are from US$40 to $620.Tickets for individual matches range from R70 to R1 400 locally and between $10 and $200 for outsiders.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at links2009 Fifa Confederations CupConfederations Cup ticket infoSouth Africa 2010last_img read more

December 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe BJP today announced the names of Jaswant Singh Yadav, a minister in the Rajasthan government, and Ramswarup Lamba as its candidates for bypolls to the Lok Sabha seats of Alwar and Ajmer in the state. Yadav will contest from Alwar and Lamba, son of former Union minister Sanwar Lal Jat, from Ajmer, the party said in a statement. The bypoll to be held on January 29 was necessitated by the death of two BJP parliamentarians – Sanwar Lal Jat from Ajmer and Mahant Chandnath from Alwar. Meanwhile, Shakti Singh Hada and Manju Basu will be the party’s candidates for the assembly bypolls in Mandalgarh and Noapara constituencies in Rajasthan and West Bengal respectively, the statement added.last_img read more

November 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNetherlands’ Arjen Robben goes down to win a penalty during their round of 16 tie against Mexico Arjen Robben did little to defuse the debate about his reputation for diving.The Netherlands winger earned an injury-time penalty Sunday and then watched as teammate Klaas Jan Huntelaar converted from the spot to give the Dutch a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Mexico in the second round of the World Cup.Robben collapsed theatrically under a challenge from Rafael Marquez, causing emotional Mexico coach Miguel Herrera to blame his team’s loss on referee Pedro Proenca.”We ended up losing because he whistled a penalty that did not exist,” he said, adding that Robben “dived three times. The referee should have cautioned him.”Throughout his career, Robben has had a reputation for frequently falling and looking for a penalty or free kick.But the 30-year-old Bayern Munich star appears to have matured. In recent seasons, it has been his scintillating form rather than theatrical falls that have grabbed headlines.He set up a goal and scored the winner in Bayern Munich’s 2013 Champions League final win and has been in the form of his life in Brazil, scoring three times and providing an inch-perfect assist for a Memphis Depay goal in the three Dutch victories in Group B.In Fortaleza’s Arena Castelao he appeared to be unlucky not to have won a penalty shortly before half time, when Mexico defenders Marquez and Hector Moreno raced back to tackle him after he linked up with Robin van Persie in a fast break.advertisement”If that wasn’t a penalty, I don’t know what is,” Robben said.But he conceded that he had taken one dive earlier in the first half that the referee waved off.”I have to say, in the first half – and right away offer my excuses – I dived. I mustn’t do that. It was another stupid action,” he told Dutch broadcaster NOS.Mexico captain Marquez told reporters that Robben conceded he had dived in injury time too – though Robben did not say that on Dutch TV.”I spoke with him (Robben) after the match and he told me that it was not a penalty,” Marquez said. “He said that the first foul was a penalty and that one was not called.”Whatever the debate, one thing is clear – the Netherlands is through to the quarterfinals thanks to the penalty Robben won.last_img read more