Amid boos, Paul George gets 37 in OKC’s 107-100 win at Lakers

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk George scored nine points in the fourth quarter while the Thunder rallied from a five-point deficit and easily held on for their seventh win in 10 games.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half for the Lakers, who dropped to 1-3 during LeBron James’ absence with a groin injury. Los Angeles has lost six of nine overall after its offense managed just six field goals in the fourth quarter, along with the Lakers’ usual awful free-throw shooting.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 ChrissThe boos started early for George, whose perceived crime is his decision to re-sign quickly with Oklahoma City when he became a free agent last summer. George didn’t even deign to meet with the Lakers about a return to his home state after years of hopeful speculation by Lakers fans and Magic Johnson, who wanted to team James with George.Some Lakers fans chanted “We don’t need you!” at George in the fourth quarter while he sewed up the Thunder’s win. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college James watched from the Lakers’ bench in street clothes. The four-time NBA MVP has resumed shooting, but coach Luke Walton still isn’t guessing how long he will be out.Kyle Kuzma also sat out the second half for the Lakers with a bruised lower back. The starting forward had just four points in the first half.Westbrook recorded his 115th career triple-double despite his horrific shooting, which included a 1-of-7 showing on 3-pointers. Westbrook still has 11 triple-doubles this season and eight in his last 15 games.George also struggled with his outside shooting, going 2 of 11 from beyond the arc, but otherwise carved up the Lakers’ perimeter defense despite picking up his third foul in the first quarter and heading to the bench amid a chorus of delighted boos. When he returned in the second quarter, George immediately went to work with 13 points in nine minutes.George and the Thunder appeared to draw motivation from the booing. George got a technical foul for slapping the backboard after slamming an alley-oop from Westbrook, who mimicked Lakers guard Lance Stephenson’s air guitar celebration moments later when George drew a foul from Stephenson while hitting a jumper.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George reacts after making a basket during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 107-100. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Paul George scored 37 points while getting booed whenever he touched the ball by Lakers fans still angry he didn’t choose their team in free agency, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-100 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists despite 3-for-20 shooting, but his fellow Southern California native was the center of attention in the Thunder’s only visit to the Lakers this season.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Lakers fell into another fourth-quarter scoring drought, going more than six minutes without a field goal while the Thunder made an 11-0 run.TIP-INSThunder: Spanish guard Alex Abrines missed his fifth consecutive game for personal reasons. … The Thunder host the Lakers on Jan. 17.Lakers: Rajon Rondo also missed his fourth straight game and watched from the bench. The veteran point guard won’t be back from hand surgery for a month. … Michael Beasley missed his 13th consecutive game for personal reasons. His mother died last month.UP NEXTThunder: At Trail Blazers on Friday.Lakers: Host Knicks on Friday. Jimmy Alapag joins San Miguel coaching staffcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia 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 View commentslast_img read more

Peace-building Fund Project Launched for Youth in Agriculture

first_imgParticipants from the ministries of Agriculture, Gender, Labor, Youth and Sports at the launch of the peace-building fund project for youth in agriculture.The Government of Liberia (GoL) and the United Nations on Thursday, June 27, 2019, launched a peace-building fund project in Gbarnga, Bong County, aimed at enhancing income generation of entrepreneurs, mainly youth groups that are engaged into agricultural activities in Bong, and Lofa counties.The sustaining peace and improving social cohesion through the promotion of rural employment opportunities for youth in conflict-prone areas project is a team-driven effort implemented by the GoL through the ministries of Agriculture, Gender, Labor and Youth and Sports in collaboration with the United Nations office in Liberia, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Program, and the International Labor Organization.Peter Bemah, Deputy Youth and Sports Minister for Technical and Vocational Education, who performed the official launching exercise, called on youth in Bong and Lofa counties to embrace the project and be positive instruments of sustaining the peace, fostering social cohesion and living side-by-side in oneness.He pledged the MYS’ commitment in making the project successful as a basis for expansion to other counties.“If this project is not successful, we will not be able to extend it to other parts of the country involving the youths,” Bimba said.Bong County Gender Coordinator, Anita K. Rennie, said that young people can only be able to foster peace and fight against violence when they are empowered with the essential skills, and opportunities to be marketable adding that the project is the right vehicle.Meanwhile, youth leaders in the two counties, expressed the hope to empower an independent-minded youth.Augustine Kokulo Jr, Youth president of Zorzor District, Lofa County, said they were optimistic that the project “will empower us to the level where they will graduate from continuously standing at the door-steps of politicians begging for scholarships, and other handouts due to hardships, but to become self-sufficient.”Diggs K. Singbah, Youth Leader, Salala District, Bong County, said Liberian youth often face “extreme hardships to access the right opportunities to become marketable and productive.”“We hope that this project will help improve lives of young people by making them productive citizens,” he said.A multidimensional joint effort of FAO, ILO, WFP, and the GoL, the peace-building fund project is a 24-month activity, which primary purpose is sustaining the peace through reduction in youth vulnerability and achieve their positive engagement in improved rice, vegetable, poultry, and fish farming.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Weekly Jay Hill Report

first_imgAlso on the local front, mining and oil and gas have helped to ensure communities like Fort Nelson and Chetwynd, which were hit by forest layoffs, are now experiencing growth and excellent employment numbers. Likewise, the economies of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Tumbler Ridge are thriving. The significant challenge in many areas is actually the severe shortage of skilled and unskilled labour. Yet, aside from the positive activities I’m viewing locally, the hard economic facts indicate Canada overall is thus far resistant to the economic storm to the south.While many countries are seeing their economies shrink, the Bank of Canada has forecast economic growth for our nation this year at one per cent. Plus, Canada has the fastest employment growth among G7 countries, which has contributed to one of the highest standards of living in the world. Not bad in the midst of these tough global markets.Advertisement MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.Local and National Economy on Solid FootingI’m feeling optimistic about Canada’s economy. – Advertisement -We’re certainly not immune to the current challenges facing the global economy. Our forest-dependent communities like Mackenzie are harsh evidence of that, and all levels of government continue to focus on ways to turn those local economies around. The fact that certain sectors of our economy are slowing should come as no surprise. Canada is not an island. However, I believe Canada is well-positioned to weather the global economic turmoil and to keep building towards future growth and prosperity.I admit, I wondered if perhaps my positive outlook was influenced by the past number of weeks spent travelling throughout the most beautiful riding in the country and talking to the “can-do”, hard-working people who make northeastern BC their home. Who wouldn’t feel hopeful under those circumstances?Advertisement Our Conservative Government’s fiscal management plan that for two-and-a-half years has been laying the ground work for growth while ensuring we are prepared for leaner times, is a major contributor to Canada’s comparatively brighter future.We have created an environment that rewards hard work, encourages growth and spurs further job creation through broad-based, permanent tax relief, significant and aggressive debt reduction and a new fiscal management that delivers focussed and controlled government spending. We delivered almost $200-billion in tax relief for individuals, families and businesses. And we’ve invested heavily in vital infrastructure so that communities don’t have the added worry of a future with the crumbling bridges, roads and highways that impede growth and potential.In the coming months, we expect revenue growth will pick-up and spending growth will moderate. And yes, we expect a more modest surplus in 2008-2009. Recent “warnings” and criticism that Canada’s budgetary surplus will be smaller this fiscal year puzzles me. A massive surplus is NOT a positive indicator. Massive budget surpluses are created by massive over-taxation … that’s your hard-earned money! The last thing our economy needs in an uncertain global climate is massive new taxation, like the kind proposed by all of the three federal opposition parties. The Conservative Government has delivered three consecutive balanced budgets and we will continue to do so … but it won’t be done on the backs of taxpayers!last_img read more

District, teachers declare impasse

first_imgPICO RIVERA – The El Rancho Unified School District is now the second local public school district to declare an impasse in contract talks with its teachers, officials said Thursday. Teachers say the district has refused to present a counter-offer to their proposed new three-year contract. The proposal would guarantee that teachers receive cost-of-living (COLA) raises in each of its three years. Superintendent Norbert Genis said the district cannot support any proposal that includes guaranteed raises for three consecutive years; its financial outlook is too uncertain for that. “Our position is that we cannot guarantee anything for three years,” he said. “Yes, there are publicized COLAs scheduled for the next several years. But at this point, we don’t know if they will be deficited or changed from year to year. For that reason, we can’t really commit to that for three years.” Marsha Hall, president of the El Rancho Federation of Teachers, which represents 550 of the district’s teachers, said management so far has “refused to bargain.” “We never got a counter-proposal for the three-year COLA guarantee. We were willing to go off of that and maybe come up with something else,” she said. “But they’re very hostile and arrogant. We’re basically bargaining with ourselves.” Genis said district officials continue to await the governor’s May budget revision for the 2007-08 fiscal year, which will give them a better idea where the district stands, financially. “Our trigger is the May revise,” he said. “We want to see exactly what we can expect to receive from the state, so we can look at how to augment our salaries.” He said the district’s goal is to give teachers cost-of-living raises this year, then offer them more in subsequent years, if possible. “But we’re at the point with teachers where we can no longer reach agreement because we cannot guarantee the COLA for three years,” he added. Hall said the teachers’ union will file for impasse with the Public Employee Relations Board soon. The district plans to do so today. That move will mean a state-appointed mediator will be assigned to help spur along the contract talks. In the meantime, Hall said, “we’ll keep pummeling them.” “We’ll be at board meetings and handing out leaflets at schools’ open houses and parent conferences,” she added. “They’ve made a big mistake. This has angered so many people.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 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

Aguero relieved to avoid last day title drama

first_img“This is my third title with City and it’s just a relief not to have to wait (until) the final day this time,” Aguero told City’s Twitter account.City are well on course to break the record for most points and goals, earning comparisons with the greatest ever teams in the Premier League era.“This season has been incredible and the football we’ve played has been the best I’ve been involved with while at the club.“It’s been a pleasure to play with this team and be part of everything we’ve achieved this season.“For players like David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Yaya (Toure) who have been here a long time, it’s even more special because it’s another title we’ve won together.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aguero has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season © AFP / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 16 – Manchester City’s latest Premier League triumph lacked the drama of Sergio Aguero’s winner with virtually the last kick of the season in 2012, but the Argentine is relieved to have won the title with five games to spare.City also claimed the title on the final day of the 2013/14 season, but Aguero believes his third league winner’s medal in England is just reward for the best football he has been involved in since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.last_img read more

Apple introduces iPod Hi-Fi, Intel Mac Mini

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant With the iPod Hi-Fi system — priced at $349 — users can dock their portable players into the speakers and use a remote control to operate it from afar. That means there’s no longer a need for a cabinet full of CDs, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said during a presentation at company headquarters. “It’s home stereo reinvented for the iPod age,” he said. All the products are available now. Shares of Apple fell $2.02, or 2.85 percent, to $68.97, in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Reaching further into living rooms, Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday introduced a speaker system for its iPod music players and a revamped Mac Mini computer that will let users access music, video and photos across their home networks. The new Mac Mini also includes Apple’s Front Row software, already found on the newest iMacs, so users can connect it to their televisions and control their music, videos, or photos with a remote control from across the room. An added feature of the Front Row software will let users locate and share media content from other computers within a local wireless network. This means a user can play songs or stored TV shows that are pulled off a computer in another room in the house. The new Mac Mini looks much like its previous incarnations but is the first to include Intel Corp. chips. Apple said the $599 model that has a single-core chip operates up to three times faster than its predecessor. A higher-end, $799 model has two computing engines in one processor that that runs about five times faster, Apple said. 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

GOLF NEWS: JOE GILLESPIE WINS THE HARVEY’S POINT SPONSORED STABLEFORD COMPETITION AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Ladies’ CompetitionsThe quarter finals of the Ladies singles matchplay has to be played by the 15th September. Time sheet is open for the Ladies Winter Links @ 0749734054. First outing on Monday 13th October with remaining competitions on the 2nd Monday of the month.Red Hugh Restaurant will sponsor the Singles V Par competition on the 14th and 16th September.Fashion ShowA fashion show will be held in the Golf Club on Friday 26th September at 8pm. The Autumn/Winter collection from Magee of Donegal and Rosewoods will be shown and the acclaimed International Catwalk will be featured during the interval.Tickets can be obtained from any Committee member.Men’s CompetitionsSun7th September– Sponsored by Harvey’s Point HotelJoe Gillespie was the runaway winner of the Harvey’s Point sponsored Stableford competition. In beautiful conditions on Sunday morning, Joe had 42 points, which gave him three shots to spare on second placed Danny McMenamin.Raymond Nolan on 37 points was 3rd with David Childs 4th on 36 points. Oliver Roche was the best Gross.Results:1.Joe Gillespie (15) 42pts 2.Danny McMenamin (8) 38pts3.Raymond Nolan (16) 37pts4.David Childs (14) 36ptsGross. Oliver Roche (6) 30Past CaptainsThe Past Captains Competition takes place next Sunday the 14th of September.Tee reserved from 2pm. A draw for playing partners will take place prior to play.Thursday SpecialsThis week was our last 15 Hole competition for 2014, in keeping with the trend all year once again the weather was perfect for Golf.The winner was Adrian Murray with an excellent score of 35pts.Frank O’Donnell claimed 2nd place with 32pts, Charlie McGinty continued his excellent form of late finishing 3rd with 28pts and Treasurer Brian Boyle was 4th on break of tie also with 31pts. Eugene McRoe claimed his second prize in as many week winning the 1st 9 with 21pts.Once again we had a very hotly contested race for player of the year, with his closest competitors Martin Travers and Conor McNulty failing to improve on their totals.The man who has been leading for most of the year Frank O’Donnell improved his total by 4pts to reach a very impressive Total of 260pts for his best 8 cards and claim the much coveted title for Player of the Year 2014.Congratulation to Frank, the form player of 2014 and a very deserving winner.After an off year last year Jimmy’s winning matches again, 2012 Phoenix Cup winner Jimmy Melly whose form in the Phoenix Cup is mirroring that of the other Jimmy, has beaten all challengers to reach the final of the Phoenix Cup once again.If we are going to see a repeat of the remarkable double achieved in 2012, Jimmy will have to defeat Matt Gallagher who has proven he is just as competitive on the Golf Course as he was on the football field, no doubt Matt will be looking to add the Phoenix Cup to his collection which includes an All Ireland medal from 92.Best of Luck to both Finalists.When we were planning the date for Mixed Greensomes at the start of the Year we were aware of the potential for a fixture clash, if the other Jimmy started winning matches again, we agreed that that this was a problem we would all be happy to have.As Donegal will be playing in the All Ireland final on the 21st the committee has taken the decision to postpone the Annual Mixed Greensomes which was to take place on the 20th September, details of the new arrangements will be provided as soon as it is confirmed.This Year’s weekend away will be held on the 11th\12th October at Slieve Russell Golf Club.Sheet is on the notice board please add your name if you are interested in travelling, the first 30 players with their name on the sheet and the €50 deposit paid will travel.Social MixedThe social mixed on the 5th September was won by newcomer John McCaffrey who played with Bernie Treacy and Gaye McGoldrick.Running draw from 5pm to 5.30pm on Friday 12th September.GOLF NEWS: JOE GILLESPIE WINS THE HARVEY’S POINT SPONSORED STABLEFORD COMPETITION AT MURVAGH was last modified: September 8th, 2014 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more

Man City team news: Predicted XI to face Southampton in the Premier League

first_imgA win over Tottenham in trying conditions was welcomed on Monday night but now Manchester City must ensure they pick up points against Southampton.It’s all very well beating a contender at the top of the Premier League but Pep Guardiola’s men must not slip up against lower opponents. The Spaniard, though, must once again do without superb Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne who was injured in Thursday’s Carabao Cup victory over Fulham.Nicolas Otamendi (tendon) is definitely still absent but Ilkay Gundogan is closing in on a return after his injury problem.So how will the Manchester City team at the Etihad line-up? Find out talkSPORT.com’s prediction below. gameday cracker Manchester City manager Pep Guadiola must decide how he will cope without Kevin De Bruyne. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 SORRY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury revealed tense Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update changes 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion predicted Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City huge blow Most Popular Premier League Stories Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 whoops TOP WORK How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Is this how Man City will look against the Saints? latest last_img read more

SADNESS AT DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN

first_imgThere has been huge sadness following the sudden death of Letterkenny woman Mary O’Donnell. Mrs O’Donnell, of Lower Fernhill, who was the wife of Liam ‘Keadue’ O’Donnell, was just 50.Mrs O’Donnell will be buried at Conwal Graveyard following funeral mass at 3pm tomorrow (Thurs). Our sympathies are with the O’Donnell family at this time. SADNESS AT DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY WOMAN was last modified: August 7th, 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)last_img read more

Elephant known for painting gets a new shoe

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Gita’s new wardrobe addition is 53 inches around, 19 inches in diameter, and is composed mostly of half-inch-thick brown leather. A wide nylon strap will secure the shoe at her ankle. Lua, owner of Novis Orthopedic Shoes on Colorado Boulevard, spent about 12 hours working on the $450 shoe. “It’s different in that the base of the elephant foot is much larger than the ankle. I needed to cinch (the shoe) up near the ankle … to get around the bottom of the foot,’ he said. The shoe was modeled only from pictures and measurements of the elephant’s foot Lua received from the zoo. He first built a cardboard template and then started on the shoe itself. Gita tried on the shoe Saturday, and Lua picked it up Sunday to do some final touches. Lua was up until midnight last Thursday designing the shoe. Since it was needed immediately to help prevent infection, he was given only two days. Gita is still under daily veterinary care, though a zoo official reports she is doing “extremely well.’ Gita, at the L.A. Zoo since 1959, has made the news before. She and longtime companion Ruby, an African elephant, were the center of a flurry of lawsuits in 2003 filed to stop Ruby’s being moved to a zoo in Knoxville, Tenn. And Gita has also starred as an artist painter Charles Bragg has collaborated with Gita and other L.A. Zoo elephants for fund-raisers, giving them a canvas and paint brushes they hold in their trunks and auctioning off the results. @tagline columnist:Correspondent Zach Fox contributed to this story. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA — Shoe size: Quite large. Width: Oh, about EEEEEEEEE. Fitting: Personal. Client cannot make it inside the store. Specialist shoemaker Cesar Lua takes most orders in stride. But Lua admits he first thought it was a prank when he was asked to make an orthopedic shoe for a Los Angeles Zoo elephant who ha s just had surgery to remove what amounts to a mammoth bunion. “They called asking if I could do an orthopedic shoe for an elephant, and I said, `Sure, I can do it,’ thinking it was a joke,’ Lua said. “And then later I thought, `If I can do human shoes, I could do an elephant shoe.’ ‘ The special shoe, which will have its final fitting today, is for the zoo’s 47-year-old Asian elephant, Gita, who had portions of a small, non-weight- bearing toe removed from her left front foot about two weeks ago. She needs the shoe to prevent infection as the wound heals, a zoo official said. last_img