Julius Randle and Jrue Holiday rally Pelicans over Jazz

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Jazz: Mitchell was selected Western Conference player of the week for the second time in his career after averaging 34 points on 46.6 percent shooting while leading Utah to three wins last week. . Rubio and Mitchell combined for 14 assists in the first half, but only three in the second half. . Utah outscored New Orleans 47-23 in bench points. . Joe Ingles matched his career high with 11 assists.UP NEXTThe Pelicans host the Jazz on Wednesday.The Jazz visit the Pelicans on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nets crush Mavericks to end 3-game skid New Orleans Pelicans center Julius Randle (30) blocks a layup by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, March 4, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle each scored 30 points to rally the New Orleans Pelicans past the Utah Jazz 115-112 on Monday night.Anthony Davis had 15 points and 11 rebounds in three quarters for the Pelicans. Davis didn’t play in the fourth, but New Orleans still won its third straight game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jae Crowder and Kyle Korver scored 20 points apiece off the bench to lead the Jazz. Rudy Gobert added 19 points and 19 rebounds, and Donovan Mitchell had 19 points and nine assists.Utah overcame a six-point deficit and took a 112-111 lead on Mitchell’s layup with 43.9 seconds left. Elfrid Payton answered with a layup on the other end and Randle hit two free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining to close out a comeback win for New Orleans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAfter trailing most of the way, the Pelicans finally succeeded in erasing Utah’s lead late in the fourth quarter. Randle sparked a 22-2 run with back-to-back baskets. New Orleans completed the surge by scoring on six straight possessions, capped by Randle’s layup, and took a 111-105 lead. Randle made five baskets during the run.Utah hit 10 of 15 shots to open the game and shot 50 percent from the field in the first quarter. That helped the Jazz take control out of the gate. They raced to a 12-2 lead behind back-to-back baskets from Gobert and a three-point play from Mitchell. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Holiday kept the Jazz from pulling away early. He scored 10 points in the first quarter, including consecutive 3-pointers that cut Utah’s lead to 17-15.The Pelicans couldn’t erase the deficit entirely, and the Jazz pulled away again during the second quarter. A four-point play from Korver ignited a 16-5 run that gave Utah another double-digit lead. Ricky Rubio finished off the spurt with a 3 off a bounce pass from Mitchell to put the Jazz up 58-41.New Orleans rallied again during the third quarter. The Pelicans scored baskets on seven straight possessions, culminating in a dunk from Randle, to cut Utah’s lead to 78-77. Davis missed a potential go-ahead layup, and Crowder and Korver hit 3s a minute apart to keep the Jazz in front.TIP-INSPelicans: Frank Jackson had four points and two rebounds in his first NBA game in his home state. Jackson played high school basketball in Utah before attending Duke. . Holiday and Randle combined to score at least 50 points for the fourth consecutive game. . New Orleans scored 21 points off 18 Utah turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

Fire destroys community centre in Linden

first_imgA fire of unknown origin gutted the Lyndon Johnson Community Centre building in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Friday.Reports are the fire started inside the building situated at Victory Valley, Wismar, at about 04:30h.The burnt-out community centre building in LindenThis newspaper was told that the flat concrete structure housed a computer room which contained eight computers along with several computer desks and chairs, all of which were burnt.Firefighters from the Linden Fire Station were summoned to the location shortly after, however, by the time they arrived the building was already engulfed in flames. The firemen were unsuccessful in saving the items in the building.According to the electrician in charge of the Information and Communication Technology section at the centre, Leon McBean, he left the location at about 00:30h on Friday after watching a basketball game on one of the computers in the computer room. He noted that he secured the building and proceeded to his Victory Valley home. McBean said he was later awakened by a friend who informed him that the building was on fire and he immediately went to the location. By the time he arrived, he noted, the fire was already extinguished by firemen.Meanwhile, residents of the Victory Valley community noted that they are adversely affected by the loss.The inside of the gutted buildingIn April, the Government commissioned the Play Park, situated at the Victory Valley Community Centre Ground which also housed the centre. Resident Ken McBean said the community uses the centre as a meeting point to socialise.“All we community projects we plan from here. Recently the Government give we free Wi-Fi. All the children does come here. This is the computer room. It had about eight to nine computers in here, where the children does come and do their homework and stuff. We will be glad for the Government and other donor agency to help us to get back a centre as early as possible. It’s a great loss to us,” he said. The Police and Fire Services have launched investigations into the incident.last_img read more

1 dead, 2 critical after suicide attempt in BBP

first_imgOne person has been confirmed dead and two others critical after they reportedly consumed a poisonous substance on Tuesday.The Mibicuri HospitalWhile details are sketchy, it has been confirmed that the three persons were rushed to the Mibicuri Hospital after consuming a poisonous substance.The woman, who is yet to be identified, resided at First Street Mibicuri and would have succumbed while receiving medical attention. She was reportedly married and had two children.Meanwhile, reports are that a farmer, also of Station Street, Mibicuri, forced his wife to consume the poisonous substance.According to reports, the woman was reluctant and fought him off. However, he succeeded in getting his wife to consume a portion of the poison. The man reportedly drank what was left in the bottle.The family was reportedly having marital problems, which resulted in the woman moving out of her marital home. She stayed with a male friend at Johanna.Reports are that her husband went to the house and demanded that his wife return home but the woman refused. It was then that he collected the poison and forced the woman to drink it.Guyana Times understands that he was transported to the Port Mourant Hospital in a critical condition while his wife remains at the Mibicuri Hospital also in a serious state.last_img read more

Kimani’s Sofapaka move highlights KPL transfer deadline day

first_img0Shares0000The 2011 Kenyan Premier League player of the year formerly with Mathare United and Tusker FC joins the team after leaving Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hazen Sporting.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1- Kevin Kimani’s last minute move to 2009 champions Sofapaka was the highlight of the Kenyan Premier League transfer deadline day as the two-month pre-season window closed at midnight Wednesday.The 2011 KPL player of the year formerly with Mathare United and Tusker FC joins the team after leaving Saudi Arabian outfit Al Hazen Sporting. “It was a deal completed in the last hour of the transfer window. He had only played in one friendly match for us and the coach liked his attributes. He is very good and will be a vital addition to the team,” Sofapaka assistant coach John Baraza told Capital Sport.Kimani’s arrival was a consolation to Batoto ba Mungu who failed in their month-long campaign to lure Zanzibar midfielder Abdul Aziz Makame to Nairobi, with sources intimating the two clubs could not agree on a transfer fee.Sofapaka brought in a total of 11 new players into their fold, Kimani highlighting the pile while the likes of Burundian defender Mousa Omar and last season’s top goal scorers Stephen Waruru and Kepha Aswani also being highlights of their business.The club released a total of 14 players from last season’s squad including Ugandan striker Feni Ali who failed to live to the billing despite arriving at the club in June as a high profile signing.-Homeboyz, Nakumatt busiest-Tusker FC striker Allan Wanga celebrates after scoring Tusker’s third goal. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMeanwhile, a rebranding Kakamega Homeboyz and the cash-strapped Nakumatt FC were the busiest in the two-month transfer window, roping in a total of 17 players and releasing 14 and 18 respectively.The highlights of Homeboyz’s arrival include the Tusker FC trio of Allan Wanga, James Situma and Noah Wafula. Wanga comes into the team as a county employee, having been appointed the Director of Sports.Head coach Mike Mururi has seemingly gone for experience in his squad, all the 17 roped in save for two having immense Premier League experience.Nakumatt on their side lost most of their key players from last season, led by skipper Peter Nzuki who decamped to Tusker FC.The team owned by supermarket chain Nakumatt has seemingly borrowed a leaf from the Sofapaka of 2016 which went for experienced players and those eager to prove their worth in their quest to stay alive.Noah Abich and Moses ‘Dube’ Odhiambo who were both part of the relegation saving Sofapaka squad have joined Nakumatt as well as Meshack Karani, former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards defender Solomon Nasio as well as Timonah Wanyonyi who rejoins.The club has also acquired on a permanent deal the services of Jack Bruno from AFC Leopards while Brian Nyakan joins from Mathare United.-Bandari, Chemelil signings-Dadid King’atua has returned to BandariBandari, Chemelil Sugar and AFC Leopards were equally busy in the window, Bandari and AFC recruiting 15 new players each while Chemelil who also made away with their coach Abdallah Juma recruited 16.Among the highlights in Bandari’s signings include midfielder David King’atua who returns to the club after an unfruitful spell with Swedish third tier side Oskarshamns FC.The club has also signed Rwandese keeper Abouba Bashunga to fill in the void left by Wilson Obungu who has gone into the technical bench.Among the high profile exits at the club include Enock Agwanda and Jacob Keli who failed to sparkle at the club. Striker Baron Oketch also leaves the club after his loan spell from Gor Mahia ended without making an impact.-AFC signings-AFC Leopards were also busy with head coach Robert Matano eager to mould a title winning squad with three Ghanaians among the new acquisitions.Nzoia Sugar, Ulinzi Stars and Zoo Kericho had the least activity, Nzoia and Ulinzi signing seven while Zoo only brought on board four new players.Ulinzi, champions of the KPL in 2003, 2004, 20015 and 2010 have gone for relatively unknown faces, the highlight of their transfers being striker Masuta Masita from Nzoia Sugar. The club has also recalled winger Kevin Amwayi.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Balotelli branded a ‘disgrace’ by Quinn over Liverpool star’s shirt swap

first_imgMicky Quinn has labelled Mario Balotelli’s shirt swapping antics ‘a disgrace’ and believes Rickie Lambert should replace him in the Liverpool team.The Red striker was seen handing over his jersey to Real Madrid defender Pepe, as the two teams left the field at half-time of the La Liga side’s 3-0 Champions League victory at Anfield.And former Newcastle forward Quinn, who grew up as a massive Liverpool fan, claims the Italian, who has struggled to settle following a £16m move last summer, should be dropped.“It’s debatable whether Balotelli should play for Liverpool again,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “They’ve paid £16m and he can’t score any goals.“Professional football has gone mad, why are people swapping a shirt at half-time? It’s a disgrace.“He’s not had a kick in the first half and has been in Pepe’s pocket for the first 45 minutes. That’s the guy he’s meant to be troubling. Then he swaps shirts with him going down the tunnel. It’s a joke.“I thought he wasn’t a bad signing when he first arrived, but he’s off the pace, doesn’t work hard enough and drifts in and out of games.“He’s not on Liverpool’s wavelength. He’s not contributing with assists or goals. I’m not saying Rickie Lambert is the answer but what he has to do to get in the team, I don’t know.”last_img read more


first_imgTHE DONEGAL Summer School of Music 2011 finished with a bang on Saturday when children took part in a range of performances at Loreto College in Letterkenny.More than 150 children who took part in the week-long Donegal Summer School of Music in Letterkenny from July 11th to July 16th 2011. Our donegaldaily.com video features one performance by 70 of the children as they show off their percussion skills with Afro/Celt and Samba rhythms in the Lobby of Loreto Convent under the guidance of tutors Peter Crann and Tom Duffy.DDTV: WATCH OUR VIDEO OF CHILDREN PERFORMING AT THE DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC was last modified: July 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:DDTVdonegal daily TV channel YouTubedonegal summer school of music 2011letterekennylast_img read more

Terrific business! Gray hails Everton’s decision to sell Stones and bring in duo

first_imgAndy Gray believes Everton will be STRONGER at the back this season despite the departure of John Stones.The Merseysiders sold the England international defender to Manchester City on Tuesday for a fee of £47.5m.Stones is rated as one of the most promising centre-backs in world football, but Gray reckons Ronald Koeman’s side will cope fine without the 22-year-old.Koeman has already brought in Ashley Williams from Swansea as a replacement for £9m, while an £18m deal for Sunderland’s Lamine Kone is also in the offing.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, former Toffees star Gray said: “It is terrific business.“John Stones might well be one of the best centre halves in world football in three or four years’ time but if Koeman gets Kone, which I think he will, he has got two reliable, solid, really good defensive centre-backs where Everton can build from.“They were very poor at the back last year, it was something that needed to be addressed, and it looks like he has done that, Koeman. And, with Jagielka still there as well, it has been good business.”Everton, backed by new investor Farhad Moshiri, are also close to sealing a £25m deal for Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie. 1 Gray believes the 27-year-old has all the attributes to be a big hit at Goodison Park, but has warned he must improve his consistency.“Bolasie is sometimes 9/10, sometimes he might be 10/10, but too often he is 3/10,” said the former Scotland international. “If he is going to take himself to the next level, he has got to be 7/10 for five games and 9/10 in another game. If he brings some consistency to the undoubted individual talent he has and integrates it into team play, he could be a great signing.”last_img read more


first_imgShay Given is suffering a new injury scare ahead of the Euro 2012 Finals – blisters!The Lifford man is expected to overcome the knee problem which has left him out of training for the past couple of days.But now he is suffering from a series of blisters which forced him to stay away form training in Montecantini yesterday. However Shay is expected to line out against in Budapest against Hungary in a friendly on Monday.The Irish soccer team’s legendary physio, Mick Byrne, has said that the Green Army cannot play at Euro 2012 without Shay.“Shay is our rock and we simply can’t think of going into the finals with out him.“He will be okay. It’s just blisters and not the problem with the knee. “We can’t even think of not playing without Shay,” he said. CAN BLISTERS BURST SHAY’S EURO CUP FINAL DREAMS? was last modified: June 3rd, 2012 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:blisterseuro 2012Shay Givenlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is to afford one of its last civic receptions to one of its best-known citizens – shopkeeper Paddy Delap.Paddy with one of his biggest fans, cyclist Phillip Deignan.The well-known businessman, who runs Clarke’s Newsagents at Lower Main Street, will be given the honour on Thursday next, May 15th.Paddy is being given the honour in recognition of his contribution to his community and also to his involvement with the Sligo to Letterkenny Charity Cycle. The charity cycle has raised a staggering €500,000 in the past 21 years in aid of Cancer Research.The reception will take place at the council chamber at 7pm.And Paddy, a staunch Man Utd fan, has even said that Liverpool fans will be welcome.  LETTERKENNY TO GIVE A CIVIC RECEPTION TO ONE OF ITS BEST-KNOWN CITIZENS was last modified: May 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:civic receotionLetterkenny Town CouncilPaddy Delaplast_img read more

South Africa in the Washington Post

first_imgThe supplement, titled South Africa Now, was included in the 6 October 2010 edition of the newspaper. It features contributions by Professor Anton Harber, Caxton chair of journalism at Wits University, veteran journalists Simon Barber and John Battersby, AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, US ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips, Jann Turner, the director of hit South African movie White Wedding, and Miller Matola, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa.Barber, who is also the Washington-based US country manager for Brand South Africa, commissioned Big Media to produce South Africa Now, and edited it in collaboration with Mary Alexander, the former editor of MediaClubSouthAfrica.com.“With my background as a journalist, I have tended to question the value of supplements like these, figuring they would mostly go unread and land up on the bottom of birdcages,” said Barber.“Recently, however, Bric nations such as Russia and China started doing supplements in the Washington Post that were actually interesting to read, so I began to have second thoughts. What clinched the deal for me was knowing I could enlist the talents of Big Media’s writers, editors and designers.“I was confident we could put something together something that was truly reflective of Brand South Africa and which would get read not just by Washington decision makers but by the captains of global finance who would be in Washington for the IMF/World Bank annual meetings when we published.”Printed in full colour, South Africa Now features photography from the MediaClubSouthAfrica.com image library as well as a stunning American-style op-ed illustration by multi-award-winning South African graphic journalist Francois Smit.It was designed by Irwin Manoim, Big Media’s creative director. A newspaper production and design expert with 30 years in the industry, Manoim is a joint founder and former editor of the Mail & Guardian and of the pioneering internet venture, the electronic Mail & Guardian.“The message of South Africa Now is that South Africa matters, that it’s a country of smart, creative people who have their own ways of doing things and who are making a difference globally,” said Barber.The supplement leads with an exploration of South Africa’s ambitious efforts to balance a growing economy with the need to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, with the most recent example being plans for a huge, US$21-billion, 5,000 megawatt solar park and a smaller solar installation on the island where Nelson Mandela was once jailed.The front page also features a look at Soweto, a book by Jodie Bieber, the South African photographer now most famous for the now-iconic and shocking Time magazine cover featuring the mutilated face of 18-year-old Afghani girl Aisha.Elsewhere in the supplement Motlanthe looks at Africa’s place in the new economic world order. Harber discusses media freedom in South Africa, Matola reports on efforts to fix Africa’s brand, and Turner writes about the “normal, crazy, mixed-up country” that inspired White Wedding.Want to read more? Download South Africa Now in PDF format (2.2 MB).last_img read more