Spurs stop 4-game slide, rope LeBron, Cavaliers

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments That would be James, who had 33 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. The Cavs fell to 3-2 since overhauling their roster with three trades, but James wasn’t t disappointed with his team’s effort.However, he did have a problem with the officiating.San Antonio was called for just 12 personal fouls — only three in the second half— and shot 32 free throws compared to 14 for Cleveland.“We’re at a point now where we protect the shooter more than the driver,” said James, who shot four free throws. “There’s no reason I should be going to the line four times in a game when I drive 100 times to the paint and I’m getting hit and slapped and grabbed and whatever and what not. We protect the shooter. That’s what it’s turned into. Chicks dig the long ball and that’s what it’s about.”Cleveland was within two points after three, but the Spurs scored the first 10 of the fourth and made all the necessary plays down the stretch to pull off the impressive win.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings League Cup: Man City old guard help Guardiola win 1st trophy Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer with 4:47 left brought the Cavs within 96-88, but Patty Mills countered with a 3 for the Spurs.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue has spent most of the season adjusting his lineups and rotations, and he may have to do some more tweaking after starters Cedi Osman, J.R. Smith, George Hill and Tristan Thompson shot a combined 6 of 28. Cleveland has to find a dependable No. 2 option on offense while All-Star Kevin Love recovers from a broken hand.“We just had a rough night shooting the basketball. It’s going to happen,” Lue said. “I thought defensively we were pretty good. I just thought Aldridge took advantage of us in that third quarter, the start of the third quarter on his post-ups.”TIP-INSSpurs: G Manu Ginobili sat out with a bruised sternum sustained in Friday’s loss to Denver. … Leonard’s absence continues to hang over the team. He hasn’t played since Jan. 13 and Popovich said earlier this week it’s possible the star could miss the remainder of this season. … C Pau Gasol and Cavs G Jose Calderon spoke in the hallway before the game. They’re close friends, having been teammates on Spain’s national team since 2002. … Traveled 6,546 miles on their annual road trip. San Antonio is 90-41 on the trek since it first began in 2003.Cavaliers: F Larry Nance Jr. wore No. 22 — his father’s retired number — for the first time since he was traded to Cleveland. The NBA granted Nance permission to switch jersey numbers (he had been wearing No. 24). … Thompson had a season-high 13 rebounds in 23 minutes. … Golfer Jason Day and NFL players Ryan Shazier and Ted Ginn Jr. were among the celebrities in attendance. … Dropped to 39-10 against Western Conference teams at home since Jan. 21, 2015. … James passed Rod Strickland (7,987) for 11th place on career assists list.STAR GAZINGBefore the game, Popovich joked that it’s easy to become entranced against James.“I just have to make sure that I don’t just stare at him all night like I did when I first came in the league and played the Bulls. I’d just watch Michael (Jordan) the whole time and Larry Brown would elbow me like, ‘You going to do something?’ I said, ‘Coach, I’ve got to watch. I’ve got to see this guy.’”James dazzled in the first half, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds and five assists.GREEN DAYGreen said bad spaghetti caused him to vomit for just the second time in 20 years.“I’m just glad I feel better,” he said. “That day’s rest helped for sure.”UP NEXT 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) reaches for a pass against San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green (14) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The Spurs ended their “rodeo” road trip by roping the Cavaliers.LeBron James thought San Antonio got some help.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citycenter_img MOST READ Spurs: Host New Orleans on Tuesday in their first home game since Feb. 7.Cavaliers: Host Brooklyn on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Danny Green added 22 and the Spurs ended their annual trip by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-94 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.Green, who missed Friday’s loss at Denver with food poisoning, came off the bench for the first time in 49 games this season and made five 3-pointers to provide a perfect outside complement to Aldridge’s dynamic inside game. Dejounte Murray added 13 points and nine rebounds for San Antonio, a team not accustomed to any turmoil.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut the super-steady Spurs have not been themselves as they continue to play without injured star Kawhi Leonard, whose timetable to return remains a mystery. They had dropped six of seven and four in a row on a trip (their arena hosts a rodeo every year) that coach Gregg Popovich’s squad typically uses as a spring board into the playoffs.“Every win is a big one for us,” Green said. “But this month we’ve had some ups and downs. This is a really good team, especially with the best player in the world over there.” LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

72-year-old sworn in as new GECOM commissioner

first_imgSeventy-two-year-old Desmond Hugh Trotman, a former Member of Parliament, took the oath of Office on Friday at State House as the new commissioner at the Guyana Elections Commission, following the demise of Sandra Jones.At the swearing-in ceremony, President David Granger said he had consulted all the parties in the coalition Administration, and had requested that they submit nominees for the position.Desmond Trotman taking the Oath of Office before President David GrangerThe Working Peoples Alliance (WPA) submitted Trotman, while the Alliance For Change submitted former Member of Parliament Trevor Williams, and the People’s National Congress and the other coalition partners submitted Attorney Kesaundra Alves. Alves is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).In selecting Trotman, Granger said on Friday, the appointment is in the interest of advancing the nation. He noted that among the names nominated, he is of the opinion that Trotman was the “fittest”, and comes with years of experience in electoral matters.Following the ceremony, Trotman told reporters that he brings to the position over 30 years of experience in electoral matters, and that cannot be brushed aside.He added that he is also going to sit on the Commission as a Guyanese, as opposed to being a member of a political party.“I would hope that the other members of the Commission would assume that posture. I believe that the commissioners representing the Government side would understand the importance of adopting a position that advances the interest of the nation, and I would hope the commissioners on the other side will take the same position.I look forward to working on the Commission, and I hope whatever decisions we arrive at are decisions that would advance the interest of the people, as distinct (from) the interest of political parties,” he explained.Trotman, also a member of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), has said that if membership in SARA poses a conflict of interest, he would resign from the SARA post to continue work as a commissioner at GECOM.“I looked at the law up to last night, and I did not see anything in the law that says that I am not qualified to hold both positions.But if it is that wiser counsel would offer advice that I am not eligible to hold both positions, certainly I will resign. I believe that it is important that the Commission advance the interest of the nation,” Trotman told reporters.The Guyana Elections Commission has six commissioners. The Constitution of Guyana allows the President to have three nominees on the Commission based on his own judgement; the other three are to be appointed based on the judgement of the Opposition.last_img read more

Concerns grow in jailing of Border Patrol agents

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sentenced to more than a decade behind bars in the 2005 shooting and minor wounding of an illegal-immigrant drug smuggler, former Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos was attacked by other inmates early this month just after beginning his sentence at a federal prison in Mississippi. According to “America’s Most Wanted,” which had broadcast a segment on the case just before the assault, the inmates yelled “maten a la migra” – or “kill the Border Patrol agent” – as they beat Ramos. On Saturday, outraged members of the Crispus Attucks Brigade (an African-American anti-illegal-immigration group founded by L.A. homeless activist Ted Hayes), Save Our State and the Minutemen pulled together a rally on Hollywood Boulevard to protest the detention of Ramos and fellow agent Jose Compean. Several hundred people marched and offered emotional and financial support to the agents’ families and the family of Gilmer Hernandez, a Texas sheriff’s deputy similarly convicted in the shooting and minor wounding of an illegal immigrant. Counterprotesters rallied by the far-left Act Now to Stop War & Racism (ANSWER) Coalition also showed up to confront the marchers, many wielding signs stating “Stop Border Patrol” or praising the incarceration of the agents. Others turned it into a race issue, shouting “You are white, you are a racist” at the highly diverse crowd backing the officers. ANSWER members tried to shout down Hayes and other speakers. One of the speakers – though he was too choked up to say more than a few words – was Ramos’ father. “Let’s see one of you beat my son – one of you, not five!” Ramos said to the counterprotesters. “You’re a bunch of cowards.” And as rumblings about the Ramos-Compean case grow louder on Capitol Hill – and the White House continues to be unresponsive – a review of the case reveals troubling details. Like the fact that Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, the drug smuggler who was shot in the butt, was given immunity to testify that the Border Patrol agents violated his civil rights – despite the fact that Aldrete-Davila was driving a van full of marijuana when spotted by the agents. And amazingly, the federal government had charged the agents with assault with intent to commit murder, though they were acquitted of that and convicted on various lesser charges. Ramos has said that Aldrete-Davila turned toward him in a foot pursuit and pointed what looked like a gun. “I shot,” Ramos told Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Sara Carter before his sentencing. “But I didn’t think he was hit, because he kept running into the brush and then disappeared into it. Later, we all watched as he jumped into a van waiting for him. He seemed fine.” “The supervisors knew that shots were fired,” he added. “Since nobody was injured or hurt, we didn’t file the report. That’s the only thing I would’ve done different.” As to the allegations that Ramos shot a fleeing man, National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner told me that the path of the bullet through Aldrete-Davila was consistent with someone who had turned around. To characterize the incident as the shooting of an unarmed migrant is disingenuous, too. Since the smuggler fled afterward, we’ll never know what Aldrete-Davila was packing. To believe that a man would be transporting 800 pounds of marijuana with a street value of a cool million without a weapon to protect his loot from other smugglers is highly ignorant. To believe the word of a drug smuggler is similarly crazy. But it sure sounds good if you’re trying to vilify those who would secure our borders. The call to counterprotest issued on ANSWER L.A.’s Web site stated that Ramos, Compean and Hernandez were guilty of shooting “unarmed immigrants.” Unfortunately, those who don’t spend time at the border can rarely comprehend the level of violence down there and the ruthlessness of drug gangs, something agents face every day. On one of my trips down to the California-Mexico border, I was told that agents discovered a backpack containing two AK-47s in the same remote field where I’d previously been. The Border Patrol is outgunned. To bump the outrage meter into the red zone, Aldrete-Davila filed a $5 million lawsuit against the federal government, alleging his civil rights were violated. Since the government sought out the drug smuggler and let him testify with immunity, no one will be shocked if it caves on this request. And coming to the border, inciting agents and taking a shot in a soft spot might soon prove a more profitable business than drug or human smuggling. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com. last_img read more

Fort St. John RCMP investigate shooting incident last night

first_imgLast night, just before 11 p.m., Fort St. John RCMP were notified by the hospital that a 21-year-old man had just been admitted to hospital suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim of the shooting underwent surgery this morning, and is expected to make a full recovery.Police say he was uncooperative with officers prior to going into surgery, so not much is confirmed right now as investigations continue.- Advertisement -At this time, it is believe the incident took place in the 9200 block of 93A street — anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP.last_img

Exclusive – Arsenal need a whole new spine, former Gunners boss warns Wenger

first_imgGeorge Graham believes Arsenal need a whole new spine in the January transfer window if they to challenge for the Premier League title.The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League table, 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.Arsene Wenger’s side have been linked with moves for Petr Cech, Virgil van Dijk and Morgan Schneiderlin in the transfer window.And former player-turned-manager Graham claims the Frenchman must invest heavily in the market this month.“All Arsenal fans would like to see new players right down the middle,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “They need a new goalkeeper, a centre-half and a defensive midfielder.“With all the talent they’ve got in midfield, they’re up there with the top teams in the league, playing attractive football when they’re in possession.“When they don’t have the ball, though, there are too many players who don’t want to win it back early enough.”last_img read more

Kenya to face Uganda in CECAFA U15 final

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars U15 players celebrate after beating Rwanda to progress to the CECAFA U15 Championship in Eritrea on August 28, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Kenya will face off with Uganda in the final of the CECAFA Under-15 Championship in Asmara, Eritrea on Friday after both sides won their respective semi-final duels on Wednesday.While Uganda easily thrashed Burundi 6-0, 10-man Kenya was made to work extra hard, beating Rwanda 4-2 on post-match penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time. Kenya will be looking to continue with their good run in the competition, having gone on to the final without losing a single game after winning three and drawing one in the group stages.“We are happy with the result. Being in the final is good and is a sign of some good things we have done. We have also learnt a lot in the process. It has almost added five years of experience to the boys. It has helped them grow up a lot,”“Winning is good but the most important thing is learning and growing,” head coach Sagar Lakhani said after the tie.Against the Rwandese, Kenya got into the lead in the 45th minute through Kevin Wanganya. However, the junior Harambee Stars were reduced to 10 men later in the second half when midfielder Rajabu Umar was sent off.The numerical advantage titled in Rwanda’s favor and they used it perfectly with Sultan Sibomana forcing the game to penalties with a goal 15 minutes from time.In the shoot-out, Ibrahim Mone, Robby Mangi, Joseph Munala, and Wangaya were on target to see the Kenya through.0Shares0000(Visited 139 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GARDAI APPEAL FOR INFO ON CAR USED IN BRUTAL KILLING

first_imgGardai have renewed their appeals for information on a car used in a brutal killing.Andrew Allen was gunned down in the front downstairs bedroom of his home in Buncrana on February 9th last.Now Gardai are looking for information from anybody who may have seen the grey Vauxhall Cavalier car in the month before the assignation. One man in his 50s was recently quizzed about the murder but was released without charge.Garda Inspector Pat O’Donnell said the investigation was going well but they were very interested in finding out the movement of the car which was later found burned out after the murder.Insp O’Donnell said: “It is now over two months since the callous murder of Andrew Allen at his home at Links View Park, Buncrana in front of his partner, Arlene on 9th of February 2012.“The investigation into his murder is progressing satisfactorily with the valued assistance of members of the public who have come forward to date. “I now wish to make an appeal to any member of the public who observed the grey Vauxhall Cavalier registration number SJI 2117 either parked or being driven during the month before it was used in the murder of Andrew Allen on 9th February 2012.“This car is distinctive in the it was clean for its age and was equipped with a tow hitch, a sunroof and was missing a front wheel trim.Anyone with any information is urged to contact the incident room at Buncrana Garda Station on 074 93 20540 or to call the Garda Confidentional Line on 1800 666 111. GARDAI APPEAL FOR INFO ON CAR USED IN BRUTAL KILLING was last modified: April 20th, 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:Andrew AllenBumncranacarInspector Pat O’Donnelllast_img read more

Uganda to play Angola in Afro Basket opener

first_imgStephen Omonyi the captain of the team in a game at the last edition. Photo by Shaban Benteke.The Uganda Men’s basketball team The Silver Backs, will kick start their Afro Basket campaign Friday September 8, with a debt against 11-time record African champions Angola at the Stade de Marus Ndiaye in Dakar, Senegal.The fixture released yesterday evening also indicates that the Silver Backs who will play all their group games at the same stadium will then take on two-time champions Central African Republic(CAR) the following day before completing the preliminary round against 1965 winners Morocco on Sunday 10th.The team who are currently in Cairo, Egypt for a training camp have already seen Stanley Ociti, A’Darius Pegues, Sam Kalwanyi and debutant Robinson Odoch, the four players from abroad, join up with them along with certified FIBA coaches’ instructor Omar Barajab and Dallas Mavericks D team coach George Galanoplis.This is the second time Uganda is being represented at the African show piece following representation in the last edition in Tunisia 2015 where we where 15th out of the 16 teams that participated having lost all our group A games against eventual champions Nigeria, hosts Tunisia and CAR.Players in camp.Stephen Omony, Joseph Ikong, Jimmy Enabu, Ben Komakech, James Okello, Jonathan Egau, Jonah Otim, Cyrus Kiviri, Stanley Ociti, A’Darius Pegues, Sam Kalwanyi and Robinson Odoch.Coaching staff.Mandy Juruni, Omar Barajab and George Galanopolis.Commentslast_img read more

Bafana versus Brazil: a quick history

first_img28 February 2014Bafana Bafana will have a chance to upset the World Cup hosts when they meet at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium next Wednesday. South Africa has failed to beat Brazil in four previous outings, but all those matches have been closely contested, with the five-time world champions winning by one goal each time.The first ever clash between the teams was a humdinger and remains one of the most memorable games in Bafana Bafana’s relatively short history.It took place in Johannesburg in April 1996. At the time, South Africa were champions of Africa and Brazil the world champions. The occasion was the Nelson Mandela Challenge.Brazil line-upThe Brazilian line-up included some World Cup winners, as well as members of the Brazilian Olympic team, who were using the match as a warm-up ahead of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.Their team featured midfielder Rivaldo, who would go on to be crowned the Fifa World Player of the Year and European Footballer of the Year in 1999.Up front, there was Bebeto, whose celebration after scoring against The Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 1994 World Cup, imitated the rocking of a baby, following the birth of a son, became one of the most famous images of that World Cup.At the back was Aldair, whose number six jersey was retired by Italian Serie A side Roma in 2006, and behind him, looking after the goalkeeping duties, was Dida.South African teamSouth Africa was captained by Neil Tovey, who partnered the excellent Lucas Radebe in the central defence.The midfield featured “Doctor” Khumalo, a man who could match any Brazilian flair, while the strikers included Phil “Chippa” Masinga, whose goal against Congo in 1997 would put Bafana Bafana into the 1998 World Cup, and Shaun Bartlett, who would go on to become South Africa’s all-time leading goal scorer – before his 28 goals was eventually passed by Benni McCarthy.ThrillerA crowd-pleasing thriller played out as Bafana Bafana took the game to Brazil. They were rewarded with a 25th minute goal from Masinga and Khumalo then made it 2-0 to the home team at the break.Brazil pulled one back through Flavio in the 56th minute and it was 2-2 twelve minutes later when Rivaldo found the back of the net.Just four minutes remained in the contest when Bebeto found a winner for the World Cup holders.In December 1997, the teams again met in Johannesburg. Romario and Bebeto, the Brazilians’ famed striking partnership, both netted for Mario Zagallo’s team, while Helman Mkhelele replied for South Africa.Confederations CupAlmost 12 years later, the two countries did battle again, this time in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup. Their semi-final showdown was a cracker.Bafana Bafana threw themselves about the field, making life difficult for the favoured Brazilians, who could not find a way past Itumeleng Khune in the South African goal. The 48 000-strong crowd’s voice grew in intensity the longer the game lasted as they began to believe that their team could defeat the multiple world champions.However, the stalemate was finally broken only two minutes from time when substitute Dani Alves struck a superb free kick past Khune to decide a pulsating clash. Brazil went on to win the Confederations Cup.Most recent matchIn their most recent match, South Africa faced Brazil in Brazil for the first time in September 2012. It was Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund’s first game in charge and the challenge could hardly have been tougher. Many expected a Brazilian romp, but it proved to be anything but that.Goalkeeper Khune was again in excellent form, denying the hosts until he was finally beaten only 15 minutes from time by Hulk as South Africa showed impressive grittiness.Now the teams meet again on 5 March in Johannesburg. Will there be only a single goal between them again, or will South Africa finally get one over the World Cup hosts?BAFANA SQUADGoalkeepers: Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs), Ronwen Williams (SuperSport United)Defenders: Thabo Nthete (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers), Buhle Mkhwanazi (Pretoria University), Siyanda Xulu (FC Rostov), Anele Ngcongca (Racing Genk), Thato Mokeke (Ajax Cape Town) and Thabo Matlaba (Orlando Pirates)Midfielders: Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace), Siphiwe Tshabalala (Kaizer Chiefs), Daylon Claasen (Lech Poznan), Thulani Serero (Ajax Amsterdam), Andile Jali (KV Oostende), Oupa Manyisa (Orlando Pirates), Ayanda Patosi (Lokeren), Lindokuhle Mbatha (Platinum Stars), Bongani Zungu (Mamelodi Sundowns) and Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns)Strikers: Bernard Parker (Kaizer Chiefs), Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) and Dino Ndlovu (SuperSport United)BRAZIL SQUADGoalkeepers: Cesar (Queens Park Rangers), Jefferson (Botafogo)Defenders: David Luiz (Chelsea), Dante (Bayern Munich), Thiago Silva (Paris St-Germain), Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Rafinha (Bayern Munich)Midfielders: Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Paulinho (Tottenham), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Ramires (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea)Strikers: Hulk (Zenit), Bernard (Shaktar Donetsk), Willian (Chelsea), Neymar (Barcelona), Jo (Atletico Mineiro), Fred (Fluminense)last_img read more

YouTube Acquires Service That Makes Your Videos Better

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img YouTube sees a whole lot of video uploaded to its servers every day – and a lot of that is bumpy, blurry, choppy footage. The Google-owned site said today that 35 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute – much of it is now shot on mobile phones.In order to improve the quality of those videos, YouTube announced today that it has acquired an Irish company that makes video enhancement magic technology. Called Green Parrot Pictures, YouTube says the 6 year old company has built “cutting-edge video quality improvement technology that has been used in major studio productions from Lord of the Rings to X-Men to Spider-Man. Their technology helps make videos look better while at the same time using less bandwidth and improving playback speed.”Video encoding and enhancement technology may not be too exciting to consumers on the surface, but as video production and consumption, mobile bandwidth and the power of devices all continue to modernize – competition will grow intense and platforms like YouTube will race to build the best service to produce the best videos, the fastest and cheapest. We’ll likely see many more acquisitions like this one in the coming months and years. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more