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Anthony Davis’ 44 points, 18 rebounds help Pelicans top Thunder

first_img‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man00:50Trending Articles02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program02:14Carpio 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Kings sizzle with 19 3-pointers to torch Timberwolves Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Paul George had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Dennis Schroder scored 24 points for Oklahoma City, which came in having won five of its previous six. Russell Westbrook had 20 points and four steals but did not appear as eager as usual to shoot, hitting 8 of 16 shots. Steven Adams also scored 20.New Orleans seemed in control, leading 116-109 with less than 1:20 left when consecutive turnovers led to five quick Thunder points. Westbrook scored on a fast break that he initiated by breaking up Holiday’s pass. Then another Westbrook steal during Holiday’s drive led to George’s fast-break layup as he was fouled.After Davis’ missed a driving floater, Oklahoma City had an unusual possession in which no player seemed inclined to shoot, and a series of passes led to Westbrook’s late-shot-clock 3 attempt, which rimmed out. Randle was fouled after his rebound, but missed two free throws to give the Thunder another chance.Westbrook again elected not to shoot, and Alex Abrines’ 3 for the lead rimmed out. Solomon Hill, who had eight points, came down with his seventh rebound and made both foul shots with less than a second left to seal the victory.Davis was dominant throughout, dunking seven times, including several times on crowd-pleasing alley-oops, to go with a 3 and an array of mid-range floaters and jumpers.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis dunks in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up.His nearly 40 minutes on the court against Oklahoma City was hardly an anomaly this season, but Davis isn’t ready to plead for more rest yet.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img Davis scored 44 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the inconsistent New Orleans Pelicans narrowly held on to defeat the Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday night.“Whatever coach needs me to do, the team needs me to do to win, that’s what I’m going to do,” said Davis, who has averaged about 37 minutes for a team that has played an NBA-high 30 games so far this season. “I’m 25 years old. So, ask me about five years from now.”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 ChrissJrue Holiday had 20 points and 10 assists, and Julius Randle added 22 for New Orleans, which has alternated wins and losses in its past 10 games.“It was a big win for us,” Davis said. “We’ve got to put a string of wins together and of course it starts tonight. (Oklahoma City) was the No. 1 team in the West coming into tonight and a team that’s rolling. They’ve got a lot of great players on their team. We tried to make sure this game was about us and make sure we get back to what we do.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We really moved the ball well, and they really collapsed the paint with Davis, Randle, and (Cheick) Diallo,” Donovan said. “This really left us with a lot of good quality 3-point shots, and we didn’t make those at a high enough level.”QUOTABLE“It’s not like we depend on them to carry the load. They are the load. It’s who we’re going to go to,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said when asked about Davis, Randle and Holiday combining for 86 points.UP NEXTThunder: Visit Denver on Friday.Pelicans: Host Miami on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He’s a great player; it takes a team to stop him,” guard Terrance Ferguson said. “We really didn’t focus on that tonight and we let our players go one-on-one against him.”Davis scored 18 of his points in the third quarter, when New Orleans went in front for good in a competitive game that included 12 ties, 17 lead changes and no lead larger than nine points.TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter by official David Guthrie for appearing to argue that a foul should have been called on his missed layup. … Westbrook blocked layup attempts by Pelicans rookie guard Frank Jackson twice. … Jerami Grant committed fouls off the ball twice in the first two minutes of the third quarter, at which point he had five fouls for the game and was subbed out. He did not return until 7:50 remained.Pelicans: Forward Nikola Mirotic sat out after injuring his right ankle during Monday night’s loss at Boston. … Guard E’Twaun Moore also sat out with a strained muscle in his lower leg. … Combined, Mirotic and Moore have been averaging 31.4 points per game. … Randle has scored at least 20 points in six straight. … Darius Miller scored 10 points. … With Moore out, Jackson was recalled from the G League and scored eight points in 19 minutes off the bench.PAINT PROWESSDavis and Randle helped New Orleans outscore the Thunder 74-48 in the paint. Holiday also was able to score his share inside on dribble drives.“I’m getting in the paint, AD’s already in the paint and so is Ju’,” Holiday said. “To be able to stop that is pretty tough.”DEEP TROUBLEOklahoma City shot 48.3 percent, but missed 30 of 43 from 3-point range. View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Over 200 Public School Teachers Threaten Go-slow

first_imgJosiah Kollie, secretary-general of the aggrieved teachers, says until their concerns are addressed, the teachers will down their chalks.More than 200 public school teachers in Bong County under the auspices of “Supplementary Teachers,” have threatened not to return to the classroom this academic school year if the government does not place them on regular salary.Supplementary teachers are those whose names are not on government’s regular payroll, but are paid at the discretion of the government despite being qualified to teach.Josiah Kollie, secretary-general of the aggrieved teachers told this newspaper over the weekend in Gbarnga that for the past ten years, some of them have worked as supplementary teachers, and are paid L$6,000, L$7,000 or L$9,000, irrespective of whether they are qualified with Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees in education from universities and colleges in the country.“More about these supplementary teachers is that the salary is not regular as compared to the ‘regular teachers’, and the sad thing about this program is the salary will take some times, two to three months before one can get it in arrears,” Mr. Kollie said.“We will not return to the classroom until the government can place our names on the regular payroll, because we have been teaching for the past ten years, and nothing the government is doing to resolve this problem,” the irate teachers spokesperson lamented.The teachers said that they have made several frantic attempts to get the matter amicably resolved over the long years, “but it appears that the government is insensitive to our plight.”Kollie added, “we wonder why the government is reluctant to put our names on its regular payroll when some of us have the requisite qualification and experience.”He said that the government’s action is to some extent demoralizing the supplementary teachers.“Most teachers have to maintain a household, which typically comprises of four-five people, on a salary of considerably less than two dollars a day. Pay levels, even for qualified teachers are around three times less than the cost of a minimum needs wage basket for a four-person household,” Kollie said.Meanwhile, the irate teachers have called on authorities of the Ministry of Education to place their names on the regular salary payroll or else they will put down their chalk until their concerns are addressed.The office of the County Chief Education in Bong has promised to forward the teachers’ concerns to the central office in Monrovia, but did not say when the communication would reach the Monrovia national office.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

National Assembly to debate future of sugar industry

first_imgBy Alexis RodneyA draft ‘white paper’ on the Future of the Sugar Industry is set to be laid in the National Assembly on May 8, 2017; and while its contents have not been discussed extensively, pronouncements by President David Granger regarding his administration’s plans to close several sugar estates are therein entailed.Flashback: Representatives from the sugar industry in the boardroom of the Ministry of Agriculture, discussing options for the way forward for the ailing sugar industry on December 31, 2016Minister of State Joseph Harmon, reporting on discussions coming out of Cabinet meeting earlier this week, said Government and the Opposition will debate the content of the ‘white paper’, which was submitted to Cabinet by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder.“This follows a process we had gone through with respect to the situation at GuySuCo. First, there was a Commission of Inquiry on GuySuCo. Subsequently, a special team was put together to look at some options for GuySuCo,” he said. Following this, some options were provided to Government, and it was decided at Cabinet that consultations be held before any decision is made by the administration.Harmon said, however, that during a stakeholder consultation, Government laid bare its position on the GuySuCo matter. Stakeholders at that meeting included Government, the Opposition, and representatives of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees, along with sugar workers.“So several meetings were held at the Ministry of Agriculture, and as a result of those consultations, Government’s position became a little more crystallised,” he explained.He said Government had also opened the floor for additional proposals for the sugar corporation, and GAWU had submitted some proposals, which he noted have been included in the draft white paper.Harmon said three important issues have been highlighted and will be dealt with: the financial and technical evidence proving that it is feasible to amalgamate some estates and factories; the need and requirement for divestment of these facilities; and the utilisation of some of the facilities of the estates. He added that the President has already addressed some of these issues.GAWU said on Tuesday that it would cripple planned efforts to close the East Demerara Estate (Enmore Estate) in the name of restructuring. GAWU President, Komal Chand, told Guyana Times on Monday that the union was in the process of amassing workers to take to the streets in massive protests against the move.Chand said that while Government has proposed closing the estate, it did not clearly state if it would go ahead with those plans. However, GAWU members are of the opinion that the estate will be closed.“The information we are getting from the ground is that this will be a reality, because already they are not doing a lot of important work to have the estate functional next year,” Chand explained.The top GAWU official, who met with sugar workers last Friday, told Guyana Times that members were nervous about their future and about securing alternative employment.While the GAW has been engaged in some level of protests over the past week, particularly in Enmore, Chand said the numbers are likely to grow in coming weeks and months.“They (sugar workers) hope that they will draw support from the residents and others with the view to build a strong protest, because that might be one of the ways to get Government to rethink its position,” he explained.Chand opined that if the protest attracted enormous crowds, like the protests regarding the parking meter project in Georgetown, it would send a strong message to the coalition Government.He also pointed to the situation in French Guiana, where citizens came out in large numbers to protest high unemployment, crime, high cost of living, and a lack of investment from France.While the Government has promised to present a white paper on the sugar industry to Parliament, Chand believes it is deliberately delaying, so that the issue would be debated by the end of 2017.“The Government is trying not to bring the official position to the public, and one of the reasons is because they want the matter brought by yearend,” he told this publication.As it stands, there is much resentment in the sugar belt, and workers are highly demotivated because much uncertainty surrounds their future, Chand said.“They have not received any increases for the past two years. The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is now complaining about poor turnout. They are so demotivated,” he added.GuySuCo has long complained that poor labour turnout has contributed to reduced sugar production.The industry is facing its toughest times, with production at just over 180,000 tonnes last year. This is the lowest production GuySuCo has recorded since 1990.last_img read more

Revealed! The Tottenham players who have kept the most Premier League clean shee

first_img 7= Stephen Carr helped keep 30 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 7= Benoit Assou-Ekotto helped keep 30 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 10 5= Ian Walker helped keep 35 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 2. Sol Campbell helped keep 39 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 1. Michael Dawson helped keep 41 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 10 10 Tottenham Hotspur bid farewell to White Hart Lane on Sunday as they play their final game in the grand old stadium.Spurs will host Manchester United before paying homage to heroes past and present who have graced the turf.Former players will take to the field for once last time to be lauded by the Tottenham faithful.Some, like current defensive favourites Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, are renowned for stopping goals rather than scoring them.So, during the Premier League era, which defenders and goalkeepers have kept the most clean sheets for Tottenham at White Hart Lane? Click the right arrow above to find out… 5= Kyle Walker helped keep 35 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 10 7= Jan Vertonghen helped keep 30 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 10 10. Heurelho Gomes helped keep 23 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 4. Ledley King helped keep 36 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 10 10 3. Hugo Lloris helped keep 37 Premier League clean sheets at White Hart Lane 10 10 10last_img read more

Man United transfer news: PSG ‘agree terms’ with Red Devils target

first_img targets 1 LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Paris Saint-Germain are set to beat Manchester United to the signature of Juventus defender Alex Sandro as he has provisionally agreed terms with the French club.The Brazilian, who missed out on the World Cup, was a target for Premier League side Chelsea last summer but they failed to match his asking price of close to £70m. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST REVEALED RANKED Latest Transfer News targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Juventus star Alex Sandro has been wanted by top clubs across Europe this summer. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The left has since caught the eye of Manchester United, who are reportedly keen to bring him in to replace Luke Shaw.But, according to Tuttosport, Sandro will be going to PSG if he leaves as he has already agreed personal terms with them.The 27-year-old has provisionally been given the green light to a contract with the French champions and now a fee needs to be agreed.That proved to be the stumbling block for Chelsea last season but it is understood Juve have lowered their demands.The Italian champions are now happy to sell for around £45m and that is within PSG’s budget.last_img read more

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS TO VISIT DONEGAL TO PRESENT TIP O’NEILL AWARD

first_imgThe  Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award award will be presented to Senate President Therese Murray by President Michael D. Higgins at a special ceremony in September.Tip O’NeillThe Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award was established on the centenary of the birth of Speaker Thomas P. Tip O’Neill in 2012.It was established to recognise the achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora in their chosen fields and to celebrate the global impact of Irish people everywhere and their maintenance of links with Ireland. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement of Senator Therese Murray, President of the Massachusetts State Senate as recipient of the 2014 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award. Congratulating Senator Murray, the Taoiseach acknowledged her leadership role in Massachusetts and her ongoing interest in and support for economic development in Ireland.Senator Murray has proven herself to be a worthy recipient by carving out a very successful career in the predominantly male world of, not just American politics, but politics in general. She has been a champion of Welfare causes, mental health, children’s welfare and health, and the elderly. She has been the driving force behind many very worthy State reforms in Massachusetts and has always maintained her close links with the country of her heritage. A champion of the people, Senator Murray is a politician with a very large heart that has remained true to the traditional Irish values that were instilled in her from both her parents. Her father’s people hail from County Cork, and her mother’s from Limerick and Dublin. She will be attending the annual prize giving ceremony and the associated calendar of events which are held each year in Buncrana, in recognition of the Tip O’Neill’s Donegal roots and his impact on world affairs.“I am humbled and honored to be receiving the 3rd Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award,” said Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray.“Having the opportunity to further strengthen and create economic and academic links between Massachusetts and in the Northwest of Ireland not only solidifies our historic ties, but also allows us to build a new bridge of cutting edge technology and innovation. It is these new connections that will help spur discovery and development, provide inspiration and opportunity, and move Massachusetts and the Island of Ireland forward in this global economy. Where there is opportunity there is hope and where there is hope there is peace. Working together, we will achieve great things.”Donegal County Manager, Seamus Neely stated, “The importance of our Diaspora to Donegal and to Ireland cannot be overstated and we are committed to continuing to work to consolidate and further develop our links in this regard. The enthusiasm, commitment, and work ethic of our Diaspora has ingratiated them to their adopted nations, but we will continue to consider them as merely ‘being away for a while’, regardless of the generations that may have passed since.” Previous recipients have been renowned journalist and social commentator and Editor of the Irish Voice and Irish Central, Niall O’Dowd (2012) and Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana (2013).This recognition and celebration of the Irish Diaspora has proven to be hugely successful and cements the links between Irish people throughout the world for mutual benefit. It is hugely important that these two cohorts of people maintain these strong bonds and that we can all take pride in the achievements of our Diaspora for many years to come.  PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS TO VISIT DONEGAL TO PRESENT TIP O’NEILL AWARD was last modified: May 6th, 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:President Michael D HigginsTip O’Neill Awardlast_img read more

Emergency services at crash on main Letterkenny-Ballybofey road

first_imgEmergency services are at the scene of a three-car crash on the Letterkenny to Ballybofey road this afternoon.The incident occurred at Drumkeen after 1pm.Gardaí and ambulance services have attended the scene. Traffic is moving slowly in the area.It is not yet known if there are any injuries.   Emergency services at crash on main Letterkenny-Ballybofey road was last modified: November 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

San Diego gets its smart city on with GE Current hookup

first_imgHow IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Related Posts Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citiescenter_img The City of San Diego announced a major Internet of Things (IoT) deployment this week in collaboration with Current, powered by GE. The deployment will include 3,200 “intelligent nodes” that enhance parking, alleviate traffic and improve liveability in the city.In addition to the huge sensor deployment, Current will also install 14,000 new LED lights in the city; around 25 percent of all outdoor lighting in the city. The upgrades will reportedly save San Diego $2.4 million in annual energy costs.See Also: Kansas City likes sharing its smart city data so other cities benefit tooGE has partnered with AT&T and Intel to ensure a smooth deployment. AT&T will provide the LTE network that connects all of the sensors to the IoT grid, and Intel’s Atom E3900 processor will be inside all of the LED light fixtures.The company has also partnered with some smaller startups, such as ShotSpotter, which has developed a technology to locate the sound of a gunshot in real-time. CivicSmart has an application that makes parking a much less time consumer experience.“Fostering innovation and improving infrastructure are important to enhancing the lives of all San Diegans,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “This new technology will give the City and developers the opportunity to make our neighborhoods safer and smarter.”San Diego will spend $30 million on the IoT platform deployment, in the hopes that its citizens will reap the rewards of a safer, smarter, and more secure city.“We’re honored to be part of this historic transformation,” said Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO of Current. “We have a proud history of helping San Diego proactively save energy through efficient lighting, and now we’re expanding that same infrastructure beyond energy into a new realm of intelligence.”Installation of the LED fixtures is expected to start in July, with the rest of the project beginning by the end of the year. Once deployed, the city of San Diego hopes that the software community will build on the IoT platform. David Curry Tags:#Connected Devices#Current#environment#GE#General Electric#Internet of Things#IoT#LED lights#parking#safety#San Diego#smart city#traffic last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: How to Be Motivated

first_imgThere are a lot of speakers who can inspire you, but none that can motivate you. There are also great leaders who can inspire you, but none that can provide you with motivation. You are already motivated, even though that motivation may be directed to things that don’t serve you. The truth of the matter is, you are getting exactly what you are motivated to obtain.Want Something: To be motivated, you have to start by wanting something you don’t have. Some will be motivated by money (though not many). Others will be motivated by importance, wanting a certain image, a certain status. Still, others will be motivated by making a difference. If you don’t want something you don’t already have, then you can’t be motivated. Sadly, no one can want something for you enough that it motivates you.Be Willing to Pay the Price: Everybody wants something. Wanting something does not make you motivated. If “wanting” was enough, everyone would have everything they want. Being willing to pay the price necessary to have what you want is what makes you motivated. You know someone is motivated when you see them taking action.Give Yourself Over to What You Want: Action isn’t enough to prove real motivation. Real motivation requires that you give yourself over to pursuing and acquiring what you want. Motivation means consistent action. It means you dream about what you want when you are sleeping, and wake yourself up to go back to work getting it. Motivation is like being consumed in a flame of desiring something you don’t have.Persist Longer Than Expected: Some people only look motivated. The want something. They are willing to pay the price. And, for a short time, they give themselves over to the pursuit. Then, because success isn’t fast coming, they give up, give in, and go home. Real motivation requires an impatient patience. You keep working for what you want, no matter how long it takes.If you aren’t producing the results you want, you may be motivated by comfort. You might also be motivated by being entertained or distracted. You might be motivated by things that feel like work but produce only busyness. Whatever it is, you are motivated, and that motivation is producing results exactly in line with your efforts.If you are truly motivated, you will find a way to get what you want. That’s how you know you are motivated. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

After Some Hindus Protest on Twitter, Emirates Reverses Its Decision

first_imgDubai-based airlines Emirates has told SBS Hindi that it will continue to provide a Hindu meal option to its customers.“Based on feedback from our customers, Emirates confirms we will continue to provide a Hindu meal option, to make it easier for our Hindu customers to identify and request this option,” Emirates said in a statement sent to SBS Hindi.Read it at SBS Related Itemslast_img