Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans over Bulls in OT

first_imgMOST READ Jameer Nelson added 13 points, Darius Miller had 11, and Jrue Holiday 10 for New Orleans. The Pelicans improved to 4-2 on the road.Justin Holiday had 18 points, Denzel Valentine added 16 and Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez had 14 apiece for the Bulls. They were coming off their first road victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoth teams looked sluggish completing their first back-to-backs of the season. The Bulls shot 35.4 percent from the field to the Pelicans’ 40.2 percent.Cousins made two of three foul shots for a 91-86 lead with 2:35 left in overtime before Nelson hit a 3 for a 96-88 lead with 48.9 seconds remaining. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ RETURN LOOMINGBulls forward Bobby Portis’ eight-game suspension ended Saturday. Coach Fred Hoiberg refrained from saying whether Portis will play Tuesday at Toronto. Portis was suspended Oct. 18 due to injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic in a fight at practice.Mirotic suffered broken bones in his face and a concussion and is expected to miss four to six weeks. He has been working out, but has yet to get on the court, Hoiberg said. “The important thing is he’s making progress and is in good spirits,” Hoiberg said.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans split two preseason games against the Bulls. … The Pelicans improved to 3-2 on the road with Friday’s 99-94 victory at Dallas. New Orleans had not been above .500 on the road after more than one game since 2010-11. … Cousins and Davis are the only teammates among the league’s top five scorers.Bulls: G David Nwaba exited with a right ankle sprain with 5:17 remaining in the third quarter. He had seven points and four rebounds. … Brothers Jrue Holiday (New Orleans) and Justin Holiday (Chicago) both started. … Markkanen is one of nine NBA players since 1983 to have at least 115 points and 65 rebounds in his first seven career games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and Chicago Bulls forward Paul Zipser (16). APCHICAGO — Anthony Davis had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 96-90 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).DeMarcus Cousins added 25 points and 11 rebounds — 18 and seven after halftime — to help the Pelicans snap a six-game, regular-season losing streak to the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 LATEST STORIES Drummond powers Pistons past Kings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Davis rebounded Lopez’s putback attempt with 9.7 seconds remaining in regulation. Holiday missed at the other end with 3.3 to go before Cousins blocked Lopez to send the game to overtime.The Pelicans opened the final quarter on a 20-7 run to take a 77-71 lead. Valentine hit a 3 to put the Bulls ahead 83-81 with 2:28 left before Davis dunked to tie it.Justin Holiday scored 10 points in the third quarter for the Bulls, who led by as much as nine and 64-57 after the period.The Pelicans shot 40.5 percent from the field to the Bulls’ 32.6 percent in the first half of a tied game. Davis led New Orleans with 14, and Lopez had nine for Chicago.Cousins had just seven points and four rebounds at halftime after averaging 29 points and 14 rebounds per game and posting two 20-point, 20-rebound games in his previous five contests.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Lillis named Huddersfield caretaker boss

first_img1 Mark Lillis Huddersfield have appointed academy manager Mark Lillis as caretaker boss following Sunday’s departure of Mark Robins.Town lost 4-0 at home to Bournemouth in their opening league game and Robins left the club by mutual consent following a meeting with chairman Dean Hoyle.Lillis, a former player with the club, will be assisted by coaches Steve Thompson and Steve Eyre and takes on the role for the third time at the John Smith’s Stadium following the departures of previous managers Simon Grayson and Lee Clark.Lillis told the club’s official website: “As a club – staff, players and fans alike – we have to pull together and move on.“Due to the integration of the club’s first team and academy set-up at PPG Canalside, the first-team players see me every day.“That makes it as smooth a transition for them as possible, which is a positive.“We have a Capital One Cup game at Chesterfield on Tuesday, which is an important one for the club and players after the performance and result on Saturday.“We must go into the cup game to win and play how we can. A win could kick-off a run.“I know that the fans will get behind the players if they put a shift in and we’ve challenged the players to do that.”last_img read more

How many times every Championship team has been shown live on TV this season

first_img Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place =11. Nottingham Forest, Brentford, QPR, Reading – three TV games so far this season=9. Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham – four TV games so far this season=6. Derby, Swansea, Stoke – five TV games so far this season5. Sheffield United – six TV games so far this season=3. West Brom, Middlesbrough – eight TV games so far this season 3 REPLY Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues The latest round of Championship matches selected for broadcast have been announced by Sky Sports, taking us into the first week of December.Each of the 24 second-tier teams have been shown at least once on TV this season, and the likes of Ipswich vs West Brom, Middlesbrough vs Reading, and the Second City derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham will all be broadcast live between now and the end of the year. Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off 2. Aston Villa – nine TV games so far this season1. Leeds – 11 TV games so far this season*All data taken from the official EFL website. Correct as of October 16, 2018 stalemate Derby’s defeat of Reading was the first match of the season shown live on Sky Sports 3 goalless Promotion contenders West Brom and Middlesbrough are near the top of the rankings ROUND-UP EFL result 3 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ However, it is clear to see Sky’s preference for one team above all others – Leeds United.The Whites regularly appear on TV more than any other side in the division, and seven of their next eight league matches will be shown by Sky, taking their total for the season up to 11 games before the end of the year.But where does this rank in relation to every other side in the Championship?talkSPORT.com has taken a look at every second-tier game broadcast as well as those soon to be shown by Sky in the 2018/19 season – not including fixtures behind the red button – and reveal how many TV games every team has been selected for, up to the matches scheduled for the beginning of December.You can see the results below… Latest Championship news Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship =22. Bristol City, Preston, Hull – one TV game so far this season=15. Norwich, Blackburn, Wigan, Bolton, Rotherham, Millwall, Ipswich – two TV games so far this season Getty GREAT NEWS Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer September’s East Anglian derby was only shown behind the red button, the first time since 2011 it was not broadcast live on a main Sky channel last_img read more

SHANE MISSES OUT ON VOICE OF IRELAND BUT DOES DONEGAL PROUD

first_imgShane is congratulated by presenter Kathryn ThomasDonegal singer Shane McLaughlin done Donegal proud as he just missed out on being named RTE’s Voice of Ireland.The Downings singer silenced the begrudgers once and for all with an amazing final performance.He was eventually came third place behind Kelly Mongan and winner Keith Hanley. But Shane’s mentor Kian Egan said the Donegal man could hold his head high.“I think we have the beginning of a rock star here. We’ve had a lot of great fun and it’s not over for this man,” he said.Shane thanked his “amazing family” and all his fans and said he had enjoyed every minute of his time on the show.Not even an early stage invasion by presenter Kathryn Thomas could spoil Shane’s big night. The 28 year old, who was slated by some judges earlier in the series, has grown stronger and stronger throughout the series.And tonight he put in two amazing performances of The Stunning’s ‘Brewing Up A Storm’ and The Frames’ ‘Fake’ to win over the judges.Even Shane’s biggest critic, Jamelia, changed her mind on Shane and admitted she fancied him!“It was fantastic and this is what I have been waiting for. And it’s only because I fancy you,” she laughed.Sharon Corr said Shane was officially good from now on. “This beautiful tone has crept into your voice and it’s very sexy,” she added.Bressie said to Shane “You have figured it out and that’s why you are here.”Shane’s loyal mentor Kian who has backed him from the start said he was so proud of Shane.“You’ve had a lot of knocks from people sitting in a similar chair to mine and you didn’t deserve it,” he said. SHANE MISSES OUT ON VOICE OF IRELAND BUT DOES DONEGAL PROUD was last modified: April 29th, 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)Tags:shane mclaughlinVoice of Irelandlast_img read more

Hart clears the first hurdle

first_img No team is hotter than second-seeded Canyon (10-1), which defeated Damien of La Verne 49-21 Friday, its eighth successive victory, seven of them by 20 or more points. “Things are going good. The team is coming together great,” quarterback Austin Civita said. “It’s just fun to go out and play football. We’re having a good time. There’s a lot of good teams left, so it’s hard to say what’s going to happen. We’re just going to go out and keep playing.” Canyon is favored at San Clemente (7-4) Friday, although the Tritons are a scary opponent – they lost just 7-6 to Mission Viejo (No. 2 in USA Today) in the regular-season finale, a game decided on a failed two-point conversion in the final moments. And San Clemente has eliminated Foothill League teams from the playoffs three years in a row – defeating Valencia in 2002 and 2003 and Saugus last season. Valencia (8-3) knocked off host Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo 61-42, setting up a quarterfinal matchup at home Friday against Chino Hills (11-0). California’s all-time leading passer, Michael Herrick, who threw for 364 yards and a touchdown, improved his career yardage total to 10,366. He moved up to 19th on the national list. Herrick returned Monday from Mississippi, where he took an official recruiting visit after verbally committing to Ole Miss during the summer. “He had a great time,” his father, Greg, said. “After two days in Mississippi, Michael said he already started talking like them.” Former Hart girls’ basketball standout Ashlee Trebilcock, a UCLA freshman, returns to Hart’s gymnasium Wednesday at 7 p.m., when her No. 00 jersey will be retired in a ceremony prior to the tipoff of the boys’ alumni game. Trebilcock is Hart’s first basketball player, boy or girl, whose number is retired. The 5-foot-9 guard was a four-time first-team All-Southern Section selection and a two-time section Player of the Year. The post-Trebilcock era begins today at 5 p.m. at Hart, with the Indians facing Buena of Ventura and Newbury Park in an opening three-way scrimmage. Taylor Lilley, a senior who has signed with Oregon, takes over for Trebilcock at point guard. Hart’s other starters are junior Kalana Inemer, sophomore Megan Ford, Alemany of Mission Hills transfer Tatianna Thomas and Britney Fitchpatrick. Kelli Lewis, recovering from summer knee surgery, also is expected to make an impact. Hart (22-6 in 2004-2005) has won 61 games the past two seasons. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Hart appeared in six section championships (winning five) from 1998 to 2003, then fell in the quarterfinals last season. The suspensions, stemming from an alleged sexual-hazing incident in Hart’s locker room, came on the heels of a disappointing 16-14 loss to Canyon in the Nov. 10 season finale, in which a lost fumble on Canyon’s 5-yard line in the final seconds cost Hart the league title. Amid recurring speculation of lawsuits and expulsions, Herrington has done his best to hold the pieces together as Hart has been harshly berated on Internet message boards. “The kids had to buckle down,” Herrington said. “It’s still hard to say (what the effect of the distractions will be). I’m not sure. But we had a good film session (on Saturday), and things seem to be going well.” Valencia and Canyon also have advanced to the Div. II quarterfinals, giving the Foothill League three of eight spots. NEWHALL – A tumultuous week for Hart High’s football team almost ended in disaster Friday, but the Indians pulled out a last-minute 32-27 victory over Glendora in the first round of the Southern Section Div. II playoffs at College of the Canyons. Undoubtedly distracted – and shorthanded – following the recent disciplinary suspensions of standout kicker Paul Weinstein and starting offensive linemen J.T. Hartmire and Brandon Takata, Hart nearly was eliminated in the first round for the first time in coach Mike Herrington’s 17-year tenure. Down by one point, quarterback Tyler Lyon saved the day by driving Hart 80 yards – including a fourth-and-8 completion to James Wheeler to keep the drive (and season) alive – and scoring on a 6-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds remaining, sending the Indians to a quarterfinal matchup against Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga (9-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Canyons. “It was a little nerveracking, but after everything we went through, it all seemed to work out,” Lyon said. “We had to switch some guys around and find some chemistry. Losing in the first round of the playoffs? There’s no way we wanted to go out like that. That would have been greatly disappointing.” last_img read more

Donegal project receives €93,531 from International Fund for Ireland

first_imgA Donegal project has received a much-needed injection of €93,531 in cash funding.The International Fund for Ireland has unveiled a total of €1,489,722 funding against a challenging backdrop to support those delivering much-needed interventions within the community sector.Nine community-based initiatives across Northern Ireland and the southern border counties have been successful in the latest round of allocations. And Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre and their Finn Valley Men’s Project in Donegal is one of those worthy oprojects.The project will expand on their current strand of work with marginalised men in the cross- border areas of Donegal and Tyrone and encourage dialogue between different religious communities in these areas.The absence of a functioning Executive for over two years in Northern Ireland coupled with the uncertainty around Brexit, has had a considerable impact on areas that have yet to realise a direct dividend from the Peace Process.Reduced public spending and budget constraints are eroding the community confidence that was once in place, heightening tensions and affecting peace building efforts. Paddy Harte, the new Chairman of the International Fund for Ireland says: “The biggest challenge we are currently facing is uncertainty and the fear of the unknown.“Tensions are increasing across Northern Ireland and the southern border counties, and some communities are certainly feeling more polarised than ever without those political structures in place.“Despite the enormous progress that has been made in recent years, the current political impasse and uncertainty surrounding Brexit, along with growing tensions within some communities are all playing directly into the hands of those intent on inciting violence and radicalising young people through paramilitary recruitment.“It is essential to maintain momentum in peace building across the island of Ireland. The Fund has never shied away from difficult conversations and is the only organisation that can effectively address the challenges surrounding sustainable peace on this island.“Whilst communities in Northern Ireland may feel frustrated and abandoned by the political process, we are fully committed to delivering stability and opportunity. “The IFI will continue to engage in marginalised communities and put a sharp focus on improving cross-border relationships in order to address legacy issues and achieve positive and lasting transformation.”Kathleen Bonner, Project Manager Finn Valley Men’s Project said this funding will allow them to build the project further targeting men living in isolated rural areas of Donegal and Tyrone who haven’t been involved in cross-community activity.“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback to date on the project through various activities including the much talked about Finn Valley Men’s Choir and the Churches though the Lens Art Exhibition.“We believe that the positive effect on the mental health of the men involved and that of their families confirms that this work should be continued. We wish to extend our appreciation to the International Fund for Ireland for their recognition of the need for this work and their continued support.” The funding packages announced are geographically spread across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland, highlighting the need that still exists in local communities for continued support.The new Chairman took the opportunity to thank the international donors to the Fund – the European Union and the Governments of the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – for their support.Further information about all the beneficiaries from the International Fund for Ireland’s latest funding package is available at the International Fund for Ireland’s website: www.internationalfundforireland.comDonegal project receives €93,531 from International Fund for Ireland was last modified: April 8th, 2019 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:fundingIFIpaddy hartelast_img read more

3 board members quit USA Gymnastics as more victims speak

first_imgLANSING, Mich. >> USA Gymnastics announced the resignations of three key leaders Monday while more women and girls told a judge about being sexually assaulted at the hands of a sports doctor who spent years with Olympic gymnasts and other female athletes.The resignations of chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley were announced in Indianapolis while a judge in Lansing, Michigan, heard a fifth day of statements from women and girls who said they were molested …last_img read more

New Kenyan home for black rhinos

first_imgBecause Africa’s black rhino population is much smaller than that of the white rhino,the animals are more vulnerable to threatssuch as poaching and habitat loss. (Image: Wikimedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Richard Emslie  African Rhino Specialist Group  +27 33 343 4065 RELATED ARTICLES • Black rhinos return to Serengeti • Rhinos to get revenge on poachers • Big Five cat moves into new reserve • Raggies to help shark conservation • EWT making tracks in conservationLyndon JafthaThe World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Services, has completed the second, and final phase of its US$72 250 (R560 000) project to transport 21 black rhinos from the privately owned Solio Ranch and Mugie Rhino Sanctuary, both in the Rift Valley province, to Ruma National Park in the southwestern Nyanza province.Home to a wide variety of birds and animals, including roan antelope which are found nowhere else in Kenya, the 120-square-kilometer Ruma National Park is managed by the Kenyan Wildlife Services (KWS) and was declared a rhino sanctuary at the end of 2011.Another advantage is that it is free of tsetse fly, that large biting insect that transmits diseases such as sleeping sickness.While the move was underway, the country’s forestry and wildlife minister Noah Wekesa reaffirmed Kenya’s stance on poaching, saying: “I want to send a strong message to the poachers that they shall be dealt with severely according to the law.”He then said that his ministry will review current penalties for those caught poaching, and if necessary would make them harsher.The move was also done to help encourage tourism in western Kenya. While it was once normal to see several rhino at once on a game drive, that is no longer the case, and the mighty animals were last seen in the area more than 50 years ago.Saving the black rhinoKenya’s black rhino (Diceros bicornis) population now numbers just 620, when a few decades ago it stood at over 20 000. The lowest numbers were seen in the mid-1980s, when just 300 individuals remained.The country, which once had one of the largest rhino populations on the continent, is working tirelessly to help save the remaining individuals, and has seen its efforts rewarded with the doubling of the population of black rhinos in recent years.The ever-present poaching situation is a serious threat to the goals of KWS to boost the numbers.However, Kenya has still escaped relatively lightly compared to the poaching toll in other countries. Of the almost 500 rhino killed in Africa over the past five years, 70 died in Kenya. In South Africa, 52 animals have been poached in 2012 alone – around one every day.Most poaching activity occurs in South Africa and Zimbabwe because of the bigger populations found there.The greatest demand for rhino horn comes from Asian countries, whose citizens mistakenly believe it has near-miraculous medicinal properties, and Middle Eastern nations such as Yemen, where the horn is carved into a highly prized dagger handle.The sophistication and the level of organisation of poachers and illegal traders has soared in recent years. Poachers are becoming almost military in the precision and speed of their operations and it has been noted that some former soldiers, with their combat training, have taken to poaching.Various groups such as the WWF, the International Rhino Foundation, the African Rhino Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and Saving Rhinos, to name a few, as well as national wildlife authorities, are fighting a constant battle to protect the sought-after beasts.Because of the poaching problem, KWS conducts a rhino census every year between July and October in the Tsaveo West Sanctuary. A few months after the census, which provides information on the number and distribution of black rhinos, the animals’ ears are notched to help with identification and tracking.During the 2010 exercise, transmitters were also inserted into the rhino horns. Under sedation, the animal received the device, which was placed into a hole drilled into the horn. The hole was sealed and the animal was marked, allowed to recover and then released.last_img read more

Dome Cap / Breathable Cap / Men Cap / Styling Cap **new**, Not for girls with big heads like mine

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Connections with 10 Janpath, leading criteria for for appointment of cabinet secretary

first_imgWhile merit and seniority are the accepted criteria for the appointment of the cabinet secretary, other factors have come into play this time. More than one hopeful is flaunting connections with 10 Janpath, leading to inexplicable delay. “The RSS has maintained it can do business with the Congress. What is,While merit and seniority are the accepted criteria for the appointment of the cabinet secretary, other factors have come into play this time. More than one hopeful is flaunting connections with 10 Janpath, leading to inexplicable delay.”The RSS has maintained it can do business with the Congress. What is left unsaid is that the BJP can support the Congress if they discard the Left.” Sitaram Yechury, CPI(M) Politburo member”Dawood is involved in the Mumbai blasts, Quattrochi siphoned off the country’s money. The Congress president owes moral and political explanations.” L.K. Advani, leader of the Opposition”The Congress has earmarked quotas for Muslims in jobs and education to get their votes.” Rajnath Singh, BJP president”The whole social sector is skewed in favour of the urban elite. That is responsible for our poor performance in the Commonwealth Games.” Mani Shankar Aiyar, sports minister”At 33, if I am forced to come out and play a (Davis Cup) singles match, that is something we definitely have got to look into.” Leander Paes, tennis playerlast_img read more