Porzingis, Jack help Knicks edge Mavs to end 3-game skid

first_imgDOUBLE-DOUBLESKyle O’Quinn had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Enes Kanter added 13 points and 18 boards for the Knicks. Porzingis fell just two rebounds short of a double-double of his own.UP NEXTKnicks: Return home to play Chicago on Wednesday.Mavericks: Host Orlando on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack (55) battles Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) for space during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)DALLAS — On the day the New York Knicks guaranteed his contract for the rest of the season, Jarrett Jack hit the big shot to deliver them a victory.Jack’s floater in the lane with 31.2 seconds to play snapped a tie and the Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-96 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT The Mavericks trailed 90-77 with 4:48 left, but went on a 15-2 run over the next 2:20 to tie the score at 92. Harris started and ended the run with 3-pointers.“We did what we were supposed to do all game, turned up the pressure and intensity,” Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews said. “It was just a little too late.”After Porzingis made two free throws and Barnes hit a short jumper, Jack used Porzingis’ screen to penetrate into the lane and drop in a floater.“I was just trying to be aggressive,” Jack said. “They had done a good job of mucking the game up, denying a lot of our actions, not allowing us to get the ball in the place that we were trying to get it to. (Porzingis) set a good screen. I saw I had an opening and I just tried to knock the shot down.”J.J. Barea missed a long 3 that would have given Dallas the lead, and Courtney Lee hit four free throws in the final 16.6 seconds to seal it.ADVERTISEMENT Up 56-52 at halftime, New York built its lead to 73-63 midway through the third quarter before the Mavericks closed the quarter on an 8-2 run.But after Harris’ three-point play cut the lead to 77-74 with 11:27 to play, Dallas did not score again for five minutes as the Knicks built the lead back to 13.TIP-INSKnicks: Lee has made 43 free throws in a row, the second-longest streak in Knicks history. Chris Duhon made 44 in a row in 2008-09.Mavericks: Matthews had 14 points and four Mavericks scored 11.HARPER HONOREDThe Mavericks retired Harper’s No. 12, the third Dallas player to be so honored. Harper’s jersey joins those of his former teammates Brad Davis (No. 15) and Rolando Blackman (No. 22) in the rafters. Harper played 12 seasons in a 16-year career with the Mavericks, ranking fourth in the team’s history in points and first in assists and steals. Harper also made the NBA Finals with the Knicks in 1994 and is now the analyst on Mavericks’ TV broadcasts.“I kept looking up at Brad and Ro’s numbers during the first half of the game and just thinking that I was going to be up there joining those guys. ” Harper said after the game. “When reality sets in, this is a big deal because not a lot of people get to have their jersey retired. It’s an incredible honor.”BATTLE OF THE ROOKIESHarper wore No. 11 with the Knicks, and that jersey is now worn by rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, the eighth pick in the 2017 draft. The Mavericks took Dennis Smith, Jr. with the next pick. Smith won the scoring battle on Sunday, 11 points to seven, and both players had five assists. Ntilikina added seven rebounds and was on the floor for most of the fourth quarter as the Knicks built their double-digit lead. 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Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Barca wins 3-0 before Coutinho arrival; Madrid drops points Kristaps Porzingis scored 29 points for New York, which ended a three-game losing streak and sent the Mavericks to their third straight loss — all at home.Dallas never led in the game, but for the third game in a row, the Mavericks made a late rally from a double-digit deficit — and fell short just as they had against Golden State and Chicago.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 folk“It’s really the same old story,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “It’s an early hole, it’s a late rally, and then come up short. Bottom line is we’ve got to be better early in games.”Harrison Barnes scored 25 points and Devin Harris had nine of his 11 in the fourth quarter for Dallas on the night the team honored long-time point guard Derek Harper by retiring his jersey.last_img read more

CPL donates bats, balls to promote cricket in Guyana

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon earlier on Sunday received a donation of 50 bats and balls from the Caribbean Premier League’s Chief Operations Officer, Pete Russell, for distribution to communities across the country.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon receiving the “Chief” shirt from Caribbean Premier League’s Chief Operations Officer, Pete Russell on behalf of President David GrangerHe also received a bat, bearing the autographs of the Guyana Amazon Warriors team and a shirt, labelled “Chief”. The Minister received these items on behalf of President David Granger.The simple presentation ceremony was held at the Ministry of the Presidency and Russell was accompanied by CPL Chief Finance Officer Barry Corcoran.Russell, in making the donation, said that the franchise was serious about spreading ‘the gospel of cricket’.“For us at CPL, it’s about spreading the word of cricket and we want to thank the country for its support. The children [who will benefit from this] hopefully will go out and spread the gospel of cricket,” he said.Minister Harmon, in expressing his gratitude for the gesture, said the Government and the people of Guyana have always seen cricket as a unifying force as it has always brought people together, regardless of their age, race, creed, political persuasion or status. Therefore, he said, the donation will have a two-fold benefit: it will help children to engage in meaningful recreation and foster camaraderie.“We are very thankful to CPL for the interest and enthusiasm which you have shown in ensuring that cricket is played in Guyana. We are a cricket-loving nation and we are a cricket starved nation so what you see at the Stadium is a representation of the hunger for the game that we so love. The balls and the bats, I am sure it will go a long way in popularising the game in our communities. We want to spread it to the hinterland and these areas, because if we are to have strong teams we have to have representation from across the country,” Minister Harmon said. – Minister of State says it will foster camaraderielast_img read more

Caricom records noteworthy successes in 2017

first_imgDespite the challenges faced by the bloc, particularly the ravaging effects of this year’s hurricane season which has cast a long shadow over the Region, the over US$2 billion pledged at the Caricom-United Nations Conference for long-term recovery for hurricane-affected countries and the establishment of the regional renewable energy centre are among the successes the Caribbean Community (Caricom) recorded for 2017.Caricom Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Head Achim Steiner and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a high-level conference back in NovemberCaricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said in his end-of-year message that the Community was ending 2017 with several other noteworthy achievements, including a change in posture by global financial institutions and some development partners with respect to access to concessionary development financing.“It is encouraging to note that our relentless advocacy with respect to the lack of access to concessional development financing appears to be bearing fruit. There is some re-thinking on this issue taking place at the level of the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and some of our international development partners (IDPs),” the Secretary General stated.Adding that Caricom will continue to advocate for this change, he said the Region’s vulnerability to external shocks, which the hurricanes laid bare, emphasised the urgent need for the international community to dispense with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita as a primary criterion for access to concessional development financing.Ambassador LaRocque noted significant advances in human resources development, highlighting the July 2017 endorsement of Heads of Government of the Human Resource Development (HRD) 2030 Strategy. The HRD Strategy is intended to prepare the Community to address the requirements of its 21st Century economy and society through actions for basic education, from early childhood through secondary, the tertiary sector and life-long learning.Renewable energyWith regard to energy, in July 2017, Caricom Member States signed the agreement establishing the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The Centre is based in Barbados and is the implementation hub for sustainable energy activities and projects within the Region.  It will play a major role in the Community’s thrust to increase the renewable energy share in power generation to 47 per cent by 2027, with the resulting lowering of costs for the consumers and benefits to the environment, the Secretary General stated.He highlighted the range of opportunities now opened to the Private Sector with the signing of the Second Protocol to the Caricom-Cuba Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement. This Protocol allows for duty-free access to Cuba for Caricom producers of approximately 300 items including meat, fish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, beer, rum, cement, soaps, articles of apparel and clothing.CARIFESTAAmbassador LaRocque said that CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados under the theme “Asserting our Culture: Celebrating Ourselves” was another highlight of 2017.“The enthusiasm for the cultural extravaganza was not dampened by the threat of Hurricane Harvey as the people of the Caribbean showcased their creativity at various venues across the island.  The business aspect of the creative industries took centre stage in keeping with the Heads of Government endorsement for exploring the potential of the cultural and creative industries to contribute to the economic development of the Region,” he stated.As he looks ahead to 2018, he said it was with expectation of closer regional unity, reminiscent of the kindred spirit that fuelled the outpouring of support post- Hurricanes Irma and Maria.He commended the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) for performing their respective roles “magnificently” and promptly.While the hurricanes will have a lasting impact on the Community, he lauded the “yeoman support” rendered to the hurricane-stricken countries by highly Caricom Governments, people, institutions and the international community.last_img read more

Granger signs into law tougher money laundering sanctions

first_imgHead of State, President David Granger, has signed into law tougher measures under the contentious Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act.The amendments were successfully piloted by Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams ahead of the recent parliamentary recess by legislators.The President gave his assent at the end of August and the amendments have since been published in the Official Gazette.President David GrangerAt the time he presented the amendments to the 65-member legislative arm of government for its approval, Williams had indicated that the changes sought to amend the principal Act with a view to making money laundering a hybrid offence.He explained, “It can either be indictable or a summary offence.”As a result of the successful amendments, the authorities are now given more time to prepare their cases if they are complex in nature.The amendments also significantly increased fines under the law to not less than $200 million or more than $500 million for offending corporate bodies.As it relates to the time constraints that had been imposed in the principal Act, the House heard that “the Prosecutor could only institute proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court within six months of the offence being committed.”It was pointed out in the explanatory memorandum accompanying the legislative changes that “with the amendments, the offence is now a hybrid one and that the time limit provided for summary offences do not apply to indictable offences”.As a result, as it relates to the instituting of proceedings against suspected money launderers, “the Prosecutor would have a longer time as no limitation for the indictable offences of money laundering is provided for by the statute”.The explanatory memorandum further states, accordingly, “this amendment is important because more time would be given to the relevant personnel to conduct their investigations and prepare their case especially if the matter is a complex one”.Opposition Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall, during the debate, had said that he checked the principal Act and noted there they were legislating to create an offence against a body corporate. An officer must be identified, either a director or company secretary for the purpose of enforcement, he noted.Nandlall said he was under the impression that the bill was intended to treat a particular factual situation, that is, not only increasing the period of time for those needed to be held in custody for potential prosecution but applying this retroactively.If it is applied retroactively, it would be unconstitutional, he stressed.Minister Williams at the time reminded the House, “There is no question of retrospectivity, since there only existed the principal Act when the new government took office”.He said too that within eight months that changed with the passage of several key amendments, four within a short time.Williams questioned why a body corporate could not be charged and noted the need for a longer period to conduct extensive investigations by authorities.Only recently, the AML/CFT legislation was utilised to take action against two Guyanese nationals both convicted in the United States of America for their involvement in a plot to cause an explosion at the John F Kennedy Airport, New York.The order was effected by Minister within the Finance Ministry, Jaipaul Sharma on August 29.The Ministerial Order, which has since been officially gazetted, is titled the “Targeted Financial Sanctions (Specified Persons) Order 2017”.Under that Ministerial Order, it was noted that the two specified persons were identified as a result of being targeted for financial sanctions in accordance with a United Nations Security Council Resolution #1373 and referred to under Guyana’s AML/CFT laws.Abdul Kadir, a former People’s National Congress (PNC) Member of Parliament (MP), is currently incarcerated in a US penitentiary in Pennsylvania, as inmate #64656-0533. He is also identified by the moniker “Aubrey Michael Seaforth”.Abdel Nur, also known as “Compton Eversley”, is incarcerated in a North Carolina State Federal Correctional Institution.The 2007 JFK International Airport attack plot was an alleged Islamist terrorist plot to blow up a system of jet fuel supply tanks and pipelines that feed fuel to the Airport in Queens, New York. These pipelines travel underground New York City in densely populated areas. The alleged plot was foiled when an undercover law enforcement official was recruited to the homegrown terrorist cell.last_img read more

Mayor sent to PG hospital – Update

first_imgMayor Bruce Lantz was taken to a Prince George hospital Tuesday, after an unscheduled landing on a flight from Fort St. John to Vancouver.An email from Mayor Lantz, forwarded by City Manager Dianne Hunter, confirms Lantz fainted on the flight, which forced the emergency landing in Prince George.  The Mayor was taken to the Prince George Hospital and released late Tuesday afternoon.  At this time we don’t know what caused Mayor Lantz to faint, though he suggests it may have been caused by an interaction between medications for his kidney and heart medications.Mayor Lantz expects to continue on to Vancouver, where he, along with other northern mayors, will meet with Premier Campbell.- Advertisement –last_img read more

More photos from the 2009 Fort St. John International Airshow

first_img– Advertisement -Below is a slide show from the 2009 Fort St. John International AirshowChristine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Thousands of spectators came out on Sunday, July 19th to witness the 2009 Fort St. John International Airshow. Although it rained for a half-an-hour before the show, aviation fans stayed until the very end.last_img

Police continue decade-long search for missing woman

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — Today marks 10 years since Dannielle Jerralyn Loughran was last seen.Her last reported appearance was in the Aspen Grove area of Grovedale, A.B. on March 4, 2006. She was seen in a white Chevrolet truck.Later, on March 30, she was reported missing to police.- Advertisement -Loughran is described as a Caucasian woman with long brown hair and hazel eyes. She is about 5’9″ and weighs 121 lbs.The Grande Prairie RCMP detachment is still searching for new information that could lead to answers in her disappearance, as their investigation has been ongoing for a decade.Anyone with more information is asked to contact Grande Prairie RCMP at  780-830-5701.Advertisementlast_img read more

Jericho, South B in Chapa Dimba Nairobi final

first_imgDangerman Kavaya had given the boys from Jericho a 32nd minute lead before Collins Ambayo drew Bright Star level in the 68th minute. But, Kavaya provced to be the difference hitting the winner with just four minutes left on the clock.Meanwhile, South B were more dominant, winning 2-0 against Uweza FC with goals from Enock Wanyama and Victor Madegwa in the 42nd and 62nd minutes.“We are happy to have made it to the next stage. The journey has been tough but have made it. We are looking forward to tomorrow and hope we emerge winners. Our dream has always been to eventually win the national finals and we hope it come true,” Wanyama said after the tie.Ajiambo Sorophine(R) of Dagaroti Fc Attacks Akello Christine(L) of Carolina for Kibera during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nairobi region finals held at Goan Institute for the semifinal for Nairobi region final.In the girls’ category, Carolina For Kibera will square it out with Acakoro Ladies in what promises to be a mouth-watering finale.Carolina For Kibera progressed to the final after beating Dagoretti Mixed 3-2 on post-match penalties after a barren stalemate in regulation time.“We have had a good game though the ground was muddy and slippery. We are ready for the finals tomorrow and we hope to win. It is our hope to also see more of our players selected to join the All-Star team that will go to Spain for the training,” said Carolina head coach Fredrick Odhiambo.Acakoro on their end minced no words as they thrashed Makadara’s County Queens 4-1 to sail through.Sylvia Mukhungu’s brace in the 7th and 17th minutes after Florence Achieng’s early opener gave Acakoro a comfortable 3-0 early lead before Catherine Awuor sealed the deal after 27 minutes. Queens’ consolation was scored by Millicent Lukoje after 32 minutes.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wanyama Enock (L) of South B United Dribbles off the ball from Otieno Dalmas (R) of Uweza Fc during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Nairobi region finals held at Goan Institute for the semifinal for Nairobi region final.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – Jericho All-Stars will face South B United from Starehe in the Nairobi region Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom youth tournament final on Sunday after the two sides eased through the semis on Saturday.All Stars needed a late winner from Bramwel Kavaya to saul past Kasarani’s Bright Star with a 2-1 score-line and book a slot in the final in a hard fought tie at the Goan Institute in Pangani.last_img read more

Woodland Hills importer faces charges in salmonella case

first_imgA Woodland Hills-based food importer is facing criminal charges for improperly labeling and selling 4,000 pounds of sesame seeds tainted with salmonella, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced today. The charges against Woodhouse Commodities and its president Oded Kenan stem from a shipment of 840 50-pound bags of sesame seeds imported from India. Woodhouse imports nuts, spices, dried fruit and seeds for bakeries and food processors. Delgadillo said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration randomly selected the shipment for testing when it arrived at the Port of Los Angeles in 2006. Authorities allege Woodhouse transferred the bags to distributor BakeMark for sale before test results were completed. The bags tested positive for salmonella. Woodhouse tried to have the tainted bags returned, but 80 bags had already been sold to restaurants and casino hotels in Las Vegas, Delgadillo said. “Because of their foul-ups, 4,000 pounds of salmonella- contaminated sesame seeds were unleashed on Las Vegas residents and tourists,” Delgadillo said. The rest of the bags were returned and irradiated to kill the salmonella, officials said. But then Woodhouse allowed six irradiated bags to be released for sale without a label warning not to irradiate the bags again – which could expose eaters to unsafe levels of radiation, officials said. Woodhouse and Kenan each face one court of an adulterated food violation and one count of misbranding. Woodhouse did not immediately return calls for comment. —————————————– For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Council issues guidelines and tips for safe Halloween

first_imgHalloween can be a lot of fun especially for our children and young people and while we want everyone to have an enjoyable time, it is the time of year when we ask the community to remember that bonfires can cause serious damage and injuries both to our environment and to our health.Bonfires can also very often be built close to houses and other property and can cause serious damage and injuries particularly where the burning of highly combustible materials is taking place.In the lead up to Halloween Donegal County Council is asking local communities not to provide materials for bonfires. Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with the Council states that while traditionally wood and straw were used on bonfires in recent times materials such as tyres, mattresses, furniture, plastics, metal etc are burned on bonfires.“This type of activity is illegal. It is also an offence to supply waste materials to parties collecting for ‘Bonfire Night’. The burning of waste such as rubber, aerosols, plastics, foam, mattresses, couches and household waste material in bonfires is very damaging to our health and environment. When waste materials are burned on a bonfire harmful dioxins are created and released into the air that we breathe.”She added “Donegal County Council is currently monitoring a number of locations were waste materials have been supplied as bonfire material over the past number of years and we are undertaking an audit of certain businesses to ensure that there is compliance under the relevant legislation and to ensure that waste materials are not supplied for burning on bonfires”.Fireworks are illegal in Ireland “It is illegal to possess fireworks in Ireland that may have been legally purchased outside the country” said Joseph McTaggart, Acting Chief Fire Officer with Donegal Fire Service.Mr. McTaggart explains that “illegal fireworks may not be manufactured to the appropriate safety standards and can ignite prematurely causing serious injury to the user or to others in the vicinity particularly children”.Members of the public are asked not to buy, use or supply fireworks and parents are requested to monitor their children and make sure they do not play with fireworks including bangers. Every year children end up tragically injured and often scarred for life after using illegal fireworks.Tips for a safe Halloween:• Parents, businesses and householders should not provide any materials for bonfires.• Do not leave material lying around that may be taken for use in a bonfire; many garage or garden shed items such as petrol, white spirits, diesel, aerosols, batteries, tins of paint, bottles and tyres are especially dangerous if set on fire.• Do not facilitate illegal bonfires or firework displays on or near your home or property.• Explain the dangers of illegal bonfires and fireworks to children and teenagers.• Keep pets indoors on Halloween night – they are sensitive to noise.• Respect the work of the Emergency Services, Council Staff and the Gardaí.• Contact the Fire Service by calling 999 or 112 if you see a bonfire being lit close to buildings, trees, overhead cables, underground services or car parking areas. Council issues guidelines and tips for safe Halloween was last modified: October 25th, 2016 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:councildonegalguidelinesHalloweensafety tipslast_img read more