Pelicans keep winning, beat Mavericks

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Holiday scored 19 in the first half as the Pelicans held a double-digit lead for most of the last three quarters, save for one fleeting Dallas run at the start of the fourth.“To me, Jrue is probably if not the best two-way player we have in our game,” Rondo said. “One through four, he can check those guys. I think people are starting to see what he’s doing just because of this win streak, but he’s been doing it his whole career.”Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 23 points for the Mavericks, passing Elvin Hayes for eighth all-time in field goals with 10,980.Dallas opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run after scoring the final five in the third quarter to get within 91-87. Kyle Collinsworth scored on a three-point play, and Nowitzki and J.J. Barea hit 3-pointers.After calling timeout, New Orleans reinserted Davis and Rondo, and the Pelicans answered with 10 straight points, including 3s by Holiday and Mirotic.ADVERTISEMENT Jrue Holiday scored 30 points, Nikola Mirotic added 24 in a rare start and the New Orleans Pelicans won their eighth in a row, 126-109 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.Davis finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, scoring most of his points from inside 5 feet. Rajon Rondo added 14 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNew Orleans has averaged 127 points during its streak and cleared 118 in all eight games.“We are just playing fast,” Davis said. “When we play fast, we are able to score in transition and get a lot of easy looks.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 awardcenter_img “They’ve got some answers over there and they’re playing well,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said.Dennis Smith Jr. also scored 23 for Dallas, which has lost three straight and 17 of 21.TIP-INSPelicans: Mirotic started in place of Emeka Okafor, who sat out with a sprained right ankle. The 24 points were the most for Mirotic since the Pelicans acquired him from the Bulls on Feb. 1. … Cheick Diallo also had a double-double for the Pelicans, with 13 points and 15 rebounds.Mavericks: Were without Wesley Matthews, who had a left hip injury. … Scotty Hopson, signed Monday to a 10-day contract, saw his first action for the Mavericks after entering the game with 4:57 left in the first quarter. He scored one point. … Coach Rick Carlisle said it’s possible Dorian Finney-Smith could return to action later this week. Finney-Smith has missed 55 games with left quadriceps tendinitis.DROWNING OUT THE BOOSPelicans guard Rajon Rondo still gets booed nearly every time he gets the ball at American Airlines Center following a turbulent half-season with the Mavericks in 2014-15. But he helped to quiet the crowd by engineering the New Orleans offense and finishing one rebound short of a triple-double.The 12-year veteran earned the praise of his rookie counterpart Smith.“He’s a floor general,” Smith said. “He does a great job of communicating with his guys, keeping everybody involved. He was knocking down the jumper today, too.”RECOGNIZING EFFORT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Player of the Week: Cruz helps TNT make playoffs Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry praised the Mavericks’ run early in the fourth quarter as a sign they’re still going all-out despite owner Mark Cuban’s comments about how losing would benefit the team.“Anyone who thinks these guys are tanking is crazy,” Gentry said. “I know Harrison Barnes, I know Dirk, I know those guys. When they are out there playing, they are playing to win. We let up a little bit and you saw what happened.”Carlisle wasn’t as effusive about his own team, saying, “I don’t want to be gushing too many positives after getting beat by 20. That’s just kind of not my thing.”UP NEXTPelicans: At the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.Mavericks: Host Denver on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, right, drives around Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brad Loper)DALLAS — On a night when his jumper wasn’t falling, Anthony Davis still found a way to do some damage in the paint.And he had plenty of help.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Canoeing & Rowing Fed to Recruit from High Schools

first_imgThe Liberia Canoeing & Rowing Federation (LCRF) is expected to carry on a massive recruitment of high school students in Montserrado County (ages 14 -26) to ensure mass participation of the sport.In an interview recently, the vice president of the federation Atty. B. Augustus Tarpeh said efforts are underway to encourage athletes.The major drawback, he said has been the lack of funding for its projects.He explained that lack of funding has affected the federation’s activities and noted that the current awareness campaign is to ensure new direction for the sport.  Mr. Tarpeh further stated that many of those with the federation are aging, “there is the time now for new but young athletes to join the federation.”He admitted that the LCRF receives a yearly subscription from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which he said, “It is not enough.”Atty. Tarpeh said canoeing and rowing is a new but wonderful sport to Liberians, and as a result the Ministry of Youth and Sports and partners should come to the federation’s assistance.He commended the Liberia National Olympic Committee for its support to the federation and called on other bodies to follow LNOC’s example.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Soniewein Residents Suffer Foul Drainage Smell

first_imgThe Central Monrovia Soniewein residents have expressed annoyance over the foul smell from the refuse filled gutter that passes through Center, Lynch and Johnson Streets.Residents interviewed yesterday complained that they are greatly offended by the disgusting sewage system and the filthy drainage that they have endured for years.“The horrible smell in these nearby communities is an embarrassment to us,” a resident complained, “and those of us who live here, including the Montgomery Dry Cleaning on Lynch Street, the Church of Lord Aladura on Center Street among others want the city corporation to do something about it.”Residents pointed out to our reporter, “This gutter needs to be cleaned to ensure we have a safe environment for ourselves and our children and so some authority must do something about this.”A 74-year-old resident, who identified himself as Dweh, said, “When we get in the rainy season months of May, June and July we will not be able to live here in peace.” He said he has lived in the community for the last twenty three years. “We need the Monrovia City Mayor to have compassion on us and send her workers to come help us clean the drainage,” he pleaded.When contacted, the Chairman for the Joint Committee Responsible for the Central Monrovia Drainage System (JCRCMD), Rodney P. Anderson, said his committee has met with a representative of the Ministry of Public Works, Deputy for Technical Operations Mr. Claude Langley on the matter. He quoted Langley regretting the filthy condition and said the Ministry of Public Works has a tradition of cleaning the drainage every year before the raining season.He reported that Langley informed his committee that a budget of US$2,000 has already been allotted (by the Public Works Ministry) to clean all drainages in central Monrovia.Anderson meanwhile appealed to the community residents to remain patient as the Joint Committee responsible for the cleaning of the drainage will do its duty at the right time.He, however, frowned on the various community chairmen that have neglected to attend regular meetings to be updated on the status of community issues in Soniewein.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Healthy female bison born to Hart Park herd

first_imgPepe said the full bellies on the rest of the female bison in the herd could mean more little ones are on the way. “I think we’ll be seeing a few more babies this season,” she said. For those interested in seeing the new baby bison, Pepe suggested visiting Hart Park between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pepe said the park is also accepting suggestions for the new baby’s name. Anyone interested in submitting a name can e-mail Pepe at NEWHALL – Spring is in the air at Santa Clarita’s historic Hart Park where the stork has just delivered a new female bison. The yet-to-be-named baby was born Saturday weighing in at 40 to 50 pounds – the average size for a newborn bison – and brings to 13 the number in the herd originally donated by Walt Disney. Debbie Pepe, the animal keeper at the Los Angeles County-owned park, said animal caretakers were doing their routine check of the herd when they noticed Bison No. 21 – the new momma – wasn’t with the rest of the herd. “We found her in the little canyon area, and the baby was bonding with mom and nursing – what we check for to determine a healthy baby,” Pepe said. (661) 257-5254160Want 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

Keita is ‘unbelievable’, says Mane

first_img“I think he brings plenty in our team and I think it’s also not easy for the new players to come into the Premier League but for him, he’s unbelievable,” Mane told Premier League Productions.“He’s started great and we are here to help him more to get to his best and I am sure he will do something special here.”The two players were teammates at RB Salzburg for a brief spell back in 2014, and Mane has revealed that he kept in touch with Keita after they parted ways.“I think I spoke to Naby every single weekend because I knew him before, we played together in Salzburg. [I was there for] two years and then I left and came to the Premier League and he went to Germany,” added Mane.“Still we kept in touch all the time and the first time he talked to me about Liverpool I said ‘welcome, this is a family, not a club – you will enjoy it’. He is always telling me he can’t believe how amazing Liverpool is.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“He’s started great and we are here to help him more to get to his best and I am sure he will do something special here.” Said Sadio ManeLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 30 – Sadio Mane says Liverpool teammate Naby Keita is an incredible player and believes he will make a big impact at the Merseyside club this season.Keita joined the Reds from RB Leipzig in July but has already slotted in seamlessly in Jurgen Klopp’s side, starting in each of the club’s three Premier League victories.last_img read more

CON: Measure to make surgery harder for some

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, which is leading the coalition against the measure, has raised about $1.6 million for its campaign. Other opponents include the American Civil Liberties Union, the California National Organization for Women and the California Nurses Association. Opponents note that teen pregnancy and abortion rates in California have been steadily declining over the past decade. The teen pregnancy rate in California dropped from about 70 per 1,000 female teens in 1970 to 44 per 1,000 in 2001, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California. The abortion rate has also dropped, according to some estimates. Although the state itself does not maintain complete data, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit research group that supports abortion rights, projects that the state rate among women ages 15-19 has dropped from 76 per 1,000 in 1988 to 36 per 1,000 in 2005. The proposition’s authors anticipated concerns about teens from broken and abusive homes, and included a provision that allows teens to seek court approval for an exemption to the notification. But opponents say that expecting a scared teenager to understand and navigate the court system and discuss her unplanned pregnancy and difficult family situation with a judge is unrealistic. SACRAMENTO – Opponents of Proposition 73 say it would pose health risks to pregnant teens, forcing them to resort to illegal abortions or travel out of state for the procedure. And, opponents add, teens from dysfunctional homes where they may suffer physical or sexual abuse would have an especially difficult time telling their parents they are pregnant. “At first, it sounds like common sense that parents would want to know what happens to their daughters – and I as a parent would love to know what’s happening with my daughters, too,” said Mary-Jane Wagle, president of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. “But when you begin to think a little more about what happens in the real world, you realize that the parent-notification requirement doesn’t work for every family and every situation, and could cause very dangerous situations for teens who feel they cannot tell their parents.” “The reality is that to expect a young person to stand in front of a judge and discuss these issues that are so private and intimate with a virtual stranger is ludicrous,” said Dr. Johanna Olson of Encino, who specializes in pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 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

Softball Wins Pair of Games on Second Day of UNI-Dome Classic

first_imgAgainst the Bobcats, the Bulldogs fell behind again, this time by a score of 3-0, after one inning of play. Drake evened the score at 3-3 in the fourth inning with freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) continuing her hot start at the plate with a RBI double. Chambers added a sacrifice fly and junior Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) had a RBI groundout. Drake closes the UNI-Dome Classic on Sunday with one game against South Dakota State at 12:30 p.m. and another one against Wisconsin at 5 p.m. Print Friendly Version Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team collected a pair of victories on the second day of the 2016 UNI-Dome Classic. Drake (3-0) held on to beat Omaha, 5-4, and then rallied to defeat Montana, 7-5, at the UNI-Dome on Saturday morning. Montana grabbed the lead back in the sixth inning scoring two runs on an error by Drake. The Bulldogs completed the comeback with four runs in the final frame. Freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) blasted a RBI double to drive one of the runs in and the other three runs came on a fielder’s choice and groundout. Newman earned her second win of the season. She came on in relief and allowed two runs with seven strikeouts. Against the Mavericks, the Bulldogs trailed 2-0, before a five-run second inning put them up 5-2. Two of the runs came on a double by sophomore Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and another on a run-scoring single by senior Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa). Junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) earned the win in the circle. Smith tossed 5.2 innings and allowed four runs on six hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Junior Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) collected the save by pitching 1.1 innings. Newman tallied three strikeouts and allowed just one walk.last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: This stunning video above captures all the beauty of The Old Railway Walk in Burtonport which was officially opened yesterday evening.The local community have worked tirelessly to develop the Old Railway Walk into a viable and scenic walkway for locals and tourists alike. Last night at the Community Centre in Burtonport it was officially opened and the walkway has been an incredible success since being opened to the public a few years ago.From the video above you can see why it’s so popular.Siúlóid an tSean Bhóthar Iarainn—The Old Railway Walk.This beautiful walking trail filled to the brim with spectacular scenery and woodland was originally the route taken by the train which connected Burtonport to Letterkenny between 1903 and 1940. There are many features of the old railway remaining which you can view along the way including: stations, gatehouses, accommodation crossings—the pillars, cuttings, embankments, a bridge, rusty gates and much much more.The Burtonport Walks are a series of trails of various lengths, all of which lead the walker along part of the abandoned railway line between Burtonport and Meenbannad in West Donegal, lreland. The original railway line was built to serve the excellent harbour in Burtonport and as a Government attempt to alleviate the poverty in North was a joint venture between the British -Government and the Londonderry- and Lough Swilly Railway.Opening for traffic in 1903, the line ran through the remote and difficult terrain of North Donegal often skirting towns it was meant to serve by miles in an effort to save on the cost of construction.The line was the subject of two enquiries over its safety and operation. The Derry Chamber of Commerce noting “defective construction and inadequate and unsuitable equipment” as a cause of the lines many ills. Despite this the line managed to survive until 1947, the Burtonport – Gweedore section closing earlier in June 1940.The station in Burtonport was demolished early in 2003.Following a prolonged period of heavy snowfall in the winter of 2009 some of the line on the Burtonport side was cleared to access water mains which needed repairing. The remaining section was later cleared and gradually developed as a walkway withthe support of the local community.Pictures taken by Fr. Pat Ward. Video made by Rolf Schulz.DDTV: STUNNING VIDEO CAPTURES THE BEAUTY OF THE OLD BURTONPORT RAILWAY WALK was last modified: June 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

DD Fitness: No more excuses!

first_imgIt is very easy to fall into a rut around this time of year when it comes to your training and nutrition. The New year goals are a distant memory and the summer goals haven’t quite kicked in yet, even though they should have already.If you have been coasting in your training and with your diet, it’s time to step it up a bit. Yes, you may be consistent in showing up to your workout.But working out and training are 2 different things.With Emmet RusheYou can workout and never break a sweat or make any changes to yourself, how you train or how you eat outside of the gym.This is a great way to stay the same. Don’t look for results because you show up.Life doesn’t have any participation awards I’m afraid and if you want to see changes in your weight or body shape, you are going to have to work for it.You get results by putting the work in, in every session.You get results because you are consistently better with your food than you are with your weekend’s out and secret snacking you think we don’t know about.It’s very easy to feel entitled, because you have a good attendance rate and are ‘good’ most of the time. But attending isn’t enough to warrant results and being good most of the time isn’t what will get the results you want.When you are training you have to be making some sort of progress from week to week and month to month.Ways you can do this are;Try lifting heavier weights.Try doing more repetitions of each exercise.Try going for a longer time.Try going farther in a shorter time.Try beating yourself each session.Try eating better and limit the amount of off plan meals and snack that creep in. The main thing is to just try.No-one ever died from hard work, but I can guarantee that they sure as hell got the rewards and results from it.And you will too, if you just start.So, time to knuckle down and stop coasting.Start putting in the work and being consistent and your goals will be within reach in no time.#leanin2018There are limited spaces left on my NEW Lean in 2018 program.If you would like to join us and finally start getting the results you deserve, the next one starts on Monday the 14th of May.We had numerous members lose over 3 stone in 2017 and from the start of 2018 and they now know how to keep it off.If you want to know how to make a real difference in 2018, have a look at our Letterkenny gym plan where you can train with us in our Fully equipped and modern gym.DD Fitness: No more excuses! was last modified: May 12th, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare 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

UK pupils learn SA languages

first_imgPupils in the United Kingdom are learningSouth African languages on the ThrassCalendar Charts, computer softwarecreated by Thrass UK.(Image: BBC) A siSwati calendar chart teaching the basicsof the language.(Images: Thrass UK)MEDIA CONTACTS• Mike MeadeMedia Director+44 1829 741413+44 7970 151 ARTICLES• Talk 11 languages on your phone• Windows 7 goes African• New African languages for PCs• South Africa’s languagesBongani NkosiChildren in the United Kingdom are learning isiZulu, seSotho and all the other official South African languages as part of the global Teaching Handwriting Reading and Spelling Skills (Thrass) phonics scheme.Thrass United Kingdom pioneered the Thrass Phoneme Machine, free-to-download computer software designed to boost literacy in numerous countries.The scheme has been significant in teaching the correct phonetic pronunciation of English words in the UK and other countries. A child viewing it on a computer learns the proper phoneme used in hundreds of English words. “… It is an excellent resource for teachers, assistants and parents for learning about and also teaching the fundamental building blocks of English in an entertaining and fun way,” Thrass UK media director Mike Meade said in a statement.Thrass Phoneme Machine Version 6.1 now includes the “interactive” Thrass Calendar Charts scheme, which teaches the basics of South African languages. The charts, which could be downloaded as part of the Phoneme software, make it “very easy” for children of any age to learn the local words for days, dates, months, numbers, colours and the names of the letters.The charts also articulate the click-sound pronunciations of the isiXhosa and isiZulu languages, using children’s voices. Thrass UK encourages parents and teachers to learn from the scheme as well.“The Calendar Charts are fun and easy to use and the children’s voices, bright colours and fun pictures will get everyone’s attention straight away,” said Meade. “They are an excellent introduction to the sounds of the various languages as children only need click on the word, letter or the number on the chart to hear other children’s voices pronounce it.”It can be downloaded over the internet from any of the countries where Thrass is permitted to distribute, which covers most of the world. The licensed territory includes Africa, South Africa, Europe and some parts of Asia.Three African languages, Yoruba, spoken by about 25 million people in West Africa, Shona of Zimbabwe and KiSwahili of East Africa, are also included in the Calendar Charts scheme.Universities and schools for senior pupils in the UK are also urged to download the software.The charts are ideal for the language days that UK schools organise to educate children in foreign languages and to promote inter-culturalism, said Thrass UK. They also provide an opportunity to teach the country’s children about the geography, history and culture of South Africa.Good for 2010 football spectacularLearning from the scheme will come in handy if one plans to visit South Africa for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and it will help them “get right into the spirit of the event”, Meade noted. “These are the languages spoken in the regions where the World Cup matches will be played.“Anyone following a course will be able to learn not only the key vocabulary for everyday situations but also some basic South African etiquette.”Partnerships in South AfricaThrass UK encourages people to follow the free on-line South African language courses offered by the University of South Africa (Unisa) once they have a grasp of the languages from the Calendar Charts. Unisa, a hub of distance education in South Africa and Africa, teaches basic and widely used phrases of sePedi, isiZulu, isiXhosa, seTswana and seSotho over its African languages website.“Unisa, which is Africa’s largest education provider, believes that there is no better way to break down interpersonal barriers than through communication that is understood by the listener,” Meade said.Thrass, which was pioneered by British educational psychologist Alan Davies, is already playing a significant role in South Africa.It introduced the Absa TalkTogether Project in 2007. The initiative, sponsored by Absa bank, is aimed at improving literacy in South Africa by partnering universities with primary schools and other organisations.Under the project, six tertiary education institutions partnered with primary schools in the drive to ensure children are able to write, read and speak English well. The University of the Witwatersrand is working with Roseneath Primary School in Parktown, Johannesburg , and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology is offering literacy lessons to pupils at Sunlands Primary School in Cape Town, among the partnerships.Thrass UK said the phonics scheme is used in thousands of schools and colleges in many countries and is “widely acknowledged as having the potential to more than double the rate of progress for reading and spelling in English”.The 11 official South African languages are English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, sePedi, seSotho, seTswana, siSwati, tshiVenda and xiTsonga. The country also has numerous unofficial languages.last_img read more