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Gasol, Grizzlies build big lead, hang on to beat Warriors

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots over Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. APMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol had 34 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies built a 19-point third-quarter lead over Golden State before holding on to beat the defending champion Warriors 111-101 on Saturday night.James Ennis III added 13 points, and Tyreke Evans scored 12 as Memphis shot 47 percent compared to 39 percent for Golden State. The Warriors shot 12 of 38 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The major burst for Memphis came early in the third quarter. The Grizzlies turned up their defense, forcing a trio of turnovers and scoring 15 straight points to stretch the lead to 18.The Warriors connected on only 6 of 22 shots in the third, while Memphis went 10 of 18.TIP-INSWarriors: The game was the only regular-season trip to Memphis for Golden State as the teams face each other three times this season — the other two games at Oracle Arena. … Draymond Green played in his 400th career game. … Thompson made a 3-pointer in the first quarter, marking his 57th straight game connecting from outside the arc.Grizzlies: F JaMychal Green, who started but was injured early in the opener, did not dress. Jarrell Martin started in his place. … Memphis defeated Golden State twice last season, one of only two teams to hang two losses on the eventual NBA champions. San Antonio also defeated the Warriors twice. … The Grizzlies hold a 13-10 advantage over the Warriors since 2011-12.UP NEXTWARRIORS: Wrap up a three-game trip in Dallas on Monday with a game against the Mavericks.GRIZZLIES: Start a two-game Texas road swing at Houston on Monday. They face the Mavericks on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 37 points, and Kevin Durant added 29 and 13 rebounds. But both were ejected with 43.6 seconds left after arguing with officials — Curry first after throwing his mouthpiece, and then Durant as he followed Curry’s argument.Klay Thompson finished with 14 points on 5 of 16 shooting, including 2 of 8 from outside the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Warriors trailed by 19 late in the third quarter and Curry was saddled with five fouls. Consecutive 3-pointers from Durant and an unintended tip-in by the Grizzlies, credited to David West, cut the deficit to single digits with just under 9 minutes left.But Golden State never got close enough to catch the Grizzlies down the stretch. Streak over: Magic end 17-game skid to Cavs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Raptors win Game 1, beat Wizards behind Ibaka’s 23

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Durant, defending champ Warriors get defensive, beat Spurs in Game 1 Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Delon Wright scored 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Raptors snapped a 10-game losing streak in playoff openers by beating the Washington Wizards 114-106 on Saturday.“It’s out of the way now,” DeMar DeRozan said of the streak. “Worry about Game 2.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDeRozan scored 17 points, C.J. Miles and OG Anunoby each had 12 and Kyle Lowry had 11 points and nine assists for the Raptors, whose only previous victory in the opening game of a playoff series came in the second round at Philadelphia on May 6, 2001.Toronto entered having lost an NBA-worst 10 consecutive Game 1s since, including six at home. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 Miles made four from long range, while Ibaka and Wright each hit three.“I always thought Serge was going to be the X-factor with his shooting when they double-team Kyle and DeMar,” Casey said. “His 3-point shooting is huge.”Brooks called Ibaka “one of the best, if not the best, big man shooter in the league.”The Raptors host Game 2 on Tuesday.John Wall had 23 points and 15 assists for the Wizards, while Markieff Morris had 22 points and 11 rebounds.Bradley Beal scored 19 points for Washington, while Mike Scott had 14 and Marcin Gortat 12.The Wizards swept Toronto in the first round in 2015 but find themselves in a quick hole this time around.“We’ve been here before,” Beal said. “We didn’t come here with the mindset that we were going to sweep them. We had opportunities, several opportunities, to win tonight and close it out but we didn’t. Brush it off and move forword.”Washington led 91-88 when Scott was called for a flagrant foul after using his elbow to knock Lowry down early in the fourth. Lowry made both free throws and, on the ensuing possession, Wright gave Toronto the lead with a layup. After a missed shot by Morris, Miles hit a 3 to cap a 7-0 run that gave the Raptors a 95-91 lead with 9:26 left. “That sequence was big for us just to get the lead back and kind of start to get a little bit of momentum, a little bit more push,” Lowry said. “I think the fans are more relieved than we are,” Wright said.Raptors coach Dwane Casey said his team, the top seed in the Eastern Conference, is focused on more than Game 1.“We’re not satisfied,” Casey said. “We’re in this for the long run.”Toronto put its streak in the past by hitting 16 of 30 3-point attempts, a team record for a postseason game.“We let a few of their guys that just can flat-out shoot, shoot a lot of 3s,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Raptors: Lowry played despite flu-like symptoms. … Toronto had 11 turnovers in the first half, leading to 12 points for the Wizards. They finished with 17. … G Fred VanVleet (bruised right shoulder) was not available. VanVleet was injured in Wednesday’s regular season finale.DAMP DELAYThe game was about five minutes late tipping off because of an apparent issue with moisture on the court along the baseline adjacent to Washington’s bench. Arena staffers continued drying the area periodically throughout the game.HUMBOLDT STRONGRapper Drake, the Raptors’ global ambassador, attended the game wearing a Humboldt Broncos hockey jersey. Sixteen people have died following an April 6 crash involving a semi-trailer and the Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus.UP NEXTGame 2 is Tuesday night in Toronto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Kelly Oubre Jr. hit a 3 and Gortat made a dunk to put Washington back in front, but Wright and Miles each hit 3-pointers as Toronto used an 8-0 run to take a 103-96 lead with 6:27 left, and never trailed again.Anunoby made his first two 3-pointers and led Toronto with eight points in the first as the Raptors led 28-23 after one.“He was great,” Casey said of Anunoby. “He was cool as a cucumber. When he made his first 3, I thought that relaxed him a little bit.”Wall scored nine points in the first, but Gortat and replacement Ian Mahinmi each had two fouls before the first quarter was half over. Gortat picked up his first when he fouled Jonas Valanciunas on the opening tip.“It was definitely a challenge,” Brooks said of the early foul trouble. “You don’t think your big will get a foul on the jump ball. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that to start the game, especially in the playoffs.”The Wizards led 59-55 at halftime. Toronto reclaimed the lead with an 11-2 spurt to start the third.“They jumped on us,” Brooks said. “For some reason we didn’t lock in those first few minutes.”DeRozan scored 12 points in the quarter as the Raptors took a slim 86-85 lead into the fourth.TIP-INSWizards: Wall had six assists in the second quarter and 10 in the first half. … Otto Porter started despite sitting out Wednesday’s season finale because of a strained right calf. He scored nine points. … Scott was available after going through the NBA concussion protocol. … Washington is 11-22 all-time in playoff openers on the road. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka reacts during the second half of Game 1 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Toronto on Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — For the first time in almost 17 years, the Toronto Raptors are off to a winning start in a playoff series.Not that they’re overly excited about it.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Commends Foreign Minister Ngafuan’s New Diplomatic Paradigm Shift

first_imgSierra Leone’s Ambassador to Liberia, Reverend Dr. Marie J. Barnett has commended the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dean of the Cabinet, Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, for starting what she termed as a new paradigm shift in the country’s diplomatic area.Minister Ngafuan, in his effort to pay courtesy calls on all the foreign diplomatic missions and embassies accredited near Monrovia, met with the Sierra Leonean Ambassador at the Sierra Leonean Embassy in Congo Town last week.Dr. Barnett described the Liberian Foreign Minister’s initiative as welcoming. She expressed her joy that the Foreign Minister began his courtesy calls with the Sierra Leonean Embassy.Expressing her satisfaction over the Minister’s beginning of what she termed as a dialogue, the Sierra Leonean Ambassador added: “That you come to us is like Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. That you have done that, God will continue to sustain you in that position”.The Sierra Leonean Envoy also recounted the 11 and 10 years of peace respectively for Sierra Leone and Liberia as some of the common identities between the both countries.She used the Liberian Foreign Minister’s visit to reflect on the common bonds existing between Liberia and Sierra Leone, including the sharing of nine different dialects found on both sides of the border, the same cultures and collaborations, among others including the sharing of the Gola Forest together.esponding, Foreign Minister Ngafuan disclosed that it is appropriate that he was meeting with the Sierra Leonean Ambassador as his first stop as he began his courtesy visits to the various embassies and foreign missions here.The Liberian Foreign Minister expressed joy that he was beginning with the Mano River Countries to further demonstrate how close the MRU countries are.“We want to use this opportunity to get more familiar, although diplomatically you will always come to me. I just feel that once in a while I should come”, the Foreign Minister stated.He also used the visit to see the new facilities of the Sierra Leonean Embassy for the first time since a tight schedule prevented him from doing so during the official dedication of the Embassy last year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GPHC commissions new Oncology Department

first_imgThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Friday commissioned a new building, which will function as an Oncology Department and the Institute of Health Science Education (IHSE).Speaking at the ceremony, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence noted that the facility will ensure that cancer patients are provided with increased care, where they can look forward to chemotherapy treatments at no cost.“I have noticed that the trend of the discourse has focused on the strategic move to utilise this building to consolidate the work of the Health Science Education Department and to extend the work of the Oncology Department.”Additionally, it will serve the educational function of the hospital, which provides post-graduate programmes through the IHSE.“These post-grad programmes entail comprehensive advanced training inThe ribbon-cutting ceremony: Minister Volda Lawrence and an official from the GPHC along with Minister Karen Cummings during the official opening ceremonyspecialised areas and our expectations are that we will produce the core of healthcare providers needed to ensure quality healthcare across all our regions and in all our communities is guaranteed. I want to make provisions for our people to receive health and optimal cancer care.” Meanwhile, Director of Medical and Professional Services, Dr Sheik Amir related that this facility was a necessity since there was a lack of teaching space to facilitate the students. Additionally, while the services were good, the state of the building was not satisfactory. Now that the building has been acquired, they will be able to provide better healthcare to the public.“We had the Oncology Unit which was under the old interns flat. Not very satisfactory condition but nevertheless, the service was great. So, we needed a new location for the Oncology Unit,” he added.Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GHPC, Brigadier (ret’d) George Lewis highlighted the need for utilising the facilities in a careful manner, since it will improve the quality of services.“Together, the new and improved facilities for Institute of Health Science Education and the Oncology Department will better enable us to achieve our mission of providing efficient healthcare services in an equitable manner and promoting teaching and research here at the Georgetown Public Hospital,” Lewis remarked.The upper flat of the 30 feet by 60 feet building will function as the IHSE, while the lower flat will be used as the Oncology Department. The teaching facilities that are provided include equipment for online training, an online library, two offices and two classrooms which can host approximately 50 students.Guyana ranks highest in the Caribbean region with regards to cancer with an incidence rate of 46.9 per cent and a mortality rate of 21 per 100,000 persons. On the other hand, cervical cancer kills an estimated 100 women every year. As such, increased interventions are being introduced to provide early screening and treatment to reduce these numbers.last_img read more

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first_imgSunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Pet Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Blvd. Call (818) 951-7411. Health & Safety Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Panorama Recreation Center, 8600 Hazeltine Ave., Panorama City. Free. Call (818) 893-3401. Easter Egg Hunt, noon, Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington St., San Fernando. Free. Call (818) 898-1200. Meet Valentino Achak Deng, a “Lost Boy” of Sudan (rescheduled from Thursday), 1-3 p.m., Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Call (805) 449-2660, Ext. 204. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Trout Fishing Derby, 6:30-11 a.m., Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. Cost: $7-$12. Call (818) 899-3779. Children’s Fit & Fun Challenge, 8 a.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Califa St., Woodland Hills. Free. Call (818) 904-3840. Poppy Day spring sale, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Theodore Payne Nursery, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. Call (818) 768-1802. Aerobic hike, 9-10:30 a.m., Sooky Goldman Nature Center, 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills. Meet at William O. Douglass Outdoor Classroom. Call (310) 858-7272. Easter Egg Hunt & Crafts show, 9:30 a.m., Mae Boyar Park, 130 Kanan Road, Oak Park. Call (818) 585-6256. Easter Egg Hunt/Pony Rides, 10 a.m., Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Cost: $5. Call (805) 517-6300. ASL Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Deaf West Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Free. Call (818) 762-2998. Calabasas Eggstravaganza, 10 a.m.-noon, Grape Arbor Park, Canwood Street and Parkville Road. Free. Call (818) 880-6461. last_img read more

Trade unions threaten to lure away Site C labour if open-site model moves forward

first_imgTom Sigurdson, executive director of the B.C. and Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council says the crown corporation is putting one of the province’s largest infrastructure projects at risk with labour instability by trying to attract cheap labour.This comes as B.C. Hydro looks to change their long standing labour model to an open-shop model – rejecting the notion of common wages and seeking to curb organized labour activities.In an interview with the Globe and Mail on Monday, B.C. Hydro’s president and chief executive officer Jessica McDonald went on record to reject the trade unions’ bid to negotiate a project-wide labour agreement. She did however back-down on previous efforts to ban unions from organizing, striking and picketing on the construction site.- Advertisement -The trade unions’ Allied Hydro Council is proposing a “construction partnership agreement” that would allow both union and non-union workers to build the dam – with all being paid industry-standard wages and benefits. They say this model would ensure no labour disruptions and would also provide certainty around labour cost over the life of the project.The building trades have filed a civil suit in B.C. Supreme Court seeking to block B.C. Hydro’s open-site labour model on the grounds that it violates the federal Charter of Rights.Click here to read the entire Globe and Mail reportAdvertisementlast_img read more

Antonio Conte reveals key Chelsea duo struggling to be fit for Boro clash

first_imgChelsea may be without influential duo David Luiz and N’Golo Kante for Monday’s visit of Middlesbrough to Stamford Bridge.The Blues hold a four-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and know victory over a struggling Boro side will all-but secure the title.However, they may have to contend without PFA Player of the Year Kante, who is struggling with a small muscular problem.Centre-half Luiz is also doubtful after limping out of last Sunday’s victory at Everton.“We are struggling with two situations, David Luiz and N’Golo,” manager Antonio Conte said.“But there are three days until the Middlesbrough game so I will have time to make a decision about them.”Antonio Conte urges Diego Costa to focus on the present as reports linking Chelsea forward with China move resurface 1last_img read more

Celtic assistant boss calls on supporters not to vilify Dedryck Boyata

first_imgAnd the Belgian’s absence was clear for all to see with Brendan Rodgers’ men crashing out of Europa with a 2-1 defeat in Greece, going out 3-2 on aggregrate.His future has been thrown into further doubt with the defender left out of the Hoops squad for the Betfred Cup clash at Partick Thistle on Saturday.However, Davies has called on fans to go easy on the former Manchester City man, admitting he may yet remain a Celtic club beyond the end of the Scottish transfer window – which closes in a fortnight (Friday 31st). Dedryck Boyata made himself unavailable to play in Celtic’s Champions League qualifier at AEK Athens – despite Brendan Rodgers declaring him fit Davies said: “Dedryck has had a long chat with the manager. It is an unfortunate situation. We can’t change what happened.“There was a frustration, obviously, and the manager is managing the situation. There is no point vilifying anybody or blaming one individual.“Obviously there has been a lot of frustration from the supporters but, as it stands, he is still a Celtic player and that may well be the case when the window shuts. So we can’t say he will be leaving the club.”Celtic rejected a recent bid of £8million for Boyata from big-spending Fulham prior to the English transfer window closing last week.And Davies said comments made by the player’s representative Jacques Lichtenstein – stating Celtic had blocked a move – “had not helped the situation”. 2 2 Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has pleaded with supporters not to vilify under-fire defender Dedryck Boyata despite the Belgian’s apparent desire to leave the club.The 27-year-old ruled himself out of the second leg of the Bhoys’ crucial Champions League qualifier with AEK Athens, despite boss Brendan Rodgers confirming the defender was fit to play. Rodgers’ side crashed out of the Champions League to AEK Athens, losing 2-1 on Tuesday night, and 3-2 on aggregate. last_img read more

‘Farmers will not have the wool pulled over their eyes’, says McConalogue

first_imgFarmers will not have the wool pulled over their eyes by the latest Fine Gael stoke on Mercosur, warns Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue.The Donegal TD has claimed that Fine Gael is “playing politics” after it was confirmed that the government-commissioned economic impact assessment on the Mercosur trade deal will be completed by Summer 2020.Deputy McConalogue said the timing is an attempt to avoid any negative coverage by a potentially damaging report before a general election. He is calling for the publication date to be brought forward before Irish voters go to the polls. He said: “The government have let down beef farmers horrendously in the run up to the Mercosur political agreement and failed to put up any fight with like-minded countries in acquiescing to the EU’s increased offer of 99,000 tonnes of beef access for South American countries.“This deal will likely reduce beef prices further, farm incomes and damage the environment. It undermines EU climate change policy with large volumes of South American beef entering the EU market from less carbon efficient production models“Government must oppose any ratification of the Mercosur deal due to the fact the full impact of Brexit is still unknown, given half our beef exports transit to the UK with no instant alternative markets available.“The Fine Gael led government must stop playing politics with the impact assessment. For full farmer transparency, they must bring forward the publication date before the Summer so there is full disclosure before the next election,” concluded Deputy McConalogue. ‘Farmers will not have the wool pulled over their eyes’, says McConalogue was last modified: November 18th, 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

Chelsea v Southampton line-ups: Terry back, Pedro benched, one change for Saints

first_imgChelsea have restored captain John Terry to the starting line-up for the game with Southampton.He replaces Kurt Zouma, who drops to the bench, in one of four changes from the side which drew at Newcastle in the last Premier League match.Ramires replaces Nemanja Matic, Willian comes in for Pedro and Radamel Falcao gets the nod up front ahead of Loic Remy.Southampton name former Blues Ryan Bertrand and Oriol Romeu in their starting line-up, with on-loan Fulham keeper Maarten Stekelenburg in goal.Romeu replaces James Ward-Prowse in the Saints’ only change from the side which beat Swansea last weekend.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Falcao. Subs from: Blackman, Zouma, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Remy.Southampton: Stekelenburg; Cedric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Wanyama, Romeu; Mane, Davis, Tadic; Pelle. Subs from: Davis, Martina, Yoshida, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi, Long, Rodriguez.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more