first_imgFormer Donegal minor star Danny Rodgers was in reflective mood today after he helped Keadue Rovers FC earn a share of the spoils against Bonagee United.This time last year Rodgers played for Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final which they narrowly lost to Kerry.Rodgers was also eligible to play for the Donegal minors again this year and had aspirations they could go one better. Many had felt Donegal had the squad to go on and win another Ulster title and possibly an All-Ireland.However, Declan Bonner’s side fell to a shock defeat to Derry in the Ulster MFC semi-final and exited the competition.Derry went on to win Ulster but lost their semi-final to eventual winners Kerry who today completely destroyed Tipperary.Rodgers played the full ninety minutes for Keadue on a wet miserable day at Central Park and tweeted that the joys of the Donegal League beats Croker every time! Rodgers tweeted, “Grinding out a 4-4 result with Keadue beats playing in Croker any day!PLAYING IN THE DONEGAL LEAGUE BEATS CROKER EVERY TIME – SAYS DONEGAL MINOR STAR was last modified: September 20th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Mawejje recalled as Basena names team to face Ghana

first_imgTony Mawejje will feature in the Cranes team as Uganda takes on Ghana. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–Interim coach Moses Basena has named a squad of 33 players to start preparations for the Uganda Cranes Regional tour of Northern Uganda and the 2018 FUFA World Cup Qualifier against Ghana.Murushid Jjuuko and Khalid Aucho donot appear on the squad due to suspension after accumulating two yellow cards each.The most notable name to appear on the list is FK Tirana’s Tony Mawejja who has been away from the national team since the AFCON tournament in Gabon.With the suspension of holding midfielder Khalid Aucho, it comes as no suprise that Mawejje has joined the fold that he has always featured in since 2007.The Cranes will play in Lira, Northern Uganda on September 30 and October 7 against Ghana at Mandela National stadium, Namboole.‘The training starts on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 4pm at Namboole stadium under the guidance of Basena and his technical team. The coach will reduce his squad based on the arrival of foreign based players in camp,” FUFA communication manager Ahmed Hussein said.‘The players named will also get involved in the Uganda Cranes regional tour of Northern Uganda which will be the final tour of the year,” Hussein added.The Squad:Goalkeepers:Denis Onyango, Benjamin Ochan, Isma Watenga, Tom IkaraDefenders:Denis Iguma, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Muleme, Isaac Isinde, Muwanga Bernard, Hassan Wasswa, Timothy Awany, Adriko John.Midfielders:Tony Mawejje, Geoffrey Kizito, Mutyaba Muzamiru, Masiko Tom, Ivan Ntege, Ochaya Joseph, Miya Farooq,Kagimu Shafiq, Paul Mucureezi, Gadaffi Gardinho,Okot Fred, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Tadeo Lwanga.Fowards:Luwagga Kizito, Karisa Milton, okwi Emmanuel,Idrisa Lubega, Derick Nsibambi, Nelson Senkatuka, Geoffrey Sserunkuma.Commentslast_img read more

Why the Warriors need to keep a close eye on the Anthony Davis trade saga

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceAnthony Davis wants out of New Orleans and the Golden State Warriors are always keen to acquire top talent.Normally, I’d say to let your imagination run wild — but anyone who expects the Brow to be heading to NorCal anytime soon is in for a big disappointment.The timing simply isn’t right for the Dubs. If the Warriors were ever to trade for Davis, they’d have to do so before the NBA’s trade deadline in nine …last_img read more

SA to commercialise electric car

first_img10 November 2010 Initiatives are under way to commercialise the Joule, a South African developed electric car, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said during a G8 ministerial conference on global environment and energy in transport in Rome. The brainchild of Cape Town-based company Optimal Energy, the Joule debuted at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008 and has since received a facelift at the Milan-based Zagato Total Design Centre. “This project will have broader spillover effects, including the creation of a legislative and regulatory environment to allow the operation of electric vehicles, relevant testing infrastructure for electric vehicles, local manufacturing for domestic and global markets, initiation of charging infrastructure and educational campaigns on electric vehicles.” SAinfo reporter and BuaNews “South Africa has developed and is implementing a number of measures in the development and use of cleaner alternative fuels,” Ndebele said. The prototype phase of the battery-operated six-seater is now complete, and the necessary modifications have been made. Ndebele told G8 ministers in Rome this week that the project was part of South Africa’s plan to move towards a low-carbon economy across all modes of transport. “Our automotive sector would be profoundly affected by the long-term shift from the internal combustion engine to cleaner technologies, such as electric vehicles,” Nedeble said.center_img But before the commercial version hits the streets, further refinements and feedback from consumers and the media will be incorporated into a test fleet, which will be hand-built, like the prototype, by Hi-Tech Automotive in Port Elizabeth. The Joule is expected to go into full-scale production at the end of 2013, to appear on South African showroom floors in mid-2014. Test fleet on the way As part of its energy supply interventions, South Africa phased out leaded petrol in 2006. “These measures entail high-level coordination with relevant government departments, investors and development finance institutions, to ensure a coherent and coordinated approach to the development of the sector.” Powering towards a ‘green’ economylast_img read more

World-class food factory in South Africa

first_imgUnilever South Africa’s new R670-millionsavoury foods factory, complete withoutstanding green credentials, is one ofthe largest private investments in SouthAfrica in recent years.(Image: Unilever) By 2015, Unilever’s Lifebuoy soap brandaims to change the hygiene behaviour ofa billion consumers across Asia, Africaand Latin America by promoting thebenefits of hand washing with soap.(Image: Unilever) MEDIA CONTACTS • Elizabeth PretoriusCommunications DirectorUnilever+27 31 570 3711RELATED ARTICLES• Top green rating for SA building • Coke launches ‘green’ factory, bottle • Africa’s greenest hotel for Cape Town • Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality • VW builds R500m ‘green’ press shop Wilma den HartighUnilever South Africa’s new R670-million (US$83.6 million) state-of-the-art savoury foods factory, complete with outstanding green credentials, has been endorsed as one of the largest private investments in South Africa in recent years.The plant’s manufacturing capacity makes it Unilever’s largest dry food plant in the world.Unilever South Africa is one of the country’s largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies and its products are well known in households across the region.Unilever operates in nine product categories – laundry, savoury and dressings, skincare and cleansing, margarine, deodorants, household care, tea, hair care and ice cream – and is the market leader in seven of these categories.The new facility will allow the group to increase its production capacity significantly. It has been designed to produce 65 000 tons of product per year and has an expansion capability of up to 100 000 tons.The 22 000 square metre factory, situated in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is equivalent to three football fields and is situated on 78 000 square metres of land.The factory will produce products sold under the Aromat, Knorr, Knorrox, Rajah and Robertson’s brands. It is in its start-up phase and will be in full production by the first quarter of 2012.Bolstering South Africa’s manufacturing reputationThe new facility’s location in South Africa is a major economic boost for the local economy.At the official opening, trade and industry minister Rob Davies said that the plant showcases South Africa’s manufacturing capability. It also shows that big business has confidence in South Africa as an investment destination.The new facility, named Indonsa (isiZulu, meaning “morning star”), is Unilever’s second largest plant in the world and its fifth plant in South Africa. Globally, Unilever operates 250 plants and sells about 170-billion products in 180 countries annually.Greening productionIndonsa is the first facility of its kind for the Unilever group and South Africa’s first green manufacturing plant.According to figures supplied by Unilever’s chief supply chain officer, Pier-Luigi Sigismondi, the group wants to reduce its global carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing and logistics by over 40% by 2020 from its 1995 baseline, at a rate of almost 5% a year.In a media release Marijn van Tiggelen, chairman of Unilever South Africa, said that the technology used at the Indonsa plant sets new global standards in responsible and sustainable dry food production.Meeting new consumer demandsThe new facility will also make it possible for Unilever to cater for changing consumer demands. According to Sigismondi, there is a growing global demand for sustainably-sourced products.Carbon reduction is achieved through energy efficient controlled zoned lighting and innovative insulation methods that reduce heat loads from the sun. This reduces the need for air conditioning.Highly efficient motors drive mixers and air compressors, a strategy that is proving to substantially reduce energy requirement levels.The new factory also comes complete with rain harvesting technology that captures rain water from the building’s 22 000 square meter roof. The water is channelled into a 1.5 million-litre tank, treated and added to the facility’s recycled water reserves.The plant’s smart water efficiency technology has helped Unilever to recover 70% of all water used in production processes. It has also reduced the facility’s reliance on municipal water.All process and shower water is recycled using biological and reverse osmosis treatment.Indonsa’s solid waste is also recycled by using recoverable packaging materials. No solid waste goes to landfill sites and certain types of product waste is used for composting in local gardens that support needy communities.Any excess waste leftover is converted by a waste energy plant and the energy produced is fed back into the national energy grid.Global Unilever Sustainable Living PlanThe facility was constructed in keeping with the global Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), launched in November 2010.Unilever hopes to make a difference beyond the factory gate by reducing its footprint across the entire lifecycle of its products.The goal of the USLP programme is to reduce the environmental impact of all Unilever products by 50%, and to source 100% of its agricultural raw materials sustainably.Also part of the plan is to help more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being through use of its products that have clear health benefits.By 2020, Unilever will use globally recognised dietary guidelines to double the percentage of its portfolio that meets the highest nutritional standards, helping many people to achieve a healthier diet.By 2015, Unilever’s Lifebuoy soap brand aims to change the hygiene behaviour of a billion consumers across Asia, Africa and Latin America by promoting the benefits of hand washing with soap.Unilever is ranked as one of the country’s best employers, best FMCG employer and best large sized employer.last_img read more

2017 OCA meeting and banquet set goals and highlighted award winners

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association gathered for another fantastic meeting where they hashed out policy, recognized award winners and set goals for 2017.OCA president Joe Foster discussed the accomplishments of the organization in the last year and highlights from the meeting.“One of the high points was a new dues structure for student members. We are going to try to engage some of the college level students and get them more involved in the organization,” Foster said. “We are coming off a record membership last year. We are down just a few from last year but are very comparable to last year and we’re confident we will have another record year in 2017.”The group also heard from Kendal Frazier, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, on the national outlook for 2017.“We’re going to be focused on the new Trump Administration and the new Congress. We will be working on regulations like Waters of the United States that the EPA put out. We are hopeful the Trump Administration will pull that back. Taxes will be something we will be very interested in. The Administration has indicated that they want to do tax reform. We’d like to repeal the estate tax, which is a long-standing goal of the NCBA,” Frazier said. “Trade will be a big issue for us too. We export 13% of U.S. beef production overseas and that is worth $250 per head on fed cattle. It is very important to us. We’re anxious to sit down and talk to the Administration about what the trade strategy will be. He has basically said that we should renegotiate NAFTA and Mexico and Canada are two of the most important markets for U.S. beef. He has said he does not support the Trans Pacific Partnership. In America, we export 27% of all agricultural production. If he does not support these trade deals, what is the trade strategy for agriculture? Trade has deep roots in rural America and those are the conversations we will be interested in having with the Trump Administration.”He said the key positions in the Trump Administration for the NCBA are the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Interior, the U.S. trade representative, and the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.“American agriculture will have to continue to speak out to accomplish the interests of rural America,” Frazier said. “Rural America did support Trump for a number of reasons and we look forward to the new positions being confirmed so we can go in, sit down with them and talk about the issues that are important to the beef industry.”The OCA also recognized another great group of award winners. Pat Hord and Dave Neef of Hord Livestock in Crawford County were recognized with the Environmental Stewardship Award. The Hord family is in its fifth generation of farming hogs, cattle and grain with a dedication to environmental care.The Vollborn Family from Gallia County was honored with the Commercial Producer of the Year Award for four generations of cattle production and the tireless work with the current herd of Angus and Charolais genetics.Dave Felumlee and family with Claylick Run Angus Genetics in Licking County were recognized with the Seedstock Producer of the Year Award. After graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in agricultural economics and working briefly as a nutritionist, Dave came home to farm with his dad full time in 1996. David had gradually expanded his Angus herd since 1983, and in 1998 he bought all his dad’s beef cows and took over management of the farm’s beef operation.J.L. Draganic of Fayette County was named the Young Cattleman of the Year. He works full time for Ricketts Farm, Inc., and he and his wife, Jessica, own Paint Creek Cattle, an Angus-based cow-calf operation in South Solon.Stan Smith with Fairfield County Extension received the Industry Service Award. His duties include education in all areas of natural resources including agriculture and horticulture production. He also serves as editor of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter, a weekly publication of the OSU Extension Beef Team since 1996.Tom and Susie Turner were the recipients of the Industry Excellence Award for their dedication to Ohio beef producers and the work on their Perry County Shorthorn operation, Turner Shorthorns. As a professor at Ohio State, Tom coached 32 intercollegiate livestock judging teams that included 266 students and is the longest serving coach in the 105 year history of the program at Ohio State and the second longest in the U.S. He has judged livestock around the world and was a crucial part of the development of OCA’s popular BEST program. Joe Foster Kendal Frazier, Chief Executive Officer for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Dave Felumlee and family with Claylick Run Angus Genetics in Licking County were recognized with the Seedstock Producer of the Year Award presented by Mark Butzow of “Farm World.” Pat Hord and Dave Neef of Hord Livestock in Crawford County were recognized with the Environmental Stewardship Award presented by “In Ohio Country Today.” J.L. Draganic of Fayette County was named the Young Cattleman of the Year presented by Jennifer Kiel of the “Ohio Farmer.” The Vollborn Family from Gallia County was honored with the Commercial Producer of the Year Award presented by Susan Crowell, Editor of the “Farm and Dairy.” Tom and Susie Turner were the recipients of the Industry Excellence Award presented by Andrew Flinn of Brownfield Ag News. Stan Smith with Fairfield County Extension received the Industry Service Award presented by Matt Reese of “Ohio’s Country Journal.”last_img read more

Getting Started in Green

first_imgBuilders downsize square footage and learn from their mistakesSince the 1970s, Jim and Mark Picton have been building houses for wealthy clients in Washington Depot, CT. “Five thousand square feet was the basic size of the houses we built,” says Mark. “The biggest one was around 14,000 square feet.”In recent years the brothers have felt a vague yet growing discomfort about the money and resources used for their projects. “I became very aware of the waste stream,” says Jim. “And I watched all of the materials that went into the Dumpsters because someone happened to change their mind about something that was just built.”The brothers had some success persuading their customers to build smarter. When one customer decided to re-side a 1900 building on his estate, they talked him into insulating the building as part of the job. “We’d push energy efficiency,” says Jim, “but for some of our customers, who had not just second but third and fourth homes, it was a hard sell.”In 2007, Picton Brothers LLC made a conscious decision to change the way they built houses and started planning a 1,700-square-foot structure on some land they owned. They planned to build the house to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes guidelines and shoot for the highest possible rating.Picton Brothers had always been quality builders and Jim and Mark were pleased that lots of their carpentry processes were within LEED guidelines.When word of their new project got out, some of their former clients were intrigued. One donated cedar from a 1970s Lindal Cedar Homes house that was being razed. The material that would have otherwise gone into a Dumpster was reused for a deck on the new house.The brothers agree that they learned a lot from their first green house, and there are some things they will do differently next time. They’ve always tried to impress upon their clients the importance of nailing down all the details before a project begins, but for their first green project, they didn’t heed their own advice. For instance, after the foundation was well under way, they decided to increase the house’s insulation by sheathing the exterior with rigid foam. That decision added to the exterior wall’s thicknesses and changed door and window jambs as well as thresholds.On their next project they will spend time with the subcontractor discussing the house and getting technical assistance before beginning. LEED awards points for staging a design charette with participants from all the trades before construction starts. “We finished the design and then called in the subs,” Mark says. “If we’d been thinking more about the house as a system, we would have gotten everyone involved sooner.”Other difficulties came from getting qualified materials for the project. They found that many of their suppliers didn’t know the source of the materials they carried. The brothers ended up buying drywall from Pennsylvania—several states away—because they could verify the percentage of recycled material in it.Jim and Mark couldn’t be happier with their green-built home, and they hope that in the future their company can go all green. But at the same time, they are being realistic about market demands. “We’ve got our crews to keep busy,” Mark says. “They have families to feed.”In September an Energy Star rater used a blower door to test the house for air leaks. “He said Capes like ours often have air leaks equivalent to an opening the size of a couple of double-hung windows,” says Jim. “Ours has the equivalent of a small postcard.”The Pictons got their platinum LEED rating in October. Next will be marketing the house and it’s 13 acres, and holding open-house tours, for which they can get additional LEED points. Knowing the proclivities of the area’s wealthy clientele, Jim suspects someone will buy it to use as a guesthouse for a larger building on the property, which, fingers crossed, they want to build green too. Mark has hopes that they’ll find a buyer who will understand that 1,700 square feet is the perfect size. “What people have to realize is that a big part of going green is going lean,” he says. A GBA case study of this house provides more construction details.last_img read more

Punjab Class XII pass percentage down

first_imgThe Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class XII results, which were declared on Saturday, saw a dip of 14 per cent in pass percentage as compared to last year. The overall pass percentage this year stood at 62.36 as compared to 76.77 in 2016. Moreover, the merit list of students in 14 districts out of the total 22 districts in the State remained less than the double-digit figure. A total of 3.14 lakh students had appeared in the exams, out of which 36,376 students failed as against over 16,000 last year. While 62,916 and 18,822 students got compartment and re-appear respectively, the cases of 380 students were withheld by the PSEB.Girls’ pass percentage The girls’ pass percentage stood at 72.59 as against boys’ 54.42, dropping sharply from 71.12 from last year’s result. Similarly, the girls’ pass percentage also saw a drop of 7.44 as against 84.03 recorded last year. About 37 per cent of students, who appeared for the examination, either failed or got reappear or compartment. Ashima Arora, student of RS Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, topped the exams by scoring 98.44% marks. The second position was bagged by Prabhjot Joshi, student of BCM Senior Secondary school, Ludhiana with 98.22%. Riya, student of Tagore Centenary secondary school, Gurdaspur, with 98% secured the third position, an official said. Of the total 350 students in the merit list, the maximum — 139 — were from Ludhiana district. Many schools in 14 districts, including Muktsar, Fazilka, Mansa, Moga, Pathankot, Barnala, whose students were in the merit list, could not even cross the double digit pass percentage. The highest pass percentage of students in the State was in Gurdaspur at 76.14, followed by Amritsar district at 71.08. The lowest pass percentage was in Rup Nagar district at 53.53. Incidentally, Rup Nagar was the Assembly constituency of former Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema in the SAD-BJP government. Notably, the overall pass percentage in 2014 and 2015 stood at 81.09 and 76.24, respectively.last_img read more

GJM supporters intensify protests

first_imgThe Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday stepped up its protests in Darjeeling, with some activists burning copies of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement, and dozens of youth getting their bare backs smashed with tubelights.Supporters of GJM lined up at Chowk Bazar and some of them started breaking tubelights on their backs, to show their anger against the West Bengal government.End of boardThe demonstration, announced by the GJM a few days ago, drew large crowds from different parts of Darjeeling. GJM supporters burnt copies of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement, entered into between the Centre, West Bengal government and the GJM in 2011. The GJM leadership said the burning of the GTA agreement officially marked the end of the regional developmental board in the hills.Also Read State should solve Gorkhaland issue: Kailash Vijayvargiya  “Today (Tuesday) we are burning the GTA memorandum agreement and the GTA Act that was signed in August 2011. From today, GTA would be a non-entity in the hills. We do not want the GTA anymore. The only thing we want now is Gorkhaland,” Benoy Tamang, GJM’s assistant general secretary, said.‘Boycott polls’Mr. Tamang who was present at the protest venue, said if the State government tries to impose the election here and if anyone tries to fight the election even as an independent candidate, they would have to do that at their own risk.Protests were held in all the 45 wards of the GTA as announced by the GJM leadership. Only a day before Prakash Gurung, president of the youth wing of the GJM threatened to resort to hunger-strike and self-immolation and urged the Centre to start a dialogue on the issue of separate Gorkhaland.The GJM and other parties have refused to hold any discussion with the State government. In Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held meetings with senior administrative and police officers on the situation in Darjeeling.Senior Trinamool Congress Minister Gautam Deb, president of Darjeeling district Trinamool Congress, said that he is saddened to see such violent protest. Mr. Deb said any protests in a democratic country should follow democratic means.last_img read more

Irving-less Celtics hold off Raptors for 12th straight victory

first_imgRead Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Boston (12-2) was playing without Kyrie Irving after he took an inadvertent elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes on Friday night against Charlotte. Irving has a minor facial fracture but has not been diagnosed with a concussion as initially feared.Jaylen Brown added 18 points, and Rozier helped fill in for Irving with 16 points off the bench. Boston shot just 40.2 percent from the field.DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points, and Kyle Lowry had 19 points and seven assists for Toronto. The Raptors dropped to 7-5 after winning two straight.“They are the best team in the NBA right now, 12 in a row,” Lowry said. “They’re playing unbelievable, everyone is picking up slack.”Jayson Tatum’s acrobatic layup with 1:26 remaining in the fourth quarter put the Celtics up 95-90.ADVERTISEMENT Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DeRozan missed a potential go-ahead stepback jumper with 19 seconds remaining. Tatum got the rebound, but elbowed Fred VanVleet in the face for an offensive foul that was confirmed by video review.DeRozan had another look to give Toronto the win, but missed a turnaround jumper with 2 seconds left. Serge Ibaka scooped up the rebound, but lost the ball as time expired.“He shook him, he was wide open, vaulted up, and I’ll take that shot 999 times out of 1,000,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said about DeRozan’s effort.Brown, who was guarding DeRozan on the final possession, was a bit surprised himself that the shot didn’t go down.“That’s a shot that DeMar DeRozan probably hits nine times out of ten,” Brown said. “I got a late contest, but he missed this one so we’ll take the win.”STREAKINGBoston’s 12-game winning streak is tied for its third-longest in the last 30 years. The Celtics also won 12 straight from Jan. 11-Feb. 3, 2009. Toronto has never snapped an opponent’s winning streak of 10 or more games in franchise history, according to Elias Sports Bureau.MASKED KYRIEIrving visited a facial specialist Sunday and was fitted for a mask after being injured Friday. The last time Irving played in a mask was on Dec. 15, 2012, when he scored a then-career-high 41 points versus New York with Cleveland.PASSING BARGNANI Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier (12) and Jayson Tatum (0) celebrate at the buzzer as Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (7) and Fred VanVleet walk off the court after an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — Al Horford turned back the clock in his return from a two-game absence with a concussion.Horford scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to help the Boston Celtics hang on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 on Sunday for their 12th straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img “He’s playing young again,” teammate Terry Rozier said.Horford had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists against his former team in Atlanta on Monday night, the same day an elbow to the head from Kent Bazemore sent him into the NBA’s concussion protocol. Horford also missed nine games last season with a concussion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHorford disagreed with Rozier’s assessment, thinking he’s playing even better.“I don’t know if young Al Horford played like this, to be honest,” the former four-time All-Star said. “You know, it’s been years of just working on my game and try to play this new way.” CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Lowry’s 3-pointer with 5:32 left in the first quarter moved him past Andrea Bargnani (6,581 points) into fourth place on Toronto’s scoring list. Vince Carter is third with 9,420 points.TIP-INSRaptors: DeRozan had 20 or more points for the seventh straight regular season game in Boston and is averaging 22 points in that stretch. … Norman Powell left the game with a right hip pointer.Celtics: Boston held an opponent under 100 points for the 11th time in its last 12 games. Opponents are averaging 92.2 points during the winning streak. … Rozier scored at least 10 points in a career-best three straight games.UP NEXTRaptors: Continue a three-game trip Tuesday night against Houston.Celtics: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday night in a tuneup for Thursday night’s home showdown with defending champion Golden State. United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more