Pelicans beat Blazers to go up 2-0

first_imgCarpio 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 Holiday also had nine assists for the Pelicans, while Rajon Rondo came close to his 11th postseason triple-double with had 16 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Anthony Davis added 22 points and 13 rebounds.CJ McCollum, who struggled with backcourt teammate Damian Lillard in the opener, rebounded with 22 points to lead the Blazers.Portland trailed by as many as 11 points in the third quarter but Lillard hit a 3-pointer and added a free throw to tie the game at 93 with 7:31 left. Holiday’s pull-up jumper and Rondo’s driving layup kept the Blazers from pulling ahead.Maurice Harkless dunked and Al-Farouq Aminu had a layup to re-tie the game at 97. After Holiday’s hook shot, Harkless made a 3-pointer to give Portland a 100-99 lead.Nikola Mirotic and Holiday each hit 3-pointers to put the Pelicans back in front 105-100 with 1:35 remaining and Portland couldn’t catch up. Fans at the Moda Center booed at the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Pelicans: Holiday had 12 points in the first quarter alone. … Davis had scored 25 or more in his first five post-season games. He came up a game shy tying LeBron James for the second-longest streak to begin a career, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 14 straight, according to Elias.Trail Blazers: The third seed in the West has won its first-round series for the past four seasons. … Portland had home-court advantage in the playoffs for the first time since 2009. … Fans at the Moda Center were clearly upset with the officiating, taunting the refs with a chant in the final quarter.QUOTABLE: “We’ve still got two more games to win, so we’re not celebrating anything,” Gentry said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lillard finished with 17 points for the Blazers, who were hurt in the third quarter when starters Jusuf Nurkic (left leg) and Evan Turner (right toe) left the game.The third-seeded Blazers, in the playoffs for the fifth straight year, dropped the first game against the Pelicans 97-95, becoming the highest seed to lose at the start of the opening round.Davis had 35 points and Rondo had 17 assists to tie the franchise record. Lillard and McCollum combined to shoot just 13 for 41 in the opener.Lillard said he expected more out of himself.“Coming into the playoffs, you know teams are going to lock in and they’re going to try to make the game hard for you,” he said.Portland got a boost in Game 2 with the return of Harkless for first time since he had a minor procedure on his left knee in late March. He missed 11 games.McCollum shook off the Game 1 struggles, hitting four of eight from the floor in the opening quarter. His layup tied the game at 21 and then he dished to Harkless for the dunk to put the Blazer in front.Portland led 35-30 after rookie Zach Collin’s bank shot and the Blazers led by as many as nine points before taking a 59-54 lead into halftime.Davis made a short jumper from out front to give the Pelicans a 65-64 lead. Portland was hurt a short time later when Nurkic limped off the court and into the locker room. When he returned to the bench, he was flexing his left leg. He iced his leg the rest of the game.TIP INS: LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Holiday struggled at times with injuries after coming to the Pelicans in 2013. Then in early 2016 he took a leave of absence when doctors discovered that his wife, former U.S. national soccer team player Lauren Holiday, had a brain tumor while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.“He’s been through some tough times, the first year he’s injured, he’s on minute restrictions through the greater part of the season, and then everybody’s familiar with the situation with his wife and what they had to go through there,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “Everybody’s healthy and in a good place now so I think mentally he’s in a good place.”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 crownHoliday played Tuesday night with emotion he did not often show earlier in his career. He agreed that it felt a weight has been lifted.“My family’s the most important thing to me, and with them being OK I can come back to the team freely and be able to help them out now,” Holiday said. “It’s been fun. I feel like my teammates and the organization definitely helped me out coming back from things with my family, and even the injuries, with being able to play and being able to perform at the peak I’m performing.” Warriors’ Iguodala has a knack for big playoff performancescenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, center, guard Rajon Rondo, right, and forward E’Twaun Moore, left, celebrate during the second half of Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland, Ore. The Pelicans won 111-102. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Removed from the turbulence that marked his previous seasons in New Orleans, Jrue Holiday is in a good place — and it shows.Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points as the Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-102 victory on Tuesday night. The series shifts to New Orleans on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Funeral Arrangements of the late Mother Brownell Released

first_imgA timeline of ceremonies leading to the home-going of Mother Mary Brownell has been released by the family.Mother Mary Nema Brownell, a Liberian stateswoman, died in her 88th year on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.According to the calendar of events, a Women’s Day of reflection on the life of Mother Brownell will be held on April 6 at noon at the home of the deceased on 50 Ashmun Street in Monrovia.Her remains will be removed from the St. Moses Funeral Home on April 7 at 2 p.m. and taken to her home church, St. Thomas Episcopal, on Camp Johnson Road, Monrovia, for a night of wake-keeping. The funeral service will commence Saturday, April 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, along with the last viewing of the remains.Mother Brownell will be interred the same day, immediately following the funeral service, at the Brownell’s Farm in Cinta, Margibi County and repast will be served at the Moutaka Conventional Gardens, along Marshall Road.A thanksgiving service will take place at 10 A.M. on Sunday April 9 at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road while a traditional funeral celebration comprising a Grebo dance by the Grebo Band is expected to take place on April 15 from 12 noon till midnight at the home of the deceased.According to protocol, all tributes, except for the Government of Liberia, the family and church, will be given during the night of wake-keeping. As a celebration of the life of Mother Brownell, the family has designated white as the attire for the funeral.Chief mourners include the Government of Liberia; the Episcopal Church of Liberia, particularly the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road where she worshipped; Order of the Eastern Star, ADAH Chapter; University of Liberia Alumni Association; Liberia Women Initiative; MARWOP-Net; WODAL; AGLOW; the Alpha Kappa Alpha; Liberia Women Political Forum; the Universal Peace Federation; Boatswain Junior/Sr. High School; the Monrovia Consolidated School System; the National Elections Commission; and Bong Education Center Alumni Association.The calendar of events was released by the Brownells, the Wallaces, the Freemans/Fahnbullehs, the Edyangs, among many others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyanese benefit from advanced community mediation training

first_imgTwenty-four persons from seven Caribbean countries, including Guyana, benefited from an advanced community mediation workshop, part of a Canadian-funded project aimed at Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice).The three-day workshop was held at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica last week, under its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) component.The participants comprised persons who had been trained by IMPACT Justice in basic community mediation and had demonstrated an aptitude and interest in being trained at the more advanced level.The participants were from Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and St Kitts and Nevis, and included academics, Attorneys-at-Law, clergymen, Police Officers, probation officers andBeneficiaries of the Advanced Community Mediation workshop that was recently concluded in Jamaicasocial workers.Topics covered during the three-day workshop included gender and diversity issues, techniques in the settlement of family and property disputes, fees and pro bono services and the establishment of community mediation committees and service points. Participants engaged in role playing with fact patterns mirroring many of the issues they would face in practice.Since 2015, IMPACT Justice has trained 599 persons (370 females and 229 males) from across 10 Caricom Member States in basic mediation, and has already assisted with the establishment of interim Mediation Committees in Dominica and Grenada. As the project moves forward, it is hoped that those trained will be pivotal in the establishment of community mediation service points and networks in their respective countries.The Project’s Model Caricom Community Mediation Bill provides a template for Caricom countries seeking to develop community mediation frameworks in order to improve their citizens’ access to justice and reduce court backlogs.last_img read more

Pochettino insists striker Soldado has a Spurs future

first_img Roberto Soldado 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists striker Roberto Soldado is part of his future plans.Speculation about the Spaniard’s future has been rife this summer, with reports suggesting he could be on the way out, with AC Milan interested.The 29-year-old cost Spurs a then club record £26m last summer but he managed just six Premier League goals during his first season in English football.Soldado is yet to start a league game this term, but did play and score against AEL Limassol in the Europa League last week.He is unavailable for the return leg after sustaining a strain to his back and neck but Pochettino says the forward has not played his last game for Tottenham.When pressed on whether the striker will be leaving he said: “He is here but I never talk about any rumours. I don’t talk about the speculation.“He is not in the squad because he has a problem with his neck and back. He is part of my plans for the future.”last_img read more

Controversial Fabianski sending off stands after FA reject Swansea appeal

first_img Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski 1 Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham through suspension after the FA rejected the club’s appeal over his controversial sending off against West Ham.The Poland international saw red during the weekend’s 3-1 defeat at Upton Park for denying Hammers striker Diafra Sakho a goal scoring opportunity.But questions over the decision arose when referee Chris Foy originally played the advantage with the ball still at Sakho’s feet, only for the forward to miss an open goal and hit the post, which saw the official then pull play back and the give the goalkeeper his marching orders.Swansea manager Garry Monk was less than impressed by the incident, claiming Sakho handled the ball before being fouled by Fabianski, and insisted the club would appeal.But The FA’s independent regulatory commission confirmed on Tuesday they had rejected Swansea’s claims, ruling Fabianski out of Sunday’s clash with Spurs at the Liberty Stadium.“Swansea City’s Lukasz Fabianski will serve a one-match suspension with immediate effect after his claim of wrongful dismissal was dismissed following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today,” the FA confirmed in a statement.“Fabianski was dismissed for denying a goal scoring opportunity against West Ham United on 7 December 2014.”last_img read more

Tuyisenge nods late winner to send Gor top

first_imgEntering this clash just two days after being held to a 1-1 draw by Ulinzi Stars, Gor had to wait until a minute to the end of stoppage time to get the victory thanks to the Rwandese who headed Francis Kahata’s well measured cross.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge kneels down to celebrate after converting a penalty during the Kenyan Premier League matchNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 – Jacques Tuyisenge’s free header in the dying minutes saw defending champions Gor Mahia edge out Bandari FC 1-0 in a tight match played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Tuesday and reclaim the Kenyan Premier League top spot.The win saw K’Ogalo take control of the Premier League standing on 49 points, just one ahead of Sofapaka though the record 17-time champions have three games at hand while Bandari remained third on 45 points.last_img read more

District adopts plan to improve diversity

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – An action plan expected to serve as a diversity road map for the William S. Hart Union High School District has been adopted by the school board. The plan calls for hiring more teachers and other employees from ethnic and racial minorities, continuing diversity training for staffers and board members, and changes to the curriculum to educate students about other cultures. The diversity action plan was unanimously accepted by the board Wednesday. “It’s been an uphill battle, and I think it’s a great step,” said board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine. “Other districts are ahead of us with this. We’re behind the times here. That’s why it was such a monumental step.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe search for a diversity plan began last year after a lawsuit was filed against the district, its school board and Valencia High School with allegations of civil-rights violations against African-American students. The lawsuit remains unsettled. The diversity plan says the district will make a stronger effort to contract, recruit and hire people from racial and ethnic minorities, but does not set a minimum percentage or quota for hiring. The plan says changes in curriculum and teaching strategies should be developed that “stimulate the cultural proficiency of students” and address the learning achievement gap for minority and lower income students. Diversity Coordinator Greg Lee said it’s economic status, not racism, that is the most prevalent dividing line among students on Hart campuses. “There’s a developing `have and have-not’ distinction in our community and that translates to our schools,” he said. “They say, `This is the rich school. This is the not-rich area.”‘ Board member Steve Sturgeon also finds a have and have-not attitude in the community when it comes to the amount of time parents spend with their children, which contributes to academic success and disciplinary issues. “I believe there are many households where both parents are working parents and their jobs are encompassing their lives and by the time they get home it’s late,” he said. At the junior high level, Lee found that the most significant diversity issues are related to body image – who is fat, skinny, has red hair or is the coolest. He said it’s a distinction students make quickly in deciding who is in or not. But Mercado-Fortine says an intolerance toward differences, such as races, and bullying are at the forefront of the diversity issues that are facing the district. “The bullying on campuses is of great concern to me, and that has to be addressed,” she said. “That’s where again race and intolerance of differences is a big issue.” (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


first_imgTHE father of the American tourist at the centre of a five-day search in Co Donegal has personally thanked those who found her.Kelly Jones, 41, will leave Sligo General Hospital today before returning to the States where her father Rick tomorrow. She has told gardai that she ‘blacked out’ for five days before she was found inside a renovated rectory in Glencolmcille.Her grateful father said: “She is going home with me on Tuesday.” Mr Jones, a former professor of animal science at The University of Georgia, went on: “I really don’t want to answer any questions about details. I’m just interested in seeing the people who put it all on the line. They spent many, many hours to find Kelly. I was talking to a few of them and they were just thrilled. It’s been a plus for them. They really worked very hard. They were elated.“I don’t think we know what happened. I am not certain myself. We all have a lot of questions. It’s going to have to be on the positive side and not going into too much of the other part.”Mr Jones said Kelly is an only child. Her mother passed away some years ago. His daughter had been fascinated with Ireland from an early age and had traced a great-grandmother called Collins to Co Antrim.“The fact that she had red hair may have entered into her mind as having Irish descendancy. She was an avid reader of literature and poetry and she read stories about Ireland. Her love of it may have grown from that and from the music. She knew of U2. “The people at the hospital were fantastic. They have gone out of their way to take care of her, beyond my wildest expectations.“When I entered the hospital she was in high spirits but she was still a bit sore from her injuries. She was definitely glad to see me.”The 64-year-old said Kelly worked in various jobs in the food and beverage industry, mainly waiting. She was born in Texas, but worked in Charleston South Carolina and he lives Georgia.She has said she doesn’t remember anything since 8.30 p.m. on Friday week past and 7.30 p.m. last Tuesday evening when she woke in the foliage around the old rectory in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal, and then broke into it for shelter. She was found inside the rectory at lunchtime on Wednesday.AMERICAN TOURIST SEARCH: DAD SAYS ‘THANK YOU’ TO RESCUE TEAMS was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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


first_imgThree women have been remanded in custody after Gardai uncovered a cannabis growhouse above a Chinese restaurant in Ballybofey.The three women, two from Malaysia and one from China, include a mother and daughter.A fourth person, a male in his 30s, who was also arrested is still being questioned at Letterkenny Garda station. However, Gardai have admitted they are still searching for processing premises which they believe the drugs were being shipped to once they were grown and cut.The court appearances come following a Garda raid on the Lee Ho takeaway in Ballybofey on Tuesday evening.Mature and young plants with an estimated street value of €360,000 were found in locked rooms along with growing apparatus.The three women were named as Sam Pohs Ooi, 62, her daughter Chong Li Jiuan, 28, from Malaysia and Mei Ling Chen from China.Ms Chen told detectives she had been in Ireland for 20 years and the €6,000 found in the restaurant was her savings from that time.All three were charged with possession, having cannabis for sale and supply and cultivation.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that she was objecting to bail as all three women represented a serious flight risk.She revealed that two of the women had flown from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow Airport and then to Belfast before being taken to Co Donegal adding there was no reason they couldn’t make a return journey.However solicitors Patsy Gallagher and Frank Dorrian said the women had no form of income and both Ms Jiuan and Ms Ooi were willing to hand over their Malaysian passports.After hearing submissions, Judge Paul Kelly said he was remanding them in custody because of the seriousness of the alleged offence and that they pose a flight risk.Garda Detective Niall Boyle said the plants were only being grown and cut in the premises on Navenny Street in Ballybofey but had still not found the premises where the plants were being dried and processed.He said he had monitored the Chinese Takeaway for four hours on one occasion and it did not have one customer.The women will appear again by video-link next Monday.GARDAI LOOKING FOR SECOND DRUGS FACTORY AS THREE WOMEN CHARGED was last modified: January 23rd, 2014 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:BallybofeycannabisdrugsJudge Paul KellyNavenney Streetlast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Largo Foods, which employs 140 people in Co Donegal, is to close its local operation.Local TD Dinny McGinley after government funding was announce for the Largo plant some years back.Shell-shocked workers at the Gaoth Dobhair plant, have just been told of the announcement.The company plans to move all its operations to its main plant in Ashbourne, Co Meath. It is understood that 70 employees will be given the chance to move to work in the Co Meath plant.Údarás na Gaeltachta said it is very disappointed at the announcement.Largo Foods currently employs 110 people on a full-time basis and 30 people on the part-time basis at the company’s manufacturing facility in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, Co. Donegal.Largo say they have made this decision based on a strategic review by the company of its manufacturing sites in Ireland and in the UK which focused on the need to consolidate its operations, reduces its overall costs, and to allow it to operate sustainably in a very competitive snack-food market. Currently, 85% of the products produced in Gaoth Dobhair is exported to the UK and further afield.Competition in the snack-based market has intensified in the last decade, and in past five years the company has been continuously attempting to develop and introduce new high value-added products to Gaoth Dobhair to sustain its operations there, but to limited success.Údarás na Gaeltachta has supported and worked closely with Largo Foods group companies in the last 18 years since they were established in Gaoth Dobhair.“We very much regret the implications that this proposal will have for Largo Foods’ employees in Gaoth Dobhair. An tÚdarás will prioritise its efforts and put in place a strategic marketing drive in a bid to attract new investment and employment opportunities to the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park,” said a spokesman. DEVASTATION AS LARGO FOODS TO CLOSE ITS DONEGAL PLANT was last modified: March 15th, 2014 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:Dinny McGinleyGaoth Dobhairjobslargo foodslast_img read more