Lakers run past Knicks late for 6th win in 8

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jordan Clarkson had 29 points and 10 assists, Julius Randle added 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Lakers beat New York 127-107 on Sunday (Monday Manila time) for their sixth win in eight games.Kyle Kuzma added 15 points as the Lakers (17-29) continued a midseason surge of solid play. Rookie point guard Alex Caruso set career highs with nine points and eight assists, making the most of more than 30 minutes of playing time while Ball missed his fourth straight game with a sore left knee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lakers thought they did nothing spectacularly, but everything well — particularly on the defensive end, where they forced 17 turnovers. Los Angeles also won its fifth straight game at Staples Center after a 6-14 start to the home schedule.“Defense. That was the only message at halftime,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “During our home win streak, we have been really, really good defensively.” “He’s from Texas, I’m from Texas, you know what I’m saying?” asked Clarkson, who grew up in San Antonio.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 View comments MOST READ Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, shoots as New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley defends during the first half. APLOS ANGELES — When the Los Angeles Lakers complement their up-tempo offense with solid defense, this long-struggling team actually looks pretty good.Even without Lonzo Ball, the Lakers were plenty good enough to run right past the New York Knicks, who couldn’t keep up.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Los Angeles took the lead late in the third quarter and pulled away down the stretch, scoring 10 consecutive points in a rally led by Clarkson and Randle. The Lakers finished on a 17-4 run.“Randle and Clarkson, they were killing us,” New York coach Jeff Hornacek said. “We tried multiple guys on both of them, but they took it to whoever was guarding them. That was a big key. We couldn’t get any stops.”Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Michael Beasley scored 17 points apiece for the Knicks, who have lost 12 of 16. New York slipped to 2-2 on its seven-game trip.Despite a solid shooting game, the Knicks couldn’t answer the aggressive transition game favored by the Lakers, who put up their highest-scoring performance in two weeks.“They just played harder than us in everything,” said Enes Kanter, who had 12 points and 14 rebounds for New York. “They got a lot of offensive rebounds. We got a lot of turnovers. I don’t think we can play like this in road games and expect to get a win.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Clarkson followed up his 33-point performance Friday against Indiana with another high-energy effort. The veteran guard hit 12 of his 19 shots and added six rebounds.TIP-INSKnicks: Porzingis drew a technical foul with 8:04 to play for vociferously protesting a foul call against teammate Ron Baker. The ensuing three-point play put the Lakers up by 11. … Courtney Lee added 16 points.Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also missed his second straight game with a right heel injury. … Kuzma jammed a finger on his right hand during the second quarter, but iced it and continued playing. … Brandon Ingram played through a mild left ankle sprain after the team determined he was healthy at game time. He managed 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting.BALL OUTWalton said Ball might miss several more games, but the club is hoping he’ll be able to travel on their five-game trip starting Friday. The rookie point guard also missed six games around the holidays with a sprained left shoulder. The Lakers went 0-6 without him then.TEXAS TANDEMCaruso is on a two-way contract that allows him only 45 days with the Lakers, and he’s keeping track of his time in the Notes app on his phone. He has already formed an impressive tandem with Clarkson, his former opponent in college when Caruso was at Texas A&M and Clarkson was at Missouri.“I’m getting better each game, but I’m just getting acclimated to (the NBA),” said Caruso, who has played 15 games in the big show.While Caruso feels his strengths are on defense, his ball-handling acumen allows Clarkson to be more aggressive in looking for his shot. The duo also is friends off the court. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Status woe: Cavaliers not planning changes amid slump Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Coconut sector to see production increase

first_imgBritish businessman Duncan Turnbull has established a 700-acre coconut nursery: Pomeroon Trading Inc, located in the Pomeroon; and with this development, Guyana’s coconut sector is expected to see some major improvements. The estate is, however, under rehabilitation.The company said on Friday that its central aim is to use technology to improve the local industry, while striving to be the largest plant material supplier in the Pomeroon. Although the main export is coconut water, experiments will be undertaken to utilise other products generated from this process, the company has said. One such initiative is to use the coconut husk for biofuel. There will also beThe newly rehabilitated Pomeroon Trading Nurseryintercropping with turmeric, avocado, moringa, ginger, stevia, passion fruit, and black pepper.Thirty thousand seedlings have so far been planted, and there are plans to increase this number to 50,000 by next year. The introduction of this enterprise has also aided in providing jobs for 40 persons in the community.Businessman Duncan Turnbull recently explained that underperformance in the coconut sector is caused by unavailability of seedlings. What was on offer could not revive the industry, so the company is trying to improve what is on offer from a fundamental level.Turnbull had this to say, “Existing estates are often ageing and unproductive.”During a recent meeting with Agriculture Minister Noel Holder and the CEO of theDr Homenauth on a recent visit to the nursery at PomeroonNational Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), Dr Oudho Homenauth, Turnbull expressed appreciation for the support his company has receive from NAREI and the Ministry of Agriculture. There was also a discussion on the progress of the rehabilitation being done at the estate, and an update on the progress of the new nursery.The company is expected to produce crops of high value in Guyana, to facilitate export. Additionally, to begin addressing its corporate social responsibility towards the community, a dining hall has been presented to the Hackney Primary School.last_img read more

Drought and Forest Fire Threat

first_imgHowever, he adds, inflows have been lower in 13 of the last 49 years and the Crown Corporation is confident it will have enough water to meet customers’ demand for electricity.He’s quoted by the Vancouver Sun as saying, “We’d obviously prefer to have more water in our reservoirs, but it’s something we are used to dealing with – and it’s within our capacity to deal with it.” B-C Environment Minister Barry Penner says the province needs a cool, rainy spring to avoid a potentially early forest fire season and a summer-long drought. He notes record-setting warmth and low precipitation in January and February mean historically low snowfall and mountain snowpacks across many areas of B-C. Snowpacks range from 65 per cent to 95 per cent of normal, according to a bulletin issued by the ministry’s river forecast centre.- Advertisement -Conditions are said to be below average across much of the Interior, including the Peace Region, home to the largest hydroelectric generating facility in the province.The local area snowpack is 79 per cent of normal and Environment Canada numbers show the local area precipitation total, during the first two months of the year, was just 24 millimeters or 50 percent of the norm.BC Hydro spokesman Dag Sharman says the volume of water flowing into the utility’s reservoirs is at 91 per cent of average.Advertisementlast_img read more

Lee continues winning streak at Marian Chess Championships

first_imgIn order to continue their mandate in the Chess in Schools initiative, The Marian Academy Chess Club concluded one of their termly chess competitions over the past weekend. The institution, which has a thriving chess club, seeks to develop their students’ academically through the sport. With a total of 57 students (19 from the Primary Department & 38 from the Secondary Department), the first piece was moved at 9am using the competitive FIDE (World Chess Federation) tournament rules and regulations.Expectantly, Ethan Lee continued on a marvellous stint, whilst William Escarraga topped the primary section with 6 wins from 6 draws, to take the title from Ronan Lee.In the primary competition, William Escarraga, who lost only one game, defeated his opponents convincingly with superb tactical combinations and mating patterns. Finishing in second place was Louis DaSilva, who tied on 6 points with Escarraga but had to settle for the number 2 spot because of the Swiss system, since Da Silva lost to Escarraga. Emerging in 3rd place was Bradley Walton, who continues to show great improvement, especially when he won against Ronan Lee on time control playing for numerous stalemate patterns in an expectedly losing position.The Secondary Department had a much more scintillating competition, with a number of experienced national players vying for the top spot. The ever improving Ethan Lee was out to win from the first encounter. After finishing 4th in this year’s National Junior Chess Championship, Lee had a good tournament at the CARIFTA Chess Championships in Paramaribo, Suriname, and he also took the St Stanislaus College Chess Championships this year.Playing confidently, Lee had a loss-free scorecard, winning 7 out of 7 games played, to be crowned the Marian Academy Chess Champion.Lee defeated National elected female player Sasha Shariff in a much anticipated showdown that was played right down to a fantastic endgame from both parties. However, he was too tactical for the young female sensation Sasha, who eventually took the best female prize in the secondary department. Taking second place was another player who participated in this year’s National Junior Chess Championship. Roshawn Washington finished on 5.5 points, ahead of Odit Rodrigues, Sasha Shariff, Bradley Walton, Joel Wong and Jamal Lanndery respectively who all finished on 5 points.last_img read more

Sports briefs

first_imgOhio State, led by freshmen Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr., advanced one day after beating Wisconsin in a meeting of Nos. 1 and 2. Favre has ankle surgery GREEN BAY, Wis. – Packers quarterback Brett Favre had minor ankle surgery and is expected to recover in time for offseason workouts. Favre, who plans to return for his 17th NFL season, has been bothered for several years by a buildup of bone spurs in his left ankle. He kept putting off the procedure and skipped out on a previously scheduled surgery Jan. 1. Smith sentenced for HIV risk REGINA, Saskatchewan – A former Canadian Football League player infected with HIV was sentenced to 5 years in prison for knowingly exposing two women to the virus by having unprotected sex with them. Trevis Smith, a linebacker who attended Alabama and later played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, was found guilty on two counts of aggravated sexual assault this month. During the trial, a Regina woman and another woman from British Columbia testified he said he had unprotected sex with them even though he knew he was HIV-positive, something he never told them. Carroll Player of the Week WALNUT CREEK – Cal State L.A. third baseman Jeff Carroll has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week for the week of Feb 19-25. Carroll, a senior from Apple Valley, batted .733 in four games last weekend to lead the Golden Eagles to a series sweep over San Francisco State. He went 11 for 15 with two doubles, three home runs, scored nine times and drove in seven runs. He also walked four times, was hit by a pitch once and struck out once during the series. Kuerten qualifies for Open LAS VEGAS – Former world No. 1 player Gustavo Kuerten entered the main draw of the Tennis Channel Open through an unfamiliar door. Three-time French Open champ from Brazil defeated Wesley Moodie of the Republic of South Africa, 6-4, 7-5, in an elimination match. He advanced to the 24-player, round-robin round, where he will play either Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic or eighth-seeded Benjamin Becker of Germany on Wednesday. Federer breaks No. 1 record DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Roger Federer struggled to a first-round victory at the Dubai Open, the day he broke Jimmy Connors’ streak of consecutive weeks at No. 1. Federer, who broke Connors’ 30-year-old mark with his 161st week at the top of the ATP rankings, defeated Kristian Pless 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3 in his first match since taking a month off after winning the Australian Open. Notable COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Wisconsin forward Brian Butch is expected to be out at least four weeks after dislocating his right elbow in the Badgers’ loss to Ohio State. NFL: George Preas, who won two NFL championships on the offensive line of the old Baltimore Colts, has died. He was 73. Preas, who had Parkinson’s Disease, died Saturday. He had been living in a nursing home … The St. Louis Rams have released veteran guard Adam Timmerman, a team stalwart who played in two Super Bowls for the team. Timmerman was informed by Rams coach Scott Linehan that he was being released from the club, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said. Timmerman, 35, has no plans to retire. NHL: The Vancouver Canucks acquired center Bryan Smolinski from Chicago and defenseman Brent Sopel from the Kings (for draft picks) in separate trades. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Buckeyes reach No. 1 spot Ohio State took over the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, the first time the Buckeyes have held the top ranking since 1962 when they were led by Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek and on a run of three consecutive Final Fours. LOS ANGELES – John Morton, an assistant coach for the New Orleans Saints last year, was hired Monday as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at USC. The 37-year-old Morton spent eight seasons in several capacities with the Oakland Raiders before becoming passing game and wide receivers coach at the University of San Diego in 2005. The Toreros went 11-1 and won the Pioneer League championship. Sabres fans willing to pay fine BUFFALO, N.Y. – Don’t worry, Lindy, Buffalo Sabres fans are prepared to pick up your $10,000 fine from the NHL. That’s the message Lindy Ruff received when at least two separate fan-based fundraisers were launched to pay the fine against the coach for his role in a wild brawl that broke out during a game against Ottawa last week. “Put down the pen, put away the checkbook. This one’s on us,” said Chris Phillips, co-owner of a Buffalo-area pizza parlor, who plans to donate 10 percent of every sale toward what he called, The Lindy Ruff Fine Fund. last_img read more

Transportation Ministry urges drivers to get appropriate tires for winter

first_imgWinter tires are required on many rural highways and high mountain passes in the Interior, North and the Island.Winter tires have been defined as those labelled with either the Mountain Snowflake symbol or the Mud and Snow (M+S) symbol.Signs across the province identify the highways where winter tires required, and the types of vehicle on which they are required.These signs say that both Mountain Snowflake and M+S tires are acceptable winter tires for cars and smaller trucks.Advertisement Tomorrow is October 1st, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is reminding people that winter tire will be required for certain highways in BC as of Thursday.Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone sent out this tweet to remind drivers.Are your tires ready? #winteriscoming @TranBC http://t.co/Vlz8UYcqTY pic.twitter.com/OY9KL8sQ1U— Todd Stone (@toddstonebc) September 30, 2015- Advertisement -“It’s our annual reminder to drivers to ensure your vehicle has winter tires if you will be travelling on the designated routes, and to ensure the tires are in good condition, with appropriate traction,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.Section 208 of BC’s Motor Vehicle Act dictates what a winter tire is and where drivers need to use these tires.Advertisement With that said, both the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the RCMP recommend people who travel regularly on BC’s winter highways to equip their cars and light trucks with the Mountain Snowflake tire, which is the ‘best tire available.’“M+S tires are a viable and safe option for motorists who plan their trips to coincide with periods of better weather, and are prepared to drive with added care and caution if winter conditions are encountered,” Sonia Lowe with the transportation ministry said in an e-mailed statement.The ministry says drivers who don’t have the proper winter tires on their vehicle can receive a fine of $121, and drivers who don’t have the min tread depth on their tires (3.5mm) can receive a fine of $109.last_img read more

BC Coroners Services identifies deceased in early-morning collision

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a vehicle collision near Taylor early Wednesday morning.The man has been identified as 58-year-old Eric Phillip Haynal of Dawson Creek.Haynal was driving a southbound pickup truck that collided with a northbound semi-tracker trailer on the Alaska Highway near 228 Road. He was the only occupant of the truck at the time, and was deceased at the scene.- Advertisement -The RCMP and BC Coroners Service will continue to investigate this death.His family has been notified of his death, and the BC Coroners Service asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.last_img read more

‘Riyad Mahrez is appreciated by Leicester and there have been no offers’

first_img Riyad Mahrez 1 Craig Shakespeare wants to show Riyad Mahrez how much Leicester value him but insists he will not “pander” to anybody as transfer speculation begins to crank up.Mahrez was PFA player of the year in the Foxes’ unforgettable Premier League title win last season but, like the team as a whole, has failed to hit the same heights this term.Nevertheless the Algerian is still likely to be a regular in the gossip columns over the summer and without European football to offer, Leicester may struggle to hang to such an asset.Shakespeare is still waiting to hear if he will be in charge of the side beyond the end of the campaign but is planning for the future and wants Mahrez to be part of it.“We don’t need to pander to everybody’s needs but they need to know they are wanted at a football club and appreciated,” said Shakespeare after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester City.“Riyad is one of many who, if you ask him, feels appreciated and wanted here, not only by the coaching staff and the owners and the fans but also by the players as well.“They are under contract with us. Everything else is pure speculation. You don’t have a decision to make unless you get an offer, and we haven’t had an offer for any one of our players.“There is always going to be speculation because they are good players.”Shakespeare revealed that the 26-year-old has viewed his own efforts harshly at times during the Foxes’ disappointing title defence, but said those at the club never doubted him.“You have to support them when they go through these little moments of self doubt,” he explained.“With Rihyad, he’s probably more self-critical than anybody realises. There are moments this season when he’s found it difficult to get the form that he showed last season. But he’s showed glimpses of it and we have to show that we believe in him.“He has that belief from us and that will turn.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: DELIGHT FOR DUNGLOE LADIES AS THEY EARN STUNNING WIN OVER KILLYBEGS

first_imgCLG An Clóchan Liath GAA News:B’iad  6, 12, 16 & 21 a huimhireacha a lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto.  Beidh €2000 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas  €20 an ceann: Hugh Gallagher – Dungloe, Siobhan Gallagher – Dungloe, Mary Gallagher – Sheskirone, Kathleen O’Donnell – Cloughely, R Melly – Leitir. The ladies were away to Killybegs in Fintra on Sunday morning. They won on a fantastic result of Dungloe 1:16 Killybegs 0:2. Well done to Conor Comack & all the ladies!The seniors & reserves were away to Naomh Conaill in Glenties. The reserves had a comprehensive win on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-08. The two goals came in the second half from James & Shaun Boyle. Fantastic result for Robert Wehrley and the team running away with the game in the end. A great team effort. Well done boys!The seniors lost out on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-09. Naomh Conaill started the first half very strongly with a quick goal & built on that lead playing into the wind. Dungloe started to come back into it but found the gap too much to bridge after the second goal went in for Naomh Conaill. Good displays from captain Darren Curran, Conor Greene, Shaun Sharkey, Raymond & Adrian Sweeney who scored 7 of our scores. Plenty of positives to take from the game for next week’s challenge against Gweedore.A big congratulations to our Donegal Minors Mark Curran & Ryan Connors on their win over Monaghan at the weekend, setting them up for a final V Tyrone this weekend.Also to the Donegal U17s on reaching the Ulster Final with Shaun McGee representing the club. We wish all three the best of luck in their respective fixtures this weekend. A fantastic event was held in Maghery to raise awareness & funds for The Irish Cancer Society this weekend. Dungloe played St Eunans in a 7 a side hurling match. Thanks to Paddy Flood of St Eunans for organising a gang of lads to come over to participate. Dungloe won 16 to 12. It was a fantastic event & from all at CLG An Clochán Liath we wish to congratulate clubman Davy McCarron & to all involved who made the weekend possibleGAA NEWS: DELIGHT FOR DUNGLOE LADIES AS THEY EARN STUNNING WIN OVER KILLYBEGS was last modified: April 19th, 2016 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:dungloeGAASportlast_img read more

Sony offers downloads for CD snafu

first_imgNEW YORK – A proposed settlement of lawsuits against Sony BMG Music Entertainment would let consumers receive free music downloads to compensate them for Sony including flawed software on millions of CDs, lawyers said Thursday. Lawyers said the deal requires the world’s second-largest music label to stop manufacturing compact discs with MediaMax software or with extended copy protection or XCP software that could leave computers vulnerable to hackers. The proposed settlement was submitted to U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Wednesday. A judge was expected to decide in January whether to tentatively approve it. According to terms of the settlement, Sony BMG will let consumers who bought the CDs receive replacement discs without the anti-piracy technology and will let them choose one of two incentive packages. Sony BMG began including MediaMax on some of its discs in August 2003 and introduced XCP last January. Both software programs limited the number of copies of a disc that a user can make. Beginning in November, more than 20 lawsuits were filed after a computer security research specialist a month earlier traced a hidden software program on his computer to an XCP disc he had purchased and installed, the settlement papers said. According to the court papers, the software program made the user’s computer more susceptible to unwanted intrusion from third parties and effectively disabled any firewall and anti-spyware protection programs previously installed on a computer. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott also had sued Sony. The company has said it has provided consumers with a one-click “uninstall” application that lets them remove MediaMax from their computers. MediaMax was loaded on 27 Sony BMG titles, including Alicia Keys’ “Unplugged” and Cassidy’s “I’m a Hustla.” Pritzker said as many as 20 million CDs containing MediaMax were sold. The label recalled the discs with XCP in November and released a way to remove the files from users’ computers. Some 4.7 million CDs on 52 Sony BMG titles had been made with the technology and 2.1 million had been sold. Sony BMG, a joint venture of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG, has said it did not use the software programs to collect or retain personal data about the consumers without their consent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The first package allows consumers who bought XCP CDs to obtain a cash payment of $7.50 and a promotion code allowing them to download one additional album from a list of more than 200 titles. The second package permits them to download three additional albums from the list. The court papers said Sony BMG would try to offer Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes as one of the download services available to the consumers. Those who purchased MediaMax CDs would receive additional compensation to allow them to download non-content protected versions of music on their MediaMax CDs and to download one additional album. Elizabeth C. Pritzker, a lawyer for the consumers, said the settlement provides for the compensation to be paid out beginning as early as mid-January, even before final approval of the deal is granted by the court. In a statement, Sony BMG said it was pleased to have reached the agreement with the plaintiffs and added that it looked forward to the court approval process. last_img read more