first_imgToronto has won five straight at home.“We always preach protecting home court,” DeRozan said. “It’s always been our comfort zone when we come back home. It’s always been big for us.”Kaminsky said the Hornets can’t afford to fall behind by double digits in the first quarter the way they did against Toronto.“We have to start games better than that, especially on the road,” Kaminsky said.Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he was “incredibly disappointed” with his team’s effort after having the past three days off.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) looks to pass under the net under pressure from Charlotte Hornets’ Dwight Howard (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Toronto. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO, Canada—The Charlotte Hornets came to Canada in search of their first road win in November. They left still without one thanks to Kyle Lowry and his Toronto teammates.He scored a season-high 36 points, DeMar DeRozan had 30 and the Raptors improved to 7-1 at home by beating the shorthanded Hornets 126-113 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “I’m shocked at the level of intensity and attention to detail we played with,” Clifford said. “That first half, there was no fight. DeRozan got whatever he wanted, Lowry got whatever he wanted. They took us apart.”Charlotte guard Kemba Walker did not play for the first time this season because of a bruised left shoulder. An All-Star for the first time last season, Walker was injured in a collision with San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge in Saturday’s home loss to the Spurs. Clifford said Walker will be re-evaluated after Thursday’s practice in Miami, where Charlotte faces the Heat on Friday night, but sounded doubtful about Walker’s hopes for a speedy return.“He’s still really sore,” Clifford said. “I would think that unless he gets a lot better tomorrow, Friday will be difficult.”Walker scored 115 points in four meetings with Toronto last season, his highest total against any opponent.Nicolas Batum cut it to 109-104 with a 3 with 4:43 left, capping a 7-0 run. DeRozan stopped the spurt with a layup, Serge Ibaka followed with a jumper before Lowry sealed it with his seventh 3-pointer.Casey was furious at his team for allowing a 19-2 Hornets run to begin the third. “That’s totally unacceptable,” Casey said. “We’re not going to win anything if we come out with that attitude.”DeRozan said Casey was still steamed about the sluggish start following the game. “It was pretty loud,” DeRozan said of Casey’s post-game rant.Chicago (1-10) is the only NBA team with double digit road defeats. Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Orlando, and Sacramento all have nine road losses.Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman attended the game, as did actress Elisabeth Moss. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Lowry set a new career-high by hitting eight 3-pointers.“He shoots it so effortlessly,” DeRozan said of Lowry. “It’s great when you see him get it off the way he does when he’s shooting it. Another Kyle night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJonas Valanciunas scored 12 points and Norman Powell had 10 for the Raptors, who never trailed in winning their second straight.Dwight Howard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who lost their seventh straight road game and dropped to 1-9 away from home. Jeremy Lamb and Frank Kaminksy each scored 18 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 12. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Aldridge scores 41, Spurs extend Grizzlies’ skid to 9 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

first_imgThe citizens of Nimba County, at the close of the County Council Sitting, have resolved to use about US$3.6 million for the fiscal year 2015/2016, prioritizing road developments around the county.In the resolution signed by all the 117 delegates, including chiefs, the council members gave priority attention to road development, the most affected communities and education.  In the resolution, US$1.7m was allotted for road development, US$600,000 for most affected communities, while about US$325,000 was allotted for education, including financial aid to Nimba university students, and incentives to various colleges and universities.The benefiting institutions of higher learning include the African Bible College University in Yekepa, the Nimba County Community College and Liberia International Christian College in Ganta.Other allotments cover the youth project, US$21,000, women, US$30,000,  the disabled community, US$20,000, and Nimba Community Radio project, US$30,000. Allotments for sports, US$60, 000, and Ganta United Methodist Hospital, US$20,000 were also announced while about US$273,000 went to local government administrative costs,  including paramount chiefs, township commissioners, administrative district commissioners, city mayors as well as the county leadership.Most of the beneficiaries have an outstanding with the county from the 2013/2014 budget, which was not released by the government up until the Ebola outbreak.For example, the Nimba County Community College has an outstanding uncollected balance of about US$80,000 from the 2013/2014 budget and the recent allotment of US$70,000, will bringing the arrears due the county to US$150,000.Nimba County receives US$1.5 million annually from Arcelor Mittal Social Development Funds and US$200, 000 from the government as county development funds, but the bulk of the money is yet to be released by the government, according to county officials.They told the Daily Observer that the Liberian government owed Nimba County over US$6 million from the social development funds, along with funds from concessions operating in the county.With the projection of this budget, the citizens are still murmuring as to whether the amount will be released by the government to fully implement development projects, as resolved by Nimbaians at the recent county sitting.Last year, citizens of the most affected communities staged a violent demonstration in and around Yekepa, vandalizing facilities at Mount Tokadeh.The citizens had constantly complained about the lack of safe drinking water, school and healthcare facilities, among others despite huge exploitation of mineral resources from their communities, the Daily Observer learned.The social development fund does not go directly to the account of the counties; rather it goes through the government account before it is at last released to the county, officials told the Daily Observer.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgSelf-Reliance Workshops First Lady Sandra Granger attended the launch of a greenhouse project, which is being spearheaded by the Green Life Floral Co-op Society, established by a group of graduates of the 16th Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshop. The opening ceremony was held at the Cummings Park Multi-Purpose Centre, Sophia.The First Lady, in her remarks, said that it was always a joyous occasion to witness a success story materialising from workshops facilitated by her office and commended the Co-op Society for facilitating the process. She also informed the gathering of her intention to facilitate more workshops in the Cummings Lodge community. “I am very happy to see Green Life Floral Co-op Society beginning to mobilise … because it is not just a nursery and a greenhouse, but you are also looking at sustainable livelihood…,” the First Lady is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.The First Lady also thanked the Social Protection Ministry, for the continued support of the Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshops and for supporting the development of the Green Life Floral Co-op Society Green House project through the Sustainable Livelihood and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) Project.last_img read more

first_imgA 23-year-old man who has confessed to beating a 72-year-old man with a rolling pin was on Tuesday charged for murder.Dead: Jerry RambeerJoseph Rameshwar of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he made his appearance at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court. The Police stated that between July 1 and 3, he murdered Jerry Rambeer.Based on reports received, Rambeer of Lot 18 Sister’s Village, WBD, was found lying in an unconscious state on July 1 at Back Street, Good Intent, WBD but took his last breath on July 3 while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Two days after the beating incident, the suspect, Joseph Rameshwar, was arrested and reportedly confessed to hitting Rambeer to the head with a rolling pin during an argument.In light of the confession, the file was completed and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who advised that the suspect be charged with the capital offence of murder. He is expected to make his next court appearance on August 16 at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Rickey Rambeer, a brother of the dead man told Guyana Times that on July 1, his brother attended a wedding at La Retrait, WBD, with several of his friends. At about 23:45h, the man recalled receiving a telephone call from a woman informing him that his brother was lying in a pool of blood in Gaza Street. He immediately went to the scene but by that time, his brother was already picked up and taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital. “When I reach at the hospital, I see meh brother head bandaged up and he crying out for pains… So me and meh son asked he who do that to him and he tell we “Screech” and he son, “Puk”. I let my son record it and took the information to the Police,” the man stated.However, the next day he stated his brother was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. While there he underwent emergency surgery.The father of three, the doctors related, suffered severe internal injuries. He also suffered a punctured intestine and broken ribs. The man later was then admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but died shortly after.The aggrieved brother is holding out that both Rameshwar and his father committed the act but the Police only instituted charges against the son. He said he will make sure charges are also brought against “Screech” since his now dead brother identified him as one of the suspects.“We want justice because we hear that the same “Screech” and he had an argument at the wedding house”. The Police have since released the man on station bail.The dead man was however cremated on Sunday last.last_img read more

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Viva Kobe Bryant and the best of the West. Bryant, Carmelo Anthony & crew lit up the Strip with their own version of Showtime, romping past LeBron James and the East 153-132 Sunday night in the NBA All-Star Game. An event that some locals called the biggest thing to hit Las Vegas featured showgirls, acrobats, magicians and Elvis impersonators. Then it was time for Bryant and his teammates to take over in the first All-Star Game outside an NBA city. “I think we had a little flair, a little Vegas in there,” West forward Shawn Marion said. “Hopefully the fans enjoyed it a lot.” Bryant scored 31 points, had six of the West’s record 52 assists and was picked as the MVP. Amare Stoudemire added 29 points for the West, which quickly built a big lead and held it this time, a year after blowing a 21-point cushion in a loss in Houston. Anthony, a late addition to the team, scored 20 points and Marion, who played at the Thomas & Mack Center at UNLV, added 18. James scored 28 points for the East, and Dwight Howard had 20 points and 12 rebounds. The East barely shot 40 percent through three quarters in a game that isn’t known for its defensive intensity before a late flurry during garbage time. “We got here at 2 o’clock,” Shaquille O’Neal said. “There’s a lot of stretching and standing around. We were all kind of stiff, so the game was a little lopsided. But that’s OK, they came here to see a show and they got a show.” center_img Dwyane Wade had only 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting, but he had reason to be tired after playing host to events Thursday and Friday night. Those were two of the many functions that kept the players out until all hours of the night. The West led 39-31 at the end of one, and quickly pushed that lead into double digits in the second quarter – Shaquille O’Neal missed another dunk during that stretch. The lead ballooned to 23 when Bryant nailed a 3-pointer and followed with a dunk on the next possession, and the West was up 79-59 at halftime. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe clubs major fundraising golf classic is taking place at Greencastle Golf Club on Saturday the 25th of June. A time sheet is now in operation and you can contact the golf club on 00353749381013 to book your tee off time.Our senior men continued their good run with another great victory against Pettigo on Saturday night on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-02 with Peter Burke and Ciaran Diver getting the goals.  The club will be running the annual Cul Camp the week commencing the 11th of July to the 15th. Applications can now be done online and the club will be holding a registration day on the 18th of June at the Saturday morning underage training. Lotto resultsMonday 6th June Numbers drawn 2,8,13,24. No Jackpot winner €50 Winner Anthony McLaughlin River Row. Next weeks Jackpot €7,000. Thanks for your continued support and contributions.Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page, by text to 07769298868 or an email to  GWEEDORE GOLF CLUB PRESIDENT’S NIGHT – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: June 13th, 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:Gaoth Dobhairgolfpicture specialSportlast_img read more

first_imgLYIT has added a range of new courses in growing sectors such as Cloud Computing and Animation.And the even better news is that there’s still time to apply for available places. The ideal time to drop in and see all LYIT has to offer is at its Information Day at its campus’ in Letterkenny and Killybegs on 23 August from 10 am – 3 pm.The LYIT continues to expand its curriculum with a view to offering programmes which prepare students for careers in rapidly expanding sectors. This year the college added exciting other new courses including Culinary Arts, Dental Nursing, Fire Safety Engineering, Animation and Sports Coaching. During 2012, LYIT completely refreshed its curriculum to reflect the latest academic and industry trends.There are four academic schools at LYIT – Business, Science, Engineering, and Tourism in Killybegs – which provide a broad range of entry level degree programmes, matched by growing opportunities in postgraduate Masters and PhDs. There are over 75 courses to choose from. The college also has a number of programmes for those wishing to return to college or change career direction.LYIT is located on 2 campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs, both are dynamic and vibrant with excellent facilities, including a floodlit outdoor playing field, a refurbished cookery demonstration classroom, state-of-the art science labs and the only Wind Energy Training Tower in Ireland. Killybegs offers highly respected courses in tourism, hospitality and culinary arts, with an ambitious European and US exchange programme.Registrar Billy Bennett explains, “We’re focused on continuing to offer relevant courses to meet a changing market with a particular emphasis on emerging areas like Cloud Computing. Students who study at LYIT are choosing courses which will open up future career opportunities and equip them with skills for future success.” For more information on courses and what is on offer, visit or even better drop in to see us next week at our Information Day on Thursday, 23 August, from 10 am – 3 pm. There’s still time to secure a place. Or contact Grainne on 074 9186129. LYIT ON ‘COURSE’ FOR A RANGE OF NEW CAREER OPTIONS was last modified: August 16th, 2012 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:Billy BennettcoursesLYITlast_img read more

first_imgThe London Fire Brigade has issued a statement on the Buncrana job losses, insisting it was forced to fire the company due to poor service.The brigade said it has appointed Babcock International Group to manage and maintain its fleet of fire engines and specialist equipment on an interim basis.Twenty-nine people in Co Donegal have lost their jobs as a result. They’ve been told they won’t get redundancy payments or pay for November. The claims of poor service have been competed refuted and rejected by the staff of Assetco in Buncrana.A spokesman for LFB said: “Due to a deterioration of the services provided by Premier Fire Serve Limited (previously called AssetCo London Ltd), the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, which runs the Brigade, has exercised its right to terminate the contract and appoint a new provider.“While undertaking a full, competitive procurement of the services it has appointed Babcock to maintain the fleet on an interim basis of 18 months until the new provider has been appointed.”London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said: “This move should stabilise the way in which our vehicles and equipment are managed and enable London Fire Brigade to continue to provide the Capital with the world class fire and rescue service it deserves.” The organisation said that Babcock already delivers a fleet management service to the emergency services sector.This includes managing the Metropolitan Police’s 4,000 strong operational fleet and the Government’s National Resilience Fire and Rescue Capability. The National Resilience fleet of 650 vehicles and modules, as well as 175,000 items of equipment, is available to Fire and Rescue Services across England and Wales in the event of major incidents.The English capital’s fire service claimed that “deteriorating service levels under the contract had resulted in London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) exercising its contractual options against Premier FireServe Limited to terminate the contract which had previously been in place for the management of the Brigade’s vehicle fleet.”The statement went on: “As a result, KPMG were appointed as Administrators and immediately entered into contracts and arrangements with both the Authority and Babcock to ensure that there was no break in the continuity of service.“The interim contract between the Authority and Babcock will run for an interim period during which the Authority will re-procure for a new contract for the longer term. “Premier FireServe Limited was previously called AssetCo London Limited, a subsidiary of AssetCo PLC, and was sold to AB & B Limited in August this year.“The contract will be run by Babcock Critical Services Limited, a subsidiary of leading engineering support services organisation Babcock International Group PLC.”A spokesman for the Assetco centre in Buncrana have completely refuted claims that they are part of the sector which is being blamed for “poor service”.He said at no time was their performance ever questioned by London Fire Brigade. BUNCRANA JOB LOSSES: LONDON FIRE BRIGADE SAYS POOR SERVICE FORCED IT TO END CONTRACT was last modified: November 15th, 2012 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)Tags:BUNCRANA JOB LOSSES: LONDON FIRE BRIGADE SAYS POOR SERVICE FORCED IT TO END CONTRACTlast_img read more

first_imgThis guy is one of the best centers in the game — when healthy. Can he return to form in time for the playoffs?Check out the links to all our previous ‘Game Face’ profiles below.DeMarcus CousinsContract: 1-year / $5.2 millionOutlook: Cousins was one of the league’s premier big men last year, averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Cousins’ performance, combined with his partnership with Anthony Davis in New Orleans, all but secured his first career appearance in the …last_img

first_img3 May 2016Iron, Zeus, and Rapunzel are part of the group of rescued lions that arrived in South Africa on 1 May. They are three of the 33 big cats saved by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from circuses in Peru and Columbia and rehomed at the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Limpopo.Iron’s release into the enclosure is the fairy-tale ending for 33 mistreated circus lions.“Iron is one of the Colombian 9, the first animals to be handed over after the country’s wild animal circus ban was passed,” wrote ADI on its Facebook page. “With his cage mate Ojiclaro, Iron was a pitiful sight, the years of suffering clearly visible on his face.”Iron is the first to be released! He’s enjoying a satisfying rub against a tree! #33lions— ADI (@AnimalDefenders) May 1, 2016Hear the lions roar at the airport, as they are transported to the sanctuary:According to the ADI, this is the largest transfer of lions, a process which started 18 months ago. The cost per cat per transfer was $10 000 (approximately R142 000).Care neededThe animals are no longer able to function in the wild, and will need to be taken care of.“Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth so would not survive in the wild,” ADI said in a statement.Their new South African home is a large natural enclosures containing drinking pools, platforms and toys.“The lion habitats will be steadily expanded over the coming months as the lions become familiar with their new life and are introduced to each other.”ADI president, Jan Creamer, said this is the first time the animals are in their natural habitat. “It’s the best environment for them.They have been beaten, they have been starved, and they have been deprived of everything that makes life worth living for a lion. We have brought them back to paradise, where they belong.” South reporterlast_img read more