James Harden leads Rockets past Spurs

first_imgDanny Green had 22 points to lead San Antonio in scoring for the first time this season. LaMarcus Aldridge was held to 16 points on 8-for-15 shooting.The Spurs’ only lead came in the opening minutes. They trailed by double digits for much of the night.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 folkSan Antonio scored the first points of the fourth quarter to close to 82-76 with 10 minutes remaining. Chris Paul hit three jumpers to rebuild Houston’s lead to 88-76.The Rockets captured a 27-14 lead in the first quarter despite having their first four possessions end in two turnovers and two missed shots. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Griffin gets double-double as Pistons beat Grizzlies Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Rockets: G Eric Gordon was listed as questionable, but did not play due to low back stiffness. … F Trevor Ariza missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Luc Mbah a Moute started his seventh game, all in place of Ariza. … Capela recorded his 25th double-double in 45 games this season. He had 25 double-doubles over 154 games in his first three seasons.Spurs: Kawhi Leonard remains out with what the Spurs call return from injury management due to right quadriceps tendinopathy. He was not in uniform for a second straight game after being dressed and sitting on the bench in the first two games of the five-game homestand. … Aldridge has led the Spurs in scoring in 39 of 50 games, the most of any player in the league this season.UP NEXTRockets: Visit Cleveland on Saturday night.Spurs: Host Utah on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) shoots next to San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — James Harden had 28 points and 11 assists, and the Houston Rockets dominated the San Antonio Spurs for the second time this season with a 102-91 victory Thursday night.Clint Capela added 14 points and 13 rebounds in Houston’s third straight win. The Rockets led by as many as 19 points in the first matchup between the Texas rivals since the Spurs’ 124-109 blowout loss on Dec. 15 in Houston.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Ryan Anderson got Houston rolling, hitting three straight 3-pointers. Anderson’s second 3 prompted San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich to angrily call his first timeout.Things didn’t get much better for the Spurs.The Rockets finished 14 for 42 on 3-pointers.Houston scored 27 points off 16 turnovers while San Antonio was only able to produce four points off nine turnovers.Gerald Green added 15 points for the Rockets, and Anderson had 13 points.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

WBD woman ‘accidentally’ shot by husband

first_imga 26-year-old housewife is now nursing a gunshot wound at the Woodland’s Hospital in Georgetown after she was reportedly shot while her husband was cleaning his firearm.According to ‘D’ Division (West Demerara) Commander, Leslie James, the incident occurred sometime around midday on Thursday at the couple’s home in Schoonard, West Bank Demerara.Further reports reaching Guyana Times indicate that the young lady, Ovita Jagmohan, was lying on the bed in the couple’s room while her husband, Deonarine Jagmohan, who is a licensed firearm holder, was allegedly cleaning his gun.It was reported that the gun accidently went off in the woman’s direction, hitting her to the left jaw bone.She was rushed to the hospital where she is a patient.Her husband has since been apprehended and is assisting the police with investigations. (By Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

Veteran trainer holding jumping clinic in Fort St. John

first_imgHahn has quite the impressive resumé, as he is a three-time Canadian Olympic Team member, International Ring (Spruce Meadows) competitor, an Equine Canada Level III coach, as well as an Equine Canada coaching examiner.A veteran at his sport, Hahn has been riding for 70 years and coaching for over 60 years, and is considered an icon in the Canadian Equine world.Esther Pedersen, one of the organizers of the event from the Mile 65 Diamond “D” Arena, talked about what it means to have Hahn come and share his expertise.- Advertisement -“He is 79 years old and is still breaking and training horses. We are extremely fortunate to have a talent like Robin who is willing to come up here and help teach how to jump and train.”The event is not only for riding enthusiasts, as organizers are inviting anyone interested to come down and witness Hahn’s incredible skills and coaching abilities.The price is right for anyone to come interested watching, as the informative jumping clinics are free to attend the entire weekend.Advertisement The clinic will be held at Mile 56 at the Doug Petrie arena, located on the Alaska Highway and will run all day Friday beginning at 10 a.m., and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

March 28th Community Events Photos

first_imgNortheast Aboriginal Business and Wellness Centre held a “Get on the Health Wagon” event which featured four key note speakers as well as 20 health practitioners.                      Picture: Amber Davy   People taking part in the “Get on the Health Wagon” were able to sample many spa treatments for free.                                                                                                                 Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement – Dave Tolley and Brian MacMillan hosted a “Drum, Bass and Guitar Workshop” at Systems: The Sound Source of the North.                                                                                         Picture: Amber Davy Centennial Park and the rest of the Energetic City expierences some sunshine and some beautiful warm weather.                                                                                                            Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

Balotelli winner a reward for his hard work, says Liverpool assistant

first_imgLiverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe believes Mario Balotelli fully deserved his first Premier League goal, which sealed a crucial victory over top-four rivals Tottenham on Tuesday night.In a frenetic clash at Anfield, the sides were locked at 2-2 before the maverick Italian came off the bench to net the winner with seven minutes remaining.Balotelli has struggled since arriving on Merseyside from AC Milan in the summer, and had been left out of the previous three squads by manager Brendan Rodgers.But Pascoe said his goal was a reward for his hard work during his spell away from the first-team.“Mario always works hard in training and recently he has been ill and he has had some knocks on his foot where he couldn’t get his boot on,” said the Welshman, standing in for Rodgers who had left to board a flight to watch a match in Europe on Wednesday.“It is testament to himself, he kept going and got his reward.”Considering he had waited all season for the goal, the striker did not look particularly pleased with his effort.In true Balotelli style, there was no celebration and straight after the final whistle he headed off down the tunnel without shaking hands with team-mates or opponents, or acknowledging the fans who still back him despite his disappointing campaign.But Pascoe insisted: “He is immensely happy.“To get a winner at Anfield, I am sure he is happy. Again, with Mario he knew he would have a part to play and he certainly did.”The victory was vital to Liverpool’s Champions League ambitions as it moved them within three points of third-placed Southampton, who have a match in hand, and Arsenal in fourth.“We needed to win tonight to get closer to the top,” added Pascoe.“We always thought that. Our next [league] game is Southampton and we will look at that to get three points and keep closing the gap.” Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli 1last_img read more

No cure for traffic whoas?

first_img2.9 billion gallons of fuel, and $78 billion. Which is about three times worse than it was in 1982, when these reports started. But those are just the hard numbers. Lost time, mental strain How do you measure the emotional strain of sitting there, helplessly pounding the steering wheel, watching your life waste away in a bizarre pile of steel and exhaust, with nothing even worth listening to on the radio (just commercial after commercial telling us about all the great sales events we need to drive to)? Then add in the time lost to recovering from the excruciating commute, all the hostility that now needs to be defused (or taken out on somebody), and, of course, the heart attacks (according to the New England Journal of Medicine, being stuck in a traffic jam more than doubles the risk of a heart attack in the ensuing hour), and you begin to wonder: So this is what all our prosperity has brought us, then? More three-car pileups? Choking on our own affluence, are we? In many ways, our modern traffic dilemma is a perfect triumph of individual rationality over collective rationality. Sure, many of us in urban areas could take public transportation to work, but the bus doesn’t come that often, and it takes longer, and worse, you are then stuck sitting with the great unwashed masses. To relinquish the car is to relinquish control, freedom and all those other cherished values that made this country great. Of course, if everybody took the bus, the buses would run more often, and be nicer, and get there faster (because there would be less car traffic). But who goes first? By Lee Drutman One of these days (and it will surely be soon), a major American metropolitan city will come to a screeching halt during rush hour. There will simply be too many cars, trying to get too many places, all at once, and too little pavement to accommodate all this automotive ambition. Such is the logical conclusion of all the trends. Recently, the Texas Transportation Institute released its annual Urban Mobility Report. The short of it is this: Congestion just keeps getting worse. More people are spending more time in traffic than ever before, across more cities. In the 437 U.S. urban areas, the average individual traveler loses 38 hours a year to congestion – and 26 gallons of gasoline. Nationwide, that is 4.2 billion hours, and What of the other solutions? Carpooling? Four out of five commuters now go it alone, up from three out of four just a few years ago. Who can spare the time it takes to pick up an extra person? And besides, who wants to give up that valuable alone time? Telecommuting? Never became acceptable. Living closer to work? Great if you can afford to live somewhere nice downtown, but what about the schools, and the peace and quiet? What if your spouse works somewhere else? Shopping locally? But can you really get everything you’ve come to expect, and all the best deals? So it goes. We know what we should be doing but pity the local politician who tells people how to live their lives and punishes them with heavy fines if they don’t comply. After all, what could be worse than sitting in traffic? Why, having the mayor suddenly tell you that if you want to drive into the city by yourself during peak traffic time, well, that will be $100, please. Need for leadership And yet, how else will this traffic problem solve itself without some courage on behalf of our public leaders? The incentives are all misaligned. Even if the traffic is bad, the other options are still worse for most people. So slap on some congestion pricing, as Michael Bloomberg is proposing to do in New York City. Use that money to improve public transportation, and to subsidize urban redevelopment so more people can afford to live closer to work. But pity the politician. This does not happen overnight. But the situation we are in did not happen overnight, either. Sixty years ago, federal lending policies encouraged mass suburbanization by basically making financing a home in an urban area untenable. And all that wonderful propaganda about the American dream on half-acre lots. ? So, here is the consequence: suburban snarl. And what comes of global competitiveness, when we can’t even get to work without getting an ulcer anymore? Maybe we ought to try this for global competitiveness: Maybe someday soon, Los Angeles can compete with Lagos, Nigeria, for the most congested city in the world. Lee Drutman, the co-author of The People’s Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy, wrote this column for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island and Scripps Howard News Service.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

‘I wouldn’t be surprised if Dick Advocaat walks out on Sunderland’

first_imgDick Advocaat could quit Sunderland if the club do not make some major signings before the transfer window closes.That’s the view of talkSPORT’s man in the north East, Graham Courtney, who claims the club have failed to fulfil promises made to the Dutchman when he agreed to become manager on a permanent basis earlier this summer.Advocaat guided the club to safety last season after being parachuted in on a short-term deal in March but the start of this term has been a disaster, with the Black Cats shipping a combined seven goals in defeats to Norwich and Leicester.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Courtney said the 67-year-old has not been given enough backing in the transfer market and suggested he could soon be on his way out of the Stadium of Light.“The only reason he came back was because he was told he would be able to get four, five, six starting 11 players in and that hasn’t happened,” he said.“He came in, he freshened things up. and the players responded. But since they came back from their summer break the players have not responded and if they don’t manage to sign some decent players in the next ten days, I wouldn’t be surprised if he walks.”last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Leading steel company seeks General Operative

first_imgJOB VACANCY: Fleming Engineering and Norwest Roofing are currently wishing to employ a General Operative for Fleming Steel.Position: General OperativeThe Fleming group of companies based in St.Johnston, Co. Donegal consist of Fleming Steel, Fleming Doors, Fleming Coatings and a sister company based in Omagh, Norwest Roofing Systems. The group currently employ approximately 30 people. Fleming Steel, primarily a retail business, has been the mainstay of the business for some 30 years and has developed to be the largest Steel Stockholder of Steel and Roofing products in the Northwest of Ireland. Fleming Doors, over 12 years, has developed the ability to design, manufacture and install custom steel roller shutter doors. This subsidiary business has developed primarily through local knowledge and currently produces around five hundred doors annually. Custom manufactured doors have been designed, manufacture and installed for commercial, agricultural, industrial and private premises. Fleming Coatings has developed the ability to provide a surface finish service for all things metal. Shot-blasting, Handblasting and chemical pre-treatment capabilities exist on site and are complemented by Wet-spray and powder coating facilities. Partnerships with local galvanising suppliers augment the service provided.Norwest Roofing Systems Ltd was acquired in 2012 having been a supplier of Fleming Steel for 20 years. Based in Omagh, the company distributes Agricultural and Industrial roofing products such as Cladding, Rooflight and Flashings to contractors, merchants and the agriculture markets. Company StructureThe group of companies has centralised financial, purchasing and administration control with dedicated sales and operations teams for each division who are overseen by a central steering team. The role:To work alongside the existing general operatives and be responsible for the collection of customer steel and roofing orders safely, accurately and on time as well as the general maintenance of stock and housekeeping duties.Principle Functions: Collecting stock for delivery / collection ordersAssisting customers with order requirementsOperating machinery.Loading/unloading lorriesInventory controlWork within company guidelines for safe working practices & use of PPSMaintenance of machinery & record keepingHousekeeping Any other dutiesThe Person:The ideal candidate would demonstrate the following within their c.v. and interview Knowledge and experience of construction productsFork lift licenseCustomer Service experienceAbility to plan and prioritise workloads to agreed deadlinesAbility to communicate effectively Ability to work on own initiativeThis is a permanent position with an immediate start date.Salary is Dependent on Experience Normal working hours are Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm and Friday 8.30am – 3.30pmFleming Engineering and Norwest Roofing Systems are Equal Opportunity EmployersIf you meet the requirements of this role and would like to apply, please e-mail drew@fleming-steel.com on or before the 25th August 2017 with cover letter and c.v.Job Vacancy: Leading steel company seeks General Operative was last modified: August 10th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fleming groupGeneral OperativejobSt JohnstonVacancylast_img read more


first_imgA SICK killer today lost his bid to stop an inquest into a young girl police believe he killed.Arlene Arkinson, a 15-year-old from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, disappeared after attending a disco in Bundoran in 1994.An inquest was ordered in 2007, but has still not taken place. Mr Justice Treacy in the High Court in the North dismissed a legal bid to stop it by a convicted child-killer Robert Howard. He was acquitted of murdering Arlene – the jury was never told he had carried out similar killings.The judge urged the senior coroner in the North to ensure no further delay.He said there had been “unconscionable delay which has bedevilled the present proceedings”.Evil Robert Howard was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005. His legal team said the inquest would be used to attempt to undermine that verdict.Howard, 67, who had lived near her home, was already serving life for raping and killing 14-year-old Hanna Williams from Deptford, south London.The judge said that coroners who ensure they respect the rights of people such as Howard must be equally careful with those of the next of kin.“The old adage that ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ is nowhere more appropriate than in the Coroner’s Court which often represents a family’s last chance to achieve an outcome that offers closure to a most painful episode in their lives,” said Mr Justice Treacy.“In the present case I am not satisfied that everything possible was done to secure a prompt outcome to the inquest proceedings.“It is concerning that four years have now elapsed since this inquest was first announced and no substantive progress has yet been made in that inquest hearing.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comEVIL KILLER LOSES BID TO STOP ARLENE INQUEST was last modified: December 7th, 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) Tags:Arlene Arkinsonlast_img read more

DD Gardening: Horticulture Therapy

first_imgAccording to a survey by the University of Alabama – Birmingham, spending just twenty minutes daily outside in a park or green space will make an average person happier.I have used the power of horticulture to overcome my own struggles with depression and anxiety from a young age.Although, I didn’t fully understand and appreciate how much power working with plants had on my struggles with depression until a couple of years ago. Advertisement I just loved the escape that it offered and spent many hours after school and weekends in the polytunnel.I loved working with plants, from honing my propagation skills to planting hanging baskets and window boxes.Only a few years ago, towards the end of my university degree, did I discover that this was therapy for my struggles with depressions.I spent months on end without working with plants at a number of stages over the last few years and my depression and anxiety crippled me. Advertisement So, I’m lucky in regards in some ways that not only does horticulture provided with a career that I’m passionate about but also a form of therapy for my struggles with depression.I feel that we don’t fully appreciate the power of gardening has on one’s self and the many benefits it holds for our own mental and physical health.Here are a few areas I find most therapeutic in the garden;Plants have astounded me from an early age.I developed this interest from my grandparents, a florist and forester. I love plants, I love understanding names, how they grow, and what they do.Did you know that certain colours can impact our mood? Greens and blues we tend to see as relaxing but see reds and yellows as fiery. Propagation is an area that has fascinated me from a young age as well. It’s crazy to think how a tiny acorn can grow into a mighty oak. And you can be responsible for creating that!I love the challenge, the unknown and the success once you get a plant to grow.It can be really rewarding and takes your mind off other things and helps reduce stress.Garden visits fill me with inspiration and knowledge. You will find me visiting an array of gardens throughout the year but particularly during the summer months. I love been enclosed with plants and getting lost among the many paths through the gardens.The term for this is forest bathing, surrounding yourself in nature.My Instagram page is packed with plants and gardens to visit, so check it out.Apart from the many benefits gardening has on our mental health we can get a percentage of our daily exercise from gardening too.A recent study by the British Journal of Medicine has reported that just 10 minutes of physical exercise a week can help reduce various diseases.Gardening activities can exercise arrange of muscles and joints throughout the body from your biceps to our back.Examples of gardening activities and exercise benefits:Pruning, the use of secateurs and pruners are a good way to tone those biceps and triceps. So it might prove worthwhile to go out and prune those roses or deadhead the herbaceous perennials.It also can benefit certain hand muscles and can be a way to relieve cramps and strains.Pricking out seedling helps to exercise muscles in our hands. Once your seeds have germinated and established as a strong seedling it’s time to either put them on or plant them out in your garden.The use of your finger and thumb to gentle remove seedlings from their current growing environment can work motor nerves in our hands.You will use muscles that you weren’t even aware of.Mowing the lawn, now I’m not saying go hop on to the ride on lawnmower (if you have one!) with its cruise control, sitting back to enjoy the scenery.Dust down the good old push lawnmower and as you can imagine it will be a great exercise for your legs and back muscles.The bigger the area to mow, the more exercise you will achieve.Although the ride on lawnmower may seem convenient it definitely is less beneficial than the old fashioned push lawnmower for working out muscles in your body.If you are interested in booking a talk or workshop on social and therapeutic horticulture, visit my website for contact information or visit my Facebook page.Check out my Facebook page for a competition to win a free design consultation.DD Gardening: Horticulture Therapy was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by Conor GallinaghShare 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