APDENVER — Nikola Jokic’s impressive numbers took a backseat to his coast-to-coast dunk.Cheered by the sellout crowd for his jam, he was also teased by his teammates. To him, the slam was a thing of beauty.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history “You try to play him straight up, he’s going to do what he wants,” Hornets guard Malik Monk said. “We just tried to play him straight up and he just exploited us on that. He’s a great player. I can’t say anything bad about him.”At 26-11, the Nuggets are off to their best NBA start in franchise history. This also marks the latest they’ve been in first place in the conference since March 16, 1977.To think, they’re not even at full strength yet. But they’re getting closer. Millsap and Gary Harris, who had 17 points off the bench, are steadily getting back up to speed after returning from injuries. The team is still missing starter Will Barton.“It’s good to be healthy. It’s good to be whole,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Both (Millsap and Harris) showed they’re ready to take their starting jobs back. Me bringing them off the bench was trying to get them back into a game rhythm.”Kemba Walker had 20 points for the Hornets, who kicked off a six-game trip. Bismack Biyombo added a season-high 16 points.Trey Lyles and Millsap hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to give the Nuggets a 105-93 lead. Craig cemented the win with a dunk on a fast break with 1:50 remaining to extend the lead to 14.Denver scored 27 points off turnovers.“When you play hard, good things happen,” Harris said. “We have to continue to do that.”TIP-INSHornets: Biyombo was in the starting lineup with C Cody Zeller out after he had surgery to fix a broken right hand. … G Jeremy Lamb missed a second straight game with a strained right hamstring. “He’s progressing well,” coach James Borrego reported. … F Marvin Williams was called for a flagrant foul when he tried to prevent a layup by Craig in the second quarter. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil His slam in the third quarter led to some good-natured ribbing from teammates such as Torrey Craig, who also had a high-flying dunk.“He’s feeling pretty bouncy lately,” Craig playfully said.Jokic took it all in stride.“Just because (Craig) can jump high, doesn’t mean he can dunk better,” Jokic said.Jokic turned in another impressive stat line, also adding six assists, three steals and one blocked shot. He was 16 of 29 from the floor and 4 of 5 from the line.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Nuggets: Denver led Charlotte in points in the paint by a 64-48 margin. … Had a season-high 31 second-chance points. … Jokic’s 29 shot attempts were a season high.OH, BROTHERIt was a Hernangomez family reunion as Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez faced older brother Willy, who’s a center for the Hornets. Juancho didn’t score in nearly 20 minutes of work, while Willy had 10 points in 15:35.Willy Hernangomez didn’t play in their first meeting Dec. 7, when Juancho had 15 points in Denver’s 113-107 loss.FRONT-ROW SEATCraig had the hustle play of the day late in the fourth, saving a ball heading out of bounds and winding up about five rows deep into the stands.“I had beer all over my shorts and legs,” said Craig, who finished with 12 points.ENERGYMonk scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, including a 3-point buzzer-beater over Jamal Murray to end the third that cut it to 89-84.“I just try to bring energy every time I step on the court,” Monk said. “I did a pretty good job of that.” LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “Poetry in motion,” the 7-footer said.Jokic scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, reserve Paul Millsap added 18 points and the Western Conference-leading Nuggets knocked off the Charlotte Hornets 123-110 on Saturday for their 10th straight home victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThat’s two straight games where Jokic’s now had a memorable dunk .“If I’m not tired and 100 percent sure I’m going to dunk it, I’m going to dunk,” Jokic explained. “But two points is two points — however you score.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The political leader of the Movement for progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, has weighed in on the debate regarding the country’s academic calendar. Mr. Freeman has given his full backing to the recent proposal by authorities of the Ministry of Education (MOE) on the reform policy of schools to be closed by July 31 and reopened September, 2015.Mr. Freeman indicated that his support for the reform policy is because the country is in need of a “vibrant education system.” He said the decision by MOE authorities is to steamline a robust education reform process since the sector has been described by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as a “mess.” “I support the reform process but the MOE and the government made mistakes in the way they came up with the reform policy. Education Minister George Werner should have discussed the change in the calendar of events with the teachers, Lawmakers and civil Society organizations to have their input before making the public pronouncement,” Mr. Freeman asserted.It was important for schools to close and re-open in September to enable the students to be well prepared to sit for exams administered annually by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) he contended.He stated that 40 percent of high school teachers are yet to enter teacher training institute and that some do not hold a Bachelor’s degree while others are not even high school graduates. It is because of this shortfall that the need for the country’s education sector to be revamped cannot be over emphasized.“ Even though I want to be president of Liberia, I will not pretend like other politicians that I will support the protest of the students because the academic system is bad, neither will I want to be president deceiving our students failing massively in exams.”Mr. Freeman called on Liberians to rally support for the Werner-led education administration to work and strengthen the system.He als called on the Lawmakers, parents, guardians and students to allow the MOE to implement its mandate by developing, promoting and implementing policies that will provide a better education system for the country.He attributed parent and student protests to the tuition they paid prior to the MOE’s new policy, “but I am saying let the government pay off the first semester school fees for all private schools during the new academic term.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“The first game was to give us direction and now we have our targets set for this tournament. We know we have the ability to do well and get to the final. We successfully went through the toughest game of the campaign. The first match is always tough for any team,” Mwalala said after the match.Bandari who are currently second in the Kenyan Premier League standings will meet either AFC Leopards or Simba SC in the semis with the two teams clashing in the late kick off on Wednesday.Mwalala says he prefers Simba to Leopards.“I want my boys to feel the atmosphere of playing against the big teams with a full set of fans in the stadium. We have played against Gor Mahia before and the players love that kind of experience because they also have a good crowd behind them,” Mwalala said.Bandari FC players line up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Singida United at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “Such kind of games are good for my players because they will get that experience and mentally, they will be strong.”Looking back at the cagy affair against Singida, Mwalala admitted that they could feel some tired legs in the game but is quick to note they have lightened up and will be ready for whoever they will get in the semi.“I will just have to assess the team and know who is fresher, who looks strong to start and that’s it. We won’t make many changes in any form of play. Only tactics will change depending on who we play. But the biggest thing is to field a fit side,” Mwalala further said.He praised his charges for their effort and believes that their target of getting to the final is achievable especially if they keep working as a team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala looks on during his side’s SportPesa Super Cup match against Singida United at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 23 – Having beaten home side Singida United 1-0 in the first round on Tuesday afternoon, Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala has pegged in an ambitious target of reaching the final of the SportPesa Super Cup final in their debut year.Bandari who have not lost a single game since January progressed via a William Wadri penalty and the performance from that match has given Mwalala confidence that he can achieve a place in the final.
0Shares0000Lionel Messi and Barcelona face Manchester United in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANBARCELONA, Spain, Apr 15 – Four years have passed since Lionel Messi last reached a Champions League semi-final and his drought has become a source of unease for Barcelona ahead of their latest attempt on Tuesday.Manchester United are the ones looking to emulate Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Roma by sending Barca out in the quarters for a fourth year running but for the Catalans, another failure would be unforgivable, not least because of the implications for their captain. “Last season we did the double but we all felt bad about how it went in the Champions League,” Messi said in August. “We promise this season we will do all we can to bring that beautiful cup back to Camp Nou.”Barcelona’s dominance in Spain has been shaped by Messi, who only this month overtook Iker Casillas as the player with the most La Liga victories, 335, in its history.Those wins have helped them capture seven of the last 10 league titles, a figure that will surely become eight from 11 next month, given their nine-point lead at the top of the table.There could be an historic fifth consecutive Copa del Rey too if Ernesto Valverde’s side beat Valencia on May 25.But in Europe, Barca would appear under-marked, with only one success in the last seven years, three in 10 since Pep Guardiola took charge in 2008 and set in motion what has felt, in playing terms at least, like an iconic era.The list of clubs etched onto the cup hoisted at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1 will instead show a decade swallowed up by Real Madrid, whose domestic failings in that period have been exonerated by four Champions League triumphs in five years.“Obviously it’s infuriating,” Luis Suarez said. “Madrid have made history and it’s a thorn in our side.”– Rome pain still raw –Messi’s record is similarly unbalanced. He has nine La Liga titles and is by a distance the competition’s top scorer, with an astonishing 414 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo, closest in second, has 311.But in the Champions League, Messi has lifted the trophy four times, a relatively modest return given it puts him on a par with 11 current Real Madrid players alone, including Nacho, Casemiro and Dani Carvajal. This year, Ronaldo is hunting his sixth.And while Messi dwarfs the Portuguese for goals in La Liga, the opposite is true in Europe, where Ronaldo has 125 goals to his 108.The game’s most illustrious pair could yet meet in this year’s final, should Barca capitalise on their 1-0 first-leg win over United and then overcome either Liverpool or Porto in the semis.Ronaldo and Juventus, meanwhile, would have to beat Ajax, and then either Manchester City or Tottenham.A showdown in Madrid would throw an even brighter glare on Messi’s record compared to Ronaldo, whose sensational hat-trick against Atletico Madrid last month only enhanced the sense this tournament belongs to him.Messi is not one to complain, particularly given he cannot be blameless in Barca’s underachievements in Europe.But the fans are frustrated, with last season’s double doing little to ease the disappointment of the collapse against Roma.And his teammates feel it too, the weight of history on their shoulders from a need to square arguably the game’s greatest ever player with a Champions League haul that befits that status.“It is an important trophy,” Suarez said after following up the league title by winning the Copa del Rey last season. “But this does not hide what happened in Rome.”It means the pressure on Barcelona in this competition runs deep, a psychological burden that perhaps United, or their next opponents, will use to their advantage. For Messi, there is work to do.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Sunday 13th November 2016 Glashedy Winter LeagueGlashedy Links0-15 1st Liam McLaughlin (10) 35pts2nd Jimmy Clancy (11) 35pts16-281st Danny McCarron (16) 34pts 2nd Charlie Gibbons (28) 32ptsBack 9: Pat Cassidy, P.DevlinThe Old Links0-151st Denis McLaughlin (12) 37pts 2nd Brendan Devlin (1) 34pts16-281st Pascal Harkin (19) 36pts2nd Corny Doherty (21) 33pts Back 9: Kevin McCarron, Tony McEleneySaturday Open 12th November 20161st Cormac McKeone (3) 39pts2nd John G Kelly (16) 38pts3rd Gary McGeoghan (3) 37pts4th Declan Ferry (9) 37ptsGross: Ernie Heywood (0) 29ptsWednesday Society 9th November 20161st Frank Harkin 37pts2nd John Moore 37pts3rd Martin Boyle 35ptsLadies:Sunday 6th November 2016 9 Holes Confined0-181st Lisa Glover 18pts2nd Roisin Rooney 17pts19-281st Sadie Grant(N) 16pts OBOT2nd Ruth McGartoll 16pts29-361st Ruta McCrossan 16pts2nd Crea Harkin 15ptsForthcoming Events & Fixtures Friday 18th November Open Competition on Glashedy Links, Visitors €30ppSaturday 19th November Open Competition on The Old Links, Visitors €30ppSunday 20th November confined on Glashedy LinksSaturday 26th November Christmas Dance, Champagne reception at 7.30pm, Dinner at 8pm. Music with Jolouise Trio. Tickets €25 available from the club.Ballyliffin Golf club announce details of their annual Christmas dance was last modified: November 15th, 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:BallyliffingolfSport
donegaldaily.com – Workmen in Letterkenny todayEXPERTS in dealing with flood defences have spent today working in the grounds of Letterkenny General Hospital in a bid to prevent a repeat of July’s devastating floods.Workmen erected sandbags and brought in a digger as today’s downpours sent the burn which flows through the hospital soaring towards dangerous levels.There was widespread flooding on roads throughout Donegal today as weather forecasters predicted up to 35mm of rain. Showers are continuing in some areas but the worst of the downpours are over for today.Anti-flood experts moved back into the grounds of the hospital first thing this morning after heavy overnight rain.The flood defences were erected after the €20M disaster at the new wing of the hospital at the end of July.In that event 50mm of rain fell in just 90 minutes. Although today’s rainfall wasn’t as bad, hospital managers were taking no chances.CCTV and specialist alarm equipment has also been installed on the small river.“We are taking no chances with such downpours,” said one hospital insider.“There was heavy rain predicted and it did arrive but all the excellent work over the past seven weeks paid off today.” EXPERTS WORKING AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL AFTER DAY OF HEAVY RAIN was last modified: September 8th, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegal daily newsflood defencesletterkenny hospitalrainweather
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office sent a letter to Williams’ attorneys and prosecutors last week outlining the process for the clemency application. “The first step was to notify us as to Williams’ intent to pursue clemency,” said Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson. “He has notified us that he will indeed pursue clemency. So that’s where we are right now.” The application itself must be filed to the governor’s Legal Affairs Office in Sacramento no later than 35 days before the scheduled execution date. The execution is scheduled for Dec. 13, although defense attorneys have asked it be moved to Dec. 22 to give them more time to file their request to Schwarzenegger. The governor will share documents and work with the Board of Parole Hearings in making his decision, and could refer the issue to the board for an investigation and nonbinding recommendation before he makes his final decision. A judge has scheduled the execution of a man who made the improbable transition from notorious gang leader to Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Stanley “Tookie” Williams, a co-founder of the notorious Crips gang, is scheduled to die Dec. 13 for his conviction on charges that he shot and killed a convenience store worker in 1979. He’s been convicted of three other murders. Williams maintains he is innocent. But Williams, 51, isn’t just known for violence anymore. Supporters have nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize and the Nobel in literature for a series of children’s books he wrote warning of the dangers of gang violence. They cite his renunciation of his past and his efforts to curtail gang violence as reasons he shouldn’t be executed. Attorneys have only until Nov. 8 to submit a clemency request. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider Williams’ case earlier this month. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Samaritans have launched a campaign in Donegal to let those who are feeling under pressure that there are people to talk to.Here is a selection of pictures taken from yesterday’s launch event in Gortahork.Joe McHugh, TD Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands at the launch of the Samaritans in Donegal pictured with Peter Walker, HSE, Noreen Duggan Mabs, Maureen Diver , Special guest Donegal GAA and Termon, Nicole Mc LaughlinTrica Doherty and Madge Mc Glinchey Woman Shed Gweedore. Photo Brian McDaidGetting the message across at the launch of the Samaritans in Donegal special guest County Footballer and Termon Club members Nicole Mc Laughlin with a “Talk To us” card pictured with from left, Anne Sheridan, HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Donegal, Alan Heron, Samaritans Regional Marketing Officer, Alan Walker HSE, Cindy OÕShea, Samaritans Irish Regional Director and Minister Joe Mc Hugh T.D who officially launched the Samaritans drive in Gortahork. Photo Brian McDaidCindy O’Shea Regional director of the Irish Samaritans pictured with Alan Heron Regional Marketing officer pictured at the press launch in Gortahork for the Donegal Area.Domnic Gallagher and Maria Burke from Pieta House pictured with Cindy O’Shea Samaritans Irish Regional Director and special guest GAA county footballer Nicole Mc Laughlin at the Samaritans Regional launch in Co. Donegal.Kevin Mills Chairperson of Donegal GAA Health and Well Being Anne Sheridan Resource Officer HSE for Suicide Prevention Donegal and Cindy O’Shea Samaritans Irish Regional Director pictured with special guest County Footballer Nicole Mc Laughlin at the Samaritans regional launch in Ostan Lock Altan in Gortahork.Cindy O’Shea, Samaritans Irish Regional Director, Alan Heron, Samaritans Regional Marketing Officer with Anne Sheridan, HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Donegal at the Samartains launch at Ostan Lough Altan in Gortahork. Photo Brian McDaidCindy O’Shea, Samaritans Irish Regional Director, Alan Heron, Samaritans Regional Marketing Officer with Anne Sheridan, HSE Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Donegal at the Samartains launch at Ostan Lough Altan in Gortahork. Photo Brian McDaid Samaritans launch campaign across Donegal – Picture Special was last modified: July 21st, 2018 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)
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts dan rowinski Amazon CEO Jeff BezosAmazon announced its second quarter earnings today. And, again, investors are supposedly skeptical and growing tired of the company’s insistence on spending everything it makes, the way a high-growth startup looking for customers would.You know what Amazon should tell those investors? Bug off.Amazon boosted its revenue by $2.87 billion in the second quarter compared to a year earlier, to $15.7 billion. Yet it also posted a net loss for the quarter of $7 million. This isn’t a fail like BlackBerry, which is struggling to stay in the black quarter-to-quarter because it lost its grip on the market. Amazon is really rolling, maybe more so than any of the other Big 5 (Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft being the others), and seemingly keeps churning out one interesting service after another.Really, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shouldn’t care about its investors, the public perception of its stock price, Wall Street predictions or analysts or any of that noise. His company should keep on rolling out new products that enrich our lives and give us more choices for digital media, gadgets and ways to buy stuff. Profits? Who needs ’em?In the last quarter, Amazon:Introduced the Amazon Appstore for Android to more than 200 countries across the globe (and settled a lawsuit with Apple about its name taboot).Introduced the Kindle Fire to 170 countries.Came out with several original pilot television shows for Amazon Prime Video On Demand, several of which will go into full production.Introduced Kindle Worlds for fan fiction authors.Will help pay pay-per-hour employees get associates or vocational degrees.Lowered the price of its EC2 cloud services. Introduced a digital currency—Amazon Coins—for its Android games and apps on Kindle Fire devices.Expanded the choices in its Video On Demand store through a variety of partnerships.Some companies don’t get stuff like this done in a year. It was just a normal quarter for Bezos’ company. You have to spend money to make money, right?If I want, soon I might be able to buy all my groceries through Amazon Prime. Really, what’s not to like? It’s not like Amazon is spending its money willy-nilly (OK, Kindle Worlds may be a little frivolous). Bezos spends on growth and that growth is directly leading to revenue and customer acquisition and more good products for the rest of us.Of course, there’s a downside to Amazon’s seeming uninterest in making profits. Eventually investors will sour, the stock price will drop and the employees who make these great products will get upset and leave when their stock options submerge. Bezos loves growth. It can be addicting. But, like any addict, that may someday catch up with Amazon and hurt it more than helps.Let’s just hope that day isn’t any time soon. (And if it does come, Amazon could make a mint by launching its own ad platform based on its customer data trove, as Derek Brown has argued here at ReadWrite.) Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Amazon#earnings
Former India captain Sunil GavaskarFormer India captain Sunil Gavaskar refused to draw comparison between country’s most successful ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his predecessors, but said that going by sheer record the wicketkeeper-batsman surpassed all his seniors.Dhoni registered his 91st ODI win as India captain, edging past Mohammad Azharuddin to become the most successful one-day skipper during his side’s emphatic nine-wicket win over England in the fourth match of the series in Birmingham yesterday.”If you look at stats after 50-100 matches it will give you a fair bit of idea about consistency of a performer. But what I feel is that is unfair to compare captains of different era,” Gavaskar said.”But going by sheer statistical record, Dhoni definitely tops all and no one can deny this fact. I feel may be he is much more comfortable in shorter formats. His strength is thinking quickly and 50-over format allows you to do that,” the batting legend told NDTV.He also hailed India’s ODI record in overseas soil but said according to him Test cricket is the mother of all formats.”They are certainly handling the conditions better in ODIs. They have won a lot of ODIs out of the country and have consistently performed in overseas conditions,” Gavaskar said.”In the three ODIs India have completely outplayed England. India definitely have done a lot better that what England did in the Test series.”But I haven’t forgotten the Test series drubbing because for me Test is always number one, it separates men from boys,” he said.advertisementGavaskar also hailed young Ajinkya Rahane, who smashed his maiden ODI century at Edgbaston to help India take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series.”Rahane performed well here, he batted well in the earlier overseas series as well. I think he certainly showed he has the capability of batting in every circuit,” he said.