Rockets beat Mavericks for 8th straight win

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) shoots as Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr., bottom and forward Doug McDermott, left, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden scored 27 points, Chris Paul added 25 and the Houston Rockets easily handled the short-handed Dallas Mavericks to get a 104-97 win on Sunday night.The Rockets have won eight straight and 12 of 13.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Houston got back on track after that, using an 8-2 spurt to make it 84-73 with less than a minute left in the quarter. Eric Gordon got things going in that stretch with a 3-pointer, and Paul scored the last five points.Ferrell added a basket for Dallas after that, but Gordon capped the third quarter with another 3 to leave Houston up 87-75 entering the fourth.Houston led 57-55 at halftime.TIP-INSMavericks: Nowitzki stayed in Dallas because of a swollen left ankle. … Wesley Matthews didn’t make the trip because of tightness in his lower back.Rockets: Trevor Ariza missed his seventh straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Clint Capela added 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.UP NEXTMavericks: Host Sacramento on Tuesday.Rockets: Visit Minnesota on Tuesday.center_img Philippine Floorball Association kicked off PFL season 2017-2018 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Paul had nine assists and eight rebounds and Harden had five assists and six rebounds.Ferrell scored 20 points for the Mavs, who have lost eight of 10. Dwight Powell had 18 points and 12 rebounds.The Rockets were up by two early in the third quarter when they used an 8-2 run to make it 68-60 with about 8½ minutes left in the quarter.Powell scored four points in a row later in the third to get Dallas within 5. Harden made two free throws after that before both teams went cold, with nobody scoring for the next 2½ minutes.Maximilian Kleber ended the drought with an alley-oop to cut the lead to 76-71 with about three minutes left.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The Rockets led for most of the game, but the Mavericks kept it close until a couple of runs in the third quarter allowed Houston to pull away.They were up by 12 to start the fourth quarter and led 93-77 after four straight points by Nene early in the quarter. Yogi Ferrell had the next seven points, highlighted by a 3-pointer he made before crashing to the ground as he was fouled, to cut the lead to 93-84 with about eight minutes remaining.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 folkHouston scored the next five points, with a basket from Paul just before the shot clock expired followed by a 3 from Harden that spurred Dallas coach Rick Carlisle to call a timeout with about six minutes left.But the Mavericks, who were playing their first game this season without Dirk Nowitzki, didn’t threaten again and most of the Rockets’ starters were soon on the bench with the game in hand. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Motorcycle bandits rob taxi driver of $375,000

first_imgTwo motorcycle bandits on Saturday morning robbed a taxi driver of over $300,000 cash outside of Ashmin’s Store on Hadfield Street, Georgetown.The incident occurred at about 10:00h as the victim, Rahim Warisali, 45, of Lot 141 Farm, East Bank Demerara, was about to make a purchase. According to reports, Warisali went to the store to purchase mining parts. He parked his motorcar – HC 1364 – on Hadfield Street with its front facing South. He then exited the vehicle and was in the process of securing his car when a lone gunman walked up to him and placed a handgun to his neck and ordered him to hand over his money.Warisali was hesitant to comply resulting in the armed bandit searching his pants pockets, relieving him of $375,000. The suspect then joined a black XR motorcycle on which an accomplice was waiting. The two then rode off into High Street, heading in the southern direction.An investigation into the incident has been launched. No arrests have been made.last_img read more

Church gives ‘miracle’ check

first_imgWHITTIER – What one local church congregation did was regarded as almost a miracle in far off Africa. The “miracle” had its finale recently with the return to Whittier of Dr. Paul Chinchen from his missionary work in Africa. Chinchen, director of the Malawi African Bible Colleges, visited Whittier Area Community Church to share about his medical care for children in Malawi, Africa. The Biola University graduate has been a missionary there since 1986. On Feb. 18, Whittier Area Community Church officials presented Chinchen with a $100,000 check – the first installment toward a new pediatric hospital in Malawi. Donations totaling $461,000 remain to be transferred, officials said. “The clinic currently has one doctor … and four physician assistants. They treat between 120-150 patients every day, over 3,000 per month,” Ankerberg said. “They would like to build a house so they could hopefully hire another doctor.” African Bible Colleges is slated to break ground on the pediatric clinic this fall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “How exciting that entire families in your church were involved and engaged in creating this,” Chinchen told the congregation. “When I told \ about what had happened at Whittier Area Community Church … they had never heard of anything like it.” Whittier Area Community Church’s donation to Chinchen began late last year, when the Rev. Bill Ankerberg, the church’s pastor, issued a “Miracle Offering” to his 2,400-member congregation. Ankerberg asked members to try to raise $160,000 to build a pediatric hospital in Malawi. Within weeks, the final donation total was $561,068. “There were thousands and thousands of $1 bills. This wasn’t just six people writing checks; it is the whole congregation,” said Vicki Cooke, the church’s director of generosity. She added that children sold candy and lemonade, and adults gave up bonuses and vacations, to donate money to Malawi. Now Whittier Area Community Church officials plan to use the extra money for further support in the Africa region. last_img read more

‘I think you’ve got to let him go’ – Barton believes Everton should let Stones join Chelsea

first_imgJoey Barton believes Everton must sell John Stones to Chelsea if the defender does not want to play for the club any more – but only at the right price.Stones has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park all summer and handed in a transfer request this week to force through the transfer.And Barton, a lifelong Toffees fan, says he would prefer the club allow the England international to leave rather than keep a player who does not want to be there.“If he really wants to go and doesn’t want to play for Everton then I think you’ve got to let him go,” said Barton, who signed for Burnley on Thursday.“I’d never want a player who didn’t want to play for Everton and Everton are the type of club, with that tradition and history, that if you don’t want to play for Everton then they have to let him go and at a price that is good for them.“Do I see this happening before Tuesday? I don’t think so, not after what has been said.“It’s great to see Bill Kenwright, the board and Martinez dig their feet in and say ‘no, we want to keep this boy’. It’s refreshing to see someone stand up to these billionaires.”However, Barton sympathised with the situation the 21-year-old has found himself in and credited Stones for how he has conducted himself during the saga.“I’m very surprised because when I heard about it a couple of months ago I thought it was inevitable,” added Barton on Drivetime.“You can understand John Stones, Champions League, Mourinho, London and all those attractions but equally, he has handled himself with an enormous amount of credit.“Does he need have to play Champions League football? Does he need to challenge for titles week in week out to improve more as a player? Or does he stay at Everton and play another 100 games and then look to progress?“Obviously over the last week it has got a bit messy, I don’t know if that is down to the boy though.”last_img read more

Five youngsters pushing for a Man United first team place

first_img Will Keane – Click the arrow, right, to see the other under-21s pushing for a first team place – The striker was recalled from his loan spell with Preston North End on December 31, only to go straight back into the under-21 side. Keane has scored ten goals in six games since his return to Old Trafford, including five against Norwich on Monday (see his fourth below). Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are in form but Keane should be looked to as a natural goalscoring alternative off the bench. Expect him to feature soon. Axel Tuanzebe – Tuanzebe was promoted to Manchester United’s senior team this season and certainly expect him to be putting the pressure on the first-teamers very soon. He is only 18 but is the ball-playing central defender all managers desire and has followed the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville in winning the Jimmy Murphy Award for the best young player for the 2014/15 season. United are thin on the ground defensively with injuries so expect to see Tuanzebe more regularly around Old Trafford. 5 5 Andreas Pereira – Pereira has been a constant fixture on the Manchester United bench this season since scoring on his debut, but has rarely been given an opportunity to shine. He was convinced to sign a new deal in the summer on the promise of more first-team football and has also been denied the chance to go out on loan. He has been the under-21s’ chief playmaker this season when allowed to play and has combined expertly with Keane and Januzaj when the trio have been deployed in attack. Adnan Januzaj – Like Keane, Januzaj is another who was recalled from his loan spell, having had a difficult time at Borussia Dortmund. However, he has only featured once since his return – and that was at left-back. Van Gaal looks uncertain whether he can trust the Belgian, despite him dazzling for the under-21 side. With Memphis Depay struggling, Januzaj’s name on the teamsheet would be celebrated by the United fans. U21s: Five goals tonight for Will Keane. None better than this beauty… #mufc— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 8, 2016center_img Manchester United have a long, proud history of youth players graduating to the first team and that is something fans are keen to maintain.Whether it be the ‘Busby Babes’ or the ‘Class of ‘92’, the academy has been responsible for producing some of the finest players England has seen.However, one of the criticisms aimed at manager Louis van Gaal is his refusal to embrace the youth team, something that led to ‘disillusioned’ academy chief Derek Langley poised to quit after 16 years at the helm.The Red Devils’ under-21 side is second in the league under Warren Joyce and recently demolished Norwich 7-0 (see the pick of the goals below).Players such as Paddy McNair, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Guillermo Varela and Tyler Blackett have all had first-team spells under the Dutchman but who are the others pushing for a place?talkSPORT looks at the main contenders to stake a claim for a permanent place in United’s starting XI. 5 5 5 James Weir – Like Tuanzebe, Weir was thrust into the first-team picture by Van Gaal when he was named on the bench for the game against Newcastle earlier in the season. He operates as an attacking midfielder but is fairly versatile, having played on the wing, as a box-to-box midfielder and at full-back. With the likes of Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger unable to play every game, and Marouane Fellaini far from convincing, the 20-year-old will be pushing for his debut sooner rather than later.last_img read more

Villaraigosa, Romer hold LAUSD talks

first_img Chick and the mayor have defended her actions, saying she can bring public credibility to any review of the district. Chick has filed a Public Records Act request for all of the district’s previous audits, as well as what steps were taken to implement any recommendations. But Romer and Villaraigosa said Wednesday that they did agree on some fronts. Romer said he agreed to conduct a study of the number of students in the district who drop out as he and the mayor seek common ground on the issue. In bolstering his efforts to reform the city’s education system, Villaraigosa has cited a Harvard University study that found that more than 50 percent of LAUSD high school students drop out before graduating. LAUSD officials estimate the dropout rate is 25 percent to 33 percent. And Villaraigosa said he agreed that the city will pay for crossing guards at schools, with the money to be used as matching funds for the construction of joint-use facilities. Under that concept, schools would be located as part of a complex that also would include park space and library facilities. Romer said he also hoped to be able to better convey the district’s successes over the past five years. “If you just look at the numbers, we have had a dramatic improvement,” Romer said, citing more than 90 percent of schools that now have student Academic Performance Index scores above the 600-point average. Five years ago, fewer than 26 percent of schools reached that level, he said. “It is not size alone that determines if a district is successful,” Romer said. “We have an economy of scale that smaller districts could never achieve. And there are smaller districts that have poorer performance than we do.” Romer said he did not object to the debate over how to best improve the schools and their performance – as long as the district is able to also weigh in with its side of the issues. “That has been a problem,” Romer said. “We need to correct that.” Romer also said he believes a plan by Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills, to introduce a measure this year that would break the 727,000-student district into more than a dozen smaller districts is premature. “If you want to talk about something like that, I think you should wait until at least 2012 when we are done with our building program,” Romer said. “To break up the district now would bring an end to all we are doing – the biggest school building program ever attempted.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After months of increasingly acrimonious wrangling, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles public schools Superintendent Roy Romer met Wednesday in an effort to improve relations and work together on district improvements. While the two said major areas of contention – such as mayoral control of Los Angeles Unified and a proposed audit of the district by City Controller Laura Chick – remain unresolved, they hope to meet more regularly to tackle a variety of issues. “If this were a business, we would be a Fortune 200 company, with 80,000 employees and an $18 billion building program going on in this city,” Romer told reporters after his 90-minute meeting with the mayor at City Hall. “I think it’s important for the heads of two large institutions like the school district and the city to meet.” The move to reach at least a partial accord comes as Villaraigosa steps up criticism of the nation’s second-largest school district, – blaming leaders for lagging test scores and a dismal dropout rate – and seeks public support for his efforts to overturn the status quo. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Villaraigosa said he appreciated the meeting with Romer, although he disagreed with some of the substance of the talks. “While he didn’t talk about governance, I made it clear I am committed to mayoral control of the school district to increase accountability,” Villaraigosa said. “I have also made it clear that I think we need an independent performance audit conducted by the controller.” Chick, a Villaraigosa ally, has asked to be invited by the LAUSD to perform her own audit of its operations at a cost of $800,000. Romer said Wednesday that he still is opposed to a Chick audit, as well as the way the proposal has been advanced. “I have audits coming out of my ears,” Romer said. “The last thing I need is another audit. And I don’t appreciate the way this has been approached as a political campaign.” last_img read more


first_imgThe wheel of a crashed Spitfire that lay buried in Donegal bogland for almost 70 years has finally touched down back at its home base.The RAF Second World War fighter plane was raised from the ground earlier this year after being found preserved in clay on an isolated Inishowen hillside at Moneydarragh.Flown by American pilot Roland “Bud” Wolfe, it had taken off from RAF Eglinton in November 1941 a short distance across the border in Northern Ireland on a patrol mission. But Pilot Officer Wolfe was forced to bail out and abandon the plane after the engine overheated, leaving it to crash into the rugged Inishowen peninsula.The crash caused a diplomatic incident, with the 23-year-old Nebraska man briefly held in an internment camp in the neutral Republic of Ireland, only to escape weeks later and catch the train from Dublin over the border to Belfast.The lack of oxygen in the clay bog where his plane ended up protected it from the passage of time and the wreck, recovered a few weeks ago by an archaeological team, is now bound for a museum in Derry.But in a symbolic gesture, the tailwheel of the Mark IIa Spitfire P8074 has been given to City of Derry Airport, where the plane’s RAF 133 (Eagle) squadron was based during the war. Mr Wolfe went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam, dying in 1994 as a retired lieutenant colonel. His daughters Barbara Kucharczyk and Betty Wolfe thanked the team in Ireland for recovering his plane.“We know that Bud Wolfe did not attribute political or even historical significance to his military career, nor to his life experiences,” they wrote in a letter.“However, he loved flying and appreciated the Spitfire above all other aircraft he flew.“We feel certain that he would be stoically ecstatic to heft the tail wheel, lay hands on the propeller, tinker with the Rolls Royce engine, and maybe slip on the flying gear when no-one was watching. He would respect your efforts and salute them, as do we.”Ends PART OF HISTORIC DITCHED DONEGAL SPITFIRE WINGS ITS WAY BACK TO DERRY was last modified: August 5th, 2011 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:InishowenSpitfirelast_img read more


first_imgA man has been remanded in custody after he threatened to burn his ex-partner out of her home. Liam Peoples, 41, with an address at 347 Mountain Top, Letterkenny was arrested by Gardaí yesterday evening for possession of a knife.Gardaí received a call from the defendant’s father Mr Terence Peoples – who informed Gardaí he believed his son was going to harm his ex-partner Rosin Callaghan. Gardaí appealed for Mr Peoples to be remanded in custody – as Roisin Callaghan said she was in fear of her life.Solicitor for the defendant Mr Kieran Gorman objected to the remand at Letterkenny District Court.He  said he was seeking an application for bail on the grounds that his client had done nothing wrong and had no intention of using the knife on anyone.Mrs Callaghan was called to the stand to give evidence against her former partner.Inspector Goretti Sheridan asked her if she would she be fearful if Mr Peoples got bail.Mrs Callaghan said, “I would be terrified if he got bail, I wouldn’t be happy or safe if he got bail.“He’s my ex and I know his intention with the knife was to get me and hurt me.“I got a phone-call from his brother – who told me to lock my doors because Liam had a knife with him and his intentions were to harm me with it.”The defendant’s father Mr Terence Peoples was then called to the stand to give evidence.He said, “It started yesterday about 5pm, he was very agitated because he wasn’t taking his medication.“Then he said I’m going to burn that f***ing Roisin Callaghan out of it. She’ll not get away with it.“He’s got a serious gambling problem – and he’s always looking for money – he asked me for €50 – and I gave him €30.“He then asked me to take him down the town, on the way down he started punching the dashboard – he was highly irritated.“My wife is a cancer survivor – she enjoys a glass of whiskey before bed – it was then he said I drank all of mammy’s whiskey.“There was about half a bottle and he drank it all – so he was agitated from not taking medication and from drinking.“It was then I noticed a knife in his hand – and I recognized it was our own kitchen knife.“I told him to leave the knife behind and pleaded with him to leave it in the car before he got out.“When I got home, I got a torch and checked the car for the knife but it wasn’t there.“That’s when I rang Gardaí – I was afraid he’d do harm to himself or to others considering the earlier threats he made.“He needs psychiatric help and he has this notion he doesn’t need his medication when he does.”Solicitor for the defendant then cross-examined Terence Peoples and said ‘Did he think sending his son away would help him?Judge Paul Kelly condemned the line of questioning by Mr O’Gorman describing it as inappropriate.Liam Peoples then took the stand and gave evidence against the allegations made against him.When quizzed by Inspector Goretti Sheridan – he refuted claims he was going to hurt anyone and said it was ‘hot air’.“I won’t interfere with anybody in this court – I’d no intention of hurting anyone.It was all hot air just, hot air that’s all it was.“I was on my way home when the Gardaí arrested me – I never resisted arrest and threw the knife to the ground.“I stopped taking my medication and my father thinks I’ll hurt someone – but I won’t.“I said the threats out of anger and temper which is brought on when I don’t take my medication.“She has no reason to be fearful of me, I’ve never threatened her before.Judge Paul Kelly refused bail and remanded Liam Peoples in custody saying he was satisfied there was a risk and on that basis refused the defendant bail.He remanded the case until the 9th of November.MAN REMANDED IN CUSTODY AFTER HE THREATENED TO BURN OUT HIS EX-PARTNER was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 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:burncourtcourtsdonegalletterkennyLiam PeoplenewsRoisin Callaghanlast_img read more

Karius is ‘Mr January’ on official Liverpool 2019 calendar

first_img 3 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Most popular football news England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won What a start to the year this will be for Liverpool supporters, as Loris Karius is revealed to be ‘Mr January’ on an official 2019 calendar. possible standings REVEALED silverware 3 BEST OF Wonder where Simon Mignolet is on the calendar, though. Liverpool’s no.2 actually lost his place to Karius in the team last season and he believed he was on his way out to try and play regular first team football.He was not happy when he discovered his team-mate was the one sent packing.“I find it bizarre that Karius was loaned while I also had options to be loaned,” he said. “But for some reason that was not possible.“A goalkeeper who was preferred to me last year may leave on a loan basis. Strange.” And after a dodgy start to life in Turkey, he pulled off a string of saves in a recent 2-1 win against Yeni Malatyaspor suggesting he is finding his feet once again.Speaking about the Champions League final, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said criticism aimed at Karius made him consider rejecting the chance to sign Alisson.“The Champions League final had nothing to do with us getting Alisson,” he said. “Even if he had won it and Alisson would have been on the market we would have still signed him.“And how the people reacted negatively to Karius after the final, by trying to isolate him, that almost made me not sign Alisson and rather stick it out with Karius. But we had to be professional, our job is to have the best players on every position.” ADVICE impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alisson has made an immediate impact since joining from Roma Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack The only thing is that, following the signing of Alisson for £67million, the 25-year-old was shipped off to Besiktas in Turkey on a two-year loan.His Anfield career ended badly when he committed a couple of howlers in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, allowing Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale to score in the victory.Bale recently revealed he tried to console the goalkeeper after the game, but it proved to be his final competitive match for the Reds. RANKED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Bale attempts to console Karius at the final whistle last_img read more