NBA: Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

first_imgPREVIOUS RESULTSWarriors win 6th straight, rout RocketsHarden’s triple-double leads Rockets over Warriors in 2OTADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely View comments ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media MOST READ ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Curry drained a three-pointer with 1:46 remaining as the Warriors stretched their lead back to double digits after seeing it dwindle.Draymond Green scored 19 points, pulled down nine rebounds and came up with three steals in a characteristically energetic performance for the Warriors, clamping down defensively as the Rockets sought to close the gap down the stretch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnKlay Thompson added 25 points for the Warriors, who improved to 60-14 and will host the 41-23 Rockets — third in the West behind Golden State and San Antonio — on Friday.Harden finished with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. But he connected on just five of 20 shots from the field and was one-of-nine from three-point range. He also coughed up six turnovers. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives around Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thomspon (11) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Houston, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. AP PhotoLOS ANGELES—Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden’s 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday.The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets’ comeback bid and sending fans in Houston home unhappy.ADVERTISEMENT Lady Spikers battle Tigresses in crucial volleyball showdown Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal tieslast_img read more

What constitutional change?

first_imgSatiricus was exhausted, and his face showed it. His editor had insisted he cover the discussion on Constitutional Change at the UNIVERSITY. And he had to drag himself back home past midnight. He was happy he could unwind at the Back Street Bar with the boys in the Brain Trust. The brew had been flowing for a while now, and the tongues had been lubricated.“Tell me again wha’ mek dem hol’ de gyaaf a’ de University fa?” asked Bungi. “Me na see none yute de!”“From the pictures I saw, looks like Guyana is a country for, by, and of, old men!” grinned Hari.“The youths were all outside playing dominoes and drinking beer in the parking lot,” confessed Satiricus. “I felt like joining them.”“Da bad, eh?” commiserated Bungi.“Worse!” confessed Satiricus. “I never knew a bunch of old men could spout so much hot air!”“Why Sato!!” exclaimed Hari. “I didn’t know you felt so strongly about constitutional change!”“De man leadah, Nagga man and Rum Jhaat na bin deh!” said Bungi slyly. “Da wha’ meh ‘e vex!”“Not really,” said Satiricus. “One of the old men said the Pee-an-See should change the constitution to give Nagga Man more power.”“So why you so glum, chum?” grinned Hari.“I know I’m not the brightest bulb in the room, fellas,” Satiricus conceded, “But how they can change the constitution when no one from the government showed up? They just wasting my time.”“Dem a waste yuh time, but fuh annada reason,” said Bungi quietly.“What you mean?” asked Satiricus as he and Hari looked at Bungi.“Rememba wha Burnt Ham bin seh ‘bout canstitu-shan?” Bungi asked them.“What he said?” Satiricus asked.“’E na matta wha canstitu-shan ‘e get,” said Bungi. “Wance ‘e get powah, canstitu-shan gat fuh bow to he!”“And Pee-an-See got power again,” said Hari quietly. “And Nagga get larwah!last_img read more

Chinese Medical Team Reaches Out to Universities

first_imgAfter disinfecting public places in the SKD community where their ETUs are built, members of the Chinese medical team have begun visiting campuses of universities, beginning with the University of Liberia.The community outreach is focused on disinfecting strategic public places, including sanitation facilities, cafeteria and assembly halls where people often gather in large numbers.The outreach, arranged with the National Commission on Higher Education, is intended to spray university campuses, making them safe for students and staffers as academic activities in the country resume.Speaking to the Daily Observer on the UL’s main campus on Capitol Hill, Alfred Sahn, an employee of the National Commission on Higher Education said when the proposal was made to the Director of NCHE, Dr. Michael Slawon, he was impressed by the offer from the Chinese.Mr. Sahn said his boss’ impression was that in the midst of the Ebola crisis, the Chinese medical team’s gesture was a welcome one because it would ensure that the environments of various universities are safe for students, faculty and staff.The head of the Chinese team, through an interpreter, told the UL Administration that the venture was voluntary and was the Chinese way of identifying with Liberians as they begin scaling down their anti-Ebola activities in Liberia.After spraying the UL campus, the Chinese team is expected to disinfect the UL’s Fendell Campus on the Kakata Highway. They did not state which university campus they would be heading to next.  However, the team said that other university campuses are on the list to be disinfected.The Chinese team members, dressed in their protective gear with heavy canisters connected to a mini generator sprayed the rooms of the UL Master’s program building.The Chinese medical team arrived in Liberia last year when Ebola was raging in the country.  The team built and operates its ETU at the SKD Sports Complex.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

`Confession’ book punishes Simpson, Goldman believes

first_imgCHICAGO – The father and sister of Ronald Goldman say by seizing control of the O.J. Simpson book, “If I Did It,” they are punishing the man they believe murdered their loved one. Fred Goldman and his daughter, Kim, appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Thursday to discuss their decision to publish the book, released the same day. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald, but was found responsible for their deaths in a civil trial. Over the summer, a federal bankruptcy judge awarded the book’s rights to Goldman’s family to help satisfy a $38 million wrongful death judgment against Simpson. The Goldmans retitled the book “If I Did It: Confessions of the Killer.” Winfrey said she won’t buy or read the book, and asked the Goldmans if they don’t feel its proceeds are “blood money.” “It’s sending him a message,” Kim Goldman said. “He put hours putting together this confession about how he killed Ron and Nicole, and he worked hard thinking he was going to make millions off of it. And we snatched it right out from under him.” Winfrey said dedicating a show to the topic was a “moral, ethical dilemma” for her. She said she committed to the show when the guests were to also include Nicole Simpson’s sister, Denise Brown, who has been severely critical of the Goldmans for publishing the book. Brown later refused to share a stage with the Goldmans, however, and Winfrey said she felt she had to keep her word to the Goldmans. Winfrey acknowledged that her program often promotes books and authors, yet, she said, “I don’t want to be in the position to promote this book, because I, too, think it’s despicable.” Denise Brown did speak to Winfrey, but on her own in a segment taped earlier. She said she decided against appearing with the Goldmans because she feared it would give the book “more impact.” She called the Goldmans hypocrites for changing their minds about publishing a book Fred Goldman earlier called “disgusting” and “despicable” when O.J. Simpson stood to benefit. “I felt the same way. I stood my ground on that,” Brown said. “I still don’t believe it should be published. I think it is a morally wrong thing to do.” Winfrey told the Goldmans she wishes they could find some peace, but Fred Goldman said the book’s publication won’t help with that. “It brings a certain level of satisfaction that we’ve taken something from him,” he said. “I think it also is a recognition for him to know forevermore that we’re going to be after him … to punish him for what he’s done, to get some piece of justice.” Simpson’s ghostwritten, hypothetical story of how he would have murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman originally was scheduled to come out last November, but HarperCollins pulled the book in response to near-universal protests. Beaufort Books, a small New York-based publisher, is reissuing “If I Did It” with Simpson’s original manuscript intact and extensive commentary, including a chapter written by the Goldmans.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

Gibbs’ Redskins climbing peak

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. – Joe Gibbs’ teams always had a knack for peaking at the right time, and these Washington Redskins are no different. With the Hall of Fame coach back in the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, the Redskins – at least on defense – looked like a Super Bowl contender again in beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-10 in the NFC wild-card round Saturday. “It’s unfortunate,” coach Jon Gruden said. “He was open, he had his hands on the ball, and he was in the end zone.” The Redskins advanced to a divisional round game next Saturday. They also avenged a 36-35 loss to Tampa Bay (11-6) this season, a game the Bucs won on Mike Alstott’s two-point conversion run with less than a minute remaining. “Our defense was incredible,” Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell said. “You can’t say enough about them.” Gibbs, who came out of retirement two years ago, took over sole possession of third place on the career playoff wins list for a coach, improving to 17-5 in the postseason, including three Super Bowl titles during his first stint with the Redskins from 1981-92. The Hall of Famer is known as an offensive innovator, but the Redskins were outgained in this one by 123 yards. “Our guys on offense were giving it everything we had,” Gibbs said. “We tried a little bit of everything, and we couldn’t get anything to work.” Brunell went 7-of-15 passing for 43 yards and one interception, and Portis was limited to 53 yards rushing on 15 carries. Simms threw for 198 yards in his first playoff start for Tampa Bay but was intercepted twice and sacked three times. The Bucs were stopped on downs when Simms threw an incompletion on fourth-and-1 at the Washington 18 midway through the fourth quarter. Tampa Bay’s Brian Kelly intercepted Brunell’s pass at the Redskins 35 four plays later. But Simms was stopped again when Shepherd failed to make his potential game-tying catch on third down, and the quarterback overthrew the same receiver in the end zone on fourth down. The Bucs got one more chance, taking over at their 46 after a 14-yard punt with 1:05 to go. But Simms’ first-down pass was tipped at the line and intercepted by Washington, and the Redskins ran out the clock. “I don’t even know if it’s sunk in yet,” Arrington said. “This is unbelievable, to come and win in such a great arena. Wow.” Arrington picked off Simms’ first pass of the game and returned it 21 yards to the Tampa Bay 6 to set up Portis’ TD run on the next play for a 7-0 lead. Less than five minutes later, the Redskins’ defense struck again. Washington stopped Carnell “Cadillac” Williams for a 1-yard gain, forcing a fumble that the linebacker recovered before scrambling to his feet and taking off with the ball. Tampa Bay’s Dan Buenning punched the ball loose from Washington at the 41 before Taylor scooped it up at the 49 and raced to the end zone for a 14-0 lead. The Bucs challenged the TD, arguing that Washington was down by contact when he recovered the ball, but the score was upheld by replay. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson LaVar Arrington’s interception set up Clinton Portis’ 6-yard touchdown run, and Sean Taylor returned a fumble 51 yards for another first-quarter score for the Redskins, who rebounded from a three-game losing streak to win five straight to get into the playoffs. “I go to work with a great bunch of guys, and they have a lot of fight to them,” Gibbs said after his first playoff game since a divisional-round loss to San Francisco on Jan. 9, 1993. “They never gave up no matter what the circumstances.” Taylor was ejected for spitting in the face of a Bucs player, further depleting an injury-riddled defense that held off two Tampa Bay scoring threats in the closing minutes, including a near catch in the end zone that could have tied the game with just less than three minutes to go. Chris Simms lofted a perfect spiral to Edell Shepherd on third- and-10 from the Washington 35, but the Tampa Bay receiver lost control of the ball as he was coming down in the end zone. Simms, unaware the pass was ruled incomplete, began celebrating near the sideline – and the Bucs’ stadium crew set off premature fireworks. Tampa Bay asked for a video review, burning its final timeout, but the call was correctly upheld by instant replay. center_img The victory was the sixth straight for the Redskins (11-6), who won despite gaining only 120 yards on offense – the lowest total in NFL history for a winning team in a postseason game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. “It’s been a tough fight these last six weeks,” said linebacker Marcus Washington, who recovered a fumble and had a fourth-quarter interception. “We ain’t ready to go home yet, so we’re going to keep sawing wood.” last_img read more

James Collins pulls out of Wales squad for World Cup qualifier against Serbia

first_img James Collins in action for Wales 1 West Ham defender James Collins has withdrawn from the Wales squad preparing for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Cardiff.The Football Association of Wales tweeted that Collins had been replaced by MK Dons’ Joe Walsh.There was no immediate explanation about the reason for 33-year-old Collins’ withdrawal.He is the second Wales casualty this week, with fellow defender Ben Davies having been ruled out of the Serbia clash due to injury.Davies, who has started all three of Wales’ 2018 World Cup qualifying games, suffered an ankle injury during Tottenham’s Champions League defeat against Bayer Leverkusen last week.Former Wales Under-21 international Walsh, 24, was selected for Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus earlier this year.Wales currently lie third in their World Cup qualifying group after collecting five points from three games.They are two points behind leaders Serbia, with only the pool winners guaranteed a qualifying place.last_img read more

Runaway I-5 truck hits propane tank

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system The southbound Lyons Avenue off-ramp was closed as were businesses on Lyons Avenue between the freeway and Wiley Canyon Road and a propane company was brought in to drain the tank. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661) 257-5252 NEWHALL – Several businesses were evacuated overnight Thursday when a runaway truck skidded off the freeway in Newhall and crashed into a propane tank behind a fast-food restaurant. Jerzy Piontek, 60, of Bakersfield was heading north on Interstate 5 just south of the Lyons Avenue off-ramp shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday when his big rig suddenly drifted to the right and left the freeway, California Highway Patrol Officer John Lutz said. Piontek’s truck hit the barrier wall on the east side of the freeway and went through a fence at the rear parking lot of Burger King on Lyons Avenue, Lutz said. The truck continued to travel, hitting a tree and coming to rest against a propane tank at the Chevron station next door to the restaurant. Piontek was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. 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

Man City plotting January move for Espanyol full-back Aaron Martin – REPORTS

first_img1 Espanyol full-back Aaron Martin is a target for Man City Manchester City are considering a January approach for Espanyol full-back Aaron Martin.City have been rocked by the news defender Benjamin Mendy is out for seven months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.It means the Premier League side are short on options at left-back, with midfielder Fabian Delph filling in against Chelsea on Saturday.City are reportedly keen to bring in reinforcements in January and, according to Sport, they are eyeing up Martin.The 20-year-old has been impressing for Espanyol recently and he has been tipped as a star of the future.City have been scouting the left-back for some time and it was thought they would move for him next summer.But, with Mendy out for seven months, they may well bring that approach forward now to land Martin in January instead.last_img read more

Alexis Sanchez starts – Spurs v Man United confirmed line-ups

first_img Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United confirmed line-ups 1 It might be transfer deadline day, but that doesn’t mean the Premier League football stops.There are seven top flight matches kicking off tonight, include the huge clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley.Both sides are fighting to finish in the Champions League qualification places this season, though Spurs’ position is more questionable as they currently sit five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool.Alexis Sanchez is in line to make his first Premier League appearance for the Red Devils following his transfer from Arsenal, while Spurs have no new signings to call upon as Lucas Moura’s switch from Paris Saint-Germain was not completed in time for tonight’s match.So, who has been selected for the match? The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below…Confirmed line-ups:Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, KaneSubstitutes: Rose, Lamela, Wanyama, Vorm, Sissoko, Llorente, Walker-PetersManchester United XI: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku, MartialSubstitutes: Rojo, Mata, Rashford, Romero, Ander Herrera, Shaw, Fellainilast_img read more

Volcanoes, Boot Camps, and Other Opportunities for European Startups

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#startups Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img The grounding of flights in and out of European as a result of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull has been a powerful reminder of how much of our global economy relies on air transportation. As we wrote yesterday, the volcanic ash not only impacted the airline industry, but the tech world as well, disrupting business and conference travel alongside product deliveries. European startups, particularly reliant on quick transportation from country-to-country, may be feeling the consequences of restrictions on air travel even more so. Mike Butcher argues in a Techcrunch Europe article, “It seems that Europe’s startup economy has been running partly on the spread low-cost airlines for the past 5 years, and without airlines the startups, along with the whole of the general business sector, are going to be badly affected.”It’s unclear how much the volcanic eruption will further challenge business development, or if it will spur innovation and opportunities, particularly around virtual conferencing and alternative transportation planners. Jame Andrews, co-founder of Loco2, a site promoting sustainable travel, remarks, “Thanks Iceland volcano for helping us to prove the market for alternatives to flying!”Jacek Grebski, founder and director of f3fundit, a blog and business portal aimed at helping support European entrepreneurs, argues that the major hindrance in Europe remains “investor readiness.” According to Grebskii “there are definitely a lot of good ambitious companies out there. There is a lot of activity all over the continent.” But while there seems to be a lot of startup activity, Grebski is less optimistic about investor activity. “We’re seeing very little if any VC activity in Europe at the moment, and the majority of funding is coming from angels and larger corporates.” To help, f3fundit are holding a “Next Top Startup” competition. Ten finalists will take part in a boot camp June 16 and 17 in Barcelona, Spain, where they will work closely with a team of 25 mentors. One of the companies will be crowned the “Next Top Startup” and win a €25,000 prize.Grebski hopes f3fundit.com’s competition can help provide both the cash and the support for some of the startup community. Hopefully, European volcanic activity will cooperate. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more