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Warriors cruise past San Antonio

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):Golden State’s Stephen Curry scored 37 points and hit six 3-pointers in three quarters as the reigning champions, Warriors, showed that they still rule the NBA’s Western Conference by beating nearest rivals San Antonio 120-90 on Monday.The Spurs were chasing a win that would have left the conference’s top teams only one game apart but were never in the contest against a Warriors team that has now won 39 consecutive home games.Golden State’s Curry had 15 points in the opening quarter and shot 12 for 20 as he recorded a personal best-points total against San Antonio.Kawhi Leonard scored 16 for the sloppy Spurs, who had won their previous 13 games.Chicago came from eight points down in the fourth quarter to win 89-84 at Chicago.Dwyane Wade had 28 points, including 10 in the fourth, and Chris Bosh added 18. Pau Gasol had 19 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls.Memphis’ Jeff Green scored a season-high 30 points to lead the Grizzlies to a 108-102 overtime win against Orlando.Cleveland struggled against Minnesota before a spurt late in the third and early in the fourth that set up a 114-107 win.LeBron James scored 25 points and Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Karl Anthony-Towns led Minnesota with 26 points and 11 rebounds.Pint-sized point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in three quarters, and five other players finished in double figures as Boston defeated Washington 116-91.Atlanta completed a four-game Western Conference road trip with a 119-105 win at Denver, with Paul Millsap scoring 22 points.Detroit’s Reggie Jackson scored 29 points as the Pistons led from go to whoa in beating Utah 95-92.Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins set a team record with 56 points – the most by an NBA player this season – but it was not enough to prevent the Kings losing 129-128 to Charlotte.Houston’s James Harden scored 35 points and Trevor Ariza added a season-high 31, and the Rockets needed all of it to edge undermanned New Orleans 112-111.last_img read more

DeRozan’s shooting lifts Raptors over Blazers 130-105

first_imgAfter winning an NBA-high 11 games in January, the Blazers opened their February schedule on a losing note.Lillard came in 12 points away from 10,000. He reached the milestone on a driving layup with 45 seconds left in the first quarter, then passed it with a 3 at 9:06 of the second.DeRozan scored 16 points and Valanciunas had 11 as the Raptors led 37-18 after one. Lillard was the only Portland player to deliver offensively in the opening quarter, scoring 12 points and making 4 of 5 shots. The rest of the Blazers combined to shoot 2 for 13.Nurkic scored 13 points in the second and McCollum had 11 but DeRozan added 10 more for the Raptors, who made seven 3-pointers in the quarter and led 74-52 at halftime.Toronto led 101-80 heading to the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard, right, scores past Toronto Raptors Serge Ibaka, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat Portland 130-105 on Friday night, their sixth straight win over the Trail Blazers.Fred VanVleet scored 16 points, Kyle Lowry had 15 and Pascal Siakam 13 as the Raptors improved their home record to 20-4, the best mark in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed DeRozan made 11 of 22 shots and matched his career-high by making six 3-pointers. He finished 6 for 10 from long range.The Raptors made a season high 19 3-pointers. Toronto shot 19 for 40 from behind the arc, with nine players making at least one 3-pointer.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 folkDamian Lillard scored 32 points, becoming the fastest player in franchise history to reach 10,000 for his career, but Portland’s four-game winning streak was snapped. The Blazers have lost five of their past seven on the road.CJ McCollum scored 21 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 20, but no other Portland player had more than five through the first three quarters. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kemba’s 41, fast start help Hornets beat Pacers 133-126 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

GECOM will deliver once election date is set – PRO

first_imgFollowing the successful passage of the no-confidence motion brought by the Opposition last Friday, which saw the APNU/AFC Government being toppled, General and Regional Elections are now expected to be held within 90 days, and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is now tasked with pulling off these elections – which observers will keep a close watch on .Opposition LeaderBharrat JagdeoGECOM Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward, when contacted on Thursday, reassured the nation that the electoral body was well prepared to rise to the challenges considering the recent turn of events.She stated that the Commission would uphold its constitutional mandate, and would have to immediately put systems in place to run off the elections once a date was set.Former AFC MemberCharrandas Persaud“For us at GECOM, it’s our constitutional mandate to conduct General and Regional Elections as well as Local Government Elections. If that is the decision that we will have to conduct elections within a short period, then we will have to ensure that those elections are held as required, because it’s our constitutional mandate. I’m sure that our Standard Operating Procedures will click into gear and we will be prepared to execute elections at a time we have been asked to do,” Ward noted.At an emergency press conference after the adjournment of Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo posited that while the outcome was unpredictable, it must be accepted.“Guyanese must understand that the democratic process is sometimes unpredictable. You may have results that are not planned for … but the outcome has to be accepted … It may be a surprise to some, it may be a shock to others, it may be welcomed by some and others may rejoice over the results but that is how democracy works and we are fully committed to the rule of law,” he posited.In a shocking turn of events, A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud voted with the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in favour of the no-confidence motion, which was brought by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, sending the coalition Administration into a tailspin.While Persaud’s former coalition colleagues have complained about being betrayed by the vote, the parliamentary Opposition has thrown its support behind the MP’s right to vote in whichever direction his conscience leads him.Jagdeo has since called for political engagement between the Government and Opposition to chart a way forward for the coming months and to plan for fresh elections.President David Granger has already committed to following the provisions outlined in the Constitution, facilitating early elections and engaging in dialogue with the Opposition.Meanwhile, when asked about the medical condition of the GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson, the PRO asserted that he was still on medical leave and his return was yet to be determined.The next statutory meeting of the Commission is slated for January 7.last_img read more

White House, Fed and former officials offer strategies for avoiding recession

first_imgWASHINGTON – After a slow and stumbling start, official Washington is scrambling to try to prevent the unfolding mortgage crisis from pushing the country into recession during an election year. There is a strong feeling, though, that the government will need to do more to avert a financial disaster. One former Treasury secretary advocates temporary tax cuts and emergency spending on the order of $50 billion to $75 billion. Such action could help the U.S. from slipping into what Lawrence Summers, who served under President Clinton, fears could become the worst downturn since the steep 1981-82 recession. Some Republicans are worried, too. From both Martin Feldstein, who was President Reagan’s top economic adviser, and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan have come calls for deeper government intervention to deal with the threat. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBefore it is all over, the government may have to resort to measures last used in the savings and loan crisis of the 1990s. Back then, it was a new agency to take over failing thrifts sunk by bad loans. Today, it could mean a government agency to buy up billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities that investors are shunning. The Bush administration thus far has opted for less dramatic measures. In fact, the administration came reluctantly to the biggest step taken to date – the “teaser freezer” announced two weeks ago. A deal with the mortgage industry will freeze the low introductory “teaser” rates for five years on some subprime mortgages – loans to people with spotty credit histories. The rates were to climb much higher, making the mortgages unaffordable for many people and putting their homes at risk of foreclosure. The hope is that this agreement will buy time for the housing market to rebound. That would make it easier for these homeowners to refinance to more affordable fixed-rate loans. But estimates are that only about 250,000 people will end up getting a rate freeze – a fraction of the 3.5 million home loans that could go into default over the next 2 1/2 years. The administration also is working with Congress to increase the $417,000 cap on the size of loans that the big mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can handle. This step could help in high-cost housing areas such as California. In addition, the administration is supporting legislation that would boost aid to lower-income homeowners by increasing the scope of mortgage insurance programs handled by the Federal Housing Administration. These efforts may help at the margins. They do not, however, address one of the biggest threats to the economy: a spreading credit crisis triggered by the soaring defaults on subprime mortgages. Some of the biggest names in finance have suffered multibillion-dollar losses as a result, and critical segments of the credit markets have frozen up. Banks and investors fear making further loans or buying securities backed by debt because they do not know how many more loans might go into default. Ben Bernanke, facing his first major test as Fed chairman, is getting mixed reviews. The Fed was embarrassed when the credit crisis hit in August. That happened only two days after the central bank had decided to keep interest rates unchanged and declared that inflation was a bigger risk than weak economic growth. The Fed has cut interest rates by a full percentage point since that time. But only the September cut – a bigger-than-expected one-half of a percentage point – elicited cheers on Wall Street. The two quarter-point moves brought about market declines as investors worried the Fed did not recognize the severity of the problem. The trouble is that the credit crisis is occurring at the same time that a run-up in energy prices is increasing inflationary pressures. And that is the dilemma. If the Fed cuts interest rates to keep the economy out of a recession, it could sow the seeds for higher inflation and perhaps give the country the worst of both worlds, bringing back that 1970s bugaboo, “stagflation,” in which growth is stagnant and inflation is getting worse. In a novel approach, the Fed is auctioning off money to the banks in an attempt to get them to open up their loan spigots. The first two auctions, for a total of $40 billion last week, went well. But the amount of the cash provided to the banks paled in comparison with the $500 billion from the European Central Bank. Many economists believe the Fed will have to cut its federal funds rate, the interest that banks charge each other, at least three more times and strengthen the wording of its statements. In that way, the markets would know the Fed will do whatever is needed to fight economic weakness in spite of its lingering worries about inflation. “The difference between a soft economy and a recession is confidence. If the Fed appears reticent to do what is needed, like they did at their last meeting, that does not help confidence,” says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s As for the administration and Congress, a tax cut possibly in the form of a rebate probably will be debated in the coming year. Gaining some currency is the idea of a government agency modeled after the Resolution Trust Corp. of the S&L days that would buy up mortgage-backed securities as a way of dealing with bad loans. About $100 billion in such loans have surfaced and an additional $200 billion are likely, according to market estimates. If the government spent $150 billion to $200 billion to purchase mortgage-backed securities, the thinking goes, it would prevent a fire-sale that would drive prices of these securities even lower.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

Neighborhood council meetings

first_imgHere is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. today at Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511. North Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 ow see West Van Nuys-Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Balboa Studios, 7412 Balboa Blvd., Van Nuys. A candidate orientation meeting will be held during the meeting. Call (818) 782-6987. North Hills East Neighborhood Council (forming), 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the library at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Room 131 at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. Call (818) 831-2330 or see Call (818) 831-2330. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Parkman Middle School, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 713-8600 or see Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 908-1840. Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Winnetka Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Valley Village School, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Call (818) 648-6219 or see Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Canoas Banquet Hall (use rear entrance), 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Tarzana Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive, Tarzana. Call (818) 345-1966 or see Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 1,18,19,20 and the match 3 winner was Rosleen mc Hugh. Next weeks jackpot is €2,140. Sellers this week are Susan Carr and Maggie mCDaid.This Friday evening at 7pm there will be a clean up down at the clubhouse and pitch to prepare for the Glenties match this Sunday, please could as many people as possible attend.Over 20 people took part over 6 weeks in the sponsored slim in aid of underage in the club and as well as dieting they were involved in walking and circuit training. Over 20 stone was lost between the 20 participants and €5,300 was raised. A barbecue was held in the clubhouse last Friday night. The man who lost the most weight was Billy Mc Daid and the lady was Aisling Mc Daid. Both winners were rewarded with a weekend for 2 in The Glasshouse, Sligo. The Club would like to thank all the Slimmers and anyone who sponsored them. Also many thanks to Suzanne Carroll for her assistance and to the boys who organised the Circuits.A big thank you to the prize sponsors The Glasshouse Sligo, Charlie McClafferty, Victor Wilkin, Paddy Tinney, Donegal Sports, The Silver Tassie Hotel, The Wine Buff, The Sandwich Co, Stateside and to Jamsie Doherty, Edward Sweeney, Hughie Mc Daid and Eddie Crawford. Also thanks to all who provided food for the barbecue and to Pat O’Connor, Eddie Crawford and Paddy McGinty for cooking on the night.Starting Monday next 16th May a salsa and dance exercise class will begin in the hall at 8 15 p.m. Everybody welcome. €5. per night.A new round of circuit training will start on Monday at 7 00 p.m. and last for ten weeks. €5 per night or €40 for ten weeks. EndsGAA: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 17th, 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)last_img read more

Unai Emery must find a role for Mesut Ozil at Arsenal – or sell him, says Merson

first_img 2 2 Ozil now faces a two-week break from action after quitting Germany, with manager Joachim Low recently revealing the 29-year-old has “closed the door” on any potential return.But his future at Arsenal also appears uncertain.The playmaker signed a new contract in February worth a reported £350,000-a-week and was also handed the club’s number ten shirt over the summer, but Merson believes the appointment of Emery has put a massive question mark over his role in the team.And the former Gunners midfielder believes the new boss needs to find a way of getting the best out of ‘top player’ Ozil, or face the reality that he does fit in his newly-implemented system at the Emirates.Speaking with talkSPORT host Max Rushden on Wednesday, Merson said: “I’m a big fan of Mesut Ozil, but he splits opinion.“I think he’s a top player, but I don’t think he’ll be able to play in this team of squeezing, it’s just not his game. It hasn’t been the best start to the season for Ozil Emery must find a role for Ozil in his Arsenal team, says Merson “For me, you always play your best players, so he should be playing in that team.“At £350k-a-week, you’ve got to make a space for him, Arsenal can’t afford to be giving him that sort of money and not play him.“But if not, you’ve got to get rid of him.“It’s a hard one. If I was manager, I would want him in the team but then I’ll be watching the game and I’d be thinking, ‘what did I pick him for?’”Listen to Paul Merson’s verdict on Mesut Ozil IN FULL above! Arsenal manager Unai Emery must find a role for Mesut Ozil in his new system, or he may have to consider selling the German playmaker, Paul Merson has told talkSPORT.After a tumultuous summer – which saw the midfielder end his international career following Germany’s shock World Cup exit and spark a racism row with the German FA (DFB) – Ozil’s return to his club for the new season has not been a smooth one.Often criticised by fans for his attitude on the field, Ozil has largely been a bystander as the Gunners get to grips with the new approach of new boss Emery, and mysteriously sat out of the London derby against West Ham due to ‘illness’.last_img read more


first_imgDamian Timoney from Donegal Town, Co. Donegal won €35,000, including a luxury holiday, at the National Lotteryís Money Spinner event held at Breaffy House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 28 last. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Damian Timoney, the winning player and Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in Spar, Timony News, Bridge Street, Donegal Town.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyDamian Timoney could well be the luckiest barman in Ireland.On Saturday night last Damian, from Donegal Town, scooped €35,000 on the National Lottery’s Money Spinner Wheel. But Damian has revealed that it’s not his first time to hit the jackpot.The well-known barman also appeared on RTE’s The Big Money Game Show last July when he scooped €36,000 – clearing him a cool €71,000 in less than a year.Damian from Castle Street, in Donegal Town also win a luxury holiday to compliment his cash prize on Saturday evening.When Damian appeared on The Big Money Game Show last year, he said, “This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. ” But that obviously wasn’t the case for lucky Damian.Damian said, “It’s true what they say lightning can strike twice for some, and luckily for me he did.”He used his Big Money windfall to buy a car, help his family, and take his son to New York on a holiday.He hasn’t made any plans this time around but his mother Mary would love a new settee.Damian lives with his parents Mary and Eamon.He has one son Kevin (22) who lives near Ballybofey. He discovered the good news when his friend, Julie Lynch, messaged him on Saturday evening saying she had been hoping her three stars would be called out and his were instead.He watched the draw on YouTube when he got home from work to see if it was true.Damian revealed had a medal from Lourdes in his wallet for good luck.IT’S ‘DOUBLES’ ALL ‘ROUND FOR IRELAND’S LUCKIEST BARMAN! was last modified: June 30th, 2014 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:BarmanDamian Timoneydonegalnational lotterylast_img read more

Global ambassadors Altan to receive civic reception next week

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most successful music groups, Altan, are to receive a civic reception next week.The group will be honoured on Monday, 21st May, 2018 at 6.00 pm, in the Council Chamber, County House in Lifford.The award is in honour of the group’s contribution to traditional Irish music and on having become global ambassadors for Donegal over the past 30 years. The Programme for the event is as follows:-Welcome by Cathaoirleach of County of Donegal, Cllr. Gerry Mc MonagleAddress by Chief Executive, Mr Seamus NeelyTributes from Representative of each Political Party Presentation by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry Mc MonagleResponse by AltanSigning of Distinguished Visitors BookRefreshments will be served afterwardsGlobal ambassadors Altan to receive civic reception next week was last modified: May 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) Tags:Altancivic receptionlast_img read more

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