Porzingis hits tiebreaking 3, Knicks beat Hornets

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Porzingis scored 28 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and New York beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-113 on Tuesday night for its third straight victory.The Eastern Conference player of the week was held below 30 for only the third time in 10 games this season, but he delivered when it mattered, scoring seven points in the final 2:32.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat gave him 300 points through 10 games, two more than Bernard King had to open 1984-85.“The sweetest thing for us, the best thing for us, would be to make the playoffs. This means nothing,” Porzingis said. “If we can keep winning and I’ll keep doing what I have to do, then the real reward will come.” “Too many mistakes down the stretch,” Walker said. “We made some really bad mental mistakes at the end and they capitalized. This is stuff we’ve got to learn from. We’ve got to be better with our execution.”The Hornets were 7 of 9 from 3-point range in the first quarter and led 41-32. They increased the lead to 69-58 at halftime even with the Knicks hitting 61 percent of their shots in the first 24 minutes.TIP-INSHornets: Howard was listed as probable before the game with a sprained right foot, though coach Steve Clifford didn’t seem concerned that Howard would have to sit. … Walker snapped out a shooting slump by going 8 for 16 from the field. He was 8 for 27 during the Hornets’ losses to San Antonio and Minnesota.Knicks: The Knicks (6-4) are over .500 after 10 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season, when they won the Atlantic Division title. … Enes Kanter scored 14 points.COMEBACK KIDSThe Knicks have come from at least 15 points down in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 18 and 20 against Utah and Charlotte.STRENGTH OF SCHEDULEThe Hornets have not only had a tough schedule to open the season, but they had to play it short-handed. Nicolas Batum has missed all 11 games with a sprained left elbow, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has missed five. Charlotte has played Houston, Minnesota, San Antonio and Memphis, some of the strongest teams in the Western Conference.“With the schedule that we’ve played, if you would have told me no Nic, really no MKG, missing Cody (Zeller) for a number of games, that we’d be 5-5 with this sked, I’d be fine with it,” Clifford said before the game. “We have a good team. This is by far the most talented team we’ve had since I’ve been there, and you can’t play without two starters. Not at the wing position or anywhere else.” 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 awardcenter_img UP NEXTHornets: Visit Boston on Friday.Knicks: Visit Orlando on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Legendary FEU volleyball coach Kid Santos passes way Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Doug McDermott added a season-high 20 points off the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 for the Knicks, who have won six of seven after an 0-3 start. New York shot 60 percent from the field to catch up and eventually pass Charlotte.Asked what has keyed the Knicks’ turnaround, McDermott said: “Just unselfish play and having a guy like KP who is playing the best basketball in the NBA, borderline.”Kemba Walker, Dwight Howard and rookie Malik Monk each had 21 points in the Hornets’ third straight loss.The Knicks, who erased a 19-point deficit against Indiana in their last game, were down 15 in this one before mounting a charge in the fourth quarter with Porzingis on the bench. They cut it to four with about 7 minutes left, but Howard converted a follow shot and Walker banked in a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 109-100 with 5:34 to play.New York answered with four 3-pointers in a 14-2 run, with Porzingis’ clutch shot from straightaway making it 114-111. His drive to the basket with 11 seconds remaining made it 116-113, and Monk missed a 3-pointer before Walker lost the ball out of bounds on the sideline.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks hangs on the rim after dunking the ball in the second quarter against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. ages/AFPNEW YORK — No Knicks player has ever started a season like Kristaps Porzingis.He won’t celebrate now, since he only cares about the finish.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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“MoE Should Conduct In-Service Training for Teachers”

first_imgMadam Lucia Paygai-Makes recommendations to Gov’tMadam Lucia Paygai, the chairperson for the Counseling Department at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), has said that in order to enhance early childhood education in the country, the Ministry of Education (MoE) should conduct in-service training for early childhood teachers every six months.She also recommended that the MoE should introduce Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help hard-learning students.Madam Paygai, an early childhood education specialist, made these recommendations over the weekend at a program marking the 19th graduation convocation of the Prime System School of Christ in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.“The Individualized Education Program (IEP) serves two purposes: (1) As a written plan for a particular student, it is developed by the case conference team that prescribes specific educational objectives and placement for individual student; and (2) as a management tool for the entire assessment process. It involves all the assessment evaluation as well as teaching procedures. It becomes the critical link between the learning student and special teaching that the student requires,” Madam Paygai said.The AMEU official, who holds a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling from the Newburgh Theological Seminary in the state of Indiana, United States, stated that such assessment will identify students’ problems.She noted that the IEP will uncover whether the child has a specific Learning Disability (LD) such as short attention span, depending on the age of the child.“In this case, we will not call our children dull, too hard to learn, or tell them book is not good for you,” Madam Paygai said.She urged parents to provide all needed support towards the educational sojourn of their children in every aspect of their lives.“Every parent needs to understand that giving money, material things to a child, or being a part-time parent does not qualify you as a parent.“Your child needs you there every day to ask him or her how was school today? Can I see your work? And how are you feeling? A child needs a good night hug, a good morning hug, and to wipe away his/her tears when he or she is heartbroken. A child needs both parents,” she cautioned.Among other things, Madam Paygai urged children to reciprocate the love shown by their parents by providing some help at home and giving parents all respect due them.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Mayor gives diplomats tour of dilapidated City Hall

first_img…in bid to solicit funds for restorationGeorgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine on Friday gave several diplomats a tour of the city’s dilapidated structures in a bid to solicit funds for City Hall’s restoration.In a social media post, the Mayor displayed several images of himself showing the diplomats around the city, especially the deplorable City Hall building, which is long overdue for rehabilitation works.Mayor Ubraj Narine showing the diplomats around a section of City Hall“The tour was conducted to initiate partnerships and cooperation initiatives in the areas of infrastructure, tourism, commerce, trade, training and many others,” the Mayor said.In addition to City Hall, the diplomats also toured the Stabroek Market Wharf, which is on the verge of collapse. A few other sites which were toured included the Municipality Day Care Centre and the City Constabulary Training Centre.On July 8, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) moved a motion to see the establishment of a restoration fund committee to help fast track the rehabilitation process of the historic building.Although nine committee members were elected, Mayor Narine had informed that this committee will be extended to include other stakeholders such as the private sector, the Chambers of Commerce, the National Trust, the Department of Tourism, civil society, and others.“I believe this (building) is the eye of the City and we all, as councillors, should work in this cohesive way to restore this historic building of our nation,” Narine said.In February, the European Union (EU) handed over a document to the Mayor in relation to the restoration of City Hall’s deplorable structure and ways in which the space can be utilised to garner independent revenues.EU Ambassador to Guyana Jernej Videti? made the presentation to the Mayor alongside Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentor.Speaking with media operatives after discussions between the two parties, Videti? explained that some £280,000 was expended to craft the document, bringing new ideas to the restoration project. He noted that some plans include using the historic building as a tourism spot, where it can be booked for special events to earn money.The Georgetown M&CC has pegged the overhaul of the City Hall building at over $400 million, and noted that stakeholders would strive to attain funding for the rehabilitation works.The building has suffered much neglect over the years even though millions of dollars have been allocated to facilitate repairs, including some $20 million in 2012.Just recently, the Mayor himself had disclosed plans of relocating some staffers because of the leaking roofs.last_img read more

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Blind suit against Target gets big boost

first_img“This is a tremendous step forward for blind people throughout the country who for too long have been denied equal access to the Internet economy,” said Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind. “All e-commerce businesses should take note of this decision and immediately take steps to open their doors to the blind.” The federation filed the suit – which originally was filed in California state court in February 2006 and moved at Target’s request to San Francisco federal court the following month – on behalf of federation member and northern California resident Bruce Sexton. The suit alleged that “blind individuals have been and are being denied equal access to Target stores” and the “service and benefits offered to the public through Target.com.” Judge Patel’s order Friday noted that Target has modified its Web site some since the suit’s filing to make the site more accessible to the blind. Target claimed the suit should therefore be dismissed, but Judge Patel ruled against that argument. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Target Corp. is breaking California and federal law by failing to make its Web site usable for the blind. The plaintiffs fault Target for not adopting technology used by other companies to make Web sites accessible to the blind. The technology allows reading software to vocalize invisible code embedded in computer graphics and describe content on a Web page. Granting class-action status allows blind people throughout the country who have tried to access Target.com to become plaintiffs in the suit, which alleges violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Judge Marilyn Hall Patel also on Friday approved a separate class, made up of blind California residents who have attempted to use the site, to address the suit’s charges that Target is violating state laws governing civil and disabled rights. last_img read more

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‘Rooney injured? That’s what we wanted’ – fans react to injury news

first_img1 Manchester United were dealt a major blow today when it was confirmed that captain Wayne Rooney will miss tomorrow’s Premier League game with West Ham United.The forward suffered an ankle injury during last week’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City and could be set for a spell on the sidelines.However, United fans are not as disappointed by the news as expected, and many hope this could bring about more goals and attacking football.Rooney has found the net on just two occasions in the league this season, and United have scored the fewest of the the top five sides.Find out exactly how some United supporters have reacted to the news below.Do you think the striker will benefit from a couple of games away from the first team? Wayne Rooney last_img

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Pierce College lets visitors walk with the farm animals

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – Pierce College will hold its 14th annual Farm Walk on Sunday, offering thousands of youngsters the opportunity to explore one of the last rural oases in Los Angeles. Visitors will be able to watch sheep-shearing, wool-spinning and cow-milking while enjoying music, a petting zoo, hayrides and exotic animal and horse shows on the 240-acre farm, an integral part of the suburban campus. “We’re going to provide a nice day for parents to bring their kids out to see the farm, and see what Pierce College has to offer,” said Richard South, chairman of the agriculture science department. For many children, the event will allow them to see livestock, including cows, goats and pigs. (818) 713-3663160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“I’m hoping a lot of people will figure out where their food and fiber comes from – some people think it comes from Vons,” joked Leland Shapiro, director of Pierce’s pre-vet program. The department will have displays to inform prospective students about the agriculture, horticulture and animal science programs Pierce offers, including its highly successful veterinarian-technician and pre-vet programs. Shapiro noted that all 18 of last year’s pre-vet students got into graduate programs, a coup for Pierce considering there are only 27 vet programs nationwide. Last year’s event drew nearly 7,000. This year, the department is predicting at least 10,000 will attend, thanks to enhanced offerings and the convenience of the Orange Line busway, which stops just north of the campus, said Vicki Michaelson, event coordinator. lisa.sodders@dailynews.com last_img read more

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MAN RECOVERS AFTER SURGERY FOLLOWING VICIOUS BITE ATTACK

first_imgThis is the young Letterkenny man who had some of his face bitten off after a completely unprovoked attack at a house party.Kelvin McLaughlin was forced to undergo extensive plastic surgery at St James Hospital in Dublin today following the brutal attack which doctors fear will leave him scarred for life.Last night relatives of the 22 year old victim said they were horrified and outraged by the attack. The young DJ had his nose broken in the attack as well as having some of his lip and check torn off.The young victim’s aunt, Karen Kirwan, said the entire family were outraged by the attack.“We just can’t understand why someone would do this to another human being. We are all just in shock.“Kelvin is a good young fella and now all he is worried about is how he will look for the rest of his life. “He didn’t ask for this and anybody who knows Kelvin knows he’s not the kind of young fella who goes out looking for trouble,” she said.She added that as well as the physical pain, Kelvin was also going through a lot of mental pain because of the attack and the damage caused to his face.The incident happened on Friday night last at a private house at Oaklands Park, Letterkenny.Kelvin was treated at Letterkenny General Hospital but he suffered an infection in his face.He then had to endure two days of waiting for treatment because there was no bed available for him at St James Hospital where he had to undergo specialist treatment. Another aunt Edel Kirwan Duggan said the attack was like something out of the gruesome Hollywood horror movie Silence of the Lambs.“It was like something Hannibal Lecter would have done in that film. It was just horrific.“How could someone sink their teeth into someone else’s face and then tear it apart like that?” she asked.Kelvin was last night recovering in hospital after undergoing treatment at St.James Hospital in Dublin where he is accompanied by his loving mum Ronda and grandmother Celine. Garda have confirmed a man in his 20s was arrested but released without charge pending an investigation by the Director of Public Prosecutions.MAN RECOVERS AFTER SURGERY FOLLOWING VICIOUS BITE ATTACK was last modified: April 25th, 2012 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:bite attackKelvin McLaughlinletterkennyOaklands Parklast_img read more

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Cross Country Wins Grand View Viking Invitational Titles

first_imgStory Links Women’s Team Results1. Drake, 182. Grand View, 783. Graceland, 794. Simpson, 985. NIACC, 1396. DMACC, 1507. William Penn, 167Drake Women’s Individual Results5-kilometer1. Bailee Cofer, 20:11.42. Morgan Garcia, 20:11.93. Olivia Rogers, 20:12.34. Mickey Cole, 20:28.98. Paige Nicholson, 21;17.59. Kayla Giuliano, 21:20.412. Mackenzie Davis, 21:50.517. Theresa McAlister, 22:07.120. Shelby Varney, 22:20.326. Meghan Kearney, 22:56.7Print Friendly Version Photo Gallery INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Drake men’s and women’s cross country teams recorded strong performances to sweep both team titles at the Grand View Viking Invitational Friday evening.The Bulldogs won the Viking Invitational women’s title for the fifth straight year, while the men have claimed the title in four of the last six years. This year’s competition was staged on a hilly and wet course at Indianola’s Pickard Park.Junior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) turned in another solid race to win the women’s 5-kilometer title with a time of 20:11.4. Freshmen Morgan Garcia, Olivia Rogers (Boulder, Colo.) and Mickey Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) followed behind in order to give the Bulldogs the race’s first four finishers. Freshman Paige Nicholson was the team’s fifth scorer in eighth place to give the Bulldogs a team score of 18 points.”We wanted to use this meet as a chance for our freshmen to get some experience,” Cofer said. “They all stepped up and we feel really good about this meet.”The men were led by junior Chris Kaminski (New Lenox, Ill.) who finished second with a time of 19:46.2 in the 6-kilometer race. Freshman Kyle Brandt (Maple Grove, Minn.), Kyle Cass (Deforest,Wis.) and Matt Cozine finished next in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively. Veteran George Webb was ninth as the team finished with 23 points.”I think the team looks very good,” Kaminski said. “I wasn’t sure what to expect this year with a few seniors graduating, but this was a good checkpoint leading up to our first 8k and then the conference race in about a month.”The Bulldogs continue their season Oct. 1 at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark.Grand View Viking InvitationalPickard Park – Indianola, IowaMen’s Team Results1. Drake, 232. Simpson, 623. Southwestern CC, 834. Grand View, 1015. William Penn, 1106. Graceland, 158Drake Men’s Individual Results6-kilometer2. Chris Kaminski, 19:46.23. Kyle Brandt, 19:47.44. Kyle Cass, 19:48.35. Matt Cozine, 20:19.39. George Webb, 20:45.910. Alec Bognar, 20:58.011. Alex Rohlfs, 21:01.614. Xavier Lechleitner, 21:13.2 Complete Results last_img read more

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Drake Student-Athletes Receive Diplomas

first_imgFootballXimi Asani – Information SystemsTanner Evans – Finance and Politics (Magna Cum Laude)Keegan Gallery – International Business/Marketing (Cum Laude)Ryan Lemke – Health SciencesMike Maize – Elementary EducationMack Marrin – Law, Politics & SocietyKyrell Newell – Accounting/FinanceSeth Pallissard – Information Systems and MarketingPayson Wick – Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing Women’s BasketballLizzy Wendell – Elementary Education Women’s SoccerGabby Charles – Politics This group of distinct and successful student-athletes includes two CoSIDA Academic All-America second team members. Tanner Evans of football and Aleksi Tuominen of men’s soccer earned 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America second team honors and CoSIDA All-District first team accolades. DES MOINES, Iowa – A total of 15 Drake University student-athletes from six different sports received their diploma at the Drake University 143rd commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Knapp Center Men’s BasketballKory Kuenstlingcenter_img Below are the students who received their diplomas this weekend. Men’s SoccerMueng Sunday – FinanceAleksi Tuominen – Health Sciences Athletically, eight earned all-conference honors of some degree, including Lizzy Wendell, who garnered multiple All-American honorable mention accolades and was the 2017 MVC Jackie Stiles Player of the Year. SoftballMegan Sowa – Secondary Education and English (Cum Laude) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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