Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Golden State on Monday.Pacers: Begin a five-game road trip at Phoenix on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) is fouled by Indiana Pacers’ Thaddeus Young as he goes up to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-95 on Friday night.The Pacers have won three of four and improved to 3-0 against the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oladipo made the free throw to extend Indiana’s lead to 84-82.Cleveland, which lost its previous two games by a combined 62 points, was outscored 84-61 over the final three quarters and wound up blowing the lead almost exactly nine months after the Cavs rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat Indiana in the playoffs.TIP-INSCavaliers: Jeff Green scored 13 points, all in the first half, and was the only other player in double figures. … It’s the first time in 10 Central Division games Cleveland failed to score at least 100. … Love now has 7,007 career rebounds. … The Cavs were 7 of 34 from 3-point range and wound up shooting 43 percent overall after shooting 59.1 percent in the first quarter.Pacers: Oladipo finished with 19 points while Domantas Sabonis had 12 points and 15 rebounds. … It’s the first time Indiana has beaten Cleveland three times in a season since 2013-14. … Indiana was 10 of 21 on 3s just two days after going a season-worst 1 of 18 from beyond the arc. … The Pacers are 17-5 when making 10 or more 3s in a game.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James did everything he could to prevent the Cavs from losing a third straight game. He finished with 27 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, while Kevin Love had 21 points and 10 rebounds.But James had two chances in the final two seconds to win it and missed both opportunities — after Victor Oladipo gave Indiana the lead for good on a 3-pointer with 2:09 left in the game.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 folkFirst, the four-time MVP stepped out of bounds with 1.7 seconds to go, a play that was confirmed on replay review. Then, after Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James’ desperation 3 bounced high off the rim as the buzzer sounded.James also was baited into a technical foul by Stephenson with 7:53 left in the game. A replay review showed James shoving Stephenson in the chest, though TV replays showed Stephenson driving his thumb into James’ side. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Elite overthrow Kings 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins snaps out of frustrating slump, carries Warriors past Hornets

first_imgView comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “He made a couple of moves around the hoop where he showed great agility, but I think this is the best he’s looked,” Kerr said.Cousins was happiest that he finally eclipsed 30 minutes of playing time.“I have to hug coach Kerr for that,” he said.Durant knows how important Cousins’ presence will be as the Warriors take aim at another NBA championship — but equally as important for the center’s confidence.“It’s huge for him to get his legs up under him and see the ball go in the rim and getting back to making the moves he normally makes,” Durant said. “So hopefully he builds on it.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But Cousins wasn’t all smiles and jokes after the game.He remained miffed that he received a technical foul in the second half when he tossed Jeremy Lamb’s shoe — which had fallen off in the middle of a play— into the crowd. The shoe was intercepted in the front row by longtime Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis.“Next time I will just step on the shoe, roll my ankle, break it, tear an Achilles, just leave it out there next time — I guess that is what they want,” Cousins said.Stephen Curry joked that next time Cousins should “gently” toss it next time, saying he’s too strong.“Well, he didn’t have an insole in his shoe so it messed with the weight of the shoe and I put a little extra on it,” Cousins said with a grin.The Warriors took a 1 ½-game lead over the Denver Nuggets in the race for the best record in the Western Conference and erased the memory of a home loss against Houston on Saturday night.Durant had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors, who have not lost back-to-back games since Dec. 27.It was an off night for Curry in his return to his hometown, finishing with 16 points on 4-of-14 shooting from 3-point range. He went 4 of 17 from beyond the arc on this court at the NBA All-Star game eight days ago.After trailing by 17 during the fourth quarter, Charlotte clawed within seven with 3:24 left before Curry stole a pass and fed Thompson for a fast-break layup. Curry sank a 3-pointer with a minute left and raised his hands to show his relief.Cody Zeller made 13 of 14 shots from the field and finished with a career-high 28 points to lead the Hornets, who have lost two straight. Zeller was largely the beneficiary of the Warriors putting added pressure on point guard Kemba Walker and not allowing him to shoot. 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(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C.— DeMarcus Cousins was getting tired of Kevin Durant cussing him out.So he finally took Durant’s advice.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history James Harden’s 30-point streak ends but Rockets beat Hawks “He’s been telling me to stop thinking about it and just go play my game — be aggressive,” Cousins said.Cousins did just that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsKlay Thompson scored 26 points, Cousins had a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-110 on Monday night.Coach Steve Kerr said it was the most comfortable Cousins has looked in a Warriors uniform. “The rest of us have to continue to make plays,” Zeller said. “All of my buckets were right around the rim, a lot of easy buckets, but a lot of credit to Kemba and Nicolas (Batum) and those guys for making the unselfish play. It’s on me to continue to score myself or find shooters in the corners.”TIP-INSWarriors: Had eight dunks in the second quarter.Hornets: Were 3 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half. … Walker became the franchise’s career leader in field goals made with 3,952, passing Dell Curry.CURRY’S TOURDuring his stop in Charlotte, Curry hosted the “Underrated Tour,” a first-of-its-kind series of basketball camps designed to highlight underrated prep athletes looking to make it to the next level. The camp is free and available to unsigned high school players with a 3-star ranking or below — like Curry had in high school — giving overlooked athletes the opportunity to refine their skills, gain exposure and achieve a deeper understanding of the game.About 100 players participated in the event at the new Curry Court, an indoor court which he helped renovate at a downtown recreation center.Curry is hosting the same event at seven cities around the country.BIG ON ASSISTSThe Warriors passing was outstanding at times and they finished with 35 assists. “We did a good job of exploiting the mismatches and letting the offense work for us,” Durant said.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit the Heat on Wednesday.Hornets: Host the Rockets on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Lonestar Cell, LRA Agree on Mobile Tax Payment Services

first_imgLonestar Cell MTN has signed a proof of concept agreement for mobile payment with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) for the acceptance of tax payments via Mobile Money. The mobile tax payment platform is meant to ease the process of making payment of government taxes and fees, according to a press release.The benefits of using the Mobile Money platform for payment of taxes are enormous. It has the inherent potential to reduce fraud and increase transparency and revenues for the Liberia Revenue Authority. With the convenience and flexibility that comes with paying taxes through mobile money, tax avoidance and evasion are expected to reduce significantly.Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Deputy CEO of Lonestar Cell MTN, Louis Brah Roberts, said, “At the fulcrum of Lonestar Cell MTN’s operations is the goal to consistently deliver value to our customers. Because of this, we introduced the mobile money service, offering subscribers innovative payment solutions. Evident of our commitment, we are the only Mobile Money operator in the country that is facilitating government payments to civil servants all over the country. This agreement with the LRA is part of Lonestar Cell MTN’s efforts to offer convenience to our cherished customers.”The LRA Commissioner General, Elfrieda Stewart Tamba said, “This is the first Private to Government payment system in Liberia. All tax payments and selected non-tax payments will be included in this pilot stage. This includes corporate taxes, personal taxes, 4% business tax, GST, and Excise tax.”Lonestar Cell MTN, the release said, is committed to providing Liberians with content and product offerings relevant to the needs of its subscribers as the company continues to make significant investments in its network to ensure optimum delivery of both voice and data services across the country. “We are the only Mobile Money operator in the country that is facilitating government payments to civil payment all over the country,” the release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kimbia Primary School gets new Computer/Learning Resource Centre

first_imgA Computer/Learning Resource Centre was commissioned on Sunday at the Kimbia Primary School.The Kimbia Primary SchoolThe project was a collaborative effort between the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central and the Rotary Clubs of Georgetown Central, Stabroek and New Amsterdam.The project was the brainchild of President of the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central, William Andrew Boyle, who hails from the village of Kimbia, located along the Berbice River, and is also a past student of the Kimbia Primary School.According to Boyle, after being awarded the Anthony Sabga Award last year, he made a commitment to assist his alma mater. He thanked the clubs that came together and contributed to the successful completion of the project; the Government of Guyana, for ensuring that there is an internet connection at the school; and Caribbean Winds and Sun for powering the facility.Some of the computers set up in the CentreDuring his remarks, Boyle urged the children in attendance to embrace four principles, which were: to remember their roots; remember to be humble; their word should be their bond; and that they can become anything they want to be, if they dream it.Commissioning the Centre was Minister of Education Dr Nicolette Henry, who said the facility would create technological opportunities for the residents in Kimbia, and assist the Ministry of Education to bridge gaps created mainly by the difference in geographical locations.A section of the library in the Learning Resource CentreMinister Henry thanked Mr. Boyle and his team for their benevolent contribution to the development of Guyana, and urged residents, students and teachers of the school to care and maintain the facility, so that succeeding generations can also benefit.Also delivering remarks was Public Health Minister, Hon. Volda Lawrence, who said the project is in sync with the vision of President David Granger’s vision to raise the bar in increasing access to services in the areas outside of the coast.Meanwhile, President of the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central, Laurel Dundas, said the project was a collaborative effort and testament to what can be achieved if people work in unison. She urged the residents not to be limited by circumstances, and said that each person has something special to share.Following the commissioning ceremony, a scholarship and a bursary were presented to the top student of the Kimbia Primary School at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment, Corwin Agard.The scholarship will be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central and will span the child’s secondary education. The bursary was made possible by the Rotaract Club of Georgetown Central.Students of the school were also presented with backpacks filled with school supplies.last_img read more

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Fort Nelson

first_imgFort Nelson3:38 PM PDT Sunday 21 July 2013Severe thunderstorm watch for Fort Nelson continuedRisk of severe thunderstorms this evening.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and damaging winds.- Advertisement -Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this evening over the Fort Nelson region. The potential exists that some of these thunderstorms may become severe. The main threat from these thunderstorms will be heavy downpours and damaging winds. Advertisementlast_img read more

You’re too FAT! Ex-Baggies boss tells Berahino to get in shape

first_imgFormer West Brom manager Steve Clarke has told Saido Berahino to get back in shape in order to resurrect his goalscoring form.The striker has struggled to make an impact for the Baggies this season, with his form appearing to suffer from the disappointment of his failed move to Tottenahm in the summer.Spurs were keen to land the forward on the back of a prolific campaign which saw him net 20 goals, but he has failed to deliver the same output this season.Falling away from Tony Pulis’ plans after a row with the club over his snubbed Spurs move, Berahino has made just 23 West Brom appearances this term, scoring six goals.And Clarke believes Berahino has suffered physically from his new bit-part role.Asked what the likely problem is with Berahino, Clarke told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “That’s a great question – you should probably ask Tony.“He did well for me. He made his breakthrough into the first-team while I was manager at West Brom, and he was good. He’s a boy who just wants to play football.“There’s one thing I would say about Saido, and I saw it a little bit last night in the cup, is that he looks a little bit heavy to me.“He’s always had little ups and downs in his weight and I think the fact he’s not been playing regularly means he’s maybe just put on a couple of kilos.“It would certainly serve him better if he lost a little bit of weight.”last_img read more

Glendora gets low mark on openness

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Glendora officials said the city has since tried to reverse the conditions that led to the award. “That’s water under the bridge,” City Manager Chris Jeffers said. “We’ve made a tremendous effort to make government more open and accessible.” The nomination for the award came from Gil Aguirre, a San Dimas resident who sued Glendora in 2006 for failing to provide documents related to a street lighting proposal that would have affected apartment buildings he owns. “It was like running into a bureaucratic buzz saw,” Aguirre said of his efforts to get records from City Hall employees. “Clearly they are not inclined to follow the law. They have to be forced to follow the law.” The lawsuit resulted in the city changing its policies after some resistance to a judge’s ruling in Aguirre’s favor. Officials say public records are now easier to obtain since a request form is no longer required. And the city has lowered its copy fees from 25 cents to 15 cents. Additionally, there has been turnover in City Hall. The hiring of Jeffers and City Clerk Kathleen Sessman in the past year were “a huge victory for the people,” Aguirre said. Jeffers wrote a three-page letter to the coalition that stated he was “not taking issue with past perceptions or mistakes.” But Jeffers said things had changed and referred to efforts made to update the city’s record-keeping system and to make available streaming video of city meetings, among other improvements. He called the new attitude “a very remarkable effort being made to not only live by the letter of the law but also its spirit.” One of CFAC’s board members who helped select the city for the award from a number of nominees acknowledged that things are different in Glendora now. But the award should be a warning to all municipalities, said Mel Opotowsky, CFAC treasurer. “We hope that this award would alert cities that they just can’t stiff people. They have to follow the law,” Opotowsky said. The award was announced Oct. 26 at the group’s annual assembly, held this year at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDORA – A statewide free-speech group has bestowed upon the city the annual “Darkness Award,” saying that officials blocked access to public records and violated state open-government laws. The city earned the dubious distinction from the California First Amendment Coalition, a nonprofit organization based in San Rafael that advocates for free speech and accountability in government. The award is given each year to cities, government agencies or individuals that CFAC says have limited public access. “It was given to Glendora because of a chronic history of bad behavior, for systematic disregard of the requirements on cities of the Brown Act and Public Records Act,” said CFAC Executive Director Peter Scheer, referring to state laws requiring open public meetings and access to public documents. last_img read more

Civil rights leader’s teachings aid students

first_img Earlier in the day, the children headed to a sixth-grade class where pupils in Amy Luna’s room talked one-on-one about skin color through an art project. With the assignment, the kids traced their hands on paper and then painted the drawings to match their skin color using blobs of paint on a paper plate like homemade painter’s palettes. They all used the same colors – red, yellow, brown, black, white – to bring home the point of the lesson: They all have the same colors in their skin. “So don’t get sad when someone talks about the color of your skin, because we all have the same colors in our skin,” said 11-year-old Jessica Ventura to Stephanie Villalobos, 5. Public schools are closed Monday, a national day of recognition for King. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Working on a school project about Martin Luther King Jr., 5-year-old Elizabeth Nolasco explained what she knew about the civil rights leader. “He was trying to treat people equal, and people didn’t like what he said, and they killed him,” the kindergartner said. The Canyon Springs Elementary School pupil was one of about 25 in her class learning about the African-American man who championed equality among races during the 1950s and ’60s and inspired many others to do the same. Teaching children about the Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the civil rights movement he galvanized would seem difficult concepts for young minds like Elizabeth’s. But teacher Cathy Kuebler said it can be done when the issues King brought to light are brought to their level. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita She teaches diversity, tolerance and racism issues by asking pupils questions. How would you feel if someone wouldn’t play with you? How would you feel if you couldn’t play outside? “They get that,” she said. “It’s amazing how much they understand. They have a lot of opinions.” Sitting on a mat on the classroom floor, Kuebler’s pupils on Thursday listened as she read a book about the civil rights leader. They looked at a map of the U.S. and saw where he grew up, discussed his life and the treatment of blacks. The children talked about blacks having to stand on the bus, not eating at restaurants with whites and not drinking from the same water fountains. The kids remarked how it wasn’t fair. Kuebler said she refers to King’s story when she sees typical kindergarten behaviors such as hitting and bullying – and reminds the little troublemakers about his theory of solving problems without violence. Shy, quiet kids are reminded of his plight to teach them to speak up for themselves. last_img read more


first_imgA man has pleaded guilty to having over 500 pirated DVDs in the boot of his car when stopped by Gardai.Hepburn was caught with more than 500 pirate DVDs in his car.Glen Hepburn, 3 Bridge View Apartments, Lifford admitted to being caught with having 567 pirate DVD’s when stopped by Gardaí outside Clonleigh Social Centre in Lifford. Hepburn was driving to a car boot sale outside the Clonleigh Social Centre on October 20th 2013 when Gardaí stopped his vehicle and asked could they search it.The court heard how many of the DVD’s that Mr Hepburn intended to distribute were still in the cinema at the time of the seizure.Gardaí immediately seized all the DVD’s and arrested Hepburn for copyright infringement.Solicitor for the defendant Frank Dorrian said that Mr Hepburn was fully co-operative with Gardaí and said he was quite a vulnerable individual.Mr Dorrian said, “Mr Hepburn didn’t engage in the manufacturing of these DVD’s, he was caught driving the van.“Mr Hepburn has told me that the DVD’s were typically sold for about €2 or €3 and that he’d be lucky if he made €1 of each of them.“He realised what he did was wrong, and regrets his involvement in the distribution of these items.“He was fully co-operative with Gardaí and is a likeable and approachable person but is quite a vulnerable individual and has had some health issues.“There’s not much of a market for this type of black market trade anymore, as you can watch and stream films online,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly fined Hepburn 250 euro and bound him to the peace for 12 months.MAN CAUGHT WITH OVER 500 PIRATE DVDs IN THE BOOT OF HIS CAR was last modified: March 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:courtdonegalDVDGardaiLiffordlast_img read more