Irving scores 25, Celtics cruise past Bulls

first_imgBoston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving elbows Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn on the face as he goes past Dunn to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game. APBOSTON — Kyrie Irving makes spinning baskets off the dribble and converts drives in the lane while leaning in all sorts of different directions.It’s the simple jump shot that earns praise from Boston coach Brad Stevens.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Mayweather challenges Kobe: ‘I’m ready to play you one on one for $1M’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Boston shot 5 of 7 from beyond the arc in the third quarter and outscored the Bulls 38-18.“They just had more edge than us, specifically that stretch in the third quarter,” Lopez said. “They seemed pretty comfortable out there, especially on offense.”Brown nailed a pair of 3-pointers and scored seven points as the Celtics opened the third with a 13-2 run, pulling out to a 73-60 lead.After the teams alternated baskets for a couple of minutes, Boston took charge by scoring 15 of the next 19 points. Irving had a pair of 3s during the run and Tatum added one.Boston led 98-76 after three.Chicago missed 12 of 18 shots overall in the third and committed six turnovers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “He’s one of the best — a true point guard that comes out, makes the right plays, the right decisions,” Brown said. “He’s assertive. He makes it easier for us.”Jayson Tatum added 13 points, and Al Horford and Aron Baynes each had 10 for the Eastern Conference leaders as all five Celtics starters were in double figures. Reserve guard Marcus Smart scored 11 points and rookie Daniel Theis grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to go with 10 points.Bobby Portis paced the Bulls (10-22) with 17 points. Robin Lopez and Lauri Markkanen both scored 10. Chicago lost its second straight after a seven-game winning streak.The Celtics avenged a lopsided defeat in Chicago on Dec. 11, when they lost by 23. Irving didn’t play in that game because he was rested.“We knew they were going to come out and try and be aggressive because of that,” said Bulls guard Kris Dunn, who went 1 of 12 from the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Irving scored 25 points, Jaylen Brown had 20 and the Celtics coasted to a 117-92 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Well known for his acrobatic moves, Irving shot 9 for 15 from the floor against Chicago — including 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line.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 folk“I think that’s the one thing that gets lost in all the handles and all the different moves, and the plays that end up on YouTube, is how skilled he is shooting the ball,” Stevens said. “He’s just a tremendous shooter. He doesn’t miss when you’re just shooting without defense. He’s an elite shooter.”Thanks to Irving’s sweet shooting, the Celtics (27-9) halted a two-game skid. They haven’t lost three straight all season. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Olympic 1500m champion Asbel Kiprop ‘tested positive’ for EPO

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES In this photo, world 1,500-meter champion Asbel Kiprop runs to win the cross-country mixed relays for the Kenya Police team on February 18, 2017 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi during qualifiers for the national team to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Kiprop vowed on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, to clear his name after reports he has tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO.(AFP FILE PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA)Former Olympic 1500 meters champion Asbel Kiprop has vowed to clear his name after reports he has tested positive for the endurance-boosting drug EPO.Kenyan newspaper The Standard reported a high-profile athlete had failed a doping test, without naming Kiprop.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast All hail the champs 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ British newspaper the Guardian quoted Kiprop as saying: “As an athlete, I have been at the forefront of the fight against doping in Kenya, a fight I strongly believe in and support.“I would not want to ruin all what I have worked for since my first international race in 2007. I hope I can prove that I am a clean athlete in every way possible,” Kiprop also said on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKiprop’s agent, Frederico Rosa, told the Guardian he had also heard the rumors but had no further information.The sample is believed to have come from an out-of-competition test taken late in 2017. It would be a serious blow to Kenyan athletics if it is confirmed that the 28-year-old Kiprop – one of the biggest names in the country’s stellar cast of middle-distance athletes – has tested positive for the endurance-enhancing drug erythropoietin (EPO).Kiprop originally came second in the 1500-meter final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but was upgraded when Rashid Ramzi tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and was stripped of the gold medal.Kenya has been fighting intense criticism of its anti-doping efforts after more than 40 athletes tested positive over the past five years.Three years ago, Kenya was rated “non-compliant” by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) before being reinstated prior to the Rio Olympics.                     /kgaADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Region 2 rice farmers still owed

first_imgBy: Indrawattie NatramScores of rice farmers in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) are still owed and according to the OppositionPPP/C Councillor Vilma Da SilvaPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) RDC councillors the industry is not being given the kind of attention it requires, hence the region’s economy is declining.At the recent June statutory meeting opposition councillor Showkat Ali related that to date scores of rice farmers are still owed by prominent rice millers within the region, and government keeps saying that rice were shipped to the Panama market.Ali deliberated that government said it has sought new markets but questioned where are those markets and why is the negotiations process still ongoing. He said the livelihood of persons are significantly disaffected due to the negative effects of the industry.Ali said he is not sure where the future of the rice industry is headed and who are there to actually represent rice farmers.Another PPP/C councillor Brian Persaud called for a urgent meeting to be held with key stakeholders including GRDB and RPA on the way forward.On that note opposition councillor Vilma Da Silva called on government to put the rice cereal factory into operation so that employment can be created for persons, and farmers can get market for their rice.The councillors then called on the APNU+AFC RDC councillor Naithram to enlighten the council on the rice industry as he is a representative of rice farmers and also a board member of GRDB. Naithram was the one who had staged several protests against the PPP/C Government agitating for better prices for rice farmers in the past.In responding, Naithram said indeed farmers are still owed by rice millers in Region Two and alleged that the Guyana Rice Miller’s Association has a few millers who control most of the markets. He said that is unfair.He said there are instances where rice contracts are only going to certain millers and described the situation as biased. Naithram said several rice farmers have also complained to him about non-payments and advised that those farmer take the millers to court.Naithram also accepted that due to the negative effects of the rice industry persons spending power has been restricted and thus it’s hampering the economy.Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt told fellow councillors that he has forwarded several correspondence to Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder and to date none of his emails were answered.He said too that during the El ñino crisis he also assessed the situation and sent a full report to the Minister yet no response was given. The chairman added that on several occasion he called on the Minister of Agriculture to meet with the commercial banks to discuss the rescheduling of loans as many farmers owe the bank. Suggestion was also made for a consultation process to be undertaken among the ministry, millers, and farmers.When contact were made with the rice millers who owe farmers, this newspaper was told that payments will begin in two weeks’ time and that the shipment of paddy had not yet reached Panama and other the other countries which purchased the rice.last_img read more

Huskies lose to Sexsmith

first_imgThe Huskies sit in fifth place behind Dawson Creek after a loss Saturday.The Huskies hosted the Sexsmith Vipers Saturday night at the NPA. Sexsmith came away with a 7-5 win over the Dogs. Brighton Campbell scored two goals and Robbie Sidhu, Cash Brinkworth and Cory Langdon each scored once.The Huskies will now take a break for the holiday season and return to the ice Friday Jan. 7 at the North Peace Arena against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks. – Advertisement –last_img

The pros and cons of B.C.’s LNG aspiration

first_imgFollow this link for the entire 250 News report.Follow this link for the entire Financial Post report. “The script that we thought it would go by might turn out to be different but that’s ok because we are still seeing progress and I am really pleased about that,” Premier Clark told 250 News.That noted, a new report released by investment firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. is predicting only two LNG projects slated for B.C. will move forward as the industry suffers an “anxiety attack” stemming from the sharp drop in commodity prices, according to the Financial Post.The Post cites Bernstein’s report as predicting Shell Canada’s $40 million LNG project will be operating by 2021 if a final investment decision is reached by 2016. Bernstein is also forecasting Kitimat LNG, supported by Chevron and Woodside Petroleum, will likely see first shipment by 2023.- Advertisement -While Pacific NorthWest LNG was not included as a forecasted success, a project that was deferred in December 2014 amid concerns of declining oil prices and challenging costs, many industry observers predict a positive final investment decision before the first quarter end, according to the Post.In fact, the Post says most of the global LNG industry has recently increased their focus on cost-cutting as Asian LNG prices have fallen below US $10.00 per BTU – a 50 per cent decrease from this point last year.This is also said to be a direct result of a decreased price in oil, weak LNG demand and an abundant of supply, according to Citibank.Advertisement Another hurdle facing B.C.’s LNG industry is the eight new LNG project in Australia – furthering the global capacity over the next two years by 60 mtpa.The Post is also reporting that Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman says he’s not fazed by the banks predictions, citing his own prediction of the province meeting its target of three projects by 2020.Some elements that may be playing a role in Minister Coleman’s optimism include the possibility that stubbornly lower commodity prices may actually stimulate global demand, according to the Post.Other positive outcomes may result from energy importers’ desire to secure cleaner fuels, as well as working with jurisdictions that are not prone to problematic behaviour, such as Russia and the Middle East.Advertisementlast_img read more

Zimbabwe, Libya guest teams for 2017 CECAFA

first_imgCECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye on Wednesday confirmed that the regional tournament will be held across different venues in the country at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Moi Stadium in Kisumu, Afraha Stadium in Nakuru and the Mumias Sports Complex.The Local Organising Committee has set aside the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani and the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as options in case some of the proposed venues fail to host the matches due to the ongoing rains.“I want to appreciate that when we discussed this issue with Football Kenya Federation President (Nick Mwendwa) last year, he convinced me that Kenya is ready to host this competition and so far we have been in discussion everyday to ensure we orgnise a credible competition that will revive the memories of CECAFA’s good old days,” Musonye said.CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye addresses the media in a past event PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.“We have 12 teams, Libya and Zimbabwe are our guest teams and they have confirmed in writing that they will attend the competition. We have been to Kakamega’s Bukhungu Stadium and we have given them specifics that must be done and we believe they are following them up to ensure the venue be ready for the competition,” he added.The Secretary General said the tournament comes at the right time when the country is undergoing political trying times, disclosing that the competition will bring together Kenyans after the just concluded repeat Presidential election that divided the country.“We have gone through a very serious electioneering process and we need to use football to heal the wounds that have inflicted our people and come back together despite the divide that we have politically. That’s why we want to take this competition across the country,” Musonye said.The last time Kenya hosted the tournament in 2013, it was shambolic with teams being detained in hotels over unpaid bills, but Musonye has exuded confidence on Football Kenya Federation (FKF) that they will host a successful event.“As far as CECAFA is concerned, we have full confidence in FKF that they will do a good competition. They have been hosting many matches both international and friendlies and they have proved they can do it so we are counting on them.”FKF President Nick Mwendwa (left) with CECAFA Secretary General Nick Musonye (right) addressing the media on the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on Wednesday 8th November, 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA,On his part, FKF boss Nick Mwendwa said preparations are top notch, saying that the government will be included in their plans as they seek to woe sponsors and a broadcast partner.“We want to use CECAFA to promote friendship especially now that we have just held our elections. As FKF we are geared to this commitment to see that we have a good event that will bring CECAFA back again after not being hosted in the last two years. This tournament will also be used to prepare Harambee Stars for upcoming games,” Mwendwa disclosed.Teams will start arriving from November 22 in the tournament that will bring together Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somali, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Libya.The prize money structure remains the same with the winner pocketing Sh 3.1m (30,000 USD), runner-ups take home Sh 2m (20,000 USD) while third place will go home with Sh 1m (10,000 USD).0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa (left) with CECAFA Secretary General Nick Musonye (right) during the briefing of the first briefing of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on Wednesday, November 7, 2017 at the goal project Kasarani. Photo/ RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 8 – The Zimbabwe Warriors and Libya will be the guest teams for this year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup slated to kick off November 25 to run until December 9 in Kenya.Zimbabwe and Libya replace Eretria and Djibouti in the 12 nation tournament that returns after two years since the 2015 edition that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where record champions Uganda beat Rwanda 1-0 to win the title.last_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS

first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Tydon Marquis 4/1; 2, Lacey Girl 4/1. Time: 19.20. Distance: 4.5 lengths.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Backdoor Bucko 4/1; 2, Confident Zig 5/1. Time: 19.10. Distance: 7.75 lengths. Race 3 The Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Deerpark Carol 4/5 fav; 2, Edenvale Maeve 5/1. Time: 28.74. Distance: 8.75 lengths.Race 4 The Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Psycho Bob 3/1; 2, Shanmoyle Legend 2/1 fav. Time: 29.10. Distance: 2.75 lengths.Race 5 The Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Drumsna Pearl 28.88; 2, Fridays Maybe 9/4. Time: 28.88. Distance: 1.25 lengths.Race 6 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 1 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Brett 2/1 fav; 2, Drumbee Shadow 4/1. Time: 29.29. Distance: 1.25 lengths. Race 7 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 2 (525 yards): 1, Quare Lemon 3/1; 2, Fridays Warsaw 9/4. Time: 28.97. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 8 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 3 (525 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip 6/4 fav; 2, Tahina Sonya 5/2. Time: 28.78. Distance: 6 lengths.Race 9 The An-Cu Venterinary 525 Round 1 Heat 4 (525 yards): 1, Ballyhill Zest 5/1; 2, Sunrise Belle 2/1. Time: 29.24. Distance: 1.5 lengths.Race 10 The Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Mongys Flyer 5/2; 2, Tyrgal Charlie 3/1. Time: 18.76. Distance: 1.75 lengths.Race 11 “Like” Us on Facebook 575 (575 yards): 1, Dynamo Millar 5/2; 2, Collins 4/5 fav. Time: 31.88. Distance: 1.75 lengths. Race 12 The Getting Out 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Ballybun Glen 6/4 fav; 2, Lillie Mais Boy 5/2. Time: 32.23. Distance: a head.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: July 13th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more

LYIT GOES INTERACTIVE FOR OPEN DAY

first_imgOver 1,300 secondary students and adult learners from all over Donegal visited LYIT last week to find out about courses, speak to lecturers and get a feel what it would be like to study at the college.All of the Schools (Business, Science, Engineering and Tourism) were on hand to answer questions and talk through courses and prospects.This year the LYIT had a number of interactive events. An adult learner evening which featured a special event “Making Social Change” introducing the first degree in Ireland in Social and Community enterprise.The Department of Law also conducted mock trials for budding lawyers and the Business studies ran a workshop ‘The Apprentice @ LYIT’ which offered students considering a future in business a taste of what they would study at LYIT, hosted by Donegal’s The Apprentice candidate Joanne-Sweeney Burke.Two groups of fourth year BBS Marketing students, presented their marketing strategies on a pre-assigned task.The secondary school students were given the opportunity to ask questions – just as Bill Cullen would do in the boardroom – before finally voting for the group with the winning idea. Speaking about the day, LYIT President Paul Hannigan said, “Once again we welcome everyone to LYIT, it’s always a pleasure to have students and adult learners from all over Donegal at the college. We hope they found the events useful and I look forward to welcoming them back to LYIT as third level students.”LYIT GOES INTERACTIVE FOR OPEN DAY was last modified: November 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LYITOPEN DATPRESIDENT PAUL HANNIGANlast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Travels to Green Bay Before MVC Opener Against Valparaiso

first_img Green Bay Live Stats Green Bay (2-0-2) has defeated Milwaukee and Western Illinois with its two ties coming to Eastern Illinois and Fort Wayne. Audi Jepson has scored five goals this year, which leads the Horizon League and ranks 15th in the nation. Valparaiso (2-2-1) is off to a strong start in its first season in The Valley. The Crusaders knocked off preseason favorite, Loyola, 2-1, on Sept. 1 in Chicago. Valpo had its two-match winning streak snapped by former MVC member SIUE in overtime by a score of 1-0 on Sept. 9. Story Links Valparaiso Live Stats Drake battled a tough Western Michigan squad in its home opener on Sunday at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Western Michigan, which edged Drake, 2-1, to improve to 5-0-1, claimed a 2-1 victory at then No. 15 Butler two days before the match against the Bulldogs. Senior Mason Leonard (Overland Park, Kan.) converted a late penalty kick for Drake, but the team was unable to get the equalizer. Leonard and junior Ryan Merideth (East Moline, Ill.) have the only goals this year for the Bulldogs as Merideth’s first career goal came in a 3-1 road loss at DePaul last Friday. GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Drake University men’s soccer team plays at Green Bay on Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Following the road match, Drake (0-4-0) will host its Missouri Valley Conference opener against league newcomer Valparaiso on Saturday at 7 p.m. Saturday’s MVC match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Following the Valparaiso match, Drake will travel to Western Illinois on Sept. 20. First kick against the Leathernecks will be 4 p.m.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

SENSATIONAL TERMON CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS AS SUPER GERALDINE TURNS ON STYLE

first_imgCaptain fantastic picks up the All-Ireland trophyBREAKING NEWS: TERMON Ladies ARE ALL IRELAND CLUB CHAMPIONS!They won their epic battle with Cork and Munster champions Mourneabbey in Tuam Stadium this afternoon by five points.Brilliant Geraldine McLaughlin was the star of the show with THREE sensational goals, the Termon girls putting in a stunning second half performance. Termon trailed Mourneabbey by four points at half time, the Cork and Munster champions lead 0-10 to 1-03.Geraldine McLaughlin hit the Termon goal despite being double-marked in the game.Every time Termon did break up the field, they were fouled.However it was four Termon girls who had their names taken for fouls and eight minutes from half-time Grainne McDaid was sin-binned. Despite a second sin-binning for Termon – and one for the Cork girls – Termon were sensational in the second half.Geraldine McLaughlin was the star of the show as Termon won 3-12 to 1-13. SENSATIONAL TERMON CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS AS SUPER GERALDINE TURNS ON STYLE was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:All Ireland Senior Club FinalchampionshipMourneabbeyTermontescoTuam Galwaylast_img read more