Wall, Beal star as Wizards beat Lakers; Ball’s shooting woes continue

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers coach Luke Walton’s take?READ: Lakers win gives Ball last word on Wizards’ Wall “He’s an incredible player. He’s 20 years old. He almost had a triple-double tonight. But any time you turn on any sports show, all they talk about is his shot,” Walton said. “Is it extra pressure? One hundred percent. He’s a rook who … gets dissected by everybody.”Washington’s Otto Porter Jr. finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Markieff Morris scored 16 points, including a pair of 3s to open the third quarter.Coming off a home loss in which they never held a lead against the NBA-worst Dallas Mavericks, the Wizards went up by as many as 21 against the Lakers, at 91-70 on Porter’s turnaround fadeaway jumper with about 75 seconds remaining in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Washington Wizards guard John Wall, right, dribbles against Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball’s cold-shooting start to his NBA career just keeps getting worse. For a change, the Washington Wizards managed to play the sort of defense that contributes to limiting an opponent’s scoring.John Wall and the Wizards managed to make a double-digit edge hold up against the Lakers this time, with the All-Star point guard scoring 23 points and Bradley Beal adding 22 while Washington held Ball to 3 for 12 on field-goal tries in a 111-95 victory over L.A. on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “They had an off-shooting night,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said, “but we participated in that.”READ: Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues ‘just in my head’ FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBall, who had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, finished the night shooting 29.2 percent so far in the pros. That’s the second-worst through a player’s first 12 games in the shot-clock era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.Asked about people constantly analyzing his unusual shooting motion — it looks something like a right-handed shot put released from the left side of his head — the No. 2 overall draft pick said: “I really don’t even care, to be honest. I know I’ve got to just keep shooting and just improve it every game.”center_img 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 READ: Lakers win gives Ball last word on Wizards’ Wall When these teams played each other in Los Angeles last month in the fourth game of the season for each, the Wizards led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter before the Lakers wound up winning 102-99 in overtime.This time, L.A. pulled to 93-84 on Julius Randle’s two-handed slam with about 8 minutes left. But a 3 by Beal soon built the hosts’ advantage back to 15.Defense has seemed to optional at times for the Wizards this season. But they held the Lakers to 36 percent Thursday.“That’s been one of our downfalls — ball-watching too much and trying to steal it in the backcourt and leaving our transition at risk of getting scored on,” Beal said. “It was definitely a demand of Coach’s: Get back in transition. Make sure we’re defending our guy. Take pride in it.”TIP-INSLakers: Seven players scored at least 10 points apiece, including Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez. … Came in averaging an NBA-high 56 points in the paint and 16 of their first 20 points came that way Thursday. L.A. finished with 48.Wizards: Centers Marcin Gortat and Ian Mahinmi combined for 10 points and 11 personal fouls in 44 minutes.REMATCHThere was plenty of Wall vs. Ball hype leading into that one — initially fueled, not surprisingly, by Ball’s father, LaVar — although their matchup never become the game’s focus.WALL DOES ALLWall’s night included a resounding lefty dunk over Lopez that Wall said showed his recently sprained left shoulder — which had strips of black tape on it — is doing OK. “That was my testimony to say it’s cool,” Wall said. At the defensive end, he had a couple of his trademark chase-down blocks, including one on Ingram that drew a roar from the sellout crowd of 20,356. “He might be the best ever at doing that,” Brooks said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set BIG MOMorris was playing in only his fourth game of the season because of offseason surgery and a suspension and left after 3½ minutes because his knee tightened up. But after riding a stationary bike, he returned, finishing 6 for 7 on field-goal attempts. “It’s good to see him back to somewhat of his old self,” Brooks said. “It’s only going to get better from here.”UP NEXT:Lakers: At Milwaukee on Saturday night.Wizards: Host Atlanta on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Harden drops triple-double as Rockets hold off Cavs Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Police release more information regarding Friday’s fatal collision on Highway 52

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – One vehicle attempting to cross Highway 52 south of Arras collided with another vehicle on Friday afternoon.On Friday, September 9th the Dawson Creek RCMP were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 52 at the intersection with Leask Road shortly after 3:15 p.m.A westbound Jeep was attempting to cross Highway 52 from Brassy Road to Leask Road when it was struck by a southbound Dodge pickup that was traveling towards Tumbler Ridge on the highway.- Advertisement -Dawson Creek Fire Chief Gordon “Shorty” Smith confirmed that an 8 year-old girl that was a passenger in the Jeep was fatally injured and succumbed to her injuries. The remaining three occupants of the Jeep were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the driver of the pickup truck was not injured.The BC Coroners Service and the Dawson Creek RCMP are continuing their investigation into what could have caused the collision.last_img read more

MONEY MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INCOME PROTECTION – BY JOHN McCOLGAN

first_imgMONEY MATTERS: WITH JOHN McCOLGANThe Importance of Income ProtectionAs I have said before, your most valuable asset is your potential to make money to provide for your family!! If you were unable to carry out your normal occupation for a prolonged period due to an illness or injury, could you continue to meet your financial commitments?Who would pay your mortgage, maintain your personal loans, your medical bills or even your children’s school expenses?Income Protection should not be mistaken for Life Cover, this provides a lump sum payment on death. If you have Critical Illness cover included, you may get a lump sum payment however this only applies if it is one of the specified illnesses eg. Heart attack, cancer, stroke etc. There is a lot of consumer confusion in the market and some people believe they are better covered than they actually are. Most employees overestimate their sick pay entitlements while others think their income is protected by other products such as mortgage protection, repayment protection and critical illness cover. It is not!You may think that your employer will provide you with either full or partial sick pay for as long as you are out of work. Whereas in actual fact less than 15% of workers in Irish companies would receive sick pay from their employers for more than a six month period. Therefore, more than 85% of private sector employees are fully dependent on state benefits.It is very important to know that if you are a self-employed person you are not entitled to any State Illness Benefits. Advertisement An income protection policy is a tax efficient, simple & inexpensive plan that provides you with an alternative source of income if you are unfortunate enough to be out of work because of an illness and suffer a loss of earnings as a result of any disability, any illness or any accident.Take for example, James, he is a 30 year old, self-employed, non-smoker, with earnings of €40,000 a year. James had a car accident leaving him unable to work for 9 months. James is not entitled to any State Illness Benefit so how can he maintain his current lifestyle, how does he pay his loans? Luckily for James some time before his accident he took put an Income Protection Policy..James got cover for 75% of his income against illness or disability. He could protect €30,000 of his earnings up to age 60 for €30.26 per month after tax relief. Advertisement In my previous article I asked you if you would leave your car or home uninsured, the answer to that question is NO. Then why would you leave yourself uninsured? Your money making potential are the most important asset to you and your family.A combination of Income Protection and Life cover is recommended, both are vitally important to you and your family. Life is unpredictable, however you can be prepared for any outcome.For FREE advice on the cover that will suit you and your needs please call us on 074 9124366 or email enquiries@mccolganfinancial.ie We deal with all Income Protection Providers in Ireland so we are a one stop shop for the best cover and the best deal!‘John McColgan Financial Services Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland’MONEY MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INCOME PROTECTION – BY JOHN McCOLGAN was last modified: June 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegaljohn mccolgan financial adviceletterkennylast_img read more

City will seek private funding

first_imgLA MIRADA – City officials are ramping up fundraising efforts for a proposed $24 million aquatics center, hiring an outside firm to help pitch the project to potential donors. What’s more, the hiring isn’t costing the city a dime. Instead, a private, unnamed donor has provided $100,000 to hire Ferrari Philanthropic of Laguna Niguel, which will coordinate the city’s promotional pitch to donors. City Council members signed off on the hiring in a unanimous vote at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Specifically, Ferrari will help the city develop the presentation that will be made to potential donors. “They also will help us understand how donations can best be structured for our benefit and the donors,” said Tom Robinson, the city’s director of community services. Although officials declined to state a specific fundraising goal, Robinson said officials hope to leverage the $100,000 investment “many times.” Already, several potential donors have expressed interest in helping the city raise the $24 million needed for the proposed La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center, City Manager Andrea Travis said. One company, which she declined to name, contacted the city and offered to donate $1.6 million toward the project, Travis said. “And this has really been without a lot of effort on our part,” Travis said. She is optimistic that, with the enlistment of Ferrari for the fundraising effort, millions could be raised through private donations. As proposed, the aquatics center project will have a family fun area with slides, play structures and a flow channel area; a 25-yard pool for swimming lessons; a 50-meter competition pool; and a spa. The project also would include a 300-space parking lot. The center would be built on 11 acres within La Mirada County Regional Park. City officials have said there is enough money in La Mirada’s general fund to pay for the project. But now officials are seeking private donations to help minimize the impact on the city’s finances. The fact that the project is going ahead, regardless of how much in private funding might be raised, could work as a selling point for attracting donors, Robinson predicted. “(Donors) know the project is going to go ahead,” he said. “This is not a what-if project.” Also, any extra money raised through private donations could allow officials to expand the scope of the project, he added. For example, a second 50-meter pool and a larger spa area might be built using private donations, Robinson said. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

HEARING INTO DONEGAL SENATOR’S EXPENSES CLAIMS NEXT WEEK

first_imgSenator O DomhnaillA hearing on the alleged duplication of expenses by Donegal Senator Brian O Domhnaill is to be held on Monday next, May 9th.SIPO, The Standards in Public Office Commission will carry out the hearing.The Commission was due to begin a public session concerning the expenses matter in June 2012 but that was put on hold after Mr Ó Domhnaill secured leave from the High Court to bring his challenge.The allegations relate to when Senator O’Domhnaill was a member of Donegal County Council. In his judicial review proceedings, Mr Ó Domhnaill claimed the Commission was not entitled to deal with the matters because, he claimed, they arose from an anonymous complaint by a member of the public.Alternatively, he sought orders requiring the case to be heard by a Commission comprising members who are bilingual and able to conduct and understand the proceedings without the assistance of an interpreterLast year, the court of appeal rejected the appeal by the Gortahork public representative.The public sitting will be held at the offices of the Standards in Public Office Commission, in Dublin. HEARING INTO DONEGAL SENATOR’S EXPENSES CLAIMS NEXT WEEK was last modified: May 4th, 2016 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:Brian Ó DomhnailldonegalexpensesHearingStandards in PUblic Officelast_img read more

GARDAI AT SCENE OF THREE CAR COLLISION IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgGardai are at the scene of a three car collision at Mountaintop, Letterkenny.The accident happened just after 9am just a couple of hundred yards on the Letterkenny side of Kelly’s Centra service station.It is not believed anybody has been seriously hurt in the accident although there are delays.  GARDAI AT SCENE OF THREE CAR COLLISION IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 19th, 2013 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

DONEGAL SFC: DUNGLOE EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN QUARTER-FINALS

first_imgTony Boyle will be delighted his side topped their group and advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.Dungloe advanced to the last eight of the Donegal SFC following a hard fought win over Killybegs at Rosses Park, earlier this afternoon. In truth Dungloe squandered a number of golden goal chances which would’ve ensured a comfortable victory, but they found Killybegs goalkeeper Anthony O’Hara in inspired form.Dungloe started the game brightly and scores from Adrian Sweeney and Doalty Boyle helped settle the home side. Brendan McGuire was in fine form from placed balls and scored four frees in the first-half.Adrian Hanlon and Sweeney pointed for Dungloe to send Tony Boyle’s side ahead by two at the break.Half-time score Dungloe 0-06 Killybegs 0-04The second-half was a nervy and scrappy affair, but it was Dungloe who dominated possession. They had a couple of great chances to put the game to bed, but were once again denied by a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping.Dungloe added scores from Adrian Sweeney and Shaun Sharkey to keep their noses in front.Killybegs battled gamely in search of the elusive goal they required to advance, but Dungloe stood firm to book their place in the last eight.Tony Boyle’s side topped the group and will meet either St Michael’s, St Eunan’s or Ardara in the next round of the Donegal SFC. DONEGAL SFC: DUNGLOE EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: October 12th, 2014 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:Donegal SFCdungloeGAAKillybegsnewsSportlast_img read more

Duncan makes two changes to side that will face Zimbabwe in final game of World cup qualifiers

first_imgUganda defeated 47-29 Morocco in the last gameAfrica Gold Cup 2018Uganda vs ZimbabweKyadondo Rugby Grounds, KampalaSaturday, 18-08-2018The Uganda Rugby Cranes head coach, John Duncan has made a couple of changes to the side that will take on Zimbabwe in the final game of the 2018 Africa Gold Cup to be played this weekend.Uganda will head into the game with nine points from four games and will definitely not qualify for the World cup or the Repercharge competition as Kenya who occupy second have 17 points and leaders Namibia are on 20.The best Uganda can get from the game is four points which is not enough to get them into the top two slots.With the campaign done and dusted, Duncan has decided that Solomon Okia will start his first game on the left wing in the place of James Odong. The other change sees Robert Masendi return at fly-half, replacing the efficient Ivan Magomu who started the last game against Morocco..The rest of the team that beat up on Morocco 47-29 last weekend remains the same as Uganda attempts to end their World cup qualification on a high.Starters: 1. Martial Tchumkam 2. Paul Ssekate 3. Asuman Mugerwa 4. Charles Uhuru 5. Robert Aziku 6. Byron Oketayot 7. Brian Asaba 8. Emong Eliphaz 9. Aaron Ofoirwoth 10. Robert Masendi 11. Solomon Okia 12. Pius Ogena 13. Michael Okorach 14. Justin Kimono 15. Phillip WokorachReserves: 16. Joseph Tamale 17. Collins Kimbowa 18. Ssantos Ssenteza 19. Simon Olet 20. Arthur Mukama 21. Ivan Magomu 22. Eric Mula 23. Adrian Kasito.Comments Tags: Africa GoldRugby Craneslast_img read more

Dáil vote sinks Penalty Points System for fishing infringements

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the support within the Dáil for his motion to rescind Minister Michael Creed’s Statutory Instrument giving effect to a penalty point system for serious fishing infringements. He said this is the third attempt by the Government to introduce a new system of sanctioning fishermen for serious fishing infringements.Pat the Cope added “I am delighted the Dáil has united in turning down this secondary piece of legislation which was unfair and imbalanced in how it dealt with fishermen. “The proposals from the Minister failed to provide give an appropriate appeals mechanism, it focused too much power with SFPA and gave them an over domineering role in the various processes, it also allowed for multiplication of points when tonnage was being sold – which was grossly unfair whereby individuals could end up with multiples of the original points awarded for fishing infringements.”The Donegal TD said it failed to give an automatic right of an oral hearing, added to that the timeframes and timelines given to fishermen for them to compile their evidence to be prepared was unrealistic and far too restrictive.And he added “Notwithstanding all the other serious points, it was also proposed by the Minister to deal with fishermen on the basis of lesser evidence in order to secure a conviction – instead of convicting an individual on the basis of beyond reasonable doubt which is the norm in our country – Minister Creed attempted to convict on the balance of probabilities – which takes much less evidence in order to secure a prosecution. In many ways it was like Judge Roy Bean justice whereby you get a fair trial and then you are hanged regardless.”He stated that a similar SI from the previous Fine Gael Government was struck down by the Irish Courts in 2017, but claimed the Minister did not fully understand the judgement handed down by the Supreme Court. “This legislation if it had been passed by the Dáil would have made second class citizens of our fishermen and would not permit natural justice to prevail. For too long we have been over zealously introducing EU Directives into Irish law without properly studying their consequences on the Irish people.“We as a party acknowledge that a penalty points system must be introduced but not at the expense of the rights of Irish fishermen. We as a party have prepared an alternative system (SI) which allows for appeals, grants an Oral Hearing, gives realistic timelines for furnishing evidence and appeals, treats fishermen with respect before the law and does away with multiplication of penalty points when selling tonnage.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher“In effect, we deal comprehensively with all the issues which the Government have failed to address over the past 7 years since the Commission’s Directive in 2011 on a penalty points system for serious fishing infringements.”He concluded that the Government have attempted in different ways and on different occasions to introduce this “dreadful system” of sanctioning fishermen and this “poor law” proposed by the Minister would directly negatively impact on fishermen throughout our coastal communities. But, today the Dáil has sent the Minister back to the drawing board.“It is now incumbent on all of us as Legislators to draw up and agree laws which are acceptable, in keeping with our EU requirements but equally respectful of the rights of the Irish citizen – in short that such laws are fair and balanced towards the rights of the individual. “I wish to publically acknowledge the support of the Deputies from other political parties and the Independents who supported the motion which I tabled in order to rescind this SI of the Minister. It is clear that the Dáil needs to establish a mechanism which provides for appropriate scrutiny of legislation before it is laid before the Oireachtas by a Minister,” concluded Pat the Cope.Dáil vote sinks Penalty Points System for fishing infringements was last modified: May 29th, 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:donegalFishingpenalty pointslast_img read more

Can the Courts Define Science?

first_imgLast December, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania against the Dover Area School District that was considering adding intelligent design material to the curriculum.  The lawsuit attempts to define intelligent design as “inherently religious” and therefore unacceptable in science classrooms.  The move appears aimed at censoring books from the Foundation for Thought and Ethics (FTE) which publishes student materials on intelligent design and critiques of evolution.  If these tangible assets at the center of the controversy over the teaching of evolution are ruled inherently religious – even though they teach no religious doctrines but only scientific criticisms of evolutionary theory and design detection methods – then science students would only have pro-naturalistic textbooks available to them.    The Alliance Defense Fund has filed a motion to intervene on behalf of FTE.  ADF-allied attorney Jeff Mateer remarked, “The ACLU and their allies are using the courts to further the preposterous notion that no other theories [than evolution] on the origins of life are scientific.”To the liberal left, free speech is the highest ideal, and censorship is arguably the worst crime in the world.  So who are the censors here?  Who are the book-burners here?  Who are the ones for indoctrination, against the open marketplace of ideas, and for stifling debate here?  The very groups that want to defend homosexual advocacy and Islamic religion in public schools, believing that even grade schoolers and kindergartners should be exposed to it, exhibit rank hypocrisy when it comes to anything not on their leftist agenda.    This is another egregious case of far-left liberals running to the courts to do an end-run around the voice of the people and their elected representatives.  It’s not just critics of Darwinism that should be outraged.  If the courts can define what science is, then Big Science itself should tremble.    If the ACLU succeeds, we suggest they be consistent.  No more computer science in public schools, because it is a science based on intelligent design.  No more mention of SETI.  No archaeology.  No information theory.  No cryptography.  No forensics.  No mention of molecular machines or cellular networks (see 03/14/2005)  No teaching on DNA as a genetic “code” or “language”.  Since these sciences use design words, which might imply intelligent design, they are inherently religious.  While they’re at it, maybe they should exclude all mention of Kepler, Newton, Herschel, Faraday, Maxwell and any other scientist who was a Christian or creationist (see online book).    If intelligent design is religious, then so is Darwinian evolution and the philosophical naturalism that underlies it.  The ACLU is not trying to keep science classrooms free of religion.  They just want it free of everyone else’s but theirs.  They want to keep biology classrooms safe for the Cult of Tinkerbell (03/11/2005 commentary), so that Pope Charlie (02/13/2004) won’t get a stomach ache (11/29/2004) when clever students discover problems with his fairy tales.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more