Wizards finish eighth in East after close loss to Magic

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Niño feast Rodney Purvis scored 16 points to lead Orlando, while Mario Hezonja finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists.Arron Afflalo hit five of six shots in the second quarter in leading Orlando to a 55-45 halftime lead.Washington regained the lead early in the fourth quarter, but a 3-pointer by Purvis put Orlando ahead to stay at 84-81. After a layup by Beal pulled the Wizards to within two at 86-84 with 4:34 left, they went more than three minutes without scoring while Orlando pulled ahead by 10.Brooks decided to rest guard John Wall, who had played 36 minutes in Tuesday night’s win over Boston.“Let’s face it, any time you lose one of the best players in the league, it puts your team in a tough position,” Brooks said. “We’re a different team with him, like any team would be. He’s dynamic, he’s explosive, gets easy points for all of us.”ADVERTISEMENT Washington Wizards’ Jodie Meeks (20) drives around Orlando Magic’s Arron Afflalo (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Washington Wizards went cold in the final quarter of their final game of the regular season — and it cost them.The Wizards shot 5 for 25 in the fourth quarter and 34 percent for the game, losing 101-92 to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night and finishing eighth in the Eastern Conference playoff seeding.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “We just couldn’t make any shots tonight. Nobody had a shot fall consistently other than Jodie (Meeks),” coach Scott Brooks said. “The Magic made the plays when they wanted, when they needed to, and we didn’t. They played better than us tonight.”Meeks came off the bench with five 3-pointers to score a game-high 18 points for Washington, which lost five of its final six games. A win would have pulled the Wizards (43-39) up to seventh place and a first-round playoff series against Boston. Instead, they will play Toronto in the opening round.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 crown“I was telling the guys in the locker room that we don’t condone any losses, but we throw this one out. We move on,” said Bradley Beal, who scored 13 points. “We shot ourselves in the foot. We have done it all year.“Now we are the eighth seed and we just have to go and compete.”center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Easy points weren’t easy to come by Wednesday night.“To see us take a playoff team that needed a win and hold them to 34 percent shooting, I’m very proud of that,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said.The Magic (25-25) played the second half without Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic, D.J. Augustin and Bismack Biyombo, who combined for 26 points and 10 rebounds in the first half.“It doesn’t mean much, but it’s always better than losing,” Vucevic said.Magic forward Marreese Speights was ejected with 8:59 left in the third quarter after elbowing Marcin Gortat in the face while both were walking up the court. A double technical was called on the play.BATTLE-TESTED?Gortat said the Wizards are confident first-round underdogs. “We have a team with a lot of veterans. We’ve been playing together a long time and we have been in big battles in the past,” he said. “We need to play our game with a lot better effort than we did today.”TIP-INSWizards: F Otto Porter did not play because of a lower right leg strain. Brooks said Porter’s playoff availability is undetermined. … Beal started all 82 games this season.Magic: With 13 3-pointers, a team record was set with 844 for the season, three more than in 2009-10. “We’re just catching up with the rest of the league,” Vogel said. … Biyombo played in all 82 games and has missed only one game in the last three seasons.UP NEXTWizards: First round of the playoffs against Toronto.Magic: End of season. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Butler, Towns tow T-wolves into playoffs, oust Nuggets in OTlast_img read more

Senate Furious over Colleague’s ‘Arrest, Flogging’

first_imgThe Liberian Senate is furious over the arrest of Bomi County Senator Lahai G. Lansanah and his wife by police officers on allegation of electoral violence in the county.Both were arrested on Wednesday morning December 24,  in Tubmanburg, Bomi County and later transported to police headquarters in Monrovia for further investigation.According to Bomi County Senator Sando D. Johnson, Senator Lansanah and wife were picked-up from their home in Tubmanburg by police officers who claimed that “Lansanah masterminded a group of protestors, who gathered on the streets of Tubmanburg in protest of electoral fraud in favor of the official declared winner, Morris Saytumah.”Police also said: “Senator Lansanah was charged with criminal facilitation and breach of peace.”Lansanah is the incumbent who was defeated 8,857 to 6,837 votes in President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s native county.Senator Johnson told newsmen over the weekend that his colleague was arrested and beaten upon the orders of President Sirleaf and House Speaker J. Alex Tyler.“For a sitting senator to be disgraced and dragged to Monrovia such as what was done to Senator Lansanah tells anybody that the command came from higher up. In my mind, no police officer or commander can release such an order besides President Sirleaf, claimed Senator Johnson. That is why we’re not taking this lightly. This madness must stop in this country for once. Yesterday it was Nimba County Representative Prince Tokpah and today it is Senator Lansanah. I think the rivalry between the Executive and the Legislative branches of government has further deepened with this latest action of the police,” he said.House Speaker Tyler has since refuted the allegation, terming it as baseless and unrealistic.However, the Senate managed to secure the release of their colleague through the intervention of Maryland County Senator H. Dan Morais on the same day.Speaking to journalists after his release, Senator Lansanah denied his involvement alleging that there are big hands behind his arrest. “My wife and I were sitting at home when a band of ERU officers arrived at our residence and informed me that I was under arrest on Executive Order. “When my wife questioned the police why I was ordered arrested, a police officer slapped her and immediately took us away in a police van.“Upon arrival at the police Headquarters, I was never shown a charge sheet, contrary to claims by the police spokesman, Sam Collins.“As a sitting lawmaker, it is unfortunate that I was treated in such a manner. However, my lawyers are handling the matter,” the defeated Senator indicated.Meanwhile, the presiding officer of the Senate, Dan Morias, is expected to engage police authorities today in continuation of the case.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgBuddy is in good form after falling in behind DMRT member Norman Millar from St Johnston.The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team’s search dog Buddy has been found safe and well.The valuable black and white collie dog, which has assisted in many rescue missions, went missing yesterday near Muff.Buddy was out walking with handler Pete Brow when he strayed off on Iskaheen Mountain. Despite an extensive search of the area yesterday, no sign of Buddy was found and members feared the worst.A team from the Donegal Mountain Rescue unit began a search for Buddy at first light this morning.Buddy, who is a highly-trained SARDA dog, was wearing a hi viz jacket and a number of dog tags.And just after 10am Buddy trailed in behind searchers including Norman Millar as they combed Iskaheen Mountain. DMRT spokesman Joseph Brennan said the team were delighted to have found Buddy alive and well.“It’s a great relief. Buddy plays a huge part in our many search and rescue missions and we would have bee lost without him.“It’s great to have him back safe and well. He’s in great form but we were worried.“He simply trailed in behind a couple of members who had been out since first light around Iskaheen Mountain looking for him,” he said. SAFE AND WELL! DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE DOG BUDDY FOUND ALIVE was last modified: March 3rd, 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) Tags:Buddydonegal mountain rescue teamJoseph BrennanNorman Millarlast_img read more


first_imgNaomh Muire – Junior B Champions.Pic Brid SweeneyNAOMH MUIRE are Donegal Junior B Champions after a thrilling clash with Urris in the county final in Newtowncunningham.The Rosses girls staged an astonishing comeback.They were nine points behind at one stage but came back to win by 3 points in the clash hosted by Naomh Colmcille. There were extra reasons to celebrate for one Naomh Muire player.Lauren Rodgers also celebrated her 18th birthday.Pc Brid SweeneyDONEGAL LGFA: NAOMH MUIRE CELEBRATE JUNIOR B CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 12th, 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:donegal ladies footballJunior B ChampionshipNAOMH MUIREURRISlast_img read more


first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News:Lotto ResultsNo jackpot winner numbers drawn 9,16,18,19,20 bonus 16. €100 Winner Julie McDevitt Drury Kerrykeel. €50 Winner Kathleen Friel Pollaid. Next week’s Jackpot €4,550. Come on support your wee club! Gaeil Fhánada Membership 2015Adults – €40, Student (Over 18) – €25, Juvenile (Under 18) – €15.Membership should be paid by March 1st. All players / members in training or taking part in any activities done through Gaeil Fhánada should get their membership paid immediately and forms signed as they are not insured until then. Membership forms can be got from Registrar Margaretta. She will email/fax forms to anyone if preferable and bank details are available for EFT transfer if preferred. If a player is under 18 please make sure parent fills top of form and signs it. Please contact 0868744405 or email m_mcconigley@yahoo.com asap. Registration night in Rosnakill Resource Centre on 28th February for anyone who hasn’t got their registration done by that stage. Remember closing date is 01st March 2015.****Gaeil Fhánada Senior/Reserve Presentation Dinner**** Will take place on February 21st 2015In The Beach Hotel, Downings.Tickets €20 each.Contact Fiona, Rachel or Margaretta for tickets asap.****Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg – Presentation night**** Underage presentation night will take place in Rossnakill Resource Centre at 7p.m. on 20th February 2015. All welcome.SeniorsOur Seniors play Letterkenny Gaels in a friendly match this Sunday 15th February in Tria Locha at 11.30 a.m.SCÓR Comhghairdeas mór chuig ár foireann Trath na gCeist – who will represent Donegal in the next heat of the competition. Ádh mór Gaeil Fhánada!Support Your ClubCheck out www.opelkitforclubs.com to earn points for Club gear. If you purchase a car from them you earn 200 points for your Club, if you get a service done to your car or even just have a test drive, you earn 10 points. Come on support your Club.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA FACE LETTERKENNY GAELS IN A PRE-SEASON CHALLENGE MATCH THIS SUNDAY was last modified: February 10th, 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:GAAGAA: Gaeil Fhánada GAA NotesNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA GREAT deal has been written and said about last Sunday’s game between Dublin and Donegal at Croke Park.Much of it has been around the hysteria sparked by those dreadful panelists on the RTE.In today’s Irish Times, Keith Duggan has produced an superb piece of (proper) sports journalism. His cutting and precise analysis of the match and the comments afterwards is stunning in its delivery.Read Duggan’s article here: www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0903/1224303425786.htmlNO CLASS IN RTE PUNDITS’ CRASS ATTACK ON DONEGAL was last modified: September 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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

Page anticipates the worst at WSU

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “They do the whole nine (yards) up there. If you’re not ready for that, that can be disturbing and get you off track and say, What’s this? What’s that?’ “We’re ready. We already talked about it (Sunday). We’ve already been prepared. It’s basically tunnel vision to the football field.” Bruins junior tailback Maurice Drew, who is African-American, said he did not hear racial slurs during his last trip to Pullman, but friends on other teams have had similar complaints. “That’s what I’ve been hearing from other players that played up there, but those are just words. They don’t do anything to you,” Drew said. “It’s not like it physically harms me, so it really doesn’t bother me. Everyone’s been called it before. I’ve been called it in high school when you go into a hostile environment. “It doesn’t bother me. It’s not like it’s going to stop me from running the ball the way I run it, or stop me from blocking the way I block.” LOS ANGELES — UCLA strong safety Jarrad Page said that among the many things that make Washington State a difficult place to play are racial slurs, which the senior said Monday were directed at him during his last visit to Martin Stadium. Page also said Cougar fans threw things at the Bruins during their 2003 trip to Pullman, Wash., and several fans tried to enter UCLA’s locker room after the 31-13 defeat to taunt the players. The 12th-ranked Bruins return to Pullman this weekend. “It’s everything, from racial comments to all that type of stuff,” said Page, who is African-American. “But it all doesn’t matter. It’s like, OK, that’s even more reason to go out there and whoop somebody. center_img Pacific-10 Conference assistant commissioner Jim Muldoon said there were complaints of rowdy fan behavior in previous seasons at Wazzu. But as far as racial slurs, Muldoon said, “This is the first we’ve heard of it.” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said issues concerning fan behavior are addressed during conference meetings. He said behavior in and around Martin Stadium was discussed. One big problem is that the visitor’s locker room is about a five-minute walk from the field. Wazzu event and facilities operations director John David Wicker said security is stationed periodically along the barricaded path players use to reach the field, but it’s difficult to patrol what is being said. “You pretty much have that anywhere you go,” Wicker said. “Not everyone has 100 percent classy fans. We station security along the barrier so there could be no physical confrontation.” Coach Karl Dorrell said he expected defensive tackle Brigham Harwell (ankle) to practice this week and play at Washington State. He confirmed Sunday’s report that weak-side guard Chris Joseph will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Joseph said he hoped to be back at the end of the month. UCLA strong safety Chris Horton is hoping to have pins removed from his injured wrist Wednesday, but it is unlikely he would make the trip. Backup weak-side tackle Tony Lee (knee) is also expected to be available for the first time. Washington State will be without linebacker Will Derting, but the Cougars are hopeful split end Jason Hill can play. Hill sat out Saturday’s loss to Stanford with a thigh contusion and isn’t expected to practice much this week. He leads the Cougars with 28 catches for 521 yards and seven touchdowns. Drew was named Pac-10 offensive player of the week for his performance against Cal, which included four offensive touchdowns and a punt return for a score. … UCLA’s Oct. 22 game against Oregon State at the Rose Bowl will kick off at 4 p.m. and be broadcast nationally on TBS. Brian Dohn can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Here’s a chance to honour the Grassroots Hero in your club!

first_imgIS THERE an unsung grassroots hero in your football club? Well, now is your chance to have them recognised!As part of the National Football Exhibition, which is visiting Letterkenny later this month, the FAI has launched the Grassroots Hero award.Winners will be chosen by the FAI and receive a prize and recognition at the Exhibition. Grassroots Heros should be someone involved at local football level in your area and winner will be chosen by an FAI panel including local Development Officers.You can nominate someone by clicking here: https://www.fai.ie/domestic/the-national-football-exhibition-grassroots-heroDonegal marks the fifth stop on the road and follows on from successful stints in Sligo, Cork, Limerick and Waterford. Finn Harps recently celebrated their 50th anniversary in the League of Ireland and with neighbouring Derry City a short drive from the venue, there should be plenty of supporters coming to relive some memories.Over 2,000 people visited the Exhibition at Waterford City Hall in early August. The first National Football Exhibition Grassroots Hero was named with De La Salle clubman Gavin Lonergan recognised. The Exhibition will be open to the public from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, September 29. Further stops in Dundalk and Galway will come in early 2020 before a return to Dublin for the finals.Here’s a chance to honour the Grassroots Hero in your club! was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Android Developers Can Now Access Sales Reports

first_imgsarah perez Google has introduced a new feature for Android developers: merchant sales reports. These reports will show, in detail, the monthly financial performance of mobile applications and will be hosted in the Android Market Developer Console. Included in the reports is information from Google Checkout, including per-transaction details, device information, currency used in each sale and the currency conversion rate.Google is making the reports available for download in CSV format in addition to hosting them in the Android Developer Console online. Because this feature is new, there is not any historical data available at present – just that for March 2011. However, Google says that over the next few weeks, reports going back to January 2010 will come online, too.Going forward, the reports will launch by the 10th day of the month, providing data for the month prior. Google has also asked developers to provide feedback via its help center, for questions, comments or feedback.These sales reports are available now. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#mobile#news The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

How Tight is Too Tight?

first_imgThe first question I usually get when I start talking about insulating and buttoning-up houses is, “Won’t my house be too tight?” It’s a very logical question.Tight houses need fresh airAs we make houses tighter, less air flows through them. With less circulation, pollutants in the house can build up. These pollutants can include carbon dioxide from our breathing, smoke from burning our toast, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from cleaning materials and furnishings, moisture (which isn’t a pollutant itself, but causes mold and other problems), and, yes, even bathroom deodorizers that often contain harmful chemicals. Without as much fresh air getting in to dilute those pollutants and replenish the oxygen we need, aren’t we going to suffocate? Shouldn’t the house be left leaky?The concern is right on—that a tight house without enough fresh air is a bad thing. But the solution—to keep the house leaky—is wrong.There are several problems with the idea of relying on a leaky building envelope to ensure adequate fresh air in a house.Leaky houses costs you money and waste energyIn a typical house, air leakage can account for 25-40% of the total heat loss of the house. If we increase insulation levels and put in better windows but leave the house leaky, the fraction of total heat loss coming from air leakage increases. Cold air leaking in means dollars leaking out. To make matters worse, the rate of air leakage is highest when the energy impact of that leakage is the greatest—when it’s very cold or very windy.Air leaks can cause moisture problemsWhen warm air leaks out through cracks and gaps in your building envelope during the winter, that air cools off and may reach the “dew point.” This is the temperature at which water vapor (a constituent of all air) can condense into liquid water.The dew point depends on the temperature as well as the relative humidity—the higher the relative humidity the higher the temperature at which the dew point will be reached. When condensation occurs within your walls or ceiling, stuff gets wet.Mold can grow—potentially making you sick—and cellulosic materials like wood can rot.You can’t rely on air leaks to be reliableThe strategy of keeping your house intentionally leaky can’t even be relied on to provide fresh air. Air movement through a building envelope depends not only on the envelope leakiness, but also on the “pressure differential” across the envelope. When it’s windy, there’s a pressure differential—on the upwind side fresh air is pushed in through those gaps in the house, and on the downwind side stale house air is sucked out. And when it’s really cold outside, the “stack effect” pushes warm air out through the envelope high in the house and sucks in outside air near ground level.The problem is that there isn’t always one of these situations to create that pressure differential we need for fresh air. On a day without much wind during the spring and fall months, when it’s not that much colder outside than in, the differences in pressure won’t be enough to cause much air exchange—even with a quite leaky envelope, so you won’t be ensuring fresh air.Tighter houses are better housesMy answer to the question of how tight we should make our houses is “really, really tight.” But we also need to provide mechanical ventilation. With a ventilation system—which can be as simple as the continuous or intermittent operation of quiet bathroom fans with intentional air inlets, to a whole-house ventilation system—you will be sure of getting the fresh air you need. With an extremely airtight envelope and a mechanical ventilation system that controls exactly where and how much air is brought in and exhausted, you get the quantity of fresh air you need, you deliver that fresh air where it’s needed, and you get it consistently, whether it’s windy or not and no matter the outside temperature.“Whole-house” ventilation is most effective because the fresh air is delivered exactly where it’s intended (bedrooms and living room, for example) and stale air is exhausted from the places pollutants are most likely to be produced (typically bathrooms and kitchens).With whole-house ventilation, you can also capture heat from the outgoing air stream and transfer it to the incoming fresh air. This is accomplished with a “heat-recovery ventilator” or “air-to-air heat exchanger.” This strategy makes a great deal of sense in cold climates, such as ours, though it does increase cost.FURTHER RESOURCES#Green Primer:Can Houses be “Too Insulated ” or “Too Tight”?Green Building Encyclopedia article:Air Leaks Waste Energy and Rot Houses Ventilation Choices: Three Ways to Keep Indoor Air CleanBlogs:Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated HouseWhat’s the Most Cost-Effective Way to Bring Fresh Air into a Tight House?Tight Houses: A Good Idea (and Code Requirement) Passivhaus Homes are Extremely Tight and Energy-Efficientlast_img read more