Warriors whip Portland in opener

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):Klay Thompson scored 37 points as fellow ‘Splash Brother’ Stephen Curry watched injured and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 on Sunday in Game One of the Western Conference semi-finals.Draymond Green had his second career postseason triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for the defending champions.With Curry sidelined because of a sprained right knee, Green and Thompson took charge again. Thompson hit seven more three-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make at least seven threes in three straight playoff games.Game Two of the best-of-seven series is tonight at Oracle Arena.Golden State reserve Anderson Varejao and Portland’s Gerald Henderson were ejected late in the third quarter after receiving their second technical foulsPortland’s Damian Lillard had another slow start back home in the Bay Area, missing 11 of his first 13 shots before finishing with 30 points – 10 on free throws.HEAT 106, HORNETS 73Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Gerald Green added 16 and Miami ended Charlotte’s season, beating the Hornets in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference first-round series.The Heat will open the second round at Toronto tonight.Luol Deng scored 15 points, Dwyane Wade added 12 and Hassan Whiteside had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Heat. They have won their last four Game Sevens – each of the previous three coming along the way to winning NBA championships.Frank Kaminsky scored 12 points for Charlotte.RAPTORS 89, PACERS 84DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and Toronto beat Indiana in Game Seven of the first-round series.Rookie Norman Powell added 13 points, Kyle Lowry had 11 points and nine assists and Patrick Patterson had 11 points to help Toronto win a seven-game series for the first time in franchise history.The Raptors won their first postseason series since a five-game triumph over the New York Knicks in 2001, ending the NBA’s longest active drought between playoff series victories.Paul George led Indiana with 26 points and 12 rebounds, George Hill scored 19 points and Monta Ellis had 15.last_img read more

Murrell has big game for RCC

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Ryan Hall and Cary Allen also added goal for the Bulldogs, who improved to 1-0 in SCIAC play, 9-11 overall. REDLANDS VOLLEYBALL Lori Nakamura had a match-high 20 kills but couldn’t lead Redlands to a win as Simpson Collegerallied to defeat the Bulldogs in five games, 30-17, 25-30, 22-30, 30-26 and 16-14 Saturday in a nonconference meeting at Redlands. Shelley Langford added 14 kills and 11 digs for Redlands, which fell to 3-12. REDLANDS WOMEN’S SOCCER REDLANDS WATER POLO Tony Rona scored four times, Ian Calpin added three tallies and Casey Finfrock made nine saves as the Redlands defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 9-3 in a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match at Redlands. Richard Murrell, a San Bernardino High School graduate, rushed for 83 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries to lead Riverside Community College to a 35-7 victory Saturday over Paloma College in a Mission Conference American Division game at Riverside. Murrell also caught one pass for 14 yards for the Tigers, who improved to 4-2 overall, 1-0 in conference. center_img Taylor Olson and Lisa Fryer each scored goals to lead Redlands to a 2-1 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in a SCIAC match at Redlands. Goalkeeper Meghan Cyr made three saves in the victory for the Bulldogs, who improved to 7-5-1 in SCIAC play. 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

Driver with coke and cannabis on board banned for a year

first_imgA Burnfoot man who tested positive for cocaine and cannabis at a Garda checkpoint has been banned from driving for one year.Martin Quinn, 21 from Annaslee, Burnfoot, was charged with drug driving at Shore Road, Buncrana, on Sunday, Ocotber 14, 2018, when he appeared before Buncrana District Court. Mr. Quinn contested the charge against him at the court, which was sitting at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel.Garda Thomas Duggan told the court that he was conducting a checkpoint at Shore Road, Buncrana, along with Garda Shaun McLaughlin.He said at 4.43pm he stopped a grey VW Golf being driven by Mr. Quinn.“He passed a roadside breath test but because this was a MIT [mandatory intoxication testing] checkpoint I asked him to sample for the oral fluid test,” Gda. Duggan said.“I noted that his pupils were dilated as I brought him around the back of the patrol car.”Garda Shaun McLaughlin said he made a demand of Mr. Quinn to provide a specimen of oral fluid, informing him that failure or refusal to do so was an offence.“He admitted he had cocaine last night so I cautioned him but as I went to process his sample on the machine it switched off,” explained Gda. McLaughlin.The Garda told Mr. Quinn he had to complete the testing at the Garda Station.“I explained to him he was not under arrest and he agreed to come with us. We arrived at the station within three minutes and at 5.04pm Mr. Quinn’s sample tested positive for the presence of cocaine and cannabis.”Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian argued that his client was brought to the Garda Station under threat of arrest, saying at no point was he told that he was free to leave.Gda. McLaughlin said the word ‘threat’ was very strong and at no point did Mr. Quinn ask if he was ‘free to go’.“He was either free to go or he wasn’t, but crucially he wasn’t told this,” said solicitor Dorrian.“He couldn’t make an informed decision if he wasn’t told everything. Also there is no evidence of any kind that Garda Duggan formed an opinion about my client’s driving – there is no evidence of his demeanour or a compliant about his driving – so I would submit that he was in unlawful custody.”Garda Inspector David Durkan said Mr. Quinn came to the Garda Station voluntarily and the process was carried out lawfully.Mr. Dorrian also contended that to comply with the law the test must be carried out ‘in the vicinity’ of the MIT checkpoint.“Buncrana Garda Station is not in the vicinity of the Shore Road,” said Mr. Dorrian.“The act says it must be conducted in the vicinity of the public place where the test was started – the Garda Station is also not a public place – you can’t get into the area where the test was carried out without a code.”Gda. McLaughlin the Garda Station is three minutes away from their location on the Shore Road.“The demand was made at the Shore Road and the sample was provided at the Shore Road, the testing was then carried out at the Garda Station,” he added.Insp. Durkan added that the journey is acceptable to be classed as being in the vicinity.Judge Paul Kelly said Quinn was not in custody when the swab was taken and nothing else was obtained from him at the Garda Station, other than the reading of the test.He added that Garda Duggan was not required to form an opinion under the act and found that the 21-year-old had a case to meet.Judge Kelly fined Quinn €250 for drug driving and banned him from driving for one year as it was his first offence. He postponed the driving ban until January 1, 2020.Driver with coke and cannabis on board banned for a year was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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:BurnfootcaughtcocainecourtdrivingGardailast_img read more

Publication outlines pesticide risks for pollinators

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A new publication available from Purdue Extension could help crop producers minimize pesticide risk to pollinator species.Protecting Pollinators in Agronomic Crop Production, the latest publication in the Protecting Pollinators series, describes some of the risks pollinators may face when pesticides are applied to field crops, such as corn, soybeans or wheat.“Honeybees don’t necessarily need to be sprayed directly with pesticides to be harmed,” said co-author Rick Foster, entomology professor and Extension integrated pest management specialist. “Honeybees consume pollen, nectar and water to survive, and any of these can be sources of pesticide exposure. Additionally, planting dust or pesticide droplets may be suspended in the air as they fly through it. This publication will help agronomic crop producers to recognize some of the risks associated with pesticide use and reduce some of those harmful side effects.”Foster co-authored the publication with fellow Purdue entomologists Christian Krupke and Greg Hunt, Purdue Extension educator Michael O’Donnell and Phil Sutton, St. Joseph County Extension director.The publication includes sections describing why honeybees and other pollinators are important to the agricultural system, ways in which pesticide poisoning may occur, and best management practices to minimize the impact of pesticides, particularly insecticides.Protecting Pollinators in Agronomic Crop Production is available for free download from Purdue Extension’s The Education Store.The Protecting Pollinators series is funded by a Purdue Extension Issue-Based Action Team (IBAT) award, and is part of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiative to protect pollinator health across the country. Pollinator species include honeybees as well as flies, butterflies, moths, beetles and hummingbirds.last_img read more