OAKLAND, 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.
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum About time, too, to take the Nuggets as a serious, pesky threat.Nikola Jokic scored 26 points, Murray had 15 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the banged-up Nuggets rallied past the equally banged-up Toronto Raptors 95-86 on Sunday night in a contest between conference leaders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTrailing 70-57 in the third quarter, the Nuggets went on a 23-2 run to send them to their 10th win in 12 games and retain a slim lead over Golden State in the Western Conference. This marks the latest the Nuggets (20-9) have been in first place in the West since Dec. 18, 1984, according to information by Elias Sports Bureau.“It’s December,” Mason Plumlee said. “It’s a long way to go.” View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid lead 76ers past Cavaliers in Jimmy Butler return Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, third from left, pulls in a rebound as, from left, Toronto Raptors forwards CJ Miles and Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard, right, fight for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 95-86. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — In the fourth quarter, Jamal Murray’s shot finally started falling.“About time,” the Denver guard said.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He’s doing what he’s supposed to do,” Malone said. “He’s our franchise player.”TIP-INSRaptors: Danny Green was given a technical foul in the third quarter. He was poked in the eye by Monte Morris early in the fourth quarter. … C Serge Ibaka fouled out with 1:37 remaining. He was given a technical after the call. … Delon Wright got the start and had 15 points.Nuggets: Plumlee had 10 points and seven rebounds.INJURY UPDATE, PART IBarton could return to the lineup in the next week or 10 days. He had surgery on Oct. 23 to repair core and hip muscle injuries.“It would be great to have him back,” Malone said. “He’s such a versatile part of what we do.”INJURY UPDATE, PART IINurse doesn’t expect Lowry or Siakam to miss much time. Lowry sat out his second game with a bruised thigh, while Siakam was sidelined after experiencing back stiffness following a hard fall in Portland.“There’s nothing seriously wrong with either one of them,” Nurse said. “There’s just some soreness.” MOST READ UP NEXTRaptors: Host Indiana on Wednesday.Nuggets: Close out a four-game homestand on Tuesday against Dallas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Still, they’ve now beaten the Raptors (twice), Golden State and Boston.“I guess maybe it says we’re the best team for the time being,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “There are a lot of games left. I think one thing we’ve done a really good job of is tempering our own excitement.”Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors, who finished 2-2 on their trip. They still own the league’s best mark at 23-9.Murray led the charge with eight straight points early in the fourth. The defense stepped up, too, as the Raptors didn’t score their first field goal in the final quarter until Leonard’s dunk with 7:42 remaining.Toronto pulled to 86-83 with 3:28 left, but Plumlee’s easy bucket gave Denver some breathing room. The Raptors were 4 of 23 from the field in the fourth quarter, including 1 of 13 from 3-point land.ADVERTISEMENT More alarming to Raptors coach Nick Nurse was that Leonard only had four free throws despite all his work around the rim.“You can’t tell me one of the best players in the league takes a hundred hits in that game and shoots four free throws,” Nurse said. “It’s been going on all year. I do not understand why they are letting everybody play one of the best players in the league so physically. I do not understand.”Leonard agreed, but shrugged it off.“It’s been very physical. I just go with the next play,” Leonard said. “I pride myself on just keep moving and keep going.”Both teams had several key players on the bench due to injuries. The Raptors were without Kyle Lowry (thigh), Pascal Siakam (back), Fred VanVleet (back) and Jonas Valanciunas (thumb).The Nuggets didn’t have Will Barton (right hip/core muscle surgery), Gary Harris (hip) and Paul Millsap (big toe).Not that Malone gave it much thought.“Teams look at us right now with players out, and they think they can show up and beat us,” Malone said. “We’ve shown teams, ‘No, that’s not the case.’ We have more than enough players that are going to go out there and battle and compete.”The Nuggets beat the Raptors 106-103 on Dec. 3 in Toronto. 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The surprise had the family ‘ shocked and excited.’ The children went upstairs first, and screamed when they saw the tree and gifts. As the parents saw it for themselves, they ‘collapsed crying and hugging each other.’ Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming Credit: Montana Cumming The following businesses and organizations sponsored/volunteers helped make this surprise happen: The Flower HutLicar Management Group- $200 off rent for next 6 months & $200 in Save on Foods gift cardsErnie’s Sports Experts- Winter gearCanadian Tire- $300 toy donationProfile Construction- $700 cash donationSafewaySave on FoodsWalmartShoppers Drug MartFixx Urban GrillHair Bin- $200 gift cards for spa servicesWest Edmonton Mall- All accesses passesAurora Cinema Centre- Movie passesComputer Emporium- TabletDriving Force- Transport truck rentalAccent Dental- Free dental servicesCIBC- $400 cash donationFort St John Huskies- Volunteer Hours FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Eaglevision Video Productions has released a video of the Moose FM Break & Enter Christmas. See the video below. Thank you to all the community members who made this possible for one lucky family.Below is a copy of the an article from earlier this month about the Break & Enter- Advertisement -In November, Moose FM asked the community to nominate a family in need of help this holiday season for their Break & Enter Contest. The response was ‘overwhelming,’ with over 50 families being nominated. But only one family could be picked, and for the past two weeks, the station has been planning to break into their house and surprise them with Christmas gifts.The second annual Break & Enter helped out a family of five, struggling as the mother fights cancer. The illness has left her too ill to work, and while the father works to support the family, they struggle daily with their financial hardship; the children didn’t have beds or proper winter clothing, and didn’t even celebrate Christmas last year because they couldn’t afford it.Now, the family has many presents to open for Christmas, including a new dining room set, living room furniture set, dental check ups for the children, Christmas tree, and a discount on their rent — thanks to the help of countless sponsors and over 20 volunteers who made it possible.The family was taken to dinner and a tour of Christmas lights and while they were out of the house, our elves and volunteers worked hard to pull off the surprise– and vanish before the family got back.Advertisement Home Hardware Building Centre- Donated approx. $1000 in kitchen/household itemsCity Furniture – Donated FurnitureMontana’s BBQ & Bar – Donated dinner for the FamilyLuxx LimousinesFort St John Co-op-$1000 cash donation & volunteer hoursBig Brothers Big Sisters Fort St JohnSelf Maid Cleaning Services- 6 months of house cleaning servicesEpscan IndustriesFraction Energy Services- $1000 cash donationEagle Vision Video ProductionFort City Chrysler- $1000 cash donationNorthern Metallic – $1000 cash donationMurray GM- $1600 cash donationM&M Meat Shop- $250 in gift cardsOlio’s PizzaDairy Queen
Jesus Navas in action for Manchester City Manchester City pulled off a massive surprise by securing a 2-2 draw with French giants PSG at the Parc des Princes in the Champions League.Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho scored for Manuel Pellegrini’s men, taking the lead through the Belgian and then fighting back to secure the draw after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Adrien Rabiot had netted for the hosts.It was a great team performance by the visitors, and they will be delighted to have scored two away goals, however, one player was not impressive.Jesus Navas has shown little recently to suggest he is a top level player, and City fans were once again not that pleased with the Spanish winger playing the entire game.We collect some of the best reactions to Navas’ performance v PSG below… 1
Staff from Pramerica with staff and students from Mulroy College celebrating the conclusion of the Skills @ Work Programme facilitated by The Schools’ Business Partnership, Business in the Community Ireland.Pramerica Systems Ireland and Mulroy College in Milford have completed their third successful year of Schools’ Business Partnership.This initiative provides firsthand insight into the business world to senior cycle students from Mulroy College and is part of the Schools’ Business Partnership programme run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).During the programme, employees of Pramerica Systems Ireland provided a number of talks on ‘A Day in the Life of …’; a company overview; and workshops on positive communications, how to build a comprehensive CV; and helped the students develop good interview skills by participating in mock interviews. The students were also brought on a site visit to Pramerica Systems Ireland in Letterkenny and saw the various career opportunities that exist within the ICT and Financial Services industry sectors.“The impact that this initiative has on the students is visible right from day one, it generates an interest and motivation for the students to succeed and to continue to work hard on their studies. The partnership has been invaluable to the school,” said Catherine Crawford, Business Teacher, Mulroy College.A spokesman for Pramerica Systems Ireland said they are also delighted to continue their partnership with Mulroy College.“The commitment from our employees to the programme has been outstanding. It is an invaluable experience – from developing team-building, interpersonal and communication skills to feeling a sense of pride, value and satisfaction in their work.” said Martin Davies, Lead Specialist Platform Engineer, Pramerica Systems Ireland. BITCI said it recognises the ongoing support shown by Pramerica Systems Ireland to the programme, the school and the wider community in Donegal.“Pramerica Systems Ireland have successfully completed this the third year of partnership with Mulroy College and their commitment in supporting and advancing the skills and ideas of the students, to help them prepare for a work life that they will enjoy and be good at is exemplary. This commitment and engagement not only benefits the school but has far reaching impacts on the local community. It is a wonderful demonstration of an organisation’s corporate responsibility,” said Elaine McFadden, Regional Coordinator, Donegal, BITCI.The Schools’ Business Partnership is funded by participating businesses with matching funds provided by the DES under the National Development Plan (NDP). PRAMERICA AND MULROY COLLEGE CONTINUE THEIR UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP was last modified: May 13th, 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:MilfordMulroy Collegepramerica
The community village of Annagry have pulled together and filled a container of basic necessities for a refugee camp in Greece.On Saturday last, July 16th, Mairead sister of aid worker Roísin Harkin, took it on herself and organised a collection for a refugee camp.Roísin and her friend Stephanie Sweeney from Ardara have been volunteering to gather the much needed items over past few weeks. Roísin a native of Annagry was in complete shock at the lack of basic necessities kids and adults have in the refugee camp she is working in.Hundreds descended to the community hall in Annagry on Saturday to donate much needed items such like, sun cream, nappies, shampoo for fighting lice and much much more.Mairead posted on her Facebook expressing her thanks for all the generous donations and help received. She also thanked RAP and SIOEN for supplying boxes and tape to hold the donated items, John Lyons in Irish transport for all his guidance and advice for the shipping process.“What a feeling seeing the container going up through Annagry.” Brilliant residents send container of vital supplies to refugee camp was last modified: July 21st, 2016 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:Annagrybasic goodsGreecerefugee camp
A CHARITY which provides a telephone lifeline to older people says their services are needed now more than ever as they face into the realities of the recession.The Good Morning Service involves local volunteers making a regular phone call to people aged over sixty, so as to ensure they are safe and well. The service is free and confidential.Frances Browne, Good Morning Service Coordinator, told us: “I believe our service has become more valuable and essential to our clients in these times of cutbacks in health and social service provision. “Our simple daily telephone call, from our friendly volunteers, ensures they are safe and well and gives them access to our Care & Repair or Advocacy service.“It assists them in solving some of the everyday issues and difficulties that can lead to illness or depression. We ‘mind’ our service users and do everything we can to ensure they remain happy, healthy and contented in their home for as long as they wish.”Frances revealed: “In the past six months, older people have spoken to the Good Morning Service about loneliness, financial worries, fuel poverty, isolation and feeling vulnerable in their homes.“The Good Morning service users request visits from volunteers; help with repairs in the home; support following bereavement; and advice on issues such as meals on wheels; accessing health care; the digital switchover; home help; hospital waiting lists; and personal health. Older people regularly spoke to the service about feeling lonely, isolated, and worried about money, paying bills and keeping their homes warm.” The Good Morning Service AGM will discuss the key issues facing people over sixty, and how best to support their needs. It will be held on November 6th in the Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny, at 2.30pm. This is a public meeting and everyone is welcome to attend. Active age advocate, Brenda Whitley, will speak at the meeting.The Good Morning Service has centres in Buncrana, Donegal Town, Falcarragh, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport. The Service supports over 400 older people in the county, with over 100 volunteers making more than 900 calls to them per week. In Inishowen, the service also provides the Friendly Face Befriending scheme that matches a volunteer with an individual who feels isolated or vulnerable, alongside the Care & Repairservice offering older people help with home maintenance; light repair work; shopping; transport and social services.FURTHER INFORMATION FOR READERS:* If you are over the age of 60, and facing any of these issues, remember you are not alone.The Good Morning Service’s phone call with a volunteer offers a chat, advice, referral to supports, or a chance to talk about any concerns you might have.The Service is free and available to anyone over the age of 60 living in County Donegal.To register for the service, contact the Buncrana office on 074-9321598.Would you like to support older people in Donegal? Contact 074-9321598 if you are interested in volunteering. The service is currently looking for volunteers in Falcarragh, Donegal Town, Letterkenny, Lifford, and Burtonport.You can also help by making time to talk, and listen to, any older person who might be feeling lonely, isolated, or needing support. Just a smile and the offer of a chat can make a big difference in the life of someone who is living alone.OLDER PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT IN FACING RECESSION, SAYS DONEGAL CHARITY was last modified: October 30th, 2012 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)Tags:OLDER PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT IN FACING RECESSIONSAYS DONEGAL CHARITY
Get a sneak peek of episode 18 of Play Your Part, here:David Masilela is known as the petrol pump attendant who became an attorney. He now owns his own law firm. He is one of the guests on Play Your Part episode 18. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterIn this week’s Play Your Part, we hear the story of David Masilela, who persevered after matric. He worked as a petrol pump attendant while his dream was to become a lawyer.Years later, he now has his own firm and mentors law students.This episode airs on Saturday, 20 January 2018 on SABC2 at 18:00.Here’s who else you can expect on episode 18 this week:Lindo DumaLindo DumaDuma’s company, Skwe One Rehabilitation, works to rehabilitate and develop young people by opening drug rehabilitation centres around the country. He also developed a stove that helps to prevent shack fires, a significant social problem in informal settlements.Pria HassanAdvocate Pria HassanHassan, an advocate, is the founder and managing director of the investment holding company, Women of Africa Investments.Oupa PilaneOupa PilanePilane is the owner and founder of Nelspruit’s Ubuntu Kraal guesthouse. He is also the executive responsible for municipal business intelligence at the Guma Group.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
AdvertisementMikey Garcia recently has been on a rumble over the past 18 months having beaten loud mouth trash talking Boxer, Adrien Broner, then moving up in weight class to conquer the junior welterweight division to beat Sergey Lipinets which resulted in him becoming a four-division world champion and most recently beating Robert Easter Jr to become IBF and WBC unified Lightweight champion in front of a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles.Mikey Garcia is a hot commodity in Boxing right now, with him having a free agent status has attracted offers from all sides.From Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing and Oscar Dela Hoya of Golden Boy Promotion to Dana White of Zuffa Boxing.And he is game to fight anyone and everyone in Boxing with him recently calling out Errol Spence Jr which according to rumors might take place early next year on Showtime PPV.Speaking to ES News, Garcia said:“I really wanted that fight (Pacquiao) a lot a couple of years ago. Right now there’s other fights that interest me more. Well, I do, I definitely would want that (Manny Pacquiao) fight. I would knock out both of those guys (Manny Pacquiao and Vasyl Lomachenko).”Although Pacquiao fight will potentially be the big money fight for Garcia, it’s the Lomachenko fight the boxing world wants to see.Also Read-Boxing: Floyd Mayweather reveals he wants to promote Manny Pacquiao Advertisement
Former Sri Lanka player Dilhara Lokuhettige was Thursday provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being charged with fixing and failure to disclose corrupt approaches in an ongoing probe.Lokuhettige, a former medium pacer who played nine ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals for Sri Lanka, has been charged with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code and given 14 days to respond.These new allegations are in addition to similar charges brought against him on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board last year during his stint with a T10 league in the UAE.”That provisional suspension remains in full force and effect and he has additionally been provisionally suspended under the ICC Code pending the determination of these new charges,” the ICC said in a statement.Lokuhettige’s suspension continued ICC’s anti-corruption drive in Sri Lanka Cricket in which has even embroiled 1996 World Cup-winning batting legend Sanath Jayasuriya, who was banned for two years after admitting to destruction of evidence during the ongoing investigations.The 38-year-old Lokuhettige has been charged with the following three offences under the Code:Article 2.1.1 Fixing, contriving or otherwise influencing improperly, or being a party to any agreement or effort to fix or contrive or otherwise influence improperly, the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any International Match.Article 2.1.4 Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1.Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received by him to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code.Lokuhettige has 14 days starting the Wednesday gone by to respond to the new charges.”The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,” the world body said.On Wednesday, the ICC said it would be working in close cooperation with the Interpol to widen the scope of its fight against corruptors in the sport all across the world.Also Read | Sri Lanka Cricket fine Karunaratne $7,000 for drink-driving incidentAlso Read | International Cricket Council to join hands with Interpol to tackle corruptionadvertisement