Gasol, Grizzlies hold off Bucks late for 116-113 win

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Conley also hit two foul shots with 9.9 seconds left for a four-point lead, though Shelvin Mack went 1 of 2 at the line with 2.1 seconds left to give the Bucks one last chance trailing by three.The Bucks inbounded the ball to their best 3-point shooter, Khris Middleton. He missed near the top of the arc with two defenders in his face as time expired.“Stops. Stops. Stops. Finding a way to stop them,” Gasol said in describing Memphis’ final run.Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points, and Middleton added 25 for the Bucks. They squandered an eight-point lead with 9:08 left.One of the NBA’s most prolific 3-point shooting teams, Milwaukee couldn’t overcome a cold-shooting night from the arc. They shot 50.6 percent overall but just 25.7 percent from 3-point territory (9 of 35).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Heat end three-game slump, dominate short-handed Nets “The thought is can you make people uncomfortable and make them fight a fight they aren’t accustomed to,” Bickerstaff said.Bucks: Rookie G Donte DiVincenzo left the game with left knee soreness. He played six minutes in the first half, scoring three points. … The Bucks wasted an opportunity to go 11-3, which would have matched their best start since 1980-81. … Budenholzer was ejected in the fourth quarter after picking up his second technical foul.The ejection occurred after it appeared the Budenholzer was arguing about a call in which Malcolm Brogdon stepped out of bounds. The guard might have been pushed out of bounds by a defender. Asked if he was surprised that he got ejected, Budenholzer said “It’s a good question.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Return home Friday night to face the Sacramento KingsBucks: Host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Bucks came out sluggish coming off of a four-stop, Western Conference road trip, having also trailed by 11 in the first half.“I felt like we could play with more energy, we could be better executing,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said.IT’S PATMack added 15 points, including three 3s in a third quarter in which Memphis led by as much as 15.The Bucks got back in it with a 19-2 run spearheaded by defense and energetic guard Pat Connaughton, who had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and added six rebounds.Connaughton opened the fourth quarter with a dunk , and Eric Bledsoe followed with a steal and dunk on the break to tie the game at 84 apiece.It looked like the Bucks were off to the races again, playing their kind of pace. Memphis mustered enough defense late to hold off another charge.“One thing we can do is defend when shots aren’t falling,” Connaughton said.TIP-INSGrizzlies: The win snapped a 16-game road losing streak against Eastern Conference foes. … Down five players because of injuries, Memphis still enjoyed a pace in the first half that catered to its grind-it-out style. Gasol had 11 points to pace the Grizzlies’ to a 48-45 halftime lead. It helped, too, that the Bucks were just 4 of 23 (17 percent) from the arc in the first half. Bickerstaff said the injuries haven’t prevented the team from playing the kind of kind of slow-down, defensive style that he is trying to instill. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img It’s a nice way for Memphis to start a busy stretch of four games in six nights.“The words ‘grit’ and ‘grind’ mean something to our guys,” Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “To do what we did here speaks to that.”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 ChrissAfter losing a 15-point lead in the third quarter, Memphis surged ahead again late and held on with key baskets from Conley.With the shot clock winding down, Conley hit a turnaround jumper in the middle of the lane for a 113-109 lead with 26 seconds left. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Memphis Grizzlies’ Garrett Temple shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — In a game of runs between teams with contrasting styles, Memphis made the last, defining push.Marc Gasol scored 29 points, Mike Conley added 26 and the grind-it-out Grizzlies held off the up-tempo Bucks 116-113 on Wednesday night, handing Milwaukee its first home loss of the season.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

Over 200 Attend 1st Yoga Celebration in Liberia

first_imgMore than 200 persons, including Liberians and Indians, gathered at the Shri Gurudwara Sahib, the Indian worship center at Coconut Plantation, to commemorate the first ever International Day of Yoga.Though the day fell on Sunday, June 21, still Liberians, who are predominantly Christians and Muslims, with pomp and pageantry, joined the Indians and their Consulate General, Mr. U.S. Sachdeva, to observe the hour-long program. Notably no Liberian government official was present “because of very short notice of preparation for the day’s celebration,” a senior Liberian staff of the Indian Consulate told our Health Correspondent, who also participated in the celebration.Among several Indian dignitaries who attended the program were executives of the Association of the Indian Community in Liberia, the Contingent commander of the Indian Female Formed Police Unit (IFPU) of UNMIL, Madhu Bala, along with senior officers, and priests from Gurudwara Sahib and Geeta Ashram. Other foreign nationals residing in Liberia were also in attendance. IFPU Commander Bala was the umpire of the program. In her brief remarks, she spoke of the usefulness of Yoga as a remedy to all kinds of medical conditions, including cardiac problems, diabetes, hypertension and stress as well as a way of strengthening the body’s resistance capacity to diseases. She, along with trained Yoga instructors, led participants through breathtaking Yoga exercises, bending over and stretching. The most exhilarating (exciting) part of the program was when the instructors came to give Yoga lessons. As they demonstrated their Yoga skills and movements, participants, including Indians themselves, were spell-bound and watched in total awe, rendering continuous applause. “Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment, harmony between man and nature, and a holistic approach to health and well-being,” Consul General Sachdeva told the Daily Observer last Thursday. The science of Yoga has its origin thousands of years ago, long before the first religion and belief systems were born. Yoga science was known to have first come from the banks of the lake Kantisarowar in the Himalayas thousands of years ago, and carried at different times to different parts of the world, including Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America. However, it was in India that the Yogic System found its fullest expression – crafting a culture around core Yogic way of life, according to information available to the Daily Observer.This seemingly intractable linkage of Yoga to India’s history, both ancient and modern, as well as Yoga’s substantial beneficial global outreach, in terms of both its physical and spiritual values, must have motivated the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014, to urge the world community to adopt an International Day of Yoga, sources said. On December 11, 2014, the 193-member UN General Assembly (UNGA) approved the proposal by consensus with a record 177 co-sponsoring countries. They adopted a resolution to establish 21st June as International Day of Yoga. In its resolution declaring 21st June each year International Day of Yoga, the UNGA recognize that Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and encourages the wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing Yoga for the health of the world population. Yoga also brings harmony in all walks of life and thus, is known for disease prevention, health promotion and management of many lifestyle-related disorders. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Indian government officials said 35,000 people attended the 35-minute yoga session in New Delhi. It was aimed at setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest yoga class at a single venue.The day was also being celebrated around the world and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj says “tens of millions” were expected to do yoga yesterday.Of the 193 UN member countries, celebrations were set to be held in 192 countries, the exception being Yemen, because of the conflict there. Yoga events were being held in 251 cities in six continents. 30,000 people also reportedly performed yoga in Times Square, New York City.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nursing Board Reviews 5-Year Strategic Plan

first_imgA forum aimed at reviewing a five year (2012-2017) strategic plan of the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM) has begun in Monrovia.The five-day gathering will focus on political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal issues. The forum is expected to also analyze and strengthen the weaknesses, opportunities and eliminate threats posed to the sector.Other areas to be considered will include the LBNM’s vision, mission and core value, guiding principles as well as key results and strategic goals. Professor Sebalda Leshabar, Dean of Nursing and Midwifery at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, underscored the important role nurses play in the health sector and as such the strategic plan of the LBNM must be given key attention by its members.Dr. Leshabar, who is also facilitating the five-day midterm review, cautioned the participants to take keen interest in the strategic plan as they go through the discussions.She told the participants to get involved in the process and continue to collaborate with other partners, particularly lawmakers, to ensure that the plan becomes workable.LBNM’s Board Chairperson, Ms. Cecelia A. Morris, said the plan is to ensure continual improvement of service to the public in anticipation of future public needs and evaluation of performance.“It is also intended to create an environment that will allow professional and career development so that nurses and midwives are able to use their skills to enhance the patient experience, while working with their partners in health and social care,” Madam Morris indicated.Liberia’s Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs. Musu Washington, who was proxy for Health Minister Bernice Dahn, pledged the Ministry’s support, working with the LBNM to improve the professional and ethical skills of nurses across the country.The strategic plan was developed by the Ministry of Health, Deans of Universities, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and local health training institutions.It was established in 1949 under the Nurse Practice Act of 1948. The Board began actual activities in 1952, when it started licensing practical nurses and midwives who were admitted as auxiliary members.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Fix it” gets 13 years for 2015 attempted murder

first_imgBourda Market handyman Quincy “Fix It” Henry, who reportedly stabbed a man for refusing to give him $100 which he had requested, was on Monday sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment by Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Demerara High Court.Quincy “Fix It” HenryThe prosecution’s case was that on September 20, 2015, somewhere around the Merriman’s Mall at Bourda, Georgetown, someone asked Troy Bacchus, known as “Fletcher,” for a $100; and seeing this, “Fix It” also requested the same sum, but Bacchus refused his request. This angered Henry, who stabbed Bacchus once to the neck.Two weeks ago, an unrepresented Henry pleaded guilty to the charge just when his trial was set to begin. In a lengthy explanation before sentencing on Monday, he admitted to stabbing Bacchus, but claimed it was done in self-defence, and said the victim had attacked him with a ‘2×4’ piece of wood.Victim: Troy BacchusHenry said he was gambling on the day in question, and had an exchange of words with Bacchus. The victim was present in court, and was seen sobbing at various intervals. “Fix It” further stated that Bacchus was hammering him, but left the scene when he saw Henry with a knife. He claimed that it was sometime after this that Bacchus returned with the piece of wood and started hitting at him.“He was being very aggressive to me although I said to him that I didn’t want no story…I try to take the wood, and I fire a jook to he neck,” the offender told the court.After relating his story with near perfect subject and verb agreement, and using many adjectives, Justice Reynolds said Henry was a waste of a good human being, and that he was a victim of his circumstances.A probation report read by Probation Officer Anand Sharma revealed that Henry’s parents separated and migrated individually to the Caribbean. As a child, “Fix It” lived in Barbados with his mother, but was deported after his sister reported his abuse of cocaine to the authorities. After his return in 2009, he continued using the prohibited drug, did odd jobs, and lived around Bourda Market. Henry developed problems with hearing over time.The State’s case was presented by Attorney Tiffini Lyken.last_img read more

Bandit jailed for robbing Stabroek Market vendors

first_imgAfter admitting to a series of charges inclusive of armed robberies and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, 26-year-old Joshua Joseph was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday.Jailed: Joshua JosephThe Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, resident was slapped with three armed robberies and two firearm-related charges. The first three charges read that on May 29, 2019, at Water Street, Georgetown, while in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Sachinand Deosuraj, Zamid Baksh and Pareshram Persaud of a total of $115,000 inclusive of two cellphones.The other two charges stated that on the same date at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, Joseph had in his possession four live rounds of .38 calibre ammunition along with one .38 revolver without being the holder of a firearm license.According to facts presented to the court, on May 29, the victims, who are all vendors at the Stabroek Market, were in the vicinity of the Guyana Fire Service and Social Protection Department buildings when Joseph and an accomplice approached them with the gun and demanded their valuables while gun-butting the first two Virtual Complainants in the process.Police ranks were on patrol in the area and gave chase to the defendant and his accomplice. However, Joseph was apprehended while the other suspect made good his escape.A search later revealed the illegal weapon in Joseph’s possession and he was later taken in custody and charged for the present offence.As such, Magistrate Daly handed down the sentence to the defendant and he will spend the next three years in prison.last_img read more

Former Donegal GAA star encourages children to read more about the world!

first_imgFormer Donegal GAA footballer Eamon McGee has a simple message for children during this year’s Wainfest – “read and learn about the world, ask questions and don’t be afraid to keep learning”.Wainfest starts this Saturday (October 8th) with story parties in selected libraries around the county and will continue until Saturday 15th October.Eamon McGee who officially launched this year’s Wainfest, is an avid reader and his love of books was clear for all to see when he spoke to the young children from Mrs Daly’s class from St Colmcille Boys School in Letterkenny during the launch which took place in the Central Library on Friday 23 September. He told his young audience that reading “is something that you bring with you throughout your life and there is nothing quite like getting lost in the magical world of a really good book”.“I’ve always loved reading books and comics. I started with Roal Dahl’s BFG and it just grew from there. I remember reading Beano and then moving to the Marvel comics”.Asked if he had a good imagination when he was a child, Eamon said “Yeah I had a great imagination. I was always creating wee worlds and trying to write my own fantasy stories. Think I still have a few of them at home!”Eamon believes that it is really important for children to be allowed to develop their own imaginations and to explore their own artistic endeavours. “A child without an imagination is a poorer child. You can get great ideas from reading a book and by using your own imagination you can make up our own stories and put yourself in your own adventures.”He also says that you need to help children believe in themselves if they are to fulfil their potential. “If a child sees that his peers believe in him, he will draw from that and my message is simple, read and learn about the world, ask questions and don’t be afraid to keep learning”.Eamon got a wonderful response from the boys when he asked them all to ‘do him a favour, and read one book in the next week’ and of course all the children promised to do this.Sinead McLaughlin, from the Donegal Library Service said it was great to have someone like Eamon McGee launch this year’s Wainfest. “He is such a positive role model for the children and especially for the young boys. To have someone like Eamon talk about his love of books and about how he and his team mates enjoyed reading on the bus when going to matches was brilliant. This leaves such a positive impression on the children and we are delighted to have Eamon on board this year.”Wainfest is organised by Donegal County Council’s Library Service and events run from 8th to 15th October and details can be found at www.wainfest.ie. As most events require pre-booking, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. Former Donegal GAA star encourages children to read more about the world! was last modified: October 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:donegalEamon McGeeWainfestlast_img read more

THE CRUEL SIDE OF NATURE CAUGHT BRILLIANTLY BY DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER

first_imgThis is the amazing moment which captures nature in all its sometimes cruel glory.Donegal photographer John Rafferty was preparing to go out when he heard a commotion outside his Burtonport home.John has captured many amazing images over the years but this one just flew into his lap! Luckily he had his camera close by to capture these stunning pictures of a Sparrowhawk preying on one of his chickens.The chicken was too heavy to carry away so the hawk devoured the chicken – in front of John.John said it was an amazing incident to witness – a fact borne out by his graphic images. THE CRUEL SIDE OF NATURE CAUGHT BRILLIANTLY BY DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER was last modified: August 19th, 2012 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:burtonportJohn RaffertySparrowhawklast_img read more

Cassell lights up Blazers

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PORTLAND, Ore. — Sam Cassell scored 18 points and Corey Maggette added 15 as the Los Angeles Clippers topped the Portland Trail Blazers 99-85 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. The Clippers (3-1) never trailed in the game, and led by as many as 27 points. The Blazers (1-2) shot only 33 percent from the field. Cassell set the tone by hitting two jumpers in the first 40 seconds of the game. He finished the first quarter with 12 points as the Clippers jumped to a 32-19 lead. Maggette added nine points in that quarter. Despite their poor shooting, the Blazers narrowed the deficit to 40-38 late in the second quarter, after five straight points by Darius Miles and a lay-up by Sergei Monia. But Rodney White finished the first half with a 3-pointer and a jumper at the buzzer to push the Clippers lead to 45-38 at halftime. Los Angeles then blew the game open with a 13-2 run that made the score 64-48 with three minutes left in the third quarter. That lead grew to 88-61 when Quinton Ross hit a jumper midway through the final period. center_img The Clippers also got 13 points from reserve forward Chris Wilcox, who made six of seven shots. As a team, the Clippers hit 53 percent of their attempts. The Blazers were led by Miles with 15 points. last_img read more

CHP to be at peak force

first_imgLANCASTER – More California Highway Patrol officers will be out on Antelope Valley highways and roads over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The CHP’s maximum enforcement period, when 80 percent of officers are on patrol, will start at 6 tonight and run through Sunday. “This is one of the heaviest holidays for vehicular traffic,” CHP Officer Henry Ross said. “We expect a lot of traffic this weekend.” Traffic traveling along Highway 138 through the Antelope Valley to Interstate 15 was already bumper to bumper Monday night, Ross said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals CHP officers will be cracking down on drivers and passengers who don’t wear seat belts. Officials say wearing a seat belt is the easiest and quickest way to survive a crash. Fifty-six people were killed on California roadways over the 2004 Thanksgiving weekend. Within the CHP’s jurisdiction, of the 39 vehicle occupants killed, 15 were not wearing seat belts. Two people died last Thanksgiving weekend on Antelope Valley highways and roads. A 26-year-old Littlerock woman died the night before Thanksgiving 2004 when her car collided head-on with a big rig on Highway 138, and a 41-year-old Littlerock woman died the following Saturday when her sport utility vehicle hit a tree blown down by wind onto Avenue K east of Lancaster. Meanwhile, the California Department of Transportation warns travelers to expect heavy traffic during peak periods on Interstate 5 north of Santa Clarita at Templin Highway. Crews continue work to stabilize a mountainside that caused heavy damage to the freeway during rains last winter. Three northbound lanes and four southbound lanes remain open. Caltrans officials suggest using The Old Road, which parallels the freeway through the Santa Clarita Valley, as an alternate. last_img read more

Volleyball Heads To Central Illinois For A Pair Of MVC Matches

first_img Live Stats – at ISU ESPN3 – at ISU Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team gets back to conference play with a pair of road games this weekend, starting at Illinois State Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.The Bulldogs then make the trip to Peoria, Ill. for a 7 p.m. match against Bradley Saturday, Nov. 3. Friday’s match will be broadcast on ESPN3.Drake (17-10, 5-7 MVC) went 1-2 this past weekend after 3-0 sweeps at the hands of MVC rivals Loyola and Valparaiso. Each of the three sets against Loyola were won by just two points, but Drake couldn’t quite pull ahead down the stretch despite timely runs in all three.The Bulldogs got some momentum back in Monday’s 3-0 sweep over Chicago State. Chicago State was held to -.038 hitting for the entire match, and Drake held the Cougars to single-digit points in the first two sets.Illinois State (20-5, 12-1 MVC) has won eight-straight coming into their match against Drake to sit in second place in the MVC standings. The Redbirds’ Marissa Stockman leads the MVC in hitting percentage with .355. Defensively Illinois State is led by Courtney Pence who leads the MVC in digs per set with 5.87. Pence is the second all-time in the Valley for digs with 2,594, as well as the NCAA active leader in digs.Bradley (19-6, 9-4 MVC) is currently third in the MVC standings, but has also faltered in the past few matches. They lost their last match, a 3-1 road match at Indiana State, as well as a narrow 3-2 win over Evansville the previous match. The Braves will face No. 25 UNI at home before facing the Bulldogs on Saturday.After this weekend’s matches, the Bulldogs will host their last homestand of the season with matches against Southern Illinois at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and Missouri State at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 which will be senior night.center_img Live Stats – at Bradley Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more