Russel Westbrook explodes for 40 as Thunder pull away to beat Suns

first_imgT.J. Warren scored 19 and Deandre Ayton 16 for Phoenix, which had won five of its previous seven games after opening the season 4-24.“That’s a very winnable game for us,” Booker said. “We just let it slip. That team’s been together a long time. They know what it takes to close out games. We’re still learning.”The Thunder swept the four-game season series from the Suns.Schroder scored 10, including a pair of 3s, in what proved to be the decisive 17-2 fourth-quarter run that put Oklahoma City ahead 102-88 with 6:09 to play. Westbrook capped the outburst with a 3 and pretty much took over the game from there.“In the first half, my shot wasn’t falling and everybody else stepped up doing a great job,” Schroder said. “In the second half, everybody gave me confidence, told me to keep shooting and I did and in the fourth quarter I kept it going, shot every shot I could get and it went in.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gets fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — For three quarters on Friday night, the improving Phoenix Suns gave Oklahoma City everything it could handle.Russell Westbrook and Dennis Schroder took over from there, and the Thunder rolled to a 118-102 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES MOST READ Suns: Host Denver on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Suns’ reserves were the main contributors in a 16-4 second-quarter run.Nader converted a three-point play then scored again inside to put the Thunder up 43-35 with 10:02 left in the first half.But Josh Jackson sank a 19-footer, followed by a 3-pointer, to ignite the surge. Booker also hit a 3-pointer and Mikal Bridges scored from the baseline to put the Suns ahead 51-47 with 5:22 to go. There were five lead changes the rest of the half, with Oklahoma City leading 58-57 at the break.Phoenix scored the first six points of the second half to lead 63-55 and was up 82-77 after Warren’s 3-pointer, but Raymond Felton’s steal and layup cut it to 82-79. The Suns led 84-81 entering the fourth.“We can be pleased with the three quarters that we played and how we played, how we competed,” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said, “but unfortunately it’s a 48-minute game.”TIP-INSThunder: Terrance Ferguson left the game due to stomach illness in the first quarter. Alex Abrines missed his second straight game due to stomach illness. … Oklahoma City has not lost three in a row since starting the season 0-4. … Thunder have beaten Phoenix six straight times. … George had started all 33 games this season. … Schroder made 3 of 12 shots in the first three quarters, 5 of 6 in the fourth. … Oklahoma City moved into second in the Western Conference, a half-game behind Denver.Suns: The Suns opened a season-long, seven-game home stand after a 3-2 road trip. … Booker missed his first six shots and was 1-for-7 shooting in the first quarter but with six assists. … Phoenix had won more games in the last seven than it had in the previous 28. … Kelly Oubre Jr. was 2 of 8 shooting, 0 of 4 on 3s, for four points in his home debut for the Suns.UP NEXTThunder: At Dallas on Sunday. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lou Williams’ 36 sends Clippers past Lakers in first clash of year 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Westbrook scored 40 points, 15 in the game’s final 6 ½ minutes, Schroder scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Oklahoma City snapped a two-game skid despite the absence of Paul George, who missed his first game of the season due to a right quad contusion. Abdel Nader scored a career-high 18 for the Thunder.When the game was on the line, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said, “We defended really well, we rebounded really well and we took care of the basketball and were able to score points.”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 ChrissDevin Booker had 25 points and 10 assists for the Suns, who had a three-point lead after three quarters but were outscored 37-18 in the fourth.“We lean on defense all season,” Westbrook said, “and it’s important that we constantly keep leaning on that to win games.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Cabinet took care of itself while punishing our children

first_imgDear Editor,The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) was defeated in a no-confidence motion on December 21, 2018. They were defeated because they took care of themselves, enriching themselves and their friends and family, at the expense of Guyanese children and their parents, while neglecting the Guyanese people. Now, with an impending election – within 90 days of December 21 – APNU/AFC is in a frenzied electioneering mode, pretending they care much for our children. Senior Ministers are insisting that Government must invest in our children. We agree one of the most important investments any Government can make is its investment in children. Parliament and the people lost confidence in APNU/AFC for many reasons, but one of the stand-out reasons is the total neglect of Guyanese children.For three-and-a-half years, children were victimised because APNU/AFC wanted to remove any of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) footprints of public good that Guyanese children benefited from.One of the first acts of the APNU/AFC after they assumed control of Government in May 2015 was the termination of the “Because We Care” programme. This programme, funded by the PPP Government, with about $1.5 billion in 2014 was a cash transfer programme that ensured parents received $10,000 per child in school. When the programme was rolled out in 2014, the PPP guaranteed the programme will be an annual cash transfer to be increased annually until the sum of $50,000 per child was achieved. When the PPP started the program in 2014, it was an instant lifeline for parents, many of whom were single-parent mothers. In 2015, these mothers and parents around the country looked forward to not just receiving their grants, but to receive an increased amount from the $10,000 they received in 2014. However, the PPP was replaced and APNU/AFC cruelly and immediately terminated the programme.Why was the popular “Because We Care” programme terminated by APNU/AFC? The answer is very simple. It was too steeped in the PPP footprints. In a depraved, reprehensible act of vengeance, APNU/AFC terminated the programme, punishing innocent children and parents, because of their vile wish for vengeance against the PPP. To hide its shame, APNU/AFC falsely and irresponsibly excused themselves claiming the Government was bankrupt, because the PPP bankrupted the country.But this patented lie was exposed when APNU/AFC simultaneously increased the salaries and benefits for Cabinet members by between 50 and 100 per cent. Suddenly, the President’s salary was a hefty $4 million per month, and the Prime Minister’s salary was a bountiful $3 million per month, with generous benefits, even though APNU/AFC tried to tell the Guyanese people that the Government was broke. APNU/AFC also selectively and discriminately increased the pension of Hamilton Greene, who was Prime Minister before 1992, to more than $20 million annually. APNU/AFC also began to vulgarly hire super-salaried contracted workers costing billions of dollars annually. The fact is that the APNU/AFC Cabinet looked after themselves, at the expense of citizens, like our children, like the parents of these children, particularly like the single parents.This is not the only way, APNU/AFC demonstrated they did not care for our children. The school feeding programme has been reduced and hundreds of millions from the school feeding programme have been diverted to other useless and meaningless initiatives. Almost a billion dollars for the school feeding programme was unutilised. In the meanwhile, parents of children in the sugar belts are unable to send their children to school because sugar estates, the main employer in the sugar belt, were closed, without the Government making provisions to help the parents and their children. It is these kinds of uncaring government responses that have caused an erosion of confidence in the APNU/AFC Government. These are the reasons why APNU/AFC is desperately, illegally trying to hold on to Government, because they know they have lost any chance of winning an election in Guyana. The parliamentary no-confidence is widespread in the communities across Guyana and APNU/AFC is painfully aware of it.Sincerely,Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

ArcelorMittal Train Kills Man in Nimba

first_imgOne of ArcelorMittal Liberia’s trains being parked at the company’s site. A 31-year old man was on Tuesday, October 16 allegedly killed by an ArcelorMittal-Liberia (AML) locomotive in an area between Bondin and Duo towns in Nimba County. The company has meanwhile confirmed the incident and expressed condolences to the bereaved family.“On Tuesday, October 16th at about 3:45 a.m., there was a tragic accident involving a man on the tracks and an AML locomotive heading from Nimba County to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The company immediately notified officers of the Liberia National Police, and other authorities. The victim has been identified, and buried by his family. Our hearts go out to the family of the victim, and we are fully cooperating with the police and other authorities that are conducting investigations into the cause of the accident,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.The deceased, Gibson Cooper, had reportedly gone to celebrate with one of his friends whose wife gave birth in a nearby village. While returning from the ceremony, according to eyewitnesses, he was crushed by the advancing train at the rail about 4 a.m. October 16, 2018.It is not yet clear about the condition he was in prior to the incident, but a resident of Duo Town, Wallace Gbengon in Zahn Chiefdom told Radio Saclepea, a community radio that, while returning home from the celebration, Cooper decided to take a shortcut to his village, only to be killed later by a moving locomotive.Mr. Gbengon could not explain in detail, whether his companion was intoxicated or not, so it remains unclear how he got killed.The train, which was alleged to have killed the Cooper, “marked AML #095, did not stop,” a source has said.The late Cooper was laid to rest later on the same day of the incident, allegedly after his relatives reached some compromise with AML. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and four children.Some residents of the area informed the Daily Observer that this is the 11th reported case of such incidence, since 1976, leaving eight dead and three survivors.Earlier this year, it was alleged that a security guard assigned with SEGAL was killed around the same location, while serving guard at one of the posts along the rail.The guard was reportedly killed by a train, and his body reportedly spent over a year at a local funeral home in Ganta, but it was reported that the family and AML management settled the issue.According to a company official, AML emphasizes rail safety along its 243 miles of track and reminds the public that “walking, playing or sleeping on the train track is illegal, and very dangerous.”The company maintains it has established railroad safety clubs for children living along the tracks, and continues to engage with communities with the message to stay alert and attentive when crossing the tracks, and to avoid sitting or sleeping on the tracks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Academy turns out custody assistants

first_imgCustody assistants are civilians whose responsibilities include limited law enforcement functions, such as monitoring inmates or detainees in a custody setting, handling inmate or detainee movement, and administering live scans – high-tech identification monitoring systems. Weber was named Honor Recruit, awarded for demonstrating leadership and for exemplifying the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s core values. Jenny Wilson was presented an award for Academic Excellence. Weber described himself as an “average kid” who worked part time driving tractors at an area bulk yard while taking classes at AVC. He enrolled at the academy at the prodding of friends. “When I first looked into it, I wasn’t sure if it was for me but this is my plan now,” Weber said. “I want to be a deputy.” PALMDALE – Cory Weber said he found the idea of a career in law enforcement intriguing. But it wasn’t until about halfway through the grueling eight-week Custody Assistant Academy at Antelope Valley College that he knew for sure. Weber, a 20-year-old Rosamond High graduate, was among 17 Custody Assistant Academy recruits honored Friday in a graduation ceremony at Palmdale Playhouse. The class was the first at the college’s new sheriff’s training academy. The academy graduated 42 noncivilian peace officers two months ago – its first graduating class. Wilson is the most recent family member to join the ranks of law enforcement. Her husband, Russ, is a gang-detail sergeant. Her son, Garrett, graduated as a custody assistant earlier this year from College of the Canyons. Lead staff instructor Julien Olivier said the recruits took pride in being the new academy’s inaugural custody-assistant class, wearing T-shirts that read “Initiating Excellence,” their unofficial motto. Employing custody assistants allows the Sheriff’s Department to staff corrections jails with civilian officers, which frees up sworn officers to patrol the streets and cuts cost, said Lt. Chris Walker of the Mira Loma Detention Center. It also provides an opportunity for recruits such as Weber to decide whether law enforcement suits them, Olivier said, noting that the custody-assistant training program mirrors the 18-week peace officer academy. The recruits will be assigned to area detention centers as soon as Monday, Olivier said. Their work could include assignments to courthouses or sheriff’s station jails. “The first couple of weeks were really tough, but the instructors pushed me to do my best,” Weber said of the training program. “They break you down and then they build you up again. “Somehow, they pull you through it.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802160Want 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

LA sheriff’s deputy arrested in child predator sting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. HAWTHORNE – An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in an Internet child predator sting in Hawthorne. Police say Carson station Deputy Joseph Carlos thought he was meeting a 13-year-old girl he contacted through an online chat room, but the “girl” was an undercover policewoman out to snare child predators. Information about the March 31 arrest was withheld until Thursday when Sheriff Lee Baca moved to fire the 31-year-old deputy. The sting, part of a two-week operation by the South Bay Internet Predator Task Force, was videotaped for a Court TV special that will be broadcast soon. Baca saw the video on Wednesday and launched an investigation. 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

Manchester City run rampant in dominant victory over Southampton

first_img Raheem Sterling bagged a brace Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Manchester City were comfortable in their victory on Sunday targets 3 revealed Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 REVEALED Latest Manchester City News LIVING THE DREAM Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? REVEALED ANALYSIS 3 Champions Manchester City powered back to the top of the table by thrashing Southampton 6-1 on Sunday.Sergio Aguero scored his 150th Premier League goal and Raheem Sterling also struck twice while David Silva and Leroy Sane got on the scoresheet after an early Wesley Hoedt own goal in a one-sided contest at the Etihad Stadium.The only consolation for Southampton was that a Danny Ings penalty gave them their first goal in six games but, without a win in seven, these are difficult times for their manager Mark Hughes. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP shining What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas whoops 3 Pep Guardiola’s men needed only six minutes to open the scoring. David Silva and Sane exchanged passes to open up Southampton before the German pulled the ball across goal. He was looking for Sterling but Hoedt got in the way and inadvertently turned in his second own goal of the season.City doubled their advantage after another six minutes as Sterling carved his way into the area and squared for Aguero to stab home another landmark goal, one that also took him joint-eighth along with Michael Owen in the Premier League’s all-time top scorers’ list.City’s inevitable third goal came after 18 minutes as Sterling’s cross found its way to David Silva off Jack Stephens and was smashed into the roof of the net by the Spaniard for his fifth of the season. PEP TALK Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule David Silva enjoyed scoring City’s third With a Champions League game on Wednesday and a derby next week, there was little need for City to play at the same intensity after the break. Southampton even had a chance as Ederson spilled a James Ward-Prowse shot but the Brazilian recovered to deny Ings.Sane, who was causing the Saints all manner of problems, hit the post just after the hour with a fine long-range shot before Aguero played in Sterling to fire home the fifth.Southampton did have a couple of half-chances as City eased off late on but Sane put further gloss on the result in injury time. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Southampton did at least manage to register their presence as Ings earned a penalty after racing through and being clipped by City goalkeeper Ederson. He stepped up to roll home the spot-kick, ending Saints’ barren run and netting the first league goal conceded by City since September 1.It did little to change the complexion of the game, however, and City’s fourth came just before the interval as Aguero kept the ball in play at the byline and picked out Sterling. The England man scuffed his first effort but calmly stroked home at the second attempt after the ball rebounded off Ryan Bertrand.last_img read more

BUNCRANA MURDER: WIDESPREAD ANGER AT KILLING OF FATHER OF TWO

first_imgUPDATED: FORENSIC officers are today at the scene of the horrendous murder of Andy Allen in Buncrana as the shocking killing was widely condemned.PSNI detectives from Derry are helping gardai investigating Republican Action Against Drugs involvement in the killing.At least three members of the RAAD gang burst into Mr Allen’s home in Buncrana last night and shot him a number of times in the head and body. The 25-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.Local TD Padraig MacLochlainn said he believed the gang set out to murder the father of two, rather than a ‘scare shooting’ gone wrongAndrew ‘Andy’ Allen was hit several times when terrorists from the group Republican Action Against Drugs struck at his home in Links View in Buncrana.The gunmen struck at 9.25pm last night and were merciless in their assault. They opened up through a front window, fatally wounding Mr Allen who was from the nationalist Top of the Hill area of Derry’s Waterside. At least three gunmen were involved and Andy Allen died at the scene an hour later.Reliable sources say that Mr Allen had been ordered out of Derry in the past few weeks.TD MacLochlainn said: “The community in Buncrana is shocked and horrified that a man has been shot in our town. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this extremely difficult time.“The people who carried out this killing do not represent republicans or anyone else in the wider community and I once again call on them to stop.”There is anger in Derry too at the murder with MP Mark Durkan saying “I totally and absolutely condemn this brutal and cowardly murder which is a throwback to the very worst of our past. “The people of Derry will be disgusted and appalled to learn of this attack. There can be no justification or excuse for this callous crime.“Those responsible are stuck in their old Provoist ways. This murder is an affront to the local community who want violence such as this to stay in the past. Those responsible have absolutely no mandate and no support.“I would urge anyone with any information to contact the PSNI or Gardai about this murder as matter of urgency.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyBUNCRANA MURDER: WIDESPREAD ANGER AT KILLING OF FATHER OF TWO was last modified: February 10th, 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:BUNCRANA MURDER: DID HIT SQUAD GET LOCAL HELP?last_img read more

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Big risks bearing fruit for Indian Bear Winery

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Those who venture off the beaten paths of Knox County may get to some parts of the hills and gravel roads where the scenery offers ample views of pastures, livestock and an Amish buggy every now and again. If the owners of Indian Bear Winery in Walhonding, Ohio have it their way, those same gravel roads and landmarks will be used by anyone seeking a truly “out-there” winery experience.Unlike wine, the dream and vision of Indian Bear Winery didn’t take long to develop and become a unique destination, but it took a big risk to make it happen.“For quite a while I always wanted to do something more than what I was doing two years ago,” said Brad Collins, co-owner of Indian Bear Winery, who packed up his construction equipment, tool belt and family of five to move from suburban Powell on the north side of Columbus to very rural Walhonding. “Our friends moved here back in 2001 to start a lodging business and a while back I stopped in to see how things were going for them. We began to talk about merging and doing something pretty big out here.”Collins and his wife Coralea, winery co-owners Tom and Sherri Lechner, and wine maker Joe Hollabaugh, did some research and discovered that Ohio’s wine industry had seen very successful years recently and still had some room to grow.“When we started discussing this new venture, we made some road trips to visit other wineries around Ohio and the atmosphere and enthusiasm were contagious,” Collins said. “When you put that together with the popularity of wine today and how the U.S. has surpassed Europe in wine sales recently, we knew we had to get involved.”As you might imagine, the wine industry in Ohio is still a pretty small world. As the owners of Indian Bear Winery looked for others successfully doing what they were planning to do, help, advice and collaboration with other wineries were always welcomed.“Most wineries and vineyards seem to help each other out,” Collins said. “It is something like I’ve never seen in any other industry I have been a part of.”The first step to a great winery is a great wine. That is where Hollabaugh fit into the equation. He brought his wine making skills from Youngstown to Walhonding and his passion for the end product has already garnered awards for the new winery, receiving a Gold Award at this year’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition for the Indian Bear Winery’s Roscoe’s Red Blend — their signature bottle. They also received a Bronze Award for their Vidal Blanc Riesling.The second step to a great winery is the atmosphere, which let Collins show off his craftsmanship with the construction of a new building used not only to make the wines, but to enjoy them as well.“The Lechners and I designed this building and although most of it is new, there are some aspects that tie in to the history of this property,” Collins said. “We used the oak beams, slate roof and some metal from a century-old barn that is also a part of the new structure.”From the wall-to-wall fireplace, to the bar featuring an American flag colored by the hue of wine bottles, to the observatory deck overlooking the hills of Walhonding, the winery is a true showcase of the area and the wine is a pleasant addition to an already picturesque experience.For more information on Indian Bear Winery’s hours of operation and upcoming events, log on to IndianBearLodge.com/Winery.last_img read more

Facebook’s Location Feature Gets More Hands on Deck With Acquisition of Ex-Googler Startup NextStop

first_imgSee also…Why We Check-in: Reasons People Use Location-Based Social NetworksMight the Facebook Local product end up including collections of places organized by users around the world? NextStop is releasing all its existing guides under Creative Commons licenses, but says the same type of work will continue at Facebook. In the company’s FAQ about the acquisition, NextStop wrote today that “pursuing our mission to help people discover the world around them was something that could be done with greater impact and scale as a part of Facebook.”The suspense keeps building around Facebook’s location feature. I know my expectations have probably grown unrealistic by now – it had better be super awesome, when it finally arrives. The addition of the NextStop team may help it be just that. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Location#web Facebook will unveil its entry into the location-based social networking space someday and today’s acquisition of innovative trip-sharing service NextStop will undoubtedly influence what Facebook users eventually get to see.NextStop was founded by a team of ex-Googlers and best-known for an HTML5 mobile web site that makes innovative use of location and Creative Commons media posted online about places. Check out the screenshots below of the mobile app, now set to be shut down as the company transitions into becoming a part of the Facebook development team.The NextStop Mobile Interface 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more