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Leonard has 29, Raptors win 5th straight, top Heat

first_imgToronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard, left, drives past Miami Heat Rodney McGruder during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard delivered his sixth double-double for the surging Toronto Raptors, and added an unusual first, too.Leonard had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 12 points and 10 assists, and the Raptors won their fifth straight game, beating the Miami Heat 125-115 on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES After going 421 games without one, Leonard picked up the first regular-season technical foul of his career for arguing a non-call on his drive to the basket late in the third quarter.“It was just kind of getting out of hand with some of the calls out there,” Leonard said. “They’re doing the best job they can but some of the calls tonight, I felt like I got fouled pretty hard.”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 ChrissLeonard was asked whether he thought his outburst was deserving of a technical foul.“Definitely,” he said. “You work so hard in this game to try and win a game or score the basketball and when you don’t get your calls, it’s very difficult when someone blatantly fouls you.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FOLLOW THE LEADERLeonard responded to comments from former coach Gregg Popovich, who said Saturday that Leonard was not a team leader in San Antonio.“It’s just funny to me because I don’t know if he’s talking about last year or not, but I guess when you stop playing they forget how you lead,” Leonard said.PLAYING CAREFULMiami didn’t have a turnover in the first half, the first time in team history the Heat have gone an entire half without turning the ball over. They finished with seven.SHIRT OFF HIS BACKLowry and Wade swapped jerseys after the game. “He’s a future Hall of Famer,” an appreciative Lowry said. “It’ll go up in my house. I’ll have a couple of stories I can tell to my kids a long time from now.”UP NEXTHeat: Host Atlanta on Tuesday night.Raptors: Visit Memphis on Tuesday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Toronto is 11-0 against teams with losing records.Ahead 63-54 at halftime, Toronto opened the third quarter with an 11-3 spurt, leading to a Miami timeout. The Raptors’ onslaught continued when play resumed, and Spoelstra was forced to call time again with 7:11 remaining in the period, with his team trailing 88-62.“That beginning of the third quarter was very uninspiring,” Spoelstra said. “Two timeouts and I looked up and it’s 26. I was shocked, I couldn’t believe how fast it went.”Miami recovered before the end of the quarter, but trailed 101-89 heading to the fourth.The Heat cut the gap to eight points in the final quarter but Toronto used a 7-0 spurt to pull away for good, a sequence that included a three-point play from Siakam and a long 3-pointer by Lowry with the shot clock running out.“We got down early in the third quarter by too many points to try and come back on the road versus the best team in the Eastern Conference,” Wade said.Leonard scored 11 points in the first as the Raptors led 36-29, the fifth straight game Toronto has been ahead at the end of the opening quarter. The Raptors are 13-1 when leading after 12 minutes.TIP-INSHeat: G Goran Dragic (right knee) missed his fourth straight game. … G Tyler Johnson (right hamstring) sat for the third straight game. … F Justise Winslow played despite being listed as questionable because of a sore right quadriceps. Winslow had nine points in 30 minutes. … Wade shot 13 for 22, including 4 for 7 from 3-point range. He scored almost half of Miami’s 71 bench points.Raptors: Toronto made 15 of 20 field goal attempts in the first. … Serge Ibaka scored eight points off the bench, failing to reach double figures for the first time in 18 games. It was the second-longest streak of his career. … Toronto is 11-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field. … The Raptors, who made a season-high 17 3-pointers in Friday’s win over Atlanta, shot 11 for 35 from long range against Miami. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Pascal Siakam scored 21 points, two shy of his career high, as the Raptors improved their NBA-leading record to 17-4.Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 35 points, the most ever by a Miami bench player.“It’s a shame that kind of game is wasted on a loss,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.Josh Richardson scored 19 points and Bam Adebayo had 16 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, but the Heat lost for the seventh time in nine games.“The rebounds don’t matter unless you come out with a W,” Adebayo said.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Dysfunctional fire hydrants a worry in Linden

first_img“It’s like throwing water on duck back” – CouncillorThe issue of dysfunctional fire hydrants in Linden continue to be a worry for both residents and officials, and recently Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Councillor Gordon Callender, referred to the situation as “throwing water on duck back.”He noted that the numerous calls by the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to remedy the situation have yielded no results. During the hosting of the RDC statutory meeting recently, Callender pointed to several fire hydrants in the community, including one on Linden’s main thoroughfare, Republic Avenue, Mackenzie.He emphasised that the issue is one that has been highlighted by the Council for months. Addressing Regional Chairman Renis Morian, Callender made a suggestion to have a letter written to the Public Infrastructure Ministry in an effort to have a technical assessment of the fire hydrants conducted.Pointing to the hap-hazard condition of some fire hydrants, Callender urged the Council to make the necessary representation, noting that it is a relevant intervention in the instances of disasters: “It’s like throwing water on duck back… We need to look at these things…in the event of any disaster whereby fire is concerned,” he said.Meanwhile, Councillor Charles Sampson called for the re-institution of a former system which he noted was used to trigger the amount of water pressure needed to operate the hydrants, since according to him, the community lacks the capacity to even provide the required amount of water pressure to homes:“We’ve been talking about fire hydrants for years… A fire hydrant is supposed to have a certain amount of water pressure in it. We don’t even provide enough water pressure to go upstairs in people’s houses in this community. How are we going to satisfy the needs of fire hydrants? It’s a logical problem and we keep bringing it up at this forum without any results.”In response Morian told the Council that the issue is a national one, while he made suggestion for a proposal to be sent to the Public Infrastructure Ministry through the Regional Works Committee of the RDC:“I remember in 2012, nobody seemed to want to take responsibility for hydrants. GWI said it’s not theirs, Public Infrastructure said it’s not theirs… I know there is a programme to rehabilitate all of the hydrants…We would have to do it in phases, so the first phase we’re going to rehabilitate the ones we have.”last_img read more

Flyers and Canucks back at it tonight following quick turnaround

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers and Dawson Creek Canucks won’t have long to lick their wounds from last night’s overtime thriller. The squads will be at the North Peace Arena for game three tonight of the North Peace Hockey League’s west quarterfinal.Dawson Creek tied the best of five series at one after taking yesterday’s game 5-4 in overtime.After tonight’s tilt the clubs will have a break after the back-to-back set. Game four goes in Dawson Creek in Tuesday, and if necessary game five will be on Thursday back in Fort St. John.- Advertisement –last_img

Dawson Creek RCMP investigate vandalism to log cabin

first_imgDamage is pegged to be in the tens of thousands of dollars as a result of the vandals. Trees near by were destroyed as well and the area was littered with bottles.Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

Leicester’s ‘unlimited’ transfer war chest, Liverpool star to leave – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Claudio Ranieri has been handed an open chequebook of unlimited funds by Leicester City chiefs as he prepares for the Foxes’ Premier League title defence. (The Sun)Speculation over Bastian Schweinsteiger’s future at Manchester United continues, with the 32-year-old Germany midfielder currently training with the club’s Under-23s squad. (Manchester Evening News)Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to leave Liverpool after nine years at the club, with Turkish giants Galatasaray reportedly preparing a bid. (Daily Mail)Everton are preparing a £10million bid for Wales and Swansea skipper Ashley Williams. (South Wales Evening Post)West Ham are reportedly set to sign Germany striker Mario Gomez for £7million after the 31-year-old revealed he has decided to leave Besiktas over the political turmoil in Turkey. (Daily Mirror)Swansea will make formal approaches for Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli and Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa this summer. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle United have moved to secure a replacement for wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko, by triggering the £4.5m release clause of Hull midfielder Mo Diame, 29. Meanwhile, reported Real Madrid target Sissoko has returned to the Magpies’ training base and may have to wait for a move away. (Newcastle Chronicle)Hull City have made former West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola a candidate for their vacant managerial position (Daily Star) while Wales boss Chris Coleman is on their radar. (Hull Daily Mail).Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:??Former Real Madrid boss Bernd Schuster keen to hold Hull City talks – talkSPORT sources‘Paul Pogba can be Manchester United’s Patrick Vieira’ – Red Devils hero Dwight YorkeLyon boss admits he may be forced to sell Gunners target Alexandre LacazetteLiverpool could face battle to sign in-demand Real Madrid ace Jese RodriguezManchester City transfer BOOST! Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus rejects Barcelona in favour of move to join Pep GuardiolaReds join Inter Milan and Lyon in the race for French starlet Ludovic BlasLiverpool transfer BLOW! Napoli leading race for Reds target Piotr ZielinskiManchester United transfer report: Bastian Schweinsteiger determined to stay at Old TraffordReal Madrid open ‘formal negotiations’ over Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko – reports in SpainBarcelona to rival Chelsea in race for Brazilian teen sensation Gabriel Barbosalast_img read more

MAN WIELDED HATCHET AND TOLD WIFE HE’D BURN HER OUT OF IT – GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCE

first_imgCOURTS: A man who threatened to burn his wife out of it and wielded a hatchet at her – has been given a suspended sentence. Michael Connors, 43, with an address at 3 Canal Road, Letterkenny appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday afternoon in relation to charges ranging from drink-driving, threatening to kill and assault. The court heard how the defendant had threatened to burn his wife Patricia Connors out if during an incident in February, 2013.He also wielded an hatchet, and smashed a window during the drink fuelled rant.A victim impact statement given to the court by Patricia Connors was read out a previous court hearing in relation to these offences.Mrs Connors said at that sitting, “I knew things were going to get bad again and there may be an issue with him drinking.“I went off to bed at 11pm, but at 3m I was awoken by Michael banging at the window.“He was shouting, Get out you whore, I’m going to burn you out of it, you’re nothing but a whore.“I went into the sitting room and he was banging at the window and was holding a hatchet.“I was terrified and I ran back into the bedroom, but he kept thumping at the window with the hatchet.“I then heard the glass smash, and I started shouting at him that I had called the guards and that they’re on their way.”The court were also told that shortly after this, Mr Connors was again at the centre of a row – this time with another family member, and during that incident brandished an eight-inch steel rod, and was only in possession of a pocket knife.Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher told the court that his defendant had a serious issue with alcohol, and that he had resolved the issues with his family.Gallagher told the court, “My client has had serious, serious issues with alcohol in the past, it was a family dispute that got out of hand.“Thankfully, that has resolved itself, and my client has also got his drinking under control.“He fully accepts what he did was wrong, and is profoundly sorry for his actions and knows there are inexcusable.“However, because he has resolved these issues, and the fact it’s been some time since the last matter, I’d plead with the court to give the defendant a suspended sentence.”Judge Paul Kelly had ordered a probation report on the defendant at a previous sitting, and had warned Mr Gallagher that his client may well receive a custodial sentence.However, Judge Paul Kelly was satisfied with the probation report on Mr Connors and that the issue with his family had been resolved.He sentenced the defendant to six months in prison, but suspended the sentence for a period of two years.He also ordered that Mr Connors complete 100 hours of community service.MAN WIELDED HATCHET AND TOLD WIFE HE’D BURN HER OUT OF IT – GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCE was last modified: July 19th, 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:courtsKillMichael Connorsnewsrowwifelast_img read more

‘Just be patient, Newcastle fans. Don’t listen to the scaremongering’

first_imgJohn Carver has told Newcastle United fans not to panic, insisting there will be major signings this summer and Rafa Benitez will remain as manager.It has a been frustrating transfer window for the Magpies so far, with a permanent deal for Christian Atsu the only piece of business done by the club since promotion to the Premier League was secured.There have been reports of tensions behind the scenes, with boss Benitez said to be feeling increasingly frustrated with owner Mike Ashley and the board at the failure to land a number of his targets.But Carver is adamant the Spaniard will get the backing he wants and feels Newcastle are well set to enjoy a successful season back in the top-flight.The former St James’ Park coach and interim manager told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “I’ve got to urge the Newcastle fans to be patient“Don’t panic. Don’t listen to the scaremongering about Rafa leaving and he’s going to quit because we haven’t signed anybody.“I can guarantee you there’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes. Rafa will have his plan in place. He’ll have his targets: one, two and three. He’ll know what his priorities are.“A million per cent Mike Ashley will back Rafa because I know where the football club is now. It’s in a sound position.“You look at the assets they’ve got there and they’ve got a lot of good Championship players, and there will be sides in the Championship knocking on Newcastle’s door to try and get them because they all want to get back into the Premier League.“They’ve got five or six players who are saleable assets there. That will be extra money to go into the coffers along with the money they’ve received from promotion and the money that they’ve made in the past.“I think there is money to be spent for sure. I’m delighted how they have changed their policy and allowed the manager to pick the players. There is less on the staff now to make the decisions.“We have got momentum from last season. Just be patient, Newcastle fans. Don’t listen to the scaremongering. We are still on a crest of a wave and we don’t want anybody upsetting that.”last_img read more

WOMAN CHARGED WITH CRUELTY MUST CONTACT ISPCA IF SHE WANTS TO OWN A DOG

first_imgThe two dogs left in squalid conditions at the house in Raphoe.A mother-of-two must contact the ISPCA if she is ever planning to get a pet dog after being found guilty of cruelty to animals.Louise Gallagher, 40, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with two cases of cruelty to dogs. The boxer dogs, named Mitch and Samson, were found in their own excrement, were covered in sores and were drastically underweight at Ms Gallagher’s home in Raphoe on January 15th, 2013.Ms Gallagher claimed the two boxer dogs had belonged to her former partner Dean Kelly.MItch and Samson were close to death according to ISPCA staff.However Kelly moved out in September, 2013 and the dogs were found by ISPCA officers in horrific conditions four months later.ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said had the dogs been left in the yard any longer, they may well have died.“The dogs were in horrific condition and had they had been left at this address any longer, they could have died from neglect,” he said.Ms Gallagher, of Meadow Hill, Raphoe pleaded guilty to two charges of cruelty to dogs through her solicitor Frank Dorrian.Mr Dorrian said Ms Gallagher did not have the financial means to keep the dogs and had no plans to get any dogs in the future.Mitch was vastly underweight and covered in sores when found.A vet who inspected the dog revealed that in her 27 years of practice, she had rarely seen young dogs in such an emaciated state.There were dog bowls in the yard but there was no food in them.Mr Dorrian handed in €330 into the court from Ms Gallagher to partially compensate the expenses paid by the ISPCA.He said the situation was that she had been left with the dogs, had little means and that her two children came first.ISPCA Inspector McGinley appealed to people to contact animal welfare agencies if they cannot cope with the upkeep of dogs or any other animals.“We appreciate that with the current financial downturn some people are finding it difficult to look after animals.“We would appeal to those people to contact the relevant agencies at an early stage so we can assist them,” he said.He also asked Judge Paul Kelly to order Ms Gallagher to contact the ISPCA in the event of her getting a dog after her two year ban was up.Judge Kelly agreed and applied the probation act to Ms Gallagher.The court was told that Mitch and Samson have made a full recovery since their ordeal and have now been re-homed in Co. Meath.WOMAN CHARGED WITH CRUELTY MUST CONTACT ISPCA IF SHE WANTS TO OWN A DOG was last modified: June 10th, 2014 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:boxer dogscrueltyDean KellydonegalJudge Paul KellyLouise GallagherRaphoelast_img read more

New legislation offers protection from Super Fund litigation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) expressed its support for new bipartisan legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that would clarify the exemption of dairy farms and other livestock producers from being subject to the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which governs the safe disposal of solid waste.The Farm Regulatory Certainty Act (H.R. 5685), sponsored by Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), would spell out that the RCRA law, enacted in 1976 to govern solid wastes in landfills, is not intended to regulate agricultural operations like dairy farms. Tin the past, NMPF feels the RCRA statute has been used to inappropriately target agriculture, specifically dairy and livestock producers, even if they have demonstrated that they have been following approved plans for using manure as a fertilizer. The Farm Regulatory Certainty Act will also protect farmers from citizen suits if they are undergoing efforts to comply with federal orders.The new measure comes in response to a federal court ruling last year in lawsuits brought against several dairies in Washington state. The litigation claimed that farms had inappropriately handled and stored animal manure under the RCRA law, even though RCRA was not intended to focus on farming practices or the management of livestock manure. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington determined the amount of manure deposited exceeded approved limits and constituted environmental and human endangerment.“This legislation would help end the confusion among farmers about environmental regulations, especially those who practice responsible waste management,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF.  “The RCRA law was not intended to govern farms, and Congress needs to enact this bipartisan legislation to reinforce that point.”NMPF supports the use of safe and efficient environmental practices — such as anaerobic digesters and nutrient recovery — to help dairy operations remain stewards of a healthy ecosystem.last_img read more

Here Comes Jolla, Yet Another Deviant Linux Smartphone

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Linux#Nokia#smartphones Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Related Posts Meet Jolla, the smartphone that almost never came to be.When Nokia decided to jump off its burning platform a few years ago and go with Windows Phone, there were no people more disappointed with the decision than the hundreds of engineers that had been working on the company’s own mobile operating system, MeeGo.These were developers that had put in countless hours to make MeeGo the platform of the future and the initial results were intriguing. The Nokia N9 was a beautiful phone (its core design would eventually be the basis of the first Nokia Windows Phone, the Lumia 800) with interesting functionality that, at the time, bested Android in utility. When Nokia scrapped MeeGo, these developers were out of a job and, worse, had the rug pulled out from under a beloved project.So, they banded together to keep the project going. And the result is Jolla, a smartphone from Finland running an operating system called Sailfish, born on the legacy of MeeGo.What Is Jolla?Pronounced “yo-la,” Jolla as a company is the continuation of the “Mer” project. The Mer project was initially a fork from the Linux-based MeeGo designed to bring as much of the old Maemo operating system (MeeGo was formed as a conglomeration between two operating systems, Maemo and Moblin) to Nokia’s hardware as possible. Mer was eventually suspended when most of the development resources started going to MeeGo.When Nokia dropped support for MeeGo, the Mer project was resurrected. It was intended to provide a new environment for the many developers and engineers who had worked on the open-source project, from Nokia or elsewhere. MeeGo itself morphed when it was began being supported by the likes of the Linux Foundation (backed by Intel and Samsung among others) and became Tizen. These old Maemo engineers just won’t admit defeat to their original dream and just realize that MeeGo/Maemo is, for all intents and purposes, dead. So now we have Jolla and a prototype smartphone searching for an audience.The Jolla SmartphoneThe first Jolla smartphone is a 4.5-inch, dual-core, 4G LTE enabled device with 16GB of internal storage and a replaceable battery. It runs the gesture-based Sailfish OS which, presumably, will operate a lot like the old Nokia N9 based on MeeGo Harmattan. Jolla is now available for pre-order and will be shipped first to European countries. The price tag is a reasonable €399 and Jolla expects to begin shipping by the end of 2013. Basically, Jolla is now asking people to support the project through pre-orders in a very Kickstarter-like fashion, imploring the community to get behind the project, or “The Tribe,” as Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon describes it. Based on Linux, Sailfish OS will be compliant with Android apps. This will allow Sailfish OS developers (the very small handful that currently exist) to port Android apps to Jolla, much in the same way that BlackBerry developers can port Android package files (APKs) to BlackBerry 10. The Drawback Of Open Source DemocratizationDevelopers often complain that Android is a fragmented ecosystem. Too many different CPUs on different screen sizes from different manufacturers to make sense of it all. Yet, if you compare Android to what happened to the MeeGo community, Google’s mobile operating system seems tame.Android always had a champion in Google to keep it on point. This contrasts with the Maemo/Moblin/MeeGo/Tizen/Jolla community that has had so many competing interests and egos that development has never really produced anything tangible other than a few interesting prototypes (like the Nokia N9 and now Jolla).The Jolla group is essentially the most disillusioned of them all. Some have also called them the most creative and innovative while also being the most stubborn and arrogant. And now this team, finally, has what it wants – its own company and smartphone. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more