Warriors use big second quarter to pull away, crush Pelicans

first_imgCarmelo Anthony rejects future bench role with Thunder In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rajon Rondo had nine points and dished out 11 assists for New Orleans.But once Golden State got going in transition, Oracle Arena started rocking and the Pelicans couldn’t keep pace — with tempo being something the Warriors know is key this series. They opened the second with a 13-5 burst and were on their way.Davis, who averaged 33 points, 12 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in a first-round sweep of Portland, made 5 of 7 shots in the opening period.Green has been brilliant on the boards as Golden State keeps taking its defense up a level. He had games of 19 and 18 rebounds in the final two matchups of a five-game series with San Antonio in the first round.Nick Young started at forward for the Warriors while 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala remained in the starting lineup in place of Curry as Golden State won a franchise-record 13th straight postseason home game.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Now, they likely get Stephen Curry back for Game 2 on Tuesday night and all that he brings — even if in a limited role initially.Anthony Davis had 21points and 10 rebounds, scoring 10 in the first quarter before having a tougher time generating shots the rest of the way to finish 9 for 20. Jrue Holiday was held to 4-for-14 shooting and 11 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGolden State again played without two-time MVP Curry, who has been sidelined since March 23 with a sprained left knee. Coach Steve Kerr called it “very likely” Curry would play Game 2 in the best-of-seven series.Klay Thompson, who led Golden State with 27 points, hit back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first half that made it 76-48. But New Orleans ended the second on a 7-0 run and Darius Miller’s 73-foot heave at the halftime buzzer counted after review, getting the Pelicans within 76-55 at the break. They hit another buzzer-beater to end the third but it was way too late. MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, left, shoots over New Orleans Pelicans’ E’Twaun Moore during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Draymond Green dazzled all over the floor with his fourth career postseason triple-double, and the Golden State Warriors thoroughly overmatched the New Orleans Pelicans for a 123-101 win in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals Saturday night.Green finished with 16 points, 15 rebounds, 11 assists, three steals and two blocks and just with his hustle and energy helped the defending champions pull away with a superb, decisive second quarter.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ TIP-INSPelicans: The Pelicans’ 126-120 win April 7 in Oakland snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Warriors. “We approach the game as if everybody’s washed their hands of everything that has happened,” Gentry said. … Gentry received a technical at the 8:43 mark of the first quarter. … The Pelicans shot 7 for 23 in the second. … New Orleans surrendered 110 or more points in the last 11 regular-season games against Golden State.Warriors: Green topped Tom Gola’s three playoff triple-doubles for most in franchise history. … Young, who played 21 minutes, made a 3 on his first shot and another late in the game on his second attempt. … Golden State has won 25 of the last 27 meetings overall vs. the Pelicans. … Jay-Z and Beyonce sat courtside.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Warriors swept the Pelicans in the only other playoff meeting between the franchises in the 2015 first round as Golden State went on to capture its first championship in 40 years.HIGH-FLYING W’SGolden State had its highest scoring postseason first half as well as second quarter. The 76 points topped 73 against Phoenix on May 4, 1994, while 41 in the second bested 40 scored against Utah on May 11, 2007.Golden State shot 13 for 20 in the second, making four 3s and 11 of 14 free throws.PALSKerr and Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry shared a nice greeting and laugh before the series got going. As general manager in Phoenix, Kerr worked with Gentry and then made him the first call to be his top assistant when Kerr became head coach of the Warriors before the 2014-15 season.CURRY OUTAs usual, Curry insisted he “feels great and he’s ready to go,” said Kerr, who is encouraged his superstar point guard feels so good.“Just made the decision based on giving him the extra few days and the fact he only scrimmaged yesterday,” Kerr said. “You’ve been out five weeks and we’re playing in the playoffs, I don’t think one scrimmage is enough, even though he feels great, he wants to play and pleaded his case. But we’re going to sit him tonight and very likely he’ll play Game 2.”Curry returned to full practice with contact Thursday and only scrimmaged 5 on 5 for the first time Friday, and Kerr prefers that Curry get additional on-court time at full speed Sunday. View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Cherry Rondina’s calmer approach works in UST win over La Salle

first_imgRondina and all the other Golden Tigresses sported hair buns in support of Alessandrini who’s recovering at UST Hospital.“These buns are for Amiga,” said Rondina.The 22-year-old Rondina finished with a game-high 19 points including two late ones that helped seal the win for the Golden Tigresses, who are now tied with La Salle and Far Eastern University for the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina said that her sometimes volatile expression scares her teammates, so she knew she had to take it down a notch and that change paid dividends for the Golden Tigresses, who lambasted the  Lady Spikers, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17.“The way I play is really intense but they get a bit scared when I do that,” said Rondina in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “So during the game I went for a different approach and what I did was console them and just remind them that it’s okay to make mistakes because we can still get it back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“What I did was relax myself before comforting them because during games when I’m in the backline I myself freeze so I relaxed myself before talking to them.”The other reason why Rondina had to be a bit calmer is the absence of Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini, who is sidelined with a knee injury. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Cherry Rondina has always played with a nuclear intensity, but she’s learned that she has to dial it down a bit for the benefit of her younger teammates.Rondina thought it’s best to tone her intensity down for a bit ahead of UST’s showdown with defending champion De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Rookie Lycha Ebon shows killer instinct this time in FEU win over UE Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

400K Nimbaians to Get Safe Drinking Water

first_imgMap of Nimba county shows where there is no water (red dots) and were water is but pumps could be working or not working (black dots). (Source: The Last Well) -The Last Well The Last Well, the Christian charity with a vision of ensuring that every community in Liberia, has access to safe drinking water, has set its sights on its biggest project yet — the entire Nimba County — with a target of 253 new wells, 287 well rehabilitations. According to the 2011 Liberia Waterpoint Atlas, Nimba has only 17% access to limited water supply services. A waterpoint, in this case, is a place where water is available for [human] consumption. As at 2017, the WASH Liberia index shows that waterpoints across the 17 statutory districts of Nimba County are between 33% and 83% functional. 10 of those 17 statutory districts have waterpoints that are less than 60% functional.  Nimba has been one of Liberia’s most significant historical regions and is the second most important County in terms of population and politics. Bordered by the counties of Bong, River Cess, Sinoe, and Grand Gedeh, Nimba has a population of approximately 563,000 inhabitants, according to the Liberia Household Income and Expenditure Survey. Life in Nimba is generally rural-based with most of its population living as subsistence farmers. The Last Well has carried out field assessment in all communities in Nimba and aims to address the water challenges faced by the citizens of the county, especially those in rural areas.The Last Well is working with several major implementing partners on the Nimba project, including: Living Water International, Water of Life, World Hope International, Water4, Vision Collaborators, Equip Liberia, LURA, and GUCDA. Two of the key funding organizations, Page Family Foundation and Magna Imperio Systems, are supporting the The Last Well Projects both in Nimba and Margibi counties.Targeting over 400,000 beneficiaries across all 17 statutory districts of Nimba County the charity aims to even reach hamlets in the remotest parts of the county.Liberia waterpoint functionality chart by county shows that less than 60% of waterpoints in Nimba County (fourth from bottom) are functional. (Source: wash-liberia.org)The project in in Nimba is expected to be launched  on May 15, 2019 in Sanniquelle, Nimba County with the construction of a total of 253 new wells, rehabilitation of 287 hand pumps and the distribution 9,070 water filter bucket to households in 1,364 communities in the county.The Last Well recently launched a similar project in Lofa as a way of responding to the water crisis in that part of Liberia. The clean and safe drinking water project targets all of the districts in Lofa county, with the construction of new well, rehabilitation of hand pumps and the distribution of water filter buckets.According to Mr. Abdul Koroma, WASH liaison for The Last Well, the charity’s project in Margibi County is targeting 129,237 persons. That project focuses on the construction of 70 new wells, rehabilitation of 31 hand pumps and the 8,181 water filter buckets to house holds to 827 communities in the county.The charity revealed that her ongoing  engagements with the counties is part of efforts along with partners to provide safe and clean water to Liberians.The Last Well further disclosed the provision of safe and clean water is also aimed at buttressing government efforts in providing safe drinking water to its citizens. The Last Well Nimba Project is made possible by several funding and implementing partners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

WPO recognises top performers at NGSA

first_imgThe Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) of Industry on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) has recognised 11 students who performed exceptionally at the recent National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).The awarded studentsThis is the eighth edition of the award ceremony hosted by the group for “special children who passed the examinations”.Those honoured on Sunday are Neeraj Jorge, Safiyyah Azeez, Vishnu Persaud, Saif Yawat, Joylon Fernandez, Sarah Khan, Gabriella Dublin, Ali Javed, Deo Narine, Alana Singh, Utaf Abdin and Jaspaul Mangru.The students, who are all resident in the Industry area, received trophies for their performances.WPO General Secretary Seila Veersammy congratulated the students for their exemplary performances at the 2019 NGSA and wished them the best as they embark on secondary school life.Preparing the students for what lay ahead, Veersammy admonished them to always keep their heads held high. In the same breath, the Member of Parliament (MP) called for more sponsorship in order for more students to be recognised.“This (ceremony) depends solely on sponsorship; if we get more sponsorship, we will be able to shine the light on more children and to give more hope and appreciation to them,” she urged.Avinash Parasam, a previous recipient of two scholarships from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), shared his experience with the students and urged them to remain humble and to work hard for all of their achievements.“Practise humility, stay humble. It is very misunderstood as to what ‘stay humble’ means, but being successful doesn’t mean that you should always boast or wearing your certificates on your sleeves; you should remain humble, and once you can do that, you will see how many persons recognise how important you are,” Parasam stated.Vanessa Benn, sister of former Minister Robeson Benn, in delivering the feature remarks, urged the students to increase their knowledge by continuing to read daily. She further encouraged them to remain proud of where they came from.“Be proud of where you came from, don’t ever feel that because you are from Industry and not from one of the fancier areas, you aren’t good enough, you are. You have put in a lot of work in preparing for this exam and it is a good time to tell yourself that now I must continue to work hard and to look at the other areas where I can improve. Now you are becoming an adult and you need to broaden your horizon, read and utilise the tools like the Internet that you have available,” Benn urged the students.Benn also recognised the parents of the students and thanked them for the work and dedication that they put into their children.“You deserve to be recognised because you not only took the time out to bring your children here today, but you have through your hard work helped them to be here, so thank you.”last_img read more

Tang takes down time trial

first_imgA familiar face took down the Blizzard Bike Club’s Thursday night time trial.On July 28, the Blizzard Bike Club held another 16 Km Baldonnel Time Trial and Irving Tang once again placed first with a time of 25:02 minutes.- Advertisement -Finishing in a close second was Kevin Shaw, who finished only six seconds behind first, with a time of 25:08. Pat Ferris placed third with a time of 25:41.An 8 Km race was also included in the evening and Tyler Foerstner finished first with a time of 13:56.Up next for the Blizzard Bike Club will be an afternoon of trail riding and building. That is taking place this Sunday, July 31 at the Cactus Trials.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of their upcoming events, please visit their official website.  Advertisementlast_img

Datebook 4/29

first_imgConejo Valley Days Chili Cook-off, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Conejo Creek Park South, Highway 23 and Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Cost: $6. Call (805) 371-8730. Chatsworth Homestead Garden Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Homestead Acre/Hill-Palmer House, 10835 Shadow Oak Drive. Donation accepted. Call (818) 341-3053. California Wildlife Center Open House, noon-4 p.m., 26026 Piuma Road, Malibu. Reservations: Call (818) 222-2658. Cinco de Mayo Festival, noon-6 p.m., along Broadway, Los Angeles. Call (310) 914-0015. Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610” Vespro della Besta Vergine choir/orchestra performance, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrews Catholic Church, 311 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Tickets $15-$20. Call (626) 628-2144. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Santa Clarita Arthritis Walk, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane. Registration begins at 8; walk at 9:30. Call (818) 995-7378. Car Show & Craft Fair, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Johnny Carson Park, 400 Bob Hope Drive, Burbank. Vehicle entry fee $20; $25 at gate. Free. Call (818) 846-8487, (818) 822-2901 or (818) 848-8444. Mayor’s Big Sunday citywide day of volunteering. Events include: 10 a.m., Temple Sinai, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale, call (818) 246-8101; 10:30 a.m., Woodcrest School, 6043 Tampa Ave., Tarzana, call (818) 623-7363; noon-5 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City, call (818) 763-9193 or (818) 343-8438. last_img read more

THE MICRA IS PRETTY IN PINK ACROSS DONEGAL THIS WEEK

first_imgAdvertising featureWatch out the Nissan Micra’s about!The Pink Nissan Micra is on tour in Donegal this week in conjuction with Breast Cancer Ireland. Over the years, the Micra has been and still remains one of Ireland’s most popular cars with just short of 100,000 Micras sold in Ireland since its launch in 1983.Throughout those 30 years the Micra has undergone many facelifts and changes but the ethos of the car is still the same today as it was back in 1983.It’s a car that is enjoyable to drive, economical to run, reliable, and packed full of innovative specification to enhance the driving and ownership experience.Call Inishowen Motors, Drumkeen today and book a test drive 0749134567   THE MICRA IS PRETTY IN PINK ACROSS DONEGAL THIS WEEK was last modified: February 27th, 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:Inishowen MotorsNissan Micralast_img read more

GAA NEWS: SHOCK AS TIR CHONAILL GAELS DEFEATED IN CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes:Seniors:The senior team started their championship campaign last Sunday against Neasden Gaels at Ruislip and left with a disappointing result. Neasden got the better of us to record a one point win, and in doing so putting us under pressure to win our remaining two games to have a chance of qualifying for the semis.Some of the better performances on the day came from Brian Ross, Mark Gottsche and Joe Feeney. Final Score TCG 2-8 Neasden Gaels 1-12.Juniors: Our junior team had a mighty battle against Eir Og last Saturday at Greenford but came out the wrong side of a two point defeat. We just could not manage to get our noses in front and fought to the very end but it was not to be.Best on the day were Cormac McGarvey, Kevin Mc Fadden, Patrick O’Connor and Kevin Browne. Final Score TCG 1-9, Eir Og 1-11.Fixtures:Tuesday 8th July, SFL Div1, TCG V Fulham Irish @ Ruislip 7.30pmThursday 10th July, SFL Div1, TCG V St Kiernans @ Mill Hill 7.30pmThursday 10th July, FL Div3, TCG V Thomas McCurtains @ Greenford 7.30pm Condolences:The club would like to pass on our condolences to two former players who sadly lost a loved one in the past week.Maurice Somers lost his father Maurice senior who passed away at his home in Drumaness, Co Down last Monday 30th June after a long illness.Gerard Boyle from Killybegs, Co Donegal received the sad and unexpected news that his mother Marie passed away on Sunday 6th July. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maurice, Gerry and their families at this very difficult time. May they rest in peace.Best Wishes:The club would like to pass on our best wishes to Irish World sports editor Damian Dolan who has left the newspaper to take up a post working at London Welsh rugby club in Richmond. We thank Damian for his help and support over the many years and his great journalism in covering Gaa in London.ABC:When the GAA’s All Britain Championships take place at TírChonaill Park, London this Friday 11th July to Sunday 13th July 2014 it will attract almost 2000 youth participants from schools and GAA Clubs all over England, Scotland, and Wales with an invitation cross- community Ulster team, Cúchulainns playing an invitation Britain team during the Tournament. On Friday 11th July at 4.45pm an attempt will be made to break the world record for the most amount of players in a Gaelic Football match.The club requests all of our members to make an effort and come along to the club on Friday evening and be part of a unique occasion and a Guinness world record.Contact Michael Kingston, All Britain Championship Committeemichael.kingston@dwf.co.uk, 00 44 7814 898225.Lottery:Lotto results for 03/07/14 Jackpot £2,300Numbers drawn 3-12-13-22, no jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Barney Breen,Andy Nieve, c/o TCG, Mark Maguire, Letterkenny, Tom O’Connor.This weeks jackpot is £2,350, play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: SHOCK AS TIR CHONAILL GAELS DEFEATED IN CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER was last modified: July 7th, 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:GAANoticesSportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

Sharks get Erik Karlsson a win in rematch with Senators

first_imgSAN JOSE — Erik Karlsson got his bragging rights, albeit six weeks late.After getting humiliated in Karlsson’s return game to Ottawa on Dec. 1, the Sharks made sure they got the two-time Norris Trophy winner two points in the rematch, beating the Senators 4-1 at SAP Center Saturday.In doing so, the Sharks extended their winning streak to six games, improving to 8-1 since the Christmas break.But the win came at a cost. Joonas Donskoi missed the last two periods after suffering an injury on a …last_img

Investing in social responsibility

first_img“Responsible investment is coming of age and is increasingly important to investors, most notably for institutional investors such as pension funds,” said Le Roux. Institutional interest in responsible investing came of age in 2008 when South Africa’s largest pension fund, the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), placed its weight behind the index and required institutions managing GEPF funds to support responsible investing. Responsible investing The SRI Index is calculated by the JSE, and constituents are drawn from the companies that meet the SRI criteria as well as set liquidity ratios. It acts as a tool for investors to select certified good corporate citizens and a benchmark for companies looking to improve corporate responsibility. Since 2008, South Africa’s largest pension fund, the Government Employee Pension Fund, has collaborated with the JSE on the SRI index, and plans to use the index to inform its investment decisions. 21 September 2009 According to the JSE, responsible investing, a significant investment theme in many developed countries, is also growing in South Africa. “Investors are no longer content to use the SRI Index as a benchmark, but would like to track the performance of the index on a minute-by-minute basis,” the JSE’s Corli le Roux said in a statement earlier this month. “This development is significant as it opens the door to investment avenues on the index, which is in-line with our vision to make responsible investment accessible and be seen as mainstream investment activity rather than a peripheral one.”center_img The SRI index is a South African benchmark for corporate citizenship, and has as its constituents JSE-listed companies with high standards of environmental, economic and social performance as well as good governance. Until now, only close of day values of the SRI index have been available, and the JSE hopes the new development will prompt the creation of instruments based on the index, to be traded on the exchange. By the end of September, investors in the JSE will be a step closer to accessing a fast developing global investment theme – responsible investment – as the exchange starts to disseminate live values of its Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index to the trading screens of thousands of investors worldwide. Like the FTSE/JSE Top40 index or any other JSE index, it will now be possible to track the performance of the index at any time during the trading day. This makes it more attractive for a market maker to create products such as exchange traded funds (ETFs), unit trusts or tracker funds based on the index. ‘Good corporate citizens’ “This is being pushed by drivers such as the UN Principles of Responsible Investment, which is burgeoning in support globally as well as locally, where the Index has been an aspirational benchmark for some years, and the recent launch of King III which is likely to provide added impetus.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more