San Antonio Spurs extend perfect home record

first_imgSAN ANTONIO (AP): San Antonio improved to 26-0 on home court this season by beating Orlando 107-92 on Monday night, led by a season-high 28 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs edged within four games of Golden State Warriors in the fight over the top seed in the NBA Western Conference. They also stayed four games ahead of Oklahoma City, who beat Washington, thanks to a triple double from Russell Westbrook. Westbrook had his seventh triple-double of the season as the Thunder won 114-98. Westbrook had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, and got the best of his match-up with Washington point guard John Wall. Kevin Durant scored 28 points for the Thunder, who have won 11 of 12. Among other key results, Cleveland were forced to overtime at Indiana, but notched a fifth straight win, 111-106. Atlanta defeated Dallas 112-97 to move into a virtual tie with Miami for top spot in the Southeast Division. San Antonio’s Aldridge shot nine for 13 from the field to pace the Spurs. Australian Patty Mills matched a season-high with 22 points, going three for four on three-pointers. San Antonio found their defensive footing late in the third quarter to separate from Orlando. The Spurs outscored the Magic 24-8 to overcome a 70-69 deficit with 1 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving scored 25 points as the Cavaliers won in overtime at Indiana. LeBron James had 24 points – but only seven after half-time – with 12 rebounds, and the Cavaliers extended their lead in the Central Division to nine games and won in Indiana for the first time in six years.last_img read more

PHINEAS for Fontainbleu Trophy

first_imgWith the threat of Hurricane Matthew having ended on a positive note, yesterday’s mid-week programme, which was cancelled by CTL on Monday, has been revived by the promoters and will; be run off today.The well-supported 10-race programme, which commences a 12:40 p.m, features three trophy races. These are the 3-y-o and up open allowance race over 1500 metres for the Fontainbleu Trophy, the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy over 1,300 metres for $500,000 – $550,000 claiming horses and the Monica Todd Memorial Cup over 2,000 metres for $180,000 claimers.The focus of attention will definitely be on the Fontainbleu Trophy to be contested by seven starters, all of whom are enjoying good form.Included in the line-up are the consistent 7-y-o gelding PHINEAS, who shoulders joint topweight of 57.0kg with TRADITIONAL PRINCE.MORE EFFECTIVEOver this trip, however, PHINEAS is definitely the more effective, and with trainer Andrew McDonald calling up in-form rider Robert Halledeen, the son of Distorted – Winning Spirit will not go down easily.PHINEAS has won twice from five starts this season, and having finished a good third to BRAWN in the recent Saint Cecelia Cup, is in good nick for this race. With the genuine speedsters FORCE D JOUR, MOM’S STUDENT and SIR BUDGET expected to ensure a hot early pace, things should be set up nicely for PHINEAS, who won’t be far off entering the straight.This is a horse who beat none other than Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM by a head last November in the CTL Invitational Mile, and with those credentials, gets the nod over MOM’S SECRET and HOVER CRAFT.Other firm fancies on the card are the well-forward 2-y-o debutante FEARLESS SAMURAI in her first race, GIRLY GIRLY LINKS in the fourth, COLORS OF WAR over DR TRAIN in the Monica Todd Memorial Cup and SCOOP JORDYNE to score an overdue win in the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy to be contested by nine starters.last_img read more

Sterling earns point for Arnett

first_imgNewton Sterling’s 85th-minute strike saved Arnett Gardens from a third successive defeat in the Red Stripe Premier League at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex yesterday.The 2014-2015 champions, who were still smarting from back-to-back 2-0 defeats to champion Montego Bay, were 1-0 down to Reno at the Tony Spaulding Complex on Jashane Foster’s 16th-minute penalty.Sterling, who came into the game 15 minutes from the end, to loud protests from fans, silenced his critics with a towering header in the 85th minute and gave the hosts their first point in three outings.The 32-year-old striker was not distracted by the fans’ protests.He told The Gleaner that he has been representing Arnett for ten seasons now and he has never focused on the fans as he is just doing his job.”To be honest, I don’t have a reaction towards it (fans) because it’s my job to score goals. I am sorry I couldn’t get two. But what spectators say does not matter to me because you have some saying Sterling must play and you have others saying no, so it’s neither here nor there for me. I am just doing my job,” he said.However, he was pleased to help stop the team’s two-game slide.DIFFERENCES TO BE SEEN SOON”We couldn’t afford to get another one (defeat) today. The two defeats were rough. We had a draw today, so that was a positive. Hopefully, we can build on this. We had some issues that took a toll on the team, but we should have a full week, and you should see some differences in the Tivoli game next Sunday,” he added.Reno went ahead after 16 minutes when goalkeeper Damion Hyatt cut down Afiba Chambers in the box and Foster dispatched the penalty.After the break, Arnett pinned their opponents inside their half, but wasted good chances to score. Sterling’s impact was immediate when he came on as he nearly set up Ranike Anderson and then headed a cross just wide. But five minutes from time, there was nothing Reno could do when the big striker climbed above the defence to head home Lloyd’s cross.Arnett’s coach Jerome Waite said the situation was best suited for Sterling to come in when he did.”Supporters are going to have their say because they are coaches from the stands, but based on how the game was going, we thought that Sterling’s six feet four inches height would make a difference,” he said.Meanwhile, UWI (26) beat Waterhouse (11) 1-0 to move to the top of the league again, ahead of last night’s late game between Harbour View and Montego Bay United.Jamalco (13) picked up their first win in nine matches with a 2-1 win over Maverley-Hughenden (13). Tivoli (23) climbed two places to third after a 4-0 hammering of Boys’ Town (7), who remained at the bottom. The game between Humble Lion (21) and Portmore (21) was blown off at half-time because of a waterlogged field.last_img read more

Gold miner remanded on drug charge

first_imgA gold miner on Monday appeared before Magistrate Annette Singh to answer to the charge of trafficking in narcotics.Akeem Lashley, 20, of Lot 83 Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on April 9, 2016, he had in his possession 18 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Defence Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat requested bail for his client, but the prosecution objected.The prosecution’s objection was upheld and Lashley was remanded to prison. The case will continue on May 3.last_img read more

Mineke Foundation Hosts 1st Spelling Bee Competition

first_imgA none-governmental organization, the Mineke Foundation, held its first annual Kid’s Club spelling bee competition over the weekend. The exercise produced three winners who received cash awards of US$255.Elton J.Vah won the kid’s Club when he correctly spelt all the words that were assigned to him and walked away with a cash prize of US$100.Elton kept a serious expression throughout the competition until he finally brokered a smile when the judges announced that he had won the contest. Payne N. Gibson emerged as the runner up to Elton, for only two misspelled words in the final round, while Lovetta C. Jefferson the only female contender that reached the final took the third place. Payne received a cash award of US$75, while Lovetta walked away with US$50. Eight other participants including the three finalists each received a gift of school materials.The Assistant Minister for Early Childhood Development (ECD) at the Ministry of Education, Yukhiko Amnon, frowned on the poor attendance of parents at the competition. She said the spelling bee competition was a good initiative to keep their kids busy, especially during the school break.Min. Amnon commended the Mineke Foundation for its “good work,” and promised the ECD’s full support of its endeavors while urging community leaders to follow the good example to motivate students by introducing various competitive academic exercises.“We are open to help build the spirit of ECD in communities, but we need commitment from community leaders,” she said.For her part, the Coordinator of Mineke Foundation, Bukola Ayoola, observed that if a man spells a word, it is of no interest, but when a child spells great words, that becomes of great interest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

25 Cadets graduate from standard officers’ course

first_imgThirty-five ranks graduated from an Equitation Training Programme which was coordinated by the Deputy of the Guyana Police Force Mounted Branch, Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Rockwell Delph.The training, which was ongoing for a period of six weeks, comprised of twenty-six ranks from the GDF, one from Jamaica, three from Belize, two from Antigua, one from the Guyana Police Force and two from Guyana Prison Service.The graduation ceremony was held at the Police Sports Club Ground, Barrack Street, Eve-Leary.The graduating officers entertained the gathering with a thrilling display on horsesOfficer-in-Charge of the Force’s Communications Branch and who is also currently performing the functions of Second-in-Command “Operations”, Assistant Commissioner Edgar Thomas in delivering the feature address told the officers that equitation is a critical element of their career and that they must continue to maintain discipline and professionalism in the execution of their duties.Also present were Deputy Force Training Officer, Senior Superintendent Fizal Karimbaksh, Colonel Julius Skeete of the GDF as well as other senior and junior officers of the Joint Services.Assistant Superintendent Rockwell Delph who delivered the course’s report mentioned that while it was a lot of hard work, the cadets had lots of fun throughout the programme.The graduating officers entertained the gathering with a thrilling display of musical chairs, battle of the Mounties, late for work and buns race; all of which was done with the horses they trained with.Commanding Officer of the Colonel Ulric Pilgrim Officer Cadet School (CUPOCS), Major Harold Fraser presented a plaque to ASP Delph as an appreciation for facilitating the training.Delivering the vote of thanks was Cadet Officer Mohammed Khan of GDF who expressed gratitude to the Guyana Police Force and his seniors for allowing them to complete the specialised training which will certainly play a vital part in their military career.last_img read more

North Peace Regional Airport staff assist in getting community gardens ready for season

first_imgUnited Way of Northern B.C. held their first Days of Caring of the year yesterday. North Peace Regional Airport manager Mike Whalley assembled a group of workplace volunteers to offer some of their time in helping to prepare the community gardens by digging beds for the new growing season.Candace Peever of the North Peace Justice Society, along with Isabelle Labillois, Kathy Robinson, Carl Lindh and Hugh Large of the NPRA took part in the event.Days of Caring aims to bring partners together to collaborate and complete hands on tasks for not for profit organizations within the northern part of the province.- Advertisement -In a United Way of Northern B.C. release volunteer Carl Lindh said, “It’s good to give something back to the community you live in. It was a perfect day to get out of the office, a warm and sunny day for everyone who came out to get the gardens ready for the growing season.”In 2014 United Way of Northern B.C. tackled 12 projects as part of Days of Caring. This year there are plans to assist with the North Peace Out of School Child Care Society with decorating, Abbeyfields Seniors Residence with their garden and a project lined up in Fort Nelson for the Northern Lamplighters Seniors Drop In Centre.Workplaces interested in offering help to United Way projects are encouraged to call Niki Hedges at 250-263-9266.Advertisementlast_img read more

UCLA: Pain keeps on coming

first_img Ten of UCLA’s 13 players have suffered injuries this season, but the 11th-ranked Bruins (14-2, 4-1) have marched on and are in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference. This injury, however, will surely take a toll. Centers Michael Fey and Ryan Hollins are still out, although Hollins (groin pull) could return today for as many as 15 minutes. Even when Fey and Hollins played, they didn’t seem to provide UCLA with a consistent presence in the middle. Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615 jill.painter@dailynews.com 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Mata had emerged the past three games, but now that he’s out, the Bruins will rely on freshman Ryan Wright. “He’s been playing best basketball of his career over the course of the last few games,” Howland said of Mata. “He was getting better and improving. It’s a tough break for the team.” It wasn’t the only one. This is Mata’s second injury in a week. He fractured his nose last Saturday against Arizona State and played Thursday with a facemask. Josh Shipp was ruled out for the rest of the season Tuesday because of pain resulting from September hip surgery. Cedric Bozeman (torn cartilage in left shoulder) has been out for 17 days and won’t play today, either. There’s been no update as to when he’ll return. “I’ve never heard of anybody having this many injuries,” Howland said. “If you go through the chronicles of all the (UCLA) injuries sustained before practice until now, it’s a litany of injuries. It’s an unbelievable amount of injuries. The players have done a great job continuing to deal with the adversity.” center_img Beware if you’re wearing sneakers, have any college athletic eligibility left and attend UCLA’s game against Washington today. Bruins coach Ben Howland might just pluck you from the crowd and ask you to grab a few rebounds. Of course it sounds laughable, but who knows what Howland will resort to after another injury and more unfathomable news on Friday. UCLA center Lorenzo Mata is out for six to eight weeks with a fractured right tibia. He injured the leg in a collision under the basket with teammate Jordan Farmar in UCLA’s win over Washington State on Thursday. last_img read more

GARDA WITH NO PATROL CAR! TD TO RAISE DONEGAL CUTS WITH MINISTER

first_imgDONEGAL North East TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn has vowed to raise Garda cutbacks in Donegal in the Dail after reports a burglary victim had to give a Garda a lift to her home because he had no patrol car.“I am greatly alarmed at this latest development. This is the evidence yet again of the lack of resources available to the Gardaí,” Deputy Mac Lochlainn told donegaldaily.com last night.“The reality is that despite assurances given to me by the Minister for Justice and senior Gardaí, the impact of Government cutbacks is having a real impact in Donegal. “The last thing we need to do is encourage criminals with slow response times from the Gardaí to crimes in the county.”The TD added: “I will be raising this latest incident and my growing concern with the Minister and the acting Garda Chief Supt, Jim Sheridan.”The incident – in Manorcunningham – follows a crimewave in the area in recent weeks.A blind man was battered and robbed in Newtown – and cars were stolen from Colm Dillon Cars.  GARDA WITH NO PATROL CAR! TD TO RAISE DONEGAL CUTS WITH MINISTER was last modified: July 3rd, 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:GARDA WITH NO PATROL CAR! TD TO RAISE DONEGAL CUTS WITH MINISTERlast_img read more

McGUINNESS, MURPHY AND (SAM) MAGUIRE SET FOR DONEGAL BOSTON GFC 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

first_imgTHERE’S nothing to beat the GAA for bringing ex-pats together around the globe.So in Boston next weekend, the good people of Donegal Boston Gaelic Football Club will gather to celebrate 25 years of bringing the Donegal community together.And the dinner will be even more special as Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and his captain on the field Michael Murphy are honoured as guests of the club. A number of Donegal’s All Stars – past and present – and of course Sam Maguire will be making a special appearance.So if you’re in north east USA – or in north America at all – get your tickets booked now. All the numbers you need are on the picture above.1988 Junior ChampionsSome more fast facts about Donegal Boston GFC are below:Club founded back in 1987 by group of ex-patsFounding members:  Paddy Mc Devitt  – Fintown (Current Chairman) Jackie Rush – Castlefin (both sons now committee members)Eamon Mc Ginley  – CreesloughPatrick O Malley – BallyshannonRicky Rush – Castlefin (Current Registrar)Manus Mc Fadden – Glenswilly Francie Heuston – GlentiesAnness Mc Clafferty – DowningsThis year marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the club.The Club created history back in 1988 as the first team ever to win the New England Junior Championship on their first attempt.Titles Won:  4 Junior Championship titles (this year been the most recent as our junior team lifted the Pat Callaghan Cup – Pat Callaghan was a stalwart for the GAA in Boston for years, and still helped out on the board well into his later years. It was fitting that the inaugural Pat Callaghan cup go to Donegal, for Pat was a Donegal man himself.), 3 Senior Titles; The All American Intermediate title.Among well – known inter county players who represented the club are Kevin Cassidy, John Gildea, Rory Kavanagh, Declan Bonner, Donnie Mc Cole, Johnny Mc Cafferty, Adrian Sweeney,Eoin Wade, Ronan Mc Neilis, Ciaran Bonner,  Padraig Gallagher, James Ruane, Kevin Mc Menamin, Martin Caulfield, Ryan Bradley, Ollie Reid and All-Ireland winning manager Jim Mc Guinness!Current Committee Members:Honorary President: Connie mc Elaney (Doagh Island)Chairman: Paddy Mc Devitt (Fintown)Vice Chairman: Eamon Kelly (Buncranna)Secretary: Denise Trimble (Glenties)Assistant Secretary: Paul Friel (Clonmany)Treasurer: Jonathan Byrne (Malin)Assistant Treasurer: Brian Kelly(Urris)PRO: Majella Mc Fadden (Creeslough)Registrar: Ricky Rush (Castlefinn)Our Chairman, Paddy Mc Devitt was recently honored by the Donegal Association of greater Boston for his hard work and dedication to the club over the last 25 years. This year saw him elected as treasurer to the North American County Board and he is involved in promoting Gaelic games at an underage level in the north east. He is also a lobbyist for the undocumented Irish living in Boston.Our Banquet is Sunday Nov 18th – and we are delighted to have special guests Jim Mc Guinness, Michael Murphy & Sam Maguire. Other team members travelling T.B.A.McGUINNESS, MURPHY AND (SAM) MAGUIRE SET FOR DONEGAL BOSTON GFC 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER was last modified: November 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:McGUINNESSMURPHY AND (SAM) MAGUIRE SET FOR DONEGAL BOSTON GFC 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNERlast_img read more