JR Smith says he knew game was tied when he dribbled out clock in Game 1

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil But instead of trying for a winning layup, Smith moved away from Kevin Durant at the hoop and the game went into overtime.“We got lucky,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “He could have taken a shot, but he dribbled out. I guess he thought they were ahead. We got lucky.”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 crownCavs coach Tyronne Lue said Smith thought the Cavs were ahead, but Smith said he thought the game was tied and was trying for a final shot.“Kevin was standing right there. I tried to bring it out and get enough space to maybe get a shot off,” Smith said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 “I thought we were going to take a timeout because I got the rebound. I’m pretty sure everybody didn’t think I was going to shoot it over KD.“If I thought we were ahead, I would have just held on to the ball and let them foul me.”Durant, who had three blocks, said, “If he had tried to put a layup up, I had a good chance to contest it.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles in the closing seconds of regulation as LeBron James attempts direct the offense against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPCleveland’s JR Smith committed a major faux pas at the of regulation in Game 1 of the NBA Finals by failing to attempt a potential game-winning shot.With the game leveled at 107-107 with 4.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, George Hill missed his second freethrow and J.R. Smith grabbed the rebound.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Olympic gold medalist Hanyu to receive prestigious award MOST READlast_img read more

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Young Lady Eagles up against Alyssa-led Cool Smashers

first_imgThe young Lady Eagles, using the tournament as part of their build-up for the UAAP wars, now find themselves shooting for the crown but against a team teeming with talents, including two former stalwarts of the Katipunan-based school.Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado, Creamline’s 1-2 punch, are all primed up to claim another championship after helping deliver the Reinforced Conference last July.With Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato, Jema Galanza, Pau Soriano and Melissa Gohing, the Cool Smashers have the edge in manpower, not to mention experience.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut the Lady Eagles have the momentum they could ride on in the upcoming playoff. They also have the height to disrupt or unsettle the Cool Smashers’ attacks.“We have nothing to lose,” said Bea de Leon, who forms part of the tall Ateneo triumvirate that includes Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino. “For as long as we believe in each other, we’ll be okay.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ateneo-Motolite will need more than grit and court smarts when it takes on a powerhouse Creamline side poised to nail a second Premier Volleyball League crown in the Open Conference Finals beginning Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Through sheer determination, the Lady Eagles hurdled the fancied BanKo-Perlas Spikers in their best-of-three semifinal duel, fighting back from two sets down to snatch a thriller in a five-setter of a sudden death.The Cool Smashers disposed of the PetroGazz Angels in two in their side of the Final Four of the season-ending conference organized by Sports Vision.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LPGA-bound Ardina joins pradera hunt Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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One of 2 accused freed of businessman’s murder

first_imgJamal Forde, a wash bay worker formerly of South Sophia, Greater Georgetown, exited the courtroom of Justice Sandil Kissoon a free man after the judge upheld a no-case submission and ordered the 12-member jury to return a formal not-guilty verdict.Dead: Shawn AnysForde, who was indicted along with Odel Roberts for the murder, pleaded not guilty to the indictment which stated that on May 1, 2015, he murdered Shawn Anys, a businessman, during the course of a robbery.The no-case submission was upheld after Attorneys Ronald Burch-Smith and Keoma Griffith highlighted the lack of sufficient evidence in relation to Forde’s identification by the key witness among other issues.Freed of murder charge: Jamal FordeReports have indicated that 37-year-old Anys of Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, died after he was shot by armed bandits who invaded his home.Police reports noted that about 22:50h on Friday, May 1, 2015, Anys went out into his yard in Turkeyen to make a check after dogs began barking continuously and was confronted by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.During the confrontation, Anys was shot to his body by the perpetrators who then entered the home and took a laptop computer, two cellphones and $40,000 before escaping.Anys was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.His accomplice, Odel Roberts, is currently serving three years in prison for drug trafficking, and awaits a separate trial for the murder.last_img read more

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Regional District sponsors Allan Cup

first_imgPhoto: Representatives from the PRRD donate $4,000 to the Allan Cup Host Committee on Thursday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe Peace River Regional District contributed $4,000 to the Allan Cup Host Committee on Thursday morning.Paul van Nostrand accepted the cheque on behalf of the organizing committee. The donation will be used to help fund the competition, slated for April 19th – 24th at the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The event will be showcased on national television, and will bring in more than 200 players to the City.last_img read more

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DDTV: GARTH BROOKS SUNK BUT DONEGAL WATERBUS CREW LAMENTS FOR 400,000 SOULS

first_imgDDTV: A SPECIAL music tribute to the 400,000 Garth Brooks fans who were ticket holders for the shows that never came. Written, sung and recorded on his iPhone 5 by Donegal Bay Waterbus Crew member Diarmaid Drumm, it might even make it to iTunes.Enjoy and share with other Garth Brooks Fans. DDTV: GARTH BROOKS SUNK BUT DONEGAL WATERBUS CREW LAMENTS FOR 400,000 SOULS was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:concertCroke ParkDiarmaid Drummdonegal bay waterbusdublinGarth Brookssonglast_img read more

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Donegal to take part in World Day of Remembrance for road victims

first_imgThis Sunday, the victims of road collisions across the globe will be remembered on ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’. To mark the day, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) launched ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ 2016.A remembrance mass will take place St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny at 12.00 noon. All are welcome. 23,949 people have died on Irish roads to date (17 November 2016) since records began in 1959. Already this year, 165 families, friends and communities have lost a loved one.The RSA will be joined in Dublin at the launch of ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ by singer-songwriter Christy Moore, who will perform a special song he has performed commemorating those who have lost their lives on our roads for an audience of families and friends who have been impacted by road traffic collisions.The RSA along with Road Safety Officers in Local Authorities and road safety support organisations have organised masses, services and commemorative events around the country this Sunday to remember the lives that have been lost and changed forever on our roads. A full list of the events is available on www.rsa.ieIn addition, the RSA will have a ‘Wall of Remembrance’ on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/RSAireland. The Wall of Remembrance is a place for people to come and share their memories, to light a candle and leave a memorial message for a loved one who has been killed or seriously injured on our roads. Ms Liz O’Donnell, Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority said, “’World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’ gives us an opportunity to remember those who have died on our roads and the families, friends and communities who have been devastated by their loss. When we read reports of the numbers of people who are killed or injured on our roads, we need to remember that there are real lives, real families and real communities behind these statistics. For thousands of families around the country, their lives are forever changed as a result of a collision. It’s not enough to just keep these people in our hopes and prayers once a year, rather we must all commit work together and take responsibility for our behaviour on the roads, and create real change, out of respect for their memories.”Superintendent Con O’Donohue, An Garda Síochána said: “An Garda Síochána is committed to working to keep our roads free from death and serious injury, but to do this we need the support of each and every person who uses the roads. As we head into the winter season and the evenings grow darker, we all must commit to thinking about road safety: every time you sit behind the wheel, get on your bicycle or motorbike, or head out for a walk, consider what you can do to improve your safety on the roads and the safety of everyone around you.”‘World Day of Remembrance’ reminds us how quickly and easily tragedy can happen on our roads and I would encourage people to use the day as an opportunity to look at our own actions on the roads and the role we play in keeping them free from tragedy.”Donegal to take part in World Day of Remembrance for road victims was last modified: November 18th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Calls for Irish Air Corps to assist Donegal firefighters tackling large gorse fire

first_imgThe Minister for Defence has been urged to mobilise the Air Corps helicopters in an effort to halt the spread of wild gorse fires in West Donegal The fire, which is located between Loughanure and Annagry, started in the early hours of this morning.Five units of the Donegal Fire Service are currently tackling the blaze. Firemen are also digging trenches and dousing down the exterior of houses in a bid to divert the flames from dwellings.Dozens of locals are also supporting the fire services as entire communities battle to put out the fires.Speaking on Monday, Pat the Cope Gallagher said: “I have been in direct contact with the Minister of Defence Officials and I have advised that the Air Corps are immediately called out in order to deal with the gorse fires otherwise we run serious risks of property damage or even worse.“The situation at present is very precarious and unless extra manpower is drafted in to assist the excellent work of the fire service and the many locals I fear we may not get a handle on this ever-spreading fire. “Donegal County Council are also hiring a private helicopter to assist,” he added.The Minister’s office knows first hand through my intervention the gravity of the situation and I will maintain constant contact with them until we get the Air Corps mobilised.”Calls for Irish Air Corps to assist Donegal firefighters tackling large gorse fire was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:AnnagryLoughanurelast_img read more

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Naspers eyes Brazilian e-commerce

first_imgLatin American expansion South African media giant Naspers has spent US$342-million (about R2.53-billion) on the acquisition of a 91% stake in BuscaPe, a Brazilian-based provider of e-commerce services in Latin America. 30 September 2009 “Given Naspers’s extensive experience in the internet, they can help us grow to the next level,” said BuscaPe CEO Romero Rodrigues. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, the group provides services consumers to make informed purchase decisions and transact on the internet. Its core business generates lead-referral revenues from merchants and other listing providers. “BuscaPe gives us a fast-growing business in line with our e-commerce focus,” Naspers’ internet head Antonie Roux said in a statement this week. “It’s a diversified internet platform: a whole spectrum of business models within the e-commerce value chain across core Latin American markets.” E-commerce is one of the most promising areas of the internet and Naspers has already built up considerable knowledge in the field through the acquisitions of Ricardo/Tradus in Western Europe and Allegro in Eastern Europe. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material In addition, it has an affiliate advertising network named Lomadee, an e-commerce research business, eBit, and a fraud risk assessment service, FControl. BuscaPe.com started some 10 years ago from the basis of comparison shopping. It is the exclusive provider of comparison shopping solutions to more than 100 portals and websites in Latin America, including Microsoft, Globo and Abril, with over 10 million products and over 320 000 online and offline stores. Comparison shopping Latin America is of particular interest to Naspers, as region is home to some 550-million people. Favourable demographics, rising disposable incomes, underleveraged consumers and a less-penetrated internet market provides a good investment backdrop. “After investments in Abril and Compera nTime, Naspers has developed a good understanding of the fast-growing Brazilian market,” said Naspers Latin America CEO Hein Brand. “BuscaPe is one of the few established players in the industry, and can grow further.” In recent years, BuscaPe acquired a competitor, Bondfaro, and has also expanded with QueBarato, the leading free-classifieds network in Latin America.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, April 25, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain moves across the state today into tomorrow, but we do have a little bit of good news for NW parts of the state.  We may actually see NW Ohio miss out on the bigger rain totals over the next 24-36 hours. Now, we make up for that next week, when the north sees more rain than the south…but for the time being, we will take any “improvement” we can get. Today, rains move through the state from west to east, but we see the best rains from US 24 to the south and east.  In that part of the state rain totals can be from .5”-2” with coverage at 90%. North and west of US 24, we see rain, but more along the lines of a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch. So, we will not see any drying tomorrow anywhere in the state, but we do not make our current situation that much worse in the north, while we have the potential to really add some problems in the south. Thunderstorms and just an overall constant threat of rain through the day today and overnight tonight. That will be what fuels the higher rain totals over the southern two thirds of the state. The heaviest rain potential will be along and south of I-70.Friday clouds finally give way to some sunshine in the afternoon, and the limited cloud set up hangs around through the start of Saturday. However,cloud come back relatively quietly Saturday afternoon, and then scattered showers arrive late Saturday night and linger into early Sunday. We can pick up a few hundredths to .3” with 60% coverage, and the best chances for the upper end of the range will be in the northern half of Ohio.  Partly sunny skies return on Sunday.Next week looks wet, with rain 4 of the first 5 days of the work week. Rain on Monday will bring .25”-.75” totals with 100% coverage south of US 30. North of there, we have a few hundredths up to .25” with 80% coverage…a similar set up to what we are seeing today. However, from there, the next two days favor drier weather in the south while rain holds on in the north. Tuesday scattered showers from I-70 north bring up to a quarter of an inch with 70% coverage with nothing going on south of I-70. Wednesday looks similar, with rains from I-70 north triggering .1”-.7” rains and coverage of 100%. Then on Thursday we get scattered showers with 80% statewide coverage but totals only .3” or less. There will be ample moisture around for the first 4 days of the week, particularly in the north. The pattern turns much better behind that rain. The map at right shows updated 10 day precipitation potential.We turn out partly sunny on Friday and finish the 10 day window on Saturday the 4th with mostly sunny skies. In fact, that day high pressure parks right over the top of SW Indiana to start the Day Saturday, moving into southern Ohio bye late that night. That pattern follows through as we start the extended 11-16 forecast window, with partly to mostly sunny skies for Sunday and Monday as well, the 5th and 6th. That means (if you are keeping track at home) we actually may be able to put together 4 days of dry weather with good sunshine and good evaporation in a row. That has not happened in a while. Unfortunately, when it ends it will do so with some impressive rains.Tuesday the 7th, a strong front works through the eastern corn belt, bringing rains from .5”-1.5” with 90% coverage. This will interrupt our dry stretch, but we will return to dry weather behind it. We will be partly sunny but cool for Wednesday the 8th, and temps can be below normal. Then we are partly to mostly sunny to finish the extended period for Thursday and Friday, the 9th and 10th.So, the forecast is a little better this morning, particularly from late next week forward. However, there still is way too much moisture around, especially over the southern half to two thirds of the state before we get to that drier window. So better news, but s till not the best news.last_img read more

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Gujarat sets up panel to probe police excesses on Patidars

first_imgIn a bid to placate the Patidar community ahead of the Assembly polls in Gujarat, the BJP government set up an inquiry commission on Tuesday to probe alleged police excesses during the 2015 Patidar quota agitation.The commission headed by former Gujarat High Court Judge Justice K.A. Puj will probe whether the police had inflicted atrocities on the Patidar community during the agitation. Fourteen Patidar members were killed in police firing.“The government has decided to set up the inquiry commission headed by a retired judge to probe the allegations,” Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja told journalists in Gandhinagar. Mr. Jadeja said that the government had withdrawn over 100 cases lodged against members of the community for rioting and damaging public property. “We have withdrawn cases after consultations with the home and legal departments of the State government,” Mr. Jadeja said.The government has set up the commission after representatives of the Patidar community demanded a judicial probe as there is a common feeling that the “police force had used excesses to target Patidars during the agitation.”Hardik Patel, the 24-year-old who led the quota agitation, has demanded action against the police personnel who beat up women in Patidar-dominated localities in Ahmedabad. However, the two sedition cases against Mr. Patel and his aides filed by Ahmedabad and Surat police will stay as the cases are under the purview of the respective courts. The government has also set up a new board to extend financial help for educational and economic development of non-reserved communities in the State. The government has also earmarked ₹600 crore for the newly set up body.last_img read more

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