Warriors play keep away with undermanned Knicks

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The Spurs hadn’t played on the road since absorbing their lone loss, 95-91 against Chicago Bulls on December 8. Leonard and Gasol grabbed 10 and nine rebounds, respectively.Devin Booker had 17 points and Eric Bledsoe added 14 for Phoenix, which hung with San Antonio for three quarters before falling victim to the decisive run.‘Keep coming’“We have such a deep group; we don’t play our guys a lot of minutes so we’re able to sustain our effort for the whole game,” Gasol said.“When teams ramp it up and make their runs and even get ahead, it’s hard for them to sustain that.“Our second halves and our fourth quarters are strong because we keep coming until we break the game open.” Down by nine late in the third quarter, the Suns rallied and took their last lead at 77-76 on a Leandro Barbosa three-point play with 10:08 left.But Phoenix scored only one basket over the next six minutes while the Spurs ran away and stretched their lead to 17 at 97-80 on Aldridge’s hook shot with 4:19 left.“We finally took care of the ball. It’s tough to score when you keep giving it away,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.In Milwaukee, Australian Matthew Dellavedova drained a three-pointer that restored a double-digit lead with 94 seconds left as the Bucks held off a late charge by the Chicago Bulls to win 108-97. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson, center, and New York Knicks’ Justin Holiday, left, chase a loose ball as Knicks’ Ron Baker, right, watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Klay Thompson scored a game-high 25 points as the Golden State Warriors posted their fifth straight victory over the shorthanded New York Knicks with a 103-90 win on Thursday.JaVale McGee made the most of a rare start by tallying 17 points for the Warriors who improved to a league best 23-4 with the win.ADVERTISEMENT Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH We are young Senators to proceed with review of VFA Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter The Knicks were missing stars Carmelo Anthony (bruised right shoulder) and Derrick Rose (sore lower back).Reserves Justin Holiday (15) and Ron Baker (13) were the leading scorers for the Knicks, who fell to 2-2 on a five-game Western swing that began with a pair of wins.Anthony and Rose are both questionable for the trip finale Saturday in Denver. Elsewhere, Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol scored 18 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs used a 21-3 run in the fourth quarter to put away the host Phoenix Suns 107-92.LaMarcus Aldridge added 14 points and seven rebounds for San Antonio, which won 14 of 15 road games this season.ADVERTISEMENT The Warriors remarkably recorded assists on every basket until the streak was broken late in the third period by a driving hoop by reserve guard Ian Clark.The 41 total assists gave Golden State at least 30 in 19 of their 27 games this season. No other NBA team has reached 30 more than four times. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We had great flow and trust in each other,” said Thompson.Kevin Durant finished just shy of a triple-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to go with eight assists. Draymond Green grabbed 11 rebounds and had five points, while Stephen Curry finished with a season-low eight points and eight assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes PH among economies most vulnerable to virus NBA, sports world mourn death of Craig Sager View commentslast_img read more

Air quality statement due to smoky skies remains in effect in Northeast B.C. today

first_imgStay inside if you have breathing difficulties. Find an indoor place that’s cool and ventilated. Using an air conditioner that cools and filters air may help. If you open the windows you may let in more polluted air. If your home isn’t air-conditioned, consider going to a public place (library, shopping mall, recreation centre) that is air-conditioned.Be air aware! Check your local weather forecasts and alerts so you know when to take extra care.For more information on current air quality, see: www.bcairquality.ca.Visit www.airhealth.ca for information on how to reduce your health risk and your personal contribution to pollution levels, as well as for current and forecast AQHI values.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A special air quality statement that was issued by Environment Canada on Wednesday because of a large amount of smoke in the air remains in effect for all of Northeast B.C.Officials with the Ministry of Environment say that at this point, it’s not entirely known where the smoke is coming from.Air quality meteorologist Ralph Adams said that the smoke isn’t coming from any local fires in Northeast B.C., but could possibly be coming from fires burning in the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and even as far away as Scandinavia and Siberia.- Advertisement -“The view at the moment is that it’s likely coming from there. It’s likely that this smoke is coming from Eurasia, but at this point, there’s no agreement.”People with pre-existing health conditions, the elderly, infants, children and sensitive individuals are more likely to experience health effects.Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor’s profile, flier miles rising

first_imgHere he is on the cover of Time magazine. There he is in Europe and France meeting with world leaders. Next he’ll be popping up in India. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, never known for his low profile, is once again receiving attention on the world stage this week, both as he visits Europe and as bizarre speculation simmers about the possibility of a vice presidential bid. Schwarzenegger visited his hometown in Austria with his daughter Katherine over the weekend and then met with new French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to talk about trade and global warming, and lay the groundwork for a more extensive European trade mission next year. Today he is meeting with outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Since taking office in 2003, Schwarzenegger also has traveled to Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan and Mexico, mostly to promote trade and tourism. He is also planning a trip to India later this year and a trade mission to Europe next year. He has also signed agreements on climate change with leaders of foreign nations and provinces. Some critics think the governor ought to spend more time in California focused on domestic problems – especially when there is a wildfire burning near Lake Tahoe and a constitutional deadline for the state budget approaching in less than a week – and less time running around the globe as if he is a world leader himself. But aides to the governor and business allies said the trips have been valuable to California, bringing increased trade and tourism, and generally boosting the state’s profile around the globe. “Gov. Schwarzenegger has sold California abroad,” said Adam Mendelsohn, the governor’s communications director. “He has increased trade as a result of his trips. He has increased jobs as result of his trips and he has put California back at the forefront of America.” Mendelsohn, one of two aides traveling with the governor in Europe, said in a telephone interview Monday that the governor has negotiated agreements on climate change with world leaders himself in part because “this is an area where the federal government has chosen not to lead.” A small group from California Young Democrats protested the governor’s trip on the grounds of the Capitol on Monday, releasing a statement headlined “Schwarzenegger Fiddles in France While Tahoe Burns” and delivering “Wish You Were Here” postcards to his office. Bob Mulholland, political consultant with the California Democratic Party, said the trips are more about feeding the governor’s ego in the world spotlight. “It’s just all about Arnold,” Mulholland said. “It’s not about the people of California. And if he stays there long enough, he’ll see the smoke from the Lake Tahoe fire blowing over Europe.” But aides to the governor note that it is a relatively short trip – he left Saturday night and returns today – and that he is in constant communication with his staff in Sacramento, as well as Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, on the fire, the budget and other issues. The trip came only a week after Time magazine featured Schwarzenegger on its cover with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg – as two maverick politicians focused on crossing party lines and circumventing the federal government to make real progress – and speculated about the constitutionality of a Bloomberg-Schwarzenegger presidential ticket. The magazine quoted billionaire Warren Buffett, a friend of both men, speculating that while the U.S. Constitution forbids Schwarzenegger from holding the presidency, it is less clear on the possibility of the vice presidency. Schwarzenegger himself has not publicly expressed interest in such an effort. Some analysts think Schwarzenegger’s foreign adventures serve as a kind of a surrogate for the presidency. “He’s sending a message that he is a player on the international stage – and that’s about as close as he could get to having the kind of influence he could have in the White House,” said political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of USC. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

£15m rejected, Tottenham to keep forward and late striker bid – latest rumours

first_img Saido Berahino – A third bid for West Brom forward? Click the arrow above, right, to read more Tottenham deadline day transfer rumours – It wouldn’t be a transfer deadline day without Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy dipping into the market, with the White Hart Lane supremo expected to make a third bid for West Brom forward Berahino. The fee for the England U21 man could rise to £25m. 8 8 Erik Lamela: Tottenham man STAYING – click the arrow above, right, to read more Tottenham deadline day transfer rumours – Lamela is staying with Tottenham after Pochettino blocked his loan move to Marseille. The Argentine will remain a Spurs player until January at least as Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Andros Townsend are all injured, leaving the club short on options in the middle. Emmanuel Adebayor: Striker to be reunited with Tim Sherwood? Click the arrow above, right, to read more Tottenham deadline day transfer rumours – Tottenham do not want the Togo striker to remain at White Hart Lane and he has been in talks with West Ham and Aston Villa, while he was also reportedly offered to Man United. However, Louis van Gaal’s side are chasing Antony Martial from Monaco and the Hammers are closing in on Nikica Jelavic, leaving Villa in pole position to snap him up on loan for the season. 8 Alexandre Pato: Brazilian is happy at Sao Paulo – Noise about Pato’s proposed move from Sao Paulo has been coming from the player’s advisers rather than Tottenham. Now, though, it looks like he will be staying in South America. 8 It’s transfer deadline day, which means Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will be in his element.Late last week the club bought South Korea international Heung-Min Son, but now the real activity starts for Spurs, with Levy hoping for a bargain.FOLLOW TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY LIVE RIGHT HEREMany Spurs fans have been calling out for the club to sign another midfielder before the window closes, though all of them agree a new striker to help Harry Kane out is a must.Keep up to date with all the Tottenham news here. 8 Aaron Lennon: Tottenham winger willing to warm the bench if he can’t get Everton move – Daniel Levy reportedly wants £9m for the winger, who would like to return to Everton where he spent the second half of last season on loan. Lennon has 12 months remaining on his Spurs contract and is said to be prepared to wait out his contract on the bench. Ayoze Perez: Tottenham to test Newcastle with £15m bid – The Mail were reporting Tottenham were going to make a last ditch attempt for 22-year-old Perez, but the Magpies have confirmed there is nothing in rumours of a £15m transfer. 8 8 Cheikou Kouyate: West Ham REJECT Spurs bid – Click the arrow above, right, to read more Tottenham deadline day transfer rumours – It’s not looking good for manager Mauricio Pochettino’s hopes of bolstering his midfield, with West Ham rumoured to have rejected a £15m offer for their Senegal international, report the Mail. 8 Victor Wanyama: Southampton dig their heels on over midfielder’s transfer – Click the arrow above, right, to read more Tottenham deadline day transfer rumours – Tottenham could do with a midfielder of Wanyama’s steel, but it appears he may be staying at Southampton for another season. Saints manager Ronald Koeman left him out of the team that beat Norwich 3-0 because Wanyama has ‘lost some focus’ as a result of him wanting to leave, just as Morgan Schneiderlin did last season. However, the club stood firm, kept the France international who then earned himself a move to Man United. “Maybe it’s good for Victor to talk to Morgan,” Koeman said. last_img read more

Former assemblyman Marco Firebaugh dies

first_imgSACRAMENTO (AP) — Former Democratic state Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez said. Firebaugh, 39, died from complications due to liver disease, state Sen. Gloria Romero’s office said. Nunez’s office said it confirmed the death through Firebaugh’s family. “This is a moment of profound sadness and grief for all of us who liked and respected Marco Firebaugh, cared for his life work, cherished his charm and charisma, enjoyed his love of life and admired his leadership in the Legislature,” Nunez, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement. Firebaugh died at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. A UCLA spokeswoman said the family had requested the university not release information. “Marco never backed down from a tough fight for what was right,” Romero, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement. “He stood up for immigrants and working families, and courageously took the lead on social justice issues when many others remained silent.” This year, Firebaugh was running for the Democratic nomination in the 30th Senate District, which covers part of southeastern Los Angeles County. Also on the June 6 ballot are Assemblymen Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk. The incumbent, Sen. Martha Escutia, D-Norwalk, is termed out. Firebaugh was born Oct. 13, 1966, in Baja California, Mexico. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and then UCLA law school. He is survived by two children, Ariana and Nicolas. Firebaugh was president of MAF Strategic Consulting Inc., a public affairs firm in Los Angeles. He also was a visiting professor and a fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture.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 MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 A family member reached at Firebaugh’s home in Whittier referred calls to Firebaugh’s political aide, Ricardo Lara, who did not immediately return phone calls. Firebaugh served in the Assembly from 1998 to 2004, representing a district in southeast Los Angeles County, and was majority floor leader during the last two years of his term. He also led the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Among his most significant accomplishments was writing a 2002 law that allowed some illegal immigrants to attend California universities while paying in-state tuition. That law was challenged last December by a group of out-of-state college students who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming it was discriminatory. The lower in-state fees can save students thousands of dollars a year. He also wrote legislation to provide money for low-income communities most affected by air pollution.last_img read more

Leicester face competition for Genk star Wilfred Ndidi

first_img The Foxes are not alone in the chase for the midfielder (second right) 1 Leicester City’s move for Genk star Wilfred Ndidi is not yet complete, according to the Belgian club’s director of sport.It has been widely reported that the midfielder has all but joined the Premier League champions having completed a medical.But, although the two clubs seem to have agreed a £15m fee, Genk director of sport Dimitri De Conde says there is still work to be done on the deal.And, most alarming for Leicester, De Conde has revealed that they are not the only club currently hopeful of landing Ndidi.He told Belgian newspaper L’Avenir: “Seeing Ndidi and Leon Bailey leave in January? It’s possible, but I’m going to do everything in my power to stop it from happening.“Our plan was to replace them next season only. And yes, for Ndidi, we’re talking with Leicester, but they aren’t the only club interested.”last_img read more

Ronald Koeman believes Everton can still catch Arsenal in race for Europe

first_img Ronald Koeman has faith the six-point gap to Arsenal can be reduced Everton manager Ronald Koeman has not ruled out making a late run for Champions League qualification as his side’s momentum continues to grow.The 2-0 win over bottom side Sunderland extended their unbeaten Premier League run to nine matches, during which they have taken 21 points.Although they remain in seventh Arsenal, in fourth, are only six points ahead having played one match fewer and Koeman has urged his players to set themselves the target of catching them.“The worst situation for a football player is you play for nothing,” said the Dutchman.“Yeah, (we want) the highest position but I like to play for something.“Above us is still a gap but it is never ending, when it is five or six points it is still possible to reach them.“But the first team behind us is West Brom (four points back) and we get West Brom at home in two weeks.”Crucial to Everton’s hopes of European football, and at this stage that is more likely to be the Europa League, is striker Romelu Lukaku who scored his 17th league goal – making him the top flight’s leading scorer – to wrap up victory after Idrissa Gana Gueye had smashed home his maiden Premier League goal just before half-time.It could have been worse for Sunderland as the increasingly impressive teenager Tom Davies rattled the post with a volley, but Lukaku’s strike, a brilliant solo effort running from the halfway line, equalled the club record for Premier League goals of Duncan Ferguson, now on Koeman’s coaching staff.The Belgium international reached the 60-goal mark in 129 matches, 110 fewer than Ferguson who has played a key role in the 23-year-old’s development.“Rom went to Duncan and, of course, Duncan knows that Romelu will beat his record,” added Koeman.“I think he will be happy when the record is broken because that means Lukaku is scoring and, normally, if he scores goals it gives the team three points.”Lukaku’s qualities were evident in the manner he scored, holding off former team-mate Bryan Oviedo in a sprint race with the ball at his feet before getting off a shot which took a deflection off the defender to beat goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.“He’s so strong and if he needs to make that run and it’s a battle between him and the defender then he’s really strong, he keeps calm in front of the goalkeeper and, maybe he was a little bit lucky, maybe there was a touch off the defender, but you know that type of opportunity he will score,” Koeman said. 1last_img read more

Football Talk: Undercover reporters catch Allardyce, Klopp is perfect

first_imgHow did we ever live without the internet? Welcome to 2016, the day and age where a big story breaks and we’re gifted to a never ending supply of gifs and memes. England boss Sam Allardyce has only been in the job for one game but he could be under pressure already after being caught by undercover reporters. We’ve all been there, we’ve all thought journalists were businessmen looking for advice on how to bend the rules… Cue obligatory Homer hedge gif. Before everyone on the internet turned their attentions to Allardyce, the focus had been on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. It’s not every day you see Celtic legend Bertie Auld and a horse. SNS Everyone loves him. No, really, he’s a very popular man. He can do no wrong. Twitter reacts to Klopp’s analysis. Thank you Twitter for your Allardyce reactions.The heart throb we all know and love…last_img read more

Anthony Ralston extends Celtic contract until 2022

first_imgCeltic defender Anthony Ralston has signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with the club.Ralston has made seven first-team appearances this season, scoring his first goal for Celtic as Brendan Rodgers’ side defeated Kilmarnock 5-0 in the League Cup.The 19-year-old also started in the Hoops’ 5-0 Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain at Celtic Park, clashing with the world’s most expensive player Neymar at the full-time whistle.His progress has been curtailed of late, with a knee injury sidelining him since September. On his new deal, Ralston told the club’s website: “It’s a great feeling to sign with the club I’ve been with since I’ve been young. “This is where I want to be and I want to start playing more games. I’ve enjoyed getting a taste of it and I’m looking forward to the future.“For 2018, I just want to get my head down, work hard to get back to full fitness and kick on with the football but signing this new contract has definitely been the best Christmas present.”last_img read more

Mabel has big plans for the expansion of The Tax Clinic

first_imgThere is no stopping this Kilcar woman with her ambitious plans for expansion.From Kilcar originally and now living in Ardara, Mabel McHugh is excited about the future of The Tax Clinic a business she founded along with Michael Coll nearly ten years ago.The Tax Clinic is the only practice in the northwest that focuses on completing Tax Returns for small businesses and PAYE workers with additional income. She says “You can’t build a house without a strong foundation and we have spent the last 10 years laying a solid foundation as we have invested heavily in all aspects of the business”.“We have our five-year plan in place and for me, it’s all about expansion and growing our client base and looking after our existing clients. We have the systems and processes well refined and most importantly we have the people and expertise to keep delivering a first class service.“Service is something we have really focused on over the past number of years and like any 5 star hotel, we are leaving no stone unturned. Every year we take all staff and management to a full day workshop were we critically analyse our own service levels and discuss where we can make improvements.“Our staff, without doubt, is our most valued asset and training and continuous professional development is critical to the environment we work in. Currently, we have members of our team training to become Chartered Tax Advisors and Chartered Accountants.” Mabel adds that like any expanding business there have been a few bumps in the road which is normal.But she says “I have always had a very positive mental attitude to life and work from a young age and always believe if there is a problem we can find a solution and the right attitude is half the battle.”You can tell Mabel isn’t just saying so when she declares that she loves her job.“I have been working in the accountancy and taxation sector for over 25 years and I am looking forward to next 25 years. No day is the same and the work is challenging but the job satisfaction is incredible.“We have just launched our new website http://www.thetaxclinic.ie and next year we will be the first tax practice in Ireland to have a mobile office which will be fully kitted out with a meeting room that will be travelling the length and breadth of the country as part of our expansion plans.” The Tax Clinic Killybegs – 074 9732055The Tax Clinic Letterkenny – 074 9160550Mabel has big plans for the expansion of The Tax Clinic was last modified: September 26th, 2018 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:KillybegsletterkennyMabel McHughThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more