first_imgThree utility poles on Monday collapsed, with one causing extensive damage to a Honda CRV that was parked outside the Bonny’s Supermarket on Church Street, Georgetown.The incident occurred around 11:00h on Monday.One of the poles which fell and landed on a Honda CRV which was parked in the vicinity of the Bonny’s SupermarketWorkers at a snackette located in front of the Supermarket told this publication that the wooden light poles were rotten and despite numerous calls to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), nothing was done to rectify the situation.“The post them rotten. Yuh know how long we point it out, but nobody ain’t really tek we serious,” an employee of the snackette said.A worker from another nearby store explained that he heard a crackling sound, and the crash soon followed.“I run out when I hear the “blam” and then is when I see the fuss’ post fall. Then, a lil’ while after the other two fall, probably because the wires that attach the three post pull them down. But all ah them post old around here, yuh know how much year them deh out hay tekin’ rain and sun?” he said.The poles also damaged sections of the snackette and disrupted the electricity in the area for some time. GPL quickly responded and managed to replace the poles.Earlier this month, a similar incident occurred in Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD). On Monday, June 13, heavy winds uprooted five utility poles along the Diamond Housing Scheme access road, causing them to collapse on the surrounding houses.last_img read more

first_imgThe club has established a newsletter that can be emailed out to all interested parties on a weekly basis. In this weeks issue we had all your club news and lotto results, as well as upcoming fixtures and training schedules for the week ahead. We also have match reports from the recent games as well as the coaching section which covered the ‘Feint and Side Step’. We also have in our photo gallery pictures from the recent Easter camp. This weeks player profile is on Donegal U21 player Christopher ‘Chippie’ Barrett. If you would like to be included on this mailing list please text your name and email address to 0863400082 or email it to milforddonegalgaa@gmail.com.*Ulster Minor A Championship* Best of luck to Amber Barrett, Niamh Carr, Orla McAteer and Shannon McGroddy who will line out for Donegal in their Ulster Minor A Championship clash with Cavan on Sunday 21st at 2pm.*GAA Forum Prior to Donegal’s clash with Tyrone*Donegal County Board will be holding a GAA forum in the build up to Donegal’s first round Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone. The forum will be held in An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny on Wednesday, 22nd of May. Guest speakers on the night will be 1992 All Ireland winning captain Anthony Molloy, RTE’s Martin McHugh, Monaghan referee Pat McEnaney, and there will also be a member of the Tyrone panel to provide some balance! MC for the night will be Charlie Collins and afterwards there will be music and craic. Tickets are available at the theatre, book early as this will be a sell out. Admission €10. *Seniors*CLG BnaG 2-15 Urris 1-6Milford made it 3 out of 3 with another great win against another recently relegated side in Urris. Milford were outstanding in the first 15 minutes, winning effectively every kick out and breaking ball from both ends to race 0-5 to 0-0 up despite playing against a strong breeze. A combination of Milford taking the foot off the pedal and Urris beginning to utilise the wind to their advantage Caused a resurgence in the Clonmany men. Urris got a goal with 10 minutes to go to half time and followed that up with a flurry of frees to go in half time 1-4 to 0-6 up. Milford answered back with a Chippie Barrett goal 5 minutes into the second half and from then on it was one way traffic. Milford began to dominate midfield again and ran out fairly comfortable in the end by 12 points. Things got worse for Urris late on when another Barrett goal was followed up by a red card being issued to an Urris corner forward. Another great team performance for Milford with David Curley highlighted for special praise from manager Nigel Black. Team: Caolan Bolton, Anthony McPaul (0-1), Barry McNulty, Cormac Friel, Sean Black (0-1), TJ Evesson, Enda McHugh, Anthony Fisher, Lorcan Friel, Pauric Curley (0-1), Chippie Barrett (2-2), James Doyle, Paddy Peoples, Cathal McGettigan (0-7), David Curley (0-3). Subs: Luke Barrett for Doyle (45m), Darragh Black for Evesson (50m), Jamie Heena for C. Friel (55m), Brandon Toye for McHugh (58m)*Ladies Intermediate League*Milford 2-21 Glenties 1-5The ladies team made it two out of two in the league with this comprehensive win over Glenties last Sunday. Milford played against the wind in the first half and after ten minutes were three points to one ahead. For the remainder of the half it was all Glenties as they made full use of the wind and at half time they led 1-4 to three points. Milford were first out of the blocks on the resumption of the game but the point was cancelled out straight away by Glenties to maintain their four point lead. From then on it was all Milford as the girls knocked over point after point with Lianne Boyce and Rachael Coyle especially to the fore. Goals from Orla Harrisson and Rachael Coyle made sure of the result and were the icing on the cake to cap off a great team performance which was full of hard work and a great display of point scoring. Best for Milford were Aoife Gallagher, Lianne Boyce and Rachael Coyle but player of the match goes to Katie McAteer who was making her league debut for the senior team and gave a masterful display at wing back especially in the first half against the wind..*Unemployed* Are you in receipt of Social Welfare and unemployed for more than twelve months? Are you interested in coaching Gaelic Games? If so you may be eligible to partake in a Social Employment Scheme, Sponsored by the Club, training will be provided. For more information contact Joe at 086-8547114 or milforddonegalgaa@gmail.com*Traditional Session*A traditional session, for young musicians, singers and storytellers, as well as for adults, will take place in The Travellers Inn, Milford on Friday 3rd May, beginning at 7.30 pm, Hopefully this can be continued throughout the summer with a view to getting groups together for Scor in the autumn. All musicians, young or “otherwise”, are welcome*Lotto* This weeks lotto numbers were 1-15-17-20. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners gets €35 each. The winners were: Michael McCarron, Milford, and Marty Barrett, Drumacloghan. Next weeks Jackpot is €5,940.*Sen/Res/u21/Minor Training*Training for all Senior, Reserve, U21 and Minor players this Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm at the pitch in Milford. If for any reason you are unable to attend let the management know.*Ladies Training*Training continues at the pitch every Wednesday at 6.30pm and Saturday morning at 10am.*U14 Training*The U14’s have training every Friday at Fern from 5.30pm to 7pm. Managers are Darragh Kelly and Gerry Crossan.*U12 Training Change*U12 training will now take place on Friday at 6pm at the pitch in Milford. All welcome.*U10 Training*Milford GAA U10 Training continues on Friday at 6pm at Moyle View Park. Please bring Gumshields and a drink.*U8 Fundamentals*U8 fundamentals training this Friday from 6-7 in the Milford convent gym. Any parents wishing to help out in any way are more than welcome to attend.*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with either Barry on 086-3400082 or Aidan on 087-1223177.Hoodies (Kids 5-11: €29.99. Kids 13-14: €38. Adults S-XXL: €39.99)Track top (13/14 – Adult XXL: €38)Windcheater (Adult S-XXL: €23)Hat (€7.50)Polo Shirts (Navy) (13/14 – Adult XXL: €29.99)Training T-Shirt (Kids 5-11: €18. Kids 13-14: €19.99. Adults S-XXL: €23)Initials can be added at an additional €2 eachGAA NEWS: MILFORD CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 16th, 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:Milford GAA noteslast_img read more

first_imgESB Networks staff have re-connected thousands of homes to the grid today.More than 2,500 homes in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough have had power restored.However a number of outages are still being worked on. They are as follows:Glenties – 64 customers – due back on at 6pmDungloe – 15 customers – due back on by 6pmAranmore Island – 171 customers – due back on by 6.30pm Burtonport area – 315 customers – due back on by 6pmMagheraroarty – 117 – due back on around 3pmCreeslough area – 39 customers – due back on at 5.45pmMilford area – 11 customers – due back on at 6pmCullion area – 13 customers – due back on at 6pm Buncrana/Cockhill – 33 customers – due back on at 6pmIf you know someone affected by the above outages, you should try to let them know by text or phone if possible.STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:donegal weatherSTORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATElast_img read more

first_imgThe HSE have been called on to explain whether there were clinical implications for 800 women who did not receive smear test results due to an ‘IT glitch’.The Irish body apologised on Thursday for the news that 800 women who underwent CervicalCheck screenings were not issued with their results.Fianna Fáil health spokesperson Stephen Donnelly said the HSE must also explain “why it did not inform the Department of Health there was a problem with the issuing of 800 CervicalCheck screening results to women”. The department said last night that the HSE advised it on Wednesday that it became aware of the problem in June.The HSE said: “The existence of an IT issue was identified following engagement with the Department of Health in relation to representations from a woman using our services.”The HSE, which described the cock-up as “a limited incident”, said the problem involved a Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Chantilly, Virginia, where the IT system needed an “update” in order for it to transmit results to CervicalCheck’s screening register.The HSE said once results are transferred to the register, the woman’s GP receives electronic notification and the woman in turn is notified by letter. Because the “update” was overlooked, the test results did not issue to GPs.Frances McNamara, head of the National Screening Service, said they had written to women on July 1 advising them to contact their GPs. The HSE said some GPs and practice nurses “have also reported in recent days that they have not received result reports.”Lorraine Walsh, a patient representative on the CervicalCheck steering committee, said she was “seriously beginning to doubt the whole system.”HSE apologises after ‘IT glitch’ causes 800 women not to receive their smear test results was last modified: July 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

first_imgHow would you like to get paid millions to watch hoops on TV?According to Marc Spears of The Undefeated, Kevin Durant hates it with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns.Durant has missed eight postseason games after straining his right calf. At the time of the injury he was at the absolute top of his game, averaging 34.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1 block. The Warriors have won six of the eight games Durant has missed. But they have lost two of the past three …last_img

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois One of the sessions at today’s RWW Real-Time Web Summit examined how we can use the real-time Web to connect people. This session, led by Aardvark’s Damon Horowitz, delved into some of the questions that remain to be answered about this aspect of the move towards the real-time Web. One of the most interesting aspects of this discussion focused on how companies can connect the right people to each other in real time.Rate the Answer, Not the Person Who AnswersSpecifically, some audience members wondered if services like Aardvark need some kind of explicit quality score to give users a better idea how good a certain user’s answers typically are, so that they can feel comfortable with the connection they have just made. Currently, while Aardvark looks at some of this data, the company doesn’t surface any of this, and Horowitz argued that there really isn’t a reason to start doing so. Horowitz argues that Aardvark wants to create an intimate experience and that its users are mostly interested in the quality of the answer they have just received, not the quality of the answers that a user posted before.Creating a Friendly Atmosphere on the Real-Time Web In addition, because Aardvark provides a very intimate one-to-one experience, users tend to be rather cordial, and this intimate connection (as well as Aardvark’s friendly style of initiating conversations) means that users who do answer questions generally try to give the best possible answer. Internally, Aardvark looks at various signals when deciding which users to connect, including how users reacted to previous answers; though the company doesn’t currently surface this data explicitly.Learning from Dating SitesOther companies, of course, have faced similar questions before. Online dating services like eHarmony, for example, have worked on matching people for years. Dating services had to find ways to make users comfortable with the decisions they made; and while people took some time to get comfortable with the idea, eHarmony and Match.com are now mainstream services. For now, though, none of these services is connecting people in real time, which might actually open up some new business opportunities for startups. Companies entering this space will have to expect some initial resistance from users. While they will obviously have to create appropriate interfaces and educate their users, creating a situation in which users can trust the connections these companies initiate for them is one of the most important challenges these new services face. Tags:#Real-Time Web#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

first_imgSonia Chanu (left) with the silver medal, Sandhya Rani (right) with the bronze and Augustina Nwaokolo with the gold in the women’s 48kg weighlifting event on Monday.Hosts India opened their medal account in Commonwealth Games weightlifting competition when Soniya Chanu bagged a silver medal and Sandhya Rani Devi clinched a bronze in the women’s 48 kg class at the Jawaharlal Nehru sports complex today.Later in the evening, in the men’s 56kg competition, Sukhen Dey clinched the silver while the bronze was bagged by Srinivas Rao. The gold medal was won by Malaysia.Dey’s total lift was 252 kg while Rao’s was 248. It took India’s tally of medals to four on the first day. The host nation is aiming to finish second behind Australia, who’ve already claimed four gold and two silver medals today.Chanu cleared 167 kg to stand second in the event behind Nigerian woman Augustina Nwaokolo who hoised 175 kg to win the contest. She also created a new Games record. Sandya Rani took the bronze with a total clearance of 165 kg.Chanu and Nwaokolo were tied with the same clearance of 94 kg in the snatch competition but the latter, who weighed marginally less than the Indian woman, settled the issue in the clean and jerk category by clearing 8 kgs more.India’s Srinivasa Rao clinches the bronze for the 56kg weighlifting category on Monday. Chanu, coach dissatisfied with performance Chanu said she was disappointed about not winning the gold medal.”I am sad I could not win the gold medal,” said Chanu, who had to settle for a silver medal. She said pressure had nothing to do with her below-expectation performance.advertisementCoach Harnam Singh wasn’t too pleased.”I am not at all happy as we were sure to win a gold medal. I want to say sorry to all Indians for our performance,” Singh said.The coach blamed the slip-ups of his weightlifters on “coordination issues” but said the country could still hope for two gold medals.”We expect 10-12 weightlifting medals of which two should be gold,” Singh said.Tennis makes debut, India off to a good startIndia put up a dominant show on the debut day of tennis at the Commonwealth Games as all three singles players recorded easy wins and star pair of Leander Paes and Sania Mirza also began their quest for gold by storming into the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles.Leander Paes and Sania Mirza accept cheers after beating St Lucia in the first round mixed doubles game. Top seeds Leander and Sania rounded of the day for India in splendid fashion as they trampled the poor St Lucia combination of Stacey Nykita Roheman and Alberton Richelieu 6-1 6-0 in just 39 minutes.Before that Rohan Bopanna, Rushmi Chakravarthi and Poojashree Venkatesh scored dominant victories in the singles against their weak opponents.The only blot on India’s otherwise perfect day was 3-6 6-3 3-6 defeat of Bopanna and Nirupama Sanjeev against the top seeded Australian pair of Paul Hanley and Anastasia Rodionova in the mixed doubles first round.Bopanna had opened India’s account with an effortless 6-1, 6-4 win over Uganda’s Rober Buyinza in the first round of the men’s singles while Chakravarthi demolished Lesotho’s Pinki Agnes Montlha 6-0, 6-1 in the women’singles.Young Poojashree Venkatesh booked a second round berth with a 6-0 6-0 annihilation of Lesotho’s Nthabiseng Eunicia Nqosa in just 40 minutes.Badminton: India trounce Kenya 5-0 Saina Nehwal beat Kenya’s Joseph Mercy Mwethya 21-11 21-4. Ace shuttlers Chetan Anand and Saina Nehwal led from the front as India took less than an hour to inflict a humiliating 5-0 defeat on Kenya in a lopsided match of the preliminary stage of Group D in the badminton mixed team event of the Commonwealth Games at Siri Fort here today.Chetan started the proceedings for India, streamrolling Victor Odera Munga 21-7 21-13 in 14 minutes in men’s singles, while Saina then swelled the lead to 2-0 with a thumping win over Joseph Mercy Mwethya 21-11 21-4 in the women’s singles in just 11 minutes.Indian men’s doubles pair of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas then zoomed past Victor Munga and Patrik Kibet 21-5 21-5 to hand the home team an easy win over the African outfit in 12 minutes.Women’s hockey: India held to a draw by ScotlandReigning silver medalist India had to split points after being held to a 1-1 draw by a lowly Scotland in their opening Pool A match of the women’s hockey event at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here today.advertisementThe Indians fought back from a 0-1 deficit through Jasjeet Kaur Handa (45th minute) after Scotland took the lead in the third minute from a Holly Gram field goal.Jasjeet Kaur Handa scores in the 45th minute. The Indian eves had a mixed day in office, displaying contrasting hockey in both halves. While the home team looked out of sorts in the opening period, they dominated proceedings after the breather.India looked clueless in the first half, sparkling only in patches, while the Scots were by far the better side on display as they combined well to put pressure on the opponent’s defence on numerous occasions.In front of a sparse crowd that gathered at the stadium here, India conceded a goal early in the opening half, and from there on, played the catch-up game in the rest of the half.Archery: India dominate Day 1The wind changed its course at the Yamuna Sports Complex in the eastern fringes of the capital, but that did not break India’s rhythm as the recurve archers adjusted to the condition to dominate the ranking round on the opening day of their event.However, the ride wasn’t so smooth for the compound archers as they had to fight it out against some of the best.Rahul Banerjee and Jayanta Talukdar occupied the top two positions after returning scores of 679 points and 676 after two rounds of 36 arrows over a distance of 70m.Cadet world champion Deepika Kumari pipped two-time Olympian and 2007 World Finals champion Dola Banerjee for the top spot in the women’s recurve.”Today, the wind direction was opposite (than in previous days). From the last few days, it was from left to right but today, it was from right to left. But we did well to adjust, I am really happy with the show,” Indian chief coach Limba Ram told PTI.Teen sensation Deepika, fresh from her World Cup final stint in Edinburgh, was in her elements as she scored 662 points. Veteran Dola shot 658, while Naomi Anne Folkard of England was third with 642.”I am feeling really good, its only the ranking round hopefully we will do well in the championship round as well,” Deepika told reporters.Indian archers pose before Monday’s competition.Indian swimmers’ best ever effort not good enoughIndian swimmers made a maiden entry into a final in the Commonwealth Games before ending up sixth on a day when the formidable Australia clinched three of the five gold medals on offer today.Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington of England had to settle for a bronze as the Aussies made merry with three gold and two silver medals at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex.South Africa clinched a gold bronze apiece while Canada bagged one gold and two silver as three new Games records were set. England picked up two silver and one bronze while Wales scopped up and Scotland got a bronzeEarlier, riding on a fine effort by India’s biggest hope Virdhawal Khade, the Indian 4x100m freestyle relay team advanced to the final.advertisementThe Indian quartet of Khade, Anshul Kothari, Arjun Jayaprakash and Aaron D’Souza clocked 3:28.06s in the heats to qualify for the final with a sixth place finish.In the final, Khade swam a brilliant 49.87 in the final lap to help India clock 3:27.14 and better their qualifying timing.But poor support from the other three members, Arjun Jayaprakash (52.99), Anshul Kothari (52.64) and Aaron D’Souza (51.64), forced India to settle for an identical sixth place in the final.The strong Australian quartet of Kyle Richardson, Eaamon Sullivan, Tommaso D’Orsogna and James Magnussen bagged the gold with a meet record of 3:13.92. England (3:15.05) got the silver and South Africa (3:15.21) the bronze.Injuries hit Indian gymnastic squadInjured Indian gymnast Rohit Jaiswal being taken away on a stretcher after a mishap during the Artistic Gymnastics event of the Commonwealth Games at IG Stadium on Monday. Plagued by injury to two of their players, India finished sixth, even as Australia swelled their medal tally with a gold in the men’s artistic gymnastics at Indira Gandhi Stadium here today.Australia won the gold with 259.050 points in the men’s artistic team subdivision two competition on the Vault, while England, who led into the final rotation, finished with the silver medal with 256.750 points.Canada bagged the bronze with 248.500 points.Australia became the third country to win the men’s team event in gymnastics artistic.Canada (four times) and England (twice) were the only two CGAs to win this event in the history of the Games.The Australia men’s team that won the artistic gymnastics event on Monday. All 21 medals in this event have been now divided between Australia, Canada and England.Indian coach Vladimir Chertkov however appeared optimistic despite their sixth place finish.”This is not the end — we look forward. I have seen tremendous improvement in the performance of the team. We have (already) qualified for the (2010) World Championships. The main challenge for our team is landing. So we focus a lot on that.”last_img read more

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard, left, drives against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)NEW ORLEANS — In a game marked by milestones, it was Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers who had the most to celebrate.Lillard scored 24 points and became the second-leading scorer in franchise history as Portland defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 122-110 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments “When they needed the big shots,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said, “Damian and C.J. made them.”Portland took an 87-82 lead at the end of the third quarter and pushed the lead to eight early in the fourth.Payton’s 3-pointer pulled the New Orleans within three points at 102-99 midway through the period, but McCollum, Lillard and Hood each made a 3-pointer as Portland took a 115-103 lead with 3:51 left.New Orleans took a 37-30 lead after one quarter, but cooled off in the second. The Pelicans scored just 20 second-quarter points as the Blazers closed within a point at 57-56 at halftime.TIP-INSBlazers: The Blazers clinched a winning season and improved to .500 on the road (17-17). … Portland, which was swept by New Orleans in a first-round playoff series last season, completed a three-game sweep of the regular-season series. … Hood made his first start since being acquired in trade with Cleveland on Feb. 4, filling in for injured Maurice Harkless.Pelicans: G Jrue Holiday (abdominal strain) and F E’Twaun Moore (quad contusion) each missed their fourth consecutive games and coach Alvin Gentry said it’s unlikely either will return this season. … Randle set his career high for points in a quarter when he scored 21 in the first period.DAVIS WELL RESTEDPelicans All-Star F Anthony Davis did not play Friday and the official reason for his absence was “rest.” New Orleans has been restricting Davis’ minutes and holding him out of one game of each set of back-to-back games since he requested a trade in late January. He’s expected to play against Phoenix on Saturday.UP NEXT Lillard passed LaMarcus Aldridge (12,562) on the team’s list, giving him 12,584 and leaving only Clyde Drexler ahead of him with 18,040.“To move up the list with such a great organization, so many great players that came before me and to move up again is an honor,” Lillard said. “One more person to go.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsC.J. McCollum added 23 points, and Enes Kanter and Rodney Hood each had 17 points for the Trail Blazers, who improved to 8-3 since the All-Star break. Zach Collins scored 12 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 11 points and 12 rebounds as Portland handed New Orleans its fifth consecutive loss despite impressive performances by a couple of Pelicans.“Zach came off the bench and did a great job defensively,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “Rodney made some big plays down at the end that were important.” LATEST STORIES UAAP volleyball: Lady Eagles thump Lady Bulldogs, end 1st round at no. 1 Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Blazers: visits San Antonio on Saturday.Pelicans: hosts Phoenix on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss New Orleans’ Julius Randle had a career-high 45 points and 11 rebounds, falling four assists short of a triple-double. Elfrid Payton had his third consecutive triple-double, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists.Payton has played in just 31 games in his first season with the Pelicans because of a multiple injuries“I think I have a good feel for where my teammates like the ball for the most part,” Payton said. “It’s just so unfortunate that I’ve missed so many games this year, so I’m just trying to finish strong.”Frank Jackson added 16 points and Jahlil Okafor had 10 for the Pelicans, who made just 12 of 25 free throws.The Pelicans led by one point at halftime, but Lillard and McCollum led the way as the Blazers had a 66-point second half.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no otherlast_img read more

first_imgIndian skipper Virat Kohli has hinted at Dinesh Karthik’s inclusion in the Playing XI for the much awaited Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan after the wicketkeeper-batsman made a strong case for his selection scoring stylish 94 runs against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game at the Kennington Oval on Tuesday.Karthik, who got out for a duck in the first warm-up match against New Zealand, made full use of the opportunity in the second game as he tore apart the Bangladeshi attack in his 77-ball knock which was studded with 8 fours and a six.The 31-year-old, along with Shikhar Dhawan (60) and Hardik Pandya (80*), helped India post a gigantic 324-6 in their 50 overs which the Indian bowlers defended with precision.The Men in Blued then skittled out Bangladesh for a paltry 84 in only 23.5 overs, thus winning the game by a huge margin of 240 runs.”Very pleased. We got what we wanted in both the games. Last game as well, the bowlers did a fantastic job. As soon as the cloud cover comes in, it becomes increasingly difficult for the batsmen. Not taking anything from our bowlers. But it gets very difficult,” Kohli said after the match.Pandya’s flambouyant knock was also the highlight of the Indian innings as he looked in prime form. His unbeaten 54-ball inning was studded with 6 fours and 4 sixes.”We back Kedhar and Hardik to do it for us down the order. Hardik was outstanding. Jadeja also played with composure.””Fielding has been good, catching has been good. All bases are covered. We have ticked all the boxes going into the tournament,” he added.advertisementHeaping praise on Karthik, the 28-year-old said, “Dinesh is an outstanding player. We just wanted to give him an extended run.’India won the last Champions Trophy in 2013 and head into the marquee event as favourites after a hugely successful home season with 10 Test wins.Team India begin their title defence in what can be expected as a high-voltage encounter against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston.last_img read more

first_imgROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Croatia ended Iceland’s chances at the World Cup and helped out Argentina at the same time.Ivan Perisic capitalized on a defensive error to score a 90th-minute winner Tuesday, giving Croatia a 2-1 win over Iceland and first place in Group D on Tuesday.Iceland could have finished second in the group with a victory because Argentina beat Nigeria 2-1 at the same time. Instead, the Croats will face Denmark on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and Argentina will take on France on Saturday in Kazan.Fielding a side filled with reserves after already being assured of a spot in the round of 16, Croatia started to take control of the match in the second half.Milan Badelj, moments after hitting the bar, scored the opening goal in the 53rd minute. He sprinted into the area and sent a bouncing shot past goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson.“The fact that we’ve brought on nine new players and won is another sign of our strength and depth, and we have to be proud of that,” said Badelj, who was man of the match.Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic, left, looks out during the group D match between Iceland and Croatia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Iceland equalized in the 76th when Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the penalty spot after substitute Dejan Lovren handled the ball.Defender Sverrir Ingason twice threatened for Iceland, hitting the crossbar with a header in the second half.“There is too much quality in Croatia,” Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said. “I am disappointed but I am really proud of the character and the performance of the boys.“It was a bit of a shock to concede one, but we did not give up,” he said. “The players should have a lot of credit for this game. I couldn’t have been more proud.”Luka Modric led the Croats for 65 minutes before being substituted. The team, which had already advanced going into the match, played with little verve for much of the match as they contained their opponents. Iceland needed a win to have a shot at a place in the elimination round.Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic said he was pleased to show how deep the quality extended in his side, but also paid tribute to his opponents’ “character and discipline.”“I’m upset with the conceded goal, but … we won nine points, the goal difference is 7-1, and we have top spot in the group. That is fantastic.”___GROUP DYNAMICSIceland’s World Cup dream is over after qualifying for its first-ever World Cup. The nation is the smallest by population, with 350,000 residents, ever to qualify for the tournament. Croatia, which had already qualified for the next round before Tuesday’s match, took the full nine points in the group stage. The Croats now go on to face Denmark.Croatia’s Luka Modric, right, duels for the ball with Iceland’s Johann Gudmundsson during the group D match between Iceland and Croatia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)“They are deservedly there in the round of 16,” Badelj said of the team’s next opponents. “They played a tough game against France, who are strong. But I believe in our strengths and our good form.”___KEY TO SUCCESSThe Croatians kept nearly two-thirds of possession and outperformed the Icelanders in passing accuracy.The game was physical and ended with five yellow cards.Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason walked off the pitch early in the first half with a bloody nose after being elbowed in the face by Marko Pjaca, and he struggled with the rest of the match.___PROUD PRIME MINISTERIceland’s prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdottir, said in a post in English on Twitter: “It’s been extremely inspiring for all of us in Iceland to see how your belief in the team and its possible success despite the odds, has carried you this far. Congratulations dear boys!”As bats fluttered overhead, Iceland fans stood and clapped and were greeted by both teams.___More AP World Cup coverage: www.apnews.com/tag/WorldCup—By DEREK GATOPOULOS and HAMZA HENDAWI , Associated PressCroatia’s Josip Pivaric prepares to chest the ball during the group D match between Iceland and Croatia, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more