Utah sends Westbrook, Oklahoma City packing in 6 games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Mitchell picked up his fifth foul with 10:01 to play but returned to finish the game midway through the fourth quarter.Seven minutes into the game, Rubio began limping and left the game.Facing a team without a true point guard, the Thunder extended their defense and disrupted Utah’s sets. The Jazz were shooting from unfamiliar spots and connected on just 39 percent in the first half.Oklahoma City led by as many as nine before the Jazz tied it at 41 at halftime.TIP-INSThunder: Jerami Grant made his first two 3-pointers of the series, the only Thunder player to make one besides Westbrook. … Other than a technical, the Thunder shot their first free throw with 6:36 left in the half. … George had a playoff-low five points.Jazz: Gobert got a technical foul in the second quarter for complaining. … Favors went 1 for 7 from the free throw line and the Jazz shot 12 of 23 overall. … Mitchell joins Lew Alcindor as the only rookies to score 20 points in each of their first six career playoff games over the last 50 years. … Coming into the game, Mitchell and LeBron James shared the lead for most fourth-quarter points in the playoffs so far.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder hugs guard Donovan Mitchell (45) after the team’s 96-91 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 27, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won the series. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points and the Utah Jazz held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-91 in Game 6 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.Russell Westbrook had 46 points for the Thunder and Steven Adams added 19 points and 16 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Favors hit a jumper for the Jazz but then the Thunder corralled five offensive rebounds in a frantic set of possessions where Oklahoma City missed five shots. After a review, Paul George faked Gobert into the air behind the 3-point line and leaned in but didn’t get the call and shot an airball.Mitchell scampered down the court as the Thunder yelled at the officials and eventually made two free throws with 6.9 seconds left to clinch the game.After struggling to score in the first two periods, the Jazz just gave the ball to Mitchell and set screen after screen to allow him to take advantage of Oklahoma City’s switching defense.In the third quarter, Mitchell scored 22 points to boost the Jazz into a double-digit lead. The rookie scored on electrifying drives to the basket, spinning shots in the lane and rainbow 3-pointers.The arena, awash in gold as the Jazz wore their yellow jerseys and every fan was given a gold T-shirt, roared as Mitchell held his arms aloft and beckoned for more.ADVERTISEMENT The rookie and the MVP went back and forth in the second half, with Mitchell and the Jazz moving on to face the top-seeded Houston Rockets in a series that starts Sunday.Derrick Favors scored 13 points and Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost starting point guard Ricky Rubio to a left hamstring injury in the first quarter.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 crownThe Jazz took their biggest lead when Gobert hit two free throws to make it 86-73 with 7:04 remaining.Westbrook’s 3-pointer capped an 18-6 run and drew Oklahoma City to 92-91 with 1:28 to play. NU blanks Ateneo to close in on UAAP men’s volleyball crown In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Winning ONE Championship belt only thing in Eddie Alvarez mind right now

first_imgView comments “I’m looking forward to competing against the best in the world. I’ve travelled the whole world and truly find the best guys in the world to go up against and there’s champions everywhere and I know that there are many here,” he said.“So I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’m earning my spot here. this is a clean slate for me so whatever I did in the past is in the past and I’m looking forward to earning my name here.”Alvarez, who is listed by ESPN.com as the fourth-best lightweight in the world behind Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor, is expected to make his ONE Championship debut next year as part of the lightweight Grand Prix tournament.A new ONE lightweight champion will be crowned on November 23 with Folayang and Amir Khan in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Cansino, UST unfazed despite precarious position in UAAP Final Four race “With that said, I flew everywhere and fought some of the best guys in the world and number one, I’ve never won the ONE FC championship belt and I’ve won every belt from every major organization well, except for this belt so that’s the only thing in my mind as of right now.”Alvarez earned the Bellator lightweight title in 2009 then, stopped Rafael Dos Anjos in the first round to claim the UFC lightweight belt in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 34-year-old Alvarez hasn’t had much success since his electrifying performance against dos Anjos with two losses, a no contest and only a victory in his last four fights in the UFC.But he could be due for a resurgence as he transfers to ONE Championship where he will be tested by the likes of Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki, who he has fought twice before in the WAMMA and Bellator. Eddie Alvarez. Photo from ONE ChampionshipEddie Alvarez is the only fighter to win a UFC and Bellator title and as if having that exclusive distinction isn’t enough, the former lightweight world champion wants another hardware to add to his trophy room.“There’s not a lot of things that I haven’t experienced in martial arts. I’ve been doing this since I was 19 years old,” Alvarez said. ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 READlast_img read more

New E Division Commander pledges to reduce crime, boost youth development

first_imgNewly-appointed Commander of E Division (Linden-Kwakwani), Anthony Vanderyden has pledged to continue to keep the crime rate at a minimum and to improve the Division’s ongoing youth development programme as a means of reducing and preventing juvenile delinquency. Vanderyden, who took up the postNew E Division Commander Anthony Vanderydenfrom Senior Superintendent Fazil Karimbaksh, commenced his time in office on Monday. According to the Police Commander, one of his aims is to work along with members of the public in solving crimes. He alluded that he has an open-door policy where anyone is welcomed to meet with him on policing matters. Vanderyden said there were other major plans which would later be revealed; however, he noted that mobile and vehicular patrols would continue as Police in the Division continued to work towards crime prevention. On Wednesday, the newly-appointed Commander met with outgoing Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland and Mayor- elect Waneka Arindell. He is expected to meet with other stakeholders within Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).last_img read more

AFC denies any role in firing of Chronicle columnists

first_imgFollowing revelations that an Alliance For Change (AFC) Minister may have been behind the Guyana Chronicle dropping two outspoken columnists, the minority party in the coalition Government has vehemently refuted that it was involved in the discontinuation of columns by political activist Dr David Hinds and trade unionist Lincoln Lewis.Guyana Times had reported on Monday that Working People’s Alliance (WPA) activist and former Member of Parliament (MP), Desmond Trotman had revealed that it was a senior AFC Minister who contacted the Guyana Chronicle’s Editor-in-Chief, Nigel Williams, and conveyed Cabinet’s dissatisfaction with the writings of the fired columnists.“The previous Chairman of the Guyana Chronicle was at odds with the other members of the Board, because he wanted the Chronicle to go in a certain direction and members of the Board objected to that, and I think it led to his resignation. That person holds a high position in the Prime Minister’s Office, and I sense that he wields tremendous influence,” Trotman said. “I suspect that he belongs to the same party that the Prime Minister belongs to, and … I was told that a senior minister who belongs to the AFC…was one of the persons who conveyed to the Editor-in-Chief of the Chronicle that there is dissatisfaction within the Cabinet about the direction that those two columnists were going…,” he posited.However, the AFC in a statement on Wednesday denied having a hand in the decision.“The AFC vehemently refutes allegations that it must bear responsibility for the discontinuation of the columns in question… The party acknowledges that Dr David Hinds is hurt and concerned about recent events relating to the discontinuation of his column in the Chronicle newspaper. However, the situation unfolding as it did cannot form the basis for purveying false accusations against the party,” the AFC said.In the missive, the AFC reminded that while the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), which is the parent company of the Chronicle newspaper, fell within the purview of the Office of the Prime Minister, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has been out of Guyana for almost two months recovering from a medical procedure and neither him nor his office had any involvement whatsoever in the decision.“At no time was the AFC involved in, or consulted, on any decision with regard to the status of Dr Hinds’ column or any other for that matter, nor did any party executive issue any instructions or directive on this matter. There was no need or requirement to. The AFC’s position remains consistent with the party’s liberal democratic philosophy,” the party asserted.The AFC went on to point out that its solemn and unwavering commitment to press freedom, for which it struggled since its formation is publicly known.“The AFC embraces the tenets of responsible journalism, analysis, critique and commentary and defends every citizen’s right to freedom of speech, but this freedom must be counterweighed with the attendant responsibility of propagating credible information and specifically not to disseminate falsehoods or fake news,” the party added.last_img read more

Man City’s record scorer Aguero extends contract

first_img“I am happy for this additional year,” said Aguero in a club statement.“My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.“This was the main reason I signed. I’m very happy because they have treated me very well since the first day I got here.”City manager Pep Guardiola — who has left Aguero out at times in the past two years with young Brazilian Gabriel Jesus getting the nod — said he had not needed to change the striker’s mind about delaying his return to Argentina.“I didn’t convince him, he decided himself,” said Guardiola at his Friday press conference.“So I say thanks for the trust he has shown in us, like Vincent Kompany and David Silva.”Guardiola, though, believes that Aguero — who earns a reported £220,000 ($288,000) a week — staying 10 years at the same club will be a thing of the past.“Before it was easier to find players to stay their whole career in the same club,” said Guardiola.“They want to live new experiences, and it’s not bad if they want to discover new languages and learn other cultures.“It happened with Sergio: Argentina, then Madrid and then here. He’s an important player for the club, not just for the team.”Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City’s director of football, said Aguero retained his status as one of the club’s most pivotal players.“He has been so important to this club since his arrival in 2011 and he remains at the forefront of what we are want to achieve in the coming years,” said Begiristain.“We are fortunate to have had one of the best strikers in the world at our club for so many years.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Aguero has scored a club-record 204 goals for Manchester City © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLondon, United Kingdom, Sep 21 – Manchester City’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero extended his stay with the Premier League champions on Friday, signing a one-year contract extension.The 30-year-old Argentina international — who broke the record last season and whose tally stands at 204 — put pen to paper on a deal that will see him through to the end of the 2021 season and postpones his stated desire to finish his career with Independiente back in his homeland.last_img read more

Do-it-yourself retirement one way to go

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Managing self-directed IRAs is a lot more labor intensive than sitting back and letting Wall Street firms do the work, because they can be invested in anything from real estate to small businesses. Still, investors who want control of their retirement money say self-directed IRAs have more upside potential than traditional IRAs. While there are no figures that track the growth of self-directed IRAs, analysts say they have become more popular in recent years. Elis began investing in a self-directed IRA decades ago with the intention of growing his wealth. “I was a young guy at the time and I thought if I could put a few thousand dollars away to grow tax deferred it was as good as sliced bread,” said the self-proclaimed entrepreneur whose IRA is invested in mortgages. But it appears real estate is the investment du jour of self-directed IRAs at the moment as investors look for creative ways to take advantage of a robust housing market. Section 408 of the Internal Revenue Code states that individuals can purchase property or real estate contracts with funds held in IRAs. Self-directed IRAs can be invested in almost anything except life insurance, artwork, antiques, metals, gems, most coins and S corporations, companies that are exempt from federal income tax. When investing in real estate, a custodian essentially purchases the property for the investor. The value of the home is then accounted for in the IRA, which appreciates according to the going market rate of the home. Fees are usually assessed when the property increases in value or when contributions are made. The last thing Paul Elis wants to worry about is his hard-earned money being shuffled around by a mutual fund manager he has never met. So when it comes to his retirement portfolio, Elis opts for a “self-directed IRA,” a tool that allows savvy individual investors to supercharge their retirement accounts – but could backfire in the hands of novice moneymen. “It is not for everyone,” said Elis, 59, who manages a fund comprised of mortgage companies from an office in Calabasas. “And people should not be encouraged to do entrepreneurial investing in an IRA unless they are absolutely secure in what they are doing.” Self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts have been around since the mid-1980s, but are growing in popularity as fears of dwindling Social Security checks and modest stock market returns prompt people to start looking elsewhere to grow their retirement portfolio. Aside from real estate, some investors fund small businesses through an IRA. Oftentimes, an investor will roll over money from a 401(k) into an IRA and use the money to support a business. The most significant advantage of rolling money into an IRA, whether it is earmarked for real estate or a small business, is the ability to avoid capital-gains taxes. The problem, experts say, is that poorly managed self-directed IRAs can self-destruct. Ed Slott, author of “Parlay Your IRA into a Family Fortune,” refers to self-directed IRAs as “onus-on-you” investments. The reason: Investors do not have the assistance of analysts and brokers when they take on the responsibility of a self-directed IRA. “And most people are better off with a traditional kind of investment with a lot of professional hand-holding,” said Slott, who runs IRAHelp.com. Another risk of a self-directed IRA is that the investor might not have the financial know-how to understand the tax implications. For example, investors face huge tax consequences if they use IRA money incorrectly, such as purchasing a home they already live in. So before even thinking about a self-directed IRA, investors must understand their financial goals, said Bert Hansen, a representative at Primerica in Eagle Rock, a financial advising subsidiary of Citigroup. For one thing, those thinking about managing their own IRA should ask themselves a couple of key questions: How much money do I need to retire? And what kinds of investments can get me there? “Diversification is ultimately key, especially if the market goes down, and your IRA is invested in real estate,” Hansen said. Once the decision is made to go self-directed, investors should seek an administrator who offers the following products: bank CDs, mutual funds, trust deeds, unsecured notes, annuities, treasuries, stocks and real estate, according to IRA Resource Associates Inc., a Camas, Wash.-based company that connects investors with self-directed IRA administrators. Investors should also factor the cost associated with the administrator. Some administrators are fee-based, meaning they charge every time a transaction is made. While others are asset-based, and the administrators charge a percentage of total assets on an annual basis. IRA Resource Associates found that annual fees charged by administrators can range from $285 to $1,362 when investors have an asset base of about $100,000 – considerably more than a standard retirement account. Several California companies act as administrators, but investors are encouraged to seek a referral before committing to a given firm. Among the most popular in California are Pensco Trust Company, Polycomp Administrative Services and Entrust Administration Inc. Elis said he is a client of Polycomp, which specializes in self-directed IRAs. But brokerages and money managers can administer self-directed investments as well. The only caveat when searching for someone to manage a self-directed IRA is that the investment’s performance is virtually impossible to track, said John Coumarianos, a mutual fund analyst with Morningstar, an investment research firm in Chicago. “You also want to think about the liquidity of the investment and its asset class.” Also, if purchasing a property for your IRA sounds like too much of a task, Coumarianos said you could consider a good real estate mutual fund. Evan Pondel, (818) 713-3662 evan.pondel@dailynews.com 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

SNOW JOKE – SANTA’S DONEGAL GROTTO IS ALREADY SWAMPED WITH BOOKINGS!

first_imgSanta with some of his elves from Santa’s Island at Doagh Island. Pic by North West Newspix.A Santa visitors’ attraction has been swamped with bookings – 134 days before Christmas Day!Santa’s Island on the Inishowen Peninsula launchd its 2015 website yesterday outlining its plans for the coming festive season.And although it is still summer and children have yet to go back to school, families are already thinking ahead. Owner of Santa’s Island, Pat Doherty, has revealed that they have been inundated with hundreds of bookings in a few short hours.“There has been a tremendous reaction. People just can’t get enough of Christmas. We have had hundreds of bookings already,” he revealed.Although the attraction at Doagh Island, Clonmany, does not officially open until November 22nd, the attraction is already taking shape.The attraction enjoys a super reputation with people coming from as far as England to visit   the attraction which opens on the site of the popular Doagh Famine Village. As well as live animals, a Santa workshop and office, a life-size Santa sleigh, Santa’s Island features a live Elves Disco.Pat revealed that the attraction, which has been open since 1999, hosts visitors from as far away as England and across the length and breadth of Ireland.He says the only think thing is usually missing from Donegal’s version of Santa’s Lapland is the snow.But he added “We think that’s a good thing because you simply couldn’t get around Donegal if it was snowing.“We are located on the Inishowen Peninsula and many of the roads would be impassable if we got have snow. “We have everything lapland has but the snow but everyone has a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they come here.”The popularity of Santa’s Island has also led to a huge spin-off to hotels on the peninsula with hotels offering special packages for families coming to visit Santa’s Island.SNOW JOKE – SANTA’S DONEGAL GROTTO IS ALREADY SWAMPED WITH BOOKINGS! was last modified: August 11th, 2015 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:CHristmasclonmanydonegalPat DohertySanta’s Islandlast_img read more

Sarri wants to make Juventus ace first signing when named Chelsea manager

first_imgThe centre-back is slowly beginning to nail down a spot in the first team at Juventus, but he is by no means a regular.Sarri is hoping that could allow him to lure the 23-year-old to England, where he would make him a key part of Chelsea’s defence. The 23-year-old has won seven caps for Italy since making his debut in 2016 Rugani enjoyed his best Juventus season to date in 2017/18 crackers England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Maurizio Sarri wants to make Juventus defender Daniele Rugani one of his first signings if he lands the Chelsea job.The former Napoli boss is still in talks about taking over at Stamford Bridge after he was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures tense smart causal Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Chelsea news How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? gameday cracker shining A £8m release clause in Sarri’s deal is proving to be the sticking point, but it is hoped a resolution can be found, especially now that reports suggest Napoli will accept a lower fee for their still-contracted coach.The Italian is wary that time is running out for transfers should he land the Chelsea job. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The Premier League’s transfer window shuts on August 9 this summer and clubs will have just 25 days after the end of the World Cup to conduct their business.Sarri, as a result, is already drawing up a list of targets in case he gets the Chelsea job and, according to Sportitalia, Rugani is high on it. possible standings possible xi Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars silverware last_img read more

SECURITY OFFICIALS KEEP SPECTACTORS WELL AWAY FROM CRUISE SHIP

first_imgSECURITY guards are keeping spectactors well away from the massive cruise ship the  MS Artania in Killybegs today.Hundreds of people are in the port to see the massive liver arrive. However they are being prevented from getting closer as the pier is sealed off.The cruiser, which has 1,200 passengers and 800 on board arrived earlier today.The ship will be leaving at 8pm as scheduled.Many of the passengers on board, most of whom are German and Swiss, are visitng the North West including Glenveagh National Park, Glemcolmcille and Sligo. Tourism chiefs are hoping many of those who enjoy a day long break to Donegal may return on longer trips in the future.You can play our video to see what the ship is like on the inside. SECURITY OFFICIALS KEEP SPECTACTORS WELL AWAY FROM CRUISE SHIP was last modified: August 30th, 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)last_img read more

DATE FOR ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP INVOLVING DONEGAL SIDES PUT BACK

first_imgThe date for the Ulster Club Championship involving Donegal senior and minor county champions has been moved back a week to give the Donegal board a chance to finish the championship.The county senior champions were due to take on the Fermanagh county champions on the 2nd of November while the minor champions were due to take on the Derry champions the same day.The senior and minor championship has been delayed massively due to the success of the Donegal seniors and minors reaching their respective All-Ireland finals. The county board placed an appeal to set the fixtures back a week and the Ulster GAA have accepted the appeal.The date for both the Ulster club fixtures have been put back a week to the 9th of November to give the county board a chance to get the championship complete. DATE FOR ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP INVOLVING DONEGAL SIDES PUT BACK was last modified: September 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalDonegal SFCGAAnewsSportUlster SFClast_img read more