Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Towns leads Timberwolves past floundering Mavericks The Nuggets, trailing by 13 after the first quarter, scored 15 straight points to start the second behind their bench players and moved in front for the first time in the game on Barton’s fastbreak 3-pointer 38-36 midway through the period. But Golden State came back to lead 60-55 at the half, scoring nine of the last 13 points in the final two minutes of the quarter capped by Thompson’s 3-pointer off a feed from Curry an instant before the halftime buzzer sounded.Golden State, showcasing its transition game and ball movement throughout the game, finished with 37 assists, including a game-high 11 by Curry.TIP-INSWarriors: G Shaun Livingston was inactive for the game as part of a designated rest day. … F Damian Jones, the Warriors’ first-round pick, is on assignment with the team’s G League squad in Santa Cruz and could be there for a awhile. “He’s going to spend a lot of time down there because there’s no point in him coming up here and sitting on the bench,” Coach Steve Kerr said prior to the game. “He needs to play. I could see bringing him up once in a while and giving him some playing time if we had an injury or something but for the most part he needs to play.”Nuggets: F Juancho Hernangomez remains sidelined because of a bout of mononucleosis. He has missed the past eight games. … Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was in attendance to see a pair of his former Spartan stars — Nuggets guard Gary Harris,who started 67 of his 68 career games under Izzo, and Warriors forward Draymond Green, a native of Saginaw, Mich. who helped the Spartans to two Final Four appearances.ADVERTISEMENT Will Barton had 21 points off the bench to lead the Nuggets. None of Denver’s starters reached double figures in scoring.Up by five at halftime, the Warriors forced a decisive turn in the game with a 24-4 run to start the third, taking an 84-59 lead when Curry hit a fall-away 3-pointer from the baseline after poking the ball away from Mason Plumlee for a steal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Warriors finished with 43 points in the third — the most points allowed by the Nuggets in a period this season — and took a 103-76 lead into the fourth quarter. Durant had 13 of his points in the period and Curry added 12 in the same span, helping Golden State lead by as many as 29 points and outscore Denver by 22 points in the quarter.Both teams began to substitute freely early in the fourth quarter and the Warriors coasted to the victory. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets has his shot blocked by Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center on November 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. AFPDENVER — Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 and the Golden State Warriors rode a big third quarter to a 127-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Klay Thompson and Draymond Green added 15 points apiece for the Warriors. They have won six of their last seven, including all three during their just concluded trip.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments
The Liberia Acting Consular General in New York has been praised for his role in securing several containers of medical supplies to buttress the nation’s health sector.Acting Consul General Rudolph E. Sherman was praised for his tireless efforts, by the African and Caribbean Business Council (ACBC) and other donors, to get their donations to Liberia.The ACBC on Monday turned over six 40-foot containers of assorted medical items valued at US$1.5 million to the Government of Liberia through the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs.Included in the containers are 2.5 million syringes and 2800 plus pallets of gloves, personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other items.Members of ACBC, a Pennsylvania State non-profit corporation, headquartered in Philadelphia, said the donation was also made possible with the help of the State of Arkansas Department of Health. Briefing journalists after presenting two of the containers, Mrs. Christine Maycole, a US-based Liberian and a staff of ACBC, said it was part of her responsibility and duty to help rebuild the country’s broken health and education sectors.Mrs. Maycole, Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo and Consul General Sherman were among the promoters behind the medical supplies being sent to Liberia, as the nation continues to repel the deadly Ebola virus. They also thanked International ECO Fuel Savers, Inc and Ecowayz Liberia, Inc for their help in getting the items here.Mrs. Maycole had reinforced earlier statements made by ACBC’s president, Dr. Azuka Anyiam, concerning the negotiations for the successful arrival of the containers in Liberia.“I am passionate about my country that is why I cannot just sit abroad and do nothing when my country is in need,” she added.She stated that she was in Liberia when the Ebola broke out. “I came back in December with my team and I am back again. Our company wants to uplift the lives of the Liberian people. We are looking at educational opportunity, rebuilding the health sector and looking for ways to bring the next generation to another level.”Mrs. Maycole said the items will be used in the ongoing Ebola fight, but they are essentials in the health sector and in combating other diseases.Liberia currently has only one case of confirmed Ebola virus disease and that person is being treated at the “best” Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the country.Speaking earlier, the Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Elias Shoninyan, said the donation would still be needed in health facilities even after the Ebola crisis.It is yet unknown when Liberia will be declared Ebola-free. But three days before the donated items were turned over, the country had gone more than 21 days without a confirmed, recorded Ebola virus disease (EVD) case. The country was counting to 42 days to be declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO).“I just want to say to the African & Caribbean Business Council that the Government of Liberia truly appreciates the gesture,” Acting Min. Shoninyan said.Mr. Matthew Flomo, Deputy Health Minister for Administration stated that the Ministry was “overjoyed” to receive the containers. “We know that ACBC is here to help us.”Dep. Min. Flomo assured the donors that as Liberia turns towards the restoration of basic health services, the items would be used to help strengthen the health sector.Also speaking, Dr. Saye D. Bawo, Acting Chief Medical Officer, stated that there was no better time for the donation to come to Liberia than now.“The donation is timely. We need syringes and gloves even more. We want to make sure that no health worker dies again in any of our health facilities,” declared Dr. Bawo.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A man is now being hunted by Police after he escaped following a shootout on King Edward Street, Albouystown, Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon.The house from which the suspect opened fire on the PoliceWhen Guyana Times arrived at the scene, persons related that as Police Officers arrived in the area, the suspect started shooting at them, causing the law enforcement officers to return fire.During the shootout, the suspect managed to escape through a back entrance of his home.However, it is unclear what prompted the shooting. No one was injured during the incident. Several ranks were combing the area for the suspect up to late Wednesday evening.
After digging his way out of the Lusignan Prison on Monday escapee, Pascal Smith, was earlier today recaptured while hiding at Kitty, Georgetown.Smith was reportedly pulled from a pit latrine as Police was at the time acting on intelligence said to be provided the reputed wife of the criminal.Even with yet another recovery of escapees fleeing the Camp Street and Lusignan penitentiary, 8 men are still on the run.Details will follow in the July 29, 2017 edition of the Guyana Times.Recaptured: Pascal Smith
20 to 40 centimeters is predicted by tomorrow morning, but it will take 28.7 to match the 1955 record for this day. It’s a similar story for precipitation, as that December 11th record is 28.7 millimetres also established in 1955. We received only 1.4 millimetres yesterday, lifting that month-to date total to 37.4. Both ten day totals are now well past the monthly averages of 32.4 centimetres, and 26.5 millimetres, and if this forecast is accurate, by this time tomorrow we may have doubled those December norms. – Advertisement -Given the snowfall warning and a northerly wind that’s already pushed the wind chill reading into the minus 25 to minus 30 range, it’s once again that drivers should beware this morning.
Sinn Fein Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher has welcomed support for her proposal at a budget meeting in Glenties Municipal District to enhance services in Dungloe Public Service Centre.Cllr GallagherCllr Gallagher said she welcomed support for her proposal to have a dedicated Community and Economic Development service to be provided in West Donegal.“Communities across the West of the County are organising and promoting themselves, however they need help and resources from the state.” “West Donegal has as much if not more to offer than any other region of the country, and it is essential that we have the support from Donegal County Council to help communities to become the best they can be.”“I will continue to pursue this issue and will be demanding that this initiative is included within DCC’s budget to help develop tourism, industry and existing businesses in our region.”MORE SUPPORT SERVICES FOR WEST DONEGAL WELCOMED was last modified: November 7th, 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)
PROUD: CHLOE MAGEECHLOE Magee did her county and her country proud today as she just failed to qualify for the last 16 at the London Olympics.There were huge cheers from the 6,000-strong crowd at the Wembley Arena as Chloe fought back time and again but she eventually lost by two games to one to the much more experienced Hongyan Pi.The 23-year-old Raphoe woman can hold her head high after putting in a superb performance. She said “I’m frustrated because I know I had the winning of that match” said the Raphoe girl. “But she was very clever and maybe her experience told in the end. But I’m pleased at least with how I performed today.”She took the first game 21-16 as the Chinese-born French opponent looked nervous.At 6-6 in the second game, Chloe committed a rare unforced error.But then Hongyan Pi also committed the same mistake before going on to take a 11-8 lead at the break. As Chloe closed down the lead she let a drop shot fall – but it was just in and Chloe hit the shuttlecock away in frustration.But she followed that with a great smash.The rest of the game ebbed and flowed – but Pi took the second game 21-18 despite some battling rallies from the Donegal girl.In the final game Pi went into the lead, before some cracking shots from Chloe saw her sneak into a 9-7 lead.Pi came back to level at 9-9 before the French woman smashed a shot to take the lead again. The a morale-boosting rally ended with a superb deft shot to level at 10-10.Pi got lucky as the shuttlecock just landed in and she led 11-10 at the half-way break.The French player then took a 14-10 lead before Chloe pulled back a couple of points, hitting a super smash at 16-13 to her opponent.But it wasn’t to be for the Raphoe girl as she lost the last game 21-14. “I’m frustrated because I know I had the winning of that match” said the Raphoe girl. “But she was very clever and maybe her experience told in the end. But I’m pleased at least with how I performed today.”By the time Brazil comes around in 2016, there’s little doubt Chloe Magee will be going a lot further at the Olympics.Chloe – you did us proud.DONEGAL PRIDE! CHLOE MAGEE BEATEN AT OLYMPICS BUT HEAD HELD HIGH was last modified: August 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BADMINTONchloe mageedonegalRaphoe
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team joined its fans and supporters to honor the 2017-18 team at the program’s annual banquet, Sunday, April 8, at the Sheraton West Des Moines. The 2017-18 team revitalized the program, winning 17 games and finishing tied for third in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Bulldogs also made their first postseason appearance since 2012 with a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason tournament. In addition to honoring the accomplishments of the team and honoring the program’s five seniors, four student-athletes were honored for their contributions to the program’s success. Senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) was named the team MVP, C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) garnered the Hustle Award, Samm Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.) earned the Team Award and Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) was lauded as the Best Defender. Timmer’s honor came after leading the Bulldogs and finishing second in the MVC in scoring at 19.2 points per game while earning first team All-MVC honors. He finished his career with 2,000 points, including 652 in 2017-18. Rivers’ Hustle Award exemplified his ability and willingness to go above and beyond in areas other than scoring. He finished the season as the only player in the MVC to lead his team in rebounding, assists and steals. Arogundade claimed the team’s Top Defender honor following another season helping the Bulldogs lockdown opponents and continually drawing the team’s toughest defensive assignments. Finally, Jones was named the Team Award recipient for demonstrating the qualities and selflessness that helped make him an ideal teammate. 2017-18 Team AwardsMVP – Reed TimmerHustle Award – C.J. RiversTop Defender – Ore ArogundadeTeam Award – Samm Jones Print Friendly Version
An Garda Síochána Donegal in association with the Joint Policing Committee launched the Donegal Garda Youth Awards on Tuesday last at the Council offices in Lifford.The presentation of the Donegal Garda Youth Awards will take place in early 2020.There are four overall awards categories: – Individual award– Group award– Special achievement award– Community Safety award (Individual or group)All categories are for young people aged between 13 and 21 years on 31 st August 2019. The nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award.This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.Each Garda Division in the country will nominate one winner in each of the above four categories, to represent their Division at the National Youth Awards which will take place in Spring 2020. The nomination forms are now available from any Garda Station in the Donegal Garda Division, and also online on the Joint Policing Committee Website at donegalcoco.ie/JPCNomination forms can be submitted by post to the Chief Superintendents Office, Donegal Garda National Youth Awards, Letterkenny Garda Station, New Line Road, Co. Donegal F92 PC03.Completed forms can also be emailed to email@example.comNominations in Donegal open for Garda Youth awards was last modified: November 5th, 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)
Chief Mandla Mandela and Siemens CEO Peter Loescher announced plans for the Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo, Nelson Mandela’s birthplace. Scores turned out for the sod-turning event. This is Mvezo’s generation that could avoid leaving homes for high school education in far-flung areas. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Rolf Huber Media Relations Siemens +27 11 652 2160 RELATED ARTICLES • South Africa prioritises quality education • UJ Soweto university open for learning • Historic schools to be restored • School to empower Malawian girlsBongani NkosiAll pupils from Mvezo village, former president Nelson Mandela’s birthplace, leave home after completing grade seven – usually at the tender age of 12. Because there is no secondary school in the area, they have to travel as far as Mthatha, least 80km away, to continue their education.But that’s about to change. Mvezo will soon have its own high school, a state-of-the-art specialised public institution that’s to become the pride of the nation and reflect the legacy of the Mandela family.Members of the rural, sparsely populated village turned out in numbers on 17 June 2011 to witness the sod-turning ceremony at the spot where the secondary school will be built.In honour of South Africa’s most famous doyen of freedom, the first high school in Mvezo will be named the Mandela School of Science and Technology.The school is the brainchild of Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla Mandela, who became chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council in 2007. Since his appointment, Mandla has travelled extensively with colleagues from the Mvezo Development Trust to raise funds for the project.“The community identified a need for a high school because we didn’t have one. We then formulated a fund-raising initiative,” said the young Mandela, who’s also a member of parliament.The Mandela school will be able to accommodate up to 700 pupils. Mvezo children will be prioritised, but places will also be open to pupils from across the Eastern Cape and the rest of the country.The high school will be built on the site which currently accommodates Inkwenkwezi, one of two primary schools in Mvezo. Once transformed, the hi-tech science and technology institute will boast a top-class boarding school and sophisticated facilities ranging from sports pitches to laboratories and tailor-made lecture rooms.The rondavel, which was the original Inkwenkwezi teaching facility, will not be destroyed “to preserve it as a memory of where we come from”, said Mandla.Inkwenkwezi was built by community members in 1995. The government only introduced makeshift classrooms at the school in 2006.Siemens on boardSiemens will provide funds for the construction of the Mandela high school, promising to equip it with some of the most advanced technology.There are plans to include a sophisticated solar-energy generation scheme at the school so that it’s independent from the Eskom power grid.The extent of Siemens’ financial contribution has not yet been revealed, with the group saying that the completion of the project remains the most critical aspect. “It’s not important how much it will cost.“It’s important that we finish the project. It will happen; this is the commitment from Siemens,” said Peter Loescher, the company’s CEO.It isn’t clear when construction will start, but Loescher said his team were ready and that design plans had been finalised.The Mvezo Development Trust had already raised R3.2-million (US$470 000) with the help of the KwaZulu-Natal-based Thanda Foundation before Siemens came on board. The funds were accumulated in Sweden.Lessons to be learntMinister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said only the best educators would be selected for the Mandela school.With a 58% matric pass achieved in 2010, the Eastern Cape’s public education sector is mostly affected by poor infrastructure, not the quality of teachers – according to Motshekga. “Backlogs in school infrastructure are daunting,” she said. “The initiative of our people (in building the Mandela school) is very encouraging.”Derek Hanekom, deputy minister of Science and Technology, believes the institution could provide lessons for the character of specialised schools that could emerge in the country in future. He promised that his department would provide any expertise required by the new institute.A well-developed school in an underprivileged village such as Mvezo is necessary to help bridge the gap between livelihood standards of rural and urban dwellers, said Mandla.He challenged traditional leaders to improve development in rural areas. “Traditional leaders need to play a role to ensure that we better the lives of our people,” he added.Problems of boarding Boarding at a public school 80km or more away from home has its own problems for Mvezo’s teenagers.Mvezo’s Mjikelelo Mabhoza, 24, is unhappy with the situation. He’s in favour of high schools being located within the village, as is the case in most other areas.Studying in far-flung high schools compounds social problems for Mvezo’s youngsters. “There are no parents there,” Mabhoza pointed out. “Our peers are drawn to drugs and others fall pregnant.”Mabhoza matriculated at a high school in Mthatha and went on to enrol at a college in Welkom, a town in the Free State province. He’s graduating with a travel and tourism diploma in July and is hoping to land a job soon.“The new school will be a huge improvement for Mvezo. We’re struggling here,” he said.The excitement about the Mandela School of Science of Technology is shared by all community members.“We say never and never again shall the children of this area be deprived of their constitutional right to education,” said Gqirha Madasa from the Mvezo Development Trust.