Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and Rodney Hood added 16 to lead the Jazz (6-8), who lost for the fourth time in their last five home games.Utah fell behind 33-14 heading into the second quarter after struggling to get stops in the paint or get on track offensively. Towns slammed down a pair of dunks to help Minnesota take its first double-digit lead at 13-3. His teammates took turns slashing to the rim for layups to keep the foot firmly planted on the gas pedal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Jazz couldn’t find an answer, going just 6 of 21 from the field in the first quarter. Their shooting improved in the second, when consecutive 3-pointers from Hood and a banked floater from Thabo Sefolosha allowed Utah to cut Minnesota’s lead to 54-42 in the final minute before halftime.Things turned sour for the Jazz again after the break. Their defensive troubles resurfaced in the third quarter as Minnesota shot 11 of 16 and hit all four 3s it attempted. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The Timberwolves led by 26 in the quarter, going up 86-60 after Gibson dunked the ball and Butler drained a pull-up jumper on back-to-back possessions.Utah made a charge late in the fourth and cut the deficit to 105-94 on a 3-pointer from Mitchell with 2:32 left.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Attempted 29 free throws while limiting Utah to nine. . Gibson has four double-doubles in six November starts. He’s averaging 12.7 points and 10.0 rebounds during that stretch. . Minnesota had a 40-31 edge on the glass.Jazz: F Jonas Jerebko made his first start of the season and finished with 13 points and six rebounds in 25 minutes. . Hood shot 50 percent from the perimeter for the second straight game, going 3 of 6 from long distance. … Utah finished with a 49-16 advantage in bench points.ADVERTISEMENT 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 UP NEXTTimberwolves: Wednesday they host the San Antonio Spurs, who will be traveling to Minnesota on the second leg of a back-to-back road trip after facing the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.Jazz: Begin a four-game road trip Wednesday at the New York Knicks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ LATEST STORIES James, Korver lead Cavs’ fourth quarter charge to top Knicks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) battle under the boards for a rebound in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 10 assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 109-98 on Monday night.Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, and Taj Gibson had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Minnesota (8-5) snapped a two-game skid after shooting 52.1 percent (37 of 71) from the field.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
It was an emotional scene at the closing of the first ever peace summer camp in Liberia last week. The tears started to flow from my little sister-Georgia Welleh Myers. Others followed and it was difficult to me to control my watery eyes.The campers did not want the camp to close but all good things must come to an end. The Camp managers, volunteers and sponsors are consoled in the fact that our campers have made good use of their time and have learnt to avoid the triggers of conflicts in the society.They have learnt not to utter slander, vile, swear and use curse words or take part in bullying their friends and colleagues. We Messengers of Peace (MOP) –Liberia are happy to have inculcated the values for peace by teaching our campers lessons on how to show respect, fear God and despise any form of violence, even when they are aggrieved or hurt by friends and/or family members, colleagues and societal injustices.We have advocated for peace and informed young people on peace. The objectives of the camp have been met as reported in the reports from camp evaluation. Most campers are now optimistic about the future and acknowledged been kept from harm’s way. Our campers have been schooled on how to carefully choose their role models and friends.Optimism and good attitudes among youths could be powerful attributes for peace and we have taught our campers how to work in teams and for the collective good of the society. The recent historic resolutions (amongst which is the UNSCR # 2250) adopted by the General Assembly and the Security Council emphasize that sustainable peace is a shared responsibility of Governments national stakeholders including youth based and youth led organizations and the United Nations. Peace in Africa, according to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban-ki Moon, priority.Our shared responsibility is to nourish the seeds of peace and prosperity and there is no better way to do this than to engage young people. We believe that our peace summer camp has done just that. Engage young minds.It is the responsibility of all to harness the power of youth by investing in the formal and non-formal education sector mandate to provide knowledge, skills and tools required to avoid violence and establish partnership for peace, security and stability. We must not let our young down, we must advocate for peace. At MOP we firmly believe that dialogue, through open and courageous communication, not violence would quell conflicts, peaceful demonstration, not guns; investment in human security not investment in more police and military would sustain peace in Liberia. The burden of responsibility for peace also lies with young people. We must commit ourselves to keeping the promise for sustainable peace in Liberia.Until next year when we come back to you to sponsor a peace child for Summer Camp 2017 and until week when we continue with our dialogue among peace messengers by bringing to you extracts from our peace camp, it’s peace first, peace above all else. May Peace Prevail in our time!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Coming out of a meeting on Thursday, Bourda Market stallholders who protested City Hall on Wednesday calling for wholesale vendors plying their trade outside the Market to be removed are now voicing their dissatisfaction with the proposal put forward to them by Town Clerk Royston King.According to the vendors, following their protest action, a meeting was held with the Town Clerk and the Market Clerk, who proposed that the vendors outside the Market be given three hours each daily to ply their trade.The proposal by the vendors for wholesale vendors to sell from 17:00h to 07:00h each day was shut down.Vendor Omawattie Ramsawack revealed to Guyana Times that after the meeting was called, the vendors who attended explained the situation before them and made their proposal.However, after listening to the suggestions, Town Clerk King reportedly announced his decision and the meeting was adjourned.“He only listen to we and then he tell we what he decided to do and then he end the meeting. But nothing ain’t change, is same struggle because since then is the same thing happening, we ain’t getting any sales,” Ramsawack explained.As such, the wholesale vendors continued to ply their trade as per normal and the stallholders inside the market were still complaining of their livelihood being taken from them.This publication reported on Thursday that the stallholders marched, protesting outside City Hall calling for an intervention by the Town Clerk and the Mayor.According to them, some are forced to throw away their goods on a daily basis as a result of the lack of sales.This situation the stallholders blame on the vendors who ply their trade outside the Market, offering their goods at a cheaper cost. As such, the vendors who occupy stalls within Bourda Market are not getting many sales.The street vendors are reportedly only allowed to ply their trade within a fixed period, which stallholders contend they are not adhering to.As a result, the vendors are complaining of paying for stalls inside which are not benefiting them.One vendor, Rampaul Singh revealed that he has been paying the City Hall a large sum of money each month, alleging that stallholders are threatened if they fail to pay.“I have been paying the Council x amount of money per month. If you do not pay within a certain time, they are threatening you to close you down. How can you make money when they have that large amount of people selling all day on Robb Street? People cannot even traverse that road with their cars to come and buy from us because they can’t reach. I have a truck that I have to use to bring goods to my stall and I cannot even pass in. Why are they having all these people here and even before the time that they should be here,” Singh decried.The stallholders are renewing their calls and are now pleading with the Town Clerk and Mayor to revise the decision.
Some of the country’s top ‘ballers’ will converge on the Burnham Basketball Court for two days of what is expected to be exciting basketball when one of the country’s well-known sports journalists hosts the ‘Rawle Toney 3X3 Classic’ on November 9/10.Rawle Toney is one of Let’s Bet Sports’ Brand AmbassadorsWith $300,000 up for grabs for the winner of the round-robin/knockout tournament, Toney will launch the one-of-a-kind tournament today at the premises of one of the sponsors, FireSide and Grill located on Garnett Street, from 13:00hrs.The team finishing second will pocket $100,000 while third place winner would get $50,000. The person deemed the ‘Most Valuable Player’ (MVP) in the finals will receive one pair of basketball sneakers of his choice.ANSA McAL, under their Mackeson brand, are the tournament’s main sponsors, and will be joined by the Guyana Lottery Company’s Let’s Bet Sport, ‘STUFF’, Slingerz Family Entertainment, the National Sports Commission (NSC) and Trophy Stall.“I think, when you look around, basketball is the only sport in Guyana that doesn’t offer anything exciting and engaging for the fans. There’s futsal and T20, both shortened versions of the conventional football and cricket; but while 3X3 exists in basketball, locally it is not being utilised,” Toney has said.“3X3 is the ‘T20 cricket’ of basketball; meaning, it’s fast (only 10 minutes a game) and has simpler rules compared to the usual format of the game. The last major tournament held under the Mackeson brand was hosted in 2013,” said Toney, who was once a standout basketball player.Toney explained that after Mackeson ceased sponsoring 3X3 basketball, the format never found another corporate entity or brand to replace ‘Smooth Moves’– mostly because of the high standard set, and because players had grown accustomed to a quality tournament.“It is my hope that this tournament will revive the 3X3 format, especially since FIBA had moved to regularise the sport, which sees it being used by the sport’s governing body globally to bring new fans to the sport,” the journalist added.This tournament has received the blessings of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) and its officials, and will be played under FIBA 3X3 rules.Registration, according to Toney, has already started, and limited space is available. More details will be available at today’s launch of the tournament.
“I said I will come back to finish what I started,” Ibrahimovic, who signed a new one-year deal with United over the summer and is expected to be available before the end of the year, told Sky Sports News.“Everything I build up from the first season, because obviously we won the three trophies… the ending for me was not the ending I wanted, or nobody wanted, especially after how the season went.“The target is the Premier League. That is my target to finish. So everything that I started from the first season, we will finish it in the second one.”The injury had put Ibrahimovic’s future in doubt, given he only had an initial one-year deal, but he says it spurred him on.“In that moment when it happened it was easier for me to say that I will come back because then I had a challenge,” he said.“And the challenge was that I never had a major injury, and all these people talking that ‘it’s over’ or ‘he’s too old’ — all these doubts I had in my whole career.“When that goes, it triggers me because it gives me energy, it gives me challenges, it gives me objective.”Ibrahimovic made a big impact at United last season, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances as the club won the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League.“I will not walk out limping. I will walk out the way I want to walk out – even if I have to walk on water, I will do that also!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring in the League Cup final against Southampton in February, which United won 3-2. PHOTO/FILE.LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 27 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is targeting Premier League glory with Manchester United as he plots his return from a serious knee injury to “finish what I started.”The 36-year-old former Sweden captain has been out of action since suffering cruciate ligament damage in a Europa League clash with Anderlecht in April.
1 Iker Casillas has dashed Arsenal’s hopes of signing him by declaring that he wants to stay at his boyhood club Real Madrid.The Spanish goalkeeper, who became the first captain to win eight major trophies last weekend with Madrid’s Club World Cup success, has been heavily linked with a move to the north London club.Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Casillas’s professionalism and leadership qualities on the pitch, and came close to bringing the 33-year-old to the Emirates last summer.But when the deal never materialised, Wenger turned again to Wojciech Szczesny, who has impressed between the sticks along with promising back-up Damian Martinez.Casillas is contracted to the Santiago Bernabeu club until 2017 and has re-gained his first-team spot under Carlo Ancelotti this term – making his 700 appearances for the club.“There are no reasons to leave Real Madrid,” the Madrid-born goalkeeper told Spanish newspaper Marca. “I still want to win many titles with this jersey.” Iker Casillas in action for Real Madrid
“We need to win, we need to approach the game in such a way that we leave the pitch as winners,” said Loew on Friday.Germany had just begun to find their feet after a long period of recovery from their disastrous campaign at last year’s World Cup.The group stage exit in Russia prompted a major generational overhaul, and after three wins in a row in 2019, Loew’s new-look young team were full of confidence ahead of Friday’s game.Victory over the Dutch would have put second-placed Germany nine points clear of their rivals and left Germany on the brink of automatic qualification.Instead, they now find themselves only three points above the play-off place, having played a game more than the Netherlands.“We will need to pick the young players up a bit and give them the feeling that they can be stronger. I am sure we will see a reaction on Monday,” said Loew.The Germany coach, who was criticised for playing with a back three and allowing his team to sit deep against the Netherlands, also said that he would make tactical changes against Northern Ireland.“Northern Ireland are amazingly robust, they play a lot of long balls. They will sit deeper and we will not have much space, so we need to think of something tactically,” he said.Loew defended his tactics, yet the German media remained critical on Saturday.Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel warned that “lessons must be learned” from the defeat to the Netherlands, while the country’s biggest tabloid Bild said that “alarm bells” were now ringing around the qualification campaign.Kicker magazine claimed there was “no need to panic yet”, but Germany captain Manuel Neuer warned his side against complacency ahead of their visit to Belfast.“We know that anything can happen in football, we experienced that ourselves in 2018, so it is important we take this game seriously,” he told Bild newspaper.“It is not ideal for us to be playing an away game in Belfast right now. They have won all their games so far and it is always difficult to score goals against such opponents.”0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Netherlands ended Germany’s three-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory in Hamburg on Friday © AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZHAMBURG, Germany, Sep 8 – Joachim Loew has demanded a reaction from his young Germany team against Group C leaders Northern Ireland on Monday after their recent resurgence was cut short by their Euro 2020 qualifying 4-2 defeat to the Netherlands.Having come into the international break on a wave of optimism, Loew’s side now travel to Belfast on Monday needing a win to keep their qualification campaign on course against a Northern Irish side yet to drop a point in four qualifying matches.
KRISTINA Rihanoff has paid tribute to Majella O’Donnell after revealing that her own mother is fighting breast cancer.The Strictly Come Dancing partner of Daniel O’Donnell revealed today that she had met Majella – and described her as a hero.She learned of Majella’s fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society, including having her hair shaved off live on the Late Late Show. Kristin told RTE Radio One’s Ray D’arcy Show: “It went amazing (meeting Majella). I think Majella, in my eyes, is a personal hero because I know what she went through and my mother actually has been going through the same problem as well, with the breast cancer and everything.“Daniel has told me what she has done for the charity [the Irish Cancer Society] and everything. I think it’s incredible. I think she is a woman, in my eyes, to admire.“Being close to this problem with my mother… It’s a difficult period of life when you’re dealing with someone close to you who is sick and you don’t know the outcome.“So I think we all understand each other on a personal level,” she said. Kristina also said Daniel is a good pupil – because he understands the music.Tonight she revealed he has already learned their first dance, adding: “Now it’s all about technical perfection.” ‘MY MOTHER HAS BREAST CANCER, MAJELLA IS AMAZING’ – SAYS DANIEL’S DANCE PARTNER KRISTINA was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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:cancercanerdaniel o’donnellheroKristinaMajella
DONEGAL sporting hero Martin McHugh says he fears smaller GAA clubs in the county may be forced to merge in the future to cope with emigration.The All-Ireland winning player and double All Star was reflecting on how so many young players are now having to leave the county to find work.He says his homeclub Kilcar has always punched above its weight in terms of getting big performances out of a small squad: they won last year’s minor championship with just two substitutes on their bench. Kilcar would always have been susceptible to the affects of a recession.“We are down Barry McGinley and Oisín McFadden, both former county minors,” McHugh said in an interview.“But as it happened, both of them left through choice. We are lucky in that there is work here in Kilcar at the moment (an announcement has just been made for a huge hydro-dam in the area).“But we are never overburdened with players and it is always a concern. “In general, I do think it is worse now than in the 1980s because of the fact that it is not just a recession but the huge debt we are saddled with.“And I think we are going to see a lot of smaller clubs amalgamating in the coming years in order to field teams.”Two years ago Donegal’s then manager John Joe Doherty spoke of his fear his squad would be decimated by players forced to leave to find work.It’s thought eight of the current Donegal squad are unemployed. It’s not known if any have plans to emigrate.The county is being hit by young people leaving – many of them choosing to go to Australia. DONEGAL GAA CLUBS ‘COULD MERGE TO COPE WITH EMIGRATION’ was last modified: February 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
“We’re going to win it,” Kanke said. “We’re either going to break or we’re going to win it.” The Southwest Series will be leaving Mesa Marin in style, with a 300-lap race. Kanke remembers only one other time when the Southwest Series had a 300-lap race at Mesa Marin. That night, Sean Monroe beat Ron Hornaday Jr. and Kanke in one of the closest races Kanke can remember at the track. “You could have thrown a blanket over us,” Kanke said. “It was that close.” For the last race, Kanke is bringing the car he calls Night Flight. It won the race at Irwindale Speedway in July, the only win for Kanke this year on the Southwest Series. It was also the 20th win of his career, the second most in Southwest Series history. One more and he will be tied with Rick Carelli for tops in Southwest Series competition. And he likes his chances to catch Carelli. “That race track I know very well,” Kanke said. “The longer the race, the better off we’re going to be.” Irwindale Speedway: Ron Peterson won the Dodge Super Trucks season finale at Irwindale Speedway, but Canyon Country’s Cory Fancy took home the championship. Fancy finished fifth in the season-ending Super Trucks race last Saturday night to win the track championship. He finished with a 24-point edge over Peterson. Peterson won his third race in a row and ended the season with seven wins in 14 races. Fancy won three races and posted 13 top-five finishes in 14 races. In other divisions, Chris Johnson of Claremont won the West Coast Pro Trucks season finale and won the track championship in that class. Bryan Harrell of Riverside won the season finale in the NASCAR Super Stocks. Jimmy Sloan of Palm Desert was fifth and won the track championship in the Super Stock class. The next race at Irwindale Speedway will be the Toyota All-Star Showdown on Nov. 11. The top drivers from the NASCAR Grand National Divisions and Elite Divisions will compete at Irwindale Speedway for a $500,000 purse. Qualifying is Nov. 11. The races are Nov. 12 starting at 5 p.m. Tim Haddock covers motor sports for the Daily News. He can be reached at (818) 713-3715 or firstname.lastname@example.org AT THE RACES INDY RACING LEAGUE Toyota Indy 400 Site: Fontana. Schedule: Today, qualifying, 3 p.m.; Sunday, race (ESPN, 12:30 p.m.). Track: California Speedway (D-shaped oval, 2 miles, 14 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 400 miles, 200 laps. Last race: Dan Wheldon celebrated his first IRL title and Scott Dixon won the inaugural Indy Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Sept. 25. Wheldon, a 27-year-old Englishman, secured the title when the race became official at the halfway point, the start of lap 31. Last year: Tony Kanaan clinched his first series championship after finishing second at the Toyota 400. Kanaan was .0183 seconds behind Adrian Fernandez, who claimed his second straight victory and third in five races. Fast facts: This is the final race of the season. … Danica Patrick struggled at Watkins Glen and finished 16th, but that was enough to give her rookie of the year honors and make her the first rookie to top $1 million in earnings. … Sam Hornish Jr. won the fastest open-wheel race in history during the 2003 event, averaging 207.151 mph. Hornish also took the inaugural race in 2002. On the Net: www.indyracingleague.com NASCAR Elite Division Southwest Series Star Nursery.com 300 Site: Bakersfield. Schedule: Today, race, 6 p.m. Track: Mesa Marin Raceway (half-mile paved oval). Race distance: 300 laps/150 miles. 2004 race winner: David Gilliland (150-lap race). 2004 pole winner: M.K. Kanke, 18.324 seconds. Next race: Phoenix Interntional Raceway, Nov. 10, Avondale, Ariz. On the Net: www.nascar.com NASCAR Grand National Division West Series Ford Motorcraft 150 Site: Bakersfield. Schedule: Today, race, 9 p.m. Track: Mesa Marin Raceway (half-mile paved oval). Race distance: 150 laps/75 miles. 2004 race winner: Brett Thompson. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Of all the cars that M.K. Kanke has brought to Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Kashmir was his favorite. Kanke, one of the winningest drivers in the NASCAR Southwest Series, names all his cars after Led Zeppelin songs. Kashmir was a car he had in 1996. He set the track record at the time, clocking a lap in 17.86 seconds on the half-mile oval, and won the race, one of four in his Southwest Series career at Mesa Marin Raceway. “It was wicked fast,” Kanke said. “Everyone knows that car.” Mesa Marin will be closing after tonight’s races, the last October Classic. The NASCAR Elite Division, Southwest Series, and Grand National Division, West Series, will be racing at the Bakersfield oval one last time. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week There are 40 drivers expected to compete for 30 starting spots in the Southwest Series race. Canyon Country’s Greg Purlsey, Lancaster’s Frank Maronski Jr. and Agua Dulce’s Bob Lyon are among those expected to compete. As for Kashmir, Kanke said that car has a storied career. Burney Lamar, the driving protege for Kevin Harvick Inc., drove it for a time. Kanke took Kashmir to a race in Nashville, Tenn., for an open competition event and to I-70 Speedway in Missouri. “It ended up in the Midwest somewhere,” Kanke said. “It’s still there.” Kanke has been to Mesa Marin for most of the Southwest Series races the track has hosted and considers it his home track. Nothing short of a win in the track’s last race will satisfy the driver from Frazier Park.