Jazz stun Rockets, steal Game 2 at Houston

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Jazz squandered a huge early lead before using a big fourth quarter to regain control and head home for Game 3 on Friday in Utah with a chance to take a series lead over the top-seeded Rockets.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said Mitchell was the key to the win even though he didn’t lead the team in scoring.“He was breaking us down,” D’Antoni said. “He was getting in there and was finding guys in the corner. He’s a handful whether he’s finishing or not.”The Jazz were behind by two with eight minutes left before using a 16-2 run to pull away.After trailing by 25 points at halftime of the 110-96 loss in the series opener, the Jazz jumped out to an early lead in this one and led by as many as 19 in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “Last game, we came out completely opposite. Tonight, they kind of caught us off-guard,” Houston’s James Harden said. “We adjusted to it in that second quarter, but we can’t get down 19 no matter who we’re playing.”Houston regained the lead in the third quarter but couldn’t keep pace with the Jazz in the fourth as their normally potent offense went cold.Harden had 32 points and 11 assists, and Chris Paul added 23 points as Houston fell to the Jazz for the first time this season after winning the first five meetings.Jazz coach Quin Snyder was pleased at his team’s balanced scoring effort on a night six players finished in double figures, and he raved about the contribution of Ingles.“Every time Joe has needed to step up his game, he has been able to,” Snyder said. “He’s committed to that. He knew tonight he would need to make some shots and he was able to do it.”Houston was down by one entering the fourth but Utah scored eight straight points on 3-pointers from Dante Exum and Jae Crowder before Mitchell’s dunk made it 100-94.Harden made a basket after that before Utah scored another eight straight points, with two 3s from Ingles, to make it 108-96 with 4 1/2 minutes left.Harden ended a 2 ½-minute Houston scoring drought with a 3-pointer about a minute later that was the start of a 9-3 run that got the Rockets within 111-105 with 1:46 left. But Rudy Gobert made one of two free throws before Exum put it out of reach with a dunk.Utah led by nine before Houston used a 16-5 run to go up 71-69 for its first lead since it was 6-5 with about seven minutes left in the third. The Jazz went back up 86-85 by the end of the period.After taking just four shots in Game 1 and finishing with 11 points, Gobert got going early Wednesday and had 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting by halftime. But he was mostly quiet after the break, and finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) drives to the basket during the first half in Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Utah had a four-point lead in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night when Donovan Mitchell missed a jumper and sailed above three Houston Rockets to grab the rebound and finish with a nifty one-handed slam.He did it right near the Jazz bench and his teammates went wild, cheering and pretending to fall backward on each other in awe.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding TIP-INSJazz: Snyder said before the game that he didn’t know when point guard Ricky Rubio would return. … Utah assistant Igor Kokoskov was hired as head coach of the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. … Ingles got a technical in the second quarter for arguing with Paul.Rockets: Luc Mbah a Moute had four points and four rebounds in his second game back after missing the first series after dislocating his right shoulder on April 10. … Paul also received a technical for barking at Ingles. … Clint Capela finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds.THEY SAID ITThe notoriously low-key Harden when told by a reporter that he looked irritated by Utah’s defense on Wednesday: “I look like that all the time. That’s just my facial expression.”UP NEXTThe series moves to Utah where Game 3 is Friday and Game 4 will be played on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. 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Joe Ingles led the Jazz with a career-high 27 points, but it was the star rookie who provided the highlight of the night as the Jazz evened the Western Conference semifinals 1-1 with a 116-108 win.Ingles made a career-best seven 3-pointers and Mitchell added 17 points and a franchise rookie-record 11 assists for his first game this postseason where he scored fewer than 20 points and didn’t lead the team in scoring.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 crownBut he certainly provided an emotional boost to his team with his highlight-reel worthy play. He smiled broadly when it was brought up postgame, and said he was just trying to get the rebound on his miss when he made a split-second decision.“I just happened to be up there,” he said. “So I said: ‘Why come down with it?’” Villanueva hails Alab Pilipinas championship winlast_img read more

Parents guilty of condoning, causing child abuse must be held accountable – CCPA

first_imgAny parent or guardian who knowingly contributes to or intentionally allows their child to be abused should face the brunt of the law since this is a crime.Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) Director, Ann GreeneThis is according to Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) Director, Ann Greene, who told Guyana Times that welfare officers at the agency are not targeting parents/guardians or “gunning” for them to be imprisoned, however, this is in keeping with a child’s rights as well as an opportunity to change the behaviours of those guilty.“Some of the police are reluctant to charge parents and then there is the whole public approach saying we are locking up parents but they don’t understand that it is not we are locking up parents but that we want to hold parents accountable. To hold parents accountable, we might have to get them charged. How would we hold parents accountable if they do all these things to children and we don’t get them charged?”She explained that charging parents/guardians does not necessarily result in imprisonment because in many cases, there are guilty parties who suffer from mental health issues which are the causes of them harming a child. By charging persons, they will be able to get the help and treatment they need, if necessary.“We are not locking up the parents, we get you charged, you might go to a Magistrate, the Magistrate will ask for some guidance and we could put forward what we do…it is not easy to get parents to go to parenting you know. Those who really need it, it is difficult to get them in, it is not easy and then some are mentally challenged.”The CCPA reiterated that the majority of vulnerability to children are as a result of parental mental health issues.“So even if we carry you [charged by the police] we have got to get help for you but we got to get the court backing to get you help and to get you to stay one place so we can help you. The law says it clearly; we have to hold parents accountable. We keep trying to engage with the community, because they are saying how we keep locking up the parents.”She further explained that there are many cases where a parent whose child has been taken into custody by the CCPA visits the location with hopes of simply making appeals and claims so that the child could be returned to their care.Greene made reference to a current case that officers at the CCPA are investigating where a nine-year-old boy was discovered locked up inside of a house and was allegedly abused by a male who once shared relations with the boy’s mother.“The police should charge her because she is part of what happened to this child but they [parents] tend to get away with saying it is poverty and they went to look for betterment. No, you have to first get the child properly cared for and then go and look for betterment so parents have got to understand this too. This child, he is traumatised with what happened to him and so he has to get proper care.”According to the CCPA Director, although the mother is appealing for her son’s return in her care, at this point she is being considered an accessory to whatever abuse and trauma the boy experienced in her absence.She further explained that once a child has been removed from a home for child abuse in any form, even if the parent was not the one who inflicted the abuse then that parent would have to work with the CCPA to show that he/she is capable of providing a safe environment for that child.last_img read more

Mother, baby recovering after pinned under collapsed house

first_imgMahdia freak storm“I was so scared, I thought I was going to die,” recalled Norma Ferreira, who is nursing serious injuries about her body following a freak storm at Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Sipiruni).The collapsed houseFerreira, 27, and her five-month-old baby were pinned under heavy debris after her elevated wooden house collapsed during the unusual storm on September 6, 2019.The woman, who has been living in the mining town all her life, suffered a fractured nose, a broken jaw, and bruises to her entire face.“I am feeling much better now,” she told Guyana Times during an interview on Tuesday.Ferreira is currently hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Her baby boy received injuries to his head. The child was discharged and is currently staying with relatives back home.The woman and her baby were at home during the storm which destroyed several buildings and uprooted trees. The roof of the primary school was blown off and power lines sustained damages.It was unlike anything she had ever seen before.The powerful winds lasted for approximately fifteen minutes. Ferreira said her house was flattened within the blink of an eye.While help came right away, the woman said she and her baby were trapped as it took “a while” for persons to remove the debris.Injured: Norma FerreiraThe mother and child were immediately medevaced for emergency medical attention.Ferreira’s reputed husband, Jordon Joseph, was not at home at the time of the incident. He was just returning from the interior where he works as a miner, when the cab driver informed him of what occurred.Jordan said the next day, he took a flight out to Georgetown to visit his wife and he was completely taken aback with the extent of the injuries about her body.“I felt so sad,” Jordan said, while adding that he thankful that both his wife and baby live to see another day.For now, he said the family is burdened with a lot of expenses. Not only do they have to worry about rebuilding their home, but Jordan said he has to factor in other costs such as meals and transportation.He is currently staying on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) and would visit his wife every day at the GPHC.He is unsure when she will be discharged.Meanwhile, Miss Indigenous Heritage Queen Sherryanna, who hails from that region, has been visiting the injured woman and offering support.Anyone desirous of helping the family can contact Jordan on 665-4357.last_img read more

Fort St. John Rec Hockey AGM to be held Thursday

first_imgExisting teams of the league must have at least one representative in attendance. Anyone looking to put a team in for this year’s season is also encouraged to attend.- Advertisement –last_img

Senior girls volleyball team optimistic about good results as season progresses

first_imgDespite a 15th place finish at the Big Red volleyball tournament last weekend in Grande Prairie, there’s plenty to look forward to the rest of the volleyball season says the coach of the senior girls North Peace Secondary School volleyball team. The squad had a strong start to the event as they finished second in pool play, but weren’t able to carry it through the rest of the event.Elena Schmidt said the team played well as a unit and it showed especially in their defensive play.“I was pretty impressed with how well the grade 12’s and grade 11’s played together. Their overall teamwork was very good, at least on the Friday. They serve tough, they hustle pretty well to keep the ball in play, and have a pretty good base for having a strong defence.”- Advertisement -For her group to improve on their result last time out, they’re going to have to get more confident and consistent when it comes to their offensive attack.“I think a little more consistency with putting the ball back over the net. Being a little bit more confident and in charge of the ball when their hitting it over, or placing it over the net,” Schmidt said.The team will be in Whitecourt for another tournament this weekend looking to improve on their previous finish. The NPSS home tournament will be held October 16-17.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sofapaka bite Leopards in Narok

first_imgAFC Leopards on the other hand remain 11th with four points though they have a game in hand.Entering the clash from a 3-1 defeat away to Mathare United, Sofapaka needed to pick maximum points to ease pressure on Ssimbwa and he had Umaru Kasumba to thank when the striker opened early scoring just two minutes after kick-off.Kasumba made good use of Stephen Waruru’s cross to find an early opener that disorganized a Leopards side that was seeking to win their second successive win after beating Ulizi Stars 2-1 in their last fixture.However, Ingwe found the equaliser through Ezekiel Odera in the 25th minute after being set up by Moses Mburu from the midfield.Sofapaka keeper, Mathias Kigonya stood tall in between the sticks, saving Brian Marita’s shot before denying Leopards the second when his defenders failed to stop Marita, Odera and Lukooya one-two inside the box.On the other end, AFC Leopards shot-stopper, Jairus Adira was also alert denying Michael Oduor who had attempted to unleash a cracker from outside the box before he saved Waruru’s effort.The second half saw Sofapaka reclaim the lead and solidify it when experienced Kevin Kimani tapped home a Kepha Aswani cross two minutes after the hour mark.AFC Leopards will next travel away to Sony Sugar in the round 5 matches while Sofapaka host Posta Rangers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 28 – Sofapaka bounced back to winning ways after beating AFC Leopards 2-1 in a Kenyan Premier League catch-up fixture played on Wednesday at the Narok Stadium.The win saw Sofapaka climb to seventh on the log with six points, handing a sigh of relief to under fire head coach Sam Ssimbwa.last_img read more

L.A. Times, Cubs sales come up in Zell talk

first_imgTRIBUNE: He says newspaper won’t be sold to those who earlier expressed interest. By Alex Veiga THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City Chicago real estate magnate and Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell said Tuesday he had no plans to sell the Los Angeles Times to any of the moguls who previously were interested in buying the newspaper. “I said it to Eli Broad. I said it to Ron Burkle. I said it to David Geffen, and I’m saying it to you,” Zell said at a conference on corporate growth. He then quipped: “Now, if you have a price, we can talk.” The remark brought laughter from the standing-room-only crowd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Zell, 65, led an $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co. in April. The media company owns 11 daily newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, 23 television stations and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Zell’s colorful talk on the workings of mergers and acquisitions included several expletives and a joke involving a male body part. During a brief question and answer session, he predicted that the residential housing market would begin stabilizing next year, but the economy would tumble into a recession in 2009. Zell, the chairman of Equity Group Investments, also fielded questions about the Los Angeles newspaper and his intent to sell the Chicago Cubs. Among others, Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, has expressed a strong interest in owning the Cubs. Asked about a possible deal with Cuban, Zell said, “I have no idea who is going to end up with the Cubs, but it ain’t gonna be me.”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

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino cleared of tax charges – reports

first_imgLeeds owner Massimo Cellino has reportedly been cleared of the tax charges that led to his 223-day disqualification by the Football League.Sardinian newspaper L’Unione Sarda reported that Cellino has been acquitted by the Italian Court of Appeal over the non-payment of VAT on an imported Range Rover.He had to forfeit the car and was fined around £32,000, but can expect both penalties to be reversed.More pressingly, the court’s verdict would appear to change the nature of his dispute with the Football League.In October he was informed of the disqualification period as the VAT case contravened the owners’ and directors’ test, but has been in arbitration following an appeal.The Football League was unavailable for comment when contacted by Press Association Sport on Monday. Massimo Cellino completed his takeover of Leeds United in April 2014 1last_img read more

JUNIOR CHAMBER CALLS ON YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgJunior Chamber International Ireland (JCI) have decided to start a new JCI branch in Donegal.On Thursday the 16th of January in the Radisson Blu Hotel at 7.30pm there will be a launch for JCI Donegal. JCI is a place where young leaders and entrepreneurs meet, learn and grow.JCI Donegal is seeking young people in their 20’s and 30’s who are dynamic and enthusiastic, motivated and interested in increasing their exploitable skills set. Members come from all walks of life; from university students to corporate executives, from self employed professionals and business people to employees of multinationals or state organisations, but all share a common goal in terms of self improvement and contribution to society.Derek Reilly National President of JCI Ireland commented “We wanted to expand JCI into many different counties. Donegal was an obvious choice as it has a wealth of young motivated people who I know could make a great contribution to JCI.“Getting involved with JCI offers an ideal opportunity for individuals to expand both their personal and professional networks, to get involved and give something back to the community, to have fun and to develop the skills to help them in their personal and professional life. I would urge young people in Donegal to get involved as JCI can bring many great opportunities to them.”Getting involved with JCI offers an ideal opportunity for individuals to expand both their personal and professional networks, to get involved and give something back to the community, to have fun and to develop the skills to help them in their personal and professional life. Along with a wide variety of projects and training opportunities, JCI offer a wide variety of training programmes that members can avail of. Recent examples include public speaking and debating, sales training, interviewing techniques and time management seminars among others.This is complemented by an array of social events including bowling, barbecues, quiz nights, ballroom dancing, surfing and photography classes, so there’s something for almost anyone.So if you are between 18 and 40 and feel you would like to get involved in JCI in Donegal come along to the launch night in the Radisson on the 16th. For more information contact derekreillyirl@gmail.com or call 086-6839709. You can also find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter by just searching for JCI Donegal. JUNIOR CHAMBER CALLS ON YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: January 10th, 2014 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)last_img read more

Douglas Costa: Juventus, Liverpool and Tottenham all keen on Bayern Munich star

first_img1 Douglas Costa in action for Bayern Munich Juventus have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the race for Bayern Munich star Douglas Costa, according to reports in Italy.The Brazilian has struggled to nail down a regular place under Carlo Ancelotti this season and he has been linked with a move away.Both Liverpool and Tottenham are keen on the winger, who has started just 14 Bundesliga games during the current campaign.However, according to Corriere dello Sport, Juventus are also vying for Costa’s signature ahead of the summer transfer window.The Italian champions are due to meet with Bayern officials in the coming weeks to discuss a potential deal for the 26-year-old.Costa joined Bayern from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of around £25m back in 2015, but he is reportedly now valued at close to £40m.last_img read more