10 02 20

first_imgCHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP): Jeremy Lin scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Charlotte overcame a 23-point deficit to snap San Antonio’s six-game winning streak, winning 91-88. Lin was 11 of 18 from the field and hit all four three-point attempts, including three in the fourth quarter. Courtney Lee had 17 points, Nicolas Batum added 15, and Cody Zeller grabbed 14 rebounds for the Hornets, who bounced back from a disappointing loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. The Spurs had two chances to tie it at the end of regulation, but Patty Mills and Danny Green both missed three-point attempts. In Cleveland, LeBron James scored 33 points and had his 41st career triple-double as the Cavaliers clinched their second straight Central Division title with a comfortable 124-91 victory over Denver. James added 11 rebounds and 11 assists before checking out with 6:02 left to a thunderous ovation. He scored 17 in the first quarter, helping the Cavs build a 19-point lead and erase the memory of an embarrassing loss on Saturday in Miami. The Nuggets fought back and briefly led before the Cavs regrouped, scored 68 after half-time to notch their 50th win. Will Barton scored 27 for the Nuggets. Andre Drummond’s tip-in with two seconds remaining lifted Detroit over Milwaukee, 92-91. TIGHT RACE The Pistons, who are in a tight race for the final play-off spot in the Eastern Conference, came out inexplicably flat and trailed by 17 points in the first half. They were down 13 in the third quarter before chipping away at Milwaukee’s lead in the fourth. Drummond was outplayed badly early on by Greg Monroe, but when Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed from the perimeter in the final seconds, Drummond was able to tip the ball in. Draymond Green had 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help Golden State narrowly avoid their first two-game skid in nearly a year with a 109-104 victory at Minnesota. Klay Thompson scored 17 points and hit all five of his three-pointers, and the Warriors (63-7) overcame a second straight poor shooting night from Stephen Curry. He missed 11 of his 17 shots, including seven of his nine three-pointers, but still had 19 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds.last_img read more

6 01 20

first_imgChelsea, in third place, will attempt to stay on the coat-tails of the top two away at Southampton while fourth-placed Tottenham host Cardiff.Mourinho is desperate for something to go his way as Manchester United’s season threatens to unravel but at least has the comfort of facing struggling Newcastle.– Guardiola battles Anfield factor –Liverpool v Manchester City on Sunday is the blockbuster fixture this weekend, pitching first against second, with both sides putting their unbeaten records on the line.City lead Liverpool on goal difference but are without a Premier League win at fortress Anfield for 15 years and travel with the painful memory of three defeats against the Reds last season.Eden Hazard has scored seven times for Chelsea this season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKJurgen Klopp’s men are stuttering for the first time this campaign — Wednesday’s last-gasp defeat to Napoli was their third match in succession without a victory.City boss Pep Guardiola said he believed in his players despite the daunting task ahead of them.“I know how they fight,” he said. “Go to Anfield, win, lose, whatever. It’s a long time ago Man City was able to win at Anfield. What I want to see is the team alive, and we are alive.”– Hazard’s hot streak –Eden Hazard has scored six goals in his past five Premier League games but his form has papered over the cracks at Stamford Bridge, with Olivier Giroud looking toothless in front of goal and Alvaro Morata also enduring a goal drought until Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League win over Vidi.Coach Maurizio Sarri, who has talked up Hazard as one of the best players in the world, is nevertheless dangerously reliant on the Belgian playmaker, who scored Chelsea’s goal against Liverpool in last week’s 1-1 draw.This Sunday, the Blues visit struggling Southampton, lifted by their midweek League Cup victory on penalties against Everton, with French World Cup winner Giroud looking to break his duck this season.– Spurs focus on Premier League after Messi mauling –Tottenham return to Premier League action after their Champions League hopes were severely dented by an inspired Lionel Messi in midweek.Mauricio Pochettino’s men are in fourth spot on 15 points, just four behind Manchester City and Liverpool, and will fancy their chances at Wembley against lowly Cardiff.Jose Mourinho is under pressure at Manchester United after a string of bad results © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYPochettino has spoken about how only winning the Premier League or Champions League will take the club to a different level and has not given up on the prospect of European success this season, but he knows the domestic title is a more realistic prospect.– Will Mourinho mix it up? –Manchester United have scored just 10 goals in seven Premier League games and their blunt forward line faces a challenge to break down Rafael Benitez’s defence-minded Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday.Mourinho’s midfield Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are a formidable unit and well-suited for a physical battle.But the under-fire manager might be tempted to pick somebody to pick the lock against Newcastle, perhaps turning to the likes of Juan Mata or one of his other creative link men.Fellaini said the whole dressing room is behind Mourinho but there is a growing sense the Portuguese boss is on borrowed time.– Leno’s chance to justify price tag –Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will get his chance against Fulham to show why the Gunners paid around £19 million ($25 million) to sign him, with Petr Cech facing a spell on the sidelines after a hamstring injury.The German goalkeeper, 26, will be in the Premier League starting line-up for the first time for Arsenal, who are on an impressive run of eight straight wins in all competitions.With 36-year-old Cech in the twilight of his career, this could be a major chance for Leno to secure the number one spot for the long-term.Fixtures (1400 GMT unless stated)FridayBrighton v West Ham (1900)SaturdayBurnley v Huddersfield, Crystal Palace v Wolves, Leicester v Everton, Tottenham v Cardiff, Watford v Bournemouth, Manchester United v Newcastle (1630)SundayFulham v Arsenal (1100), Southampton v Chelsea (1315), Liverpool v Manchester City (1530)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (left) pits his wits against Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola in the Premier League this weekend © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 5 – Liverpool will be banking on the Anfield factor to propel them to victory against Manchester City this weekend as Jose Mourinho desperately tries to stop the rot at Manchester United.Despite becoming a major force in recent years, City have a miserable record at Liverpool, where they have not won in the Premier League since 2003.last_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to FIVE different female Gardai at a Co Donegal Garda station.Mark Fair appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to all the charges against him. The court was told that Fair made grossly offensive telephone calls to Garda Una Cunningham, Lorraine Crawford, Carol Doherty, Elaine Moyles and Grainne McLoone.All the phonecalls were made on January 22nd and January 25th, 2015 at Buncrana Garda Station.The exact nature and contents of the calls were not disclosed in court during Fair’s arraignment.Fair, aged 28 of Ballinahone, Fahan, was also charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Garda Elaine Moyles and her husband on January 10th, 2015.Wearing blue jeans and a navy blue shirt, Fair did not speak during his arraignment other than to plead guilty to all charges put to him.He further pleaded guilty to making threats to cause damage to Garda Elaine Moyle’s home.In all Fair pleaded guilty to ten separate charges relating to the disturbing incidents.Barrister Peter Nolan said his client wanted the matter to be dealt with as quickly as possible.He said Fair did not want any probation or community service or any other reports.“I have spoken to my client and he wants to deal with the matter as soon as the courts see fit.“He also does not require any reports,” said Mr Nolan.Prosecuting barrister Patricia McLaughlin said she accepted the guilty pleas on the condition that full facts in the cases be given when Fair is sentenced.Judge John Aylmer remanded Fair in custody to appear before him again next Wednesday, July 25th for sentencing.Man made ‘grossly offensive’ phonecalls to FIVE female Gardai was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 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:buncranacourtdonegalfemale Gardaigrossly offensiveMark Fairphonecallslast_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesSlaven Bilic says Andy Carroll could return for West Ham in Monday’s derby against Chelsea.Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Hammers boss Bilic dismissed reports the east London club had attempted to sell Carroll to Chinese sides.The injury-plagued striker has not played for a month and has made just 11 Premier League appearances this season.But Bilic said: “Andy Carroll has been in training and I am optimistic of him playing against Chelsea.“He’s one of our best players and we want to keep him. We wouldn’t want to sell Andy to China.“You know how much I rate him. He is one of our best players and we want to keep him. The club didn’t try to sell him.”   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

20 12 19

first_imgALAMEDA — There’s something keeping Jon Gruden up at night, and it’s not the uncertainty of where his team will play home games next season or the recent firing of his general manager.It’s the fact he doesn’t know who will play guard this Sunday in Cincinnati.Left guard Kelechi Osemele missed his fourth game of the season last Sunday against the Steelers, his first DNP due to a toe injury as opposed to his prior knee ailment. Backup left guard Jon Feliciano suffered a season-ending calf …last_img

17 12 19

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Have you got a few minutes to spare to help make government activities more transparent? Watchdog organization The Sunlight Foundation launched a new project called TransparencyCorps today. Modeled after Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, the project asks visitors to perform small tasks that a human can do better than a machine. The first two tasks include summarizing congressional earmark requests in a form and uploading a photo of yourself calling for increased openness in government.The innovative system is a pleasure to use and is being open sourced for other organizations interested in crowdsourcing similar tasks. You can honestly do something useful and important in 5 minutes or less on this site. The earmark summary task starts by running earmark request documents through an automated system to fill out a few key data fields, then asks multiple Transparency Corps users to verify and complete the summaries. Once those fields, like money requested and address of recipient, are filled out – then the data will be available in a structured format. That means it will be easier to search, analyze, visualize and mash-up. That’s right – your spare minutes could be turned into structured government data for watchdogs and developers to work their magic with. Structured government data enables all kinds of research to be done, including discovery of patterns of official activity that need scrutiny and change.TransparencyCorps participants get points for every small task they do and can get themselves on a charming leader board of “transparency leaders.” It’s all very cute but this really is important work to be done.We’d love to see an iPhone app to do this kind of work while waiting for the bus or in the line at the grocery store. How about a Facebook app that pushes out notifications to our friends’ newsfeeds: “I just took 2 minutes and summarized a congressional earmark request to fund an environmental study of a proposed industrial park!”Unlike Mechanical Turk, where there are scads of workers because they get paid small sums, TransparencyCorps volunteers are unpaid. Promotion will no doubt be the site’s biggest challenge. If ease of use can be maximized and some effective promotion done, we think this could be a really great project. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#crowdsourcing#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

9 12 19

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now If what you were doing was working, you’d already be getting the results that you want (or need). If what you were doing was working, you wouldn’t have to change anything. The problem most folks have is they want better results without having to make any changes—especially changes that would take them out of their comfort zone.If Your Beliefs Aren’t WorkingIf your results aren’t what you want them to be, it’s likely that your beliefs aren’t working for you. You might believe that selling should be easier, that forces are allied against you, or that you are a victim. You might believe that you company should provide you with leads, that someone else should pay for your personal and professional development, or that you are somehow entitled.You might believe you shouldn’t have to change. And if what you believed was serving you, you’d be right. But better results requires that shed your old beliefs and try on some new ones—beliefs that better serve you.If Your Actions Aren’t WorkingThis is also true of the actions you’re taking. Or not taking, as the case may be. If the actions you are taking were working, you wouldn’t have to change anything. But if they’re not, then you have to change what you’re doing. If you are prospecting using only the singe method with which you are comfortable and not building a pipeline, you need to take new actions. If the way you are selling isn’t producing new clients, then you need to change the way you are selling.You might not want to take new actions, and if you already had the results you need, you wouldn’t have to. Producing those better results require you change the actions that you’re taking—even if it means that you have to take actions that you aren’t comfortable with, don’t really want to take, or aren’t interested in learning.Your beliefs drive your actions. Your actions drive your results. If what you believe now was working, if the actions you are taking were working, you wouldn’t have to change either. But if they’re not working, then you need to change them.last_img read more

30 11 19

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hornets’ Batum says some French fans celebrating his injury Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Pasaol tallied a game-high 32 points to go along 10 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals to lead the Red Warriors while Manalang added 20 points.Mark Olayon, who made a crucial late-game block on Marvin Lee before Pasaol’s clutch basket, and Jason Varilla also came up big for UE finishing with 15 points apiece.Marvin Lee scored a team-high 20 points for UST while Steve Akomo came shy of a 20-20 game putting up 19 points and 18 rebounds.UST, which went a respectable 34-of-68 from the field, was pathetic from the free throw line missing 21 charities and made just 17 of its 38 attempts.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East finally joined the winners’ table and sent University of Santo Tomas to a winless first round after a 96-91 victory in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Red Warriors improved to 1-6  at the end of the first round while the Growling Tigers were left to languish at the last spot with a 0-7 card.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Alvin Pasaol, fresh from scoring 49 points last Wednesday, dealt the final blow on the hapless UST with a rebound putback in transition giving UE a 94-91 lead with 22.7 seconds left.UST then effectively dug its own grave when it turned the ball over in the ensuing inbounds play allowing Philip Manalang to ice the match from the free throw line.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUE head coach Derrick Pumaren lauded his team’s effort against the Growling Tigers after showing glimpses of greatness in their close 106-100 loss to defending champion La Salle on Wednesday.“We played hard and they knew that it was not going to be easy,” said Pumaren. “We did not fold up, we were able to handle to comeback of UST and I am proud with the way they played.” Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

29 11 19

first_img“No, no, it’s not an if ever, we’re making to the playoffs. We’re making to the playoffs,” he stressed after posting 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.“I mean, we have a young, good team. We just gotta keep believing in the system, keep playing defense, and everybody has to come to play 100 percent.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it’s not as if Nabong is making a bold prediction with GlobalPort poised to make the playoffs after improving its record at 5-5 to climb to seventh place.And though, the Batang Pier aren’t assured of a quarterfinals slot yet, they have a relatively good quotient against potential teams that they could end up tied with at the end of the elimination round in the event of a tie. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES Read Next La Salle finds strength after NU loss Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kelly Nabong. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGlobalPort hasn’t formally entered the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup playoffs yet but big man Kelly Nabong believes it’s only a matter of when than if.Nabong guaranteed that the Batang Pier will make the quarterfinals this conference after helping his team beat Kia, 108-91, on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT To avoid complications, however, GlobalPort has now set its sight on its crucial tiff against Phoenix on March 2 in the final day of the eliminations.A win over the Fuel Masters coupled with a Barangay Ginebra loss to Rain or Shine also on March 2 will assure the Batang Pier a spot in the top six.“We took care of business tonight but it doesn’t stop, eliminations are not over yet so we have one more game to get that spot in the best-of-3,” Nabong said. “We just have to lock down on defense, we have to move the ball, make our open shots. Phoenix is coming up and they’re a tough team, they’re very aggressive so we gotta be locked in.”“We’re focused on our game against Phoenix then, let’s see what the scenario will be. We’re hoping to beat Phoenix and get that number six spot to avoid playing the number one or two in the quarters because they’ll have twice-to-beat,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

16 11 19

first_imgHis technique in seaming conditions has often come under intense scrutiny but Shikhar Dhawan doesn’t have time for doubting Thomases as he gears up for the battle ahead in the ICC World Cup.Dhawan, one half of world’s most formidable limited overs opening pair, has always performed well in marquee events and is confident that he would be able to replicate his stellar show in familiar conditions like in Champions Trophy in 2013 and 2017.He was also India’s most successful batsman in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.”People tell me about my record in ICC events but frankly speaking, the intent has always been the same. It’s not that the effort is less than 100 percent ever. The focus as always is on the process. I am confident that I will have another good ICC tournament,” Dhawan told PTI during an exclusive interview.The 33-year-old had a modest international season before roaring back to form in the IPL, scoring 521 runs for Delhi Capitals to finish fourth in the top run-getters’ list.So was there any kind of pressure as the World Cup was round the corner, “No” was Dhawan’s emphatic reply.”I am not that sort of a guy who feels the pressure. I have the ability to remain unfazed. And critics? Woh apna kaam kar rahein hain (They are doing their job). If I don’t score runs in 5-10 games, it doesn’t mean that everything is lost. I know what kind of a player I am and what my capabilities are,” said Dhawan, who has 16 ODI hundreds and 5355 runs in 128 ODIs.advertisementAsked if the dissection of his technique outside the off-stump and the kind of analysis done bothers him, the senior opener replied, “To know what is being written about me, I need to read the newspapers or watch television. I don’t do both, so what’s being discussed hardly bothers me. And as far as social media is concerned, yes I am on twitter and Facebook but I hardly use them.””I am not someone who is constantly checking twitter updates or Instagram comments. I just check it occasionally. Let me tell you something — I don’t have time for negativity in my life. It can bog you down if you constantly want validation from the outside world. I don’t need that,” he said.In fact, he says, Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly’s presence in Capitals’ fold couldn’t have happened at the right time.”Both Ricky and Dada were successful international captains because they had the ability to create champions. Obviously their experience helps. They told me that there is no problem with my technique.”It has now been 15 years in senior representative cricket for Dhawan (having made his first-class debut back in 2004) and the fire still burns brightly in him.”Mera jazbaa aaj bhi utni hi hai (the passion is still the same as it was when I started). As I told you that I have shut out negativity and primarily because I am a happy go lucky person. Before I made my Test debut, I had played nearly nine years of first-class cricket.”Had I not been passionate and hungry, I couldn’t have performed for India after nine years of domestic cricket. Now I have played six years of international cricket. It has been a great journey,” he said.There is a different facet to his personality as he has now started taking interest in classical music and is learning flute.”I am a big fan of Sufi music. The Wadali brothers (Puranchand and Pyarelal Wadali) are my favourite. Now I have started learning flute and I am enjoying it like anything.”So how did he start learning flute? “I realised that I do have time at my disposal when I am not playing matches or training. Once I started listening to flute on Youtube, I took a liking for it and decided to learn the art.””You need to de-stress and for that you need to have a hobby. Har insaan ko life mein kuch shaunkh paalna chahiye. Yeh zaroori hain. I am not someone who would over-think about my game.”So rather than sitting and chatting in my hotel room, I thought why don’t I learn a bit of music. I am still very new but I now I can identify the raagas like Hamsadhwani.”A devoted family man, Dhawan would shuttle between Delhi and Melbourne, where his wife Ayesha and his three children are settled.”My family often joins me on tours but then children have school. So whenever I get a 15-day break, I am off to Melbourne to spend time with my wife and kids.”advertisementWith a young family, it is difficult but he attributes it to the strong support system and the sacrifices his wife Ayesha and children make.”They know that my focus is on providing them a good life. I want the best education for my kids and everything that can help them have a better life,” he concluded.Also Read | India favourites for World Cup, says Shikhar DhawanAlso Read | R Ashwin thought about Mankading Shikhar Dhawan. Then this happenedAlso Read | No debate surrounding No.4 spot in World Cup squad, says Shikhar Dhawanlast_img read more