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Whiteside leads Heat to 106-101 win over Bucks

first_imgBut then after a missed shot by Miami’s Justise Winslow on the next possession, the loose ball was grabbed by both Antetokounmpo and Whiteside, which led to the jump ball.“There really wasn’t a plan,” Whiteside said. “I was surprised they called a jump ball. I felt like I had the ball.”Whiteside did not need a plan.The jump ball was at the Miami free-throw line and Antetokounmpo swatted it out of bounds under the Heat basket. That led to two free throws by Dragic for a 104-98 lead with 12 seconds left.“He tried to win the tip but just hit it a little bit too hard,” Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd said. “And that pretty much is the game.”Middleton answered with a 3-pointer to trim the deficit to 104-101 with 10.6 seconds remaining before Wayne Ellington clinched it with two free throws with 9.5 seconds left.TIP-INSHeat: Starter Tyler Johnson did not play after he sprained his left ankle in the third quarter Monday. … Miami has three more road games left on a five-game trip.Bucks: The team already has lost three home games this month after suffering a total of three of them in November and December.NOT TODAYJohnson wanted to play so badly he stopped by Spoelstra’s office before the game. “He’s a psycho,” Spoelstra said. “I told him, ‘not a chance.’ He was doing treatment all afternoon. … We all got a good laugh out of it. I think he was being serious, but no chance.”QUIRKY SCHEDULEMilwaukee not only is facing Miami for the second time in four days, the Bucks played Washington on Monday for the second time in 10 days. Milwaukee also battled Toronto in a five-day span and Indiana in a six-day span in early January. “This isn’t something new,” Kidd said. “This is the way the schedules have been and it’s just the way it falls.”UP NEXTHeat: At Brooklyn on Friday night.Bucks: At Philadelphia on Saturday for the teams’ first meeting of the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled by Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Heat won 106-101. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Something got into Hassan Whiteside on Wednesday night, and there wasn’t much the Milwaukee Bucks could do about it.Whiteside had a season-high 27 points along with 13 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Miami Heat over the Bucks 106-101.ADVERTISEMENT Whiteside, averaging 13.8 points coming in, shot 10 for 12 and got his 600th career block in the third quarter. He also forced a crucial jump ball late in the fourth.“He was a monster tonight,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You could see it from his very first block. You could see it from his very first over-the-top rebound in traffic, and you could see it from his very first drive that he was playing with a different aggressiveness.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGoran Dragic and Kelly Olynyk added 15 points apiece to help Miami rebound from a loss at Chicago on Monday that snapped the Heat’s season-best seven-game winning streak.Olynyk scored 10 points in the final quarter to help his team avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since Dec. 3 (Golden State) and Dec. 6 (San Antonio). MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Aldridge, Mills lead Spurs over Nets after Leonard shut down Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Khris Middleton had 25 points to lead Milwaukee, which lost to Miami for the second time in four days.Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Bucks, who lost 97-79 at Miami on Sunday.Miami used a 7-0 run late to take control.Whiteside, whose previous season best was 26 points, slammed home an alley-oop dunk to begin the run, and it was capped by two free throws from James Johnson for a 100-93 lead with 2:34 remaining.Two free throws by Middleton got Milwaukee to 102-98 with 43 seconds to go.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Selector Keston wins Digicel’s “Bring the Beat” deejay competition

first_imgThe inaugural Digicel Amateur Disc Jockey (DJ) competition ended in the wee hours of Saturday morning at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall tarmac, with Selector Keston juggling all the popular hits to win the crowd and the judges hearts as the best DJ.Digicel’s Averstising Manager Ramesh Roopchand hands over the Pioneer console and the Beats headphones to the winner of the competition, Selector KestonKeston Tyrell, popularly known as “Selector Keston” outplayed Travis Hart (DJ Vybz) and Cletus Smith (DJ Smidjit) who secured the second and third spots respectively.Tyrell walked away with $200,000, a Pioneer console, a pair of Beats headphones, hard drives and one year free credit from Digicel, while DJ Vybz received $150,000 and the same accessories and DJ Smidjit took home $100,000 as well as the other prizes.The other DJs that made it through to the final were Jefferson Meusa (DJ Spotlight), Shequille Sparman (Selector Shaqq) and Brian Joseph (DJ Bentley). DJ Smidjit made it to the final after he won a wildcard sound-off against Dwain Bowen (Mix Master Toney).The DJs were judged on their style and ability to play across the various genres; a change in the final – they were given flash drives which contained varying genres of music which they had to incorporate into their own track list.Speaking after the announcement of the results, the winner felt his success was due to him being unique from the other competitors while adding that overall the competition was a great learning experience.“I felt I was more creative than the others, I played songs that they did not expect, the competition taught me a lot, different crowds you have to play different music, and you need to learn how to adapt quickly,” he said.Tyrell further stated that the prizes won will ultimately help him improve on his endeavours going forward in the entertainment sector.Meanwhile, Digicel’s Advertising Manager Ramesh Roopchand disclosed that a second edition is on the cards and promises it to be “bigger and better”.“As you can see, the amount of people that came to support these DJs, it has been overwhelming; this was just a pilot project and it came out excellent and I can guarantee you come next year, it will be bigger and better”, Roopchand said.His advice for those desirous of competing next year is to get in as much practice now, adding, “We want DJs to be more versatile, you must be able to mix all genres of music and apart from that, they should be able to mix music on the spot”.The competition lasted six weeks and featured over 100 participants from across the country.last_img read more

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Govt denies interfering in GRO registration process

first_imgMinister of Citizenship, Winston Felix on Wednesday publicly legitimised Member of Parliament, Richard Allen’s involvement in the outreach activity, which was conducted by the General Register Office (GRO) in Region One (Barima-Waini) last week to provide registration services for residents there.Minister Felix was at the time responding to allegations made by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) against Allen and published in Wednesday’s edition of the Guyana Times.The Opposition claimed the MP had compromised the integrity of the GRO’s work by discriminately facilitating registrations and subsequently handing out birth certificates to select civilians.In an invited comment at his office at the Ministry of Citizenship, Waterloo Street, Georgetown, Minister Felix said that the allegations were without truth.“None of the allegations mentioned has any truthfulness behind it… I, Winston Gordon Felix, Minister [of] Citizenship has authorised Mr Allen since last year to mobilise and assist the GRO staff with moving around… MP Allen has not interfered in the work of the GRO staff. He is of help to them,” he said.The Citizenship Minister said that the GRO was obligated to register all citizens and would not display any partiality to any persons being registered over others.“We are ensuring that this is a transparent process. It is done in the open. The public is invited. No one is there to discriminate as to who should be registered and who should not be registered. The registration process takes place in the full glare of the public… We are endeavouring to ensure that the public interest is served by having children registered… That is what we’re after. We’re not after any other ulterior motive. Each child that is born in Guyana must have a birth certificate,” he said.Minister Felix also stressed that only registrations were made during the outreach, thus demonstrating the illegitimacy of claims that Allen had handed out birth certificates. “Mr Allen, in this year, 2018, could not have issued or could not have handed out, or could not have received any birth certificate from anyone, because there were no birth certificates handed out or to be received from anyone in those areas,” he said.last_img read more

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Don’t miss your chance to wreck this ride at Northern Lights Raceway this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stop! It’s hammer time this weekend at Northern Lights Raceway.The hammer referred to is a sledgehammer that residents will use to destroy a vehicle at the “WrecKin a Ride” event.WrecKin a Ride is a fundraiser for the Kin Club, but a portion of whats raised will be donated to the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society.- Advertisement -Prices for swings at the vehicle include $10 for three swings and $20 for one minute of unlimited swings. The first two minutes of unlimited swings will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on Saturday’s day of races.The hammering of the vehicle starts at 10:00 a.m. Sunday at Northern Lights Raceway.last_img read more

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Sofapaka edge out Tusker in KPL thriller

first_imgBut Mathew Odongo levelled the scores for Tusker in the 10th minute after Sofapaka defence failed to clear danger in the box.Apollo Otieno netted at the half hour mark from a long range cracker that deflected Sofapaka defender Moussa, to see the Brewers take a 2-1 lead at the interval.Sofapaka forward Stephen Waruru feeling the pain after being hacked down by a Tusker FC player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, Sofapaka restored parity in the second half through goal keeper Mathew Kigonya in the 50th when he stepped up to convert a penalty after Stephen Waruru was hacked down in the box by Bonaventure Khasabuli.Tusker responded two minutes later through Hashim Sempala who sent the Sam Timbe side ahead two minutes later from a well struck volley from the left wing.Aswani scored again for Batoto Ba Mungu to bring them back in the game following his simple finish to both sides tied to a 3-3 draw.Coming of the bench, Kasumba proved to be a super sub when he ensured Sofapaka picked maximum points thanks to his two goals in a space of 12 minutes that watered down Jackson Macharia’s goal fourth goal for Tusker.Tusker FC’s Hasim Sempala against Sofapaka Omar Moussa. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYATusker finished with 10 men after Sempala was sent off in the 90th minute.The win took Sofapaka to fourth place with 13 points while Tusker are 14th with just six points after playing seven matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka’s Kepha Aswani in action against Tusker FC. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – Kepha Aswani and Umar Kasumba grabbed a brace each as Sofapaka edged out Tusker FC 5-4 in a high scoring Kenyan Premier League encounter hosted at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.Aswani sent hosts Sofapaka ahead five minutes after kick-off after making good use of a miss-kick from Tusker keeper Bryne Omondi.last_img read more

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CONTROVERSIAL GLENTIES WINDFARM GETS GREEN LIGHT

first_imgPlanning permission has been granted for the development of a controversial wind farm in Glenties.A number of groups had expressed concerns about the development including the Irish Peatlands and Conservation Group.PJ Molloy had applied for permission for the construction of a wind farm 7 kilometres Northeast of Glenties comprising 35 wind turbines, a control building, a compound, access and all associated site works. Despite objections to An BOrd Pleanala the planning board has granted conditional planning permission for the project.There are some conditions attached to the planning.These include that six turbines be omitted from the scheme which shall be allowed for a period of 25 years – while turbines will also be restricted in size.While construction is ongoing a management plan must be put in place to monitor the impact on the local environment and wildlife and this must be agreed with the national parks and wildlife service before work starts. A number of directives have been introduced to protect local residents – these relate to turbine noise and possible interference with TV and Radio reception amongst others.EndsCONTROVERSIAL GLENTIES WINDFARM GETS GREEN LIGHT was last modified: February 20th, 2011 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

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FISHERMAN HAS CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH SUBMARINE OFF DONEGAL COAST

first_imgThe submarine spotted off the coast of Donegal.A local fisherman has spoken of his shock after a close encounter with an unidentified submarine off the coast of Donegal.John Cunningham from Killybegs was out searching for fish on his boat the Aine when he noticed another vessel close-by on his radar.John went to investigate the identity of the boat on his Automatic Identification System but could not find it. But as he did so he received a call on his radio.John (left) with his brother Pat on a recent fishing trip.The call was from a man with an English accent who was warning him that they were in the area.Upon closer inspection John got an even bigger surprise when he realised the vessel was actually a submarine.The fisherman managed to get a picture of the vessel which was located approximately 30 miles off the north west coast of Donegal. John said “It’s a long time since I have seen a submarine – perhaps going back as far as the nineties.“I’m not sure which country it was from or what it was doing as we didn’t want to get too close to it.“The man we spoke to was a lad with an English accent and he wanted to know where we would be trawling.“There could be more submarines out there but it could be the case that we simply don’t know they’re there.“We were just lucky to have come across it after it had surfaced.” In recent years there has been much speculation linking the sinking of fishing trawlers with submarine activity in the area.The Celtic League, an organisation which monitors submarine activity in British and Irish waters, said the submarine was most likely the British Royal Navy’s Astute class submarine.Spokesman Bernie Moffatt said, having viewed the picture, that he was 99% certain it was a Royal Navy sub.He said there is evidence that at least one fishing vessel has been in collision with submarines resulting in loss of life. He said his organisation suspected there were many more.He said he was happy that this submarine operated a NOTAMS system – a notice to mariners that they are in the area.“That has been operating for the past two decades but not all countries observe it. The British do and I would think this is what happened on this occasion.“I would say more than likely this was a training exercise,” he said.FISHERMAN HAS CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH SUBMARINE OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: December 19th, 2013 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:Astute submarinedonegalJohn Cunninghamsubmarinelast_img read more

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WOMAN TRIED TO KNIFE HANDYMAN IN HER CHILDHOOD HOME

first_imgA woman tried to attack a man with a knife after she asked to look around her childhood family home.Handyman Martin Kelly had just let the woman into the house at Hillhead, Castlefin.Mr.Kelly, who was fixing a fireplace, suddenly felt a pulling at his back and found Sylvia Gillespie standing over him with a kitchen knife in her hand. The terrified man managed to get the knife out of Ms Gillespie’s hand and marched her out the door after the incident on October 30th, 2010.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he could not explain why Gillespie tried to attack Mr Kelly other than it being a mixed-up childhood memory of her early home.“She was drunk at the time and does have a drink problem. She cannot explain why she tried to attack this man with the knife.“Thankfully he was very cool under the circumstances, managed to take the knife off her and basically frog-marched her out the door,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that she has been sober since the attack.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how Gillespie, 53, of Seissaghallison, Castlefin, has previous convictions for assault and being intoxicated.Judge Paul Kelly said he had serious concerns because of the seriousness of the incident.“This is a troubling incident and she has previous for similar offences and that disturbs me. However she is making a genuine effort and I will ask the probation services to look into it,” he said.Inspector David Kelly asked the Judge to order Gillespie not to call to the house of the attack again.He adjourned the case until December 7th for a probation report.EndsWOMAN TRIED TO KNIFE HANDYMAN IN HER CHILDHOOD HOME was last modified: October 5th, 2011 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

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Vipers edge Al Merreikh to reach Champions League first round

first_img Tags: Al MerreikhCAF Champions League 2018/19topvipers sc Vipers have won the tie on away goals rule (Photo by Shaban Lubega)CAF Champions League 2018/19Vipers SC 1-0 Al Merreikh St. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeWednesday, 05-12-2018KITENDE – Vipers SC defeated Al Merreikh 1-0 at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende to progress to the CAF Champions League first round.Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, the Venoms knew that a 1-0 win on Wednesday would see them through and they got it via Abraham Ndugwa’s strike a minute into the second half.The game started slowly and Al Merreikh were also happy to play on the set pace.The first corner of the game came on 5 minutes and it was awarded to the visitors. However, it did not materialize to anything as Vipers cleared their lines.Four minutes later, Al Merreikh Captain Salaheldin Nemer was elbowed in the face by Tito Okello and had to be stretchered off for treatment. Despite efforts by the medical team including wrapping of his head into a headband, Nemer was eventually substituted on 15 minutes and replaced by Mohahamed Idris.Moments after the substitution, Ahmed Mahmoud made a meaningful run down the left but could only look on in disgust as his layed on-ball missed everyone and went out for a throw in.Al Merreikh looked to be in control of proceeding and saw Mohamed Yousif effort hit the cross bar moments after referee Abdoul Twagiramukiza had blown for offside.At the other end, Tito nearly put Vipers in the lead. The former KCCA FC forward lashed onto Moses Waiswa’s well weighted through ball, turned Ahmed Ahmed and shot on the turn but his effort rebounded off Amir Suliman and went out for a corner. The resultant kick saw Dan Sseunkuma fail to turn the ball goal wards after he was played in by Halid Lwaliwa’s miss directed header.The first yellow card of the game was shown to Vipers’ Brian Nkubi for a challenge on Mahmoud.Three minutes later, Geofrey Wasswa was also shown yellow for a reckless challenge on Khaled Taha on the center line.The last chance of the first half fell to Tito but was judged to have controlled Lwaliwa’s long ball using his hand.A minute into the second half, Vipers got their goal. Wasswa collected a routine ball from Bashir Sekagya, sent a long ball for Ndugwa who controlled and finished calmly past Monged Salman in Al Merreikh’s goal.In response, the Sudanese made an instant substitution, sending on Saifeldin Maki in place of Mohamed Idris.A minute later, Halid rushed into a clearance which bounced off Yousif putting the forward one on one with Ssekagya but the custodian saved low and the ball went out for a corner.At the hour mark Vipers made a double substitution. Goal scorer-Ndugwa and Waiswa were replaced with Noah Wafula and Davis Kasirye respectively.Vipers Captain Tadeo Lwanga who came into the game carrying a yellow card from the first leg, was book on 61 minutes which means he will miss the first leg of the first round.The visitors best chance to find an equalizer came with 27 minutes to play when Yousif pounced onto lazy defending by Yayo Lutimba but his first time shot was directed wide by Ssekagya’s trailing leg.With frasturation mounting, Maki tried his luck from distance but the effort sailed wide of the mark.Kasirye missed a golden opportunity to calm the nerves in the St. Mary’s Stadium as he blazed over from 5 yards after he was played in expertly by Wafula.From there on, it was more of preserving the lead for Vipers who managed to see out the remaining minutes minus conceding any clear cut chances.The 1-0 result means Vipers move into the first round of the competition via the away goals run following a 2-2 aggregate draw.They will next take on either Constantine or GAMTEL who play their return leg later on Wednesday.The first leg ended 0-0.The teams that started:Vipers SC.Bashir Ssekagya (GK), Livingstone Mulondo, Moses Waiswa, Dan Sserunkuma, Abraham Ndugwa, Tadeo Lwanga (c), Brian Nkuubi, Tito Okello, Halid Lwaliwa, Yayo Lutimba, Wasswa Geofrey.Al Merreikh.Monged Salman (GK), Mohamed Mahamoud, Taha Khaled, Muhamad Yousif, Ahmed Mahmoud, Dhiya Musa, Salaheldin Suliman, Ahmed Ahmed, Mohamed Idris, Ramadan Shareif (c).Comments last_img read more

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Picture Special: Donegal’s future medics can’t wait to begin!

first_imgLeaving Cert students from six Donegal secondary schools got hands-on experience in medical and dental work at an interactive careers event in Derry last week.The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) recently hosted the successful information evening for final year students at Altnagelvin Hospital. Ninety-six students from schools and colleges across Derry, Limavady, Strabane, Coleraine, Maghera, Magherafelt and from Co Donegal who are interested in a career in medicine and dentistry attended. Frontline medical, dental staff and current medical students provided interactive work stations. Ryan Flynn a third year medical student gave a very informative and well received talk on swotUP, the medical school application society initiative led by current medical students to encourage applications to medicine from all schools through a widening participation programme.SwotUP run information sessions for year 13 and 14 students and graduates thinking of applying to medicine, including help and advice for UCAS applications, UKCAT/ GMSAT tests and MMI interview practice sessions. Anne Love, Western Trust Volunteer Services and Work Experience Manager, who co-ordinates this annual event said: “This is a valuable opportunity for local students to engage with professional staff to gain a greater understanding of their chosen career.“They enjoy the hands-on experience of working with medical and dental practitioners at a variety of workstations.  Students use this opportunity to garner material to enhance their CVs and University applications (UCAS). They also improve their knowledge by speaking with staff about the role of the modern medical and dental practitioner.  The feedback from this pioneering event has been extremely positive.”Picture Special: Donegal’s future medics can’t wait to begin! was last modified: April 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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