Curry-less Warriors blown out by Mavs 114-91

first_img Jimmy Butler tipped in a basket with 1.2 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 despite playing without Derrick Rose. Butler scored 28 points and Aaron Brooks had 29 points to help Chicago win their third in four games. Rose was scratched an hour before the game with right hamstring tendinitis. Nik Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds. The Orlando Magic rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-93 and J.J. Redick scored 26 points. Austin Rivers added a season-best 22, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 122-117. Also Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 94-80, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 94-91, the L.A Lakers downed the Boston Celtics 112-104 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver 110-103. BEATING THE BUZZER DALLAS (AP): The Golden State Warriors flopped without Stephen Curry getting blown out for just their second loss of the season behind 23 points for Dallas’ J.J. Barea in a 114-91 victory for the Mavericks on Wednesday. Curry missed his first game of the season with a lower left leg bruise. But the Warriors (29-2) still have the best 31-game start in NBA history, a game better than four teams. Klay Thompson, the other half of the Splash Brothers, couldn’t make up for Curry’s absence, going 4 of 15 for 10 points. Ian Clark led the Warriors with 21. Zaza Pachulia had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 and eight boards for the Mavericks, who won their fourth straight game without injured point guard Deron Williams. The Mavericks went up by 30 at 83-53 on a 3-pointer by Wesley Matthews, who had 13 points. The Warriors, who fell behind for good with eight minutes left in the first quarter, didn’t get closer than 17 after that. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs routed the Phoenix Suns 112-79 for their 19th straight home win to start the season. San Antonio successfully rang out an eventful 2015 that saw them add Aldridge in free agency after being bounced from the opening round of the play-offs and open the season with a franchise record home winning streak. The Spurs also extended their franchise record home winning streak to 28 straight games dating to last season. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points, Manu Ginobili added 13 and Tony Parker had 12 points and seven assists for San Antonio. Tim Duncan missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, but he wasn’t needed in a game where Aldridge, Leonard and Parker all sat out the fourth quarter.last_img read more

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Buncrana man found safe and well

first_imgThe family of an elderly Buncrana man have thanked everyone for their help in locating their elderly father.Barry Stevenson Snr went missing last night around 10.45pm.He went to buy cigarettes at the Apple Green store but had not been seen since leaving the store. The missing man’s family were understandably very upset and anxious and are desperate to locate their father.Mr Stevenson was driving a Toyota Verso car registration number 131 DL 233.The family have since revealed that Mr Stevenson has now been found safe and well.Buncrana man found safe and well was last modified: November 16th, 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)last_img read more

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Sydney Roosters join the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership

first_imgTouch Football Australia is excited to announce that the Sydney Roosters will join the NRL Touch Premiership in 2019, fielding both a men’s team and a women’s team.Touch football is a huge participation sport in Australia, with 680,000 players competing across the country. More than 100,000 of those reside in Sydney.The Roosters already have extensive links to touch football, with a fully integrated partnership with Eastern Suburbs Touch (ESTA), which is the largest touch football competition in NSW, and an MoU with Touch Football South Australia (TFSA) to work collaboratively to help grow both touch football and rugby league in South Australia.Sydney Roosters CEO Scott Bennetts said having some of the best male and female touch players in the world representing the Roosters on game day will consolidate the club’s program from grassroots to the elite levels of the sport.“We are excited to be a part of the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership and for the opportunity to connect with new audiences at the venue on game day and through broadcast,” said Bennetts.NRL Touch Football CEO Steve Mitchell is delighted to be aligning with the 2018 NRL Premiership-winning Sydney Roosters and growing both touch and tackle versions of rugby league.“It’s fantastic to have the Roosters joining the competition next year. They are a foundation NRL club with a level of professionalism that is unsurpassed. We’re looking forward to working closely with them to bring the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership to life.”It was also recently announced that the New Zealand Warriors will enter the 2019 NRL Touch Premiership, joining the Roosters and the six NRL clubs that competed in the inaugural NRL Touch Premiership this year: the Wests Tigers, the Parramatta Eels, the Newcastle Knights, the Gold Coast Titans, the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys.The NRL Touch Premiership consists of elite touch football games – a 30-minute men’s game and 30-minute women’s game – played as curtain-raisers to NRL games and broadcast live. Branding, including uniforms, aligns with the branding of each namesake NRL club.As well as more clubs, the second year of the NRL Touch Premiership will consist of significantly more rounds than in the inaugural year.last_img read more

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PM says all Government Assets to be Examined for Privatisation

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will, in the coming months, be looking at all the assets under its portfolio with the intention of making them available to the private sector.Speaking at the official opening of the 120-room S Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, on January 27, Mr. Holness added that while he sees this as a sure-fire way to boost further economic growth, “the process has to be one which is both competitive and transparent.”“In the coming months, the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilisation. These assets will be made available to persons who demonstrate the drive, interest and entrepreneurship…persons who are risk takers and who will take these assets and make something of them for the people of Jamaica,” the Prime Minister said.Mr. Holness explained that the assets will be disbursed through a process of divestment which will include public/private partnerships, corporatisation and placing many of these assets on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, “so that you who are gathered here can also own part of these companies and claim the prosperity.”“You would have heard about Wigton Wind Farm Limited, which will be placed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange very soon. I am encouraging you to look out for it and to own a piece of it. Other such profitable companies are also coming and I want you to be prepared for them,” he said.The Prime Minister said that while the idea of divesting the country’s national assets is part of a long-term plan for economic prosperity, it has to be done with the knowledge that ordinary Jamaicans will not be left out of the equation.“We can’t just have the few elites and connected persons benefitting. Every single Jamaican must benefit from the economic growth of this country,” he emphasised.The S Hotel, formerly Breezes Montego Bay, has been off the market for a decade, following its closure in 2009. It was sold by joint owners, NCB Staff Pension Fund and state-operated National Insurance Fund in 2011, to hotelier Christopher Issa, owner of the Crissa Group.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (second right), listens attentively to Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (centre), at the official opening of the 120-room S Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, on January 27. Also listening (from left) are: Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang; Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis; and the hotel’s owner, Businessman and Developer, Christopher Issa. For her part, the hotel’s General Manager, Lisa Gardner, said they are hoping that the hotel will attract leisure clients vacationing in Jamaica.The hotel features spa suites, lounges, a private pool for the fifth and sixth floors, a sky deck and pool bar. It has three restaurants specialising in à la carte, buffet and a poolside grill, which are complemented by an exclusive Thai deck eatery and bar. Story Highlights “In the coming months, the Government will intensify its policy of full asset utilisation. These assets will be made available to persons who demonstrate the drive, interest and entrepreneurship…persons who are risk takers and who will take these assets and make something of them for the people of Jamaica,” the Prime Minister said.center_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will, in the coming months, be looking at all the assets under its portfolio with the intention of making them available to the private sector. Speaking at the official opening of the 120-room S Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James, on January 27, Mr. Holness added that while he sees this as a sure-fire way to boost further economic growth, “the process has to be one which is both competitive and transparent.”last_img read more

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Minister Grange Congratulates Jamaica Commonwealth Games Team

first_imgThe Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has said that she has nothing but praise for the Jamaica Team which came out of the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia with a record 27 medals.“It is the first time that Jamaica is winning this many medals at the Commonwealth Games with a significant number of the medals coming from the field.“We must take notice of how well Jamaica did in the field events which is a mark of the overall progress that we have been making in track and field.“There were more striking firsts: Aisha Praught-Leers history making gold-medal run in the Steeple Chase which was followed by Natalia Goule getting Jamaica’s first medal ever in the Women’s 800m when she took the bronze and the Sunshine Girls beating New Zealand for the first time in an international tournament to win the netball bronze.“And then we must specially acknowledge our athletes who won medals in the same event as did Frederick Dakers and Travis Smikle who won gold and silver in the Discuss; Kimberley Williams and Shaneika Ricketts who won gold and silver in the Triple Jump; Ronald Levy and Hansle Parchment who won gold and silver in the Men’s 100m Hurdles and Christiana Williams and Gayon Evans who won silver and bronze in the Women’s 100m.Congratulations from an appreciative nation to the Jamaica Commonwealth Games Team, including the coaches and other members of the support staff,” Miss Grange concluded.last_img read more

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US trade gap rises 6th straight month to 9 12year high

first_imgWASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit rose for the sixth straight month in February, reaching the highest level since October 2008 and defying President Donald Trump’s efforts to rebalance America’s lopsided trade with the rest of the world.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the trade gap — the difference between what America sells and what it buys in foreign markets — widened to $57.6 billion in February from $56.7 billion in January. Exports of goods and services hit a record $204.4 billion; imports set a record $262 billion.The news comes amid a U.S. trade dispute with China that has rattled global financial markets and raised fears among U.S. farmers and businesses that depend on access to the Chinese market. The trade deficit in goods with China narrowed in February to $29.3 billion from $36 billion in January.The United States ran a $77 billion deficit in the trade of goods in February, the highest level since July 2008. That was partially offset by a $19.4 billion surplus in services such as education and banking, lowest since December 2012. The services surplus was dragged down $1 billion in payments for broadcast rights for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which count as a services import.Exports of cars and auto parts posted big increases in February as did imports of pharmaceuticals, crude oil and civilian aircraft.Trump campaigned on a pledge to take aggressive action to reduce America’s massive trade deficits. In March, he slapped tariffs on imported steel and aluminum but exempted most major countries except China and Japan. China counterpunched this week with tariffs on $3 billion in U.S. products.On Tuesday, the U.S. proposed slapping tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, and Beijing responded within hours with plans to tax $50 billion in American products, including soybeans and small aircraft. The two countries have signalled that they will seek to settle their differences before the tariffs take effect.The president views trade deficits as a sign of economic weakness and as the result of bad trade agreements and unfair practices by America’s trading partners. Most economists say they are caused by bigger economic forces, mainly the fact that the United States consistently spends more than it produces.The trade gap has continued to rise since Trump entered the White House partly because the U.S. economy is strong and American consumers have an appetite for imported products and the confidence and financial wherewithal to buy them.____Follow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PaulWisemanAPlast_img read more

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Kepa revealed the advice David de Gea gave him

Kepa revealed the advice David de Gea gave him

first_imgChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga spoke about the advice that his compatriot David de Gea gave him when he first arrived in England.Adaptation for Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga hasn’t been easy, but now we know that it has been a little less difficult thanks to his fellow goalie and compatriot David de Gea.The Manchester United player arrived as a Spanish goalkeeper on his own from Atletico Madrid, he has served Kepa as a great example of what to do when you come to a new club that speaks a different language in a country that is vastly different from your own.Kepa spoke to the media after the Europa League match between Chelsea and Vidi FC from last Thursday, but his statement wasn’t published until this Saturday.“Every player settles into a new league in different ways. David is a team-mate with the national team and we get on really well,” said Kep while quoted by The Mirror.“When I signed for Chelsea, he gave me some advice, telling me a bit about how it was for him when he came here.”“Of course, he has been here for years now and is playing at a fantastic level.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“We were at the World Cup together and had a good chat about the differences between Spanish and English football.”“You need a little time, the usual sort of time it takes to get to know your team-mates and the league itself, but it’s all good generally, I’m very happy,” said the Chelsea goalie about David.Kepa also said what the Blues’ objectives for this new season are: “We’re working to still be in the mix when there are five or eight league games left, and involved in every competition possible by the time we get to March and April.”“The idea is to win trophies and we want to build a team that can win things, build a team that can be fighting on all fronts. We are on the right track.”If De gea or Allison makes this save it would be on the front page of the newspapers but because it’s Kepa no one will notice. pic.twitter.com/e31VDrG9Lg— Pys (@CFCPys) October 4, 2018last_img read more

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San Diego County gas prices rise for first time in 35 days

San Diego County gas prices rise for first time in 35 days

first_img Posted: June 23, 2019 June 23, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County increased for the first time in 35 days today, rising two-tenths of a cent to $3.723.The average price had dropped for 34 consecutive days and 46 out of the last 47 days, including 1 cent on Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.It is 7.3 cents less than one week ago and 31.3 cents lower than one month ago, but 1.1 cents more than one year ago. San Diego County gas prices rise for first time in 35 dayslast_img

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