Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic over Cavs

first_imgView comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Fournier took an inbounds pass with 1.8 seconds left after Nikola Vucevic blocked George Hill’s shot at the other end, and the ball went out of bounds off Hill.“I finished well shooting the ball, but I missed so many open shots in the first half and third quarter, it’s amazing,” Fournier said. “I knew (the last shot) wasn’t going to be catch-and-shoot situation because that’s a tough shot. … I knew I had time to dribble.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJ.R. Smith’s 3-pointer with 41.9 seconds remaining had given the Cavaliers a 100-95 lead until Aaron Gordon scored after an offensive rebound for the Magic with 23.8 seconds to go. D.J. Augustin made a steal and two free throws with 18.7 seconds left to trim the deficit to one.Kyle Korver then lost the ball to Fournier, who hit one of two free throws with 13 seconds on the clock to tie it at 100. Cleveland answered with 11 straight points early in the third quarter and pulled ahead 71-68 on a 3-pointer by Hill.Hill and Smith combined for nine points and Jordan Clarkson converted a four-point play as the Cavaliers finished the period on a 15-2 run to lead 79-70.But they didn’t finish it. In the last 20 seconds they had two turnovers, and their only shot was blocked.“We put ourselves in a great situation and we just did not execute down the stretch,” Cleveland coach Larry Drew said. “When situations come up like that, you have to know what to do and execute. We didn’t handle it and that is why we lost the game.”JOB REPORTDrew, promoted to head coach when the Cavaliers fired Tyronn Lue on Oct. 25, reached an agreement to remain the head coach for the rest of the season. Drew said there was no discussion about anything beyond this season.TIP-INSCavaliers: Sam Dekker left the game with an ankle injury at 10:04 of the third quarter. … Clarkson, who has come off the bench for double figures in every game, scored his first eight points in a span of 71 seconds.Magic: F Jonathan Isaac missed a second game with a sprained right ankle. … The Magic played their third game in four nights, including wins on consecutive nights. Their next four games are against teams that failed to make the playoffs last season.UP NEXT Cavaliers: Home against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Magic: Home against Washington on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier, second from right, is hugged by Wesley Iwundu, right, as D.J. Augustin (14), Nikola Vucevic, second from left and Terrence Ross run out onto the court after Fournier made the winning basket at the buzzer to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — Evan Fournier has struggled with his jump shot early this season. He got a big one to go down Monday night, though.The seventh-year swingman hit a 22-footer at the final horn and the Orlando Magic came back from a five-point deficit in the last 24 seconds, taking advantage of a late collapse by Cleveland in a 102-100 victory over the scuffling Cavaliers.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We had to steal the ball, execute, and really win a game you’re not supposed to when you’re down whatever with 15 seconds left,” Fournier said. “Most of the time you don’t win those games.”Gordon scored 23 points for Orlando, while Fournier and Terrence Ross had 15 each. Fournier added three steals, including that critical one in the final seconds while the Cavaliers were trying to protect a one-point lead.Hill scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and made 10 of 12 shots for Cleveland (1-9), which remained winless on the road. Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 16 rebounds.“It was real tough, but the good part about it is the way we competed,” said Smith, who had 14 points. “Mistakes were made, but to see the way we played together defensively and executing on offense was inspiring to watch.”Vucevic scored the final six points of the first half, including a putback with 1.4 seconds left, to leave Orlando (4-6) with a 58-47 halftime lead — the largest of the game for either team.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Kwakwani Utilities Inc commissions new engines

first_imgResidents of Kwakwani are now benefiting from improved electricity supply thanks to the commissioning of two new engines by the Kwakwani Utilities Inc (KUI).A simple ceremony commissioning the two new 260-kilowatt engines was held at the power station. The new sets more than meet the demands of the community.This is according to KUI’s General Manager, Fitzhubert McPherson, who said that the new sets would allow for much improvement within Kwakwani. McPherson has been General Manager since January 2017.“When I took over, there were a lot of complaints and people were dissatisfied with the power they were having ‘cause it was on and off…and the thing is, you weren’t notified about the power outage. With that, I sat with the technical guy and I said we have to get this thing right and we started doing checks and tests,” he said.He foresees the new sets allowing residents to enjoy 24 hours of electricity, a marked difference from the irregular access they previously had. The old engine, he added, was in dire need of overhauling.“We had two CAT sets before; one engine was costing us a lot of money due to a leak it had that was throwing away most of the oil,” McPherson explained. He further said that the decision to purchase the new engines was taken following a July 2017 study by the Public Infrastructure Ministry.Meanwhile, McPherson emphasised that KUI was serious about ensuring the longevity of the new sets and, as a result, staff members have already been exposed to training in the use of the new engines.“We had a transition to get people knowledgeable of the new sets because we don’t want any mishaps. The representatives from Doosan [the engines reseller] are here doing on-the-job training, getting the guys them sensitised on how to put the engines on and off. There’s a special way to do it and deviating from that would cause a lot of problems,” McPherson further explained. He hopes to have at least two members of staff exposed to more training.Furthermore, McPherson anticipates a massive expansion project to get underway thanks to the new engines.While KUI currently serves approximately 1200 households, this number is expected to grow as the company turns its sights to lighting other areas such as West Bank Kwakwani, Jonestown, New Scheme, and Staff Hill.last_img read more

Caribbean lost 70% of highly-skilled population – CDB rep

first_imgStudies on population trends have shown that the Caribbean region is losing a staggeringly high percentage of its skilled population.This is according to Director of the Economics Department at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Justin Ram. He was at the time addressing a regional stakeholder consultation session on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) initiative that was held in Guyana last week.“When we look at the data, many of the countries [in the region] have lost as much as 70 per cent of labour force with more than 12 years of schooling. That is to say, 70 per cent of our population that we have schooled to tertiary education has left our shores,” Dr Ram clarified.Moreover, the CDB official noted that unemployment rates in the Caribbean remains extremely high.“In many of our member countries, it is as high as 25 per cent, and low as 4.3 per cent. I should add that youth unemployment is even higher, and in some of our member countries (it) is as high as 40 per cent,” he declared. Furthermore, Dr.Director of CDB’s Economic Department, Dr Justin RamRam posited that population trends show an expectation of many member countries experiencing a decline in population as the years go by.“Jamaica’s population is expected to decline by 50 per cent; Trinidad and Tobago’s by 28 per cent, St Vincent and the Grenadines by 29 per cent, and Grenada is actually expected to have less people than it had in 1950,” Dr Ram disclosed.The CDB official also went on to say that population dynamics are changing rapidly around the world, with the global continental ratio set for dramatic change by the year 2100.“North America currently has five per cent of the world’s population, and that will decrease to four per cent in 2100. Europe will go from 10 per cent to six per cent, and Asia will decline from 60 per cent to 43 per cent of global population. But the real figure I want you to pay attention to is Africa, (which) will actually rise from a current 17 per cent to 40 per cent of the global population.”A working paper published in June 2017 by the International Organisation for Migration details that, in 2007, the Caribbean emigration rate was four times higher than Latin America’s overall emigration rate.However, it noted that while the rate has slowed over the years, the region nevertheless remains an area of net emigration. Guyana has been named one of two countries showing the strongest emigration movements, with 9.65 per 1000 persons emigrating in 2013. It was cited in a previous study which stated that at least 40 per cent of the people in Guyana would migrate permanently if they get the opportunity.The 2017 working paper outlined that, from 1992 to the current period, Guyanese out-migration averaged about 10,000 people a year, with the CSME Treaty contributing to this steady outflow of people from Guyana.According to the World Bank, by 2013, Guyana had a total emigrant population of 463,000. Over half live in the United States, with another significant part living in Canada. The remainder of emigrants are found in the United Kingdom and in other Caribbean nations, as well as in nearby Venezuela.last_img read more

Burnt 7-year-old leaves today for overseas treatment

first_imgShaniya Persaud…SHEA, Rotary Club sponsor US$40,000 tripSeven-year-old Shaniya Atiya Persaud, who is nursing third-degree burns on 97.8 per cent of her body at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), is scheduled to depart Guyana today for treatment in Galveston, Texas.Persaud’s case was presented to Saving Hands Emergency Aid Inc (SHEA), a charity which began work on transporting her to the United States for emergency lifesaving treatment.SHEA has secured treatment for Persaud in the Texas hospital which will be delivered free of charge.However, due to the severity of Persaud’s injuries, the child can only be transported to the hospital via an air ambulance. The air ambulance cost approximately US$40,000.Half of that sum was provided by SHEA while the other half was acquired by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, which received donations from the public.The child’s travel documents, which were burnt in the fire, have since been replaced and as such she will depart Guyana today for the United States.<<>> previously reported that Persaud’s face was completely burnt along with most of her body, but surprisingly, the child is conscious and responds to doctors and relatives through the use of her fingers.The child, who is being described as brave, walked out of her burning North Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home after it was on fire on Sunday last.The three children – Shaniya along with her nine-year-old and 13-year-old brothers – were left at home alone while their mother went to a wedding nearby. Reports are that there was a power outage and a candle was reportedly lit by the children’s mother which was reportedly left burning.However, at about 01:00h on the Sunday morning, the children were awoken by intense heat. The two boys reportedly saw flames and quickly ran out of the house.Shaniya, who was still asleep, reportedly told relatives that she woke up to find her feet on fire. The child told her family members that she was unable to see but walked through the fire and out of the house, into the streets.After hearing her name being called out, the child reportedly responded, however, by that time, her skin was burnt off.The child was quickly picked up and rushed to GPHC and remained conscious for the entire ride talking to family members.Her mother reportedly showed up to the scene of the fire in an intoxicated state. This allegedly led to a family dispute, with several accusing relatives reportedly being banned by the mother from visiting the child at the hospital.last_img read more

Trackers taking on three-game weekend

first_imgFriday, October 12, the team will depart for Strathcona to take on the 0-2-1 Warriors for a Friday evening showdown. Strathcona enters Friday’s game sitting fifth in the six-team division, having scored nine goals in their three games so far, while allowing 17 to be scored on them.Saturday, the Trackers will hit the road to take on the Northeast Panthers, the East White Division’s top ranked team. The Panthers have yet to suffer a defeat this season with a perfect 2-0-0 record, and have the firepower to back those stats up. The team has scored 15 goals, while only allowing four, so the Trackers will have to sharpen their defensive skills for this tilt.Finally, the busy weekend concludes Sunday, as the Trackers find themselves in Wainright, to tango with the Polar Kings. Opposite to their Saturday foes, the Polar Kings occupy the basement of the East White Division, sitting in last place with a 0-2-0 record.- Advertisement -Looking at Wainright’s stat line, the team has scored four goals in their two games played, while allowing six.The Trackers enter the big weekend sitting fourth in the NAMHL’s North Black Division with a record of 1-0-0. In its lone game so far, the team has scored six goals, while allowing only two.It’s a big weekend for the Trackers in the standings, as a possible 6 points could see them shoot to first place in their division.Advertisementlast_img read more

Read all about it with your neighbors

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com The Big Read is a nationwide reading initiative designed not only to revive literary reading and restore reading to the center of American culture, but to encourage reading for pleasure and bring communities together to read and discuss one book. Seventy-two communities across the nation are participating. The county of Los Angeles Public Library was among those to be awarded a grant, with the event scheduled to take place in the Santa Clarita Valley. The classic that will be highlighted for The Big Read initiative in Santa Clarita is Ray Bradbury’s “Farenheit 451,” whose theme of censorship is as relevant today as it was when the book was published in 1953. All three Santa Clarita libraries, the Valencia Library, the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library and the Newhall Library will be hosting programs from February through May. Events will include The Big Read kick-off event scheduled in April; an essay contest for students in junior high, high school and local colleges, read-a-thons, book discussions, a film festival, a panel discussion, and more. For information on The Big Read nationwide, visit http://www.neabigread.org. last_img read more

NHL NOTEBOOK Ducks bring Stanley home

first_imgFrom news services The Stanley Cup champion Ducks have brought the oldest team trophy in North American sports back home to England. The Ducks, who practiced at the O2 Arena in London for the first time Wednesday, will open the NHL season in the British capital Saturday against the Kings. Lord Frederick Stanley, a Governor General of Canada in the 19th century, bought the cup from a London silversmith and donated it to Canada’s top amateur team in 1892. In 1910, it was given to the champion of a professional competition and remained that way until it became the property of the NHL in 1917. Anze Kopitar scored with 46 seconds remaining to give the Kings a 4-3 win over Swedish champions Farjestad BK in the final game of an exhibition tournament in Salzburg, Austria. After a scoreless first period, Eero Somervuori and Emil Kaberg scored to give Farjestad BK a 2-0 lead, but Patrick O’Sullivan and Lubomir Visnovsky evened the score in the next five minutes. Mathias Johansson put the Swedish club in front again, but the Kings, who defeated Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg, 7-6, in the opening match Tuesday, rallied again as Michael Cammalleri and Kopitar scored in the final period. Blackhawks’ owner dies William Wirtz, the longtime owner of the Chicago Blackhawks notorious for driving a hard bargain, died at age 77. The Blackhawks said Wirtz died at Evanston (Ill.) Hospital after battling cancer. Flyers injured Philadelphia Flyers forward Scottie Upshall could miss up to six weeks with a broken wrist and forward R.J. Umberger also needs surgery on his hand and could miss two weeks.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Ducks became the first team from California to win the Stanley Cup when they defeated the Ottawa Senators in five games last June. The Stanley Cup made its first trip to London last year, when it was brought out for a ceremony to unveil a plaque on the building where it was made. On Wednesday, the Ducks took a double-decker bus tour with the trophy around the city. “People here are, hopefully, going to give it a chance,” Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere said. “There’s nothing like a live hockey game.” Kings win final exhibition last_img read more

Birmingham 1-0 Hull: The Tigers miss the chance to go top of the Championship

first_img Jon Toral scored the only goal of the game 1 Steve Bruce lost 1-0 on his return to Birmingham as Hull City missed the chance to go top of the Championship.Arsenal loanee Jon Toral scored the only goal of the game after 14 minutes, as the Tigers stay second behind Burnley. The three points sends Gary Rowett’s side to within a point of the play-offs.A draw would have sent Steve Bruce’s side above Burnley at the summit but they handed a crucial advantage to the Clarets, who remain a point clear.Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson hit the woodwork for the Tigers but they stay level on points with third-placed Middlesbrough – who have a game in hand.Birmingham are now just a point behind the top six after their sixth clean sheet in eight games in an open match where they struck early.They held out in the face of late pressure after Toral grabbed the winner on 14 minutes.The 21-year-old, selected ahead of Diego Fabbrini, almost bamboozled himself as he spun past Dawson before regaining control 25 yards out.His shot initially lacked power and direction but it clipped former Birmingham defender Curtis Davies to fool Allan McGregor and creep in.It was the first goal Hull had conceded in all competitions in 387 minutes.The Tigers almost hit back within six minutes when Livermore rattled the post from 25 yards and soon after Dawson’s header clipped the top of the bar.Hull’s spirited response curbed any Birmingham threat as the title-chasing Tigers tried to recover.And they should have levelled after 31 minutes when Mo Diame found Sam Clucas and he ignored handball claims but could only drill at Tomasz Kuszczak with just the keeper to beat.Sixty seconds later McGregor turned Clayton Donaldson’s spectacular overhead kick away to deny the forward a stunning goal.The chances continued to flow and Toral almost grabbed a second on 37 minutes when his diving header dropped a yard wide.After the all-action first half, the second struggled to fire until Hull wanted a penalty when Abel Hernandez’s shot cannoned off Paul Robinson’s arm with 23 minutes left.Four minutes later Kuszczak pulled off a double save from Robert Snodgrass and Clucas as Hull piled on the pressure.Michael Morrison then denied Clucas with Birmingham pinned back and Snodgrass shot straight at Kuszczak with three minutes left but Hull failed to find a leveller.last_img read more

Arnold vows to sue over EPA decision

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Bush administration’s rejection of state efforts to tighten rules on greenhouse gas emissions touched off a flurry of counterattacks Thursday. Democrats in Congress launched an investigation. Governors led by California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to sue, and environmental groups demanded to see the government’s rationale for its decision. Those were the opening moves in what is shaping up to be a fierce legal and political battle over the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to block California and at least 16 other states from regulating greenhouse gases that come from new cars and trucks. Environmental lawyers and congressional aides were focusing on whether EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson denied California’s waiver request without relying on the legal and technical documentation they said should accompany such a decision. His statement that his position was based on a legal analysis of the Clean Air Act appeared at odds with the way other government officials characterized the process. EPA spokeswoman Jennifer Wood said it wasn’t unusual for the EPA chief to make a decision on a Clean Air Act waiver request and then ask staff to draft technical documentation to back it up. In this case Johnson provided early notification in order to meet his commitment to Schwarzenegger to issue the decision by the end of the year, Wood said. She said a decision document would be published in the federal register “as soon as possible,” but couldn’t say when that might be. “As a 26-year career scientist and EPA veteran, the administrator clearly values legal and technical expertise of his staff,” Wood said. “The Clean Air Act states the authority rests with administrator, and Administrator Johnson evaluated the waiver according to the criteria in the Clean Air Act and made his decision.” Schwarzenegger announced the state would file an appeal within three weeks. “I have no doubt that we will prevail because the law, science and the public’s demand for leadership are on our side,” said Schwarzenegger, as officials in Vermont, Washington and other states also announced lawsuit plans. It was the first time EPA had completely denied California a Clean Air Act waiver request, after granting more than 50. The tailpipe standards California adopted in 2004 would have forced automakers to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent in new cars and light trucks by 2016. Under the Clean Air Act, the state needed a federal waiver to implement the rules, and other states could then adopt them too.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champJohnson’s decision overruled a consensus among EPA’s legal and technical staff that denying the waiver was unlikely to stand up in court, according to government officials familiar with the decision. Johnson’s advisers told him that granting California the waiver would put the agency in a much more defensible legal position should automakers take EPA to court. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter, confirmed a report in The Washington Post that a Power Point presentation prepared for Johnson included the prediction, “EPA likely to lose suit,” if taken to court for denying the waiver. Critics also pointed to a sentence in a letter Johnson sent Schwarzenegger on Wednesday: “I have decided that EPA will be denying the waiver and have instructed my staff to draft appropriate documents setting forth the rationale for this denial.” Environmental lawyers said such after-the-fact reasoning was unusual and predicted it would not stand in court. “Here they’ve decided to deny without figuring out what the proper reason for denial should be,” said Dan Galpern, an attorney with the Western Environmental Law Center in Oregon who is representing a coalition of environmental groups in the case. last_img read more

ALL-IRELAND WEEKEND – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL

first_imgFROM RUAIRI WARD: Me and my Bro Shane, alog with our teddies Jinks and Andy thought old lizzy out on Mounts Bay Road in Perth Australia, looked a bit chilly so we added a bit of Donegal Chic to her sping summer Collection. C’MON DONEGAL, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE countdown is nearly over – and you, our wonderful readers, have been getting behind Donegal to give the boys one last push towards All-Ireland glory.Win or lose, Jim McGuinness, Rory Gallagher and their team have given us all an awesome summer.We are proud of you lads. And so are Donegal fans around the globe. So Michael, Colm, Rory and the rest – here’s messages from Donegal Daily readers to you.Do your best.(We’ll have more pictures later!)Muinteoir Frank McGlynn getting a good send off from the pupils of Strath Mhor SchoolFrank McGlynn gets stuck into his ‘good luck’ cake!Kathleen Kidd tells us: “I’m a Donegal expat living in outback Queensland I’ve been coulour coding the pets. Good Luck boys.”Even Teddy is supporting Donegal in Kathleen’s Outback Gardenhi donegal Daily from all in Thailand. Up donegal in the shirt is Branden Mc Gowan saying” I wish I was bigger, I could play for donegal” regards Tony Mc gowan Chiang Rai ThailandJosephine Breslin writes: ‘Thanks Donegal Daily; Greetings to my son Michael ,Sile,and Joe,in Queensland who would love to be here for the match,from MamColaiste Cholmcille Ballyshannon First Year girls say: ‘Jimmy Win Another Match’Niamh Slevin and Hannah Heron, Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, getting behind the Donegal teamFree Whiskey perform ‘Half Cut Sam’ for students at Colaiste CholmcilleRosie Ferry from Gweedore, Supporting Donegal…Firefighters of Ladder 4 in Boston show their support for Jim and the boys. Both men have ties with Malin & Ballybofey!Good luck to Jim and the boys – Bring Sam back to the Hills where it belongs. From Shane, Kelly, Louise & Martin in Brisbane, Australia.Best wishes to Donegal from All children at the Stars of the West Dance & Performance School in Bundoran,Ballyshannon & Donegal Town.Aiden Blake captaining St Jude’s giving Enda the Donegal flag today in Dublin    ALL-IRELAND WEEKEND – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGAL was last modified: September 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ALL-IRELAND WEEKEND – YOUR PICTURES SUPPORTING DONEGALlast_img read more