Spurs spoil Durant’s Golden State debut

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP): San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 35 points as the Spurs emphatically spoiled Kevin Durant’s long-awaited Golden State debut on Tuesday night with a 129-100 rout that sent Warriors fans for the exits early on the team’s opening night. Cleveland, who defeated the Warriors in last year’s NBA Finals, looked more assured in their opening game, sweeping past New York on a night the Cavaliers raised last season’s championship banner. Durant had 27 points and 10 rebounds, but little looked in sync for MVP Stephen Curry and the reigning Western Conference champions in a forgettable first game and quite a different one after the Warriors dominated at home and came out of the blocks last season with a record 24-0 start. Leonard scored 31 points by the end of the third, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs. Curry, last season’s first unanimous MVP, scored 26 points, but was just three for 10 from three-point range. Cleveland’s LeBron James had his 43rd career triple-double to power the Cavaliers past New York 117-88. James scored 19 points and added 11 rebounds and 14 assists in front of a raucous home crowd that was on its feet from the pre-game ceremony until late in the game, celebrating the city’s first championship in 52 years. Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, including 19 in the third quarter when Cleveland went on a 20-4 run that rapidly ended the Knicks’ hopes of an upset. Carmelo Anthony led New York with 19 points. Portland extended their run of winning home openers to 16 straight seasons as Damian Lillard scored 39 points to lead the Trail Blazers to a 113-104 victory against Utah.last_img read more

PBA Finals: Mike Harris, Aces stay positive despite 2-0 hole

first_imgThe Aces absorbed a 77-71 loss against the Hotshots in a game they could’ve held on to win, but the final buzzer sounded on them and import Mike Harris knows the only thing they can do is move on.Harris knows the situation they’re in but the Aces can’t afford to be embroiled in any negativity.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 Chriss“You take it one game at a time, so you know our job is to come back, refocus tomorrow and be ready for Game 3,” said Harris. “All we need to do is win one and that changes the whole thing.”“We can’t get down on ourselves, I’m not down on myself. I’ve been in this situation before so I like the situation, this is a precious situation.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 Spain braces for some 500 violent fans for Copa Libertadores MANILA, Philippines—The odds are certainly stacked against Alaska after falling 2-0 in its seven-game series against Magnolia in the PBA Governors’ Cup finals Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Alaska was in control for most of the game and headed into the fourth quarter with a 65-61 lead but it went into a pitiful shooting performance going 2-of-20 from the field the whole final period.The Hotshots, who shot 5-of-13 from the field, outscored the Aces 16-6.“It all comes down to execution and that’s exactly what I expected coming into this, they (Magnolia) are a great team, they’re a great defensive team,” said Harris, who put up 22 points and 12 rebounds but turned the ball over seven times.“They challenge me a lot more on the court than most teams had done this year and they really forced me to move the ball and focus on passing so I really like that it’s a challenge I’m ready to take.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Trackers meeting division rivals Grande Prairie in second round of playoffs

first_imgThe divisional series will pit the second placed team in the NAMHL’s North Black Division, Grande Prairie (16-14-2), versus the third placed Trackers (14-17-1), who played each other four times throughout the regular season.During those four meetings, the Trackers emerged victorious three times, 4-3, 6-5 and 4-2, but ended the season series suffering a 4-0 defeat.Grande Prairie leads in goals for and against, as throughout the regular season, the Sherpa Safety Storm scored 157 goals, the highest in their division, while allowing 132 against. The Trackers scored 104 goals during the regular season, while allowing 121.- Advertisement -This will be the first taste of playoff hockey for Grande Prairie, who earned a first round bye due to their second place regular season finish.Game one takes place in Grande Prairie Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m., with the series shifting to Dawson Creek the next day at 7:15 p.m. If necessary, the series will wrap up with game three on Sunday in Grande Prairie at 4 p.m.The Trackers are coming off a best-of-three series sweep over the Fort McMurray Barons.Advertisementlast_img read more

Can you help us get this dog back to his owner?

first_imgThis little dog was found yesterday in Shrove, Greencastle.The lady who found the dog said that it was running around as though looking for its owner, and this morning it had managed to get into her garden and was laying by her door.If you have any information on who owns this dog please don’t hesitate to contact Donegal Daily by emailing info@donegaldaily.com or message us on our Facebook page. Can you help us get this dog back to his owner? was last modified: April 1st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:found dogGreencastleMISSING DOGShrovelast_img read more

GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgBingo in Hall on Tues@ 9 Lotto results AM,LS,GY,TE One winner matched 3 Hugh Harkin Convoy Nexts Weeks Jackpot €1600All Ireland Final Tickets orders PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO MEMBERS 1 Ticket per member and name of member must be given at time of order . Orders only to Julia on 0862611290 Tickets €80 No concessions for Children,Students or OAPs.Senior were Beaten at Home by Milford 1 09 to 0-13 Reserves Playing Ardara in Glenfin on Sunday evening  in third leg of ChampionshipMinors v Burt  Time Date and Venue TBCU 15 Championship game v Mc Cumhaills on Monday in Convoy.Throw in at 7.30 Players to be at pitch for 7Hard luck to the U 14 boys who were Defeated in the County Semi-final by St Nauls Well done to u 13 girls on thier win away to Red Hughs and also the u 13 boys on thier win at home v CarnWell Done the St Marys Girls Amber O Donnell,Aoife Harper,Megan Barnett ,Eleonar Duffy,Shania Browne,Emer Sweeney,Blaithin Gildea ,Amy Bonner, Shauna Ward and Jessica Mc Laughlin who are part of the u12 Development squad who took part in a Blitz at o Donnell Park .A Big Thank you To all involved and  Coach Aine Reilly for looking after them all over the past 8 weeks.Best wishes to all our younger members who are starting and returning to school. GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 2nd, 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:GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

ROGUE TRAWLER OFF OUR COAST – TD

first_imgSinn Féin spokesman on fisheries, Martin Ferris TD, has called on Minister Simon Coveney to ensure that the Naval Service is very vigilant of a Lithuanian-registered super trawler, the Margiris, which is off the west coast.Deputy Ferris said: “I am gravely concerned at the news that the Fisheries Protection Authority has confirmed that this ship, which was previously banned from Australian waters, is off our coast.“The Irish Naval Service has seen the vessel’s log and confirmed that it has a 5,000 tonne quota for blue whiting. “However, this is the second biggest fishing vessel in the world and now it is registered in Lithuania so it can fish in European waters. This begs the question if the Lithuanian flag is a flag of convenience.“Irish fishermen and women are constantly monitored by the Naval Service to ensure that they are not fishing over quota or for fish for which they do not have a quota.“I hope that the same vigilance will be employed on this super trawler for as long as it remains in Irish waters and that a physical inspection of its catch will take place.”  ROGUE TRAWLER OFF OUR COAST – TD was last modified: March 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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

Mars Science Results Fleshed Out, but the Spirit Is Weak

first_imgThe first detailed science results from the Mars Exploration Rover “Spirit” have been published in eleven papers in the Aug. 6 issue of Science.1  Highlights include: the Gusev Crater shows no sign of lake sedimentary deposits, but rather is composed of volcanic ash with some windblown dust.  Lacustrine (lakebed) deposits, if any, must be buried deep underneath the current volcanic sediments.  Rocks are olivine-rich basalts which would have degraded in the presence of standing water (see 01/22/2004), and they show no signs have having been transported by water through Ma’adim Vallis, the valley that looked from orbit like a flood channel leading into the crater.  The high concentration of sulfates indicates that sulfuric acid prevented the formation of carbonates and influenced the climate of Mars.    The technical details are fascinating as usual, but lacking is any enthusiasm over the possibility of finding life.  Any past water would have been “as acidic as gastric juices,” says Richard Kerr: “The emerging picture is of a salt-laden, often corroded planet that had standing water early in its history.  Volcanic emanations made that water acidic enough to leach salt from the rock and lay it down in thick beds, and water beneath the surface seems to have altered rock as well.  Most of the planet is now covered by weathering products of yellow-brown dust or rock rinds.”  Spirit’s age is showing as it struggles over the hill (Columbia Hills, that is).  Is the spirit of the investigators also waning from excess acid?1Overview by Richard A. Kerr: “Rainbow of Martian Minerals Paints Picture of Degradation,” Science, Vol 305, Issue 5685, 770-771, 6 August 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5685.770].Scientists must be disappointed after high hopes that Gusev Crater was an ancient lake.  It sure looked like one from orbit, inlet channel and all (see 06/21/2002 headline).  Now, Mars does not sound like a beachfront resort you would want to visit, even if you could stand the smell.  Kerr was surprisingly silent about the usual high-priority subject of looking for signs of life (see 06/23/2003 headline).  In fact, none of the 11 papers even discussed the habitability of the planet, let alone the presence of present or past life.  The descriptions in these papers do not portray Mars as a suitable place to cook primordial soup.  How could life have emerged from a salty acid bath?  It’s astronomically improbable under ideal conditions (see online book), but salt is a poison to hopeful molecules.  No less than the journal Astrobiology said that even a weak salt solution prevents membranes from forming and RNA from polymerizing (see 09/17/2002 headline).    Surely if any hope for finding life could be found in the data, the Spirit in these papers would be effervescent and the media would make every Opportunity to trumpet the news.  Such somber silence; such a depressing title, “Rainbow of Martian Minerals Paints Picture of Degradation,” hints of despair.  Though it is too early to say for sure, it seems the deadly truth about Mars is starting to sink in.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Anant Singh gets RapidLion Festival lifetime achievement award

first_img18 March 2016Anant Singh, widely acknowledged as South Africa’s pre-eminent film producer behind popular favourites such as Sarafina!, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and the Leon Schuster films, received the first Lionel Ngakane Lifetime Achievement Award from the RapidLion Film Festival on 15 March 2016.The award recognises Singh’s contribution to the advancement of the South African and African film industries.The RapidLion Festival, founded by actor and director Eric Myeni, is a new film showcase event held in Johannesburg. It highlights not only a collection of feature films, short films and documentaries made in Africa, but includes contributions from the country’s BRICS partners, Brazil, Russia, China and India. It runs at The Market Theatre until 19 March.The festival’s local highlight is Kalushi, a film based on the life of Solomon Mahlangu, which will end the event.The lifetime achievement award is named after legendary South African actor and filmmaker Lionel Ngakane. Ngakane was best known for his role in the original 1956 version of Cry, the Beloved Country and his independent short film Jemima & Johnny about the 1958 Notting Hill race riots in London.Ngakane lived in exile for most of his life, starring in many international film and television productions. He returned to South Africa in 1994 to retire, and died in 2003, shortly after he was awarded the South African Order of Ikhamanga in Silver for outstanding achievement in the field of movie-making and contribution to the development of the film industry in South Africa and on the continent.The first film version of Cry the Beloved Country was shot in 1951 with Dr. Lionel Ngakane. Below Ngakane and friends pic.twitter.com/7epQULQaFF— RapidLion (@RapidLionFilm) June 1, 2015“I am truly humbled by this recognition and I thank the RapidLion Film Festival for this wonderful acknowledgement,” Singh said on receiving the award. “I share this award with the hundreds of thousands of people who have come together over the years to work on the films that I have produced. It is also a special privilege for me to have received the award tonight at The Market Theatre, the place where Sarafina! was born, and in the year that The Market celebrates its 40th anniversary.”Singh’s latest project is the death penalty drama set in South Africa, Shepherds and Butchers, starring British actor Steve Coogan.Source: Screen Africalast_img read more

Expert Advice Series: Medication Holidays

first_img“Medication holidays” are often used by parents for children taking stimulant medications for ADD or ADHD. A medication holiday is when a child is taken off their medication for a specific amount of time, like the weekend or during the holidays. Often times, parents choose to take their child off of the medication to have their child’s appetite return if the medication reduced their appetite. Medication holidays are common during the summer months when children are out of school as well as during holidays. Question: What are your thoughts on ‘medication holidays?’ We have a lot of children that come to summer camp who are taking a break from their ADD medication (Military Service Provider).Advice: Stimulant medicine is intended to help with concentration for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD); however it also causes a child to have a reduced appetite. If the child is not doing something that needs their concentration, then they can be off of the medication. Being off of ADHD/ADD medication increases the child’s appetite and since children are constantly growing, they need the nutrients from their food to aid in growth. There is a caveat however against allowing teens to have medication holidays if they’re old enough to drive. Being off of the medication decreases their ability to concentrate, resulting in distraction while driving.Expert: Brian Dixon, M.D., Executive Director of Progressive Psychiatry, P.A. and Board Certified Child and Adolescent PsychiatristFor more advice from Dr. Dixon, watch and listen to his professional development training on ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism: Practical Approaches to Child Psychiatry to learn about practical ways parents and caregivers can help manage these disorders, while reconnecting with the fun of parenting.How do you feel about medication holidays? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section. Have a question for our military caregiving team? Let us know! Stay tuned for more from our Expert Advice series.The new blog series provides monthly advice from subject matter experts on issues surrounding military caregiving for service providers and families. We take questions and concerns from military helping professionals and families and provide the necessary feedback from credible experts in the field of study. Whether you are a provider or a caregiver, what questions do you have? We want to hear from you. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on June 3, 2016.last_img read more

Get $7,000 from Robert Rodriguez to Make a Film in 14 Days

first_img5 amateur filmmakers have the chance to make a feature film funded by Robert Rodriguez. Enter now!Images via Robert Rodriguez/El Rey Network.To celebrate the 25th anniversary of El Mariachi, Robert Rodriguez’s legendary low-budget debut film, the director is now giving five filmmakers the chance to make a film on the same size budget he had.In partnership with Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, this competition will be filmed for the six-episode series Rebel Without a Crew, based of the popular book Rodriguez published that inspired a whole generation of filmmakers like Jon Favreau — who used the book Rebel Without A Crew as a guide while making Swingers.We all struggle with that balance. Robert Rodriguez was my big hero when I was in high school. That was my dude. I read Rebel Without A Crew… —Jon FavreauThe five selected filmmakers will have fourteen days to shoot and edit a new feature film for $7,000 USD.To apply, filmmakers must be U.S. Residents, ages 18+ who have not directed a full-length feature. They must also have access to a script that they own all the rights to.Selected filmmakers will have fourteen days to shoot the film with an additional four days of pre-production (which includes finalizing scripts, storyboards, locations, props, scripts, casting, and planning the fourteen-day shoot).Filmmakers must be available to shoot for six weeks in October/November 2017 in Austin, Texas. The show will stream on Go90 as six hour-long episodes, leading up to the debut of the final feature films.In addition to the competition, Rodriguez himself will also be participating. Go90 will also stream a docu-series that documents Rodriguez’s production, exploring “the philosophy of his process and shows him re-experiencing ultra low-budget indie filmmaking.”Submissions are open now. You can apply at firstfeaturefilm.castingcrane.com. There is an extensive survey to fill out, and you must answer thoroughly and honestly.Don’t worry about the answers being too long, we’d rather know too much than not enough. Getting to know you as a person and a filmmaker is *vital* to our selection process.Do you have what it takes to be a rebel without a crew? Apply now.last_img read more