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Nets crush Mavericks to end 3-game skid

first_imgMOST READ Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) dunks in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith, bottom, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — The Nets needed a win, and they got their easiest one ever in Brooklyn.DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Rodions Kurucs had 19 and the Nets easily snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT “It was ugly from start to finish,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “When you lose every quarter in an NBA game, you certainly haven’t done what you needed to do, so very disappointing night.”With Treveon Graham out with back soreness, Kurucs started at power forward, and coach Kenny Atkinson also inserted Allen Crabbe for LeVert at shooting guard. LeVert had started the previous seven games after coming off the bench in his first two after a returning from a 42-game absence with a dislocated right foot.“I think we wanted to change something up, do something different. Him coming off the bench or starting, he told me this morning, ‘I really don’t care, Coach, as long as I get my minutes,’” Atkinson said of LeVert, who was the team’s leading scorer when he got hurt. “He got his minutes.”Atkinson said before the game that Brooklyn’s problem in its recent losses to Washington, Charlotte and Miami was poor shooting affecting their effort on defense.Neither side of the floor was a problem in this one, as the Nets were shooting above 60 percent into the fourth quarter before finishing at 56.5 percent. They limited Dallas to 35.6 percent.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next They extended it to 26 after three, also their biggest margin of the season, and all that was left from there was cheering for Nowitzki to get on the board. Fans screamed his name as soon as the Mavs started bringing the ball up the floor, and booed the Mavericks players who took shots rather than pass to Nowitzki, who still hasn’t said if he will retire.TIP-INSMavericks: Dallas opened a three-game road trip. It has won five straight and 16 of the last 17 matchups with Washington, its next opponent. … Nowitzki finished 2 for 13.Nets: Kurucs and Carroll both made five 3-pointers. … Russell had 13 points and 11 assists.SUPPORT FOR DIRKNowitzki said the receptions he has received on the Mavericks’ trips to the East have been phenomenal, but he wishes the Mavericks could play better. They lost by 30 at Memphis in their previous game.“So I am really appreciative,” he said. “I enjoy it, but I enjoy winning a little better.”ON THE ROAD Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Nets led 31-21 after one and quickly pushed the lead to 18 led by Carroll and Dinwiddie. They maintained that 18-point cushion at halftime — after Doncic threw in a halfcourt shot for the final basket — for their biggest halftime advantage of the season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Caris LeVert added 18 points and Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 16 on a night the Nets shook up their starting lineup but were fueled by their reserves. The 39-point margin was their most lopsided victory at home — and matched their biggest victory overall — since moving from New Jersey in 2012.“This was definitely a game for us to build off of,” guard D’Angelo Russell said. “Coming into this one, we knew we had to get it. We know we’ve got a tough stretch coming up so we need all the confidence we can get.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Nets were routed by teams below them in the standings in their last three games but led nearly the entire way, with the lead ballooning to 44 points. Brooklyn moved back into a tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.Dwight Powell scored 20 points and Luka Doncic had 16 for the Mavericks, who lost for the seventh time in eight games. Dallas did finally get Dirk Nowitzki a couple late baskets after he missed his first nine shots in what could have been his last game in Brooklyn. Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Kristaps Porzingis has been traveling with the Mavericks, even though he won’t play this season while recovering from his torn left ACL. Carlisle said it’s doubtful Porzingis takes part in full practices this season, but that he’s been doing a lot of things behind the scenes and vocal in huddles during the games. The 7-foot-3 forward hadn’t been traveling with the Knicks before they dealt him to the Mavs.“The No. 1 thing right now is his health, getting him back 100 percent, which will happen,” Carlisle said. “But in the meantime he’s picked up his workouts, he’s doing more aggressive 1-on-1, controlled banging-type stuff with some of our assistants and making great progress.”UP NEXTMavericks: Visit Washington on Wednesday.Nets: Host Cleveland on Wednesday. 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3 caught trying to smuggle ganja, cigarettes to prisoners

first_img…Major raids at Lusignan, Timehri, New Amsterdam prisons…over 40 improvised weapons, 20 cellphones, 3 tattoo machines, 28 packs of cigarettes, 33 lighters, drugs seizedBy Shemuel FanfairThree workers attached to a waste disposal service were on Thursday arrested for attempting to smuggle contraband inside the Lusignan Prison, despite repeated efforts of the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) to rid its facilities of prohibited items. Guyana Times understands that the disposal company was contracted to conduct operations inside the East Coast Demerara facility.The three suspects were detained on Thursday morningDirector of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, in making public this development, noted that the perpetrators were nabbed during the morning hours. A search on the vehicle conducted by prison officials before it entered the “Old Compound” at the Lusignan Prison unearthed prohibited items, which included in excess of 860 grams of cannabis and two cartons of cigarettes.Concealed in a haversack, the items were tightly wrapped in black plastic bags, clear plastic and masking tape.The driver of the truck has been identified as a 25-year-old male from Middle Walk, Buxton, ECD, while the truck attendants have been described as a 26-year-old male from Russell Street Charlestown, Georgetown and a 32-year-old female from the “C” Field Reserve in Sophia.Contraband items discovered at Lusigan on Thursday morningDetained, the suspected smugglers will be processed for court shortly.Mr Samuels also disclosed that Police were investigating the presence of 11 mobile phones, 21 improvised weapons, three tattoo machines, 28 packs of cigarettes, and quantities of drugs discovered at the prisons in Timehri and New Amsterdam.Meanwhile, a Thursday 15:00h search at the previously sanitised new holding area at Lusignan has unearthed more than 28 improvised weapons, nine lighters, nine mobile phones, two spoons and an earphone, among other items.And Police, in a release on Thursday, informed that a search conducted in the cell of a convicted prisoner on Wednesday afternoon unearthed some 180 grams of cannabis.Contraband items at the new holding area in Lusignan. Prisoners were sanitised before being transferred thereAn almost three-hour search was also carried out by ranks of the Joint Services on Thursday, and several contraband items were discovered. Among the prohibited items were 8 lighters, 7 smoking utensils, 16 improvised weapons, 8 packs of cigarettes, three mobile phones, five phone chargers, a tattoo machine, 2 dining forks, 2 pairs of scissors, a bottle of pepper sauce, a quantity of tobacco, and 305 grams of cannabis.New Amsterdam PrisonInformation surfacing late on Thursday has indicated that a three and a half hour search was conducted by Joint Services ranks at the New Amsterdam Prison, and eight mobile phones, three phone batteries, one mobile phone display, five phone chargers, three earphones, sixteen cigarette lighters, two tattoo machines, five improvised weapons, twenty packs of cigarettes and three grams of cannabis were unearthed.The smuggling of contraband items has been plaguing the nation’s prisons for a number of years, and to such an extent that inmates using their mobile phones would post comments and stream online videos on social media whilst being incarcerated.Following the July 9 Camp Street riot and prison fire, the inmates had reportedly been sanitised before being transferred to the Lusignan Prison. However, videos of prisoners using weapons to slaughter an animal and carve its meat on a pasture at the ECD facility had surfaced online.In late July, the Prisons Director had announced that prisoners transferred from the walled area to a tarmacked space at Lusignan were once again sanitised. Further sanitisation exercises were conducted when inmates were re-transferred to the renovated brick prison at Camp Street, Georgetown.In 2016, Samuels, then Deputy Director of Prisons, had categorised contraband as a “multi-million-dollar business” from within the prison system. He had in fact reasoned that because of his stance against the illegal trade, inmates harboured disdain towards him.“The record is there to show that I would have removed pounds of marijuana during raids, and thousands of packs of cigarettes were found…if you do the mathematics based on the resale value in prison, those prisoners would have lost a significant amount of cash, and all those are reasons why they would not like a person like me around,” the then Deputy Director of Prisons expressed last year.But as time passed, with several raids and numerous extractions later, the contraband issue remains prevalent. Some of the items normally discovered at such raids include phones, improvised weapons, prisoner-made alcoholic beverages, marijuana, and other illicit drugs.The Commission of Inquiry into the riots and prison fire had heard that pepper sauces were mixed with other fluids to be used as weapons.At a press briefing at the Ministry of Public Security late last month, Samuels did not denounce or rule out the suggestion that prison officers could be collaborating with inmates to smuggle the items inside the facilities. He had explained that many inmates, even some classified as “real men,” had been found with the prohibited items inserted inside of their rectums in a method called “pouching”. In fact, one of the seized contraband items found in Thursday’s search at Lusignan was oval-shaped, which led to the assertion that it could have been eventually hidden on a body by this method.last_img read more

AFC rumours: Barca man’s days numbered, Vidal on verge of switch and more

first_img 5 Santi Cazorla: Atletico Madrid want to bring the player back to Spain – click the arrow above, right, to see more Arsenal transfer rumours – In the Mirror it is being claimed Atletico Madrid want Santi Cazorla to replace Arda Turan, the club’s forward who has been linked to both Man United and Chelsea. Cazorla’s Arsenal contract runs until 2017. 5 5 Pedro: Clubs waiting in line to see the Barca forward’s next move – click the arrow above, right, to see more Arsenal transfer rumours – Spanish publication Marca claim the player knows his days at Barcelona are numbered. He wanted to leave prior to signing a new deal in June, but given Barca’s transfer ban, he was not allowed to leave and as a result was given a much improved contract. Arsenal and Liverpool have both been linked to the player and PSG are also interested and it is likely he would join a Champions League side. However, right now, a January move away from Camp Nou is more likely. 5 Carl Jenkinson: West Ham want the right-back permanently – Having spent the season on loan in east London last term, West Ham are hoping to convince 23-year-old Jenkinson to sign permanently, according to the Mirror. Petr Cech has arrived, Lukas Podolski has gone, but there may yet be more transfer activity at the Emirates in the summer.GALATASARAY COMPLETE DEAL FOR PODOLSKIThe rumours won’t go away and if at least one of the following names join Arsenal in the current transfer window, they will have a side ready to make a sustained challenge for the Premier League title.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the latest Arsenal transfer rumours. Karim Benzema: Real Madrid open to offers for the striker – click the arrow above, right, to see more Arsenal transfer rumours – Benzema could leave Real Madrid in the summer, say Spanish paper AS. It is said that new manager Rafa Benitez wants to convert Cristiano Ronaldo into the main striker and the club may contemplate selling Benzema if they receive a good offer for the 27-year-old Frenchman. 5 Arturo Vidal: Arsenal may miss out on star to Real Madrid – click the arrow above, right, to see more Gunners transfer rumours – In the Metro, it has been reported that teams have been given the go ahead to sign Vidal, with Juventus willing to sell the midfielder. However, South America football correspondent Tim Vickery explained to talkSPORT Real Madrid are on the verge of signing the 28-year-old. last_img read more

Napoli want Pepe Reina to stay amid Newcastle United interest

first_imgNapoli boss Maurizio Sarri wants Newcastle United target Pepe Reina to stay at the club.The former Liverpool goalkeeper has been linked with a move to St. James’ Park this summer as part of a reunion with Rafa Benitez.Reina was Benitez’s No.1 during his time as manager of Anfield and he now reportedly wants him at Newcastle.Napoli have been linked with a new goalkeeper themselves and they are tracking Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny.However, Sarri has now revealed he wants to keep hold of Reina amid speculation linking him with a move away.“He’s a point of reference, he’s a great lad,” Sarri told TMW. “I hope Reina remains our goalkeeper for a long time.” 1 Pepe Reina in action for Napoli last_img read more


first_imgSt.Eunan’s GAA Club are pressing ahead with plans for state-of-the-art training facilities at their Letterkenny base.The club underwent one of the biggest developments a number of years ago with the erection of a new stand and other improvements.The club have applied to the local town council for planning permission for three new all-weather pitches. The pitches include a ‘sand carpet playing pitch’ and two ‘synthetic playing pitches’.The facility will also include six huge floodlights to allow for late night winter training as well as perimeter fencing.ST EUNANS APPLY FOR SYNTHETIC PITCHES AT NEW TRAINING GROUNDS was last modified: June 8th, 2012 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:St Eunanstraining pitcheslast_img read more


first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesFour Masters AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Four Masters G.A.A. Club will take place on Sunday 7th December @ 8pm in Dom’s Pier One.The nominations forms are being currently circulated to members, please return forms to club secretary Deborah Dunnion, 6 Bru na Mara , Ardeskin, Donegal, not later than Saturday 29th November. Also included is brochure on our Sponsor a Virtual Sod in Tirconaill Park as part of marking our club 60th Anniversary.Four Masters Lotto: There was no jackpot winner this week.The lucky dip winners were Paul Browne, Browne Motors, Michael Kelly, Old Golf Course Rd, Philomena Caldwell, Main Street, Edmund Cassidy, Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Numbers drawn were,4, 7, 11 and 14. The jackpot now stands at €4300. To have a chance to win this great prize, visit and play the lotto. You can also call Paul on 087 279 1305.Indoor football training: Indoor training for four and five year old boys football started on Tuesday 4th November in the AVS Gym from 6pm to 7pm.It will continue every Tuesday for seven weeks, with it costing €2 each week.Just bring your boy along, they’ll have a great time.Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project: Four Masters U16′s boys football team have signed up for the Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project to try and get new jerseys for 2015. They are asking for your support. 2000 points are required to get 20 new jerseys.Each bottle of lucozade sport counts as one point, with the March 31st the closing date.You can support this by doing the following1. Buying Lucozade Sport bottles with ‘Collect Codes Get Kit’ wrappers 2. Registering your bottle code at bottle code is on the outside of each bottle behind the wrappers.You will need to register with Lucozade and add ‘Four Masters GAA Club’ to your team.Alternatively, you can write down the bottle code and text it to 0860523905 and it will be added.Underage Presentations: the annual Four Masters underage presentation night will take place on Nov 23rd 6-8pm at Doms Pier 1.GAA NEWS: DETAILS OF FOUR MASTERS AGM ANNOUNCED was last modified: November 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA huge crowd of mourners is expected today when tragic Ardara man Tomas Maguire will be buried in his hometown of Ardara.A guard of honour has been organised to say a final farewell to Tomas on the town’s Main Street.Tomas, 24, was killed following a freak traffic accident in Australia on Monday week last. A huge outpouring of grief in recent days across the county highlighted how well Tomas was thought of by his many friends across Donegal.He was waked at his family home at Glenview Park before the funeral mass at the Church of the Holy Family at 2pm today.Tributes have flowed in for Tomas in recent days from Australia to Boston where Tomas played club football for a time.A minute’s silence was also observed at yesterday’s Ulster Championship clash between Donegal and Derry at MacCumhaill Park.  ARDARA TO COME TO A STANDSTILL FOR TRAGIC TOMAS’ FUNERAL was last modified: June 17th, 2012 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:ArdarafuneralkilledTomás Maguirelast_img read more


first_imgA serial robber was caught after a shop assistant disarmed him and sat on him until the Gardai arrived.Michael O’Connor leaving court yesterday.Michael O’Connor, 27, tried to rob the Glencar Filling Station in Letterkenny with a six inch knife. He shouted at shop assistant James Doherty to give him the money and threatened him with a knife.However, Mr Doherty managed to overpower the armed robber and lay on top of him until Gardai arrived during the incident on March 30th, 2013.Once arrested O’Connor, who was wearing socks over his shoes to avoid his footprints being detected, then admitted to robbing another shop on Letterkenny’s Main Street.Letterkenny Circuit Court was told by Garda Paul McGee that the previous week on March 24th, O’Connor entered Callaghan’s XL store wearing a balaclava and waving a six inch knife.He demanded the money from the cash register from shop assistant Aidan McLaughlin who put €759 into a bag.O’Connor fled down a side lane and was later stopped by Gardai but the cash was never recovered.The court heard that O’Connor, who is originally from Kildare, had 43 previous convictions many for robbery.O’Connor’s barrister said his client had grown up in a very challenging environment after his mother died and father left the family home at a very young age.He had been put into foster care but had since become a heroin addict.He is currently in Portlaoise Prison serving another sentence but is now drug-free and working in the prison and doing well.Judge Keenan Johnson said robberies by heroin addicts with violence are all too common and they the courts must “deal with them in a firm way.”“He has a deplorable record which shows he has been involved in numerous robberies,” said Judge Johnson.But he added he appeared to be trying to become an upstanding member of society.He sentenced O’Connor to four years in prison on the first robbery and five years in prison for the second robbery but suspended this for five years.SHOP ASSISTANT SAT ON ARMED ROBBER UNTIL GARDAI ARRIVED was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 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:Callaghan’s XLcourtGlencar Filling stationHEROINletterkennyMichael O’Connorrobberylast_img read more

South Africa grants 36 new mining licences

first_img11 May 2015The Department of Mineral Resources approved 36 new mining licences in the past year, Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi told Parliament at the tabling of his department’s budget on Thursday.Depsite the recent challenges, including a tough economic climate, the department had approved more than 36 new mining rights projects in the past 12 months, with a potential to create about 6 000 jobs, he said.Ramathlodi said the country’s economy was recovering after last year’s protracted mining strike. In the first quarter of 2014, growth slowed to 0.6%.Tabling his budget vote on Thursday, Ramatlhodi called on the mining sector to respect and implement the framework agreement for a sustainable mining industry.“Last year, we had to deal with the aftermath of the protracted platinum strike arising from wage disputes,” he said. “I am aware that wage negotiations are currently underway within the gold sector and urge stakeholders to draw lessons from experience and avoid a repeat scenario.”Mineworkers’ monumentsRamathlodi said the government would continue to honour the memory of workers who lost their lives in mine-related incidents. Mineworkers would always be acknowledged for the role they have played in shaping the economy of the country, he said.He said the National Union of Mineworkers had recently drawn the department’s attention to a gravesite near Evander in Mpumalanga province, where about 1 000 workers were buried during the apartheid era and whose names and origins remain unknown. The minister said his department would ensure “decent monuments” would be erected for them.Fatalities dropRamatlhodi said the intensified monitoring and enforcement measures at mines was helping the department inch closer to its goal of esuring zero harm on mineworkers.Improved health and safety of workers at the mines had led to a reduction of about 86% in fatalities reported by the mines. From the 615 fatalities in 1993, the rate now stands at 84 in 2014, Ramathlodi said.“In fact, 2014 was the safest year ever for the mining sector with the lowest fatalities of 84 recorded. This year up to 31 March, figures show that there has been a 41% reduction in fatalities when compared to the similar period during 2014,” he said.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Automation the name of the game at 2016 Farm Progress Show

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Farm Progress Show, as its name suggests, brings to the forefront the latest in agricultural technology each year. This past edition was no different as Case IH and New Holland each unveiled their autonomous tractor concepts at the annual Iowa event. Case’s cabless tractor system was presented through video alongside New Holland’s driverless machine, ran completely by computers while performing the same operations of other human-ran row-crop tractors — with ease.What it comes down to is robots at work in farm fields.Autonomous tractors are no new concept. The Autonomous Tractor Corporation was formed in 2011 with the goal of converting already marketed tractors to those without drivers as well as the production of newly automated systems. This latest showing by the two companies highlights the first serious effort by large equipment manufacturers to jump towards the completely robotic way of life. With GPS assisted tractors having been in the fields for several years now, the technology has allowed for more accurate position measurements, opening the goats to robots planting crops. These robots seem to the natural progression of such technology utilization.The foreign looking cabless Case IH Magnum immediately draws the eye of the onlooker with no seat, steering wheel, or other place for a human being. The concept vehicle is noted as the next generation of tractor. The New Holland NHDrive follows more along the normal lines of a tractor, sporting a cab in case a farmer needs to use the tractor for non-automated activities.Video demonstrations of the robotic equipment showed how farmers are able to manipulate the tractor by tablet around obstacles and in unique situations. Multiple pieces of equipment including support machinery can all be controlled without having to step foot in a cab.Each company noted the need for more years of research ahead for the technology. John Deere has also been active in the automation world recently, having implemented their grain cart assist where tractors can be driven by the combine while pulling alongside to collect grain on the go during harvest.last_img read more